Digital Archival Resources


Landing page for the BMRC 15th Anniversary online exhibit

Exhibits, Digital Collections, and Other Resources

BMRC member organizations and archives are developing a variety of online resources for your research and projects, including exhibits, digital collections repositories and more!

Check this page regularly for information about online digital materials, exhibits, and other resources from the BMRC and member archives with links, providing a convenient index to Black studies sources online.

Feel free to suggest new resources to BMRC staff when you discover them! Mailto:


Check this list of member archives exhibits online, to find both past and current digital exhibits created by our member institutions.

When possible, we will add information about onsite exhibits of interest on an ongoing basis.


Audio-visual collections, including oral histories.

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SHOREFRONT VOICE - Oral History Collection by Shorefront Legacy Center.

Shorefront Voice is Shorefront’s collection of oral histories recorded by its founder, Dino Robinson. Recordings prior to 2002 were produced during Shorefront’s early development under the name “Through the Eyes of Us” and several were part of a publication under the same name. Each file contains the mp3 file, and pdf transcription. Listen to conversations with Lawrence Brooks, Fred Hutcherson III, Barry A. Young, Mollie Davis, Walter Calhoun, and Alice Tregay, and others.

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The history of Chicago State University, as shown through its collection of photographs, dating from the late 1800s through the 1990s.

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Selected videos from the DuSable Museum

Covering a variety of people and topics, including interviews, panels, a virtual tour, and more.

Chicago Urban League

Chicago Urban League Photos at UIC Digital Collections

Founded in 1910, the National Urban League is one of the oldest African American social service, research, and advocacy organizations in the United States. With its connections to the University of Chicago's School of Sociology, the CUL was at the heart of efforts to use community studies and statistics to shape public policy.

Browse 255 digitized photographs from the archival collection showing the activities, people, and events of the Chicago Urban League. Archival collection inclusive dates: 1916-2000, with the bulk of the materials from the 1950s-1980s. There are 664 linear feet of materials; review a detailed inventory of the Chicago Urban League collection on the BMRC Archives Portal.