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Adelman, Charlotte, 1937- : Charlotte Adelman Papers, 2000-2010

Correspondence, notes, and legal documents of Charlotte Adelman, attorney. Adelman acted as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as Chairperson of Chicago NOW, before becoming an environmental activist in Wilmette, IL and co-authoring "The Midwestern Native Garden, an illustrated guide". Collection includes correspondence, notes, and other documents pertaining to pesticides, recycling, and other environmental issues in Wilmette and Chicago. Also includes email correspondence, 2007-2009, regarding family history research, family affairs, reflections on what it means to be Jewish, U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine, and Muslims, women's affairs, and her writings.
Extent: 5 linear feet - 5 record cartons
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action, Women

Ashbaugh, Carolyn : Carolyn Ashbaugh - Lucy Parsons research papers, ca. 1970-1976

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.
Extent: 4.1 linear feet - 3 record cartons, 1 box
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action, Women

Bergstrom, Robert W., 1918-2006 : Robert W. Bergstrom Papers, 1924-1999

Research and legal case files for the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder criminal court proceedings, and the 1959-1970 civil suits of Leopold vs. Meyer Levin et al. over Levin's book Compulsion. Bergstrom represented Levin in the latter case.
Extent: 6.9 linear feet - (12 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 4 microfilm reels)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956 : Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.
Extent: 21.7 linear feet - (53 boxes and oversize volumes and folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Journalism, Social Action, Women

Bregstone, Philip P., (Philip Pollack), 1866-1934 : Philip P. Bregstone Papers, 1889-1951

Papers of Chicago lawyer, judge, writer, and public official Philip P. Bregstone, who was active in Chicago Jewish affairs and in promoting Zionist causes in the Midwest. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, writings, reviews, and memorabilia by and about Bregstone and the wartime activities of his wife, Anne Rosenberg Bregstone.
Extent: 3.8 linear feet - (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Brommel, Bernard J., 1930- : Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs Papers, 1886-2003

Research material and works of Eugene V. Debs biographer Bernard J. Brommel, including correspondence, notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also letters and personal materials of Grace Laird, a teacher with whom Brommel retained a long time correspondence.
Extent: 8 linear feet - (12 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990 : Slim Brundage Papers, 1955-1991

Writings and correspondence of Slim Brundage, founder of the College of Complexes, which operated on and off out of several locations on Chicago’s Near North Side during the 1950's-1960's as a forum where speakers and the audience debated controversial topics and read poetry. The collection also includes a variety of documents relating to the College of Complexes itself, such as correspondence, press releases, speaker solicitations, and poetry written by the College’s “students.”
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Charles H. Kerr Company. : Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Records, 1885-1999

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.
Extent: 34 linear feet - (48 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 17 volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Social Action

Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion. : Zion City (Ill.) Records, 1888-1974

Mainly newspaper clipping scrapbooks, but also correspondence, and miscellaneous material relating to John Alexander Dowie and the founding of the Christian Catholic Church and Zion City, Illinois.
Extent: 10.4 linear feet - (1 box, 34 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Religion, Social Action

Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990 : Jack Conroy Papers, 1864-1991

Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.
Extent: 47 linear feet - (98 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Darrow, Jesse Ohl : Darrow Family Scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early school papers. Other clippings are miscellaneous articles about other Darrow family members. Two of the scrapbooks apparently were kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son Paul Darrow, and one by someone unknown, possibly Jessie.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (4 flat boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Social Action

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 : Floyd Dell Papers, 1908-1969

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Floyd Dell, novelist, poet, playwright, newspaperman, literary editor and social and political critic.
Extent: 11 linear feet - (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Social Action

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 : Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 : John E. Hart-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1985

Correspondence, works, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to the writing of John E. Hart's biography, Floyd Dell, for the Twayne's United States Authors Series, published in 1971.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.). : Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941

Miscellaneous material relating to the Dill Pickle Club of Chicago, Illinois (1916-ca.1933) and its leading founder, John (Jack) Jones. The bulk of the collection, most of which was removed from two scrapbooks, consists of handbills, fliers, programs and posters announcing and advertising numerous lectures, readings, parties, plays and other regular activities. Also includes art work, business and membership items, clippings, a few letters, photographs, poetry and Jack Jones memorabilia.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Literature, Social Action

Ervin, Mike : Mike Ervin Papers, 1970-2009

Papers of and materials collected by Mike Ervin, a Chicago playwright, writer on topics relating to the physically disabled, occasional poet, and activist on disability issues. The collection includes many clippings and articles by Ervin, and some articles about him, his plays and short stories, plus some poems and photographs, publicity materials for his plays, and correspondence. The collection also includes theater materials such as play scripts, programs, and reviews.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action, Theater

