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Chicago Public Library

Guide to the Earl B. Dickerson Papers

Processed by:

Christopher Dingwall, Mapping the Stacks, University of Chicago; Rachel Watson, Mapping the Stacks, University of Chicago

Supervised by:

Michael Flug, Senior Archivist, Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

Descriptive Summary

Title:

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

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 #], Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature

Biographical Note

Earl Burrus Dickerson was among the most prominent leaders in African American business, politics, and law in the twentieth century. He was born on June 22, 1891 in Canton, Mississippi, 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 and Earl's grandmother Eliza Montgomery out of slavery, operated a livery and carriage service in Canton during the Civil War, and accumulated property in the city which 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 Vincenees, Indiana (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 an 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 Arts 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, California, 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 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 a 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 September 1, 1986.

Sources

Robert J. Blakely and Marcus Shepard, Earl B. Dickerson: A Voice for Freedom and Equality (Evanston, Ill.: Northwestern University Press, 2006) Adam Green, Selling the Race: Culture, Community, and Black Chicago, 1940-1955 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2007) Entry on Earl B. Dickerson, et al, in John Ingham and Lynne B. Feldman, African American Business Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary (Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1994), pp. 198-220.

Scope & Content

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 ten 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, California. 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 which 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 which 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 nineteenth to early twentieth century.

Series 8: Photographs

Dickerson kept an extensive photographic record, dating from his childhood in Canton, Mississippi, 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.

INVENTORY

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

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

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

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

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 Eustice Johnson to EBD, postcard from Haiti, n.d.

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

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 to 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]

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

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

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

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

Chicago Bee, vol. 32, no. 8, 2/23/1941

oversized

Box 10

Folder 2

The Chicago Circuit, February 1945

Box 10

The Chicago Daily Tribune, Tuesday, August 1, 1882

oversized

Box 10

The Chicago Defender (Chicago Local), 6/21/1930 (pp. 17-20: "In Woman's Realm")

oversized

Box 10

The Chicago Evening Post, Thursday, October 12, 1871

oversized

Box 10

The Chicago Times, Wednesday, July 15, 1874 [uncut]

oversized

Box 10

Chicago Whip, 6/25/1932

oversized

Box 10

Folder 3

Congressional Record, 12/5/1975

Box 10

Folder 4

The Crisis, July 1920 [includes leter 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

Leslie's Weekly, March 13, 1902

oversized

Box 10

Saturday Evening Herald, Saturday Evening, February 19, 1876 [uncut]

oversized

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

Box 11

Folder 1

EBD reading Alinsky, "Revelle for Radicals," c. 1946

Box 11

Folder 2

EBD portrait, photo and ink, Chicago, c. 1949; credit: Moffett Chicago

Box 11

Folder 3

EBD portrait (wallet-sized), 1958

Box 11

Folder 4

EBD, hand drawn picture; Sheraton Hotel, NAACP, Philadelphia, 1961; photo by Willie B. Dix, Jr., Louisville KY

Box 11

Folder 5

EBD b/w portrait, c. 1960s [handwritten note to Diane on reverse]

Box 11

Folder 6

EBD portrait proofs (4), c. 1970s

Box 11

Folder 7

EBD, n.p., c. 1980s

Box 11

Folder 8

EBD portrait, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)

Box 11

Folder 9

EBD portrait, n.d. (photo by Moffett)

Box 11

Folder 10

EBD portrait (wallet-sized), n.d. [11 copies]

Box 11

Folder 11

EBD portrait (wallet-sized), n.d. [2 copies]

Box 11

Folder 12

EBD portrait, n.d [oversized in folder]

Box 11

Folder 13

EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 14

EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 15

EBD, Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 16

EBD, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 17

Kathryn Dickerson baby picture, c. 1904?

Box 11

Folder 18

Kathryn Dickerson, 9/3/1952

Box 11

Folder 19

Kathryn Dickerson, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 20

Kathryn Dickerson, n.p, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 21

Kathryn Dickerson, Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 22

Diane Dickerson (?), c. 1930s?

