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Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, journals and magazines, legal documents, and other papers of Dempsey J. Travis, an African-American real estate developer, mortgage broker, author, and civil rights advocate. The collection largely consists of correspondence regarding the United Mortgage Brokers of America (UMBA), which Travis established and served as president (ca. 1961-1970). Also included are correspondence and administrative files of
Biographical materials, correspondence, reports, published articles, newsletters, programs, newspaper clippings, photographs, scrapbooks, administrative documents, and other papers of Leonidas H. Berry, a Chicago African American gastroenterologist. The materials relate to various aspects of Berry's career, including the establishment and progress of his clinics for treatment of addiction to narcotics; his work at Provident Hospital (1935-1970), Michael Reese Hospital (ca. 1946),
Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad advocacy organization; the Harold Washington administration, the Chicago chapter of the George Bernard Shaw Society; Chicago's Department of Cultural Affairs, where she served as the first Commissioner;
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).
Correspondence, newsletters, press releases, brochures, meeting minutes, financial records, itineraries, speeches, newspaper clippings, yearbooks, and other records of United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA), Illinois and Greater Chicago Divisions, the local chapter of a nonpartisan organization to increase awareness of the work of the United Nations. The majority of the collection pertains to meetings and events