Eulenberg, Edward, 1907-1988 : Edward Eulenberg Papers, 1930-1985

Articles, columns, and clippings of Edward Eulenberg, reporter and editor for the City News Bureau, and reporter and feature writer for the Chicago Daily News.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Social Action

FitzGerald, Jeffrey : Contract Buyers' League Interview and Meeting Tapes, 1969-1971

39 reel-to-reel tapes (plus digitized (MP3) copies), containing interviews conducted by Jeffrey Fitzgerald with Contract Buyers' League members, lawyers, and supporters, together with recordings of group meetings in Woodlawn, 1969-1971.
Extent: 1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Frank, Waldo David, 1889-1967 : Waldo Frank Papers, ca. 1925-1935

Nine letters from novelist, historian, and political activist Waldo Frank to Lucille R. Stern, mostly concerning Frank’s social activities and criticisms of Stern’s attempts at writing.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Literature, Social Action

Giganti, Joe : Joe Giganti Papers, ca. 1919-ca. 1986

Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album featuring Joe's wife, Rose Giganti.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (2 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Politics, Social Action

Gonder, George A. : George A. Gonder Papers, 1899-1906

Church-related correspondence and documents of George A. Gonder, Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion convert and official. In 1899 Gonder and his wife Margaret received their church memberships in Nickerson, Kansas, where he led the denomination's gathering until April or May of 1901. The Gonders then moved to Zion City, Illinois, where Gonder may have run or worked in the Horticultural Department. By 1906, he was in Plains, Kansas. Also postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and officials John Alexander Dowie and Wilbur Glenn Voliva.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Religion, Social Action

Gorn, Elliott J., 1951- : Elliott Gorn - Mother Jones Research Papers, 1980s-1990s

Research files and manuscript drafts of Elliott Gorn's 2001 book, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. The research files are comprised of photocopies of original material dating as early as the 1890s. These include articles, books, dissertations, and archival material. Major topics covered include Mother Jones, the union movement, radicalism, socialism, mining and other trades. There are also multiple copies of annotated manuscript drafts, research notes, and administrative files for the book.
Extent: 7 linear feet - (7 boxes and 1 framed poster)
Subjects: Social Action, Women

Griffith, James Shores, 1891-1971 : James Shores Griffith Papers, , 1882-1971

Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets, and a pamphlet entitled "Survey of Working Conditions in the Painting Trade in Chicago, 1929-1934," by J.A. Runnberg, a typescript history of the Painters District Council #14 (1950), and Griffith's tickets from the 1933 Century of Progress. Collection also includes genealogical records pertaining to the Griffith family, and photographs and documents relating to James Shores Griffith's service in World War I.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Social Action

Gruenberg, Robert, 1922-1992 : Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.
Extent: 4.6 linear feet - (11 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Politics, Social Action

Gurko, Miriam : Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

Hall, Gus : Gus Hall Communist Party meeting recordings, 1988-1993

Recordings of longtime American Communist Party national chairman and U.S. presidential candidate Gus Hall. Each tape contains Hall's updates at regular party executive board meetings, 1988-1993, a time of considerable dissent over Hall's rigid support of Soviet-style Communism and the absence of internal party democracy.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (98 cassette tapes in 2 boxes)
Subjects: Politics, Social Action

Hart, John Edward, 1917- : John E. Hart-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1985

Correspondence, works, photographs and miscellaneous material relating to the writing of John E. Hart's biography, Floyd Dell, for the Twayne's United States Authors Series, published in 1971.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Heaton, Harold R. : Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons, 1909-ca.1913

Sixty original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and circa 1913.
Extent: 3.8 linear feet - (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Politics, Social Action

Industrial Workers of the World. : Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet - (14 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Ephemera, Social Action

Jacobs, John T. : John T. Jacobs - Clarence Darrow Papers, 1909-1926

Letters from Chicago lawyer Clarence Darrow to attorney and judge John T. Jacobs of Greeley, Colorado. Letters provide documentation of friendship, professional collaboration, and a shared interest in reading, as well as news of Darrow's son Paul who was living in Greeley. Also includes other miscellaneous letters and an essay by F.O. Stanley in which, though a teetotaler, he argues against prohibition.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Kornweibel, Theodore : Theodore Kornweibel Research Papers, 1910-2001

