Atkinson Family Collection of Visual Materials

Institution: Chicago History Museum
Address:
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Website
Date: 1860-1929
Extent: 1.6 Linear Feet
Finding Aid

Abstract
Biographical/Historical Note:
Isaac and Emma Atkinson and their descendants were one of the first African-American families to settle in Chicago. Isaac was the son of Richard Atkinson, who emigrated from Scotland to the United States in the early 1800s, and Cecelia, a full-blooded Cherokee. Isaac married Emma Jane, who was half African-American and half Cherokee. Isaac and Emma Atkinson came to Chicago in 1847.

Scope and Content Note:
Photographs and prints related to the Atkinson family.

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