Soc. Social Action
Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:
Ephemera collected by Never The Same, a project begun by Northwestern University Professor Rebecca Zorach and Daniel Tucker, founder of AREAChicago. Never The Same collects items documenting socially and politically engaged art in Chicago since the 1960s. Collection consists of brochures, fliers, postcards, pamphlets, posters, artwork, books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and 3-dimensional artifacts emanating from a wide variety of sources, both individual and organizational.
Gilbert Mer’s over 900 page unpublished manuscript, entitled "One Step at a Time - Some Backward," an autobiographical account of Mer’s years on the Texas waterfront as a longshoreman and radical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."
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.
Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
Compiled by Chicago-based Franklin Rosemont and donated by his wife, Penelope Rosemont, this collection consists of pamphlets, wall posters, and periodicals focusing on the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the 1968 Democratic convention.
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.
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.
Ledger of minutes from the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Powellton, Illinois, 1901-1906. The minutes record discussions concerning prohibition, suffrage, illegal gambling, and polygamy.
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.