The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Evanston History Center
225 Greenwood Street
Repository URL: http://evanstonhistorycenter.org
Repository code: iehi
Repository description (CRHP): The EHC holds both a Civil Rights Project oral history project and an African-American collection (including 116 interview tapes transferred from the Evanston Public Library; they were recorded by Wayne Watson as part of his dissertation research).
Repository description (extant): The Evanston History Center is a private, non-profit educational and cultural institution established in 1898 to preserve and share Evanston, Illinois, history. The EHC collects, preserves, and tells the story of Evanston's past through tours of the Charles Gates Dawes House, interactive and engaging museum exhibits, a comprehensive research room and research collections, and wide-ranging educational programs. The mission of the Evanston History Center is to collect, preserve and interpret the rich history of the City of Evanston and all its people through exhibits, educational programs and research facilities.
Repository Notes (CRHP): Formerly known as the Evanston Historical Society. The EHC also holds tapes from a WWII oral history project.
Repository type: Local History Organization
Evanston History Center oral history collection