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In 1968, five Black Chicago police officers founded the Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL; renamed the Afro-American Police League in 1979 and later, the African American Police League), with the stated purpose of establishing a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement, to elevate the image of the African American police person in the African American community, and to eliminate police
Correspondence, programs, and newsclippings concerning a proposed commemorative service for Carter G. Woodson (founder of the ASALH) and efforts to establish a Chicago Public Library branch in his honor. Also present are additional materials on ASALH history, African American history observances, and the U.S. Bicentennial Celebration.
Correspondence, speeches, awards, and aldermanic campaign disclosure material of Stewart, Alderman of Chicago's 21st Ward from 1971 to 1978 and U.S. Congressman (Democrat) from the 1st Congressional District of Illinois from 1979 to 1980.
Typed transcripts of interviews conducted by Betty Brown Chappell (Ph.D. candidate, University of Chicago) with notable Chicago aldermen and other public officials relating to her dissertation topic, "The Black Movement Model of Mayoral Leadership."
Correspondence, photographs, and personal papers of Bruce Washington, an African American World War I veteran. Included are event programs from the Bethel A.M.E. Church on Dearborn Street in Chicago (Ill.), of which Washington was an active member, and magazines from the 1920s and 1930s, including six issues of The Crisis.
Carol Moseley Braun was born and educated in Chicago. She became the first African American woman elected to the U.S. Senate.
CIC was established in 1945. The name is sometimes spelled Catholic Interracial Council.
Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, financial records, and research data of the Chicago Area Project, a community oriented program established in the 1930s for delinquency prevention and research, administered by Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; plus related files of the Institute for Juvenile Research; and files of the Illinois Youth Commission, particularly files of Anthony M. Sorrentino. Topics
Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Division, in Kansas and in France during World War I; Democratic Ward Committeeman in Chicago; Illinois state senator, 1942-1954
Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, press releases, articles, newspaper clippings, maps, brochures and booklets, advertisements, newsletters, testimonials, and other administrative documents of the Congress of Racial Equality, Chicago Chapter (CORE); plus papers from CORE's national office and local branches in various regions of the United States; the Chicago Urban League; the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations; and other civil rights organizations.
Correspondence, financial materials, speeches, publications, newspaper clippings, newsletters, pamphlets, and other papers of Corneal A. Davis, an African American minister and community leader in Chicago, primarily relating to his work as chairman of the American Negro Emancipation Centennial Commission in Illinois and as a Democratic representative from the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago in the Illinois General Assembly.
Correspondence, autobiographical and other writings, brochures, and other papers of Father Daniel J. Mallette, Jr., a priest of the Chicago Roman Catholic Archdiocese. Materials include early personal papers and memorabilia, 1941-1969; incoming correspondence from fellow clergymen, friends, students, and opponents, ca. 1950-1979; items written by Father Mallette, almost all of which were produced in 1969, including drafts of an autobiography
Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals
Correspondence, board minutes, financial records, fund raising materials, newsletters, and newspaper clippings of the Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission, a community organization operated by businessmen in Chicago's West Side community of Lawndale during the period when its population changed from predominantly Jewish to almost totally African American. Topics include the response of the local business community to the commission's pleas for
Interviews relating to the life and career of Chicago resident Arthur W. Mitchell, U.S. Congressman from Illinois (Democrat, 1st Congressional district, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943) and a prominent African American leader.
Interviews with present and former officials and members of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (BSCP) or of its International Ladies Auxiliary, conducted by Greg Leroy as the labor union came to a close (dissolved 1978). The BSCP had been the largest predominantly African American union in the United States. Most interviews took place in the Chicago area or aboard
Correspondence, reports, proposals, and other papers of Reverend J. Archie Hargraves, chiefly concerning the West Side Organization (WSO), a community organization in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include WSO development plans, drug abuse counseling (a project of the WSO Health Services Corporation), and urban education. Also present are the transcript of a eulogy and tributes to Hargraves, historical notes about the WSO,
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, award certificates and other papers relating to the life and career of Jim Brown, DuSable High School teacher and coach of football, baseball, and basketball teams circa 1950-1980. Brown graduated from George Williams College in 1949; coached the DuSable team to the 1954 Illinois state basketball tournament (later featured in an NCAA exhibition); and was inducted into
Correspondence, financial statements, fundraising items, annual reports, audio recordings, by-laws, historical information, memoranda, minutes, reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, legal documents, and fliers of the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities, LCMOC, relative to its efforts to eliminate racial discrimination in housing in the Chicago area. The collection also contains demographic data on communities in Chicago and the metropolitan area. The
Correspondence, minutes, financial records, studies, reports, and other papers (primarily in the form of photocopies) of Marillac House, a social settlement house on the West Side of Chicago operated by the Sisters of Charity of St. Vincent DePaul, a Roman Catholic order. Topics include African Americans, neighborhood organizations, race relations, and social action.
Correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, bulletins, and other papers of Oscar De Priest relating to his political career and family. He was U.S. Congressman (Republican) from 1st District of Illinois (Chicago's near South Side), 1929-1935, and active in Chicago politics before and after that period. Materials include several dozen condolence letters received by De Priest and his wife in 1916 upon the
Correspondence, texts of sermons, lectures, speeches, articles, and other papers of Rabbi Robert J. Marx of Chicago (Ill.). Topics include the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs, for which Marx served as president and board member; the civil rights movement of the 1960s; race relations, especially open housing and equal employment opportunity; opposition to the American Civil Liberties Union's defense of
Miscellaneous letters to Louis V. Piper, known as Scotty Piper, a custom tailor who operated Bronzeville Clothiers and Lincoln Loan Bank on the South Side of Chicago. Letters are from various African American organizations soliciting his aid or participation or thanking him for his contributions.
Correspondence, articles, scrapbook with photographs, and other papers of Thyra Edwards, a social worker at the Abraham Lincoln Centre in Chicago, Ill. Included are Edwards' observations on workers' education and social conditions in Europe and her feelings as an African American when traveling there; material relating to her work on behalf of the Loyalists during the Spanish Civil War, the
Correspondence, clippings, certificates, licenses, framed awards, and essays related to Walter L. Lowe. Lowe was a prominent African American insurance broker in Chicago, who served on many committees for various civic and service organizations such as the Tourist Motor Club, the World Travel and Couples Club, the Chicago Safety Association, and the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago.