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Bernard Weisberg papers
Correspondence, research files, legal documents, meeting minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, booklets, and other personal papers of Bernard Weisberg, a Chicago human rights lawyer. Materials relate to Weisberg's involvement with the 1970 Illinois Constitutional Convention and to his legal work, especially as general counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Illinois. Topics include police activities, the 1968
Berniece Ball Perry Papers
Berniece Ball Perry (1915-1995) was an African-American women's labor leader who lived and worked in Evanston, Illinois. She was an active member of a number of social and civic clubs and organizations and worked to ensure fair treatment of African-Americans in the workplace. The Berniece Ball Perry papers span from 1922 to 1997 and cover Perry's personal and professional life's
Biographical and Correspondence Files
Roosevelt’s founding in 1945 as an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning was a feat requiring considerable courage. The new administration was determined to make higher education available to all students who could qualify academically. Considerations of social or economic class, racial or ethnic origin, sex, or age were, and remain, irrelevant in determining who is admitted. Originally named
Charles Phineas Schwartz papers
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Charles P. Schwartz (1887-1975) was an attorney, civic leader, and educator in the social welfare movement. Schwartz served as chairman of the State of Illinois Committee on Citizenship and Naturalization and wrote many pamphlets for new citizens. Schwartz also served as president of the City Club of Chicago and in 1936, he was
Ely Aaron papers
Ely Aaron was a Chicago lawyer who served with various organizations and civic committees related to civil rights, Jewish issues, and racial integration. The collection contains his personal papers related to these issues and reflect his work as a civic leader during the mid-twentieth century.
Erwin A. Salk multicultural collection
Erwin Arthur "Bud" Salk (June 1918-July 2000) was a businessman, civil rights activist, peace advocate, philanthropist, author and educator. The Erwin Salk Multicultural Collection contain agendas, minutes, financial statements, bulletins, memoranda, minutes, newsletters, press releases, by-laws, clippings, correspondence, notes, manuscripts, pamphlets, artifacts, photographs, posters, proceedings, political buttons, speeches, phonograph records, education materials, and reports spanning the mid-1930s through about 1997.
Faith Rich Papers
Faith Rich (1909-1990) was a white community activist, educator and volunteer with numerous organizations including the Chicago Westside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), the 15th Place Block Club, the Literacy Council of Chicago and local PTAs. She focused her organizing efforts
Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission records
The Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission was a community organization serving Chicago's central west side neighborhood of Lawndale. The collection consists of correspondence, minutes, programs, legal and financial records, clippings, and published material.
Heartland International Records
Heartland International was a non-profit organization founded in 1989 and based in Chicago, Illinois. The organization designed and implemented international programs that promoted the development of civil society around the world. The materials in this collection include documents, financial records, correspondence, and media including CDs, DVDs, and a VHS tape.
Illinois Commission on the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education records
These records detail the planning and execution of the Commemorative Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education on May 17, 2004, hosted by Chicago State University. The collection includes financial records, programs, research notes, newspaper clippings, two CDs and a computer hard drive.
The Illinois Labor History Society Collection
The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) was formed on August 5, 1969 in the office of the late Joseph M. Jacobs, attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union, Meatcutters, and other labor organizations. The ILHS supports the preservation of Illinois labor history and works to share this history with researchers, students and the general public through its website, archival collections and
League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL) collection
The state league of the National League of Women Voters was formed in Chicago in October of 1920 to "foster education in citizenship to increase the effectiveness of women's votes, and further better government." This collection reflects the activities of the League of Women Voters of Illinois.
Leon Despres photograph collection
Includes photographs relating to the career of former Chicago 5th ward alderman Leon Despres of Chicago (Ill.). Includes portraits of Despres and views of Despres with other Chicago municipal officials, such as mayors Jane Byrne and Harold Washington. Despres is shown at various events, such as ground breaking ceremonies, elections, and meetings. Includes a group of large format photographs showing
Lipscomb Collection : 1968 Democratic National Convention (Chicago) 1968
H. Alan Lipscomb became a Field Representative for the Northern Illinois University Swen Parson Library in August of 1968. He collected research material pertaining to the Democratic National Convention of 1968 and acquired the passes and credentials which gave him access to all convention activities.
Lloyd O. Lewis Family papers
This collection contains the personal papers and a collection of the personal and professional publications of Lloyd and Emma Lewis, reflecting their careers as minister and teacher, and librarian, respectively. It also documents the Lewis’ continued interest in African American history and civil rights.
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
Records of the Community Relations and Human Relations Commissions
These records pertain to the successor body to the Evanston Community Relations Commission. The Human Relations Commission was established by an Evanston city ordinance in 1968 with a somewhat different structure from that of its predecessor. Its Chair and 14 Members were appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. “The primary function of the Commission shall
Rockford Urban Ministries Records 1962+
The Rockford Urban Ministries is a program developed by the Rockford District of the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church in 1962 to meet pressing social problems of people living within the city which were not being met by any other institutional structures at that time. Through the efforts of the District Superintendent, Merlyn Northwest, and concerned Methodists
Sidney Lens papers
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, articles, newsletters, notes, manuscripts of Lens' major books, financial records, and sound recordings from his career as a Chicago labor organizer, peace activist, political candidate, lecturer, and writer. Includes materials from the Revolutionary Workers' League; Local 329 of United Service Employees Union; National Mobilization Committee to End the War in Vietnam; and other groups. Also includes Lens'