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Robert Pockmire Papers

Identifier: spe-t00029

Robert Pockmire was a painter, illustrator and designer. During the late 1970s he worked at the Victory Gardens Theatre in various roles, most notably as a graphic designer. The collection includes posters, programs, clippings and subscription mailings designed by Pockmire.

Dates: 1977 - 1980

Fritz Pollard Papers

Identifier: harsh-2005-05

An early and exceptional football star, Fritz Pollard played for Lane Tech High School and Brown University, and in the National Football League. The papers include newspaper clippings and photographs collected by Eleanor Towns.

Dates: 1916-2004, undated

Portage Park Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-ppcc

Portage Park is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas, located on the Northwest side of the city nine miles from the Loop. The Portage Park Community Collection contains programs, fliers, brochures, publications, and other material related to local businesses, schools, and community organizations; clippings; a small amount of biographical information and historical sketches; and a scrapbook and scrapbook pages. It also contains a number of photographs, most of which date from the 1910s.

Dates: 1859-circa 2000; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1940

Historic Pullman Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-hpc

The collection contains annual reports, brochures, bulletins, news clippings and photographs on the Pullman Company, the Pullman Free School of Manual Training, Pullman Town, and the 1894 strike.

Dates: 1872 - 2008

Jane Ramsey Papers

Identifier: spe-h00175

Jane Ramsey served in Mayor Harold Washington’s cabinet as Director of Community Relations (1986-1988) and served as Executive Director of the Jewish Council on Urban Affairs. Her papers represent her work in Washington’s administration and his campaigns for Mayor, with an emphasis on Jewish voters.

Dates: 1982 - 1988

Ravenswood and Lake View Abstracts of Title Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00032

This collection consists of abstracts of titles, transfer documents such as trust deeds and quit claims, and building specification records for lots on Chicago’s north side in the Ravenswood, Ravenswood Manor, and Lake View communities.

Dates: 1853-2001; Majority of material found within 1869 - 1921

Ravenswood Congregational Church Records

Identifier: nnhc-rcc
Abstract The Ravenswood Congregational Church was founded in the fall of 1869 by the Reverend William A. Lloyd. It was the first Protestant church in the new community of Ravenswood. It closed its doors in 1969. The records contain the church's administrative records, such as reports, certificates, correspondence, membership registers, and documentation regarding the closing of the church in 1969; publications such as directories, bulletins, Sunday and activity programs, and invitations; committee...
Dates: 1869-1969, undated

Ravenswood Gardens Homeowners Association Records

Identifier: nnhc-rgha

Ravenswood Gardens is a neighborhood located in the southwest corner of the Lincoln Square community area, on the east bank of the North Branch of the Chicago River. The collection includes administrative and historical documents from the Ravenswood Gardens Homeowners Association and over 900 color slides and 200 photographs mostly taken by Ravenswood Gardens resident Emil Dasing.

Dates: 1915-1981, 1994, undated

Ravenswood L Coalition Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00044

The Ravenswood L Coalition formed in 1994 in response to a proposed construction and renovation project of the Chicago Transit Authority’s Brown Line. Their goal was to advocate for the interests of riders of the Brown Line’s Ravenswood branch and discourage station closures and service disruptions. This small collection contains meeting notes and agendas, correspondence, clippings, survey results, fliers, and brochures.

Dates: 1993 - 1995

Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-rlvcc
Abstract The Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection documents daily life on the North Side of Chicago from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. It mostly covers the areas of Chicago that were previously part of Lake View Township, such as Lake View, North Center, Lincoln Square (Ravenswood), Uptown, and Edgewater. It also contains small amounts of material related to other Northside communities. The collection includes photographs, news clippings, programs, certificates, letters,...
Dates: 1848-circa 2022

Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association Records

Identifier: nnhc-rmia

The Ravenswood Manor Improvement Association was founded in 1914 and remains active as of 2023. It is comprised of residents of Ravenswood Manor, a neighborhood on Chicago’s northwest side. The collection documents the activities of the homeowners' activities and operations from 1914-1987, and includes: administrative records, financial records, minutes and supporting documents, letters, reports, maps, and photographs.

Dates: 1914-1987, undated

Ravenswood Woman's Club Records

Identifier: nnhc-rwc

The collection consists of yearbooks which contain the club’s articles of incorporation, lists of officers and members, by-laws, news clippings, and program announcements and calendars and 5 photographs.

Dates: 1891-1976, undated

Republican National Convention Records

Identifier: spe-rnc
Abstract The 1960 Republican National Convention, held in Chicago, determined that Richard M. Nixon would be the party’s presidential candidate. As the incumbent vice president, Nixon was always a leading contender, but he worked with New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller to adopt platform planks that would appeal to the left wing of the Republican Party. Opposing Nixon was Arizona Senator Barry Goldwater who represented the right wing of the Republican Party. Some of this internal party division can...
Dates: 1958 - 1960; Majority of material found within 1960

Faith Rich Papers

Identifier: spe-c00123
Abstract Faith Rich (1909-1990) was a white community activist, educator and volunteer with numerous organizations including the Chicago Westside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), the 15th Place Block Club, the Literacy Council of Chicago and local PTAs. She focused her organizing efforts on issues of civil rights, desegregation of schools and neighborhoods, equality in...
Dates: 1821 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1938-1980s

Amanda Rivkin Photographs, Chicago Police Torture Survivors

Identifier: spe-c00184
Abstract Twelve 16” x 24” portraits by photographer Amanda Rivkin depict present-day survivors of systematic torture by the Chicago Police Department, which occurred from approximately 1972 to 1991 under the direction of former Commander Jon Burge. Burge was convicted of perjury and obstruction of justice in 2010. In 2015, the Chicago City Council passed a reparations ordinance that provided monetary compensation and other benefits to victims of Burge-era torture. Following the passage of the...
Dates: August, 2015-August, 2016

James H. Roche Papers

Identifier: spe-c00113

James H. Roche Papers document the Chicagoan’s World War II experience, his work for the U.S. Navy and the subsequent investigation of his national loyalty based on a handful of visits to the Chicago Chapter of the American League of Peace and Democracy between January and May 1939.

