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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 Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records, 1920-1982

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, ...

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Arthur B. Farwell papers

Diaries, notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Arthur B. Farwell, a prominent crusader against alcohol use, gambling (especially racetrack betting), political corruption and vote fraud, crime and vice in Chicago, especially in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Includes materials on...

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Barnet Hodes papers

Correspondence, legal documents, writings by Hodes, newsclippings, film, and fliers on Hodes' career as a lawyer, Chicago Corporation Counsel, 1935-1946, and Democratic politician. Relates chiefly to city and state politics and government and plans to memorialize Revolutionary War hero Haym Salom...

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Barnet Hodes papers, part 2, 1931-1975 (partial inventory)

Correspondence, election materials, financial records, press releases, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Barnet Hodes, a prominent Chicago attorney and Democratic politician. Most of the collection relates to Hodes' involvement in city, state, and national politics, including his pa...

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Bernard Weisberg papers, 1939-2011, bulk 1964-1985

Correspondence, research files, legal documents, meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, booklets, and other personal papers of Bernard Weisberg, a Chicago human rights lawyer. Materials relate to Weisberg's involvement with the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Con...


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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Chicago Reporter (periodical) photograph collection, 1970-1988.

Photographs from the files of the Chicago Reporter news publication by the Community Renewal Society. Includes individuals active in the Chicago area as well as images of different types of people including political activists, illegal aliens, actors, government employees, immigrants, lawyers, po...


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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Christopher C. Wimbish papers, 1870-1962.

Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Divisio...

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Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) records collected by Paul Booth, ca. 1966-1975

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, position papers, and other records of the Citizens Action Program, a Chicago advocacy group, created and/or received by Paul Booth who served as co-chairman of the organization. Some materials relate to membership and admi...

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Darrow Family Scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early sch...

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Earl B. Dickerson photographs, 1939-1985.

Includes photographs related to the career of Earl Burrus Dickerson, a Chicago area businessman, president of Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company, and politician. Dickerson is shown at banquets, at his desk, and with groups of men and women. Several photographs show Dickerson with Supreme Cour...

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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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Frank W. McCulloch papers, 1931-1988

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1...

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Guide to the Harry Olson (1867-1935) Papers, 1906-1940

The Harry Olson Papers date from 1906 to 1940, and include biographical, correspondence, and subject files, with correspondence comprising the bulk of the series. This series represents the surviving portion of a larger body of papers, half of which were irretrievably damaged by mold, damp, and v...

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Hardin family papers

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Hardin family papers, 1733-1943.

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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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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