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American Association of University Women, Chicago Area Council and Chicago Branch records

Minutes, reports, correspondence, membership rosters, newspaper clippings, and other records (1969-1985) of the American Association of University Women, Chicago Area Council, related primarily to the council's efforts to bring about job sharing legislation. Also includes materials relative to th...

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AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives

These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport's AMF postal facility. They later worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. The AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization was founded in 1991 to document the history of African Americans in the orga...

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Andrew Placente papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 (Chicago, Ill.), 1911-1975, bulk 1940-1975

Constitutions, by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, correspondence, election material, grievances and other items concerning Andrew Placente's work with the Chicago Typographical Union, the International Typographical Union, and the Illinois Typographical Conference. Includes t...

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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


August Sallas papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16, 1942-1994 (bulk 1960-1992)

This collection contains meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, news clippings, publications, memos, mailing lists, wage information, union contract and union label use negotiations, union election material, and grievances related to August Sallas and his positions within the C...

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Augustana Hospital photograph collection, ca. 1920-1970.

Primarily students, staff and facilities of Augustana Hospital School of Nursing.

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives, [ca. 1940-1969]

Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentif...

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Chicago Civil Service League. Records, 1901-1913

Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings of a league formed in 1901 to secure observance of civil service laws in Chicago. The Records contain minutes, reports, correspondence and other documents regarding the foundation and activities of the League.

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Chicago Federation of Labor collection of visual material, 1914-1984.

Visual materials from the office of the Federation News, owned and controlled by the CFL-IUC, the federation of unions in Chicago. Subjects include members and leaders, conventions and banquets, international events, interiors of their radio station WCFL, and their members participation in commun...

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Chicago Hearing Society records

Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, and newsclippings of the Chicago Hearing Society, a service organization for adults and children who are deaf or have impaired hearing, founded in 1916 as the Chicago League for the Hard of Hearing, that sponsors educational, social, employment...


Chicago Manual Training School photograph collection, 1900-1968.

Includes visual materials related to the Chicago Manual training School, located at 1154 South Michigan Avenue in Chicago (Ill.) from 1884-1903. Includes a view of a plaque commemorating the school mounted on an exterior wall of the motel built on the site later and a view of a group of men, memb...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Declan Haun collection of visual materials, [ca. 1958-1994]

The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The col...

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Fire Insurance Patrol (Chicago, Ill.) collection of visual materials, 1915-1955, bulk 1920s-1930s

Visual materials of the Fire Insurance Patrol (1871-1959) which was organized, supported and employees paid by the Chicago Board of Underwriters. Their purpose was to protect and save life and property in or next to burning buildings and to remove and take charge of such property. The patrol were...

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First Infantry, Illinois National Guard collection of visual materials, 1874-1931, bulk 1880-1918.

Visual materials of the Chicago-based 1st Infantry, ING which was formed in 1874 and was called to help control riots (Stock Yards, miners, railroad) until activated into the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War (1st Infantry, Ill. Vol.) and WWI (131st Infantry). Subjects include portraits, ...

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F.W. Clark Papers, 1875-1916

Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Clark, Chicago building contractor and construction company president. Includes business and some personal correspondence, plus account books and trusteeship papers.

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Holmes, Pyott & Company (Chicago, Ill.) records

Receipts, invoices, canceled checks, and other financial records of Holmes, Pyott & Company, Washington Foundry and Machine Shop, an architectural and ornamental ironworks company. Principals in the business included Edward B. Holmes, David Pyott, and James M. Pyott. Also present are letters and ...

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Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (ILOTA) records, 1908-2015

This collection documents the history of the Illinois Occupational Therapy Association (also known as IOTA or ILOTA) and occupational therapy in Illinois.

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Illinois Society of Architects records

Correspondence, minutes, membership records, reports, legislative bills, legal briefs, contracts, and newsclippings of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA) concerning its work for professionalization, licensing, and regulation of architects and for the establishment of standards for workmansh...


J.B. Beale collection of visual materials, 1870s.

Mostly wood engravings for advertisements by Beale. Most are used by Baker Engraving Co. Also included are a political cartoon, some general views of cities, designs for machinery, illustration for a magazine story, and other designs.

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Lawrence Jacques photograph collection, ca. 1930-1949.

Primarily includes images relating to medical treatments, such as physicians and nurses engaged in surgery. Many images relating to the Republic Steel Strike. A few images show police officers, politicians, children, and persons engaged in photograph development. Other images show office interior...

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Luebke family business records

Two business account books, one tax receipt book, and one paper business card relating to the plastering business of Charles and Jonathan (or John) Luebke. The account books range from 1884-1886 and give addresses at which work was performed, clients' names, nature of the work, and amounts paid. ...

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Martin French photograph

Black-and-white photographic print in mat depicting the August 18, 1920 retirement ceremony for Chicago Police officer, Martin French, at which time he was presented a Gold Star by the Members of the Police Musical and Benevolent Association.

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Michael Reese Nurses Alumnae Association collection of visual materials, ca. 1890-1959.

Photographic materials relating to nursing and nurses training at Michael Reese Hospital.

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