McGill Family Papers

 
Dates: 1870-2008
Size: 13 linear feet (17 archival boxes)
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research collection of Afro-American History and Literature, 9525 S. Halsted St., Chicago, IL 60628
Collection Number: 2004/08
Provenance: Donation of Nathan K. McGill III, 2004. Subsequent donations were made by Nathan K. McGill III, Michele McGill and Winston B. McGill, 2004-2011.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: McGill Family Papers [Box #, Folder #], Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Michael Flug, senior archivist, Harsh Archival Processing Project, with assistance from Nathan K. McGill III

Biographical Notes

Nathan Kellogg McGill, Sr. (1888-1946) was a prominent and influential figure in journalism, law and politics in Chicago and in Florida. Born November 29, 1880 [year uncertain] in Quincy, Fla., Nathan McGill moved with his family to Sanford, Fla., while he was still a child. His parents were poor; his father worked as a laborer. He was the younger brother of Simuel Decatur McGill, later a nationally known civil rights lawyer. Nathan McGill graduated from Cookman Institute, where he was reported to be a brilliant student. His oratorical skills were showcased in a 1908 eulogy for Abraham Lincoln, later published as a pamphlet. Shortly after that success, he enrolled in Boston University School of Law, from which he graduated in 1912. He returned to Florida, practiced law and was admitted to practice at the U.S. Supreme Court. McGill also became publisher of the Florida Sentinel in Jacksonville from 1916 to 1920.

In 1917, he married Idalee Thornton McGill, sister of Robert Abbott’s first wife, Helen Thornton Abbott. They had two sons, Nathan K. McGill, Jr., and Simuel Decatur McGill II. After a divorce from Idalee McGill, N.K. McGill married Beatrice Stiles in 1934. They had a third son, Winston B. McGill. Nathan McGill III, the primary donor of these papers, is the son of Nathan K. McGill, Jr.

By 1918 he lived at least part-time in Chicago, where he set up a law practice and may have done some work for the Chicago Defender . By 1924 or 1925 he moved to Chicago permanently, and was soon appointed an assistant state’s attorney for Cook County, sworn in on April 28, 1925. He was one of the first African Americans to hold the office. The following year he was hired as general counsel and vice-president of the Chicago Defender , beginning a period of nearly 10 years in which he was Defender publisher Robert S. Abbott’s closest business associate. McGill and his family lived well, with an impressive home on South Parkway (now Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive), luxury cars and a vacation home in Paradise Lake, Mich.

Throughout this period, McGill participated in major decisions on hiring writers, increasing circulation nationally and expanding political relationships. He worked with Abbott on the early Bud Billiken parades and on Abbott’s Monthly magazine. When Abbott suffered several bouts of ill health in the early 1930s, McGill served as the untitled, de facto, chief executive of the Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company.

In the summer of 1934, after Abbott’s nephew, John H. Sengstacke, arrived in Chicago, a serious rift developed between Abbott and McGill. On September 12, 1934, Abbott terminated McGill from all his positions with the Defender and Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company. The newspaper published a statement that Abbott “has resumed complete management,” and that “Mr. N.K. McGill is no longer managing same.” The cause of the breakdown in relations between Abbott and McGill is in dispute.

Nathan K. McGill also served as an assistant attorney general of the state of Illinois from 1929 to 1933, and as a member of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors from 1934 to 1940. For nearly two years, McGill published his own newspaper, Metropolitan News . The paper was severely affected by the economic conditions of the Depression and ceased publication in 1937. He filed bankruptcy papers in 1940, with court proceedings that dragged on for the last years of his life. Nathan K. McGill died May 7, 1946 at his home, 4806 South Parkway in Chicago.

Bibliography

  • Davis, Frank Marshall, Livin’ the Blues: Memoirs of a Black Journalist and Poet . Madison, Wisconsin: University of Wisconsin Press, 1992.
  • “Death Ends Colorful Career of N.K. McGill,” Chicago Defender , May 12, 1946.
  • “McGill, Nathan Kellogg—Lawyer.” Who’s Who in Colored America, 1928-1940 . New York: Who’s Who in Colored America Pubs., 1928-1940.
  • Smith, J. Clay, Emancipation: The Making of the Black Lawyer, 1844-1944 . Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1993.

Simuel Decatur McGill (1877-1951)
Simuel Decatur McGill (1877-1951), born April 23, 1877 in Quincy, Fla., became one of the leading civil rights attorneys in the pre-World War II South. He was the oldest brother of Nathan K. McGill, also an attorney and general counsel for the Chicago Defender . He graduated from Edward Waters College in Jacksonville, Fla., and later attended Governor Dummer Academy in Massachusetts. In 1902, as the only African American student in his class, he won the award for oratory. S.D. McGill earned a bachelor of laws degree from Boston University School of Law in 1907. He was the first African American licensed to practice law in Florida.

He married Rosa A. Brooks on December 27, 1912. They had two children: Theodore, who suffered an untimely death in 1926, and an adopted daughter, Ella Harriet.

After graduation, he returned to Florida, where he began practicing law in Jacksonville in 1908. He was active in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, the Knights of Pythias and the Republican Party. In all three organizations, McGill rose to leadership positions on both the state and national levels. His national renown was mainly based, however, on his success as a civil rights lawyer. In a host of cases, mainly as an appellate lawyer, McGill succeeded in getting unjust convictions reversed. His 1924 victory in preventing the execution of Abe Washington was reported nationally. Often, he worked closely with NAACP leaders Harry T. Moore and Eartha White.

In his most famous case, Chambers et. al. v. Florida , he served as the appellate attorney for four African American men sentenced to death for the alleged 1933 murder of a white man in Pompano Beach, Fla. The men were tortured for a week until confessions were obtained from three of them; the fourth pleaded “not guilty,” but was convicted by an all-white jury. S.D. McGill was asked to enter the case as execution neared. In all, he worked on the case for more than six years. His first appeal to the Florida Supreme Court detailed the brutal manner in which the confessions were obtained. The court directed that the trial court reconsider the evidence in the case. The case became known as the “Little Scottsboro Case.”

McGill came before the Florida Supreme Court four more times before the case was concluded with the release of the defendants in 1940. In the final hearing, S.D. McGill argued that the case should be thrown out because the original indictments were returned by an all-white Broward county grand jury. Testimony showed that no black had ever served on a grand jury in the county, despite an African American population of nearly 50 percent.

After a long illness, Simuel D. McGill died March 15, 1951, in Jacksonville, Fla.

Bibliography

  • Jones, Maxine D. and Kevin M. McCarthy, African Americans in Florida . Sarasota, FL: Pineapple Press, Inc., 1993.
  • “McGill, Simuel Decatur—Lawyer.” Who’s Who in Colored America, 1928-1940 . New York: Who’s Who in Colored America Pubs., 1928-1940.
  • Styles, Fitzhugh Lee, Negroes and the Law. Boston: Christopher Publishing House, 1937.
  • Tushnet, Mark V., The NAACP’s Legal Strategy against Segregated Education, 1925-1950 . Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press, 1997.

Scope and Content Note

The McGill Family Papers were largely compiled by Nathan K. McGill III, and the arrangement follows, in large part, the order in which the materials were created and donated to the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. A great deal of the work of locating, selecting and providing identifying information for items in the papers should also be credited to Mr. McGill. Photographs were numbered in the order in which they were donated.

Related papers at the Harsh Research Collection include: Abbott-Sengstacke Family Papers, David Kellum Papers, Barbara Allen Papers, Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers and the Robert O. French Papers.

Series 1: McGill Family Research Files
These files were compiled by Nathan K. McGill III as he sought to document the history of his family, mainly the biographies of his grandfather Nathan K. McGill and great-uncle Simuel D. McGill. The files are arranged chronologically by the date of creation of the earliest document in the file. Included are programs, correspondence, selected pages from books and journals, unpublished research materials and memorabilia, as well as an extremely rare text by Rufus B. Tobey, “The Education of a Bootblack.”

Series 2: Clipping Files on McGill Family History
The clipping files were also compiled by Nathan K. McGill III from paper, microfilm and database copies of newspapers and magazines. The files are arranged chronologically, beginning with those papers on which Nathan K. McGill, Sr. worked, the Chicago Defender and the Metropolitan News . Other clippings are arranged alphabetically by serial title, then chronologically. Oversized clippings are placed at the end of the series.

