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Social Justice

 Record Group
Identifier: SOCJ

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Anthony Rayson zine collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0050
Scope and Contents

This collection contains zines and other materials mostly created and/or distributed by Anthony Rayson through his South Chicago ABC Zine Distro. Most zines, artwork, and other materials in the collection contain political, anarchist, and/or social justice-related commentary and imagery.

Dates: 1970-2020; Majority of material found within 1998-2020

Call To Action records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0076
Scope and Contents This collection documents the history and activities of Call To Action (CTA), an organization of Catholics established in 1978 in response to the 1976 U.S. Bishops Call To Action Conference in Detroit, Michigan. The records include publications created or collected by the organization and ready reference files documenting issues such as peace and justice, celibacy for priests, birth control, ordination for women, clergy sex abuse, and the nuclear disarmament movement. It also contains files...
Dates: 1947-2017; Majority of material found within 1980-2009

Collection on Peace Activism

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0096
Scope and Contents

The Collection on Peace Activism brings together several donations received from individuals associated with members of the Berrigan family and others involved with peace activism. Created in March 2014, this collection contains correspondence, publications, and ephemera documenting peace activism and activists.

Dates: circa 1969-2018

Collection on the Young Lords

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0065
Scope and Contents Materials donated by Omar López on behalf of the Young Lords, including press releases, memorabilia, publicity, correspondence, and documentation of Cha-Cha Jiménez's 1974 Aldermanic campaign, are available in Box 1 of this collection. Additional material collected by Special Collections and Archives about the Young Lords or Cha-Cha Jiménez is housed at the end of Box 1. Box 2 contains photographs of the Young Lords taken by Carlos Flores. These photographs are available for reference...
Dates: 1968-2008

Companions Journeying Together records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0104
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the non-profit organization Companions Journeying Together, Inc. to fulfill its mission of preserving familial relations once a parent is imprisoned. The records span the dates 1979-2013 and include governance documents, administrative reports, program records, media coverage, grant applications, and Jana Minor’s operational files.

Dates: 1979-2013; Majority of material found within 1992-2005

Elmer Maas Plowshares collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0094
Scope and Contents

The Elmer Maas Plowshares collection dates from the 1940s to 2005, with the majority of materials starting in the 1970s. The collection is separated into two series: Plowshares and Legal Research Files. The Plowshares series includes files about specific actions, general information about Plowshares, writings by Maas, photographs, and videos. The Legal Research Files include various files Elmer Maas maintained about legal topics such as justification and jury nullification.

Dates: 1940s-2005; Majority of material found within 1970s-2005

Gale Cincotta collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0090
Scope and Contents The Gale Cincotta collection was created by Michael Westgate and Ann Vick-Westgate during their eight years of research for the book Gale Force: Gale Cincotta and the Fight for Community Reinvestment (2011). This collection includes the authors’ notes, research files, various publications collected during their research, and transcripts of interviews conducted for the book. Westgate met Cincotta in 1973 while working at the Federal Home Loan and Bank Board. After Cincotta’s death in 2001,...
Dates: 1957-2011; Majority of material found within 2002-2005

Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0004
Scope and Contents The records span the years 1975 to 2009, with most of the records dated between 1985 and 1999. Files from 1975 to 1978 are primarily materials collected by ICADV and used for their research or materials related to the founding of the Coalition. Publications, the first series, include publications both produced and collected by ICADV. For Better Times is the most extensive of the publications and documents the work that ICADV was doing from 1981 until 2003. This quarterly publication is a...
Dates: 1975-2009; Majority of material found within 1985-1999

La Leche League International records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0009
Scope and Contents The La Leche League International, LLLI, records span the dates 1956 to 2011. The records include documentation about the organization's foundation, mission, and expansion since 1956. Materials include publications, meeting minutes, correspondence, conference files, reports, and some photographs and memorabilia. Some of the significant topics represented in these files are women's health issues, breastfeeding research, role of women in society and family, parenting, and the global reach of...
Dates: 1956-2012; Majority of material found within 1960s-1990s

M. Cherif Bassiouni papers

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0003
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the professional career of M. Cherif Bassiouni. The papers include publications written by Bassiouni, correspondence, as well as awards and honors he received. Files documenting Bassiouni’s work to establish the International Criminal Court (ICC) and DePaul University’s International Human Rights Law Institute (IHRLI) are also included. The files also include documentation about IHRLI and Bassiouni’s involvement with the United Nations Yugoslavia Commission.

Dates: 1944-2011; Majority of material found within 1968-2005

Murray Polner papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0073
Scope and Contents

The Murray Polner papers reflect the research of Polner as he wrote Disarmed and Dangerous: The Radical Life and Times of Daniel and Philip Berrigan. Research materials for the book included in this collection were primarily gathered by Polner in 1993-1996 from publications, archives, the Berrigan family, those who knew them, and Polner's collection of materials on the peace and anti-nuclear movements. Reactions to the release of Disarmed and Dangerous are also included.

Dates: 1959-2013; Majority of material found within 1968-1995

Rev. James Brockman, S.J. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0055
Scope and Contents

The Rev. James Brockman, S.J. papers document Fr. Brockman’s work in Central and South America. The bulk of his papers include research files about Archbishop Oscar Romero. The collection contains materials created or gathered by Fr. Brockman such as correspondence, personal notes, publications, newspaper clippings and articles, research materials, photographs, and posters.

Dates: 1961-1997; Majority of material found within 1970-1989

Sr. Helen Prejean papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0064
Scope and Contents This collection contains material detailing Sr. Helen’s work with death row inmates and her campaign against the death penalty. There is correspondence with three of the prisoners for whom she has been spiritual advisor: Pat Sonnier, Robert Lee Willie, and Dobie Gillis Williams. There is also information about two of the other men she has accompanied to execution: Joseph O’Dell and James Allridge. Willie Celestine is not represented in this collection. The death row inmates with whom Sr....
Dates: 1902-2014; Majority of material found within 1985-2014

Teresa Fraga papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0035
Scope and Contents This collection documents Fraga's participation in various community organizations in order to affect change in a neighborhood that faced urban decay, overcrowded schools, the stigmas of race and immigration, and few committed resources from the city. The papers also chronicle her personal journey from migrant farm worker to serving as a trustee and board member of numerous organizations. Materials include correspondence and memoranda, meeting minutes, newsletters, publicity, reports,...
Dates: 1973-2010