Independent Voters of Illinois records, 1944-1966.

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Independent Voters of Illinois. Independent Voters of Illinois records, 1944-1966.

Independent Voters of Illinois records, 1944-1966.

Correspondence, minutes, financial information, reports, and research files concerning the founding and operation of the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), which merged with the Independent Precinct Organization (IPO) and became known as IVI-IPO. Topics include good government initiatives at the state level and in Chicago; and extensive materials related to IVI's endorsement of candidates for political office, particularly Chicago and Cook County candidates for city, county, state, and U.S. Congress offices. The collection also includes some material on national issues and candidates distributed by the Americans for Democratic Actions, such as Adlai E. Stevenson's candidacy for governor of Illinois in 1948, and his campaign for President in 1956, and the 1948 Illinois senatorial campaign of Paul H. Douglas. Persons whose work is represented include IVI officers John Kearney, Leo A. Lerner, and Irving J. Rosenbloom. For Chicago offices, IVI often endorsed candidates campaigning outside the regular Democratic ward organizations although IVI-I endorsed some Democrats as well.

28 linear ft. (69 boxes)

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Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965

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Adlai Ewing Stevenson II (February 5, 1900 – July 14, 1965) was an American lawyer, politician, and diplomat. Raised in Bloomington, Illinois, Stevenson was a member of the Democratic Party. He served in numerous positions in the federal government during the 1930s and 1940s, including the Agricultural Adjustment Administration, Federal Alcohol Administration, Department of the Navy, and the State Department. In 1945, he served on the committee that created the United Nations, and he was a me...

Independent Precinct Organization (Chicago, Ill.)

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Douglas, Paul, 1892-1976

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Senator. From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1975. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 309732848 From the description of Reminiscences of Paul Howard Douglas : oral history, 1957. (Columbia University In the City of New York). WorldCat record id: 122527416 U.S. Senator (Democrat, Illinois). From the description of Paul H. Douglas papers, 1932-1971. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat ...

Project L.E.A.P. (Legal Elections in All Precincts) (Chicago, Ill.)

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Independent Voters of Illinois.

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IVI-IPO describes itself as a nonprofit, multi-partisan organization that aims to achieve social justice through good government by increasing voter participation and knowledge, by providing a framework for candidate evaluation, and by electing responsive government officials. From the description of Independent Voters of Illinois records, 1944-1966. (Chicago History Museum). WorldCat record id: 713342169 ...

Americans for Democratic Action

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Kearney, John A. (John Anthony), 1926-

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Lerner, Leo A.

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Rosenbloom, Irving J.

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