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Alice Tregay Papers
Alice Lucille Tregay (Hicks) was born November 14, 1929 in Evanston, Illinois. She is one of three siblings; she has three children with her husband James Tregay, and has six grandchildren. She attending Evanston Township High School and later graduated from Roosevelt University. Throughout her life, Tregay was known as a political activist, advocating for civil rights issues. She worked
Anna Belle Frazier Papers
Anna Belle Frazier (1918-2005) was an African-American social and civic leader in Evanston, Illinois during the second half of the 20th Century. She was an active member of various organizations such as the Ladies Auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Ebenezer A.M.E Church, Order of the Eastern Star, Norshore 12, and Suburbanites. The bulk of the material comprising the
Berniece Ball Perry Papers
Berniece Ball Perry (1915-1995) was an African-American women's labor leader who lived and worked in Evanston, Illinois. She was an active member of a number of social and civic clubs and organizations and worked to ensure fair treatment of African-Americans in the workplace. The Berniece Ball Perry papers span from 1922 to 1997 and cover Perry's personal and professional life's
Chad Allen Helsup Papers
Chad Allen Helsup, stage name MC Longshot, is a hip-hop rapper from the Southside of Chicago, IL. The collection includes diaries, song lyrics, recording contracts, photographs, hotel key cards, and audio-visual recordings.
Community Hospital of Evanston Collection
Founded in 1914 as the Evanston Sanitarium and Training School, the Community Hospital of Evanston was created when the Sanitarium merged with The Booker T. Washington Association of Evanston in 1930. The Community Hospital of Evanston was the first African American medical center north of the Chicago loop, and it was only one of four area hospitals to accept African-American
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Records
Founded in 1913 at Howard University and incorporated in 1930, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority is a public-service fraternal organization dedicated to the promotion of academic excellence and human service, especially among the African-American community. The Evanston alumni chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority records are comprised of organizational material dating from 1972-2003 and include meeting minutes, reports and surveys, correspondence,
Ebenezer A.M.E Church Records
The Ebenezer A.M.E. Church was the first African-American church established in Evanston, Illinois. The collection includes meeting minutes, publications, newspapers clippings, reports, ledgers, photographs, and audio-visual recordings. Although not complete, the collection is especially strong in holdings documenting the Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Gospel Choir.
Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. Papers
The Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. Papers spans from 1900-1952. Jourdain Jr. was the first African American to be elected Alderman in Evanston, Illinois, a position he held from 1931-1947. Jourdain was also the state's first African-American Assistant State Superintendent of Public Instruction in Illinois. His father, Edwin Jourdain Sr., was a founding member of the Niagara Movement, a civil rights
Emerson Street YMCA Collection
Between 1909 and 1969, the Emerson Street YMCA served Evanston’s African-American community. The Emerson Street YMCA Collection was intentionally assembled by Shorefront Legacy Center in an effort to represent the history of the YMCA. Some original photos and documents exist, but the collection primarily contains photocopied items that detail the YMCA’s history. The collection spans from 1900 to 2010, with
Evanston Community Development Corporation Records
The Evanston Community Development Corporation was founded in July 1975. It worked to foster and coordinate community rehabilitation of residential and commercial areas, eliminate deteriorating sections of the city's African-American community, and engender economic development in the city of Evanston, Illinois. The Evanston Community Development Corporation disbanded in the 1990s. The collection covers the organizational history including meetings, proposals, resolutions,
Evanston-Area Lifestyle Publications Collection
The Evanston-area Lifestyle Publications collection is comprised of issues of local interest magazines, Exposure and What's Happening. Published monthly, these publications report on community happenings, local activities, music, church, and business news.
Family Focus Evanston Records
Founded in Chicago in 1976, Family Focus is a Chicago-based nonprofit family support organization that provides community-based programs for parents, children and teens. In 1979, it expanded with the opening of Family Focus- Our Place, located in the Weissbourd-Holmes Center on Evanston’s West Side. The Family Focus Evanston Records primarily consist of paper documents, namely annual reports, publications, financial reports,
For Members Only Publications
This collection contains publications by For Members Only. Established in 1967, For Members Only is an African American student group at Northwestern University that seeks to provide a unified voice for Northwestern University’s African American student population. The Northwestern University For Members Only Publications, dating from 1981 to 2010, contains three different forms of publications including newspapers, newsletters, and magazines.
