Rose Wheeler Papers

Dates: 1927-2000
Size: 13 linear feet (23 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois 60628
Collection Number: 1995/01
Provenance: Donated by Rose Solomon Wheeler, 1995. Additional donations by Rose Wheeler, 1998, and by the Western Historical Manuscript Collection, 2002.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Rose Wheeler Papers, [Box #, Folder #], Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature
Processed by: Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project

BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE

In a career which spanned over 50 years as a Chicago-based social worker and race relations activist, Rose Solomon Wheeler initiated and helped lead struggles for civil rights, labor rights and peace. Throughout her adult life she was closely associated with the Nesbitt family, five African American brothers from Champaign, Illinois who made their mark on scholarship and social justice work.

She was born Rose Solomon on June 22, 1914 in Fostoria, Ohio, the daughter of Lithuanian Jewish immigrants who came to the United States to escape religious persecution. After graduation from Fostoria High School in 1931, she attended Bowling Green State College for two years, and then moved to Chicago to begin studies at University of Chicago in 1934. During her undergraduate studies, she held a part-time job working for Prof. Louis Wirth’s urban studies project, where she was supervised by Horace Cayton and St. Clair Drake. She recalled that she also became active in “liberal and radical organizations for peace and democracy and in civil rights and anti-racism movements.” She joined the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom in the late 1930s. In 1937 Rose Solomon received her A.B. degree from University of Chicago.

Rose Solomon enrolled in the University of Chicago’s School of Social Services Graduate program in 1938, and went to work for the Chicago Relief Administration and the Cook County Department of Public Aid. Through this work she met Rozell and Sadie Nesbitt, also social workers and activists. She remained close friends with the Nesbitts and with their son, Prexy, for the rest of her life.

During World War II she married Charles Hayes and had her first child. The marriage did not last, and she later married Hugh Wheeler, with whom she had three more children. She completed her M.A. degree in Social Service Administration in 1946. In 1947 she became a social worker for the Family Service Bureau of United Charities. Throughout her career as a social worker she was active in unions, both the State County and Municipal Workers of America for the public agencies and the Social Service Employees Union for the private sector agencies.

Rose Wheeler’s social work career stretched from the 1930s into the 1990s, including employment with Randall House, Passavant Memorial Hospital, the Mental Health Center of the Chicago Board of Health, Beethoven School (in Robert Taylor Homes), and the Northwest Mental Health Center. She taught social work and race relations in a host of conferences, as well as at Prairie State College. She was an advocate of the use of non-professional personnel in Community Mental Health, and wrote and spoke on this subject frequently.

Most of all she was an activist in a wide range of social justice organizations, including the Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa, the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Welfare Rights Organization, and the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. In the 1980s and 1990s she was particularly active on support for Southern Africa liberation movements. The Peace Museum honored her in 1995 with its Community Peacemaker Award. Her voluminous “subject research files” reflect the broad scope of subjects in which she invested her time, energy and passion.

Rose Solomon Wheeler died December 28, 2003 in Columbia, Missouri.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

The Rose Solomon Wheeler Papers include biographical and employment records, historical materials on the Nesbitt family, social work serials, clippings, offprints and ephemera, photographs, audio-visual materials and memorabilia. The bulk of the papers consist of a large subject research file kept by Wheeler from the 1950s through the 1990s.

Series 1: Biographical and Employment Documents

This series includes Rose Wheeler’s academic transcripts and diplomas, resumes and records of employment, articles, manuscripts and notes by Wheeler on social work subjects, newspaper articles which mention Rose Wheeler, and two autobiographical manuscripts. The documents extend from 1931 through 1999. This series is arranged by type of document, and then chronologically within each category.

Series 2: Biographies of the Nesbitt Family

This small series includes newspaper articles, funeral programs, biographical materials and a manuscript about the Nesbitt family written by Wheeler. The order of this series places documents on the family as a whole first, followed by folders on individuals. The documents extend from 1966 through 1997.

Series 3: Social Work-Related Serials

Rose Wheeler kept issues of social work periodicals which were of special interest to her. These included numbers of the newsletters of the National Association of Social Workers and its local affiliates, as well as professional journals. The serials are arranged alphabetically by title.

Series 4: Other Serials

Serials which Rose Wheeler kept which were not social work-related are included in this series. Most of these are periodical issues focusing on American race relations from liberal or radical journals. The series is arranged alphabetically by serial title.

Series 5: Pamphlets, Offprints and Ephemera

This series contains rare and scarce pamphlets, offprints, and loose documents collected by Wheeler. Some of the items are social work-related, but many are more broadly linked to African American concerns or to issues in race relations. Some of the items in this series may not be held in any other archival repository. The series is arranged in chronological order, with undated items at the end.

