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Descriptive inventory for the Art Shay photograph collection, 1944-2002

The collection includes a wide variety of images depicting people in Chicago neighborhoods (such as Maxwell Street Market and a skid row along Madison Street), celebrities in Chicago and elsewhere, entertainers, politicians, gamblers, prisoners, authors, and other cultural symbols. Many ...


Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans records, 1948-1989

Meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, newspaper clippings, publications, event programs, financial documents, and other administrative records of the Joint Civic Committee of Italian Americans (JCCIA). The majority of materials relate to the regular operations of the organization, effo...


Vernon Bowyer papers [manuscript], 1919-1960, bulk 1922-1954

Reports, project proposals, correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, articles, teaching materials, tests, student papers, statistical data, and other papers of Vernon Bowyer, an educator who worked for the Chicago Board of Education and the Work Projects Administration (WPA) Adult Education...

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