Washington Heights Community Organization Archives

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1968-1980
Extent: 2 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Washington Heights Community Organization (WHCO), formed in 1967 for the upkeep and economic development and growth of the area, was initially composed of formal block clubs in the Washington Heights and Mt. Vernon communities. The organization also campaigned to name a neighborhood elementary school after Marcus Garvey.

Scope and Content Note:
The archive includes correspondence, board minutes, agendas, newspaper clippings and organizational files.

Related Material: None