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Adrian Scheltes collection

The Adrian Scheltes collection contains photographs either taken by or collected by Scheltes while he was the Supervisor of Counsel and Guidance for the Blind from the Illinois Division of Vocational Rehabilitation in the late 1940s and early 1950s. In this position he assisted blind people with learning professional skills to enter the workforce. Scheltes also advocated for black blind

American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. (AWCMI) collection

This collection documents the administration, financing, and programming of American Women Composers Midwest, Inc. from its founding meeting in 1982 to 2001. Also included are a small number of documents from 1977 - 1982 relating to the parent national organization. Materials include correspondence, meeting minutes and agendas, reports, incorporation papers, financial records, brochures, press releases, concert programs, published reviews, grant

Art Resources in Teaching Records

Art Resources in Teaching was founded as the Chicago Public School Art Society in 1894 at Hull-House. It was led by Ellen Gates Starr and included a group of women from the Chicago Woman’s Club. Its goal was to serve young people in the inner city. It did this initially by refurbishing classrooms and by providing art appreciation lectures and

Ashford, Jr., Calvin design papers

Calvin Ashford was an African American designer whose company Gilmore-Ashford-Powers Designs was located in Chicago. His collection consists of awards, news clippings, articles and photographs of interior design samples designed by Calvin Ashford.

Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection

The Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected from about 1970 to 2001 by Bob Crawford of Chicago's WBBM radio station. The collection includes more than 2,100 sound clips from Chicago mayors and other politicians or public figures in Chicago.

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

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

Charles Harrison papers

Charles Harrison was a product deisgner who worked for Sears, Roebuck and Co., for nearly 30 years, from 1961 to 1993. The collection includes examples of Charles Harrison's work from his time at Sears.

Chicago Alliance for Neighborhood Safety records

Members from nine community organizations in Chicago created the Chicago Alliance for Neighborhood Safety (CANS) in 1981 to create safer neighborhoods through the application of volunteer-centered and community-based crime prevention techniques. CANS was instrumental in the campaign to promote community policing in Chicago. The organization deserves much credit for the Chicago Police Department's implementation of the Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy

Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition records

The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition is a tax-exempt non-partisan organization whose purpose is to monitor Chicago's local government, conduct research into ethical problems, and educate the public about the need for reform. The Chicago Metro Ethics Coalition Records include reports, minutes, memoranda, correspondence, clippings, published articles, copies of Chicago ordinances and other legal documents, financial statements, budgets, policy statements, press

Chicago Urban League Collection

Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is one of the oldest African American social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. A group of sociologists, social workers, and philanthropists founded the Chicago League in 1916 to address the rapidly increasing needs of the African American community during a time of voluminous migration. The specific focus of the

Children's Home and Aid Society of Illinois records

Tracing its origins to 1883, the Children's Home and Aid Society is a private charitable organization devoted to helping homeless and dependent children. It has offered adoption foster-care, boarding, counseling services, and other services to thousand so children and families. This collection includes financial records, administrative records, publications, reports, correspondence, and one videocassette tape, all produced by or on behalf

Citizens Alert records

Citizens Alert was created in 1967 in Chicago, Illinois as an organization to help victims of police brutality. Since that time, it broadened its role into that of police watchdog group and sought to improve relations between the police and the communities they served.

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies -- Grace Holt papers

Grace Holt was an instructor at UIC for 22 years. In addition to teaching in the Department of Speech and Theatre and the Black Studies Program (African-American Studies Department), Professor Holt was active in the UIC community throughout her career and became involved in women's and African-American issues at the national level. Professor Holt was a pioneer both for promoting

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies records

The Department of Black Studies (previously known as the Department of African American Studies) is a department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (L.A.S.) at the University of Illinois Chicago. The programs within the Department of Black Studies consist of interdisciplinary fields of study that examine the history, politics, and cultural production of persons of African descent both

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Geography -- Faculty papers -- James Landing papers

James Landing was born in Buffalo, New York on January 7, 1928. He joined the University of Illinois Circle Campus on September 1, 1968. At UIC he was a member of the Department of Geography for over thirty years and also served as Director of the Religious Studies Program and the successful program in Environmental Geography. He has over 100

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs -- Faculty papers -- Pierre de Vise papers

Pierre de Vise was a sociologist and taught at UIC, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University. In 1967, he published what has now become a classic study called "Chicago's Widening Color Gap", which is where Chicago's reputation for being the most segregated city in America comes from. In 1985, de Vise wrote about the expansion of the urban poor, particularly what

The Compassionate Friends records

The Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization founded in Coventry, England in 1969 to provide bereaved parents and siblings with support following the death of a child. The Paula and Arnold Shamres of Florida established the first chapter of the Compassionate Friends in the United States in 1972. Since then, the organization has spread, with Compassionate Friends

David G. Roth papers

David G. Roth (1940-1995) was an active member in the Chicago Jewish community and contributed internationally advocating multiculturalism toward progressive intergroup relationships. There are two series created in the David G. Roth Papers. The first section is comprised of correspondence from the late 1980s to his death in mid-1995. The second is an ephemera collection consisting of photographs, plaques, audio

Emil Jones Jr. Papers

Emil Jones, Jr., a Democrat, served in the Illinois House of Representatives and the Illinois Senate from 1973 to 1983 and in the Illinois Senate from 1983 to 2009, serving as senate president from 2003 to 2008. This collection includes his assorted papers from his District Office, House and Senate bills, photographs and awards he received.

Emmett McBain design papers

Emmett McBain became a prominent African American advertising designer, working as a designer for Vince Cullers and Associates, an art supervisor for J. W. Thompson in Detroit, and a creative consultant for Soft Sheen Products. This collection consists of various visual advertisements designed by McBain, primarily print ads, transparencies of bill boards and record album covers.

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.

Eugene Winslow papers

Eugene Winslow enjoyed a successful professional career that included work as a graphic designer, cartoonist, publisher, executive, and pilot in the U.S. Air Force Reserve. He served as Vice President of the African American Publishing Company and as Treasurer of the Air Purification Company of America. Eugene Winslow wrote Afro-Americans '76: Black Americans in the Founding of Our Nation and

Gary Urban League records

The Gary Urban League (GUL) records consist of correspondence, 1940-1960; published material, 1953-1955; clippings, 1948-1962; press releases, 1952-1962; course outlines and class schedules of special institutes held in Gary, 1957-1960; agenda, minutes, memoranda, greeting cards, handwritten notes, lists, and announcements of the GUL 1945-1965; charts and questionnaires of the National Urban League (NUL) on employment trends; petitions and minutes of

Gray Panthers of Chicago records

The Gray Panthers is an intergenerational advocacy group of citizens who are concerned with and active in improving the social conditions for everyone. This collection contains documents, which reflect the history, activity, leadership, and mission of the Gray Panthers and its relationship with outside service agencies, government bodies and the public.