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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: 1874-1987, 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

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

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

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 - 1994

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

Lake View High School Collection

Identifier: nnhc-lvhs

Lake View High School, located at the corner of Ashland Avenue and Irving Park Road, was the first high school in Lake View Township. The history of the school is documented in this collection, which includes early annual reports, newspaper clippings, and programs and ephemera from school events. The collection also includes a run of the school’s Red and White yearbook, Lake Re View newspaper, and photographs.

Dates: 1874 - 2002

Lane Technical High School Collection

Identifier: nnhc-lths
Abstract Lane Technical High School is Chicago's largest high school. It opened in 1908 and moved to its current location at the corner of of Western and Addison in 1934. The collection contains Alumni Association files; miscellaneous booklets, programs, clippings, and other ephemera; and copies of three publications: the Lane Tech Prep literary magazine, the yearbook which was also called the Lane Tech Prep until 1958 when it was renamed the ...
Dates: 1912-2007, undated

Lanyon Family Papers

Identifier: spe-n00110

The Lanyon Family Papers consists of photographs and ephemera about members of the Lanyon family who settled in and started businesses in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

Dates: 1874-circa 1940s

Agnes Lattimer Papers

Identifier: harsh-2001-05

A 1954 graduate of Chicago Medical School, Agnes Lattimer was the college’s first African American alumna. After working as director of ambulatory pediatrics at Michael Reese Hospital, she took a similar position at Cook County Hospital. From 1986 to1995 she was medical director of Cook County Hospital. Her papers include newspaper clippings, correspondence and photographs.

Dates: 1963-1991, undated

Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-lccc

Originally gathered by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association, the manuscripts, printed material and photographs in this collection focus upon the community areas that span North and South Lawndale and includes documentation of Bohemian immigrants who settled in the area around 1900. There is also information about neighborhood schools, businesses, residents, clubs and the controversial name changing of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road.

Dates: circa 1850-1981

Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-lcha

The collection includes organization files, local history materials, photographs and a scrapbook of news clippings gathered and created by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association.

Dates: 1929 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1953

Laurie M. Leigh Photographs

Identifier: spe-n00100

This collection contains 87 photographs taken in neighborhoods around Chicago by photographer Laurie M. Leigh. While the majority of the photographs are of buildings and areas in the city, the collection also includes two portraits.

Dates: 1977 - 1991

Carol Lems-Dworkin Papers

Identifier: harsh-1992-05

Musician, teacher and author Carol Lems-Dworkin donated photographic reproductions of African American jazz musicians.

Dates: circa 1973, undated

Michael S. Lerner Papers

Identifier: nnhc-msl

This collection documents Michael S. Lerner and Leo A. Lerner’s involvement in local commemorative and historical groups on the north side of Chicago. It contains notes, fliers, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and related material.

Dates: 1953 - 1992

Cherie Lockett Papers

Identifier: harsh-2007-12

This small collection consists of rare promotional and descriptive materials on the first years of Lake Meadows, a middle-class housing development in Bronzeville owned by New York Life Insurance Corporation.

Dates: 1953

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