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Studio Gang Architects: Aqua Tower

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Aqua Tower is an 82-story mixed-use high-rise that includes a hotel, apartments, condominiums, parking and offices totaling over 1.75 million sf. Unlike a tower in an open field, new towers in urban environments must negotiate small view corridors between existing buildings. In response to this, the Aqua Tower is designed to capture particular views that would otherwise be unattainable. -- designboom.com
BookDVD
2009
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Idea Makers: The Women of Hull House

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Looks at the history of Hull House, opened by Jane Addams in 1889 as a place where she, Julia Lathrop, and other activists could provide outreach services to the poor and uneducated people of the surrounding Chicago neighborhood. Examines how the reformers applied statistical analysis to real-world problems, particularly infant and maternal mortality, thereby paving the way for far-reaching social reform. Looks at the relationship between social statistics and their objectivity and social policy.
VHS
2005
Ivy (By Request)
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Chicago Convention Challenge

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Using newreel footage taken in the midst of demonstrations against the Vietnam War during the 1968 Democratic National Convention, this film conveys the immediacy of anti-war organizing in meeting rooms, at rallies and in the streets. It is a valuable historical portrait of events that culminated in police riots against the protesters.
VHS
1998
Ivy (By Request)
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Summer '68

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This documentary provides an in-depth examination of protest activities surrounding the Democratic National Convention in Chicago in 1968.
VHS
1994; 1969
Ivy (By Request)
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Affirmative Action: The History of an Idea

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Explores the historical roots of affimative action and the current debate over its usefulness. Looks at several different affirmative action programs today, from the Univ. of California, Berkeley, to the City of Chicago. Includes archival footage and features interviews with a wide array of academic scholars.
VHS
1996
Ivy (By Request)
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Union Maids

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Presents an adaptation of the book entitled Rank and file by Alice Lynd, about the American labor movement in the 1930's. Relates the personal experiences of three militant women who tried to organize laborers in Chicago in this period.
VHS
1986; 1976
Ivy (By Request)
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Chicago 1968

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Explores the atmosphere surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Insight into factors contributing to events is provided through interviews with writers, politicians, anti-war activists and historians.
VHS
1996; 1995
Ivy (By Request)
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Jane, an Abortion Service: A Documentary

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Profiles the abortion service which operated in Chicago during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when abortion was illegal; consists primarily of interviews with many of the women who worked with the service.
DVD
2010; 1996
Clemons (Stacks)
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The Heart Broken in Half [electronic resource]

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Challenging stereotypes, this documentary gives voice to the street youths and reveals their underground culture. Here is an intricate web of symbols and passions, territory and brotherhood, honor and, all to often, death. Images of street bravado are counterpointed with scenes inside laundromats where gang members are folding clothes and playing with babies. The violent death and funeral of a Guatemalan street youth stir up the deepest feelings and most haunting questions about both the vulnerability and the heroic ethic of gang life.
Online
1992