Madeline Stratton Morris Papers

Madeline Stratton Morris Papers, 1859-2003
Dates: 1859-2003 (bulk 1941-1975)
Size: 10 linear feet (18 document boxes)
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: 2003/10
Provenance: In May, 2002, Madeline Stratton Morris gifted her papers to longtime friend and historian Glennette Tilley Turner, along with a letter granting Tilley Turner permission to donate the papers to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. The papers were then donated to the Harsh Research Collection in 2003. A preliminary inventory of the papers was prepared by Anne Meis Knupfer, Purdue University, in 2003.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Madeline Stratton Morris Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Christopher Dingwall, Mapping the Stacks, University of Chicago
Supervised by: Supervised by Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Research Collection

Biographical Note

Educator, historian, and activist Madeline Stratton Morris was born in Chicago on August 14, 1906, the eldest of six children of John Henry Robinson and Estella Mae Dixon. Her mother was born in Chicago. Her father was born in Ronceverte, West Virginia and lived in Philadelphia before settling in Chicago, where he served in the Eighth Illinois Infantry and worked at the Butler Bros. merchandise firm. Madeline Robinson married three times, divorcing Thomas Morgan (1926-1943) and surviving Samuel B. Stratton (1946-1972) and Walter Morris (1981-1983). She dedicated her professional life to raising awareness of African American history and to institutionalizing its teaching at all levels of public education. Her most notable success was the creation of the first black history curriculum for the Chicago Public Schools in 1942, a work which garnered national attention and launched her career as a leading figure in the black history movement.

She was educated in Chicago Public Schools (Farren Elementary and Englewood High School) and earned her teaching certificate from Chicago Normal College in 1929. In 1933, she began teaching Emerson School’s social studies classes, sixth through eighth grades, and would continue to teach social studies in CPS schools until her retirement in 1968. She continued her own undergraduate and graduate education, earning a B.S. (1936) and an M.A. (1941) in education from Northwestern University, and taking graduate courses at the University of Chicago off and on from 1942 to 1961. These credentials, as well as her teaching position in the CPS, gave Morris a unique opportunity to research and institutionalize the teaching of African American history at a time when few African Americans held professorships at large research universities.

In 1941, with the support of the Chicago Board of Education and the Phi Delta Kappa Sorority, Morris began work on what would become the cornerstone of her career: the "Supplementary Units for a Course in Social Studies." Working with research assistant and fellow teacher Bessie King, Morris’s curriculum was the first adapted by a major school system in the United States to emphasize black contributions to American history. Among the motivations for creating the “Supplementary Units,” Morris counted her experience teaching American history to interracial classes, and the absence of African American subject matter in the standard curricula. Also vital were the opportunities made available by the institutional and cultural life of the Black Chicago Renaissance. Morris conducted her research in Vivian Harsh’s burgeoning African American history collection at George Cleveland Hall Branch Library, and she drew inspiration from her visits to the American Negro Exposition of 1940. She sought encouragement and received congratulatory messages from the doyen of black history, Carter G. Woodson, and from Chicago’s sole black high school principal, Maudelle B. Bousfield.

The “Supplementary Units” were taught in Chicago Public Schools social studies classes from 1942 to 1945. It immediately raised Morris’s profile locally and nationally. Morris received profiles in the Chicago Defender , the Negro History Bulletin , and Time magazine. Civic organizations and school boards in the Midwest and New York City solicited her advice and requested speaking appearances on implementing African American history curricula in their schools. In 1943-44, she worked with other Chicago-area teachers and the Illinois Council for Social Studies to develop a curriculum aimed at improving race relations and promoting “intercultural” democracy. The highest honor came in 1945, when Illinois State Representative Corneal Davis used the “Supplementary Units” as an occasion to introduce House Bill 251 which the General Assembly passed, directing by law that the “History of the Negro race may be taught in all public schools and in all other educational institutions in this state.” A last minute change in wording from “shall” to “may” reduced the law’s impact.

After the war, Morris continued to teach in the CPS, moving from Emerson to Drake, A. O. Sexton, and Dixon Elementary Schools, and summer school at Wendell Phillips High School. She also kept active professionally, serving as President of the Chicago Chapter of the National Council of Negro Women (1946-1948) and as board member of the Kenwood-Hyde Park Conference (1955-1958). Her work as an educator and community leader was recognized by local and national organizations such as the Southside Community Committee, the City of Chicago Commission on Human Relations, and the American Negro Centennial Authority. In 1966, she was invited by the White House to attend a Civil Rights conference, “To Fulfill These Rights.” In this period, she remained dedicated to advancing the instruction of African American history in classrooms and textbooks. Taking courses with historians George Rawick and Avery Craven at the University of Chicago in 1960-1961, she developed ideas and conducted research for her textbook, Negroes Who Helped Build America , published in 1965.

Though Morris retired from teaching in the CPS in 1968, she continued to teach courses in African American History and pedagogy for the next ten years in Triton College (River Grove, Illinois; 1968-1970), Mayfair College (now Truman College, 1969-1972), Chicago State University (1972-1975), and Governors State University (1975-1981). During her retirement she also amplified her role in public life. She was a member of the Chicago chapter of The Links, Inc., from the 1950s until her death. She had been a member of the Association for the Study of Negro (later Afro-American) Life and Literature (ASNLH/ASALH) since the 1930s, and served as president of the organization from 1970 to 1977. She also served as an Executive Board Member of the NAACP, and as a delegate to the Democratic National Convention in 1980. The range of her activities in her retirement can be gleaned from her public speaking engagements, which in 1975 brought her to the ASALH Conference in Atlanta, to a bicentennial celebration in Alliance, Ohio, and to Moscow as a part of an ASALH-sponsored tour of the USSR.

Morris died on December 26, 2007 in the Hyde Park home she had purchased 54 years earlier with her husband from her second and longest marriage. This marriage was also one of her most important professional relationships. Samuel B. Stratton was himself a prominent leader of the national black history movement and teacher in the CPS Dunbar Vocational and Wendell Phillips High Schools. He chaired the Du Sable History Club throughout the 1940s and, like Madeline, was an active member in the ASNLH. They married in 1946 and the couple was associated professionally as well as socially. They were particularly active members of the Church of the Good Shepherd, speaking at events and participating in the “Mr. and Mrs. Club.” After a career in the CPS, Stratton taught in the City Colleges of Chicago and in adult education classes in the University of Chicago. He died in 1972. The Madeline Stratton Morris Papers include one box of biographical material relating to Samuel B. Stratton’s career and several of his surviving manuscripts, notes, and drafts of lectures and speeches.

