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Alumni Relations Materials

Unprocessed slides, presumably from the Office of Alumni Relations and apparently prepared for presentations. The slides consist of images of IIT’s campus, students, faculty, and staff. The majority of the subjects are unidentified. A small subset of slides consists of images of the Bronzeville neighborhood from 1954-1958 and depicts buildings and streets marked for redevelopment. The slides identify buildings, street

Bronzeville/Black Chicagoan Historical Society Collection

The Bronzeville/Black Chicagoan Historical Society was founded in 1999 by a small group of enthusiastic black family history researchers to preserve, protect, collect and perpetuate the records of African Americans who live or lived in Chicago, to recognize the contributions of African Americans who participated in the establishment of Chicago and the surrounding area, and to stimulate interest in the

Charles Walton Papers

Charles Walton was a jazz drummer, music educator, and author of "Bronzeville Conversations," a research and oral history project that documented the jazz and blues world in Black Chicago. Walton was born in Selma, Alabama and moved to Chicago's South Side as a child. Following high school, Walton joined the United States Navy and later attended Kentucky State College and

Corrine Brown papers

Corrine Brown was an African American business woman in the Bronzeville neighborhood in Chicago.

Evanston Community Development Corporation Records

The Evanston Community Development Corporation was founded in July 1975. It worked to foster and coordinate community rehabilitation of residential and commercial areas, eliminate deteriorating sections of the city's African-American community, and engender economic development in the city of Evanston, Illinois. The Evanston Community Development Corporation disbanded in the 1990s. The collection covers the organizational history including meetings, proposals, resolutions,

Joseph W. Rollins, Jr. papers

Joseph Rollins, Jr., son of Hall Branch librarian Charlemae Rollins, grew up in “the Rosenwald,” attended DuSable High School, and served in World War II. In the 1960s he became an executive in the Federal government’s Office of Economic Opportunity. He was later in a leading position at Arthur Anderson, Inc. After the death of his mother in 1979, Rollins

Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project video archives

Items collected as part of the ""Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project"" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an

Parkway Community House records

The Parkway Community House (formerly the Good Shepherd Community Center) was organized in 1937 by the Church of the Good Shepherd (Congregational). It was located at 51st and South Parkway and sought to meet the social, educational and recreational needs of the surrounding community. Its facilities were available to community residents without regard to race or religion though it was

South Shore Open House Committee records

Questionnaires, newsclippings, and posters produced by and about the neighborhood group called the South Shore Open House Committee, which organized in 1963 to stabilize the South Shore community of Chicago (Ill.), at a time of racial change and white flight. Topics include the hosting of annual open house days and the semi-annual inspection of neighborhood groceries and supermarkets to monitor

West End Block Club Records

Organized in 1961 in Evanston, Illinois, West End Block Club was a neighborhood organization that focused on general relaying and resolving neighborhood concerns, such as park maintenance, too many one way streets, traffic lights, and public safety on the West side of the Evanston, Illinois.