Skip to main content Skip to search results

Showing Collections: 1 - 3 of 3

Chicago Black Lives Matter Protest Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-ChicagoBLM
Abstract Announcements, flyers, artwork, buttons, newsletters, photographs, posters, t-shirts, and other materials collected by various individuals at Chicago protests, 2015-2016, responding to recurring police violence and civil rights violations against black citizens. This documentation was solicited as part of a 2016 Newberry Library exhibition, From Civil War to Civil Rights, and also includes responses to events posted by visitors to the exhibition.
Dates: 2014-ongoing

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family
Abstract Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.
Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910-1995

Griffin Funeral Home records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin
Abstract Records of the Griffin Funeral Home, and its predecessor, the Bell Auto & Undertaking Company, which served the African American community in Chicago,1929-2007. Entries contain the decedent's name, address, occupation, physical characteristics, next of kin, date/place of birth, date/place of death, minister's name, and place of burial. Limited information of plot purchasers is also included.
Dates: 1929-2007

Filtered By

  • Subject: African Americans -- Illinois -- Chicago X

Filter Results

Additional filters:

Subject
Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Photographs 2
African American business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
African American families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th century 1
∨ more  
Language
Spanish; Castilian 1
 
Names
Griffin Funeral Home (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Griffin-O'Neal, E. Dawn 2
Alvarez, Anita 1
Black Lives Matter 1
Black Lives Matter (Chicago) 1