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Adlean Harris papers

This collection documents Adlean Harris’ work as a librarian, genealogist, researcher, and astrologer. The Adlean Harris Papers span the years 1876 to 2007 with the bulk of the material ranging from 1970 to 1995.

Alfred Woods papers

Alfred Lloyd Woods was born February 29, 1944 in Pell City, Alabama to Willie Lloyd Woods and Mary Louis Wrencher Woods. He earned his Bachelor of Arts and a Masters of Library Information Science from the University of Illinois. Following his graduation in 1972, he worked in the Chicago Public Library in multiple positions. Woods also worked as Executive Director

Black Caucus, American Library Association, Chicago Chapter archives

The Black Caucus of the American Library Association serves as an advocate for the development, promotion, and improvement of library services and resources to the nation's African American community; and provides leadership for the recruitment and professional development of African American librarians.

Charlemae Hill Rollins papers

Rollins served as children’s librarian at the George Cleveland Hall Branch of the Chicago Public Library from 1932-1963, and was a nationally recognized pioneer in the development of multicultural children’s literature.

Clementine Skinner papers

Clementine Skinner was a Chicago Public Schools assistant principal, teacher and librarian. She was active during four decades in the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH) and served as president of the Chicago branch. She was also active in the YWCA, the NAACP, and in genealogical organizations.

Doris E. Saunders papers

Doris Saunders was born August 8, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois. After graduating from Englewood High School in Chicago, Saunders attended Northwestern University and Central YMCA College in Chicago. In 1941 Saunders took a Chicago Public Library Training Class and began work as a librarian for the Chicago Public Library. She left the Chicago Public Library to start a corporate library

Edward Manney papers

Edward Manney was the Assistant Curator of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection from 1984 to 1992.

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,