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Fuqua Family papers

The papers of Carl A. Fuqua, his wife Doris, and Mildred Fuqua Wilson, his sister, are intermixed. Carl Fuqua was ordained in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, and served as pastor for five churches in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Detroit, Michigan; South Bend, Indiana; and Chicago. Carl attended Morehouse College, George Williams University, and Garrett Theological Seminary. In the 1960s, he served

Hope Dunmore / Old Settlers Social Club Collection

Chicago native Hope Ives Dunmore was a longtime member of the Old Settlers Social Club, an organization founded by prominent members of Chicago's African American community in the early 1900s. She was born circa 1894 in Chicago, Illinois, the eighth of twelve children of Anna Bumbry Dunmore and Robert Dunmore. The Dunmores lived at S. Campbell Avenue on Chicago's South

James Waldron and Hinkle-Hobbs Family papers

Sundry letters and other documents of members of an African American family, including certificate of appointment of Civil War soldier James Waldron as corporal in the 13th Colored Heavy Artillery, Jan. 1865, and his discharge, in Kentucky, Nov. 1865. Also letters and newsletters from S.W. Daugherty & Co., Columbus (Ind.), about assistance in claiming Waldron's military pension, 1890-1905, most addressed

Jim Taylor Photographs

Jim Taylor’s interest in photography began in childhood. Growing up in Maywood, Illinois, Taylor always had a camera in hand. He was so devoted to his hobby that he built his own enlarger and darkroom. Upon graduation from high school in 1941, he enlisted in the armed services and was assigned to the racially segregated U.S. Army Air Corps as

John H. Young papers

Incoming letters, brochures, and newsletters, most addressed to John H. Young, an African American man, born in Georgia, who relocated to northern Illinois in 1910. The collection includes a typed letter (1914) from Ida B. Wells-Barnett asking for support of the Negro Fellowship League along with letters (1919-1920s) from his mother, brother and sisters in Georgia, asking about his Chicago

John H. Young Photograph Collection

The John H. Young Photograph Collection includes photographs related to the papers of John H. Young, an African-American born in Georgia who lived in Chicago at 3024 South Ellis Avenue. Images include a portrait of a young African-American man (probably Young) and several unidentifed group portraits of African-Americans, including a church congregation, a school group, and a large group of

Joseph W. Rollins, Sr. and Charlemae Rollins Collection

Charlemae Hill Rollins and Joseph Walter Rollins, Sr. were a prominent couple in Chicago's African American community from the 1920s through the 1970s. While Charlemae Rollins is more well-known nationally, Joseph Rollins held a high civic profile through his veterans' activities, and he was frequently noted in society columns in Jet and the Chicago Defender. Charlemae Hill Rollins, librarian, educator,

Kitchel Family and Tyrrell Family papers

Family letters, some on Chicago (Ill.) letterheads, by Charles W. Tyrrell and his mother, H.D. Kitchel, and Harriet T. Kitchel.

Lewis, Eva Overton and Julian Herman Lewis, MD, PhD Collection

Julian Herman Lewis (1891-1989) was a pathologist, educator, and author of The Biology of the Negro (1942), a groundbreaking investigation of contemporary scientific data and literature on African-American physiology and pathology that resisted and rebuked scientific notions of racial inferiority. His wife, Eva Overton Lewis (1893-1945), was the daughter of entrepreneur Anthony Overton and a graduate of the University of

Photograph collection

Susan Cayton Woodson papers

Art gallery owner Susan Cayton Woodson has been hailed for her work publicizing and preserving the art of the Chicago Renaissance period. Active with the Southside Community Art Center, she is a member of the famed Cayton family, and a descendent of Senator Hiram Revels.

Valerie Howell/George Richardson collection