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Archibald J. Carey papers
Correspondence and other papers relating to Carey's activities as a lawyer, politician, and alderman (1947-1955) of the 3rd ward in Chicago; member (1955-1961) of the President's Committee on Government Employment Policy; and pastor of Quinn Chapel (African Methodist Episcopal Church). Collection includes papers of his father, Bishop Carey. Topics include the younger Carey's 1949 efforts to have the Chicago City
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.
Better Government Association records
Candidates' statements, topically-arranged investigation files, newsclippings, press releases, minutes, and correspondence of the BGA, a Chicago non-profit, investigative organization founded in 1923 that has focused media attention on waste and corruption in city, state, and federal government. Topics are primarily Chicago area cases, including the Alderman Thomas Keane case; investigations of government agencies, policies, and contracts, especially in health care,
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."
Business and Professional People for the Public Interest records
Working files, including correspondence, memoranda, legal documents, and topical files of the Business and Professional People for the Public Interest (BPPPI), a public interest law firm engaged in litigation against police spying, segregation in public housing, industrial pollution, and other issues. Materials include files of attorney Alexander Polikoff on the Gautreaux case against the Chicago Housing Authority for allegedly building
Chicago Area Draft Resisters records
Newsletters, newspaper clippings, publications, fliers, correspondence, testimonials, and other records of the Chicago Area Draft Resisters (CADRE), which opposed the U.S. involvement in the Vietnam War, especially the U.S. selective services system that drafted men to serve in the armed forces during the war. Materials relate to CADRE's anti-war rallies, publications, legal counseling for draft resisters and conscientious objectors, and
Chicago Police Department collection
Personnel registers (3 v.: 1890-1897, 1897-1904, 1904-1910) providing departmental and biographical information on police officers appointed from 1866 to 1910 and one news clipping scrapbook (1 v.) relative to the police and to crime and criminals, 1912-1914. The personnel registers list name, birth date and place, former occupation, date of appointment, resignation, fines, promotions, etc. Entries are arranged by the
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
Citizens Schools Committee photographs
Black-and-white photographs relating to the Citizens Schools Committee, the Lane Bryant Award, and portraits of identified award winners and other CSC affiliates.
Citizens Schools Committee records
Correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, annual proceedings, speeches, scrapbooks, press releases, etc. relating to Citizens Schools Committee's (CSC) work promoting quality in Chicago public education and monitoring administration of the school system. Includes materials from parents' and teachers' organizations in 1920s and 1930s; Chicago Board of Education; Chicago Teachers Union; records of the annual Civic Assembly, sponsored by CSC
City Club of Chicago records
Correspondence, minutes, reports, newsclippings, forum notices, financial and membership materials, and other records of the City Club of Chicago, an organization founded in 1903 to investigate and improve municipal conditions in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include city and state government, revenue, taxation, planning, elections, courts, civil service, transportation, utilities, welfare, education, employment, housing, health, racial discrimination and social services in general.
Claude A. Barnett papers
Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; colleges, especially Tuskegee Institute and the Conference of Presidents of Negro Land Grant Colleges; businesses, especially advertising, beauty products, and
Corneal A. Davis papers
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.
Earl B. Dickerson papers
Scrapbooks (7 v.) and unbound materials, including newsclippings, photographs, speeches, correspondence, campaign literature, legal briefs, and other materials of Earl B. Dickerson, a Chicagoan, relating to his career as a lawyer and his activities in politics, civil rights and civil liberties, and government service. Topics include his graduation from the University of Chicago Law School (the first African American to
Harold F. Gosnell papers
Clippings, correspondence, statistics, reports, ballots, brochures, and other research files of Harold Foote Gosnell, a political scientist working at the University of Chicago during his early career. In the 1920s and 1930s Gosnell applied experimental and statistical methods to the study of political behavior, particularly voter turnout, African-American politics, and Chicago's Democratic machine. Also included are files on politicians, such
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.
Interviews with former members of Chicago Women's Liberation Union
Sound recordings, transcripts, and release forms of interviews conducted by Strobel with other former members of the Chicago Women's Liberation Union, which was formed in 1969 as a radical, anti-capitalist, anti-imperialist, feminist organization. Usually interviewees tell how they became involved in the women's movement and in the CWLU. Specific topics relate to the CWLU, its founding, its activities, and its
Jack L. Cooper collection of visual materials
Portrait photographs of Jack L. Cooper and relatives, friends, and business associates at social events and sometimes on Cooper's boat. Includes a few posters advertising his WSBC radio programs and the National Negro Business League. Cooper was an earlier leader in African American radio broadcasting.
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
June Dolnick papers
Correspondence, reports, lists, and other papers of June Dolnick, related to her work with community organizations in Chicago (Ill.), especially in the Englewood, Near West Side, Kenwood, and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Topics include neighborhood conservation, the impact of urban renewal and redevelopment plans, and housing. Organizations represented include the Green Street Association.
Leon M. Despres papers
Subject files, correspondence, constituent requests, and newsclippings, chiefly from Despres' service as Chicago 5th Ward Alderman (Independent), 1955-1975. Topics include Hyde Park and Kenwood neighborhood matters, city planning, budgets, racial discrimination, schools, crime, and urban renewal. The collection also contains a small group of papers from Despres' private law practice, many involving civil liberties.
Luis Kutner papers
Correspondence; news clipping scrapbooks; manuscripts of legal articles, fiction, poetry, short stories; some legal and business records; and sound recordings of radio interviews of Luis Kutner, a lawyer who became involved in public-interest lawsuits and other high-profile cases in Chicago and in national and international affairs; and an author whose writings ranged from philosophy and legal theory to poetry, fictionalized
Oscar Brown, Jr., collection
Newsclippings on Oscar Brown, Jr., a Chicago-born African American singer and composer, providing information on his music and political views.
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
Paul H. Douglas papers
Chiefly research files and constituent correspondence, recordings, scrapbooks, and other papers, from Douglas' career as U.S. Senator (Democrat, Illinois, 1949-1967), relating to Douglas' election campaigns, labor and unemployment issues, social security, the civil rights movement, preservation of natural resources and preservation of the Indiana Dunes, irrigation subsidies and the family farm, congressional ethics, government contracts, Truth in Lending bill, investigation