Steven Balkin Maxwell Street, Chicago Collection

Institution: Chicago State University - Archives and Special Collections
9501 South Martin Luther King Drive
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: 773-995-2586
Date: 1994-2009
Extent: 19 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
Steven Balkin is a Professor of Economics at Roosevelt University. He is a member of the Maxwell Street Foundation, formerly known as the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coalition. Beginning in the mid-90s, Balkin began assembling materials related to the history of the Maxwell Street Market and neighborhood, including blues heritage, architecture, and community groups.

Scope and Content Note:
Collection consists of 5000 photographic prints and negatives of Maxwell Street neighborhood as taken in the 1990s and early-2000s; DVDs of video footage; additional photographs and personal papers; audio recordings; ephemera; newspapers, and folk art.

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