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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

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

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."

Chicago Area Project records

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

Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers

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

Interviews about the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters by Greg Leroy

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

J. Archie Hargraves papers

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,

Jim Brown papers

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

Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities records, part 1

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

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

Rabbi Robert J. Marx papers

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

Wieboldt Foundation (Chicago, Ill.) records

Meeting minutes (1921-1950), financial records, newsclipping scrapbook, and grant project files (ca. 1921-1980) of the Wieboldt Foundation (Chicago, Ill.) concerning its support for social service work by various non-profit organizations, primarily related to children and to community development in the Chicago metropolitan area. Project files include applications to the foundation that were funded and not funded, and reports and other

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records

Office files of the central office of the YMCA of metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) primarily concerning administration, fund raising and building campaigns, program development, and coordination of activities of YMCA departments in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Includes minutes of the board of trustees (1868-1975), the board of managers (1858-1975), the General Secretary's cabinet (1913-1962), and boards of directors of the branches,