Business and Professional People for the Public Interest Records

Institution: University of Illinois at Chicago - Special Collections and University Archives
Richard J. Daley Library
801 S. Morgan St., Room 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: 312-996-2742
Date: 1946-1994
Extent: 605.3 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None
Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Biographical/Historical Note:
Businessmen in the Public Interest (later Business and Professional People for the Public Interest) is a public interest law and policy center focusing on public housing, environmental issues, and cases of governmental abuse. Notable among its projects was Gautreaux v. CHA, a 1966 class-action lawsuit named for public housing resident Dorothy Gautreaux and a landmark civil rights case.

Scope and Content Note:
The collection contains program reports, correspondence, news clippings, studies, legal papers, brochures, tax reports, conference proceedings, meeting minutes, and articles about the issues BPI addressed. Records in this collection were both generated by BPI and used to support their causes.

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