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Inventory of the Jean Graham Alinsky papers
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Box: 1-5

JEAN GRAHAM ALINSKY FILE 1908-1984

Scope and Content Note

Contains biographical materials, memoirs, essays, correspondence, and printed matter, mainly on the life and career of Saul Alinsky and her own battle with multiple sclerosis.

Arrangement

Arranged by physical form.
 

Biographical file 1916-1984

Box/Folder: 1 : 1

Birth certificate 1916

Box/Folder: 1 : 2

Vassar College diploma 1938

Box/Folder: 1 : 3

Frederick Schick divorce papers 1948

Box/Folder: 1 : 4

Jean Graham and Saul Alinsky marriage certificate 1952

Scope and Content Note

Certified copy from 1978
Box/Folder: 1 : 5

Kathryn and Lee David Alinsky adoption records 1952

Box/Folder: 1 : 6

Clippings 1953-1954, 1965

Box/Folder: 1 : 7

YMCA award certificate 1966

Box/Folder: 1 : 8

Saul Alinsky divorce papers 1968-1969

Box/Folder: 1 : 9

Vassar Class of 1938 questionnaire circa 1972

Box/Folder: 1 : 10

Conservatorship papers 1972-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes copy of Saul Alinsky's death certificate
Box/Folder: 1 : 11

Photograph of Jean Graham Alinsky 1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 12

Address book and calendar 1980s, undated

 

Correspondence 1908-1910, 1971-1984

Scope and Content Note

Except for two letters from Saul Alinsky, consists of holiday cards and letters received from friends and a small amount of legal correspondence.
Box/Folder: 1 : 13-14

Undated

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from Saul Alinsky
Box/Folder: 1 : 15

1908-1910

Box/Folder: 1 : 16

1960

Scope and Content Note

Includes one letter from Saul Alinsky
Box/Folder: 1 : 17

1967

Box/Folder: 1 : 18

1971

Box/Folder: 1 : 19

1972

Box/Folder: 1 : 20

1973

Box/Folder: 1 : 21

1974

Box/Folder: 1 : 22

1975

Box/Folder: 1 : 23

1976

Box/Folder: 1 : 24

1978

Box/Folder: 1 : 25

1979

Box/Folder: 1 : 26

1980

Box/Folder: 1 : 27

1981

Box/Folder: 1 : 28

1982

Box/Folder: 1 : 29

1983

Box/Folder: 1 : 30

1984

 

Writings 1950s-1984

Box/Folder: 2 : 1

"Embezzlement as a Fine Art" 1950s

Box/Folder: 2 : 2-3

Notes 1960s-1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 4-14

Memoirs of marriage to Saul Alinsky, fragments circa 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 2 : 15

Untitled essay on New Paltz, New York 1980

Box/Folder: 2 : 16

Untitled essay on Rules for Radicals 1981

 

Subject file 1944-1984

 

Alinsky, Saul 1944-1984

Box/Folder: 2 : 17

Undated

Box/Folder: 2 : 18

1944

Box/Folder: 2 : 19

1946

Box/Folder: 2 : 20

1961

Box/Folder: 2 : 21

1962

Box/Folder: 2 : 22

1963

Box/Folder: 3 : 1-3

1964

Box/Folder: 3 : 4-6

1965

Box/Folder: 3 : 7-8

1966

Box/Folder: 3 : 9-10

1967

Box/Folder: 3 : 11-12

1968

Box/Folder: 3 : 13

1969

Box/Folder: 3 : 14

1971

Box/Folder: 3 : 15-16

1972

Box/Folder: 3 : 17

1973

Box/Folder: 4 : 1-2

1974

Box/Folder: 4 : 3

1975

Box/Folder: 4 : 4

1978

Box/Folder: 4 : 5

1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 6

1981

Box/Folder: 4 : 7

1983

Box/Folder: 4 : 8

Anthropology 1979-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 9

Archaeology 1980-1984

Box/Folder: 4 : 10

Architecture 1960s-1980s

Box/Folder: 4 : 11-12

Brussell, Mae 1972-1974, 1982-1984

Scope and Content Note

Includes copies of Brussel's World Watchers International newsletter
Box/Folder: 4 : 13

