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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."

Christopher C. Wimbish papers

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

Interviews about Arthur W. Mitchell

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.

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