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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 External Link

Date(s): 1919-2006

Existing IDs: 2003/08

Extent: 172 linear feet

Finding Aid: The finding aid for this collection is in process.

Language: English

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

Subjects:

African American college teachers
African Americans--Illinois
Civil rights movements--Illinois
March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, Washington, D.C., 1963
Negro American Labor Council

Genres:

Interviews
Manuscripts
Photographs
Sound recordings

 

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