Research materials assembled by Theodore Kornweibel, a professor of African American studies at San Diego State University, used in the writing of monographs about federal surveillance of and campaigns against African Americans, 1917-1925, and federal efforts to compel Black loyalty during World War I. The collection consists of copies of FBI and other federal agency records, including case files obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, detailed notecards, printed federal documents, and Kornweibel's correspondence with federal agencies.
Extent: 26.4 linear feet - (27 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action

Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925 : Victor Lawson Papers, ca.1860-1931

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.
Extent: 59 linear feet - (137 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism, Social Action

McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954 : Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955

Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child welfare groups, and the Republican Party. Includes extensive material relating to McCormick's World War I service in the American Expeditionary Force in France and his direction of Polish food relief under Herbert Hoover.
Extent: 6 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Chicago, Politics, Social Action

Memorial Ministry for Indigent Persons. : Memorial Ministry for Indigent Persons Records, 1984-1997

Clippings, correspondence, documents, photographs, and programs of an organization started in 1984 by W. Earl Lewis, a Roman Catholic layperson, to establish an annual interfaith memorial service for those who died poor and alone. Records document Lewis' struggle for support prior to the first service in 1986, and contain information about 1995 heat-related deaths, pauper burials at Homewood Memorial Gardens, and mass burials at the former site of the Dunning State Mental Hospital and poor farm.
Extent: 1 linear feet - 2 boxes
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Mers, Gilbert, 1908-1998 : Mers, Gilbert. "One Step at a Time - Some Backward", ca. 1983

Gilbert Mer's 900+ page manuscript, entitled "One Step at a Time - Some Backward," an autobiographical account of Mer's years on the Texas waterfront as a longshoreman and radical union activist. Portions of the manuscript were published in 1988 by University of Texas Press under the title "Working on the Waterfront."
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (one box)
Subjects: Social Action

Nauvoo (Ill.). : Nauvoo (Ill.). Icarian community documents, 1851-1869

Photocopies of letters and documents, largely in French, centering around Emile Baxter and his wife, Annette Powell Baxter, including twelve letters from Etienne Cabet, founder of the Icarian settlement in Nauvoo.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Social Action

Norris, Hoke : Hoke Norris Papers, 1934-1977

Collection of correspondence, works, research materials, and personal information by and about Hoke Norris, reporter, book reviewer, novelist, and public affairs director. Norris worked for several papers including the Raleigh News and Observer, the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily News.
Extent: 10 linear feet - (20 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Literature, Social Action

Overton, George W., 1918- : George Overton Papers, ca. 1950-2004

Chicago lawyer, and political and social activist who helped start the American Foundation for Political Education in the late 1940's, WTTW in the late 1950's, and the Openlands Project in 1963. During the 1960's Overton also represented residents threatened by the proposed development of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Papers include correspondence (some with Adlai Stevenson), photographs, awards, and materials relating to Openlands, the American Foundation for Political Education, and his legal practice
Extent: 2 linear feet - 2 paige boxes
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Parton, Mary Field, 1878-1969 : Mary Field Parton-Clarence Darrow Papers,, 1909-1975

Material relating to the friendship between Clarence Darrow and journalist Mary Field Parton, which includes sixty-one of his letters to her, several other letters, short articles by Darrow, clippings, and photographs. Included are numerous transcripts of Darrow's letters, a biographical sketch of Parton, and excerpts from her journal that refer to Darrow, all done by Parton's daughter Margaret Parton (Hussey).
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action, Women

Powell, Peter J., 1928- : St. Augustine's Center for American Indians Records, 1957-2010

Records of the Saint Augustine's Center for American Indians in Chicago, which provided casework and supportive services for the city’s Native American community, 1961-2006. The Center was founded by Father Peter J. Powell to offer social services to American Indian families newly arrived in Chicago as part of the BIA’s Indian Relocation Program. This federal program moved Indian families from the reservations to major cities, arranged for housing and jobs, and withdrew assistance after six months. The Center’s work grew, and in 1964 Saint Augustine's became the first Indian center to receive a War on Poverty grant to train Native American counselors and provide direct assistance to families. Additional services were later added including the Bo-Sho-Ne-Gee Drop-In Center to provide alcohol counseling, and the Indian Child Welfare and Operation Excel programs for youth. In 1973, Father Powell realized his goal to place the Center in Native American hands when he stepped down and was succeeded as Director by Amy Skenandore of the Stockbridge Muncee Nation of Wisconsin. Later directors included Matt Pilcher (Winnebago), Elmira McClure (Prairie-Band Potawatomi) and Arlene Williams (Oneida). By 2006 when intensive casework/counseling services were discontinued, three generations and over 6,000 different Native American families and individuals had been served. Since then the staff has worked with the homeless of all races in Uptown Chicago, offering meals, alcohol counseling, and a daily Holy Mass.
Extent: 57.8 linear feet - 50 record cartons and other binders and boxes
Subjects: Chicago, Indians and the West, Social Action

