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Carl Hansen Papers, Bulk, 1970-2010

Carl Hansen served on the Cook County Board of Commissioners from 1974 to 2006. He served as this body's lone Republican and was the second-longest serving Commissioner.

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A Century of Progress - Series II: Government Correspondence

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the incorporation of the city in 1833. This collection consists of the extant operating records of A Century Progress World's Fair.

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Circuit Court of Cook County Retired Judges Oral History Project, 1996-2006

Interviews of retired Cook County judges. The collection includes transcripts and some audio cassettes or CDs.

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Cook County (Ill.) Coroner's investigation register

Register lists names of deceased; cause, place, and date of death; comments on circumstances; whether postmortem examination or inquest was held (usually not). Each entry is usually signed by Ludvig Hektoen, deputy coroner, for Henry L. Hertz, coroner of Cook County, Ill. Index by name in front o...

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Edmund Rooney papers, 1956-1998

The Edmund Rooney papers comprise 8.5linear feet spanning the years 1956-1998 (bulk 1980-1998) and include correspondence, notes, briefings, articles, syllabi, exams, flyers, press releases, photos, reports, magazines, newsletters, and newspaper clippings. Subjects include journalists and journal...

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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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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Records, Collection Description, 1899-2011

This collection contains materials generated primarily by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. These materials document the history of the district, the people who founded it, some of its day-to-day operations, and its planning, construction, and development. It includes correspondence, m...


Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series 0: Photographs and Illustrations, ca. 1900-ca. 2005

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series I: Administration Records, Bulk, 1930-1970

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series II: Legal Department Records, 1916-1991

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series III: Records from the Departments of Maintenance and Conservation, 1914-2011

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series IV: Governance Records, 1915-1999

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series V: Planning, Development, and Construction records, ca. 1911-2001

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series VI: Construction Blueprints and Other Large Blueprints, 1915- ca. 1995

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1951-2001

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Guide to the Chicago Commission on Women's Affairs, 1984-1985

The Chicago, Illinois city council established the mayor’s advisory Commission on Women’s Affairs in 1984. This archive includes materials from the Chicago Commission on Women’s Affairs, including the commission’s mission, procedures, minutes, first year accomplishments, and report to the mayor f...

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Guide to the Elizabeth Clarke Collection, 1980-1998

Elizabeth Clarke, a resident of Lake Forest, Illinois, served on the Illinois Commission on the Status of Women and its successor, the Citizens Council on Women. Both councils reported to the Illinois General Assembly on issues important to women, including domestic violence, sexual abuse, employ...

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Guide to the Lorraine H. Morton (1918- ) Papers, 1942-2014

Lorraine Hairston Morton served as Evanston’s Mayor from 1993 to 2009. After completing graduate studies at Northwestern University, Morton was a teacher and principal in Evanston’s District #65. The Papers include six boxes of documents including speeches, correspondence, event programs, photogr...

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Henry J. Hyde papers, 1974-2006.

The Henry J. Hyde papers consist of approximately 400 linear feet spanning the years 1974 to 2006.

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Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council records

Correspondence, preservation plans and criteria, newsletters, meeting minutes, annual reports, survey results, and other records of the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council. A majority of the collection consists of nomination forms for the National Register of Historic Places and corresponden...

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Joanne Alter papers, 1939-1952

Joanne Hammerman Alter is a Chicago-based politician, activist and organizer who served as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Sanitary District of Greater Chicago for 18 years. Her papers reflect her involvement in politics and cultural organizations, and contain primarily literature, photos, corre...

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Lois Rosen papers, 1963-1995

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, newsletters, committee reports, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, fliers, and other papers of Lois Rosen, a Chicago political activist and labor union advocate, who was a leader in several civic and social service organiz...

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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 ...


Red Squad Chicago court case collection of open files

Legal documents, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings relating to the legal cases assembled against the Chicago Police Department's Surveillance Unit, commonly known as the Red Squad, for its surveillance of alleged political subversives and persons engaging in leftist poli...