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Arthur W. Mitchell papers

Correspondence, speeches, newsclippings, and other papers of Mitchell, who served as U.S. Congressman from the First Congressional District, Chicago (Ill.), 1935-1943. Mitchell was the first African American Democrat to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives, and his papers contain many incoming letters from throughout the country on racial issues. Additional topics include Mitchell's election campaigns against Oscar DePriest and

Harry O. Abbott papers

Served as George W. Carver’s traveling secretary in the 1930s (until he left for Chicago in 1937). Carver wrote Abbott extensively until his death.

Oscar De Priest papers

Correspondence, clippings, scrapbooks, bulletins, and other papers of Oscar De Priest relating to his political career and family. He was U.S. Congressman (Republican) from 1st District of Illinois (Chicago's near South Side), 1929-1935, and active in Chicago politics before and after that period. Materials include several dozen condolence letters received by De Priest and his wife in 1916 upon the

Oscar DePriest Photograph collection

Portrait and group portrait photographs of Oscar DePriest, African American Congressman from Illinois' 1st District (Chicago's near South Side), and his family. Includes images of DePriest's son Oscar Stanton DePriest as a child and as a teenage member of the Lane Tech City Champs basketball team. Several photographs show a wedding reception, possibly for Oscar Stanton DePriest. Of the people

Visual material relating to Oscar Stanton DePriest

Includes photoprints primarily relating to the political career of U. S. Congressman and Chicago (Ill.) alderman DePriest (1871-1951). Two photographs show his military service in an African American division. Includes three original editorial cartoons relating to African American politician Dawson.