Chicago (Ill.) 1962-1974

Box/Folder: 4 : 14

Citizens Action Program 1973

Box/Folder: 4 : 15

Environmentalism circa 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 16

Fort Ord (Calif.) 1969

Scope and Content Note

Relates to mutiny trial
Box/Folder: 4 : 17

Judaism 1967, 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 18

Kennedy, Edward M. (Edward Moore) 1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 19

Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald) 1979

Box/Folder: 4 : 20

King, Martin Luther 1961, 1982

Box/Folder: 4 : 21

Ku Klux Klan 1976-1980

Box/Folder: 4 : 22-23

Multiple sclerosis 1967-1983

Box/Folder: 5 : 1

Plath, Sylvia 1965

Box/Folder: 5 : 2

Poetry 1970s

Box/Folder: 5 : 3

Reagan, Ronald, 1984

Box/Folder: 5 : 4-8

Miscellaneous clippings 1960s-1984

Box: 5-6

SAUL ALINSKY FILE 1946-1972

Scope and Content Note

Contains correspondence, memoranda, reports, writings, and printed matter.

Arrangement

Arranged by physical form.
Box/Folder: 5 : 9

Correspondence 1952-1967

Scope and Content Note

Includes two poems in honor of Alinsky
 

Organizations file 1957-1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 10

Community Service Organization 1960

 

Industrial Areas Foundation 1957-1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 11

Circulars 1965-1969

Box/Folder: 5 : 12

Letters received 1961-1966

 

Memoranda 1957-1961

Box/Folder: 5 : 13

Nicholas von Hoffman to Saul Alinsky on the Grand Boulevard Project 1957

Box/Folder: 5 : 14

Saul Alinsky to Robert T. Dunn on the Chelsea Community Council 1960 February 10

Box/Folder: 5 : 15

Saul Alinsky on articles in Christian Century magazine 1960 November 30

Box/Folder: 5 : 16

Saul Alinsky on articles in The Chicago Sun Times 1961 April 12

Box/Folder: 5 : 17

Craig Heverly on meeting with Chicago Housing Committee 1962

Box/Folder: 5 : 18

Publications 1960-1962

Scope and Content Note

Includes Action to Equality of Opportunity
Box/Folder: 5 : 19

Reports 1960-1966

Scope and Content Note

Includes annual report from 1960 and position paper on the Episcopal Society for Cultural and Racial Unity
 

Speeches and writings 1946-1972

Box/Folder: 5 : 20

Reveille for Radicals, University of Chicago Press 1946

Scope and Content Note

Copy inscribed by Saul to Jean
Box/Folder: 6 : 1-3

Notes and outlines 1950s-1960s

Box/Folder: 6 : 4

Untitled essay on intellectuals undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 5

Untitled essay on welfare workers undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 6

"Idea Notes on the Day We Took Christmas" undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 7

"Note on the Democratic Process" undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 8

"On Public Housing and Urban Renewal" undated

Box/Folder: 6 : 9

"The Crime of Crime Prevention," address to the California Democratic Council Convention and Issues Conference 1961 March 4.

Box/Folder: 6 : 10

"Citizen Participation and Community Organization in Planning and Urban Renewal," address to the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials 1962 January 29

Box/Folder: 6 : 11

"The War on Poverty: Political Pornography," The Journal of Social Issues 1965 January

Box/Folder: 6 : 12

"Of Means and Ends," Union Seminary Quarterly Review 1967 January

 

Rules for Radicals file 1968-1972

Box/Folder: 6 : 13

"Note for Chapter on Self-Interest," circa 1968

Box/Folder: 6 : 14

"The Purpose," chapter draft, circa 1970

Box/Folder: 6 : 15

Rules for Radicals, Vintage Books, 1972

Box/Folder: 6 : 16

John L. Lewis: An Unauthorized Biography, Vintage Books 1970

Box/Folder: 6 : 17

The Professional Radical: Conversations with Saul Alinsky, Harper and Row 1970