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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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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...


Clarence John Laughlin collection of visual materials, 1962-1963.

Architectural photographs by the Louisiana photographer Laughlin, primarily known for his romantic and surreal views of Southern architecture. Photographs depict Chicago buildings erected between 1872 and 1910 and exhibiting characteristics of Victorian architecture. Includes exterior views and a...

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Falwick Novick papers

Correspondence with customers, bills and receipts, and miscellaneous notes concerning operation of Novick's shop at 828 E. 43rd St., Chicago (Ill.), where he designed, crafted, and sold handwrought copper and silverware. The collection contains a few items from as early as 1915 from the Kalo Shop...

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First Baptist Church of Chicago photograph collection, [ca. 1900-1970s]

Images of the congregation, students, and choir, interior and exterior views of the buildings, and various church ceremonies and events. The collection also includes photographs of Dr. Jitsuo Morikawa, who became minister in 1943, and other ministers from the 20th century, as well as a child's ha...

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First Baptist Church of Chicago records, 1834-1983.

Membership records; minutes of trustees, church organizations and committees; clerk records and financial records; anniversary programs; scrapbooks; a diary of Mary Marx (1929-1930); and numerous clippings of newspaper articles relating to activities of the ministers and members of the First Bapt...

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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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Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council. Records

This collection contains the records of the Hyde Park and Kenwood Interfaith Council, from 1911-1993. Included are administrative records such as minutes, correspondence, budgets and directories of membership. This collection also contains general subject files covering Council projects and affil...

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Hyde Park Garden Fair Commitee. Records, 1964-2006

The collection contains various administrative, financial, membership, and publicity documents related to the Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee public services projects. Included are records such as member handbooks, minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, and event procedures.

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Hyde Park Historical Society. Collection, 1830-2009

The Hyde Park Historical Society was founded in 1977 to record and preserve the history of the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood. Included are the Hyde Park Historical Society's administrative records, as well as its collection of historic materials. The collection contains architectural drawings, a...

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Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Records, 1895-2011

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference was formed in 1949 to "to build and maintain a stable interracial community of high standards." The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, budgets and fundraising material, by-laws, directories, reports; press release...

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June Dolnick papers

Correspondence, reports, lists, and other papers of June Dolnick, related to her work with community organizations in Chicago (Ill.), especially in the Englewood, Near West Side, Kenwood, and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Topics include neighborhood conservation, the impact of urban renewal and redeve...

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Kenwood Evangelical Church records

Bound and loose leaf minutes, financial reports, annual reports, membership rolls for the Kenwood Evangelical Church at 4600-4608 South Greenwood Avenue in Chicago (Ill.).

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Kenwood Music Club records

Minutes (1917-1990, 7 v.), financial ledger (1913-1966), and a series of typed annual programs (1912-1989) of the Kenwood Music Club, which was founded in 1912 by upper-class women in the Kenwood community of Chicago who wished to exercise their musical abilities and further their musical educati...

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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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Parkway Community House records

Consists chiefly of financial records (1937-1949, 1955-1957) and board of directors meeting minutes (1937-1949, 1955-1957) of the Parkway Community House, a neighborhood center. Also included are lists of contributors; reports of fund raising campaigns; general correspondence of the executive dir...

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Rus Arnold papers, 1920, 1938-1987

Articles, correspondence, photographs, books, newspaper clippings, magazines, and other papers of Rus Arnold, a Chicago photojournalist. The collection consists largely of articles written, and photographs taken by Arnold for newspapers, magazines, lectures and industrial promotional lit...

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Rus Arnold photograph collection, [ca. 1950-1973]

Primarily includes commercial photography for various clients by professional photographer and photographic writer Rus Arnold, who resided in Chicago's Hyde Park community for much of his career. Includes images of homes, organizations, industries and business enterprises in Chicago, Illinois, an...


Selfhelp Home (Chicago, Ill.) papers

Annual reports, biographies, book reviews, correspondence, financial records, licenses, newsletters, and other materials related to the Selfhelp Home in Chicago, also known as the Self-Help Home, and the life of Dorothy Becker, its long-time advocate; as well as Ursula Levy's book about her: "The...

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Selfhelp Home (Chicago, Ill.) photograph collection, ca. 1951-1995 (bulk 1963-1985)

Photographs relating to Dorothy Becker and her work with The Selfhelp Home in Chicago (Ill.), also known as the Self-Help Home, an organization founded as Selfhelp of Chicago to assist Jewish refugees in the 1930s that began to sponsor a residence for older people in 1951 as well as an activity c...

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Stone, Ursula Batchelder. Collection, 1900-2001

Ursula Batchelder Stone was a researcher, activist, and teacher who lived for more than 60 years in the Hyde Park community. This collection contains materials relating to her work as a board member of the South East Chicago Commission and to her teaching career at George Williams College. The co...

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