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University of Chicago Library

Guide to the Chicago Civil Service League Records 1901-1913

© 2006 University of Chicago Library

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Chicago Civil Service League. Records

Dates:

1901-1913

Size:

1 linear foot (2 boxes)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings of a league formed in 1901 to secure observance of civil service laws in Chicago. The Records contain minutes, reports, correspondence and other documents regarding the foundation and activities of the League.

Information on Use

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Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Chicago Civil Service League. Records, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Historical Note

The Chicago Civil Service League was formally organized on January 21, 1901 to attempt to secure observance of civil service laws in Chicago. According to Leonard White, it flourished during the first twenty years of this century, but gradually declined in membership and importance.

Scope Note

The records in this collection begin with the founding of the League in 1901, and end in 1913. Minutes, reports, and correspondence are arranged in approximately chronological order. Also included are clippings, League publications and other documents.

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Subject Headings

INVENTORY

Box 1    Folder 1

Minutes and reports, January 21, 1901 - September 7, 1901.

Box 1    Folder 2

Minutes and reports, December 4, 1901 - February 25, 1903, and August 31, 1907 - November 30, 1909. Bound.

Box 1    Folder 3

Minutes, reports, and correspondence, February 23, 1903 - April 27, 1907. Bound [See gap in chronological sequence in See also Folders 4 - 24 for loose material of same period.]

Box 1    Folder 4

Annual reports, 1902.

Box 1    Folder 5

Membership and dues record, 1902-03. Bound.

Box 1    Folder 6

Minutes and reports, March 26, 1903 - December 10, 1903

Box 1    Folder 7

Minutes and reports, January 2, 1904 - December 30, 1904.

Box 1    Folder 8

Correspondence, 1904.

Box 1    Folder 9

Minutes and reports, January 7, 1905 - December 30, 1905.

Box 1    Folder 10

Correspondence, 1905.

Box 1    Folder 11

Minutes and reports, January 1, 1906 - December 29, 1906.

Box 1    Folder 12

Correspondence, 1906.

Box 1    Folder 13

Minutes and reports, January 5, 1907 - July 6, 1907.

Box 1    Folder 14

Correspondence, 1907.

Box 2   Folder 1

Minutes, reports, correspondence, and miscellaneous, December 30, 1909 - December 30, 1913. Loose-leaf binder.

Box 2   Folder 2

Correspondence, 1911.

Box 2   Folder 3

Correspondence, January 1912, from members and committees of House of Representatives and Senate concerning a Chicago Civil Service League resolution about Senate Bill 1162 and House Bill 5970 for employees' rights to petition Congress, etc.

Box 2   Folder 4

Undated correspondence.

Box 2   Folder 5

Reports and resolutions concerning legislative representations, organizational problems, etc.

Box 2   Folder 6

Bills and speeches of Senate and House of Representatives 1911-1912.

Box 2   Folder 7

Chicago Civil Service League Bulletin, and Civil Service Gazette

Box 2   Folder 8

Certificate of corporation, 1901, and annual report to Secretary of State, 1904.

Box 2   Folder 9

Clippings, ca. 1901-1905.

Box 2   Folder 10

Miscellaneous