|Size:||0.5 linear feet in 1 box|
|Repository:||Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605|
|Immediate Source of Acquisition:||Transferred from the Woodlawn Branch of CPL, with funding from a Scholl Foundation grant, in October 1984.|
|Custodial History:||The UWI’s records were donated to the Historical Society of Woodlawn and subsequently housed at the Woodlawn Branch of the Chicago Public Library.|
|Conditions Governing Access:||Materials are open without restrictions.|
|Conditions Governing Use:||Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.|
|Preferred Citation:||When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: United Woodlawn, Inc. Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.|
|Finding Aid Author:||Original author unknown. Processed, October 1984. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Johanna Russ, 2021.|
The collection documents efforts on behalf of neighborhood improvement projects undertaken by United Woodlawn, Inc.
The stated objective of the United Woodlawn, Inc. (UWI) was, "the protection and improvement of the mutual interests of its members in that district of Chicago known as Woodlawn." On May 18, 1953, the UWI and the Woodlawn Neighborhood Conference merged to form a new organization, the United Woodlawn Conference.
Scope and Contents
The Papers of United Woodlawn Inc. (UWI), primarily from 1949 to 1952, document that organization’s efforts on behalf of neighborhood improvement projects. Included in the collection are administrative files papers concerning the UWI’s constitution and by-laws, membership rosters, minutes of meetings, letters to the UWI’s executive board, and reports. The UWI’s newsletter, Voice of Woodlawn, was how the UWI communicated with and mobilized its members. The collection includes a complete run of the Voice of Woodlawn. Other printed materials include handout and fliers publicizing the UWI’s sponsored events such as contests, campaigns and special meeting announcements.
Files are arranged alphabetically by type (administrative, newsletter, and printed materials) and either alphabetically or chronologically within.
- United Woodlawn Inc.
- Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.)
- Associated Clubs of Woodlawn Records
- Historical Society of Woodlawn Records
- Woodlawn Block Club Council Records
- Woodlawn Community Collection
- Woodlawn Women’s Club Records
|Box 1||Folder 1||Administrative - Constitution: Preamble and Objective, circa 1949|
|Box 1||Folder 2||Administrative - Membership Campaign: Handouts and Related Materials, 1949 November-1950 February|
|Box 1||Folder 3||Administrative - Membership Card and Application Form, undated|
|Box 1||Folder 4||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: 1950 February-December|
|Box 1||Folder 5||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors, includes speech by David Rockefeller, 1951 January-June|
|Box 1||Folder 6||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: 1951 September-December|
|Box 1||Folder 7||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: Constitution and By-Laws of the Ellis Avenue Improvement Association; Questionnaire by the "Sixty Hundred Block of Woodlawn Avenue," (March); Statement - "Community Problems and Needs," (April), 1952 January-April|
|Box 1||Folder 8||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: "Report of Citizen’s Committee on Law Enforcement, 1952 May-June|
|Box 1||Folder 9||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: The Minerva - 6600 Block Club - Constitution and By-Laws, 1952 July-September|
|Box 1||Folder 10||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: 1952 October-December|
|Box 1||Folder 11||Administrative - Minutes and Letters to the Board of Directors: 1953 January|
|Box 1||Folder 12||Newsletter - Voice of Woodlawn, No. 1-10; 1950 February-December|
|Box 1||Folder 13||Newsletter - Voice of Woodlawn, No. 11-18: 1951 January-December|
|Box 1||Folder 14||Newsletter - Voice of Woodlawn, No. 19-27; 1952 January-September|
|Box 1||Folder 15||Newsletter - Voice of Woodlawn, No. 28: 1953 May|
|Box 1||Folder 16||Printed materials - Handouts, fliers and general materials: 1950-1952|