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American Civil War Era Sheet Music Collection
Music played an essential role during the American Civil War, both for the soldiers actively fighting and people on the home front. The majority of the sheet music in this collection was published during the American Civil War, by Chicago music publishing companies Root & Cady and H.M. Higgins, featuring composers and lyricists like Henry C. Work and George F.
Aurie A. Pennick Papers
Chicago native, Aurie A. Pennick is an African American attorney and philanthropist whose work spans across Chicago's municipal and nonprofit organizations. Pennick's papers include her involvement with Mayor Harold Washington's Office of Women's Affairs, her decade of executive stewardship at the Leadership Council for Metropolitan Open Communities and her ongoing engagement with housing and policing issues in Chicago. The collection
Austin Community Collection
The collection contains manuscript, print and photographic documentation on demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of the Austin neighborhood. The collection contains biographical information on Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and wartime activities.
Austin Newspapers Collection
The collection contains community newspapers includes The Austin Herald, The Austin News, The Austinite, The Austin Voice, The Austin Weekly News, and The Windy City Word. The issues primarily span 1970-1997.
Bethel New Life, Inc. Records
Bethel Housing, Inc., formed by the Bethel Lutheran Church in 1979, was one of several community groups to address the deteriorating housing conditions and the erosion of the economic base of West Garfield Park. In 1982, Bethel Housing changed its name to Bethel New Life, Inc., and under this name continued its work in offering housing opportunities, both rehab and
Beverly-Morgan Park Collection
The Beverly-Morgan Park Collection contains range of manuscript, printed and photographic materials on the development of these adjacent community areas in southwestern Chicago. The documentation includes information on businesses, clubs and organizations, municipal agencies, parks, religious institutions, residences, schools, transportation, and the Village of Morgan Park from its incorporation in 1892 until its annexation to the City of Chicago in
Black Ensemble Theater Company Records
The Black Ensemble Theater was founded in 1976 by noted actress, producer and playwright Jackie Taylor. The collection includes reviews and promotional pieces for such productions as Taylor's The Other Cinderella and Muddy Waters: The Hoochie-Coochie Man in addition to administrative and financial records dating from the company's inception.
Chicago Actors' Ensemble collection
The Company was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization in July 1984. In 1986, they moved into the fifth floor of The People's Church (now known as The Preston Bradley Center). Company produced the first Suzan-Lori Parks play in Chicago,""Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World."
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
Chicago Public Library archives. Branch Annual Reports.
Bound annual reports from various branches of the Chicago Public Libraries. The reports highlight special programming, demographics and user statistics; some are handwritten and include anecdotes from the librarian. "
Collections on Rev. Clay Evans
The Collections on Rev. Clay Evans brings together materials related to Rev. Clay Evans and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church during the 50-year span of his leadership from 1950-2000. These materials reflect member involvement in choirs, clubs, committees and community service opportunities fostered by Rev. Evans and their participation in annual banquets, revivals and travel. The collection includes church documents, photographs,
Democratic National Convention Records
The 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago determined that Hubert Humphrey would be the Democratic candidate for president. Throughout the Convention, anti-war protestors demonstrated around Chicago and experienced police violence and arrests. The majority of this collection details the events and messages of the Convention itself through the officially produced material that was distributed to delegates and press. The protests
Englewood Community Collection
The collection contains a range of articles, brochures, historical sketches, newsletters, photographs, programs and reports that focus on Englewood's neighborhood events, persons and organizations, particularly during the late 19th century to the early 1960s. Of particular note are the neighborhood photographs and the series devoted to schools in Englewood.
Englewood High School Records
The Englewood High School Records contains historical sketches, laboratory notebooks, photographs, programs, publications and yearbooks that chronicle school history and student activities.
eta Creative Arts Foundation Records
eta was founded in 1969 by Abena Joan Brown and Okoro Harold Johnson. The theater produces dramas and musicals by local and national playwrights and features "Playwrights Specak," a readers' theater for new playwrights.
Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records
Eugene Sawyer worked in Chicago's Water Department before being elected 6th Ward Alderman in 1971. Following Harold Washington's death in November 1987, Sawyer was elected by his fellow City Council members to serve as mayor. Sawyer lost the special election in 1989 to Richard J. Daley, and after that, he left public office to pursue private business. Events that are
Faith Rich Papers
Faith Rich (1909-1990) was a white community activist, educator and volunteer with numerous organizations including the Chicago Westside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), the 15th Place Block Club, the Literacy Council of Chicago and local PTAs. She focused her organizing efforts
Fenger High School Records
The Fenger High School Records are comprised of three major formats: numerous copies of the school yearbook, the Fenger Courier, which in its early years was published twice yearly; photographs taken at a 1946 school dance; and three scrapbooks put together by Mrs. Fenstemacher throughout her career as English teacher at Fenger High School.
Free Street Theater collection
Free Street Theater was founded by Goodman School of Drama graduate, Patrick Henry (1936-1989), in the late 1960s. Free Street performed all across Chicago and toured both nationally and internationally. The Free Street collection includes records illustrating the theater’s productions, budgets, touring activity as well as the performance work of Free Street Too which featured senior citizen actors.
Goodman Theatre archives
The collection documents the theater's early production history through promotional materials such as programs, press releases and reviews and clippings. Materials for the last 30 years of productions include an extensive collection of prompt books, production research and technical information. Other series in the collection include the papers of Artistic Director John Reich, dramaturg Tom Creamer, the Graff Family Papers,
Harold Washington Archives and Collections, Illinois State Senatorial Records
Reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington's tenure as State Senator from 1976 to 1980. The records reflect Washington's involvement with various committees, particularly the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, of which he was a founding member.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Illinois State Representative Records
Reports, minutes, press releases, speeches, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington's tenure as State Representative for the 26th District of Illinois. Major topics covered in this collection include the creation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Law and the Medical Malpractice Act.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Central Files Records
The Central Files Records consist of correspondence received by the Mayor's Office. Incoming mail was sorted by Harold Washington's Executive Office using the Central Filing System. Included in the collection is a small amount of papers from Harold Washington and the files of Dolores Woods, Harold Washington's Executive Secretary.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Chief of Staff Records
Records in this collection document the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in the management of the city's workforce, the execution of policies set by Mayor Washington and the administrative direction of the mayoral liaisons. The records were created by William Ware, Ernest G. Barefield, Brenda Gaines and Susan Annable.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Community Services Sub-Cabinet Series
When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. The Community Services Sub-Cabinet focused on the "people-oriented" departments of city government, including Human Services, Human Relations, Departments of Health and Aging and Disabilities and the Chicago Public Library. Records include reports, correspondence