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Gretchen Leppke collection

Gretchen Leppke was an activist for women's issues in the Lutheran Church and president of the Lutheran Women's Caucus from 1980 to 1985. This collection pertains to women's issues from around the world with particular emphasis on domestic violence and poverty.

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.

Arnold T. Needham letter

Letter, from Woodville, Alabama, to Reverend William Weston Patton. Visit to Chicago, wife's illness; efforts as chaplain; school for negro slaves, negro's need of education and explanation of Scriptures; hope for whisky tax; wish of regiment for relief.

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

News releases

Illinois Institute of Technology was created in 1940 by the merger of two Chicago technical colleges (both opened in the 1890s), Armour Institute of Technology (AIT) and Lewis Institute. IIT continued the engineering, architecture, science, humanities, and home economics programs taught by Armour and Lewis, making higher education available to both men and women. IIT’s student body has always included

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,

Richard Wright Black Power Collection

This collection consists primarily of the original typescript for Richard Wright's book Black Power. The manuscript contains corrections, additions, and deletions, including long holograph passages. Much of the material in this draft was never published, so it is significant for documenting Wright's original intentions in recording his experiences in Ghana. The collection includes some fifty pages of other material, perhaps

Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distribution to Black newspapers, 1920s-1960s; his topical interests (higher education, agriculture, entrepreneurship, entertainment, medicine, politics, civil rights, sports, armed forces, and

Deborah's Place records

Deborah’s Place is a non-profit organization established in Chicago, Illinois, in December 1984 to help single, homeless women regain control of their lives. Deborah’s Place operates at four locations which provide different services, but all are focused on women who are or were homeless. Deborah’s Place itself is an overnight shelter that functions primarily to meet basic needs and allows

Humphrey Winterton Collection of East African Photographs

Humphrey Winterton was a British collector of Africana.

Chicago Conference on Religion and Race collection

The Chicago Conference on Religion and Race was formed immediately following the National Conference on Race and Religion in January 1963. The National Conference was the first of its kind, and attracted over 700 clergy members who represented over 60 denominations from across the country. The collection highlights both the National Conference on Religion and Race as well as the

Social and Civic Clubs and Organizations Collection

The Social and Civic Clubs and Organizations collection is comprised of files, compiled by Shorefront Legacy Center, documenting the history, events, and members of Illinois' North Shore, African-American clubs and organizations.

Lang, Harvey. Collection

Harvey Lang, drummer. Lang started playing the drums at age three and played for over sixty years, primarily in Chicago, Las Vegas, and Disneyworld in Orlando. He played for a long list of performers including Wayne Newton, Herbie Fields, Ginny and the Gallions, Lee Caron, Frank Sinatra, Bubba Kolb, Louis Prima, and Clark Terry. The Harvey Lang Collection includes lists

Jazz Serial Publications. Collection

The Jazz Serial Publications contains magazines, newspapers, journals, newsletters, and other publications of music, jazz, blues, and Chicago. Publications are primarily from the United States but also Australia and Japan.

Hull-House collection

Hull-House, founded in 1889 by Jane Addams and Ellen Gates Starr, was the first social settlement in Chicago. The settlement was incorporated in March, 1895, with a stated purpose to "provide a center for higher civic and social life, to initiate and maintain educational and philanthropic enterprises, and to investigate and improve the conditions in the industrial districts of Chicago."

Bernard E. Epton papers

Bernard Epton (1921 — 1987) was an American politician who served in the Illinois House of Representatives and made an unsucessful run for Mayor of Chicago in 1983. The Bernard E. Epton papers includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, news releases, issue papers, photographs, certificates and an obituary. The papers focus on Epton's 1983 Republican campaign for Mayor of Chicago.

Program of African Studies Lecture Series Audiotapes 1965-1978

The Northwestern University Archives’ audiotapes from Program of African Studies lectures date from the period 1965-1974. They include recordings from the Monday Night Lecture Series, which sponsored speakers to visit Northwestern’s Africa House and speak on some topic relating to Africa. Speakers ranged from academics to political figures to authors and artists and included members of Northwestern faculty and staff

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

Margaret Burroughs Papers

Dr. Margaret Taylor Goss Burroughs (1917-2011) was a prominent African American cultural and community leader. She was an artist, poet, writer, educator, and institution builder, best known for founding the DuSable Museum of African-American History, the Southside Community Arts Center and the National Conference of Artists. The Margaret Burroughs papers span from 1937-2010, and showcase the depth and diversity of

Ronald E. Kennedy papers

Ronald Eugene Kennedy was appointed assistant professor at the Northwestern University School of Law in 1974. Kennedy was active in legal work on behalf of ethnic minority groups as well as in several professional organizations.

Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center records

Founded in 1881 by the United Hebrew Relief Association, Michael Reese Hospital’s first mission was to provide healthcare to immigrants. A bequest by Michael Reese (1817-1878), a German Jewish immigrant, gave the UHRA the funding needed to establish the hospital. The cornerstone was laid on November 4, 1880, and the hospital opened on Oct. 23, 1881. In 1888, the UHRA

Illinois Commission on the 50th Anniversary of Brown vs. Board of Education records

These records detail the planning and execution of the Commemorative Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Brown v. Topeka Board of Education on May 17, 2004, hosted by Chicago State University. The collection includes financial records, programs, research notes, newspaper clippings, two CDs and a computer hard drive.

The Book Circle records

The Book Circle was a reading group organized by African-American women on the South Side of Chicago to “boost morale” during World War II. The group continued to meet on a monthly basis over the next fifty years. The collection includes meeting minutes, photographs, scrapbooks, and constitutions.

Grassroots Chicago Video Project records

Grassroots Chicago is a 30-minute 1991 video directed by Steve James and produced by Kartemquin Films. It is a documentary about neighborhood people creating change. Produced for the MacArthur Foundation, this piece features six vignettes on community organizing in six different Chicago neighborhoods.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Records

Founded in 1913 at Howard University and incorporated in 1930, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a public-service fraternal organization dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence and human service, especially among the African-American community. The Evanston alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority records are comprised of organizational material dating from 1972-2003 and include meeting minutes, reports and surveys, correspondence,