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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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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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Abraham Lincoln Marovitz papers

Binders containing judicial motions, filings, opinions, and other legal papers of Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz from his tenures on the Cook County Superior Court (1950-1963) and as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1963-1989).

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Adler, Mortimer J.. Papers, 1914-1995

Mortimer Jerome Adler, philosopher, educator, writer. The Mortimer J. Adler Papers include information on his work with the Great Books, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the Institute for Philosophical Research as well as material relating to his many publications. The collection consists of article...

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Albert E. Jenner, Jr., papers

Memoranda, reports, audio transcriptions, newsclippings, correspondence and other working files (mainly photocopies) relative to Jenner's service as counsel to the Republican Party minority on the U.S. House Judiciary Committee during the committee's inquiry into the impeachment of President Nixo...

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Albert Gore papers

Briefs, correspondence, research, legal agreements, clippings, petitions, union pamphlets and other literature, notes, drafts of legal documents, court transcripts , and other papers of Albert Gore, a Chicago labor lawyer. Materials mostly relate to Gore's work with labor unions, including the Am...

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Alexander Hehmeyer papers

Memoranda, copies of outgoing correspondence (1930s to mid-1980s), speeches, financial statements, topical files on international business and foreign policy issues, legal files, and essays, pertaining to Alexander Hehmeyer's career with Field Enterprises, where he served as Corporate Counsel (19...

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Alfred Balk Papers, 1941-2010

Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Rev...

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Alfred S. Trude and family papers

Correspondence, family history, legal and financial documents, wills, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Alfred S. Trude, a Chicago lawyer. A majority of the collection is correspondence from family members and condolences sent after Trude's death in 1933.

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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 and Lila Weinberg Papers, 1950-1988

Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.

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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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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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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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Ben Meyers papers

Correspondence, affidavits, and other legal papers related to Ben Meyer's work as a lawyer for various labor unions, mainly the Chicago Newspaper Guild in its strike (1935-1940) against the Hearst newspapers in Chicago; for unions on strike against the Goldblatt Bros. (Goldblatt Brothers) departm...

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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...


Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Chicago records, ca. 1929-2003.

Complaint files, correspondence, memos and other papers, statistical summaries, radio scripts, and sound recordings, relating to the daily activities of BBB/Chicago, such as sponsoring educational programs for its membership of businesses and organizations, monitoring and helping to regulate fair...

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Carol Moseley Braun papers, ca. 1992-1998.

Correspondence, phone logs, personnel files, reports, press releases, research materials, invitations, voting records, briefing books, speeches, newspaper clippings, legislation, grants, and audits comprise the Carol Moseley Braun papers, documenting her term as United States senator from Illinoi...

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Carpenter Family Papers, 1813-1947

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.

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Catherine Waugh McCulloch collection, 1909-1945

The collection contains pamphlets regarding woman suffrage and Catherine Waugh's election campaign for Justice of the Peace.

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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 D. Mosher papers

Register, autograph book, 5 centennial albums, a scrapbook, and miscellaneous letters that document Charles D. Mosher's work as a photographer in Chicago plus his other interests. Includes a set of leatherbound volumes (2), entitled "Mosher's memorial offering to the city of Chicago for the cente...

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