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The American Association of University Women (AAUW), Chicago Branch was formed in 1889. Prior to 1921, the AAUW was known as the Association of Collegiate Alumnae. The Chicago Area Council was created in June 1969 by the Illinois State Division of the AAUW. The relationship between the Chicago Branch and the Chicago Area Council is not known.
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.
Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manuscript "The Negro in Art," documentation of his numerous awards, including a Guggenheim Foundation grant, items related to exhibitions in
Photographs and prints related to Isaac and Emma Atkinson and their descendants, one of the first African-American families to settle in Chicago. Isaac was the son of Richard Atkinson, who emigrated from Scotland to the United States, and Cecilia, a full-blooded Cherokee. Isaac married Emma Jane, who was half African American and half Cherokee, and they came to Chicago in
Correspondence, minutes of meetings, 1867-1958, admission and dismissal ledgers, financial records, case files, and other records of the organization, which provided day-care services for working mothers and served as a temporary shelter for dependent children and as an orphanage. The Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum was known since the 1930s as Chapin Hall for Children (the name of its building
Personnel registers (3 v.: 1890-1897, 1897-1904, 1904-1910) providing departmental and biographical information on police officers appointed from 1866 to 1910 and one news clipping scrapbook (1 v.) relative to the police and to crime and criminals, 1912-1914. The personnel registers list name, birth date and place, former occupation, date of appointment, resignation, fines, promotions, etc. Entries are arranged by the
The records of the Chicago Teachers Union are primarily textual and include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, reports, financial information, contracts, publications, clippings, flyers, scrapbooks, materials for mass distribution, and general office files created by the CTU, the Men’s Teachers Union, the Federation of Women High School Teachers, the Joint Board of Teachers’ Unions and the American Federation of Teachers.
Correspondence, minutes of meetings 1898-1966 (incomplete 1906-1920), reports, excerpts of court transcripts, newsclippings, pamphlets, speeches, and other office files, primarily on subjects of interest to teachers. Includes material on the Federation's relationship with organized labor and its membership in the Chicago Federation of Labor (1902-1917); salaries, pensions, tenure protection, educational theory and practice, classroom conditions, discipline problems, double shifts for
Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Division, in Kansas and in France during World War I; Democratic Ward Committeeman in Chicago; Illinois state senator, 1942-1954
The papers of Cyrus Hall Adams III date from 1874 to 1968 (mainly 1964 to 1968) and consist of correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, transcripts of board hearings and meetings, news clippings, and other printed materials related to the Chicago Board of Education and Adams' service as a member of the board (from 1964-1968). Adams corresponded with other members
Letters by Edward Coles, chiefly to Mr. and Mrs. James Madison on historical and personal matters; 13 business letters to Isaac Prickett, 1831-44; 13 letters by Isaac A. Coles, 1809-35. Also present are later letters discussing the donation of Coles' papers to Chicago Historical Society, 1881-83. Other topics of the Coles correspondence include slavery in the U.S. and in Illinois;
Membership records; minutes of trustees, church organizations and committees; clerk records and financial records; anniversary programs; scrapbooks; a diary of Mary Marx (1929-1930); and numerous clippings of newspaper articles relating to activities of the ministers and members of the First Baptist Church of Chicago (Ill.). Many clippings describe racial integration within the church, ministers, such as Dr. Jitsuo Morikawa (1943-1956)
Primarily photographic portraits of the first African American settlers in the Chicago area collected by Henderson as historian for the Chicago Old Settlers Social Club (ca. 1902-1918). Includes portraits of Mary Davenport (first black police matron), Edward Hopkins Morris who served in the Illinois Legislature from 1890-1902, John Jones (first black Cook County Commissioner) who was elected to office in
Sundry letters and other documents of members of an African American family, including certificate of appointment of Civil War soldier James Waldron as corporal in the 13th Colored Heavy Artillery, Jan. 1865, and his discharge, in Kentucky, Nov. 1865. Also letters and newsletters from S.W. Daugherty & Co., Columbus (Ind.), about assistance in claiming Waldron's military pension, 1890-1905, most addressed
The papers contain twenty-seven items by John Brown, 1842-1859. Twelve items are letters to members of his family. They deal chiefly with personal and household matters. Three pieces are business letters on the sale of sheep and wool. Seven letters are fundraising notes and receipts for Brown's western expeditions. There is also Brown's draft of the articles of peace between
Notebook/scrapbook (ca. 1850s-1870s) with text of Fourth of July speech, comments, and pasted newspaper clippings compiled by John Jones about Africans and African Americans, politics, and history; freedom certificates issued to John and Mary Jones by the Madison County Circuit Court at Edwardsville (Ill.), and signed by William Brown, Clerk, 1844 Nov. 28; letter of Mary Jones to Albert Hager
Legal and family papers, diary (1869), a bank book, and ca. 70 receipts. Topics include slavery, Parker's service in the U.S. House of Representatives, his work as a lawyer and judge, his sentencing of John Brown at Charles Town in 1859, and his support for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Includes a manuscript map of Major
Family letters, some on Chicago (Ill.) letterheads, by Charles W. Tyrrell and his mother, H.D. Kitchel, and Harriet T. Kitchel.
Biographical materials, correspondence, reports, published articles, newsletters, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, administrative documents, and other papers of Leonidas H. Berry, a Chicago African American gastroenterologist. The materials relate to various aspects of Berry's career, including the establishment and progress of his clinics for treatment of addiction to narcotics; his work at Provident Hospital (1935-1970), Michael Reese Hospital (ca. 1946),
Unsigned letter, on letterhead of Williams & Thompson (attorneys), gives a biography of Dr. Joseph Walker, an army surgeon who married a woman who owned a plantation with enslaved people located near Platte City, Missouri. Walker, who sympathized with the pro-slavery party, spent part of the Civil War years in Chicago but returned to Missouri and was killed by a
Nathan Kellogg McGill was born in Florida, 1888, and grew up in a house on Eighth Street and History Avenue in the Georgetown community of Sanford, Florida. His stepfather was a minister and a shoemaker who maintained a workshop behind the family home. Nathan McGill graduated from the Cookman Institute in Jacksonville in 1909; graduated from law school at Boston
Reverend Joseph H. Jackson (1900-1990) was a missionary, pastor, diplomat, scholar, an outspoken Republican, and an African American Baptist leader during the Civil Rights Movement in the United States. Jackson was the pastor at Olivet Baptist Church on Chicago’s South Side from 1941-1990, and president of the National Baptist Convention (NBC) from 1953-1982. Before his tenure at Olivet Baptist Church,
Miscellaneous correspondence, bulletins, pamphlets, clippings, annual reports, statistical data, etc. of the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago. Correspondence is chiefly with donors (1903-1949, 1957), who included many socially prominent Chicagoans; plus case study data in Patient Service, Nursing Substation & Coordinated Home Care Program reports, 1962-1968. Also, many items on the Mayor's City-County Polio Planning Committee (1956); a VMA 75th
Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service including war work with the armed forces (both World Wars), and YMCA facilities. Most items are identified.
Office files of the central office of the YMCA of metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) primarily concerning administration, fund raising and building campaigns, program development, and coordination of activities of YMCA departments in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Includes minutes of the board of trustees (1868-1975), the board of managers (1858-1975), the General Secretary's cabinet (1913-1962), and boards of directors of the branches,