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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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Abraham Lincoln papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)

Correspondence, invitations, notes, and other documents written by or relating to Abraham Lincoln. Includes commentaries about Lincoln.

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ACT UP Chicago. Records, 1969-1996

ACT UP Chicago was a grassroots, direct action, activist group formed to bring attention to the AIDS crisis. The group also agitated for increased AIDS funding and research, as well as protection of the rights of people with HIV/AIDS. Correspondence, notes, clippings, and newsletters in the colle...

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Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...

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Adlai E. Stevenson collection of autograph documents

Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. Otto Madlener containing signed Stevenson photographs; newsclippings on his presidential campaigns (1952 and 1956); letters from Stevenson either addressed to Mrs. Madlener or purchased; signed copies of Stevenson's acceptance speech at the 1952 Democratic National Conv...

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Agnes Nestor papers, ca. 1880-1948, bulk 1896-1954

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, passports, etc., arranged chronologically, and manuscript autobiography of Agnes Nestor, primarily relating to her career as a labor union leader in Chicago and official of the International Glove Workers Union of America, plus some items on h...


Albert and Vera Buch Weisbord papers

Typescripts by Albert Weisbord of articles, notes, and outlines relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...

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Alliance to End Repression records, 1969-1986.

Correspondence, memos, announcements, meeting minutes, topical files, and constituent organization files of the Chicago-based Alliance to End Repression, a fifty-member consortium of churches, labor unions, human relations, and community groups, concerned with issues such as opposition to the dea...

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Alson S. Sherman family photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.

Portrait album of Sherman, mayor of Chicago in 1844-1845, and his wife Aurora. Also includes the following families: Bassett, Clark, Cogger, Dudley, Kingsley, Slyfield and Thompson. All portraits are individual and identified.

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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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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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Ann Landers collection of photographic materials, [ca. 1948-2000]

Images relating to the life and journalism career of Esther Pauline Lederer, famous as the nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ann Landers." Includes 5 scrapbooks and many publicity portrait photographs of Lederer at public speaking engagements and parties, as well as photographs of Lederer w...

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Archibald J. Carey photograph collection, 1927-1966, bulk 1950-1959.

Photographs primarily from Carey's professional life as a lawyer and politician prior to his election as Cook County Circuit Court judge in 1966. Includes photos of Presidents Coolidge (with Rev. Archibald J. Carey, Sr.), Eisenhower and Nixon (prior to his presidency), and U.S. Senator Everett Di...

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Art Shay photograph collection, 1948-2002.

The photographic prints in this collection were made from original negatives (1948-2002) and selected in conjunction with: The Essential Art Shay: Selected Photographs, a retrospective exhibition of works by Chicago photojournalist Art Shay at the Chicago History Museum in 2007.

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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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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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Arthur L. Berman papers, 1977-2003

The Arthur L. Berman papers consist of 17 linear feet spanning the years 1977 to 2003 (bulk 1990 to 2002) and contain biographical information, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, photographs, awards, campaign materials and memorabilia.

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Arthur W. Mitchell papers

Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incom...

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Arthur W. Mitchell photograph collection, ca. 1930-1965.

Photographs relating to the life and career of Chicago resident Mitchell, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (1st Congressional district, Chicago, 1935-1943) and a prominent black leader.

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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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Barnes Crosby sample album, 1903-1912.

Includes photographs of Chicago produced by the Barnes Crosby Company for a display sample album. There are images of bodies of water, bridges, buildings (commercial, educational, governmental, religious, and social services), parks, stockyards, street views, transportation facilities, and zoos.

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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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