Donald O'Toole memoirs and commentaries

Descriptive Summary

Donald O'Toole memoirs and commentaries
ca 1980s
O'Toole, Donald, 1909-
O'Toole, Donald. 1909-. Why they came.
ca. 200 p.
Material is in English unless otherwise noted.

Conditions for Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Author retains copyright.

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

O'Toole, Mr. Donald, Gift. 1989/081990.0259. Chapter VII: Irish Peasantry to Opera Nights / The Cleary Immigrants, by Donald O'Toole. (typescript, 16 p.). O'Toole, Donald, 1989.0500, Gift.

Scope and Content

Autobiographical chapters discuss Irish American family and community life in the Woodlawn community of Chicago, Ill., ca. 1909-1920s, the author's boyhood, and his career in the 1930s in real estate development in the Chicago area. The commentaries discuss race relations during World War II and after, the Princeton Park Homes, the Pullman community, and public housing policy from the 1940s to the 1980s. Included also is a family history relating to Cleary and O'Toole family members who moved to Sandusky, Ohio, in 1849 and to Chicago in 1883.

Scope and Content

Includes spiral-bound book entitled, "Why They Came--Two Irish American Farmers of the Mid-19th Century" (written, copyrighted, and published by O'Toole, 1983).

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