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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...


Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, 1894-1969

Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers coop...

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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...


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. ...


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...


Ernest A. Bell papers

Correspondence, minutes, newsclippings, and publications produced or received by Ernest A. Bell relating to his career as a Methodist clergyman, missionary to India in 1892-1894, and anti-prostitution crusader in Chicago from 1902 onward. Topics include various Protestant missionary societies in ...


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...


Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association General Administrative Records, 1892-1995

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 in a poor, primarily immigrant neighborhood on the near northwest side of Chicago to improve conditions and to help its residents through its clubs and classes, social events, camping programs, and relief and emergency service...


Guide to the Northwestern University Settlement Association Records Scrapbooks, 1917-1984

The Northwestern University Settlement Association was founded in 1891 by a group of administrators and faculty from Northwestern University in order to provide social services, educational programs, referrals, and emergency relief to a poor immigrant neighborhood on Chicago's near northwest side...


Irene McCoy Gaines papers, 1896-1968, bulk 1940-1959

Correspondence, mimeographed and printed material, certificates, posters, phonograph records of speeches, minutes of meetings and conventions, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to activities of Mrs. Gaines, a leader in local, state, and national organizations of African American club...

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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...


Lawndale Community Committee records, 1949-1975

Meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, legal documents, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, neighborhood maps, publications, and other records of the Lawndale Community Committee (LCC), a Chicago (Ill.) neighborhood organization that sponsored programs and activities associated w...


Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

A wide vareity of materials span nearly seventy years, from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. Included are materials related to Mme C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company and Beauty Schools, UBSOTA (United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association), Alpha Chi Pi Omega, Chicago Defender Charities...


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...


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...


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 ...


Southwest Community Congress records

Office files of the Southwest Community Congress (SCC) in Chicago (Ill.) including topical files, newspaper clippings, committee minutes, correspondence, SCC publications, press releases, annual SCC delegate information sheets, SCC constitution, financial and accounting records, personnel records...


Uhlich Children's Home records, 1867-1987, bulk 1919-1958

Ledgers, bound and unbound, containing records relating to the founding, residents, staff, finances, and administration of the Uhlich Children's Home, a private institution caring for Chicago children who had lost their parents or whose parents could not care for them adequately. The col...

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United Charities of Chicago lantern slide show collection, 1910-1930, bulk 1915-1920.

Slide presentation of views of poor economic conditions, especially of disadvantaged children in Chicago, and of programs by United Charities to educate and provide for parents and their children. Includes several slides with text.

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Urban Preceptorship Program records, 1968-1979

Correspondence, grant applications, class curricula, student files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, marketing materials, and other records of the Urban Preceptorship Program (UPP) at the University of Illinois at the Medical Center, which taught medical students, health care pro...