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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

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

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.

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

News releases

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

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.