Illinois Commission on Human Relations Collection

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
Address:
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2742
Website
Date: 1963-1966
Extent: .25 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
The Illinois Commission on Human Relations was established in 1943 to promote understanding and respect among persons of diverse religions, ethnicities and national origins, to protect constitutional rights of all citizens, and to open up opportunities for all to engage in community life, including universal access to public services and accommodations. The Illinois Commission on Human Relations was active during the 1960s investigating problems of racial discrimination, publishing materials designed to educate the public, and promoting integration of public institutions.

Scope and Content Note:
The Illinois Commission on Human Relations Collection includes official State of Illinois documents, Commission reports, biographical sketches of Commission staff, pamphlets, articles, and bibliographies on the issue of race.

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