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

Papers of Chicago-born, DePaul University, educated lawyer and civil rights activist Mark J. 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. Also includes the complete audio recordings of the Contract Buyers League court trial of Dec. 1974-Apr. 1975, donated by Satter's daughter, Professor Beryl Satter.
Extent: 2.5 linear feet - (4.5 boxes)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Satter
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The Mark J. Satter Papers are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 Box at a time (Priority III).