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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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Agnes Nestor papers, ca. 1880-1948, bulk 1896-1954

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, passports, etc., arranged chronologically, and manuscript autobiography of Agnes Nestor, primarily relating to her career as a labor union leader in Chicago and official of the International Glove Workers Union of America, plus some items on h...


Carol Ronen papers, 1952-2009.

The Carol Ronen Papers consist of materials relating to Carol's public life, Democratic Party activism, and time in public office. These documents include personal items, campaign memorabilia, information on political causes, speeches, recommendations, correspondence, newspaper and magazine artic...

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E.R.A. Central visual materials, 1974.

Black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives and color photographic prints and transparencies depicting the activities of E.R.A. Central (1972-1976), an organization devoted to winning ratification of the U.S. Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) in Illinois. Includes images of Gove...

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Guide to the Aleta Styers Papers on the National Organization for Women, 1966-1971

The National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) was established on June 30, 1966 in Washington, D.C., by people attending the Third National Conference of the Commission on the Status of Women. Aleta Styers was president of the Chicago chapter of the National Organization for Women founded in 1966 i...

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Guide to the Lorraine H. Morton (1918- ) Papers, 1942-2014

Lorraine Hairston Morton served as Evanston’s Mayor from 1993 to 2009. After completing graduate studies at Northwestern University, Morton was a teacher and principal in Evanston’s District #65. The Papers include six boxes of documents including speeches, correspondence, event programs, photogr...

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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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Illinois Women's Agenda records, 1973-1977, 1983-1986, processed portion (partially processed collection)

Minutes, outreach, correspondence, finance, distribution records, event planning, publication drafting, resource/data collecting, other administrative records of the Illinois Women's Agenda, newspaper clippings, and two photographs. The majority of the records are written in English, wit...

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Margaret (Peggy) Roach papers, 1927-2006.

The papers of Margaret Roach span the years 1955-2001 and document her work in social and racial justice issues. Addendum 1 spans the years 1958-2003 and includes materials on Wednesdays in Mississippi. Addendum 2 spans the years 1938 to her death in 2006. The collection primarily consists of pho...

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Marion Kennedy Volini papers, 1956-1993.

Marion Kennedy Volini's papers pertain primarily to her tenure as Alderman of the 48th Ward.

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Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

A wide vareity of materials span nearly seventy years, from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. Included are materials related to Mme C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company and Beauty Schools, UBSOTA (United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association), Alpha Chi Pi Omega, Chicago Defender Charities...


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...


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 ...


Patricia F. Polos papers, 1964-2003.

The Patricia Fletcher Polos Papers span the period from 1964-2003 and consist of materials related to the fight to pass the Equal Rights Amendment in Illinois. Most of the items included are publications from the State of Illinois regarding the Equal Rights Amendment and the status of women.

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Project IRENE records, 1990-2012.

The records of Project IRENE span the years from 1990 to 2012 and consist mainly of project/subject files, reports, and some organizational records such as correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, and newsletters. Subjects include women and welfare, Illinois State Government, temporary Aid f...


UNIFEM/USA Chicago Chapter records, 1990-2001.

The papers of the Greater Chicago Chapter of UNIFEM/USA span the years 1990 to 2001 and document the organization and activities of the chapter. Included are annual statements of the purpose and goals. In addition there is extensive material on UNIFEM/USA of which the Chicago Chapter was a dues p...

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Women Alive! Exhibit records, 1980-2003

The Women Alive! Exhibit collection spans from 1980 to 2003. This collection is divided into three series: Series one relates primarily to planning and implementation of the exhibit, Series 2 includes all applicable AV material, and Series 3 actual exhibition items.

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Women, Ministry and the City records, 1946-2002.

The Women, Ministry, and the City Records span the period 1946 to 2002.

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Women's International League for Peace and Freedom records, 1968-1994.

The records in this collection belonged to Rose Wheeler, who was a board member of the Chicago branch of WILPF. Many of the documents are directly related to the Chicago branch and also includes some national WILPF material. In addition, the collection contains issues of WILPF magazine, Peace and...

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