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Historical Society of Woodlawn Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-hsw

The Records of the Historical Society of Woodlawn consist of financial records, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, printed materials and news clippings.

Dates: 1937-circa 1965

Histories of the Public Schools in Chicago

Identifier: nnhc-00077

This collection is comprised of the type-written pages of Histories of the Public Schools in Chicago by Charles S. Winslow, which provides a one-page outline of basic information about each Chicago Public School. It was written around 1939.

Dates: circa 1939

Gary Houston Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-ghp

Gary Houston has been an actor, director and producer in Chicago’s theater scene since 1969. This collection is comprised of photographs, programs, playbills and posters from his prolific career.

Dates: 1969 - 2013

Humboldt Park Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-hum

The collection contains some historical sketches, photographs and documents about the neighborhood and its schools as well as issues of The Northwestown Booster newspaper from 1937-1940 and early photographs of Humboldt Park itself.

Dates: 1879 - 1941

Hyde Park Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-hyde

The Hyde Park Community Collection contains a selection of items related to Hyde Park businesses, club and organizations, municipal agencies, residences and schools. The documents include a range of documents brochures, historical sketches, municipal reports, newsletters and publications, with a selection that predates the 1889 annexation of the Village of Hyde Park into the City.

Dates: 1830 - 1988

Illinois Central Railroad Photograph Album

Identifier: spe-c00178

This photograph album documents a construction project on the Illinois Central Railroad tracks in the downtown Chicago lake front area. The 16 images were taken by the Illinois Central Railroad.

Dates: 192303 - 192308

Italians in Chicago Project Records

Identifier: spe-itac

Oral history transcripts from interviews with Italian Americans in Chicago; the project was based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Dates: 1979 - 1981

Jearl Wood Defense Committee Archives

Identifier: harsh-1987-03

Jearl Wood was charged in the 1980 shooting of his supervisor at the Chicago Ford Motor Company’s assembly plant. This collection contains the records of the Jearl Wood Defense Committee, including correspondence, litigation documents, meeting materials, leaflets, newspaper clippings, and an organization button.

Dates: 1980 - 1984

Jefferson Township Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00035

Jefferson Township spans the area between Harlem Avenue on the west, and Western Avenue on the east, and the area between North Avenue on the south and Devon Avenue on the north. This small collection contains brief historical information about community areas in the section of the city known as Jefferson Township, including: Albany Park, Edgebrook, Forest Glen, Irving Park, Jefferson Park, Logan Square and North Park.

Dates: 1874-2000, undated

May Johnson Business Papers

Identifier: spe-joh

May Johnson was a performing arts agent. The collection primarily concerns the careers of violinist Zlatko Balokovic and soprano Eleonora DeCisneros, and includes information on the Chicago Grand Opera Company.

Dates: 1911-1941, undated

Virgil C. Johnson Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-vjc

Virgil Johnson is an award-winning costume designer whose work has been seen at numerous theaters in Chicago, including Goodman, Court, Victory Gardens, Body Politic, Steppenwolf, Northlight, St. Nicholas and Apollo. Collection includes costume sketches and renderings as well as programs and notes.

Dates: 1965 - 2015

Calvin B. Jones Papers

Identifier: harsh-2010-05

Chicago muralist, Black Arts Movement activist and co-director of AFAM gallery, Calvin B. Jones was a leader in community murals projects in Chicago. This small collection includes photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1972-2010, undated

Dewey Roscoe Jones Papers

Identifier: harsh-2015-02
Abstract Dewey Roscoe Jones was a Chicago-based journalist for the Chicago Defender. He rose to the role of Managing Editor while writing feature articles, book reviews, and columns. Jones left the Defender in 1932 to work as the Associate Advisor on Negro Affairs in the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C. He returned to Chicago in 1938 to serve as the Assistant Director of Hull-House, Jane Addam’s progressive settlement just southwest of the city’s Loop. The collection contains...
Dates: 1905 - 2013

Willa Saunders Jones Papers

Identifier: harsh-1982-01

Willa S. Jones was, for 52 years, the founder, writer and producer of the acclaimed Chicago Passion Play. First presented in 1926 in a storefront church, the Passion Play later moved to St. John-Baptist Church. Jones was also a gospel pianist and director of a choir sponsored by the National Baptist Convention. Her papers include clippings, programs, serials and memorabilia.

Dates: 1930 - 1984

Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

Identifier: harsh-1992-09
Abstract Marjorie Stewart Joyner was national supervisor of Madame C.J. Walker Beauty Colleges, chair of Chicago’s Bud Billiken Parade and Chicago Defender Charities, benefactor of Bethune-Cookman College and an activist in the Democratic Party in Chicago. Her papers include correspondence, business records, programs, serials, clipping files, photographs and memorabilia. Organizational materials from the United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association, Alpha Chi Pi Omega Sorority and Fraternity,...
Dates: 1898-1993

Justice Graphics, Inc. Records

Identifier: spe-a00040

Keep Strong Publishing began in 1975 in Chicago’s Uptown neighborhood. It was started by progressive community activists Walter “Slim” Coleman, Helen Shiller and others, and soon changed its name to Justice Graphics, Inc. This collection consists of Justice Graphics Inc.’s files about Harold Washington and other related politicians. Of note is a series related to Washington's 1985 trip to Israel and Italy, accompanied by Shiller, acting as photographer.

