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American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, and photographs.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Records

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference was formed in 1949 to "to build and maintain a stable interracial community of high standards." The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, budgets and fundraising material, by-laws, directories, reports; press releases, surveys, newsletters, brochures, clippings, photographs, an audio reel, maps, posters, flyers, pamphlets, booklets, and other documents representing the activities of the

Leon M. Despres papers

Subject files, correspondence, constituent requests, and newsclippings, chiefly from Despres' service as Chicago 5th Ward Alderman (Independent), 1955-1975. Topics include Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhood matters, city planning, budgets, racial discrimination, schools, crime, and urban renewal. The collection also contains a small group of papers from Despres' private law practice, many involving civil liberties.

Toward Freedom Newsletter records

Toward Freedom is a newsletter founded by William Bross Lloyd, Jr. in the late 1950's to call American attention to civil rights issues, African colonial and postcolonial issues, and other occurrences of racial and religious discrimination across the globe.