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Bloomington-Normal Black History Project (BNBHP) Collection

Processed by Lauren Johnson, 2005 / 2006


Aunt Anna and Rolly Duff.

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Collection Information

Volume of Collection: Twelve boxes

Collection Dates: 1837-2009

Restrictions: None.

Reproduction Rights: Permission to reproduce or publish material in this collection must be obtained in writing from the McLean County Museum of History.

Alternative Format: None.

Other Finding Aids: None

Location: Archives

Notes: See BNBHP photographs: Two boxes located in the Archives.

See also: The Bloomington Normal Black History Project Online for transcripts of oral histories and a brief history of the origins of the Bloomingotn-Normal Black History Project.

Brief History of the Bloomington Normal Black History Project

In 1970 Marge Smith and others began to organize local African Americans to discuss their history. This group (Margarite Esposito, Jo Munro, Caribel Washington, Luvada (?) Hunter, and others) disbanded around 1974, though it managed to collect a considerable amount of information on local African Americans.

In 1977, Dr. Mildred Pratt of Illinois State University assigned one of her students (Janet McMath) to interview elderly African Americans in Peoria about their medical practices. Interest was considerable, and the project was expanded. Unaware of the group started by Marge Smith, Dr. Mildred Pratt and Dr. Stephanie Shaw, also of Illinois State University, began to collaborate on conducting interviews of elderly African Americans in Bloomington-Normal.

Over time the group expanded; their goal was to compile an authentic history of African-Americans in McLean County since 1835 when Henry Clary and Rosanna Johnson reportedly settled in Bloomington.

Greg Koos, director at the McLean County Museum of History, expressed interest in the project, and suggested seeking a grant from the Illinois Humanities Council, which was subsequently awarded to the group. The grant led to the composition of a fifty page narrative, "We the People Tell our Own Story" in 1986, and launched the alliance of the group with the McLean County Museum of History.

In 1989, the group became institutionalized; they established a consortium, composed a constitution and by-laws, and relocated to the Old McLean County Courthouse, taking the title Bloomington-Normal Black History Project / Culture Consortium. Thereafter the group received funding from both Illinois Wesleyan (through Dr. Pam Muirhead) and ISU (through Dr. Mildred Pratt).

By 1990 sixty-five oral interviews had been conducted (by Dr. Pratt and Dr. Shaw), two expositions undertaken, and a curriculum booklet distributed to schools and libraries (among other things).

Between 1985 and 1995, the group was heavily involved in conferences, research trips, publications, and outreach. The group spread the word about the project nationally by attending conferences. The educational outreach program was bolstered as Caribel Washington and others spoke at schools and passed out teaching aids on local African American history. Various research trips were conducted with funding from the two universities which gave new BNBHP members the chance to do firsthand research, some of which was published. In addition the group was active in ongoing events such as Juneteenth celebrations, inviting African American speakers, and ongoing research.

Since roughly 1980, Dr. Pratt and Caribel Washington have been the official and unofficial leaders of the BNBHP, conducting endless research, interviews and working to advertise and expand the BNBHP. Currently Willie Tripp Jr. is the head of the BNBHP.

Timeline

BNBHP Timeline

1970 Earliest group emerges to collect African American local history

1974 Early group disbanded

1977 Mildred Pratt assigns student Janet McMath to interview African Americans on medical practices

1978 Mildred Pratt and Stephanie Shaw begin to collaborate to collect local histories

1985 BNBHP emerges and allies with McLean County Museum of History

1986 "We the People Tell Our Story" published thanks to Illinois Humanities Council grant

1988 First BNBHP exhibit opens in November

1989 BNBHP becomes institutionalized, established consortium, and creates by-laws

1989 Wessyngton Plantation Research Trip

1989 Kentucky Research Trip

1990 Curriculum for schools distributed

1990 Barton Family Research Trip

1990 Georgetown Research Trip

1991 John O'Neal performance

2006 The exhibit "Presence, Pride & Passion: A History of African Americans in McLean County" exhibit opens at McLean County Museum of History

Brief Biographies

    This section was designed to help identify key figures relating to the BNBHP Collection.

Wilbur Barton ISU graduate, basketball star, World War II veteran and long time educator. From his home in Indianapolis, he took a great interest in his family's history and the history of Normal. Supported all aspects of the BNBHP with gifts, time, memory, and money. Wilbur passed away in 2005 at the age of 91.

Howard and Elaine Bell Howard was born in Bloomington. He was a World War II veteran. Elaine was born in Canada, but she became an active participant in the community of Bloomington. Personally, they nurtured scores of foster children, and they have been involved in all the groups exploring black history in McLean County. Howard has researched and written on church history and military history.

Anna Sanders Clark Perhaps the only member of the BNBHP who was born in the nineteenth century. Contributed many rare family documents and artifacts to the collection.

Kathryn Dean Long time Bloomington resident. Served as BNBHP treasurer for many years. Heavily involved in the project. Contributed many items to the museum collection from her family and from her husband's family, the Deans.

Dr. Joseph Durham ISU history professor. Conducted research on state and local African American History during the early 1970s.

Greg Koos Executive Director of the McLean County Museum of History. Has actively built the museum's collection of African American material and has supported the telling of that history for three decades.

Jack and Pam Muirhead Bloomington residents since 1970. Jack was an elementary school teacher. Pam has taught English at IWU for 34 years. Pam has presented at many meetings and conferences related to African American history. Jack has done research.

Lucinda Posey Bloomington resident until her retirement years. Worked in a professional position at Brokaw Hospital. Active in many church, civic, and social organizations. Contributed vast amounts of information about people and groups who were active in the community in the early and middle part of the twentieth century.

Mildred Pratt Resident of McLean County since the late 1960s when she became a professor at ISU. The main person on the academic side who has energized and driven the BNBHP. Collected many scores of interviews from long-time community members. Heavily involved in all the major research, presentation, education, and outreach initiatives of the organization.

Vickie Price IWU graduate. Collected information and researched black history during the 1970s.

Stephanie Shaw ISU history professor during the 1980s. Helped collect interviews and put her local research findings into a professional historical context.

Willie Tripp Jr. Resident of Bloomington since early childhood. Has observed much of Bloomington's political, economic, and social history. President of the BNBHP.

Ruth and Oscar Waddell Bloomington residents. Oscar was a World War II veteran. Both were leaders in improving labor opportunities for African Americans in the area. Oscar was a driving force behind the creation of the BNBHP. Ruth worked particularly hard on the BNBHP calendar project.

Caribel Washington Bloomington resident. Educator during the 1930s. Long-time State Farm employee Involved with countless community, civic, church, cultural, educational groups. In countless forums has communicated the history of the local black community to generations of McLean County residents. Served many terms as the BNBHP's president.

Reginald Whittaker Normal native. During his adult life worked in downtown Bloomington. Unofficial historian of the Normal community. Has done major research on his and other Normal families, and has been responsible for a large portion of the museum's collection.

Box and Folder Inventory

  Box Inventory
Box 1: Organizational Papers
Box 2: Local Information
Box 3: Research Trips
Box 4: Clubs, Churches, Military
Box 5: Family Information I
Box 6: Family Information II
Box 7: Oral Histories
Box 8: Financial Information
Box 9: Organizational Papers II
Box 10: Members' Research
Box 11: Dean Collection
Box 12: Sanders/Clark collection
Box 1: Organizational Papers
This box is organized chronologically with a folder for each year of the proceedings; correspondence and meeting minutes with the year's larger activities in separate folders.

