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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."

Black Women in the Middle West Project collection

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to research repositories. Includes files created by the project under the administration of Darlene Clark Hine, an

Edward Sadlowski papers

Correspondence, legal documents, election and poll materials, financial records, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers of Ed Sadlowski, a labor leader who was elected director of District 31, United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1973 and then campaigned for the presidency of USWA. Most of the collection relates to Sadlowski's 1977 campaign against the incumbent, Lloyd McBride;

Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project papers

Project documents and 27 oral history transcripts from Forty Blocks: The East Garfield Park Oral History Project conducted by the Chicago History Museum in 2016.

Hans Mattick papers

Correspondence, reports, and other files of Hans W. Mattick, a Chicago sociologist; topical files on criminal justice; and records of studies he directed, especially the Illinois Selective Service Felon Project (1950-53, re. World War II era), the Chicago Youth Development Project (1958-1966), and the Illinois Jails Survey (1967-68). Materials relate to Mattick's work as an academic, as an employee of

Interviews about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters by Greg Leroy

Interviews with present and former officials and members of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) or of its International Ladies Auxiliary, conducted by Greg Leroy as the labor union came to a close (dissolved 1978). The BSCP had been the largest predominantly African American union in the United States. Most interviews took place in the Chicago area or aboard

Interviews with former members of Chicago Women's Liberation Union

Sound recordings, transcripts, and release forms of interviews conducted by Strobel with other former members of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, which was formed in 1969 as a radical, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, feminist organization. Usually interviewees tell how they became involved in the women's movement and in the CWLU. Specific topics relate to the CWLU, its founding, its activities, and its

Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities records, part 1

Correspondence, financial statements, fundraising items, annual reports, audio recordings, by-laws, historical information, memoranda, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, legal documents, and fliers of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, LCMOC, relative to its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in housing in the Chicago area. The collection also contains demographic data on communities in Chicago and the metropolitan area. The

Luis Kutner papers

Correspondence; news clipping scrapbooks; manuscripts of legal articles, fiction, poetry, short stories; some legal and business records; and sound recordings of radio interviews of Luis Kutner, a lawyer who became involved in public-interest lawsuits and other high-profile cases in Chicago and in national and international affairs; and an author whose writings ranged from philosophy and legal theory to poetry, fictionalized

National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records

Correspondence, course applications, teaching and survey materials, newsletters, announcements, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, reports, publications, and other records of the Training Center at Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), sponsored by the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers. The majority of the collection relates to studies conducted and courses offered by the training center for social workers and leaders of

Rabbi Robert J. Marx collection of videos

Videocassettes of programs relating to Rabbi Robert J. Marx's involvement in social issues. Includes Rabbi Marx appearing in most. Includes August 7, 1988, edition of "Sunday Morning" (CBS News) featuring Rabbi Marx and Rev. Jesse Jackson discussing Black/Jewish relations; "Black & Jews" produced by Snitow-Kaufman Productions; three episodes of "Bet Din--the Court of the Jewish People" (with Marx on the

Sidney Lens papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, newsletters, notes, manuscripts of Lens' major books, financial records, and sound recordings from his career as a Chicago labor organizer, peace activist, political candidate, lecturer, and writer. Includes materials from the Revolutionary Workers' League; Local 329 of United Service Employees Union; National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; and other groups. Also includes Lens'

Thing Magazine records

Correspondence, periodicals, news clippings, interview transcripts, mailing lists, performance fliers, location fliers, creative submissions, research files, artwork, posters, office collage material, and other materials related to Thing, Think Ink, LGBTQ+ culture, the drag scene, Black culture, and the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Contained in this collection are many files used in the production of Thing, including photo spreads. This collection also contains

West Side Christian Parish (Chicago, Ill.) records

Scrapbooks, questionnaires, interviews, meeting minutes, reports, speeches, press releases, newsletters, brochures, pamphlets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other records related to the West Side Christian Parish (WSCP), an interdenominational religious and social service organization. Includes materials collected and interviews of WSCP employees conducted by Raymond Owens, whose master's thesis on the organization is included in the collection. Also present are articles,