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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. Collection includes correspondence, notes, and other documents pertaining to family history research, family affairs, reflections on what it means to be Jewish, U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine, and Muslims, women's affairs, pesiticides, recycling, and other environmental issues in Wilmette and Chicago.

5.0 linear feet (5 record cartons)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Adelman
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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.

4.1 linear feet
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Ashbaugh
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Bergstrom, Robert W. Robert W. Bergstrom Papers, 1924-1999.

Research and legal files pertaining the 1924 Leopold Loeb case, including a complete set of trial transcripts containing Clarence Darrow's plea against capital punishment. The files were compiled by Robert W. Bergstrom, who represented Nathan F. Leopold in the civil suit against Compulsion, a book and movie about the 1924 trial.

6.9 linear feet (12 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 4 microfilm reels)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Bergstrom
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Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956. Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967, bulk 1920-1955.

Correspondence, clippings, photographs, works in manuscript and print, and other papers of Carroll Binder, who served as labor reporter, war correspondent, foreign correspondent, publisher's assistant, editorial writer, and foreign service editor at the Chicago Daily News, and as editorial editor at the Minneapolis Star and the morning and Sunday Tribune. Also included: material on leftist organizations including the Workers Party of America and I.W.W., family correspondence, chiefly of Binder's wife, Dorothy (Wilton) Binder, and some genealogical information.

21.5 linear feet (52 boxes and oversize volumes and folders)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Binder (formerly Bi)
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Bregstone, Philip P. (Philip Pollack), 1866-1934. Philip P. Bregstone Papers, 1889-1951, bulk 1931-1933.

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.

3.8 linear feet (2 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Bregstone
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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 notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also primary sources about and by Debs himself, including correspondence, works, and miscellanea.

5 linear feet (8 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Brommel-Debs
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Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990. Slim Brundage Papers, 1955-1991, bulk 1964-1972.

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. Also 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."

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Brundage
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Charles H. Kerr Company. Charles H. Kerr Company Records, 1885-1999.

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, photographs, 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 collection also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.

34 linear feet (48 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 17 volumes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Kerr (formerly Kerr)
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Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion. Zion City (Ill.) records, 1890-1974, bulk 1899-1907.

Mainly scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings from national and international newspapers, but also correspondence, photographs, and other materials relating to John Alexander Dowie, founder of the Christian Catholic Church (later Christian Catholic Apostolic Church) and his establishment of the Christian utopian city of Zion, on Lake Michigan near the northern border of Illinois.

10.4 linear feet (1 box, 34 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Zion
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Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990. Jack Conroy Papers, 1924-1991.

Works, correspondence, and papers of the American novelist, folklorist, and editor who wrote The Disinherited (1933), a classic of proletarian literature, and edited radical journals: The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil. Also Conroy's personal magazine collection consisting of numerous leftist, labor, and literary magazines, some only in a few issues, dating mainly from the 1930s and 1940s.

47 linear feet (98 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Conroy
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Darrow, Jessie Ohl. Darrow family scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925.

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia, including two scrapbooks kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son Paul Darrow, and one by someone unknown, possibly Jessie. The books 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.

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

Poet, novelist, playwright, newspaperman, and literary editor, who was a central figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance and editor of the Friday Literary Review, and who later edited The Masses, The Liberator, and The New Masses after moving to Greenwich Village and Croton on Hudson, New York. Dell's papers include correspondence with a number of important literary figures, manuscript and printed works, photographs, and other miscellaneous materials.

11 linear feet (29 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Dell (formerly De)
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Newberry Library Bulletin, 2nd Ser. No. 5 (December 1950), p. 146-157.

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Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.). Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941, bulk 1915-1935.

Chicago social club founded in 1916 (chartered in 1917) by Jack Jones to provide an unconventional meeting-place for the uninhibited and free-thinking. Originally housed in two scrapbooks presumably kept by Jones, the records include a small amount of correspondence, plus poetry, clippings, photographs, publicity items for readings, lectures and plays, artwork and memorabilia.

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Dill Pickle (formerly Di)
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Ervin, Mike. Mike Ervin Papers, 1970-2009, bulk 1980-2000.

Papers of and materials collected by Mike Ervin, a Chicago disability rights activist, writer on topics relating to the disabled, playwright, and poet. The collection contains many newspaper articles and magazine articles by Ervin, as well as his plays, poetry, short stories, correspondence, and photographs. There are also materials relating to the production of Ervin's pays, including publicity, reviews, scripts, and programs.