Folder 1:
Pre 1985 Correspondence and Affairs
1.1.1
Henry Wells document- 1860
1.1.2
Mary (H*o*y) document- 1901 (handwriting smudged illegibly)
1.1.3
Reginald Whittaker- 1965
1.1.4
Mrs. Richard Smith to Miss Margaret Means- 1970
1.1.5
J.E House Jr. to Mr. Howard Bell- 1970
1.1.6
John T. Keene, loan agreement- 1971 (4 related letters)
1.1.7
Joseph T. Durham to Mrs. William Monroe- 1971
1.1.8
Mrs. Josephine Munro to friend- 1972
1.1.9
Ed Harrison to Mrs. Eugene Hunter- 1972
1.1.10
B.H to Dr. Colvin 1976 (and related article)
1.1.11
William D. Walters, Jr. to Dr. William E. Colvin- 1977
1.1.12
William D. Walters, Jr. to Dr. William E. Colvin- 1978
1.1.13
Wings over Jordan program
1.1.14
Roughly 50 pages of handwritten notes by Dr. Pratt and others on what is needed for the BNBHP.
**
The following folder (though part of folder 1) is concerned with the early group of BNBHP (see brief history).
1.1.15
Letter from Marge Smith to Dean Joseph T. Durham
1.1.16
Response from Durham to Smith
1.1.17
List of local African Americans and addresses
1.1.18
Letter from Marge Smith to J. Munro
1.1.19
Letter from Mr. Durham to Mrs. William Monroe
1.1.20
Letter from John T. Keene to Me. W.E. Colvin
1.1.21
Memo and letter from Levesque and Ganaway to Blacks in McLean County Research Team
1.1.22
Letter from Josephine Murno to friends interested in compiling a Negro History.
1.1.23
Letter from Joseph T. Durham to Marge Smith, 1970
1.1.24
Letter from Marge Smith to several illegible names.
1.1.25
List "People who have worked with Jo Munro"
1.1.26
Letter of request for family information with attached questionnaire
Folder 2:
1985 Correspondence and Affairs
1.2.1
Tim Walker to Dr. Pratt-
1.2.2
Baby shower invitation of Barbara Nathan
1.2.3
Richard M. Smith to Miss Means
1.2.4
Stephanie J. Shaw to Mr. Jackson
1.2.5
Program, 6 Dec. at Wayman AME
1.2.6
1985 WGLT89.1FM program for Black History Month
1.2.7
Education for Leadership conference, Dr. Pratt presenting.
Folder 3:
Proceedings 1986
1.3.1
African American People in Bloomington-Normal: A Social History (program)
1.3.2
African American People in Bloomington-Normal (presenters program)
1.3.3
Project planners and participants
1.3.4
Project on African-American History in Bloomington-Normal (program)
1.3.5
A Call to: Black People in Bloomington-Normal "Help us preserve our history"
1.3.6
Future plans
1.3.7
Page 2- decisions made
1.3.8
Plan for Completion of the Social History on African-Americans in Bloomington-Normal. (M. Pratt)
1.3.9
Oral History assignments
1.3.10
Public housing authority program
1.3.11
Gift agreement, Julia Duff estate
1.3.12
Tea party announcement
1.3.13
Sisterhood is global program
Folder 4:
Meeting Minutes 1986
1.4.1
First Planning Meeting of Black People in Bloomington-Normal Project.
1.4.2
2 Aug. project plan
1.4.3
Plan for December
1.4.4
Members present at 9/22/86 meeting
1.4.5
List of names present
1.4.6
Program committee minutes
1.4.7
Project plan and meeting outline
Folder 5:
Correspondence 1986
1.5.1
RSVP meeting flyer. Undated.
1.5.2
Sue. A. Satisfield to Dr. Mildred Pratt. 31 March
1.5.3
Shaw and Pratt to Ms. Baptiste. 11 April.
1.5.4
Leslie A. Smith to Dr. Pratt. 22 April.
1.5.5
Sorority invitation
1.5.6
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Jane Hood. May 29.
1.5.7
Dr. Pratt to Sue A. Satisfield. 12 June.
1.5.8
Pratt to Dr. Walsh. 28 July.
1.5.9
William F. Davis to Dr. Pratt (3 letters). 5 Aug.
1.5.10
David A. Strand to Dr. Pratt. 11 Aug.
1.5.11
From Dr. Pratt. 13 Aug.
1.5.12
From Pratt and Shaw. 18 Aug.
1.5.13
From Pratt and Shaw. 18. Aug
1.5.14
Pratt and Shaw to Mr. Ross 18. Aug
1.5.15
Pratt and Shaw to the Churches (7 letters and supporting papers) 1 Oct.
1.5.16
Pratt and Shaw to Mr. and Mrs. Bell. 21 Oct.
1.5.17
Pratt and Shaw to Greg Koos. 21 Oct.
1.5.18
Pratt and Shaw to Mr. Roland Brent. 21 Oct.
1.5.19
Pratt and Shaw to Mrs. Rates. 24 Oct.
1.5.20
Pratt and Shaw to Ms. Elsie Walton. 27 Oct.
1.5.21
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 27 Oct.
1.5.22
Greg Koos to Dr. Pratt 31 Oct.
1.5.23
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Heard. 19 Nov.
1.5.24
Dr. Pratt to Elaine Asbie. 19 Nov.
1.5.25
Stephanie to Mildred. Undated.
Folder 6:
Proceedings 1987
1.6.1
Empower the Elderly and Educate Others by Developing a Local Ethic Minority History Project (Pratt explanation of BNBHP)
1.6.2
Newsletter
1.6.3
Temporary loan agreement: Mr. Barton
1.6.4
Exhibitors form for "we the people"
1.6.5
Special note on exhibit items
1.6.6
Blank questionnaire
1.6.7
Tentative plans for Sept. 1987 exhibit
1.6.8
Future plans (2 pages)
1.6.9
Instructions for exhibitors. "We the People"
1.6.10
McLean County Historical Society Newsletter
1.6.11
"We the People" program (4 pages)
1.6.12
Exhibit guest book
1.6.13
Black History Project of Bloomington-Norma (overview)
1.6.14
Progress report on BNBHP
1.6.15
Photocopy of exhibit picture
1.6.16
Pantagraph article, 27 Sept. "Silent History: The Story of Blacks in Bloomington-Normal."
1.6.17
News release: "We the People"
1.6.18
Pantagraph article "private museum shows life in the old couth" 25 Jan.
1.6.19
"Remembering Walter Gaines" 31 March, by Emily Dunn Dale
1.6.20
Essay by Margaret L. Esposito, "Black History and Culture"
1.6.21
Program 3 Oct.
Folder 7:
Meeting Minutes 1987
1.7.1
Minutes of program and publicity committee meeting
1.7.2
Overview of March 28 Meeting
1.7.3
Caribel Washington calls 20 Aug meeting
1.7.4
29 Aug planning meeting
1.7.5
29 Aug meeting minutes
1.7.6
March 28 meeting announcement
1.7.7
March 30th minutes
1.7.8
16 may meeting announcement
1.7.9
26 June minutes
1.7.10
14 Aug. minutes
1.7.11
30 July minutes
1.7.12
Program meeting Sept.
1.7.13
May 16 Meeting notice.
Folder 8:
Correspondence 1987
1.8.1
Dr. Pratt to project planners. 13 Jan.
1.8.2
Drs. Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 13 Jan.
1.8.3
Dr. Pratt lunch with Lucinda Posey. 16 Jan.
1.8.4
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Anna Mae Burton Holmes. 16 Jan.
1.8.5
Lucinda to friend. 16 Feb.
1.8.6
Greg to Mildred. 25 Feb.
1.8.7
Pratt and Shaw to project planners- meeting announcement. 23 March.
1.8.8
Pratt to Ms. Barbara Waddell. 6 April.
1.8.9
Leslie A. Smith to Pratt and Shaw. 10 April.
1.8.10
Margaret Esposito to Dr. Pratt 1 May.
1.8.11
Pratt to Edith A. Lewis. 6 May.
1.8.12
Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 21 May.
1.8.13
Pratt to members of the program and publicity committees. 21. May.
1.8.14
Pratt to Juliet A. E. Walker. 21 May
1.8.15
Pratt to Lucinda B. Posey. 28 May.
1.8.16
Howard Bell (2 papers). 14 June.
1.8.17
Pratt to Dr. Robert Walsh. 25 June.
1.8.18
William D. Walters, Jr. to William E. Colvin. 10 July
1.8.19
Pratt to Shaw. 15 July.
1.8.20
Pratt to Ministers. 17 July
1.8.21
Shaw and Pratt to exhibit planers. 30 July.
1.8.22
Pratt to Mrs. Robert Boykins. 17 Aug.
1.8.23
Ann to Pratt
1.8.24
Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 5. Aug
1.8.25
Letter from Lucinda Posey. 3 Sept.
1.8.26
Pratt to Dallas Reynolds (funds) 4 Sept
1.8.27
Pratt to Mr. Pettis. 8 Sept.
1.8.28
Dallas T. Reynolds. Jr. to Fred Hansen (funds) 15 Sept.
1.8.29
Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 17 Sept.
1.8.30
Sister M. Yvonne Meyer to Dr. Pratt. 21 Sept.
1.8.31
Pratt to Virginia Owen Dean. 22 Sept.
1.8.32
John W. Maitland, Jr. to Greg Koos. 25 Sept.
1.8.33
Laretta D. Reeves to Dr. Pratt. 26 Sept.
1.8.34
Joe Dunn to BNBHP. 28 Sept.
1.8.35
Stanley M. Heggen to Dr. Pratt. 5 Oct.
1.8.36
Lucinda to Dr. Pratt. 6 Oct.
1.8.37
Pratt to Greg Koos. 6 Oct.
1.8.38
Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 19 Oct.
1.8.39
Pratt and Shaw to project planners. 28 Nov.
1.8.40
Sherill Reichter to Dr. Pratt. 4. Dec.
1.8.41
Pratt to Clark. 23 Dec.
1.8.42
Pratt to Mrs. Jones - undated.
1.8.43
Pratt to Mrs. Poerson- undated.
1.8.44
Pratt to Jean Davis.- undated
1.8.45
Pratt to Dr. Suggs. - undated.
1.8.46
Pratt to Dr. Walker.- undated
1.8.47
Pratt to Vanessa Hodges.- undated
1.8.48
From professor Pratt.- undated, recipient unknown.
1.8.49
Pratt to Dr. Walker- undated.
1.8.50
Pratt to Shaw- undated
1.8.51
Pratt to O'Neal- undated
1.8.52
Pratt to Mr. Hunter- undated
1.8.53
President of Historical Society to BNBHP- undated
1.8.54
Pratt to O'Neal- undated
1.8.55
Pratt to Greg- undated.
1.8.56
Pratt to Summerson- undated
1.8.57
Pratt to Mr. Esposito- undated
1.8.58
Mr. Don Morrson (?)- undated (illegible)
1.8.59
Pratt to Mr. Saul- undated
1.8.60
Pratt to Jean Davis- undated
1.8.61
From Lucinda- undated, recipient unknown.
Folder 9:
Proceedings 1988
1.9.1
Contract with Darlene Clark Hine and BNBHP
1.9.2
Questionnaire for interview with Emily Marshall
1.9.3
Exhibit program, 12 Nov
1.9.4
Exhibit layout
1.9.5
McLean County Historical Society Newsletter, Oct.
Folder 10:
Meeting Minutes 1988
1.10.1
Next meeting announcement. 27 Jan.
1.10.2
Agenda for 5 March meeting
1.10.3
Minutes of 5 March meeting
1.10.4
Task allotment for those not at meeting. 31 March
1.10.5
Next meeting and other business. 12 May.
1.10.6
Agenda for 11 June meeting.
1.10.7
Minutes of 11 June meeting
1.10.8
Call for meeting and other notes. 28 July
1.10.9
Call for next meeting. 30 July.
1.10.10
Minutes from 20 Aug. meeting
1.10.11
Next meeting and other news. 29 Aug.
1.10.12
Minutes of 10 Aug. meeting
1.10.13
Margaret Esposito missed 20 Aug. meeting.
1.10.14
Minutes of last meeting (22 Nov).
1.10.15
Exhibit meeting
1.10.16
Publicity committee meeting
Folder 11:
Correspondence 1988
1.11.1
Nancy Rollings Saul to Dr. Pratt. 22. Jan
1.11.2
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Martin Nickels (funds) 22 Jan.
1.11.3
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Dick Runner (funds) 22. Jan.
1.11.4
Martin Nickels to Dr. Pratt (funds) 26 Jan.
1.11.5
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 27 Jan
1.11.6
Greg Koos to Dr. Pratt. 29 Jan.
1.11.7
Jean Davis to Dr. Pratt. 2 Feb.
1.11.8
Robert Bray to Dr. Pratt. 2 Feb
1.11.9
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 4 Feb
1.11.10
Dr. Pratt to Jean Davis. 9 Feb
1.11.11
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 16 Feb
1.11.12
Virginia Lee Owen to Dr. Pettis (funds) 3 March
1.11.13
Handwritten note from Lucinda, recipient unknown
1.11.14
Margaret Esposito to Dr. Pratt. 7 March
1.11.15
Richard D. Koshel to Dr. F.J. Pettis (funds) 7 March.
1.11.16
Dean McCrossin to Dr. Pratt. 7 March
1.11.17
Marge Smith to Dr. Pratt. 7 March
1.11.18
Nancy Rollings Saul to Dr. Pratt. 8 March
1.11.19
William W. Barton to Dr. Pratt. 24 March
1.11.20
Greg Koos to J. Morgan Kousser. 30 March
1.11.21
J. Morgan Kousser to Greg Koos. 5 April (and response)
1.11.22
Elaine Gr****** to Dr. Pratt 18 May (illegible)
1.11.23
Invitation to progressive club luncheon
1.11.24
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Gabriel Washington 24 May.
1.11.25
Nancy Rollings Saul to Dr. Pratt. 25 May
1.11.26
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Mary Palmer. 1 June
1.11.27
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Geri Bond. 1 June
1.11.28
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Lucinda Posey. 9 June
1.11.29
Dr. Pratt to Representative Ropp. 9 June
1.11.30
Viola Caldwell to Dr. Pratt. 11 June
1.11.31
Dr. Pratt to project planners. 14 June
1.11.32
Margaret Esposito to Dr. Pratt. 23 June
1.11.33
Lucinda to Dr. Pratt. 11 July
1.11.34
Dr. Pratt to Elaine Asbie. 18 July
1.11.35
Dr. Pratt to Lerone Bennett, Jr. 25 July
1.11.36
Wilsonia E.E. Cherry to Marva DeLoach. 26 July
1.11.37
Dr. Pratt to Project planners. 28 July.
1.11.38
Lucinda letter. 3 Aug. recipient unknown.
1.11.39
DeLoach and Pratt to project planners. 20 Aug.
1.11.40
Darlene Clark Hine to Dr. Pratt. 8 Sept.
1.11.41
Nancy Rollings Saul to Dr. Pratt. 8 Sept.
1.11.42
Dean and Kennedy to project planners. 9 Sept.
1.11.43
Darlene Clark Hine to Dr. Pratt. 15 Sept.
1.11.44
Greg Koos to "educator" 30 Sept.
1.11.45
Davis to Pratt 5 Oct (illegible)
1.11.46
Louise A Jones Hiece to Dr. Pratt. 7 Oct.
1.11.47
Pratt to Jim Garrott. 10 Oct.
1.11.48
Pratt to McDowell. 10 Oct.
1.11.49
Lucinda to Dr. Pratt. 11. Oct
1.11.50
Pratt to Dr. Davis. 13 Oct.
1.11.51
Pratt to Shaw. 13 Oct.
1.11.52
Pratt to Ed Pyne. 13 Oct
1.11.53
Pratt to Pam Muirhead. 13 Oct
1.11.54
Marcia Young to project planners BNBHP 14 Nov.
1.11.55
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Jeanne Morris. 16 Nov.
1.11.56
Pratt to Shaw. 17 Nov.
1.11.57
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Dorothy Stewart. 18 Nov.
1.11.58
Dr. Pratt to Julia Visor. 23 Nov.
1.11.59
Dr. Pratt to Elizabeth Ogunsola. 23 Nov.
1.11.60
Margaret Esposito to Dr. Pratt. 23 Nov.
1.11.61
Dr. Pratt to Julia Visor. 30 Nov.
1.11.62
Greg Koos to Gene Lyle. (funds) 7 Dec.
1.11.63
Dr. Pratt to Mr. Suggs. 8 Dec.
1.11.64
Dr. Pratt to Sylvia Cooke Martin. 9 Dec.
1.11.65
Susan Gillespie to Dr. Pratt. Dec 15.
1.11.66
Undated handwritten papers follow (roughly 30 pages).
Folder 12:
Exhibit Information 1988
1.12.1
Facility cost sheet
1.12.2
Handwritten notes
1.12.3
Plan for exhibit and allotment of tasks
1.12.4
Pratt to clubs for support on exhibit.
1.12.5
Pratt asking for help advertising exhibit.
1.12.6
Tentative notes and schedule for exhibit
1.12.7
Programs from exhibit
1.12.8
Flyer for exhibit
1.12.9
Courthouse exhibit opening
1.12.10
Exhibitors form and handwritten notes
1.12.11
Special note on exhibit items.
Folder 13:
Proceedings 1989
1.13.1
Culture and Consortium By Laws committee report. 28 July.(2)
1.13.2
Program for exhibit. 25 Feb.
1.13.3
News Release. 1989
1.13.4
Newsletter. Jan.
1.13.5
Exhibit flyer and program
1.13.6
Newsletter. March.
1.13.7
Ballot for elections in BNBHP. 19 Aug.
1.13.8
Black Family History Workshop. 7 Oct
1.13.9
Checklist for Family Research. 7 Oct.
1.13.10
Illinois History Symposium program. 1 & 2 Dec.
1.13.11
Symposium paper presenters.
1.13.12
Shaw "Local Black History in Publications" Synopsis.
1.13.13
Progress report on BNBHP
1.13.14
Nomination for MLK award for Dr. Paul Bushnell by Marcia Young.
1.13.15
Committees and Duties lists
1.13.16
Task lists
1.13.17
Oral History assignments listing
1.13.18
Project Planners and participants list and addresses
1.13.19
Black history month Commemorative banquet
1.13.20
Illinois State Historical Library Hosted Centennial Celebration. 25 Nov
1.13.21