Series 6: Subject Research Files

The bulk of the Rose Wheeler Papers, comprising Boxes 6 through 21, are her subject research files. Wheeler culled these materials from meeting notices, programs, newsletters, magazine and newspaper clippings and a wide variety of activist movement sources. She arranged these items into an alphabetical run of subjects. In processing these files, we have retained her subject order and her titles for individual files.

Researchers should be aware that the subject titles may not be specific enough to highlight individual items of importance. For example, in the folder titled “Health,” there is a one-page memo updating the status of a 1961 landmark civil suit by Chicago African American physicians against 54 Chicago-area hospitals for their exclusion of African American physicians. This memo has thus far not been found in any other repository. There are other rare materials on education, on Chicago support for Southern African freedom struggles, and on Chicago’s West Side which the researcher will have to uncover.

RELATED MATERIALS

Related materials at the Chicago Public Library include:

CONTAINER LIST

Series 1: Biographical and employment documents

Box 1 Folder 1 Rose Solomon, diploma, Fostoria [Ohio] High School, 1931
Box 1 Folder 2 Rose Solomon, graduate school transcripts, University of Chicago, 1934-1946. Includes undergraduate record from Bowling Green State University, Ohio
Box 1 Folder 3 Rose Solomon (later Rose Hayes, Rose Wheeler), Employment and education resumes, 1938-1991
Box 1 Folder 4 Rose Solomon Hayes, Master of Arts diploma, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1946
Box 1 Folder 5 Rose Solomon Hayes, Annual work evaluations as a social worker, 1947-1950
Box 1 Folder 6 Rose Wheeler, Social work professional memberships and documentation as “Certified Social Worker,” 1953-1969
Box 1 Folder 7 Article in staff newsletter on Rose Wheeler as acting Director of Social Services at Passavant Memorial Hospital, 1958
Box 1 Folder 8 Notes by Rose Wheeler on social work at Randall House, 1961
Box 1 Folder 9 Notes, statistics and a manuscript on Rose Wheeler’s work at Mental Health Center, Robert Taylor Homes, 1965
Box 1 Folder 10 Program and bulletins, National Conference on Social Welfare, 1966
Box 1 Folder 11 Staff lists, Chicago Board of Health, Mental Health Division, 1967
Box 1 Folder 12 Manuscript by Rose Wheeler on work with emotionally disturbed children at Beethoven school, Summer 1967
Box 1 Folder 13 Rose Wheeler, Correspondence and memos from Archdiocese of Chicago School Board, Head Start program, 1969-1970
Box 1 Folder 14 Correspondence from Cook County Office of Economic Opportunity, offering Rose Wheeler position as Director of Social Services with Head Start at Cook County OEO, 1969
Box 1 Folder 15 Rose Wheeler, employment materials from work for Volt Information Sciences, Inc., as Technical Assistance Specialist, 1970-1971
Box 1 Folder 16 Column by Mike Royko on Rose Wheeler in Chicago Daily News, January 19, 1970
Box 1 Folder 17 Contract hiring Rose Wheeler as part-time teacher at Prairie State College, and related documents,1970
Box 1 Folder 18 Files from Rose Wheeler’s work at Northwest Mental Health Center, Arlington Heights, Illinois, 1972-1982
Box 1 Folder 19 Rose Wheeler, Professional certificates from workshops and conferences, 1974-1999
Box 1 Folder 20 “Enemies,” Article in Reader newspaper, on monthly dinner meetings of Jews and Palestinians to discuss differences, March 23, 1990. Rose Wheeler was a participant
Box 1 Folder 21 Rose Wheeler file, Licensure and continuing education, 1991-1996
Box 1 Folder 22 Licensed Clinical Social Worker certificates, 1993-1999
Box 1 Folder 23 Nomination of Rose Wheeler for award, The Peace Museum, Chicago, 1995
Box 1 Folder 24 “My Story,” handwritten and typed manuscript on Rose Wheeler’s life and work, 1996
Box 1 Folder 25 “Note to Readers,” by Rose Wheeler, undated
Box 1 Folder 26 Manuscript and published text, “Nonprofessional Personnel in Community Mental Health,” The Social Welfare Forum, 1966
Box 1 Folder 27 Manuscript fragment, Mental Health evaluation of child patient, undated
Box 1 Folder 28 Lonnie E. Mitchell, manuscript, “A Psychologist’s Perspectives on the Use of Nonprofessionals in Mental Health Work,” Conference on the Use of Nonprofessionals in Mental Health Work, 1967
Box 1 Folder 29 George W. Albee, manuscript, “The Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes Updated: Non-Professionals for Everyone,” American Orthopsychiatric Association, 1969

