1 to of 26 Archival Collections shown

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 ...

View tags

Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


Antonio Perez photographs, 1987.

Includes views of residents of the South Side of Chicago (Ill.) photographed by Antonio Perez. People are shown posed in their homes, at church, and on the street. Many of the people depicted are Hispanic Americans. Several views show girls dressed for first communion and there are also several v...

View tags

Carol Moseley Braun papers, ca. 1992-1998.

Correspondence, phone logs, personnel files, reports, press releases, research materials, invitations, voting records, briefing books, speeches, newspaper clippings, legislation, grants, and audits comprise the Carol Moseley Braun papers, documenting her term as United States senator from Illinoi...

View tags

Changing Chicago project photographs by John Kimmich, 1987-1989.

Documentary photographs of the Chicago Loop downtown commercial district, including images of pedestrians, people working, an "El" elevated CTA train, buildings, street scenes, and mourners for Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor.

View tags

Chicago 1992 Committee records, 1976-1988.

Correspondence, minutes, grant applications, and reports generated by the Chicago 1992 Committee, a social activist organization formed in 1982 to monitor planning of a proposed 1992 Chicago World's Fair; plus large quantities of materials gathered by the committee, including agendas and handouts...

View tags

Chicago Department of Health photograph collection, 1984-1987.

Primarily public relation photographs of department activities. Includes pictures of Mayor Harold Washington and Health Commissioner Lonnie C. Edwards while public speaking, or participating at events such as the department anniversary. Includes a few scenes at department administered clinics--a ...

View tags

Chicago Mayor's office photograph collection, 1987-1988.

Public relations photographs of mayors Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Washington is shown with students, and with Coretta King in an anti-drug event. Sawyer is shown with Jesse Jackson, handicapped children, Girl Scouts and some unidentified people.

View tags

Documentary photographs by students at University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983-1986.

Photographs submitted for Art & Design course 269 taught by Robert Stiegler at UIC, Spring 1986. Photographs primarily show street scenes in residential areas, focusing on Bridgeport, Lakeview and Pilsen communities. Some photographs depict small businesses or restaurants and their owners. Others...

View tags

Fred Fine photograph collection, 1942-1988.

Includes photographs related to Fred Fine, the first Chicago Commissioner of Cultural Affairs. Images show Fine at arts-related events, such as art openings, and post-show receptions, often with Mayor Harold Washington, who appointed him commissioner. Some views show other government officials an...

View tags

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 ...

View tags

Jewish Council on Urban Affairs records, 1937-2003.

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, bulletins, reports, staff records, topical files, planning files, accounting documents, meeting minutes, and other office files of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs (JCUA), about its own operations, its relations with other organizations, and topical files o...

View tags

Judge Sidney A. Jones, Jr. papers, 1931-1994

Correspondence, publications, programs, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and writings by and about Judge Sidney A. Jones, Jr., attorney, alderman of the 6th Ward, Cook County Circuit Court judge, and mayoral appointee as director of the Mayor's License Commission under Mayor Har...

View tags

Judith Walker papers, 1983-1989.

Reports by public and private task forces, news clippings, and speeches pertaining to community development, produced and/or collected by Judith Walker, Commissioner of the Department of Human Services, Chicago (Ill.), under Mayor Washington and Mayor Sawyer. Topics include economic development, ...

View tags

Leon Despres photograph collection, [ca. 1957-1989]

Includes photographs relating to the career of former Chicago 5th ward alderman Leon Despres of Chicago (Ill.). Includes portraits of Despres and views of Despres with other Chicago municipal officials, such as mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington. Despres is shown at various events, such as g...

View tags

Lois Rosen papers, 1963-1995

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, newsletters, committee reports, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, fliers, and other papers of Lois Rosen, a Chicago political activist and labor union advocate, who was a leader in several civic and social service organiz...

View tags

Midwest Academy (Chicago, Ill.) records

Board meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets and fliers, budgets, grant applications and reports, annual reports, news clippings, news releases, research data and topical files, student files, and training curricula of Midwest Academy, a training school for grass-roots organizers in political...

View tags

North Loop News color photoprints collection, ca. 1960, 1987.

Color snapshots of a Christmas event for UNICEF held at Chicago's Hotel Nikko and attended by Mayor Harold Washington ca. 1987. One photograph of an architectural rendering of the Apollo Wrigley promenade next to the Wrigley building (ca. 1960?).

View tags

Pat Smith residence in Chicago (Ill.), 1987.

Includes views of vandalism enacted on the Smith residence, 5128 North Austin, when a Harold Washington for Mayor poster was placed in a window during Washington's 1987 bid for re-election. Views show the broken window where the poster was placed and three rocks that were thrown at the window.

View tags

Photographs of Chicago politics by Richard Gordon, 1978-1983.

Includes exhibition quality photographs made by fine art photographer Richard Gordon in the 1980s, showing Chicago political figures in various settings. Images include Richard M. Daley, Jane Byrne, Bernard Epton, Adlai E. Stevenson, James Thompson, and Harold Washington. Photographs show politic...

View tags

Photographs of Mayor Harold Washington during visit to northwest side neighborhood, [ca. 1985]

Views of Mayor Harold Washington on a visit to Dorothy Morton's neighborhood on the northwest side of Chicago (Ill.), where he was surrounded by people who lived in the area.

View tags

Publicity photographs of Mayor Eugene Sawyer, 1988.

Public relations photographs of Chicago Mayor Eugene Sawyer with groups of people and individuals in his office or at other locations. People shown include Harold Washington, Jesse Jackson, members of Operation Push and of various civic groups.

View tags

Publicity photographs of Mayor Harold Washington of Chicago, [1985 Jan.-1987 Dec.]

Includes portraits and informal scenes of Chicago Mayor Harold Washington during his tenure as the first African American mayor of the city. Views include public events (such as parades, ribbon-cuttings, award ceremonies, community and church meetings, galas, fundraisers, press conferences, city ...

View tags

Raymond Castro photograph collection, [ca. 1983, 1997-1999].

Photographs of Ray Castro with Harold Washington, Richard Durbin, Bill Clinton, and others. Castro was elected Democratic Committeeman of the 7th Ward of Chicago in 1980, thus becoming the first Latino to hold a seat on the Cook County central Democratic Committee.

View tags