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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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Albert Mindlin photograph album, [ca. 1900-1925]

Photograph album assembled by Albert Mindlin, a Chicago dentist, showing scenes of family life, with special emphasis on children and recreational gatherings at parks and beaches. Sporting activities that appear in the images include swimming, rowing, tennis, and bicycling. Also includes some dom...

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Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca.1900

Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.

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The Chicago Community Trust collection of visual materials, 1893-1959, bulk 1910-1939.

Visual materials primarily relating to the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund, a Chicago philanthropic organization which merged into The Chicago Community Trust in 1961. Subjects include adult and children's programs, including the Open-Air Schools, 1910-1918; parent nutrition training, social wo...


Chicago Department of Health photograph collection, 1984-1987.

Primarily public relation photographs of department activities. Includes pictures of Mayor Harold Washington and Health Commissioner Lonnie C. Edwards while public speaking, or participating at events such as the department anniversary. Includes a few scenes at department administered clinics--a ...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Children's Memorial Hospital support groups' records

Auxiliary Board minutes (1908-14, 1921-50), Dept. of Nursing and School of Pediatric Nursing reports (1932, 1940-46), Social Service Committee minutes (1911-15, 1935-52), news clippings (1920-43, 1950-77), press releases (1965-77), and other files of Children's Memorial Hospital (Chicago, Ill.) s...


Claude A. Barnett papers

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; coll...


Dr. Robert H. Babcock papers, 1876-1938

Personal papers of Dr. Robert H. Babcock, a blind Chicago physician, include of a book of memoirs about his boyhood written by his mother, Emily (Hall) Babcock; 5 folders of letters he wrote (typed) to his parents while he was a medical student in Germany from 1880-1883; miscellaneous corresponde...

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Drs. Edmund T. Allen and Abby Dyer Allen medical practice records

Two ledger books from the medical practice of Drs. Edmund T. Allen and Abby (Abbie) Dyer Allen, mostly describing their examinations with patients suffering from eye ailments. Also included are photocopies from Chicago Medical Directory identifying their biographical backgrounds.

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Guide to the Isaac Arthur Abt (1867-1955) Papers, 1881-1966

Isaac Arthur Abt, pediatrician and Northwestern University Medical School professor, began his practice in internal medicine but gravitated to pediatrics, with a particular intererst in nutrion, and became one of the earliest specialists in the field. The Isaac Arthur Abt Papers are arranged in s...

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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


Harry Flanders papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1900-1930

Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, diaries, photographs, medical papers, and other personal and professional papers of Harry L. Flanders, a Chicago leather tanner and trunk maker. Included are correspondence and other papers pertaining to Victoria Flanders, Harry Flanders’ wife. ...

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Hooper, Frances. Papers, 1928-1976

Frances Hooper (1892-1986) was a journalist and advertising executive. She was founder and president of the Frances Hooper Advertising Agency. Hooper was also an author and avid collector of books and art. Correspondence, books, photographs, and notes in the collection reflect Hooper’s personal l...

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Illinois League of Women Voters and Cook County League of Women Voters records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, and other records created and/or collected by the Illinois League of Women Voters and the Cook County League of Women Voters, both nonpartisan political organizations. Materials relate to the organizations' activities in the areas of health care, housin...


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...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago collection of visual materials, 1909-1965, bulk 1920s.

Primarily includes views of activities of JCC and its predecessors at various locations: Chicago Hebrew Institute at Taylor & Lytle (1914), Jewish People's Institute in Lawndale (1922), and Max Straus Center (1946). Subjects include adult, junior college, secondary, elementary and nursery educati...


Jewish Home for the Aged photograph collection, ca. 1899-1970.

Primarily photographs of residents, staff, and facilities of the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged, Beth Moshav Z'Keinim, of Chicago (Ill.). Includes scenes depicting care of residents, religious and social activities.

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Jewish Home for the Aged photographs from the 1950s and 1960s, 1950-1969.

Relating to the residents, staff and activities of the Orthodox Jewish Home for the Aged, Beth Moshav Z'Keinim, of Chicago (Ill.) in the 1950s-1960s. Subjects include religious ceremonies, therapy for the residents and dedication ceremonies for the 1960s addition to the Home.

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Lawrence Jacques photograph collection, ca. 1930-1949.

Primarily includes images relating to medical treatments, such as physicians and nurses engaged in surgery. Many images relating to the Republic Steel Strike. A few images show police officers, politicians, children, and persons engaged in photograph development. Other images show office interior...

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Lenora Linson photograph collection, ca. 1900-1960 (bulk ca. 1930-1960)

Photographs by Lenora Linson, a Wisconsin native who resided in Chicago while a nurse at Cook County Hospital, located on Chicago's Near West Side. Images include nurses and doctors of Cook County Hospital on duty, live birth scenes, hospital equipment in use, hospital interiors, the Cook County ...

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Leonidas H. Berry papers, 1879-1994

Biographical materials, correspondence, reports, published articles, newsletters, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, administrative documents, and other papers of Leonidas H. Berry, a Chicago African American gastroenterologist. The materials relate to various aspect...

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Miltimore family papers

Correspondence, account books, newsclippings, etc., including letters between Ira Miltimore of Chicago (Ill.) and his wife-to-be, Margaret B. King of Port Byron (N.Y.), 1838-1839; sundry family documents, genealogy, and clippings 1842-1971; Civil War letters of Ira Miltimore (2 items, 1863) and h...

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Nathan F. Leopold papers, 1924-1970

Correspondence with family, friends, attorneys, and prominent individuals solicited to advocate the parole of Nathan Leopold, Jr., from Stateville penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a crime committed with Richard Loeb...

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