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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 History collection, 1869-1983

This collection was assembled from various small manuscript items donated to the UIC Library Special Collections department starting in 1968.

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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...


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...


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 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 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...


Dempsey Travis papers, 1949-1977

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, journals and magazines, legal documents, and other papers of Dempsey J. Travis, an African-American real estate developer, mortgage broker, author, and civil rights advocate. The collection largely consists of correspondence regarding...

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Descriptive inventory for the Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


Descriptive inventory for the Cyrus Hall Adams, III, papers, 1874-1968, bulk 1964-1968

The papers of Cyrus Hall Adams III date from 1874 to 1968 (mainly 1964 to 1968) and consist of correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, transcripts of board hearings and meetings, news clippings, and other printed materials related to the Chicago Board of Education and Adams' se...


Descriptive inventory for the Studs Terkel Papers, 1944-2008

Correspondence, playbills, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning the work, career, and interests of author and oral historian Louis "Studs" Terkel. The collection contains interview transcripts and manuscripts for a number of Terkel's books including “Division Str...


Ely Aaron papers, 1896-1975

Ely Aaron was a Chicago lawyer who served with various organizations and civic committees related to civil rights, Jewish issues, and racial integration. The collection contains his personal papers related to these issues and reflect his work as a civic leader during the mid-twentieth century.

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Estelle Carol materials on the Chicago Women's Liberation Union

Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU) poster and phonograph record. Founded in 1969, the CWLU was a radical feminist organization. The 1972 record album features The Chicago Women's Liberation Rock Band and The New Haven Women's Liberation Rock Band. Chicago Women's Graphic Collective created t...


Irene McCoy Gaines papers, 1896-1968, bulk 1940-1959

Correspondence, mimeographed and printed material, certificates, posters, phonograph records of speeches, minutes of meetings and conventions, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to activities of Mrs. Gaines, a leader in local, state, and national organizations of African American club...

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Judge Sidney A. Jones, Jr. papers, 1931-1994

Correspondence, publications, programs, legal documents, newspaper clippings, photographs, and writings by and about Judge Sidney A. Jones, Jr., attorney, alderman of the 6th Ward, Cook County Circuit Court judge, and mayoral appointee as director of the Mayor's License Commission under Mayor Har...

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Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities records, part 1

Correspondence, financial statements, fundraising items, annual reports, audio recordings, by-laws, historical information, memoranda, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, legal documents, and fliers of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, LCMOC, relative to it...


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...


New World Resource Center (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1965-1980, bulk 1971-1976

Correspondence, financial records, mailing lists, newspaper clippings, newsletter, pamphlets, book lists for prisoners, and other administrative records of the New World Resource Center, a non-profit, left-wing bookstore and meeting space in Chicago. The majority of the collection consists ...


Olivet Baptist Church photograph collection

Images of Olivet Baptist Church (Chicago, Ill.) clubs and members and ministers, including images of Baptist activities in Liberia (7); misc. photos (98); Rev. Dr. J.H. Jackson 8th Anniversary Dinner 1948 (8); various aspects of J.H. Jackson's career at Olivet and at the National Baptist Conventi...

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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 ...


Rabbi Robert J. Marx collection of videos, [ca. 1987-2002]

Videocassettes of programs relating to Rabbi Robert J. Marx's involvement in social issues. Includes Rabbi Marx appearing in most. Includes August 7, 1988, edition of "Sunday Morning" (CBS News) featuring Rabbi Marx and Rev. Jesse Jackson discussing Black/Jewish relations; "Black & Jews" produced...

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Rev. J. Robert Orpen, Jr., sound collection

Sound recordings of Rev. J. Robert Orpen, Jr., of the Episcopal Church of the Advent (Chicago, Ill.), including sound tapes of his appearances on Chicago radio, a lecture series on African American history held at Grace Church in Oak Park (Ill.), recordings of religious services and choir perform...


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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Sidney R. Yates Papers, ca. 1931-1999

This collection documents the Congressional career of Sidney Yates (D-Illinois), who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1949 to 1963 and 1965 to 1999. The materials are primarily textual and consist of correspondence, speeches, reports, publications, clippings, ...

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