The National Women's History Project recently called for nominations for 2019 honorees for "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence." I submitted a nomination for Sophonisba Preston Breckinridge, originally from Lexington, Kentucky, with the following information:
For over forty years, the Summer Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has provided scholars from around the world with the opportunity to work in our Library's famous collections in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding the Summer Research Laboratory again this year, from June 11 to August 3, 2018.
About the Program
Emigrant Steamer Orlando (1880). Image courtesy of the Swenson Swedish Immigration Research Center, Augustana College.
The BMRC is a Chicago-based membership organization of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions. Its mission is to make broadly accessible its members' holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relation to Chicago. The University of Chicago serves as the current host institution of the BMRC.
West Side Women's Division, 1953. Chicago Urban League records, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
St. Clair Drake, 1948. Roosevelt University Archives.
The Links, Inc. Collection, circa 1965. Chicago Public Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature.