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Betty Gubert Collection of Black Aviation

Betty Gubert is the former head of reference at the Schomberg Center for Research in Black Culture and the author of several reference works, including "Invisible Wings: An Annotated Bibliography on Blacks in Aviation, 1916-1993."

Beverly Area Planning Association records

The correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, publications, research studies and subject files contained in this collection reflect the administration, programming and advocacy efforts of the Beverly Area Planning Association between 1967 and 1972.

Beverly-Morgan Park Collection

The Beverly-Morgan Park Collection contains range of manuscript, printed and photographic materials on the development of these adjacent community areas in southwestern Chicago. The documentation includes information on businesses, clubs and organizations, municipal agencies, parks, religious institutions, residences, schools, transportation, and the Village of Morgan Park from its incorporation in 1892 until its annexation to the City of Chicago in

Biographical and Correspondence Files

Roosevelt’s founding in 1945 as an independent, nonsectarian, coeducational institution of higher learning was a feat requiring considerable courage. The new administration was determined to make higher education available to all students who could qualify academically. Considerations of social or economic class, racial or ethnic origin, sex, or age were, and remain, irrelevant in determining who is admitted. Originally named

Black Caucus, American Library Association, Chicago Chapter archives

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation's African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

Black Ensemble Theater Company Records

The Black Ensemble Theater was founded in 1976 by noted actress, producer and playwright Jackie Taylor. The collection includes reviews and promotional pieces for such productions as Taylor's The Other Cinderella and Muddy Waters: The Hoochie-Coochie Man in addition to administrative and financial records dating from the company's inception.

Black Experience at Northwestern

Materials in this expanding collection pertain to the experience of African American students and faculty at Northwestern University. The documents included in this collection are university reports about African American students, articles on race and higher education, reproductions of student newspapers discussing race relations on-campus and materials concerning the 1968 Bursar's Office Takeover. This collection also includes biographical subject files.

Black History collection

This collection was assembled from various small manuscript items donated to the UIC Library Special Collections department starting in 1968.

Black Radical Congress Archive

The Black Radical Congress or BRC is an organization founded in 1998 in Chicago. It is a grassroots network of individuals and organizations of African descent focused on advocating for broad progressive social justice, racial equality and economic justice goals within the United States.

Black Sash papers

The Black Sash was a non-violent white women's resistance organization founded in 1955 in South Africa. The Black Sash provided widespread and visible proof of white resistance towards the apartheid system. Its members worked as volunteer advocates to families affected by apartheid laws; held regular street demonstrations; spoke at political meetings; brought cases of injustice to the attention of their

Black Studies Center 1971-1987

In May 1968, the Black students on campus, inspired by the nationwide campaign for Black Studies, rallied before President Rhoten Smith and presented him with a list of seven grievances. The students declared the university a racist institution and demanded the establishment of a Black Studies program. As a result of this campaign the Center for Black Studies was created.

Black Women in the Middle West Project collection

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to research repositories. Includes files created by the project under the administration of Darlene Clark Hine, an

Blackburn Family Papers

Papers of A. B. Blackburn, A. W. Blackburn, W. H. Blackburn of North Carolina, and other family members. Consists of correspondence, journal account book, financial documents, deeds, wills, Civil War documents, and other miscellaneous items.

Board of Trustees Buildings and Grounds Committee minutes, 1943-1975

The Illinois Institute of Technology Board of Trustees consists of ca. 65 members and meets ca. 3 times a year (March, May, November). The Executive Committee (ca. 14 members) meets an additional 3 times (January, July, September).

Board of Trustees records

The Board's primary objective is to commence service in the public interest to promote and foster the ability of the University to offer courses of instruction, conduct research and offer public services as are now provided and may be prescribed in the future by the Board and to promote and foster the general welfare of the university, students, faculty, and

Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection

The Bob Crawford Audio Archive collection consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected from about 1970 to 2001 by Bob Crawford of Chicago's WBBM radio station. The collection includes more than 2,100 sound clips from Chicago mayors and other politicians or public figures in Chicago.

Bond for hire of enslaved boy, Harrison, from Robert E. Lee

Bond for 150.00 dollars from John Crockford and John Malone to Robert E. Lee for the hire of enslaved boy, Harrison, for one year to be employed on the public works for part of the year in Virginia and part of the year in North Carolina. Crockford and Malone agree to furnish good and sufficient summer and winter clothing.

Bonnie and Charles Remsberg Interviews

Transcripts of interviews conducted by Bonnie and Charles Remsberg in 1965 and 1966. The interviews are with Chicago teachers, principals, and school psychologists about the Chicago public school system. Topics include segregation, facilities, supplies, student and teacher attitudes, racial issues, and other problems. Jenner, Von Stuben, Calvin Park, Marshall, Hirsch, Crane, Dunbar, and several other high schools are mentioned. Also

The Book Circle records

The Book Circle was a reading group organized by African-American women on the South Side of Chicago to “boost morale” during World War II. The group continued to meet on a monthly basis over the next fifty years. The collection includes meeting minutes, photographs, scrapbooks, and constitutions.

Booker T. Washington Progressive Club album

Richard Henry Williamson (1865 - 1953) was a retired railroad porter who founded the Booker T. Washington Progressive Club in 1936 based on a dream of promoting equality and goodwill between all people in the North Shore area. The Zion civic and social organization, named for the founder of the Tuskegee Institute, was a primarily black organization that was active

Braxton, Anthony. Collection

Anthony Braxton, music professor, composer, and jazz musician. The Anthony Braxton Collection contains concert and lecture ephemera as well as a score titled L/C-J-637 (for orchestra).

Brenda Eichelberger / National Alliance of Black Feminists papers

Open to “any black woman interested in advancing the cause of Black feminism”, the National Alliance of Black Feminists (NABF) was a not-for-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to achieving full equality for Black women in America. Formed in the summer of 1975, the organization which became NABF started in 1974 as the Chicago Chapter of the New York based National Black

Brenda Eichelberger papers

Correspondence, flyers, press releases, form letters, financial records, news articles, membership applications, publications, membership contact files, photographs, and other papers of Brenda Eichelberger, primarily related to her work with the National Alliance of Black Feminists office in Chicago (Ill.) and to other feminists and organizations.

Brenetta Howell Barrett papers

A life-long Chicagoan, Brenetta Howell Barrett was a leader and political activist in West Side community organizations. She served in the mayoral administrations of Harold Washington and Eugene Sawyer. Active in housing, environmental and civil liberties issues, she was also involved in community protests in the 1960s and 1970s.

Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925

The Illinois Central Railroad 23rd St. viaduct opened in Chicago, Ill. July 15, 1925. Avery Brundage was the general contractor.