Mildred Pratt's certificate of membership to Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
1.13.22
Flyer: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
1.13.23
Program: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc.
1.13.24
"Empower the elderly and educated others by developing a local ethnic minority history project" summary of BNBHP
1.13.25
"Blacks in Illinois" program for exhibit
Folder 14:
Meeting Minutes 1989
1.14.1
Pratt to project planners meeting notice. 17 April.
1.14.2
22 April attendance list (handwritten)
1.14.3
22 April attendance list (typed)
1.14.4
22 April Agenda
1.14.5
Transcription of 22 April meeting
1.14.6
22 April meeting review (26 April)
1.14.7
Meeting summary. 25 May
1.14.8
Meeting announcement 3 June
1.14.9
Report on meeting. 3 June.
1.14.10
Report on meeting. 9 June
1.14.11
22 July Meeting Agendas
1.14.12
Report on 22 July meeting
1.14.13
Meeting review.
1.14.14
Task force to consider BNBH Consortium. 28 July
1.14.15
Meeting notice. 19 Aug.
1.14.16
Minutes of 7 Oct meeting
1.14.17
Meeting announcement 26 Oct
1.14.18
Announcement of next meeting.
1.14.19
Next meeting announcement (6 Dec)
Folder 15:
Correspondence 1989
1.15.1
Dr. Pratt to Program committees. 5 Jan.
1.15.2
Letters concerning publication of BNBH book. (3 letters) 12 Jan.
1.15.3
Dr. Pratt to symposium speaker. 26 Jan.
1.15.4
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Owen. 9 Feb.
1.15.5
Charmaine Melvin to Dr. Pratt. Undated.
1.15.6
Dr Pratt to faculty. 24 Feb.
1.15.7
Jerry D. Bidle to Dr Pratt. 27 Feb.
1.15.8
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Hine. 1 March
1.15.9
Dr. Shaw to Dr. Pratt. 6 March
1.15.10
Sylvia Cooke Martin to Dr. Pratt. 15 March
1.15.11
Dr. Pratt to Carl Ekberg. 16 March
1.15.12
Dr. Pratt to Pam Muirhead. 16 March
1.15.13
Dr. Shaw to Dr. Ogunsola. 16 March
1.15.14
Dr. Shaw to Dr. Visor. 16 March
1.15.15
Koos, Shaw, Pratt to Carl Ekberg. 16 March
1.15.16
Dr. Pratt to Shaw and Koos. 16 March
1.15.17
Dr. Pratt to Pam Muirhead. 16 March
1.15.18
Dr. Pratt to Ann Malone. 16 March
1.15.19
E. J. Hendricks to Dr. Pratt. 27 March
1.15.20
Pratt to project planners. 17 April.
1.15.21
Dr. Pratt to Owen, Walsh and Cunningham. 26 April
1.15.22
Susan D. Gillespie to Dr. Pratt. 27 April
1.15.23
Marcia Young to Dr. Pratt. 4 May
1.15.24
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Owen. May.
1.15.25
Dr. Pratt to BNBHP 9 May
1.15.26
Joyce Hayes to Dr. Pratt. 9 May
1.15.27
Elaine Bell to Dr. Pratt. 10 May
1.15.28
Dr. Pratt to Tracy Ellman. 23 May
1.15.29
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Lester Brooks. 25 May
1.15.30
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Charles Orser. 25 May.
1.15.31
Dr. Pratt to Francis Irvin. 14 June
1.15.32
Pratt to project planners. 15 June
1.15.33
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Shaw. 20 June
1.15.34
Dr. Pratt to Mr. Cecil Scott. 17 July.
1.15.35
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Shaw. 24 July
1.15.36
Debbie Jacobson baby shower invitation to Pratt. July
1.15.37
Sylvia Cooke Martin to Dr. Pratt. 1 Aug
1.15.38
Richard H. Dammers to Dr. Pratt. 14 Aug.
1.15.39
Petition
1.15.40
Jody Stewart to Greg Koos. 28 Aug.
1.15.41
Dr. Pratt to Ms. Rosetta O'Neal. 31 Aug.
1.15.42
Pratt and Muirhead to Virginia Owen Dean. Aug.
1.15.43
Linda Oelheim to Paul Bushnell. 1 Sept.
1.15.44
Marcia D. Young to Greg Koos. 5 Sept.
1.15.45
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Shaw. 11 Sept.
1.15.46
Dr. Pratt to Lerone Bennett. 20 Sept.
1.15.47
Harry Bradshaw Matthews to Dr. Pratt. 21 Sept
1.15.48
Dr. Pratt to Lucinda Posey. 26 Sept.
1.15.49
Dr. Pratt to Caribel Washington. 26 Sept.
1.15.50
Dr. Pratt to Mr. and Mrs. Barton. 26 Sept.
1.15.51
Marcia Young to Dr. Pratt. 1 Oct.
1.15.52
Marcia Young to Ann Malone. 2 Oct.
1.15.53
Jack Muirhead to Dr. Pratt. 7 Oct.
1.15.54
Marcia Young to Black Family History Workshop Committee. 10 October 2005
1.15.55
Harrpy Bradshaw Matthews to Sylvia Cooke Martin. 13 Oct.
1.15.56
Marcia Young to President Wallace. 13 Oct.
1.15.57
Marcia D. Young to Project managers. 15 Nov.
1.15.58
Marcia D. Young to Program Committee members. 15 Nov.
1.15.59
Richard H. Dammers to Dr. Pratt. 16 Oct.
1.15.60
Dr. Pratt to Mr. Oscar Waddell. 17 Oct.
1.15.61
Dr. Pratt to Mr. Wilbur Barton. 17 Oct.
1.15.62
Dr. Pratt to Mrs. Caribel Washington . 17 Oct.
1.15.63
Lucinda letter. 26 Oct. Recipient unknown.
1.15.64
Isobel Neal to Robert Bray. IHC dinner. Oct.
1.15.65
Pratt and Shaw to Ralph Doage. 27 Oct.
1.15.66
Dr. Pratt to Director of Research Libraries. 30 Oct.
1.15.67
Caribel Washington to BNBHP members. 17 Nov
1.15.68
Gwendolyn Hackley to Dr. Pratt. 18 Nov
1.15.69
C.E. Orser CEO to Dr. Pratt. 20 Nov.
1.15.70
Ann Elder Cohen to Dr. Pratt. 29 Nov.
1.15.71
Dr. Pratt to John Thewatt. 30 Nov.
1.15.72
Gwendolyn Hackley Austin to Dr. Pratt. 4 Dec.
1.15.73
Jose A Garibay to Marcia Young. 20 Dec.
1.15.74
Marcia Young to Richard Wentworth. 20 Dec.
1.15.75
Richard Wentworth to Marcia Young. 22 Dec.
1.15.76
Noreen O'Brien-Davis to Dr. Pratt. 22 Dec.
1.15.77
Two handwritten undated illegible letters.
1.15.78
From Ann to Dr. Pratt. Undated.
1.15.79
Sylvia Cooke Martin to Dr. Pratt. Undated
1.15.80
Afro-American Historical and Genealogical Society, Inc. to Dr. Pratt. Undated
Folder 16:
Exhibit 1989
1.16.1
Event application
1.16.2
Program (final)
1.16.3
Program (draft)
1.16.4
Guest log
1.16.5
Picture of exhibit
1.16.6
Temporary loan agreements
1.16.7
Proposal narrative
1.16.8
Instructions for exhibitors
1.16.9
Names of those to be interviewed
1.16.10
Addresses
1.16.11
Update on program
1.16.12
Acknowledgments
1.16.13
Family research sources
1.16.14
Questions concerning traveling exhibit
1.16.15
Exhibit layout
1.16.16
Pictures
Folder 17:
Proceedings 1990
1.17.1
Report to Illinois Humanities Council
1.17.2
Funds data sheet
1.17.3
Assignments for 17 Feb.
1.17.4
Facility request for University Museum.
1.17.5
"An Evening of Oral Black History: The Iowa Story" 3 March
1.17.6
"Celebrating Black History and Culture" Program. 17 April
1.17.7
"Telling our Story" review of BNBHP.
1.17.8
Newsletter. Jan-Oct
1.17.9
Daily Vidette article: "Cultural Exhibition opens at ISU Museum" 1 Feb.
1.17.10
Status of BNBHP and Consortium budget
1.17.11
Update on program and activities
1.17.12
Report on consortium activities
1.17.13
Office supplies needed, list.
1.17.14
Report on Alton, Frederickstown and Edwardsville trips.
1.17.15
Budget request
1.17.16
Comments regarding contributors
1.17.17
Greg Koos' status of archival holdings. 31 Jan.
1.17.18
Schedule for Sister Antona Ebo meeting.
1.17.19
Invitation to Sister Antona Ebo meeting
1.17.20
Program planned (announcement)
1.17.21
Outline for overview
1.17.22
"The People Tell Their Story" program
1.17.23
"Telling our Story" newsletter. Nov.
1.17.24
Annual conference notice: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society Inc.
1.17.25
Black History News and Notes-1990 account of Indiana Black Women's history project
1.17.26
Report on Consortium Activities, 6 March.
1.17.27
Anatomy of a local history project: 1990 report of BNBHCC
Folder 18:
Meeting Minutes 1990
1.18.1
Meeting announcement 22 Jan
1.18.2
Review of 20 Feb Meeting
1.18.3
Report on Consortium activities
1.18.4
Minutes of 10 March meeting
1.18.5
Review of March 10 meeting
1.18.6
March 10 meeting agenda
1.18.7
March 10 lunch announcement
1.18.8
Agenda and new meeting place letter
1.18.9
4 April agenda
1.18.10
14 April meeting minutes
1.18.11
14 April (handwritten) review of meeting
1.18.12
14 April review of meeting
1.18.13
Minutes from 8 Sept meeting
1.18.14
12 Sept meeting announcement
1.18.15
Consortium meeting minutes
1.18.16
Consortium meeting attendance
1.18.17
Consortium task lists
1.18.18
Announcement of meeting 8 Dec
1.18.19
Minutes of 8 Dec meeting
Folder 19:
Correspondence 1990
1.19.1
Pam Muirhead to Dr. Pratt. 8 Jan
1.19.2
Marcia D. Young to Sister Antona Ebo. 16 Jan.
1.19.3
Terri Ryburn- LaMonte to Marcia Young. 16 Jan.
1.19.4
Hjordis Halvorson to Dr. Pratt. 17 Jan
1.19.5
Dr. Pratt to Mr. and Mrs. Barton. 17 Jan.
1.19.6
Marcia Young to Charmaine Melvin. 17 Jan.
1.19.7
Marcia Young to BNBHP leaders. 22 Jan.
1.19.8
Mickey E. McCombs to Bill Waller. 23 Jan.
1.19.9
Dr. Pratt to Mrs. Barbara Waldell. 31 Jan.
1.19.10
Dr. Pratt to David Babson (and others) 8 Feb.
1.19.10
Pam Muirhead to project planners. 16 Feb.
1.19.11
Dr. Pratt to project planners. 16 Feb.
1.19.12
Pam Muirhead to Sister Antona. 16 Feb.
1.19.13
Kathryn Dean to members of BNBHP. 16 Feb.
1.19.14
Dr. Pratt to Sister Antona (draft) 16 Feb.
1.19.15
Dr. Pratt to Elaine Graybill. 22 Feb.
1.19.16
Marcia Young to project planners. 22 Feb.
1.19.17
Marcia Young to Dr. Pratt. 22 Feb.
1.19.18
Mickey McCombs to Mindy Stutler. 23 Feb.
1.19.19
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 28 Feb.
1.19.20
Dr. Pratt to Pam Muirhead. 1 March
1.19.21
Dr. Pratt to Julie Gowan. 1 March
1.19.22
Dr. Pratt to Julie Gowan. 5 March
1.19.23
Dr. Pratt to Stephanie Shaw. 19 March.
1.19.24
Ann Cohen to Dr. Pratt. 20 March
1.19.25
Dr. Pratt to Lucille Holcome. 20 March
1.19.26
wndolyn Hackley Austin to Dr. Pratt. 21 March.
1.19.27
Coralie Novotny to Dr. Pratt. 29 March
1.19.28
Dr. Pratt to Martin Nickels. 30 March
1.19.29
Dr. Pratt to Herbert Johnson. 2 April.
1.19.30
Dr. Pratt to Museum. 4 April.
1.19.31
From Pam Muirhead (recipient illegible) 5 April.
1.19.32
Dr. Pratt to Martin Nickels. 9 April
1.19.33
Dr. Pratt to Ruth Winterroth. 9 April
1.19.34
Julie Gowen to Dr. Pratt. 10 April.
1.19.35
Julie Gowen to BNBHP. 12 April.
1.19.36
Pam Muirhead to Dr. Pratt. 17 April.
1.19.37
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 18 April.
1.19.38
Ann Cohen to Dr. Pratt. 23 April
1.19.39
Ann Cohen to Chuck Orser. 25 April.
1.19.40
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 2 May
1.19.41
Dr. Pratt to Robert Wegman. 16 May.
1.19.42
Dee Woodtor to Dr. Pratt. 30 May
1.19.43
Greg Koos to Dr. Pratt. 30 May
1.19.44
Sister Antona Ebo to Dr. Pratt. 19 June
1.19.45
Greg Koos to Richard Wentworth. 20 June.
1.19.46
Pam Muirhead to BNBHP. 25 June.
1.19.47
Dr. Pratt and Pam Muirhead to Chairpersons and Faculty. 25 June
1.19.48
Tony Burroughs to Dr. Pratt. 26 June.
1.19.49
Mrs. Corine Sims to Dr. Pratt. 27 June
1.19.50
Dr. Pratt to Thomas Wallace. 29 June.
1.19.51
Pam Muirhead to Tony Burroughs. 7 July.
1.19.52
Dr. Pratt to Mickey McCombs. 10 July.
1.19.53
Dennis Kolinski to Dr. Pratt. 16 July.
1.19.54
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 17 July.
1.19.55
Dr. Pratt to John McAteer. 17 July
1.19.56
Dr. Pratt to Dan Shickle. 17 July.
1.19.57
Richard Wentworth to Greg Koos. 18 July
1.19.58
Dr. Pratt to Niobe Marshall. 20 July.
1.19.59
Carmen McCoy to Dr. Pratt. 1 Aug.
1.19.60
Dr. Pratt to Faculty. 14 Aug.
1.19.61
Richard Dammers to Dr. Pratt. 15 Aug.
1.19.62
William Colvin to Dr. Pratt (undated)
1.19.63
Jody Stewart to Dr. Pratt. 20 Aug.
1.19.64
Charles Orser to Juliet Walker. 23 Sept.
1.19.65
Dr. Pratt to Elaine Graybill, John Tannura. 1 Oct.
1.19.66
Stephanie Shaw to Dr. Pratt. 2 Oct.
1.19.67
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 15 Oct.
1.19.68
Dorthy White to Dr. Pratt. 18 Oct.
1.19.69
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos. 27 Oct.
1.19.70
Dr. Pratt to Ann Cohen. 1 Nov
1.19.71
Dr. Pratt to John Baker. 6 Nov.
1.19.72
Pam Muirhead to Dr. Pratt. 14 Nov.
1.19.73
Dr. Pratt to John Baker. 21 Nov
1.19.74
Caribel Washington to Reverend Williams. 3 Dec.
1.19.75
Caribel Washington to Reverend Banks. 3 Dec.
1.19.76
Caribel Washington to Reverend McSwain. 3 Dec.
1.19.77
Caribel Washington to Reverend Ellis. 3 Dec.
1.19.78
Caribel Washington to Reverend Bush. 3 Dec.
1.19.79
Caribel Washington to Reverend Hines. 3 Dec.
1.19.80
Caribel Washington to Reverend Bennet. 3 Dec.
1.19.81
Stephanie Shaw to Dr. Pratt. 14 Dec.
1.19.82
Dr. Pratt to Jack Waddell. 14 Dec.
1.19.83
Dr. Pratt to Frank Suggs.19 Dec.
1.19.84
Dr. Pratt to project planners (undated)
1.19.85
Dr. Pratt to Mr. and Mrs. O'Neal. (undated)
1.19.86
Dr. Pratt to Corine Sims. (undated)
Folder 20:
Association of Black Women Historians
1.20.1
10th Annual Luncheon schedule
1.20.2
Paper proposal by Stephanie Shaw
1.20.3
Outline for Caribel Washington presentation
1.20.4
June Patton to "colleague" on participation in ABWH
1.20.5
10th Annual Luncheon Daily events list
1.20.6
Friday, 26 Oct. speeches at ABWH.
Folder 21:
Tour of Illinois Trip
1.21.1
Itinerary and Plans for trip
1.21.2
Hamilton Memorial School program
1.21.3
"Museum Black Pioneer Committee Organized"- Alton Museum
1.21.4
Letter from Alton Museum to Dr. Pratt
1.21.5
"Negro History of Foster Township"
1.21.6
Letter from Sister Antona Ebo to Dr. Pratt
1.21.7
Letter from Sue Scott to Charlene Hill, Alton Museum
Folder 22:
Arts Festival 1990-1991
1.22.1
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Herbert Johnson
1.22.2
Letter from Dr. Pratt to William Colvin
1.22.3
Proposed itinerary
1.22.4
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Mr. Johnson. April 25, 1991
1.22.5
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Herb Johnson. July 22, 1991
1.22.6
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Quintin Sullivan
1.22.7
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Ms. Rose Parisi
1.22.8
Budget proposal
1.22.9
Letter to Bonnie Pomfret
1.22.10
BNBHP coming events
1.22.11
Program for event
1.22.12
"Answering the call of the Ancestors"
1.22.13
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen, Dean
1.22.14
ISU newsletter
1.22.15
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Dr. Bonnie Pomfret, Sept 4, 1991
1.22.16
Letter from Dr. Pratt to Dr. Bonnie Pomfret, Sept 11, 1991
1.22.17
News articles "African American Women's Music to be Featured"
1.22.18
Flyer: "Answering the Call of the Ancestors"
1.22.19
Planning for the event (committee)
1.22.20
Narrative on event
1.22.21
Articles on event
Folder 23:
Proceedings 1991
1.23.1
"Answering the Call of the Ancestors" tentative schedule.
1.23.2
Newsletter "We the People tell Our Story"
1.23.3
BNBHCC Newsletter #3
1.23.4
BNBHCC Newsletter #4
1.23.5
BNBHCC Newsletter #5
1.23.6
Agreements for production of "Don't start me talking"
1.23.7
Exhibits at University Museum
1.23.8
VIP ticket list
1.23.9
Facility Agreement
1.23.10