Series 3: Scrapbook Compiled by Nathan K. McGill, Sr.
A scrapbook compiled by Nathan K. McGill, Sr. was found in his home. It contains clippings, programs, correspondence and memorabilia. Much of the material documents his own life, and the lives of his family members, but some of the material appears to be comprised of stories, quotations and other items that interested him. For the most part, the items are arranged as they were found in the scrapbook. Of special interest are N.K. McGill’s eulogy for Abraham Lincoln (1908) and a rare program book from “O, Sing A New Song,” the 1934 African American pageant held at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Series 4: Legal Documents
These legal documents, created from 1926 through 1945, were found in Nathan K. McGill, Sr.’s home. Most of them concern N.K. McGill, Sr.’s divorce and bankruptcy proceedings, and proceedings related to the estate of Robert S. Abbott. There is also an extensive review, by an unknown author, of “Outstanding cases” in which Simuel D. McGill participated.

Series 5: Serials
This series includes fragile hard copies of Metropolitan News, Home News (both from Chicago) and the Washington Eagle (Washington, D.C.).

Series 6: Photographs
This large collection of photographs was collected by Nathan K. McGill III from his own files and those of other members of the McGill family. They are numbered in the order in which they were accessioned, and are not grouped by year, subject or alphabet. Researchers looking for particular photographs or subjects are advised to use word searches in the container list to find photo numbers of interest.

Included in this series are about 40 photographs of the Walden, Carrington and Lyles families, to which Nathan McGill III’s mother belonged. This family, which arrived in the South Haven/Covert area of southwestern Michigan in the second half of the 19th century, was among the early African American settlers in the region. Some of them may have come to Michigan on the Underground Railroad. For more on this history, see Anna-Lisa Cox’s A Stronger Kinship: One Town’s Extraordinary Story of Hope and Faith (New York: Little, Brown and Company, 2006).

Container List

Series 1: McGill Family Research Files
Box 1 Folder 1 U.S. Census Records of McGill family, 1870-1930
Box 1 Folder 2 Hopper Academy, Sanford, FL, history and photographs, 1899
Box 1 Folder 3 Simuel Decatur (S.D.) McGill materials from Eartha White Collection, University of North Florida, 1901-1960
Box 1 Folder 4 Cookman Institute (Florida) Commencement program, Class of 1905
Box 1 Folder 5 Admission ticket, “Eulogy on Abraham Lincoln,” by N.K. McGill, Monument Beach, FL, 1908
Box 1 Folder 6 Selected pages, Sanford, FL city directories, 1909-1921
Box 1 Folder 7 Selected pages, Boston, MA city directory, 1910
Box 1 Folder 8 Graduation program, Boston University School of Law, 1912
Box 1 Folder 9 Program, “Tri-Celebration of Freedom,” Jacksonville, FL, 1913
Box 1 Folder 10 Rufus B. Tobey, Letters to Nathan Kellogg (N.K.) McGill, Sr., 1913-1917
Box 1 Folder 11 Pamphlet, “The Evolution of a Bootblack,” Rufus B. Tobey, 1918
Box 1 Folder 12 Program, Benefit for National Colored Nurses’ Association Building Fund, Jacksonville, FL, 1920
Box 1 Folder 13 Selected pages, “Negro Blue Book,” with references to S.D. McGill, Jacksonville, FL, c.1926
Box 1 Folder 14 Checks issued by N.K. McGill for Chicago Defender , 1926
Box 1 Folder 15 Selected pages, Who's Who in Colored America, biographical entries on N.K. and S.D. McGill
Box 1 Folder 16 Selected pages from The Oracle, November 1925, "Who's Who in Omega" article on S.D. McGill
Box 1 Folder 17 Selected pages from Intercollegian Wonder Book, 1927, refs to Hugh Thornton
Box 1 Folder 18 Financial Report, Robert S. Abbott Publishing Company, 1932
Box 1 Folder 19 “Say It with Pictures: Pictorial Exhibition of Negro Achievement in Chicago,” 1933
Box 1 Folder 20 Correspondence on Chambers, et. al. v. Florida , 1935-1937
Box 1 Folder 21 Chicago Public Library Board of Directors list and CPL Book Bulletin, 1935-38
Box 1 Folder 22 Selected pages, Negroes and the Law , Fitzhugh L. Styles, 1937
Box 1 Folder 23 N.R. Levin, Chicago Public Library, letter to N.K. McGill, 1938
Box 1 Folder 24 Death certificate, William Carrington, Chicago, 3/30/1939
Box 1 Folder 25 Bankruptcy documents, N.K. McGill, 1939-1941
Box 1 Folder 26 L.E. Thomas, letter to N. K. McGill, 1940
Box 1 Folder 27 Case Summary, Chambers v. Florida , 1940
Box 1 Folder 28 Ralph Mayer, letters to N.K. McGill, 1940
Box 1 Folder 29 Selections from Harry T. and Harriet V. Moore files, Attorney General of Florida, 1940-1946
Box 1 Folder 30 Helen Abbott Pryce, letter to S.D. McGill II, 1941
Box 1 Folder 31 S.D. McGill, Sr., letter to N.K. McGill, Sr., 1941
Box 1 Folder 32 Englewood High School, “The Englewood News,” January 1943
Box 1 Folder 33 William Hassett, Secretary to President F.D. Roosevelt, letter to Fred Morelli, First Ward Democratic Org., Chicago, 1944
Box 1 Folder 34 Entry on N.K. McGill in Who’s Who in Chicago and Illinois , 1945
Box 1 Folder 35 Telegram, N.K. McGill, Jr. to S.D. McGill II, 5/7/1946
Box 1 Folder 36 Funeral program and obituaries, Nathan Kellogg McGill, Sr., 5/11/1946
Box 1 Folder 37 References to McGill in Encyclopedia of African Methodism , 1947
Box 1 Folder 38 Funeral program, Simuel Decatur McGill, 3/21/1951
Box 1 Folder 39 References to McGill in Roi Ottley, The Lonely Warrior , 1955
Box 1 Folder 40 Funeral program, Robert McGill, 5/10/1969
Box 1 Folder 41 References to N.K. McGill in Ernest Rather, Chicago Negro Almanac , 1973
Box 1 Folder 42 List of “Florida’s First Black Lawyers,” issued by the National Bar Association, 1979
Box 1 Folder 43 References to S.D. McGill in Mark Tushnet, The NAACP Legal Strategy Against Segregated Education , 1987
Box 1 Folder 44 Entry on N.K. McGill in “Black Biography Index,” 1991
Box 1 Folder 45 References to McGills in J. Clay Smith, Jr., Emancipation: The Making of the Black Lawyer , 1993
Box 1 Folder 46 References to McGills in Maxine Jones and Kevin McCarthy, African Americans in Florida , 1993
Box 1 Folder 47 References to S.D. McGill in Mark Tushnet, Making Civil Rights Law , 1994
Box 1 Folder 48 References to N.K. McGill in Mary McLeod Bethune Papers finding aid, 1995
Box 1 Folder 49 References to S.D. McGill in Papers of the NAACP finding aid, 1996
Box 1 Folder 50 Selected pages from Images of African American Life in Jacksonville [Florida], 1997
Box 1 Folder 51 References to S.D. McGill in Robert Saunders, Sr., Bridging the Gap: Continuing the Florida NAACP Legacy , 2000
Box 1 Folder 52 Photograph of N.K. McGill, Sr. in Olivia Mahoney, Douglas Grand Boulevard , 2001
Box 1 Folder 53 52
Box 1 Folder 54 Fragment of article on N. Clark Smith, Journal of the Illinois Historical Society , 2003
Box 1 Folder 55 Ipet-Isut Historical Preservation Foundation, timeline of Brown v. Board of Education , 2004
Box 1 Folder 56 Chicago Historical Society, Catalog entry for Nathan Kellogg McGill Papers and photos, 2005
Box 1 Folder 57 National Personnel Records Center, records of service for N.K. McGill, Jr., sent to N.K. McGill III, 2005
Box 1 Folder 58 Research materials on Rev. Rufus B. Tobey, 2005
Box 1 Folder 59 References to S.D. McGill in Peter D. Smith, doctoral dissertation on LaVilla, FL, 2006
Box 1 Folder 60 Funeral program, Winston B. McGill, Sr., 11/13/2006
Box 1 Folder 61 Research materials on the National Bar Association, 2006-2007
Box 1 Folder 62 Information on N.K. McGill and S.D. McGill from Florida Memory Project, 2007
Box 1 Folder 63 Gwen Podeschi, Illinois State Library, email to N.K. McGill III on library’s holdings of records on N.K. McGill, Sr., 2007
Box 1 Folder 64 References to N.K. McGill, Sr. sent from Theta Chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha, 2007
Box 1 Folder 65 Booklet, Jake C. Miller, “From the Hallowed Halls of Cookman Institute,” 2007
Box 1 Folder 66 Timeline created by University of Florida, “Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the integration of the U. of Florida,’ 2008
Box 1 Folder 67 Postcard photo of Cocoanut Grove, tourist camp near Savannah, GA, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 68 Business cards, N.K. McGill and S.D. McGill, [n.d.]
Box 1 Folder 69 “A counter-proposition” [on an oil well in Wayne County, IL] from Horn, Faulkner and Scott, [n.d.]
     