Box 11

Folder 23

Diane Dickerson (?) and classmates, marionette show, c. 1940s

Box 11

Folder 24

Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1949; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago

Box 11

Folder 25

Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1951; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago

Box 11

Folder 26

Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1952; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago

Box 11

Folder 27

Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago [inscribed]

Box 11

Folder 28

Diane Dickerson, studio portrait, 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago

Box 11

Folder 29

Diane Dickerson in wedding dress, 1956 (photo by Harry Johnson)

Box 11

Folder 30

Diane Dickerson in wedding dress, 1956 (photo by Harry Johnson)

Box 11

Folder 31

Eliza Garrett (maternal grandmother), Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother), Gertrude Dickerson (half-sister), Luella Fielding (half-sister), EBD; Canton, Mississippi (?), c. 1899

Box 11

Folder 32

EBD with grandmother (?), c. 1900

Box 11

Folder 33

Gertrude Dickerson, picture postcard, c. 1907? [see Correspondence]

Box 11

Folder 34

Lydia, inscribed to Kathryn Dickerson, 1935; photo by Odiorne

Box 11

Folder 35

unidentified child portrait, Chicago, c. 1930s

Box 11

Folder 36

Edith Sampson (photo by Gordon Parks), c. 1941

Box 11

Folder 37

Jessica (?) (photo by Gordon Parks), c. 1941

Box 11

Folder 38

Raymond Pace Alexander, 9/25/1944

Box 11

Folder 39

Dr. Metz T. P. Lochard, editor, Defender, in office, c. 1945

Box 11

Folder 40

Alan, inscribed to EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, 1949

Box 11

Folder 41

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, John Johnson, Eunice Johnson; Chez Paree, 4/4/1953

Box 11

Folder 42

Cameron (grandson), 1956; photo by Harry Johnson, Chicago

Box 11

Folder 43

Carl B. Stokes, 2/19/1968

Box 11

Folder 44

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 3 unidentified persons; Hotel Sherman, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 45

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 46

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 47

EBD, Diane Dickerson, Kathryn Dickerson; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 48

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; dinner party; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 49

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, dancing; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 50

Rodger Wilson, Jr., n.d. [inscribed]

Box 11

Folder 51

Rodger Wilson Jr. (?) [with drawing enclosed]

Box 11

Folder 52

Officers of Supreme Liberty Life, paying 1st 10yr endowment policy, August 15, 1932, Defender

Box 11

Folder 53

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

Folder 54

Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., and EBD at Supreme Life, Dec. 27, 1962 (photo by Clifford Burress)

Box 11

Folder 55

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

Folder 56

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

Folder 57

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

Folder 58

Supreme Liberty Life Shareholders Meeting, DC Chandler, George Gund, EBD, John F. Morning, 1964

Box 11

Folder 59

Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968

Box 11

Folder 60

Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968 [2 copies]

Box 11

Folder 61

Sammy Davis, Jr., and EBD, Supreme Life office, 5/7/1968 [2 copies]

Box 11

Folder 62

EBD portrait, Supreme Liberty Life, Chicago c. 1960s; credit: Moffett Chicago

Box 11

Folder 63

EBD, 2 unidentified men, Supreme Life building, Chicago, c. 1960s; photograph owned by Ebony Mag., Johnson Publishing

Box 11

Folder 64

EBD Polaroid, Supreme Life, Chicago, 9/29/1972 ["snap taken by Ives Merrell on the eve of his retirement"]

Box 11

Folder 65

EBD at Supreme Life c. 1970s (photo by Moneta Sleet)

Box 11

Folder 66

Col. Midian O. Bousfield, EBD at Supreme Life, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)

Box 11

Folder 67

EBD, Supreme Life, Board of Directors Meeting, Chicago, September 1984 [inscribed on reverse to Diane Dickerson and Chuck]

Box 11

Folder 68

EBD portrait in office, Supreme Life, Chicago, c. 1980s; photographer: Moneta Sleet, Jr.

