Special Collections and Preservation Division
Neighborhood History Research Collection
1 linear ft., 220 photographs
27 audiotapes, 10 videotapes, 6 oversize folders
Call Number: Archives_BNL
Bethel New Life has its origins in Bethel Lutheran Church, which was founded in 1891 to serve the German/Scandinavian populations in the West Side neighborhood of West Garfield Park. The area had been incorporated into Chicago only two years earlier. The community's focal point, Central Park (renamed Garfield Park in 1885 after the assassinated President), boasted a lagoon, bandstand, greenhouse, and golf course. A racetrack was built at the corner of Madison and Pulaski (then Crawford Street), and the completion of an elevated train link to the Loop in the 1890s spurred the community's growth.
By 1920, West Garfield Park was predominately inhabited by Chicagoans of Irish heritage with a small concentration of Russian Jews. There was heavy construction of new homes and apartment buildings in the area in the 1920s, and by 1930 the community reached its population peak of over 50,000--still principally Irish, but with more Russian Jews and many Italians who were moving in from neighborhoods to the east. According to the 1980 Local Community Fact Book, "A handful of blacks lived along Lake Street, the oldest industrial section of the community."
New housing construction all but ceased after 1930, and additional housing units were acquired generally through the subdivision of larger, single-family homes. In the 1940s and 50s, additional housing conversions were necessitated for residents whose homes were demolished by the construction of the Eisenhower Expressway. By the 1950s, a third of the white population had left West Garfield Park and by the 1960s, more than 40,000 African Americans had moved into the neighborhood. Housing continued to be a problem, however, and between 1970 and 1980, West Garfield Park lost thousands of residents as housing units fell from 14,500 to 10,000. "Large empty lots, formerly occupied by small and medium-sized apartment buildings, [were] mute evidence of the loss of dwelling space caused by the withdrawal of investment, under-maintenance, and arson" (Local Community Fact Book, 1980).
In 1979, the median income of West Garfield Park residents was 2/3 the city-wide median, and 40% of the population lived below the poverty level. "Several community groups have been formed to do something about deteriorating housing conditions and the erosion of the economic base of West Garfield Park. They face an uphill struggle against the result of fifty years of neglect" (Local Community Fact Book, 1980). One of those community groups was Bethel Housing, Inc., formed by the Bethel Lutheran Church in 1979. In 1982, Bethel Housing changed its name to Bethel New Life, Inc., and under this name continued its work in offering housing opportunities--both rehab and new construction--to low and moderate-income community residents. Bethel New Life eventually managed over 100 rental units. In addition, Bethel operated food and sewing cooperatives, day-care and after-school programs for children, a holistic health center, and senior citizens programs.
In October 1983, Bethel New Life's board appointed a historic preservation committee to work with graduate students from the University of Illinois to explore the possibilities for the preservation of West Garfield Park's history--particularly architectural history. The committee recommended that the board not attempt historic district designation but encouraged grassroots preservation of local tradition and culture. The result was a project titled "Catch the West Garfield Spirit: Look Up, Look Around, and Be Proud." In 1983, Bethel successfully applied for an Illinois Humanities Council grant to "involve the Black community of Chicago's West Side in recovering the recent history of the area." With grant monies supplied by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the project known as "Looking Backward to Move Forward" was funded.
"Looking Backward to Move Forward" focused on four themes--migration, ownership patterns, the church, and community leadership--which were seen as essential to West Side African American history. In 1984-1985 there were several programs developed to reclaim and uncover hidden sources of that rich history.
Under the direction of President Mary Nelson, Bethel New Life (http://www.bethelnewlife.org/) continues today to earn a national reputation for cutting edge initiatives and pioneering approaches that build on the people, physical assets, and faith base of Chicago's West Side Community.
The Records of Bethel New Life consist of more than 20 sets of original material and two supplements. The majority of the documents were donated or loaned to "Looking Backward…" by Bethel New Life for archival acquisition or copying. Included among those materials were 221 photographs, ½ linear foot of manuscript material, nine oral histories on videotape, and 14 interviews on audiotape.
