Logan Square Neighborhood Association. (Chicago, Ill.)


Logan Square Neighborhood Association records




Chicago History Museum


10.0 Linear feet



Historical note

The Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), a nonprofit community organization, was founded in 1962 to serve the Logan Square neighborhood in Chicago (Ill.). Its office was located for some years at 2641 North Milwaukee Avenue. The organization has been composed of community members, including individuals, businesses, other neighborhood organizations, churches, and social service agencies. LSNA has dealt with a variety of community issues such as public libraries, school reform, local land use, health care, and neighborhood safety. Logan Square is one of Chicago's official community areas on which statistics have been gathered for many decades. However, the scope of LSNA's activities and membership was not limited to the boundaries of the official community area.

Scope and Contents note

Committee reports, correspondence, financial records, fundraising and publicity materials, meeting agendas and minutes, news clippings, newsletters, petitions, press releases, surveys, and other records related to daily operations, program planning, and projects of the Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA), a nonprofit community organization serving the Logan Square community in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include race relations, education, school desegregation, public health, transportation, crime, Chicago Public Library access, and construction of the Logan Square Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) train station. Also present are records of the Milwaukee-Diversey Chamber of Commerce (MDCC), which served merchants in the area of Milwaukee Avenue and Diversey Avenue, as well as newsletters, brochures, and correspondence from other Chicago neighborhood associations, including the Lake View Citizens' Council, Lincoln Park Conservation Association, and other cooperating North Side community organizations.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 June 7 by Andrew Steadham.

Related Archival Materials note

Within this repository: Lake View Citizens' Council records.

Outside of this repository: Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA) records - DePaul University Special Collections and Archives Department.