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Afro-American Family and Community Services records
The mission of African American Family Services (AAFS) is to help the African American individual, family and community to reach a greater state of well being through the delivery of community-based, culturally-specific chemical health, mental health, and family preservation services.
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 Department of Urban Renewal Records
The records in this collection were created and collected by the Department of Urban Renewal, its predecessors and other Chicago city departments with duties related to planning and development. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides of Chicago neighborhoods considered and targeted for improvement, including images that show buildings and neighborhoods that were
Hull House Oral History Collection
Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago."
Ira Berkow Collection
Born in 1940, Ira Berkow grew up on Chicago's Near West Side. As a teenager, he sold women's nylons and men's belts at various stands in the Maxwell St. marketplace. Upon graduating from Northwestern University's journalism program, Berkow worked as a sports writer for the New York Times. Among other books, he is the author of Maxwell Street: Survival in
June Dolnick papers
Correspondence, reports, lists, and other papers of June Dolnick, related to her work with community organizations in Chicago (Ill.), especially in the Englewood, Near West Side, Kenwood, and Hyde Park neighborhoods. Topics include neighborhood conservation, the impact of urban renewal and redevelopment plans, and housing. Organizations represented include the Green Street Association.
Lawndale Community Committee records
Meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, legal documents, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, neighborhood maps, publications, and other records of the Lawndale Community Committee (LCC), a Chicago (Ill.) neighborhood organization that sponsored programs and activities associated with the Fillmore Youth Center. Includes materials regarding consultant director John T. Harris; and administrative files involving other Lawndale organizations, such as the Near West Side
Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives
Items collected as part of the ""Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project"" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an
Sigmund J. Osty visual materials
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residences, and individual businesses, particularly churches, department stores, and burlesque and pornographic film establishments. Osty most frequently documented the River North, Near North Side,
University - General -- Publications -- History and Development
At the end of World War II, the University of Illinois opened a two-year undergraduate division at the Navy Pier campus to accommodate the large number of Chicago-area college students and returning veterans who wanted to take advantage of the GI Bill. By the early 1950s, student demand had sufficiently outstripped Navy Pier's capacity, so the University initiated a search
Young Men's Christian Association - Duncan Maxwell records
The Young Men's Christian Association, Duncan Maxwell Branch, located at 1012 West Maxwell Street was formed in 1932 when the facility, a dispensary for the Michael Reese Hospital, was given to the Chicago YMCA. The Maxwell Street facility was noted for its open door policy, serving all members of the community regardless of age, religion, race or nationality. The Duncan