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Associated Clubs of Woodlawn records
The Associated Clubs of Woodlawn (ACW) founded in 1927 and incorporated in 1936, was perhaps Woodlawn´s most ubiquitous, powerful and enduring community improvement association. Until its dissolution in February 1970, the ACW served as a clearing house for information of concern to its member clubs and the Woodlawn community as a whole. It also attempted to safeguard and to promote
Dept. of Government and Community Affairs, Office of Community Programs, Mary Margaret Langdon, Director records
In 1977 Mary Margaret Langdon became director of the Community Programs Office at Loyola University Chicago, a position she retained until her retirement in 1993. Megs Langdon was instrumental in organizing personal safety programs on the Lakeshore Campus and in charge of the Walk-to-Work Program. She worked on the Loyola Lakefill Project, which was eventually halted by court order in
Industrial Areas Foundation records
Ira Berkow Collection
Born in 1940, Ira Berkow grew up on Chicago's Near West Side. As a teenager, he sold women's nylons and men's belts at various stands in the Maxwell St. marketplace. Upon graduating from Northwestern University's journalism program, Berkow worked as a sports writer for the New York Times. Among other books, he is the author of Maxwell Street: Survival in
Lincoln Park Conservation Association records
The Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA) was formed in March of 1954 to combat the physical deterioration of Lincoln Park. As an umbrella organization, LPCA connected neighborhood associations to one another as well as to the Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council (LPCCC) and the Department of Urban Renewal (DUR). Organized efforts to combat the physical degradation of Lincoln Park began
Now We Live on Clifton Film Project elements
"Now We Live on Clifto" is a 26-minute 1974 film by Kartemquin Films. It follows 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott around their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The kids worry that they'll be forced out of the neighborhood they grew up in by the gentrification following the expansion of DePaul University.
South Shore Community Collection
The South Shore Community Collection contains manuscripts, printed material and photographs on businesses, clubs and organizations, religious institutions, residents, schools and street scenes in the community area.
Winnie Wright, Age 11 Film Project elements
Winnie Wright, Age 11 is a 26-minute 1974 film by Kartemquin Films. Winnie, the daughter of a steel worker and a teacher lives in Gage Park, a Chicago neighborhood that is changing from white to black. Her family struggles with racism, inflation and a threatened strike, as Winnie learns what it means to grow up white, working class, and female.