Series 2: Clipping Files on McGill Family History
Box 2 Folder 1 Chicago Defender clippings, 1917
Box 2 Folder 2 Chicago Defender clippings, 1918
Box 2 Folder 3 Chicago Defender clippings, 1920
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Defender clippings, 1922
Box 2 Folder 5 Chicago Defender clippings, 1923
Box 2 Folder 6 Chicago Defender clippings, 1924
Box 2 Folder 7 Chicago Defender clippings, 1925
Box 2 Folder 8 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1926
Box 2 Folder 9 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1926
Box 2 Folder 10 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1927
Box 2 Folder 11 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1927
Box 2 Folder 12 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1928
Box 2 Folder 13 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1928
Box 2 Folder 14 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1929
Box 2 Folder 15 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1929
Box 2 Folder 16 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1930
Box 2 Folder 17 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1930
Box 2 Folder 18 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1931
Box 2 Folder 19 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1931
Box 2 Folder 20 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1932
Box 2 Folder 21 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1932
Box 2 Folder 22 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1933
Box 2 Folder 23 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1933
Box 2 Folder 24 Chicago Defender clippings, January-June 1934
Box 2 Folder 25 Chicago Defender clippings, July-December 1934
Box 3 Folder 1 Chicago Defender clippings, 1935-1936
Box 3 Folder 2 Chicago Defender clippings, 1937-1939
Box 3 Folder 3 Chicago Defender clippings, 1940-1941
Box 3 Folder 4 Chicago Defender clippings, 1942-1946
Box 3 Folder 5 Chicago Defender clippings, 1950-1955
Box 3 Folder 6 Homer Thornton, Chicago Defender clippings on, 1924-1939
Box 3 Folder 7 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 9/26/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 8 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 10/10/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 9 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 10/17/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 10 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 10/24/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 11 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 10/31/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 12 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 11/7/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 13 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 11/14/1936 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 14 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 2/20/1937 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 15 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 2/27/1937 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 16 Metropolitan News , whole issue, 11/20/1937 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 17 Metropolitan News , clippings, 1936-1937
Box 3 Folder 18 Abbott’s Monthly , whole issue, October 1932 [photocopy]
Box 3 Folder 19 Chicago Bee , clipping, 5/12/1946 [obituary for N.K. McGill]
Box 3 Folder 20 Chicago Tribune clippings, 1928-1946
Box 3 Folder 21 The Crisis , “Jacksonville pictorial number,” January 1942
Box 3 Folder 22 Jet , clipping, 1/18/1993 [obituary for Beatrice McGill]
Box 3 Folder 23 New York Age , clipping, 4/24/1920
Box 3 Folder 24 Orlando Sentinel , clipping, 7/11/1999
Box 3 Folder 25 Pittsburgh Courier , clippings, 1925-1927
Box 3 Folder 26 Pittsburgh Courier , clippings, 1928-1931
Box 3 Folder 27 Pittsburgh Courier , clippings, 1932-1934
Box 3 Folder 28 Pittsburgh Courier , clippings, 1935-1939
Box 3 Folder 29 Pittsburgh Courier , clippings, 1940-1951
Box 3 Folder 30 Time [magazine], coverage of Chicago Defender , 1933-1941
Box 3 Folder 31 Washington Eagle , clipping, January (?), 1918
Box 3 Folder 32 “The McGills Hold Reunion,” clipping, [n.p., n.d.]
Box 4 Folder 1 Oversized clipping, Florida Sentinel , 4/28/1934
Box 4 Folder 2 Oversized clipping, Tampa Bulletin , 10/17/1936
Box 4 Folder 3 Oversized clipping, Jacksonville Journal , 2/19/1940
Box 4 Folder 4 Oversized clipping, The Weekly Review [Birmingham, AL], 7/7/1942
Box 4 Folder 5 Oversized clipping, “The Little Scottsbury Case,” poem by Robert Hughes Bennett, 1/30/1944
     
Series 3: Scrapbook Compiled by N.K. McGill, Sr.
Box 5 Folder 1 Scrapbook pages compiled by N.K. McGill, Sr., c.1910-1944. Among the items included in the scrapbook are N.K. McGill’s eulogy for Abraham Lincoln (1908), an article on S.D. McGill’s work at the Russo-Japanese Peace Conference (1905), correspondence with Rufus B. Tobey and a rare program book from “O, Sing A New Song,” the 1934 African American pageant held at Soldier Field in Chicago.
     
Series 4: Legal Documents
Box 6 Folder 1 Copy of check from Chicago Defender to N. K. McGill, Sr., 1926
Box 6 Folder 2 Robert S. Abbott, “Last Will and Testament,” December 1931
Box 6 Folder 3 Court documents, Divorce proceedings, Idalee Thornton McGill v. Nathan K. McGill, Sr., 1933-1934
Box 6 Folder 4 Simuel D. McGill, Sr., biography and description of “some outstanding cases,” c. 1938
Box 6 Folder 5 Restraining Order, Robert S. Abbott v. Nathan K. McGill, 6/5/1939
Box 6 Folder 6 N.K. McGill, Sr., Bankruptcy documents, 1939-1940
Box 6 Folder 7 N.K. McGill, Sr., Miscellaneous legal documents, 1939-1940
Box 6 Folder 8 Joseph E. Clayton, Jr., Power of Attorney draft agreement, in the matter of the estate of Robert S. Abbott, 1941
Box 6 Folder 9 Court documents, “McGill v. Time, Inc.,” 1942-1946
Box 6 Folder 10 Court documents in the case of John H. Sengstacke, Rebecca Sengstacke, Eliza McKay v. James B. Cashin, Dr. Charles M. Thompson, et.al., 1945
     
