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Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976
The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Association for Family Living records, 1926-1967
The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967.
A Century of Progress Memorabilia collection, 1933-1999
A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The A Century of Progress Memoribilia collection includes printed materials such as pamphlets, broc...
Chicago Abortion Fund records, 1973-2005
The administrative records of the Chicago Abortion Fund, a non-profit organization in Chicago that promotes reproductive choice and provides economic assistance and education to low-income women in obtaining safe abortion services.
Chicago Clergy Consultation Service records, 1965-1975
Twenty-six ministers and rabbis founded the Clergy Consultation Service or CCS in New York City in 1967 to help provide women with access to safe abortions. The CCS gathered information about abortion providers, counseled women seeking abortion, and referred patients to physicians who practiced i...
Chicago Woman's Aid records, 1903-1988
The Young Ladies Aid Society, organized in 1882, was incorporated by the State of Illinois in 1895 and renamed the Chicago Woman's Aid. The collection contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, minutes, and photographs dating from 1903 to 1988.
Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois records, Bulk, 1930-1970
Tracing its origins to 1883, the Children's Home and Aid Society is a private charitable organization devoted to helping homeless and dependent children. It has offered adoption foster-care, boarding, counseling services, and other services to thousand so children and families. This collection in...
Edith and Grace Abbott collection, 1909-1951
Edith and Grace Abbott lived at Hull-House and were founders of the Immigrants' Protective League. The Edith and Grace Abbott collection consists of articles, book reviews, newspaper clippings, yearbook, letters, memorials, reports, addresses, and writings.
Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund records, 1909-1963
The Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund was a foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life for infants and children in Chicago. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, legal and financial records, newsletters, research proposals and photographs.
Elsie P. Wolcott papers, 1906-1933
Elsie P. Wolcott was a social worker in Chicago and part of the larger circle of social reformers and activists surrounding Jane Addams. Wolcott studied under Edith Abbott at the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. She researched practical problems faced by poor families such as food prese...
Ethel and Irene Kawin papers, 1923-1969
Irene Kawin was a probation officer of the Juvenile Court of Cook County from 1913 to 1962, serving as deputy chief beginning in 1927. Ethel Kawin was a child psychologist who directed the Pre-School Department of the Institute for Juvenile Research from 1925 to 1934. The collection contains corr...
Florence Kelley collection, 1894-1981
Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a social worker, reformer, lawyer, suffragist, and confirmed socialist. In 1891, she left her husband and moved to Chicago with her three children to become a resident of Hull-House. In 1892, Kelley was appointed by Governer Atgeld as the state's first chief factor...
Henry P. Chandler papers, 1922-1978
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Henry P. Chandler (1880-1975) was a Chicago lawyer and the first director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Chandler received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1906 and practiced law in Chicago until 1939, when he...
Home Economists in Business--Chicago Chapter records, 1924-1992
This collection primarily reflects the activities of HEIB's Chicago chapter between the years of 1924 and 1992, though some of the material illustrates HEIB's activities on state and national levels as well. Documents in this collection contain information about HEIB's history, mission, membershi...
Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records, 1940-1963
Established in 1919, The Illinois Child Labor Committee (later the Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth) was a non-profit organization that rallied for the protection and welfare of all children in relations to employment and education. The Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth Collectio...
Illinois Humane Society records, 1889-1959
The Illinois Humane Society, formerly the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was established in 1869 to provide protective services for abused animals. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, minutes, proceedings, case records, journals, speec...
Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance records, 1977-1995
The Illinois Pro-Choice Alliance (IPCA) collection reflects the founding, history, activism, membership, and mission of the Alliance from 1979-1991. The material in the collection consists of IPCA pamphlets, flyers, conference packets, correspondence, and meeting minutes. The files chronicle IPCA...
Jane Abortion Collective oral history collection, 1980
The papers consist of transcriptions of interviews conducted by UIC Sociology Professor Pauline Bart circa 1980 with members of the Chicago Jane Abortion Collective. The interviews include an incomplete history of the organization, the interviewees' personal experiences as members, and their pers...
Jane Dent Home for the Aged records, 1898-1970
The Home for Aged and Infirm Colored People was founded in 1893 by Gabriella Knighten Smith, Fannie Mason, and others for the purpose of caring for older African Americans, without regard to creed, who were dependent on the charity of others. The records consist mainly of annual reports, board of...
Jessie Whitney Cartwright papers, 1897-1977
The Jessie Whitney Cartwright papers primarily reflect Cartwright's involvement in the field of home economics, though some of the papers pertain to her personal life as well.
Juvenile Protective Association records, 1897-1999
The Juvenile Court Committee was established in Chicago in 1904 by women reformers five years after they organized for the Cook County Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court Committee offered aid to dependent and delinquent children during the period before the Juvenile Court itself was able to take ...
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.
Mary E. Murphy papers, 1921-1941
Mary E. Murphy (1883-1948) served as Director of the Elizabeth McCormick Foundation. Murphy was affiliated with Jane Addams and the foundation sponsored the Hull-House Open Air School located on the roof of the Mary Crane Building. The Mary E. Murphy Papers consist of correspondence.