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Chicago Urban League Collection
Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is one of the oldest African American social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. A group of sociologists, social workers, and philanthropists founded the Chicago League in 1916 to address the rapidly increasing needs of the African American community during a time of voluminous migration. The specific focus of the
Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers
Ernest Burgess(1886-1966), Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1916-1952. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; minutes; reports; memoranda; research material that includes proposals, case studies, questionnaires, tables, and interviews; teaching and course materials, class record books; letters of recommendation; bibliographies; student papers; offprints; and maps and charts. Includes material relating to professional organizations with which Burgess was associated. Topics reflect Burgess' interest in
Adlean Harris papers
This collection documents Adlean Harris’ work as a librarian, genealogist, researcher, and astrologer. The Adlean Harris Papers span the years 1876 to 2007 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1970 to 1995.
Black Studies Center 1971-1987
In May 1968, the Black students on campus, inspired by the nationwide campaign for Black Studies, rallied before President Rhoten Smith and presented him with a list of seven grievances. The students declared the university a racist institution and demanded the establishment of a Black Studies program. As a result of this campaign the Center for Black Studies was created.
Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers
The Abbott-Sengstacke Family papers include materials from Robert Sengstacke Abbott (1868-1940) and John Herman Henry Sengstacke (1912-1997), as well as John’s wife Myrtle Elizabeth Picou Sengstacke (1914-1990). The papers trace the Abbott-Sengstacke family history from the mid-19th century in Georgia through Abbott's move to Chicago and creation of a journalistic empire, to the death of Sengstacke in 1997. Robert S.
Havighurst, Robert J.. Papers
Robert J. Havighurst (1900-1991), professor and activist. Havighurst was an incredibly active researcher whose work spanned the disciplines of education, psychology, and sociology. He helped to found the Department of Human Development at the University of Chicago. The Havighurst papers primarily contain materials pertaining to his research projects though does include a smaller amount of biographic materials and correspondence and
Davis, Allison. Papers
Allison Davis (1902-1983), Professor of Education. The papers contain reprints, manuscripts, and annotated drafts, field notes and various interview data from key projects, correspondence and enclosures, research notes, and associated works by colleagues.
Office of the Chancellor -- Chancellor's Central Files
This collection contains the chancellor's central files and includes correspondence, reports, and additional material exchanged between the Chancellor's Office and the colleges, offices, and major programs of the Chicago Undergraduate Division/University of Illinois at Chicago Circle/ University of Illinois at Chicago.
Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives
Dr. George Cleveland Hall (February 22, 1864 – June 17, 1930) Dr. George Cleveland Hall, physician and humanitarian, was born on February 22, 1864 to James W. and Emmaline Buck Hall in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Hall received his primary and secondary education in Ypsilanti public schools. In 1882 he matriculated at Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, from which he graduated with honors
Tax, Sol. Papers
Sol Tax (1907-1995), Anthropologist. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, ethnographic field notes, published and unpublished articles, papers, and manuscripts, lecture notes and transcripts, student papers, audiotapes, photographs, and memorabilia. Documentation begins with Tax's youth in Milwaukee, continuing through his student years at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and at the University of Chicago, his field research and writing on Middle
Reverend Addie Wyatt and Reverend Claude Wyatt Papers
Addie Wyatt was born Addie Loraine Cameron on March 8, 1924, the second child to Ambrose and Maggie Cameron in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Ambrose Cameron, born either in Mississippi or Louisiana, was a tailor in a pressing shop. Her mother Maggie Cameron, a teacher, was born in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Ambrose’s mother, Adeline Cameron, a mid-wife, also lived with the family and
Hughes, Everett Cherrington. Papers
The papers of Everett Cherrington Hughes comprise 73.5 linear feet of professional material. The papers document his career as a sociologist and educator, as well as his research in occupations, race relations, and education. The collection consists of a large body of correspondence; course materials from McGill University, the University of Chicago, Brandeis University and Boston College, and lectures, articles,
R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Archive
