Irene M. Gaines Papers, 1913-19, 1924-70
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Brief Description: Papers of Irene McCoy Gaines (1896-1964) and Harris B. Gaines (1890-1964) including correspondence, publications (1938-73), programs, (1928-31, 1951-72), photographs (1938-70) and organizational records relating to social welfare, civil rights, African American history, entertainment, club work and the Republican Party in Chicago. Correspondents include Mary M. Bethune, Everett M. Dirksen, Dwight Eisenhower, Richard Nixon and Mary C. Terrell. Organizations include the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (1933, 1938, 1949-70), the National Association of Colored Women (1933, 1939-60), the Chicago Urban League (1940-70), American Negro Emancipation Centennial Authority (1960-62) and others.
Held at:
University of Illinois Archives
19 Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr.
Urbana, IL 61820
Phone: (217) 333-0798
Fax: (217) 333-2868
Email: illiarch [at]
Record Series Number: 35/2/52
Created by: Gaines, Irene M. (Irene McCoy) (1896-1964)
Volume: 1.3 cubic feet
Acquired: 7/25/86
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Arrangement: By type of materials & alphabetical or chronological thereunder
Subject Index
Black Entertainers
Black History
Chicago, Illinois
Chicago Urban League
Illinois Politics
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
National Association of Colored Women
Racial Discrimination
Republican Party
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]