Earl B. Dickerson Papers

Earl B. Dickerson Papers
Size: 12 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 2008/02
Provenance: Gift of Steven and Joshua Cohen, grandsons of Earl B. Dickerson.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Earl B. Dickerson Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Mapping the Stacks Staff: Melissa Barton, Doron Galili, Moira Hinderer, Celeste Day Moore, Traci Parker, Christina Petersen, Marcia Walker.
Supervised by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, CPL.

Biographical Note

Earl Burrus Dickerson was among the most prominent leaders in African American business, politics, and law in the 20th century. He was born on June 22, 1891, in Canton, Miss., near Jackson. His parents, Emma Garrett Fielding and Edward Dickerson, married in 1890. His father, an upholster, died in 1896. His maternal grandfather, Benjamin Franklin Garrett, who purchased himself out of slavery along with Earl’s grandmother Eliza Montgomery, operated a livery and carriage service in Canton during the Civil War. They accumulated property in the city that would sustain the family after his death in the 1880s. Dickerson was raised by his grandmother Eliza, his mother, Emma, and his half-sister Gertrude from his father’s first marriage.

Dickerson first moved to Chicago in 1907 to attend the Laboratory Schools at the University of Chicago. After returning briefly to Mississippi, and working as a stevedore and dishwasher in Memphis, he returned to Chicago to attend Wendell Phillips High School in 1908. An exceptional student, Dickerson transferred to Evanston Academy, where he earned his high school diploma in 1909, and enrolled in Northwestern University that fall. He would transfer again in 1911 to the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and earn his B.A. in 1914. There he met one of his lifelong friends and colleagues, Claude A. Barnett, and was among the founding members of the school’s chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi (then Kappa Alpha Nu) black fraternity. In 1915, he entered the University of Chicago Law School.

Over the course of his education, Dickerson supported himself with several jobs, from Pullman porter (in 1909) to teacher at Tuskegee Institute (1913-14), principal at a black high school in Vincennes, Ind. (1914-15), and librarian at the University of Chicago Law Library. In 1917, Dickerson enlisted in the Army and was commissioned as the Second Lieutenant in the 92nd Division. In France, he worked as a French interpreter, advocated for better treatment of black soldiers in the Army, and became a founding member of the American Legion.

After returning to Chicago in 1919 and completing his law degree in 1920, Dickerson’s career immediately opened onto the paths of law, business, and politics, which he pursued for the rest of his life. He began his legal career by opening his own practice in 1921 and quickly parlayed his expertise into positions of general counsel at Supreme Life Insurance Co. in 1921, attorney for the city government in 1923, board member of the Chicago Urban League in 1925, and chairman of the NAACP Legal Redress Committee in 1926. By the end of the 1940s, Dickerson had risen to the top of these fields. He would be elected as Alderman of Chicago’s Second Ward (1939-1943); become President of the National Bar Association (1945-1947) and the National Lawyers Guild (1951-1954); become Vice President (1937) and then President (1939-1940) of the Chicago Urban League; and serve as a board member of the national NAACP (1941-1971).

Founded in 1919 by Frank L. Gillespie, Supreme Life Insurance Co. (renamed Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Co. in 1929) was the first African American life insurance company to operate in the North. Gillespie hired Dickerson as general counsel and director in 1920, and Dickerson would rise to the head of investment and mortgage development in 1942 and later to President and CEO in 1955. Supreme was among the few insurance companies not only to offer life insurance, loans, and mortgages to African Americans, but also to offer white collar work to a rising black middle class. It was engaged in the civic and political life of black Chicago. Supreme was among the chief backers of the American Negro Exposition of 1940. As Supreme’s general counsel, Dickerson led the legal team in Hansberry v. Lee (1940), which overturned the Woodlawn Property Owner’s Association’s housing covenant against black homeowners. (Supreme had originally supplied the mortgage for Carl Hansberry’s property.) Though the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the covenant on a legal technicality, the decision would provide the foundation for future legal challenges against racially restrictive housing covenants.

In 1941, on the recommendation of Walter White of the NAACP, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt appointed Dickerson to the newly created Fair Employment Practices Committee. The FEPC was created to enforce the President’s Executive Order 8802, which forbade racially discriminatory hiring practices by private businesses supplying the wartime defense industry. With the Committee, Dickerson held public hearings into hiring violations in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Birmingham, and was an insistent advocate for black labor rights. His perceived militancy, however, caused him to run afoul of the Roosevelt administration, and he was the only member of the original committee not reappointed in 1943.

Earl Dickerson married Kathryn Kennedy on June 15, 1930. Earl’s first marriage to Inez Moss began in 1912 and ended in divorce in 1927. Kathryn was recently divorced from Rodger Wilson, with whom she had a son, Rodger Wilson Jr. A student at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1922, Kathryn maintained an active interest in the burgeoning arts and culture of the Chicago Renaissance. She was a founding officer of the South Side Community Art Center in 1940 and among the organizers of the American Negro Exposition of 1940. Earl and Kathryn Dickerson’s daughter, Diane, was born on May 13, 1934 at Chicago’s Provident Hospital, and would go on to attend Frances W. Parker High School in Chicago and Mills College in Oakland, Calif., where she kept an extensive correspondence with her father. The Dickersons frequently appeared together socially and often travelled together, including tours of Europe, the Caribbean and Latin America, and Asia.

In the 1950s and 1960s, Dickerson’s leadership role in Chicago’s black community and in the national Civil Rights movement grew larger. In 1963, for instance, he not only headed the Chicago Exposition of the Centennial of the Emancipation Proclamation, but also shared the stage with Martin Luther King Jr., and A. Philip Randolph at the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. He retired as President of Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Co. in 1971, but he continued to serve as Chairman until 1973 and as Director until 1977. In his later years, Dickerson continued his active social life and was sought after as a public speaker. He was honored at an NAACP Legal Defense Fund dinner in 1975, garnered honorary doctorates from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University, and was the subject of biographical retrospectives by the Chicago Reader , the Hyde Park Herald , and the Chicago Tribune . Kathryn Dickerson, after enduring Alzheimer’s disease for several years, died in a nursing home on March 6, 1980. Earl Dickerson died in his Hyde Park apartment at 4800 Chicago Beach Drive on Sept. 1, 1986.

Sources

Blakely, Robert J. and Marcus Shepard. Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality . Evanston, IL: Northwestern University Press, 2006.

Green, Adam. Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955 . Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007.

Ingham, John N. and Lynne B. Feldman. “Dickerson, Earl Burrus, et al.” African-American Business Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary . Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1994. 198-220.

Scope and Content Note

The Earl B. Dickerson Papers consist mainly of personal correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia, a modest collection of professional correspondence, manuscripts of speeches, newspaper clippings, programs of public events, serials, and recorded oral histories. Particularly extensive are Dickerson’s correspondence with his daughter and the photographic record of his public activities and private life. This collection is divided into 10 series: Biography; Correspondence; Manuscripts; Clippings, Dickerson’s FBI files; Programs; Serials; Photographs; Audiotapes; and Memorabilia.

Related papers in the Harsh Collection include the Etta Moten Barnett Papers; the Ben Burns Papers; and the Just the Beginning Foundation Archives.

Series 1: Biography

This series is comprised of biographical clippings related to Dickerson’s life and career, obituaries, and public tributes paid to Dickerson at the end of his life and after his death.

Series 2: Correspondence

This series is organized into correspondence between Dickerson and his daughter, Diane, correspondence by Kathryn Dickerson, and other personal and professional correspondence to and from Dickerson (arranged alphabetically). The correspondence between Earl and Diane Dickerson are photocopies of letters originally kept in two family albums. They have been rearranged chronologically; the bulk of them span the years 1952 to 1956, while Diane attended Mills College in Oakland, Calif. Kathryn and Earl Dickerson also maintained an extensive correspondence from the 1930s to the 1950s. The remainder of the series consists of correspondence between Dickerson and his friends and colleagues in law, business, and politics, including a letter from W. E. B. Du Bois requesting Dickerson stand as a Progressive Party candidate in the 1952 U.S. elections; and several letters to Kathryn Dickerson from African American political and social organizations

Series 3: Manuscripts

This series is largely comprised of speeches Dickerson made toward the end of his life upon the occasion of major anniversaries and the receipt of honorary degrees. The manuscripts also include remarks made about Dickerson by colleagues and friends at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner in 1975.

Series 4: Clippings

This series includes newspaper clippings that chronicle Dickerson’s career as a lawyer, politician, and businessman. This series also contains a significant number of clippings from the Defender recording Kathryn Dickerson’s activity on the South Side throughout the 1930s and 1940s, including her notable involvement in the South Side Community Art Center at the American Negro Exposition of 1940.

Series 5: FBI Freedom of Information Act Files

This series includes Earl B. Dickerson’s FBI file obtained by a Freedom of Information Act request. Blacked-out passages have been redacted by the FBI.

Series 6: Programs

This series consists of programs of events and organizations in which the Dickersons participated, such as the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner in 1975 or South Side Community Art Center events in the 1940s, and in which Dickerson was posthumously honored, such as by the Chicago Bar Association.

Series 7: Serials

The serials comprise full issues of newspapers and magazines that covered the events of Dickerson’s public life, as well as a small collection of historic newspapers and journals acquired by Dickerson. These range from the late 19th to early 20th century.

Series 8: Photographs

Dickerson kept an extensive photographic record, dating from his childhood in Canton, Miss., to his receipt of multiple awards and honors at the end of his life. This series encompasses formal studio portraits of the Dickerson family, photographs of the Supreme Life Insurance Co. offices, and family photographs and snapshots of the Dickersons at home, at public events, and on vacation. This series also includes whole sets of photographs recording several public events in Dickerson’s life: Diane Dickerson’s formal social debut in 1952; the visit of Nigerian Ambassador Julius Momo Udochi to Chicago in 1961; the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner in honor of Earl B. Dickerson in 1975.

Series 9: Audiotapes

This series contains audio recordings of Dickerson’s speeches at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner (1975), at the Chicago Sunday Evening Club (1976), and First National Bank’s Martin Luther King Jr., Memorial (1982). It also contains some of the oral interviews conducted by Dickerson’s biographer, Robert J. Blakely, with many of Dickerson’s colleagues and friends, including John H. Johnson and Dr. Leonidas Berry, from November 1983 to April 1984.

Series 10: Memorabilia

Dickerson’s memorabilia includes his extensive collection of awards and honors accrued during his career as well as souvenirs from his many trips abroad. This series also includes some records from his family, financial, and social life.

Container List

Series 1: Biography
Box 1 Folder 1: Biographical clippings from Chicago Tribune and Voice, 1979-1982
Box 1 Folder 2: Harold Washington Proclamation of EBD Day, 4/29/1983
Box 1 Folder 3: Obituaries for EBD in Chicago Defender, Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago Tribune, Dollars & Sense, Jet, New York Times, 1986
Box 1 Folder 4: Memorial Program and Biographical ms., 9/6/1986
Box 1 Folder 5: Judge Leighton remarks, memorial for EBD, 10/20/1986
Box 1 Folder 6: Illinois House resolution & documents commemorating EBD, 1986
Box 1 Folder 7: City Council of Chicago tribute to EBD, 1986
Box 1 Folder 8: Chicago Business Hall of Fame, Programs, 1992-1998 [incl. speech given by Diane Dickerson, 1992]
Box 1 Folder 9: Genealogical Research (by Diane Dickerson), c. 1994
Box 1 Folder 10: Chicago Council of Black Law Students, Program, “Honoring Legacy of EBD,” 1998
Series 2: Correspondence
Earl B. Dickerson to Diane Dickerson (scrapbook 1)
Box 2 Folder 1: Scrapbook album cover, n.d.
Box 2 Folder 2: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 5/7/1936
Box 2 Folder 3: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 9/23/1952
Box 2 Folder 4: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/1/1952
Box 2 Folder 5: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/14/1952
Box 2 Folder 6: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/23/1952
Box 2 Folder 7: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/28/1952
Box 2 Folder 8: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/7/1952
Box 2 Folder 9: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/12/1952
Box 2 Folder 10: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/12/1952
Box 2 Folder 11: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/13/1952
Box 2 Folder 12: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/18/1952
Box 2 Folder 13: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 1/7/1953
Box 2 Folder 14: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 1/17/1953
Box 2 Folder 15: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 1/22/1953
Box 2 Folder 16: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 1/27/1953
Box 2 Folder 17: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 1/29/1953
Box 2 Folder 18: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/5/1953
Box 2 Folder 19: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/9/1953
Box 2 Folder 20: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/10/1953
Box 2 Folder 21: Unknown to Diane Dickerson, 2/10/1953 [empty envelope]
Box 2 Folder 22: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/20/1953
Box 2 Folder 23: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/25/1953
Box 2 Folder 24: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 2/26/1953
Box 2 Folder 25: Herbert Smith (Frances W. Parker School) to Mr. and Mrs. EBD, 2/28/1953
Box 2 Folder 26: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 3/2/1953
Box 2 Folder 27: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 3/3/1953
Box 2 Folder 28: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 3/4/1953
Box 2 Folder 29: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 3/7/1953
Box 2 Folder 30: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 3/16/1953
Box 2 Folder 31: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 4/15/1953
Box 2 Folder 32: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 4/30/1953
Box 2 Folder 33: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 5/11/1953
Box 2 Folder 34: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 5/18/1953
Box 2 Folder 35: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 9/28/1953
Box 2 Folder 36: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/15/1953
Box 2 Folder 37: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/20/1953
Box 2 Folder 38: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/21/1953
Box 2 Folder 39: Kathryn Dickerson to Diane Dickerson, 10/21/1953
Box 2 Folder 40: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/22/1953
Box 2 Folder 41: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 10/30/1953
Box 2 Folder 42: EBD to Diane Dickerson, 11/23/1953
Diane Dickerson to Earl B. Dickerson (scrapbook 2)
Box 3 Folder 1: Scrapbook album cover, n.d.
Box 3 Folder 2: Diane and Rex to EBD, Easter Card, 4/19/1935
Box 3 Folder 3: Diane Dickerson to EBD c. 1944?
Box 3 Folder 4: Diane Dickerson to EBD, father’s day card, c. June 1952
Box 3 Folder 5: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/4/1952
Box 3 Folder 6: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/6/1952
Box 3 Folder 7: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/7/1952
Box 3 Folder 8: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/13/1952
Box 3 Folder 9: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/19/1952
Box 3 Folder 10: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/27/1952
Box 3 Folder 11: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 7/29/1952
Box 3 Folder 12: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson and EBD, 8/5/1952
Box 3 Folder 13: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 9/22/1952
Box 3 Folder 14: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/11/1952
Box 3 Folder 15: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/3/1952
Box 3 Folder 16: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/14/1952
Box 3 Folder 17: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/17/1952
Box 3 Folder 18: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 1/15/1953
Box 3 Folder 19: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 1/18/1953
Box 3 Folder 20: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 1/30/1953
Box 3 Folder 21: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/11/1953
Box 3 Folder 22: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/12/1953
Box 3 Folder 23: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/25/1953
Box 3 Folder 24: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/5/1953
Box 3 Folder 25: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/13/1953
Box 3 Folder 26: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/8/1953
Box 3 Folder 27: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/18/1953
Box 3 Folder 28: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/9/1953
Box 3 Folder 29: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/15/1953
Box 3 Folder 30: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/28/1953
Box 3 Folder 31: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 9/20/1953
Box 3 Folder 32: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 9/28/1953
Box 3 Folder 33: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/1/1953
Box 3 Folder 34: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/2/1953
Box 3 Folder 35: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/14/1953
Box 3 Folder 36: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/5/1953
Box 3 Folder 37: Diane Dickerson to Kathryn Dickerson, 2/4/1954
Box 3 Folder 38: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/5/1954
Box 3 Folder 39: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/5/1954
Box 3 Folder 40: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/9/1954
Box 3 Folder 41: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/15/1954
Box 3 Folder 42: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/27/1954
Box 3 Folder 43: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/8/1954
Box 3 Folder 44: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/17/1954
Box 3 Folder 45: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/25/1954
Box 3 Folder 46: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/25/1954
Box 3 Folder 47: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/27/1954
Box 3 Folder 48: Diane Dickerson to EBD, c. May 1954
Box 3 Folder 49: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 7/16/1954
Box 3 Folder 50: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 8/15/1954
Box 3 Folder 51: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 9/28/1954
Box 3 Folder 52: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/1/1954
Box 3 Folder 53: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/5/1954
Box 3 Folder 54: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/8/1954
Box 3 Folder 55: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/14/1954
Box 3 Folder 56: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/4/1954
Box 3 Folder 57: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/5/1954
Box 3 Folder 58: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD [from Mills College], 11/7/1954
Box 3 Folder 59: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD [from Mills College], 11/9/1954
Box 3 Folder 60: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/22/1955
Box 3 Folder 61: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/12/1955
Box 3 Folder 62: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/16/1955
Box 3 Folder 63: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/22/1955
Box 3 Folder 64: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/13/1955
Box 3 Folder 65: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/17/1955
Box 3 Folder 66: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 4/27/1955
Box 3 Folder 67: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/6/1955
Box 3 Folder 68: Diane Dickerson to EBD, father’s day card, c. June 1955
Box 3 Folder 69: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 6/15/1955
Box 3 Folder 70: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 6/17/1955
Box 3 Folder 71: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 9/30/1955
Box 3 Folder 72: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 10/25/1955
Box 3 Folder 73: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/7/1955
Box 3 Folder 74: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/16/1955
Box 3 Folder 75: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 11/20/1955
Box 3 Folder 76: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 1/20/1956
Box 3 Folder 77: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/16/1956
Box 3 Folder 78: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/24/1956
Box 3 Folder 79: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 2/28/1956
Box 3 Folder 80: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 3/9/1956
Box 3 Folder 81: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 5/1/1956; with note on envelope by EBD, 1978
Box 3 Folder 82: Diane Dickerson to EBD, 7/16/1973
