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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
Civil Rights Serial Collection
This collection of serials contains first editions of magazines with a specific focus on the American Civil Rights Movement. The serials are organized in chronological order by year. The magazines are stored in one flat archival box.
The LP collection includes various types of music pertaining to black culture in the United States, focused on the following type of artists defined as: Chicago, dance, gospel, jazz, rare, R&B.
Ruby Banks diploma collection
Ruby Banks received her education in Jackson, Mississippi at schools including the Jackson Colored Public School, the Southern Baptist Convention, and the Jackson College for Negro Teachers with a certification in cooking and sewing. Donated along with the Diplomas were two school notebooks and a grammar school diploma for Giles Banks, Jr.
Sherry Williams papers
Sherry Williams is the founder and President of the Bronzeville Historical Society. Sherry Williams papers span from 1935 through 2010 and focuses on Ms. Williams’ personal life and family history.
Unidentified artifacts collection
The Unidentified Artifact Collection consists of discarded items from the Bronzeville neighborhood. In 2009, Sherry Williams collected these items with attempts to preserve the social and cultural aspects of everyday life in the community. The collection is organized in a container list. Currently, the items fit in one archival box. The majority of the items are not dated.
Unidentified photograph collection
The Unidentified photograph collection of the Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society includes photographs found throughout the Bronzeville neighborhood, at resale-shops, abandoned homes, or were discarded throughout the community.
VHS video collection
The VHS video collection at the Bronzeville / Black Chicagoan Historical Society consists of various VHS videos associated with black history.
William Earl Washington Jr. collection
The William Earl Washington Jr. Collection contains materials related the fmaily of William Earl Washington Jr. The William Earl Washington Jr. collection spans from 1847 through 1979 and is comprised of six series containing family documents, Washington family genealogical records, photographs, realia, Sears Catalogs, and books.