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Bronzeville Design Symposium collection, 1999
Materials related to "Bronzeville Design Symposium: The Impact of Design on Urban Communities," held at Illinois Institute of Technology October 29-30, 1999. Project was a joint activity of IIT, the College of Architecture, and Harvard Graduate School of Design.
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.
Alumni Relations Materials
Unprocessed slides, presumably from the Office of Alumni Relations and apparently prepared for presentations. The slides consist of images of IIT’s campus, students, faculty, and staff. The majority of the subjects are unidentified. A small subset of slides consists of images of the Bronzeville neighborhood from 1954-1958 and depicts buildings and streets marked for redevelopment. The slides identify buildings, street
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
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.
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
Bronzeville digital stories, 2000
Bronzeville-stories as of June 7, 2000. Prof. David Coogan served as project advisor.
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
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.
Unidentified artifacts collection
The Unidentified Artifact Collection consists of discarded items from the Bronzeville neighborhood. In 2009, Sherry Williams collected these items with attempts to preserve the social and cultural aspects of everyday life in the community. The collection is organized in a container list. Currently, the items fit in one archival box. The majority of the items are not dated.
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.
Bronzeville historic slides, 1950s
A collection of 35 mm black and white slides numbered 1 to 12 (there are 2 copies of slide no. 1 for a total of 13 slides) of street scenes, people and housing in the historically black south Chicago community know as Bronzeville. Images include some interior house scenes and some "projects" (public housing). All of these images were used
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
Southside Community Committee Collection
This collection consists of correspondence between Illinois Institute of Technology Treasurer R.J. Spaeth and Golden B. Darby, Administrative Director of the Southside Community Committee, Inc., concerning the use of the Mecca Building at 3354 S. State St. as a community center, and circumstances concerning termination of the agreement. Also includes the original signed agreement and a 1948 President's Annual Report
Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives
Items collected as part of the ""Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project"" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an
Edward Mochel photographs, 1950-1957
Edward V. Mochel received a B.S. in Chemistry in 1951 and his M. S. in Engineering in 1957. While pursuing graduate work, he lived in Gunsaulus Hall. As an undergraduate, he lived in the Theta Xi Fraternity House. Mochel served as an engineering instructor while at IIT before joining the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1989.
Academic Affairs, College of Education, Box 43
The Carruther's Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) was established on the south side of Chicago over 30 years ago by Northeastern Illinois University as part of its urban mission to meet the educational needs of Chicago's inner-city communities. Studies at CCICS are distinguished by their interdisciplinary nature in the social sciences and humanities with an emphasis on ethnic and
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.
Sadie Bruce and Mary Bruce Dance Studio records
Sadie Bruce and her sister, Mary Bruce, each operated their own dance schools in Bronzeville. Sadie Bruce's dance studio was located at 54th and Calumet; Mary Bruce's was at 58th and South Parkway. The schools gave dance and music training to thousands of Bronzeville youth, and helped build public awareness of dance and music in the Black community.
H. Lennart Pearson photographs, 1950-1959
H. Lennart "Len" Pearson is an emeritus faculty member of Illinois Institute of Technology, where he taught in the mathematics department from 1954 - 1994. Pearson also served as Acting Dean (1975 - 1977) and Dean (1988 - 1994) of the graduate school. He served as resident advisor for the IIT dorms (initially Fowler Hall) and became Head Resident Advisor
South Side Redevelopment photographs, 1949-1959
Aerial photographs and photographs of plans and models concerning the post-World War II planned redevelopment of Chicago's South Side. See item listing for description of specific images. Also included are a small number of copies of photographs from other sources.
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
The Central South Area Plan collection, 1961
The Central South Area Plan was an activity of the City of Chicago to redevelop its south side area bounded by 31st St., South Parkway (AKA Martin Luther King Dr.), 35th St., and Michigan Ave. undertaken in the 1960s.
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.
W. Ronald Johnson slides, 1955
W. Ronald Johnson attended Illinois Institute of Technology in the Fire Protection Engineering Program from 1951-1955. Johnson was a member of the wrestling team and of the Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.