Box 11

Folder 69

EBD office portrait photo, Supreme Life, Chicago, c. 1980s

Box 11

Folder 70

EBD Supreme Life, photo in book

Box 11

Folder 71

EBD, Supreme Life office; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 72

EBD, Supreme Life office; Life Magazine, n.d.

Box 11

Folder 73

EBD and unidentified baby and mother, Supreme Life office, n.d.

Box 12

Folder 74

EBD c. 1900s

Box 12

Folder 75

EBD, "Mother's Backyard," Canton, Miss., August 1913 (inscription on back)

Box 12

Folder 76

EBD and unidentified graduates; Commencement, University of Illinois, Champaign, IL, 1914

Box 12

Folder 77

Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson; 602 E. White St., Champaign, IL, 6/14/1914

Box 12

Folder 78

Kappa Alpha Psi Training Camp, WWI; Des Moines, Iowa, c. June to October, 1917

Box 12

Folder 79

EBD, WWI Training Camp; Des Moines, Iowa, 6-10/1917

Box 12

Folder 80

WWI Squad Soldiers, c. 1917

Box 12

Folder 81

WWI photo, c. 1917

Box 12

Folder 82

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, c. 1930s

Box 12

Folder 83

Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., July 1932

Box 12

Folder 84

Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., July 1932

Box 12

Folder 85

Kathryn Dickerson, Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD; n.p., July 1932

Box 12

Folder 86

unidentified children, n.p., 1937

Box 12

Folder 87

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, unidentified person; n.p., c. 1930-1940

Box 12

Folder 88

EBD, Diane Dickerson; n.p., 1930-1940

Box 12

Folder 89

Kathryn Dickerson, EBD; n.p., c. 1930

Box 12

Folder 90

EBD, c. 1930s

Box 12

Folder 91

Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; n.p., c. 1930-1940

Box 12

Folder 92

Diane Dickerson, Kathryn Dickerson, Rodger Wilson, Jr., EBD; n.p., c. 1930-1940

Box 12

Folder 93

Kathryn Dickerosn, Rodger Wilson, Jr.; n.p., c. 1930-1940

Box 12

Folder 94

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

Folder 95

Kathryn Dickerson, Della Dawson, Edward Gillespie, at Oakwood Village, 448 Oakwood Blvd, c. 1940

Box 12

Folder 96

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson; n.p., c. 1941

Box 12

Folder 97

Kathryn Dickerson, Artist Models Ball, 11/7/1944

Box 12

Folder 98

EBD, Grad ceremony for honorary degree, Wilberforce University, 1945

Box 12

Folder 99

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 4 unidentified people; Café Zanzibar, New York City, 1946

Box 12

Folder 100

EBD, unidentified man; Japanese Garden, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, 1/7/1949

Box 12

Folder 101

EBD, portrait on matchbook; Fairmont Hotel, San Francisco, n.d. (c. 1949?)

Box 12

Folder 102

2 unidentified women, n.p., c. 1940s

Box 12

Folder 103

Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified women, n.p., c. 1940s; copyright Holiday Magazine

Box 12

Folder 104

Kathryn Dickerson and friends, Parkway Ballroom, May 12, 1950

Box 12

Folder 105

EBD, Cincinnati, OH, August 1950

Box 12

Folder 106

David Ross, Gordon Parks, Eartha Kitt, Kathryn Dickerson; South Side Community Art Center, Chicago, 5/30/1953

Box 12

Folder 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

Folder 108

Kathryn Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [1 of 3]

Box 12

Folder 109

Kathryn Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [2 of 3]

Box 12

Folder 110

Diane Dickerson; from letter KD to EBD, 4/18/1955 [3 of 3]

Box 12

Folder 111

EBD at garden reception, c. 1955? (photo by B. H. Miles)

