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American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records
Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, and photographs.
American Civil War Era Sheet Music Collection
Music played an essential role during the American Civil War, both for the soldiers actively fighting and people on the home front. The majority of the sheet music in this collection was published during the American Civil War, by Chicago music publishing companies Root & Cady and H.M. Higgins, featuring composers and lyricists like Henry C. Work and George F.
American Colonization Society records
Correspondence, account sheets, constitution, instructions to agents, letters of introduction from the Board of Managers, and other materials of the American Colonization Society. Topics include the formation of auxiliary societies, importance of suppressing the slave trade, African settlements, fund-raising, and captured Africans recommended to the attention of the society after they have been discharged from the U.S. Correspondents include Dr.
American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive records
The American Committee to Keep Biafra Alive was an organization created to inform Americans of the conditions in Biafra during the Nigerian Civil War of 1967-1970.
American Friends Service Committee records
The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Religious Society of Friends (Quaker) founded in 1917 to work for peace and social justice in the United States and around the world. It was created in order to provide conscientious objectors ways to serve without joining the military or taking lives. Through the years, the Committee became known for its work
American Jewish Congress, Chicago Division records
The national AJC was founded in 1918 in Philadelphia, a response to the worsening conditions of European Jews in the years before World War I. Its goals were to establish unity within the Jewish community and represent all groups of Jews in a democratic forum, and defend the rights of Jews abroad. The advent of World War II proved the
American Veterans Committee, Chicago Area Council. Records
The collection contains documents from the American Veterans Council, founded in 1944 and disbanded in 2003. The American Veterans Council was a liberal Veterans’ organization that sought to protect and extend Democracy. The collection spans from 1946-1973, with the bulk of the collection from 1946-1958. Researches interested in union and or Veterans history, especially with regards to Chicago, will find
American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. (AWCMI) collection
This collection documents the administration, financing, and programming of American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. from its founding meeting in 1982 to 2001. Also included are a small number of documents from 1977 - 1982 relating to the parent national organization. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, incorporation papers, financial records, brochures, press releases, concert programs, published reviews, grant
AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization archives
The first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport’s AMF postal facility founded the AMF Midway Organization in 1991. They worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives include materials relating to the experience of AMF Midway (PTS)’s employees and the formation and history of AMF Midway Organization.
Amina Wadud papers
In 1972, American born Mary Teasley converted to Islam and by 1974 her name was officially changed to Amina Wadud to reflect her chosen religious affiliation. Coinciding with her conversion, was a shift in her university studies from education to Islam. Over the next few years, Wadud would become fluent in Arabic and earn her master's and PhD degrees from
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Ephemera Collection
Posters, paper fans, broadsides, and other ephemera created by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Andrea Leland films on Haiti, Carnival, and the U.S. Virgin Islands
Andrea E. Leland is an artist, film and video maker.
Andrew Jackson papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)
Correspondence, certificates, muster rolls, military reports, and other documents, including many fragmentary items, relating to Andrew Jackson and various phases of his life and times. Most Jackson correspondence is composed of incoming letters to him. About 34 items in the collection are handwritten or signed by Jackson. Topics in the collection include Jackson's military career, his business affairs, real estate
Andrew Paschal papers
Andrew Paschal (1907-1990) was a Chicago-based historian and educator who specialized in social history and the life and work of W.E.B. DuBois. A graduate of Northwestern University’s school of journalism, Paschal wrote for the WPA Illinois Writers’ Project and was published in several newspapers and journals, including the Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier, Crisis, Journal of Negro History, and Chicago Bee.
Angela Jackson (1951- ) Papers
Angela Jackson (1951- ), a member of Northwestern University's class of 1977, is a poet, novelist, playwright, and biographer. Her papers span the years 1966-2018; they contain biographical materials, correspondence, manuscripts, teaching material, and publications.
Ann Barzel Dance Research Collection
Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Ann Brown papers
Ann Brown was a member of the National Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and longtime member of the Missionary Society of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church.
Ann C. DeRamus papers
Autobiographical data sheets, brochures, and sundry personal papers of Ann C. DeRamus, a Chicago social worker. Many items are photocopies of originals retained by Ms. DeRamus.
Ann Kathryn Flagg (1924-1970) Papers1941-1988
The Ann Kathryn Flagg Papers fill one half-size box, and cover the time period of 1941 to 1988. The Papers consist of biographical information; memorial tributes; press clippings; educational records; correspondence; lesson plans from Flagg's teaching career; speeches, drafts of writings, and excerpted correspondences and speeches; and published writings.
Ann Stull papers
Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era.
Anna Belle Frazier Papers
Anna Belle Frazier (1918-2005) was an African-American social and civic leader in Evanston, Illinois during the second half of the 20th Century. She was an active member of various organizations such as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ebenezer A.M.E Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Norshore 12, and Suburbanites. The bulk of the material comprising the
Annetta Dieckmann papers
Annetta Dieckmann (1888-1974) was a pioneer in women’s rights and welfare work. She was appointed the first industrial secretary for the National Board of the Young Women’s Christian Association in 1918. In 1924, she moved to Chicago and served as the industrial secretary of the Chicago YWCA. Upon her retirement in 1956, Annetta Dieckmann became a full-time volunteer as secretary
Annie Smith photographs of CHA residents
Views of residents of Chicago Housing Authority’s Ida B. Wells, Clarence Darrow, and Madden Park Homes. Includes informal portraits of residents inside and outside their apartments as well as exterior views of the buildings, including scenes of building demolition and residents with Congressman Barack Obama. The artist’s statement as well as detailed descriptions and narratives of the photographs by Smith
Anthony Rayson zine collection
Anthony Rayson (b. 1954) is a writer, political activist, and self-described anarchist. Rayson authored the zine Thought Bombs, creates and contributes to numerous other zines, and assists incarcerated people with the publication and distribution of their own zines. Rayson operates South Chicago ABC Zine Distro, a distribution network that provides zines to incarcerated people free-of-charge.
Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Office records
The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international non-governmental organization based in the United States. Founded in 1913 by The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, a Jewish service organization, its original mission statement was "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure