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AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization Archives

These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport's AMF postal facility. They later worked on trains, distributing mail throughout the Midwest. The AMF Midway Postal Retirement Organization was founded in 1991 to document the history of African Americans in the orga...

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives, [ca. 1940-1969]

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 unidentif...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Tom Neumann collection of visual material

Primarily includes visual materials relating to the South Shore community in Chicago (Ill.) and the South Shore Historical Society. Includes views of apartment houses and single family houses, streetscapes, railroad stations, and businesses. Some images show the South Shore Country Club and peopl...