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Scope and Contents The Building Reference Files collection consists of a mix of primary and secondary source material relating to the buildings and campuses of the Illinois Institute of Technology and its predecessor institutions. These files formerly served as "drop files" where archives staff collected clippings, ephemera, and photographs related to the buildings and campus, and as a result, many of the files consist wholly of secondary material (including photocopies and clippings from university...
Description of the Collection Collection of articles authored by Charles A. Sengstock, Jr. for the Armour Research Foundation newsletter concerning jazz clubs, theaters, and historic buildings on the south side of Chicago in the 1940s and 1950s. Items included in the collection: ARF News (photocopy), Dec. 1959; article on Mecca Flats ARF News (photocopy), Jan., 1960; article on Arcade building (AKA Jesse Binga Bank building) ARF News (photocopy), March, 1960; article on the Vendome Theater ARF News, April-May, 1960;...