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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.

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Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...

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Agatha Rossetti Hessley papers, 1970-2005.

The papers of Agatha Rossetti Hessley consist of letters written to her daughter, Rita K. Hessley, and document Hessley family events. Many of these letters contain Agatha's views on subjects including politics, current scientific research, and the Catholic Church. News clippings are often includ...

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Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman Papers, 1980-2010.

The Ciurej and Lochman Papers consist of two boxes, spanning the years 1980-2010. This collection is divided into two sections: personal and professional. The personal records include photographs, cards, and some correspondence. The professional records include publications pertaining to art, suc...

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Beth Brinkmann Cianci papers, 1980-1983.

The Beth Brinkmann Cianci papers relate to Beth's advocacy efforts for women's rights organizations, including the Homemakers Equal Rights Association and the National Forum for Women. The documents include materials for state and national women's rights organizations.

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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.

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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...

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Chicago Home Economists in Business records, 1966-1983, bulk 1972-1980

Financial records, membership information, board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, press releases, and other records of the Chicago Home Economists in Business (CHEIB), an organization that focused on the relationship between home economists, business, and consumers. Members have been...

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Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters

Two- and multi-color handprinted posters (19), many silkscreened, created by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective supporting the work and mission of its parent organization, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Some posters advertise Union events, but most consist of graphic and written messa...


Chicago Women's Liberation Union photographs, 1968-1977.

Images related to the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU). Activities and issues the group was involved with included equal job treatment and wages for women, abortion rights, women's heath, a legal clinic for women, rape project, graphics collective, and publications, such as "Womankind," CW...


Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1996

Meeting minutes, membership materials, newsletters, bulletins, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, resolutions, event programs, invitations, and other records of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter. Materials were compiled by Lois Rosen, a Chicago political ...

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Deborah's Place records, 1984-2007.

The Deborah's Place records span from 1984 to 2007 and include mainly the administrative records, program reports and evaluations, meeting minutes, agendas, correspondence, planning materials, and general program philosophy. The committees include the Multi-cultural Committee, Housing and Physica...


Edith McCroskey Zears papers, 1934-1941.

The Edith McCroskey Zears Papers consist of material relating to Edith's involvement in The Speakers Institute, as well as grammatical information and home economics tips from the 1930s. These documents include course manuals and lesson plans, newspaper articles, and household advice from the now...

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Guide to the Records of "Clara, Lu 'n' Em", 1923-2014

"Clara, Lu 'n' Em," one of the first radio soap operas (1930-1946), was created, written, and performed by three Northwestern University alumnae (Louise Starkey Mead, Isobel Carothers Berolzheimer, and Helen King Mitchell), who assumed the roles of small-town housewives exchanging gossip and opin...

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Guide to the Records of the School of Domestic Arts and Sciences, 1899-1972

The Records of the School of Domestic Arts and Sciences consist of historical documents, governing documents, minutes, correspondence, financial records, subject files, and ledgers. While the records span the years 1899 to 1972, the bulk of the material dates from 1901 to 1943. Dating from 1911 t...

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Helen Sauer Brown papers, 1944-1998

The Helen Sauer Brown Papers are divided between personal/family papers and academic papers. Personal and family papers include photographs, wedding and anniversary mementos, statements on War Tax Resistance and the Equal Rights Amendment, and the story of her husband's prisoner of war experience...

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Helena Znaniecka Lopata papers, 1870-2005.

The Helena Znaniecka Lopata papers span the period 1870 to 2005. The materials largely reflect her professional interests. It includes materials regarding her presentations and publications on primarily the social role of women in society, especially as housewives and widows. The collection also ...

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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...

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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...

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Mary Louise Hirsh Burger papers, 1958-1999.

Mary Louise Hirsh Burger's papers reflect her career in the field of childhood education, including her career as a professor at Northern Illinois University and as an active member of the ACEI. It includes correspondence, conference materials, and sound recordings of a radio course.

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Mundelein College Laboratory Materials, 1942-1972.

The Mundelein College Laboratory Materials Records contain items related to the college's Psychology Department laboratories. The bulk of the collection consists of instruments and psychological tests used by students in the Psychology Department. The majority of the tests relate to infants and c...

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Patricia A. Crowley, OSB, papers, 1930-2010.

The majority of materials in this collection pertain to Patricia A. Crowley's career and social involvement with homelessness in Chicago. The collection also includes notes and work on speeches she presented for these causes.

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Patricia (Patty) Caron Crowley papers, 1913-2006.

The Patricia (Patty) Caron Crowley Papers span the years 1913 to 2006 and document Crowley family life, the Christian Family Movement, Deborah's Place, the Chicago Housing Authority, and other Catholic and civic activities. These papers consist of scrapbooks, correspondence, newsletters, pictures...

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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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