2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Ervin
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Eulenberg, Edward H. Edward H. Eulenberg Papers, 1920-1985, bulk 1957-1976.

Personal research files and clippings of Edward Eulenberg reporter and editor for the City News Bureau, Chicago Daily News feature writer, and Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism Chicago Division educational advisor. Includes Eulenberg's Classroom Series" for the Daily News on social action, Chicago, and other topics, and material related to Chicago's Chinese community and the Chicago Crusade of Mercy. "

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Eulenberg
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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, land supporters, together with recordings of group meetings in Woodlawn, 1969-1971.

1 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Fitzgerald
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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.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS 166
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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. Also postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and officials John Alexander Dowie and Wilbur Glenn Voliva.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Gonder
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Gorn, Elliott J., 1951-. Elliott Gorn - Mother Jones research papers, ca. 1890-2001.

Papers collected in the course of research for Elliott Gorn's book "Mother Jones: the most dangerous woman in America" (2001) and manuscripts. Includes photocopies of articles, books, dissertations, and other materials. Subjects include biographical information on Mother Jones, the union movement, radicalism, socialism, mining and other trades.

7 cubic ft. (7 boxes and 1 poster)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Gorn
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Griffith, James Shores. James Shores Griffith Papers, 1882-1971, bulk 1912-1969.

Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Paper Hangers and Decorators 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. Collection also includes a typescript history of the Painters District Council #14 (1950), and Griffith's tickets from the 1933 Century of Progress.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Griffith
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Gruenberg, Robert, 1922-1992. Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990.

Articles, notebooks, and correspondence of Robert Gruenberg, Chicago Daily News political and urban affairs journalist and Washington and foreign correspondent. Includes much significant material on newsworthy events of the 1950s to 1970s such as the Cuban revolution (at which Gruenberg was present), the Civil Rights marches in the South (also present), Vietnam War protests, and Watergate.

4.6 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Gruenberg
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Gurko, Miriam. Miriam Gurko - Floyd Dell papers, 1958-1968.

Independent researcher and author of biographies and histories, who met and became friends with Floyd Dell while researching for a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Papers are comprised mainly of letters from Dell to Gurko, 1960-1968, concerning Millay. Also Dell's recollections of Millay, and Gurko's research notes and drafts.

2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Gurko-Dell
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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.

2.0 linear feet (98 cassette tapes in 2 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Hall
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Hart, John Edward, 1917-. John Hart - Floyd Dell papers, 1958-1985.

Albion College English professor, 1954-1982, interested in American writers of the 1920's and 1930's, whose published works included a critical study of Floyd Dell. Mainly letters between Dell and Hart, 1958-1968, and also photographs and other miscellaneous material.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Hart-Dell
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Heaton, Harold R. Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons, 1909-ca. 1913.

Sixty-one original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and circa 1913. Most of the drawings are commentaries on corrupt Chicago politics of the period.

2.8 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Heaton
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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.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Jacobs
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Kornweibel, Theodore. Theodore Kornweibel Research papers, 1910-1960.

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.

30 cubic ft.
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Kornweibel
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Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925. Victor Freemont Lawson Papers, 1860-1931, bulk 1885-1925.

Editor and publisher of the Chicago Daily News who made his newspapers a vehicle to promote Progressive reform. Lawson's papers include numerous letterpress copybooks of outgoing letters, and there are over 4,000 letters addressed to him, containing a wealth of information on business, union labor, and national and municipal political reform movements, and such organizations as the Fresh Air Fund, Chicago Commission on Race Relations, and Chicago Home Rule League.

59 linear feet (137 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Lawson (formerly La)
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McCormick, Chauncey, 1884-1954. Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955.

Letters, clippings, photographs, cartoons, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick, 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.

6 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS McCormick (formerly Mc)
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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.

1 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Memorial Ministry
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Nauvoo (Ill.). Icarian community documents, 1851-1869.

Copies 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.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Nauvoo (formerly Na)
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Norris, Hoke. Hoke Norris Papers, 1934-1977, bulk 1956-1977.

Journalist for the Chicago Sun Times and Chicago Daily News, and author of novels and short stories, who focused on the Civil Rights Movement, adoption records, feminism, and the protests and marches in Chicago and the South during the 1960's. Norris' papers consist of his works and newspaper columns, correspondence, two scrapbooks, and a few other personal papers.

10 linear feet (20 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes) boxes, 1 oversize box, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Norris (formerly No)
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Overton, George W. George W. 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.