The core of the collection, and its most "historic" component, are the photographs. These images cover a century of photography from tintypes to color snapshots. They record a wide range of African American history on the West Side of Chicago and include images of individuals, families, churches, and businesses. Most of the photographs were taken in Chicago, but many illustrate Black families from the South who later relocated in Chicago. There are photos of former slaves (photo #5.11 and 15.12); an evangelist active in Underground Railroad work (#8.44); African American policemen, including those employed at the World's Columbian Exposition (#5.9, 8.4, 8.6, 8.13, and 8.43); African American military units in the Spanish American War (#8.1, 8.17-8.18, 8.20-8.21, and 8.27); and famous people such as Martin Luther King Jr. (#4.3-4.4), Mahalia Jackson (#12.6-12.7, 12.13-12.14) and Langston Hughes (#15.2). See below for a listing of the photographs. A photograph index by subject also follows the Box and Folder Inventory.
The photographs and manuscript material are arranged in accordance with the series divisions common to most of the Neighborhood History Research Collections, specifically: Biographical (Portraits/Family Photographs for photos), Business, Churches, Clubs and Organizations, Residences (photographs only), and Wartime Activities (photos only).
The accession numbers of the photographs do not follow consecutively. There will seem to be several numbers missing. Bethel assigned accession numbers to photos and manuscripts; these formats are now separated and the accession numbers for the manuscript material has been ignored in the current organizational scheme. The Bethel Accession Register (Oversize Folder 1) contains the complete and original listing of all material in this collection.
The Records of Bethel New Life also contain the administrative records of the "Looking Backward…" project. These include donor files (Box 2:1-19), which are arranged alphabetically, and files concerning the Illinois Humanities Council grant (Box 2:20-2:22). Public programs conducted by Bethel are documented in audiotapes #T15-T22 and videotape #V10.
Materials in Supplement 1 derive from several boxes of miscellany found in Special Collections storage. They were omitted from the original cataloging of the Bethel New Life collection although they probably arrived with the original accession. Included in this supplement are a file of administrative records and material concerning nine churches.
The audiotapes that form Supplement 2 were received by Special Collections in March 1989. Included among them are four oral history interviews and the funeral service of one interviewee, "Blind" John Davis.
The materials in this collection were assembled by Bethel New Life, Inc. in 1984 and 1985 as part of an Illinois Humanities Council grant developed to "involve the Black community of Chicago's West Side in recovering the recent history of the area." The grant proposal included the organization's intent to "deposit artifacts in an appropriate archive where there is public access." In Spring 1984, a gift agreement was signed designating the Chicago Public Library's Special Collections and Preservation Division as that archive. Materials were transferred to the library from 1984-1986, and the collection was processed by archivist Galen R. Wilson in October 1988 and in early 1989.
[The O'QUINN FAMILY PAPERS overlaps Bethel New Life in provenance. Original contact between Special Collections and the O'Quinns was made through Bethel New Life, but the O'Quinn material was accessioned and cataloged independently of the Bethel collection. Although the Bethel material concerns the Lake Street community of West Garfield Park and the O'Quinn material centers on the Roosevelt Road community in South Lawndale, the two collections are complementary and should be considered in tandem. For the contents of the O'Quinn Family Papers, see the OQC Finding Aid in the Lawndale binder.]
The Records of Bethel New Life are available to the public for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room on the 9th floor of the Harold Washington Library Center, 400 South State Street, Chicago, Illinois, 60605. The collection does not circulate although photocopy and photoreproduction services are available depending upon the condition of the original materials. First time patrons to Special Collections must present a photo i.d. and complete a Reader Registration Form. Telephone inquiries on this collection and other Special Collections holdings can be directed to (312) 747-4875.
