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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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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 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...


Collection of photographs by Michael Vollan, 1968-approximately 1970.

Black-and-white and color photographic digital prints (11 x 14 in.) showing the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago (5 items), a 1970 rally in support of the students and victims of the Kent State University shootings (2 items), and unidentified demonstrations held in Chicago (3 ...

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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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Max R. Naiman photograph collection, 1951-1969.

Includes visual materials related to the career of Max R. Naiman, a Chicago labor attorney and progressive movement activist. Images include a portrait of Naiman, Naiman (?) at a demonstration, and two views showing people seated at banquet tables for class reunions of the John Marshall Law Schoo...

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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...


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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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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