Rosemont, Franklin : Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.
Extent: 7.5 linear feet - (14 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Ephemera, Social Action

Rosemont, Franklin : Franklin Rosemont - Haymarket Research Papers, 1932-1987

Correspondence, research notes, photocopies, proofs, and photographs comprising the papers used to research and produce Rosemont’s Haymarket Scrapbook (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986), and for commemorating the centennial of the 1887 Haymarket Riot.
Extent: 1 linear feet - (1 record carton)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Rosemont, Henry : Henry Rosemont Typographical Union Collection, ca. 1920s-1979

A variety of files concerning the Chicago Typographical Union (Local 16), and its parent organization the International Typographical Union, compiled by the Union's unofficial historian, Henry Rosemont. Includes ephemera, manuscript and printed materials relating to the union activities, Rosemont's research notebooks about unions and union history, and information about other labor and trade groups. There is extensive information about the Chicago newspaper strike of 1947-1949.
Extent: 26 linear feet - (15 record cartons, 7 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Social Action

Ross, Sherwood, 1933- : Sherwood Ross Papers, 1956-2014

Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belonging to Sherwood Ross Associates, a media consulting firm Ross founded in 1970.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Journalism, Social Action

Ruff, Allen, 1949- : Allen Ruff Papers, 1855-1997

Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts, Social Action

Satter, Mark J., 1916-1965 : Mark J. Satter Papers, 1931-1965

Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark Satter, documenting his career as an advocate against wage garnishment, his crusade to end public aid and the launch of a new Works Progress Administration to provide stable employment to the under and unemployed, and his life-long battle against redlining and the predatory real estate practice of “contract selling.” Includes his columns for the Chicago Defender, book reviews written for the Chicago Bar Record, Labor Today, speeches given to various community groups, newspaper clippings, and correspondence.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (4.5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Students for a Democratic Society (U.S.). : Students for a Democratic Society and 1968 Democratic Convention. Publications collection, 1967-1988

Group of newspapers, pamphlets, and poster related to Students for a Democratic Society and the 1968 Democratic convention.
Extent: 1 linear feet - 1 carton
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938 : Graham Taylor Papers, 1820-1975

Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.
Extent: 32.7 linear feet - (72 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Journalism, Religion, Social Action, Women

Walden, May, 1865-1960 : May Walden Papers, 1869-1972

Abstract: Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Extent: 3.3 linear feet - (8 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Family Papers, Social Action, Women

Walden, Selma, 1884-1951 : Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979

Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Extent: 4.2 linear feet - (10 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women

Weinberg, Arthur, 1915-1989 : Arthur and Lila Weinberg Papers, 1950-1988

Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.
Extent: 16.3 linear feet - (36 boxes, 1oversize box, and 4 oversize folders)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action

Wixson, Douglas C. : Douglas C. Wixson-Jack Conroy research collection, 1929-2003

Research files of Jack Conroy biographer and executor of Conroy's estate Doug Wixson, gathered for his biography of Jack Conroy and for his subsequent work on the Illinois Writers Project and the Black history project. Mainly subject files on people affiliated with Conroy, with some research notes, bibliographies, book reviews, and ephemera.
Extent: 5.3 linear feet - 4 record cartons and 1 box
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action

Wolf, Sam, Mrs. : Mrs. Sam Wolf - Iowa League of Women Voters Papers, 1922-1925

Collection of papers pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters and one of its members, Mrs. Sam Wolf. Included are the constitution and by-laws of the Iowa League of Women Voters; a letter addressed to Mrs. Wolf from Carrie Chapman Catt, a suffragist leader who founded the League of Women Voters; and a letter addressed to Mr. Sam Wolf from Normal S. Marshall expressing his condolences regarding the the death of Mrs. Wolf. The collection also includes an envelope labeled "Finance Chairman - Iowa League of Women Voters," which contains blank Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission membership cards; a program for the National League of Women Voters; financial plans and fundraising guidelines; and miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations, Social Action, Women

Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958 : Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.
Extent: 2.6 linear feet - (3 boxes and 1 oversize case)
Subjects: Chicago, Literature, Social Action, Women