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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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Associated Clubs of Woodlawn Records, 1927-1971

A wide range of activities and interests are represented in the papers of the ACW. The records document the ACW's activities in preparation for its annual banquet, annual block beautiful contest, clean up - fix up campaign and other special events. The papers also include correspondence files fro...

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Chicago Boys and Girls Club records

This description does not include unprocessed additions to the collection.

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Clarence Darrow Papers, 1912-1956

The papers of Clarence S. Darrow (PCD) consist mostly of his published works, either in pamphlet or in journal form, and a folder of personal papers.

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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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First Presbyterian Church records, 1833-1999

Parish records, church bulletins and programs, business records, artifacts (including missionary artifacts), etc., of this church founded at Fort Dearborn in 1833 and now in Woodlawn. The congregation has included many prominent Chicago families such as the Shedds, Buckinghams, and Fields, and be...

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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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Historical Society of Woodlawn Records, 1937-circa 1965

The Records of the HSW consist of financial records, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, printed materials and newsclippings. The predominant years represented in the collection extend from the early 1940s to the late 1950s.

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James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


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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Judge David F. Matchett, Sr., family papers, 1868-1974, bulk 1895-1970

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Judge David F. Matchett, Sr., his wife Jennie Elizabeth Moore Matchett, and his son David F. Matchett, Jr. Present are materials related to Judge David F. Matchett's involvement with ...

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Lillian M. Campbell Memorial Collection, 1858-1940.

The Campbell photographs are strongest in two areas. The first is city-wide street scenes, particularly in the neighborhoods of Roseland, South Shore, South Chicago, Woodlawn, Lakeview, Rogers Park, Portage Park, and Logan Square. Of special interest are many pairs of photos showing the same inte...

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Moses M. Shaw papers, 1920-1970, bulk 1940-1960

Correspondence; newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and flyers; church and youth scrapbooks, a bank marketing expenses ledger; notebooks, speaker's notes, poems, jokes, song lyrics, etc.; and other papers of Moses M. Shaw, a Chicago businessman active in community and civil rig...

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Negative of the replica of the Santa Maria ship in Jackson Park harbor, [ca. 1933]

Includes negative of the replica of the Santa Maria ship in Jackson Park harbor.

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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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Roger J. Ferragallo films

Color and black-and-white 16mm positive moving image films by Roger J. Ferragallo, titled "63rd St." (1952) and "The Bases are Loaded" (1953), each running approximately 30 minutes. "63rd St." depicts daily life and travel on 63rd Street (Chicago, Ill.) in both color and black and white. "The Bas...

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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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United Woodlawn, Inc. Records, 1949-1952.

The Papers of United Woodlawn Inc. (UWI), primarily from 1949 to 1952, document that organization's efforts inbehalf of neighborhood improvement projects. Included in the collection are papers concerning the UWI's constitution and by-laws, membership rosters, minutes of meetings, The Voice of Woo...

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University of Chicago. Center for Urban Studies. Records, 1967-1968

The Center for Urban Studies was established by the University of Chicago in 1963. This collection contains reports from 1967-1968, when the Center was working with The Woodlawn Association (TWO) to develop the Woodlawn Model Cities Plan.

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University of Chicago. Woodlawn Social Services Center. Records, 1960-1984

The Woodlawn Social Services Center (also called SSC, or the Social Services Center) was established in 1969 as a branch of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Service Administration. SSC sought to centralize the provision of social services in Chicago's Woodlawn neighbourhood w...

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Woodlawn Block Club Council Records, 1958-1960.

The collection contains administrative records (1958-1960) and publicity files (1958-1959).

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Woodlawn Community Collection, 1857-1970.

Includes correspondence, biographical essays, memorabilia, newsclippings, advertisements, announcements, historical essays, printed materials, church publications, meeting minutes, membership rosters, school certificates and diplomas, scrapbooks, and photographs.

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The Woodlawn Organization records, 1959-1973

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, research materials, clippings, brochures, and other records of The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), a coalition of neighborhood and religious groups formed to improve the quality of life in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Topics i...


Woodlawn Woman's Club Records, 1917-1954.

The Records of the WWC consist of administrative records, newsclippings, speeches, photographs and a nearly complete set of WCC directories from 1913 to 1954.

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