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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 23rd St. Viaduct collection, 1925
The Illinois Central Railroad 23rd St. viaduct opened in Chicago, Ill. July 15, 1925. Avery Brundage was the general contractor.
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
Corrine Brown papers
Corrine Brown was an African American business woman in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago.
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.
Henry T. Heald, University President's papers, 1920-1953
Henry Townley Heald served as Armour Institute of Technology's president from 1937-1940, and oversaw the consolidation of Armour and Lewis Institute. That merger led to the formation of Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940, with Heald serving as IIT's first president. Heald served until 1952, and under his guidance, IIT evolved from a small engineering school to a significant technology
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
Mellissia Elam-Lauretta Peyton papers
Mellissia Elam came to Chicago in 1876 from Missouri. She established a club home for working girls in 1919; it became a center for social and cultural activities. Ms. Elam belonged to Quinn Chapel A.M.E. Church. After her death in 1941, the work at Elam Home was carried on by Lauretta Peyton.
Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing Student Enrollment Records
Michael Reese Hospital was founded on the near south side of Chicago in 1881 with a mandate to treat patients regardless of race, creed, or nationality. From 1890 to 1981, the hospital operated a training program for nurses. The Michael Reese Hospital School of Nursing Student Enrollment records include student applications for admission, academic records, and photographs. The collection is
Ruby Banks diploma collection
Ruby Banks received her education in Jackson, Mississippi at schools including the Jackson Colored Public School, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Jackson College for Negro Teachers with a certification in cooking and sewing. Donated along with the Diplomas were two school notebooks and a grammar school diploma for Giles Banks, Jr.
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
Walter Henri Dyett Papers
Walter Henri Dyett, known as "Captain Dyett" to his many students and admirers, was a band instructor, music educator, and instrumental figure in fostering the development of jazz and black music in Chicago. He was born in 1901 in St. Joseph, Missouri to Reverend William Walter S. Dyett and Minerva Peck Dyett. His father was born on the island of
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.