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Aaron H. Payne papers, 1894-1994

Aaron H. Payne (1901 to 1994) was a Chicago-area attorney and civic activist. As an attorney, he represented Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, and Josephine Baker, among others. The Aaron H. Payne papers mainly reflect his work as an attorney and civic activist in the City of Chicago. The papers partiall...

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Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976

The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Adele Heineman collection, 1908

Adele Heineman, a Swedish American, taught nursing classes at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago in the early 1900s. This collection consists of two postcards.

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Adena Miller Rich papers, 1905-1961

After Jane Addams' death in 1935, Adena Miller Rich took over the position of head resident of Hull House. The Adena Miller Rich papers include Hull House records, official correspondence, letters, memos, memorial services, statistical reports, Board of Trustees papers, membership lists, events a...

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Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records, 1928-1975

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related...

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Aldis Family papers, 1897-1953

Arthur Taylor Aldis was a Wyoming rancher from 1885 to 1889 and a Chicago realtor from 1890 to 1935. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, proceedings, minutes, by-laws, questionnaires, petitions, speeches, clippings, and published material of Aldis and Company, specialists in the m...

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Alice Hamilton collection, 1913-1995

This collection includes published material by Alice Hamilton, newspaper clippings regarding her career, a commemorative U.S. postage stamp, and a book review of Barbara Sicherman's biography. Correspondence with Nicolette Malone, Lea D. Taylor, Russell Ward Ballard, and Francesca Molinaro is als...

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Allen Porter design papers, 1946-1995

The Allen Porter papers include personal correspondence, photographs, greeting cards, clippings, brochures, advertisements, and an audio cassette tape, as well as items from institutions affiliated with Porter. Materials related to the International Council of Graphic Design Associations (ICOGRAD...

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Alma Birmingham papers, 1907-1961

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Alma Birmingham was a Hull-House resident, a pianist and music teacher at the Hull-House Music School, 1922-42. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, recital programs, clippings and paintings. The materials pertain to music at Hull-House...

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Alma Petersen papers, 1943-1972

Alma Schmidt Petersen (b. 1894) held a variety of executive positions in Chicago area civic organizations in the middle of the Twentieth Century. A protege of Louise deKoven Bowen, Petersen was invited to join the Board of Trustees of the Hull-House Association in 1943 and later served as its Pre...

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American Humanist Association, South Side collection, 1959

The American Humanist Association was founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington DC. The organization brings together advocates of the philosophy of humanism, defined by Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (2004) as "a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individua...

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American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago records, 1945-1959

The American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) was founded in 1934. It was a national private organization whose members engaged in city, country, and regional planning. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, receipts, clippin...

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American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. (AWCMI) collection, 1977-2001

This collection documents the administration, financing, and programming of American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. from its founding meeting in 1982 to 2001. Also included are a small number of documents from 1977 - 1982 relating to the parent national organization. Materials include corresponden...

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Anne Zimmerman papers, 1942-2003

Collection includes material from Anne Zimmerman’s career in Montana, California, and Illinois, including her years at Loyola University in Chicago. It includes documents from her involvement with the California State Nurses’ Association (CSNA, now the CNA), the Illinois Nurses’ Association (INA)...

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Annetta M. Dieckmann papers, 1888-1974

Annetta Maria Dieckmann (1882-1974) was a pioneer in progressive causes that included the betterment of working peoples' lives, feminism and civil rights. This collection includes correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, biographical vitae, legal briefs, financial records, ...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, 1975-1976

Sociologist and writer Anthony Sorrentino was a staff member with Dr. Clifford Shaw's Chicago Area Project in the 1930s. The Chicago Area Project experimented with innovative methods of juvenile delinquency prevention through a partnership between community residents and trained professionals. So...

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Armour Institute of Technology collection, 1932-1952

The Armour Institute of Technology was founded in 1893 in Chicago as an engineering school. It merged with Lewis Institute in 1940 and became the Illinois Institute of Technology. The materials in this small collection reflect the strategic planning of the period proceeding the merger.

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Art Resources in Teaching records, 1906-1994

Art Resources in Teaching was founded as the Chicago Public School Art Society in 1894 at Hull-House. It was led by Ellen Gates Starr and included a group of women from the Chicago Woman's Club. Its goal was to serve young people in the inner city. It did this initially by refurbishing classrooms...

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Arthur E. Hertzler papers, 1932-1946

Arthur E. Hertzler (1870-1946) was a doctor, professor, and surgeon famous for his popular 1938 autobiography, The Horse and Buggy Doctor, which recounted his experiences as a country doctor in Kansas. The collection contains manuscripts, drafts, and other papers of Arthur E. Hertzler, including ...

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Arthur Hillman papers, 1930-1965

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Arthur Hillman (1910-1985) was a board member and director of the Chicago training office of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers as well as a professor of urban sociology at Roosevelt University. Associated with Roosevelt Un...

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Arthur Kaindl papers, 1926-1962

The Arthur Kaindl Papers primarily reflect Kaindl's political and professional activities between the years of 1926 and 1962. Documents in this collection demonstrate Kaindl's involvement with Chicago-area engineering projects and contain information about Kaindl's political career. This collecti...

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Ashford, Jr., Calvin design papers, 1977-2008

Calvin Ashford was an African American designer whose company Gilmore-Ashford-Powers Designs was located in Chicago. His collection consists of awards, news clippings, articles and photographs of interior design samples designed by Calvin Ashford.

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Associated Negro Press collection, 1952-1953

The Associated Negro Press (1919-1967) was established in Chicago by Claude Barnett. It was the first black news wire service and the majority of its stories were about news affecting African Americans. The collection consists of press releases and two poems (Prelude to Our Age and Goodbye Christ...

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Association for Family Living records, 1926-1967

The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967.

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