Box 12

Folder 112

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified couple; Gaylord's New Dehli, India, 5/13/1957 [inscription on reverse]

Box 12

Folder 113

EBD, Chicago White Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers (first World Series game at Chicago), 1959

Box 12

Folder 114

EBD and greeters; Honolulu Int'l Airport, August 28, 1959

Box 12

Folder 115

EBD, Eleanor Roosevelt, John H. Johnson, c. 1950s

Box 12

Folder 116

EBD, 2 unidentified men; Chicago, 11/15/1964

Box 12

Folder 117

EBD, unidentified man; Chicago, 11/15/1964

Box 12

Folder 118

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson; Athens, Greece, 1965

Box 12

Folder 119

Sen. Paul Douglas and EBD, c. 1960s

Box 12

Folder 120

Kathryn Dickerson, boarding plane, n.p., c. 1960s; photographer: Velma Thomas, NY [1 of 2]

Box 12

Folder 121

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, boarding plane, n.p., c. 1960s; photographer: Velma Thomas, NY [2 of 2]

Box 12

Folder 122

Judge R. D. Alexander, unidentified woman, with portrait painting of Judge Alexander; Philadelphia, 1/29/1970 [inscribed to EBD on reverse]

Box 12

Folder 123

EBD, keynote speaker, Chicago Minorities Business Organization, Conrad Hilton Hotel, Chicago, 5/11/1973

Box 12

Folder 124

EBD, grandson, Kathryn Dickerson, July 1973

Box 12

Folder 125

Kathryn Dickerson, EBD, 12/25/1975

Box 12

Folder 126

EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977

Box 12

Folder 127

EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977

Box 12

Folder 128

EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977

Box 12

Folder 129

EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977

Box 12

Folder 130

EBD, ceremony, Northwestern University, 1977

Box 12

Folder 131

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [1 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 132

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [2 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 133

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [3 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 134

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [4 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 135

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [5 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 136

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [6 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 137

EBD, Montreal Expo, c. 1970s [7 and 8 of 8]

Box 12

Folder 138

Kathryn Dickerson and Judy (grand daughter), c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 139

EBD, departing place, n.p., c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 140

EBD, 2 unidentified men, document; n.p., c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 141

Diane Dickerson, Joshua (grandson), EBD, Mark (grandson?), Kathryn Dickerson; photo by Isaac Sutton (Ebony-Jet), c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 142

Mark (grandson), Stephen (grandson), EBD, Joshua (grandson), Diane Dickerson, c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 143

Diane Dickerson, EBD, Stephen, Mark, Kathryn Dickerson, Joshua; photo by Isaac Sutten (Ebony-Jet), c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 144

EBD, 3 unidentified men, n.p., c. 1970s

Box 12

Folder 145

EBD, unidentified man; Holleb Dinner, Chicago, September 1981; photographer: Judson Hixson [1 of 2; see letter from photographer, 12/21/1981]

Box 12

Folder 146

EBD, unidentified man; Holleb Dinner, Chicago, September 1981; photographer: Judson Hixson [2 of 2; see letter from photographer, 12/21/1981]

Box 12

Folder 147

EBD, Windermere Hotel Banquet, Sept 1982

Box 12

Folder 148

EBD, Dr. Lerone Bennett, 20th Anniversary of the DuSable Museum, 10/1/1982

Box 12

Folder 149

EBD, 20th Anniversary of the DuSable Museum, Hyatt, Chicago, 10/1/1982

Box 12

Folder 150

EBD, Joe Belmonte, Kiki Stonitsch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming, c. 10/14-10/20/1982

Box 12

Folder 151

EBD, Joe Belmonte, Kiki Stonitsch, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Homecoming, c. 10/14-10/20/1982

Box 12

Folder 152

EBD, 94th birthday, 6/22/1985

Box 12

Folder 153

EBD 95th birthday, June 22, 1986

Box 12

Folder 154

EBD and Lerone Bennett, Jr., c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 155