2 cubic ft. (2 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Overton
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Parton, Mary Field. Mary Field Parton - Clarence Darrow papers, 1909-1975.

Material relating to the friendship between Chicago labor and criminal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow and social worker and journalist Mary Field Parton, including sixty-one of his letters to her (some with transcriptions), several other letters from Darrow supporters, short articles by Darrow, clippings, and photographs. Also a biographical sketch of Parton, and excerpts from her journal that refer to Darrow, compiled by Parton's daughter, Margaret Parton Hussey.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Parton (formerly Dar)
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Rosemont, Franklin. Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005, bulk 1905-1935.

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World (i.e. The Wobblies), a historic union and labor organization based in Chicago.

7.5 linear feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Case folio HD 8055 .I4 R67
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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.

1 linear foot
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Rosemont-Haymarket
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Rosemont, Henry, 1904-1979. 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.

26 linear feet (15 record cartons, 7 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Wing Modern MS RosemontH
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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.

3.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Ross
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Ross, Sherwood, 1933-. Sherwood Ross Papers, 1958-2011.

Newspaper articles and columns, other writings, and audio recordings of newspaperman Sherwood Ross, born in Chicago and employed by the City News Bureau of Chicago (1955), Ebony Magazine (1956-1958), the Office of the Mayor (1958-1962), and the Chicago Daily News (1962), before leaving for press positions with the Chicago Urban League and James Meredith during the Civil Rights era.

3.1 linear feet (2 record cartons and 2 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Ross
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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.

2.5 linear feet (9 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Ruff
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Satter, Mark J. Mark J. Satter Papers, 1959-1965.

Papers of crusading Chicago attorney Mark J. Satter, who from the late 1950s until his death in 1965 represented many African-American clients victimized by exploitative real estate contract sales.  Included are copies of his letters to Chicago Daily News journalists (and others), activists and politicians, speeches, and other material pertaining to his activism.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Satter
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Satter, Mark J., 1916-1965. Mark J. Satter Papers, 1931-1965, bulk 1957-1965.

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.

2.5 linear feet (4.5 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Satter
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St. Augustine's Center for American Indians. St. Augustine's Center for American Indians Records, 1961-2006.

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.

33.8 linear feet (27 record cartons)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS St. Augustines
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Students for a Democratic Society and 1968 Democratic Convention. Publications collection, 1967-1988.

Publications centered on the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, including thirty issues of New Left Notes, single issues of the Rat Subterranean News and the New University Conference Newsletter, wall posters issued by the SDS and Ramparts Magazine, as well as ephemeral pamphlets on Vietnam, Huey Newton, elections, and the Chicago convention. Also one issue of Chicago's American regarding Mayor Daley's report on the Convention violence, and 20th anniversary publications, 1988.

1 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS SDS
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Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938. Graham Taylor Papers, 1820-1975, bulk 1866-1940.

Ordained minister, who founded and ran the Chicago Commons social settlement and founded the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy (incorporated into the University of Chicago in 1920), who was a professor of social economics at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and a columnist for the Chicago Daily News. Taylor's papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, works, diaries and other material relating to his activities, and include much information relating to Chicago civic organizations and social reformers in the areas of housing, child welfare, labor and education, as well as numerous printed pamphlets and other documents produced by them.

32.7 linear feet (72 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Taylor (formerly Ta)
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Walden, May, 1865-1960. May Walden Papers, 1869-1972, bulk 1892-1959.

Papers 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, and publications relating to the Socialist movement. Also included are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.

3.3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest Ms Walden M (formerly Ker)
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Walden, Selma, 1884-1951. Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979, bulk 1928-1951.

Correspondence, writings, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden, who was involved with the Dill Pickle Club and the Seven Arts Club.

4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Walden
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Weinberg, Arthur, 1915-. Arthur and Lila Weinberg - Clarence Darrow research papers, 1950-1988.

Manuscript book drafts, page proofs, and work folders containing reference cards, photocopies, photographs, etc., for each of the Weinbergs' books on Clarence Darrow and his times.

16.3 linear feet (36 boxes, 1oversize box, and 4 oversize folders)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Weinberg
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Wixson, Douglas C. Douglas C. Wixson - Jack Conroy Research Collection, 1930s-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.  

2.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Wixson
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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 death of Mrs. Wolf.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS 195
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Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968, bulk 1894-1955.

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize case)
Subjects: Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Wyatt (formerly Wy)
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