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  • Collection ID WLA2001.31
  • Creator Names Lulkin, Sheli.
  • Title Sheli Lulkin papers, 1859, 1972-2008.
  • Physical description 4 linear feet.
  • Collection arrangement Series 1: Biographical, 1975-2008, n.d. Series 2: Women and Labor Issues, 1972-1976, n.d. Series 3: Chicago Citywide Issues, 1979-2007, n.d. Series 4: Rogers Park, 1979-2002, n.d. Series 5: 49th Ward, 1979-2002, n.d. Series 6: Edgewater, 1981-2007, n.d. Series 7: 48th Ward, 1978-2008, n.d. Series 8: Uptown, 1977-2002, n.d. Series 9: Rosehill Cemetery, 1859-1991, n.d. Series 10: Oversized and Ephemeral Items, 1974-1995, n.d.
  • Biographical or Historical Note Born in Israel. Union activist, Chicago Teacher's Union and the Coalition of Labor Union Women; Feminist activist. Born in Israel, Sheli Lulkin moved with her family to the United States when her father was accepted to Stanford University. Unable to attend due to the Alien and Sedition Act, her father decided to move to Chicago where other family members already lived. Lulkin grew up on the North Side of Chicago, attending Roosevelt High School and the Chicago Teachers' College. Lulkin became a special education teacher in the Chicago Public Schools and an active member of the Chicago Teachers Union, serving as an officer. Lulkin was also a founder and leader of the Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) and served as editor of Chicago Education News. After attending Loyola University Chicago's graduate program in American Public Policy, Lulkin became a community convener for Congressman Sidney Yates' task force for the lakefront, President of the Association of Sheridan Condo-Coop Owners in Rogers Park, and Executive Director of the Edgewater Chamber of Commerce. She was active in a number of other community organizations as well: Organization of the NorthEast, Friends of the Park, and Save Our Cemetery Committee, among others.
  • Collection summary The Sheli Lulkin papers span from 1974 to 2007 with some undated material. The collection is a combination of biographical and professional information. The bulk of the collection documents Lulkin's work with organizations concerned about the welfare of Chicago's far north side. The organization of the collection reflects Lulkin's own method with series based on both geography and subject matter.
  • Access and usage restrictions Some restrictions may apply.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in repository; folder level.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note See Also: The Sheli Lulkin papers at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
  • Names
    • Lulkin, Sheli Archives.
    • Rosehill Cemetery (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Loyola University of Chicago. Women and Leadership Archives.
  • Subjects
    • Labor union members United States.
    • Community development Illinois Chicago.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Rogers Park (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Edgewater (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Uptown (Chicago, Ill.)