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League of Women Voters of Oak Park - River Forest records
The Suburban Civic and Equal Suffrage Association of Oak Park, Illinois, was organized around 1909. The organization shortened its name to the Oak Park Civic League after women gained the right to vote and became the Oak Park League of Women Voters in 1924, later known as the League of Women Voters of Oak Park - River Forest.
League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection
The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.
League of Women Voters of Cook County records
The collection contains minutes of Board of Directors' annual meetings, correspondence, programs, studies, memoranda, pamphlets, annual reports, and surveys from 1923 until the present. The materials pertain to such issues as corrections, housing, health care, elections, the environment, and the organization of the League of Women Voters in Cook County.
Ethical Humanist Society of Chicago records
The collection contains records from the Society's founding in 1882 to the present. The materials include the constitution and bylaws, reports, minutes, correspondence, financial and legal records, membership lists, speeches, photographs, and newspaper clippings and programs. The Ethical Humanist Society was founded in 1882 as the Society for Ethical Culture of Chicago to "promote a nobler private and juster social
Ethel and Irene Kawin papers
Irene Kawin was a probation officer of the Juvenile Court of Cook County from 1913 to 1962, serving as deputy chief beginning in 1927. Ethel Kawin was a child psychologist who directed the Pre-School Department of the Institute for Juvenile Research from 1925 to 1934. The collection contains correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, and articles.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War records
These papers cover the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, primarily in respect to the Illinois Department. They also include documents pertaining to the Maywood Home for Soldiers' Widows.
Chicago Defender Archives Individuals Files
Founded by Robert S. Abbott in 1905, the Chicago Defender is one of America's longest-running African American newspapers. The Defender is best known for having spurred the Great Migration of African Americans from the southern United States to the nation's urban centers in the north—especially Chicago—during the first decades of the 20th century. The Defender also paved the way for
Barratt O'Hara papers
Barratt O'Hara (1882-1969) enjoyed one of Illinois' longest legislative careers. The collection consists of correspondence, clippings, legal records, congressional resolutions, agendas and minutes, maps, building plans, press releases, poll sheets, poems, sheet music, programs, bibliographies, and photographs.
Art & Soul Records
Art & Soul (1968-1969) was a nonprofit workshop and gallery project designed and organized by the Conservative Vice Lords, Inc. in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art. It provided a platform for the West Side community to pursue creative collaboration and arts education. These records include organizational and funding proposals, course materials, photographic copies, slides and DVDs, interview transcripts,