Box 3 Folder 83: EBD to Chuck Brown re: Correspondence Album, 1978
Kathryn Dickerson to Earl B. Dickerson (not in scrapbook)
Box 4 Folder 1: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, c. 1930s? [loose pages]
Box 4 Folder 2: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 12/31/1930
Box 4 Folder 3: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 8/29/1931
Box 4 Folder 4: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, telegram, 9/3/1931
Box 4 Folder 5: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 10/4/1931
Box 4 Folder 6: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 10/7/1931
Box 4 Folder 7: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 10/21/1931
Box 4 Folder 8: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 11/14/1931
Box 4 Folder 9: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 4/25/1932
Box 4 Folder 10: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 5/18/1932
Box 4 Folder 11: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 5/25/1932
Box 4 Folder 12: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 8/3/1932
Box 4 Folder 13: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 8/23/1932
Box 4 Folder 14: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 11/18/1933
Box 4 Folder 15: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 2/21/1934
Box 4 Folder 16: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 2/26/1934
Box 4 Folder 17: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 3/10/1934
Box 4 Folder 18: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/24/1934
Box 4 Folder 19: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 3/2/1935
Box 4 Folder 20: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 3/6/1935
Box 4 Folder 21: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 3/13/1935
Box 4 Folder 22: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 3/18/1935
Box 4 Folder 23: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 4/5/1935
Box 4 Folder 24: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 4/8/1935
Box 4 Folder 25: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 4/28/1935
Box 4 Folder 26: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 5/8/1935
Box 4 Folder 27: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 5/15/1935
Box 4 Folder 28: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 5/27/1935
Box 4 Folder 29: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/13/1935
Box 4 Folder 30: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/14/1935
Box 4 Folder 31: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/16/1935
Box 4 Folder 32: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/18/1935
Box 4 Folder 33: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 2/15/1936
Box 4 Folder 34: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 2/21/1936
Box 4 Folder 35: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 2/28/1936
Box 4 Folder 36: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/6/1936
Box 4 Folder 37: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/7/1936
Box 4 Folder 38: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/13/1936
Box 4 Folder 39: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/24/1936
Box 4 Folder 40: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/27/1936
Box 4 Folder 41: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/29/1936
Box 4 Folder 42: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/30/1936
Box 4 Folder 43: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/6/1936
Box 4 Folder 44: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/9/1936
Box 4 Folder 45: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/15/1936
Box 4 Folder 46: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/20/1936 (with enclosure from Family Service Bureau, Chicago)
Box 4 Folder 47: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/24/1936
Box 4 Folder 48: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/30/1936
Box 4 Folder 49: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/2/1936
Box 4 Folder 50: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/6/1936
Box 4 Folder 51: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/7/1936
Box 4 Folder 52: Kathryn Dickerson(?) to Diane Dickerson, birthday card, 5/9/1936
Box 4 Folder 53: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/15/1936
Box 4 Folder 54: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/18/1936
Box 4 Folder 55: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/24/1936
Box 4 Folder 56: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 5/29/1936
Box 4 Folder 57: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/6/1936
Box 4 Folder 58: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/20/1936
Box 4 Folder 59: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/26/1936
Box 4 Folder 60: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, telegram, 10/27/1940
Box 4 Folder 61: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 8/4/1945
Box 4 Folder 62: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 9/7/1945
Box 4 Folder 63: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/30/1947
Box 4 Folder 64: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 3/13/1949
Box 4 Folder 65: Kathryn Dickerson to EBD, 4/18/1955
Box 4 Folder 66: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/26/1956
Box 4 Folder 67: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, 9/28/1960
Box 4 Folder 68: EBD to Kathryn Dickerson, partial letter and card, n.d.
Box 4 Folder 69: Envelopes addressed to Kathryn Dickerson, 1935, 1956
Other correspondence (alphabetical by correspondent)
Box 5 Folder 1: 1233 Club to Kathryn Dickerson, invitation, 4/6/1936
Box 5 Folder 2: Anonymous, “You Gossip” card, n.d.
Box 5 Folder 3: James Baxter to EBD, 12/9/1970
Box 5 Folder 4: Edward W. Beasley, M.D. (Physicians reference for travel), 1960
Box 5 Folder 5: Gerard Casper [Dean of University of Chicago Law School] to EBD, 6/19/1981
Box 5 Folder 6: EBD to Gerard Casper, 12/12/1985 [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 5 Folder 7: D.C. Chandler to John Morning (EBD photos attached), 12/3/1963 [See Photograph 051-054]
Box 5 Folder 8: Chicago Police Department (reference for travel), 1960
Box 5 Folder 9: Thomas G. Church (VP Continental Bank) to EBD, 1/23/1976 [re: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner]
Box 5 Folder 10: Gertrude Dickerson (?) to EBD, picture postcard, c. 1907? [See Photograph 029]
Box 5 Folder 11: W. E. B. Du Bois to EBD, 2/12/1952
Box 5 Folder 12: Frank Ellsworth to EBD, 3/2/1977
Box 5 Folder 13: First National Bank of Chicago, 1937-1982
Box 5 Folder 14: Bernard D. Fischman to EBD, 10/29/1974
Box 5 Folder 15: Geeting and Fromm Importers (letters of introduction for wine tour), 1960
Box 5 Folder 16: John Hammond to EBD, 6/20/1984
Box 5 Folder 17: Judson Hixson to EBD, 12/21/1981
Box 5 Folder 18: John H. Johnson (Johnson Publishing Co.) to EBD, 1953-1986 [originals in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 5 Folder 19: John and Eunice Johnson to EBD, postcard from Haiti, 1949 (?)
Box 5 Folder 20: J. R. Kennedy to Kathryn Dickerson, 9/13/1930
Box 5 Folder 21: Frank J. Molek (Assistant Dean of University of Chicago Law School) to EBD, 1/7/1986 [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 5 Folder 22: Frank Molek to EBD, 10/8/1986
Box 5 Folder 23: Norral Mornes (Dean of University of Chicago Law School) to EBD, 3/24/1977
Box 5 Folder 24: Earl A. Morris (Kappa Alpha Psi) to EBD, 2/25/1977
Box 5 Folder 25: Morris & Cashin Law Office, 8/20/1931
Box 5 Folder 26: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Chicago Committee Annual Dinner, with programs enclosed, 1975
Box 5 Folder 27: Office of Production Management (Travel Authorization), 1941
Box 5 Folder 28: Esther L. Newman to EBD, 2/21-2/27/1933
Box 5 Folder 29: Richard H. Pell to EBD, 5/9/1963
Box 5 Folder 30: Charles H. Percy to EBD, 4/28/1983
Box 5 Folder 31: Judge Eugene Pincham to Robert Strotz, EBD notes, 2/23/1977
Box 5 Folder 32: EBD to Eugene T. Reed, 6/19-6/24/1986
Box 5 Folder 33: Pauline Reed to Diane Dickerson [Montgomery], with clipping, 2/15/1985
Box 5 Folder 34: Roosevelt University Development Council to EBD, 11/2/1959
Box 5 Folder 35: Rose Bargain Center to Kathryn Dickerson, 6/7/1936
Box 5 Folder 36: Smith-for-President Colored League (empty envelope), n.d.
Box 5 Folder 37: Supreme Liberty Life Insurance Co. (envelope with handwritten notes), 1929
Box 5 Folder 38: Weathers B. Sykes to EBD, handwritten note, n.d.
Box 5 Folder 39: University of Illinois at Chicago to EBD, 4/27/1984
Box 5 Folder 40: Archie L. Weaver (NAACP) to EBD, 12/15/1932
Box 5 Folder 41: Archie L. Weaver (NAACP) to Kathryn Dickerson, 12/15/1932
Box 5 Folder 42: Welcome Tour & Travel Service, 4/6/1957
Box 5 Folder 43: Ruth Weyand to R. J. Blakely (EBD biographer), 1/22/1984 [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 5 Folder 44: Frank White to Kathryn Dickerson, 4/11/1945
Box 5 Folder 45: Wilberforce University to EBD (re: Honorary degree), 1961
Box 5 Folder 46: Bennie Williams, 1977-1980
Box 5 Folder 47: Kebbie and Rodger [Wilson?] to Kathryn Dickerson, 9/5/1934
Box 5 Folder 48: Whitney Young, Jr. (National Urban League) to Chicago Commission on Human Relations, re: Kathryn Dickerson, 12/6/1962
Box 5 Folder 49: Whitney Young to Kathryn Dickerson, 12/10/1962
Series 3: Manuscripts
Box 6 Folder 1: Taylor v. Birmingham, U.S. Supreme Court (EBD Atty. for petitioner), 1949
Box 6 Folder 2: EBD speech on Martin Luther King Jr.’s Birthday, First Chicago Center, 1/15/1982
Box 6 Folder 3: EBD remarks on Hyde Park Career Academy Hero’s Day, 3/18/1983 [orignal in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 6 Folder 4: EBD remarks for Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, 11/20/1983 [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 6 Folder 5: EBD eulogy for Metz Lochard, 2/7/1984
Box 6 Folder 6: EBD draft of speech for 94th birthday, 6/22/1985
Box 6 Folder 7: EBD speech, “Onward March of Kappa Alpha Psi,” 10/8/1985
Box 6 Folder 8: EBD, “Thoughts on Founders Day of Kappa Alpha Psi Sorority,” 2/1/1986 [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Box 6 Folder 9: EBD remarks on 95th birthday (NAACP Party), 6/28/1986
Box 6 Folder 10: EBD speech to Kappa Alpha Psi 75th Anniversary (Indianapolis, Ind.), 8/10/1986
Box 6 Folder 11: EBD amendment to Earl B. Dickerson Trust, 8/18/1986
Box 6 Folder 12: T. Arnold Hill and Ira De A. Reid, “Unemployment among Negroes” (National Urban League), Nov. 1930
Box 6 Folder 13: [Kathryn Dickerson handwritten copy?], Recipe for Indian Curry (Home Journal, Nov. 1957)
