Southwest Parish & Neighborhood Federation records




Chicago History Museum


17.0 Linear feet



Historical note

The Southwest Parish and Neighborhood Federation (SPNF) was founded in 1972 as an umbrella organization for eight neighborhood groups in or near the Gage Park community area in Chicago (Ill.). At the time of the SPNF's founding, this area was largely Roman Catholic. The SPNF offered programs on a variety of topics including neighborhood development, senior citizens' issues, transportation, and crime. In 1983, the SPNF and the Northwest Neighborhood Federation (NNF) created the Save Our Neighborhoods, Save our City Coalition (SON-SOCC), which focused on home equity, real estate scams, housing policy, and education.

Scope and Contents note

Meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, financial records, surveys, reports, project proposals, bulletins, newspaper clippings, and other records of the Southwest Parish and Neighborhood Federation (SPNF), an umbrella organization for eight neighborhood groups on Chicago's Southwest Side. Materials relate to administrative tasks of the organization, as well as the SPNF's programs on crime, transportation, neighborhood development and preservation, housing, real estate, senior citizens' issues, city services, and education. Also present are materials related to development at Midway Airport.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 June 6 by Andrew Steadham.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.