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Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials, [1930-1980, bulk 1940-1980]

Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and...

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Agnes Nestor papers, ca. 1880-1948, bulk 1896-1954

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, passports, etc., arranged chronologically, and manuscript autobiography of Agnes Nestor, primarily relating to her career as a labor union leader in Chicago and official of the International Glove Workers Union of America, plus some items on h...


Albert and Vera Buch Weisbord papers

Typescripts by Albert Weisbord of articles, notes, and outlines relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...

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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Midwest records

Correspondence, legal files, topical files (especially 1968-1974 from Tom Herriman's office), pamphlets, and four scrapbooks of the Chicago and Central States Joint Board, as well as correspondence and minutes from various locals of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, AFL-CIO, inc...

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Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America records

Resolutions, agreements, correspondence, and other materials relating to the merger of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and the United Packinghouse Workers of America.

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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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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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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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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 J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs Papers, 1886-2003

Research material and works of Eugene V. Debs biographer Bernard J. Brommel, including correspondence, notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also letters and personal materials of Grace Laird, a teacher with whom Brommel retained a long time correspondence.

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Bloody Williamson County photographs, ca. 1951.

Photographs probably taken by Paul M. Angle, author of the book, "Bloody Williamson." Primarily views of locations in Williamson County (Ill.), in and around Herrin, where violence occurred between 1922 and 1930 among striking mine workers and strike breakers. The photographs were probably taken ...

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Carol Frances Jegen, B.V.M., Ph. D., papers, 1958-2009.

The papers of Carol Frances Jegen, B.V.M., Ph. D., span the years 1958 to 2009 and primarily document her writings and lectures. Included are awards, lecture notes, correspondence, book reviews, articles, and audio-visual materials. Topics include the Blessed Virgin Mary, Jesus Christ, civil diso...

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Census data on the Back of the Yards

Census data compiled by Ethelbert Stewart for the U.S. Commissioner of Labor, Carroll Wright, during and after the Chicago Teamsters' strike of 1905 concerning 284 households in the Back of the Yards community area. Lists number of household members and roomers; expenditures for fuel, food, cloth...

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Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Records, 1885-1999

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some informati...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence, 1857-1918

Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other...


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office, 1875-1909

Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Decade Subject File, 1856-1935

Correspondence, statements, reports, and other papers related to different aspects of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) operations, grouped by decade: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900. Each decade comprises a separate series, and subseries within each decade follow the same...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Predecessor Companies, 1849-1889

Correspondence, circulars, and other documents primarily related to the predecessor companies of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), spanning the years 1849-1864: the Aurora Branch Railroad, the Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad...

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Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Archives

Founded in Detroit in 1972, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists was created to address the labor, civil rights and political concerns of African Americans active in unions. Donated by Beverly Sandifer of AFSCME Local 1215, the archive includes convention documents, minutes, resolutions, progra...

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Chicago Daily News negatives collection, [ca. 1901-1973]

Collection of black and white photographic negatives created by staff photographers of the Chicago Daily News. Primarily contains images of events, people, and activities in the Chicago area as well as national events that held a local interest. Topics include civic ceremonies, public demonstrati...

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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 Newspaper Guild records

Correspondence, minutes, strike bulletins, agreements, contracts, and other working files of the Chicago Newspaper Guild (1934-1971). Many papers relate to strikes against the Hearst newspapers.

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Chicago Stockyards collection, 1890-1970

The Chicago Stockyards, also known as the Union Stockyards, played an integral role in the development of Chicago as the hub of the meat industry. This collection highlights selective aspects of the management and promotional activities of the stockyards.

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Chicago Tribune strike collection

Flyers, informational handouts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, meeting agendas, stickers, and other materials related to the Chicago Tribune strike, ca. 1985-1987. Most of the materials are from the perspective of the strikers; however, two manuals on techniques to respond to strikes are in...