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Air WAC Corner (Chicago) collection of visual materials, 1944.

Views of the WAC recruiting office opened in Mandel Brothers department store in Chicago, 1944. Display windows at intersection of State Street and Madison Street were removed to accommodate the nose of a Douglas C-54 transport plane which was used to help boost recruitment. Lt. Col. Leon Mandel ...

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American Women's Voluntary Services, Chicago Metropolitan unit records, 1942-1987, bulk 1942-1960

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and annual reports of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS), Chicago Metropolitan Unit. Collection includes correspondence with members of the Chicago Metropolitan Unit of AWVS and allied organizations, 1943-1983; board min...

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Clementine Skinner papers

Correspondence, newsclippings, scrapbook, minutes, and financial records relating to Dr. Clementine Skinner, an African American school teacher and librarian in Chicago, and her many civic and professional activities. Includes records of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education (1968-1978) a...

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Don Lawson papers

Correspondence, books by Lawson, book reviews, research files, biographical materials, playbills, photographs, and other papers of Don Lawson, a Chicago author who wrote non-fiction books on historical and political subjects for young adult readers. Also present are some papers of Lawson's wife, ...

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E. Frederic Morrow Papers

Best known as a member of President Eisenhower's White House staff, E. Frederic Morrow worked for the Urban League, the NAACP and CBS radio before joining Eisenhower's campaign in 1952. He served on the White House staff from 1955 through 1960 and wrote a memoir, Black Man in the White House. His...

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Francis P. Kane papers, 1937-1979, bulk 1962-1979

Military records, biographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers of Francis P. Kane, a Chicago military officer and local government official. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to his service with the ...


George J. Iberle papers

Correspondence, legal documents, announcements, fliers, brochures, applications, worksheets, certificates, family records, financial records, and other materials of George J. Iberle, civilian defense commander of the west Lake View area of Chicago during World War II. Topics include neighborhood ...

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George J. Iberle visual materials, ca. 1878-1976, bulk 1941-1948

Black-and-white photographic prints and color posters from George J. Iberle’s time as a community leader in both Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood and the German American society, Schwaben Verein. The bulk of photographs were taken during World War II to document the homefront mobilization...

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Guide to the Military Training Programs Records, 1939-1949

The bulk of the series consists of the records of the V-7 program, including graduation lists for classes 4-25, class lists for classes 1-7, and 15, graduation programs for classes 14-25, and a folder of clippings. It also includes a small amount of clippings, University publications, and corresp...

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Guide to the Naval V-12 Program Records, 1943-1946

The Naval V-12 program was established by the War Department on university campuses during World War II to provide the Navy with a continuous supply of officers. Northwestern's V-12 unit was formed in July, 1943. The records of the V-12 program consist of Regulation and Organization manuals, list...

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Guide to the U.S. Naval Training Programs, Records of, 1934-1960

During WWII, Northwestern offered its facilities for use by the War Department. All together eleven specific training programs were operated at Northwestern in addition to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (Naval R.O.T.C.). This series consists of three and one half-size boxes of records ...

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Harold Myron Brill papers

Scrapbook, photographs, financial records, Officer's Qualification papers, membership materials, and other papers of Harold Myron Brill. The collection includes Chicago Medical Society membership cards 1938-1941, a copy of Brill's birth certificate, vehicle licenses 1931-1936, life insurance mate...

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Henry Carl Sengfelder photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1970]

Images, including an album of snapshots, relating to the personal life and career of Henry Carl Sengfelder. Snapshots from the mid 1940s show him serving in the military on Guam and preparing food for other service men. More recent photographs relate to his work as a dining and catering manager f...

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Henry Delorval Green photograph collection

Photoprints and negatives from Green's Chicago studio, of people and events primarily in the Lake View community on Chicago's North side. Photographs taken for community newspapers show buildings, activities and group portraits of organizations, clubs, and entertainment which often include women ...

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Henry Johnson papers

Correspondence, certificates, etc. of Henry Johnson and his family, including materials about his father August Johnson's ministry in Rockford, Ill., 1897-1939; honorable military discharge and related papers of Henry Johnson from World War I, 1917-18, 1936; two address books (n.d.); National Cit...


James E. Stamps papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, certificates, tribute programs, photographs, and other papers regarding James E. Stamps. The collection also contains photographs, army records, and newspaper clippings regarding James E. Stamps, Jr., as well as a photograph of Stamp's second son Georg...

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James L. Smith papers and audio recordings

Interviews and correspondence of James L. Smith by his daughter Pam Smith, regarding the Association of the 2,221 Negro Volunteers of WWII, Mr. Smith 's military career, and Affirmative Action. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, 1942 to 1953, and was a member of the first group of African America...

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John Solon Lord papers

Business and personal correspondence, genealogies, historical sketches, and other papers of John Solon Lord, a Chicago lawyer who served as counsel for Lloyd's of London in Illinois. Topics include Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin alumni affairs, Law Club of Chicago, Godair Home in ...

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Leonard I. Fuchs papers

Correspondence, clippings and other papers relating to Leonard Fuchs, a resident of the Albany Park community of Chicago (Ill.), community activist, and aldermanic candidate in 1955 and earlier. Includes notes on his work with the Cleaners, Dyers and Pressers Union, 1937-1938; and copies of a new...

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Marwick Knapsack Library collection

Collection of samples of knapsack library compilations made by Mrs. Marwick of Glencoe, Ill.; instructions to assist others in assembling more of them; and letters of appreciation from American military service men and women who received these mini-libraries during World War II. The sample packet...

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Otto Petr collection

Photocopies of scrapbooks assembled by Petr relating to Guadalcanal and World War II, veterans activities after the war, plus a few copies of pages from his diary written while he served on Guadalcanal with the Americal Division. Many men in Petr's U.S. Army unit came from northern Illinois becau...

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Photographs by David Fishman, [ca. 1940-1970]

The album contains personal photographs taken by photographer Fishman, primarily of life at United States Army base Fort Francis Warren (Wyo.), where he was stationed from 1941-1945. Includes some photographs of training and mess hall activities, but most images are portraits or show social activ...

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Photographs of Jean I. Castles, [ca. 1940-1945]

Photographs related to WAC Sgt. Jean I. Castles, who worked for the U.S. Army Bureau of Public Relations during World War II. Includes an official Army portrait of her working at the Public Relations office in Washington (D.C.), as well as a studio portrait of Castles in her WAC uniform. Also inc...

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Sante Pasquesi collection

Photocopies of autobiographies by Sante Pasquesi ("My Life," 1933, 32 p.) and by his son Caesar Pasquesi ("Never To Be Forgotten," 1989, 175 p.) with photocopies of Sante Pasquesi's letters from Highland Park, Ill., to his son, who trained at Ft. Sheridan and served in the U.S. Army in the Pacifi...

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