Little Black Pearl Archive

Descriptive Summary

Little Black Pearl Archive
Little Black Pearl Workshop
30.0 Linear feet
Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center

Acknowledgements and Access

This collection was part of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium's Survey Initiative, 2009-2011. For current information about the collection and its status, please contact Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center.

Historical note

Beginning as a dream ten years ago in the basement of a gray stone, today Little Black Pearl is a thriving nonprofit serving youth in the Kenwood/Oakland, Woodlawn, and Bronzeville neighborhoods on Chicago’s south side. Firmly rooted in the black community, as the population has changed, so has Little Black Pearl by working with an increasingly diverse youth population and adding curriculum and services for adults and families. Today home for Little Black Pearl is its state of the art 40,000 square foot Little Black Pearl Art and Design Center located in the Kenwood/Oakland neighborhood. This cultural arts center not only houses LBP but provides opportunities in art, culture and entrepreneurship to youth, adults and families across Chicago.

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 2009 December 10 by Lisa Calahan and Bergis Jules.

Scope and Contents note

The Little Black Pearl archive includes documents pertaining to the activities of the organization including business and financial operation, past events, outreach programs, artists and artwork dating to the organizations start in 1997. This collection is currently in use by LBP.

Arrangement note

This collection is arranged organically.

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