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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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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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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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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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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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Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


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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Bari-Ellen Roberts papers, 1975-2002.

The Bari-Ellen Roberts papers focus primarily on the Texaco litigation and the book that Roberts wrote about it. The collection features press clippings, legal documents, corporate records, audiotapes, videotapes, transcripts, correspondence, and documentation of conferences Roberts attended and ...

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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...


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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Black Women in the Middle West Project collection, ca. 1924-1985

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to researc...


Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers

A lifelong Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community...

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, scrapbooks, clippings, fliers, newsletters, and publications; topical, financial, and membership files; and sound recordings of speeches, interviews, and conferences that were created by or collected by the Chicago Division office of the Brotherhood o...

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Carol Ronen papers, 1952-2009.

The Carol Ronen Papers consist of materials relating to Carol's public life, Democratic Party activism, and time in public office. These documents include personal items, campaign memorabilia, information on political causes, speeches, recommendations, correspondence, newspaper and magazine artic...

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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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Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chester Commodore Papers

Chester Commodore was the editorial cartoonist for the Chicago Defender for over 50 years. In his capacity as one of the earliest established black editorial cartoonists, Commodore offered both humor and protest by using his cartoons to highlight and fight injustice both locally and nationally. H...

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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 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 Citizens Police Committee. Records, 1929-1931

The Chicago Citizens' Police Committee, 1929-1931, was formed to investigate the Chicago Police Department. The results of the study were published in The Chicago Police Problems. The records include correspondence of Leonard D. White, second chairman and treasurer of the Committee; financial sta...

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Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights and related organizational records

Correspondence, minutes, and other files of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR), organized in 1960 to protect rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and of forerunner organizations that shared office files, including the Civil Rights Congress of Illinois, the Lightfoot...

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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 Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


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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