Series 2: Biographies of the Nesbitt Family

Box 2 Folder 1 “Several Hundred Parents Watched Them Develop,” article in the Champaign-Urbana News Gazette, October 23, 1977. On five African American brothers from the Nesbitt family who grew up in Champaign in the 1920s and 1930s—Russell, George, Rozell, Lendor and Robert. Also included is the Memorial Service program for Rozell R. Nesbitt, March 8, 1997
Box 2 Folder 2 “A Very Special Family,” manuscript by Rose Wheeler, undated, and “Fox Lake-Friendship House,” manuscript by Rose Wheeler on house owned by the Nesbitts in Fox Lake, Wisconsin, undated. Also included is a Fox Lake brochure and information on Francis Parker school in Chicago, which the children of Nesbitts attended
Box 2 Folder 3 Biographical material on George Nesbitt, 1972-1985
Box 2 Folder 4 Biographical material on Prexy Nesbitt, 1976-1995
Box 2 Folder 5 Biographical material on Robert Nesbitt, 1966
Box 2 Folder 6 Biographical material on Rozell R. Nesbitt, 1975-1997
Box 2 Folder 7 Biographical material on Sadie Nesbitt, 1967-1981

Series 3: Social Work-Related Serials

Box 3 Folder 1 AASW Bulletin [American Association of Social Workers], 1953
Box 3 Folder 2 Association for Family Living Newsletter, 1953, 1961
Box 3 Folder 3 Benjamin Rush Bulletin, 1949
Box 3 Folder 4 County Lines and Staff Notes [Cook County Department of Public Aid], 1961-1962
Box 3 Folder 5 Illinois Welfare Association Conference Program, 1959
Box 3 Folder 6 National Association of Social Workers Journal and pamphlets, 1964-1968
Box 3 Folder 7 National Association of Social Workers [NASW], Chicago Area Chapter Bulletin, 1964-1977
Box 3 Folder 8 National Association of Social Workers [NASW], Illinois Chapter Bulletin, 1990-1997
Box 3 Folder 9 National Association of Social Workers [NASW], Manpower Memo, 1972
Box 3 Folder 10 National Association of Social Workers [NASW] News, 1957, 1968
Box 3 Folder 11 Readings: A Journal of Reviews and Commentary in Mental Health, 1986-1999
Box 3 Folder 12 Service Agencies of Woodlawn, 1968
Box 3 Folder 13 Social Welfare Workers Movement, 1969
Box 3 Folder 14 Transactional Analysis Journal [Official Journal of the International Transactional Analysis Association, 1971
Box 3 Folder 15 University of Chicago Magazine [issue featuring article by William Julius Wilson], 1987
Box 3 Folder 16 University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration publications, 1957-1992

Series 4: Other Serials

Box 4 Folder 1 American Socialist, 1966
Box 4 Folder 2 Antioch Forum, 1993
Box 4 Folder 3 Contemporary Issues, 1959
Box 4 Folder 4 Crossroads Fund Newsletter, 1994
Box 4 Folder 5 Health Rights News, 1971
Box 4 Folder 6 Perspectives on Ideas and the Arts [special issue on South Africa], 1963
Box 4 Folder 7 The Progressive [issue on New Black Politics], 1990
Box 4 Folder 8 Studies on the Left, 1959

