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Prescott Family papers

Collection of family papers, genealogical material, books, and some correspondence about the Baumann Family side of the Prescott, Lyons, Carrington, and René families. Also includes photographs of various family branches, including Lyons, Carrington, Prescott, and Ferguson.

United Steelworkers of America, District 31 collection of visual materials

Photoprints relating to USWA, District 31, whose purpose is to provide plant level union leaders in northern Indiana (St. Joseph, LaPorte, Porter & Lake counties) and Illinois (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Grundy, Will & Kankakee counties) with services and skilled advice. Subjects include union leaders including the Steel Workers Organizing Committee (1930s), especially Joseph Germano, director of District 31 from

Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over the years it has redefined its mission to respond to

Patricia (Patty) Caron Crowley papers

Patricia (Patty) Caron was born 24 July 1913 in Chicago, Illinois, to Ovidas Joseph Caron, who owned and operated the Caron Spinning Co. of Rochelle, Illinois (now Caron International) and his wife, Marietta Higman Caron. She is the oldest of five children (Marietta, Richard, Joan, and John. In 1921, Patty attended school at the Sacred Heart Convent in Lake Forest,

Chicago Normal School records

Chicago Normal School came into existence when the Chicago Board of Education took over the Cook County Normal School in 1896. The institution continued to enjoy an international reputation for progressive education under its principals, Francis Parker, Arnold Tomkins, and Ella Flagg Young. The collection contains course catalogs for much of CNS’s history, photographs, research materials on Ella Flagg Young,

Juanita Hall papers

Juanita Hall was a singer and choir leader best known for her roles on Broadway.

Chicago Public School Teachers oral histories

Project focuses of impact of the Daley Era (1945-1980) on public schools; oral histories of teachers and former students.

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

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

Commission on Race and Housing. Records

The Commission on Race and Housing Papers contain the reports of the Commission, which was an independent, citizens' group formed in 1955 for the purpose of inquiring into problems of residence and housing involving racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.

Helen Walker-Hill papers

Helen Walker-Hill (born in 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada) is a scholar, editor and performer specializing in the music of black women composers. She has a BA degree from the University of Toledo in Ohio (1957), an MA in musicology from Smith College (1965), and a DMA in piano performance from the University of Colorado at Boulder (1981). She has

Sussman, Alan. Collection

Alan Sussman, a lawyer and author specializing in civil rights, received a B.A. and M.A. from University of Chicago. This collection contains pamphlets, newsletters, broadsides, clippings, handbills, notices, correspondence and other material representing political organizations and movements of the 1960s.

Charles Walton Papers

Charles Walton was a jazz drummer, music educator, and author of "Bronzeville Conversations," a research and oral history project that documented the jazz and blues world in Black Chicago. Walton was born in Selma, Alabama and moved to Chicago's South Side as a child. Following high school, Walton joined the United States Navy and later attended Kentucky State College and

Fritz Veit Papers

Fritz Veit was born Siegfried Fritz Veit on September 17, 1907 in Emmeringen, Germany. When the Nazis came to power he fled Germany, settling for two years in Paris before reaching the United States in 1935. After working for several years at the University of Chicago as Social Science Librarian and Acting Law Librarian, he became Director of Libraries at

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

Ruby Banks diploma collection

Ruby Banks received her education in Jackson, Mississippi at schools including the Jackson Colored Public School, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Jackson College for Negro Teachers with a certification in cooking and sewing. Donated along with the Diplomas were two school notebooks and a grammar school diploma for Giles Banks, Jr.

Russ Gilbert "New Left" Pamphlet collection

This collection contains papers, publications, and clippings that deal with various "New Left" organizations and their causes. The dominant areas of concern are opposition to the Vietnam War, social justice for women and African Americans, and the advocacy of the interests of rank and file workers in various industries.

Edward Roux Clipping Scrapbook Collection

Edward Roux was a South African botanist and professor of botany at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg. He was the author of Time Longer than Rope-- a History of the Black Man's Struggle for Freedom in South Africa, Gollanez, 1948. 2nd edition, 1964, and a contributor to South African Rationalist, Humanist, Freethinkers, and scientific journals.

Chicago Normal College records

Chicago Normal College expanded the curriculum of its Normal School predecessors and began attracting students from Chicago’s immigrant communities. During the Depression, however, the school only managed to stay open through a fierce campaign on the part of students and faculty. The collection includes course catalogs, a literary supplement to the student yearbook, a curriculum committee survey, an annual report,

University College Dean, Richard A. Matre, records

Richard A. Matre was Dean of the University College between 1952 and 1965.

Glennette Tilley Turner papers

Glennette Tilley Turner is the leading authority on the Underground Railroad in Illinois. She is the author of African American history books and of books for children.

Shorefront Legacy Center Publications Collection

Shorefront Legacy Center began as a response to a lack of documentation concerning the African-American experience in and around Evanston, Illinois's North Shore. Shorefront seeks to promote, preserve, educate, and offer and outlet for research of local African-American history. As part of this mission, the Center has produced, and continues to produce, several publications related to its efforts. The collection

Ebenezer A.M.E Church Records

The Ebenezer A.M.E. Church was the first African-American church established in Evanston, Illinois. The collection includes meeting minutes, publications, newspapers clippings, reports, ledgers, photographs, and audio-visual recordings. Although not complete, the collection is especially strong in holdings documenting the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Gospel Choir.

University of Chicago. African Studies Workshop. Records

The University of Chicago African Studies Workshop is an interdisciplinary forum conducted and operated under the auspices of the University Council for Advanced Studies. The collection of African Studies Workshop Records contains administrative data such as period evaluations by the Council for Advanced Studies, participant lists, requests for refunding, meeting agendas, invitations to present and related correspondence, as well as

Art Ensemble of Chicago photograph collection

Includes photographs of performances by the Art Ensemble of Chicago and other groups encouraged by the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM), a jazz musicians' collective based in Chicago's South Side. The Art Ensemble of Chicago was noted for its performances in France, and some of the images may be from those sites.