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Audley Mackel papers
Audley Mackel was a prominent dentist in the Vicksburg-Natchez Mississippi area. In the 1950s he was active in the Regional Council of Negro Leadership, headed by Dr. T.R.M. Howard. In a legendary incident, he drove Dr. Howard in a hearse past Ku Klux Klan gunners. Dr. Mackel was also instrumental in an NAACP lawsuit challenging “separate but equal.
Aurie A. Pennick Papers
Chicago native, Aurie A. Pennick is an African American attorney and philanthropist whose work spans across Chicago's municipal and nonprofit organizations. Pennick's papers include her involvement with Mayor Harold Washington's Office of Women's Affairs, her decade of executive stewardship at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and her ongoing engagement with housing and policing issues in Chicago. The collection
Austin Community Collection
The collection contains manuscript, print and photographic documentation on demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of the Austin neighborhood. The collection contains biographical information on Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and wartime activities.
Austin Newspapers Collection
The collection contains community newspapers includes The Austin Herald, The Austin News, The Austinite, The Austin Voice, The Austin Weekly News, and The Windy City Word. The issues primarily span 1970-1997.
B.G. Gross, Ph.D., papers
Bethuel “B.G.” Gross’s extensive career spanned both music and psychology. He served as the organist and music director at numerous churches, including the St. James Methodist Church in Chicago and the Baker Memorial United Methodist Church in St. Charles, Illinois. Gross also held positions within university music departments, including the University of Akron, Shurtleff College (Alton, IL), and Loyola University
Barbara E. Allen Papers
Barbara E. Allen directed, produced, edited, and wrote the 2005 Emmy-winning documentary, Paper Trail: 100 Years of the Chicago Defender. The film was hosted by Harry J. Lennix and featured such notables as Earl Calloway, Robert Sengstacke, and then Senator Barack Obama. It celebrates the centennial of the Chicago Defender and skillfully chronicles the pivotal role this groundbreaking newspaper played
Barbara Shepherd papers
Barbara Shepherd worked on the 1940 American Negro Exposition (ANE) held at the Chicago Coliseum. She also served in staff positions in several social service organizations.
Bari-Ellen Roberts papers
In March of 1994, Bari-Ellen Roberts became the lead plaintiff in the largest class action discrimination suit in history. “I’ve never been afraid to compete with white people. I’ve been doing it since I was a child.” These are the challenging words that introduce Bari-Ellen Roberts to the reader of her book, Roberts vs. Texaco.
Barrash, Annette Medow. Collection
Annette Medow Barrash (b. December 21, 1923, d. July 26, 2019) was a teacher and community activist with a focus on public education and school desegregation in Chicago. She graduated from the University of Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and mathematics and became involved with the Citizens Schools Committee. As Vice President of the Committee, Medow
Barratt O'Hara papers
Barratt O'Hara (1882-1969) enjoyed one of Illinois' longest legislative careers. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, legal records, congressional resolutions, agendas and minutes, maps, building plans, press releases, poll sheets, poems, sheet music, programs, bibliographies, and photographs.