Series 5: Pamphlets, Offprints, and Ephemera

Box 5 Folder 1 Pamphlet, Race: What the Scientists Say, National Conference of Christians and Jews, 1939
Box 5 Folder 2 Pamphlet, Race Prejudice, by August Claessens, Rand School Press, 1943
Box 5 Folder 3 Pamphlet, Common Human Needs: An Interpretation for Staff in Public Assistance Agencies, prepared by Charlotte Towle, Federal Security Agency, Bureau of Public Assistance, 1945
Box 5 Folder 4 Pamphlet, Why Work for Nothing, by Herman Schendel, Trade Union Department, Abraham Lincoln School, 1946
Box 5 Folder 5 Pamphlet, Vineland Social Maturity Scale, by Edgar Doll, Educational Test Bureau, 1947
Box 5 Folder 6 Pamphlet, Let’s Get Down to Cases, by Jean Alexander, Anti-Defamation League of B’nai B’rith, 1948
Box 5 Folder 7 Pamphlet, The Case of Claude Lightfoot, Claude Lightfoot Defense Committee, c. 1950
Box 5 Folder 8 Pamphlet, Your Civil Rights, Commission on Human Relations, City of Chicago, 1952
Box 5 Folder 9 Pamphlets, Research on Motivation, Capacity and Opportunity, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1954
Box 5 Folder 10 Pamphlet, Direct Casework with Children, by Janet Regensburg and Selma Fraiberg, Family Service Association of America, 1956
Box 5 Folder 11 Pamphlet, , Common Human Needs: An Interpretation forStaff in Public Assistance Agencies, prepared by Charlotte Towle, Revised Edition, National Association of Social Workers, 1957
Box 5 Folder 12 Pamphlet, Better Human Relations: The Challenge of Social Work, by Lucy Freeman, National Commission for Social Work Careers, 1961
Box 5 Folder 13 Pamphlet, Pregnancy and You, Aline Auerbach and Helene Arnstein, Child Study Association of America, 1962
Box 5 Folder 14 Offprint, Strangeness Between Helper and Client, by Joan Rosenfeld, reprinted from Social Service Review, 1964
Box 5 Folder 15 Offprints and clippings on Community Mental Health work, 1965-1976
Box 5 Folder 16 Pamphlet, “Reports of Group Mental Health Consultation to Los Angeles County School Districts,” 1966
Box 5 Folder 17 Financial Report, The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), 1967
Box 5 Folder 18 Offprint, Black Identity and the Helping Person, reprinted from Children , 1969
Box 5 Folder 19 Pamphlet, Ethnic Minorities in Social Work Education, edited by Carl Scott, 1970
Box 5 Folder 20 Pamphlet, A Week with AFCS Staff, Afro-American Family and Community Services [Chicago], 1972
Box 5 Folder 21 Pamphlet, When People Need Help, by Maxwell Stewart, The Public Affairs Committee, 1973
Box 5 Folder 22 Program, “Charlotte Towle Memorial Symposium, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago, 1976
Box 5 Folder 23 Pamphlet, The Fourth Annual Family Therapy Conference, Center for Family Studies [Chicago], 1980
Box 5 Folder 24 Offprint, Hidden Meanings of Black English, by Patricia J. Williams, from Integrity, 1997
Box 5 Folder 25 Pamphlet, Behind Bars: A Prison Anthology, published by CADRE [Chicago Area Draft Resisters], undated
Box 5 Folder 26 Pamphlet, The Rabbit Brothers, by Robert Kraus, undated

