Morris Williams Family Photograph Collection

Institution: Chicago History Museum
1601 N. Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614
Phone: (312) 642-4600
Date: 1930-1949
Extent: 1 Linear Feet
Finding Aid: None

Biographical/Historical Note:
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Scope and Content Note:
Includes visual materials related to the Morris Williams family, an African American family that came to Chicago (Ill.) in the 1920s. Includes two portraits of L. K. Williams, pastor of Olivet Baptist Church (Ill.), and a group portrait of members of the church including Willa. One halftone print shows the church. One portrait shows the Williams family, Morris and Annie, and their children, Morris Jr., Levi, and Willa, prior to their move to Chicago. Also includes photographs and snapshots of unidentified family members and friends. One snapshot shows Willa and Morris Williams Jr. (in uniform) with an unidentified person. Another snapshot shows Morris G, Willa, and Junius Samon in from of Olivet Baptist Church. Card photograph album is labeled J. B. Williams of Bryan (Tex.) (1885-ca. 1890). Includes portraits of Cora Butts, Jane Butts and child, Celia Edwards (male), Prof. Johnson, and C. L. Slovall (?). Open spaces in the album are filled with magazine and newspaper illustrations.

Related Material: None