Box 6 Folder 14: John J. Johnson, remarks on EBD (NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner), 10/30/1975
Box 6 Folder 15: Herman Kogan, commenting on EBD (NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner), 10/30/1975
Box 6 Folder 16: William T. Coleman, remarks on EBD (NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner), 10/30/1975
Box 6 Folder 17: Etta Moten Barnett, “A Roast and a Toast” (with handwritten account of event), n.d. [original in Etta Moten Barnett Papers]
Series 4: Clippings
Box 7 Folder 1: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Theresa Fambro Hooks column in Chicago Defender, 10/13/1975
Box 7 Folder 2: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Chicago Sun-Times, 10/17-10/30/1975
Box 7 Folder 3: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Vernon Jarrett column, Chicago Tribune, 10/24/1975
Box 7 Folder 4: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Chicago Defender, 10/25/1975
Box 7 Folder 5: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Vernon Jarrett column, Chicago Tribune, 10/26/1975
Box 7 Folder 6: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Sun-Times and Daily News, 10/30/1975
Box 7 Folder 7: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Chicago Defender, 10/30/1975
Box 7 Folder 8: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, New York Times, 11/1/1975
Box 7 Folder 9: NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Chicago Committee Annual Dinner, Jet, 11/20/1975
Box 7 Folder 10: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Rep. Augustus F. Hawkins, remarks on EBD, Congressional Record, 12/5/1975
Box 7 Folder 11: Anniversary of Hansberry v. Lee (1940) in Chicago Tribune 5/2/1979 and Hyde Park Herald, 6/6/1979
Box 7 Folder 12: Charles Branham, “A History of Black Politics” pt. 1, The Chicago Journal, 1/26/1983
Box 7 Folder 13: Lerone Bennett, Jr., “The Last Half-Hour: Earl Dickerson, gadfly of the black establishment, makes his final stand,” Ebony, 1976
Box 7 Folder 14: Robert McClory, “A Supreme Life: Earl Dickerson at 92,” Chicago Reader, 1984
Box 7 Folder 15: “Linking the Ages in Bronzeville,” Chicago Sun-Times, 1996 [Supreme Life Building]
Box 7 Folder 16: “Earl B. Dickerson: Warrior,” Ebony, Dec. 1961
Box 7 Folder 17: Ellis E. Reid, “Earl, Bob and Me,” The Law School Record, 1991
Box 7 Folder 18: EBD, letter to editor, unknown publication, c. 1960-63?
Box 7 Folder 19: EBD, remarks for 14th Annual Joint Negro Appeal Dinner, 12/6/1970; rpt. in Congressional Record 12/22/1970
Box 7 Folder 20: Diane Dickerson, debut, Chicago Defender, 6/28/1952
Box 7 Folder 21: Kathryn Dickerson (Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier), 1933-1952
Box 7 Folder 22: Kathryn Dickerson (Chicago Defender, Pittsburgh Courier), c. 1941-1949?
Box 7 Folder 23: Kathryn Dickerson (Chicago Bee), 1943
Box 7 Folder 24: Publicity, 1971-1992
Box 7 Folder 25: Publicity, Hyde Park Savings & Loan, Hyde Park Herald, 6/28/1978 (EBD photo)
Box 7 Folder 26: Publicity, American Airlines (“Earl B. Dickerson: How He Chalked Up His First Million”), n.d.
Box 7 Folder 27: Poetry from unidentified newspapers, c. 1948, n.d.
Box 7 Folder 28: Japanese Art (reception at Dickerson home), Chicago Tribune, 10/19/1953 [see Corr.; Pauline Reed to Diane Dickerson Montgomery, 2/15/1985]
Box 7 Folder 29: Zvi Raphaeli (artist), Jewish Advocate, 1962
Box 7 Folder 30: Collection of clippings on EBD from Chicago Defender, 1939-1970
Series 5: FBI Freedom of Information Act Files
Box 8 Folder 1: Memo from J.E. Hoover to Atty. Gen. re: EBD, 6/3/1943
Box 8 Folder 2: EBD FBI File, obtained via FOIA [passages redacted by FBI], 1960
Box 8 Folder 3: EBD FBI File, obtained via FOIA [passages redacted by FBI], 1969
Series 6: Programs
Box 9 Folder 1: American Freedom of Residence Fund, Golden Key Award to Eleanor Roosevelt, 1961
Box 9 Folder 2: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 2/25/1993
Box 9 Folder 3: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 2/23/1994
Box 9 Folder 4: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 3/14/1995
Box 9 Folder 5: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 5/23/1996
Box 9 Folder 6: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 6/13/1997
Box 9 Folder 7: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 6/6/2000
Box 9 Folder 8: Chicago Bar Association, EBD Award Luncheon, 6/6/2002
Box 9 Folder 9: Cook County Bar Association, 4/20/1969
Box 9 Folder 10: Interracial Symposium, 12/14/1930
Box 9 Folder 11: Memorial Service on MLK’s birthday, First Chicago Center, 1/15/1982
Box 9 Folder 12: NAACP Madame C. J. Walker Awards Committee, Minutes, 1933 [Kathryn Dickerson nominated]
Box 9 Folder 13: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, 10/30/1975
Box 9 Folder 14: NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, List of Contributors, 1975
Box 9 Folder 15: Northwestern University Commencement Program, 1977
Box 9 Folder 16: South Side Community Art Center, Eleanor Roosevelt Dedication, 1941
Box 9 Folder 17: South Side Community Art Center, c. 1940s [Kathryn Dickerson V.P.]
Box 9 Folder 18: University of Illinois at Chicago Commencement, 6/10/1984
Box 9 Folder 19: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Commencement, 5/17/1981
Series 7: Serials
Box 10 Folder 1: Business History Review, 1969 [off-print of “Supreme Life: The History of a Negro Life Insurance Company, 1919-1962”]
Box 10 oversized Chicago Bee, vol. 32, no. 8, 2/23/1941
Box 10 Folder 2: The Chicago Circuit, February 1945
Box 10 oversized The Chicago Daily Tribune, Tuesday, August 1, 1882
Box 10 oversized The Chicago Defender (Chicago Local), 6/21/1930 (pp. 17-20: “In Woman’s Realm”)
Box 10 oversized The Chicago Evening Post, Thursday, October 12, 1871
Box 10 oversized The Chicago Times, Wednesday, July 15, 1874 [uncut]
Box 10 oversized Chicago Whip, 6/25/1932
Box 10 Folder 3: Congressional Record, 12/5/1975
Box 10 Folder 4: The Crisis, July 1920 [includes letter from Diane(?) to Steve, 8/6/1986]
Box 10 Folder 5: Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, 10/1923-5/1925
Box 10 Folder 6: Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, February 1965 [EBD cover]
Box 10 oversized Leslie’s Weekly, March 13, 1902
Box 10 oversized Saturday Evening Herald, Saturday Evening, February 19, 1876 [uncut]
Box 10 Folder 7: University of Chicago Magazine, December 1930
Box 10 Folder 8: University of Chicago Magazine, February 1931
Box 10 Folder 9: University of Illinois Alumni News, January 1981
Series 8: Photographs
Portraits: Earl B. Dickerson
Box 11 001 EBD reading Alinsky, “Reveille for Radicals,” c. 1946
Box 11 002 EBD portrait, photo and ink, Chicago, c. 1949; credit: Moffett Chicago
Box 11 003 EBD portrait (wallet-sized), 1958
Box 11 004 EBD, hand-drawn picture; Sheraton Hotel, NAACP, Philadelphia, 1961; photo by Willie B. Dix Jr., Louisville KY
Box 11 005 EBD b/w portrait, c. 1960s [handwritten note to Diane on reverse]
Box 11 006 EBD portrait proofs (4), c. 1970s
Box 11 007 EBD, c. 1980s
Box 11 008 EBD portrait, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)
Box 11 009 EBD portrait, n.d. (photo by Moffett)
Box 11 010 EBD portrait (wallet-sized), n.d. [11 copies]
Box 11 011 EBD portrait (wallet-sized), n.d. [2 copies]
Box 11 012 EBD portrait, n.d [oversized in folder]
Box 11 013 EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 014 EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 015 EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 016 EBD, n.d.
Portraits: Kathryn Dickerson
Box 11 017 Kathryn Dickerson baby picture, c. 1904?
Box 11 018 Kathryn Dickerson, 9/3/1952
Box 11 019 Kathryn Dickerson, n.d.
Box 11 020 Kathryn Dickerson, n.p, n.d.
Box 11 021 Kathryn Dickerson, Life Magazine, n.d.
Portraits: Diane Dickerson
Box 11 022 Diane Dickerson, 1930s?
Box 11 023 Diane Dickerson (?) and classmates, marionette show, c. 1940s
Box 11 024 Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1949; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago
Box 11 025 Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1951; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago
Box 11 026 Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1952; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago
Box 11 027 Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago [inscribed]
Box 11 028 Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago
Box 11 029 Diane Dickerson in wedding dress, 1956 (photo by Harry Johnson)
Box 11 030 Diane Dickerson in wedding dress, 1956 (photo by Harry Johnson)
Portraits: Family and Others
Box 11 031 Eliza Garrett (maternal grandmother), Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother), Gertrude Dickerson (half-sister), Luella Fielding (half-sister), EBD; Canton, Mississippi (?), c. 1899
Box 11 032 EBD with grandmother (?), c. 1900
Box 11 033 Gertrude Dickerson, picture postcard, c. 1907? [see Correspondence]
Box 11 034 Lydia, inscribed to Kathryn Dickerson, 1935; photo by Odiorne
Box 11 035 unidentified child portrait, Chicago, c. 1930s
Box 11 036 Edith Sampson (photo by Gordon Parks), c. 1941
Box 11 037 Jessica (?) (photo by Gordon Parks), c. 1941
Box 11 038 Raymond Pace Alexander, 9/25/1944
Box 11 039 Dr. Metz T. P. Lochard, editor, Defender, in office, c. 1945
Box 11 040 Alan, inscribed to EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, 1949
Box 11 041 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, John Johnson, Eunice Johnson; Chez Paree, 4/4/1953
Box 11 042 Cameron (grandson), 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago
Box 11 043 Carl B. Stokes, 2/19/1968
Box 11 044 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 3 unidentified persons; Hotel Sherman, n.d.
Box 11 045 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 046 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 047 EBD, Diane Dickerson, Kathryn Dickerson; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 048 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 049 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, dancing; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 050 Rodger Wilson, Jr., n.d. [inscribed]
Box 11 051 Rodger Wilson Jr. (?) [with drawing enclosed]
Supreme Life Insurance Co.
Box 11 052 Officers of Supreme Liberty Life, paying 1st 10yr endowment policy, August 15, 1932, Defender
Box 11 053 EBD, several unidentified men, women; Formal Dinner in honor of Supreme Liberty Life Board of Directors (and wives), Bismark Hotel, 4/4/1960
