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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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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records, 1936-1985

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over th...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago records, 1904-1985.

Correspondence, minutes, reports, community surveys, financial records, studies, membership statistics, student records, and scrapbooks of programs and newsclippings by and about the Jewish Community Centers of Chicago and its predecessors: the Chicago Hebrew Institute, 1903-1922, and the Jewish ...

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Leon M. Despres papers

Subject files, correspondence, constituent requests, and newsclippings, chiefly from Despres' service as Chicago 5th Ward Alderman (Independent), 1955-1975. Topics include Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhood matters, city planning, budgets, racial discrimination, schools, crime, and urban renewal....

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Mildred Mead photograph collection, 1951-1958.

Photographs, nearly all by Mildred Mead, a photographer for the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, showing neighborhoods in Chicago (Ill.) targeted by the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council for urban renewal. The photographs depict slum conditions, homes in revitalized areas (inclu...

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Olive Hulbert Scrapbook Collection, 1918 to 1923

Artifacts dating from 1918 to 1923, organized by past Alliance president, Olive Hubert. The scrapbooks contain documents from various dinners, events, and projects, and are related to individuals connected with the Alliance. They also chronicle the Alliance’s wartime and post-war reconstruction e...


Pitcher, W. Alvin. Papers, 1928-1993

W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1996), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher’s scholarly career at Denison Unive...

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Robert J. Havighurst papers, 1943-1966

Correspondence, research files, newsletters, press releases, speech transcripts, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Robert Havighurst, a professor of education at the University of Chicago and a leading peace activist. The collection mostly relates to Havighurst's activities opposi...

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Shirley Blumenthal memory books

Autograph book and memory book of Shirley Blumenthal. Autograph book (1933-1937), entitled "School Friendship," includes commencement card, playbill for the San Carlo Opera Company, black and white ribbon, membership cards for various groups, newspaper clippings, invitations and programs, report ...

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Smith, Thomas Vernor. Papers, 1934-1945

Thomas Vernor Smith (1890-1964) Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, Illinois State Senator (1936-1938), Congressional Representative, (1938-1940). This collection includes letters from the years of Smith's political activity, 1934-1941. Among the other papers are reprints of som...

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South Side Academy. Records, 1897-1903

The South Side Academy was founded in 1892 and merged with other area schools to form University High School at the turn of the century. The South Side Academy records include financial as well as student records.

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Timuel Black papers, 1956-1973, bulk 1964-1972

Reports, brochures, convention packets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, publications, course materials, and other papers of Timuel D. Black, Jr., a Chicago educator, civil rights and labor rights activist, and oral historian. Materials largely pertai...

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