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Afro-American Family and Community Services records
The mission of African American Family Services (AAFS) is to help the African American individual, family and community to reach a greater state of well being through the delivery of community-based, culturally-specific chemical health, mental health, and family preservation services.
Charles A. and Eula C. Wilson papers
Grace Mason / Atkinson photograph collection
Grace Mason, a descendant of pioneering Chicago African American photographer Franklin Atkinson Henderson, donated his collection of nearly 100 photo portraits of “prominent Negro Chicagoans.” Photos were created from 1885 to 1915. Many of these photos were exhibited at the 1940 American Negro Exposition.
Irene McCoy Gaines papers
Correspondence, mimeographed and printed material, certificates, posters, phonograph records of speeches, minutes of meetings and conventions, scrapbooks, and other papers relating to activities of Mrs. Gaines, a leader in local, state, and national organizations of African American club women, Chicago social service organizations, and the Republican Party. Topics include the civil rights movement; her service as president of the National
Oral History Interviews with Staff and Residents of Stateway Gardens
Oral history interviews of staff and residents of Stateway Gardens, one of the Chicago Housing Authority's facilities in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include family, children, and daily life in public housing.
Oscar DePriest Photograph collection
Portrait and group portrait photographs of Oscar DePriest, African American Congressman from Illinois' 1st District (Chicago's near South Side), and his family. Includes images of DePriest's son Oscar Stanton DePriest as a child and as a teenage member of the Lane Tech City Champs basketball team. Several photographs show a wedding reception, possibly for Oscar Stanton DePriest. Of the people
Photographs of Family and Friends of J. LeVelle Williams
Photographs from the scrapbooks of J. LeVelle Williams, a resident of Chicago (Ill.) and Willa Lou Samon (nee Williams), who was born in Omaha (Neb.). Includes a card photograph of Willa and Morris, and a formal portrait of Morris and Annie Williams. Also includes a studio portrait of a Willa Lou and a group portrait at the grave of Rev.
Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago photograph collection
From 1890 to 1995, the Visiting Nurse Association of Chicago employed its own nurses and other health professionals to provide health care to the underprivileged. Now the VNA Foundation operates exclusively as a grantmaking foundation, giving financial support to nonprofit organizations offering home- and community-based care to the underserved.