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Community Archives

 Record Group
Identifier: MSS
Collections from individuals and organizations with ties to Lincoln Park, social justice, the Catholic Left, and women's and community advocacy organizations are found in this collection. The tabs in the linked research guide are general categories for the collections, and each collection offers a diverse array of formats and subjects better explained by reading individual finding aids.

Found in 100 Collections and/or Records:

Underground Press Conference collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0037
Scope and Contents

The Underground Press Conference collection contains organizational records and zines generated during the Chicago Conference from 1994-1996.

Dates: 1994-1996

Vanessa Gelvin zine collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0038
Scope and Contents This collection is composed of Gelvin's thesis, ephemera that she collected, and zines. The categories of zines are art, comic, cultural, erotica, literary, music, personal, resource, social/political, special interest, and women’s issues. Certain personal zines have socio-political, literary, or cultural themes and issues, but are designated as personal because they are created by one author. For example, two zines, "Constipation" and an untitled zine, are categorized as personal but deal...
Dates: 1998-2006

Venceremos Brigade research collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0039
Scope and Contents The collection consists of subject files and serial publications divided into subseries and arranged alphabetically: Castro Speeches, Communications, Cuba: General Information, Cuba: International Affairs, Local Politics (Chicago), Cuban Economy, Cuban Foreign Relations, Cuban History, Culture, Education, Foreign Debt Crisis, Health Care, Homosexuality, Housing, Human Rights, Immigration, International Politics, Labor in Cuba/USA, Lobbying And Legislation, Miscellaneous, Miscellaneous...
Dates: 1953-1994

Vi Daley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0091
Scope and Contents The Vi Daley papers were created and maintained during Daley’s three terms as Alderman from 1999 to 2011 and her time as Chief of Staff (1994-1998) for Alderman Charles Bernardini’s term are included. The majority of her papers are materials relating to Lincoln Park urban planning regarding the Columbus Hospital, the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Armitage Station (Brown Line) and Fullerton (Red Line) redevelopment projects and the numerous historic preservation initiatives throughout the...
Dates: 1972-2018

Victory Gardens Theater collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0040
Scope and Contents

This collection contains scripts and other production materials of the Victory Gardens Theater.

Dates: 1993-2011

Wanda Harold photographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0087
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Wanda Harold's paper, "Early Ethnic Settlement and Architecture in Lincoln Park," and accompanying photographs.

Dates: 2001

William R. Ward papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0086
Scope and Contents This collection contains twelve letters describing William R. Ward's travel and arrangements for the Columbian Exposition exhibit and his impressions of the fair and the city of Chicago, including descriptions of the architecture, the Transportation Building, and the "Street in Cairo" exhibit. The file folder labeled "Biographical Information" includes the book seller's description of the letters and a photocopy of the William Ward entry from the 1900 edition of the Biographical History of...
Dates: 1893

Women, Writing and Incarceration Project records

 Collection
Identifier: DPUA0001
Scope and Contents The Women, Writing and Incarceration Project records contain poetry and other writings created by women experiencing incarceration in various Illinois correctional facilities as part of DePaul University's Women, Writing and Incarceration Project. This collection also contains grant proposals, planning documents, course materials, and publicity related to the class, as well as writings by Ann Folwell Stanford, the professor who founded and taught the class. Some personally...
Dates: 1995-2005; 1902

Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages (WCML) records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0042
Scope and Contents

The Women's Caucus for the Modern Languages records range in date from 1970 to 2003 with the bulk of the material dating from 1974 to 1987. The organization's purpose, membership, governance, and activities are documented in the by-laws, meeting minutes, financial statements, correspondence, reports, and publications.

Dates: 1970-2003; Majority of material found within 1974-1987

Wrightwood Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0044
Scope and Contents

The Wrightwood Neighborhood Association records include newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, financial documents, flyers, reports, surveys, photographs, initial bids from contractors, initial plans, guidelines, fundraising materials, maps, reports, and photographs.

Dates: 1956-2015; Majority of material found within 1977-1996