Ben Burns papers, part I
Ben Burns had a long and distinguished career as "a white editor in black journalism." He helped found Ebony and a number of other black publications and he trained many black writers in all aspects of print journalism. After working for black publications for thirty-five years, Burns referred to himself as "a black newspaperman, black in my orientation and thinking,
Ben L. Reitman papers
Ben L. Reitman (1879-1942), known as the "hobo physician," was an anarchist, lover of radical Emma Goldman, and advocate on behalf of the homeless, sex workers, the poor, and other "social outcasts." He promoted birth control and awareness of and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases. This collection includes correspondence with Emma Goldman and others, some of Reitman's essays, articles, and
Benjamin Chew papers
Philadelphia. Record of probate of will of Nathan Bewley, copy of will attached, includes impressed seal of Pennsylvania (1766 May 7, Document signed, 4 pages). A list of Chew's twenty enslaved people at Whitehall, listed by name, gender, and age; a list of Chew's ten enslaved people who have been "put out from Whitehall to service," by name and wages
Benjamin Henry Grierson Papers
Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material,
Bennett Johnson papers
Bennett Johnson, a graduate of Roosevelt University with Harold Washington, has been a civil rights and radical activist since the 1940s. He was a leader in the March on Conventions movement, Protest at the Polls, and the NAACP. He was one of the early activists in Harold Washington’s successful campaign for Mayor of Chicago. Johnson was co-founder of Path Press,
Bennett M. Stewart papers
Correspondence, speeches, awards, and aldermanic campaign disclosure material of Stewart, Alderman of Chicago's 21st Ward from 1971 to 1978 and U.S. Congressman (Democrat) from the 1st Congressional District of Illinois from 1979 to 1980.
Bennett M. Stewart photograph collection
Bennett McVey Stewart was born in Huntsville, Alabama in August 12, 1912. He attended the public schools in Huntsville and Birmingham and received as B.A. from Miles College in Birmingham. In 1968, he served as inspector of the Chicago Building Department and was a rehabilitation specialist for the Chicago Department of Urban Renewal. Steward was elected alderman on the Chicago
Bernard E. Epton papers
Bernard Epton (1921 — 1987) was an American politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and made an unsucessful run for Mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Bernard E. Epton papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, issue papers, photographs, certificates and an obituary. The papers focus on Epton's 1983 Republican campaign for Mayor of Chicago.
Bernard Weisberg papers
Correspondence, research files, legal documents, meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, booklets, and other personal papers of Bernard Weisberg, a Chicago human rights lawyer. Materials relate to Weisberg's involvement with the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention and to his legal work, especially as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois. Topics include police activities, the 1968
Berniece Ball Perry Papers
Berniece Ball Perry (1915-1995) was an African-American women's labor leader who lived and worked in Evanston, Illinois. She was an active member of a number of social and civic clubs and organizations and worked to ensure fair treatment of African-Americans in the workplace. The Berniece Ball Perry papers span from 1922 to 1997 and cover Perry's personal and professional life's
Bessie Coleman collection
Bessie Coleman, the first African American female pilot to obtain a license. Coleman learned French at a Berlitz school in the Chicago loop, withdrew the savings she had accumulated from her work as a manicurist and the manager of a chili parlor, and with the additional financial support of Abbott and another African American entrepreneur, she set off for Paris
Bethel New Life, Inc. Records
Bethel Housing, Inc., formed by the Bethel Lutheran Church in 1979, was one of several community groups to address the deteriorating housing conditions and the erosion of the economic base of West Garfield Park. In 1982, Bethel Housing changed its name to Bethel New Life, Inc., and under this name continued its work in offering housing opportunities, both rehab and
Better Government Association records
Candidates' statements, topically-arranged investigation files, newsclippings, press releases, minutes, and correspondence of the BGA, a Chicago non-profit, investigative organization founded in 1923 that has focused media attention on waste and corruption in city, state, and federal government. Topics are primarily Chicago area cases, including the Alderman Thomas Keane case; investigations of government agencies, policies, and contracts, especially in health care,
Betty Ann Papangelis (1925- ) Papers1965-1970
Betty Ann Papangelis was born February 9, 1925, at West Palm Beach, Florida, the daughter of Herbert E. and Ruth Hyed Seidel. She took a B.A. degree from Boston University in 1946 and a Master of Arts degree from the University of Chicago in 1950. A social worker by profession, Papangelis was an administrator with the Children’s Home and Aid
Betty Brown Chappell interviews of Chicago politicians and officials
Typed transcripts of interviews conducted by Betty Brown Chappell (Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago) with notable Chicago aldermen and other public officials relating to her dissertation topic, "The Black Movement Model of Mayoral Leadership."