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57th Street Art Fair. Records, 1964-2007

This collection contains the planning and promotional materials for the 57th Street Art Fair, including meeting minutes, reports, posters, textiles, banners and buttons.

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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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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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Arthur B. Farwell papers

Diaries, notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Arthur B. Farwell, a prominent crusader against alcohol use, gambling (especially racetrack betting), political corruption and vote fraud, crime and vice in Chicago, especially in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Includes materials on...

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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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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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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 photograph collection, ca. 1930-1969.

Primarily photoprints of Chicago 5th Ward Committeeman (for Hyde Park community) Barnet Hodes, other Chicago and national politicians and political events.

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Block, Jean F. Papers, 1980’s

Jean Friedberg Block was a University of Chicago expert and a renowned scholar of the architecture and peopling of Hyde Park and the University. Block’s papers include general information about the University from the early-to-mid 20th century. Series I contains general correspondence and other i...

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Brent House photographs, [ca. 1929-1955]

Includes interior and exterior views of Brent House, the building constructed in 1905-1906 by the firm of Holabird and Roche as a home for Dr. E. Fletcher Ingals and his family at 5540 South Woodlawn Avenue in the Hyde Park community area of Chicago, and converted in the 1930s into the Protestant...

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Charles T. Ganzer photograph collection, 1925-1929.

Aerial photographs of Chicago, mostly views taken from about 10,000 feet. Some shots, taken close to land, are of lesser quality although some buildings and areas are identifiable. A few photos show the planes and camera used in aerial photography. Original negatives include views of Chicago's la...

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Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


Chicago Journal photograph collection, [ca. 1976-1984]

Photographs from The Chicago Journal: The South Side's Free Newsweekly, a neighborhood newspaper. Includes images of Chicago's south side, such as residential streets, public housing, and businesses. Includes images of the Pullman and Douglas communities. Many photographs show people, often invol...


Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1985 donation, 1962-1985 (bulk 1984-1985).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1984- March 1985 (but some date as early as 1962), by these photographers: Doris M. Adair, Howard Anderson, Jeanne Halama, Karl Hofmeister, Betty Kubis, Earl Kubis, John McCarthy, John J. Mariana, Robert A. Mata, Don Michalski, Jack Monsarrat, Casey Prunchunas, Norris Ro...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1986 donation, 1970-1986 (bulk 1985-1986).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1985- March 1986 (but some date as early as 1970), by these photographers: Donna Abernathy, Wanda Christal, Marnie Cummings, Jeanne Halama, Karl Hofmeister, Joseph Kazamura, Robert O. Lewis, Helen Lynch, Tom McNamara, Bruce Malmin, John J. Mariana, Gordon Mather, Dorothy...

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Collection of Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood slides

Color 35mm slides of the Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood communities photographed by Tom Staniszewski. Images document deterioration in the built environment of these neighborhoods, including schools, churches, cemeteries, social service facilities, and storefronts. Notable buildings include ...

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Congregation Rodfei Zedek photograph collection, [ca. 1950-1995]

Photographs related to Congregation Rodfei Zedek, a Conservative Jewish synagogue located in the Hyde Park community of Chicago (Ill.) and its longtime leader, Rabbi Ralph Simon. Includes portraits of Rabbi Simon, weddings, travel, and other events, such as banquets, luncheons, conventions, confe...

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Congregation Rodfei Zedek records

Records of Congregational Rodfei Zedek, a Conservative Jewish synagogue located since 1950 at 5200 South Hyde Park Boulevard, Chicago (Ill.), consisting chiefly of papers of its longtime leader, Rabbi Ralph Simon (1906-1996), who served in that capacity from 1943 to 1988, when he became Rabbi Eme...

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Corneal A. Davis papers

Correspondence, financial materials, speeches, publications, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, and other papers of Corneal A. Davis, an African American minister and community leader in Chicago, primarily relating to his work as chairman of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Co...

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Ernest J. Stevens papers

Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, menus, newsclippings, and other papers, primarily of Stevens and of his father James W. Stevens, chiefly concerning business activities although some personal material is included as well as some correspondence and other papers of Stevens' wife Eli...

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George Tressel film collection, [ca. 1950-1969]

Includes films from the collection owned by professional filmmaker Tressel. Includes a master print, a 16 mm. print, and a videocassette entitled: "Midway memories," regarding newsreels taken at University of Chicago (1950s) and films of the University of Chicago urban redevlopment project in the...

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Goetz, Rachel Marshall. Papers, 1898-1994

Rachel Marshall Goetz was a writer, researcher, and activist who spent much of her career focused on national and local Hyde Park politics. These papers include much of Goetz’s early writing advocating the use of new media in state and local governments. She worked as a speechwriter on Illinois g...

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Hal Higdon collection of Leopold and Loeb case photographs, 1924.

Photographs concerning the Leopold and Loeb case and trial that were used for reference purposes by Higdon while writing his book entitled, The Crime of the Century.

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