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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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Alliance to End Repression records, 1969-1986.

Correspondence, memos, announcements, meeting minutes, topical files, and constituent organization files of the Chicago-based Alliance to End Repression, a fifty-member consortium of churches, labor unions, human relations, and community groups, concerned with issues such as opposition to the dea...

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Archibald J. Carey papers

Correspondence and other papers relating to Carey's activities as a lawyer, politician, and alderman (1947-1955) of the 3rd ward in Chicago; member (1955-1961) of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and pastor of Quinn Chapel (African Methodist Episcopal Church). Collection...

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Arthur W. Mitchell papers

Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incom...

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Black Women in the Middle West Project collection, ca. 1924-1985

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to researc...


Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, scrapbooks, clippings, fliers, newsletters, and publications; topical, financial, and membership files; and sound recordings of speeches, interviews, and conferences that were created by or collected by the Chicago Division office of the Brotherhood o...

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Business and Professional People for the Public Interest records

Working files, including correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and topical files of the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPPPI), a public interest law firm engaged in litigation against police spying, segregation in public housing, industrial pollution, and other is...


Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago records

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial and fund raising records concerning the Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago's efforts to promote racial justice within the Archdiocese of Chicago (Ill.), the Roman Catholic Church, and in society in general. Topics include specific instances of r...

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Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights records

The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspapers, court records, petitions, pamphlets, FBI files and handwritten notes. The collection mainly comprises correspondence and promotional literature such as pamphlets and...

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Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


Chicago Police Department Red Squad and related records

Card indexes; files containing reports and correspondence about persons and organizations investigated as possible political subversives, scattered photographs, and some materials created by the persons or organizations under investigation, such as newsletters, brochures, and correspondence; plus...

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Chicago Seed (newspaper) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1972]

Includes photoprints from the alternative newspaper Chicago Seed. Some photoprints relate to the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago, the civil rights movement, and other national social and political issues. Negatives show a construction project, an earth-moving project, and an ...


Chicago Seed (newspaper) records

Sundry mailings, underground press announcements and brochures, a few letters, and other office files of Seed Publishing Company, publishers of the Chicago Seed, an alternative newspaper. Topics include the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago, the civil rights movement, rights of...


Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters

Two- and multi-color handprinted posters (19), many silkscreened, created by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective supporting the work and mission of its parent organization, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Some posters advertise Union events, but most consist of graphic and written messa...


Chicago Women's Liberation Union photographs, 1968-1977.

Images related to the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU). Activities and issues the group was involved with included equal job treatment and wages for women, abortion rights, women's heath, a legal clinic for women, rape project, graphics collective, and publications, such as "Womankind," CW...


Church Federation of Greater Chicago photograph collection, Part 2, 1956-1965.

Photographs from the CFGC documenting television and radio programs originated by the Federation, meetings, staff members, religious services, community projects, and civil rights marches. Much material is unidentified.

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Claude A. Barnett broadsides collection, [ca. 1930-1959]

Primarily includes items relating to African Americans and associated events in Chicago and the United States. Events include the American Negro Exposition (1940 : Chicago, Ill.), the death of Edgar Brown (1954), the NAACP Annual Freedom Fund dinner (1959 : Chicago, Ill.), and concerts by singer ...

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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...


Claude M. Lightfoot papers

Correspondence, speech and manuscript notes and drafts, publicity information, reviews of his books, and news clippings, drafts and copies of Lightfoot's newspaper columns in the Chicago Courier, award certificates, and other papers of Claude M. Lightfoot, an African American author, Chicago resi...

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Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter records, 1971-1996

Meeting minutes, membership materials, newsletters, bulletins, newspaper clippings, correspondence, reports, resolutions, event programs, invitations, and other records of the Coalition of Labor Union Women, Chicago Chapter. Materials were compiled by Lois Rosen, a Chicago political ...

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Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter records

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, maps, brochures and booklets, advertisements, newsletters, testimonials, and other administrative documents of the Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter (CORE); plus papers from CORE's national office ...

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Daniel J. Mallette papers, 1941-1979.

Correspondence, autobiographical and other writings, brochures, and other papers of Father Daniel J. Mallette, Jr., a priest of the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Materials include early personal papers and memorabilia, 1941-1969; incoming correspondence from fellow clergymen, friends, stude...

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Declan Haun collection of visual materials, [ca. 1958-1994]

The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The col...

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