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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


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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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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AIDS Pastoral Care Network video recording [videorecording], 1995.

Color video of the May 29, 1995, Memorial Day Liturgy for persons affected by HIV/AIDS at St. Clements Church in Chicago, sponsored by AIDS Pastoral Care Network. The service was held at St. Clements Church, located at 642 West Deming Street in the Lakeview area of Chicago.

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Aldis Family papers, 1897-1953

Arthur Taylor Aldis was a Wyoming rancher from 1885 to 1889 and a Chicago realtor from 1890 to 1935. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, proceedings, minutes, by-laws, questionnaires, petitions, speeches, clippings, and published material of Aldis and Company, specialists in the m...

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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 Humanist Association, South Side collection, 1959

The American Humanist Association was founded in 1941 and headquartered in Washington DC. The organization brings together advocates of the philosophy of humanism, defined by Webster's New Collegiate Dictionary (2004) as "a philosophy that usually rejects supernaturalism and stresses an individua...

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Annetta M. Dieckmann papers, 1888-1974

Annetta Maria Dieckmann (1882-1974) was a pioneer in progressive causes that included the betterment of working peoples' lives, feminism and civil rights. This collection includes correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, biographical vitae, legal briefs, financial records, ...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


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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Baptist Ministers' Conference, Chicago. Records, 1889-1910

The Baptist Ministers’ Conference was instrumental in the founding of the University of Chicago in response to John D. Rockefeller's pledge to support the founding of a new of higher education in Chicago. The Records consist of conference minutes from 1889-1909 as well as reports on committee wor...

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Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, 1894-1969

Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers coop...

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Black History collection, 1869-1983

This collection was assembled from various small manuscript items donated to the UIC Library Special Collections department starting in 1968.

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Cathedral Shelter of Chicago records, 1921-1970

The Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation ...

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Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago records

Correspondence, memoranda, reports, financial and fund raising records concerning the Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago's efforts to promote racial justice within the Archdiocese of Chicago (Ill.), the Roman Catholic Church, and in society in general. Topics include specific instances of r...

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Charitable Institutions collection, 1871-1897

The Charitable Institutions collection reflects an array of charitable work throughout the state of Illinois during the late 19th century. Materials primarily include annual and biennial reports, legislative reports, and constitutions.

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Cheryl Johnson-Odim Collection, 1967-1990

An element of the Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection, the Cheryl Johnson-Odim Collection is comprised of materials related to Dr. Johnson-Odim's time as a community activist. During this period, she campaigned against the South African policy of apartheid through various grassroots organi...

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Chicago Abortion Fund records, 1973-2005

The administrative records of the Chicago Abortion Fund, a non-profit organization in Chicago that promotes reproductive choice and provides economic assistance and education to low-income women in obtaining safe abortion services.

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Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection, 1956-2012

The Chicago Anti-Apartheid Movement Collection was assembled through the efforts of Dr. Lisa Brock, a faculty member of Columbia College Chicago and a seminal force in the local anti-apartheid movement. This collection highlights the grassroots organizations during the 1980s and 1990s that formed...

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Chicago Citizens Commission to study the Disorders of Convention Week. Records, 1968-1969

A citizens' commission, chaired by Edward J. Sparling, was formed to investigate the 1968 Chicago peace march that ended in police confrontation. The group reconvened to examine the violence associated with the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The second committee, named the Chicago Commissio...

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Chicago Clergy Consultation Service records, 1965-1975

Twenty-six ministers and rabbis founded the Clergy Consultation Service or CCS in New York City in 1967 to help provide women with access to safe abortions. The CCS gathered information about abortion providers, counseled women seeking abortion, and referred patients to physicians who practiced i...

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Chicago Police Department Red Squad and related records

Card indexes; files containing reports and correspondence about persons and organizations investigated as possible political subversives, scattered photographs, and some materials created by the persons or organizations under investigation, such as newsletters, brochures, and correspondence; plus...

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Chicago Women's Club records, 1877-1998.

The Chicago Womens Club material includes a complete run of the Annual Announcements. Similarly, the collection includes the Chicago Womens Club Bulletin bound and unbound, and several monographs related to the history of the Chicago Womens Club. In addition, the collection includes monograph ref...

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Chicago Women's Graphics Collective posters

Two- and multi-color handprinted posters (19), many silkscreened, created by the Chicago Women's Graphics Collective supporting the work and mission of its parent organization, the Chicago Women's Liberation Union. Some posters advertise Union events, but most consist of graphic and written messa...