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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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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,

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.

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.

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.

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.