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Edward Bruce Walker was a veteran and collector of Tuskegee Airmen memorabilia.
Harry Jackson Jr. was a resident and postal worker in Evanston, Illinois. Jackson was a member of the 10 Pinners League, a local bowling league. This collection contains Jackson’s professional and personal papers, and personal library; which were donated by his wife after his death in 2012.
The Livery Business records at the Evanston History Center span the dates 1898 to 1942 and fill one archival box. The records are very, very sparse and incomplete. The bulk of the records that are here pertain mainly to Henry Butler and his silent partner Margaret Fisher, who co-owned the Butler Livery. Henry provided the manual labor cared for the
Founded in 1917 by Mrs. Eva Rouse and a small group of women, the Iroquois League sought to provide “a safe, supervised and economical home for Negro working girls.” The home, later called the North Shore Community House, was opened in 1924 on the corner of Garrett and Ridge Avenue and despite financial hardships through 1927, by 1929 the League
This collection contains documents, records, photographs, videos and various publications from the Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter of America, Incorporated.
Lorraine Morton is known as an educator and the first African American Mayor in Evanston, Illinois. She worked with many non-for-profit groups to advocate for the education of Evanston residents. This collection spans from 1942-2011 and contains Morton’s personal and professional papers.
Mary Wilson (1925-2012) worked for many years as a physical education instructor at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. Wilson’s daughter donated the photograph albums after Mary Wilson’s death in 2012. This collection contains Mary Wilson’s photograph albums from her time as a physical instructor at Nichols Middle School in Evanston, Illinois. The photographs include images of students, staff, classes,
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People was founded in 1909, “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.” After the establishment of the national organization, smaller chapters were formed to provide a sense of community and belonging to the larger entity. Founded in 1928, the Evanston
The photograph collection reflects Northwestern University history, faculty and student body.
The Northwestern University Archives Subject Files reflect significant events, groups and issues that have occurred at Northwestern University.
The Concerned Citizens Commitment (CCC) served as an organization that served the black community in Evanston, planned special events, monitored racial problems/solutions within the white and black community, and provided an ongoing calendar of special events.
Established in October of 1990, NUBIA (Northwestern University Black-Wimmin In Action) was formed to address the needs of African-American women—faculty, staff, and students—at Northwestern University. The mission of NUBIA was to promote advancement, equitable treatment, and employment opportunities for black women at Northwestern University. NUBIA fulfilled its mission by organizing events and speakers geared toward its membership but open to
The Evanston Public School Integration records date between 1964 and 1974. The bulk of the records consist of publications, committee reports, institutes, surveys, reports, and correspondence. The Citizen Advisory Committee on Integration (CACI) dates between 1964 and 1974 and makes up the first part of the collection. This section includes correspondence between the Board of Education for District 65 and
These records pertain to the successor body to the Evanston Community Relations Commission. The Human Relations Commission was established by an Evanston city ordinance in 1968 with a somewhat different structure from that of its predecessor. Its Chair and 14 Members were appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. “The primary function of the Commission shall
The Records of the Department of African American Student Affairs (AASA), filling three boxes and spanning the years 1966 to 2001, contain valuable information on the development of the Black community at Northwestern University. The bulk of the records consist of historical information and materials relating to organizations, programs, and events under the sponsorship of the office. The Historical Records
This collection, which fills two archival boxes, consists of materials collected by a NAACP member, who was at one time a member of the national executive committee. The records for the most part date between the years 1996 and 2003. Constitutions and bylaws for both the national NAACP and those that pertain to all of its branches are part of
The Center for Urban Affairs and Policy Research at Northwestern University was founded in September of 1968 with a grant of $700,000 from the Ford Foundation. The bulk of the Center’s research dealt with social policy and its effects on the people, communities, and institutions that utilize it. The Center paid close attention to policy issues on the urban, suburban,
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residences, and individual businesses, particularly churches, department stores, and burlesque and pornographic film establishments. Osty most frequently documented the River North, Near North Side,
These papers contain Tina Lifford’s play programs for performance in Evanston and Chicago. Although Lifford primarily works in California, she has made an effort to put on productions in her hometown of Evanston, Illinois.