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Leon Forrest (1937-1997) Papers 1952-1999

Leon Richard Forrest was born January 8, 1937 at Cook County Hospital in Chicago to Adelaide Green Forrest (1920-1964) and Leon Forrest, Sr. (1918-1971). Forrest served as chairman of the Northwestern African American Studies department from 1985 to 1994, and also held a professorship in the English department.The Leon Forrest Papers consist of 8 boxes spanning the years 1954 to

Edgar McLean Papers

Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.

Claude M. Lightfoot papers

Correspondence, speech and manuscript notes and drafts, publicity information, reviews of his books, and news clippings, drafts and copies of Lightfoot's newspaper columns in the Chicago Courier, award certificates, and other papers of Claude M. Lightfoot, an African American author, Chicago resident, political candidate, and member of the Communist Party U.S.A.'s national committee. Topics are court actions against him relating

Kimberly A. Lightford papers

Kimberly A. Lightford is 4th District Senator in the Illinois General Assembly, serving from 1998 to the present.

Oscar Brown, Jr., collection

Newsclippings on Oscar Brown, Jr., a Chicago-born African American singer and composer, providing information on his music and political views.

Southwest Parish & Neighborhood Federation records

Meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, financial records, surveys, reports, project proposals, bulletins, newspaper clippings, and other records of the Southwest Parish and Neighborhood Federation (SPNF), an umbrella organization for eight neighborhood groups on Chicago's Southwest Side. Materials relate to administrative tasks of the organization, as well as the SPNF's programs on crime prevention, transportation, neighborhood development and preservation, housing, real

Mark J. Satter Papers

Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark J. Satter, documenting his career as an advocate against wage garnishment, his crusade to end public aid and the launch of a new Works Progress Administration to provide stable employment to the under and unemployed, and his life-long battle against redlining and the predatory real estate practice of

McPartland, Jimmy and Marian. Collection

Jimmy and Marian McPartland, cornetist and pianist. The Jimmy and Marian McPartland Papers contain photographs, reviews, concert ephemera, correspondence, and material from the making of The Magic Horn, a television program part of the television series The Alcoa Hour.

Records of African American History

The Records of the African American History collection dates from 1869 to 1983 and fills two archival boxes. The collection includes a program from 1869 for Blind Tom Concerts in Evanston. The collection also includes a Church and Business Directory from 1947. The rest of the collection includes transcripts of interviews with African American citizens in Evanston. The interviews were

Russell Ward Ballard papers

Social worker and teacher, Russell Ward Ballard served as Head Resident of Hull-House between 1943 and 1962. Ballard began his career in East Chicago, Indiana where he worked for the school board as a principal of the James Whitcomb Riley School. In 1936, he was appointed Director of the Lake County Department of Public Welfare where he re-organized and integrated

Lois Rosen papers

Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, newsletters, committee reports, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, fliers, and other papers of Lois Rosen, a Chicago political activist and labor union advocate, who was a leader in several civic and social service organizations from the 1960s-1990s. Most of the collection relates to Rosen's work within the Mayor's Commission on Women's Affairs, which became

Sylvia Cotton papers

Sylvia Cotton (1912- ) was the founder and president of the Day-Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Area (later the Day Care Action Council), an organization that advocates for safe, affordable child care in the Chicago area. Cotton's work as a child care advocate began with her involvement in the education section of the National Council of Jewish Women. Cotton

Freedom Day Film Project elements

The Freedom Day footage is from an unfinished film project produced by Gordon Quinn, Jerry Temaner, and others when they were students at the University of Chicago and before they formed Kartemquin Films. The original footage was shot in Chicago on October 22, 1963, during a one-day school boycott and march on the headquarters of the Chicago Board of Education

Elma Stuckey papers

Autobiography; biography by her son, Sterling Stuckey; manuscripts of published and unpublished poetry by Elma Stuckey, and reviews and commentaries on her work; correspondence; incoming greeting cards, financial and medical records, and other papers of Stuckey, a Chicago resident who became famous for her poetry, which often dealt with slavery and its legacy in the United States. Correspondents include her

Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries Video Project records

"Chicago Crossings: Bridges and Boundaries is a 25-minute 1994 video produced by Kartemquin Films in association with the Spertus Museum to accompany an art exhibit addressing the relationships of African Americans and American Jews. The video explores the studios of 12 artists, six Black and six Jewish, as they prepare their work for the show.

Sydonia Brooks / National Association of Negro Musicians papers

Sydonia Brooks is a leader in the Chicago Music Association and in the National Association of Negro Musicians.

Progressive Community Church records, 1948-2018

Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the

Alfred Woods papers

Alfred Lloyd Woods was born February 29, 1944 in Pell City, Alabama to Willie Lloyd Woods and Mary Louis Wrencher Woods. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Library Information Science from the University of Illinois. Following his graduation in 1972, he worked in the Chicago Public Library in multiple positions. Woods also worked as Executive Director

Margaret Smith Papers

Margaret Smith served in the Illinois State Legislature from 1981 until 2002. She was known as a staunch defender of the rights of women, children, the elderly, the poor, and the incarcerated. Smith was born September 25, 1922 in Tennessee. She attended DuSable High School in Chicago and she studied commerce at Tennessee State University. Margaret Smith’s early career was

Erwin A. Salk multicultural collection

Erwin Arthur "Bud" Salk (June 1918-July 2000) was a businessman, civil rights activist, peace advocate, philanthropist, author and educator. The Erwin Salk Multicultural Collection contain agendas, minutes, financial statements, bulletins, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, press releases, by-laws, clippings, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, artifacts, photographs, posters, proceedings, political buttons, speeches, phonograph records, education materials, and reports spanning the mid-1930s through about 1997.

Arthur Hillman papers

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Arthur Hillman (1910-1985) was a board member and director of the Chicago training office of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers as well as a professor of urban sociology at Roosevelt University. Associated with Roosevelt University since its founding in 1945, Hillman served as dean of the College of Arts and

University of Chicago. Social Science Research Committee. Records

The records of the University of Chicago Social Science Research Committee contain minutes, budgets, financial statements, correspondence, and reports related to the administration of research projects supported by the Committee and its predecessor, the Local Community Research Committee (1923-1930).

The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club Collection

The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club was a non-profit African-American women’s club in Evanston, Illinois. The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club collection spans from 1965 to 1978, and consists of photographs, artifacts, and meeting information.

Koester, Bob. Collection

Bob Koester, record collector, owner of Delmark Records and Jazz Record Mart in Chicago. The Bob Koester Collection includes issues of Jazz Report and Music Memories and Jazz Report.

Chicago Public Library archives. Branch Annual Reports.

Bound annual reports from various branches of the Chicago Public Libraries. The reports highlight special programming, demographics and user statistics; some are handwritten and include anecdotes from the librarian. "