New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.).


New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records




Chicago History Museum


6.0 Linear feet



Biographical/Historical note

The New World Resource Center (NWRC) was established in 1972 as a non-profit organization to promote the collaboration and exchange of ideas among left-wing, labor, and progressive individuals and groups. NWRC was not associated with any single political party or ideology. NWRC operated a volunteer-run bookstore and meeting space, located originally at 2546 North Halstead Street and then at various locations in Chicago, and disseminated progressive information through publications and by hosting events such as lectures and performances. The Prisoner Support Group, affiliated with NWRC, distributed literature to prisoners. NWRC closed in 2008.

Scope and Contents note

Correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlets, book lists for prisoners, and other administrative records of the New World Resource Center, a non-profit, left-wing bookstore and meeting space in Chicago. The majority of the collection consists of bulletins, newspapers, newsletters, journals, reports, fliers, and other printed material collected by the NWRC from organizations promoting minority and women’s rights, nuclear disarmament, anti-war sentiment, anti-Vietnam War movement, human rights in Latin America, and other humanitarian, social, racial, and political causes.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 October 4 by Andrew Steadham.