Series I: BIOGRAPHICAL
1. Calhoun, Catherine Griffin (d. 1948), 1948
2. Cherry, Willie P. (d. 1959), 1959
3. Crosby, Joseph, 1952
4. Dandridge, Coy, n.d.
5. Henderson, Samuella (1885-1983), 1983
6. Jackson family, 1894-1975
6a. Love, Marjorie, ca. 1928-1994
7. Mitchell, James M., 1943
8. Ridley, Rachel Rebecca, n.d.
9. South, Eddie (b. 1904), n.d.
10. Woodley, Robert G. and Fannie, 1944-1953
SEE ALSO: Oversize Folder 2-Jackson, H.D., appointment as corporal, 8th Illinois Infantry, August 5, 1898
Series II: BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS
11. Boulevard Hotel; n.d.
Series III: CHURCHES12. Central Memorial, 1984
13. First Baptist Congregational, 1908, 1983
14. Friendship Missionary Baptist, n.d.
15. Lawndale Ministers' Civic League, 1967-1977
16. Lawndale Interracial Missionary Baptist, 1959-1967
17. New Morning Star Baptist, 1984
18. Original Providence Baptist, 1974-1984
19. St. Stephen African Methodist Episcopal, 1972-1974 and n.d.
20. Stone Temple Baptist, 1984
Series IV: CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS21. Lawndale Civic and Educational Club, 1960
22. The Lively Set, 1925
23. Midwest Community Council, 1961
24. West Side Women's Civic and Charity Club, 1976
25. Wolves' Athletic Club, 1935
Series V: SCHOOLS26. McKinley High School, 1985
Supplement 1Series VII: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS (Miscellaneous)
27. Ownership Patterns Committee: Questionnaire and final report
Series III: CHURCHES
28. Emmanuel Temple A.M.E.
29. First Immanuel Lutheran
30. Friendship Missionary Baptist, 1972
31. New Morning Star Missionary Baptist
32. St. Agatha's Roman Catholic
33. St. Mary's House of Prayer Spiritual
BOX 2Series VI: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS (Donor files)
1. Brown, Archie (donation group 16)
2. Chrismon, Mabel (donation group 6)
3. Clark, Katherine (donation group 3)
4. Connie, Wetzel (donation group 10)
5. Cunning, Ora (donation group 7)
6. Dandridge, Rosa (donation group 11)
7. Fairfax, Julia (donation group 17)
8. Fairmain, Vivian (donation group 13)
9. Hampton, Curtis S. (donation group 12)
10. Heflin, Lorraine and Cherry, Willie Mae (donation group 1)
11. McGarth, Alice (donation group 9)
12. Porter, Annis (donation group 18)
13. Ridley, Rachel R. (donation group 19)
14. Showers, Pearl Johnson (donation group 2)
15. Simons, Obern (donation group 8)
16. Smith, Clara Carlos (donation group 14)
17. Stone, James M. (donation group 4)
18. Tatum, Elizabeth (donation group 5)
19. Woodley, Fannie (donation group 15)
Series VII: ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS (Miscellaneous)
20. Final Report to the Illinois Humanities Council, 1985
21. Illinois Humanities Council grant proposal, 1983
22. Publicity materials, forms, programs, 1984-1985
SEE ALSO: Oversize Folder 1: Bethel New Life Accession Register, 1984
1. Accession Register, Bethel New Life, 1984-1985
2. Autographed document, signed: John R. Marshall to H. D. Jackson,
appointment as corporal, Company D, 8th Illinois Infantry, August 5,
3. Newspaper: Chicago Inter-Community News, vol. III, no. 3, August 1944
4. Newspaper: Chicago Inter-Community News, vol. III, no. 10, March
5. Newspaper: Chicago Inter-Community News, vol. III, no. 12, May 1945
6. Poster: "Looking Backward to Move Forward" (to advertise exhibit at
the Midwest Complex Ballroom, February 9, 1985 (2 copies)
AUDIOTAPEST1. Banks, Leonard (age 87), October 19, 1984
T2. Caldwell, Rosetta Taylor (age 73), January 29, 1985
T3. Campbell, Rev. Frank (age 62), January 24, 1985
T4. Cunning, Ora (age 75), November 7, 1984
T5. Easton, Pearl, February 1, 1985
T6. Flint, Troy
T7. Jordan, Mildred
T8. Ridley, Rachel
T9. Scott, Mary (age 76), October 31, 1984
T10. Stephens, Curtis, August 26, 1984
T11. Tatum, Elizabeth 1984 Nov 21
T12. Woodley, Fannie
T13. Whaley, Belle
T15. November 10, 1984 Program: Part 1
T16. -----: Part 2
T17. -----: Part 3
T18. -----: Part 4
T19. February 9, 1985 Program: Part 1
T20. -----: Part 2
T21. -----: Part 3
T22. -----: Part 4
AUDIOTAPES (Supplement 2)
T23: Interview: La Julia Rhea, July 29, 1986
T24. Interview: Arthur D. Griffin
T25. Interview: Mrs. H.A. Sanders, 1986
T26. Interview: "Blind" John Davis, c. 1980
T27. Funeral Service: "Blind" John Davis, n.d.
V1. John Houston, July 16, 1986
V2. Rosa Dandridge and Connie Wetzel, July 16, 1986
V3. Lorraine Helfin and Julia Fairfax, n.d.
V4. Alice McGrath and Mabel Chrismon, n.d.
V5. Dora Glasco, October 22, 1986
V6. Group interview with Dexter Watson, Elizabeth Glasco, Willie Box, Camille Lilly and Melvin Warfield, n.d.
V7. Margery Jones, n.d.
V8. Hattie Braxton, Margaret Smith Wheeler and Julia Fairfax, n.d.
V9. Katherine Clark, n.d.
V10. Variations of "Every Man's Daughter, Every Woman's Son": crash edits by Barbara Griffin (street scenes, intro. title and stills); Mary Legree at the History Room, Original Providence Church.
PHOTOGRAPHS (Index by Series follows this listing.)1.1 Willie P. and Harold Cherry (mother and son), c. 1907
1.2 (no photo)
1.3 James Cherry (painter/plasterer), ca. 1930s
1.4 Willie P. Cherry and friend, ca. 1915
1.5 Fannie S. and Ernest J. Cherry, ca. 1900
1.6 James Cherry and friend, ca. 1915
1.7 Unidentified Cherry family member, n.d. (tintype)
1.8 [Brother of Wiley Cherry], n.d. (carte d'visite)
1.9 Wiley Cherry family, n.d. (MISSING)
1.10 Hattie Curry Bennett, n.d.
1.11 Wiley Cherry family, ca. 1903
1.12 [Cherry family], n.d. (tintype)
1.13 (no photo)
1.14 Wiley and Willie Cherry and friends, Riverview Amusement Park, 1914
1.15 (no photo)
1.16 (no photo)
