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Alfred Balk Papers
Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for
Better Government Association records
Candidates' statements, topically-arranged investigation files, newsclippings, press releases, minutes, and correspondence of the BGA, a Chicago non-profit, investigative organization founded in 1923 that has focused media attention on waste and corruption in city, state, and federal government. Topics are primarily Chicago area cases, including the Alderman Thomas Keane case; investigations of government agencies, policies, and contracts, especially in health care,
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.
Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Records
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
Democratic National Convention Records
The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago determined that Hubert Humphrey would be the Democratic candidate for president. Throughout the Convention, anti-war protestors demonstrated around Chicago and experienced police violence and arrests. The majority of this collection details the events and messages of the Convention itself through the officially produced material that was distributed to delegates and press. The protests
Earl Bush papers
Earl Bush (1915-2006) served as Mayor Richard J. Daley's press secretary and speech writer from 1955 to 1973. These papers consist of items created during his tenure with Mayor Daley and later years. They include background materials, memoranda, newspaper clippings, press releases, reports, and speeches.
For Chicago records
"For Chicago" was conceived as a non partisan organization of young leaders throughout Chicago working to support the re-election of Mayor Richard J. Daley in 1975 and was active from January-March 1975. The organization was not primarily focused on fund raising, but rather worked to mobilize support for Mayor Daley's re-election by recruiting members and promoting Mayor Daley's accomplishments at
Lake View Citizens' Council records, part 1 and part 2
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, financial records, clippings, and printed materials of the LVCC, a civic organization. Early files primarily relate to the conservation and improvement of homes, apartment buildings and businesses in the Lake View and Lincoln Park community areas of Chicago; later files include broader social service topics, such as parades and festivals, services for children and seniors, and
Lipscomb Collection : 1968 Democratic National Convention (Chicago) 1968
H. Alan Lipscomb became a Field Representative for the Northern Illinois University Swen Parson Library in August of 1968. He collected research material pertaining to the Democratic National Convention of 1968 and acquired the passes and credentials which gave him access to all convention activities.
Mark J. Satter Papers
Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark J. Satter, documenting his career as an advocate against wage garnishment, his crusade to end public aid and the launch of a new Works Progress Administration to provide stable employment to the under and unemployed, and his life-long battle against redlining and the predatory real estate practice of
Richard J. Daley Collection
Richard Joseph Daley (May 15, 1902 — December 20, 1976) was a six-term mayor of the city of Chicago (1955-1976) and the influential chair of the Cook County Democratic Party from 1953 until his death in 1976. Daley served as an Illinois State representative and Senator (1936-1946), State Director of Revenue (1948—50), and Cook County Clerk (1950—55) before being elected
Sherwood Ross Papers
Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belonging to Sherwood Ross Associates, a media consulting firm Ross founded in 1970.
United Steelworkers of America, District 31 collection of visual materials
Photoprints relating to USWA, District 31, whose purpose is to provide plant level union leaders in northern Indiana (St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter & Lake counties) and Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Will & Kankakee counties) with services and skilled advice. Subjects include union leaders including the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (1930s), especially Joseph Germano, director of District 31 from