Tentative flyer for "Don't start me talking"
1.23.11
Ticket for "Don't start me talking"
1.23.12
Picture of John O'Neal
1.23.13
"Don't start me talking" cartoons
1.23.14
6 pages of handwritten notes by Dr. Pratt on project
1.23.15
BNBHP members
1.23.16
1990-1991 Budget request
1.23.17
"I too sing America" flyer
1.23.18
Tentative program for "I too Sing America"
1.23.19
Concert planning meeting for concert
1.23.20
1991 Black Family Summit program
1.23.21
Deborah Muirhead paintings flyers
1.23.22
Four at the Door program
1.23.23
Four at the Door flyers
1.23.24
Arts workshop for children flyer
1.23.25
First annual MLK Gospel Festival program
1.23.26
Arts and Sciences week schedule and program
1.23.27
Local Blacks tell Their Stories: 1920- 1960, program
1.23.28
St. Louis Area Black History Tour, programs
1.23.29
"Anatomy of a Black Community" conference- flyer and supporting letters
1.23.30
Meeting to plan black history month activities at normal public library
1.23.31
Program: Local Blacks Tell Their Stories: 1920-1960
1.23.32
Program and flyer: "A new Generation of Partnerships" Illinois Humanities Council
1.23.33
Minority Career Conference flyer
1.23.34
Videoconference program: "Ethnic Diversity: Barrier or Benefit in Healthcare for the elderly?"
1.23.35
Program: A celebration of Culture & Achievement
1.23.36
Afro-American Historical And Genealogical Society conference
1.23.37
Program: 76 Annual meeting of Association for the Study of Afro-American Life and History
1.23.38
Announcement- "Sister Antona Returns!"
1.23.39
We the People Tell Our Stories, program
1.23.40
List of members in 1991 BNBHP and Culture Consortium
1.23.41
Description of Co-Director of BNBHP/CC (ISU)
1.23.42
Grant proposal draft
1.23.43
Biographical information on presenters and schedule for Panel on BNBHP
Folder 24:
Meeting Minutes 1991
1.24.1
Agenda for 9 Jan
1.24.2
Meeting announcement for 28 Jan
1.24.3
Minutes of 28 Jan meeting
1.24.4
9 March meeting agenda
1.24.5
9 March meeting announcement
1.24.6
Summary of 9 March meeting
1.24.7
Program committee minutes (undated)
1.24.8
3 month plan (march- may)
1.24.9
13 July meeting announcement
1.24.10
Summer coming events
1.24.11
14 Sept. meeting agenda
1.24.12
14 Sept. meeting minutes
1.24.13
8 Oct. agenda
1.24.14
15 Oct agenda
1.24.15
14 Dec meeting flyer
1.24.16
14 Dec meeting announcement and agenda
1.24.17
Updates and meeting minutes
Folder 25:
Correspondence 1991
1.25.1
Mickey McCombs to Dr. Pratt. 9 Jan
1.25.2
Yvonne C. Jones to Dr. Pratt. 10 Jan
1.25.3
Dr. Pratt to committee members. 10 Jan
1.25.4
Jack to Dr. Pratt. 14 Jan
1.25.5
Mickey McCombs to BNBHP. 17 Jan.
1.25.6
Dean Goldfarb to Museum remote. 25 Jan.
1.25.7
Millie Hall to Dr. Pratt. 26 Jan.
1.25.8
Dean, Young, Kennedy to members. 1 Feb.
1.25.9
Dr. Pratt to Juanita Moore. 6 Jan
1.25.10
Mickey McCombs to Dr. Pratt. 8 Feb.
1.25.11
Mickey McConbs to BNBHP and others. 20 Feb.
1.25.12
Pam Muirhead to Michelle Adams. 21 Feb.
1.25.13
Carmille Mason to Dr. Pratt 25 Feb.
1.25.14
Dr. Pratt to Alvin Goldfarb. 26 Feb
1.25.15
Dr. Pratt to Ira Cohen. 6 March
1.25.16
Dr. Pratt to Terri. 31 March
1.25.17
Stephanie Shaw to John Baker. 1 April
1.25.18
Stephanie Shaw to Dr. Pratt. 3 April.
1.25.19
Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos, members. 28 April
1.25.20
Dr. Pratt to Frank Pettis. 20 May
1.25.21
Dr. Pratt to Rosetta O'Neal. 22 May
1.25.22
Dr. Pratt to Ruth Waddell. 22 July
1.25.23
Kathryn Harris to ISHS Minority Heritage Committee members. 23 July
1.25.24
Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen. 14 Aug.
1.25.25
Dr. Pratt to Chuck Orser. 18 Aug.
1.25.26
Dr. Pratt to Paul Bushnell and Pam Muirhead. 18 Aug.
1.25.27
Dr. Pratt to Al Goldfarb. 23 Aug.
1.25.28
A.L Beier to Dr. Pratt. 23 Aug.
1.25.29
Susan Gillespie to Dr. Pratt. 27 Aug.
1.25.30
Robert Dirks to Mildred Pratt. 30 Aug.
1.25.31
Dr. Pratt to Alvin Goldfarb. 4 Sept.
1.25.32
Dr. Pratt to members. 11 Sept.
1.25.33
Dr. Pratt to Pam Muirhead and Paul Bushnell. 12 Sept.
1.25.34
Michelle Adams to members, 13 Sept.
1.25.35
Dr. Pratt to anthropology faculty. 19 Sept.
1.25.36
Pam Muirhead to Donna Vincent. 20 Sept.
1.25.37
David G. Thieman to Dr. Pratt. 23 Sept
1.25.38
Pam Muirhead to Jo Ann Collins. 1 Oct
1.25.39
Dr. Pratt to david Babson. 3 Oct
1.25.40
Pam Muirhead to Donna Vincent. 4 Oct.
1.25.41
Mary *hood to Dr. Pratt 7 Oct.
1.25.42
Dr. Pratt And Dr. Muirhead to members. 7 Oct
1.25.43
Calvin L. Stockman to Dr. Pratt. 7 Oct
1.25.44
Dr. Pratt to manager. 9 Oct
1.25.45
Dr. Pratt to Greg koos. 10 Oct.
1.25.46
Sandi Zielinski to Dr. Pratt. 16 Oct
1.25.47
Dr. Louis Perez to Ron Mottram. 16 Oct.
1.25.48
Milner Library to friends. 18 Oct.
1.25.49
Dr. Pratt to Washington, Wadell, Halbent. 22 Oct.
1.25.50
D.P Woodton to Sue Scott. 1 Nov.
1.25.51
Dr. Pratt on recital. 5 Nov.
1.25.52
Donald Melican to Mike McGee. 19 Nov.
1.25.53
Dr. Pratt to Quintin Sullivan. 21 Nov.
1.25.54
Dr. Pratt to members. 23 Nov.
1.25.55
Pam Muirhead to Ellen Hurwitz. 26 Nov.
1.25.56
Mickey McCombs to BNBHP. 27 Nov.
1.25.57
Pam Muirhead to Dr. Pratt (and others) 27 Nov.
1.25.58
Danette Mersky to Peter Spooner. 29 Nov.
1.25.59
Judy Markowitz to Greg Koos. 4 Dec.
1.25.60
Greg Koos to Dr. Pratt. 6 Dec.
1.25.61
Jody Stewart to Stewart Stabley. 6 Dec.
1.25.62
Pam Muirhead to Joel Carlson. 11 Dec.
1.25.63
Dr. Pratt to Delores Woodton. (undated)
1.25.64
Dr. Pratt to Caribel Washington (undated).
1.25.65
Mrs. Simms to "friends" (undated)
Folder 26:
John O'Neal 1991
1.26.1.
Funding application
1.26.2.
Dr. Pratt to Alvin Goldfarb 20 Sept. 1990
1.26.3.
Dr. Pratt to Alvin Coldfarb. 23 Oct. 1990
1.26.4.
Mickey McCombs to Dr. Pratt "Agreement for theatre production"
1.26.5.
Dr. Pratt to Niobe Marshall "preparations for O'Neal"
1.26.6.
Contract agreement
1.26.7.
Niobe Marshall to Dr. Pratt
1.26.8.
Dr. Pratt to Alvain Goldfarb
1.26.9.
Dr. Pratt to Stewart Stabley
1.26.10
Contract for John O'Neal
1.26.11
Rosetta O'Neal to Pam Muirhead.
1.26.12
Rosetta O'Neal family Newsletter
1.26.13
The Voice article, 13 march 1991 "John O'Neal"
1.26.14
"Don't Start me Talking" program
Folder 27:
Proceedings 1992
1.27.1
Report to BNBHCC directors
1.27.2
Dr. Pratt grant recommendation
1.27.3
2nd annual Black Fine Arts Festival program
1.27.4
Presentations list for Consortium
1.27.5
Order Form for Calendar
1.27.6
Newsletter draft "making a difference"
1.27.7
Announcement that calendars are ready
1.27.8
Membership renewal and new membership form
1.27.9
Report from directors of BNBHP
1.27.10
Fine Arts Festival intro
1.27.11
Presentations at festival
1.27.12
Newsletter #6
1.27.13
Program for Festival
1.27.14
Black Heartland Conference II program
1.27.15
News article on Virginia Owen
1.27.16
Updated mailing list
1.27.17
Budget
1.27.18
Review of BNBHP
1.27.19
Flash news of BNBHP
1.27.20
Archaeological dig and workshop information
1.27.21
John Hope Franklin speaker flyer
1.27.22
The Turner's come and gone flyer
1.27.23
Children's art workshop flyer and program
1.27.24
Jack Waddell speaker flyer
1.27.25
Second annual MLK Gospel Festival
1.27.26
McLean County "on the Square" newsletter. June.
1.27.27
A.M.E dig highlights and news articles
1.27.28
"Links Week Celebration" program
1.27.29
"2nd annual regional conference of local historic preservation commissions" program Webster Groves
1.27.30
List of presentations at Webster Groves
1.27.31
Letter from Michael Ward to Dr. Pratt from Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1.27.32
Proposed agenda for Webster Groves Historic Preservation Agency
1.27.33
Pantagraph article- "Club Clipboard"
1.27.34
Invitation Anna Clark 's 100th Birthday
1.27.35
Wayman AME Budget
1.27.36
1992 Non-organizational meeting at IWU
1.27.37
Picnic on the Square information
Folder 28:
Meeting Minutes 1992
1.28.1
Meeting minutes 18 Feb.
1.28.2
Review of 15 June meeting
1.28.3
Meeting announcement
1.28.4
Meeting announcement 18 July
1.28.5
Meeting notice. 29 Aug.
1.28.6
Minutes of 29 Aug meeting
1.28.7
Meeting notice for 7 Oct.
1.28.8
Meeting notice for 12 Dec (draft)
1.28.9
Meeting notice for 12 Dec (final)
1.28.10
Meeting minutes for 12 Dec.
1.28.11
Attendance 12 Dec meeting
Folder 29:
Correspondence 1992
1.29.1
Pam Muirhead to members. 3 Jan
1.29.2
Dr. Pratt to Chris Dawson. 16 Jan
1.29.3
Amy Vandergrift to Dr. Pratt. 18 Jan
1.29.4
Annabelle Fields to Mrs. Richard Bell. 21 Jan.
1.29.5
**** Washington Holl** to *** Orser. 27 Jan
1.29.6
Julie Gowan to Dr. Pratt. 31 Jan.
1.29.7
Dr. Pratt to Julie Gowan 4 Feb.
1.29.8
Bill **loue to Dr. Pratt. 10 Feb
1.29.9
Dr. Pratt to members of DFSC 10 Feb.
1.29.10
O'Connell and Sanko to Dr. Pratt. 11 Feb.
1.29.11
Robert Walsh to Dr. Pratt 3 Feb
1.29.12
Cecil Giscombe to Pam Muirhead. 10 Feb.
1.29.13
Virginia Owen to unit heads. 13 Feb.
1.29.14
Mark Wyman to Dr. Pratt 17 Feb.
1.29.15
Debra Walmsley to Dr. Pratt 13 Feb.
1.29.16
Eric Gordon to Dr. Pratt. 23 Feb
1.29.17
Dr. Pratt to Julie Gowan. 4 March
1.29.18
Dr. Pratt to Members (handwritten) 4 March
1.29.19
Waddell to Dr. Pratt. 5 March
1.29.20
Joy G. Carew to Dr. Pratt 9 March
1.29.21
Will Sherwood to Dr. Pratt 15 March
1.29.22
Paula Williams to Dr. Pratt 21 March
1.29.23
Dr. Pratt to Gregory Aloia. 31 March
1.29.24
Target Corp. to Caribel Washington. 11 April
1.29.25
B.J. Coppage to Dr. Pratt. 13 April
1.29.26
Dr. Pratt to Debra Dickens. 20 April
1.29.27
Annabelle Fields to Dr. Pratt. 27 April
1.29.28
Dr. Pratt to grant board. 30 April.
1.29.29
Dr. Pratt to Robin Skiles. 1 June.
1.29.30
Clarita Mays to Dr. Pratt. 12 June
1.29.31
Mark Wyman to Dr. Pratt. 18 June
1.29.32
Dr. Pratt to Pam Muirhead. 22 June
1.29.33
Kent P. Slack to Mr. Jelks. 1 July
1.29.34
Barbara Posadas to ISHS heritage committee. 6 July
1.29.35
Dr. Pratt to Doris Bennett. 14 Aug.
1.29.36
Francis Irvin to Dr. Pam Muirhead. 31 Aug.
1.29.37
Charles E. Orser to Greg Koos. 10 Sept.
1.29.38
Dr. Pratt to Bonnie Pomfret. 22 Sept.
1.29.39
Joy Carew to Marva Jolly. 3 Oct
1.29.40
Greg Koos to Charles Orser. 6 Oct.
1.29.41
Tanya Wilke to Larry Baghe. 9 Oct.
1.29.42
Joy Carew to Dr. Pratt. 12 Oct.
1.29.43
David Babson to Greg Koos. 15 Oct
1.29.44
Dr. Pratt to Louis Perez. 17 Oct.
1.29.45
Dr. Pratt, letters to schools. (3) 27 Oct.
1.29.46
Dr. Pratt to Donald Melican. 16 Nov
1.29.47
Joy Carew to Dr. Pratt. 22 Nov.
1.29.48
Joy Carew to Pam Muirhead. 23 Nov
1.29.49
Dr. Pratt to History Department. 3 Dec.
1.29.50
Joy Carew to Pam Muirhead. 8 Dec.
1.29.51
Alphonso Ogbuehi to Dr. Pratt (undated)
1.29.52
Caribel Washington to unknown (undated)
1.29.53
Dr. Pratt to unknown (undated)
1.29.54
Dr. Pratt to unknown (undated)
1.29.55
Dr. Pratt to Jack Waddell (undated)
1.29.56
Dr. Pratt to William McDonald (undated)
1.29.57
Dr. Pratt to Debra Dickens (undated)
1.29.58
Dr. Pratt to Muriel Harris (undated)
1.29.59
Dr. Pratt to Francis Irvin (undated)
1.29.60
Dr. Pratt to Robert Lee (undated)
1.29.61
Dr. Pratt to John Franklin. (undated)
1.29.62
From unkown to Mr. Kistenfeger. (undated)
Folder 30:
Fine Arts Festival 1992
1.30.1
Dr. Pratt to Marva Jolly. 4 Feb
1.30.2
Dr. Pratt to Margaret Elliot. Feb.
1.30.3
Mike Matejka to Dr. Pratt 6 April.
1.30.4
Dr. Pratt to Tim Walker. 7 May
1.30.5
Memo on labor movement. 8 May
1.30.6
Allan Richards to members. 4 June
1.30.7
Bonnie Pomfret to members. 25 June
1.30.8
Virginia Owen to Bonnie Pomfret. 14 Aug.
1.30.9
Bonnie Pomfret to Virginia Owen. 31 Aug.
1.30.10
Dr. Pratt to Bonnie Pomfret. 22 Sept.
1.30.11
Festival Program
1.30.12
Illinois State Report on Festival
1.30.13
Gallery program
1.30.14
Schedule
1.30.15
Dr. Pratt (funds)
1.30.16
Community News article "African-American women's Music to be Featured."
1.30.17
Four at the Door flyer and program
Folder 31:
Jack Waddell Recital "Living for the Sake/ cause of Freedom" 1992
1.31.1
Dr. Pratt to Music Dept. 13 Jan.
1.31.2
Dr. Pratt to Stella Hannon. 13 Jan
1.31.3
Georgia Bennett to Dr. Pratt. 16 Jan.
1.31.4
Pam Muirhead to Bob Kvam. 31 Jan.
1.31.5
Brian Corpening to Dr. Pratt. 14 Oct.
1.31.6
Stewart Stabley to Dale Sutter. 31 Oct.
1.31.7
Gloria Mc Kittrick to Dr. Pratt. 7 Nov
1.31.8
Dr. Pratt to manager. 12 Nov.
1.31.9
Stella Harmon to Dr. Pratt. 15 Nov.
1.31.10
Dr. Pratt to Stella Harmon. 23 Nov.
1.31.11
Illinois State U. Foundation to Dr. Pratt. 25 Nov.
1.31.12
Will Sherwood to Pam Muirhead. 2 Dec.
1.31.13
Will Sherwood to Pam Muirhead. 19 Dec.
1.31.14
Facility request
1.31.15
Performance agreement
1.31.16
McLean County News article
1.31.17
Flyer for recital
1.31.18
Letter of agreement
1.31.19
Song List
1.31.20
Program
1.31.21
Flyer
Folder 32:
Proceedings 1993
1.32.1
Juneteenth announcement flyers
1.32.2
Community History in the Classroom flyer
1.32.3
"Red White and Black in the Mississippi Valley" flyer
1.32.4
"Africana Womanism" flyer
1.32.5
"Call me out my name" financial agreement
1.32.6
Rough draft grant proposal
1.32.7
Report of BNBHCC directors
1.32.8
Challenges workshop pilot paper
1.32.9
Calendar draft
1.32.10
Statement prepared by Dr. Pratt on BNBHP and Culture Consortium
1.32.11
Calendar order form
1.32.12
Obituaries list
1.32.13
"Call me out my name" flyer and program
1.32.14
Daily Vidette article- "Speaker to address minority contributions"
1.32.15
Dusable Museum of African American History conference schedule
1.32.16
Flyer: Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. conference
1.32.17
Afro-American Historical & Genealogical Society, Inc. evaluation form
1.32.18
Statement from Dr. Pratt on BNBHPCC. 28 June
Folder 33:
Meeting Minutes 1993
1.33.1
List of events- Feb.
1.33.2
15 March- agenda
1.33.3
20 March meeting announcement
1.33.4
Minutes of 26 June meeting
1.33.5
11 Dec meeting announcement
1.33.6
Notice of things needed for 11 Dec. meeting.
1.33.7
Attendance and review of 11 Dec meeting.
1.33.8
Job list
1.33.9
Attendance log (undated)
1.33.10
Meeting agenda and announcement, 25 Sept.
Folder 34:
Correspondence 1993
1.34.1
Rosetta O'Neal to Scott Wagers. 5 Jan.
1.34.2
Dr. Pratt to members of BNBHP. 23 Feb.
1.34.3
Sandra Krumtinger to Robin Weidner. 24 March
1.34.4
Josephine Munro to Caribel Washington. 27 Dec
1.34.5
Dr. Pratt to Kathy Peterson (undated)
Folder 35:
Katherine Dunham Dance Troupe 1993
1.35.1
Agreement and letters from Dr. Pratt
1.35.2
Schedule and driving directions
1.35.3
Childs drawing advertisement of Troupe
1.35.4
Blurb about Troupe
1.35.5
Invoice