Foster School Reunion Collection
Foster School was a de facto segregated public school in Evanston, Illinois. Opened in 1905, Foster School began with a one hundred percent white student body and faculty, but demographics began to shift, and by 1945, it was nearly one hundred percent African-American. In 1976, the school was closed. The Foster School Reunion collection includes Reunion Committee meeting minutes, Foster
Harper Family Collection
Eunice Harper Winston married William Harper and had three daughters, Effie, Carrie, and Sarah, before moving to Evanston, IL. Effie married Fred Brooks and had two sons, Fred Jr. and Lawrence (Larry). The Harper Family Collection consists of correspondence, figure drawings, photographs, wedding invitations, memorial folders, a beauty culturist license, business cards, a book of parables, and several yearbooks.
Harry Jackson Jr. Papers
Harry Jackson Jr. was a resident and postal worker in Evanston, Illinois. Jackson was a member of the 10 Pinners League, a local bowling league. This collection contains Jackson’s professional and personal papers, and personal library; which were donated by his wife after his death in 2012.
Henry Butler Collection
Henry Butler (1860-1957) was an African American businessman who lived most of his life in Evanston, Illinois. From 1891 to 1912 he ran the Butler Livery, a livery and teaming business. In 1912, Butler switched to automobiles and ran a fleet of taxis until his retirement in 1922. The Henry Butler collection consists of photocopied material gathered together by Shorefront
Horace S. Graves, Jr. Papers
The Horace S. Graves, Jr. (1897-1981) papers are comprised of materials documenting Horace S. Graves, Jr., who was an African-American funeral director, real estate agent, and insurance salesman in Evanston, Illinois. He was an active member of several organizations including: Ebenezer A.M.E. Church, Norshore Twelve, Inc., and the American Legion. The collection material dates from 1923 to 1981 and focuses
Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter Collection
This collection contains documents, records, photographs, videos and various publications from the Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter of America, Incorporated.
Lawrence Brooks Collection
Larry Brooks is an Evanston photographer and videographer. For more information, see his website: www.larrybrooksphotography.com
Lorraine Morton Papers
Lorraine Morton is known as an educator and the first African American Mayor in Evanston, Illinois. She worked with many non-for-profit groups to advocate for the education of Evanston residents. This collection spans from 1942-2011 and contains Morton’s personal and professional papers.
Lun Ye Crimm Barefield Collection
Lun Ye Crimm Barefield was the College and Career Center Coordinator at Evanston Township High School from 1977 to 2000. Her husband, Morris Barefield, was a math teacher and was the first African-American teacher at New Trier High School. The Lun Ye Crimm Barefield Collection spans from the 1940’s to 2005, and consists of newspaper clippings, historical memorabilia, photographs, and
Mary Wilson Photograph Albums
Mary Wilson (1925-2012) worked for many years as a physical education instructor at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. Wilson’s daughter donated the photograph albums after Mary Wilson’s death in 2012. This collection contains Mary Wilson’s photograph albums from her time as a physical instructor at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. The photographs include images of students, staff, classes,
Melvin Smith Collection
Melvin Scribner Smith was the Evanston-based publisher of The Evanston Newsette and the Concerned Citizens Commitment (CCC). The Evanston Newsette (1941-1942, 1946-1951) was concerned both with local events and the life of former Evanston residents living outside Illinois. The Concerned Citizens Commitment billed itself as "The Voice of the Black Community" and was published weekly from 1971 to 1985.
Mount Zion Baptist Church Records
In 1892, a group of fourteen Second Baptist Church congregates broke from their church and formed Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Evanston, Illinois. In 1894, Mt. Zion Baptist Church was officially organized and founded. The Mt. Zion Baptist Church records document the organizational and social history of the church, focusing especially on the Reverend John F. Norwood years (1985-2004).