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"A division of the Negroes..."

Document entitled: "A division of the Negros made, and agreed to between Colo. George Lee and the brothers of the deceased Majr. Lawrence Washington." Lists enslaved people by name with the monetary value of each in two columns as belonging to Col. Lee's part or to the estate's part. On verso, endorsed by George Washington: "Papers relating to the several

"Us and them" : the changing boundaries of acceptance and exclusion for incoming ethnic, religious, and racial groups in Rockford, Illinois, 1880-1933

The dissertation centers on the ethnic, racial, and religious history of Rockford, Illinois in an attempt to broaden knowledge of ethnic interaction and identity formation. This project examines the major ethnic and racial groups—Irish, Swedes, Italians, and African-Americans—that came to Rockford during these years. It explores the groups' interaction with each other, each group's acceptance by the larger community, the

5 Girls Film Project records

5 Girls is a 120-minute 2001 film directed by Maria Finitzo and produced by Kartemquin Films. For two years, filmmaker Maria Finitzo followed five strong young women between the ages of 13 and 17. Unlike the myriad reports, books and ""specials"" that focus on young women as passive and powerless, 5 Girls explores the ways these girls discover the resources

8th Day Center for Justice records

Spurred by a call from the Urban Apostolate of Sisters in Chicago for a center for peace and justice in the city, six Catholic religious communities founded the 8th Day Center for Justice in 1974. These six communities included the Sisters of Mercy, Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Dominicans, Adrian Dominicans, Sisters of Providence, and Sisters of

A. Achen letter

Achen, an Ohio regimental surgeon at the Union lines before Vicksburg, describes recent events of the siege, such as Union naval attempts to break the Mississippi blockade, a speech by General Thomas on abolition, and the formation of African American regiments. On verso is a map in pencil of Vicksburg and vicinity, with various fortifications and encampments indicated. Also includes

A.M. Elgin document

Mobile, Alabama. State and County taxes for the year ending March 1864, receipted by H.T. Gaines, Tax Collector.

A.S. Claiborne bill of sale for 44 enslaved people

Bill of sale; receipt for $40,000 for purchase of 44 enslaved Black people named and aged as follows.. warrant said people were to be "slaves for life and free from all blemish."

Aaron H. Payne papers

Aaron H. Payne (1901 to 1994) was a Chicago-area attorney and civic activist. In 1926, after studying law at the University of Chicago Law School, he was admitted to the Bar of the State of Illinois. Three years later Payne served as Assistant City Prosecutor, Assistant Corporate Counsel, and Arbitrator for the Illinois Industrial Commission. In addition, he served for

Abbé Forget du Verger petition

Contemporary copy of petition from Fort de Chartres, by Abbé Forget du Verger, Vicar General of the Mission of Illinois, to manumit three enslaved African American people belonging to the Mission; petition addressed to Neyon de Villiers an Bobé Desclouseaux. Petition granted. Rewritten by Bobé. Further certification signed by Francisco Cruzat, Mar. 3, 1787.

Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers

The Abbott-Sengstacke Family papers include materials from Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1868-1940) and John Herman Henry Sengstacke (1912-1997), as well as John’s wife Myrtle Elizabeth Picou Sengstacke (1914-1990). The papers trace the Abbott-Sengstacke family history from the mid-19th century in Georgia through Abbott's move to Chicago and creation of a journalistic empire, to the death of Sengstacke in 1997. Robert S.

Abdul Alkalimat papers

Abdul Alkalimat is former director of African American studies at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Chamaign.

Abdullah Abdurahman (1872-1940) Family papers

The Abdullah Abdurahman family was active in the South African Coloured population’s struggle for political and economic equality.

Abraham Augur receipt

New Haven; Receipt for £25 to enslaver Joshua Chandler for his purchase of enslaved Black girl "[Peg], supposed to be about nine years old." [Peg] was sold by the state of Connecticut for forfeit of the debt of Stephen [Wit]. Receipt is signed by Abraham Augur.

Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials

Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and international vice-president of Fur & Leather Dept. of Amalgamated Meat Cutters (1956-1980). Includes a few photographs of demonstrations by

Abraham Feinglass papers

Correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, reports, reference materials, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file spanning four decades on Feinglass's alleged left-wing activities, and bound vols. of periodicals Fur Worker and Fur and Leather Worker, issued by International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada and its successor International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada.

Abraham, Alton. Collection of Sun Ra

Alton Abraham (1927-1999), entrepreneur and hospital technician, was a longtime friend and business associate of Sun Ra (1914-1993), the influential jazz composer and musician. Alton Abraham collected manuscripts, business records, printed ephemera, artifacts, photographs, audio and video recordings, and other documents of his work with Sun Ra. The collection contains textual, graphic, and audio-visual records of the work of Sun

Academic Affairs

The Academic Affairs department handles all student organizations concerned with academic life at Chicago State University.

Academic Affairs, College of Education, Box 43

The Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) was established on the south side of Chicago over 30 years ago by Northeastern Illinois University as part of its urban mission to meet the educational needs of Chicago's inner-city communities. Studies at CCICS are distinguished by their interdisciplinary nature in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on ethnic and

Ada Williams Letters collection

Adlean Harris papers

This collection documents Adlean Harris’ work as a librarian, genealogist, researcher, and astrologer. The Adlean Harris Papers span the years 1876 to 2007 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1970 to 1995.

Adrian Scheltes collection

The Adrian Scheltes collection contains photographs either taken by or collected by Scheltes while he was the Supervisor of Counsel and Guidance for the Blind from the Illinois Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In this position he assisted blind people with learning professional skills to enter the workforce. Scheltes also advocated for black blind

Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related to the public welfare." The collection contains annual reports, brochures, constitution and by-laws, correspondence,

Africa Embracing Obama Collection

In anticipation of the 2008 U.S. Presidential election, the Herskovits Library began collecting material depicting the African response to Barack Obama's candidacy, Democratic party nomination, and subsequent victory, paralleling their established Realia collection. The collection continues to grow as new materials are collected on an on-going basis. The library engages local dealers, students, and faculty to scout and purchase additions

African American Documents

The African American Documents is a small collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to Africans and their descendents in the Americas in the 18th and 19th centuries. Slavery materials from Rhode Island, Cape of Good Hope, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, the Carolinas, Tennessee, and Virginia include correspondence on the slave trade and slave cargos, assignments on chain gangs, bills of sale,

African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

In 1968, five Black Chicago police officers founded the Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL; renamed the Afro-American Police League in 1979 and later, the African American Police League), with the stated purpose of establishing a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement, to elevate the image of the African American police person in the African American community, and to eliminate police