Earl B. Dickerson papers

Descriptive Summary

Earl B. Dickerson papers
Dickerson, Earl B., 1891-1986
Progressive Party (U.S. : 1948)
4 linear ft. (5 boxes)
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Scope and Content

Scrapbooks (7 v.) and unbound materials, including newsclippings, photographs, speeches, correspondence, campaign literature, legal briefs, and other materials of Earl B. Dickerson, a Chicagoan, relating to his career as a lawyer and his activities in politics, civil rights and civil liberties, and government service. Topics include his graduation from the University of Chicago Law School (the first African American to earn a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the school, 1920); officer of Supreme Life Insurance Company; government service as assistant corporation counsel for the City of Chicago (1923-1927), assistant attorney general for the State of Illinois (1933-1939), the Democratic alderman of the 2nd Ward in the Chicago City Council (1939-1943), and member of the first U.S. Fair Employment Practices Commission; Progressive Party candidate for Congress (1940, 1948); leadership of the National Bar Association, National Lawyers Guild, Chicago Urban League, National Urban League, NAACP, and the NAACP's Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Conditions for Access

The collection is open for research.

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Preferred Citation

A common citation for archives is as follows: Item, Folder number and/or title, Box number, Collection title, ID number, Repository name, location.

Acquisition Information

Montgomery, Ms. Diane, 1987/06, 1987.0310. Gift.

Biography or History

Earl Burrus Dickerson.

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