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Chicago Normal College records, 1913-1938

Chicago Normal College expanded the curriculum of its Normal School predecessors and began attracting students from Chicago’s immigrant communities. During the Depression, however, the school only managed to stay open through a fierce campaign on the p...

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Mary T. McCowen papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, bulletins, an autobiography, and a biography of teacher and school principal Mary T. McCowen. Born in Iowa, McCowen spent most of her career in Chicago (Ill.) and developed the oral speech method of instruction for people who were deaf or had a heari...

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Mary T. McCowen photograph collection, [ca. 1895-1974 (bulk 1930)]

Photographs relating to Mary T. McCowen (d. 1930) and the McCowen Oral School for Deaf Children in Chicago (Ill.). Includes informal portrait photographs of Miss McCowen during her retirement in Tucson, Arizona, and Denver, Colorado, including images of her with friends or alone; and exterior vie...

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Mildred Mead photograph collection, 1951-1958.

Photographs, nearly all by Mildred Mead, a photographer for the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, showing neighborhoods in Chicago (Ill.) targeted by the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council for urban renewal. The photographs depict slum conditions, homes in revitalized areas (inclu...

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