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Andrew Jackson papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)

Correspondence, certificates, muster rolls, military reports, and other documents, including many fragmentary items, relating to Andrew Jackson and various phases of his life and times. Most Jackson correspondence is composed of incoming letters to him. About 34 items in the collection are handwritten or signed by Jackson. Topics in the collection include Jackson's military career, his business affairs, real estate

Black Women in the Middle West Project collection

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to research repositories. Includes files created by the project under the administration of Darlene Clark Hine, an

Certificate of membership issued to Archibald J. Motley

Mr. Motley was a well-known artist who sometimes worked as a Pullman porter.

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

Henry W. McGee papers

Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes, newsletters, certificates, photographs, and other papers of Henry W. McGee, who served as the first African American postmaster of Chicago (Ill.) after a long career with the United States Postal Service in Chicago. Topics include McGee's career as a postal worker, his service as president of the Chicago branch of the National Alliance of

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

John Jones papers

Notebook/scrapbook (ca. 1850s-1870s) with text of Fourth of July speech, comments, and pasted newspaper clippings compiled by John Jones about Africans and African Americans, politics, and history; freedom certificates issued to John and Mary Jones by the Madison County Circuit Court at Edwardsville (Ill.), and signed by William Brown, Clerk, 1844 Nov. 28; letter of Mary Jones to Albert Hager

Judge Julius Hoffman papers addition

Papers of Judge Julius J. Hoffman, primarily trial hearing documents related to the Chicago Seven case (U. S. v. David T. Dellinger, et al., 1969-1970). Judge Hoffman wrote marginalia on some of the Dellinger case documents, making comments and rulings on petitions. Also present are lists of the attorneys representing the Chicago Seven; a copy of Bobby Seale's speech delivered

Leroy Pope Walker papers

Telegrams (3) received by Gen. Braxton Bragg from Walker, Secretary of War, Confederate States of America (Apr. 11, 12, 13, 1861), plus a dispatch dated Apr. 12, 1861, giving an account of the bombardment of Fort Sumter. Also, document by Walker to newspaper correspondents, July 1, 1861, urging them not to reveal military intelligence to the North; Walker's appointment of

Louise Overall Weaver papers

The collection includes correspondence, programs, and a contract to play for the church, awards, anniversary celebration scrapbooks and news clippings. This includes thank-you notes and letters of congratulations, autographs including Rev. Jesse Jackson and Mahalia Jackson, photos from her inclusion in the Profiles of Black Chicagoans exhibit and an unpublished memoir. Weaver's contract to play for the 44th Baptist Street

Walter L. Lowe papers

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.

William A. Sypher papers

Diaries (2 v., 1862 Sept. 2-1863 Dec. 31 and 1865 Jan. 1-1865 July 30, and notations through November 1865) of William A. Sypher, a private in Company A of the 42nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War, and later pension application information (1890-1901). Handwritten entries made almost daily in diaries describe drills, training and maneuvers, weather conditions, and identify his