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ACT UP Chicago. Records, 1969-1996

ACT UP Chicago was a grassroots, direct action, activist group formed to bring attention to the AIDS crisis. The group also agitated for increased AIDS funding and research, as well as protection of the rights of people with HIV/AIDS. Correspondence, notes, clippings, and newsletters in the colle...

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American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records, 1920-1982

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, ...

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Anti-war rally in Federal Plaza in Chicago, 2002 Oct. 2.

Anti-war rally in Federal Plaza, ca. 200 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago (Ill.), by about 1000 people protesting against the Bush Administration's preparations for war in Iraq.

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Chicago 1992 Committee photographs, 1982-1992.

Photographs from the Chicago 1992 Committee, an activist organization formed in 1982 to monitor the plans for the 1992 world's fair in Chicago (Ill.), which was not held. Includes pictures of Lew Kreinberg of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs in a Western hat.

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Chicago Area Draft Resisters records

Newsletters, newspaper clippings, publications, fliers, correspondence, testimonials, and other records of the Chicago Area Draft Resisters (CADRE), which opposed the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, especially the U.S. selective services system that drafted men to serve in the armed forces d...

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Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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Chicago Citizens Commission to study the Disorders of Convention Week. Records, 1968-1969

A citizens' commission, chaired by Edward J. Sparling, was formed to investigate the 1968 Chicago peace march that ended in police confrontation. The group reconvened to examine the violence associated with the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The second committee, named the Chicago Commissio...

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Chicago Journal photograph collection, [ca. 1976-1984]

Photographs from The Chicago Journal: The South Side's Free Newsweekly, a neighborhood newspaper. Includes images of Chicago's south side, such as residential streets, public housing, and businesses. Includes images of the Pullman and Douglas communities. Many photographs show people, often invol...


Chicago Reporter (periodical) photograph collection, 1970-1988.

Photographs from the files of the Chicago Reporter news publication by the Community Renewal Society. Includes individuals active in the Chicago area as well as images of different types of people including political activists, illegal aliens, actors, government employees, immigrants, lawyers, po...


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...


Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1985 donation, 1962-1985 (bulk 1984-1985).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1984- March 1985 (but some date as early as 1962), by these photographers: Doris M. Adair, Howard Anderson, Jeanne Halama, Karl Hofmeister, Betty Kubis, Earl Kubis, John McCarthy, John J. Mariana, Robert A. Mata, Don Michalski, Jack Monsarrat, Casey Prunchunas, Norris Ro...

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Church Federation of Greater Chicago photograph collection, Part 2, 1956-1965.

Photographs from the CFGC documenting television and radio programs originated by the Federation, meetings, staff members, religious services, community projects, and civil rights marches. Much material is unidentified.

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Declan Haun collection of visual materials, ca. 1958-1994

The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The col...


Declan Haun papers, 1959-1994

Professional, family, and personal correspondence of photojournalist Declan Haun as well as notes and reflections, mid-1960s; small notebooks (58 v.) about assignments, lists, etc., 1960-1990; date book calendars, 1967-1983; examples of Haun's published photo essays; items on education...

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Elliot Nathanson collection of anti-war protest photographs, 2003 Mar. 5-Apr. 5.

Images of a series of protests against the Iraq War that were held in downtown Chicago (Ill.). Views include marchers, protestors with signs, and Chicago police officers in riot gear. Protest locations include the Water Tower, Daley Plaza, and Lake Shore Drive.

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Illinois Council to Repeal the Draft records, 1962-1975

Office files of Richard Weston, coordinator/president of the Illinois Council to Repeal the Draft (ICRD), including Weston's files on the draft, 1962-1971; form letters, notices, and clippings of letters to the editor from various newspapers; tearsheets from the Congressional Record and other pub...

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Luis Kutner papers, 1916-1981

Correspondence; news clipping scrapbooks; manuscripts of legal articles, fiction, poetry, short stories; some legal and business records; and sound recordings of radio interviews of Luis Kutner, a lawyer who became involved in public-interest lawsuits and other high-profile cases in Chicago and i...

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Midwest Women's Center (Chicago, Ill.) photograph collection, [ca. 1970s]

Views of demonstrations for the Equal Rights Amendment, activities of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union and of Womenspace, and modern prints of historical photographs of women.

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Photographic prints made by staff of the Chicago Daily News, ca. 1932-1970.

Photographic prints made by the Chicago Daily News staff, primarily showing people and events in Chicago (Ill.). Events include air and rail accidents, demonstrations, exhibitions, and political events. People include artists, entertainers, government employees, police, and politicians. Also incl...

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Photographs of Peace Museum activities and staff, [ca. 1981-1984]

Images of exhibitions, activities, staff and celebrity guests of the Peace Museum, founded in Chicago in 1981 to promote peace. Many items relate to its first major exhibition, "Give Peace A Chance" (1984) and/or to local, national, and international rock musicians and folk musicians and their mu...

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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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Snapshots by Don Fisher, 1978-1990.

Primarily includes photographs of charity events, such as telethons, and other events in Chicago that show entertainers, celebrities, and political figures in attendance. Also includes a few photographs of demonstrations by the Chicago Transit Authority (1979 strike) and citizen groups against th...

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Tibetan Independence Day rally photographs, 1994 Mar. 12.

Includes photographs by Joe Davy of a Tibetan Independence Day rally in Chicago.

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