1.17 Ernest D. Cherry, 1923
1.18 Ernest D. Cherry (in army uniform), 1944
1.19 Lorraine Cherry (Heflin), 1924
1.20 Carl Cherry, 1925
1.21 George Burleson II
1.22 George Burleson II and friends (in army uniforms), 1950s
1.23 Cherry family, 1915
1.24 Nellie Queen Marsh (engagement photo), 1925
1.25 Mattie and Aletha Marsh Cherry, 1920
1.26 Wiley, Willie P. and Harold Cherry, 1920
1.27 Marjorie Garner Love, 1955
1.28 Marjorie Garner Love, 1990
2.1 Aubrey and Phamie Russell, ca. 1910 (negative only)
2.2 Eddie Johnson, ca. 1918 (negative only)
2.3 Kenneth and Rudolph Johnson, ca. 1933 (negative only)
2.4 John Slaughter's Barbershop/Peter Showers' Poolroom, ca. 1933
2.5 Johnson's Hat Shop, ca. 1939
2.6 Ticket to Third Annual Breakfast Dance, 1936
2.7 Advertisement for Pre-Thanksgiving Dance, 1950 (negative only)
2.8 Ticket for Pre-Thanksgiving Dance, 1950 (negative only)
2.9 First Grade, Brown School (1800 W. Warren), 1937
2.10 Charlene Guy, birthday party (2001 W. Lake Street), ca. 1946
2.11 Gertrude Russell and Mark Upchurch (wedding photo), 1933
2.12 Johnson's Hat Shop (interior), n.d.
2.13 Eddie Johnson and John Palmer, n.d. (negative only)
2.14 Eddie Johnson, ca. 1917 (negative only)
2.15 Johnson's Hat Cleaners (2007 W. Lake Street), ca. 1938
2.16 Johnson's Hat Cleaners (2007 W. Lake Street), ca. 1938
2.17 Eddie Johnson working on railroad, Memphis, TN, ca. 1910s (negative only)
2.18 Urban League (or NAACP) picnic, 1930s (negative only)
2.19 Mr. Showers (father-in-law of Pearl Johnson Showers), ca. 1930s (negative only)
2.20 Advertisement for Martins Corner (1900 W. Lake Street), 1930s
2.21 Pearl Johnson Showers (r), Vivian Fairman (l) and Bo Mitchell, n.d. (negative only)
3.1 (no photo)
3.2 (no photo)
3.3 Club Nostros Nos, 1935
3.4 (not photo)
3.5 Katherine Jones Clark (Flower High School graduation), 1935
3.6 Crane High School senior prom, 1935
3.7 Katherine Jones Clark (wedding photo), 1938
3.8 Mary Alice Golden and Katherine Jones Clark at the Ritz Lounge (43rd Street near South Parkway), 1943
3.9 Ray Clark at the Goodyear Store (East Avenue and Madison, Oak Park, IL), ca. 1936
3.10 Birthday party of Katherine Clark's daughter
4.1 (no photo)
4.2 Stone Temple Baptist Church (2nd Timothy Baptist Church), ca. 1936
4.3 Stone Temple Baptist Church office, with Martin Luther King, Jr., 1960s
4.4 Stone Temple Baptist Church sanctuary, with Martin Luther King, Jr. 1960s
5.1 Lizzie and Jesse Johnson II, ca. 1919
5.2 Jesse Johnson home (118 S. Irving), n.d.
5.3 Jesse Johnson home (118 S. Irving), n.d.
5.4 Jesse and Shirley Johnson in Ford motor car, ca. 1915
5.5 Willie, Delia and Johnson Hudson (McKinley High School graduation), 1918
5.6 Jesse Johnson and family in Idlewild, MI, ca. 1916
5.7 Providence Baptist Church ushers (MISSING)
5.8 Providence Baptist Church board (MISSING)
5.9 William Johnson (one of the first African American policeman in Chicago), 1903
5.10 Mrs. Jesse Johnson and family, c. 1912
5.11 Cecilia Johnson (married 1867) with daughter, granddaughter and great-granddaughter, ca. 1910
5.12 Jesse Johnson Sr., with grandchildren, 1923 (negative only)
5.13 Jimmy Hudson, Hudson's Quality Record Shop (147 N. Oakley), ca. 1948 (negative only)
5.14 Mr. And Raleigh Lambert (newspaper clipping regarding St.Stephen's Church), 1938 (negative only)
5.15 Johnson family, n.d. (negative only)
5.16a 306 Leavitt (roof, corner of Fulton and Leavitt Streets), n.d. (negative only)
5.16b Leavitt Street, looking toward Fulton Avenue, n.d. (negative only)
5.16c Fulton Street (baseball lot), n.d.
5.16d Hayes Grammar School, n.d.
