Church Federation of Greater Chicago Records

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1908-1985
Extent: 90.5 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
The interdenominational Church Federation of Greater Chicago, founded in 1907, to unite Protestant demoninations and later, other faiths in the Chicago area. The CFGC was strongly reformist in outlook and would become especially activist in the 1950s and 1960s.

Scope and Content Note:
Correspondence, minutes, reports, and financial records on ecumenical activities of The Church Federation of Greater Chicago, chiefly involving Protestant churches and agencies in Chicago and suburbs, and records of related organizations, including the Chicago Cooperative Council of City Missions, the Protestant Women's Protectorate minutes and scrapbooks, 1917-40s; the Chicago Council of Religious Education, 1920s-30s; and the Chicago Conference on Religion and Race. Includes material on social and political issues, urban renewal, crime, race relations, Native Americans, Vietnam War, and the Hall of Religion at the Century of Progress Exposition, 1933-34.

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