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Aaron H. Payne papers, 1894-1994

Aaron H. Payne (1901 to 1994) was a Chicago-area attorney and civic activist. As an attorney, he represented Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, and Josephine Baker, among others. The Aaron H. Payne papers mainly reflect his work as an attorney and civic activist in the City of Chicago. The papers partiall...

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Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976

The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Catherine Waugh McCulloch collection, 1909-1945

The collection contains pamphlets regarding woman suffrage and Catherine Waugh's election campaign for Justice of the Peace.

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Cecil A. Partee papers, 1936-1992

Cecil Armillo Partee (1921-1994) was an African-American lawyer and politician who served in a variety of public service roles in Illinois and Chicago.Cecil Armillo Partee (1921-1994) was an African-American lawyer and politician who served in a variety of public service roles in Illinois and Chi...

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Charles F. Armstrong papers, 1959-1968

Charles F. Armstrong (1919-1965) served the 22nd District in the Illinois House of Representatives for five consecutive terms, from 1957 until his death in 1965. A Democrat with a strong interest in public education, Armstrong sponsored H.B. 113 (1963) amending the Illinois School Code to require...

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Charles Phineas Schwartz papers, 1915-1970

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Charles P. Schwartz (1887-1975) was an attorney, civic leader, and educator in the social welfare movement. Schwartz served as chairman of the State of Illinois Committee on Citizenship and Naturalization and wrote many pamphlets for new citizens. Schw...

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Christopher B. Cohen papers, 1944-2002

Christopher Cohen is an attorney who served as alderman in Chicago’s 46th Ward from 1971 to 1977, when he resigned to join the Carter administration as Midwest Regional Director of the U. S. Department of Health, Education, and Welfare, later the Department of Health and Human Services. In 1981, ...

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Citizens Action Program records, 1970-1974

The Citizens Action Program was formed in 1970 by veterans of the Industrial Areas Foundation as the Campaign Against Pollution to protest contamination from Commonwealth Edison. The Citizens Action Program Records include annual reports, memoranda, agendas, posters, leaflets, broadsides, press r...

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Ellen Nyland papers, 1940-1941

Ellen Nyland was a lawyer, Women's Bar Association President, and activist. The Ellen Nyland papers contain correspondence, minutes, clippings, and briefs.

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Florence Kelley collection, 1894-1981

Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a social worker, reformer, lawyer, suffragist, and confirmed socialist. In 1891, she left her husband and moved to Chicago with her three children to become a resident of Hull-House. In 1892, Kelley was appointed by Governer Atgeld as the state's first chief factor...

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Harold Gilden papers, 1950-1969

The Harold Gilden papers consist almost entirely of dockets and evidence relating to labor disputes which were arbitrated by Mr. Gilden. The majority of these disputes concern the railroad brotherhoods, although some cases relate to the airlines and to manufacturing. Also included in the collecti...

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Helen Cirese papers, 1915-1974

Helen Cirese was one of the leading women jurists in Illinois. The collection includes nominating petitions, campaign letters, election handbills, certificates of election, a high school literary magazine, student records correspondence, an Inter-American Commission of Women bulletin, Illinois Ba...

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Henry P. Chandler papers, 1922-1978

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Henry P. Chandler (1880-1975) was a Chicago lawyer and the first director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Chandler received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1906 and practiced law in Chicago until 1939, when he...

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Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records, 1940-1963

Established in 1919, The Illinois Child Labor Committee (later the Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth) was a non-profit organization that rallied for the protection and welfare of all children in relations to employment and education. The Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth Collectio...

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Judge Harold P. O'Connell papers, 1930-1967

Judge O'Connell's papers include clippings, a booklet, and photographs pertaining to his political and judicial activities.

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Judge John Haas papers, 1856-1961

John Haas was a Chicago judge and a long-time resident of the 19th ward. This collection contains documents relating to his parents and to his grade school and high school education. It also contains writings and an audio recording on Chicago history.

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Temporary Community Housing Rent Commission records, 1935-1951

The City Council of Chicago, Illinois, enacted an Ordinance on July 25, 1947, creating the Temporary Community Housing Rent Commission to cope with the rapid rise in rents on certain hotel accommodations in Chicago after World War II. The papers consist of correspondence, reports, proceedings, li...

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