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Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for
The records in this collection were created and collected by the Department of Urban Renewal, its predecessors and other Chicago city departments with duties related to planning and development. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides of Chicago neighborhoods considered and targeted for improvement, including images that show buildings and neighborhoods that were
Autobiographical chapters discuss Irish American family and community life in the Woodlawn community of Chicago, Ill., ca. 1909-1920s, the author's boyhood, and his career in the 1930s in real estate development in the Chicago area. The commentaries discuss race relations during World War II and after, the Princeton Park Homes, the Pullman community, and public housing policy from the 1940s
Rachel Marshall Goetz was a writer, researcher, and activist who spent much of her career focused on national and local Hyde Park politics. These papers include much of Goetz’s early writing advocating the use of new media in state and local governments. She worked as a speechwriter on Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson’s 1956 presidential campaign, and many of her drafts,
Irma Cayton Wertz, a graduate of Fisk University, married Chicago sociologist Horace Cayton and moved to Chicago in the late 1930s. During World War II, she served as an early African American WAC officer.
Morris Janowitz, sociologist. Papers include professional correspondence, biographical materials, research and subject files, manuscripts of Janowitz's books and articles, course materials, and papers concerning the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, founded by Janowitz in 1960. Most dates from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. Earlier material includes Janowitz's research using World War II military, and psychological warfare
Jim Taylor’s interest in photography began in childhood. Growing up in Maywood, Illinois, Taylor always had a camera in hand. He was so devoted to his hobby that he built his own enlarger and darkroom. Upon graduation from high school in 1941, he enlisted in the armed services and was assigned to the racially segregated U.S. Army Air Corps as
W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1996), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher's scholarly career at Denison University and the University of Chicago, his ministerial work, and his participation in the civil rights movement and in various community organizations.
The University of Chicago's Office of Student Activities supported student life by advising and advocating for student organizations, coordinating space and facilities for events and meetings, creating programming, and helping student groups maintain financial stability. This collection consists of the administrative records of the Office of Student Activities from 1921 to 1981, with a concentration of material in the 1960s
The University of Chicago's Student Government advocates for student issues in cooperation with the governing bodies of university faculty and administration. During the mid- to late-twentieth century, Student Government was active in campus programming, funded student organizations, participated in national student groups, and supported the student body's involvement with political and social issues. This collection includes administrative and procedural records