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Betty Ann Papangelis (1925-2019) Papers

Identifier: 55/45

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Scope and Contents

The series consists of materials pertaining to the Evanston, Illinois, School Board election of 1970, as well as a welfare relief commission in 1962. They correspond closely to, overlap or duplicate materials found in Northwestern University Archives Series 55/44, the Records of Citizens for 65. The descriptive inventory to that series provides an overview to the issues, key events and personalities of the 1970 campaign. The slate of Papangelis, Bennett Johnson and Robert Marks represented Citizens for 65 on a platform supporting controversial school superintendent Gregory C. Coffin in his efforts to integrate Evanston elementary schools.

Materials in this collection include copies of publications, speeches, press releases and clippings, reports, campaign manuals, and correspondence.


  • 1965-1970


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is stored off-site and requires two business days advance notice for retrieval. Please contact the McCormick Library at or 847-491-3635 for more information or to schedule an appointment to view the collection.


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Language of Materials



Betty Ann Papangelis was a member of the Evanston (Illinois) Welfare Council and Evanston Community Foundation Board, a candidate for a seat on the District 65 School Board in the contentious 1970 election, and an alderman from Evanston's Eighth Ward (1975 to 1983). These papers pertain to the 1970 School Board election, and to a welfare relief commission in 1962; they correspond closely to materials in Northwestern University Archives Series 55/44, the Records of Citizens for 65.


The papers of Betty Ann Papangelis were originally contained within a three-ring binder; they have been retained in their original order.

Method of Acquisition

Donated to the University Archives via Alice Kreiman on September 10, 2005 (Accession #05-111) and by Betty Ann Papangelis on January 11, 2013 (Accession #13-3) [Folder 13]

Related Materials

Northwestern University Archives Series 55/44, the Records of Citizens for 65.

Processing Information

Kevin B. Leonard; October 20, 2005.

Guide to the Betty Ann Papangelis (1925-2019) Papers
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Library Details

Part of the Northwestern University Archives Repository

Deering Library, Level 3
1970 Campus Dr.
Evanston IL 60208-2300 US