Chicago Sunday Evening Club records, 1908-1975 (bulk 1940-1965).


Chicago Sunday Evening Club. Chicago Sunday Evening Club records, 1908-1975 (bulk 1940-1965).

Chicago Sunday Evening Club records, 1908-1975 (bulk 1940-1965).

Correspondence, brochures, programs, sermons, newsclippings and publicity scrapbooks of news clippings relating to the activities of the Chicago Sunday Evening Club, a non-denominational evangelical Christian organization. The Chicago Sunday Evening Club has sponsored inspirational lectures each Sunday evening since 1908. The group began holding lectures at Orchestra Hall in Chicago (Ill.), started radio broadcasting in 1922, and television broadcasting in 1956. The collection includes minutes of trustee meetings, 1908-1936; typescripts of Informal Bible Talks from 1919 to 1938 (incomplete), by Clifford W. Barnes, who was president of the CSEC from 1907 to 1944; an alphabetical file of correspondence and miscellany relating to potential speakers, most of whom were ordained ministers; scrapbooks (43 v.) of news clippings, 1908-1961; and printed copies of sermons and programs from the 1974-75 season. Includes text of an address given by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on March 14, 1965, for the CSEC at Orchestra Hall, plus correspondence making arrangements, reactions from the public, and news clippings. Also includes a letter from Chicago Police chief O.W. Wilson thanking CSEC for commending the way the police handled security and crowd-control for the speech.

13 linear ft. (14 boxes and 43 v.)

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