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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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Alson S. Sherman family photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.

Portrait album of Sherman, mayor of Chicago in 1844-1845, and his wife Aurora. Also includes the following families: Bassett, Clark, Cogger, Dudley, Kingsley, Slyfield and Thompson. All portraits are individual and identified.

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Card photograph album of United States statesmen, 1861-1869.

Portraits of 56 identified United States statesmen and 17 other individuals, mostly unidentified between the years 1861 and 1866.

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Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number...

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Darrow Family Scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early sch...

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Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his m...

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Ethel and Irene Kawin papers, 1923-1969

Irene Kawin was a probation officer of the Juvenile Court of Cook County from 1913 to 1962, serving as deputy chief beginning in 1927. Ethel Kawin was a child psychologist who directed the Pre-School Department of the Institute for Juvenile Research from 1925 to 1934. The collection contains corr...

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Florence Kelley collection, 1894-1981

Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a social worker, reformer, lawyer, suffragist, and confirmed socialist. In 1891, she left her husband and moved to Chicago with her three children to become a resident of Hull-House. In 1892, Kelley was appointed by Governer Atgeld as the state's first chief factor...

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George S. Bowen papers, 1856-1928.

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, legal documents, promotional materials, and newspaper clippings related to George S. Bowen's career as an entrepreneur and civic leader in Chicago and Elgin (Ill.). Topics include manufacturing and trade in woolen textiles and pottery and glassware (186...

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Hardin family papers

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Hardin family papers, 1733-1943.

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Harold M. Keele Scrapbook, 1901-1929

Scrapbook of Mr. H.M. Keele, a native of Monticello, IL who attended Brown University from 1919-1920 and University of Illinois from 1920-1923. Mr. Keele later became a laways and district states attorney in Chicago and was assigned to racketeering cases. The scrapbook includes photographs; drawi...

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Henry P. Chandler papers, 1922-1978

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Henry P. Chandler (1880-1975) was a Chicago lawyer and the first director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Chandler received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1906 and practiced law in Chicago until 1939, when he...

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Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records, 1940-1963

Established in 1919, The Illinois Child Labor Committee (later the Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth) was a non-profit organization that rallied for the protection and welfare of all children in relations to employment and education. The Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth Collectio...

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Illinois Humane Society records, 1889-1959

The Illinois Humane Society, formerly the Illinois Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, was established in 1869 to provide protective services for abused animals. The collection contains correspondence, clippings, reports, programs, minutes, proceedings, case records, journals, speec...

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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...


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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Juvenile Protective Association records, 1897-1999

The Juvenile Court Committee was established in Chicago in 1904 by women reformers five years after they organized for the Cook County Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court Committee offered aid to dependent and delinquent children during the period before the Juvenile Court itself was able to take ...

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Lambert Tree Papers, 1821-1933

Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the...

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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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League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection, Bulk, 1950-1982

The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.

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Morton family papers

Correspondence, diaries, financial records, genealogical data, newsclippings and other papers, mostly personal, chiefly concerning J. Sterling Morton, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, and his son Joy Morton, founder of the Morton Salt Company, together with scattered papers of Morton's other sons, ...

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Neltnor and Anthony family papers

Correspondence and other personal papers of Shelley Butler Neltnor, Frank D. Anthony and Cornelia Neltnor Anthony, and other Neltnor family members. Includes letters from theatrical and political celebrities to Mrs. Anthony, 1870-1932; and materials concerning a joint appearance of Abraham Lincol...

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