5.17 Neal Green, with saxophone, 1949 (negative only)
5.18 Hudson Bicycle Station (Leavitt and Lake Streets), ca. 1938
5.19 Oscar Larkin, drummer, 1949
5.20 William J. Hudson, 1930 (negative only)
5.21 Original Providence Baptist Church, Junior and Senior DeaconBoards, ca. 1940 (negative only)
5.22 Johnson family member on bicycle, 1918
5.23 Jesse Johnson, ca. 1915
6.1 Central Memorial Church: Rev. Richard H. Dixon, Sr., founder, n.d.
6.2 Central Memorial Church: Rev. Arthur Hubbard, Jr., pastor, n.d.
6.3 Central Memorial Church: Rosalee Wells, founding member, n.d.
6.4 Central Memorial Church: Mr. Wells, founding member, n.d.
7.XX (no photos)
8.1 8th Illinois Infantry, Black regiment in the Spanish American War, ca. 1898 (FRAGILE ORIGINAL, ISSUE COPYPRINT)
8.2 Mr. Simon (Austin High School football player), 1941
8.3 Business card for the Jackson Brothers General Teaming and
Licensed Night Scavengers, ca. 1920s
8.4 John Shelton (Chicago policeman), ca. 1895
8.5 Ike Jackson [?], ca. 1885
8.6 Henry Jackson (Chicago policeman), ca. 1900
8.7 Fred Simons and Arthur Jackson, with pony at Columbus Park (family
8.8 Mrs. Meaux, n.d.
8.9 Ginnie Epp Jackson (part Native American; married Andrew
Jackson, former slave), n.d.
8.10 Cora Jackson, c. 1890
8.11 Miss Epp (sister of Ginnie Jackson), ca. 1890
8.12 Clara Shelton, n.d.
8.13 Mr. Shelton (Columbian Guard, World's Columbian Exposition), 1893
8.14 Great-Aunt Shelton, ca. 1885
8.15 Jackson family at World's Columbian Exposition, 1893
8.16 Austin North Branch School (Key School, Waller and Race Streets), ca. 1890
8.17 A.D.E. Jackson at Camp Lincoln, 1897
8.18 A.D.E. Jackson with African American military squad in Cuba, 1898
8.19 Mr. Shelton (of St. Louis), n.d.
8.20 Mr. Shelton (of St. Louis, Spanish-American War soldier), n.d.
8.21 Another Mr. Shelton (of St. Louis, also a soldier), n.d.
8.22 Zechial Jackson (in Masonic garb), n.d.
8.23 Son of Frank Shelton, "the desperado" (from Oklahoma), n.d.
8.24 Frank Shelton, "the desperado" (from Oklahoma), n.d.
8.25 Bell Shelton (in cowgirl outfit), ca. 1900
8.26 Frank Shelton
8.27 Mr. Shelton (of St. Louis, Spanish-American War soldier), 1898
8.28 Son of Frank Shelton, n.d.
8.29 Black military unit in camp, 1906
8.30 Cora Jackson, ca. 1910
8.31 Austin High School graduating class, 1911
8.32 Austin High School football team, Cook County Champs, 1898 (oversize)
8.33 Austin High School football team, 1908
8.34 Certificate promoting A.D. Jackson to Corporal, 1898 (negative only)
8.35 Mr. Shelton (in Masonic garb), n.d.
8.36 (no photo)
8.37 Unidentified man, ca. 1870 (tintype)
8.38 8.38 (no photo)
8.39 Austin First Methodist Church, ca. 1912
8.40 Simon Peter Jackson (aged 107 years), 1985
8.41 (no photo)
8.42 (no photo)
8.43 Mr. Shelton (guard at World's Columbian Exposition), 1893
8.44 Unidentified evangelist, pastor of Black church, that brought Andrew Peter Jackson to Austin, ca. 1870
8.45 Unidentified woman, ca. 1870 (tintype)
9.1 Louis and Amanda Connie at home (2302 W. Fulton), ca. 1940
9.2 Alice McGrath, n.d.
9.3 (no photo)
