Melvin Smith Collection

Institution: Shorefront Legacy Center
2214 Ridge Avenue, Lower Level
Evanston IL 60201
Phone: 847-864-7467
Date: 1941-1985
Extent: 24.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Melvin Scribner Smith was the Evanston-based publisher of The Evanston Newsette and the Concerned Citizens Commitment (CCC). The Evanston Newsette (1941-2, 1946-1951) was concerned both with local events and the life of former Evanston residents living outside Illinois. The Concerned Citizens Commitment billed itself as "The Voice of the Black Community" and was published weekly from 1971 to 1985.

Scope and Content Note:
The collection consists of copies of The Evanston Newsette and Concerned Citizens Commitment, CCC-related correspondence, issue drafts, notes, photographs, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a few issues of other African American newsletters, including Muhammed Speaks.

Related Material: None