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relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...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

Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972

Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.

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B. J. O. Nordfeldt etchings, [1911-1912].

Etchings of Chicago cityscapes, people and street scenes, workers and industrial sites created by the Swedish American artist Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt while he resided in Chicago, 1911-1912. Topics include the Field Columbian Museum building (which later housed the Museum of Science and Indus...

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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...

Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.

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Catholic Council on Working Life records

Correspondence, minutes, and financial and other records of the Catholic Council on Working Life (formerly the Catholic Labor Alliance) of Chicago (Ill.). Materials pertain to the council's efforts to improve conditions for working-class people and for general social improvement. Includes many dr...

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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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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...

Chicago Area Labor History Group records

Copies of research papers and essays on labor history presented at the monthly meetings of the Chicago Area Labor History Group, held at the Newberry Library in Chicago and convened by Steve Rosswurm. Many of the papers were later incorporated into published works.

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Chicago Chapter, Coalition of Black Trade Unionists Archives

Founded in Detroit in 1972, the Coalition of Black Trade Unionists was created to address the labor, civil rights and political concerns of African Americans active in unions. Donated by Beverly Sandifer of AFSCME Local 1215, the archive includes convention documents, minutes, resolutions, progra...

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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 Home for the Friendless records

Board meeting minutes (1858-1937), admissions registers (listing names, ages, religion, and reasons for coming to the home, 1858-1898), "Old Ladies Dept." volume (1933), a time book (detailing the hours worked by the employees), and by-laws for the Chicago Home for the Friendless, which served as...

Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...

Chicago society photographic albums collection, 1912-1916.

Formal and informal views of society people, mainly women, at various events in Chicago, 1912-1916. Subjects include weddings, horse shows, sports such as tennis and golf and organizations such as the Junior League. Seems to be collected by photographer whose photo is in two of the albums.

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Danny Lyon photograph collection, 1965.

Photographs of residents of the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.), including many children and teenagers. Views include homes, apartments, and people along sidewalks and streets. Includes some low-income families and people from Appalachia who settled in Chicago.

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Donald R. Richberg papers

Correspondence, legal papers, speeches, articles, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Donald R. Richberg, a lawyer and author who lived in Chicago (Ill.) until 1933, including materials of railway labor organizations, especially the Railway Labor Executives Association for which Richberg was...

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Dorothy Peacock Colton papers

Personal and financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Dorothy Peacock Colton related to the Peacock family and Colton family in Chicago (Ill.). The majority of materials in Box 1 are mortgage contracts, deeds, leases, insurance papers, security records, and other records relate...

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Doug Dobmeyer papers, 1978-2008


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Edward Sadlowski papers, 1956-1991, bulk 1974-1978

Correspondence, legal documents, election and poll materials, financial records, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers of Ed Sadlowski, a labor leader who was elected director of District 31, United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1973 and then ca...

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Eleanor Page Voysey collection of visual materials, 1928-1947, 1957-1985.

Black-and-white photographic prints and black-and-white and color transparencies collected by Eleanor Page, Society Editor for the Chicago Tribune, that document Chicago social events from 1957-1985, including fundraisers, balls, dinners, as well as African American society, celebrities, and poli...

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Erie Neighborhood House collection of visual materials, [ca 1960-1990]

Photographs of programs and events at Erie Neighborhood House in the West Town community of Chicago, Illinois, or sponsored by it. Includes images of the Erie Neighborhood House summer camp showing children playing games, building fires, preparing meals, and swimming. Also included are images of ...

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