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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...


John Howard Association records [manuscript], 1898-1976, bulk 1920-1976

Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, topical files, speeches, press releases, and other records of the John Howard Association (JHA), a Chicago-based penal reform organization focused on jail and prison conditions within Illinois along with some studies concerning other U.S. priso...


Joyce A. Hughes papers, 1968-1983, bulk 1979-1983

Correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, legal and financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Joyce A. Hughes, a Northwestern University law professor who served on the Chicago Board of Education (1980-1982). Materials chiefly pertain to school desegregat...

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Planned Parenthood Association Chicago Area records, 1917-1980

Memos, mailings, board minutes (incomplete), correspondence, and pamphlets related to fundraising and various policy issues. Limited information is contained in correspondence regarding various projects of the Chicago association in cooperation with hospitals and auxiliary suburban PPA groups. Th...

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