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Addison Ballard papers

Real estate documents, letters, newsclippings, etc., primarily about lumber trade and real estate interests of Addison Ballard and Mary Ballard Derby of Chicago (Ill.). Includes letter from a friend inquiring about Ballard's lumber yard after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; reminiscence in 1902 o...

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Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct

South Central Association Souvenir Twenty-third Street Viaduct Opening publication, a 116-page booklet, dated 1925, published by the South Central [or Central South?] Association, a Chicago citizens' membership organization. Includes list of members (individuals and businesses), advertisers, and ...

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Bronzeville Collection, 1925-2000

Bronzeville is the name used to identify the historically African American community in which Illinois Institute of Technology is located on the south side of Chicago. The area roughly encompasses the three neighborhoods officially identified as Douglas,Grand Boulevard, and Kenwood.

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Bronzeville digital stories, 2000

Thirty-one page booklet, Bronzeville Digital Stories, being a print version of interviews conducted by Illinois Institute of Technology students with nine African-Americans, current and former residents of Chicago's historically black neighborhood. In electronic form, these pages were part of a l...

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Bronzeville expansion collection, 1950-2017

Materials from a variety of sources and dates documenting the past and present of the African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville, historically known as the Black Metropolis, located on the South Side of Chicago. This collection serve as a drop file of materials not otherwise accessioned and cat...

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Bronzeville historic slides, 1950s

A collection of 35 mm black and white slides numbered 1 to 12 (there are 2 copies of slide no. 1 for a total of 13 slides) of street scenes, people and housing in the historically black south Chicago community know as Bronzeville. Images include some interior house scenes and some "projects" (pub...

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Bronzeville photo, 1961

One aerial color photograph (by unidentified photographer) of buildings, primarily residential, covering the 3400 south blocks of Michigan Ave., Indiana Ave., Prairie Ave., and Calumet Ave. in Chicago. Photo is apparently taken from the roof of De La Salle Institute (located at 3455 S. Wabash) an...

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The Central South Area Plan collection, 1961

Four items documenting The Central South Area Plan to redevelop the Bronzeville neighborhood adjacent to the Illinois Institute of Technology campus: One-page flyer with explanation of the plan, printed brochure (fold-out) with map, text, and photographs. Map: "Chicago Centra...

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Chicago African American and Latino newspapers microfilm collection.

The issues from 40 different newspapers chosen for this Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) derive from neighborhood and independent African American and Latino papers in the Chicago area. The newspapers on these reels complement the runs of newspapers held by Chicago Public Library. The originals a...

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Dan Ryan Expressway property photographs, 1953-1954.

Photographs of buildings on properties acquired by the State of Illinois for construction of the Dan Ryan Expressway in Chicago. Buildings were primarily single-family homes, small apartment buildings (flats), and small business locations that were rented to African American tenants. A few Africa...

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Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, 1862-2007

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. ...

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Friendship House (Chicago, Ill.) records. 1937-2000

Correspondence, staff meeting materials and annual convention reports, photographs, and other records, mainly from the Catholic interracial organization Chicago Friendship House (FH) and national headquarters; together with records from Friendship Houses in Shreveport (La.), New York City, Portla...

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Gerri Oliver papers

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 mus...


Grand Boulevard/Gage Family Collection, 1908-1926.

The Gage Family Collection consists of family photographs that document the daily life of a middle-class family living in the Grand Boulevard community in the early 1900s. Besides the immediate family, individuals pictured here include Stanley's brother, Edward Gage, and his son Henry Crum Gage. ...

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Grand Theatre tickets, 1950s

Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each. Artifact.

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Henry T. Heald, University President's papers, 1920-1953

The collection consists of correspondence, memos, reports, and other materials which constitute the administrative files of the of Henry T. Heald in his role as President of Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1937-1940 and as President of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1940-1952.

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Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture project oral histories and transcripts

Recorded oral histories and community meetings, as well as transcripts (including some interviewer check list forms, topic sheets, log sheets, and release forms) that were made as part of the project, Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture. Some oral history interviews were made by students at Loyola ...

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Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture project video archives, [ca. 1958-1999]

Items collected as part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Gra...

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The Palm Tavern visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints (18) and printed posters (15) collected by proprietor Gerri Oliver for display at The Palm Tavern, a bar located at 446 E. 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago that often featured jazz and blues performances. Several photographs depict Oliver ...

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Parkway Community House records

Consists chiefly of financial records (1937-1949, 1955-1957) and board of directors meeting minutes (1937-1949, 1955-1957) of the Parkway Community House, a neighborhood center. Also included are lists of contributors; reports of fund raising campaigns; general correspondence of the executive dir...

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Raymond J. Spaeth papers, 1948-1950, 1948-1950

The bulk of this collection consists of correspondence between Illinois Institute of Technology treasurer Raymond J. Spaeth and Golden B. Darby (administrative director of Southside Community Committee, Inc.) concerning use of space at 3354 S. State St. as a community center (AKA Mecca Community ...

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Ron Gordon visual materials, 1971-2016

Black-and-white photographic negatives (approximately 780, 8 in. x 10 in. and smaller), 20 in. x 24 in. photographic prints (2,308), 4 in. x 5 in. photographic prints (5,195), and contact sheets (approximately 274); 8 in. x 10 in. color prints (6); and color transparencies (112, 4 in. x 5 in. a...


Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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