Collection of the Month
City Club of Chicago
date unknown and 1988-2011
Founded in 1903, the City Club of Chicago is the longest-running civic forum in Chicago. Its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of civic and public affairs in Chicago, the metropolitan area, and the state of Illinois. When it began, the City Club took a leadership role in working to improve adverse social and working conditions and a notoriously corrupt political system. Today, it continues this tradition by critically looking at the operations and conduct of entities affecting the common good. The City Club of Chicago is a non-profit, non-partisan organization whose members include prominent business, civic, and government leaders in Chicago. The Chair of the Board of Directors is Roosevelt University Professor of Public Administration Paul Green.
This collection consists of 13 audio recordings, 301 video recordings, over 3,000 photos of City Club events, biographies of executive members, and a PowerPoint presentation on City Hall @ 100.