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Richard H. Newhouse, Jr. papers
Correspondence, reports, news clippings, speeches, legal documents, biographical materials, and other papers of Richard H. Newhouse, Illinois State Senator, 1967-1989, from Chicago's South Side. Topics include discriminatory employment practices, especially in the construction industry; education for minorities; low-income housing; and political participation of minorities. Present are materials related to the Futures Conference, established by Newhouse address the causes of poverty,
Robert Mier papers
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
Studs Terkel papers
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).