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Alva Beatrice Maxey-Boyd papers
Alva Beatrice Maxey (1913-2009) was a social worker and educator. This collection is largely representative of Maxey’s educational and work history, especially her time as a Professor of Sociology at Northeastern Illinois University and her work as the Community Organization Director for the Chicago Urban League in the 1950s. Also well represented is Maxey and Charles Boyd’s battle to preserve
Bronzeville expansion collection, 1950-2017
Materials from a variety of sources and dates documenting the past and present of the African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville, historically known as the Black Metropolis, located on the South Side of Chicago. This collection serve as a drop file of materials not otherwise accessioned and catalogued in the IIT Archives. Contains loose papers and soft cover books. Partial listing of
Charles A. Sengstock, Jr. papers
Charles A. Sengstock Jr. was an associate in the public relations office for Armour Research Foundation from Feb. 1958 - Feb. 1962. His office was located initially in the "33rd St. apartments" (apparently the Armour Flats building) before moving to the former Arcade building at 10 W. 35th St. (35th and State Sts.) Sengstock had a particular interest in the
Charles Walton Papers
Charles Walton was a jazz drummer, music educator, and author of "Bronzeville Conversations," a research and oral history project that documented the jazz and blues world in Black Chicago. Walton was born in Selma, Alabama and moved to Chicago's South Side as a child. Following high school, Walton joined the United States Navy and later attended Kentucky State College and
Chicago Youth Centers Collection
Chicago Youth Centers (CYC) is Chicago's largest independent, locally based, multi-site youth services organization. It was founded in 1956 by two visionaries, Chicago businessmen Elliott Donnelley and Sidney Epstein, who wanted young people living in poverty to have an alternative to the streets. CYC was born out of three boys' clubs that had fallen on hard times. With the merger
Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers
Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals
Griffin Funeral Home Records
Records of the Griffin Funeral Home, and its predecessor, the Bell Auto & Undertaking Company, which served the African American community in Chicago,1929-2007. Entries contain the decedent's name, address, occupation, physical characteristics, next of kin, date/place of birth, date/place of death, minister's name, and place of burial. Limited information of plot purchasers is also included.
Harold Bretz Papers and 35 mm slides
Harold Bretz was an Illinois Institute of Technology faculty member, 1957 to 1986 and Associate Dean of the Graduate School, (ca. 1969 – 86). From 1958 – 1963, Bretz acted as Camp Administrator at Camp Armour, IIT’s civil engineering camp on Upper Trout Lake, Wisconsin. He lived in campus faculty housing, apartment 701 Cunningham Hall.
IIT Campus Aerial photographs, 1940-2002
Aerial photographs of IIT's main campus on South State Street and surrounding neighborhoods. Some photos include the Chicago Loop skyline or Lake Michigan horizon. Photos are in print (generally 8" x 10") format for earlier years and 35mm contact sheets (ca. 24 to 36 images per 8" x 10" sheet), slides, and some photocopies for later years. With few exceptions,
The Illinois Labor History Society Collection
The Illinois Labor History Society (ILHS) was formed on August 5, 1969 in the office of the late Joseph M. Jacobs, attorney for the Chicago Teachers Union, Meatcutters, and other labor organizations. The ILHS supports the preservation of Illinois labor history and works to share this history with researchers, students and the general public through its website, archival collections and
Progressive Community Church records, 1948-2018
Progressive Community Center: The People's Church was established in 1922 by the late Reverend Joseph Winters at 56 E. 48th St. in Bronzeville, a historical neighborhood in the Near South Side of Chicago, Illinois. While most notorious for its designation as the declared church home of the late Mayor Harold Washington (served 1983-1987), PCC has been involved in organizing the
Sherry Williams papers
Sherry Williams is the founder and President of the Bronzeville Historical Society. Sherry Williams papers span from 1935 through 2010 and focuses on Ms. Williams’ personal life and family history.
Unidentified photograph collection
The Unidentified photograph collection of the Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society includes photographs found throughout the Bronzeville neighborhood, at resale-shops, abandoned homes, or were discarded throughout the community.
Unprocessed photos collection
Illinois Institute of Technology was created in 1940 by the merger of two Chicago technical colleges (both opened in the 1890s), Armour Institute of Technology (AIT) and Lewis Institute. IIT continued the engineering, architecture, science, humanities, and home economics programs taught by Armour and Lewis, making higher education available to both men and women. IIT’s student body has always included
William Earl Washington Jr. collection
The William Earl Washington Jr. Collection contains materials related the fmaily of William Earl Washington Jr. The William Earl Washington Jr. collection spans from 1847 through 1979 and is comprised of six series containing family documents, Washington family genealogical records, photographs, realia, Sears Catalogs, and books.