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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relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...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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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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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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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, grievances, scrapbooks, clippings, fliers, newsletters, and publications; topical, financial, and membership files; and sound recordings of speeches, interviews, and conferences that were created by or collected by the Chicago Division office of the Brotherhood o...

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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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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 Teachers' Federation records

Correspondence, minutes of meetings 1898-1966 (incomplete 1906-1920), reports, excerpts of court transcripts, newsclippings, pamphlets, speeches, and other office files, primarily on subjects of interest to teachers. Includes material on the Federation's relationship with organized labor and its ...

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Chicago Teachers Union records, ca.1870-2017, bulk 1930-2015

The records of the Chicago Teachers Union are primarily textual and include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, reports, financial information, contracts, publications, clippings, flyers, scrapbooks, materials for mass distribution, and general office files created by the CTU, the...


Chicago Teachers Union visual materials, ca. 1910-2012, bulk 1980-2000

Black-and-white and color photographic prints, negatives, slides, and albums related to the work and promotion of the Chicago Teachers Union and its predecessors. Images depict union leaders, committees, conferences, meetings and activities, including demonstrations against payless paydays...

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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...


Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 records

Constitution, bylaws, minute books, membership records, financial records, office files of correspondence and contract negotiations, and scrapbooks of printed matter and clippings, documenting the activities of the union, especially between the 1930s and 1950s, with some lists covering the years ...


Chicago Union Label and Service Trades Council records

Meeting minutes (1930, 1958-1978); correspondence, financial and membership records; and news releases, radio scripts, and other publicity materials of the Chicago Union Label and Service Trades Council, founded in 1895, as a coalition of union locals to promote recognition of and respect for a u...

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Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) records collected by Paul Booth, ca. 1966-1975

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, position papers, and other records of the Citizens Action Program, a Chicago advocacy group, created and/or received by Paul Booth who served as co-chairman of the organization. Some materials relate to membership and admi...

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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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First Division who charged the mob at the Haymarket riot May 4, 1886, [ca. 1886]

Individual albumin photographs (51) of police officers in the 1st company, Lieut. E.J. Steele commanding, and in the 2nd company, Lieut. Martin Quinn commanding, are numbered and mounted in 4 rows with the names of the police officers listed below and annotated to indicate men who were wounded or...

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Frank McCallister papers, 1923-1971

Frank McCallister (1908-1970) was an organizer and leader in labor education. The collection contains correspondence, minutes, reports, newsletters, programs, calendars, speeches, financial records, clippings, photographs, and published material.

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Frank W. McCulloch papers

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...


Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.

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Fred M. Fine papers

Correspondence, primarily 1944-1961; files on Chicago cultural affairs containing memos, reports, leaflets, newsclippings, etc., primarily 1970s and 1980s; sound recordings of reminiscences (21 cassettes) by Fred M. Fine; and photocopies of Fine's FBI files. Topics of the collection include Fine'...