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B. J. O. Nordfeldt etchings, [1911-1912].

Etchings of Chicago cityscapes, people and street scenes, workers and industrial sites created by the Swedish American artist Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt while he resided in Chicago, 1911-1912. Topics include the Field Columbian Museum building (which later housed the Museum of Science and Indus...

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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Chicago Federation of Labor records

Meeting minutes, 1903-1922, of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL); broadsides containing lists of dues paid by local unions to the CFL and other reports, 1911-1918; office files of the CFL, ca. 1890s-1940s, containing letters, notes, reports, etc., mostly during the presidency of John Fitzpatr...


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...


Edward Sadlowski papers, 1956-1991, bulk 1974-1978

Correspondence, legal documents, election and poll materials, financial records, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers of Ed Sadlowski, a labor leader who was elected director of District 31, United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1973 and then ca...

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Ernest DeMaio papers

Correspondence, minutes, circular letters, leaflets, speeches, scrapbooks, transcript of an oral history interview (1970), publications, and other papers of Ernest DeMaio and of the labor union that he led for many years, the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America. Topics include...

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Frank and Beatrice Lumpkin papers, 1940-2013, bulk 1974-1986

Documents created or collected by Frank Lumpkin, leader of the Save Our Jobs Committee (SOJ), and his wife Beatrice Lumpkin while writing on a book about the struggles of union workers of Wisconsin Steel Works in Chicago and its abrupt shutdown in 1980. The book was published as "Always Br...

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Frank W. McCulloch papers, 1931-1988

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1...

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Leonard I. Fuchs papers

Correspondence, clippings and other papers relating to Leonard Fuchs, a resident of the Albany Park community of Chicago (Ill.), community activist, and aldermanic candidate in 1955 and earlier. Includes notes on his work with the Cleaners, Dyers and Pressers Union, 1937-1938; and copies of a new...

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Libby, McNeill & Libby records

Photocopies of miscellaneous payroll records of Libby, McNeill & Libby, which was created in 1868 by Archibald McNeill and the brothers Arthur Libby and Charles Libby. The company became on of the world's leading producers of canned food. Many of its cans of meat were sold in Europe, where they w...

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Samuel Alschuler and other papers on arbitration in the meat industry

Stenographic transcripts (8 vol.) of various arbitration hearings and other investigations involving workers in the packing house industry, primarily arbitration hearings (1918-1920) with Samuel Alschuler as arbitrator, some involving Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America,...

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United Furniture Workers of America records of Midwest districts and Chicago Local 18-B, 1936-1981, bulk 1950-1970

Meeting minute books, correspondence, memoranda, press bulletins, financial materials, reports, contracts, briefs, grievances, pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, and other records from the United Furniture Workers of America, Chicago offices that managed affairs of Midwest dis...

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United Steelworkers of America, Local 1033 records collection, 1942-2001

Meeting minute books, attendance ledgers, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, grievances, pamphlets, and other administrative records of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1033. Topics include political and union elections, union policies, safety issues, and relations with Republic ...


United Steelworkers of America, Local 2374 (Chicago, Ill.) records

Grievances, memoranda, membership materials, correspondence, agreement booklets, pension and insurance plan booklets, newsletters, a ledger, and other records of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 2374 in Chicago (Ill.). Local 2374 was the union for Continental Can Company's Clearing Plant...

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