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Sisi Donald Mosby Papers

Identifier: harsh-1997-02

Scope and Contents

This collection includes speeches and articles written by Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, biographical information on Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey, and draft chapters of a manuscript (biography) about Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey. Also included are incomplete issues of The Struggle, a Chicago magazine on the struggle for civil rights.


  • 1951-1964, undated


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Materials are open without restriction

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Biographical / Historical

Sisi Donald Mosby is a Chicago author and publisher. He attended Wendell Phillips High School and graduated in 1949. Mosby received his M.A. in Inner City Education at Northeastern Illinois in 1987. In 1990 he received his M.A. at Chicago State University in Library Science and Communications Media.

Mosby founded a publishing company called Sisi Donald Mosby, Ltd.. In the 1950s, Sisi Donald Mosby and Helen Buckler wrote a book on Chicago surgeon Dr. Ulysses Grant Dailey. The manuscript was never published. Mosby was also the editor of The Struggle magazine and was active in the civil rights movement.


2.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)

Language of Materials



Civil rights activist, journalist and historian Donald Mosby published The Struggle, a 1960s civil rights newspaper, and did most of the writing on a biography of physcian Ulysses Grant Dailey. Papers include rare newspapers, original manuscripts and speeches, and page proofs.


Alphabetically by title, then chronologically.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Sisi Donald Mosby in June 1997 and April 2003

Related Materials

Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:

  • Congress of Racial Equality Archives, Chicago Chapter
  • Ishmael Flory Papers
  • Ulysses Grant Dailey Papers


Guide to the Sisi Donald Mosby Papers
Elizabeth Loch, Archival Specialist
April 2021
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection Repository

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