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Arthur W. Mitchell papers

Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incom...

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Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chicago Herald and Examiner broadside collection, 1934.

Broadsides with late breaking news and promotional photographs, headlines, and short explanatory articles. Includes beauty contestants, sporting events and figures, government officials, and disasters.

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Jacob M. Arvey papers, 1911-1970, bulk 1960-1968

The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, meeting minutes, committee reports, newsletters, personal calendars, election vote tallies, photographs and other papers of Jacob M. Arvey concerning his work in the Chicago City Council as 24th Ward Alderman (1923-1941) and on C...


New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1965-1980, bulk 1971-1976

Correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlets, book lists for prisoners, and other administrative records of the New World Resource Center, a non-profit, left-wing bookstore and meeting space in Chicago. The majority of the collection consists ...


Northwest Neighborhood Federation records

Correspondence, topical files, petitions, and records of projects of the Northwest Neighborhood Federation (covering the Chicago neighborhoods of Portage Park, Irving Park, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, and Avondale), an activist organization formed in the late 1970s; plus similar materials from an ea...


Peter R. Scalise papers, 1912-1986, bulk 1956-1978

Personal and professional correspondence; bulletins, event programs, newsletters, and minutes from civic and community organizations; educational, religious, and other personal memorabilia; certificates of award and membership; and printed materials such as brochures, newspaper clippings, and pam...

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Sidney R. Yates Papers, ca. 1931-1999

This collection documents the Congressional career of Sidney Yates (D-Illinois), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1963 and 1965 to 1999. The materials are primarily textual and consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, ...

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The Woodlawn Organization records, 1959-1973

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, research materials, clippings, brochures, and other records of The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), a coalition of neighborhood and religious groups formed to improve the quality of life in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Topics i...