The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories
Urbana Free Library. Champaign County Historical Archives
210 West Green Street
Email: [email protected]
Repository URL: http://urbanafreelibrary.org/archives/
Repository code: iurfl
Repository description (extant): Our emphasis is on Champaign County, Illinois in general, and states east of the Mississippi River, most generally those that lay along the migration routes from the East Coast to Illinois. Other strengths of the collection include City of Urbana government. The collection includes various printed materials, including books and periodicals; vital records and case files, newspapers, directories (city directories; phone books; and criss-cross directories), maps, and organizational records and personal papers. Other relevant sources include vertical files and family files, microforms, among others.
[...] The Archives has a sizable collection of local history materials which may be related to activities or organizations in which an individual has participated. Holdings include organizational records and personal papers, including athletic organizations, churches, schools, funeral home/ monument companies, title companies, civic organizations, clubs, fraternal organizations, libraries, government agencies, businesses, quasi-governmental organizations, and personal files. Holdings include an extensive collection of photographs, sound recordings, oral history interviews, and a collection of newsletters from local area organizations.
Repository type: Public Library
African American oral history project