Shorefront Legacy Center Resources

Start here as you plan your visit to the Shorefront Legacy Center for your research project. Our list of downloadable finding aids are added as they are completed. If you are a student in archives studies, consider the Legacy Center to fulfill credit requirements. You are guaranteed hands-on experience.

Womens Auxiliary of Community Hospital collection
William H Twiggs Collection
West End Block Club Collection
Wayne Watson Collection
Tina Lifford_Finding Collection
The Heritage Collection
Suburbanites Collection
Social and Civic Clubs and Organizations Collection
Sigma Pi Phi Delta Alpha Boule Collection
Shorefront Publications Collection
Second Baptist Church Collection
Pauline Williams Collection
Obituary and Funeral Program Collection
Northwestern University AA Publications Collection
North Shore Illinois Chapter Links Collection
Mary Barr Friends Disappear Collection
Eastern Star Pride of the North Collection
Alpha Phi Alpha Zeta Xi Lambda Chapter Collection
Daniel Phillips Collection
Evanston Chapter NAACP Collection
Evanston Photographic Negative Collection
Lawrence Brooks Collection

BMRC Color Curtain Processing Project

In partnership with the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC)*, and the Color Curtain project, 49 collections have been processed. Downloadable finding aids are available at the BMRC Processing Project site. Direct links of each collection are below.

Alice Tregay Papers
Anna Belle Frazier Papers
Berniece Ball Perry Papers
Chad Allen Helsup Papers
Community Hospital of Evanston Collections
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Records
Ebenezer A.M.E. Church Records
Edwin B. Jourdain Jr. Papers
Emerson Street YMCA Collection
Evanston Clarion Newspapers
Evanston Community Development Corporation Records
Evanston Connection Newsletters
Evanston Newsette Publications
Evanston Sentinel Publications
Evanston-area Lifestyle Publications Collection
Family Focus Records
For Members Only Publications Collection
Foster School Reunion Collection
Harper Family Collection
Harry Jackson Jr. Papers
Henry Butler Collection
The Heritage Collection
Horace S. Graves, Jr. Papers
Jack and Jill North Shore Chapter Collection
Lorraine Morton Papers
Lun Ye Crimm Barefield Collection
Mary Wilson Photograph Albums
Mt. Zion Baptist Church Records
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Evanston Branch Records
North Shore Music Collection
Norshore 12 Inc., Records
North Shore Basketball Camp Records

*The BMRC is a grant funded organization surveying the Chicago Metropolitan Area collections of privately and publicly held collections related to the Black experience. In 2010, Shorefront was one of three selected “Second space” entities chosen for close partnership, modeling and training along with the Bronzeville Historical Society and the National Labor Archives. Established entities include The Chicago History Museum, DuSable Museum, Vivian Harsh Archives, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, IIT, University of Chicago and others.