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Guide to the Betty Ann Papangelis (1925- ) Papers 1965/1970

Overview of the Collection

Title:

Betty Ann Papangelis (1925- ) Papers

Dates:

1965-1970

Collector:

Papangelis, Betty Ann, 1925-

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

Biographical Information

Betty Ann Papangelis was born February 9, 1925, at West Palm Beach, Florida, the daughter of Herbert E. and Ruth Hyed Seidel. She took a B.A. degree from Boston University in 1946 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1950. A social worker by profession, Papangelis was an administrator with the Children’s Home and Aid Society of Illinois. With the Children’s Home and Aid Society she served as assistant director of the Evanston Children’s Center, as personnel director, and as director of professional education and training. Long active in Evanston community affairs, she chaired the city’s Mental Health Board (1969-1974), and was a member of the Evanston Civil Service Commission (1983-1987) and Mental Health Association. Papangelis was a member of the Evanston Welfare Council and chaired a controversial Council committee to study Evanston’s township assistance program. From 1989 through 1997 she sat on the Board of the Evanston Community Foundation; Papangelis chaired the Board in 1996-1997. She also directed the Foundation-funded steering committee that developed the Leadership Evanston Program. Papangelis ran for a seat on the Board of Community Consolidated Schools District 65 in the contentious and widely-publicized election of 1970. She sought and won election to the Evanston City Council and served as alderman from the Eighth Ward from 1975 to 1983.

Papangelis married her husband, Gustavius, on August 27, 1955. The couple had one son, Michael.

Access Terms

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

Corporate Name:

Evanston School District 65

Geographic Name:

Evanston (Ill.)--History

Administrative Information

Acquisition Information

Donated to the University Archives via Alice Kreiman on September 10, 2005 (Accession #05-111).

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; October 20, 2005.

Conditions Governing Access

None.

INVENTORY

Box 1

Folder 1

Legal

1969, n.d.

Box 1

Folder 2

Speeches

1969-1970

Box 1

Folder 3

Candidates

1970

Box 1

Folder 4

Calendar

1970

Box 1

Folder 5

Mailings

1965-1970

Box 1

Folder 6

Citizens for 65

1969-1970

Box 1

Folder 7

Issues

1969-1970

Box 1

Folder 8

Community Education Committee

n.d.

Box 1

Folder 9

Gregory C. Coffin

1966-1969

Box 1

Folder 10

Clippings and Publications

1970

Box 1

Folder 11

District 65 Board of Education Rights and Responsibilities Committee

1969

Box 1

Folder 12

Manuals

ca. 1969-1970