• Collection ID 1997.0118
  • Creator Names Mead, Mildred, photographer. pht
  • Title Mildred Mead photograph collection [graphic].
  • Dates 1951-1958.
  • Physical description
    • ca. 1000 photographic prints : b&w, contact sheets ; 8 x 10 in. and smaller.
    • ca. 6000 negatives : b&w ; 8 x 4 in. or smaller.
    • 3 transparencies : col. ; 35 mm.
  • Access and usage restrictions Advance appointment required to view color material in cold storage.
  • Collection summary Photographs, nearly all by Mildred Mead, a photographer for the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, showing neighborhoods in Chicago (Ill.) targeted by the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council for urban renewal. The photographs depict slum conditions, homes in revitalized areas (including homes operated by the Chicago Housing Authority), and other aspects of community life in Chicago, including churches and parishioners, schools, street markets, parades, road construction, newly integrated communities, and children at play. Community areas represented by many images in the collection include: Englewood, Hyde Park, Kenwood, Near West Side, Near North Side, and New City. Market streets areas include Fulton Street Market (fish), Randolph Street Market, South Water Market (produce), Wood Street Terminal "Potato Yard," Maxwell Street Market and nearby areas.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory available (1997-118).
  • Acquisition information Gift of Gary E. Husted (1997.0118).
  • Names
    • Mead, Mildred.
    • Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council (Chicago, Ill.)
    • Chicago Housing Authority Buildings Photographs.
    • Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Subjects
    • African Americans Housing Illinois Chicago.
    • Apartment houses Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Children Illinois Chicago 1950-19059.
    • Churches Illinois Chicago 1950-1959.
    • Housing Illinois Chicago. lctgm
    • Schools Illinois Chicago 1950-1959.
    • Slums Illinois Chicago 1950-1959. lctgm
    • Urban renewal Illinois Chicago
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Buildings, structures, etc. 1950-1959.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Race relations 1950-1959.
    • Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • Kenwood (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • Near West Side (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • Near North Side (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
    • New City (Chicago, Ill.) Social conditions 1950-1959.
  • Genre
    • Cityscape photographs. gmgpc
    • Contact sheets. gmgpc
    • Film negatives. gmgpc
    • Film transparencies Color. gmgpc
    • Panoramic views Color. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/1997/118.htm