Series 6: Subject Research Files

Box 6 Folder 1 Subject Research, ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), 1976-1994
Box 6 Folder 2 Subject Research, Adoption, 1972-1995
Box 6 Folder 3 Subject Research, Affirmative Action, 1978-1995
Box 6 Folder 4 Subject Research, Africa (general), 1967-1995
Box 6 Folder 5 Subject Research, Africa and Racism, 1964-1992
Box 6 Folder 6 Subject Research, Africa and Other Countries, 1958-1992, undated
Box 6 Folder 7 Subject Research, African Wildlife Leadership Foundation, 1981-1992
Box 6 Folder 8 Subject Research, African American Art, Poetry and Dance, 1968-1993
Box 6 Folder 9 Subject Research, African Americans, 1991-1993
Box 6 Folder 10 Subject Research, African Americans and Racism, 1988-1994
Box 7 Folder 1 Subject Research, Afro-American Family and Community Services, 1975
Box 7 Folder 2 Subject Research, Aging, 1976-2000
Box 7 Folder 3 Subject Research, Algeria, 1990-1992
Box 7 Folder 4 Subject Research, American Friends Service Committee, 1977-1993
Box 7 Folder 5 Subject Research, Amnesty, 1977-1981
Box 7 Folder 6 Subject Research, Angola, 1981-1994
Box 7 Folder 7 Subject Research, Anti-Apartheid efforts, 1985-1993
Box 7 Folder 8 Subject Research, Anti-Semitism, 1975-1995
Box 7 Folder 9 Subject Research, Arizona and fight for Martin Luther King holiday, 1990-1993
Box 7 Folder 10 Subject Research, Asians, 1951-1995
Box 7 Folder 11 Subject Research, Baha’i, 1991
Box 7 Folder 12 Subject Research, John Birch Society, 1964-1977
Box 7 Folder 13 Subject Research, Black Hebrews, 1970-1984
Box 7 Folder 14 Subject Research, Black Issues, 1960s
Box 7 Folder 15 Subject Research, Black Issues, 1970s
Box 8 Folder 1 Subject Research, Black Issues, 1980s
Box 8 Folder 2 Subject Research, Black Issues--Race Discrimination, 1944-1989
Box 8 Folder 3 Subject Research, Black Issues—Racism, 1962-1968
Box 8 Folder 4 Subject Research, Black Panthers, 1970-1994
Box 8 Folder 5 Subject Research, Black Power, 1967-1988
Box 8 Folder 6 Subject Research, Blacks and Jews, 1985-1991
Box 8 Folder 7 Subject Research, Books, 1947-1994
Box 8 Folder 8 Subject Research, Botswana, 1994
Box 8 Folder 9 Subject Research, Carol Moseley Braun, 1992-1995
Box 8 Folder 10 Subject Research, Brown v. Board of Education, 1963-1984
Box 8 Folder 11 Subject Research, Ralph J. Bunche, 1953
Box 8 Folder 12 Subject Research, CALC (Clergy and Laity Concerned), 1990-1992
Box 8 Folder 13 Subject Research, CCISSA (Chicago Committee in Solidarity with Southern Africa), 1988-1993
Box 9 Folder 1 Subject Research, Center for Democratic Renewal, 1991
Box 9 Folder 2 Subject Research, Chicago Committee to Defend the Bill of Rights, 1970-1995
Box 9 Folder 3 Subject Research, Chicago Urban League, Negro Residence Map, 1950-1964
Box 9 Folder 4 Subject Research, Children, 1951-1995
Box 9 Folder 5 Subject Research, Church and Religious Issues, 1973-1991
Box 9 Folder 6 Subject Research, CIA (Central Intelligence Agency), 1976-1977
Box 9 Folder 7 Subject Research, Citizen Information Service of Metropolitan Chicago, 1967
Box 9 Folder 8 Subject Research, Civil Rights (1), 1960-1995
Box 9 Folder 9 Subject Research, Civil Rights (2), 1963-1994
Box 9 Folder 10 Subject Research, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, 1971-1994
Box 9 Folder 11 Subject Research, Color Bias, 1971-1992
Box 9 Folder 12 Subject Research, Christopher Columbus, 1991-1992
Box 9 Folder 13 Subject Research, Community Action, 1956-1995
Box 9 Folder 14 Subject Research, Community Renewal Society, 1968
Box 9 Folder 15 Subject Research, Community Service Workshop, University of Chicago, 1967
Box 9 Folder 16 Subject Research, Confidentiality, 1974-1978
Box 9 Folder 17 Subject Research, CORE (Congress of Racial Equality), 1960-1967
Box 9 Folder 18 Subject Research, Crime, 1983-1993
Box 9 Folder 19 Subject Research, Cuba, 1961-1995
Box 9 Folder 20 Subject Research, Cuisine, 1991-1994
Box 9 Folder 21 Subject Research, Cults, 1970-1994
Box 10 Folder 1 Subject Research, Democratic Convention, 1968
Box 10 Folder 2 Subject Research, Demographics, 1990
Box 10 Folder 3 Subject Research, Desegregation, 1959-1978
Box 10 Folder 4 Subject Research, Discrimination, 1948-1990
Box 10 Folder 5 Subject Research, Drugs, 1967-1995
Box 10 Folder 6 Subject Research, DuSable Museum, 1974-1994
Box 10 Folder 7 Subject Research, East St. Louis, Illinois, 1976-1994
Box 10 Folder 8 Subject Research, Economics, 1967-1993
Box 10 Folder 9 Subject Research, Education—College, 1967-1991
Box 10 Folder 10 Subject Research, Education, Pamphlets, 1953-1964
Box 10 Folder 11 Subject Research, Education—Head Start, 1968-1993
Box 10 Folder 12 Subject Research, Education—Segregation and Integration in Chicago, 1960-1994
Box 10 Folder 13 Subject Research, Education—Reading, 1972-1993
Box 11 Folder 1 Subject Research, Education—Schools, 1960-1992
Box 11 Folder 2 Subject Research, Education—Teachers, 1962-1991
