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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community...

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Chester Commodore Papers

Chester Commodore was the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Defender for over 50 years. In his capacity as one of the earliest established black editorial cartoonists, Commodore offered both humor and protest by using his cartoons to highlight and fight injustice both locally and nationally. H...

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Chicago SNCC History Project Archives, 1960-2010

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Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter Archives, 1947-1990

CORE, a national civil rights organization, began in Chicago in 1942, with protests to force desegregation of restaurants and other public accommodations. These archives cover the period of the early and mid-1960s, when Chicago CORE's membership was at its height. Records include meeting minutes,...

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Dr. T.R.M Howard Papers, 1929-1976

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Edward Holmgren Papers

Edward Holmgren spent more than 40 years working in the area of public housing, housing integration and urban renewal, both in government and private sectors. He began his career with the Chicago Housing Authority and was executive director of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communit...

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Leonard Wash Papers

Leonard Wash, a writer and an educator at the City Colleges of Chicago, was active in the Black Arts, Black Consciousness and Black Power movements beginning in the mid-1960's. He attended every annual Black Studies Conference at Olive-Harvey College, recording much of the proceedings. His papers...

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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...


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 ...


Rev. Clay Evans archive.

The Rev. Clay Evans Archive spans his 50 years of pastoral leadership at Chicago's Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church that he founded in 1950, and beyond his retirement in 2000. His ministry reached into the larger community with the What a Fellowship Hour broadcasts, gospel choir performances ...

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Timuel D. Black, Jr. Papers

Professor emeritus at City of Chicago Colleges of Chicago, Timuel D. Black is a prominent historian, author, human rights activist and expert on Chicago's African American history. During the 1960's, he was president of the Negro American Labor Council, Chicago Chapter and organizer of Chicago pa...

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