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College of Complexes (Chicago, Ill.)


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Paul Romaine papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Romaine

Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.

Dates: 1880-1986; Majority of material found within 1937-1983

Slim Brundage papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brundage

Writings and correspondence of Slim Brundage, founder of the College of Complexes, which operated on and off out of several locations on Chicago’s Near North Side during the 1950's-1960's as a forum where speakers and the audience debated controversial topics and read poetry. The collection also includes a variety of documents relating to the College of Complexes itself, such as correspondence, press releases, speaker solicitations, and poetry written by the College’s “students.”

Dates: 1955-1997; Majority of material found within 1964-1972

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  • Subject: Manuscripts, American X

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Adopted children -- Wisconsin 1
Adultery -- United States 1
Alternative education -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1
Authors, American -- 20th century 1
Bohemianism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources 1