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Guide to the 1968 Democratic National Convention Collection, 1965-1970

The McCormick Library’s small collection on the events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago was donated by Kaye Miller in 1982. Miller, a professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, was creating a documentary with one of his classes during the days of the convent...

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Guide to the Aleta Styers Papers on the National Organization for Women, 1966-1971

The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) was established on June 30, 1966 in Washington, D.C., by people attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women. Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women founded in 1966 i...

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Guide to the Augustus Garrett (1801-1848) Letterbooks, 1843-1845

The Augustus Garrett Letterbooks consist of two bound volumes of copies of outgoing (and occasional incoming) letters of Augustus Garrett. The first volume (280 pp.) spans the period from October 29, 1843, through January 2, 1845; the second (214 pp.) from January 3 through August 19, 1845. The c...

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Guide to the Carl W. Condit (1942-1997) Papers, 1942-1997

In 1945 Carl Wilbur Condit came to Northwestern University as an Instructor in English. He then went to the Carnegie Institute of Technology in Pittsburgh where he served as Assistant Professor of Humanities and Social Science until 1947. Then he returned to Northwestern where he remained on the ...

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Guide to the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research: 1992 Chicago World's Fair Planning, 1977-1985

The records of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research filling three boxes, document the CUAPR's involvement in the planning of the proposed 1992 Chicago World's Fair. Most of the records reflect Louis Masotti's involvement in the planning process. Records date from 1977 to 1985, with th...

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Guide to the Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs, 1984-1985

The Chicago, Illinois city council established the mayor’s advisory Commission on Women’s Affairs in 1984. This archive includes materials from the Chicago Commission on Women’s Affairs, including the commission’s mission, procedures, minutes, first year accomplishments, and report to the mayor f...

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Guide to the Chicago Theaters Scrapbooks, 1908-1915

This collection on Chicago area theatres consists primarily of three scrapbooks filled with clippings, programs, reviews, and publicity generated for the theatre seasons between 1908 and 1915.

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Guide to the Eric Oldberg (1901-1986) Papers, 1940-1986

The Oldberg papers are arranged in four boxes and relate to his activities with and on behalf of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Orchestral Association. The papers are organized into two major categories: general correspondence and subject files.

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Guide to the Fred E. Inbau (1909-1998) Papers, 1930-1998

The Fred E. Inbau Papers, spanning the years 1930 to 1998, document his work with the Scientific Crime Detection Laboratory, as a professor at NU's Law School, an opponent of the Miranda Act, and as a prolific writer and speaker.

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Guide to the Hamill & Barker, Inc. Collection, 1928-1996

Margery Barker (1901-1980) and Frances Hamill (1904-1987) formed a partnership in 1928 to run their own antiquarian bookstore. Their successful endeavors in the book trade and their ability to network and discover authors and build client relationships with them on visits to England enabled them ...

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Guide to the Harriet R. Mowrer (1899-) Papers, 1928-1978

The Harriet R. Mowrer papers fill two boxes and are arranged in seven subseries: correspondence, teaching files, case records, research files, professional organization files, speeches and papers, and publications. These are preceded by two folders of biographical materials including vitae, entri...

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Guide to the Harry Olson (1867-1935) Papers, 1906-1940

The Harry Olson Papers date from 1906 to 1940, and include biographical, correspondence, and subject files, with correspondence comprising the bulk of the series. This series represents the surviving portion of a larger body of papers, half of which were irretrievably damaged by mold, damp, and v...

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Guide to the Howard J. Trienens (1923-) Papers, 1986-1999 “Searle/Degas” Case, 1986-1999

The Papers consist of the entire case file from the Searle/Degas legal proceedings–Nick Goodman, et al. v. Searle–which formed the basis for Trienens' book, Landscape with Smokestacks: the Case of the Allegedly Plundered Degas. Materials include correspondence, memoranda, depositions, produced do...

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Guide to the Jenny Knauss Papers, 1950-2005

Jenny Knauss, a member of the Chicago Women’s Liberation Union, worked primarily on women’s education, health issues and day care. She also served as the director of the Illinois Caucus for Adolescent Health for two decades, from 1983-2002. The Jenny Knauss Papers consist of personal material and...

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Guide to the Leo Sowerby papers, 1911-1995

Chiefly music manuscripts of original compositions by the American composer and church musician Leo Sowerby (1895-1968).

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Guide to the Leopold and Loeb Collection, 1894-1990

Nathan Freudenthal Leopold, Jr. (November 19, 1904-August 29, 1971) and Richard Albert Loeb (June 11, 1905-January 28, 1936), often referred to as "Leopold and Loeb", were privileged and wealthy teenage University of Chicago students who murdered 14-year-old Robert "Bobby" Franks in 1924 in a des...

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Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association Delinquent Boy Case Files, 1929-1931, 1938-1938

The series includes case files and address cards as well as papers containing plans for the Delinquent Boys program, letters, a list of acronyms for agencies, and other administrative documents.

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Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association General Administrative Records, 1892-1995

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 in a poor, primarily immigrant neighborhood on the near northwest side of Chicago to improve conditions and to help its residents through its clubs and classes, social events, camping programs, and relief and emergency service...


Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association Records Case Files, 1908-1975

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by a group of administrators and faculty from Northwestern University in order to provide social services, educational programs, referrals, and emergency relief to a poor immigrant neighborhood on Chicago's near northwest side...

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Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association Records Financial Records, 1918-1971

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by a group of administrators and faculty from Northwestern University in order to provide social services, educational programs, referrals, and emergency relief to a poor immigrant neighborhood on Chicago’s near northwest side...

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Guide to the Papers of the Clergy Consultation Service, 1967-1979

E. Spencer Parsons served as chairman of both the Chicago Clergy Consultation Service on Problem Pregnancies and the Illinois Clergy Consultation Service. This collection contains articles and newspaper ephemera on abortion, his files related to the National Clergy Consultation Service on Abortio...

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Guide to the Quentin Young Papers, 1937-2013

The Quentin Young papers consist of 47 boxes, and contain a wide variety of papers relating to Young's personal life and the organizations he was affiliated with. Since the 1960's, Young has been an advocate for progressive policy reform in medicine, having founded both the Medical Committee for ...

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Guide to the Records of the Citizens' Police Committee (Chicago), 1928-1933

The Citizens' Police Committee, formed in 1929, analyzed the staffing and organization of the Chicago Police Department. The Committee studied contemporary manpower and administrative issues and made recommendations for departmental reorganization based upon its study. The Committee worked with t...

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Guide to the Records of the Practical Theatre Company, 1979-2011

The Practical Theatre Company (PTC) was a Chicago-based theatre company founded by Northwestern University students and active throughout the 1980s. Its productions included new plays, satiric agitprop, rock and roll events, and a series of successful improvisational comedy revues. The PTC, whose...

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