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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 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...


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...


Declan Haun papers, 1959-1994

Professional, family, and personal correspondence of photojournalist Declan Haun as well as notes and reflections, mid-1960s; small notebooks (58 v.) about assignments, lists, etc., 1960-1990; date book calendars, 1967-1983; examples of Haun's published photo essays; items on education...

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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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Jack Star papers, 1968-1994

Research material, clippings, publications, correspondence, article drafts, photographs, audio cassette tapes, and other papers of Jack Star, a Chicago magazine journalist for several publishers, including the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chicago (magazine) and Look Magazine. A majority of ...

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Luis Kutner papers

Correspondence; news clipping scrapbooks; manuscripts of legal articles, fiction, poetry, short stories; some legal and business records; and sound recordings of radio interviews of Luis Kutner, a lawyer who became involved in public-interest lawsuits and other high-profile cases in Chicago and i...


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...


Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

Papers of the Field family of Chicago relating to business (merchandising and publishing), family, and civic and social improvement activities. Marshall Field, I, materials include: account book 1887­1890, copies of his will; photocopies of outgoing correspondence, 1875-1906 and microfilm; a...


Thing (Magazine) records

Business and correspondence files, photographs, audio cassette interviews, and other records of Thing, an underground magazine on African American and gay issues, arts, and culture, published in Chicago (Ill.) from 1989 to 1993.