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Descriptive inventory for the Timuel Black papers, 1956-1973, bulk 1964-1972

Timuel Black papers

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Descriptive inventory for the Timuel Black papers, 1956-1973, bulk 1964-1972

Prepared by Anne Nguyen; ed. by Peter T. Alter and Rachel Juris, 2011.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
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Chicago, IL 60614-6038
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Timuel Black papers, 1956-1973 (inclusive), 1964-1972 (bulk)
Creator: Timuel Black
Dates: 1956-1973 (inclusive), 1964-1972 (bulk)
Accession number: M1975.0004
Bib number: 00067132
Call numbers: MSS Lot B
MSS Oversize B
Size:3.5 linear feet (8 boxes)
1 oversize folder
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Gift of Timuel D. Black, Jr. (accession #: M1975.0004).

Terms governing use:

Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendents, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.

Restriction(s):

Folder 2 of box 4 is closed until 2039 and is in restricted storage.

Please cite this collection as:

Timuel Black papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.

Additional Materials +/-

Related material:

A large collection of Mr. Black's papers is at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature, Carter G. Woodson Regional Library of the Chicago Public Library system. A file of CORE material relating to Richard Haley's service in Haywood and Fayette counties, Tennessee, between January and April 1961, is in the Maurice McCrakin papers at the Cincinnati Historical Society Library (MS 917, box 22, fd 36).

Collection Summary +/-

Reports, brochures, convention packets, newspaper clippings, correspondence, minutes, newsletters, pamphlets, publications, course materials, and other papers of Timuel D. Black, Jr., a Chicago educator, civil rights and labor rights activist, and oral historian. Materials largely pertain to the civil rights movement in education. Also present are materials by or about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, the Negro American Labor Council, the National Association of Afro-American Educators, and the riots after the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., in April 1968.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Timuel D. Black was a high school teacher in Chicago's public schools, a civil rights and labor rights activist, an oral historian, and a professor and administrator at the City Colleges of Chicago. Black was born in Birmingham (Ala.) and came to Chicago in 1919 at eight months of age. He attended Roosevelt University and the University of Chicago.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
African American teachers--Illinois--Chicago--20th century
African Americans -- Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago
African Americans -- Education -- Illinois -- Chicago
Civil rights -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Civil rights movements -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Education -- Aims and objectives
Illinois Rally for Civil Rights (1964 : Chicago, Ill.)
Public schools -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century
Riots -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century. April 1968
Persons:
Black, Timuel D., Jr.
Organizations:
Chicago Urban League
Congress of Racial Equality
Coordinating Council of Community Organizations (Chicago, Ill.)
Independent Voters of Illinois
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party
National Association of Afro-American Educators
Negro American Labor Council
Operation PUSH (U.S.)
Genre/Form:
Brochures
Correspondence
Minutes
Newsletters
Newspaper clippings
Pamphlets
Reports
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.) -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Chicago (Ill.) -- Riots, 1968 (April)
Chicago (Ill.) -- Social conditions -- 20th century
Hyde Park (Chicago, Ill.)
Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.)

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged three series.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. Civil rights materials and organizations, 1956-1973 (box 1-2)
Series 2. Teaching and educational materials, ca. 1950s-1960s (box 3-7)
Series 3. General material, 1963-1973 (box 7-8 & oversize folder)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Julie Wroblewski using Oxygen editor, 2015
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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