Soc. Social Action
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This topic covers individuals and groups involved in social activist causes, protests, movements, and causes.
Found in 67 Collections and/or Records:
Never The Same ephemera collection
Abstract 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.
One step at a time, some backward Typescript
Abstract Gilbert Mer’s over 900 page unpublished manuscript, entitled "One Step at a Time - Some Backward," an autobiographical account of Mer’s years on the Texas waterfront as a longshoreman and radical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."
Philip P. Bregstone papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1889-1951; Majority of material found within 1931-1933
Richard Schaller papers
Abstract Government reports, photographs, protest newspapers, speech transcripts, posters, and newspaper clippings assembled by Richard Schaller, Head of the Sabotage, Espionage, and Countersubversion Department of the Naval Investigative Service Office in Chicago, related to his surveillance of individuals and organizations demonstrating at the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Schaller’s transcribed organizer speeches were used as evidence in the Chicago Seven trial, where he also...
Robert Gruenberg Papers
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.
Robert W. Bergstrom papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1924-1999; Majority of material found within 1959-1970
Rose Gartner Payson Papers
Abstract Scrapbook, loose pamphlets, and a pin owned by Rose Gartner (Mrs. George W.) Payson (1876-1946). Payson was active in several Chicago women's clubs, including being the treasurer of the Associated Clubs of Woodlawn and chairman of the public welfare department of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs in the 1910s. Women's suffrage and temperance were two of her causes, and the pin is her local chairman pin and ribbon from the 8th annual National Convention of the League of Women Voters in...
Selma Walden Papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1951
Sherwood Ross papers
Abstract 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.
Slim Brundage papers
Abstract 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.”
Dates: 1955-1997; Majority of material found within 1964-1972
St. Augustine's Center for American Indians records
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-St. Augustines
Abstract 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...
Students for a Democratic Society and 1968 Democratic Convention publications collection
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1967-1988; Majority of material found within 1968
Theodore Kornweibel Research papers
Abstract 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...
Victor Lawson papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1860-1931; Majority of material found within 1885-1925
Waldo Frank Papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: approximately 1925-1935
Woman's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Ill.) minutes book
Abstract 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.
Zion City (Ill.) records
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1888-1974; Majority of material found within 1899 - 1907