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Alliance to End Repression records, 1969-1986.

Correspondence, memos, announcements, meeting minutes, topical files, and constituent organization files of the Chicago-based Alliance to End Repression, a fifty-member consortium of churches, labor unions, human relations, and community groups, concerned with issues such as opposition to the dea...

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Anthony Sorrentino papers, part 1 and part 2

Part 1 contains biographical materials, correspondence, articles, manuscripts, reports, studies, minutes, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, photographs, and other papers of Anthony Sorrentino, a Chicago sociologist, scholar, and civic leader of Italian descent. Included are articles and reports wri...


Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996

Reports, press releases, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, topical files, other printed materials, court documents, and other records of Asian Human Services of Chicago, an organization established in 1978 to analyze needs and provide social services for Asians in Chicago near ...


Charlotte E. Senechalle papers, 1950-2001, bulk 1950-1990

Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regar...


Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort records

Correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets, and other records of the Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort and of its Juvenile Justice Task Force, which worked to develop an integrated system of service delivery to youth, especially in the area of juvenile justice.


Chicago Area Project records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, financial records, and research data of the Chicago Area Project, a community oriented program established in the 1930s for delinquency prevention and research, administered by Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; plus related files of the...

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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 Law Enforcement Study Group records

Office files of the Chicago Law Enforcement Study Group, an organization which conducted research on criminal law and the court system in the 1970s and 1980s. Collection includes correspondence, organizational fundraising files, clippings, publications, reports, domestic violence project files, a...

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Chicago Police Department collection

Personnel registers (3 v.: 1890-1897, 1897-1904, 1904-1910) providing departmental and biographical information on police officers appointed from 1866 to 1910 and one news clipping scrapbook (1 v.) relative to the police and to crime and criminals, 1912-1914. The personnel registers list name, bi...

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Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (Chicago, Ill.) records

Meeting minutes, reports, printed material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications and newsletters, memorandums, proposals, and other papers of the Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (CCJC), formerly known as the Citizens Committee on the Family Court, an advisory board to the Ci...

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Elmer Lynn Williams papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, autobiographical data, photographs, radio scripts, etc. of Elmer Lynn Williams, a Chicago minister. The materials chiefly relate to Williams' work against corruption and vice in Chicago, including information on his magazine Lightnin', the bombing of his house...

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Emily Washburn Dean papers

Correspondence, printed materials, and other papers reflecting Mrs. Dean's activities in the fields of social service and politics, including her candidacy for Cook County Commissioner (1922) and campaigning for Cermak against Thompson for Mayor of Chicago (1931), for President Hoover, for C. Way...

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Ernest A. Bell papers

Correspondence, minutes, newsclippings, and publications produced or received by Ernest A. Bell relating to his career as a Methodist clergyman, missionary to India in 1892-1894, and anti-prostitution crusader in Chicago from 1902 onward. Topics include various Protestant missionary societies in ...


Gus Schaffer letters [manuscript], 1969-1976.

Letters of Schaffer, a member of Roger Touhy's Chicago bootleg gang in the 1930s, primarily written to Ron Martinetti, a New York author. Schaffer, who served 25 years at Stateville (under the name Peter Stevens) along with Touhy for the alleged 1933 kidnapping of John Factor, gives his opinions ...

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Hal Higdon collection of Leopold and Loeb case photographs, 1924.

Photographs concerning the Leopold and Loeb case and trial that were used for reference purposes by Higdon while writing his book entitled, The Crime of the Century.

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Hal Higdon research papers on the Leopold and Loeb case, 1917-1979, bulk 1971-1975

Research notes, transcripts of interviews, correspondence, partial trial transcript, copies of newspaper and magazine articles, and other documentation gathered by Higdon that relate to the 1924 murder of Bobby Franks by Leopold and Loeb; plus annotated and revised manuscripts of Higdon'...

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Hans Mattick papers

Correspondence, reports, and other files of Hans W. Mattick, a Chicago sociologist; topical files on criminal justice; and records of studies he directed, especially the Illinois Selective Service Felon Project (1950-53, re. World War II era), the Chicago Youth Development Project (1958-1966), an...

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Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty records, 1963-1986, bulk 1976-1980

Correspondence, research about individuals facing the death penalty, pamphlets, flyers, booklets, newspaper clippings, and other records of the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty, an association of non-profit organizations that educated the public about and lobbied against capi...

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Illinois Defender Project records, 1964-1976, bulk 1972-1974

Surveys, questionnaires, interviews, correspondence, notes, grant applications, reports, survey tallies, newsletters, standards, manuals, publications, and other records of the Illinois Defender Project, a project to improve the legal representation of indigent defendants in the criminal appeals ...

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Illinois Law Enforcement Commission records

Meeting minutes, reports, memorandums bylaws, and grant applications of the Illinois Law Enforcement Commission, a state planning agency.

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Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.) life histories collection, ca. 1921-1949, bulk 1929-1933 (partially processed collection)

The IJR records include written life histories compiled by the IJR, primarily dated 1929-1933 (although they range from 1921-1940s), and consisting of interviews with teenagers and young adults, most of whom were confined in Illinois detention facilities. The authors of the 133 life hist...


John Howard Association records [manuscript], 1898-1976, bulk 1920-1976

Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, topical files, speeches, press releases, and other records of the John Howard Association (JHA), a Chicago-based penal reform organization focused on jail and prison conditions within Illinois along with some studies concerning other U.S. priso...


John Howard Association visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and black-and-white and color 16mm moving image film related to the John Howard Association and penal reform. Film titles include, "The Odds Against" (1966), "The Revolving Door" (1968), and "Drug Abuse" (1970); most photographs are unidentified.

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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...