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Sigmund J. Osty visual materials
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residences, and individual businesses, particularly churches, department stores, and burlesque and pornographic film establishments. Osty most frequently documented the River North, Near North Side,
Reports of the Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research
The Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University was founded in September of 1968 with a grant of $700,000 from the Ford Foundation. The bulk of the Center’s research dealt with social policy and its effects on the people, communities, and institutions that utilize it. The Center paid close attention to policy issues on the urban, suburban,
Records of the Department of African-American Student Affairs
The Records of the Department of African American Student Affairs (AASA), filling three boxes and spanning the years 1966 to 2001, contain valuable information on the development of the Black community at Northwestern University. The bulk of the records consist of historical information and materials relating to organizations, programs, and events under the sponsorship of the office. The Historical Records
Records of the Community Relations and Human Relations Commissions
These records pertain to the successor body to the Evanston Community Relations Commission. The Human Relations Commission was established by an Evanston city ordinance in 1968 with a somewhat different structure from that of its predecessor. Its Chair and 14 Members were appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. “The primary function of the Commission shall
Records of Public School Integration
The Evanston Public School Integration records date between 1964 and 1974. The bulk of the records consist of publications, committee reports, institutes, surveys, reports, and correspondence. The Citizen Advisory Committee on Integration (CACI) dates between 1964 and 1974 and makes up the first part of the collection. This section includes correspondence between the Board of Education for District 65 and
Records of Concerned Citizens Commitment
The Concerned Citizens Commitment (CCC) served as an organization that served the black community in Evanston, planned special events, monitored racial problems/solutions within the white and black community, and provided an ongoing calendar of special events.
Northwestern University Archives Subject Files
The Northwestern University Archives Subject Files reflect significant events, groups and issues that have occurred at Northwestern University.
Northwestern University Archives Photograph Collection
The photograph collection reflects Northwestern University history, faculty and student body.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Evanston Chapter Records
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” After the establishment of the national organization, smaller chapters were formed to provide a sense of community and belonging to the larger entity. Founded in 1928, the Evanston
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.
Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter Collection
This collection contains documents, records, photographs, videos and various publications from the Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter of America, Incorporated.
Iroquois League collection
Founded in 1917 by Mrs. Eva Rouse and a small group of women, the Iroquois League sought to provide “a safe, supervised and economical home for Negro working girls.” The home, later called the North Shore Community House, was opened in 1924 on the corner of Garrett and Ridge Avenue and despite financial hardships through 1927, by 1929 the League
Harry Jackson Jr. Papers
Harry Jackson Jr. was a resident and postal worker in Evanston, Illinois. Jackson was a member of the 10 Pinners League, a local bowling league. This collection contains Jackson’s professional and personal papers, and personal library; which were donated by his wife after his death in 2012.
Captain Edward B. Walker papers
Edward Bruce Walker was a veteran and collector of Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia.