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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...


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...


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 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'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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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 Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.) life histories collection, ca. 1921-1949, bulk 1929-1933 (partially processed collection)

The IJR records include written life histories compiled by the IJR, primarily dated 1929-1933 (although they range from 1921-1940s), and consisting of interviews with teenagers and young adults, most of whom were confined in Illinois detention facilities. The authors of the 133 life hist...


Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project papers

Project documents and 27 oral history transcripts from Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project conducted by the Chicago History Museum in 2016.

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Gads Hill Center records

Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Gads Hill settlement house, various reports, financial and attendance records, newsclippings, articles, and other sundry papers. Topics include recreational, educational, and social programs and facilities of Gads Hill Center, a...


German Aid Society records, 1878-1977

The German Aid Society, Deutsche Gesellschaft von Chicago, was established in 1854 to assist German-speaking immigrants in Chicago. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, financial records, case histories, policy statements, and annual reports.

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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...


Janet A. Nolan, Ph. D. papers, 1969-2008.

The Janet A. Nolan, Ph. D., Papers span the years 1969-2008, and consist of materials that pertain to Dr. Nolan's career as an author, educator, researcher, and historian. Most of the topics within the collection concern the fields of education, Irish Studies, and Women's studies, or a combinatio...

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Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989

Meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, event programs, financial documents, and other administrative records of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA). The majority of materials relate to the regular operations of the organization, effo...


Jun Fujita negatives collection

Views of the 1919 Race Riots in Chicago (Ill.); the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1929); bridge construction, farm scenery, Chicago skylines, Lincoln Park Zoo, various railroad lines; other topics; and portrait negatives of Al Capone, John Alden Carpenter, Albert Einstein, Colonel Fabynn, J. L. K...


Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities records, part 1

Correspondence, financial statements, fundraising items, annual reports, audio recordings, by-laws, historical information, memoranda, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, legal documents, and fliers of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, LCMOC, relative to it...


Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records, 1956-1999, bulk 1985-1998

Administrative materials, financial and legal papers, correspondence, project and research files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, client and personnel files, and other records of the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago, based on Chicago's southeast side. Materials relate to the MCC's s...


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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New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1965-1980, bulk 1971-1976

Correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlets, book lists for prisoners, and other administrative records of the New World Resource Center, a non-profit, left-wing bookstore and meeting space in Chicago. The majority of the collection consists ...


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...


Oral history archives of Chicago Polonia

Interviews with 140 Chicagoans of Polish descent who immigrated to America between 1880 and 1930 or were born in America during this period.