Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Chicago Urban League The Racial Aspects of Urban Planning, an Urban League Critique of the Chicago Comprehensive Plan.

Order a pdf of this item here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC09640.023 Author/Creator: Chicago Urban League Place Written: Chicago, Illinois Type: Pamphlet Date: 1968 Pagination: 64 p. ; 23 x 15.5 cm.

Summary of Content: One pamphlet entitled, "The Racial Aspects of Urban Planning, an Urban League Critique of the Chicago Comprehensive Plan," published by the Chicago Urban League dated 1968. Discusses racism within major cities, effects on lower-income African-American families, and formulating a way to end segregation through city planning.

People: Banfield, Edward C., 1916-1999
Baron, Harold M., fl. 1968
Berry, Edwin C., 1910-1987
de Vise, Pierre, fl. 1968
Hallett, Stanley J., 1930-1998
Kaufman, Jerome L., 1933-2013
Mayer, Harold M., fl. 1968
Meyerson, Martin, 1922-2007
Stafford, Walter W., fl. 1968
Wetmore, Louis B., fl. 1968

Historical Era: 1945 to the Present

Subjects: African American HistoryAfrican AmericansRace discriminationSegregationCity planning

Sub Era: The Civil Rights Movement

Order a Copy Citation Guidelines for Online Resources