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Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago)

 Collection
Identifier: 55/37

  • Staff Only
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.

Dates

  • 1928-1933

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires 48 hours advance notice for retrieval. Please contact us at archives@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3136 to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

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

Method of Acquisition

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

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; May 21, 1997.
Title
Guide to the Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago)
Author
Kevin B. Leonard
Date
09/05/1998
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Room 110
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3354