Dates: 1970s-1990

Juvenile Welfare Association Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-jwa

The collection includes the records of the Juvenile Welfare Association and materials on founder Bertha Lyons’ Self-Development Course, including lessons, sheet music, recitations, or dramatic exercises. Documents also include scripts from the Adult Education Program created by Works Progress Administration (WPA) from 1938-1939.

Dates: 1898 - 1980; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1950

Mariame Kaba Papers

Identifier: spe-c00034
Abstract Mariame Kaba works as a community-based organizer and educator with a focus on violence against women and girls, the prison system and youth leadership development. During her time in the Chicago area, Kaba actively worked with Chicago Alliance to Free Marissa Alexander (CAFMA), Chicago Freedom School (CFS), Chicago Taskforce on Violence Against Girls and Young Women, Girl Talk, Project NIA, Rogers Park Young Women's Action Team (RP YWAT) and We Charge Genocide. Her papers contain documents,...
Dates: 1989 - 2016; Majority of material found within 2003 - 2016

Zarah G. Zechman Kanief Papers

Identifier: spe-p00143

Zarah G. Zechman Kanief was an actress, director and teacher in Chicago in the middle of the twentieth century. She taught drama and theater privately and also for the Chicago Park District. This collection consists primarily of photographs, with a small number of documents, capturing the performances of Kanief’s drama students whom she taught through the Chicago Park District's drama program. The parks represented are primarily on the west and northwest sides of Chicago.

Dates: 1936 - 1944

David W. Kellum Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-06

David Kellum was a leading figure at the Chicago Defender from the 1920s through the 1950s. He is credited with the invention of the Bud Billiken character and was an early coordinator of the Bud Billiken Parade. This collection contains reproductions of early Bud Billiken photographs and an oral history interview about David Kellum conducted with his son, James Kellum.

Dates: 1920-2004

Ernece Kelly Papers

Identifier: harsh-2000-01

Ernece Kelly was an activist in the 1960s Chicago civil rights movement and a staffer for the Coordinating Council of Community Organizations. This collection contains political buttons, books and pamphlets.

Dates: 1966 - 2000

George H. Kinnamon Poster Collection

Identifier: spe-c00099

This collection of 106 unique posters, collected by George H. Kinnamon as he drove through Chicago for his work, offers a glimpse at posted outdoor advertisements of public entertainment and politics in Chicago and Illinois during the 1950s and 1960s.

Dates: 1958-1967, undated

Helen G. Kinsella Collection

Identifier: nnhc-hgk

Helen G. Kinsella was a teacher in Chicago for over 50 years, including 30 years teaching drama and public speaking at Lake View High School. This collection documents her career and work. It includes photographs of dramatic productions and student activities at Lake View High School.

Dates: 1905-1966, undated; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1965

Kircher Family Papers

Identifier: spe-nhrc-kir

Johannes Kircher was the founding pastor of Bethlehem Evangelical Church. The collection includes materials relating to Kircher family history and the history of the church.

Dates: 1873 - 1958

Knowles Postcard Collection

Identifier: spe-kpc

The collection includes 100 postcards with scenes of Chicago.

Dates: circa 1890 – circa 1967

Robert W. Krueger Photograph Collection

Identifier: nnhc-rwk

From 1984 to 2003, photographer Robert Krueger worked with Chicago Public Library to document the neighborhoods and people of the North Side. This collection contains the hundreds of photographs he produced, including images of street scenes, parks, businesses, houses, schools, cemeteries, religious institutions, and community events.

Dates: 1886 - 2003; Majority of material found within 1984 - 2003

Barbara Kuck Alternative Press Collection

Identifier: spe-a00160

The archive of Chicago’s Nicholas Senn High School student Barbara Kuck contains 78 alternative publications from 1968 and 1971, including 22 issues, drafts and notes related to The Paper which she edited and published.

Dates: 1963 - 1971

Kuumba Theatre Company Records

Identifier: spe-ctc-ktc
Abstract The Kuumba Theatre Company was founded in 1969 by Chicago dramatist, Val Gray Ward. The collection contains the theater company’s production history files, administrative records, artistic files and affiliations with a range of community and political organizations. The documentation includes the work of local playwrights along with the company’s nationally recognized productions, The Amen Corner, The Little Dreamer and ...
Dates: 1969 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1986

Grace Lai Collection

Identifier: nnhc-glc

Grace Lai (1927-2010) was an artist known for her watercolor sketches of Chicago's construction sites and changing skyline. The collection consists of reproductions and photographs of her work and an article about her.

Dates: 1989 - 1995

Lake View Council on Religious Action Records

Identifier: nnhc-lvra

The Lake View Council on Religious Action was organized in 1940 by representatives from local churches and synagogues and members of the Kiwanis Club of Lake View. The collection contains documents and photographs from their annual award luncheon as well as a small number of general historical files.

Dates: 1966-1991, undated

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