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Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the placement of public housing, including ordinances, easements, urban renewal studies, and issues in administering the agency. Also present are materials on
Correspondence, meeting minutes, press releases, newsletters, committee reports, legal and financial documents, newspaper clippings, fliers, and other papers of Lois Rosen, a Chicago political activist and labor union advocate, who was a leader in several civic and social service organizations from the 1960s-1990s. Most of the collection relates to Rosen's work within the Mayor's Commission on Women's Affairs, which became
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, discussion papers, and other working files of Robert Mier, a Chicago city planner, professor, and social activist who served as commissioner of economic development for the City of Chicago in the Mayor Harold Washington administration and as assistant for development and planning in the Mayor Eugene Sawyer administration. Materials pertain to projects with which Mier was
Correspondence, playbills, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials concerning the work, career, and interests of author and oral historian Louis "Studs" Terkel. The collection contains interview transcripts and manuscripts for a number of Terkel's books including “Division Street” (1967), “Hard Times” (1970), “Working” (1974), “American Dreams” (1983), the Pulitzer Prize winning “The Good War” (1984) and “Race” (1992).
Meeting minute books, attendance ledgers, correspondence, memoranda, press releases, grievances, pamphlets, and other administrative records of the United Steelworkers of America, Local 1033. Topics include political and union elections, union policies, safety issues, and relations with Republic Steel Corporation and its successors. Local 1033, with an office at 11731 South Avenue O on the far Southeast Side, represented workers at