9.4 Mrs. Lewis Connie and sisters, ca. 1950
9.5 John McGrath and Wetzel Connie, n.d.
10.1 Lonnie Connie, at the family cabin in Paris, TN, 1935
10.2 Wolves' Athletic Club (later the Regulars Social Club), 1935
10.3 Wetzel Connie and wife, ca. 1945
11.1 (no photo)
11.2 (no photo)
11.3 (no photo)
11.4 (no photo)
11.5 Slater School in Birmingham, Alabama, ca. 1905
11.6 Troy and Rosa Lee Mitchell Dandridge
11.7 Rosa Lee Mitchell Dandridge, c. 1916
11.8 Eastern Star chapter, 1965
12.1 Lawndale Baptist Church (3721 W. Roosevelt), ca. 1952-1954 (negative only)
12.2 Lawndale Interracial Missionary Baptist Church (1253 S. Kedzie, first church in Lawndale/Garfield Park for African Americans),1943
12.3 (no photo)
12.4 (no photo)
12.5 (no photo)
12.6 Lawndale Ministers' Civic League testimonial dinner, with Mahalia Jackson (soloist), 1967
12.7 Mahalia Jackson and others at the Lawndale Ministers' CivicLeague testimonial dinner, 1967
12.8 (no photo)
12.9 Lawndale Interracial Missionary Baptist Church delegation at the Lawndale Ministers' Civic League testimonial dinner, 1967
12.10 Audience at the Lawndale Ministers' Civic League testimonial dinner, 1967
12.11 (no photo)
12.12 (no photo)
12.13 Mahalia Jackson singing at the Lawndale Ministers' Civic League testimonial dinner, 1967
12.14 Mahalia Jackson and others singing at the Lawndale Ministers' Civic League testimonial dinner, 1967
12.15 (no photo)
12.16 (no photo)
12.17 (no photo)
12.18 (no photo)
12.19 Lawndale Ministers' Civic League ceremony honoring Percy Julian, n.d.
12.20 Lawndale Ministers' Civic League ceremony honoring Thomas P. Stafford, astronaut, n.d.
12.21 Better Boys Foundation board meeting
12.22 (no photo)
12.23 (no photo)
12.24 (no photo)
12.25 Rev. Curtis S. Hampton, P.R. Cullerton, Mayor Richard J. Daley, n.d.
12.26 John O'Quinn, Triple Q Barber Shop (1218 S. Central Park Avenue)
12.28 Rev. Curtis S. Hampton
12.29 Michael J. Howlett and Curtis S. Hampton
12.30 Richard J. Daley with group, including Rev. Hampton, in Mayor's Office, n.d.
13.1 Taylor Family, n.d. (negative only)
13.2 Henrietta Taylor, n.d. (negative only)
13.3 Good Friend Social Club (Walls Chapel Church, Francisco and Washington Streets), 1959 (negative only)
13.4 1800 W. Maypole Street, n.d. (negative only)
13.5 Vivian Taylor Fairman, with sister, 1954
14.1 Old Friends Baptist Church senior choir, 1930s
14.2 (no photo)
14.3 Fannie Winstead (b. Tennessee, d. Chicago in 1922), n.d.
14.4 Samuella Henderson (1885-1983), n.d.
14.5 Williemay Smith Carlos, ca. 1900
14.6 Clara and Wilburn Carlos, ca. 1924
14.7 Williemay Smith Carlos, ca. 1924
14.8 Samuella Henderson and Williemay Smith Carlos, 1980
14.9 William Henderson (in army uniform), n.d.
14.10 (no photo)
14.11 Samuella Henderson, 1930s
15.1 George Harris, Dearborn Real Estate Board, 1950s
15.2 Langston Hughes and Fannie Woodley, 1950s
15.3 Golfing group at the Tam O. Shanter Country Club, ca. 1951
15.4 Victory Singers (MISSING)
15.5 The Debutantes Social Club, ca. 1950
15.6 West Side Women's Federated Club
15.7 Saddle and Cycle Club, 1950s
15.8 Robert George Woodley and Fannie Geralgean Butler wedding (St. Stephen's Church, 2000 W. Washington Street), 1944
15.9 (no photo)
15.10 Veterans' Administration War Bond Office, Christmas 1949
15.11 (no photo)
