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Chicago native, Aurie A. Pennick is an African American attorney and philanthropist whose work spans across Chicago's municipal and nonprofit organizations. Pennick's papers include her involvement with Mayor Harold Washington's Office of Women's Affairs, her decade of executive stewardship at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and her ongoing engagement with housing and policing issues in Chicago. The collection
The collection contains manuscript, print and photographic documentation on demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of the Austin neighborhood. The collection contains biographical information on Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and wartime activities.
The collection contains community newspapers includes The Austin Herald, The Austin News, The Austinite, The Austin Voice, The Austin Weekly News, and The Windy City Word. The issues primarily span 1970-1997.
Bethel Housing, Inc., formed by the Bethel Lutheran Church in 1979, was one of several community groups to address the deteriorating housing conditions and the erosion of the economic base of West Garfield Park. In 1982, Bethel Housing changed its name to Bethel New Life, Inc., and under this name continued its work in offering housing opportunities, both rehab and
The Beverly-Morgan Park Collection contains range of manuscript, printed and photographic materials on the development of these adjacent community areas in southwestern Chicago. The documentation includes information on businesses, clubs and organizations, municipal agencies, parks, religious institutions, residences, schools, transportation, and the Village of Morgan Park from its incorporation in 1892 until its annexation to the City of Chicago in
The Black Ensemble Theater was founded in 1976 by noted actress, producer and playwright Jackie Taylor. The collection includes reviews and promotional pieces for such productions as Taylor's The Other Cinderella and Muddy Waters: The Hoochie-Coochie Man in addition to administrative and financial records dating from the company's inception.
The Company was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in July 1984. In 1986, they moved into the fifth floor of The People's Church (now known as The Preston Bradley Center). Company produced the first Suzan-Lori Parks play in Chicago,""Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World."
The records in this collection were created and collected by the Department of Urban Renewal, its predecessors and other Chicago city departments with duties related to planning and development. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides of Chicago neighborhoods considered and targeted for improvement, including images that show buildings and neighborhoods that were
Bound annual reports from various branches of the Chicago Public Libraries. The reports highlight special programming, demographics and user statistics; some are handwritten and include anecdotes from the librarian. "
The Collections on Rev. Clay Evans brings together materials related to Rev. Clay Evans and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church during the 50-year span of his leadership from 1950-2000. These materials reflect member involvement in choirs, clubs, committees and community service opportunities fostered by Rev. Evans and their participation in annual banquets, revivals and travel. The collection includes church documents, photographs,
The collection contains a range of articles, brochures, historical sketches, newsletters, photographs, programs and reports that focus on Englewood's neighborhood events, persons and organizations, particularly during the late 19th century to the early 1960s. Of particular note are the neighborhood photographs and the series devoted to schools in Englewood.
eta was founded in 1969 by Abena Joan Brown and Okoro Harold Johnson. The theater produces dramas and musicals by local and national playwrights and features "Playwrights Specak," a readers' theater for new playwrights.
Eugene Sawyer worked in Chicago's Water Department before being elected 6th Ward Alderman in 1971. Following Harold Washington's death in November 1987, Sawyer was elected by his fellow City Council members to serve as mayor. Sawyer lost the special election in 1989 to Richard J. Daley, and after that, he left public office to pursue private business. Events that are
Faith Rich (1909-1990) was a white community activist, educator and volunteer with numerous organizations including the Chicago Westside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), the 15th Place Block Club, the Literacy Council of Chicago and local PTAs. She focused her organizing efforts
The Fenger High School Records are comprised of three major formats: numerous copies of the school yearbook, the Fenger Courier, which in its early years was published twice yearly; photographs taken at a 1946 school dance; and three scrapbooks put together by Mrs. Fenstemacher throughout her career as English teacher at Fenger High School.
Free Street Theater was founded by Goodman School of Drama graduate, Patrick Henry (1936-1989), in the late 1960s. Free Street performed all across Chicago and toured both nationally and internationally. The Free Street collection includes records illustrating the theater’s productions, budgets, touring activity as well as the performance work of Free Street Too which featured senior citizen actors.
Reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington's tenure as State Senator from 1976 to 1980. The records reflect Washington's involvement with various committees, particularly the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, of which he was a founding member.
The Central Files Records consist of correspondence received by the Mayor's Office. Incoming mail was sorted by Harold Washington's Executive Office using the Central Filing System. Included in the collection is a small amount of papers from Harold Washington and the files of Dolores Woods, Harold Washington's Executive Secretary.
Records in this collection document the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in the management of the city's workforce, the execution of policies set by Mayor Washington and the administrative direction of the mayoral liaisons. The records were created by William Ware, Ernest G. Barefield, Brenda Gaines and Susan Annable.
When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. The Community Services Sub-Cabinet focused on the "people-oriented" departments of city government, including Human Services, Human Relations, Departments of Health and Aging and Disabilities and the Chicago Public Library. Records include reports, correspondence
When Harold Washington took office 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. The Development Sub-Cabinet worked with several city departments including Departments of Economic Development, Planning, Housing, Cultural Affairs, Chicago Housing Authority and the Mayor's Office of Employment and Training. Documents include reports, memoranda, correspondence and
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet Series.
When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. Major topics in the collection include the renovation of the Chicago and Regal Theaters, the Chinatown Basin Project and the North Loop Development Project. Documents include reports, memoranda, correspondence and minutes.
Harold Washington archives and collections. Mayoral records. Journal of the Proceedings of the City Council of the City of Chicago
Harold Washington filed as a mayoral candidate in December 1982. Congressman Harold Washington won the Democratic Primary on February 22, 1983. He defeated both Mayor Jane M. Byrne and Illinois States Attorney Richard M. Daley in that political race. He carried the Mayoral General Election on April 12, 1983 against Republican candidate Bernard E. Epton. Washington was elected in 1983
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records
Records created by the Harold Washington's Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) and the Legislative Liaison. IGA was established to coordinate legislative and lobbying efforts for and with various city departments, boards and commissions and with state and federal governments. Major topics in the collection include transportation issues and Chicago's anti-apartheid and divestment from South Africa efforts.
Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983. The Press Office was part of the Office of the Mayor, and was responsible for the mayor's scheduling and for ensuring he was prepared for each event by producing briefing notes with detailed background information. The photographs, contact sheets and negatives in this collection were mostly taken