"Chicago Goes Forward with Madeline Morgan," Negro History Bulletin (February 1943): 112, 118
Anne Meis Knupfer, The Chicago Black Renaissance and Women’s Activism (Urbana: University of Illinois, 2006)

Scope and Content Note

The Madeline Stratton Morris papers consist of biographical records, manuscripts, correspondence, organizational material, subject files, photographs, and a small collection of serials and memorabilia, as well as one box of Samuel B. Stratton’s papers. A separate series collects material relating to the creation and reception of her African American history curriculum, the “Supplementary Units” from 1940 to 1949. The collection is divided into nine series: Biography, Negro History Curriculum, Manuscripts (including manuscripts by Morris and other authors), Correspondence, Organizations, Subject Research Files, Samuel B. Stratton, Serials, Photographs, and Memorabilia.

Related papers at the Vivian Harsh Research Collection include the Adlean Harris Papers, the George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives, the Clementine Skinner Papers, the Eugene Winslow Papers, the Glennette Tilley Turner Papers, and the Charlemae Hill Rollins Papers.

Series I: Biography
These materials include copies of Morris’s birth certificate; funeral programs for her husbands Samuel Stratton and Walter Morris; biographical and legal documents relating to her immediate relatives; and transcripts and degrees from her secondary, undergraduate, and graduate education.

Series II: Negro History Curriculum
This series comprises manuscript drafts, correspondence, clippings, and reminiscences relating to the making of Morris’s "Supplementary Units," a curriculum of black history. The curriculum was implemented in the Chicago Public Schools social studies programs from 1942 to 1945, and the materials span its creation and immediate reception from 1940 to 1949. Included are several articles which Morris wrote to publicize the "Supplementary Units,” as well as notes of congratulation and inquiries from across the country, including a letter from Morton Brooks, a serviceman stationed in Italy in 1943. Other material relating to the “Supplementary Units,” particularly to its implementation in the CPS, may also be found in the Manuscripts (Public Addresses), Correspondence and Organizations series.

Series III: Manuscripts
This series contains Morris’s work as it extended from the 1930s to the 1980s, including student essays written for George Rawick and Avery Craven at the University of Chicago (1960-61), research notes used in the making of her textbook, and public addresses delivered on occasions of school commencements and Negro History Weeks, and on topics ranging from African American history to Civil Rights to religion.

Series IV: Correspondence
This series comprises correspondence from throughout Morris’s career, relating chiefly to her work as a teacher and activist, but also includes family letters. This series also includes a substantial correspondence from Grace Markwell, a white teacher from S. E. Gross School in Brookfield, Illinois, who collaborated with Morris on an “intercultural” social studies curriculum for the Illinois Council for Social Studies from 1943 to 1946. Markwell’s letters include reports of Morris’s visit to Gross School and Markwell’s attempt to implement the “Supplementary Units” in her classroom.

Series V: Organizations
This series is organized into two parts: materials relating to her teaching career with Chicago Public Schools and the Chicago Board of Education are grouped together at the head of the series; materials relating to her work with other Chicago and national organizations follow alphabetically. The first part traces her work as a teacher from the 1930s to the 1960s, and includes student work, course planning, and administrative memos. The latter part reveals Morris’s extensive involvement with African American organizations in Chicago and nationwide. Morris was particularly active in the Association for the Study of Negro (later African-American) Life and History and, locally, with the Chicago Teachers Union and the Church of the Good Shepherd (Congregational).

Series VI: Subject Research Files
This series contains Morris’s collection of newspaper clippings, magazine off-prints, and pamphlets relating her abiding interests in African American history and the growth of black studies programs during her career. She also collected clippings relating to contemporary developments in the Civil Rights movement.

Series VII: Samuel B. Stratton
This series includes biographical material relating to Samuel B. Stratton, as well as several files of his correspondence, manuscripts, notes, and public addresses. Material relating to him may also be found in the main collection since Madeline and Samuel belonged to many of the same organizations, such as the ASNLH and the Church of the Good Shepherd, and correspondents often addressed them jointly.

Series VIII: Serials
Morris’s collection of Serials reflects her professional attention to current developments in African American life and history, as well as her lifelong interests in social activism, religion, and current events.

Series IX: Photographs
Photographs include portraits of Morris, her husbands Thomas Morgan and Samuel B. Stratton, and family pictures, as well as pictures of events sponsored by The Links, Inc. and the Church of the Good Shepherd, and of the Phi Delta Kappa dinner held for Superintendent of Chicago Board of Education William Johnson, on the occasion of the introduction of the “Supplementary Units” in 1942.

Series X: Memorabilia
This series contains Morris’s address books and appointment calendars, mementos from her participation in the White House Conference “To Fulfill These Rights” (a plastic briefcase) and the Democratic National Convention of 1980, and a zip-loc bag of unsorted greeting cards.