Box 11 054 Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and EBD at Supreme Life, Dec. 27, 1962 (photo by Clifford Burress)
Box 11 055 4 unidentified persons; Supreme Life Insurance Co, Cleveland, Ohio, 11/15/1963; photo by Cliff Burress [see letter, D. C. Chandler to John Manning, 12/3/1963]
Box 11 056 2 unidentified persons; Supreme Life Insurance Co, Cleveland, Ohio, 11/15/1963; photo by Cliff Burress [see letter, D. C. Chandler to John Manning, 12/3/1963]
Box 11 057 EBD, 2 unidentified persons; Supreme Life Insurance Co, Cleveland, Ohio, 11/15/1963; photo by Cliff Burress [see letter, D. C. Chandler to John Manning, 12/3/1963]
Box 11 058 Supreme Liberty Life Shareholders Meeting, DC Chandler, George Gund, EBD, John F. Morning, 1964
Box 11 059 Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968
Box 11 060 Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968 [2 copies]
Box 11 061 Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968 [2 copies]
Box 11 062 EBD portrait, Supreme Liberty Life, Chicago c. 1960s; credit: Moffett Chicago
Box 11 063 EBD, 2 unidentified men, Supreme Life building, Chicago, c. 1960s; photograph owned by Ebony Mag., Johnson Publishing
Box 11 064 EBD Polaroid, Supreme Life, Chicago, 9/29/1972 [“snap taken by Ives Merrell on the eve of his retirement”]
Box 11 065 EBD at Supreme Life c. 1970s (photo by Moneta Sleet)
Box 11 066 Col. Midian O. Bousfield, EBD at Supreme Life, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)
Box 11 067 EBD, Supreme Life, Board of Directors Meeting, Chicago, September 1984 [inscribed on reverse to Diane Dickerson and Chuck]
Box 11 068 EBD portrait in office, Supreme Life, Chicago, c. 1980s; photographer: Moneta Sleet, Jr.
Box 11 069 EBD office portrait photo, Supreme Life, Chicago, c. 1980s
Box 11 070 EBD Supreme Life, photo in book
Box 11 071 EBD, Supreme Life office; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 072 EBD, Supreme Life office; Life Magazine, n.d.
Box 11 073 EBD and unidentified baby and mother, Supreme Life office, n.d.
Family Photographs and Snapshots
Box 12 074 EBD c. 1900
Box 12 075 EBD, “Mother’s Backyard,” Canton, Miss., August 1913 (inscription on back)
Box 12 076 EBD and unidentified graduates; Commencement, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1914
Box 12 077 Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson; 602 E. White St., Champaign, IL, 6/14/1914
Box 12 078 Kappa Alpha Psi Training Camp, WWI; Des Moines, Iowa, c. June to October, 1917
Box 12 079 EBD, WWI Training Camp; Des Moines, Iowa, 6-10/1917
Box 12 080 WWI Squad Soldiers, c. 1917
Box 12 081 WWI photo, c. 1917
Box 12 082 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, c. 1930s
Box 12 083 Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., July 1932
Box 12 084 Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., July 1932
Box 12 085 Kathryn Dickerson, Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD; n.p., July 1932
Box 12 086 unidentified children, n.p., 1937
Box 12 087 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, unidentified person; n.p., c. 1930-1940
Box 12 088 EBD, Diane Dickerson; n.p., 1930-1940
Box 12 089 Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., c. 1930
Box 12 090 EBD, c. 1930s
Box 12 091 Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; n.p., c. 1930-1940
Box 12 092 Diane Dickerson, Kathryn Dickerson, Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD; n.p., c. 1930-1940
Box 12 093 Kathryn Dickerson, Rodger Wilson, Jr.; n.p., c. 1930-1940
Box 12 094 Kathryn Dickerson, Mrs. Vivian Powell, unidentified attendant; National Youth Administration booth, American Negro Exposition, Chicago, July 1940 [appeared in Chicago Defender 7/27/1940]
Box 12 095 Kathryn Dickerson, Della Dawson, Edward Gillespie, at Oakwood Village, 448 Oakwood Blvd, c. 1940
Box 12 096 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; n.p., c. 1941
Box 12 097 Kathryn Dickerson, Artist Models Ball, 11/7/1944
Box 12 098 EBD, Grad ceremony for honorary degree, Wilberforce University, 1945
Box 12 099 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 4 unidentified people; Café Zanzibar, New York City, 1946
Box 12 100 EBD, unidentified man; Japanese Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1/7/1949
Box 12 101 EBD, portrait on matchbook; Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, n.d. (c. 1949?)
Box 12 102 2 unidentified women, n.p., c. 1940s
Box 12 103 Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified women, n.p., c. 1940s; copyright Holiday Magazine
Box 12 104 Kathryn Dickerson and friends, Parkway Ballroom, May 12, 1950
Box 12 105 EBD, Cincinnati, OH, August 1950
Box 12 106 David Ross, Gordon Parks, Eartha Kitt, Kathryn Dickerson; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, 5/30/1953
Box 12 107 Stan Williamson, Eartha Kitt, Gordon Parks; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, 5/30/1953 [appeared in Chicago Defender May 30, 1953, p. 9]
Box 12 108 Kathryn Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [1 of 3]
Box 12 109 Kathryn Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [2 of 3]
Box 12 110 Diane Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [3 of 3]
Box 12 111 EBD at garden reception, c. 1955? (photo by B. H. Miles)
Box 12 112 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified couple; Gaylord’s New Dehli, India, 5/13/1957 [inscription on reverse]
Box 12 113 EBD, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers (first World Series game at Chicago), 1959
Box 12 114 EBD and greeters; Honolulu Int’l Airport, August 28, 1959
Box 12 115 EBD, Eleanor Roosevelt, John H. Johnson, c. 1950s
Box 12 116 EBD, 2 unidentified men; Chicago, 11/15/1964
Box 12 117 EBD, unidentified man; Chicago, 11/15/1964
Box 12 118 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson; Athens, Greece, 1965
Box 12 119 Sen. Paul Douglas and EBD, c. 1960s
Box 12 120 Kathryn Dickerson, boarding plane, n.p., c. 1960s; photographer: Velma Thomas, NY [1 of 2]
Box 12 121 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, boarding plane, n.p., c. 1960s; photographer: Velma Thomas, NY [2 of 2]
Box 12 122 Judge R. D. Alexander, unidentified woman, with portrait painting of Judge Alexander; Philadelphia, 1/29/1970 [inscribed to EBD on reverse]
Box 12 123 EBD, keynote speaker, Chicago Minorities Business Organization, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, 5/11/1973
Box 12 124 EBD, grandson, Kathryn Dickerson, July 1973
Box 12 125 Kathryn Dickerson, EBD, 12/25/1975
Box 12 126 EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977
Box 12 127 EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977
Box 12 128 EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977
Box 12 129 EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977
Box 12 130 EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977
Box 12 131 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [1 of 8]
Box 12 132 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [2 of 8]
Box 12 133 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [3 of 8]
Box 12 134 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [4 of 8]
Box 12 135 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [5 of 8]
Box 12 136 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [6 of 8]
Box 12 137 EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [7 and 8 of 8]
Box 12 138 Kathryn Dickerson and Judy (grand daughter), c. 1970s
Box 12 139 EBD, departing place, n.p., c. 1970s
Box 12 140 EBD, 2 unidentified men, document; n.p., c. 1970s
Box 12 141 Diane Dickerson, Joshua (grandson), EBD, Mark (grandson?), Kathryn Dickerson; photo by Isaac Sutton (Ebony-Jet), c. 1970s
Box 12 142 Mark (grandson), Stephen (grandson), EBD, Joshua (grandson), Diane Dickerson, c. 1970s
Box 12 143 Diane Dickerson, EBD, Stephen, Mark, Kathryn Dickerson, Joshua; photo by Isaac Sutten (Ebony-Jet), c. 1970s
Box 12 144 EBD, 3 unidentified men, n.p., c. 1970s
Box 12 145 EBD, unidentified man; Holleb Dinner, Chicago, September 1981; photographer: Judson Hixson [1 of 2; see letter from photographer, 12/21/1981]
Box 12 146 EBD, unidentified man; Holleb Dinner, Chicago, September 1981; photographer: Judson Hixson [2 of 2; see letter from photographer, 12/21/1981]
Box 12 147 EBD, Windermere Hotel Banquet, Sept 1982
Box 12 148 EBD, Dr. Lerone Bennett, 20th Anniversary of the DuSable Museum, 10/1/1982
Box 12 149 EBD, 20th Anniversary of the DuSable Museum, Hyatt, Chicago, 10/1/1982
Box 12 150 EBD, Joe Belmonte, Kiki Stonitsch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming, c. 10/14-10/20/1982
Box 12 151 EBD, Joe Belmonte, Kiki Stonitsch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming, c. 10/14-10/20/1982
Box 12 152 EBD, 94th birthday, 6/22/1985
Box 12 153 EBD, 95th birthday, June 22, 1986
Box 12 154 EBD and Lerone Bennett, Jr., c. 1980s
Box 12 155 EBD, unidentified men and interviewer, n.p., c. 1980s
Box 12 156 EBD, unidentified man, n.p. c. 1980s
Box 12 157 EBD, c. 1980s
Box 12 158 EBD, c. 1980s
Box 12 159 EBD, c. 1980s
Box 12 160 EBD Polaroid, n.p., c. 1980s
Box 12 161 EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [1 of 5]
Box 12 162 EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [2 of 5]
Box 12 163 EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [3 of 5]
Box 12 164 EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [4 of 5]
Box 12 165 EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [5 of 5]
Box 12 166 EBD, Harper Granger Luncheon, Morris Café, n.d.
Box 12 167 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 168 EBD and John H. Johnson, n.d. (photo by Nancy Campbell Hays)
Box 12 169 Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified men, formal event; n.p., n.d.
Box 12 170 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 171 EBD and 4 unidentified people, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 172 unidentified men, women, formal event - series of proofs, n.p., n.d., photographer: William Lanier (Ebony-Jet)
Box 12 173 EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 174 EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 175 EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.
Box 12 176 EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.
Diane Dickerson debut, 6/17/1952
Box 13 177 Diane Dickerson, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 6/17/1952
Box 13 178 4 unidentified persons, 6/17/1952
Box 13 179 Diane Dickerson, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony
Box 1 3 180 John Johnson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony
Box 13 181 John Johnson, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother)[?]; 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony
Box 13 182 Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony
Box 13 183 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother)[?]; 6/17/1952; photo David Jackson, Ebony
Box 13 184 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, 2 unidentified persons; 6/17/1952
Box 13 185 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952
Box 13 186 Diane Dickerson and 2 unidentified persons; 6/17/1952
Box 13 187 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952
Box 13 188 7 unidentified adults and one child; 6/17/1952
Box 13 189 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952
Box 13 190 Catering staff, 6/17/1952
Box 13 191 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952
Box 13 192 Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952
Box 13 193 Partygoers (unidentified); 6/17/1952
Box 13 194 Coffee service; 6/17/1952
Box 13 195 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, 1952 (photo by Tony Rhoden)
Box 13 196 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)
Box 13 197 EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, debut, June 1952 (photo by Tony Rhoden)
Chicago Visit of Julius Momo Udochi, Nigerian Ambassador, Aug. 15-17, 1961
Box 14 198 Edward S. Gillespie, Fred K. Hockler, EBD, Udochi; Chicago Arrival, 8/15/1961
Box 14 199 Udochi, James Del Rio (Pres., Metropolitan Mortgage Co), Coral Mason (Treasurer of Metropolitan), Gillespie, EBD; Chicago Arrival, 8/15/1961
Box 14 200 Harry Price, Del Rio, EBD, Gillespie, Udochi; Luncheon, Cmt. For Comparative Study of New Nations, University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 201 Udochi, Dr. Lowell Coggeshall, Prof. Edward Shils; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 202 Udochi, Coggeshall, Ms. Grace Alele (Ph.D. student); University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 203 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 204 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 205 Udochi, Abaigail Ekeledo (student), Mrs. Shirley Clarkson (Admin. Sec. of Cmte.), Shils; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 206 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 207 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 208 Robert Peck, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 209 Udochi, Peck; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 210 Ted Smart, C. J. Akinyele, EBD, Jesse Mann, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 211 Ulmer Turner, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 212 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 213 Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 214 Udochi; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 215 Udochi, James E. Rutherford, Gillespie; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 216 Udochi, Gillespie, et. al.; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 217 Udochi; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 218 Udochi, Rutherford, et. al., Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 219 Udochi, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson; “Stag Dinner,” EBD home: 5027 S. Drexel Ave, Hyde Park, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 220 Udochi, W. Sylvester White, EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 221 Udochi, EBD, Judge Fred (Duke) Slater; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 222 Udochi, EBD, Diane Dickerson Brown; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 223 Udochi, Stephen Brown, Diane Dickerson Brown; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 224 Udochi, EBD, George S. Harris (Pres. Chicago Metropolitan Mutual Assurance Co.); “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 225 Udochi, Richard L. Jones (Exec. VP Victory Mutual Life Insurance Co.), EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 226 Udochi, Truman K. Gibson, Sr. (Chairman of the Board of Directors), EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 227 Udochi, A. W. Williams (Pres., Unity Mutual Life), EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 228 Udochi, Theodore A. Jones, Leonard Jewell, EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 229 Udochi, Edwin C. Berry, B. A. Williams, George W. Reed, EBD; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 230 Joseph D. Bibb, Sr., James H. Jones, Reed, Udochi; “Stag Dinner,” 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 231 Udochi; Chicago Board of Trade Observation Tower, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 232 Udochi; Chicago Board of Trade, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 233 Udochi, Judge Parker, Daryl Grisham; Parker House Sausage Co., Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 234 Udochi, Gillespie; Parker House Sausage Co., Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 235 Udochi, Leroy Jeffries (Ebony); Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 236 Udochi, Gertrude Williams, Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 237 Udochi, Jeffries, Williams, Hoyt Fuller, Era Bell Thompson, Robert Johnson; Ebony Publication Luncheon, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 238 Udochi, Jeffries; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 239 Udochi, Jeffries, Gillespie; Ebony office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 240 Udochi, Kenneth Wilson, et. al.; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 241 Udochi, et. al.; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 242 Udochi; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 243 Udochi, Wilson, portrait of Robert S. Abbott; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 244 Udochi, EBD, Diane Dickerson Brown; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 245 Udochi, Maudelle B. Bousfield, Mrs. Leonard Evans, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 246 Udochi, Mr. & Mrs. Julian Black, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 247 Udochi, Lloyd G. Wheller and wife, Madge Scott, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 248 Udochi, Etta Moten Barnett; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 249 Udochi, Edith S. Sampson, Clifford J. Campbell, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 250 Udochi, Gillespie, Edreaner Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 251 Udochi, Alton A. Davis; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 252 Udochi, William H. Jones; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 253 Udochi, Mrs. Edward S. Gillespie, Truman K. Gibson, James E. Rutherford, Martha H. Frye; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 254 Udochi, Mrs. John Sengstacke, Mr. and Mrs. Truman K. Gibson, Jr.; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 255 Udochi; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 256 Udochi, G. C. Mayhew; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 257 Udochi, Harry Finke, Betty Hollrad; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 258 Udochi; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 259 Udochi, Edward S. Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 260 Udochi; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 261 Udochi, EBD; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 262 Udochi, EBD, Gillespie; Supreme Life Home Office, founder portrait, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 263 Udochi, Gillespie, EBD; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 264 Udochi, Bertha Wilson; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 265 C. L. Akinyele (Asst. to the Ambassador), Gillespie, Katherine H. Marshall; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 266 Udochi, Youree Wright; Supreme Life Home Office, RAMAC console, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 267 Udochi, EBD, Gillespie, et. al.; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 268 Udochi, Katherine H. Moore; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 269 Udochi, Ruth Hilburn, EBD, Gillespie; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 270 Udochi, Theodore M. Berry, John H. Johnson; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 271 Udochi, Claude A. Barnett (Dir. of Assoc. Negro Press); bedside, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 272 Udochi, Etta Moten Barnett, EBD, Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 273 Udochi, Dr. Melville J. Herskovitz (Dir. African Studies, NWU); Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 274 Udochi, Herskovitz; Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 275 Udochi, Herskovitz, Gillespie, Mr. Sowande (student and composer); Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 276 Udochi, Herskovitz, Gillespie; Northwestern University, leaving for Midway, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 277 Udochi, Gillespie, Akinyele; Chicago, en route to Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 278 Udochi; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 279 Udochi, Vernon Watson, Officers Reagan and Wendt (police escort); Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 280 Akinyele, Reagan and Wendt; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 281 Udochi, Gillespie; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961
Box 14 282 Udochi, Akinyele, Gillespie; Chicago, Midway airport, departing, 8/15-8/17/1961
NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, Continental Plaza Hotel, Chicago, Oct. 30, 1975
Box 15 283 William T. Coleman (Transportation Secretary), EBD
Box 15 284 EBD, Diane Dickerson Cohen
Box 15 285 EBD, Jetta Jones, George A. Ranney, Jr. (NAACP Legal Defense Fund Co-Chairs)
Box 15 286 Joshua Cohen (grandson), Diane Dickerson Cohen, EBD, Judy Cohen (grand daughter)
Box 15 287 Atty. Albert E. Jenner (?), EBD
Box 15 288 EBD, 2 unidentified persons
Box 15 289 EBD, 2 unidentified persons
Box 15 290 Jenner, EBD, Coleman, and 2 unidentified persons
Box 15 291 John H. Johnson, EBD
Box 15 292 EBD, unidentified man
Box 15 293 EBD, unidentified woman
Box 15 294 EBD, unidentified man
Box 15 295 EBD, unidentified man
Box 15 296 Gov. Daniel Walker, EBD, Jetta Jones
Box 15 297 Dr. Stephen Z. Cohen (son-in-law), Judy Cohen, Joshua Cohen, Diane Dickerson Cohen, and 6 unidentified persons
Box 15 298 Judge Garland W. Watt and 9 unidentified persons
Box 15 299 Diane Dickerson Cohen and 10 unidentified persons
Box 15 300 EBD at podium
