Chicago Afro-American Analytic Union Catalog Archives

Dates: 1939-1940. Size: estimated 18 linear feet. Accession #1942/04. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Horace Cayton supervised this WPA (Works Project Administration) project to develop a bibliography of all resources on African Americans found in Chicago-area libraries. The archive consists of the original catalog cards created by the project. His report on the project, “Bibliography on the Negro in Chicago” may be found in box 17 of the Horace R. Cayton Papers, opens a new window. Published in four volumes in 1978, the card catalog collection is titled The Dictionary Catalog of the Vivian G. Harsh Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, the Chicago Public Library., opens a new window [Processed]