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Bennett M. Stewart papers

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.

Betty Brown Chappell interviews of Chicago politicians and officials

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."

Oscar De Priest papers

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

William L. Dawson papers

Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases, testimonials, and other papers relating to the career of William L. Dawson, a Chicago (Ill.) lawyer, alderman of the 2nd Ward, and U.S. Congressman (Democrat from the 1st District of Illinois; 1943-1970). He succeeded Arthur W. Mitchell as the second African American Democrat to represent the 1st District. Collection includes some material on the