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Englewood Woman’s Club Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ewc

The Englewood Woman’s Club Collection was organized in 1896. The collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1898 to 1931.

Dates: 1898 - 1932

eta Creative Arts Foundation Records

Identifier: spe-ctc-eta

eta was founded in 1969 by Abena Joan Brown and Okoro Harold Johnson. The theater produces dramas and musicals by local and national playwrights and features “Playwrights Specak,” a readers’ theater for new playwrights.

Dates: 1983 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1983 - 1996

Collections on Rev. Clay Evans

Identifier: spe-c00037

The Collections on Rev. Clay Evans brings together materials related to Rev. Clay Evans and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church during the 50-year span of his leadership from 1950-2000. These materials reflect member involvement in choirs, clubs, committees and community service opportunities fostered by Rev. Evans and their participation in annual banquets, revivals and travel. The collection includes church documents, photographs, artifacts and musical recordings.

Dates: 1950 - 2016

Rev. Clay Evans Archive

Identifier: spe-c00036
Abstract The Rev. Clay Evans Archive spans his 50 years of pastoral leadership at Chicago’s Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church that he founded in 1950, and beyond his retirement in 2000. His ministry reached into the larger community with the What a Fellowship Hour broadcasts, Gospel choir performances and an engagement with the Civil Rights Movement along with numerous religious and community organizations such as the African American Religious Connection (AARC),...
Dates: 1944 - 2017

T. Arthur Evans Papers

Identifier: spe-n00158

T. (Thomas) Arthur Evans (1878-1945) was the Chief Engineer for the creation of Chicago’s double-level Wacker Drive that opened in 1926. The collection includes a small selection of his professional documents such as his resume, engineering licenses, correspondence, ephemera, news clippings along with 43 photographs, most of which are related to the construction of Chicago’s Wacker Drive.

Dates: 1902 - 2002; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1926

Felix Fantus Theater Scrapbook

Identifier: spe-ctc-fft

Felix Fantus (1886-1955) was an active theater-goer. He collected playbills from the Grand Opera House, Illinois, Powers’, Dearborn and McVicker’s theaters among others. Fantus included these programs and other clippings and ephemera in his theater scrapbook.

Dates: 1899 - 1907

Fenger High School Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-fhs

The Fenger High School Records are comprised of three major formats: numerous copies of the school yearbook, the Fenger Courier, which in its early years was published twice yearly; photographs taken at a 1946 school dance; and three scrapbooks put together by Mrs. Fenstemacher throughout her career as English teacher at Fenger High School.

Dates: 1925 - 1987

Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks

Identifier: spe-fmc

Scrapbooks compiled by Mr. and Mrs. William Fenstemacher. These scrapbooks contain photographs of members of the congregation of the Fernwood Methodist Church at religious and social events. Also included are news clippings and programs relating to the activities of the church.

Dates: 1953 - 1971

John J. Finlay Papers

Identifier: spe-c00101

This collection chronicles the work of several Chicago-based social service organizations in the 1930s and early 1940s through the experience and leadership of board member John J. Finlay. The Chicago Area Project (CAP) is especially well documented.

Dates: 1933 - 1945

Norman W. Forgue Collection

Identifier: spe-a00116
Abstract Norman Forgue was a bookmaker, typographer and founder of several private presses including At the Sign of the Gargoyle, The Black Cat Press, The Norman Press and Normandie House. The collection includes keepsakes, books and booklets, printed advertising and promotional material, greeting cards from his presses, a small selection of correspondence with Lloyd Emerson Siberell and a carbon typescript of an unpublished memoir about his youth called, Suddenly I...
Dates: 1878 - 1976

Clara Hemmings Furry Theater Scrapbooks Collection

Identifier: spe-ctc-chf

Clara Hemmings Furry pasted her theater programs and occasionally news clippings and pictures into scrapbooks. Pages are annotated with place, date of performance and the identity of Furry’s companions.

Dates: 1905 - 1954; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1927

Gads Hill Center Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ghc

Established in 1898 as a settlement house to serve poor immigrant families in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s Lower West Side community area, Gads Hill Center offered education, job training, recreational activities and other social services. The photographs in this collection depict a range of activities and facilities in the early part of the twentieth century.

Dates: 1914-circa 1940, undated

Gage Family Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-gfc

The collection contains 78 photographs of the Gage family who resided at 4236 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s Grand Boulevard community in the early 20th century.

Dates: 1908-1926, undated

Ann Gerber Photograph Collection

Identifier: spe-c00008
Abstract Chicago journalist, Ann Gerber, began writing for Lerner Newspapers in 1950 and eventually became the society gossip columnist and editor for their weekly publication, Skyline. The photographs in her collection were used to illustrate her society column. The images feature scenes from Chicago social events such as award ceremonies, charitable occasions and opening nights as well as portraits of athletes, artistic directors, award winners, debutantes, business...
Dates: circa 1970s-2016, undated

Godzilla Rainbow Troupe

Identifier: spe-ctc-grt

Founded by Gary Tucker (pseudonym “Eleven”) in 1971. Includes programs and promotional material for six productions starring such well-known Chicago theater personalities as Linda Kimbrough and Jack Wallace.

