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Bronzeville expansion collection, 1950-2017

Identifier: 050.01.06

Materials from a variety of sources and dates documenting the past and present of the African-American neighborhood of Bronzeville, historically known as the Black Metropolis, located on the South Side of Chicago. This collection serve as a drop file of materials not otherwise accessioned and catalogued in the IIT Archives. Contains loose papers and soft cover books. Partial listing of individual items/publications: Illinois Institute of Technology in the Community, 1996 (with references to Lohan Master Plan for the IIT campus) Program from Bronzeville Film Festival, June 14-16, 2007 Restoring Bronzeville: Building Community Together (published by IIT, ca. 1997, 14 pp.) (4 copies) Photocopy of booklet, with introductory letter by Leroy Kennedy, containing articles from Chicago newspapers on IIT's outreach efforts on the South Side of Chicago (ca. 1991) "A Street in Bronzeville: 3 Plans for the Redevelopment of 35th Street, Chicago, Illinois. IIT College of Architecture and Harvard Graduate School of Design, 19 January 1996.


  • Creation: 1950-2017

Language of Materials

Records are in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Available for Research

Collection Size

3 Folders


Formerly 2002.017


Important research collection which contains some rare or hard to find items.


Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/30/2002

Part of the Paul V. Galvin Library. University Archives and Special Collections Repository

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