• Creator Names Hodes, Barnet, 1900-1980.
  • Title Barnet Hodes papers, [manuscript], 1928-1977.
  • Physical description
    • 12 linear ft. (25 boxes)
    • 1 oversize folder.
    • 2 sound recordings.
    • 1 motion picture reel.
  • Access and usage restrictions For listening purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a listening copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary Correspondence, legal documents, writings by Hodes, newsclippings, film, and fliers on Hodes' career as a lawyer, Chicago Corporation Counsel, 1935-1946, and Democratic politician. Relates chiefly to city and state politics and government and plans to memorialize Revolutionary War hero Haym Salomon, who was represented in the statue, "The Great Triumvirate of Patriots," in Chicago, which represents George Washington with two important financiers of the American Revolutionary War: Robert Morris and Haym Salomon. Includes items on Jewish civic affairs, Freemasonry, Northwestern University Law School, and the United States Coast Guard. Also includes materials concerning Hodes' participation in the presidential campaigns of Adlai Stevenson (1952 and 1956), mayoral campaign of Richard J. Daley (1955), the administration of mayor Ed Kelly (1933-1947), and other political campaigns; efforts to bring both the Democratic and Republican National Conventions to Chicago in 1952; and Hodes' work as a trustee of the Shinner Foundation. Film is titled, "Your Chicago," about mayor Ed Kelly's administration, presented by Chicago's New Century Committee (a citizen's committee interested in Chicago's future).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction All rights owned by the donor, including copyright, were deeded to Chicago Historical Society. Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.
  • Biographical or Historical Note
    • Barnet Hodes (1900-1980) was a prominent Chicago attorney and Democratic politician. His political posts included 7th Ward alderman (elected 1931) and 5th Ward Democratic committeeman (elected 1942), and Assistant Corporation Council and Corporation Council for the City of Chicago.
    • Hodes was a leader in many election campaigns. In 1952 and 1956 he helped organize movements for Adlai Stevenson II, Democratic candidate for President. He was active in Richard J. Daley's first successful campaign for Mayor in 1955. He also supported campaigns for Norman N. Eiger, Irvine Levy, Edward J. Kelley, John Gutknecht, and Louis Berman. He was instrumental in organizing dinners and other events for many notables such as William H. Boyle, Jr., General De Gaulle, and Paul Douglas. Additionally, Hodes helped establish and served as a trustee of the Shinner Foundation.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the Barnet Hodes photograph collection (1980.0055).
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available for boxes 14-25 of the collection; additional description available in the repository for the other portion.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Scott Hodes (M1982.0044; 1993.0045).
  • Names
    • Hodes, Barnet, 1900-1980 Archives.
    • Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976.
    • Salomon, Haym, 1740-1785 Statues Illinois Chicago.
    • Shinner, E. G. (Ernest Gardner), 1883-
    • Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965.
    • Kelly, Edward J. (Edward Joseph), 1876-1950.
    • Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.). School of Law.
    • Shinner Foundation.
    • United States. Coast Guard.
    • Democratic Party (U.S.)
    • Shinner Foundation.
    • Chicago's New Century Committee.
  • Subjects
    • Actions and defenses Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.).
    • City council members Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Freemasonry Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Heroes United States.
    • Jews Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Lawyers Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Monuments Illinois Chicago.
    • Politicians Illinois 20th century.
    • Politicians Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Politicians United States 20th century.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Politics and government 20th century.
    • George Washington-Robert Morris-Haym Salomon Memorial (Chicago, Ill)
    • Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)
    • United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Participation, Jewish.
    • United States Politics and government 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Audiotapes. aat
    • Correspondence. aat
    • Briefs (Legal) aat
    • Financial records. aat
    • Motion pictures.
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Press releases. aat
    • Transcripts. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online for Boxes 14-25, OS Folder http://digitalcollection.chicagohistory.org/cdm/search/searchterm/00064634b/