The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Timuel D. Black papers
Repository: Chicago Public Library. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection
Collection Description (Extant): Professor Emeritus at City Colleges of Chicago, Timuel Black is a prominent historian, author, human rights activist, and expert on Chicago's African American history. During the 1960s, he was president of the Chicago chapter of the Negro American Labor Council, and organizer of Chicago participation in the 1963 March on Washington. Active in more than 100 organizations over seven decades, the collection includes extensive organizational files, correspondence, manuscripts, DuSable High School yearbooks, subject files, oral histories, audiovisual materials, photographs, and memorabilia. Additional papers relating to the life and work of his son, Timuel Kerrigan Black (1963-1993) were accessioned in 2007. [Partially processed]
Collection URL: http://www.chipublib.org/cplbooksmovies/cplarchive/archivalcoll/index.php
Existing IDs: 2003/08
Extent: 172 linear feet
Finding Aid: The finding aid for this collection is in process.
Related Archival Items: See also Timuel Black papers at the Chicago History Museum/Chicago Historical Society.
Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights
African American college teachers
Civil rights movements--Illinois
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Negro American Labor Council