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Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials
Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and international vice-president of Fur & Leather Dept. of Amalgamated Meat Cutters (1956-1980). Includes a few photographs of demonstrations by
Archibald J. Carey photograph collection
Photographs primarily from Carey's professional life as a lawyer and politician prior to his election as Cook County Circuit Court judge in 1966. Includes photos of Presidents Coolidge (with Rev. Archibald J. Carey, Sr.), Eisenhower and Nixon (prior to his presidency), and U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen. Several scenes show Eisenhower campaign participants. Includes formal and informal portraits of Carey and
Art Ensemble of Chicago photograph collection
Includes photographs of performances by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and other groups encouraged by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a jazz musicians' collective based in Chicago's South Side. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was noted for its performances in France, and some of the images may be from those sites.
Atkinson family collection of visual materials
Photographs and prints related to Isaac and Emma Atkinson and their descendants, one of the first African-American families to settle in Chicago. Isaac was the son of Richard Atkinson, who emigrated from Scotland to the United States, and Cecilia, a full-blooded Cherokee. Isaac married Emma Jane, who was half African American and half Cherokee, and they came to Chicago in
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection
Primarily group portraits taken at conferences, meetings and events of the BSCP and International Ladies Auxiliary, established in 1925 and 1931, respectively. Includes meetings with U.S. presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. Several photos depict unidentified Black speakers at these events. Also includes photos of founding members A. Philip Randolph and Milton P. Webster, and Halena Wilson, president
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives
Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentified convention speakers. Several photographs depict a testimonial dinner for founder A. Philip Randolph. Also includes a few
Catholic Inter-Racial Council of Chicago poster collection
Includes handmade posters advertising support of equal housing, unionization, anti-war events, American Indians, and Catholic Inter-Racial Council events and awards, including the annual JFK awards. Some posters in the collection include photographs (pasted to board) of JFK-awardees, including Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (1964) and Senator Paul Douglas (1970).
Chicago Area Project photograph collection
Photoprints relating to inner-city neighborhood programs to prevent and treat juvenile delinquency. Includes shots of staff-members Clifford Shaw, Henry McKay, and Peter Scalise; scenes of youth programs such as the Italian Welfare Council's Jolly Boys Camp (Pistakee Bay, McHenry County, Ill.), Russell Square Community Committee's St. Michael's Boys Club, and neighborhood organizations such as the Russell Square and West Side
Chicago building clearance photographs
Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenhower, and Stevenson expressways or by the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chicago Commons Association collection of additional photographs
Includes photographs documenting people, facilities and activities of the CCA. Adults and children are shown participating in educational groups, theatrical productions and a few athletic activities. Women are shown in group portraits and doing handicraft. Identified ethnic groups are Italian, Norwegian and (after 1940) African Americans. One photo series (ca. 1965-1979) shows social workers Rev. John Russell and William Brueckner
Chicago Commons Association visual materials
Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. Also includes scenes relating to nutrition, physical fitness and sports for children and teenagers; children's summer camp (ca. 1920-1969); portraits of various
Chicago Conference on Religion and Race photograph collection
Visual materials from the CCRR, in particular the Tri-Faith Employment Program. Subjects include photos of staff and members; vocational training classes; the Tri-Faith offices; a visit from Vice President Humphrey in 1969; and a civil rights rally in 1964 with Martin Luther King speaking.
Chicago Federation of Labor collection of visual material
Visual materials from the office of the Federation News, owned and controlled by the CFL-IUC, the federation of unions in Chicago. Subjects include members and leaders, conventions and banquets, international events, interiors of their radio station WCFL, and their members participation in community affairs. Large oversize color photographs show the St. Patrick's Day parade (ca. 1970s) and a composite group
Chicago Teachers Union visual materials
Black-and-white and color photographic prints, negatives, slides, and albums related to the work and promotion of the Chicago Teachers Union and its predecessors. Images depict union leaders, committees, conferences, meetings and activities, including demonstrations against payless paydays (1933) when the Chicago Board of Education could not pay its employees and later rallies and strikes. Also included are posters and placards;
Chicago Women's Liberation Union photographs
Images related to the Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU). Activities and issues the group was involved with included equal job treatment and wages for women, abortion rights, women's heath, a legal clinic for women, rape project, graphics collective, and publications, such as "Womankind," CWLU's monthly periodical. Images in the collection show women at the founding meeting of CWLU, and several
Church Federation of Greater Chicago photograph collection, Part 1
Photographs relating to the Church Federation of Greater Chicago, an organization established in 1907 to unite Protestant denominations and later, other faiths in the Chicago area. Material depicts social service activities for youths, including Parkway Community House work project (1949); Mobile Seminar on Social Problems (1950, 1951), and Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith (1950).
Church Federation of Greater Chicago photograph collection, Part 2
Photographs from the CFGC documenting television and radio programs originated by the Federation, meetings, staff members, religious services, community projects, and civil rights marches. Much material is unidentified.
City Club of Chicago photograph collection
Primarily events and members of the City Club of Chicago.
Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials
Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distribution to Black newspapers, 1920s-1960s; his topical interests (higher education, agriculture, entrepreneurship, entertainment, medicine, politics, civil rights, sports, armed forces, and
Earl B. Dickerson photographs
Includes photographs related to the career of Earl Burrus Dickerson, a Chicago area businessman, president of Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Company, and politician. Dickerson is shown at banquets, at his desk, and with groups of men and women. Several photographs show Dickerson with Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall at a civil liberties program held at an Elks convention in 1954.
First Baptist Church of Chicago photograph collection
Images of the congregation, students, and choir, interior and exterior views of the buildings, and various church ceremonies and events. The collection also includes photographs of Dr. Jitsuo Morikawa, who became minister in 1943, and other ministers from the 20th century, as well as a child's handmade album, a scrapbook from 1946 of a youth fellowship program, and collages of
First Church of Deliverance photographs
Includes photographs related to the First Church of Deliverance, an African American church with at least two locations at 4633 South State Street and 3363 South Indiana Avenue in Chicago (Ill.). Primarily includes portraits of people associated with the church, including Reverends Clarence H. Cobbs and Mattye B. Thornton, and Edward Bolden, Harold Caldwell, Frances Hutto, and Ralph GoodPasteur. Also
Gads Hill Center visual materials
Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show children in mainly educational and play settings or in groups. Also included are
George A. Patterson collection of visual materials
Relating to Patterson's career with the United Steelworkers of America in Chicago and Wisconsin; his family and civic activities. Subjects include the first Steel Workers Organizing Committee convention in Chicago and Pittsburg, PA (1927), the Employee Representatives at South Works in Chicago; and the first Grievancemen of USWA Local 65. Many of the photographs are group portraits and banquet scenes.
Gerald L. Sbarboro collection of photographs
Album of black-and-white and color photographic prints documenting the career of Judge Gerald L. Sbarboro. Also included is a press release and other documents about Sbarboro. Includes views of protestors urging more money for Illinois schools, probably from the period when he was serving on the Chicago Board of Education, 1970-1975.