Series 5: Serials
Box 7 Folder 1 Public Service Leader, Chicago, 10/31/1934
Box 7 Folder 2 Metropolitan News , Chicago, 5/7/1935
Box 7 Folder 3 Metropolitan News , Chicago, 5/31/1935
Box 7 Folder 4 Metropolitan News , Chicago, 6/11/1935
Box 7 Folder 5 Home News , Chicago, 8/11/1934
Box 7 Folder 6 Springfield Daily Republican, Illinois, 1911 January 6, 1914 November 21, fragments
Box 7 Folder 7 Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, 1921 July 17, fragment
Box 7 Folder 8 Miscellaneous clippings, unidentified, 1909, 1911, 1912
Series 6: Photographs
Box 8 001 Roosevelt Crusaders, including Beatrice McGill, Anthony Overton and Oscar Brown, posing with Mayor Edward Kelly at City Hall; photo by Patton's Studio, 1936 October 24
Box 8 002 Nathan K. McGill, Sr., Beatrice McGill, Robert S. Abbott, N.K. McGill, Jr., Jim Yerby, at McGill home, c.1934
Box 8 003 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, at McGill & Sons Real Estate, c. 1930
Box 8 004 N.K. McGill, Agnes McGill, N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, at McGill home, August 1932
Box 8 005 Simuel D. McGill, S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Jr. at McGill home, c.1932
Box 8 006 N.K. McGill, Mrs. Speedy (?), at Metropolitan News office, 8/22/1936
Box 8 007 Notables at Bud Billiken parade: Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Beatrice McGill, John Sengstacke, Duke Ellington, Earl Hines, Noble Sissle, Daisy Ellington, Mrs. D.J. Posey, Sarah Holmes, W.T. Brown, Ruth Ellington, Alma Smith, J. Wesley Jones, Eddie Plicque, Walter Abbott, Jr., 8/25/1934
Box 8 008 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Idalee McGill, Rosa McGill, Agnes McGill, Harriet McGill, at N.K. McGill’s house, 9/3/1927
Box 8 009 Party for North Shore guests at Robert Abbott’s home: Robert Abbott, Beatrice McGill, N.K. McGill, Sr., Maude Roberts George, Irene Castle McLaughlin, Major Frederick McLaughlin, Norma Sewall, George Richardson, 12/30/1933
Box 8 010 N.K. McGill, N.K. McGill II, S.D. McGill, Agnes McGill Irving, at McGill home, August 1932
Box 8 011 Group at Woodmen of Union bath house, Hot Springs, AR: includes N.K. McGill, W.T. Brown, Bishop W.J. Vernon, Charles Cuney, 4/12/1930
Box 8 012 N. K. McGill, Beatrice McGill, Professor James A. Mundy, Col. Robert McCormick at McGill home, c. 1934
Box 8 013 Metropolitan News distribution staff, at newspaper office, 8/22/1936
Box 8 014 Meeting for “O, Sing a New Song” pageant, including A.L. Foster, N.K. McGill, George Arthur, Rufus Davis, David Wallerstein, Noble Sissle, B.W. Van Riper, 1934
Box 8 015 N.K. McGill’s Pierce-Arrow automobile, c. 1930
Box 8 016 N.K. McGill portrait as young man, 1910s
Box 8 017 Bud Billiken parade, 8th regiment contingent, 8/25/1934
Box 8 018 Bud Billiken parade, children in trucks going to picnic in Washington Park, 8/25/1934
Box 8 019 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Agnes McGill at N.K.’s home, c. 1931
Box 8 020 Meeting of 2nd Ward Democratic Party captains, 1936
Box 8 021 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, Beatrice McGill, Winston B. McGill (as Boy Scout), Chicago, c. 1943
Box 8 022 S.D. McGill in Defender office, 1927
Box 8 023 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, Agnes McGill, McGill family home, 1934
Box 8 024 N.K. McGill taking oath as assistant state’s attorney, N.K. McGill, Robert Abbott, Edward Wright, Louis B. Anderson, State’s Attorney Crowe, Mr. Cuneo, 4/28/1925
Box 8 025 N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, McGill home, c.1940
Box 8 026 N.K. McGill, Sr., Ferdinand Q. Morton (Civil Service Commission of NY State, “United Colored Democracy,” New York City, 10/31/1925
Box 8 027 N.K. McGill, Sr., Judge J.A. Cobb, Washington, D.C., 8/21/1926
Box 8 028 In Oversize Box 16
Box 8 029 “Chicago welcomes Paul Robeson,” Mr. and Mrs. George Garner, Paul Robeson, Irene McCoy Gaines, Helen Abbott, Idalee McGill, Rufus Sampson, Edith Sampson, Herman Moore, Bertha Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, at Garner home, 2/5/1932
Box 8 030 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Rosa McGill, Idalee McGill, Harriet McGill, Agnes McGill, McGill home, 9/3/1927
Box 8 031 Postcard photo of McGill home, 4806 South Parkway, before 1927
Box 8 032 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., inscribed to Mrs. S.D. McGill, 1925
Box 8 033 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Jr., c. 1935
Box 8 034 S.D. McGill at microphone, [n.d.]
Box 8 035 N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, c. 1926
Box 8 036 Lucille McGill, Kara McGill, N.K. McGill, Jr., Lyle Smith, South Haven, MI, 1952
Box 8 037 “Pickett and Mac on the levee, Beardstown flood,” N.K. McGill, Jr., [Tony?] Pickett, Beardstown, IL, 5/27/1943
Box 8 038 N.K. McGill, Jr. in Army uniform, 8/25/1943
Box 8 039 [Not yet identified] , photo by Harris Bros., Indianapolis
Box 8 040 Portrait of N.K. McGill, 1913
Box 8 041 Pierce-Arrow automobile with model auto, N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill II, Beatrice McGill, in front of McGill home, 1934
Box 8 042 N.K. McGill, Sr., Beatrice McGill, S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Jr. at McGill home, c. 1935
Box 8 043 McGill family home, 4806 S. Parkway, [n.d.]
Box 8 044 Agnes McGill Irving, with second husband, Rev. A.E. Irving, Sanford, FL, c. 1926
Box 8 045 Nathan McGill, Jr., c. 1924
Box 8 046 “Tony [Pickett?] and Mac on levee in Beardstown flood,” N.K. McGill, Jr., [Tony?] Pickett, Beardstown, IL, 5/27/1943
Box 8 047 Lyle Smith, Lucille McGill, Nathan K. McGill III, Kara McGill, Chicago, 1953
Box 8 048 Idalee McGill, S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Sr., Paradise Lake, MI, c. 1926
Box 8 049 S.D. McGill II (as baby), Chicago, 1925. Photo by Woodard Studio
Box 8 050 Idalee McGill, N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, Paradise Lake, MI, c. 1928
Box 9 051 McGill family home with neighboring homes, 4800 block of South Parkway, Chicago, 1927
Box 9 052 N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, Hugh Hill, Paradise Lake, MI, c. 1927
Box 9 053 S.D.. McGill II, Paradise Lake, MI, early 1930s
Box 9 054 S.D. McGill II, Idalee McGill, early 1930s
Box 9 055 S.D. McGill II, 1938
Box 9 056 Roy Thornton, c. 1930
Box 9 057 Bob Bell, Idalee McGill, after 1934
Box 9 058 S.D. McGill II and [?] at dance, possibly Howard University, 1940s
Box 9 059 Portrait of S.D. McGill II, 1953
Box 9 060 Group portrait, Alpha Phi Omega fraternity, Howard University, 1949. S.D. McGill II standing, center
Box 9 061 S.D. McGill II, at U.S. Air Corps near Salt Lake City, 1943
Box 9 062 S.D. McGill II in U.S. Air Corps near Salt Lake City, 1943
Box 9 063 S.D. McGill II and unidentified airman, 1943
Box 9 064 S.D. McGill II portrait in uniform, c. 1943
Box 9 065 S.D. McGill II, Phyllis Gentry (?), c. 1944. Photo by Maynard, Chicago
Box 9 066 Portrait of S.D. McGill II, 1947. Photo by Thornton, Chicago
Box 9 067 S.D. McGill II, on vacation in London, May 1957
Box 9 068 Robert S. Abbott, Helen (Thornton) Abbott, 20th anniversary of founding of Chicago Defender , 5/23/1925
Box 9 069 N.K. McGill, Robert S. Abbott, Oscar DePriest, Morris Lewis, James Lannigan, in Congressman DePriest’s office, 5/25/1929
Box 9 070 Party for Abbotts on return from Europe, with Robert Abbott, Helen Abbott, Charles Thompson, Bessie Thompson, Idalee McGill, Judge Albert George, N.K. McGill, Sr., Mrs. A.E. Bush, Maude Roberts George, George Arthur, George Garner, Jr., at Thompsons’ home, 11/9/1929
Box 9 071 House at 4543 S. Parkway, 8/3/1939
Box 9 072 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., unidentified man, late 1920s
Box 9 073 Number not utilized
Box 9 074 “Editor Abbott and staff welcome President Borno,” with Robert S. Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., President of Haiti M. Louis Borno, Richard L. Jones, Lt. Chan, Rev. T. Stephens, Lt. LaRoche, M. Dejean, at Defender office, 6/19/1926
Box 9 075 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., Beatrice McGill, S.D. McGill II, at McGill’s home, 1934
Box 9 076 Lucille Lyles, later married to N.K. McGill, Jr., c. 1923
Box 9 077 N.K. McGill, Sr., Postmaster and Mrs. Kruitgen , Mrs. Donovan, Professor J. Wesley Jones, Beatrice McGill, Dr. Joseph Evans, September 1934
Box 9 078 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1934. Photo by Rew Hoffman
Box 9 079 N.K. McGill, Sr., Eddie Plicque, Beatrice McGill, large group of members of WAACs, Morris East Shop, c. 1943
Box 9 080 Bud Billiken parade crowd in Washington Park, August 1934
Box 9 081 Portrait of S.D. McGill, c. 1912
Box 9 082 N.K. McGill, Jr., as child. Photo by H.C. Thornton, Atlanta, c. 1923
Box 9 083 At Sanford, FL home, after Agnes McGill’s funeral: N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Robert McGill, [?] Johnson, Sara Johnson, Mary McGill, Martha Hoffler, 1936
Box 9 084 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1924. Photo by Woodard’s Studio, Chicago.
Box 9 085 Kenneth Lyles in first suit, Chicago, 1929
Box 9 086 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., 1933. Inscribed to Beatrice Stiles
Box 9 087 Meeting for “O, Sing a New Song” pageant, including A.L. Foster, N.K. McGill, George Arthur, Rufus Dawes, David Wallerstein, Noble Sissle, B.W. Van Riper, 1934. See also #014
