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Neighborhoods, keepers of culture project video archives

Repository: Chicago History Museum. Research Center

Collection Description (Extant): 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 Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an exhibition; oral histories and edited documentaries relating to various areas in Chicago that were used as research for the exhibition; recordings of neighborhood meetings; and recordings of CHS staff project meetings. Items were created by: Street Level Youth Media; Chicago Video Project; Usama Alshaibi; Chicago Historical Society; and others. Topics include Catholics, Jews, Mexican Americans, Polish Americans, Russian Americans, African Americans, Garifuna culture (Black Carib), immigrants, youth, neighborhood life, community organization, housing and public housing projects, race relations, and social conditions.

Access Copy Note: In order to view an original video, a research copy must be made. Collection includes a few VHS copies available for viewing in the Research Center: "Rooting/Uprooting The West Side" about Near West side/E. Garfield Park by Street Level Youth Media (#2); "Our Home, Our Struggle" documentary on Pilsen/Little Village communities, copyright by Street Level Youth Media (#5); Miscellaneous cassette SLYM-"Neighborhood Comp" present/future statements at CHS August 28, 1998, about Rogers Park/West Ridge-Pilsen/Little Village (#51).

Date(s): 1958-1998

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: 2002.0131 V

Extent: 53 videocassettes (VHS) : sd., col.,1 video : Hi8 MP

Finding Aid URL: http://chsmedia.org/media/fa/fa/2002/131.htm External Link

Language: English

Related Archival Items: Related materials at Chicago History Museum Research Center include the archival files of this project and related manuscripts collected; Oral history interviews with staff and residents of Stateway Gardens (1999.0085), and Photographs at Stateway Gardens, by Patricia Evans (1999.0085).

Interviewees: Timuel Black

Rights (Extant): Copyright status of most items is unknown. Written permissions were not secured by Chicago Historical Society.

Subjects:

African American neighborhoods
African Americans--Illinois
Chicago (Ill.)--Race relations
Chicago Housing Authority
Housing

Genres:

Interviews
Videorecordings

 

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