Box 11 Folder 3 Subject Research, Education— Woodlawn, 1968-1969
Box 11 Folder 4 Subject Research, Education—U. of Chicago, 1935
Box 11 Folder 5 Subject Research, Education, 1950s
Box 11 Folder 6 Subject Research, Education, 1960s
Box 11 Folder 7 Subject Research, Education, 1970s
Box 11 Folder 8 Subject Research, Education, 1980s
Box 11 Folder 9 Subject Research, Education, 1990s
Box 11 Folder 10 Subject Research, Ethiopia, 1991
Box 11 Folder 11 Subject Research, Family, 1966-1995
Box 11 Folder 12 Subject Research, FBI/CIA, 1975-1992
Box 12 Folder 1 Subject Research, Firman House, 1964-1965
Box 12 Folder 2 Subject Research, Freedom of Information Act, 1959-1987
Box 12 Folder 3 Subject Research, Gangs, 1968-1994
Box 12 Folder 4 Subject Research, Ghana, 1986-1988
Box 12 Folder 5 Subject Research, Grassroots Action on Southern Africa, 1992-1993
Box 12 Folder 6 Subject Research, Greensboro Five, 1989-1990
Box 12 Folder 7 Subject Research, Haitians, 1991-1994
Box 12 Folder 8 Subject Research, Harold Washington and Harold Washington Library, 1985-1991
Box 12 Folder 9 Subject Research, Hate Crimes, 1990-1995
Box 12 Folder 10 Subject Research, Hate Groups—Ku Klux Klan and Skinheads, 1985-1993
Box 12 Folder 11 Subject Research, Health (includes memorandum on status of Robert V. Morris, Jr. et al. v. Chicago Hospital Council et al., 1962), and Medical Committee for Human Rights, 1962- 1995
Box 12 Folder 12 Subject Research, Hispanics- Latinos, 1971-1994
Box 13 Folder 1 Subject Research, History (African American), 1966-1994
Box 13 Folder 2 Subject Research, Homeless, 1982-1993
Box 13 Folder 3 Subject Research, Housing--Chicago Housing Authority, 1957-1994
Box 13 Folder 4 Subject Research, Housing--Discrimination/Integration, 1958-1994
Box 13 Folder 5 Subject Research, Housing—Tenants Committees, 1968-1993
Box 13 Folder 6 Subject Research, HUAC (House Un-American Activities Committee), 1953-1968
Box 13 Folder 7 Subject Research, Human Relations Commission (City of Chicago), 1991
Box 13 Folder 8 Subject Research, Human Rights, 1966-1979
Box 13 Folder 9 Subject Research, Hyde Park, 1953-1985
Box 13 Folder 10 Subject Research, Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference, 1954-1956
Box 13 Folder 11 Subject Research, Immigration/Refugees, 1984-1992
Box 13 Folder 12 Subject Research, Interracial-Intercultural Connection, 1978-1992
Box 13 Folder 13 Subject Research, Interracial Marriage, 1966-1984
Box 13 Folder 14 Subject Research, Rev. Jesse Jackson, 1985-1988
Box 13 Folder 15 Subject Research, Jews and Blacks, 1986-1989
Box 13 Folder 16 Subject Research, Jobs/Training, 1963-1995
Box 13 Folder 17 Subject Research, Johnson Products, Inc., 1974
Box 14 Folder 1 Subject Research, Justice, 1956-1995
Box 14 Folder 2 Subject Research, Kent State, 1970-1976
Box 14 Folder 3 Subject Research, Kenwood-Ellis Community Center, 1956
Box 14 Folder 4 Subject Research, Kenya, 1987-1992
Box 14 Folder 5 Subject Research, King, Dr. Martin Luther, Jr., 1964-1972
Box 14 Folder 6 Subject Research, King, Rodney and Los Angles P.D., 1992
Box 14 Folder 7 Subject Research, Ku Klux Klan and David Duke, 1960-1992
Box 14 Folder 8 Subject Research, Koreans and Blacks, 1986-1992
Box 14 Folder 9 Subject Research, Labor (1), 1947-1995
Box 14 Folder 10 Subject Research, Labor (2), 1967-1995
Box 14 Folder 11 Subject Research, Lawndale/Lawndale Drum, 1957-1968
Box 14 Folder 12 Subject Research, Lee, Spike, 1989-1995
Box 14 Folder 13 Subject Research, Liberia, 1975-1992
Box 14 Folder 14 Subject Research, Libraries, 1983-1995
Box 14 Folder 15 Subject Research, Los Angeles, 1968-1992
Box 15 Folder 1 Subject Research, Malawi, 1988-1992
Box 15 Folder 2 Subject Research, Malcolm X, 1971-1992
Box 15 Folder 3 Subject Research, Mandela, Nelson, 1986-1992
Box 15 Folder 4 Subject Research, Maxwell Street (Chicago), 1990-1994
Box 15 Folder 5 Subject Research, Media (Newspapers, Magazines), 1967-1995
Box 15 Folder 6 Subject Research, Media (Theaters, Films), 1967-1994
Box 15 Folder 7 Subject Research, Media (Movies, TV, Radio), 1976-1992
Box 15 Folder 8 Subject Research, Mental Illness, 1948-1995
Box 15 Folder 9 Subject Research, Military (War and Draft), 1949-1995
Box 15 Folder 10 Subject Research, Minority Referral Service—Suburban Chicago SCLC Chapter (Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 1974-1977
Box 15 Folder 11 Subject Research, University of Missouri, Black Studies, 1982-1995
Box 15 Folder 12 Subject Research, Mozambique (1), 1987-1992
Box 15 Folder 13 Subject Research, Mozambique (2), 1974-1991
Box 15 Folder 14 Subject Research, Music, 1968-1995
Box 16 Folder 1 Subject Research, NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), 1988-1995
Box 16 Folder 2 Subject Research, NAARPR (National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression), 1988-1998
Box 16 Folder 3 Subject Research, Namibia, 1986-1989
