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Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Collection
The Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, the first intercollegiate, African-American fraternal organization for men, was formed at Cornell in 1906 to promote and defend African-American civil rights. The Zeta Xi Lambda chapter was formed in Evanston, Illinois in 1956. The Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Collection spans from 1942 to 1997 and contains information relating to
Women's Auxiliary of Community Hospital of Evanston, Illinois Records
The Women's Auxiliary of Community Hospital of Evanston, Illinois was a self-governing organization started in 1939 by Dr. Elizabeth Webb Hill. It worked in cooperation with the Community Hospital of Evanston's Administrator and Board of Directors to advance interest in the hospital and its patients through fund raising, volunteering, and providing the community with better understanding of the hospital's programs
William H. Twiggs Collection
William H. Twiggs (1865-1960) was a African-American printer, civic leader, and barber in Evanston, Illinois. In 1889, he was involved with the publishing the Afro-American Budget, an early periodical for the African-American community. Spanning from 1905 to 1998, the collection contains original as well as photocopied materials relating to the life, work, and legacy of William H. Twiggs.
West End Block Club Records
Organized in 1961 in Evanston, Illinois, West End Block Club was a neighborhood organization that focused on general relaying and resolving neighborhood concerns, such as park maintenance, too many one way streets, traffic lights, and public safety on the West side of the Evanston, Illinois.
Wayne D. Watson Dissertation Files
In 1972, Chicago native Wayne D. Watson (1945- ) earned his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While there he studied the history of the local African American experience through conducting oral histories and gathering copies of primary material. The Wayne D. Watson Dissertation Files are comprised of research files pertaining to Dr. Watson's research conducted between 1969 and
Tina Lifford Papers
These papers contain Tina Lifford’s play programs for performance in Evanston and Chicago. Although Lifford primarily works in California, she has made an effort to put on productions in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois.
The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club Collection
The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club was a non-profit African-American women’s club in Evanston, Illinois. The Suburbanites Social and Civic Club collection spans from 1965 to 1978, and consists of photographs, artifacts, and meeting information.
Social and Civic Clubs and Organizations Collection
The Social and Civic Clubs and Organizations collection is comprised of files, compiled by Shorefront Legacy Center, documenting the history, events, and members of Illinois' North Shore, African-American clubs and organizations.
Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Delta Alpha Boulé Records
Sigma Pi Phi is a post-collegiate African-American fraternity that was founded in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1904. It was the first African-American Greek-lettered organization formed in the United States. The Sigma Pi Phi Fraternity, Delta Alpha Boulé chapter was founded in Evanston, Illinois in January of 1990 to promote and continue the fraternal philosophy on a local level. This chapter encompassed
Shorefront Legacy Center Research Files Collection
The Shorefront Legacy Center Research Files collection consists of material gathered on a variety of subjects relating to the African American experience, especially in Evanston, Illinois and its surrounding suburbs. The collection spans from 1880-2011 and includes writings, newspaper clippings, church bulletins, notes, exhibit material, photographs, and oral histories relating to African Americans in the Greater-Chicago area.
Shorefront Legacy Center Publications Collection
Shorefront Legacy Center began as a response to a lack of documentation concerning the African-American experience in and around Evanston, Illinois's North Shore. Shorefront seeks to promote, preserve, educate, and offer and outlet for research of local African-American history. As part of this mission, the Center has produced, and continues to produce, several publications related to its efforts. The collection
Second Baptist Church Records
Second Baptist Church was the first African-American Baptist church formed in Evanston, Illinois. Founded in 1882, the church still functions today. The Second Baptist Church records span from 1875 to 2008. The Second Baptist Church records concern the social history of the church rather than the organizational.
Pride of the North Chapter Number 61, Order of the Eastern Star Collection
On August 15, 1907, the Pride of the North Chapter No. 61, Order of the Eastern Star was granted its charter from the Eureka Grand Chapter of Illinois. The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world with both male and female membership, with over 500,000 members. Formed in 1876, the Order of the Eastern
Pauline Williams Papers
Pauline Williams (1911-2005) was an African-American community leader who lived most of her life in Evanston, Illinois. She was an active member in a number of social and civic clubs and organizations in Evanston throughout her life. The Pauline Williams papers contain material related to her work with these organizations and her interest in African-American history. The collection spans from
Obituary and Funeral Program Collection
The Obituary and Funeral Program collection is comprised of almost 1200 African American obituaries, funeral programs, funeral hymns, and thank you cards and letters from Evanston and the North Shore area. A database of the holdings is available onsite at Shorefront Legacy Center for use by researchers. The materials span from 1941 to 2012.
Northwestern University African American Publications Collection
Founded in 1851 in Evanston, Illinois, Northwestern University is a private research university. Through pioneering research and a collaborative work environment, Northwestern offers its diverse student body an array of academic and cultural opportunities. The Northwestern University African American Publications collection documents the history of African Americans at the university as detailed in the school's own publications. It includes pamphlets,
North Shore Illinois Chapter of The Links, Incorporated Collection
The Links, Incorporated is an African American professional women's organization founded in 1946 with chapters throughout the United States. The North Shore Illinois Chapter of the Links, Inc. was established in 1972, encompassing members in Chicago's suburban northern and northwest suburbs. The collection was assembled by Shorefront Legacy Center with the majority of the collection coming from North Shore Links
North Shore Basketball Camp Records
The North Shore Basketball Camp was started in the mid-1980s in Evanston, Illinois in order to offer area youth an athletic outlet. The camp was conducted quarterly in northern-Illinois suburban areas. The North Shore Basketball Camp records span from 1911 to 2008, but the bulk of the material covers the 2001-2008 camp activities.
Norshore Twelve, Inc. Records
The Norshore Twelve, Inc., a social and civic club in Chicagoland's North Shore region, was formed in 1950 and remained active until 1981. The collection consists of newspaper clippings, artifacts, organizational material photographs documenting the activities of North Shore Twelve and the annual Norshore Debutante Cotillion.
Norshore Music Collection
The Norshore music collection includes music by Evanston, Illinois musicians who recorded music from 1947-2009. The music collection consists of commercially successful artists, such as Patti Drew, as well as local up and coming artists, such a MC Longshot (a.k.a. Chad Helsup). The music includes a variety of genres.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Evanston Chapter Records
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” After the establishment of the national organization, smaller chapters were formed to provide a sense of community and belonging to the larger entity. Founded in 1928, the Evanston
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).
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.
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,
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