Box 9 088 Portrait of Clarence Darrow, 1926. Inscribed to N.K. McGill
Box 9 089 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 090 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 091 Beatrice McGill, N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1934. Photo by Rew Hoffman
Box 9 092 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 093 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 094 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 095 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 096 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 097 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 098 In Oversize Box 16
Box 9 099 Portrait of Beatrice McGill at McGill home, 1934. Photo by Rew Hoffman
Box 9 100 S.D. McGill, N.K. McGill, Sr., Sanford, FL, c. 1936
Box 10 101 N.K. McGill, Jr., Paradise Lake, MI, c. 1930
Box 10 102 Sarah McGill Johnson, c. 1920. Photo by Adams Studio, Savannah, GA
Box 10 103 Portrait of Rufus McKenney, nephew of Beatrice Stiles McGill, c. 1915. Photo by Modul Studio, Georgia
Box 10 104 Portrait of Beatrice Stiles McGill, Washington, D.C., c. 1910. Photo by Scurlock Studio, Washington, D.C.
Box 10 105 Portrait of Beatrice Stiles McGill, c. 1910. Photo by Scurlock Studio, Washington, D.C.
Box 10 106 [Not yet identified] Unidentified man in uniform with YMCA patch, c. 1915
Box 10 107 Portrait of Ulysses Grant Dailey, M.D., inscribed to N.K. McGill, 11/26/1942
Box 10 108 N.K. McGill, Sr. in his library at home, c. 1933
Box 10 109 Joe Louis training for fight at Yankee Stadium, New York, 1930s
Box 10 110 Postcard photo, Grand Boulevard [South Parkway], south of 47th Street, before 1910
Box 10 111 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., c.1925. Photo by Woodard’s Studio
Box 10 112 Meeting of Chicago Public Library Board of Directors, July 1934. Pictured are: Michael Iarussi, N.L. Levin, N.K. McGill, C.B. Roden, Jennie F. Purvin, Andrew Kolar, H.G. Wilson, U.G. Herrmann
Box 10 113 Beatrice McGill, possibly at Winston McGill’s graduation, 1952
Box 10 114 Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Hunter, Beatrice McGill, 1950s
Box 10 115 Dick Jones, manager of South Center Department Store, with young girls in swimsuits, Chicago, 8/25/1934
Box 10 116 Dinner party for Mrs. Robert Vann, Morris East Shop, Chicago, including Mrs. Ernest Morris, Beatrice McGill, Edith Sampson, 3/15/1941
Box 10 117 Eddie Plicque, Regal Theater, giving award in Bathing Beauty pageant to “Peaches” Perchez, c. 1932
Box 10 118 N.K. McGill, Sr. with Wellington (“Dick”) Britton, Chicago Police Department. Photo by Clynell Jackson, c. 1930
Box 10 119 Ad on truck for “Scottsboro [Boys] Benefit Show and Dance,” sponsored by Que Que Club, Chicago, 8/27/1934
Box 10 120 N.K. McGill, Beatrice McGill in group with unidentified man, possibly Mayor Anton Cermak, c.1932
Box 10 121 Carlstrom and Dickerson campaign posters on Royal Circle of Friends hall, Chicago, 1932
Box 10 122 “Crip” Wood and N.K. McGill at Carlstrom for Governor rally, Dansant Hall, Chicago, 3/26/1932
Box 10 123 Henry Hellesen, visitor from Denmark, at McGill’s office, 1/25/1930
Box 10 124 Leaders of Carlstrom for Governor, including George Arthur, Sidney P. Brown, Chicago, 3/12/1932
Box 10 125 Carlstrom for Governor meeting, including Eddie Plicque, at McGill’s office, 3/6/1932
Box 10 126 Carlstrom for Governor meeting, Dansant Hall, 3/16/1932
Box 10 127 Francis Parker school graduation, including Winston McGill, Chicago,1952
Box 10 128 S.D. McGill II, with unidentified secretary at McGill real estate office, c. 1931
Box 10 129 Portrait of Congressman Willima L. Dawson, inscribed to N.K. McGill, Sr. and Beatrice McGill, c. 1943. Photo by Moffett Studio, Chicago
Box 10 130 N.K. McGill, Sr. at graduation from Cookman Institute, Florida, 1912
Box 10 131 Portrait of N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1920
Box 10 132 Russo-Japanese peace conference, Portsmouth, NH, 8/14-15, 1905; S.D. McGill was a messenger for Russian delegation
Box 10 133 Portrait of Beatrice McGill, c. 1934. Photo by Rew Hoffman, Chicago
Box 10 134 Formal dance sponsored by The Frogs (social club), with Winston B. McGill and Beatrice McGill, 5/23/1953
Box 10 135 N.K. McGill, Sr. 2/27/1926
Box 10 136 Col. John Robinson at Metropolitan News office, after arriving home from Ethiopia, with N.K. McGill and Nettie George Speedy, 5/29/1936. Photo by Patton’s Studio, Chicago
Box 10 137 Nathan K. McGill, Jr. and S.D. McGill II, in uniform, with Idalee McGill, 1945. Photo by Homer Thornton
Box 10 138 Idalee McGill as hostess for party for Abbotts’ return from Europe, 11/2/1929
Box 10 139 Portrait of Rufus B. Tobey, 1912
Box 10 140 N.K. McGill, Sr., with unidentified guest at Defender office, 7/9/1932
Box 10 141 Professor Walter B. Pitkin, Columbia University, with Robert Abbott and N.K. McGill, Sr., at Defender office, 2/3/1934
Box 10 142 N.K. McGill, Sr. at Carlstrom for Governor meeting, 1932
Box 10 143 [Not yet identified] c. 30 white men and a few women at long table, Photo by Kaufmann and Fabry, 1928
Box 10 144 “Floridians honor N.K. McGill,” group photo, Sanford, FL, 11/29/1931
Box 10 145 “Amos and Andy” radio actors, Charles Correll, Freeman Godsen, 12/24/1934
Box 10 146 Charles Correll, Freeman Godsen, David Kellum, N.K. McGill, Sr., Malcolm Vineburg, Abraham Tannenbaum, at Bud Billiken picnic, 8/22/1931
Box 10 147 N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert S. Abbott, Judge Joseph B. David, 11/2/1929
Box 10 148 Henry Hellesen of Copenhagen, Denmark, T. Vogel Jorgensen, manager of Berlingske Tidende, Denmark, with N.K. McGill, Sr., Defender office, 1/25/1930
Box 10 149 Robert S. Abbott, N.K. NcGill, Sr., with Washington Wood, printing press manufacturer, Defender office, 3/3/1928
Box 10 150 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Robert S. Abbott, Jacksonville, FL, c. 1929
Box 11 151 Dr. Robert R. Moton, Principal of Tuskegee Institute, with Robert S. Abbott at Abbott’s home, 2/18/1933
Box 11 152 James B. McCahey, Dr. Henry C. Harris, Robert S. Abbott, c. 1933
Box 11 153 Governor-elect Henry Horner visiting Robert S. Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., with Edgar Brown, Charles Levy, at McGill’s home, 1/14/1933
Box 11 154 Elks Grand Lodge officers visiting Defender offices: Judge Wm. C. Heuston, James E. Kelley, Perry Howard, Dr. T.L. Love, Henry S. Warren, J. Finley Wilson, 10/19/1929
Box 11 155 Alderman Frank Corr, Virgil Gant, George F. Proctor, Mr. Walsh, Laurence Young, Clifford Wheeler, Dr. Harry Harris, N.K. McGill, Sr., at Defender office, 10/22/1932
Box 11 156 Earl B. Dickerson, Judge Otto Kerner, N.K. McGill, at Defender offices, 2/18/1933
Box 11 157 N.K. McGill, Sr. at Defender office, c. 1932
Box 11 158 Judge Charles Toney, New York, 7/9/1932
Box 11 159 Ferdinand Q. Morton, New York Civil Service Commissioner, with Judge Charles E. Toney, and N.K. McGill, Sr., at Defender offices, 7/9/1932
Box 11 160 Gov. Louis L. Emmerson (Illinois), George Getz, Chicago, 12/20/1930
Box 11 161 Frank Corr, Virgil Gant, George Proctor, Frank J. Walsh, Laurence J. Young, Clifford Wheeler, Dr. Henry Harris, N.K. McGill, Sr., at Defender offices, 10/22/1932
Box 11 162 Clayton Smith, N.K. McGill, Sr., John Conroy, Eugene Holland, Bryant Hammond, at Defender offices, 10/29/1932
Box 11 163 N.K. McGill, Sr., William Ziff, at Defender offices, 2/27/1932
Box 11 164 N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Abbott, Joseph Tittinger, State Senator Thomas J. Courtney, Edgar Brown, at Defender , 10/15/1932
Box 11 165 N.K. McGill, Sr., Dr. Clark Howell Foreman (assistant to Secretary of Interior Ickes), at Defender offices, 10/14/1933
Box 11 166 William B. Ziff, N.K. McGill, Sr., at McGill’s home, 1932
Box 11 167 Coroner’s jury in bank slaying case: George Griffin, William Randolph Cowan, Dell Matthews, H.A. Clay, Richard O’Brien, N.K. McGill, Sr., Herman Bundesen, 1/26/1929
Box 11 168 Coroner’s jury: George Griffin, William Randolph Cowan, Dell Matthews, H.A. Clay, Herman Bendesen, 1/26/1929
Box 11 169 Judge William J. Lindsay, Robert Abbott, Frank Nolan, J.P. Davis (National Federation of Colored Farmers),
Box 11 170 D. Deciode (Brazilian banker), Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Arthur Lowe, 2/25/1928. Photo by K.D. Ganaway
Box 11 171 New York Civil Service Commissioner Ferdinand Q. Morton, N.K. McGill, Sr., in New York City, 11/7/1925
Box 11 172 Charles Correll, Freeman Godsen (“Amos and Andy”), N.K. McGill, Sr., at Regal Theater, 12/24/1934
Box 11 173 Charles Correll, Freeman Godsen (“Amos and Andy”), Dr. Herman Bundesen, Bud Billiken parade, 8/22/1931
Box 11 174 Judge Miles Norton, Mayor Roswell Johnson (Gary, IN), Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., Bud Billiken parade, 8/20/1932
Box 11 175 N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Abbott, with unidentified man, c. 1929
Box 11 176 N.K. McGill, Sr., Theophilus Mann, Herman Moore (Cook County Bar Association), 12/23/1933
Box 11 177 Birthday celebration for Judge Albert George, including: Judge Albert George, N.K. McGill, Sr., Asa Burroughs, Chief Justice Harry Olson, 10/25/1930
Box 11 178 Members of Chicago chapter, National Bar Association, in Judge John A. Swanson’s chamber: N.K. McGill, Sr., Euclid Taylor, Herman Moore, Jerry Broomfield, George Lawrence, Asa Burroughs, C. Francis Stradford, 9/13/1930