Box 15 301 John H. Johnson at podium
Box 15 302 8 unidentified persons
Box 15 303 9 unidentified persons
Box 15 304 Coleman at podium
Box 15 305 Jetta Jones at podium
Box 15 306 George A. Ranney, Jr., at podium
Box 15 307 EBD, Judy Cohen, Joshua Cohen
Box 15 308 Gov. Daniel Walker at podium; Jetta Jones, EBD, John H. Johnson, William T. Coleman, and George A. Ranney seated
Framed Photographs
Box 16 309 EBD in military uniform, c. 1917-19?
Box 16 310 Diane Dickerson, 1934 and unidentified boy and girl(?), n.d. [portraits framed together]
Box 16 311 Kathryn Dickerson, 1950; by Burchette, Chicago [tinted]
Box 16 312 Diane Dickerson, 1956; by Harry Johnson
Box 16 313 Stephen Garrett (grandson), 1957; by Harry Johnson
Box 16 314 Kathryn Dickerson and Diane Dickerson, 1961; photograph by H. S. Rhoden
Box 16 315 Kathryn Dickerson, n.d.; photograph by Norman A. Hunter (Jet-Tan)
Box 16 316 Eleanor Roosevelt (autographed), n.d.
Box 16 317 unidentified?, n.d.; by Hatch & White, Burlington, Wisc.
Box 16 318 EBD portrait, n.d.
Box 16 319 EBD portrait, with photographs of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Malcolm X on desk); by Moneta Sleet, Jr [cropping directions on back]
Box 16 320 Joshua and Judy Cohen (?), n.d.
Box 16 321 EBD and grandchildren, n.d.
Box 16 322 EBD portrait with biographical quotation, n.d.
Series 9: Audiotapes
Box 17 001 NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, October 30, 1975
Box 17 002 Chicago Sunday Evening Club, WTTW/Channel 11 (EBD the featured “living philosophy speaker”), Jan. 18, 1976
Box 17 003 First National Bank, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial (incl. EBD address), WGCI broadcast, Jan. 15, 1982
Box 17 004 Paul Berger, 5816 Blackstone (Interviewed by Robert J. Blakely), Nov. 19, 1983
Box 17 005 Elmer Gertz, 315 S. Plymouth Ct. (Interviewed by RJB), Nov. 22, 1983 [Robert McDougal erased: see tape 016]
Box 17 006 Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovetz(?) (interviewed by RJB), Nov, 23, 1983
Box 17 007 Rev. Dr. Kenneth Smith, 5700 S. Prairie (Interviewed by RJB), Dec. 6, 1983 (45 mins)
Box 17 008 Lovelyn Evans, 7342 S. King Dr. (Interviewed by RJB), Dec. 12, 1983
Box 18 009 Judge George Leighton, Jan. 5, 1984; Judge Odes Nicholson (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 8, 1984 [continued on 010]
Box 18 010 Nicholson, con’t [erased?]; rest Sidney Jones (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 1, 1984
Box 18 011 Jesse Mann [?], 2:00pm (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 12, 1984; Quentin Young (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 13, 1984
Box 18 012 Elmer Henderson (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 18, 1984; Judge James Crossen (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 18, 1984; John H. Johnson (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 17, 1984
Box 18 013 Eleanor Peterson (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 28, 1984 (30 mins.); Judge W. S. White (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 31, 1984; Ralph Helstein (Interviewed by RJB), Feb. 15, 1984
Box 18 014 EBD (interviewed by Thomas ‘Abu’ Steward, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University), March 1, 1984 (42 mins)
Box 18 015 Dr. Leonidas Berry (Interviewed by RJB), April 28, 1984 [James A. Compton[?], April 4, 1984 and Frank Anglia [?], April 19, 1984 erased]
Box 18 016 McDougal, Alvin Boutte, Tom Lewis, n.d. (transcripts of interviews read by RJB)
Series 10: Memorabilia
Box 19 oversized Congress Mondial Pour la Paix, L’Independence Nationale et le Desarmement General (Helsinki), document portfolio, July 1965
Box 19 Folder 1: James D. Crosson autobiography, inscribed to EBD, 1984
Box 19 Folder 2: Kathryn Dickerson (Art Institute student card, dance card, receipt), 1922-1930
Box 19 Folder 3: Evanston Academy Yearbook (EBD entry), c. 1908
Box 19 Folder 4: Forty Club of Chicago 50th Anniversary Record, 1970
Box 19 oversized Guestbook, 5/2/1948-5/25/1953
Box 19 Folder 5: Hyde Park Herald business card, n.d.
Box 19 oversized Kappa Alpha Psi signet rings and pins (ziploc bag)
Box 19 Folder 6: John F. Kennedy Library prospectus, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 7: Martin Luther King, Jr., Ebony Picture Biography (Johnson Publishing), 1968
Box 19 oversized Philadelphia Bar Association pen
Box 19 Folder 8: J. P. Potez print, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 9: Paul Robeson (German biography, “Tage mit Paul Robeson”), inscribed to EBD, 12/4/1963
Box 19 Folder 10: Paul Robeson (“Songs for Peace”), inscribed to EBD, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 11: Supreme Life Insurance Co., business card, c. 1968-1975?
Box 19 Folder 12: Tuskegee postcards (blank, stamped), n.d.
Box 19 Folder 13: University of Chicago Law School, contributors to the 5th Annual Alumni Fund, 1968
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, American Legion (Department of Illinois, Bloomington), Founder of the American Legion, 1940 [framed]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, Illini Comeback, 10/16/1982 [bound]
Box 19 Folder 14: Awards and Honors, Illinois State Bar Association, 1970
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, FDR and Wallace, 1941 [framed]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, LBJ and Humphrey, 1965 [framed]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner (“A Tribute to Earl Dickerson”), October 30, 1975
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, Northwestern University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1977 [framed]
Box 19 Folder 15: Awards and Honors, President of the United States, Selective Service System, c. 1948?
Box 19 Folder 16: Awards and Honors, State of Illinois, Service Recognition for Charles R[odger?]. Wilson, 1947
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, State of Illinois Supreme Court, admittance to bar, 1920 [framed]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, admittance to bar, 1922 [framed]
Box 19 Folder 17: Awards and Honors, University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1970
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Memorial to EBD, 1986 [bound]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1984 [bound]
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Alumni Association, Illini Achievement Award, 1981 [bound]
Box 19 Folder 18: Awards and Honors, University of Illinois Illini Achievement Award, 1981
Box 19 oversized Awards and Honors, Wilberforce University, Honorary Degree of Humanities, 1961 [bound]
Box 19 Folder 19: Family, note from EBD to family, 7/4/1936
Box 19 Folder 20: Family, Pasadena YMCA Track Meet, 1938
Box 19 Folder 21: Family, Diane Dickerson, Frances W. Parker School Report Cards, 1949-1951
Box 19 Folder 22: Family, child’s artwork, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 23: Family, “To Baby Girl,” n.d.
Box 19 Folder 24: Family, Rodger Wilson report card, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 25: Finances, EBD mortgage, 11/29/1949
Box 19 Folder 26: Finances, Car Insurance (Fidelity and Casualty Co.), 1939
Box 19 Folder 27: Finances, Kappa Alpha Psi Principal Notes, 1921
Box 19 Folder 28: Finances, receipt for Zvi Raphaeli artwork sold to EBD, 9/29/1964
Box 19 Folder 29: Finances, burial vault receipt for Kathryn Dickerson, 1980
Box 19 Folder 30: Finances, receipt for Mercury automobile bought by EBD, 12/20/1938
Box 19 Folder 31: Invitations, Charles Frank & Co. re-opening, 1975
Box 19 Folder 32: Invitations, Presidential Inauguration, 1941
Box 19 Folder 33: Travel, baggage ticket, 6/1957
Box 19 Folder 34: Travel, Kariye Mosque (Istanbul, Turkey), 1956
Box 19 Folder 35: Travel, Lok Sabha (India), 1957
Box 19 Folder 36: Travel, invoice for “Baccarat” purchase (Paris, France), 1960
Box 19 Folder 37: Travel, Bar-Ilan University (Israel), c. 1957?
Box 19 Folder 38: Travel, EBD U.S. Passport, 1966
Box 19 Folder 39: Travel, maps (Colombia), n.d.
Box 19 Folder 40: Travel, itinerary for EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, 12/1946
Box 19 Folder 41: Travel, itinerary for EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, Asia and Europe, 1957
Box 19 Folder 42: Travel, itinerary for EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, Europe, 1960
Box 19 Folder 43: Travel, itinerary for EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, Latin America, n.d.
Box 19 Folder 44: Travel, Caribbean, 1947 (postcards, brochures, receipts)
Box 19 Folder 45: Travel, German Embassy, Paris, 1937
OVERSIZED
Serials
Box 20 Chicago Bee, vol. 32, no. 8, 2/23/1941
Box 20 The Chicago Daily Tribune, Tuesday, August 1, 1882
Box 20 The Chicago Defender (Chicago Local), 6/21/1930 (pp. 17-20: “In Woman’s Realm”)
Box 20 The Chicago Evening Post, Thursday, October 12, 1871
Box 20 The Chicago Times, Wednesday, July 15, 1874 [uncut]
Box 20 Chicago Whip, 6/25/1932
Box 20 Leslie’s Weekly, March 13, 1902
Box 20 Saturday Evening Herald, Saturday Evening, February 19, 1876 [uncut]
Memorabilia
Box 21 Awards and Honors, Illini Comeback, 10/16/1982
Box 21 Kappa Alpha Psi signet rings and pins (ziploc bag)
Box 21 Guestbook, 5/2/1948-5/25/1953
Box 21 Philadelphia Bar Association pen
Box 21 Congress Mondial Pour la Paix, L’Independence Nationale et le Desarmement General (Helsinki), document portfolio, July 1965
Box 22 Awards and Honors, Northwestern University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1977 [framed]
Box 22 Awards and Honors, American Legion (Department of Illinois, Bloomington), Founder of the American Legion, 1940 [framed]
Box 22 Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, FDR and Wallace, 1941 [framed]
Box 22 Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, LBJ and Humphrey, 1965 [framed]
Box 22 Awards and Honors, U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, admittance to bar, 1922 [framed]
Box 22 Awards and Honors, State of Illinois Supreme Court, admittance to bar, 1920 [framed]
Box 23 Awards and Honors, Wilberforce University, Honorary Degree of Humanities, 1961 [bound]
Box 23 Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Memorial to EBD, 1986 [bound]
Box 23 Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1984 [bound]
Box 23 Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Alumni Association, Illini Achievement Award, 1981 [bound]
Box 23 Awards and Honors, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner (“A Tribute to Earl Dickerson”), October 30, 1975
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