Archibald J. Carey Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1927-1966
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Archibald J. Carey, Jr was an American lawyer, judge, politician, diplomat and clergyman from the south side of Chicago. He was an alderman for many years under the patronage of powerful African-American politician William L. Dawson. For many years Judge Carey was a major figure in Chicago's political and religious life. He won numerous awards for his oratorical skills and contribution to civic improvement.

Scope and Content Note:
Photographs primarily from Carey's professional life as a lawyer and politician prior to his election as Cook County Circuit Court judge in 1966. Includes photos of Presidents Coolidge (with Rev. Archibald J. Carey, Sr.), Eisenhower and Nixon (prior to his presidency), and U.S. Senator Everett Dirksen. Several scenes show Eisenhower campaign participants. Includes formal and informal portraits of Carey and other Black people who are unidentified. Also includes a few photos of informal groups--presumably family and friends, and a trip to Israel in 1956. One photo shows a Chicago billboard advertisement during Carey's successful campaign for third ward Alderman in 1947.

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