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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...


Albert and Vera Buch Weisbord papers

Typescripts by Albert Weisbord of articles, notes, and outlines relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...

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Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Records, 1885-1999

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some informati...

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Chicago Stockyards collection, 1890-1970

The Chicago Stockyards, also known as the Union Stockyards, played an integral role in the development of Chicago as the hub of the meat industry. This collection highlights selective aspects of the management and promotional activities of the stockyards.

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Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) records collected by Paul Booth, ca. 1966-1975

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, position papers, and other records of the Citizens Action Program, a Chicago advocacy group, created and/or received by Paul Booth who served as co-chairman of the organization. Some materials relate to membership and admi...

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Frank and Beatrice Lumpkin papers, 1940-2013, bulk 1974-1986

Documents created or collected by Frank Lumpkin, leader of the Save Our Jobs Committee (SOJ), and his wife Beatrice Lumpkin while writing on a book about the struggles of union workers of Wisconsin Steel Works in Chicago and its abrupt shutdown in 1980. The book was published as "Always Br...

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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...


Harold Gilden papers, 1950-1969

The Harold Gilden papers consist almost entirely of dockets and evidence relating to labor disputes which were arbitrated by Mr. Gilden. The majority of these disputes concern the railroad brotherhoods, although some cases relate to the airlines and to manufacturing. Also included in the collecti...

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Illinois Federation of Labor collection, 1914-1964

The Illinois Federation of Labor Collection consists of bound volumes of their annual convention proceedings and printed copies of the organization's weekly newsletter. This collection is divided into three series: I. Newsletters, II. Convention Proceedings, and III. Oversized Materials. Material...

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Illinois Manufacturers' Association records

Board of Directors and IMA committee minutes; a limited amount of correspondence and memos of IMA officers, members, and committees; news clippings concerning IMA activities and events of current political and legislative interest to the business community; reference files of printed materials, c...


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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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...


Scott Stantis papers, 2010-2015.

This collection contains original ink and paper drawings, digital versions of drawings, and notebooks created by Scott Stantis. The collection currently spans the years 2010 to 2015 and subjects include Chicago, Illinois, sports, politics, weather, Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel, gun control, ele...

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Scrapbook vol. 8, 1881-1892.

Contains clippings from newspapers and magazines as well as notes, pamphlets, and flyers. Subjects include United States presidential elections, rail road strikes, St. Mary's Church (Chicago), labor, temperance, Cardinal Manning, slavery, spiritism, Jesuits, socialism, Catholic history, Chicago h...

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Scrapbook vol. IV, 1877-1900.

Contains clippings from newspapers and magazines as well as flyers and bulletins. Subjects include Catholic History, Jesuits, labor, the temperance movement, education, missions, journalism,Chicago history, and politics.

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Sidney Lens papers, 1910-1986.

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, newsletters, notes, manuscripts of Lens' major books, financial records, and sound recordings from his career as a Chicago labor organizer, peace activist, political candidate, lecturer, and writer. Includes materials from the Revolutionary Workers' ...

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United Service Employees Union records, 1941-1961

The United Service Employees Union (USEU) began with a grass-roots revolt of a local against Max Caldwell, head of Retail Clerks International Protective Association, American Federation of Labor (RCIPA, AFL). The collection includes correspondence, handwritten and typed notes, constitutions and ...

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Victor A. Olander papers, 1821-1949

Victor A. Olander (1873-1949), statesman, orator, philosopher, and trade unionists rose from the rank of common sailor to become an eminent and energetic labor leader. The collection consists of correspondence, notes, minutes, lists, clippings, reports, newsletters, speeches, bulletins, and state...

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