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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


Graham Taylor Papers, 1820-1975

Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.


Guide to the Robert McClory (1932-2015) Papers, 1970-2015

Chicago journalist and author Robert (Bob) McClory wrote about race, class, and religion after graduating from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism in 1971, where he later taught. The Papers include biographical materials, teaching notes, research notes, and drafts of articles, as well as m...

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Jack L. Cooper papers

Scripts of radio programs, correspondence, contracts, appointment books (12 v.), and scrapbook of Jack Leroy Cooper, a Chicago pioneer in African American radio broadcasting. Includes Black dialect comedy and other program scripts by Cooper, mainly 1930s; scrapbook of clippings and handbills on C...

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Len O'Connor and Most Rev. William O'Connor collection of photographs, [ca.1940-1960]

Photographs relating to the careers of Chicago television newsman Len O'Connor and his brother, Rev. William A. O'Connor, Catholic bishop of Springfield, Illinois, from 1948 to 1975. Len O'Connor photographs show him with various television engineers: on set for local Chicago news 5-minute "cut-i...

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Lloyd Lewis Papers, 1886-1985

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.

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Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

A wide vareity of materials span nearly seventy years, from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. Included are materials related to Mme C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company and Beauty Schools, UBSOTA (United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association), Alpha Chi Pi Omega, Chicago Defender Charities...


Scrapbook vol. IV, 1877-1900.

Contains clippings from newspapers and magazines as well as flyers and bulletins. Subjects include Catholic History, Jesuits, labor, the temperance movement, education, missions, journalism,Chicago history, and politics.

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William Bross papers

Business and personal letters, mostly pertaining to William Bross of Chicago (Ill.), deeds, insurance policies, stock certificates, bills and receipts, diaries with transcripts (1872-1888), and genealogical materials. William Bross was the president of the Chicago Tribune Company and Lieutenant G...

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