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Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers

Robert S. Abbott founded the Chicago Defender in 1905; his nephew, John H. Sengstacke, took over family's newspapers on Abbott's death in 1940. The papers trace the Abbott-Sengstacke family history from the mid-19th century in Georgia through Abbott's move to Chicago and creation of a journalisti...

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Adam Langer Collection, 1984-2011

Adam Langer is a novelist, journalist and playwright. His books include novels Crossing California, The Washington Story, Ellington Boulevard and The Thieves of Manhattan, as well as the memoir My Father's Bonus March. The collection documents Langer's career. It contains drafts of his published ...

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The Alice Browning Papers, 1936-1998 (bulk 1944-1985)

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Alma M. Yondorf Theater Scrapbooks Collection, 1894-1926.

The scrapbooks document theater productions in Chicago and elsewhere. Yondorf frequently annotated her programs with the names of her companions and her opinion of the productions.

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American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collection, 1785-1957

Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collectio...

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AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives

These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport's AMF postal facility. They later worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. The AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization was founded in 1991 to document the history of African Americans in the orga...

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Ann Hennington Brown Papers

Ann Brown was a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and longtime member of the Missionary Society of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church. Collection contains photographs, memorabilia, funeral programs, church programs and genealogical records relating to the Brown family.

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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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Arthur Logan Papers

The Arthur Logan Papers include materials from Arthur Logan's lifelong career as gospel choir director of the Goodwill Spiritual Singers at Monumental Baptist Church and the Arthur Logan Singers, along with choirs he directed in other churches (1930s-1970s). There is also material from the years ...

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Associated Clubs of Woodlawn Records, 1927-1971

A wide range of activities and interests are represented in the papers of the ACW. The records document the ACW's activities in preparation for its annual banquet, annual block beautiful contest, clean up - fix up campaign and other special events. The papers also include correspondence files fro...

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Austin community collection, 1860-1981.

The Austin Community Collection is an historical source for researchers concerned with the demographic, economic, cultural, social, political and religious development of Austin.

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Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Papers, 1930-1938

The six scrapbooks compiled and collected by ADAR members contain press clippings, photographs and yearbooks describing ADAR functions and members.

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Austin High School Records, 1879-1971

An initial accession divided into six series and one supplementary accession, arranged alphabetically or chronologically. Series I: General records, 1895-1950s; Series II: Historical essays and sketches, 1879-1931; Series III: Newspaper clippings, 1900-1970s; Series IV: Parent/Teacher Association...

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Austin newspapers collection, 1876-1997.

The bulk of the collection consists of runs of the The Austin Herald (1876), The Austin News (1970-1975), and The Austinite (1911-1980). Additionally, the collection holds an issue each of Austin Topics and The Austin Vindicator in oversize folders. Recent donations of contemporary Austin area ne...

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Austin Woman's Club Records, 1912-1965

Divided into three series. Series I: Newspaper clippings, 1912-1944. Contains newspaper clippings about AWC's activities and members. Most of the clippings are from Austin newspapers. Series II: Yearbooks, 1934-1965. AWC yearbooks contain directory information, financial reports, a record of club...

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Back of the Yards community collection, 1937-1983.

This collection consists of microfilm reels of the Back of the Yards Journal, running from January 7, 1937 to December 29, 1983 with some significant gaps, as well as one box of supplementary materials. Also included is a microfilm reel of scrapbooks kept by the Back of the Yards Council from bet...

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Barbara E. Allen Papers, 1915-2010

Barbara Allen produced, directed and co-wrote the Emmy-winning documentary Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Defender. The film was broadcast on WTTW, a Chicago PBS affiliate. The collection consists of research materials, original uncut videotaped interviews, audiotaped interviews and comple...

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Beaman photograph album, 1915-1918.

This collection consists of a twenty-nine page photo album with photographs and postcards. The collection also includes pages clipped from the Beaman guest book covering the months that they lived in the Irving Park Road apartment.

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Bethel New Life Records, 1870-1986

The collection contains photographs, manuscript material and oral histories (videotape and audiotape). The core of the collection is the photographs, which record a wide range of African American history on the West Side of Chicago.

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Beverly-Morgan Park Collection, 1884-2002

Beverly is Chicago's Commnity Area 72, 12 miles south of the Loop, and Morgan Park is Community Area 75, 13 miles south of the Loop. The materials in this collection document the evolution of these related communities physically, politically and socially from 1884 to 2002. Of note is the material...

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Book of the fair, 1893

A portfolio of 45 Illustrations from the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893.

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Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community...

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Brighton Park Community Collection, 1927-1992

Most of the material in the Brighton Park Community Collection was created by local historian and reporter, Joseph Hamzik, during the 1960s. Hamzik wrote articles for several community newspapers, including Brighton Park Life, Back of the Yards Journal, Southwest News Herald, and the Bridgeport N...

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Calumet Pioneer Historical Society Records, 1935-1967

Includes administrative files and minutes, plus artifacts.

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