Container List

Box Folder Contents
1   Series I: Biography
  1 Birth Certificate, 1906
  Oversized Diploma (Englewood High School), 1925 [oversized]
  Oversized Teachers Certificate (Chicago Normal College), 1929
  2 Marriage Certificates, 1946-1981
  3 Degrees, Transcripts, and Certificates, 1920-1981, n.d.
  4 Autobiographical sketch, c. 1943?
  5 Biographical Clippings, 1943-1974
  6 Biographical Clippings, Seaway National Bank of Chicago, "Madeline Stratton Speaks of Heritage," n.d.
  7 Honors and Awards, 1945-1991
  8 CVs, c. 1964-1987
  9 Biographical Listings (Who’s Who, Drexel Bank, unidentified sources), 1981-1991, n.d.
  10 Letterhead and address stickers, n.d.
  11 European Tour, itineraries, 1964
  12 USSR Tour (ASALH), itineraries, 1975
  13 Home Repair and Renovation, account book, 1953-1995
  14 Thomas Morgan (husband), clipping, 1941
  15 John Robinson (father), clippings and obituary, 1948-1961
  16 Estella Robinson (mother), funeral service, 1962
  17 Mattie S. Daniels (great-aunt?) will and probate, 1963, n.d.
  18 Vivienne Estalla Robinson (sister), "Designation of Beneficiary," 1970
  19 Walter Morris (husband), funeral program, 1983
2   Series II: Negro History Curriculum
  1 Manuscripts, Supplementary Units, Calendar of Events, 1941
  2 Manuscripts, "Supplementary Units for a Course in the Social Studies," 1942
  3 Manuscripts, "Negro Achievement in Chicago Public Schools," 1942
  4 Manuscripts, "Negro History in Chicago Public Schools," Negro College Quarterly , 1943
  5 Manuscripts, "The Intellectual Emancipation of the Negro," The Councilor , Jan. 1944
  6 Manuscripts, "Negro Schools Include Negro Achievement," Virginia Teachers Bulletin , 1947
  7 Manuscripts, "References in Regard to the Supplementary Units," c. 1973
  8 Manuscripts, "Teaching Negro History in Chicago Public Schools," n.d.
  9 Manuscripts, "Chicago School Curriculum Includes Negro Achievements," n.d.
  10 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, Introduction of Supt. Johnson, 1942
  11 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, On "Supplementary Units" (Chicago Women’s Club), 1942
  12 Public Addresses, “Chicago Public Schools Project, 1942” (ASALH Convention), 1975
  13 Correspondence, Sister Mary Agnese (Providence High School), 1944
  14 Correspondence, Herbert Aptheker, 1945
  15 Correspondence, Morton Brooks (Italy), 1943
  16 Correspondence, W. E. B. Du Bois, 1941
  17 Correspondence, Shirley Lebeson (Phyllis Wheatley Settlement, Minneapolis, Minn.), 1943
  18 Correspondence, Maine Unitarian Association (Rev. Arthur Schoenfeldt), 1943
  19 Correspondence, Eleanor Roosevelt, 1947
  20 Correspondence, Supplementary Units Correspondence, 1940-1949
  21 Clippings, "Chicago Goes Forward with Madeline Morgan," Negro History Bulletin, February 1943
  22 Clippings, notices and advertisements, 1943-1944, n.d.
    Series III: Manuscripts
3   Manuscripts by Madeline Stratton Morris
  1 "Land of the Illini" (draft), 1945
  2 Student Papers, University of Chicago, 1960-1961
  3 "Negroes Who Helped Build America," contract and book cover, 1965-1994
  Oversized "Negroes Who Helped Build America" (galley proofs), 1964
  4 "John Hope Franklin," c. 1969?
  5 List of Negro Inventors, n.d.
  6 "Unsung Americans Sung: Frederick Douglass," n.d.
  7 "Treatment of American Negroes in Social Studies Textbooks," n.d.
  8 Untitled (Cooperation on Social Studies Curriculum), n.d.
  9 "Home and Family Life," n.d.
  10 "Epilogue" (fragment), n.d.
  11 Notes, "James Weldon Johnson," n.d.
  12 Notes, "Martin Luther King, Jr.," n.d.
  13 Notes, "N[egro] H[istory] faces a crisis," n.d.
  14 Notes, Roberts, "Liberation and Reconciliation: A Black Theology," n.d.
  15 Notes, U.S. History, n.d.
  16 Notes, U.S. History, Constitution, n.d.
  17 Notes, U.S. History, Craven, "Southern Nationalism," n.d.
  18 Notes, U.S. History, Stampp, "Peculiar Institution," n.d.
  19 Notes, "What is Prejudice?" n.d.
  20 Notes, Ancient and Mediterranean Slavery, n.d.
  21 Notes, "Labor, Slavery Extension, and Texas," n.d.
  22 Notes, "Role of the Teacher in Education," n.d.
4   Public Addresses by Madeline Stratton Morris
  1 Public Addresses, "Are Negroes Intellectually Free?" 1936
  2 Public Addresses, Negro History Week, 1946
  3 Public Addresses, Negro History Week, 1951
  4 Public Addresses, "The Status of Business and Professional Women in World Leadership" (National Negro Business and Profressional Women), c. 1955 (?)
  5 Public Addresses, Woman of the Year Acceptance (Sigma Gamma Rho and Chicago Urban League), 1958
  6 Public Addresses, Negro History Week, 1959
  7 Public Addresses, Negro History Week (Drexel Area Block Club), 1961
  8 Public Addresses, Negro History Week (Phyllis Wheatley), 1962
  9 Public Addresses, Negro History Week (St. Edmund’s Episcopal Church), 1963
  10 Public Addresses, American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority, 1963
  11 Public Addresses, "The Church of the Good Shepherd Congregational and Its Minister Rev. Joseph H. Evans" (Church of the Good Shepherd), 1963
  12 Public Addresses, Southside Community Committee, 1963
  13 Public Addresses, [Negro History in High School Textbooks] (Unitarian Church of Evanston), 1964
  14 Public Addresses, [Maudelle Brown Bousfield] (St. Edmund’s Episcopal), 1967
  15 Public Addresses, [Black Power] (Triton College), 1968
  16 Public Addresses, "The Question of Civil Rights" (Catholic Parish), 1967
  17 Public Addresses, "The Present School Crisis" (St. Edmund’s Episcopal), 1970
  18 Public Addresses, [Black Studies] (De Paul University), 1971
  19 Public Addresses, "The Art of Leadership" (Beatrice Caffrey Youth Service), 1974
  20 Public Addresses, High School Comencement, 1974
  21 Public Addresses, "The Egalitarian Mood in the U.S. and in the Community School" (notes), 1974
  22 Public Addresses, [Bicentennial] (Alliance, Ohio), 1975
  23 Public Addresses, Negro History Month (Chicago Heights), 1976
  24 Public Addresses, "Women Reformers" (Links, Inc., Bicentennial Dinner), 1976
  25 Public Addresses, Graduation Remarks (St. Edmund’s Episcopal), 1977
