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Cardiss Collins papers

Cardiss Collins was the Democratic Representative in the United States House of Representatives from the 7th district in Illinois. Collins served from 1973-1997, after being elected to the 93rd Congress by special election to fill the vacancy caused by the death of her husband, George Washington Collins. Collins was the first African American woman to represent the Midwest in Congress

Carl E. Smith, Jr. collection

Carl E. Smith was the general and managing editor for several Black magazines in Chicago during the 1950s and 1960s.

Carlos W. Colby Papers

Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical

Carnegie Council On Children. Records

The Carnegie Council on Children was an independent study commission established in 1972 by the Carnegie Corporation of New York. The Council undertook a comprehensive examination of the position and needs of children in American society and formulated a series of recommendations for new directions in public policy towards children and families. Conclusions reached by Council members and associates were

CARO Photo Archive

The CARO Photo Archive is a collection of still images (with a limited number of videos) created by Cook County Government throughout the 20th century, with some older photos dating back to the 1800s. Many of these photos were collected by or fell into the possession of former Secretary to the Board and County Historian Matthew B. DeLeon. Additionally, he

Carol Moseley Braun papers

Carol Moseley Braun was born and educated in Chicago. She became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.

Carol Moseley-Braun materials on 2011 mayoral election

Report issued by the Federal Election Commission regarding Moseley-Braun's senatorial campaign spending in 1991and 1992 and newspaper clippings, speech notes, and other campaign material from her 1992 senatorial campaign. Former United States Senator Carol Moseley-Braun used these materials during her unsuccessful campaign for Chicago mayor in 2011.

Carole Powell papers

Carole Powell was the Treasurer of the Gerber/Hart Library from 1989-1991; served on the board of Directors of IMPACT, a Chicago based gay and lesbian political action committee; and was involved with the Illinois Gay and Lesbian Task Force. In 1989, she served as Assistant to the Director of Eugene Sawyer's campaign for Mayor of Chicago. She also worked on

Carter Temple C. M. E. Church archives

Carter Temple Christian Methodist Episcopal church was founded in 1921. Carrie McMorris, a longtime member of the congregation, donated this collection.

Carter, Henry Kendall. Papers

The Henry Kendall Carter Papers (1823-1880, bulk 1840-1870) are made up of business documents, primarily concerning Carter's time in New Orleans (circa 1842-1874), personal and business correspondence, and personal memo books and diaries (1850-1878). Together, these items shed light on business life in Antebellum New Orleans, and on the realities of personal and business life in a divided country during

Cathedral Shelter of Chicago records

The Cathedral Shelter was established in 1919 as a social service agency of the Episcopal Diocese of Chicago. The collection consists of annual reports, case files, correspondence, by-laws, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, and published material pertaining to the operation of the Cathedral Shelter.

Catholic Adult Education Center records

Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, photographs, and other administrative records of the Catholic Adult Education Center (CAEC) in Chicago (Ill.). Included are materials from CAEC courses on intellectual and social matters, the CAEC Chicago Center for Film Study, Chicago World Peace Center, and Summer Biblical Institutes. In addition are records from Father Daniel Cantwell's work at the center

Catholic Church Extension Society records

The Catholic Church Extension Society was established October 18, 1905, to serve the home missions, areas that lacked personnel, organization, and finances. The Extension Society has helped to build churches, educate and support clergy and seminarians, and has provided financial assistance for dioceses in the western and southern states as well as Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, the Philippines, and other

Catholic Inter-Racial Council film

Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago poster collection

Includes handmade posters advertising support of equal housing, unionization, anti-war events, American Indians, and Catholic Inter-Racial Council events and awards, including the annual JFK awards. Some posters in the collection include photographs (pasted to board) of JFK-awardees, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964) and Senator Paul Douglas (1970).

Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago records

CIC was established in 1945. The name is sometimes spelled Catholic Interracial Council.

Cecil A. Partee papers

Cecil Armillo Partee (1921-1994) was an African-American lawyer and politician who served in a variety of public service roles in Illinois and Chicago.Cecil Armillo Partee (1921-1994) was an African-American lawyer and politician who served in a variety of public service roles in Illinois and Chicago. The Cecil A. Partee Papers reflect his professional work as the State's Attorney for Cook

Center for Inner City Studies

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

Center for Urban Policy records

The Loyola Center for Urban Policy (CUP) began in December 1979 and was phased out in 1988. During its nine years of existence, CUP gained a reputation for supplying timely and creditable research on practical, urban policy-oriented subjects. CUP was headed by Dr. Raymond Tatalovich, a professor in the political science department at Loyola University. As director, Tatalovich was involved

Central Area, The Links, Inc. archives

The Links, Incorporated is an international, not-for-profit corporation, established in 1946. The membership consists of 12,000 professional women of color in 270 chapters located in 42 states, the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of the Bahamas. It is one of the nation’s oldest and largest volunteer service organizations of extraordinary women who are committed to enriching, sustaining and ensuring

The Central South Area Plan collection, 1961

The Central South Area Plan was an activity of the City of Chicago to redevelop its south side area bounded by 31st St., South Parkway (AKA Martin Luther King Dr.), 35th St., and Michigan Ave. undertaken in the 1960s.

Certificate of membership issued to Archibald J. Motley

Mr. Motley was a well-known artist who sometimes worked as a Pullman porter.

Chad Allen Helsup Papers

Chad Allen Helsup, stage name MC Longshot, is a hip-hop rapper from the Southside of Chicago, IL. The collection includes diaries, song lyrics, recording contracts, photographs, hotel key cards, and audio-visual recordings.

Chandler Owen collection

Chandler Owen co-founded the radical journal The Messenger with A. Philip Randolph, served as managing editor of the Chicago Bee, and gradually moved his political allegiance from Socialism to the Republican Party. He wrote a number of speeches for Republican Presidential candidates, including Wendell Wilkie, Thomas Dewey, and Dwight Eisenhower.

Changing Chicago Project photographs by Kerry Coppin

Images of the African American experience in Chicago including scenes from the Black Rose luncheon awards, a graduation from South Shore Community Academy, Kocoa's Kitchen (a restaurant at 7822 S. Kenwood), outdoor events such as street fairs and the annual Taste of Chicago, private parties, and receptions at weddings and other events. Also includes portraits of black Chicagoans.