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Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Records, 1909-1927

Also known as Manuscript Codex 1028, these twenty-six volumes were gathered for an investigation of Chicago crime, focusing on prostitution and the illegal sale of alcohol. Notes are from on-scene investigations, summaries of court records and newspaper clippings.

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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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Lea Taylor papers

Correspondence, minutes, financial and statistical records, articles, sociological studies, arrangements for speaking engagements, and other papers of Lea Taylor, relating to her career as a social worker and head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, founded by her father Graham Tayl...