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57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.

Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...


AIDS Pastoral Care Network video recording [videorecording], 1995.

Color video of the May 29, 1995, Memorial Day Liturgy for persons affected by HIV/AIDS at St. Clements Church in Chicago, sponsored by AIDS Pastoral Care Network. The service was held at St. Clements Church, located at 642 West Deming Street in the Lakeview area of Chicago.

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Anna Jaros collection of visual materials

Printed materials and black-and-white, color (1), and hand-painted (1) photographs and photograph postcards related to and collected by Anna Jaros. Portraits depict members of the Halsted Street Church (located at Halsted and 20th Streets, Chicago); the Cervenka, Herda, Hraback, Jaros, and Perout...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


Arthur W. Mitchell papers

Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incom...

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Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996

Reports, press releases, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, topical files, other printed materials, court documents, and other records of Asian Human Services of Chicago, an organization established in 1978 to analyze needs and provide social services for Asians in Chicago near ...


Association House of Chicago visual materials, ca. 1900-1964

Black-and-white and color photographic prints and negatives, photographic albums, postcards, photostats, clippings, and drawing related to residents, members, and activities of the Association House of Chicago in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Images depict children in groups, at...


Bielarusian Coordinating Committee of Chicago collection

Brochures, articles, and news releases issued by or about persons of Byelorussian descent who live in the Chicago, Ill., area.

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Black Women in the Middle West Project collection, ca. 1924-1985

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to researc...


Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chicago Cold War Oral History Project papers

Project documents and 27 oral history transcripts from the Chicago Cold War Oral History Project conducted by the Chicago History Museum in 2012.

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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 Herald and Examiner broadside collection, 1934.

Broadsides with late breaking news and promotional photographs, headlines, and short explanatory articles. Includes beauty contestants, sporting events and figures, government officials, and disasters.

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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 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...


Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters

Two- and multi-color handprinted posters (19), many silkscreened, created by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective supporting the work and mission of its parent organization, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Some posters advertise Union events, but most consist of graphic and written messa...


Chicago Women's Liberation Union records

Correspondence, memos, committee minutes, membership lists, announcements, position papers, newsletters, and topical files of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, which was formed in 1969 as a radical, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, feminist organization building on a multi-issue women's lib...


Chicago's neighborhoods, 1999.

Program explores the evolution of Chicago neighborhoods with respect to population growth, structures, and urban planning. Building types and architectural styles, particularly neighborhood houses of worship, illustrate the richness and diversity of communities in Chicago (Ill.). The film is Part...


Collecting stories from exile, 1999.

This video concerns the Chicago Arab Oral History Project organized by the Arab American Action Network and the American Friends Service Committee. This documentary includes excerpts from video-taped oral history interviews of Chicago area residents who are Palestinian and who experienced the Ara...

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Cyrus Hall Adams, III, papers, 1874-1968, bulk 1964-1968

The papers of Cyrus Hall Adams III date from 1874 to 1968 (mainly 1964 to 1968) and consist of correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, transcripts of board hearings and meetings, news clippings, and other printed materials related to the Chicago Board of Education and Adams' se...


Dempsey Travis papers, 1949-1977

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, journals and magazines, legal documents, and other papers of Dempsey J. Travis, an African-American real estate developer, mortgage broker, author, and civil rights advocate. The collection largely consists of correspondence regarding...

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Descriptive inventory for the 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...


Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. ...