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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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Art Shay photograph collection, 1948-2002.

The photographic prints in this collection were made from original negatives (1948-2002) and selected in conjunction with: The Essential Art Shay: Selected Photographs, a retrospective exhibition of works by Chicago photojournalist Art Shay at the Chicago History Museum in 2007.

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Barnet Hodes papers

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 Salom...

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Barnet Hodes papers, part 2, 1931-1975 (partial inventory)

Correspondence, election materials, financial records, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Barnet Hodes, a prominent Chicago attorney and Democratic politician. Most of the collection relates to Hodes' involvement in city, state, and national politics, including his pa...

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Bob Crawford audio archive, 1970-2000

The Bob Crawford audio archive consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected by Crawford over the last thirty years. The tapes have been digitized, and are available on the web.

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Chicago Special Olympics visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and color photographic copies documenting activities of the Special Olympics in Chicago, primarily in the 1980s, including images of basketball, tee-ball, bowling, gymnastics, swimming, and track and field events at Grant Park and other Chicago parks, as well a...

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Chicago stories, [ca. 2002-2003]

Documentary videos and interviews about Chicago history and social groups. John Callaway served as interviewer and narrator. Many images show collection items of the Chicago Historical Society. Topics include politicians, activists, laborers, athletes, people in arts and entertainment, philanthro...

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Chicago Teachers' Federation records, 1864-1968

Correspondence, minutes of meetings 1898-1966 (incomplete 1906-1920), reports, excerpts of court transcripts, newsclippings, pamphlets, speeches, and other office files, primarily on subjects of interest to teachers. Includes material on the Federation's relationship with organized labor and its ...

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Christopher C. Wimbish papers, 1870-1962.

Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Divisio...

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Daniel Patrick Lydon Papers, 1956-1975 and undated

Daniel Patrick Lydon (1924-1993) was the director of public information for the city of Chicago Department of Planning and the coordinator of Chicago’s St. Patrick’s Day parade. This collection contains papers and photographs collected by Lydon highlighting local and national political campaigns,...

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Earl Bush papers, Bulk, 1955-1973

Earl Bush (1915-2006) served as Mayor Richard J. Daley's press secretary and speech writer from 1955 to 1973. These papers consist of items created during his tenure with Mayor Daley and later years. They include background materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, and s...

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Fellowship House photograph collection, ca. 1880-1960, bulk 1920-1939.

Photographs relating to Fellowship House, a Chicago settlement house located at 831 W. 33rd Place. Includes card photograph portraits, snapshots of group activities, exterior views of the structure and an unidentified street scene. Richard J. Daley as mayor is shown with a group at reopening cere...

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Harry Golden, Jr., papers, 1967-1987.

Newspaper clippings and other papers of Harry Golden, Jr., a Chicago journalist. Newspaper clippings consist mainly of articles Golden wrote as City Hall correspondent for the Chicago Sun-Times. Also present are materials relating to Chicago politics, including a reel-to-reel audio tape of Mayor ...

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Infant Welfare Society of Chicago collection of visual materials

Collection of views of activities of Chicago's IWS, a social service organization which resulted from a merger of the Milk Commission of Chicago and the Children's Hospital Society. Includes scenes at IWS stations with mothers and children being examined by health care staff. Photoprints and lant...


International Amphitheatre collection of visual materials, [1890-1979]

Materials primarily concern events held at the International Amphitheatre, built in 1934 in Chicago's Stockyards for the purpose of housing the International Live Stock Exposition. Additionally, the Amphitheatre was used for dairy shows, rodeos, sports events, flower shows, labor conventions, and...

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Laszlo Kondor Photograph Collection, Bulk, 1972-1976

Laszlo Kondor was the official photographer for Chicago Mayor Richard J. Daley from 1972 to 1976. The collection includes Kondor's photographic prints, negatives, and contact sheets of people, places, and events connected with the mayor. The collection also includes a small number of images of Ma...

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Len O'Connor papers

Radio and television newscast scripts (1950-1969), correspondence (1964-1969), personal documents, and sound recordings of Len O'Connor, a Chicago (Ill.) commentator on political, social, criminal, and human interest matters and personalities in Chicago and elsewhere. Includes letters from audien...

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Mike Royko Papers, 1934-1997

Correspondence, columns, other works, and personal material of journalist, columnist, and author Mike Royko. Royko received his journalistic training by working for the Chicago City News Bureau (1956-1959) and went on to be a favorite columnist at the Chicago Daily News (1959-1978); The Chicago S...

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Milton Pikarsky papers, 1942-1984

Correspondence, speeches, and articles, 1962-1978; scrapbooks, 1965-1973; appointment books, 1974-1977; reports, newspaper clippings, awards, and other papers of Milton Pikarsky, a civil engineer who served as commissioner of public works for the City of Chicago, Illinois (1964-1973); and chairma...

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Photograph of Mayor Daley and photograph of the Emerald Society, [ca. 1965-1985]

Photograph of Mayor Richard J. Daley with his wife Eleanor Daley, known as Sis Daley. Also group portrait of the Chicago Police Department's Emerald Society, autographed by members of the group ca. 1985.

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Richard J. Daley collection, Series 1, 1870-2010

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director...

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Richard J. Daley collection, Series 2, 1870-2010

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director...

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Richard J. Daley collection, Series 3, 4, 5, and 6, 1870-2010

Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 – December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director...

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Richard J. Daley Ephemera Collection, Bulk, 1955-1968

Richard J. Daley (1902-1976) served as Mayor of Chicago from 1955 to 1976 and as chairman of the Democratic Party of Cook County from 1953 to 1976. This collection contains materials that relate to Daley's life and career and is meant to supplement the Richard J. Daley Collection. The materials i...

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