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Zuccarello, Paul. Collection

Paul D. Zuccarello, band leader and music arranger. The Paul Zuccarello Collection contains stock and handwritten arrangements, sheet music, composition notebooks, instruction books, and songbooks of jazz and popular tunes for dance bands.

Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Collection

The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate, African-American fraternal organization for men, was formed at Cornell in 1906 to promote and defend African-American civil rights. The Zeta Xi Lambda chapter was formed in Evanston, Illinois in 1956. The Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Collection spans from 1942 to 1997 and contains information relating to

Zeta Phi Beta, Roanoke, Va. Chapter papers

The Roanoke, Virginia Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta sorority was founded at Howard University in 1920.

Zebina Eastman papers

Incoming letters; account books and volumes listing newspaper subscribers, ca. 1840s-1850s; manuscripts of lectures, articles and a few letters by Zebina Eastman; and later newsclippings and scrapbooks. Materials primarily relate to his activities as editor of the Illinois Liberty Party newspaper Western Citizen (Chicago, Ill.), and the Genius of Liberty (1840s) and as one of several editors of the Free

YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago records

The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago was founded in 1876 at a time when a growing number of young single women came to Chicago looking for work. The YWCA provided services to these women, including safe housing, religious and vocational instruction, and help in improving labor conditions labor conditions. The YWCA of Metropolitan Chicago records contain administrative records, publications, newsletters, promotional

Youth Network Council records

Project notes, research files, meeting agendas and minutes, committee reports, and financial records of the Youth Network Council. A majority of the records date from the 1960s and 1970s.

Young Men's Christian Association - Wabash Avenue records

The YMCA at 3763 S. Wabash Avenue was designed by Robert C. Berlin and financed primarily by Julius Rosenwald, Chairman of Sears, Roebuck, and Company, who added his funds to those raised by community residents. Completed in 1913, the facility provided housing, education, and vocational training for African Americans emigrating from the South who sought new opportunities in Chicago's growing

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

Yoffee, William M. Collection

The William M. Yoffee Collection consists of print publications, audio and video recordings, and figurines, most of which are directly related to black culture in the United States and United Kingdom. Many of these items, including children’s books, comics, and figurines, reflect racist stereotypes perpetuated against black people in these countries throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. Other parts of

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago records

Office files of the central office of the YMCA of metropolitan Chicago (Ill.) primarily concerning administration, fund raising and building campaigns, program development, and coordination of activities of YMCA departments in Chicago neighborhoods and suburbs. Includes minutes of the board of trustees (1868-1975), the board of managers (1858-1975), the General Secretary's cabinet (1913-1962), and boards of directors of the branches,

YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials

Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service including war work with the armed forces (both World Wars), and YMCA facilities. Most items are identified.

Woodlawn Property Owners Association records

Tax bills and receipts and other papers related to the Woodlawn Property Owners Association, a community organization. Participation in the organization reached as far south as 74th Street in the late 1920s, beyond the official boundaries of the Woodlawn Community Area of Chicago (Ill.). According to one letter (Apr. 3, 1929), this organization of white people sought to restrict ""Woodlawn

The Woodlawn Organization records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, research materials, clippings, brochures, and other records of The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), a coalition of neighborhood and religious groups formed to improve the quality of life in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Topics include a proposal by the Schools Committee to start an experimental school district in East Woodlawn, funding from the U.S. Department

Woodlawn Community Collection

The Woodlawn neighborhood is 8 miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood runs roughly from 60th Street south to 67th Street and from the Lake west to King Drive and in places to South Chicago Avenue. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. Woodlawn is number 42 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago. Includes correspondence, biographical

Woodlawn Block Club Council Records

The Woodlawn Block Club Council's activities are chronicled in records containing its constitution and by-laws, correspondence, minutes of meetings, membership rosters and publicity materials dealing with its community betterment projects.

Women's Suffrage collection

The Women's Suffrage Collection includes political pamphlets, published articles, clippings, correspondence, programs, reports, and other political literature representing the struggle of American women to secure the right to vote.

Women's Auxiliary of Community Hospital of Evanston, Illinois Records

The Women's Auxiliary of Community Hospital of Evanston, Illinois was a self-governing organization started in 1939 by Dr. Elizabeth Webb Hill. It worked in cooperation with the Community Hospital of Evanston's Administrator and Board of Directors to advance interest in the hospital and its patients through fund raising, volunteering, and providing the community with better understanding of the hospital's programs

Women's Action Coalition - Chicago records

The Women's Action Coalition - Chicago was a grass-roots organization that responded to issues concerned with women's rights. This collection includes both administrative and subject folders.

Women-Church Convergence records

On May 3rd and 4th, 1977, the National Conference of Catholic Bishops met at the Palmer House in Chicago to discuss an agenda from the national Call to Action organization including women’s issues such as Ordination of Women, participation in decision making, equal access to professional theological and pastoral training, elimination of sexist language, expansion of ministries, elimination of sexism

Women Mobilized for Change records

Women Mobilized for Change (WMC) was a Chicago based activist organization during the late 1960s and the early 1970s.

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

Women Employed records

Founded in 1973, Women Employed sought to address issues of sex discrimination among Chicago's Loop office workers. Mixing a combination of innovative campaigning and traditional challenges through federal agencies such as the Office of Federal Contract Compliance, Women Employed helped thousands of women find employment, develop their careers, and overcome sex discrimination in the workplace throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

Women and Girls Collective Action Network (WGCAN) Records

The Women and Girls Collective Action Network (WGCAN) was established in Chicago, Illinois, in August 2004 as an organization dedicated to end violence and social injustices against women and girls. Through its two primary initiatives, the Community Accountability Institute and Females United for Action (FUFA), WGCAN provided trainings, resources and programs to develop youth and community leadership, challenge media representations

Wirth, Mary Bolton. Papers

Social worker. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, reports, memoranda, interviews, articles, notes, notebooks, travel accounts, biographical material, and photographs. Papers document Wirth's active career as a social worker, especially in the area of Chicago public housing. Includes material relating to the Chicago Housing Authority for which Wirth served as Supervisor of Community and Tenant Relations (1952-1958), the Department of Urban Renewal, and

Wirth, Louis. Papers

Sociologist. The collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, lecture notes, reprints, manuscripts by others, reprints, reviews, and newspaper clippings. Includes a 1918 term paper on social pathology Wirth wrote as a student for Ernest Burgess. Correspondents include Horace Clayton, Karl Mannheim, Charles Merriam, Gunnar Myrdal, Melchior Palyi, Robert Park, Robert Redfield, Hans Speier, Leopold von Wiese, and others. Contains outline