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Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago records

Repository: Chicago History Museum. Research Center

Collection Description (CRHP): Items of interest include the following: Catholic Interracial Council Papers box 2 contains interviews with Fr. L. W. Kozlowski (Oct. 5, 1951), with Rev. Edward Flannery (Sept. 25, 1951) and with Rev. E. J. Tony (Sept. 25, 1951). Box 77 contains an audiotape of a CIC meeting with African American families (Nov. 18, 1955).

Collection Description (Extant): Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial and fund raising records concerning the Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago's efforts to promote racial justice within the Archdiocese of Chicago (Ill.), the Roman Catholic Church, and in society in general. CIC was established in 1948. Topics include specific instances of racial discrimination in Chicago churches, schools, housing, hospitals, and other agencies and in employment. Correspondents include council officers Lloyd Davis, John A. McDermott, and R. Sargent Shriver. Includes sound recordings relating to the activities of the CIC, 1964-1967.

Origin Info: Most of the collection was a gift of Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago beginning in 1969. The sound recordings were a gift of Marquette University Archives (1989.0591).

Access Copy Note: Patrons can only access listening copies, and may request to have one made if necessary.

Date(s): 1932-1969

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: MSS Alpha2 C, MSS Lot C, Sound C 1989.0591

Extent: 62 linear ft. (145 boxes), 10 sound recordings

Finding Aid URL: http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/M-C/CatholicInterracial.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: In this repository, see also the Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago poster collection (1989.0291); the Catholic Interracial Council of Chicago photograph collection (1983.0577); the Daniel Cantwell papers; the John A. McDermott papers; and other materials cataloged separately.

On Catholic interventions in civil rights efforts in Chicago, see also the Archdiocese of Chicago Joseph Cardinal Bernardin Archives & Records Center.

Additional materials are available at the Woodson Regional Library (Chicago Public Library), Harsh Research Collection, which holds the Archdiocese of Chicago/Black History Educational Program Archives (1966-1968). This collection consists of reel-to-reel audiotapes on African American history and literature created by the Archdiocese.

Interviewees: Fr. L. W. Kozlowski, Rev. Edward Flannery, Rev. E. J. Tony

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African Americans--Civil rights--Illinois
Catholic Inter-Racial Council (Chicago, Ill.)
Civil rights movements--Illinois
Civil rights--Religious aspects--Catholic Church
Clergy
Discrimination in education
Discrimination in employment
Discrimination in housing
Discrimination in medical care

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Sound recordings

 

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