Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project Video Archives

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1958-1998
Extent: 2 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Biographical/Historical Note:
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Scope and Content Note:
Items collected as part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture Project" of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Grand Boulevard on the South Side. Items in this collection include video footage used in an exhibition; oral histories and edited documentaries relating to various areas in Chicago that were used as research for the exhibition; recordings of neighborhood meetings; and recordings of CHS staff project meetings.

Items were created by: Street Level Youth Media; Chicago Video Project; Usama Alshaibi; Chicago Historical Society; and others.

Topics include Catholics, Jews, Mexican Americans, Polish Americans, Russian Americans, African Americans, Garifuna culture (Black Carib), immigrants, youth, neighborhood life, community organization, housing and public housing projects, race relations, and social conditions.

Related Material: None