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Views of residents of Chicago Housing Authority’s Ida B. Wells, Clarence Darrow, and Madden Park Homes. Includes informal portraits of residents inside and outside their apartments as well as exterior views of the buildings, including scenes of building demolition and residents with Congressman Barack Obama. The artist’s statement as well as detailed descriptions and narratives of the photographs by Smith
Includes the Chicago portion of a larger body of work by Vergara, entitled The New American Ghetto Archive, about some of the poorest and most racially segregated urban communities in the United States. Images include primarily street scenes, views from rooftops, views of buildings, and a few informal portraits of people in several Chicago neighborhoods, primarily African American, including views
The Chicago Video Project is a Chicago-based video production company focused on projects concerning advocacy groups, community development organizations, labor unions, and economic and social justice. This collection of recordings includes 235 videotapes created for the co-production of "Telling Our Story” by the Chicago Video Project and the Central Advisory Council of Chicago Public Housing Residents. The tapes are a
The Chicago Woman’s Aid was founded in 1882 as the Young Ladies Society to provide civic, philanthropic, literary, educational, and social welfare programs. The organization was divided into several departments including the Civics and Philanthropy Department, the Educational Department, and the Art and Literature Department. It was active in such areas as public housing, public health, child welfare, and arts
College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs -- Center for Urban Economic Development -- Publications -- Assorted Reports
Assorted reports published by the College of Urban and Economic Development. Publications include assessments of Chicago public housing, urban development and urban renewal issues, and economic impact of job losses on African-Americans and Latinos.
Photographs of residents of apartments in the Rogers Park community area of Chicago (Ill.) whose rents were subsidized through the Chicago Housing Authority’s Section 8 program, allowing them to relocate from public housing projects that were in the process of being dismantled. Includes informal portraits of people inside their homes, usually posing or interacting with family members.
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
Olive Myrl Diggs (d. 1980) served as editor of the Chicago Bee from 1937 until it folded in 1947. After her time at the Bee, she served as director of the Neighborhood Youth Corps, and in 1979, retired as Administrative Assistant in the Chicago Department of Planning, City and Community Development. The Olive Diggs papers span from 1942 to 1980.
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.
People for Community Recovery (PCR) was founded in June 1979 and was incorporated on October 25, 1982. It mission, to press for serious and long overdue repair work in Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Authority development located on the South Side of Chicago. PCR soon turned its attention to the more serious problems of urban environmental pollution when it was
Informal portrait photographs 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.
Includes notices for speeches and other anti-violence activities held at Stateway Gardens public housing project, located at 35th and State Street in Chicago (Ill.). Collectively known as the Vigils Against Violence, the activities included a candlelight remembrance of the victims of violence on Chicago's south side.