EBD, unidentified men and interviewer, n.p., c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 156

EBD, unidentified man, n.p. c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 157

EBD, c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 158

EBD, c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 159

EBD, c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 160

EBD Polaroid, n.p., c. 1980s

Box 12

Folder 161

EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [1 of 5]

Box 12

Folder 162

EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [2 of 5]

Box 12

Folder 163

EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [3 of 5]

Box 12

Folder 164

EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [4 of 5]

Box 12

Folder 165

EBD at podium, n.p., c. 1980s [5 of 5]

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Folder 166

EBD, Harper Granger Luncheon, Morris Café, n.d.

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Folder 167

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 168

EBD and John H. Johnson, n.d. (photo by Nancy Campbell Hays)

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Folder 169

Kathryn Dickerson, unidentified men, formal event; n.p., n.d.

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Folder 170

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 171

EBD and 4 unidentified people, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 172

unidentified men, women, formal event - series of proofs, n.p., n.d., photographer: William Lanier (Ebony-Jet)

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Folder 173

EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 174

EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 175

EBD and Kathryn Dickerson, vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.

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Folder 176

EBD vacation snapshot, n.p., n.d.

Box 13

Folder 177

Diane Dickerson, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 6/17/1952

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Folder 178

4 unidentified persons, 6/17/1952

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Folder 179

Diane Dickerson, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony

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Folder 180

John Johnson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony

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Folder 181

John Johnson, Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother)[?]; 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony

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Folder 182

Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952; photo by David Jackson, Ebony

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Folder 183

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, Emma Garrett Fielding Dickerson (mother)[?]; 6/17/1952; photo David Jackson, Ebony

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Folder 184

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD, 2 unidentified persons; 6/17/1952

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Folder 185

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952

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Folder 186

Diane Dickerson and 2 unidentified persons; 6/17/1952

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Folder 187

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952

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Folder 188

7 unidentified adults and one child; 6/17/1952

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Folder 189

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, 6/17/1952

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Folder 190

Catering staff, 6/17/1952

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Folder 191

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952

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Folder 192

Kathryn Dickerson, Diane Dickerson, EBD; 6/17/1952

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Folder 193

Partygoers (unidentified); 6/17/1952

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Folder 194

Coffee service; 6/17/1952

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Folder 195

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, 1952 (photo by Tony Rhoden)

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Folder 196

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, n.d. (photo by Myron Davis, Life)

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Folder 197

EBD, Kathryn Dickerson, and Diane Dickerson, debut, June 1952 (photo by Tony Rhoden)

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Folder 198

Edward S. Gillespie, Fred K. Hockler, EBD, Udochi; Chicago Arrival, 8/15/1961

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Folder 199

Udochi, James Del Rio (Pres., Metropolitan Mortgage Co), Coral Mason (Treasurer of Metropolitan), Gillespie, EBD; Chicago Arrival, 8/15/1961

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Folder 200

Harry Price, Del Rio, EBD, Gillespie, Udochi; Luncheon, Cmt. For Comparative Study of New Nations, University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 201

Udochi, Dr. Lowell Coggeshall, Prof. Edward Shils; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 202

Udochi, Coggeshall, Ms. Grace Alele (Ph.D. student); University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 203

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 204

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 205

Udochi, Abaigail Ekeledo (student), Mrs. Shirley Clarkson (Admin. Sec. of Cmte.), Shils; University of Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 206

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 207

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 208

Robert Peck, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 209

Udochi, Peck; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 210

Ted Smart, C. J. Akinyele, EBD, Jesse Mann, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 211

Ulmer Turner, Gillespie; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 212

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 213

Udochi, EBD, et. al.; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 214

Udochi; Press Conference, Sheraton Hotel, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 215

Udochi, James E. Rutherford, Gillespie; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 216

