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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...


Citizens Alert records, 1967-2012

Citizens Alert was created in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois as an organization to help victims of police brutality. Since that time, it broadened its role into that of police watchdog group and sought to improve relations between the police and the communities they served.

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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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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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Max Naiman papers, 1923-1975

Correspondence and career papers of Max R. Naiman, and a much larger lot of topical files that contain reports, fliers, brochures, mailings, and some correspondence relating to Naiman's role as a lawyer and staff member of the International Labor Defense (ILD); and to his participation or interes...


Project IRENE records, 1990-2012.

The records of Project IRENE span the years from 1990 to 2012 and consist mainly of project/subject files, reports, and some organizational records such as correspondence, photographs, meeting minutes, and newsletters. Subjects include women and welfare, Illinois State Government, temporary Aid f...


Red Squad Chicago court case collection of open files

Legal documents, reports, correspondence, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings relating to the legal cases assembled against the Chicago Police Department's Surveillance Unit, commonly known as the Red Squad, for its surveillance of alleged political subversives and persons engaging in leftist poli...