*Note* Correspondence for the following years included in the back of the proceedings folders for each year.

Folder 36:
Proceedings 1994
1.36.1
Pantagraph article. 6 Sept. "Nonviolent protesters topic for essay contest"
1.36.2
Article 9 March. "African- American Experience in McLean County During WWII."
1.36.3
4 March. Ray Silkman smooth Jazz concert and supporting papers.
1.36.4
First Look documents. "Proposal to increase minority enrollment"
1.36.5
"A Gathering of Sisters: pictorial documentary of African Americans in BN."
1.36.6
BNBHP budget form
1.36.7
Calendar is ready announcement and order form
1.36.8
1994 Calendar draft material
1.36.9
Letter from Phil Smith to Kathryn Dean 13 Jan
1.36.10
Juneteenth celebration program
Folder 37:
Meeting Minutes 1994
1.37.1
17 Sept announcement and agenda
1.37.2
17 Dec announcement and agenda
Folder 38:
Proceedings 1995
1.38.1
Calendar draft/ letter and order forms
1.38.2
Program for "A History of African Americans in McLean County"
1.38.3
List of addresses.
1.38.4
Letter from Pam Muirhead to Greg Koos 1 April
1.38.5
Monica L. Taylor to Kathryn Dean. 2 Nov
1.38.6
Mark Wyman to Jack. 6 Jan.
1.38.7
Howard Bell to Pam Muirhead. 20 June
1.38.8
Mr. Mrs Wyatt Wells to Jack Muirhead. 3 July
1.38.9
Malcolm X TV special, flyer
1.38.10
Silent Cry- Autobiography of E.J. Bassette talk
1.38.11
Letter from Pam Muirhead to Denise
1.38.12
The Central Illinois Historical Messenger
Folder 39:
Meeting Minutes 1995
1.39.1
8 Sept. Representative meeting announcement
1.39.2
Photocopy of September meeting picture
1.39.3
18 March Meeting agenda
1.39.4
Meeting of the Presidents council announcement and supporting papers
1.39.5
1 April meeting agenda
Folder 40:
Juneteenth 1995
1.40.1
Pantagraph article 18. June. "Festival marks Juneteenth".
1.40.2
About Juneteenth blurb
1.40.3
Juneteenth flyer
1.40.4
Program for Juneteenth celebration
1.40.5
Draft of Juneteenth celebration
1.40.6
Letter from Monica Taylor to "friends" 5 May.
1.40.7
Letter to Sgt. Moore. 27 June.
Folder 41:
Proceedings 1996
1.41.1
Prairie Sounds: A Folk Music Series, program
1.41.2
Pantagraph article 23 June. "Juneteenth celebration more than century of freedom"
1.41.3
"Why we Celebrate" flyer
1.41.4
By Laws pamphlet
1.41.5
Book Presentation at Barton Family and meeting notice
1.41.6
Discussion of African Americans in the Military
1.41.7
Essay on kwanzaa, what it means
1.41.8
Clip art for BNBHP
1.41.9
Calendar notice
1.41.10
Calendar order form
1.41.11
Calendar orders
1.41.12
"Preventing the ways to wail" symposia flyer
1.41.13
By-Laws flyer
1.41.14
Black Women's Activism meeting flyer
1.41.15
Handwritten budget sheets
1.41.16
Fran Romine to Greg Koos. 27 March
1.41.17
Marcia Thomas to Don Fernandes. 25 March
1.41.18
Caribel Washington to Pam Muirhead. 9 April.
1.41.19
Barbara J. Adkins to "Friends" 24 April.
1.41.20
Pam Muirhead to president's council. 6 September
1.41.21
Pam Muirhead to President's council. 2 July
1.41.22
Pam Muirhead to President's council 17 June
1.41.23
Pam Muirhead to President's council 16 March
1.41.24
Business meeting letter and RSVP card.
1.41.25
Pam Muirhead to meeting members. 2 July
1.41.26
Pam Muirhead to meeting members. 14 Sept.
1.41.27
Noted by Rae Ferguson. 28 Sept.
Folder 42:
Meeting Minutes 1996
1.42.1
16 March meeting notice
1.42.2
Business meeting notice.
1.42.3
28 Sept flyer
1.42.4
22 June Presidential council notice
1.42.5
Minutes of 22 June
1.42.6
22 June agenda
1.42.7
Handwritten attendance sheet, 22 June
1.42.8
16 March meeting minutes
1.42.9
16 March meeting notice
1.42.10
14 Dec meeting minutes
Folder 43:
Juneteenth 1996
1.43.1
Program for Juneteenth celebration
1.43.2
Juneteenth flyer
1.43.3
Program advertising
1.43.4
People in program, list
1.43.5
Pantagraph article 19 June. "IWU celebration to mark emancipation"
1.43.6
Barbara J. Adkins to "friends" 1 April
1.43.7
Lonnie W. Smith to "Participants" 4 June.
1.43.8
Dear Friends letter from Barbara J. Adkins, 24 April on Juneteenth celebration
Folder 44:
Proceedings 1997
1.44.1
Web page committee summary
1.44.2
Printing receipt
1.44.3
Calendar order forms and letter
1.44.4
Calendar order form
1.44.5
Membership renewal form
1.44.6
Memorandum "Are you looking for an opportunity to do community history programs" flyer
1.44.7
Letter from Caribel Washington to "friend" 4 Sept.
1.44.8
Shawn San Roman to Selection Committee. 15 Dec.
1.44.9
Greg Koos to Jill Devers. 30 Sept.
1.44.10
Caribel Washington to Friend 12 June
1.44.11
Barbara J. Adkins to Friend. 1 May
Folder 45:
Meeting Minutes 1997
1.45.1
21 June meeting notice
1.45.2
21 June minutes
1.45.3
Minutes from 20 Aug
1.45.4
15 March minutes
1.45.5
Fall meeting flyer
1.45.6
December meeting flyer
Folder 46:
Juneteenth 1997
1.46.1
Flyer
1.46.2
Planning meeting
1.46.3
Project planning an budget forms
1.46.4
T-shirt order forms
1.46.5
Lonnie Smith to Participants. 10 June
1.46.6
State Farm image/advertisement
1.46.7
Patron Ad. May
1.46.8
Program advertising
1.46.9
Business cards taped to a sheet
1.46.10
Letter from Lonnie Smith
1.46.11
Patrick Smith to Robin Weidner
1.46.12
James C. Mack to Vendor.16 June
1.46.13
Barbara j. Adkins to Friends. 1 May
1.46.14
James Mack to Friends 1 May
Folder 47:
Proceedings 1998
1.47.1
Flyer: Alma Washington presents Lucy Parsons
1.47.2
Membership renewal form
1.47.3
Calendar printing receipt
1.47.4
Calendar order form
1.47.5
Mark Wyman to Caribel Washington. 2 April
1.47.6
Greg Koos to Noreen Ball. 20 March
1.47.7
Greg Koos to Sally Tucker. 20 March
1.47.8
Sue T. Parker to McLean County Historical Society. 17 June
1.47.9
Bill LaBounty to Greg Koos. 20 Jan.
1.47.10
Parkstone Group of Funds Booklet (investors pamphlet)
1.47.11
Jack Muirhead to council
1.47.12
Diana P McCauley to Jack Muirhead. 5 Feb.
1.47.13
Jack Muirhead's review of Lucy Parsons
1.47.14
Pantagraph article on Lucy Parsons
1.47.15
Road Scholars notice
1.47.16
Kristina A. Valaitis to Jack Muirhead. 6 Jan.
Folder 48:
Meeting Minutes 1998
1.48.1
19 Dec Meeting notice
1.48.2
26 Sept meeting notice
1.48.3
28 March minutes
1.48.4
19 Dec minutes
1.48.5
26 Sept meeting notice
1.48.6
19 Dec minutes
Folder 49:
Proceedings 1999
1.49.1
Velma Maia Thomas flyer
1.49.2
9th Annual MLK Gospel festival
1.49.3
Discover greatness, negro leagues baseball flyer
1.49.4
Walk against racism flyer
1.49.5
Invitation to Caribel's reception. 16 July
1.49.6
Kwanzaa meaning and message essay
1.49.7
Normalife article "Current Negro Leagues Exhibit at MCHS is a Stunner" 11 Nov
1.49.8
Juneteenth notice
1.49.9
Program advertising for Juneteenth
1.49.10
Oscar Waddell Fellow Scholarship notice
1.49.11
NationalCity Money Statements.
1.49.12
Pam Muirhead to Jack Muirhead. 29 June
1.49.13
Mark Wyman to Greg Koos.
1.49.14
Barbara J. Adkins to Friends. 5 May
1.49.15
Monica Taylor to Dr. Dawson. 3 Dec
1.49.16
"Juneteenth celebration set at IWU"
1.49.17
Traveler Weekly- "1999 Juneteenth Celebration"
1.49.18
Juneteenth performer contact list
1.49.19
"Presented to Mrs. Kathryn Dean" Juneteenth
1.49.20
State Farm Chorus
Folder 50:
Meeting Minutes 1999
1.50.1
18 Dec meeting notice
1.50.2
18 Sept attendance
1.50.3
18 Sept minutes
1.50.4
18 Sept meeting notice
1.50.5
12 June meeting notice
1.50.6
12 June meeting notes
1.50.7
12 June minutes
1.50.8
20 March minutes
1.50.9
Council meeting agenda, 8 Nov
Folder 51:
Proceedings/ Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 2000
1.51.1
BN Cultural Festival newsletter. Summer
1.51.2
Pantagraph article "Diversity Day, Hale both set for Oct. 28" 14 Oct.
1.51.3
Diversity Celebration programs
1.51.4
LaTishia Baker to Jack Muirhead. 9 Feb.
1.51.5
Dr. Nancy Dawson lecture flyer
1.51.6
25 March meeting notice
1.51.7
Kristina A. Valaitis to Jack Muirhead 14 Oct.
1.51.8
Membership renewal form
1.51.9
Letter from Hobbs family to Jack Muirhead
1.51.10
Million Family March flyer and program
1.51.11
Program: Diane McKinney- Whetstone
1.51.12
Flyer: Diane McKinney-Whetstone
1.51.13
Spring meeting notice and agenda
1.51.14
Quarterly (spring) meeting minutes
1.51.15
Fall meeting notice and agenda
1.51.16
Fall meeting minutes
1.51.17
Summer meeting notice and agenda
1.51.18
Late Fall/ programs meeting notice
1.51.19
Winter meeting notice and agenda
1.51.20
Winter meeting minutes
Folder 52:
BNBHP State Fair Awards
1.52.1
A few words about the BNBHP by Muirheads
1.52.2
How to Judge guidelines
1.52.3
Letter from Jack Muirhead to Mr. Schulle, Illinois Historic Preservation Agency
1.52.4
Response letters from Peter Harbison to Mr. Muirhead
1.52.5
Flyer- Illinois History Fair 2000
1.52.6
Various letters from and to Mr. Jack Muirhead
1.52.7
Script for Jack Murihead, 2000
1.52.8
State Fair flyer
1.52.9
Various letters from and to Jack Murirhead
1.52.10
2000 Oscar Waddell Fellowship awards
1.52.11
List of awards
1.52.12
Illinois History Fair flyer, 2001
1.52.13
Letter from Keith a Sculle to Caribel Washington
1.52.14
Script for Caribel Washington
1.52.15
Various letters from and to Jack Muirhead
1.52.16
Illinois history fair, 2001
1.52.17
Award history
1.52.18
17th annual Illinois history exposition, 2002
1.52.19
Expo schedule
1.52.20
Blank award certificate for 2002 state fair
1.52.21
Various letter to and from Mr. Jack Muirhead
1.52.22
Program- 2000 Illinois State History Fair
1.52.23
2000 Illinois Historic preservation Agency program
1.52.24
2001 Illinois Historic preservation Agency program
1.52.25
2002 Illinois Historic preservation Agency program
1.52.26
2003 Illinois Historic preservation Agency program
Folder 53:
Proceedings/Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 2001
1.53.1
Oscar Waddell Fellows Award Committee forms
1.53.2
15 Sept meeting notice
1.53.3
15 Sept minutes
1.53.4
15 Sept report of History Committee
1.53.5
25 march minutes
1.53.6
16 Sept meeting minutes
1.53.7
17 march minutes and notice
1.53.8
17 March minutes
1.53.9
8 Dec notice
1.53.10
8 Dec minutes
1.53.11
Jack Muirhead to project manager. 7 June
1.53.12
8 Dec flyer
1.53.13
Illinois History Expo notice
1.53.14
Handwritten undated notes
1.53.15
E&A Digitization Grant Project and "Keep the Heritage Alive" grant information- (located separately in binder on shelf)
Folder 54:
Proceedings/Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 2002
1.54.1
Mark Wyman proposal for Consortium
1.54.2
9 March meeting notice
1.54.3
9 March meeting flyer
1.54.4
15 June meeting flyer
1.54.5
Diversity Project program
1.54.6
14 Dec. meeting flyer
1.54.7
21 Sept minutes
1.54.8
21 Sept meeting flyer
1.54.9
Internet resources
1.54.10
15 Dec meeting minutes
Folder 55:
Proceedings/Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 2003
1.55.1
13 Dec meeting flyer
1.55.2
15 March meeting flyer
1.55.3
Susan Harztold to Greg Koos letter
1.55.4
16 Aug minutes, new bylaws and advertisement
1.55.5
27 Sept meeting flyer
1.55.6
Susan Harztold to Greg Koos letter and supporting papers
1.55.7
Bloomington and Normal Human Relations Commissions 27th annual MLK Awards luncheon program, 18 jan.
Folder 56:
Proceedings/Meeting Minutes/Correspondence 2004
1.56.1
20 March meeting flyer
1.56.2
James Amemasor to Greg Koos letter. 24 March
1.56.3
Greg Koos to Jo Majors letter 24 March and supporting correspondence
1.56.4
20 March minutes
1.56.5
18 Dec meeting flyer
Folder 57:
Proceedings/meetings/correspondence 2006
1.57.1
Greg Koos' meeting notes and financial report
Folder 58:
Exhibit "Pride, Presence and Passion" 2006
1.58.1
African American Exhibit wish list (2004)
1.58.2
Curator's Statement
1.58.3
Letter: Charles Alsberry to Susan Hartzold (curator) (7)
Box 2: Local Information
This box is organized thematically and then chronologically. The following folders are concerned with the early days of McLean County, from slavery to emancipation

