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American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, and photographs.

Ann Stull papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era.

Bonnie and Charles Remsberg Interviews

Transcripts of interviews conducted by Bonnie and Charles Remsberg in 1965 and 1966. The interviews are with Chicago teachers, principals, and school psychologists about the Chicago public school system. Topics include segregation, facilities, supplies, student and teacher attitudes, racial issues, and other problems. Jenner, Von Stuben, Calvin Park, Marshall, Hirsch, Crane, Dunbar, and several other high schools are mentioned. Also

Chicago Public School Teachers oral histories

Project focuses of impact of the Daley Era (1945-1980) on public schools; oral histories of teachers and former students.

Cook County Circuit Court Judges oral histories

The Cook County Circuit Court Judges Oral History Project was conducted by graduate students in Loyola University's Public History program. Working in teams of three, students conducted research on interview subjects, developed questions, and conducted oral history interviews with retired Cook County Circuit Court Judges.

Edward Holmgren papers

Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) photograph collection, part 1

Friendship House was a Catholic interracial apostolate founded in Toronto in the early 1930s, then New York City in 1938, and established in Chicago in 1942. Friendship House Chicago closed its facilities on March 31, 2000.

Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) photograph collection, part 2

Friendship House was a Catholic interracial apostolate founded in Toronto in the early 1930s, then New York City in 1938, and established in Chicago in 1942. Friendship House Chicago closed its facilities on March 31, 2000.

Mark J. Satter Papers

Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark J. Satter, documenting his career as an advocate against wage garnishment, his crusade to end public aid and the launch of a new Works Progress Administration to provide stable employment to the under and unemployed, and his life-long battle against redlining and the predatory real estate practice of

National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) records

The National Conference for Community and Justice (NCCJ) was formed as the National Conference for Christians and Jews in 1928. The Chicago branch was opened in the 1930s, and focused on facilitating dialogue and understanding between major religions and promoting religious freedom and tolerance, racial justice, and cultural understanding. The organization also established National Brotherhood Week and held events, workshops,

Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives

Items collected as part of the ""Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project"" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an

Ouida Lindsey ("For Real") papers

Ouida Lindsey was a talk show hostess, a newspaper columnist, and an assistant dean at Columbia College Chicago. In 1974 she and her husband, Paul Lindsey, published Breaking the Bonds of Racism about their interracial marriage. She wrote a column for the Chicago Sun-Times called ""For Real"" from 1971-1978.

Parkway Community House records

The Parkway Community House (formerly the Good Shepherd Community Center) was organized in 1937 by the Church of the Good Shepherd (Congregational). It was located at 51st and South Parkway and sought to meet the social, educational and recreational needs of the surrounding community. Its facilities were available to community residents without regard to race or religion though it was

Rose Wheeler papers

Rose Wheeler was a highly respected social worker, race relations activist and life-long organizer for world peace.

Rosenwald, Julius. Papers

Julius Rosenwald, businessman and philanthropist. The papers of Julius Rosenwald contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a 1963 Rosenwald family tree. The collection documents Rosenwald's deep sense of social responsibility and commitment to philanthropic and civic endeavors, in particular his support of rural schools for African Americans, higher education, Jewish charities, and medical care. The collection also includes

Susan Eleuterio collection

Anti-KKK demonstration materials distributed at Morton East High School, 2423 South Austin Boulevard, Cicero (Ill.), including a blue ribbon; a sticker (white with blue lettering): ""Say Nay To The KKK""; photocopy of memo issued by J. Sterling Morton High Schools; broadside: ""STOP THE HATE OPEN HOUSE""; brochure: Hate Crime (Crimen de Odio) information in Spanish, from the Chicago Lawyers' Committee

Trick Bag Film Project records

Trick Bag is a 21-minute 1974 film coproduced by Kartemquin Films, Columbia College Chicago, and the Chicago area activist newspaper Rising Up Angry. Gang members, Vietnam vets, and young factory workers from Chicago's neighborhoods tell of their personal experience with racism - who gets hurt and who profits.

UE/Wells Film Project elements

UE/Wells is a 15-minute 1975 film by Gordon Quinn, Jerry Blumenthal, and Guillermo Brzostowski. The film follows an organizing drive by the United Electrical Workers Union at the Wells Foundry in Chicago. The multi-ethnic work force of Polish, Arab, Jewish, Hispanic and African American men and women unite together despite the company's efforts to use race as a wedge to

Victor Lawson Papers

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.