  26 Public Addresses, Afro-American History Month (Ruggles School), 1978
  27 Public Addresses, Afro-American History Month (Blackstone Branch Library), 1978
  28 Public Addresses, "Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune" (Woodson Regional Library), 1979
  29 Public Addresses, Open House (Louis Wirth Experimental School), 1979
  30 Public Addresses, "Rev. William Samuel Bradden" (Berean Baptist Church), 1990
  31 Public Addresses, "The Art of Leadership," n.d.
  32 Public Addresses, Afro-American History Month, n.d.
  33 Public Addresses, "The study of Negro History…" n.d.
  34 Public Addresses, "Our Duty as a Citizen," n.d.
  35 Public Addresses, [Negro History and American Democracy], n.d.
  36 Public Addresses, [Role of Educators and the Negro Problem], n.d
5   Manuscripts by Others
  1 G. Arbatov, "Manoeuvres of the Opponents of Détente," 1975
  2 Joseph A. Bailey, "Observations on National Karma," n.d.
  3 Samuel L. Banks, "The Brown Decision Reconsidered" (ASALH Conference), 1977
  4 Black History Film Strip Lessons, n.d.
  5 W. B. Blakemore, "Affluence, Poverty, and Prophecy," 1964
  6 Louis Brandeis, "Interpretation of Constitutional Ammendments," n.d.
  7 Margaret Burroughs, "Langston Hughes" (Eulogy), 1967
  8 Margaret Burroughs, "Why Have the Youth of Today Not Heard of This Man [Paul Robeson]?" 1978
  9 Kenneth Clark, "100 Years of Emancipation," 1969
  10 St. Clair Drake, "Africa--Coming Storm Center in World Affairs," n.d.
  11 Richard Durham, "Destination Freedom: ’The Rime of the Ancient Dodger’--The Story of Jackie Robinson" (radio play), 1948
  12 Richard Durham, "Destination Freedom: Dr. J. Ernest Wilkins," 1948
  13 Goodwin, Marvin E., "Reflection on the Crisis in Black Studies" (ASALH), 1975
  14 Raymond W. Griswold and James Moore, "Paternalism or Economic Inclusion for Black Americans in a Capitalistic Society," 1970
  15 Harold Howe II, "The City is a Teacher," 1966
  16 Harold Howe II, "Education’s Most Critical Issue," 1966
  17 Lois H. Johnson, "How I Became the Person I Am" (paper written for M. S. Morris), 1977
  18 W. C. Luqman (W. C. Clay), "Creed for the Black Man," 1960
  19 W. C. Luqman (W. C. Clay), "People of America--Take Heed, the Hour is Now!" 1963
  20 Grace Markwell, "The ’Supplementary Units’ in the White School," c. 1942?
  21 Grace Markwell, Student Writings and Drawings (Broofield Elementary School), c. 1942-1943?
  22 Benjamin E. Mays, "Brotherhood: A Moral Imperative," 1954
  23 unknown author, "Early Chicago and the Negro," n.d.
  24 unknown author [M. S. Morris?], Introduction to W. E. B. Du Bois, n.d.
  25 unknown author, "Ten Good Reasons Why You Should Vote April 4th to Re-Elect Mayor Daley," n.d.
  26 unknown author, "The Springfield Plan" (Springfield, Mass.), c. 1940?
  27 unknown author, "The Role of the Public School in Human Relations," n.d.
  28 unknown author, "What Would Happen if Slaves Were Caught Trying to Escape?" n.d.
  29 unknown author, "What Do You Know About Race?" n.d.
  30 Margo Ladee Theus, "A Biography of Whitney Moore Young Junior," 1973
  31 Anthony J. Vader, "The Catholic Church and the Negro in Chicago," c. 1961?
6   Series IV: Correspondence
  1 Anonymous (Criticizing dinner for Supt. Johnson), 1942
  2 Anonymous (Racist Note on Newspaper clipping), 1968 [with explanatory note, 2002]
  3 Maudelle Bousfield, 1963-1967
  4 Charles R. Bowman (Committee to Honor Sen. Smith and Rep. Davis), 1972
  5 William Green Bronson, 1992
  6 Joan Campbell (student), n.d.
  7 John R. Coulson, 1991
  8 State Rep. Corneal A. Davis (Illinois General Assembly), 1971
  9 Joseph Evans, 1990
  10 Gee Gee, 1972
  11 T. K. Gibson, Sr., 1968
  12 Roscoe Giles, 1941
  13 Irene Harper (United Council of Church Women), 1948
  14 Elmer Henderson, 1964-1965
  15 A. Leon Higginbotham, 1978
  16 Howard [?], n.d.
  17 William M. Johnson (Supt. Of Chicago Board of Education), 1941-1945
  18 Sister Gerard Joseph, n.d.
  19 Journal of Negro Education, 1942-1943
  20 Francis Lightfoot, 1944
  21 Linda [?] (A. O. Sexton School student), 1961
  22 Mary Lusson, 1963
  23 Chester L. Marcus, n.d.
  24 Mariana [?], 1943
  25 Marina [?], 1943
  26 Grace Markwell (Illinois Council for Social Studies), 1943-1946, n.d.
  27 Harris Mosley, 1962-1967
  28 J. Cleo Nelms, 1948
  29 Nancy Nolf (Student-Community Interracial Community), 1950
  30 Hazel Phillips (Illinois Council for Social Studies), 1945
  31 Pittsburgh Courier, 1947
  32 Alina Stratton Plaein (Niece), 1994
  33 Marcus M. Rambo (Cincinatti Public Schools), 1944
  34 Vivienne Robinson [?] [Estella], 1990
  35 Robert H. Robinson, 1991
  36 Edith Sampson, 1947
  37 Gertrude Sampson, 1945
  38 Charlotte Scott, 1962
  39 Bishop Bernard J. Sheil, 1943-1945
  40 Lawrence E. Smith, Jr., 1968
  41 Ronald O. Smith (Portland Public Schools), 1959
  42 Chatherine Stratton, 1946
  43 Edward Wilton Stratton, Jr., 1946-1947
  44 Sylvia Anne Stratton, 1947
  45 Robert Bernard Tresuille, Jr. (West Point Academy), 1942
  46 Violante [?] (Student), 1956
  47 William Sylvester White, 1961
  48 James K. Wick, 1947
  49 Rev. and Mrs. Edwin Wilton, Sr., 1946-1947
  50 Sgt. L. B. Winston ("Somewhere du France"), 1944
  51 Carter G. Woodson (ASNLH), 1946-1948
    Series V: Organizations
7   Chicago Public Schools and Chicago Board of Education
  1 Chicago Public Schools, Dinner for Supt. Johnson, 1942
  2 Chicago Public Schools, Integrated Education Workshop, 1948
  3 Chicago Public Schools, Americanization Program, 1949
  4 Chicago Public Schools, Committee on Human Relations, 1951-1961
  5 Chicago Public Schools, Committee on Social Studies, History curricula, 1958
  6 Chicago Public Schools, Curriculum Council, Minutes, 1958
  7 Chicago Public Schools, Trip to Springfield, IL, 1963
  8 Chicago Public Schools, List of Schools Named for African Americans, 1965, n.d.
  9 Chicago Public Schools, Commencement Programs, 1970-1974
  10 Chicago Public Schools, Teach-a-Rama Committee, "Blackening the Curriculum," n.d.
  11 Chicago Public Schools, Social Studies Curriculum, n.d.