Founded in Chicago in 1864 by Canadian immigrant Richard Robert Donnelley, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a leading global provider of printing and print-related services. The archive contains business records, product samples and promotional material, biographical files and personal papers, historical writings and oral histories, artifacts, and thousands of documentary photographs. While the material in this collection is concentrated
African-American Studies Program records
The Afro-American Studies program (AASP) was formally started in March 1971 through the work of the AASP Committee and Dr. Milton A. Gordon, who was named the first director. The Afro-American Studies program was introduced to add the possibility of studying Black history and culture into the Loyola curriculum. In 1990 the name of the Afro-American Studies Program was changed
Ben Burns papers, part I
Ben Burns had a long and distinguished career as "a white editor in black journalism." He helped found Ebony and a number of other black publications and he trained many black writers in all aspects of print journalism. After working for black publications for thirty-five years, Burns referred to himself as "a black newspaperman, black in my orientation and thinking,
Janowitz, Morris. Collection
Morris Janowitz, sociologist. Papers include professional correspondence, biographical materials, research and subject files, manuscripts of Janowitz's books and articles, course materials, and papers concerning the Inter-University Seminar on the Armed Forces and Society, founded by Janowitz in 1960. Most dates from the late 1960s through the mid-1980s. Earlier material includes Janowitz's research using World War II military, and psychological warfare
Madeline Stratton Morris Papers
Educator, historian, and activist Madeline Stratton Morris was born in Chicago on August 14, 1906, the eldest of six children of John Henry Robinson and Estella Mae Dixon. Her mother was born in Chicago. Her father was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia and lived in Philadelphia before settling in Chicago, where he served in the Eighth Illinois Infantry and worked
Program of African Studies Records 1955-1991
Northwestern University's Program of African Studies, founded in 1948, was the first program on Africa in the nation and the first multidisciplinary program at Northwestern. Developed by anthropologist Melville J. Herskovits to train a corps of scholars maintaining African interests across disciplinary lines, the Program grew to include core and associated faculty from such diverse disciplines as African-American studies, art
Merriam, Charles E. Papers
Charles E. Merriam, professor of Political Science and politician. Candidate for mayor of Chicago, 1911 and 1919. Founder, Social Science Research Council, 1924. Contains personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts; class notes Merriam took as a student; memoranda; election campaign material; minutes; reports; scholarly and political speeches; articles; diaries; book reviews; degrees; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia. Materials
University of Chicago. Office of the President. Beadle Administration. Records
This collection contains records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administration of George W. Beadle, who served as President from 1961-1968. Included are administrative records such as correspondence, reports, publications, budgets and personnel material.
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies records
The Department of Black Studies (previously known as the Department of African American Studies) is a department within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (L.A.S.) at the University of Illinois Chicago. The programs within the Department of Black Studies consist of interdisciplinary fields of study that examine the history, politics, and cultural production of persons of African descent both
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences -- Department of Black Studies -- Grace Holt papers
Grace Holt was an instructor at UIC for 22 years. In addition to teaching in the Department of Speech and Theatre and the Black Studies Program (African-American Studies Department), Professor Holt was active in the UIC community throughout her career and became involved in women's and African-American issues at the national level. Professor Holt was a pioneer both for promoting
Melville J. Herskovits (1895-1963) Papers, 1906-1963
Melville J. Herkovits was a pioneer anthropologist and Africanist. Although much of Herskovits’ early work with "New World" (the Americas) cultures focused on the survival of African culture traits, he first studied an African culture in 1931. The Herskovits’ expedition to West Africa was based in Dahomey, with additional work carried out in the Gold Coast and Nigeria. He presided
American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records
Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, and photographs.
Smith, Raymond T. Papers
Raymond T. Smith (1925-), anthropologist. The collection documents research conducted for Smith’s USA & West Indies Kinship Project and consists largely of interviews and mapped genealogies of subjects in Guyana, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Chicago.