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Chapin Hall for Children photograph collection
Views concerning a charitable social service organization founded in 1860 as the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum, and known informally as the Chapin Hall for Children, to provide day-care services for working mothers and eventually served as an orphanage. Primarily shows children participating in holiday celebrations, birthday parties, talent shows, picnics, dancing, gardening, and graduation programs. Includes many informal portraits
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;
Collection of Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood slides
Color 35mm slides of the Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood communities photographed by Tom Staniszewski. Images document deterioration in the built environment of these neighborhoods, including schools, churches, cemeteries, social service facilities, and storefronts. Notable buildings include Tower Theater, Wedgewood Hotel, Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church, and 63rd Street elevated train stations.
Isobel Neal Gallery Records
Correspondence, artwork, financial papers, printed material, photography, ephemera, and other documentation derived from the Isobel Neal Gallery.
Women for Peace (Chicago, Ill.) records
Correspondence, brochures, fliers, press releases, newsletters, reports, financial materials, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other records of Women for Peace, the Chicago chapter of the national organization: Women Strike for Peace. Includes materials related to activities and interests of the Chicago chapter and the national organization, as well as other local and national anti-war, activist groups. Also present are copies of