Box 16 Folder 4 Subject Research, Native Americans (1), 1967-1993
Box 16 Folder 5 Subject Research, Native Americans (2), 1983-1995
Box 16 Folder 6 Subject Research, NCARL (National Committee Against Repressive Legislation), 1983-1992
Box 16 Folder 7 Subject Research, NCCJ (National Conference of Christians and Jews), 1954-1985
Box 16 Folder 8 Subject Research, Prexy Nesbitt, 1986-1990
Box 16 Folder 9 Subject Research, New Jewish Agenda, 1982-1993
Box 16 Folder 10 Subject Research, Nigeria, 1960-1990
Box 16 Folder 11 Subject Research, Oak Park, 1973
Box 16 Folder 12 Subject Research, Peace Museum, 1995
Box 16 Folder 13 Subject Research, People for the American Way, 1990-1994
Box 16 Folder 14 Subject Research, People—Special and Prominent Men, 1960-1994
Box 17 Folder 1 Subject Research, People—Special and Prominent Women, 1960-1994
Box 17 Folder 2 Subject Research, Philippines, 1982-1991
Box 17 Folder 3 Subject Research, Police-FBI-CIA, 1975-1993
Box 17 Folder 4 Subject Research, Politics-Chicago (1), 1971-1991
Box 17 Folder 5 Subject Research, Politics-Chicago (2), 1949-1994
Box 17 Folder 6 Subject Research, Poverty, 1968-1991
Box 17 Folder 7 Subject Research, Prejudice, 1949-1989
Box 17 Folder 8 Subject Research, Psychiatry—IQ tests, 1971-1975
Box 17 Folder 9 Subject Research, Psychiatry—NAPA, 1966-1977
Box 17 Folder 10 Subject Research, Public Aid (Cook County Department of Public Aid), 1960-1967
Box 17 Folder 11 Subject Research, Public Welfare Coalition, 1987-1995
Box 17 Folder 12 Subject Research, Public Welfare, 1939-1995
Box 18 Folder 1 Subject Research, Racism (1), 1940-1992
Box 18 Folder 2 Subject Research, Racism (2), 1949-1995
Box 18 Folder 3 Subject Research, Rape, 1974-1994
Box 18 Folder 4 Subject Research, Religion/Churches, 1960-1994
Box 18 Folder 5 Subject Research, Robeson, Paul, 1950-1998
Box 18 Folder 6 Subject Research, Robert Taylor Homes, 1963-1966
Box 18 Folder 7 Subject Research, Rogers Park, 1981-1992
Box 18 Folder 8 Subject Research, Sanctions Against South Africa, 1986-1992
Box 18 Folder 9 Subject Research, SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee, 1963
Box 18 Folder 10 Subject Research, Social Studies, 1995
Box 18 Folder 11 Subject Research, Social Work Action, 1961-1968
Box 18 Folder 12 Subject Research, Social Work—Racism, 1970-1986
Box 18 Folder 13 Subject Research, Social Work—Human Rights, 1960-1992
Box 18 Folder 14 Subject Research, Social Work Union (SSEU), 1948-1968
Box 18 Folder 15 Subject Research, Social Workers (Black), 1968
Box 18 Folder 16 Subject Research, Somalia, 1991-1993
Box 19 Folder 1 Subject Research, South Africa (1), 1972-1993
Box 19 Folder 2 Subject Research, South Africa (2), 1991-1995
Box 19 Folder 3 Subject Research, South Africa, 1972-1983
Box 19 Folder 4 Subject Research, South Africa, 1983-1989
Box 19 Folder 5 Subject Research, South Africa, 1990-1994
Box 19 Folder 6 Subject Research, Southern Africa, 1973-1995
Box 19 Folder 7 Subject Research, Southern Poverty Law Center, 1983-1995
Box 19 Folder 8 Subject Research, Southern Poverty Law Center (“Teaching Tolerance”), 1992-1995
Box 19 Folder 9 Subject Research, Special People/Prominent Leaders, 1965-1993
Box 19 Folder 10 Subject Research, Sports, 1987-1992
Box 19 Folder 11 Subject Research, Stewart, Joffre, 1987-1994
Box 20 Folder 1 Subject Research, Suburbs, 1966-1993
Box 20 Folder 2 Subject Research, Synapses, 1981-1993
Box 20 Folder 3 Subject Research, Terkel, Studs, 1967-1982
Box 20 Folder 4 Subject Research, Thomas vs. Hill, 1988-1992
Box 20 Folder 5 Subject Research, Uganda, 1987-1989
Box 20 Folder 6 Subject Research, Undoing Racism, 1959-1995
Box 20 Folder 7 Subject Research, Urban Issues/Neighborhoods, 1966-1995
Box 20 Folder 8 Subject Research, Urban League, 1962-1976
Box 20 Folder 9 Subject Research, Violence, Riots, Guns, 1965-1995
Box 20 Folder 10 Subject Research, Vocations For Social Change, 1970
Box 20 Folder 11 Subject Research, Washington, Harold (1), 1981-1987
Box 20 Folder 12 Subject Research, Washington, Harold (2), 1981-1994
Box 20 Folder 13 Subject Research, Watts (Los Angeles), 1966-1992
Box 20 Folder 14 Subject Research, Watts Health Center (Los Angeles), 1966-1968
Box 21 Folder 1 Subject Research, Welfare, 1968-1976
Box 21 Folder 2 Subject Research, Welfare Rights Organization, 1969-1974
Box 21 Folder 3 Subject Research, West Side (Chicago), 1966-1988
Box 21 Folder 4 Subject Research, West Side Torch, 1966-1967
Box 21 Folder 5 Subject Research, Wilmington 10 (North Carolina), 1972
Box 21 Folder 6 Subject Research, WILPF (Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom), 1987-1998
Box 21 Folder 7 Subject Research, Women, 1970-1995
Box 21 Folder 8 Subject Research, Woodlawn, 1964-1992
Box 21 Folder 9 Subject Research, Woodlawn Mental Health Center, 1966-1967
Box 21 Folder 10 Subject Research, Youth, 1955-1995
Box 21 Folder 11 Subject Research, Zambia, Zaire, Zimbabwe, 1980-1991

