Era Bell Thompson Papers

Institution: Chicago Public Library - Carter G. Woodson Regional Library
9525 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (312) 747-6900
Date: 1930-1987
Extent: 99 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
Era Bell Thompson, author of American Daughter and Africa, Land of My Fathers, was a pioneering photo-journalist for Ebony and international editor for Johnson Publishing Company for over thirty years. She was also an important figure in the Chicago Renaissance; her ties to the Vivian G. Harsh Collection span nearly 50 years.

Scope and Content Note:
Thompson’s papers include correspondence, diaries, financial records, audio and videotapes, monographs, journals, subject clipping files, photographs and memorabilia.

Related Material: None