Folder 1:
Research on African-Americans in McLean County
2.1.1
"The Negro in Illinois" by Joseph T. Durham
2.1.2
"The Evolution of a community: McLean County's Black Population, 1837- 1920" by Ira Cohen
2.1.3
"Early Days of McLean County: William Wells"- Daily Pantagraph.
2.1.4
"The Background of the Negro in McLean County"
2.1.5
"Race Relations in McLean County, Illinois" 1850- 1900" by James R. Goben
2.1.6
"The Importance of Peoria's Local Black History in National and World History" by Mildred Pratt.
2.1.7
"Blacks in Bloomington: 1850- 1900" by Stefanie Dooley and Kathy Horky.
2.1.8
"Black History in Bloomington" by Anne Keenan.
2.1.9
"A Lecture on the History of African-Americans in Bloomington- Normal: 1830's to 1950's" by Mildred Pratt.
2.1.10
Script for McLean County Black History
2.1.11
List of firsts in Bloomington- Normal
2.1.12
Handwritten notes on "first" and essentials in African American history (McLean)
Folder 2:
Slavery
2.2.1
The Bitter Years of Slavery, LIFE Magazine
2.2.2
Journal of Illinois History excerpt on Henry Clay Dean
2.2.3
Slave sales contract & court record of free woman
2.2.4
List of newspaper articles about slavery in Illinois. runaway, fugitives, marriages, sale of, etc.
2.2.5
"The Story of Our Lives" author unknown, on slavery and moving on
Folder 3:
Underground Railroad
2.3.1
"History of Servitude in Illinois and of Slavery Agitation in States" Howard Bell.
2.3.2
"The Underground Railroad in McLean County" Alice Schlenker
2.3.3
Article- "Old Colony House at Delavan Part of Underground Railway"
2.3.4
"The Underground Railroad: Conceptualized as a Social Welfare System" Mildred Pratt (draft and final)
2.3.5
Article- "Underground railroad: A story of courage and abolitionism in Central Illinois" 30 Dec, 1990.
Folder 4:
Black Abolitionists
2.4.1
Fred Douglas poster (photocopy)
2.4.2
Black Abolitionists "Protest's New Prophets"
Folder 5:
Emancipation Celebration
2.5.1
Short essay on Lincoln's composition of the Emancipation proclamation
2.5.2
Illinois History front page on emancipation
2.5.3
News article "Emancipation Day-Its Observance in this City" Daily Leader 3 Jan 1874
The following folders are on the breakdown of Blacks in the area, occupationally, athletics, entertainment, legal, etc.
Folder 6:
Black Panther Party
2.6.1
FBI on BPP, 4 Nov, 1969
2.6.2
Vidette article, 4 Nov, 1969 "Black Panther Chairman speaks on Fascism"
2.6.3
Vidette article, 28 Oct, 1969, "Panther Chief sets Talk Here"
Folder 7:
Black Businesses
2.7.1
"Report on Research into Black Veterans and Business Owners in McLean County, Illinois" Jan D. McCoy.
2.7.2
McCoslin, William information
2.7.3
“Dissolution,” barber business to be conducted by W. M. McCoslin and P. L. Donegan, Illinois Daily Journal, January 20, 1854, page 3.
2.7.4
Certificate of occupancy. 1946
2.7.5
List of black businesses
2.7.6
"Bloomington's Black Businesses 1855-1915" (part of curriculum project)
2.7.7
Advertisements of Black Businesses.
2.7.8
Pictorial souvenir 1912 (Illinois Black businesses)
2.7.9
Advertisements (Ritter house) (electricity for light) (Underwood and Joiner shaving) etc.
2.7.10
Handwritten notes on how local Black families relate to local Black businesses (information from interviews)
2.7.11
Folder on 2 Fayes Gourmet Gallery African American catering business, business cards, flyers, pamphlets and photos.
Folder 8:
Musicians
2.8.1
Wylma Hortense Fltecher recital
2.8.2
Hazel Scott recital
2.8.3
Guy Davis blues concert
2.8.4
"Awakened: a Lincoln Day Program" song book
2.8.5
"Let Yourself Go" programs
2.8.6
"Let Yourself Go" flyers
2.8.7
Gospel Chorus, march 1943 article
2.8.8
Note on Herbert Skinners talents
2.8.9
Daily Pantagraph article "Chorus Does Precision Job" 6 July, 1951
2.8.10
DePaur's Infantry Chorus program
2.8.11
Bruce Samuels plays Skating party, flyer
2.8.12
"Wings over Jordan Chorus enthralls 1,000 at Concert"
2.8.13
Program for "Negro Spirituals"
2.8.14
Essay- "Local Negro Choirs" Kessler
2.8.15
de Paur's Infantry Chorus, 1951
2.8.16
Jubilee Chorus of Wayman A.M.E, 1935 program
2.8.17
The Clef Club program
Folder 9:
African American Government Workers and Politicians
2.9.1
Jack Dean, first black cop in Bloomington-Normal
2.9.2
Illinois History article "Equality through Education" Judge James B. Parsons
2.9.3
Elect Paul Hursey, 2003
2.9.4
"Know Your African-American State Legislators"
2.9.5
Town of Normal Police department flyer on citizen complaint procedures
2.9.6
"Bloomington police department Standard operating procedure profiling and discriminatory practices", 2001.
2.9.7
MAPP flyer (Minority and Police Partnership)
2.9.8
Bloomington Police Department statement on racial profiling.
2.9.9
Mrs. Belle Anson Claxton first negro secretery
2.9.10
Bloomington's first negro secretary- Mrs. Bell Blue Claxton
2.9.11
First African American to vote- Samuel Witherspoon (and business owned by Rev. George Hoagland)
Folder 10:
Farmers
2.10.1
Lucille Brent on Graves and Drew family farms
Folder 11:
African American Teachers and Education
2.11.1
Ruth B. Griffin to Thelma Breen on black teachers in Bloomington public schools.
2.11.2
Mary Hawkins Hammouds- first negro school teacher
2.11.3
"IWU's First Black Student Hard to Trace" The Argus
2.11.4
"Practicing Segregation" (recreation of racial bias experiment in classrooms)
2.11.5
Letter to the editor debates about African American boy's problems in admittance to IWU. May, 1867
2.11.6
1867 case of integration in Illinois Model School. 1935 "Rev. of the Teachers College in the U.S" Charles A. Harper, McKnight.
2.11.7
Newspaper accounts of the 1867 integration case at IWU.
2.11.8
Book excerpt on School Integration (source unknown)
2.11.9
Board of Education Meeting Excerpts regarding integration 1857-74
2.11.10
“A Deeper Appreciation” Illinois Wesleyan Magazine, Winter 2013-14. Paul Bushnell, African American history professor
Folder 12:
Sports and Athletics
2.12.1
"A Gloved Contest-Colored Gladiators Meet in a Local Arena and do Battle" Daily Leader, January 26, 1894, p.5c.4
2.12.2
Daily Pantagraph article "Colored Giants Cop Eleven Inning Game.." 7 Aug. 1922 (images of the team, 2)
2.12.3
Transcript of "Discover Greatness Panel" with some on Black sportsmen
2.12.4
Image of black on boxing team. 3 Feb. 1939
2.12.5
Daily Pantagraph article "Exhibit recounts Negro League" 10 Oct, 1999
2.12.6
Daily Pantagraph article "Black Sportsman Richard J. Tate dies at age 79" 23 Aug. 1984
2.12.7
Image- track members.
2.12.8
"Negro athletes at ISNU and ISU" (2)
2.12.9
Midwest conference indoor track and field championships, program, 1971
2.12.10
"Profile of a Coach" will Robinson
2.12.11
ISU hall of fame announcement
2.12.12
Chicago Daily Defender article "State Names 4 Blacks to Hall of Fame" 1972.
2.12.13
1897 ISNU Index (Black baseball coach)
2.12.14
Article- "Tydie Pickett"
Folder 13:
African American Medicine
2.13.1
Dr. Eaton Letter (concerning student interest in BNBHP)
2.13.2
Diagrammatic presentation of Folk Medicinal practices of African-Americans
2.13.3
"A Study of Afriecan-American Medicinal Practices as depicted in Peoria" Mildred Pratt
2.13.4
"Please Momma Don't Give me No More Cowchip Tea: African American Folk Remedies and their Implications for Medical Care Personnel" Mildred Pratt.
2.13.5
Folder: Pratt's research materials for manuscript on African American medicine.
Folder 14:
Recreation Center and YMCA
2.14.1
Twin City Recreation Center Annual Report, 1950, & newspaper article, 1934-57
2.14.2
1949 article- creation of recreation center.
2.14.3
1950, 11 Aug "know your Community Chest: the Twin Cities Recreation center"
2.14.4
YMCA retired senior volunteer program
2.14.5
Essay- "Midland III, a project of the Bloomington-Normal YMCA"
2.14.6
Article- "Twin City center takes Invoice" 1957
2.14.7
1950 Youth Activities "it Pays to Play"
2.14.8
Annual report, 1950, from Robert H. Parker, Director
Folder 15:
Bloomington-Normal Human Relations Commission
2.15.1
Adult human relations award, MLK, nomination form
2.15.2
Minority and Police partnership flyer
2.15.3
Town of Normal human relations commission program
2.15.4
Normal police department compliment and complaint procedures
2.15.5
101 Tools for Tolerance, booklet.
2.15.6
Bloomington police department SOP profiling and discriminatory practices
2.15.7
Bloomington police department statement on racial profiling
2.15.8
Progress report for 1961 on Human relations council.
2.15.9
A guide to your rights booklet
2.15.10
Human relations committee magnet
2.15.11
Mailing list
The following folders are related to genealogy and Census information in McLean County
Folder 16:
Chase Vs. Stephenson
2.16.1
Overview of case by Naomi McClenney
2.16.2
"Desegregating the Schools" (part of curriculum project)
2.16.3
"Chase Vs. Stephenson, a Case Study" by Jim Malay
2.16.4
James Malay to Clay Tate, 15 June 1973
2.16.5
Full text of Illinois Supreme Court Decision in Chase Vs. Stephenson, 1874
2.16.6
Article "Colored Children in the Public Schools"
2.16.7
2.16.7 Lesson plans from Larry McBride, Department of History, at Illinois State University
Folder 17:
Genealogy
2.17.1
Tony Burroughs CV and acceptance letter to hold Black Family History Workshop
2.17.2
Recommended readings on African American Genealogy research
2.17.3
Basic steps in African American Genealogy
2.17.4
Beginning steps in African American Genealogy
2.17.5
Daily Pantagraph article, 6 sept, 2003 "Genetic Breakthroughs help firm sell genealogy answers"
2.17.6
African American Records: genealogical research series pamphlet no. 6
2.17.7
"Why Black History and Genealogy projects Must be Institutionalized" Mildred Pratt.
2.17.8
"Black Family Research: records of post-Civil War federal agencies at the National Archives" 2001
2.17.9
"Journal of the Afro-American Historical and Genealogical society" 1991
2.17.10
Family History Research Sources List
Folder 18:
Black Neighborhood Research
2.18.1
Black neighborhoods 1890-1893 photocopy and overhead transparency"
2.18.2
Map of black community
2.18.3
Notes on Black Residences in Normal taken from Interview with Reginald Whittaker.
2.18.4
Locations of early black structures
2.18.5
Anatomy of a Black Community: Uncovering the Mask" Mildred Pratt.
2.18.6
"Exploring Demographic Patterns Among the Early Black Community of Normal, Illinois, 1870-1910." Ann Malone
2.18.7
"The Deteriorating Conditions in Black Urban Communities: A plan to Break the Cycle of Poverty" by Mildred Pratt, 1987
Also see: "Down in a Coal Mine, Underneath the Ground," Bloomington Weekly Democrat, October 17, 1872.
  Lengthy article, Daily Bulletin, December 8, 1883.
Folder 19:
Addresses and Houses
2.19.1
Women alphabetically by maiden name
2.19.2
Alphabetically by Fathers name
2.19.3
Name, Age, Sex, family info on each person
2.19.4
Houses, Early 1900's
2.19.5
Project planners mailing list
2.19.6
BNBHP mailing list
2.19.7
Organizations mailing list
2.19.8
Miscellaneous mailing lists
Folder 20:
Register of Births/ Obituaries
2.20.1
Name, Age, Sex and family info on each person
2.20.2
Central Illinois Obituaries (1880-1882)
Folder 21:
Population and Census Information
2.21.1
History of McLean County, population statistics
2.21.2
1870 Census, Black residents by streets
2.21.3
1880 Census, Black residents by streets
2.21.4
1891 Census, Black residents by streets
2.21.5
1900 Census, Black residents by streets
2.21.6
1900 Census sheet
2.21.7
"Counting and mapping the People" (part of curriculum project)
2.21.8
Select transcriptions, A section of the 1910 census, Normal, Il.
2.21.9
1910 census sheets
2.21.10
1880 census sheets
2.21.11
1850 census information
Folder 22:
African American Residents of Bloomington-Normal, 1885-1917
2.22.1
86 pages of name, addresses, occupation and year taken from Illinois City Directories, 1885-1917.
Folder 23:
City Directories
2.23.1
Extradition of residents identified as "colored" Bloomington City Directory, 1855-1856
2.23.2
"Bloomington: As it Was, and Is" J.R Freese.
2.23.3
1855-56 Directory
2.23.4
1858 Directory
2.23.5
Directory copied from library (pages 28-46)
2.23.6
July 2000 "Directory of Minority Businesses, Churches and Organizations"
2.23.7
Spring 2002 "Directory of Minority Businesses, Churches and Organizations"
2.23.8
FOLDER- City Directory 1855
2.23.9
FOLDER- City Directory 1885
2.23.10
FOLDER- City Directory 1891
2.23.11
FOLDER- City Directory 1893
2.23.12
FOLDER- City Directory 1895
2.23.13
FOLDER- City Directory 1897
Folder 24:
The Advertiser
2.24.1
Weekly Advertiser Race Publication, 8 Oct, 1916
2.24.2
Advertiser, 13 Feb 1916
Folder 25:
The Chicago Defender
2.25.1
Letter from Paul Lee, Director Best Efforts, Inc. to Particia Hamilton, MHS.
2.25.2
Defender articles, "The Prairie State"- updates by town.
2.25.3
"The Prairie State" articles
2.25.4
Envelope from Paul Lee to Patricia Hamilton, Sept 2000
Folder 26:
The Observer (McLean County Economic Opportunity Corp.)
2.26.1
Vol. 2 #10, May 23, 1971
2.26.2
Vol. 2 # 12, July 18, 1971
2.26.3
Vol. 3 # 10, Feb 18, 1972
Folder 27:
The Voice of the Black Community
2.27.1
Vol. XIII #2, April 8, 1982
2.27.2
Vol. XIII #16, Sept 9, 1982
2.27.3
Vol. VVII #13, Sept 26, 1990
2.27.4
Vol. XXV #4, Feb 24, 1993
2.27.5
Vol. XXX #3, Jan 15, 2003
2.27.6
Vol. XXVII # 27, March 12, 2003
2.27.7
April 9, 2003.
Folder 28:
The Daily Pantagraph
2.28.1
Index cards on Pantagraph articles
2.28.2
"How Time Flies" articles
2.28.3
"Interesting Articles"
2.28.4
"Black Job Openings Still not up to Par" 23 July, 1971
2.28.5
"Negro Turning White"
2.28.6
1970 relevant articles
2.28.7
Other news...
2.28.8
Wedding announcements
2.28.9
"Bricklayers legacy to City recorded by Wife, Friends"
2.28.10
"Motivation keynote of workshop program"
2.28.11
"The Ideas of the 60's shaped today"
2.28.12
"Minority voters organize"
2.28.13
"EOC seeks jobs for youths"
2.28.14
Earring pendant, image
2.28.15
"Mrs. Withers to lead withers library board"
2.28.16
"Studio named landmark" 18 May 1990
2.28.17
Jeremy Seabrook's "The Myth of the Market" book review- 6 Jan, 1991
2.28.18
"Negroes deserve own plumbing at Miller Park" 20 Jan 1991
2.28.19
"Link to Black history target for demolition" 13 Feb, 1991
2.28.20
"Son of King Jr. has dream for change" 21 Jan, 1991
2.28.21
"Black Pioneers part of lessons of Unit 5 class" 20 Feb, 1991
2.28.22
"Black pare3nts urged to help kids develop self-image" 18 Dec, 1990
2.28.23
"Festival to give Twin Cities residents avenue to honor King" 16 Dec, 1990
2.28.24
"Tough talks about Racism" 7 Dec, 1990
2.28.25
"Fall festivals preserve history of Hamilton Schools, Ripson Bridge" 4 Oct, 1990
2.28.26
"County Historical Society awarded for publications" 16 Oct, 1990
2.28.27
"Warning: This column enough to make you sick" 4 March, 1990
2.28.28
"Black neighborhoods go back to 1850's" 11 Feb, 1990
2.28.29
"Blacks prove active with county past" 28 Nov, 1988
2.28.30
"Cultural exhibition opens at ISU museum" 1 Feb, 1990
2.28.31
"Private museum shows life in the Old South" 25 Jan, 1987
2.28.32
"Museum exhibit tells history of Black women" 18 April, 1976
2.28.33
"Black job openings still not up to par" 23 July, 1971
2.28.34
"Black hopes of 1870 read like those of 1970" 6 March, 1971
2.28.35
"Riot police keep peace at BHS" 15 May, 1970
2.28.36
"Board asks BHS police guard" 14 May, 1970
2.28.37
"Black students' grievances stir action at High School" 2 March, 1970
2.28.38
"A Voice for students"
2.28.39
