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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
Working files, including correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and topical files of the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPPPI), a public interest law firm engaged in litigation against police spying, segregation in public housing, industrial pollution, and other issues. Materials include files of attorney Alexander Polikoff on the Gautreaux case against the Chicago Housing Authority for allegedly building
Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the placement of public housing, including ordinances, easements, urban renewal studies, and issues in administering the agency. Also present are materials on
Photographs of residents of apartments in the Rogers Park community area of Chicago (Ill.) whose rents were subsidized through the Chicago Housing Authority’s Section 8 program, allowing them to relocate from public housing projects that were in the process of being dismantled. Includes informal portraits of people inside their homes, usually posing or interacting with family members.
Oral history interviews of staff and residents of Stateway Gardens, one of the Chicago Housing Authority's facilities in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include family, children, and daily life in public housing.