Bronzeville Historical Society

…Preserving, and protecting African American history and culture of Chicago

Archives ~ Documents, photographs and artifact Finding Aids 2015

History sculpture on the Douglas Tomb 2014

Bronzeville Historical Society archives abstract BMRC 2010 (1)

Archive Collections available for researchers by Appointment.
email: or call (312) 428-8033.

· William Earl Washington Collection,

· Ruby Banks Diplomas,

· Sherry Williams Collection,

· Civil Rights Serial Collection,

· LP Collection,

· VHS Video Collection,

· Unidentified Artifact Collection, and

· Unidentified Photograph Collection

Special Collections: Access by appointment

IZOLA WHITE COLLECTION – Izola’s Restaurant photographs 1970’s-2012


JAMES S. PARKER COLLECTION – Bronzeville  photographs  (images before and After Urban Renewal)

featuring streetscapes and architecture 1940’s  – 1990’s

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