Box 11 179 N.K. McGill, Sr., in large group with Mayor Edward Kelly at City Hall, c. 1935. Photo by Patton’s Studio, Chicago.
Box 11 180 Harry Brown, Mrs. Brown, R.S. Taylor, Robert Abbott, Robert R. Jackson, Gene Oliver, Thomas Kellar, George Kersey, Bernard Snow, N.K. McGill, Sr., at Defender office, 10/2/1926
Box 11 181 Nina Mae McKinney, N.K. McGill, Sr., S.H. DeWitt, Peter Cassey, Ed Turner, at Defender offices, 4/12/1930
Box 11 182 Interracial month luncheon at Abbott’s home: Buddie Shackette (YWCA), Tsianina (American Indian Foundation), Mrs. Stuart Patterson, N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Abbott, 2/10/1934
Box 11 183 Robert Abbott, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, Edward H. Wright, George Kersey, Robert R. Jackson, N.K. McGill, at Defender offices (in front of W.E. Scott mural), 10/2/1926
Box 11 184 Professor J. Wesley Jones, Dr. Roscoe Giles, Dr. Herman Bundesen, Dr. Meryn Bibb, Rev. W.B. Cook, N.K. McGill, Sr., Mrs. Bundesen, Loretta Stovall, at Metropolitan Community Church, 11/30/1929
Box 11 185 N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert S. Abbott, c. 1932
Box 11 186 Men from Arabian peninsula visiting Chicago: Ali Mousa, Mohammed D’Hoole, Mohammed Ali, Ahmed Mohammed, 6/1/1929
Box 11 187 Group in a diner: includes Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert R. Moton, Tuskegee, c. 1929
Box 11 188 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., with Janie Patterson (mother of Scottsboro defendant Heywood Patterson), Marjorie Thompson (International Labor Defense), unidentified woman, McGill’s home, 5/6/1933
Box 11 189 NAACP dinner honoring Clarence Darrow, including: Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., Dr. Herbert Turner, Dr. A. Wilberforce Williams, Dr. Harry R. Smith, Bird Cage Tea Room, 5/29/1930
Box 11 190 Gathering at Vincennes Hotel, including N.K. McGill, Sr., A.L. Foster, all others unidentified, 1933
Box 11 191 Banquet honoring S.D. McGill, including: Judge Albert George, S.D. McGill, N.K. McGill, Sr., Agnes McGill, Euclid Taylor, Asa Burroughs, Vincennes Hotel, 9/2/1933
Box 11 192 N.K. McGill, Jr. with Theophilus Mann (?), at McGill office, 1933
Box 11 193 Nathan McGill III, in second grade, Arthur Dixon school, 1960
Box 11 194 Euclid Taylor, Justice Frederic Young (Illinois Supreme Court), N.K. McGill, Ike Knox, 6/4/1932
Box 11 195 Testimonial dinner for Ferdinand Barnett and Ida B. Wells-Barnett, including: Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Louis B. Anderson, N.K. McGill, Sr., Idalee McGill, Ferdinand Barnett, Judge Albert B. George, Maude Roberts George, Dr. Midian O. Bousfield, Dr. Richard A. Williams, Anthony Overton, Harold Tyler, Nettie George Speedy, Appomattox Club, 5/14/1927
Box 11 196 Ferdinand Q. Moton, N.K. McGill, Sr., New York, 10/31/1925
Box 11 197 Noble Sissle, Eubie Blake, Buddie Shackette, in group photo by Campbell, New York City, [n.d.]
Box 11 198 N.K. McGill’s swearing-in ceremony as assistant state’s attorney, 5/2/1925
Box 11 199 Frederick Douglass Republican Club (Cleveland), including: Lawrence O. Payne, Perry B. Jackson, N.K. McGill, Sr., Majestic Hotel, Cleveland, 2/25/1928. Photo by Cole
Box 11 200 N.K. McGill, Sr. in office at 4320 S. Michigan Avenue, c. 1931
Box 12 201 N.K. McGill, Jr., c. 1930
Box 12 202 Phillip and Joann Strong (children of Josephine Carrington, grandchildren of Vernon Carrington), c. 1940
Box 12 203 Nathan McGill III, Lyle Smith, Kara McGill, c. 1954. Photo by Homer Thornton
Box 12 204 Winston Beecher McGill, as infant, 8/31/1935
Box 12 205 Portrait of N.K. McGill, c. 1925. Inscription by McGill on reverse written c. 1932
Box 12 206 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., 2/13/1926
Box 12 207 N.K. McGill, Sr. Photo by Rew Hoffman, c. 1934
Box 12 208 Agnes McGill at N.K. McGill, Sr. home, late 1920s
Box 12 209 [Not yet identified] , possibly late 1920s
Box 12 210 Jack Thornton, son of Roy Thornton, as football player, c. 1926
Box 12 211 Portrait of Chandler Owen, c. 1930. Photo by Woodard’s Studio, Chicago
Box 12 212 Oscar DePriest in crowd at rally(?), c. 1932
Box 12 213 Ferdinand Q. Morton, at Chicago Defender offices, 10/1928 (?)
Box 12 214 Portrait of Fess Williams, Regal Theater, c. 1928
Box 12 215 Inscribed portrait of Congressman Arthur Mitchell, 1930s
Box 12 216 Nina Mae McKinney, 1930s. Photo released by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Box 12 217 Bessye Bearden, Chicago Defender reporter in New York City, 1920s
Box 12 218 Henri Shields, New York state assemblyman, 1920s
Box 12 219 Sarah McGill Johnson (sister of N.K. McGill, Sr.), James Johnson, Florida, c. 1915
Box 12 220 Hubert T. Delaney, judge in New York City, 1920s
Box 12 221 Private Willie Holmes, 516th Engineers, c. 1917
Box 12 222 [Not yet identified]
Box 12 223 Portrait of Congressman Arthur Mitchell, 1930s. Photo by Addison Scurlock
Box 12 224 Portrait of Ferdinand Q. Morton, 1924. Photo by James Van Der Zee
Box 12 225 Nathan McGill, Sr., James Hill, Nathan McGill, Jr., Simuel McGill II, Hugh Hill, at McGill home, Christmas, 1927
Box 12 226 Simuel McGill II as young child in aviator uniform, 12/7/1929
Box 12 227 Simuel McGill II (similar photo to #226)
Box 12 228 New York State Senator (later Mayor) James J. Walker, 1926
Box 12 229 Winston McGill as baby, c. 1935
Box 12 230 Portrait of Booker T. Washington, [n.d.]
Box 12 231 Dred Scott, c. 1855, from book engraving
Box 12 232 Portrait of Judge Bugee, [n.d.]
Box 12 233 Portrait of Judge Robert E. Crowe, 4/10/1926. Photo by LaVeccha Studio, Chicago
Box 12 234 Portrait of Charles Curtis, Chicago, 10/27/1928. Photo by Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.
Box 12 235 Hugh Magill, Chicago, 10/11/1926
Box 12 236 Governor Alfred Smith, New York, 1928
Box 12 237 Portrait of Joseph C. Manning, New York, 12/3/1928. Photo by DeBourg, New York
Box 12 238 Portrait of Berthold Cronson, 1920s. Photo by Rayhuff-Richter, Chicago
Box 12 239 [Not yet identified] Photo by Melvin H. Sykes, Stevens Building, Chicago
Box 12 240 Portrait of Congressman George Holden Tinkham, Massachusetts, 11/4/1926. Photo by Harris and Ewing
Box 12 241 Portrait of Robert A. Cole, c. 1934
Box 12 242 Endowment Board, Knights of Pythias, Florida, 7/20/1918, Photo from Eartha White Papers
Box 12 243 Portrait of Mercedes Gilbert, actress, c. 1931
Box 12 244 S.D. McGill in office, Jacksonville, FL, c. 1920. Photo from Eartha White Papers
Box 12 245 William B. Ziff at desk, 1932. Inscribed to N.K. McGill, Sr.
Box 12 246 Scene from “O, Sing A New Song” pageant at Soldier Field (?), 8/25/1934
Box 12 247 Portrait of J.B. French, Industrial Commissioner of Illinois, 3/10/1928
Box 12 248 “Emancipation Memorial,” statue in Washington, D.C. neighborhood park (Capitol Hill), c. 1929
Box 12 249 Publicity photo of Ethel Moses, actress, 8/3/1929. Inscribed to N.K. McGill, Sr. Photo by Green, Cleveland,OH
Box 12 250 Publicity photo of Ethel Moses and Evelyn Irving, actresses. Inscribed to Chicago Defender , 8/3/1929. Photo by Green, Cleveland, OH
Box 13 251 Beatrice McGill and Ike Knox (chauffeur) with Pierce Arrow automobile, McGill home, 1934
Box 13 252 Beatrice McGill, N.K. McGill, Sr., Ike Knox, at McGill home, 1934
Box 13 253 Sarah Holmes, Mrs. Dennison (?), with Pierce Arrow automobile, McGill home, 1934
Box 13 254 N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill, S.D. McGill II, 1932
Box 13 255 Agnes McGill Irving, N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, in Defender office, 1932
Box 13 256 Agnes McGill Irving, S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Sr., in Defender office, 1932
Box 13 257 S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Jr., in Defender office, c. 1932
Box 13 258 S.D. McGill, II at desk in McGill home, 1932
Box 13 259 Real estate property owned by N.K. McGill, Sr., at 5440 S. Michigan Avenue, [n.d.]
Box 13 260 McGill family home, 4806 S. Parkway Boulevard, after 1927
Box 13 261 McGill home and Pierce Arrow car with S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Abbott, Beatrice McGill, Ike Knox, c. 1934
Box 13 262 Pierce Arrow convertible, owned by N.K. McGill, Sr., in Washington Park, 1931
Box 13 263 Rolls Royce auto, owned by Robert Abbott, in Washington Park, [n.d.]
Box 13 264 Basement of office owned by McGill & Sons Real Estate, [n.d.]
Box 13 265 Bud Billiken picnic, with N.K. McGill, Sr., Agnes McGill Irving, David Kellum, 8/20/1932
Box 13 266 Chicago Defender food drive, collection in front of Defender building, with Morris Lewis, Genevieve Wimp, N.K. McGill, Sr., 12/31/1927
Box 13 267 Robert Abbott with Defender newsboys at Defender building, 7/23/1932
Box 13 268 Truck with ad for Metropolitan News , c. 1935
Box 13 269 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., with first copy of Abbott’s Monthly , 10/4/1930
Box 13 270 Metropolitan News paperboys with printing press, c. 1935
Box 13 271 Robert Abbott, Dr. E.A. Welters, N.K. McGill, Sr., in factory, Jacksonville, FL, 5/29/1926
Box 13 272 [Not yet identified]. Photo fragment, [n.d.]
Box 13 273 S.D. McGill II in Halloween party at McGill home, 10/31/1933
Box 13 274 Graduating class, Apex Beauty Culture College, New York, 6/30/1930
Box 13 275 Portrait of Agnes McGill Irving, Sanford, FL, 1930s
Box 13 276 McGill family home with Pierce Arrow automobile, N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1929. Inscribed to J.K. Peyton
