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Writings by Alfred Clark Hills, including long poems: "John Smith" and "Love is Life"; description of an incident at the Battle of Fair Oaks (n.d., 6 p.); and "Fifteen months with the Army of the Potomac", fruitless marches and futility of the campaign plus miscellaneous letters (1861-1862; incomplete; ca. 460 p.), a reminiscence about his Civil War service; plus a
Margaret Esse Danner, poet, editorial assistant, and community activist. The Margaret Danner Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, publications, unpublished poems, poetry journals, ephemera, biographical material, correspondence, newspaper articles, cassette tapes, course materials, and interviews. The papers document Danner’s literary career.
Autobiography; biography by her son, Sterling Stuckey; manuscripts of published and unpublished poetry by Elma Stuckey, and reviews and commentaries on her work; correspondence; incoming greeting cards, financial and medical records, and other papers of Stuckey, a Chicago resident who became famous for her poetry, which often dealt with slavery and its legacy in the United States. Correspondents include her
This collection reflects LeRoi Jones's early interest in publishing new American writing. Throughout his career he has been a literary as well as a political activist, writing innovative and controversial plays, poetry and essays. He has also been the influential editor of numerous journals and anthologies which published new, young writers.
Unsigned letter, on letterhead of Williams & Thompson (attorneys), gives a biography of Dr. Joseph Walker, an army surgeon who married a woman who owned a plantation with enslaved people located near Platte City, Missouri. Walker, who sympathized with the pro-slavery party, spent part of the Civil War years in Chicago but returned to Missouri and was killed by a
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
Correspondence; newsletters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, programs, and flyers; church and youth scrapbooks, a bank marketing expenses ledger; notebooks, speaker's notes, poems, jokes, song lyrics, etc.; and other papers of Moses M. Shaw, a Chicago businessman active in community and civil rights affairs in the Woodlawn neighborhood. Most of the collection relates to Shaw’s leadership of the Young People's Christian Union,
Photocopies, photographs, newspaper clippings, sheet music, and other papers of William Henry Huff (1888-1963), a Chicago (Ill.) lawyer, pharmacist, and poet. Huff was a member of the Cook County Bar Association and was a strong and active advocate of civil rights. Also included are photocopies of Huff's poems and writings as well as two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings about Huff