Turner, Glennette Tilley Papers

Dates: 1978-2001. Size: 45 linear feet. Accession #2003/11. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Glennette Tilley Turner is the leading authority on the Underground Railroad in Illinois. She is the author of African American history books and books for children. Her papers document more than two decades of research on the Underground Railroad, including manuscripts, subject research files, programs, monographs, photographs and memorabilia. Also included are materials from Tilley Turner’s work for the National Park Service and the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. A small group of materials documents the work of her father, the Rev. John L. Tilley, a historian and leader in the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. [Unprocessed]