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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
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.
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.
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
Campus Programs is an office in Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs, and within the Department of Campus unions. The office of the Vice Chancellor works to "create a student body that reflects the diversity of Illinois, facilitate graduation through special programs and services, and establish a positive and diverse learning environment that is necessary to expand student's
The Chicago in the Year 2000, or CITY2000, was conceived by Lands End founder Gary Comer as a way to capture the city and its citizens on the cusp of a new millennium. Comer hired Rich Cahan from the Chicago Tribune to manage the project, who in turn collaborated with over 200 photographers, videographers, and journalists to document the entire
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
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.
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
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 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
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 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.
The collection contains records from the Society's founding in 1882 to the present. The materials include the constitution and bylaws, reports, minutes, correspondence, financial and legal records, membership lists, speeches, photographs, and newspaper clippings and programs. The Ethical Humanist Society was founded in 1882 as the Society for Ethical Culture of Chicago to "promote a nobler private and juster social
The mission of Girl's Best Friend Foundation (GBF) was to promote and protect the human rights of girls and young women by advancing and sustaining policies and programs that ensure their self-determination, power, and well-being. As the foundation matured in its grant making practice, it reaffirmed and focused on its original social change agenda for girls by funding girl-led organizing,
Heartland International was a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and based in Chicago, Illinois. The organization designed and implemented international programs that promoted the development of civil society around the world. The materials in this collection include documents, financial records, correspondence, and media including CDs, DVDs, and a VHS tape.
The records of the Historical Encyclopedia of Chicago Women Project consist of records generated in the compilation of Women Building Chicago 1790-1990: A Biographical Dictionary. The bulk of the collection consist of entry files: records generated by individual entry authors which contain research materials regarding the subject and drafts of the encyclopedia entry. The collection also contains administrative files on
In 1963, Hull-House, the world-famous social settlement house founded by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, moved from its original location in the Near West Side of Chicago and decentralized its services. The newly restructured Hull House Association became the administrative entity overseeing a confederation of affiliated organizations that included former settlement houses, newly created community centers, and a myriad
Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago."
The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over the years it has redefined its mission to respond to
The Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, originally named the Illinois Coalition Against the Death Penalty, was founded in 1976. It campaigned to end capital punishment in the state and in the country, and it also served as an advocate for the interests of prisoners already on death row. Along with other opponents of capital punishment, it convinced the
The collection contains minutes of Board of Directors' annual meetings, correspondence, programs, studies, memoranda, pamphlets, annual reports, and surveys from 1923 until the present. The materials pertain to such issues as corrections, housing, health care, elections, the environment, and the organization of the League of Women Voters in Cook County.
The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.