"Black studies course, 'soul food' at BHS" 3 March, 1970
2.28.40
"Racial tension erupts in fight at BHS" 1970
2.28.41
"Fighting flares again at BHS"
2.28.42
"Blacks skip classes for pact explanation"
2.28.43
"Parents propose Five steps to School Racial Harmony"
2.28.44
"Reports under study"
2.28.45
"Black boycott at BHS" 27 Feb, 1970
2.28.46
"Negro history class first for Wesleyan" 13 Jun, 1968
2.28.47
"Negroes can climb if they really try" 1 Aug, 1967
2.28.48
"Rejects Ad complaints" 16 Feb, 1967
2.28.49
"New Federal Judge Lived in Twin Cities" 13 August 1961
2.28.50
"Good bye for Coopers" 1 April, 1955
2.28.51
"Brotherhood banquet moved to Sunnyside" 12 July, 1854
2.28.52
"Daniel Ebo, Colored, is hold up victim" 2 Aug, 1922
2.28.53
"Plan today for welcome to colored soldier boys" 21 Feb, 1919
2.28.54
"The Race Problem" 4 July, 1903
2.28.55
"Washington to Negroes" 8 July, 1903
2.28.56
"Colored Baptist in conventions" 8 July, 1903
2.28.57
"The Second day among colored Baptists" 9 July, 1903
2.28.58
"Negro standpoint on some race questions" 11 July, 1903
2.28.59
"Is it a race war?" 28 July, 1903
2.28.60
"Let negroes organize" 3 Aug, 1903
2.28.61
"Color line worries them" 6 June, 1900
2.28.62
"To avoid color line" 25 May, 1900
2.28.63
"Small farms for Negroes" 9 Jan, 1900
2.28.64
"colored committeemen" 22 March 1901
2.28.65
"Drawing the color line" 20 Jan, 1903
2.28.66
Ex. Alderman Ed Miller reflecting on the first African American he saw in McLean County. 5 Dec, 1886
Folder 29:
Miscellaneous News Clippings
2.29.1
The Patriot- "An Open Letter to the KKK"
2.29.2
Chicago Tribune- "Shame of a Nation"
2.29.3
"Won't declare War-Rhodesia."
2.29.4
Mrs. Gladys Hill obituary
2.29.5
"From T.R to F.D.R, Railman Calls it a day"
2.29.6
"The Black Family: A Study in Endurance" by Henry C. Binford
2.29.7
Chicago Tribune- "U.S Blacks making painful hunt for past"
2.29.8
"Black Pride"
2.29.9
"Tapes Popularize Blacks in History?
2.29.10
"Study your Parents-Mead"
2.29.11
"Frank Harber Gets 2nd Wind"
2.29.12
"4th annual Convention Stewardess"
2.29.13
Concert advertisement
2.29.14
"Simon Rhoades visits old home"
2.29.15
"A Chance- Darryl Norton Provides a running start for Sunnyside pre-schoolers"
2.29.16
Chicago Tribune- "A Woman named Charlotte opens door to past"
2.29.17
"Student trio Helping Youths from low-income families"
2.29.18
"Workshop gets new name"
2.29.19
"Tydie Pickett rates Olympics"
2.29.20
"Negro History Class First for Wesleyan"
2.29.21
"Connecticut post goes to Crawford"
2.29.22
Image- Joseph P. Durham awarded MLK head.
2.29.23
"Toni Baptiste Chosen for Debutante cotillion"
2.29.24
" Jordan Duncan the firsts deacon of Mt. Emory"
2.29.25
"Overhaul ancient graveyard"
2.29.26
"Museum exhibit tells history"
2.29.27
"Ewing Museum gets gift"
2.29.28
"Remembers Indy before bricks"
2.29.29
Mrs. Mae Schields obituary
2.29.30
"County Hires new Probation assistant"
2.29.31
"Re. Douglas going to Congress"
2.29.32
"George Augustus Hill justice of peace"
2.29.33
Co-Operative News special
2.29.34
" To All My Children: Pastor Floyd Brown"
2.29.35
"Major events in Black American history"
2.29.36
"Pieces of the Past" (for more on Dr. Pratt see Little Box)
2.29.37
"Blacks prove active with county past"
2.29.38
"Area blacks instrumental in movement" Daily Vidette, 28 Feb, 1990
2.29.39
Community News 1991 "February is Black History Month"
2.29.40
Community News, 1991 "Black History program at Normal Library"
2.29.41
Diaily Vidette 1990 "Workshop stresses value of Afro-American history"
2.29.42
UMOJA news, 1990 "The Black Leadership Conference"
2.29.43
The Evergreen City Social and Society News, 1919
2.29.44
"The Bloomington Colored Orator" C.S. Smith Chicago Tribune July 25, 1884
2.29.45
"Picnic and Festival of the McLean County Guards" 23 August 1872
2.29.46
"First Negroes Here- Mr. L. M. Temple Tells Annette of Early Comers" The Daily Bulletin, Bloomington, Illinois August 31, 1900.
2.29.47
"The Color Line- It is said to Have Been Drawn in a Bloomington Hotel" The Daily Leader, 11 August 1891. P.3 C.3
2.29.48
"He Shot a Mule" Weekly Pantagraph, 4 February 1876
Folder 30:
Journals and Journal Articles
2.30.1
B-N BHP, Mark Wyman, Dispatch- Congress News, Winter 1993, pp 12-13
2.30.7
Rainbow Connection: Advocacy Council for Human Rights, Sept 2002
Folder 31:
Black Heritage Articles
2.31.1
"Symposium set on Black History"
2.31.2
"B-N exhibit shows black art, culture"
2.31.3
"Blacks prove active with county past"
2.31.4
"Black history to be featured with exhibition and programs"
2.31.5
ISU art exhibit showcas4es black experience in America"
2.31.6
"Black"
2.31.7
"Slave's grandson sees better opportunities for blacks"
2.31.8
"Silent History: The story of blacks in B-N"
2.31.9
"David H. Janes obituary"
2.31.10
Twin City Community News-" B-N Black History Project goes online"
Folder 32:
Interview Forms
2.32.1
Interview suggestions
2.32.2
Interview questions (basic)
2.32.3
Some Oral History Techniques
2.32.4
Standard Interview schedule
2.32.5
Interview form
2.32.6
Approval of Oral History Transcription
2.32.7
Deed of Gift Agreement
2.32.8
Final Interview forms (8 pgs)
2.32.9
Military service interview questions
2.32.10
City Directory search sheet
2.32.11
Call to Black people in B-N
2.32.12
Husband-Wife age differences form
2.32.13
Interview log
2.32.14
Oral History assignments and who needs to be interviewed
2.32.15
Probate records form
2.32.16
Project participant biographical info form
2.32.17
Structure/objects form
2.32.18
Agreement to use taped interview for research
2.32.19
Oral History outline of info needed from interviews
2.32.20
Interview questions packet
2.32.21
Cycle of life session questions
2.32.22
Full packet: release statement, schedule and questions
Folder 33:
Slave Narratives (Published)
2.33.1
W.L. Bost
2.33.2
Parker Pool
2.33.3
Patsy Mitchner
Folder 34:
Oral History Interview Forms
2.34.1
Basic form for interviews and subjects discussed.
Folder 35:
Original Transcriptions with Handwritten Notes
2.35.1
Wilbur Barton
2.35.2
Kathryn Dean
2.35.3
Lucinda Posey
2.35.4
Caribel Washington
2.35.5
Albert Nathan
Folder 36:
Deeds of Gifts, Contributors
2.36.1
Elaine *****
2.36.2
Howard Bell
2.36.3
Robert Bryton
2.36.4
Roland L. Brent
2.36.5
Gertrude Brown
2.36.6
Julia A. Cisco
2.36.7
Kathryn Dean
2.36.8
Gertrude Dif**
2.36.9
Lattie Dyer
2.36.10
Carrie Gerr***
2.36.11
**** Gaston
2.36.12
Ruby Geard
2.36.13
L**** Hunter
2.36.14
Marguerite Jackson
2.36.15
Merlin R. Kennedy
2.36.16
Lucille McGee
2.36.17
Ethel Murray
2.36.18
Albert Nathan
2.36.19
Lucinda Posey
2.36.20
Carl Samuels
2.36.21
Roy Shavers
2.36.22
Leslie A Smith
2.36.23
Barbara J. Waddell
2.36.24
*** M. Waddell
2.36.25
Elaine Nathan ****
2.36.26
Paul Ward
2.36.27
Caribel Washington
2.36.28
Reginald Whittaker
2.36.29
(packet of 7 illegible)
Folder 37:
Biographical Information
2.37.1
Ann Hunter Brown
2.37.2
Kathryn Dean
2.37.3
Ruby Heard
2.37.4
Lucinda Brent Posey
2.37.5
Dorothy Stewart
2.37.6
Ella Stokes
2.37.7
Caribel Washington
Folder 38:
Transcriptions of Early Project Interviews
2.38.1
First Group Discussion Transcription
2.38.2
Group Discussion on Black Culture, 1986
2.38.3
John Baker Transcription, 1991
2.38.4
Release forms for Wessynton Plantation Tapes
Folder 39:
Miscellaneous Documents
2.39.1
Napkin
2.39.2
Bloomington Public School graduation program
2.39.3
Light of Unity banquet program
2.39.4
Handwritten notes
2.39.5
Unidentified images (2)
2.39.6
Cronies concert flyer
2.39.7
1860 racist census record, Black & Irish
Box 3: Research Trips
Folder 1:
Wessyngton Plantation Trip 1989
3.1.1
Overview of trip sent to Consortium
3.1.2
Brief report on trip
3.1.3
David Babson report on trip
3.1.4
Tennessee State Library welcome and info sheet
3.1.5
Washington Family Papers (TN State Library)
3.1.6
Register to the Wessyngton family papers
3.1.7
Typed notes on Wessyngton
3.1.8
Anne Talbott to Mrs. Washington
3.1.9
Terri Ryburn- LaMonte to Dr. Pratt
3.1.10
3 maps of Tennessee
3.1.11
Springfield Tennessee: "The Times" 22 Oct. article "A Visit to Wessyngton."
3.1.12
Pamphlet on plantation (pictures)
3.1.13
Letter from Maxine Elliott to Felix Terry (caretaker of Wessyngton).
Folder 2:
Wessyngton Plantation Background Papers/Articles
3.2.1
"The Washington Family During the Civil War" Rick Gregory
3.2.2
Pictures and overview of the Washington family- packet
3.2.3
Overview of Wessyngton plantation and family- packet from Terri Ryburn to Dr. Pratt
3.2.4
Wessyngton House overview
3.2.5
History of Wessyngton by Maxine Elliot
3.2.6
Article on plantation and Terry family (caretakers)
Folder 3:
Wessyngton Plantation State Archive Holdings (TN) 1989
3.3.1
Letter from Jane Smith Washington to step son, William Lewis.
3.3.2
Description of Archival collection.
3.3.3
Overview of archives, tape reels and document lists sent to Pratt.
Folder 4:
Technical Proposals for Wessyngton
3.4.1
Proposal for Archeological survey of plantation
3.4.2
Proposal for funding for archeological testing at plantation
Folder 5:
Midwestern Archeology Meeting 1992 Wessyngton Related
3.5.1
Letter from David Babson to Dr. Pratt- thank you for funding
3.5.2
Letter from David Babson to Pratt asking for funding and application letter
3.5.3
Symposium "Plantation on the Periphery: The Archeology of Small slave
3.5.4
Babson paper and letter to Pratt.
Folder 6:
Review of Wessyngton Trip and Research
3.6.1
David W. Babson report on trip
3.6.2
Report of John Baker/ Dr. Pratt interview in TN
3.6.3
Report on trip from Terri Ryburn-La Monte to Dr. Pratt
3.6.4
David W. Babson report on trip (formal)
3.6.5
Article in Tennessean sent by Babson to Dr. Pratt and supporting letter
Folder 7:
Correspondence Related to Wessyngton
3.7.1
Terri Ryburn- LaMonte to Dr. Pratt- schedule tentative
3.7.2
Terri Ryburn- LaMonte to group- trip planned
3.7.3
Terri Ryburn- LaMonte to group- schedule
3.7.4
Dr. Pratt to Terri Ryburn- LaMonte- ISU laws
3.7.5
Dr. Pratt to Lester Brooks-requesting information
3.7.6
Chuck Orser and David Babson to SASW Indirect Cost Committee
3.7.7
David Babson to Dr. Pratt- dig confirmation
3.7.8
David Babson to Dr. Pratt- can not speak to BNBHP
3.7.9
Maxine Elliot to Terry
3.7.10
David Babson to Dr. Pratt- formal dig confirmation
3.7.11
Letter from Babson to John Baker and subsequent forwarding notice to Dr. Pratt
3.7.12
Letter from Anne Talbott to Caribel Washington
3.7.13
Handwritten schedule
3.7.14
Letter from John C. Holley to Dr. Order (forwarded to Dr. Pratt)
3.7.15
Note from Terry Ryburn-LaMonte to Dr. Pratt concerning Babson's travel (and maps)
Folder 8:
Barton House 1990
3.8.1
Dr. Pratt meeting announcement.
3.8.2
Dr. Pratt to Elaine Graybill on the tour
3.8.3
Content for Barton Tour
3.8.4
Pratt: plan for tour of Barton house
3.8.5
Chuck Orser to Dr. Pratt on Field School
3.8.6
Report on "On Site" research trips concerning Barton Family. (FOR MORE on Barton family and Home, see Barton Box (not related to BNBHP).)
Folder 9:
Kentucky Trip, 1989
3.9.1
Dr. Pratt to Dr. Muirhead- schedule
3.9.2
Notes on Duff Family History
3.9.3
Handwritten addresses and phone numbers, business cards
3.9.4
School children and teacher- image with note asking for identification of children.
Folder 10:
Georgetown 1990
3.10.1
Report of Georgetown, Kentucky by Dr. Pratt
3.10.2
Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen on Kentucky trip
3.10.3
Dr. Pratt and Ann Malone to Virginia Owen-$ request for trip
Folder 11:
Whittaker Documents (Georgetown)
3.11.1
Whittaker's father's relatives list
3.11.2
Walter Wesley SS card and third party request for record
3.11.3
Birth certificates for John A. and Miss Minnie.
3.11.4
County named and addresses in Louisiana
3.11.5
Copy of registry including Whittakers
3.11.6
Census papers
3.11.7
Voter registration for Reginald
3.11.8
John A. Whittaker death certificate
3.11.9
Minnie Whittaker death certificate
3.11.10
Esther Whittaker death certificate
3.11.11
Oliver Walter Whittaker death certificate
3.11.12
Anne S. Butler letter on Nicodemus, Kansas to Mr. McIntyre
3.11.13
"Stage Coach Days in the Bluegrass" Winston Coleman, Jr.
3.11.14
Whittaker notes (packet)
Folder 12:
General Pratt Documents (Georgetown)
3.12.1
Deed to 18 Scott County
3.12.2
Court acknowledgement of deed
3.12.3
Order book (on deed)
3.12.4
"The Old General" article
3.12.5
Will Book N. (on Pratt family)
3.12.6
Slave records
3.12.7
Article on Pratt and the Pratt Hotel
3.12.8
Church records
3.12.9
Biographical encyclopedia on Pratt
3.12.10
Marriage list
3.12.11
Flyer- Immigration of Blacks to Kansas
3.12.12
History of Scott County blurb
Folder 13:
Reports and Findings (Georgetown)
3.13.1
Report of Georgetown, by Dr. Pratt
3.13.2
BNBHP notes on Georgetown taken from (KY) Weekly Times
3.13.3
Bibliography
3.13.4
Interview with Ann Bevins
3.13.5
History of Pratt Hotel
3.13.6
Contacts in Georgetown, addresses
3.13.7
BNBHP research notes
3.13.8
To-do list
3.13.9
Genealogy charts of Pratt
3.13.10
Program: Church Dedication Service, 1987, 1st Baptist Georgetown.
Box 4: Clubs, Churches, Military
Folder 1:
Organizations in Bloomington-Normal
4.1.1
colored organizations in B-N up to 1960, list
4.1.2
handwritten info on organizations in B-N
4.1.3
Handwritten notes on Black organizations in B-N
Folder 2:
Illinois Association of Women and Girls Club
4.2.1
"History of Illinois association club, 1901- 1975" by Ruby Edwards
4.2.2
Deceased members list
4.2.3
26th Annual Illinois Session, 1944 program
4.2.4
52nd Annual Illinois Session, 1951 program
4.2.5
History of Association
4.2.6
Article image, "Club Women in Convention here"
4.2.7
71st annual convention, program
4.2.8
58th Annual Convention, program
4.2.9
Banquet, 1975, program
4.2.10
66th Annual convention, program
4.2.11
37th Annual Convention, program
4.2.12
26th Annual Session, program
4.2.13
67th Annual Convention, program
4.2.14
71st Annual Session, program
4.2.15
16th Annual Musical Extravaganza, program
4.2.16
37th Annual Session
4.2.17
National Notes, booklet
Folder 3:
Federation of Colored Women's Club
4.3.1
National Association of Colored Woman, Inc. 1952
4.3.2
Proceedings of the 15th Annual Illinois session, 1914 program
4.3.3
Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Illinois session, 1922 program
4.3.4
Proceedings of the 24th Annual Illinois session, 1923 program
4.3.5
Proceedings of the 27th Annual Illinois session, 1926 program
4.3.6
"The Story of the Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Club: 1900-1922
4.3.7
Article- "Women close big club meet in St. Lewis"
4.3.8
Article- 1934 on Colored Women's Club
4.3.9
Minutes & reports of colored Woman's Club, Bloomington, 1949-1959, 300pp
4.3.10
1916 Proceedings of the Colored Women's Club
4.3.11
Program 52nd annual convention
4.3.12
1944 program 26th annual session
Folder 4:
Civic Women's Club
4.4.1
Officers and by-laws
4.4.2
1991 program for 90th anniversary
4.4.3
Article- "Civic Women's Club Celebrated 90th Anniversary"
4.4.4
80th Anniversary program
4.4.5
60th Anniversary program
4.4.6
Invitation to "Blacks in Illinois Exhibit" with lunch hosted by Civic Women's Club.
4.4.7
Christ Temple Pentecostal Church program (hosted by Civic Women's Club)
Folder 5:
Progressive Club
4.5.1
75th Anniversary invitation and programs, 1988
4.5.2
Images, lyrics and verse
4.5.3
Golden anniversary invitation and program, 1958
4.5.4
History of the Progressive club
4.5.5
75 years of news of the progressive club
4.5.6
