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

Chicago lawyer, and political and social activist who helped start the American Foundation for Political Education in the late 1940s, WTTW in the late 1950s, and the Openlands Project in 1963. During the 1960s 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 record cartons)
Subjects: Chicago, Social Action
Call Number: Midwest MS Overton
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