Box 13 277 Maxwell’s Distributing Co. truck with Chicago Defender copies, New York, 1928. Photo by James Van Der Zee, New York
Box 13 278 Rev. Jesse B. Colbert, Pastor of Walters A.M.E. Zion Church, Chicago, 1920s
Box 13 279 Unidentified woman, 1920s
Box 13 280 Royal Coterie of Snakes event, including: Richard L. Jones, Dr. Spurgeon Morris, Homer Thornton, Robert R. Taylor, Jr., C.C. Wimbish, 1/8/1927. Photo by Woodard’s Studio, Chicago
Box 13 281 In Oversize Box 17
Box 13 282 N.K. McGill, Sr. in law library, 1920s
Box 13 283 N.K. McGill, Sr. in law office, c. 1920
Box 13 284 Mary McLeod Bethune, Annie Turnbo Malone, N.K. McGill, Sr., at McGill home, 1929
Box 13 285 In Oversize Box 17
Box 13 286 N.K. McGill, Sr., with other students and Professor James T. Docking, Cookman Institute, c. 1909
Box 13 287 N.K. McGill, Sr., in roadster, [Florida], c. 1910
Box 13 288 N.K. McGill, Sr. with pets in roadster, [Florida], c. 1910
Box 13 289 Interracial Peace group visiting McGill’s office with N.K. McGill, Sr., and Robert Abbott, 1/24/1932
Box 13 290 N.K. McGill, Sr. on steps of house, Florida (?), c. 1920
Box 13 291 In Oversize Box 17
Box 13 292 Schulze Baking Company truck, Chicago [n.d.]
Box 13 293 In Oversize Box 17
Box 13 294 Agnes McGill Irving at McGill home, Chicago, 12/14/1933
Box 13 295 Exterior, 4543 S. Parkway, Chicago, 8/3/1939
Box 13 296 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., Florida, 3/11/1919
Box 13 297 N.K. McGill, Sr., N.K. McGill, Jr., Florida, c. 1920
Box 13 298 Portrait of Noble Sissle, Chicago, 12/29/1933. Photo by Maurice Seymour, Chicago
Box 13 299 [Not yet identified] . Photo by Merin-Baliban Studio, Philadelphia,
Box 13 300 In Oversize Box 17
Box 14 301 N.K. McGill, Sr., Idalee McGill,. N.K. McGill, Jr., S.D. McGill II, Chicago, 5/11/1929. Photo by Rew Hoffman
Box 14 302 Portrait of Helen Thornton Abbott, Chicago, 11/23/1929. Photo by DeHaven, Chicago
Box 14 303 Mr. and Mrs. Clay Thompson, Clay Thompson, Jr., Doris Thompson, Chicago, 7/9/1932
Box 14 304 Lucille Lyles McGill, N.K. McGill III, South Haven, MI,
c. 1954
Box 14 305 Nathan McGill III as infant, Chicago, 1953
Box 14 306 Nathan McGill, Jr., Lucille Carrington Lyles, Phillips Lyles, Lyle Smith, Lucille Lyles McGill, South Haven, MI, c. 1950
Box 14 307 Mrs. Lena Lyles (mother of Phillips Lyles), Chicago, c. 1920
Box 14 308 Nettie Carrington Bekedam, Harry Bekedam, Chicago, c. 1915
Box 14 309 Phillips Lyles, Chicago, [n.d.] Photo by Worthington, Chicago
Box 14 310 Phillips Lyles, Lucille Lyles, Chicago, 1940
Box 14 311 Phillips Lyles, Chicago, 1940
Box 14 312 Hugh Thornton, Helen Thornton Abbott, Louise Woodley, Nelson Woodley, c. 1945
Box 14 313 Helen Thornton Abbott Price, George Price, California, c. 1941
Box 14 314 Helen Thornton Abbott Price, George Price, Roy Thornton, California, c. 1941
Box 14 315 Harry Bekedam, Nettie Carrington Bekedam, Sodus, MI, 1972
Box 14 316 Lucille Lyles McGill, Kara McGill, South Haven, MI, 1951
Box 14 317 Lucille Lyles McGill, N.K. McGill III, Kara McGill, Chicago, 1952
Box 14 318 Kara McGill, Chicago, c. 1957
Box 14 319 Kara McGill, N.K. McGill III, at home of Nettie and Harry Bekedam, Sodus, MI, c. 1954
Box 14 320 N.K. McGill III, Kara McGill, c. 1960
Box 14 321 Lyle Smith, Edward Smith, Raymond Smith (?), Lucille Lyles McGill, Lucille Carrington Lyles, South Haven, MI, c.1941
Box 14 322 Lucille Lyles McGill, N.K. McGill, Jr., c. 1948
Box 14 323 Lucille Carrington Lyles, South Haven, MI, 1950s
Box 14 324 Lucille Lyles, Lucille Carrington Lyles (mother), Kenneth Lyles, Chicago Forest Preserve, 1929
Box 14 325 Lucille Carrington Lyles, South Haven, MI, 1947
Box 14 326 Beatrice Carrington Hunter, South Haven, MI, 1947
Box 14 327 Beatrice Carrington Hunter, Hazel Carrington Johnson, South Haven, MI, c. 1912
Box 14 328 Lucille Carrington Lyles, Kenneth Lyles, South Haven, MI, c. 1932
Box 14 329 Lucille Carrington Lyles, South Haven, MI, c. 1948
Box 14 330 Lucille McGill, N.K. McGill III, South Haven, MI, 1954
Box 14 331 Carrington sisters on family farm: Lucille Carrington Lyles, Nettie Carrington Bekedam, Beatrice Carrington Hunter, Hazel Carrington Johnson, South Haven, MI, 1957
Box 14 332 Kenneth Lyles, Lucille Lyles, Chicago, c. 1928
Box 14 333 Lucille Lyles, Kenneth Lyles, c. 1925. Photo by Worthingtons, Chicago
Box 14 334 Phillips Lyles, Lucille Carrington Lyles, Lucille Lyles (as infant), Chicago, c. 1920
Box 14 335 Carrington family on their South Haven, MI farm: William Carrington, Julia Carrington, Lucille Carrington, Hazel Carrington, Vernon Carrington, Nettie Carrington, Beatrice Carrington, c. 1912
Box 14 336 Lucille Lyles, Chicago, c. 1920. Photo by Worthingtons, Chicago
Box 14 337 Josephine Carrington, Vernon Carrington, Jr., Chicago, c. 1925. Photo by R.D. Jones, Chicago
Box 14 338 Lucille Carrington Lyles, Lucille Lyles (as infant), 6/30/1919
Box 14 339 Ernest Lyles, Phillips Lyles, c. 1908
Box 14 340 Phillips Lyles, c. 1908
Box 14 341 Carrington family at South Haven, MI farm: Beatrice Carrington Hunter, Nettie Carrington Bekedam, Vernon Carrington, Hazel Carrington Johnson, Lucille Carrington Lyles, c. 1948
Box 14 342 Kara McGill, Nathan McGill III, South Haven, MI, c. 1955
Box 14 343 Lucille Carrington (Lyles) McGill, Kara McGill (as infant), Covert, MI, c. 1952
Box 14 344 Nathan K. McGill, Jr., Lyle Smith, Phillips Lyles, Covert, MI, c. 1953
Box 14 345 Kara McGill, Nathan McGill III, Covert, MI, c. 1955
Box 14 346 Lucille Lyles McGill, Kara McGill, Phillips Lyles, Covert, MI, c. 1960
Box 14 347 Beatrice Carrington, c. 1910
Box 14 348 William Carrington, South Haven, MI, c. 1920
Box 14 349 Beatrice Carrington, South Haven, MI, c. 1908
Box 14 350 Beatrice Carrington, left, and unidentified woman, Chicago, circa 19Ff2F0. Photo by Gushiniere Studio, Chicago
Box 15 351 Theodora McGill in U.S. Armed Forces, Weilburg, Germany, 1947
Box 15 352 Josephine Walden Clark (sister of Julia Walden), 1880s
Box 15 353 Lyles family : Lucille Carrington Lyles, Bess Lyles, Maggie Lyles, Lucille Lyles, Phillips Lyles, Kenneth Lyles, Chicago, c. 1925
Box 15 354 Andrew Johnson (husband of Hazel Carrington Johnson), Covert, MI, c. 1950
Box 15 355 Beatrice Carrington, c. 1915
Box 15 356 Justice James E. Watson, New York, 1/10/1931
Box 15 357 N.K. McGill, Jr. on farm in Michigan, c. 1928
Box 15 358 N.K. McGill, Sr., c. 1920
Box 15 359 N.K. McGill, Sr., Sanford, FL, c. 1920
Box 15 360 Joseph C. Rhea (?), Boston, 4/25/1912
Box 15 361 Abbotts return from European trip: Robert Abbott, Helen Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., Judge Albert George, Edgar Brown, S.D. McGill II, N.K. McGill, Jr., George Garner, Maude Roberts George, Dr. and Mrs. Charles Thompson, Dr. and Mrs. Leon Tansil, in large group at Englewood Station, Chicago, 10/26/1929
Box 15 362 Robert Abbott, Helen Abbott, in Germany, 1929
Box 15 363 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Agnes McGill, Rosa McGill, Idalee McGill, Harriet McGill, at McGill family home, Chicago, 1927
Box 15 364 3rd Ward Republican Committee members: N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Smith, George T. Kersey, W.L. Lawson, M. Joyner, William Anderson, Stanley Herold, M. Hudson, Lelia Johnson, M.C.B. Mason, Jr. Chicago, 8/29/1931
Box 15 365 Rev. Jesse Colbert, 1920s
Box 15 366 S.D. McGill in fraternal group, May, 1922. Photo from Eartha White Papers
Box 15 367 Portrait of S.D. McGill, possibly at Governor Dummer Academy, Massachusetts, c. 1902. Photo from Eartha White Papers
Box 15 368 S.D. McGill, Charlie Davis, Walter Woodward, Jack Williamson, Eartha White, after Scottsboro case decision, March 1942
Box 15 369 Ida Fisher Thornton (Mother of Idalee Thornton McGill and Helen Thornton Abbott), 1/25/1927. Photo by Woodard Studios, Chicago
Box 15 370 Wendell Phillips High School students honored at banquet, Palmer House, Chicago, 6/10/1935
Box 15 371 [Not yet identified] , Photo by Moss Photographer, Los Angeles, [n.d.]
Box 15 372 S.D. McGill in class photo, Governor Dummer Academy, Massachusetts, 1903. Photo from Eartha White Papers
Box 15 373 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, with Mexican motorcycle police, at Defender offices, 1/19/1929
Box 15 374 Ferdinand Morton (New York Civil Service Commissioner), Casper Holstein, Louis B. Anderson, New York City, c. 1928
Box 15 375 N.K. McGill, Sr., Professor J. Wesley Jones, and two unidentified men, Chicago, c. 1930
Box 15 376 N.K. McGill, Idalee McGill at hospital groundbreaking, 5/12/1928
Box 15 377 Governor-elect Henry Horner, Charles Levy, Otto Kerner, N.K. McGill, Sr., in Defender offices, 11/12/1932
Box 15 378 Burial of Julia E. Anderson (wife of Louis B. Anderson) at Lincoln Cemetery, with pallbearers Claude Barnett, N.K. McGill, Sr., Dr. Wilberforce Williams, Col. John R. Marshall, attorney Harold Mosely, David Hanson, 5/20/1931
Box 15 379 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., Arthur Mitchell, Joseph McDonagh, Joseph Tittinger, at Chicago Defender, 4/28/1934
Box 15 380 Robert Abbott with two unidentified men at McGill’s home, [n.d.]
Box 15 381 Robert S. Abbott in front of Defender office, 1920s
Box 15 382 Thomas Walden with granddaughter Nettie Carrington, c. 1898
Box 15 383 S.D. McGill II on farm with hogs, Florida (?), c. 1930
Box 15 384 Street scene in Chicago (?), c. 1915
     
