• Creator Names Oliver, Gerri, 1920-
  • Title Gerri Oliver papers [manuscript], 1956-2001.
  • Physical description
    • 0.25 linear feet.
    • 1 videotape.
  • Access and usage restrictions For viewing purposes, it is necessary to use a copy, not the original (and to have a viewing copy made if one is not available).
  • Collection summary Fliers, tickets, menus, business cards, photos, publications, and newspaper clippings collected by Gerri Oliver for her business The Palm Tavern, 446 E. 47th Street, Chicago (Ill.). The Palm Tavern opened in 1933, and Gerri Oliver became its owner in 1956. It sometimes featured jazz and blues musicians performing and became a Bronzeville community gathering place. Also included is a videotaped interview of Oliver created by Grace Productions.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include the The Palm Tavern visual materials, approximately 1960s-2000s [graphic].
  • Acquisition information Gift of Gerri Oliver (2006.0002.1).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction The donor deeded all rights owned by the donor to this material, including copyright, to Chicago Historical Society.
  • Names
    • Oliver, Gerri, 1920- Archives.
    • Palm Tavern (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Palm Tavern (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Grace Productions.
  • Geographic coverage
    • 446 East 47th Street (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago (Ill.) Commerce 20th century.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 20th century.
    • Grand Boulevard (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • African American business enterprises Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • African Americans Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Bars (Drinking establishments) Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Blues musicians Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • Jazz musicians Illinois Chicago 20th century.
    • African American women Illinois Chicago 20th century.
  • Genre
    • Announcements. aat
    • Handbills. aat
    • Interviews. aat
    • Menus. aat
    • Newspaper clippings. aat
    • Photographic prints. aat
    • Publications. aat
    • Tickets. aat
    • Videocassettes. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.