Udochi, Gillespie, et. al.; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 217

Udochi; Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 218

Udochi, Rutherford, et. al., Tour of Prudential Bldg, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 219

Udochi, EBD, Kathryn Dickerson; "Stag Dinner," EBD home: 5027 S. Drexel Ave, Hyde Park, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 220

Udochi, W. Sylvester White, EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 221

Udochi, EBD, Judge Fred (Duke) Slater; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 222

Udochi, EBD, Diane Dickerson Brown; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 223

Udochi, Stephen Brown, Diane Dickerson Brown; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 224

Udochi, EBD, George S. Harris (Pres. Chicago Metropolitan Mutual Assurance Co.); "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 225

Udochi, Richard L. Jones (Exec. VP Victory Mutual Life Insurance Co.), EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 226

Udochi, Truman K. Gibson, Sr. (Chairman of the Board of Directors), EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 227

Udochi, A. W. Williams (Pres., Unity Mutual Life), EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 228

Udochi, Theodore A. Jones, Leonard Jewell, EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 229

Udochi, Edwin C. Berry, B. A. Williams, George W. Reed, EBD; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 230

Joseph D. Bibb, Sr., James H. Jones, Reed, Udochi; "Stag Dinner," 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 231

Udochi; Chicago Board of Trade Observation Tower, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 232

Udochi; Chicago Board of Trade, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 233

Udochi, Judge Parker, Daryl Grisham; Parker House Sausage Co., Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 234

Udochi, Gillespie; Parker House Sausage Co., Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 235

Udochi, Leroy Jeffries (Ebony); Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 236

Udochi, Gertrude Williams, Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 237

Udochi, Jeffries, Williams, Hoyt Fulter, Era Bell Thompson, Robert Johnson; Ebony Publication Luncheon, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 238

Udochi, Jeffries; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 239

Udochi, Jeffries, Gillespie; Ebony office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 240

Udochi, Kenneth Wilson, et. al.; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 241

Udochi, et. al.; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 242

Udochi; Chicago Daily Defender, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 243

Udochi, Wilson, portrait of Robert S. Abbott; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 244

Udochi, EBD, Diane Dickerson Brown; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 245

Udochi, Maudelle B. Bousfield, Mrs. Leonard Evans, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 246

Udochi, Mr. & Mrs. Julian Black, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 247

Udochi, Lloyd G. Wheller and wife, Madge Scott, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 248

Udochi, Etta Moten Barnett; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 249

Udochi, Edith S. Sampson, Clifford J. Campbell, EBD; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 250

Udochi, Gillespie, Edreaner Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 251

Udochi, Alton A. Davis; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 252

Udochi, William H. Jones; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 253

Udochi, Mrs. Edward S. Gillespie, Truman K. Gibson, James E. Rutherford, Martha H. Frye; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 254

Udochi, Mrs. John Sengstacke, Mr and Mrs. Truman K. Gibson, Jr.; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 255

Udochi; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 256

Udochi, G. C. Mayhew; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 257

Udochi, Harry Finke, Betty Hollrad; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 258

Udochi; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 259

Udochi, Edward S. Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 260

Udochi; Merchandise Mart, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 261

Udochi, EBD; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 262

Udochi, EBD, Gillespie; Supreme Life Home Office, founder portrait, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 263

Udochi, Gillespie, EBD; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 264

Udochi, Bertha Wilson; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 265

C. L. Akinyele (Asst. to the Ambassador), Gillespie, Katherine H. Marshall; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 266

Udochi, Youree Wright; Supreme Life Home Office, RAMAC console, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 267

Udochi, EBD, Gillespie, et. al.; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 268

Udochi, Katherine H. Moore; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 269

Udochi, Ruth Hilburn, EBD, Gillespie; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 270

Udochi, Theodore M. Berry, John H. Johnson; Supreme Life Home Office, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 271

Udochi, Claude A. Barnett (Dir. of Assoc. Negro Press); bedside, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 272

