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Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0082

Scope and Contents

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publicity, reports, and publications created by or related to GPCEC or the many civic organizations it partnered with in Chicago. Some of these other organizations include the Mayor's office, the Burnham Park Planning Board, Chicago Transit Authority (CTA), and the Greater State Street Council. The collection also contains documentation of various issues the GPCEC was involved with, including the expansion of McCormick Place, the CTA Culture Bus, and the proposal for a Central Area Circulator to provide additional public transportation options in Chicago.

Dates

  • 1964-1995
  • Majority of material found within 1985-1992

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community (GPCEC) was formed in 1985 by DePaul University, Roosevelt University, Columbia College, Shedd Aquarium, Adler Planetarium, and the Field Museum to improve the image of and bring attention to the cultural opportunities in the Grant Park area. Susan Aaron served as the Executive Director of the GPCEC.

Extent

11 Linear Feet (24 boxes)

Language of Materials

English

Arrangement

This collection is organized into three series: 1. GPCEC; 2. Civic Organizations; 3. Oversized Materials. Each series is arranged alphabetically by topic, document type, or organization, and then chronologically.

Physical Location

4/2/J

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1995.32

Processing Information

DLZ 1995

Title
Guide to Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community records
Status
Completed
Author
DLZ
Date
2017
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

Contact:
John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614
773-325-7864