Aaron H. Payne papers, 1897-1986.


Aaron H. Payne papers, 1897-1986.

The collection consists of clippings, reprints, correspondence, pamphlets, telegrams, photographs, speeches, scrapbooks, poetry by Payne memorializing John F. Kennedy, a biographical sketch of Payne and his resume, programs, obituaries, an autobiography of Joe Louis, an autobiography of Josephine Baker, plaques, and certificates. Photo subjects include Fred Slater, Mayor Richard J. Daley, Mayor Ed Kelly, Louis B. Anderson, Oscar De Priest, Noble Drew Ali, Martha Taft, John D.M. Hamilton, Gov. Lowdon, Robert S. Abbott, Robert Jackson, Senator Clayton, Charley Jackson, Hugo Black, Steward Ellis, Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, Harold Bledsoe, Eddie Malory, and Josephine Baker. Correspondents include Richard J. Daley, Lady Bird Johnson, Cecil A. Partee, Edward M. Kennedy, Governor Otto Kerner, Nat King Cole, Josephine Baker, Robert F. Kennedy, Senator Paul H. Douglas, and William J. Faulkner.

9.25 linear ft.

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Cole, Nat King, 1919-1965

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Louis, Joe, "Brown Bomber", 1914-1981

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Joseph Louis Barrow (May 13, 1914 – April 12, 1981), known professionally as Joe Louis, was an American professional boxer who competed from 1934 to 1951. He reigned as the world heavyweight champion from 1937 to 1949, and is considered to be one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. Nicknamed the Brown Bomber, Louis' championship reign lasted 140 consecutive months, during which he participated in 26 championship fights. The 27th fight, against Ezzard Charles in 1950, was a challenge ...

Baker, Josephine, 1906-1975

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Josephine Baker(1906-1975) was a dancer, singer, and civil rights activist. She performed in Paris, New York, Africa, and the Middle East, and was a crusader for racial equality. She was born Freda Josephine McDonald in St. Louis, Missouri, the daughter of Eddie Carson, a musician, and Carrie Macdonald. Her parents parted when Josephine was still an infant, and her mother married Arthur Martin, which has led to some confusion about her maiden name. Very llittle is known about her childhood, exce...

Payne, Aaron H., 1901-1994.

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Aaron H. Payne (1901-1994) was a Chicago lawyer who handled cases involving crime, domestic relations, civil rights, taxes, and corporate law. His clients included heavyweight boxing champion, Joe Louis and Nat King Cole. From the description of Aaron H. Payne papers, 1897-1986. (University of Illinois-Chicago Library). WorldCat record id: 57361678 ...