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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


Martin J. Oberman papers

Correspondence, topical files, press releases and campaign financing documents pertaining to Martin J. Oberman's career as an Alderman for the 43rd Ward of Chicago (Ill.) and his scrutiny of city finances.

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William H. Rentschler papers

Correspondence, memorandums, newspaper clippings, campaign literature, speeches, press releases, and other papers chiefly documenting Rentschler's political activities, including such aspects of his leadership of Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaigns in Illinois and of his own candidacies i...

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