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Captain William Russell papers
Era Bell Thompson papers
Era Bell Thompson, author of American Daughter and Africa, Land of My Fathers, was a pioneering photo-journalist for Ebony and international editor for Johnson Publishing Company for over thirty years. She was also an important figure in the Chicago Renaissance; her ties to the Vivian G. Harsh Collection span nearly 50 years.
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
Lawrence Brooks Collection
Larry Brooks is an Evanston photographer and videographer. For more information, see his website: www.larrybrooksphotography.com
Michael St. James photograph collection
Michael St. James, a photographer, collected early images produced by Chicago’s pioneering African American photographers.