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Afro-American Family and Community Services records

The mission of African American Family Services (AAFS) is to help the African American individual, family and community to reach a greater state of well being through the delivery of community-based, culturally-specific chemical health, mental health, and family preservation services.

Chicago Video Project recordings

The Chicago Video Project is a Chicago-based video production company focused on projects concerning advocacy groups, community development organizations, labor unions, and economic and social justice. This collection of recordings includes 235 videotapes created for the co-production of "Telling Our Story” by the Chicago Video Project and the Central Advisory Council of Chicago Public Housing Residents. The tapes are a

College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs -- Faculty papers -- Pierre de Vise papers

Pierre de Vise was a sociologist and taught at UIC, DePaul University, and Roosevelt University. In 1967, he published what has now become a classic study called "Chicago's Widening Color Gap", which is where Chicago's reputation for being the most segregated city in America comes from. In 1985, de Vise wrote about the expansion of the urban poor, particularly what

Dr. Robert Mendelsohn papers

Dr. Mendelsohn was known for his outspoken criticism of some aspects of the medical establishment. Mendelsohn wrote several books, as well as a syndicated newspaper column, "The People's Doctor." In addition to his medical practice, he served as director of the Cook County Head Start program, director of medical consultation for the federal Head Start program, and operated the New

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.

Harold Saffold papers

Howard Saffold was an early member of the Afro-American Patrolmen's League (later the African American Police League). He served as AAPL President from 1979 until roughly 1983. The AAPL was formed in 1968 to elevate the image of the African American police person in the African American community and eliminate police brutality in law enforcement.

Hum 255 Film Project elements

"Hum 255" is a 28-minute 1970 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn, Gerald Temaner, and others. In 1968, striking students at the University of Chicago occupied an administration building. Many were suspended and a few were expelled. A year later, two expelled young women were asked by their former classmates to talk about the experience as a class project. The

Inquiring Nuns Film Project elements

"Inquiring Nuns" is a 66-minute, 1968 film by Kartemquin founders Gordon Quinn and Gerald Temaner. Two young nuns explore Chicago, from a supermarket to the Art Institute and in front of churches on Sunday, confronting people with the crucial question, ""Are you happy?"" The humor and sadness of these honest encounters lift the film beyond its interview format to a

Ken Allen papers

Ken Allen was a long-time member of Men of All Colors Together (MACT), the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT), a gay, multiracial, multicultural organization committed to overcoming racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination and other inequities through educational, political, and social activities.

Michael Reese Nurses Alumnae Association collection of visual materials

Founded in 1881 by the United Hebrew Relief Association, Michael Reese Hospital’s first mission was to provide healthcare to immigrants. A bequest by Michael Reese (1817-1878), a German Jewish immigrant, gave the UHRA the funding needed to establish the hospital. The cornerstone was laid on November 4, 1880, and the hospital opened on Oct. 23, 1881. A nurse training school

Now We Live on Clifton Film Project elements

"Now We Live on Clifto" is a 26-minute 1974 film by Kartemquin Films. It follows 10 year old Pam Taylor and her 12 year old brother Scott around their multiracial West Lincoln Park neighborhood. The kids worry that they'll be forced out of the neighborhood they grew up in by the gentrification following the expansion of DePaul University.

Vigils Against Violence posters

Includes notices for speeches and other anti-violence activities held at Stateway Gardens public housing project, located at 35th and State Street in Chicago (Ill.). Collectively known as the Vigils Against Violence, the activities included a candlelight remembrance of the victims of violence on Chicago's south side.

Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago photograph collection

From 1890 to 1995, the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged. Now the VNA Foundation operates exclusively as a grantmaking foundation, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.

Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago Photograph Collection

The Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1914 as the Chicago Central Council of Social Agencies; incorporated in 1919 as the Chicago Council of Social Agencies; in the 1940s, became the Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago; in 1971 renamed the Council of Community Services; in 1977 merged with the Community Fund of Chicago to become the United Way

What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? Film Project elements

What the Fuck Are These Red Squares? is a 15-minute 1970 film by Gordon Quinn and Jerry and Shirlee Blumenthal. Striking students meet at a ""Revolutionary Seminar"" at the Art Institute of Chicago in response to the invasion of Cambodia and the killing of protesting students at Kent and Jackson State Universities. They explore their role as artists in a

Woodlawn Property Owners Association records

Tax bills and receipts and other papers related to the Woodlawn Property Owners Association, a community organization. Participation in the organization reached as far south as 74th Street in the late 1920s, beyond the official boundaries of the Woodlawn Community Area of Chicago (Ill.). According to one letter (Apr. 3, 1929), this organization of white people sought to restrict ""Woodlawn