  12 Chicago Public Schools, Administration, Assignments, Transfers, and Leaves, 1933-1962
  13 Chicago Public Schools, Administration, Performance Review, 1962
  14 Chicago Public Schools, Administration, Evaluation, 1966-1969
  15 Chicago Public Schools, Administration, Teachers’ Schedule, n.d.
  16 Chicago Public Schools, Arthur Dixon School, 1966
  17 Chicago Public Schools, Drake School, 1950
  18 Chicago Public Schools, Dunbar Vocational High School, "Credo" (by Samuel B. Stratton), n.d.
  19 Chicago Public Schools, Dunbar Vocational High School, Memoranda, 1951-1971
  20 Chicago Public Schools, Dunbar Vocational High School, Afro-American History I, Curriculum, 1972
  21 Chicago Public Schools, Dunbar Vocational High School, Brochure, n.d.
  22 Chicago Public Schools, Du Sable High School, Negro History Week, 1945
  23 Chicago Public Schools, Du Sable High School, n.d.
  24 Chicago Public Schools, Emerson School, 1939-1948
  25 Chicago Public Schools, Emerson School, School Bank Project, 1939
  26 Chicago Public Schools, "Social Graces Program," 1941
  27 Chicago Public Schools, Emerson School, Student Responses to 1944 Negro History Curriculum and 1948 With Malice Towards None
  28 Chicago Public Schools, Emerson School, "Dreams of Junior Authors" (ed. M. S. Morgan), c. 1936
  29 Chicago Public Schools, A. O. Sexton School, 1948-1961
  30 Chicago Public Schools, Shoop School, Negro History Week, 1942
  31 Chicago Board of Education, Committee on the "Supplementary Units," 1942
  32 Chicago Board of Education, "Going Along Together: Literature Points the Way," 1945
  33 Chicago Board of Education, Teacher Evaluations, 1948-1950
  34 Chicago Board of Education, Committee on Improving Family Living, 1949-1950
  35 Chicago Board of Education, Examination for Certificate, c. 1950?
  36 Chicago Board of Education, correspondence, 1956-1960
  37 Chicago Board of Education, "A Design for a Survey of Public Education in Chicago,"1963
  38 Chicago Board of Education, Report on Integration, 1964
  39 Chicago Board of Education, Retirement and Pensions, 1969
  40 Chicago Board of Education, Virginia F. Lewis retirement, 1972
  41 Chicago Board of Education, Audit of Woodson South School, 1972
  42 Chicago Board of Education, "Racial Survey," 1974-1975
    Organizations A-Z
8 1 1st Congressional District, Election Flyer, 1979
  2 Alpha Gamma Pi Sorority, minutes and rosters, 1966-1996
  3 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority,correspondence, pamphlets, and rosters, 1965-1996
  4 American Economic League, Founders Day Dinner program, 1960
  5 American Catholic Sociological Society, regional meeting program, 1944
  6 American Legion, John Marshall Post #826, 1963
  7 American Federation of Teachers, Racism in Education Conference, 1966
  8 American Federation of Teachers, "The Negro in Modern American History Textbooks," 1967
  9 American Federation of Teachers, Negro History Month Supplement, c. 1966
  10 Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History (ASALH), List of Black Inventors, 1974
  11 ASALH, Chicago Branch, 1975-1978
  12 ASALH, 61st Annual Meeting (Chicago), 1976
  13 Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASNLH), Negro History Week, Programs and Flyers, 1946-1958
  14 ASNLH, "The Beginning of the [ASNLH]," by James E. Stamp, n.d.
  15 ASNLH, Convention Program, 1968
  16 Beatrice Caffrey Youth Service, 1970-1974
  17 Carter-Mondale Re-Election Committee, 1980
  18 Central YMCA Committee College, Application for International Student (Isaac Yeboah, Ghana), 1971
  19 Chicago African-American Teachers Association, Retirement Dinner, 1969
  20 Chicago City College, Teaching Appointment, 1969
  21 Chicago Commission on Human Relations, 1959-1964
  22 Chicago Public Library, Blackstone Branch, 1978
  23 Chicago Public Library, "The Negro and His Achiements in America" (Compiled for American Negro Exposition), 1940
  24 Chicago Public Library, Whitney M. Young, Jr., Branch, 1973
  25 Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Mary McLeod Bethune Exhibit, 1979
  26 Chicago State University, Teaching Appointments, 1975-1981
  27 Chicago State University, 1980
  28 Chicago Teachers Union, Radio Programs, 1944-1945
  29 Chicago Teachers Union, Correspondence, 1951-1968
  30 Chicago Teachers Union, Education vs. Racism Conference, 1968
  31 Chicago Teachers Union, Membership Card, 1989
  32 Chicago Theological Seminary, Convocation for Desmond Tutu, 1986
  33 Chicago Urban League, School Discrimination, 1962
  34 Chicago Urban League, "Facts about the Negro in Chicago," 1964
  35 Christian Vocational Club, notebook, n.d.
  36 Church of the Good Shepherd, Donations, 1989
  37 Church of the Good Shepherd, Mr. and Mrs. Club, 1949-1971
  38 Church of the Good Shepherd, Programs and Directories, 1952-1992
  39 Citizens Committee for a Commemorative Service for Carter G. Woodson, 1971
  40 Citizens Committee to Vindicate Oscar Walden, Jr., n.d.
  41 City of Chicago, Proclamation for Negro History Week, 1945
  42 City Club, Statement on School Board Nominations, n.d.
  43 Clergy for a Quality Education in a Free Society, Statement on Chicago Schools, 1965
  44 College Entrance Examination Board, 1971
  45 Colored M.E. Churches, Youth Conference (St. Louis, Mo.), 1944
  46 Council for Biomedical Careers, 1969-1971
9 1 Detroit Public Schools, Interracial Policy, 1945
  2 Ecumenical Institute, Center for Urban Education, n.d.
  3 Federal Council of Churches of Christian America, Brochure, 1937-1946
  4 Fisk University, Inter-Departmental Curriculum in African Studies, 1945
  5 Frank London Brown Historical Association, publications, n.d
  6 Governors Citation Committee, Nomination for Attie Belle McGee, 1971
  7 Governors State University, Teaching Appointments, 1978-1982
  8 Graue Mill and Museum (Oak Brook, Ill.), 1991
  9 Hall of Fame for Great Americans, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., 1970
  10 Hugh Gordon Book Store (Los Angeles), c. 1966?
  11 Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, 1962-1968
  12 Hyde Park SDA Church, Negro History Souvenir, 1963
