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Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


D. E. Terriere diaries

D.E. (David Edward) Terriere was a longtime resident of the Englewood neighborhood of Chicago who worked as a banker at the Englewood Bank. His 37 handwritten pocket-size diary entries, although brief, offer glimpses at his family life, household financial transactions and activities in the city....

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Dow family photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1920]

Group and individual photographic portraits of Dow family, friends, businesses, and travels; snapshots, scenic views, building exteriors, and shop interiors. Many of the photographs have handwritten descriptions on the back. People shown include Josephine M. Dow, George B. Dow, Dorothy Dow, Jane ...

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James L. Smith papers and audio recordings

Interviews and correspondence of James L. Smith by his daughter Pam Smith, regarding the Association of the 2,221 Negro Volunteers of WWII, Mr. Smith 's military career, and Affirmative Action. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, 1942 to 1953, and was a member of the first group of African America...

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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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