Photo: Chicago Urban League Photos, Children at Chicago Urban League Headquarters (Staircase), CULR.04.0190.2160.003, University of Illinois at Chicago Library, CARLI Digital Collections.

Welcome to the Black Metropolis Research Consortium Survey site. This website and its contents represent the culmination of two years of archival surveying of African American primary-source research materials in locations throughout the Chicago region.

To find out more about these collections, try a search, or browse an alphabetical list of collection titles. You can also search through a list of participating institutions (or view them on our survey sites map).

To find out more about the survey project, visit our project information page, which includes documentation of the survey methodology, presentations offered by BMRC staff, and workshops sponsored by the BMRC over the course of the grant period.

This project was made possible through a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.