  13 Illinois Certification Testing System, 2000
  14 Illinois Council for Social Studies, Inter-racial Cooperation, 1943-1944
  15 Illinois General Assembly, House Bill no. 251, 1945-1946
  16 Illinois Student Assistance Commission, 1998-1999
  17 International Reading Association, Reading and Revolution Conference, 1969
  18 Kappa Alpha Psi, Membership Drive, 1970
  19 Kappa Alpha Psi, Brochure, 1970
  20 Leadership Conference on Civil Rights, 1966
  21 League of Women Voters of Chicago, 1958-1995
  22 The Links, Inc., Chicago Chapter, 1950-1983, n.d.
  23 The Links, Inc., Central Area Assembly (Milwaukee), 1975
  24 The Links, Inc., Ad Hoc Photography Committee, 2000
  25 Loop College, Curriculum, 1968
  26 Mary Holmes College (Miss.), Applications, n.d.
  27 Mary Robertson Hadely Collection, "Life Every Voice for Democracy," 1942
  28 Mayo Clinic, 1966-1987
  29 Mayor’s Committee on Race Relations, "Negro in Chicago," 1944
  30 Medical Forum Group, "Proposed Interracial Hospital," n.d.
  31 Mercy High School (Chicago), Staff Preparation, 1968
  32 Music Belongs Metropolitan Area, Program, n.d.
  33 NAACP (Chicago Branch), 1948-1989
  34 NAACP, Chicago Branch, Education Committee Roster, 1963
  35 NAACP [?], Press Release on Chicago Civil Rights Movement, 1964
  36 National CIO War Relief Committee, "Negro Veteran," 1945
  37 National Conference on Educational Issues that Impact on the Black Community, 1977
  38 National Council of Negro Women, 1944-1947
  39 National Council for the Social Studies, 1945
  40 National Institute of Social Relations, "What Can We Do About Prejudice…?" 1948
  41 National Negro Museum and Historical Foundation, Negro History Week, pamphlets, 1945-1946
  42 Negro Musem of History and Art (Chicago), "W. E. B. Du Bois: Voice for Freedom," n.d.
  43 Negro Women’s Democratic Association, c. 1943-1944?
  44 Northwestern University Medical School, Statement on Integration, 1945
  45 Office of War Information, c. 1941-1945?
  46 Phi Delta Kappa Sorority (Chicago), 1937-1968, n.d
  47 St. Clotilde Parish, Summer Activities, n.d.
  48 St. Mark’s Church, "Caravan Program," n.d.
  49 St. Stephens A.M.E. Church, Negro History Week Flyer, 1945
  50 Samuel B. Stratton Education Association, 1973-1979
  51 S. E. Gross School (Brookfield, Ill.), Yearbook, 1945
  52 Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Guide to Information on Scholarship Resources, 1958
  53 Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Golden Anniversary Convention, 1954
  54 Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1968
  55 Southside Community Committee, Program, 1963
10 1 Teachers for Integrated Schools, Pamphlet, 1962
  2 Triton College, Memorandum, 1970
  3 United Church of Christ, 1962-1970
  4 University of Chicago, Committee on Human Development, 1962
  5 University of Chicago, Workshop on Human Relations, 1945
  6 University of Chicago, Coordinating Council on Minority Issues, 1992
  7 University of Notre Dame, Hayes-Healy Center Dedication, 1969
  8 The University of the State of New York, 1963
  9 U.S. Committee on Civil Rights, 1964-1966
  10 U.S. Congress, Sen. Paul H. Douglas, 1966
  11 U.S. Dept. of Labor, Women’s Bureau, 1964-1966
  12 U.S. Office of Education, Revenue Sharing Act, Commissioner’s Conference, 1971
  13 Volunteer Community Women Service Club, clipping, 1982
  14 Washington Park YMCA, Negro History Roundtable, "Lincoln and the Emancipation," 1964
  15 Wheaton Christian Center, Programs, 2002
  16 White House, "To Fulfill These Rights" (Conference), Notes and Marginalia, 1966
  17 White House, "To Fulfill These Rights" (Conference), Conference Papers, 1966
  18 Whiter South Africa Conference, programs, papers, and notes, 1952
  19 Women Mobilized for Change, minutes and programs, 1969
  20 Woodlawn Community Services Agency, receipt, 1966
  21 Youth Builders, minutes, 1947
    Series VI: Subject Research Files
11 1 Biography, Collected biographical articles from Negro History Bulletin , n.d.
  2 Biography, Dr. Leonidas H. Berry, 1964, n.d.
  3 Biography, Allison Davis, 1942
  4 Biography, Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable, n.d.
  5 Biography, Nicki Giovanni, 1974
  6 Biography, Theodore K. Lawless and Jackie Robinson (clippings), c. 1972?
  Oversized Biography, Robert E. and Virginia F. Lewis, 1998
  7 Biography, Martin Luther King, Jr., c. 1968
  Oversized Biography, Martin Luther King, Jr., assassination, 1968 (clippings from Defender, Sun-Times, Tribune)
  8 Biography, James Weldon Johnson, n.d.
  9 Biography, Adrian D. Joyce, 1949
  10 Biography, Edith Sampson, 1947, n.d.
  11 Biography, Leroy R. Weekes, 1948-1968
  12 Biography, Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, n.d.
  13 Biography, Carter G. Woodson, 1953-1975, n.d.
  14 Biography, Monroe N. Work and Paul Robeson (clippings), 1945
  Oversized Biography, Whitney Young, Jr., clippings, 1969, n.d.
  15 Civil Rights, clippings, 1945-1970, n.d.
  16 Civil Rights, NcNeese v. Cahokia, Ill., 1963
  Oversized Civil Rights, "To Fulfill These Rights" Conference, clippings, 1966
  Oversized Civil Rights, clippings, 1966, n.d.
  Oversized Civil Rights, Black Power, 1968-1970
  17 Civil Rights, School Desegregation, n.d.
  18 Civil Rights, William Julius Wilson, "The Hidden Agenda: How to Help the Truly Disadvantaged," University of Chicago Magazine , Fall 1987
  19 Civil Rights, Edwin C. Berry, "An Approach to the New Era in Race Relations," 1969
  20 Economy, Charles Davis, "How Important is the Negro Market?" Commerce Magazine , 1961
  21 Education, clippings, 1945-2000, n.d.
  Oversized Education, clippings, 1968-1970, n.d.
  Oversized Education, Northwestern University, 1968-1970
  Oversized Education, clippings from American Teacher (American Federation of Teachers), 1970
  22 Education, James. A. Banks, "A Profile of the Black American: Implications for Teaching," c. 1967?
  23 Education, Ralph J. Bryon, "How Now Black Studies?" Kappa Alpha Psi , 1970
  24 Education, Ambrose Caliver, "The Problem of Adult Illiteracy," The American Teacher , Feb. 1949
