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.
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This interesting discussion about state historical agencies has prompted me to respond with some thoughts. It would be nice to hear about Minnesota if anyone is on-line that could share. I recall sometime around 2002 Minnesota Historical Society was experiencing terrible cuts to their education departments. I think that was the year AAM was in St. Louis and I attended an EdCom breakfast where this was a topic.