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Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights records
The Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights Collection consists of correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, newspapers, court records, petitions, pamphlets, FBI files and handwritten notes. The collection mainly comprises correspondence and promotional literature such as pamphlets and newsletters from precursor organizations to the CCDBR, organizations affiliated with the CCDBR, as well as the CCDBR and its two executive directors.
Max Naiman papers
Correspondence and career papers of Max R. Naiman, and a much larger lot of topical files that contain reports, fliers, brochures, mailings, and some correspondence relating to Naiman's role as a lawyer and staff member of the International Labor Defense (ILD); and to his participation or interest in the American Committee for Protection of Foreign Born, Cook County Bar Association,
Pearl Hart papers
Speeches, correspondence, income tax returns and other financial records, pamphlets, and newsclippings of Pearl Hart, a Chicago lawyer who was a leader in leftist political organizations and civil liberties cases, especially some opposing suppression of the American Communist Party, discrimination against gay men and lesbians, and harassment of prostitutes. Topics include Hart's political and civil liberties activities and interests, including