The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Oral history interviews with staff and residents of Stateway Gardens
Repository: Chicago History Museum. Research Center
Collection Description (CRHP): This collection was a part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project but is not included in that finding aid.
Collection Description (Extant): Oral history interviews of staff and residents of Stateway Gardens, one of the Chicago Housing Authority's facilities in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include family, children, and daily life in public housing.
Origin Info: Interviews were conducted by Tracye Matthews, a staff member of Chicago Historical Society, during the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project.
Access Copy Note: Researchers may consult typed transcripts. However, original sound recordings are not available for listening; it is necessary to have a listening copy made.
Digital Status: No
Existing IDs: 1999.0085 MSS Lot; 1999.0085 SD
Extent: 0.5 linear ft., 11 sound cassettes.
Related Archival Items: At this repository, see also photographs of some of the interviewees in the collection "Portraits at Stateway Gardens," by Patricia Evans (1999.0085) and other records of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project, such as the project video archives (2002.0131).
Rights (Extant): Some of the interviewees (but not all) have signed releases to permit various uses of these recordings and transcripts. Specific restrictions are stated on the cover of each interview.
Chicago Housing Authority