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By Robert Blythe

May
26
May
26

The Grand Army of the Republic

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CHM collections volunteer Robert Blythe details the history and contents of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois records in our Research Center. During the Civil War, some 2.7 million men served in Union blue from 1861 to 1865. To preserve their bonds of comradeship and ensure that veterans and their families received More

March
20
March
20

The Illinois Women’s Agenda

Posted under Collections by Robert Blythe

Collections volunteer Robert Blythe details the history and contents of the Illinois Women’s Agenda records in our Research Center. The records of the Illinois Women’s Agenda (IWA) shed light on the many and varied activities that characterized second-wave feminism in America in the 1970s and 1980s. Established in December 1975, the IWA was a coalition More

February
08
February
08

The Afro-American Patrolmen’s League

Posted under Collections by Robert Blythe

Collections volunteer Robert Blythe details the history and contents of the African American Police League records in our Research Center. “Black Police League Has Tough Job Ahead.” This headline could have been from yesterday’s newspaper, but in fact appeared in the Chicago Defender in September 1968. In May of that year, Chicago Police Department (CPD) More

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