[Nelson Algren Committee meeting]

A 1999 meeting of the Nelson Algren Committee, an organization dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Algren’s memory and works in the literary world. A slew of celebrated Chicago media and political figures, some who were also friends of Algren’s (Studs Terkel, Leon Despres, and Art Shay), attend the meeting and say a few words about the importance of Algren’s work.