Dates: 1971 - 1974

Goodman Theatre Archive. Goodman Family Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-gta-gfp

The Goodman Family Papers document the family’s ongoing support and involvement with the Goodman Theatre after it was established as a memorial to the late playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman by his parents in 1922. The papers include correspondence, memos, meeting materials and scrapbooks related to operations of the Goodman Theatre and the School of Drama of the Art Institute of Chicago.

Dates: 1912-1987; Majority of material found within 1957 - 1978

Grand Army of the Republic, Wilcox Post No. 668 Records

Identifier: spe-w00135

The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was an organization of former soldiers and sailors who served in the Union forces during the Civil War or who were members of state militia on active duty and subject to national call during the war. The Wilcox Post, No. 668 was located at 9628 S. Longwood Drive in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The collection consists of 3 manuscript ledgers and a selection of pension certificates.

Dates: 1889 - 1928

Greater Rockwell Organization Records

Identifier: nnhc-00063

The Greater Rockwell neighborhood is located within Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. This small collection contains administrative records and publications from the Greater Rockwell Organization, a local neighborhood group. It includes newsletters, correspondence, by-laws, event and program files, membership information, reports, and questionnaires.

Dates: 1979 - 2020

Greek Star Newspaper Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-gsnc

The Greek Star newspaper was founded by Peter Lambros, a Chicago businessman, in 1904, and continued for over a century until 2015. This collection is comprised of an incomplete run of issues of The Greek Star, printed in Chicago for the city’s Greek population.

Dates: 1948 - 1985

Henry D. Green Photograph Collection

Identifier: nnhc-hdg

Henry D. Green was a commercial photographer on Chicago’s North Side. Subjects in the collection include local businesses, community groups, celebrations in neighborhood parks and events at local schools. Many photographs reflect life on the North Side during World War II. Additional materials by Henry Delorval Green are held at the Chicago History Museum.

Dates: 1944 - 1954

David Gremp Photographs

Identifier: spe-n00021

As part of the CETA/Neighborhood Arts Program in Chicago, David Gremp was the artist-in-residence assigned to the Chicago Public Library. His photographs document the neighborhoods surrounding 13 library branch locations including Austin, Chatham, Chinatown, Garfield Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Little Village, Lower Westside, Pullman, Scottsdale, Uptown, and Washington Heights.

Dates: 1978-1979, 2016

Ross M. Harano Papers

Identifier: spe-c00155

The Ross M. Harano Papers document his leadership and participation with the Chicago Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Alliance to End Repression (AER) on efforts in the 1970s and 1980s to repeal Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950 and enact redress thought the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. The collection includes committee meeting and planning materials and Congressional hearings and reports.

Dates: 1942 - 2021; Majority of material found within 1969 - 1988

Harper Theater Records

Identifier: spe-t00011

Hyde Park Herald publisher, Bruce Sagan renovated and reopened the Harper Theater as a playhouse and a dance and music venue in 1964. The Harper Theater Records include administrative records, correspondence, clippings and promotional materials highlighting theater and music performances during the 1960s.

Dates: 1959-1971; Majority of material found within 1964-1968

F. Lawrence (Larry) Hart Posters

Identifier: spe-ctc-lhc

Larry Hart, a designer and actor, graduated from the Goodman School of Drama in 1968. Collection includes posters for productions at Victory Gardens, Next Theatre Company and Pary Production Company.

Dates: 1973 - 1990

Patricia L. (Pat) Hart Papers

Identifier: spe-t00164

Pat Hart, a costume designer, studied costume design at the Goodman School of Drama. She designed for productions at Touchstone Theatre, Pary Production Company and Victory Gardens.

Dates: 1974 - 1989

Mildred Hatchell Papers.

Identifier: harsh-1993-04

Former Chicagoan Mildred Hatchell conducted extensive research on the hymns of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Her papers consist of research materials, clippings and correspondence in support of her effort to have the Rev. Tindley recognized as the author of the song, “We Shall Overcome.”

Dates: 1941-2002

Clarence Hatzfeld Papers

Identifier: spe-c00070

This collection documents the life and work of Chicago-based architect Clarence Hatzfeld. It includes personal correspondence and photographs of Hatzfeld’s family, as well as photographs, renderings, architectural drawings, newspaper and magazine clippings and promotional brochures that cover his professional work.

Dates: circa 1897-2003; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1930

Hawthorne Neighbors/Dodge Collection

Identifier: nnhc-hnd

This collection contains records of the Hawthorne Neighbors, a branch of the Lake View Citizens' Council, and approximately 626 color slides of Lake View. The slides mostly depict residential yards and gardens, but a small number of local businesses and religious institutions are also included.

Dates: 1960-1976, undated

Hegewisch and East Side Newspaper Collection

Identifier: spe-n00136
Abstract The collection contains issues of East Side News, The East Side Times, Hegewisch Herald, Hegewisch News, The Herald, South Chicago Chronicle and The South Chicago Herald. These are newspapers that served Chicago’s East Side, Hegewisch and South Chicago communities...
Dates: 1950 - 1994

Herbert Hill Papers

Identifier: harsh-1996-06

Herbert Hill served in the 1950s and 1960s as labor director of the NAACP, where he was one of the most effective voices raised against racial discrimination by unions. He was later a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin. His collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and published articles written by Hill.

Dates: 1963 - 2002

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