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Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago)

 Collection
Identifier: 55/37

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 consists of 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 the McCormick Library at specialcollections@northwestern.edu or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.

Extent

1.00 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

This collection consists of a relatively small amount of general correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, and and other materials related to the Citizen's Police Committee. The 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.

Arrangement

The materials in this collection are arranged alphabetically by topic or format.

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, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US
847-491-3635