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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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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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Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council records, 1954-1964

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) was located on Chicago's Southwest side near the former Union Stockyards that housed Chicago's meatpacking plants. Saul Alinsky and Joseph Meegan founded the BYNC in 1939 making it the oldest community organization in the United States. Its 185 de...

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Catherine McHugh, BVM papers, 1974-2009.

The Catherine McHugh, BVM Papers consist of materials relating to Katie's professional life, particularly her efforts to obtain housing for aging religious and her work to get the Catherine McHugh Apartments built. These documents include correspondence, newsletters, and newspaper articles. The m...

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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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Citizens Alert records, 1967-2012

Citizens Alert was created in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois as an organization to help victims of police brutality. Since that time, it broadened its role into that of police watchdog group and sought to improve relations between the police and the communities they served.

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Frank W. McCulloch papers

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1...


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 Quentin Young Papers, 1937-2013

The Quentin Young papers consist of 47 boxes, and contain a wide variety of papers relating to Young's personal life and the organizations he was affiliated with. Since the 1960's, Young has been an advocate for progressive policy reform in medicine, having founded both the Medical Committee for ...

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Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty records, Bulk, 1976-2011

The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, originally named the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1976. It campaigned to end capital punishment in the state and in the country, and it also served as an advocate for the interests of prisoners already on death r...

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Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty--Oral Histories Collection, 2012

In 2012, Lara Kelland, a history instructor at the University of Illinois at Chicago, taught a history course in which she and her students interviewed members of the Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and people who were sympathetic to the Coalition's goals. These interviews were re...

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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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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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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...


People for Community Recovery Archives

People for Community Recovery (PCR) is a community organization located in the Chicago Housing Authority's Altgeld Gardens project on Chicago's far Southeast Side. Founded in 1979 by Altgeld Gardens resident Hazel Johnson, PCR demanded cleanup of toxic waste surrounding the community and pressed ...


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...


Red Squad Chicago court case collection of open files

Legal documents, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings relating to the legal cases assembled against the Chicago Police Department's Surveillance Unit, commonly known as the Red Squad, for its surveillance of alleged political subversives and persons engaging in leftist poli...


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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