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Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives

Identifier: harsh-2006-04

These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport’s AMF postal facility. They later worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. The AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization was founded in 1991 to document the history of African Americans in the organization. The collection contains administrative records, newsletters, photographs, reports, diagrams and memorabilia.

Dates: 1957-2010, undated

Houston and Cora Bowman Papers

Identifier: harsh-2009-03

Houston and Cora Bowman were founding members of Trinity United Church of Christ, a large and influential church on Chicago’s South Side. Their papers include the early history of Trinity, church newsletters, event programs and organizational records.

Dates: circa 1961-2008

Leland B. Elder, Jr. Papers

Identifier: harsh-2016-02
Abstract Leland B. Elder Jr. worked as part of the Chicago Public Library’s Public Information Office (PIO) for over thirty years (1984-2016). His responsibilities included editing and writing for the various incarnations of the library’s newsletters, marketing, press releases and promoting library programs and services. His papers detail the growth and development of the PIO and the Marketing Department of the Chicago Public Library showing the evolution of the ethnic heritage committees and the...
Dates: 1945 - 2016

Myrtis Minor Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-03

As a high school student in Jackson, Mississippi, Minor was one of the leaders of a 1949 bus boycott for civil rights. Her papers document the boycott, her career as a nurse at Provident Hospital and her activities in community organizations. They consist of oral history audio recordings, programs, yearbooks, clippings and memorabilia.

Dates: 1946-2007, undated

Lorraine Passovoy Papers

Identifier: harsh-1987-02

Lorraine Passovoy’s papers include research materials and writings on the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.

Dates: 1940-1984

People for Community Recovery Archives

Identifier: harsh-2009-05

People for Community Recovery (PCR) is a community organization located in the Chicago Housing Authority’s Altgeld Gardens project on Chicago’s far Southeast Side. Founded in 1979 by Altgeld Gardens resident Hazel Johnson, PCR demanded cleanup of toxic waste surrounding the community and pressed for repair work. The organization also coined the term “environmental racism.” The archives include correspondence, organization files, programs and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1935 - 2007

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