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Henry Butler papers
The Livery Business records at the Evanston History Center span the dates 1898 to 1942 and fill one archival box. The records are very, very sparse and incomplete. The bulk of the records that are here pertain mainly to Henry Butler and his silent partner Margaret Fisher, who co-owned the Butler Livery. Henry provided the manual labor cared for the
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
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.
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 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 the Evanston-North Shore Branch of the NAACP
This collection, which fills two archival boxes, consists of materials collected by a NAACP member, who was at one time a member of the national executive committee. The records for the most part date between the years 1996 and 2003. Constitutions and bylaws for both the national NAACP and those that pertain to all of its branches are part of