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YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago records
The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1876 at a time when a growing number of young single women came to Chicago looking for work. The YWCA provided services to these women, including safe housing, religious and vocational instruction, and help in improving labor conditions labor conditions. The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago records contain administrative records, publications, newsletters, promotional
Wallace Kirkland papers
The collection consists of photography, writing, correspondence, exhibit materials and family papers of Wallace William Kirkland. The majority of the material dates from the early 1920s to Kirkland's death in 1979. The collection contains material pertaining to Kirkland's work with the YMCA, his career as a social worker at Hull-House, and his career as a photojournalist with Life Magazine. Also
Traveler's Aid Society records
The Traveler's Aid Society of Chicago was established in 1888 as an adjunct of the YWCA. By 1914, as Chicago had become a destination or transit stop for great numbers of immigrants, the unemployed and traveling servicemen, the Travelers Aid Society was established as a separate, non-sectarian organization. The Travelers Aid Society was responsible for the care of dependent children,
Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee collection
The collection consists of the records of the Chicago SNCC Freedom Center, a local branch which was developed in order to establish programs attacking poverty and poor housing conditions, and to create community action projects and youth council programs. It includes mimeographed correspondence, statements, reports, articles, memoranda, press releases, minutes, programs, newsletters, bulletins, and speeches pertaining to the purposes, objectives,
ShoreBank Corporation records
ShoreBank Corporation (1972-2010) was the first bank holding company to combine commercial banking, real estate development, nonprofit loan funds, and international advisory services aimed at community development. Originally developed as a neighborhood development bank for low-income African American communities, ShoreBank eventually expanded nationally and internationally. The ShoreBank Corporation Records (1939-2011) is arranged into seven series: “History and Corporate Strategy,” “Subsidiaries
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
Progressive Community Church records, 1948-2018
Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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."
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