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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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Annetta M. Dieckmann papers, 1888-1974

Annetta Maria Dieckmann (1882-1974) was a pioneer in progressive causes that included the betterment of working peoples' lives, feminism and civil rights. This collection includes correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, biographical vitae, legal briefs, financial records, ...

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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 Seed (newspaper) records

Sundry mailings, underground press announcements and brochures, a few letters, and other office files of Seed Publishing Company, publishers of the Chicago Seed, an alternative newspaper. Topics include the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago, the civil rights movement, rights of...


Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter records

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, maps, brochures and booklets, advertisements, newsletters, testimonials, and other administrative documents of the Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter (CORE); plus papers from CORE's national office ...

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Descriptive inventory for the 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...


Descriptive inventory for the Thales Kaster papers, 1939-1985, bulk 1965-1980

Letters to editors, correspondence, insurance business files, legal documents, research files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, student compositions, photographs, and other papers of Thales Kaster, a Chicago insurance broker and public school teacher known for his prolific writing of letters to ...

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Emily Frankenstein papers

Diary, 1918 Apr. 27-1920 May 30, and miscellaneous documents, including a ticket to a World War I era celebration for the 33rd Division in Grant Park. Diary (ca. 258 p.) written by Frankenstein, the daughter of Jewish physician Victor S. Frankenstein of 4501 Ellis Avenue in the Kenwood neighborho...

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Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission records, 1954-1968

The Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission was a community organization serving Chicago's central west side neighborhood of Lawndale. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, programs, legal and financial records, clippings, and published material.

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Guide to the Records of the Citizens for 65, 1953-2003

The records detail many of the issues and events associated with Gregory Coffin’s superintendency of Evanston’s Community Consolidated School District 65 and the contentious 1970 School Board election that determined his tenure.

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Irma Corcoran, BVM, papers, 1876-2001.

The Irma Corcoran, B.V.M., Ph. D., Papers span the years 1876 to 2001, but are predominantly from 1926 to 2001 and consist of calendars and diaries, dissertation materials, correspondence, research on Thomas Holme, poems, photographs, and manuscripts.

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Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983, bulk 1979-1983

Correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, legal and financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Joyce A. Hughes, a Northwestern University law professor who served on the Chicago Board of Education (1980-1982). Materials chiefly pertain to school desegregat...

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League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection, Bulk, 1950-1982

The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

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Leonard Wash Papers

Leonard Wash, a writer and an educator at the City Colleges of Chicago, was active in the Black Arts, Black Consciousness and Black Power movements beginning in the mid-1960's. He attended every annual Black Studies Conference at Olive-Harvey College, recording much of the proceedings. His papers...

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Margaret (Peggy) Roach papers, 1927-2006.

The papers of Margaret Roach span the years 1955-2001 and document her work in social and racial justice issues. Addendum 1 spans the years 1958-2003 and includes materials on Wednesdays in Mississippi. Addendum 2 spans the years 1938 to her death in 2006. The collection primarily consists of pho...

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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...


Mary Griffin, Ph. D., papers, 1920-1998.

The Mary Griffin, Ph. D, Papers span from 1920 to 1998 and cover her time as a professor and administrator at Mundelein College. These papers consist of biographical materials, correspondence, and books written by Dr. Griffin in addition to syllabi, papers, and lecture notes for both the graduate...

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Midwest Academy (Chicago, Ill.) records

Board meeting minutes, correspondence, pamphlets and fliers, budgets, grant applications and reports, annual reports, news clippings, news releases, research data and topical files, student files, and training curricula of Midwest Academy, a training school for grass-roots organizers in political...

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Mollie Lieber West papers, 1916-2008.

The papers of Mollie Sheiman Lieber West span from 1916 to 2008. They are organized into thematic topics, and chronologically within each series. They document West's activities as a labor activist and women's rights advocate. Most of the materials are secondary sources she saved and closely refl...


National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

Correspondence, course applications, teaching and survey materials, newsletters, announcements, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, reports, publications, and other records of the Training Center at Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), sponsored by the National Federation of Settlem...


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 ...


Pitcher, W. Alvin. Papers, 1928-1993

W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1996), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher’s scholarly career at Denison Unive...

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Planned Parenthood Association Chicago Area records, 1917-1980

Memos, mailings, board minutes (incomplete), correspondence, and pamphlets related to fundraising and various policy issues. Limited information is contained in correspondence regarding various projects of the Chicago association in cooperation with hospitals and auxiliary suburban PPA groups. Th...

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