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Personal correspondence.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

Warren and Mary Bacon Papers

Identifier: harsh-2009-04

Warren Bacon was a prominent Chicago civic leader and member of the Chicago Board of Education. Bacon opposed the policies of Chicago Public Schools superintendent Benjamin Willis. The papers include photographs and documents from Warren’s career and from his wife, Mary, and from their membership in the Great Black Book Club.

Dates: 1951-2006

Brenetta Howell Barrett Papers

Identifier: harsh-2007-08

A lifelong Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community protests in the 1960s and 1970s. Her papers include correspondence, office files, programs, clippings, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1942-2006

Josie Brown Childs Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-04
Abstract Josie Brown Childs, political and civil rights activist, aide to Mayor Harold Washington and cultural events promoter, donated her papers documenting her multifaceted career. The scope of the papers consists of family history in Mississippi, Childs’ early political work, her campaign for an aldermanic seat, her work for Mayor Washington, and her efforts to promote African American cultural and historical awareness. Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, flyers, programs and...
Dates: 1943 - 2005

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

Max Maier Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-mmp

In 1947 Max Maier exhibited his collection of Chicago playbills, programs and scrapbooks at the Chicago Public Library. A Chicago native, Maier was a contributor to the Chicago Tribune “Line O’ Type” column and an avid theater-goer. This collection documents the exhibit through photographs and clippings, as well as contains several examples of Maier’s correspondence.

Dates: 1906 - 1953

Reverend George F. Martin Papers

Identifier: harsh-2000-06

The papers of the Rev. George Martin, D.D., an A.M.E. minister originally from Kansas City, Missouri, were donated by his daughter, Chestine Warfield Allen. Martin was sent in 1916 to serve A.M.E. congregations in the Pacific Northwest, where he was a pastor in Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Spokane, Washington. He later returned to Kansas City as a pastor and was influential in the A.M.E. church nationally. His papers include correspondence, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1901-1972

Chandler Owen Papers

Identifier: harsh-2010-06

Chandler Owen was a writer, editor and labor activist who co-founded the radical socialist journal The Messenger with A. Philip Randolph. He later worked as managing editor of the Chicago Bee newspaper. This small group of papers includes original typescripts of several of Owen’s speeches and essays.

Dates: 1922-1972

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

Homer Smith Papers

Identifier: harsh-1994-06

Homer Smith’s memoir, Black Man in Red Russia, was published and promoted by Johnson Publishing Company in 1964. The collection includes an unpublished manuscript by Smith highlighting his life in Ethiopia in the mid-twentieth century.

Dates: 1957-1964

Laurence Turner Papers

Identifier: harsh-1992-02

Laurence Turner, an African American supporter of independent African nations, moved to Tanzania in the 1970s. He established his own business and trained local entrepreneurs. His papers document his life and work in Tanzania.

Dates: 1931-1990

Joan Wallace Papers

Identifier: harsh-2005-06

oan Wallace, daughter of painter William Edouard Scott and widow of anti-poverty federal official Maurice Dawkins, was an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during the Carter administration. Her papers contain correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1901-2007, bulk 1977-1994; Majority of material found within 1977 - 1994