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Correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, reports, reference materials, U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation file spanning four decades on Feinglass's alleged left-wing activities, and bound vols. of periodicals Fur Worker and Fur and Leather Worker, issued by International Fur Workers Union of the United States and Canada and its successor International Fur and Leather Workers Union of the United States and Canada.
In 1968, five Black Chicago police officers founded the Afro-American Patrolmen's League (AAPL; renamed the Afro-American Police League in 1979 and later, the African American Police League), with the stated purpose of establishing a greater degree of professionalism in law enforcement, to elevate the image of the African American police person in the African American community, and to eliminate police
Correspondence, meeting minutes, membership records, newspaper clippings, financial materials, photographs, event materials, and other records of Alpha Gamma Pi, an African American sorority organized to honor progressive women, serve as role models, and provide college scholarships. Programs recognized women for their academic and social achievements, especially those from low-income backgrounds. Included are by-laws, directories, resumes, treasurer reports, receipt books (4
Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incoming letters from throughout the country on racial issues. Additional topics include Mitchell's election campaigns against Oscar DePriest and
Candidates' statements, topically-arranged investigation files, newsclippings, press releases, minutes, and correspondence of the BGA, a Chicago non-profit, investigative organization founded in 1923 that has focused media attention on waste and corruption in city, state, and federal government. Topics are primarily Chicago area cases, including the Alderman Thomas Keane case; investigations of government agencies, policies, and contracts, especially in health care,
Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to research repositories. Includes files created by the project under the administration of Darlene Clark Hine, an
Correspondence, financial records, newspaper clipping, meeting minutes, photographs, and other administrative records of the Catholic Adult Education Center (CAEC) in Chicago (Ill.). Included are materials from CAEC courses on intellectual and social matters, the CAEC Chicago Center for Film Study, Chicago World Peace Center, and Summer Biblical Institutes. In addition are records from Father Daniel Cantwell's work at the center
Correspondence, board meeting minutes, research files, newspaper clippings, reports, observation notes, and other papers of Charlotte E. Senechalle, primarily relating to her work with school improvement and the conditions of the Cook County Department of Corrections. Included are materials regarding Senechalle's work with the Citizens Schools Committee, such as meeting minutes (1988-1991), financial records, and observer reports regarding the Chicago
Annual reports, board meeting minutes, correspondence, surveys, reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, daily schedules, applications, forms, and photographs of the Chase House, a daycare center for preschool children in Chicago (Ill.). The materials mostly pertain to the daycare's general activities, but include information on health and child development as well as a history of the institution.
Correspondence, newsclippings, pamphlets, and other records of the Chicago Alliance for Collaborative Effort and of its Juvenile Justice Task Force, which worked to develop an integrated system of service delivery to youth, especially in the area of juvenile justice.
Meeting minutes, reports, financial records, membership files, correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, photographs, and other records of the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA). The majority of the collection relates to sporting events and activities offered by the organization, such as sports clubs, tournaments, races, conferences, and fundraising events. Also included are materials pertaining to fundraising and membership,
This description does not include unprocessed additions to the collection.
Meeting minutes, reports, printed material, correspondence, newspaper clippings, publications and newsletters, memorandums, proposals, and other papers of the Citizens Committee on the Juvenile Court (CCJC), formerly known as the Citizens Committee on the Family Court, an advisory board to the Circuit Court of Cook County, based in Chicago. Materials relate to the juvenile court, Illinois Youth Commission, Department of Children
Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; colleges, especially Tuskegee Institute and the Conference of Presidents of Negro Land Grant Colleges; businesses, especially advertising, beauty products, and
Administrative records, correspondence, artist files and portfolios, financial documents, exhibition planning and publicity materials, press releases, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other records of the Contemporary Art Workshop (CAW), a non-profit, artist-run gallery, community center, and studio space located in Chicago (Ill.). The collection relates primarily to CAW's daily operations, including renting studios to artists, mounting exhibitions, offering community outreach programs,
The papers of Cyrus Hall Adams III date from 1874 to 1968 (mainly 1964 to 1968) and consist of correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, transcripts of board hearings and meetings, news clippings, and other printed materials related to the Chicago Board of Education and Adams' service as a member of the board (from 1964-1968). Adams corresponded with other members
Personal and official correspondence, sermons, memos, reports, minutes, newsclippings, articles, and pamphlets of Monsignor Daniel Cantwell. Materials primarily document Cantwell's work as a Catholic priest in Chicago from the 1940s onward, in the areas of race relations, fair housing practices, and working people's rights, including material about his role as co-founder and chaplain of activist Catholic lay groups such as
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, journals and magazines, legal documents, and other papers of Dempsey J. Travis, an African-American real estate developer, mortgage broker, author, and civil rights advocate. The collection largely consists of correspondence regarding the United Mortgage Brokers of America (UMBA), which Travis established and served as president (ca. 1961-1970). Also included are correspondence and administrative files of
Articles, biographical materials, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, a scrapbook, speeches, studies, and other papers of Deton Jackson Brooks, Jr., an educator, journalist, administrator, and Chicago public servant. The collection contains reports and studies written by Brooks related to the topics of welfare and literacy; administrative records from Brooks' tenure as executive director of the Chicago Committee on
Correspondence, speeches, meeting agendas and notes, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Elizabeth Hollander, the first female commissioner of the City of Chicago Department of Planning. Materials pertain to Hollander's work with the Department of Planning. Includes one folder of materials related to the Chicago Works Together development plan (ca. 1984). Also present are texts of speeches given by Mayor
Correspondence, meeting minutes, grievance reports, membership lists, company-union material, agreements, newsclippings, pamphlets, and other papers regarding George A. Patterson's role as a leader in the unionization of steel workers in the Chicago area in the 1930s, and later organizing activities and service to steel workers' unions in Illinois and Wisconsin as a staff member of United Steelworkers of America (USWA),
Correspondence, board minutes, financial records, fund raising materials, newsletters, and newspaper clippings of the Greater Lawndale Conservation Commission, a community organization operated by businessmen in Chicago's West Side community of Lawndale during the period when its population changed from predominantly Jewish to almost totally African American. Topics include the response of the local business community to the commission's pleas for
Newsletters, minutes, correspondence, financial records, membership data, newspaper clippings, programs, photographs, and other working files of the Haute Couture Club (Chicago, Ill.).
Correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, minutes, newsletters, certificates, photographs, and other papers of Henry W. McGee, who served as the first African American postmaster of Chicago (Ill.) after a long career with the United States Postal Service in Chicago. Topics include McGee's career as a postal worker, his service as president of the Chicago branch of the National Alliance of
Announcements, newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other papers related to James Balanoff's work with United Steelworkers of America, District 31 (Indiana and Illinois). Notable are items about his campaigns for president of Local 1010 against Babe Lopez in April 1976, and for director of District 31 against Jack Parton in May 1981. Other topics include foreign imports, quotas, price increases, pollution,