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Firman House records
The Firman House was founded as an outreach mission in 1872 and became a sturctured, self-identified social service agency in 1927. The Firman House Records mainly reflect their later years as a social service organization in the City of Chicago. This collection includes correspondence, meeting minutes, flyers and pamphlets, financial records, administrative records, student health records, newspaper clippings, photographs and
Fred D. Hubbard collection
The Fred D. Hubbard Collection includes issues of the Independent People's Organization (I.P.O) newsletter, plus a campaign flyer for his 1967 run for the Office of Alderman of Chicago's 2nd Ward.
Gray Panthers of Chicago records
The Gray Panthers is an intergenerational advocacy group of citizens who are concerned with and active in improving the social conditions for everyone. This collection contains documents, which reflect the history, activity, leadership, and mission of the Gray Panthers and its relationship with outside service agencies, government bodies and the public.
Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission records
The Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission was a community organization serving Chicago's central west side neighborhood of Lawndale. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, programs, legal and financial records, clippings, and published material.
Heartland International Records
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.
Henry Booth House records
The Henry Booth House Records include minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, receipt books, surveys, questionnaires, brochures, social work files, research papers, photographs, negatives, and related materials from affiliated organizations such as the Hull House Association, Chicago Maternity Center, and Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago.
Historical Encyclopedia of Chicago Women Project records
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
Hull House Association records
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."
Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records
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
Illinois Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty records
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
Jeanne Boger Jones papers
The Jeanne Boger Jones papers contain materials that document the history of African Americans in the Midwest, including religious, military, occupational, and recreational endeavors, from the Civil War to the present. The records highlight such issues as equal opportunity in employment and housing, fair administration of veteran's benefits, and the history of African-American participation in the armed forces. Venues of
Lea Demarest Taylor papers
Lea Demarest Taylor (1883-1975) daughter of Graham Taylor, founder of the Chicago Commons settlement house, and Leah Demarest Taylor was active in Chicago's social settlement movement. The collection contains correspondence, memos, articles, speeches, annual reports, minutes of meetings, and photographs.
LeRoy Winbush design papers
LeRoy Winbush is an African-American design consultant who became famous for his innovative work with elaborate advertising displays in Chicago's financial district. The LeRoy Winbush Design Papers consist of publications designed by LeRoy Winbush, promotional information for Winbush Associates, an offprint of an article from Ebony profiling LeRoy Winbush, as well as Winbush's resume.
Louise deKoven Bowen papers
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Louise deKoven Bowen (1859-1953) was a Chicago philanthopist, social reformer and benefactor of Hull-House. She was the director of the Woman's Club of Chicago and served as Hull-House Treasurer and president of the Board of Directors. She also served as the first president of the Juvenile Protective Association where she supervised research examining
Martin H. Kennelly papers
Martin H. Kennelly (1887-1961) served as the mayor of Chicago from 1947 until 1955. The Martin H. Kennelly Papers consists primarily of speeches, correspondence, and newspaper clippings from Kennelly's three campaigns for the Chicago mayoralty and his eight years in office, from 1947-1955. In addition, there are materials relating to Kennelly's business ventures and to his tenure as the head
Mary Bartelme papers
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Part of the Midwest Women's Historical Collection. Mary Bartelme (1865-1954) was the first woman Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County assigned to the Juvenile Court. She held that position from 1923 until her retirement in 1933. Prior to being elected a judge, Mary Bartelme worked in private practice as a probate
Metropolitan Planning Council records
The Metropolitan Planning Council is an independent nonprofit Chicago area planning organization. According to its website, it is committed to developing a sustainable and prosperous Chicago region, and since its founding in 1934 it has played a critical role in city infrastructure planning, providing housing for low income individuals, sponsoring urban renewal, protecting the environment, and advocating health care for
Michael A. Bilandic papers
Michael A. Bilandic served as Mayor of Chicago from 1976-1979 and as Supreme Justice of the Illinois Supreme Court from 1994-1997. This collection includes minutes and reports of the Chicago City Council, Bilandic's personal notes and information he gathered in preparation for City Council meetings and hearings, correspondence between Bilandic and fellow alderman, Mayor Daley, interested parties, and citizens. The
Near West Side Community Committee records
The Near West Side Community Committee was founded as the West Side Community Committee in 1938 to improve Chicago's 20th ward. The collection contains correspondence, photographs, financial records, directories, newsletters as well as the constitution and by-laws of the organization dating from 1947 to 1966.
North Shore Summer Project collection
The collection consists of general and financial reports, newsletters, bulletins, publicity releases, questionnaires, and newspaper clippings. The materials pertain to the operation of the North Shore Summer Project and its relation with other Chicago area civil rights groups.
North Side Cooperative Ministry records
The North Side Cooperative Ministry, formally organized in 1963, was a non-profit cooperative ministry composed of eight Protestant denominations concerned with such issues as racial discrimination in housing, day care facilities, mental health services, neighborhood public schools, and the Vietnam anti-war movement. The collection consists of correspondence, constitutions and by-laws, reports, financial records, photographs, and published materials.
Oscar D'Angelo papers
The collection documents the activism of Oscar D’Angelo and other community leaders of the University Village area in Chicago, a neighborhood that encompasses University of Illinois at Chicago and is bordered by the expansive Illinois Medical District to the West, the Pilsen community to the South, and the Dan Ryan (1-90/94) and Eisenhower (I-290) Expressways to the East and North.
The collection consists of black and images that were used in the 1969 narrative film by William Adelman, Packingtown, U.S.A. The images were donated to the Chicago Historical Society by the Chicago Daily News and show the citizens of Packingtown, Union Stockyard, strikers, strikebreakers, union members and the Packingtown neighborhood.
Phyllis Wheatley Association collection
The primary purpose of the Phyllis Wheatley Association was to provide a home for young African-American women who had come to Chicago for employment. The collection consists of programs, reports, and a constitution pertaining to the purpose and objectives of the Phyllis Wheatley Association.