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Jearl Wood Defense Committee Archives
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.
Jefferson Township Collection
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.
May Johnson Business Papers
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.
Virgil C. Johnson Papers
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.
Calvin B. Jones Papers
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.
Dewey Roscoe Jones Papers
Willa Saunders Jones Papers
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.
Justice Graphics, Inc. Records
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.
Juvenile Welfare Association Records
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.
Mariame Kaba Papers
Zarah G. Zechman Kanief Papers
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.
Ernece Kelly Papers
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.
George H. Kinnamon Poster Collection
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.
Helen G. Kinsella Collection
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.
Kircher Family Papers
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.
Knowles Postcard Collection
The collection includes 100 postcards with scenes of Chicago.
Robert W. Krueger Photograph Collection
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.
Barbara Kuck Alternative Press Collection
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.
Grace Lai Collection
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.
Lake View Council on Religious Action Records
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.
Lake View High School Collection
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.
Lane Technical High School Collection
Lanyon Family Papers
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.
Agnes Lattimer Papers
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.
Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection
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.
Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association Records
The collection includes organization files, local history materials, photographs and a scrapbook of news clippings gathered and created by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association.
Laurie M. Leigh Photographs
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.
Carol Lems-Dworkin Papers
Musician, teacher and author Carol Lems-Dworkin donated photographic reproductions of African American jazz musicians.
Michael S. Lerner Papers
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.
Cherie Lockett Papers
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.
- Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center 249
- Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection 61
- Northside Neighborhood History Collection 41
- Photographs. 26
- Clippings. 20
- Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago 19
- Theater programs 18
- Records (Documents) 17
- Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago 15
- Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago 15
- Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th Century -- Sources 15
- Associations, institutions, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 14
- Austin (Chicago, Ill.) 12
- Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago 12
- Programs (Publications) 12
- Business correspondence. 11
- Personal correspondence. 11
- Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago 10
- Roseland (Chicago, Ill.) 9
- Women -- Societies and clubs 9
- Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 8
- Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) 8
- Lakeview (Chicago, Ill.) 8 ∧ less
- Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 22
- Chicago Public Library. Legler Regional 14
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 14
- West Side Historical Society (Chicago, Ill.) 12
- Chicago Public Library 10
- Chicago Park District (Chicago, Ill.) 7
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Chicago Public Library. Austin Branch 6
- Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Historical Society of Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- South Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Calumet-Pioneer Historical Society (Chicago, Ill.) 5
- Chicago Public Library. Pullman Branch 5
- Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association 5
- Victory Gardens Theater 5
- Chicago (Ill.). Department of Streets and Sanitation 4
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport 4
- Chicago Public Library. Hiram Kelly Branch 4
- Chicago Public Library. South Shore Branch 4
- Chicago Transit Authority 4 ∧ less