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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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American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago records, 1945-1959

The American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) was founded in 1934. It was a national private organization whose members engaged in city, country, and regional planning. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, receipts, clippin...

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Arthur Kaindl papers, 1926-1962

The Arthur Kaindl Papers primarily reflect Kaindl's political and professional activities between the years of 1926 and 1962. Documents in this collection demonstrate Kaindl's involvement with Chicago-area engineering projects and contain information about Kaindl's political career. This collecti...

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Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council records, 1954-1964

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) was located on Chicago's Southwest side near the former Union Stockyards that housed Chicago's meatpacking plants. Saul Alinsky and Joseph Meegan founded the BYNC in 1939 making it the oldest community organization in the United States. Its 185 de...

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Barratt O'Hara papers, 1948-1968

Barratt O'Hara (1882-1969) enjoyed one of Illinois' longest legislative careers. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, legal records, congressional resolutions, agendas and minutes, maps, building plans, press releases, poll sheets, poems, sheet music, programs, bibliographies, an...

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Bernard E. Epton papers, 1960-1987

Bernard Epton (1921 – 1987) was an American politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and made an unsucessful run for Mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Bernard E. Epton papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, issue papers, photographs, certificates and...

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Bertram Moss papers, 1917-1959

Bertram B. Moss practiced law for over forty years at the firm of Haas, Leffmann & Moss. His clients included the Association for the Jewish Blind and the Self-Help Home for the Aged. Active in Chicago's Democratic Party, Moss served as precinct captain and later as Alderman of the 5th Ward from ...

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Bob Crawford audio archive, 1970-2000

The Bob Crawford audio archive consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected by Crawford over the last thirty years. The tapes have been digitized, and are available on the web.

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Burton F. Natarus papers, 1971-2006

Burton F. Natarus served nine terms, from 1971 to 2007, as Chicago Alderman for the 42nd Ward. The 42nd Ward includes some of Chicago's prime real estate, encompassing Streeterville, the Gold Coast, the Magnificent Mile, River North, and the Loop. Natarus' papers cover the span of his Aldermanic ...

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Calvin R. Sutker papers, 1961-2013

Calvin R. Sutker (1923-2013) was active in Illinois politics from 1965 until 2006. Sutker, an attorney, gained political influence in Chicago's north suburbs before entering Illinois and Cook County politics. Sutker began his political career as a village trustee in Skokie. He was elected Democra...

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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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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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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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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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Chicago Annenberg Challenge records, 1994-2002

This collection contains the records of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge, which oversaw the dispersal of the Annenberg Challenge grant to individual projects within the Chicago Public Schools. It includes grant proposals, reports, correspondence, and financial information.

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Chicago Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy records, 1955-1966

The National Committee for a Sane Nuclear Policy began in 1957 as an ad hoc effort designed to stimulate debate on the pros and cons of the nuclear age, especially the perils of nuclear testing. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, published material, programs, minutes, press relea...

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Chicago Conference on Religion and Race collection, 1962-1967

The Chicago Conference on Religion and Race was formed immediately following the National Conference on Race and Religion in January 1963. The National Conference was the first of its kind, and attracted over 700 clergy members who represented over 60 denominations from across the country. The co...

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Chicago Council on Foreign Relations records, 1922-1970

The Chicago Council on Foreign Relations was organized in 1922 as a forum for the discussion of foreign affairs. Since 1922, the Council has sponsored well known American and international speakers and has published pamphlets on issues in foreign affairs. The collection consists of conference pro...

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Chicago Crime Commission collection, 1947-1954

The Chicago Crime Commission was founded in 1919 by Chicago businessmen to monitor police corruption and inefficiency. If focused its efforts on combating organized crime, a task it continues to pursue today.The Chicago Crime Commission Collection consists primarily of correspondences between mem...

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Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records, 1984-1992

The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition is a tax-exempt non-partisan organization whose purpose is to monitor Chicago's local government, conduct research into ethical problems, and educate the public about the need for reform. The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition Records include reports, minutes, memor...

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Chicago Railroad Fair records, 1948-1952

The Chicago Railroad Fair, held during the summers of 1948 and 1949, was designed to demonstrate to the public the role which the railroads had played in the development of the United States. The collection consists of correspondence, by-laws, financial records, minutes, sheet music, contracts, b...

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