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Guide to the Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago) 1928/1933

Overview of the Collection

Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago, Ill.)

Title:

Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago)

Dates:

1928-1933

Size:

1.00

Repository:

Northwestern University Archives

Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston, IL, 60208-2300
URL: http://www.library.northwestern.edu/archives
Email: archives@northwestern.edu
Phone: 847-491-3354

Abstract:

The Citizens' Police Committee, formed in 1929, analyzed the staffing and organization of the Chicago Police Department. The Committee studied contemporary manpower and administrative issues and made recommendations for departmental reorganization based upon its study. The Committee worked with the cooperation of the Commissioner of Police, W.F. Russell, and the assent of Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson. Prominent among the Chicago area business, academic, and community leaders who sponsored or served on the Committee were Northwestern University President Walter Dill Scott and John H. Wigmore and Frederic B. Crossley of the University's School of Law.<lb/> The series includes a relatively small amount of general correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and related materials.

Historical Note

The Citizens' Police Committee, formed in 1929, analyzed the staffing and organization of the Chicago Police Department. The Committee studied contemporary manpower and administrative issues and made recommendations for departmental reorganization based upon its study. The Committee worked with the cooperation of the Commissioner of Police, W.F. Russell, and the assent of Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson. Prominent among the Chicago area business, academic, and community leaders who sponsored or served on the Committee were Northwestern University President Walter Dill Scott and John H. Wigmore and Frederic B. Crossley of the University's School of Law.

Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.

Corporate Name

Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago, Ill.)

Topical Term

Crime--Illinois--Chicago

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

These records have been separated from the papers of John H. Wigmore (Accession #97-54).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; May 21, 1997.

Conditions Governing Access

None

Scope and Contents

The Citizens' Police Committee, formed in 1929, analyzed the staffing and organization of the Chicago Police Department. The Committee studied contemporary manpower and administrative issues and made recommendations for departmental reorganization based upon its study. The Committee worked with the cooperation of the Commissioner of Police, W.F. Russell, and the assent of Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson. Prominent among the Chicago area business, academic, and community leaders who sponsored or served on the Committee were Northwestern University President Walter Dill Scott and John H. Wigmore and Frederic B. Crossley of the University's School of Law.

The series includes a relatively small amount of general correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and related materials.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Advisory Committee

1929-1931

Box 1

Folder 2

By-laws

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 3

Financial

1929-1931

Box 1

Folder 4

General Correspondence

1928-1931

Box 1

Folder 5

Manual

1930-1931

Box 1

Folder 6

Meetings

1929-1933

Box 1

Folder 7

Publicity

1931

Box 1

Folder 8

Questionnaire

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 9

Reports

1929-1931