Series 7: Photographs and Oversized Documents

Box 22 001 Photograph, Junior High School class, Fostoria, Ohio, 1927-1928
Box 22 002 Photograph, Rozell Nesbitt with Theresa (as baby), undated
Box 22 003 Photograph, Booker T. Brown, Watts, Los Angeles, 1967
Box 22 004 Photograph, Beethoven School (Chicago Public Schools), Grade 4, January 1967
Box 22 005 Photograph, Beethoven School (Chicago Public Schools), Grade 6, January 1967
Box 22 006 Photograph, Beethoven School (Chicago Public Schools), Faculty of the school, January 1967
Box 22 007 Photograph, Michael Flug, Archivist, with Rose Wheeler Paper, October 30, 1995. Photo by Rose Wheeler
Box 22 008 Photograph, Rose Wheeler Papers boxed and ready to go to Harsh Research Collection, October 30, 1995. Photo by Rose Wheeler
Box 22 009 Photograph, Residents in dining room of Catholic assisted living facility or nursing home, 1940s or 1950s.
Box 22 010 Photograph, Farewell dinner in honor of Leo M. Lyons, given by the staff of Chicago Relief Administration, Congress Hotel, Chicago, January 30, 1942
Box 22 011 Laminated full page of the Champaign Urbana News-Gazette, October 23, 1977, with biographical articles on the Rozell brothers—Russell, George, Rozell, Lendor and Robert.
Box 22 012 Maps of the new Robert R. Taylor Homes, Chicago Housing Authority, c. 1963
Box 22 013 News article on Julie Parson-Nesbitt, “A Poetry of Place: Local poet inspired by the city,” Lerner Newspapers, Chicago, June 26, 1996

Series 8: Audio-Visual Materials (AV) and Memorabilia

Box 23 AV001 Discussion with Rose Wheeler, Ida Terkel, and Rozell Nesbitt. Questions by Davida Alperin, July 19, 1989. Audiocassette tape, 90 minutes
Box 23 AV 002 “Radical Jewish Elders,” discussion with Rose Wheeler, Chicago, by Stanley Rosen, June 16, 1996. VHS, 120 minutes
Box 23 AV003 Plasticized cardboard phonograph record, “Battle Hymn of ’48,” sung by Paul Robeson, and “I’ve Got a Ballot,” sung by Mike Loring, copyright People’s Songs, Inc., 1948
Box 23 Memorabilia Two bumper stickers supporting civil rights struggle in Cairo, Illinois, 1969-1970; and Directory of Alumni, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, 1908-1966
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