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Anti-Defamation League, Chicago Office records

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) is an international non-governmental organization based in the United States. Founded in 1913 by The Independent Order of B'nai B'rith, a Jewish service organization, its original mission statement was "to stop, by appeals to reason and conscience and, if necessary, by appeals to law, the defamation of the Jewish people. Its ultimate purpose is to secure

Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights and related organizational records

Includes correspondence, minutes, and other files of the Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights (CCDBR), organized in 1960 to protect rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution, and of forerunner organizations that shared office files, including the Civil Rights Congress of Illinois, the Lightfoot Defense Committee, and the Smith Act Families Committee. The CCDBR staff also functioned as the

Chicago Housing Authority development records

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the placement of public housing, including ordinances, easements, urban renewal studies, and issues in administering the agency. Also present are materials on

Chicago SNCC History Project Archives

The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) was founded in 1960 on the initiative of Ella Baker, a member and former executive director of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC). Seeing the need to capitalize on the student sit-in movement across the South and to incorporate more youth into the civil rights movement, Baker held a conference for student leaders in

James Zartman papers on the Illinois Civil Rights Rally

James Zartman (1925- ) is an attorney who worked to defend civil rights for African Americans in the 1960s and 1970s. Zartman was first involved in civil rights through the Ad Hoc Committee for Civil Rights. In 1963, Zartman attended the March on Washington. He then served as treasurer for the Illinois Rally for Civil Rights, which organized Martin Luther

University of Illinois at the Medical Center -- Office of the Chancellor -- Chancellor -- records

This collection contains records from the Vice President of the Chicago Professional Colleges and the Office of the Chancellor, University of Illinois at the Medical Center with information on all of the major offices, colleges, departments for the medical center - including reports, memoranda, policy statements, minutes, publications, programs and correspondence received from or sent to the President, Trustees, administrators,