African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Horace R. Cayton Papers
Abstract Horace Cayton (1903-1970) was a Black sociologist, co-author of Black Metropolis and director of Chicago’s Parkway Community House in the 1940s. His papers consist of correspondence, published and unpublished manuscripts, photographs, subject research files, memorabilia and oral history recordings. In the last years of his life, Cayton conducted research, including interviews, on the life of his friend and noted author, Richard Wright. Housed with Cayton’s...
Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives
Abstract The Hall Branch is named for George Cleveland Hall, African American physician, Chicago Public Library board member and a founding member of the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History, who campaigned tirelessly for a full-service library in Bronzeville neighborhood. Hall Branch, headed by Vivian G. Harsh from 1932 to 1958, was a leading cultural institution during the Black Chicago Renaissance. The archives include administrative records, programs, correspondence, photographs,...
Leland B. Elder, Jr. Papers
Abstract Leland B. Elder Jr. worked as part of the Chicago Public Library’s Public Information Office (PIO) for over thirty years (1984-2016). His responsibilities included editing and writing for the various incarnations of the library’s newsletters, marketing, press releases and promoting library programs and services. His papers detail the growth and development of the PIO and the Marketing Department of the Chicago Public Library showing the evolution of the ethnic heritage committees and the...
Dates: 1945 - 2016
Joseph Logsdon Papers
The papers consist of his typed master’s thesis submitted to the University of Chicago for a Master of Arts in social sciences. The thesis traces the Rev. Archibald J. Carey and his impact on politics in Chicago.
Lorraine Passovoy Papers
Lorraine Passovoy’s papers include research materials and writings on the life of Jean Baptiste Point DuSable.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Press Office Photographs
Abstract Harold Washington was the first African American mayor of Chicago, elected in 1983. The Press Office was part of the Office of the Mayor, and was responsible for the mayor’s scheduling and for ensuring he was prepared for each event by producing briefing notes with detailed background information. The photographs, contact sheets and negatives in this collection were mostly taken by Press Office photographers, Michelle V. Agins, Antonio B. Dickey and Peter J. Schulz, between 1983 and 1987....
Dates: 1983 - 1987