Charles P. Schwartz papers




University of Illinois at Chicago, Special Collections and University Archives Department at the Richard J. Daley Library


4.5 Linear feet




Schwartz, Charles P. (Charles Phineas), 1886-

Biographical note

Charles P. Schwartz (1887-1975) was an attorney, civic leader, and educator in the social welfare movement. Schwartz served as chairman of the State of Illinois Committee on Citizenship and Naturalization and wrote many pamphlets for new citizens. Schwartz also served as president of the City Club of Chicago and in 1936, he was chairman of the Illinois Independent Committee for Franklin D. Roosevelt. Before beginning his law practice in Chicago, Schwartz was secretary to Judge Julian W. Mack who established the first juvenile court in the city. Finally, Schwartz was a friend and lawyer to Jane Addams. He was vice president, trustee, and counsel to Hull-House.

Scope and Contents note

The collection contains correspondence, newspaper clippings, newsletters, photographs, pamphlets, and reports. The materials pertain to Hull-House, the City Club of Chicago, the Chicago Bar Association, civil rights, and citizenship.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2009 November 25 by Lisa Calahan and Lauren Kalal.

Immediate Source of Acquisition note

Acquired from Charles P. Schwartz.