  25 Education, John Hope Franklin, "The Negro in U.S. History," The American Teacher , 1966
  26 Education, Raymond M. Hilliard, "Massive Attack on Illiteracy: The Cook County Experience," ALA Bulletin , 1963
  27 Education, Paul Palazzo, "On the Money," Chicago Tribune , 1999
  28 Education, Nancy B. Reardon, "Reversal of Historical Discrimination," Crisis , 1977
  29 Education, Gregory A. Syer, "The Silent Enemy," Crisis , 1977
  30 Health, Joseph C. Waddy, "Delinquency--a Community Disease," Journal of the National Medical Association , Sept. 1963
  31 Health, Harry M. Tiebout, "The Role of Psychology in the Field of Alcoholism," 1949
  Oversized History, clippings, Black "Firsts," 1868-1970
  Oversized History, clippings, 1968-1970
  32 History, Documentary materials, 1783-1907 (copies)
  33 History, World War II, clippings, 1945, n.d.
  34 History, publication notices, c. 1950-1968
  35 History, Chicago, clippings, 1952-1959, n.d.
  36 History, Negro History Week, clippings, 1965
  37 History, Watergate, clippings, 1973
  38 History, Collected articles from Negro History Bulletin , n.d.
  39 History, Definitions of "Serf," n.d.
  40 History, fact sheets, n.d.
  41 History, "Charter Day" (editorial), Howard University Record , April 1924
  42 History, "Negro Historians Receive Warning," clipping, 1968
  43 History, List of Black Inventors, c. 1974?, n.d.
  44 History, " ’Marse Abe’ Lincoln as Seen by His Bodygaurd," n.d.
  45 History, W. O. Blake, "Slavery and the Slave Trade," facsimile, 1859
  Oversized History, William B. Catton, "The Negro Heritage," Chicago Sun-Times, 1967
  46 History, Vernon Jarrett, "Boston Massacre is Worth the ’76 Focus," Chicago Tribune , 1974
  47 History, Walter Morrison, "Ebony: 30 Years of Heritage," Chicago Daily News , 1975
  48 History, J. A. Rogers, "The Civil War Centennial--100 Years Later (1861-1961)," 1961
  49 History, William J. Wood, "The Illegal Beginning of American Negro Slavery," American Bar Association Journal , January 1970
  50 Music, R. Nathaniel Dett, "Listen to the Lambs" (1914), 1940
  Oversized Politics (Chicago), clippings,1968-1970
  Oversized Politics (National), clippings, 1968
  51 Religion, clippings, 1968-1973, n.d.
  52 Religion, "Metaphysical Meditations" (fragment), n.d.
  Oversized Religion, Church of the Good Shepherd, 50th Anniversary Symposium (clipping from Chicago Defender), 1974
12   Series VII: Samuel B. Stratton
  1 Biography, School Transcripts (University of Chicago), 1930-1962
  2 Biography, biographical sketches, c. 1944-1962?
  3 Biography, clippings, 1945-1972
  4 Biography, Honors and Awards, 1951-1961
  Oversized Biography, Honors and Awards, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1956
  5 Biography, retirement, 1962
  6 Biography, Certificate of Military Service, 1966
  7 Biography, Memorial Tribute (Du Sable Memorial Society), 1972
  Oversized Biography, retirement notices, 1962-1972
  8 Biography, Death Certificate and Funeral Program, 1972
  9 Correspondence, Personal, 1945-1966
  10 Correspondence, Professional, 1930-1972
  11 Correspondence, Benedict College (Dr. Benjamin F. Payton), 1968
  12 Correspondence, History of the Negro in America (University of Chicago Evening School), 1962
  13 Manuscripts, Coursework, 1949
  14 Manuscripts, Notebook, 1962
  15 Manuscripts, "Our Heritage of Freedom and Democracy," 1962
  16 Manuscripts, Notes, "European Background" (Loop College), 1968
  17 Manuscripts, Notes, "Campaign of 1860" (Loop College), 1968
  18 Manuscripts, Notes, "African Resistances to Slavery" (Loop College), 1969
  19 Manuscripts, Notes, "Emerson’s English Traits," 1970
  20 Manuscripts, Notes, "The Life of Lyman Trumbull," n.d.
  21 Manuscripts, Notes, Purpose and Philosophy of Government, n.d.
  22 Manuscripts, Notes, Fourteenth Amendment, n.d.
  23 Manuscripts, Notes, lecture notes (fragments), n.d.
  24 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, "Techniques for Studying Community Power Structure" (American Association of School Administrators), 1958
  25 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, "The Negro in Art" (University Broadcasting Association of Chicago), 1962
  26 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, Remarks on Retirement, 1962
  27 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, "Reconstruction--Unfinished Business of Democracy" (Frank London Brown Memorial Club), 1964
  28 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, "A Re-Appraisal of the Negro Quest for Justice," 1964
  29 Manuscripts, Public Addresses, "Education and Integration," 1971
  30 Manuscripts by Others, Philip J. Rutledge, "The Relevance of Reading to Technological Revolution," 1969
  31 Manuscripts by Others, Felix N. Okoye, "Dingame: A Reappraisal of the Zulu King," 1969
  32 Manuscripts by Others, William Bryant, "Study Guide for John Dewey’s Human Nature and Conduct ," n.d.
    Series VIII: Serials
13 1 American Legacy, 1998
  2 The American Teacher, 1944-1947
  3 American Visions, 1990
  4 Better Teaching, 1945
  5 Chicago Principal’s Club Reporter, 1943
  6 Chicago’s Schools, 1945
  7 Chicago Today (University of Chicago), 1965-1968
  Oversized Chicago Union Teacher (Chicago Teachers Union), 1968
  8 Christian Herald, 1964
  9 Crisis, 1964-1998
  10 Every Week, 1944
  11 Howard University Magazine, 1962
  12 Illinois History, 1960
  13 Jet, 2000
  14 Jewish Affairs, 1947
  15 Journal of Negro Education, 1944-1976
  16 Journal of Negro History, 1977-1995
  17 Kappa Alpha Psi Journal, 1971
  Oversized The Midwest (Magazine of the Chicago Sun-Times), 1968
  18 Negro College Quarterly, 1944-1945
  19 Negro Digest, 1945-1949
14 1 Negro Heritage, 1962-1963
  2 Negro Heroes (comic book), 1947-1948
  3 The Negro History Bulletin, 1950-1973
  4 The New Republic ("The Negro and His Future in America"), 1943
  5 Newsweek, 1969
  6 The Pilot (National Insurance Association), 1970
  7 Renewal, 1965
  8 Real Estate News, 1970
  9 Social Action, 1940
  10 The Spirit (Archdiocesan Council of Catholic Women), 1965
  11 Student Magazine, 1945
  12 Time, 1943
  13 U.S. News and World Report, 1963
