Guide to Research CollectionsChicago Historical Society
Papers: 1943-1970, approximately 150 items.
Correspondence, speeches, newspaper clippings, press releases, testimonials, and other papers relating to the career of William L. Dawson, a Chicago, Ill., lawyer, alderman, and U.S. Representative (Democrat). Includes some material on the elections of 1944, 1948, 1952, and 1964, and a few letters from presidents Harry S. Truman, John F. Kennedy, and Lyndon B. Johnson.
Papers: In the Christopher C. Wimbish Papers, 1870-1962, 0.8 linear foot.
The papers document a political feud with William L. Dawson. An inventory is available in the repository.
Special Collections, Library and Media Center
Papers: 1938-1970, 20.8 feet.
The papers of William Levi Dawson contain correspondence (1930s to 1960s) with major U.S. political figures, speeches by Dawson before the House of Representatives, Democratic National Convention, church groups, and other organizations, biographical data, scrapbooks of clippings, certificates, awards, printed matter, plaques, and photos. A finding aid is available in the repository.
Moorland-Spingarn Research Center
Papers: 1942-1972, approximately 5 linear feet.
The papers of William L. Dawson include biographical sketches, campaign material, speeches, correspondence, writings about William Dawson, legislative files, committee files, photographs, and memorabilia.