Bronzeville expansion collection, 1950-2017
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.
Language of Materials
Records are in English.
Conditions Governing Access
Available for Research
Important research collection which contains some rare or hard to find items.
Catherine Bruck, University Archivist 5/30/2002