Dates: 1942 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1942 - 1958

Rogers Park/West Ridge Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00002

Rogers Park and West Ridge, two of Chicago’s seventy-seven community areas, are located nine miles north of the Loop on the city’s far North Side. This collection documents life in Rogers Park and West Ridge from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day.

Dates: 1845 - 2021

Susan B. Rosenblum Papers

Identifier: spe-00186

This small collection consists of case studies, legal documents, reports, pamphlets and booklets connected to Susan B. Rosenblum’s work in Chicago in the 1980s. Items in the collection relate to three distinct areas of focus: displacement in the Uptown neighborhood in the late 1970s and early 1980s, the 1984 closing of the Playskool toy factory in West Humboldt Park and the creation of the non-profit Chicago Consortium of Worker Education in 1989.

Dates: 1980-1991

Seymour Rosofsky Collection

Identifier: spe-ctc-src

Seymour Rosofsky (1924-1981) was part of a generation of post-war independent-minded Chicago artists and a founding member of the Chicago Imagist tradition. Collection includes drawings, paintings and lithographs of scenes from the Salt Creek Summer Theater and also of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Sir George Solti.

Dates: 1953-1954, 1977

Rupp School Book Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00037

This collection contains school notebooks belonging to Clara, Elsie, and Walter Rupp, who studied at Blaine School and Lake View High School in the 1900s and 1910s. It also contains a few volumes of reference material, such as dictionaries and instructional guides, and a few novels.

Dates: 1867-1914, undated; Majority of material found within 1904 - 1914

J. Howell Russell Costume Drawings

Identifier: spe-t00082

J. Howell Russell was a British costume designer whose work was also seen on Chicago’s stages. The collection includes drawings for productions at the Chicago Opera House and the Alhambra in London.

Dates: 1893

Sarah Siddons Society Records

Identifier: spe-ctc-sss

Includes administrative records, as well as files kept by the society regarding winners and annual actress/actor of the year awards, leading lady awards and scholarship awards. Also photographs of society events and award recipients.

Dates: 1849-2000; Majority of material found within Bulk Dates, 1952-2000

Eugene Sawyer Mayoral Records

Identifier: spe-h00078
Abstract Eugene Sawyer worked in Chicago's Water Department before being elected 6th Ward Alderman in 1971. Following Harold Washington's death in November 1987, Sawyer was elected by his fellow City Council members to serve as mayor. Sawyer lost the special election in 1989 to Richard J. Daley, and after that, he left public office to pursue private business. Events that are most substantively represented in this collection include the construction of International Terminal 5 at O’Hare Airport, the...
Dates: 1980 - 1989; Majority of material found within Bulk dates: 1987-1989

Thomas F. Schulfer Program Collection

Identifier: spe-ctc-tfs

The Thomas F. Schulfer Program Collection was donated to Special Collections in 1988 by his son, Roche Schulfer, Executive Director at the Goodman Theatre. The collection documents primarily Chicago-area productions from the 1940s, 50s and 60s and includes a series of souvenir programs.

Dates: 1935 - 1985; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1969

Reverend Ronald Schupp Papers

Identifier: harsh-1997-10

Rev. Ronald Schupp was active in Chicago’s anti-apartheid movement and in efforts to aid the homeless. His papers include programs and clippings.

Dates: 1979-1997

Scottsdale Homeowners Association Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-sha

The Scottsdale Homeowners Association was established in 1952 by residents of Scottsdale, a newly formed neighborhood on the Southwest Side of Chicago. This collection documents association’s activities through newsletters, meeting minutes, programs, clippings and photographs.

Dates: 1916 - 2014; Majority of material found within 1952 - 2014

Scrapbook of a Matinee Girl

Identifier: spe-ctc-smg

The compiler of this scrapbook remains anonymous. She attended a wide range of plays, operas and concerts. The scrapbook is annotated and includes reviews, clippings and occasionally pictures.

Dates: 1908 - 1912

Laura Bell Shaw Papers

Identifier: harsh-2003-13

Laura Bell Shaw served as president of the Women’s Auxiliary board of Provident Hospital in the early 1980s. She was also an organizer of an early African American women’s golf organization. Her papers include programs, rare serials and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1948-1988, undated

ShawChicago Theater Company Records

Identifier: spe-t00108

ShawChicago specialized in concert readings of works by playwright George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries. The collection includes production records, including programs and promotional materials, in addition to scripts, photographs and papers from long serving Artistic Director Robert Scogin.

Dates: 1970 - 2019; Majority of material found within 1994 - 2019

Barbara Shepherd Photograph Collection

Identifier: harsh-1999-03

Barbara Shepherd worked on the 1940 American Negro Exposition held at the Chicago Coliseum. She also served in staff positions in several social service organizations. This small photograph collection is one of the few sources that documents the construction and activities of the 1940 exposition.

Dates: 1940-1942

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