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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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Alfred Balk Papers, 1941-2010

Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Rev...

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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 Federation of Labor collection of visual material, 1914-1984.

Visual materials from the office of the Federation News, owned and controlled by the CFL-IUC, the federation of unions in Chicago. Subjects include members and leaders, conventions and banquets, international events, interiors of their radio station WCFL, and their members participation in commun...

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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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Democratic National Convention Records, 1965, 1968

The majority of this collection details the events of the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago, with some information about the protests and police response that occurred alongside the campaign to choose a democratic candidate for president.

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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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John Fischetti cartoon collection, [ca. 1967-1980]

Original cartoon drawings, proofs, and photostats by editorial cartoonist Fischetti who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times (in the 1970s) and also for the New York Herald Tribune and the Chicago Daily News. Topics include social issues, the Vietnam War, inflation, racism, foreign relations, and nat...

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John Fischetti cartoon collection, [ca. 1967-1980]

Original cartoon drawings, proofs, and photostats by editorial cartoonist Fischetti who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times (in the 1970s) and also for the New York Herald Tribune and the Chicago Daily News. Topics include social issues, the Vietnam War, inflation, racism, foreign relations, and nat...

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John Fischetti collection of visual materials, ca. 1940-1980.

Visual material relating to the career of editorial cartoonist Fischetti who worked for the Chicago Sun-Times in the 1970s. Primarily cartoons of U.S. presidents Lyndon Johnson, Nixon, Carter and their policies; Vietnamese conflict; economic issues such as inflation; racism; and foreign relations...

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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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Mark J. Satter Papers, 1931-1965

Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark Satter, documenting his career as an advocate against wage garnishment, his crusade to end public aid and the launch of a new Works Progress Administration to provide stable employment to the under and unemp...

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