DuSable Museum archival photographs

Descriptive Summary

DuSable Museum archival photographs
DuSable Museum of African American History
3.0 Linear feet

Scope and Contents note

The museum’s photograph collection includes a variety of clippings, commercial publicity portraits, head shots, and candid photographs of people and events, apparently from individual personal collections, donations to the museum, collecting by museum staff, and museum events themselves. The photographs are in large part identified, and follow two arrangements: some are stored in Hollinger boxes with indexes, and some, all portraits, are stored in a file drawer in individual labeled file folders. (There are other portraits in the Hollinger boxes.) There are additional photographs in other storage locations. There are also numerous sets of slides, apparently from the travels of Margaret Burroughs, museum founder and former director, as well as slides of the museum’s art collection.

Conditions Governing Access note

Access to this collection is restricted; please contact the holding institution for details.

Processing Information note

This collection was surveyed as part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative on 2010 August 3 by Lisa Calahan and Bergis Jules.

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