Udochi, Etta Moten Barnett, EBD, Gillespie; Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 273

Udochi, Dr. Melville J. Herskovitz (Dir. African Studies, NWU); Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 274

Udochi, Herskovitz; Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 275

Udochi, Herskovitz, Gillespie, Mr. Sowande (student and composer); Northwestern University, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 276

Udochi, Herskovitz, Gillespie; Northwestern University, leaving for Midway, Chicago, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 277

Udochi, Gillespie, Akinyele; Chicago, en route to Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 278

Udochi; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961

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Folder 279

Udochi, Vernon Watson, Officers Reagan and Wendt (police escort); Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 280

Akinyele, Reagan and Wendt; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 281

Udochi, Gillespie; Chicago, Midway airport, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 14

Folder 282

Udochi, Akinyele, Gillespie; Chicago, Midway airport, departing, 8/15-8/17/1961

Box 15

Folder 283

William T. Coleman (Transportation Secretary), EBD

Box 15

Folder 284

EBD, Diane Dickerson Cohen

Box 15

Folder 285

EBD, Jetta Jones, George A. Ranney, Jr. (NAACP Legal Defense Fund Co-Chairs)

Box 15

Folder 286

Joshua Cohen (grandson), Diane Dickerson Cohen, EBD, Judy Cohen (grand daughter)

Box 15

Folder 287

Atty. Albert E. Jenner (?), EBD

Box 15

Folder 288

EBD, 2 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 289

EBD, 2 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 290

Jenner, EBD, Coleman, and 2 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 291

John H. Johnson, EBD

Box 15

Folder 292

EBD, unidentified man

Box 15

Folder 293

EBD, unidentified woman

Box 15

Folder 294

EBD, unidentified man

Box 15

Folder 295

EBD, unidentified man

Box 15

Folder 296

Gov. Daniel Walker, EBD, Jetta Jones

Box 15

Folder 297

Dr. Stephen Z. Cohen (son-in-law), Judy Cohen, Joshua Cohen, Diane Dickerson Cohen, and 6 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 298

Judge Garland W. Watt and 9 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 299

Diane Dickerson Cohen and 10 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 300

EBD at podium

Box 15

Folder 301

John H. Johnson at podium

Box 15

Folder 302

8 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 303

9 unidentified persons

Box 15

Folder 304

Coleman at podium

Box 15

Folder 305

Jetta Jones at podium

Box 15

Folder 306

George A. Ranney, Jr., at podium

Box 15

Folder 307

EBD, Judy Cohen, Joshua Cohen

Box 15

Folder 308

Gov. Daniel Walker at podium; Jetta Jones, EBD, John H. Johnson, William T. Coleman, and George A. Ranney seated

Box 16

Folder 309

EBD in military uniform, c. 1917-19?

Box 16

Folder 310

Diane Dickerson, 1934 and unidentified boy and girl(?), n.d. [portraits framed together]

Box 16

Folder 311

Kathryn Dickerson, 1950; by Burchette, Chicago [tinted]

Box 16

Folder 312

Diane Dickerson, 1956; by Harry Johnson

Box 16

Folder 313

Stephen Garrett (grandson), 1957; by Harry Johnson

Box 16

Folder 314

Kathryn Dickerson and Diane Dickerson, 1961; photograph by H. S. Rhoden

Box 16

Folder 315

Kathryn Dickerson, n.d.; photograph by Norman A. Hunter (Jet-Tan)

Box 16

Folder 316

Eleanor Roosevelt (autographed), n.d.

Box 16

Folder 317

unidentified?, n.d.; by Hatch & White, Burlington, Wisc.

Box 16

Folder 318

EBD portrait, n.d.

Box 16

Folder 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

Folder 320

Joshua and Judy Cohen (?), n.d.

Box 16

Folder 321

EBD and grandchildren, n.d.

Box 16

Folder 322

EBD portrait with biographical quotation, n.d.