  14 University of Chicago Magazine, 1999
  Oversized World Atlas as the History of the War in Maps (Chicago Sun), 1947
15   Series IX: Memorabilia
  1 Address Books, n.d.
  Oversized Madeline Morgan and Thomas Morgan, timeline of "Supplementary Units," 1942-1945
  2 Appointment Calendar, 1947
  Oversized White House, "To Fulfill These Rights" Conference, plastic briefcase, 1966
  3 Calendars (unmarked), 1967-1980
  4 Appointment Calendars, 1962-1965
  5 Appointment Calendars, 1970-1977
  Oversized Democratic National Convention, official delegration member plastic document portfolio, 1980
  Oversized Southern California Joint Founders’ Day (Beverly Hills, Calif.), checkbook cover, 1985
  6 Appointment Calendars, 1987-1989
  7 Appointment Calendars, 1994-1999
  8 Funeral Programs, 1947-1999
  9 Election Flyer ("Gray!"), n.d.
  10 Greeting Cards, c. 1960-1997
  11 Political Address and Contacts, 1990-1995
  Oversized Madeline Stratton, nametags, n.d.
  Oversized Greeting Cards, unsorted, zip-loc bag
16   Series X: Photographs
  1 Madeline S. Morris, May 1964
  2 Madeline R. Morgan, n.d.
  3 Monentitas Club, Church of the Good Shepherd congregation, 2/20/72
  4 Madeline S. Morris, Graduating from John Farren School, 6/24/1920
  5 Madeline’s Niece Adrienne (age 6), 12/12/1967
  6 Madeline’s Niece Vivienne (age 8), 12/12/1967
  7 Emerson School teacher Mary Davis, n.d.
  8 Ms. Elinor McCollom, Principal of Emerson School, 1942
  9 Mrs. Stratton and Siblings, n.d.
  10 Initiation Party (The Links, Inc.), 1974
  11 Bertha Wilson, Emerson School teacher, n.d.
  12 unidentified woman
  13 unidentified couple
  14 unidentified couple (wedding)
  15 classroom bulletinboard display ("Japan")
  16 Madeline Stratton Morris, n.d.
  17 unidentified persons
  18 unidentified persons (dinner party)
  19 Wm. T. Coleman and Congressman Ralph Metcalf, c. 1970
  20 unidentified persons
  21 unidentified persons
  22 unidentified persons
  23 unidentified persons
  24 Cyril, n.d.
  25 Negatives, n.d.
  26 Samuel Stratton, n.d
  27 Links Christmas Party, Holiday Inn: Walter Morris (84 years old) and Rev. Kenneth Smith, 12/12/1982 (photo by Mack Tanner)
  28 Madeline Stratton (Corona Studio), 8/11/1974
  20 Thomas Morgan, 6/21/1921
  30 Walter Morris, dinner at Madeline’s, 20/12/1976
  31 Othello Law’s home: Walter Morris and Howard Letcher, n.d.
  32 School children [Emerson School Bank Project?], c. 1939?
  33 Color slides from Land of the Bible, n.d.
  34 Samuel Andrew Beard Stratton (age 65), June 1962 (Valentine Photographers 4642 S. Parkway)
  35 Madeline Stratton and Samuel Stratton, Cairo, Egypt, 10/30/1964
  36 Mother’s Day Dinner, 5/11/1947: Samuel Stratton, Madeline Robinson, Adrionns Robinson, Vivian Robinson, Violet Robinson, Robert Robinson, Zana Robinson, John Robinson (father, 67 years old), Estella Robinson (mother 57 years old), Edyth Robinson, Robert Robinson, Jr.
  37 Trustee Board, Church of the Good Shepherd, April 1970: Edsel Hudson, Lyman Webber, Cornelius Palmer, Rev. Kenneth Smith, Francis Rivers, John Sloan, Harold Tucker, Otho Robinson, Lillian Herbert, Judge Kenneth Wilson, Madeline Stratton (age 63), William Roberson
  38 Rev. Arthur Gray, Madeline Stratton, Dr. Aquilar (Lima, Peru), Samuel Stratton, 7/7/1947
  39 Alpha Kappa Alpha Initiation, Theta Omega Chapter (Sheraton, Oaklawn), 6/26/1977: Evelyn Jackson, Madeline Stratton, Walter Morris
  40 Springfield, Illinois, field trip, grades 8B and 8A, October 4-5, 1956
  41 Madeline Robinson, 1972 (with autobiographical note on back)
  42 Harriot Keyes, Madeline Morgan, Teresa Johnson, Sarah Zella, 1945
  43 Bessie King, Dr. W. Johnson (Supt. Of Chicago Public Schools), Madeline R. Stratton, Elinor McCollom, c. 1942
  44 Phi Delta Kappa [dinner for Supt. Johnson], c. 1942
  45 Madeline Stratton Morris (speaking), Bessie King, Elinor McCollom, W. Johnson (seated at left) [Dinner for Supt. Johnson], c. 1942
  46 [Dinner for Supt. Johnson], c. 1942
  47 [Phi Delta Kappa, Dinner for Supt. Johnson], c. 1942
  48 MGM Grand Hotel, Las Vegas, August 8, 1975: Kitty Stratton, Sylvia Stratton, Henry Stratton, Edward, Yolanda Stratton, Madeline Stratton
17   Biography
  1 Diploma (Englewood High School), 1925
  2 Teachers Certificate (Chicago Normal College), 1929
18   Manuscripts
  1 "Negroes Who Helped Build America" (galley proofs), 1964
    Subject Files
  2 Biography, Martin Luther King, Jr., assassination, 1968 (clippings from Defender, Sun-Times, Tribune)
  3 Biography, Robert E. and Virginia F. Lewis, 1998
  4 Biography, Whitney Young, Jr., clippings, 1969, n.d.
  5 Civil Rights, "To Fulfill These Rights" Conference, clippings, 1966
  6 Civil Rights, Black Power, 1968-1970
  7 Civil Rights, clippings, 1966, n.d.
  8 Education, clippings from American Teacher (American Federation of Teachers), 1970
  9 Education, clippings, 1968-1970, n.d.
  10 Education, Northwestern University, 1968-1970
  11 History, "The Negro Heritage" by William B. Catton, Chicago Sun-Times, 1967
  12 History, Black "Firsts," 1868-1970
  13 History, clippings, 1968-1970
  14 Politics (Chicago), clippings,1968-1970
  15 Politics (National), clippings, 1968
  16 Religion, Church of the Good Shepherd, 50th Anniversary Symposium (clipping from Chicago Defender), 1974
    Samuel B. Stratton
  17 Biography, Honors and Awards, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1956
  18 Biography, retirement notices, 1962-1972
  19 Chicago Union Teacher (Chicago Teachers Union), 1968
  20 The Midwest (Magazine of the Chicago Sun-Times), 1968
  21 World Atlas as the History of the War in Maps (Chicago Sun), 1947
19   Memorabilia
    Madeline Morgan and Thomas Morgan, timeline of "Supplementary Units," 1942-1945
    White House, "To Fulfill These Rights" Conference, plastic briefcase, 1966
    Democratic National Convention, official delegration member plastic document portfolio, 1980
    Southern California Joint Founders’ Day (Beverly Hills, Calif.), checkbook cover, 1985
    Madeline Stratton, nametag, n.d.
    Greeting Cards, unsorted, zip-loc bag
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