CURATED TOPICS - INDEX
The BMRC Curated Topics List
– a work-in-progress –
The BMRC's Curated Topics List is a subject list with a focus, designed to help remedy the pervasive invisibility of primary source material documenting Black history and culture. We're inviting people who engage with collections on Black experiences to tell us about the topics that are most important in their work, that may resonate most deeply with users of all kinds and at different levels of experience.
Each topic will include a note about its significance to Black studies, with a relevant image, and all collections information in the BMRC Archives Portal will eventually be tagged with one or more curated topics. The set of about 100 or so topics will comprise a special controlled vocabulary that concisely encapsulates the subject domain as a dynamic body of knowledge–just like having a subject matter expert at your elbow!
CANDIDATE TOPICS SUBMITTED FOR THE BMRC LIST – 2022
- Black Studies
- Community Activism
- Architecture and Race
- Black Press
- South Side Chicago Neighborhoods
- Black Theater in Chicago
Help Curate the List!
The project is in development now–if you are a scholar, educator, reference librarian, enthusiast, or researcher in Black Studies, get in touch! We need you to help create a robust and relevant resource for studying Black history and culture. Want to know more, or join in a working group? Email BMRC staff at email@example.com