Lorraine Passovoy Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes Lorraine Passovoy’s research materials and writings on the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable and Black history. Also included are publications and event materials related to the Civil Rights Movement.
- Passovoy, Lorraine (donor., Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Lorraine Passovoy (born 1919) was an author and researcher whose work focused on Jean Baptiste Point DuSable, the founder of Chicago. Her published works include The Mysterious Coat Button; Point Sable and Chicago, 1778-1780; and The Black Root. She frequently collaborated with Virginia Julien, a Jean Baptiste Point DuSable scholar. Passovoy lived in the Kenwood neighborhood of Chicago and in Champaign, Illinois. She passed away in 1990.
0.5 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
Lorraine Passovoy’s papers include research materials and writings on the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.
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Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Lorraine Passovoy in 1987
- African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Chicago (Ill.) -- History. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Civil rights movements -- United States -- History -- 20th century. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Clippings. Subject Source: TGM II, Genre and physical characteristic terms
- Conference materials. Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Newsletters. Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Passovoy, Lorraine -- : Archives.
- Pointe de Sable, Jean Baptiste, 1745?-1818.
- Short stories. Subject Source: Library of Congress Genre/Form Terms
- Lorraine Passovoy Papers
- Elizabeth Loch, Archival Specialist
- April 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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Part of the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection Repository
Woodson Regional Library
Chicago Public Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago IL 60628 United States