15.12 Arburnia Calhoun Butler and Catherine Calhoun, in Arkansas, 1940s
15.13 Calhoun family in Dermott, Arkansas, 1948
15.14 Calhoun family in Chicago, 1964
15.15 Calhoun family in Dermott, Arkansas, 1948
15.16 Criterion Club, St. Stephens Church, n.d.
15.17 Woodley Realty Company (3026 W. Warren), n.d.
15.18 Fannie Woodley with first car, 1949
15.19 Fannie Woodley en route to the Graemere Hotel, 1962
15.20 (no photo)
15.21 Fannie Woodley and family, 1977
15.22 (no photo)
15.23 (no photo)
15.24 Chicago Urban League, Women's Division, 1978
16.1 Boy Scout Troop #1361, Archie Brown, troop leader, 1972
17.1 Christiana Avenue property (negative only)
17.2 1652 W. Monroe Street (negative only)
17.3 1813 W. Warren Boulevard (negative only)
17.4 The Colonial Room, Boulevard Hotel (2801 W. Warren Boulevard), n.d.
17.5 Bedroom, Boulevard Hotel, n.d.
17.6 Exterior, Boulevard Hotel, ca. 1948
17.7 Walter (Chef), Boulevard Hotel: , n.d.
17.8 Vi Burnside and her All-Stars, Boulevard Hotel, 1940s (negative only)
17.9 Birthday party of Julia Fairfax (owner), Boulevard Hotel, n.d. (negative only)
17.10 Blind John Davis and Baron Lee in performance, Boulevard Hotel, 1940s
18.1 Connie family, ca. 1925
18.2 Hurley Porter, n.d. (negative only)
18.3 Anis Connie Porter, n.d. (negative only)
18.4 Porter family, n.d. (negative only)
19.1 Rachel Rebecca Ridley (b. 1911)
20.XX (no photos)
Project Celebration Display, February 9, 1985
21.1 Business, 1930-1940
21.2 O'Quinn family
21.4 West Side Churches
21.5 Four Generations (Samuella Henderson and descendants)
21.6 Connie family
21.8 West Side Community leaders (also 21.9, 21.10)
21.9 (no photo)
21.10 (no photo)
21.11 Chicago Defender newsclip, 1913
21.12 Stephens Sisters Quintet
21.13 Bethel Lutheran Church
21.14 Transitions: From the South to Chicago
21.15 Arriving in Chicago
21.16 Wiley Cherry family
21.17 Tieing the Knot
21.18 Collecting the People's History
21.21 Andrew Jackson family
21.22 Steppin' Out
21.23 In Uniform
21.24 Wiley Cherry family
22.1 Eddie South (b. 1904)
23.1 Original Providence Baptist Church (Jackson and Wolcott), 1968
25.1 St. Agatha's Church exterior, n.d.
25.2 St. Agatha's Church interior, n.d.
PHOTOGRAPHS: Series IndexBiographical (Portraits/Family Photos)
1.1, 1.3-1.12, 1.14, 1.17-1.26
2.1-2.3, 2.10-2.11, 2.13-2.14, 2.17, 2.19, 2.21
3.5, 3.7, 3.10
5.1-5.6, 5.9-5.12, 5.14-5.15, 5.17, 5.19-5.20, 5.22-5.23
8.4-8.15, 8.19, 8.23-8.26, 8.28, 8.30, 8.37, 8.40, 8.43-8.45
9.2, 9.4, 9.5
12.25, 12.27, 12.28, 12.30
15.2-15.3, 15.12-15.15, 15.18-15.19, 15.21
2.4-2.5, 2.12, 2.15-2.16, 2.20
15.1, 15.10, 15.17
Clubs and Organizations
15.3, 15.5-15.7, 15.24
8.2, 8.16, 8.31-8.33
5.16a, b, c
8.1, 8.17-8.18, 8.20-8.21, 8.27, 8.29, 8.34
Miscellaneous (Project Celebration Display)