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Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health Archive, 1967-2001

 Collection
Identifier: MS138

Scope and Contents

The materials in this archive include the minutes of meetings, files on the organization’s history, lists of board members, issues for federal legislation and funding sources related to both organizations from 1967-1997. Interviews, reports, testimonies, and correspondence; surveys from regional studies on domestic abuse, teen sexuality and pregnancy; and information regarding adolescent health in various Illinois counties comprise the range of materials in the collection.

Dates

  • 1967-2001

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on use of the materials in the department for research; all patrons must comply with federal copyright regulations.

Extent

33 Boxes

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

The Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health (ICAH) was founded in 1977 as the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy. Jenny Knauss served as the Executive Director of the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy from 1983-2002. In 1991 the name of the organization was changed to the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, reflecting the expanded focus to other issues affecting adolescent health and welfare. Health activists in the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, including Jenny Knauss, worked to organize health programs for women. The formation of the Illinois Caucus on Teenage Pregnancy was one of these efforts.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This portion of the archive of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health, today still an active organization (http://www.icah.org), was given to the McCormick Library of Special Collections by the ICAH in 2003.

Related Materials

For additional materials related to the efforts of Jenny Knauss and her colleagues in Chicago, see the Jenny Knauss Collection (MS93) and the Jenny Knauss Papers (MS162) in the McCormick Library and the website for the history of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union (http://www.cwluherstory.com/CWLUArchive/health.html).

Separated Materials

Some of the published materials found in the archive, especially duplicate copies, have been cataloged for the McCormick Library’s Femina collection. These are identified by the note: Library copy from the ICAH archive, now a part of the McCormick Library of Special Collections. They can be searched by using a key word phrase from this note.
Title
Guide to the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health Archive, 1967-2001
Author
Initial organization was completed by Meagan Kudchadkar and Meagan Ingerson in March 2005; revisions were made by Jason Nargis in 2010 and Sigrid Pohl Perry in 2013. Transcribed by Nick Munagian, 2020-04-08.
Date
2005, 2010, 2013
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Repository Details

Part of the Charles Deering McCormick Library of Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Deering Library, Level 3
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