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  • Collection ID 1988.0081
  • Creator Names Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Chicago Division.
  • Title Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives [graphic].
  • Dates [ca. 1940-1969]
  • Physical description
    • 177 photographic prints : b&w ; 16 x 20 in. or smaller.
    • 1 folder of non-graphic material.
  • Collection summary Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentified convention speakers. Several photographs depict a testimonial dinner for founder A. Philip Randolph. Also includes a few group portraits at events sponsored by BSCP's International Ladies Auxiliary, informal scenes at an unidentified election (for BSCP officers?) and snapshots of an unidentified church. A single image shows men before a billboard advertising BSCP war bond support in St. Louis during World War II.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related material at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, includes the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters photograph collection (1980.0169) and the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters records.
  • Finding Aids Note Unpublished container list available (1988-081).
  • Acquisition information Gift of the Chicago Division of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters (1988.0081).
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer(s).
  • Names
    • Johnson, Lyndon B. (Lyndon Baines), 1908-1973 Portraits.
    • Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963 Portraits.
    • Randolph, A. Philip (Asa Philip), 1889-1979 Portraits.
    • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters Photographs.
    • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. Chicago Division Photographs.
    • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters. International Ladies Auxiliary Photographs.
    • Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters
  • Subjects
    • Banquets United States 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Churches United States 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Labor unions Illinois Chicago 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Labor unions United States 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Meetings United States 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Offices Illinois Chicago 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Pullman porters 1940-1969.
    • Railroad employees Illinois Chicago 1940-1969. lctgm
    • Railroad employees United States 1940-1969. lctgm
    • War bonds & funds Missouri St. Louis. 1940-1949 1940-1969. lctgm
    • African Americans Clothing & dress 1940-1969.
    • African American train attendants Societies, etc. 1940-1969.
    • African American women Illinois Chicago 1940-1969.
    • African American women 1940-1969.
    • African Americans Employment Illinois Chicago 1940-1969.
    • African Americans Employment 1940-1969.
    • Women United States Societies and clubs 1940-1969.
    • Occupations Illinois Chicago 1940-1969.
  • Genre
    • Group portraits. gmgpc
    • Portrait photographs. 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/1988/81.htm