Box 17

Folder 1

NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner, October 30, 1975

Box 17

Folder 2

Chicago Sunday Evening Club, WTTW/Channel 11 (EBD the featured “living philosophy speaker”), Jan. 18, 1976

Box 17

Folder 3

First National Bank, Martin Luther King, Jr., Memorial (incl. EBD address), WGCI broadcast, Jan. 15, 1982

Box 17

Folder 4

Paul Berger, 5816 Blackstone (Interviewed by Robert J. Blakely), Nov. 19, 1983

Box 17

Folder 5

Elmer Gertz, 315 S. Plymouth Ct. (Interviewed by RJB), Nov. 22, 1983 [Robert McDougal erased: see tape 016]

Box 17

Folder 6

Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovetz(?) (interviewed by RJB), Nov, 23, 1983

Box 17

Folder 7

Rev. Dr. Kenneth Smith, 5700 S. Prairie (Interviewed by RJB), Dec. 6, 1983 (45 mins)

Box 17

Folder 8

Lovelyn Evans, 7342 S. King Dr. (Interviewed by RJB), Dec. 12, 1983

Box 18

Folder 9

Judge George Leighton, Jan. 5, 1984; Judge Odes Nicholson (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 8, 1984 [continued on 010]

Box 18

Folder 10

Nicholson, con't [erased?]; rest Sidney Jones (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 1, 1984

Box 18

Folder 11

Jesse Mann [?], 2:00pm (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 12, 1984; Quentin Young (Interviewed by RJB), Jan. 13, 1984

Box 18

Folder 12

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

Folder 13

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

Folder 14

EBD (interviewed by Thomas 'Abu' Steward, Center for Inner City Studies, Northeastern Illinois University), March 1, 1984 (42 mins)

Box 18

Folder 15

Dr. Leonidas Berry (Interviewed by RJB), April 28, 1984 [James A. Compton[?], April 4, 1984 and Frank Anglia [?], April 19, 1984 erased]

Box 18

Folder 16

McDougal, Alvin Boutte, Tom Lewis, n.d. (transcripts of interviews read by RJB)

Box 19

Congress Mondial Pour la Paix, L'Independence Nationale et le Desarmement General (Helsinki), document portfolio, July 1965

oversized

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

Guestbook, 5/2/1948-5/25/1953

oversized

Box 19

Folder 5

Hyde Park Herald business card, n.d.

Box 19

Kappa Alpha Psi signet rings and pins (ziploc bag)

oversized

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

Philadelphia Bar Association pen

oversized

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

Awards and Honors, American Legion (Department of Illinois, Bloomington), Founder of the American Legion, 1940 [framed]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, Illini Comeback, 10/16/1982 [bound]

oversized

Box 19

Folder 14

Awards and Honors, Illinois State Bar Association, 1970

Box 19

Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, FDR and Wallace, 1941 [framed]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, Inaugural Committee, Certificate of Attendance, LBJ and Humphrey, 1965 [framed]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, NAACP Legal Defense Fund Dinner (“A Tribute to Earl Dickerson”), October 30, 1975

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, Northwestern University, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1977 [framed]

oversized

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

Awards and Honors, State of Illinois Supreme Court, admittance to bar, 1920 [framed]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, U.S. District Court, North District of Illinois, admittance to bar, 1922 [framed]

oversized

Box 19

Folder 17

Awards and Honors, University of Chicago Alumni Association, 1970

Box 19

Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Memorial to EBD, 1986 [bound]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws, 1984 [bound]

oversized

Box 19

Awards and Honors, University of Illinois, Alumni Association, Illini Achievement Award, 1981 [bound]

oversized

Box 19

Folder 18

Awards and Honors, University of Illinois Illini Achievement Award, 1981

Box 19

Awards and Honors, Wilberforce University, Honorary Degree of Humanities, 1961 [bound]

oversized

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 Zri 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

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]

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