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AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives

These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport's AMF postal facility. They later worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. The AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization was founded in 1991 to document the history of African Americans in the orga...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...

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Chicago Hearing Society photograph collection, 1910-1982.

Over 300 images that chronicle the history of the Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), which include various activities (bazaars, costume parties, plays and other entertainment productions, camping trips, CHS anniversaries, etc.), lipreading classes from ca. 1938 to ca. 1973 taught by Torrey and other ...

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Chicago Historical Society collection of My History Is Your History visual materials, 1999.

Color photographic negatives, contact sheets, and videos produced by Chicago Historical Society staff for the My History Is Your History project, documenting the Good Friday Stations of the Cross ceremonies in the Lower West Side, Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago on April 2, 1999 and the Indian Ind...

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Chicago stories, [ca. 2002-2003]

Documentary videos and interviews about Chicago history and social groups. John Callaway served as interviewer and narrator. Many images show collection items of the Chicago Historical Society. Topics include politicians, activists, laborers, athletes, people in arts and entertainment, philanthro...

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Chicago Veteran Druggists' Association Records, 1839-1967

The Chicago Veteran Druggists’ Association (commonly abbreviated as CVDA) was a social and pharmaceutical organization founded by Thomas Nevins Jamieson in 1898. This collection documents the history of the CVDA, with some documentation of its sister organizations in Minnesota.

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1996 donation, 1955-1996 (bulk 1994-1996).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1995- March 1996 (but some date as early as 1955), by these photographers: Lucille J. Adams, Blanche Arreguin, Phyllis Cerny, Sara Chektkow, Robert Essak, Eugenia Fawcett, Dorris Harris, Jane H. Kriete, Russell Kriete, Betty Kubis, Earl J. Kubis, Lynne Lee, Ruth Luthring...

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Collection of Otto L. Schmidt's historical interest photographs, [approximately. 1914-1934]

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives related to the professional and personal life of Otto L. Schmidt, a Chicago physician, historian, and German American civic leader. Images include family portraits, a 1926 group portrait of the Illinois State Historical Society and the Mississippi...

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Edward Moss Martin papers, 1896-1985

Biographical materials, correspondence, publications, research materials, memoranda, fliers, programs, and other papers of Edward Moss Martin, a civic reformer and member of the Union League Club of Chicago. Much of the material in the collection relates to Martin's work as director of public aff...

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Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children records, 1929-1991, bulk 1945-1988

Meeting minutes, financial records, committee reports, newsletters, correspondence, publicity and fundraising materials, scrapbooks, and other records of the Foundation for Developmentally Disabled Children (FDDC) and its predecessor organizations affiliated with Michael Reese Hospital i...

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Gerald L. Sbarboro papers, 1962-1989

Correspondence, articles, reports, research materials, photographs, and other working files of Judge Gerald L. Sbarboro relative to his service as a member of the Chicago Board of Education, 1970-1975, and his professional and civic activities as a lawyer and member of legal societies, including ...

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Illinois Society of Architects records

Correspondence, minutes, membership records, reports, legislative bills, legal briefs, contracts, and newsclippings of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA) concerning its work for professionalization, licensing, and regulation of architects and for the establishment of standards for workmansh...


Infant Welfare Society of Chicago collection of visual materials

Collection of views of activities of Chicago's IWS, a social service organization which resulted from a merger of the Milk Commission of Chicago and the Children's Hospital Society. Includes scenes at IWS stations with mothers and children being examined by health care staff. Photoprints and lant...


Interviews about Mayor Harold Washington, 2003 Sept.

Collection of video recordings and accompanying transcripts of interviews about Chicago Mayor Harold Washington that were conducted by Jeff Spitz at ABC Studios for the Chicago Historical Society. Provides some insiders' views of Mayor Washington and his administrations on the twentieth anniversa...

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Jack Weiss design papers, 1939-2015

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Kathleen Collins photograph collection about State Street, 1980-1981.

Photographs of interiors of buildings along Chicago's State Street by professional photographer Collins. Includes specialty and department stores, hotels, housing projects, residential buildings, the Pacific Garden Mission, the Playboy Mansion, American Legion Post #87, the Chicago Theater, the p...

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Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...


Max Naiman papers, 1923-1975

Correspondence and career papers of Max R. Naiman, and a much larger lot of topical files that contain reports, fliers, brochures, mailings, and some correspondence relating to Naiman's role as a lawyer and staff member of the International Labor Defense (ILD); and to his participation or interes...


Maxwell Street exhibition photographs, 1966-1983.

Views of residents of Maxwell Street area of Chicago (Ill.) 1966-1983. Include buyers and sellers at the Maxwell Street market and goods for sale. Also includes unposed views of people dancing, singing, lounging on the streets.

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National Council of Jewish Women, Chicago Section records, 1899-1973, bulk 1920-1970

Meeting minutes, annual reports, financial records, correspondence, periodicals, newsletters, press releases, brochures, pamphlets, directories, manuals, scripts, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other records of the National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW), Chicago Section, a community servic...


Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture project video archives, [ca. 1958-1999]

Items collected as part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Gra...

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Northwest Neighborhood Federation records

Correspondence, topical files, petitions, and records of projects of the Northwest Neighborhood Federation (covering the Chicago neighborhoods of Portage Park, Irving Park, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, and Avondale), an activist organization formed in the late 1970s; plus similar materials from an ea...


Phi Sigma Collection, 1878-2012

Phi Sigma is a social organization which was founded in 1878 in Chicago, Illinois. This group is dedicated to public speaking and is the second oldest, continuously running organization of its kind in Illinois. This collection honors Columbia College Chicago's early curricula in oratory arts and ...

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Prince Hall Freemasonry Archives

The Prince Hall Freemasonry Archives encompass administrative records and other materials of the Prince Hall Masons of Illinois (Prince Hall Affiliation/PHA), Chicago Chapters and concordant bodies.

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