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Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Records, 1909-1927
Also known as Manuscript Codex 1028, these twenty-six volumes were gathered for an investigation of Chicago crime, focusing on prostitution and the illegal sale of alcohol. Notes are from on-scene investigations, summaries of court records and newspaper clippings.
Gus Schaffer letters [manuscript], 1969-1976.
Letters of Schaffer, a member of Roger Touhy's Chicago bootleg gang in the 1930s, primarily written to Ron Martinetti, a New York author. Schaffer, who served 25 years at Stateville (under the name Peter Stevens) along with Touhy for the alleged 1933 kidnapping of John Factor, gives his opinions ...
Lea Taylor papers
Correspondence, minutes, financial and statistical records, articles, sociological studies, arrangements for speaking engagements, and other papers of Lea Taylor, relating to her career as a social worker and head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, founded by her father Graham Tayl...