Box 16—Oversized Photographs
Box 16 028 N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Rosa McGill, Idalee McGill, Agnes McGill, Harriet McGill at McGill home, c. 1927
Box 16 089 Framed photo—N.K. McGill in cap and gown for graduation from Boston University Law School, 1912
Box 16 090 Framed photo—N.K. McGill, Sr., S.D. McGill, Idalee McGill, Rosa McGill, Harriet McGill, Agnes McGill, in front of McGill home, 4806 South Parkway, 9/3/1927
Box 16 092 Framed photo—Agnes McGill at N.K. McGill home, 5/13/1933
Box 16 093 Jim Yerby, c. 1934
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Three photos framed together:
Nathan McGill, Sr. in library, pointing, [n.d.]
Nathan McGill, Sr. with clenched fist, [n.d.]
Nathan McGill, Sr. with open book, pointing, [n.d.]
Box 16 096 Framed photo—Nathan McGill, Sr. as assistant state’s attorney with judge, clerk, bailiff and prosecutors, 5/2/1925
Box 16 097 Framed photo—N.K. McGill, Sr., Robert Abbott, S.D. McGill, Jacksonville, FL, 1929
     
Box 17—Oversized Photographs
Box 17 281 Mounted photo—Mr. and Mrs. Paras. Inscribed to N.K. McGill, Sr., [n.d.]
Box 17 285 Mounted photo—Members of the Illinois Commerce Commission, [1929] Photo by Herbert Georg Studio
Box 17 291 Portrait of Rufus B. Tobey, 1912
Box 17 293 Members of U.S. Supreme Court, 1916
Box 17 300 Robert Abbott, N.K. McGill, Sr., with prosecutors and newspaper headline, ”Boys Who Killed Cop To Die,” 10/5/1928
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