Presentation to the progressive club on Sierra Leone., Dr. Pratt.
4.5.7
History of the Progressive Club- Bloomington-Normal Illinois
4.5.8
Postcard from Stanley Heggen to Mildred Pratt
4.5.9
Program- progressive Club's 70th Anniversary May party
4.5.10
72nd Anniversary May Party program
4.5.11
75th Annual May Party program
Folder 6:
3-C Club
4.6.1
Article image- "Southeast Asia to receive Gifts"
4.6.2
Handwritten letter from 1927, from Jessie Barker
4.6.3
1980 program
4.6.4
Article- "3-C Club to Mark 50th Anniversary," 1958.
4.6.5
Article- "Social Club to Observe 60th Year" 1968
4.6.6
Letter from Martha T, July 1939.
4.6.7
The History of the 3-C Club.
4.6.8
60th Anniversary program.
4.6.9
Image of 3-C women
4.6.10
1960's anniversary dinner program and awards to Alverta Duff
4.6.11
Harvest Party, October 27, 2001, register.
Folder 7:
Domestic Art Club
4.7.1
Pantagraph article- "Domestic Art Club" 1921
4.7.2
Organization of Domestic Art Club- Dec 19, 1916
4.7.3
List of members and organization structure
4.7.4
History of Domestic Art Club
4.7.5
Report of work done
4.7.6
Handwritten organizational history
Folder 8:
Evergreen Social and Society
4.8.1
Newsletters
Folder 9:
Young Man's Fellowship Club
4.9.1
Biographical sketch of YMFC team
4.9.2
1934 YMFC baseball team
4.9.3
BNM: A Community Magazine: Article on YMFC baseball team
4.9.4
Program "YMFC presents 'A Dream'"
Folder 10:
Working Man's Club
4.10.1
Incorporation granted to Working Man's Club
4.10.2
Certificate of organization
4.10.3
Ike Sanders restaurant advertisements (MORE ON CLARK/SANDERS SEE: BOX 10)
Folder 11:
Masons
4.11.1
Article- "Masonic news" on Lodge 23, the African American Fraternity
4.11.2
Article 1986, "Local Masons Attend Maundy Thursday Services in Bloomington"
4.11.3
Pantagraph article- "Bloomington Men Get Mason Honors"
4.11.4
Program- "69th grand session (original and copy)
4.11.5
Article- "Colored ladies install officers"
4.11.6
Invitation to 2nd annual Anniversary Dance of Evergreen Lodge and Bronze Temple
4.11.7
Lucinda Brent Posey notes on the Odd Fellows Lodge (men) and the women's Household of Ruth Lodge.
Folder 12:
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NCAAP)
4.12.1
Constitution of NCAAP
4.12.2
Pantagraph article- "Two to Seek City Posts" (MORE ON POLITICIANS: SEE BOX 2)
4.12.3
Pantagraph article- "Fair Housing Bill Explained"
4.12.4
Pantagraph article- "Human Relations group offers 5-point anti-discrimination plan"
4.12.5
Pantagraph article- "Hire director, HRC requests"
4.12.6
Pantagraph article- "Kennedy named to City Group"
4.12.7
Pantagraph article- "Will Heaven be Divided?"
4.12.8
Pantagraph article- "Dr. King Calls for Justice"
4.12.9
Pantagraph article- "Negroes can Climb if they really try"
4.12.10
Pantagraph article- "America Faces Challenge"
4.12.11
Pantagraph article- "RFK tapped King Phone"
4.12.12
Pantagraph article- "two B-N men to Attend Jackson Protest gathering"
4.12.13
Pantagraph article- "Comments on second Santa"
4.12.14
Pantagraph article- "Martians narrow minded"
4.12.15
Pantagraph article- "Davis Post Shuns Head of NAACP"
4.12.16
Pantagraph article- "protest at McBarnes Slated for Saturday"
4.12.17
News release- NCAAP enters complaint on segregation in Legion
4.12.18
Pantagraph article- "Stories Cloud NAACP's image"
4.12.19
Pantagraph article- "Disturbed by Legion Case"
4.12.20
Pantagraph article- "Segregation's two sides"
4.12.21
Pantagraph article- "suggests legion posts merge"
4.12.22
Pantagraph article- "white gets negro post application""
4.12.23
Pantagraph article- "Reject Ad complaints"
4.12.24
Pantagraph article- "Urges School park plan"
4.12.25
Pantagraph article- "Negro Leadership losing its way"
4.12.26
Article- "Involvement, human unity keys to racial accord- panel"
4.12.27
Article- "Twin City Employers refute NAACP President's charge"
4.12.28
Article- "Charges denied"
4.12.29
Pantagraph article- "NAACP picks Merlin Kennedy for President
4.12.30
Pantagraph article- "NCAAP Goals Listed before club members"
4.12.31
Weekly almanac
4.12.32
Article- "Fine Parade, says Mayor"
4.12.33
Float images from parade"
4.12.34
Pantagraph article- "open housing backers plan demonstration"
4.12.35
Pantagraph article- "Racial discrimination illegal"
4.12.36
Pantagraph article- "Resolution supports poverty war unit"
4.12.37
City bans black Santa (Merlin Kennedy)
4.12.38
Pantagraph article- "Kennedy elected by commission"
4.12.39
Primary results- McLean County Board and City Council Bloomington
4.12.40
Pantagraph article-"King Memorial at ISU voices hope for change in U.S Life"
4.12.41
Pantagraph article images- "NAACP Marches"
4.12.42
Pantagraph article- "Bloomington Parade Bars Negro Santa"
4.12.43
Pantagraph article- “NAACP To Picket Stores; Leader Explains Purpose,” October 21, 1960
4.12.44
Pantagraph article- “NAACP Picketing Routine Operation,” October 23, 1960
4.12.45
Pantagraph article- “Urges Expansion of Civil Rights,” October 23, 1960
4.12.46
Pantagraph article- “NAACP Conclave: Group To Attack School Districts,” October 24, 1960.
4.12.47
Pantagraph article- “NAACP, Barbers Exchange Charges of Discrimination,” December 16, 1962.
4.12.48
Pantagraph article- “By the Public: Tells Reason for Picketing,” December 19, 1962.
4.12.49
Pantagraph article- “Discrimination Query Stalls Brokaw Program,” September 27, 1967.
4.12.50
Pantagraph article- “Parade: NAACP Wants Lone Santa to be Negro,” September 27, 1967.
4.12.51
Pantagraph article- “NAACP Asks Early Action On Total Integration Plans,” December 29, 1970.
4.12.52
Pantagraph article- “NAACP resolution aimed at citizens, not at city,” January 4, 1971.
4.12.53
Pantagraph article- “Vote Feb. 8 on NAACP resolution,” January 19, 1972.
4.12.54
Pantagraph article- “NAACP widens dimensions of race-charge investigation,” February 3, 1972.
4.12.55
Pantagraph article- “‘Dialogue’ scheduled over student’s arrest,” May 14, 1972.
4.12.56
Pantagraph online draft - “Award winner has fought the good fight against racism,” David Wickert, January 7, 1996.
4.12.57
Pantagraph online draft - “Honoring King Reverend’s 61 visit inspired 2 men,” Scott Richardson, January 14, 2001.
4.12.58
Pantagraph online draft - “‘Voice of the community’ NAACP’s civil rights battle has changed over the decades,” Karen Hansen, September 9, 2001.
4.12.59
Pantagraph online draft - “B-N honored to host its first state NAACP confab,” October 11, 2002.
4.12.60
Pantagraph online draft- “Work in progressLocal NAACP chapter looks to past, future at 90-year anniversary,” Sharon K. Wolfe, October 24, 2008.
4.12.61
Pantagraph online draft- “‘Stand up, be counted’Pioneering black Santa pushes students to fight discrimination,” Bridget Flynn, September 28, 2009.
4.12.62
Pantagraph online draft- “ We’ve made progress’ King recalled as B-N activists tell of rights struggle in area,” Mary Ann Ford, January 19, 2010.
Folder 13:
Black Elks Lodge, Goodfrey L. Miller
4.13.1
Wyatt Davis, explanation of lodge origin
4.13.2
7 pages of images of Elk Lodge members
Folder 14:
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
4.14.1
Founders Day image
4.14.2
Founders Day program
4.14.3
5- star Mardi Gras Showcase program
4.14.4
Letter from Anita Price, membership chair. 1984
4.14.5
Contact information for V.P, Etascha M. Johnson
4.14.6
1983 letter from Beverly A. Butler to Soror Harmon.
4.14.7
Current members thank the Sorors of Delta
4.14.8
List of 12 charter members and charter
4.14.9
On becoming a Delta
4.14.10
List of patrons
4.14.11
Member pictures (3 pages)
4.14.12
"Our History" statement
4.14.13
The Voice article: "Delta Sigma Theta Charters Chapter in McLean Country. 1983
4.14.14
1984 letter to friends from Murrieal Orendorff, president.
4.14.15
Programme for A Neophyte Celebration
4.14.16
Flyer for Neophyte Celebration
4.14.17
Founders of DST
Folder 15:
Regular Fellow's Club
4.15.1
Mid-Summer Dance invitation, 1939
4.15.2
1941 Skating party flyer
4.15.3
"Wings over Jordan" program
4.15.4
Article 1942 "Wings over Jordan Chorus enthralls 1,000 at Concert"
Folder 16:
Victory Club
4.16.1
Formal opening, 1919 photocopy of program
4.16.2
List of 1919 members
4.16.3
Victory tea program, 1945
Folder 17:
Redd-Williams American Legion Post
4.17.1
Memorial program, 1928
4.17.2
Department of Illinois the American Legion, 1930 letter
4.17.3
Women's Auxiliary of Redd-Williams post "Serving Dinners Daily" (1977)
4.17.4
Article "Make Colored Ball Plans"
4.17.5
Articles "25 years ago" and "Mrs Robert Gaston heads auxiliary"
4.17.6
Article- "protest at McBarnes slated for Saturday
4.17.7
1966 article "Disturbed by Legion Case"
4.17.8
Articles, "White gets Negro post application" "negro legion post accepts white member" and "never offered application, Kennedy says"
4.17.9
Articles, "Suggests legion posts merge" "civil rights issue in memorial parade" and "Negro Legion Rebuffs White"
4.17.10
Article- "Segregation's two sides"
Folder 18:
Boy Scouts of America
4.18.1
Co-Operative News, "FDR thanks Boy Scouts for being brave" 1941
4.18.2
Article- "Boy Scout Troop No. 6"
Churches:
Folder 19:
Negro Churches in Illinois
4.19.1
"Negro Churches of Bloomington" by Caribel Washington
4.19.2
Mrs. Hunter on AME history
4.19.3
"Local Negro Choirs" by Caribel Washington
4.19.4
Pamphlet- "A New Sunday School System"
4.19.5
Excerpt: Negro Churches in Illinois by Miles Mark Fisher
4.19.6
"African American Churches in B-N 1840: 1940: Missing Chapters in Local Church History" by Rick D. Williams
4.19.7
Illinois Generations guide to African American Heritage, page 31 on B-N churches
Folder 20:
Melody Gospel Chorus
4.20.1
Article "Bloomington has Gospel Chorus" 1943
4.20.2
Victory Program, 1943 Melody Gospel Chorus
4.20.3
Article- "Chorus does Precision Job" 1951
4.20.4
History of Gospel Chorus by Lucinda Posey
4.20.5
Program, 1942 concert
4.20.6
Images of the Choir for 1943, 1949, 1956
4.20.7
Melody Gospel Chorus 11th Anniversary, 1950
Folder 21:
Wayman Chapel A.M.E Church
4.21.1
Summary of A.M.E background
4.21.2
Record of lot purchase of AME Church (copy and transcription)
4.21.3
Excerpt about A.ME (source unknown)
4.21.4
"A History of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in Bloomington, Illinois" by Howard Bell
4.21.5
Program- "Wayman A.M.E celebrated 138th Anniversary"
4.21.6
Pantagraph article- "Black Hopes 1870 read like those of 1970" march 6, 1971.
4.21.7
Pantagraph article- "Wayman Methodist to mark Founding" 1948
4.21.8
Pantagraph article- "Wayman AME's 150th year a cause for celebration" 1993
4.21.9
Pantagraph article- "Congregation to celebrate 160th anniversary" 2003
4.21.10
Program- Wayman AME 128th Anniversary
4.21.11
Pantagraph article- "Funds sought for renovation of historic Wayman Church" 1971
4.21.12
Pantagraph article- "Wayman names pastor" W.L Walters. 1970
4.21.13
Pantagraph article- 1972 blurb on AME
4.21.14
Pantagraph article- " How Time Flies" 100 years ago Rev. Booth sermon
4.21.15
Program- Dec, 20, 1970.
4.21.16
Program- Nov, 8, 1970
4.21.17
Program- 1950
4.21.18
Wayman AME adopts new name (notarized legal document)
4.21.19
Notice to participants in AME archeological dig
4.21.20
Flyer on the AME archeological dig
4.21.21
Article on BNBHP and the Wayman dig
4.21.22
Program- Wayman AME Church 129th Anniversary
4.21.23
Pantagraph article- "How Time Flies" 75 Years ago: Mrs. Brown sermon
4.21.24
Pantagraph article- typed excerpts from newspapers on AME
4.21.25
Budget for BNBHP Wayman A.M.E Church Project (2 versions)
4.21.26
Essay "Archeology at the Wayman African Methodist Episcopal Church, Bloomington, Illinois." by Mark D. Groover and Melanie A. Cabak.
4.21.27
"150 Years of History" program, 1993 (with program, booklet, inserts)
4.21.28
(bottom of page) AME 1855-56 census of church
4.21.29
128th Anniversary program, 1971
4.21.30
1971 article "Funds sought for renovation of historic Wayman Church"
4.21.31
Article- "Teens unearth treasured past"
4.21.32
Journal Start article, 1992 "Archaeology dig at church makes history"
4.21.33
130th Anniversary program, 1973
4.21.34
Excerpt from The Encyclopedia of the African Methodist Episcopal Church
4.21.35
Article- "Church Yard dig could reveal black history, culture"
4.21.36
Notes from Oscar Waddell to Dr. Pratt on AME
4.21.37
Wayman Dig photos
4.21.38
Wayman AME Church 150th Anniversary program, October 10, 1993
4.21.39
Wayman AME Church 150th Anniversary flier
4.21.40
Daily Leader article- "Colored Men Meet- A Big Meeting Last Evening at the A.M.E. Church" 13 November 1895
Folder 22:
AME Conference of 1895
4.22.1
Pantagraph article- "The Colored Methodists" Sept 6
4.22.2
Pantagraph article-" A Colored City: conference" Sept 7
4.22.3
Pantagraph article- "The AME Conference" Sept 7, 1895
4.22.4
Pantagraph article- "The AME Conference update" Sept 9
4.22.5
Pantagraph article- "An Episcopal Conference"
4.22.6
Pantagraph article- "Reception in the Evening"
4.22.7
Pantagraph article- "Will Adjourn today" Sept 10
4.22.8
Pantagraph article- "Conference Closes" Sept 11
Folder 23:
Union Missionary Baptist Church
4.23.1
Dedication program, January 1984
4.23.2
Handwritten transcriptions of Jones' articles.
4.23.3
95th Anniversary program, 1987
4.23.4
98th Anniversary program, 1990
4.23.5
Program- Honor Day, Nov 8, 1959
4.23.6
Pantagraph article- "Brotherhood banquet moved to sunnyside"
4.23.7
"First Honor Day at Union Baptist Church"
4.23.8
May 25, 2003 program with church history section
4.23.9
May 18, 1997 program
4.23.10
May 24, 1987 program
4.23.11
Full page picture of church building
4.23.12
Pantagraph article 1928 "Three Negro Baptist Churches Merger"
4.23.13
Deed receipts to Union Baptist Inc. and other deed information
4.23.14
Citizens of Union Baptist list
4.23.15
Program: Xhodus Productions presents "Trial of the Century" by Francis Crokett Bush. Directed by Rev. David Wayne Brown In association with Union Missionary Baptist Church.
Folder 24:
Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church
4.24.1
Essay- "And Pisgah Moved On...1865-1980"
4.24.2
Pantagraph article- "How Time Flies" 75 Years ago Easter program at Mt. Pisgah Baptist.
4.24.3
Pantagraph article- "Drama, Plaque to mark Anniversary of Church" 1975
4.24.4
Song book- "Jesus is Waiting for Me" by Roxie Caldwell and Jeanette Tall
4.24.5
Program- Nov 7, 1971 "106th Anniversary"
4.24.6
Meeting minutes Oct 31 1865
4.24.7
Handwritten list of participants in Mt. Pisgah Baptist.
4.24.8
Affidavit of meeting on Nov 15 1893
4.24.9
Handwritten program
4.24.10
Copy of handwritten notice of meeting, 1891
4.24.11
Choir photo
4.24.12
Program- Spirituals and Praises by Mt. Pisgah Baptist Chorus
4.24.13
History of Mt. Pisgah, by Mrs. Caldwell
4.24.14
Church invite card
4.24.15
Photo of concert flyer " Cecil McGraw presents Jeannine Brent"
4.24.16
Program, Nov 7th, 1976 (11th anniversary)
4.24.17
Groundbreaking ceremony, Aug 10, 2002
4.24.18
Souvenir program for centennial day observance, 1965
4.24.19
First Choir, 1885-1890 role call
4.24.20
Full page images of Church
4.24.21
Historical highlights page
4.24.22
Reverend Frank McSwain resume
4.24.23
Floor plan for new church
4.24.24
Digital image of new church
4.24.25
1891 document on first church meeting
4.24.26
March 14, 2004 program booklet for new church opening
4.24.27
Pantagraph 1919 "Colored Couple Married"
4.24.28
Pantagraph 1965 "Mount Pisgah Church plans homecoming"
4.24.29
Pantagraph 1922 "Official Staff of Mt. Pisgah Church
4.24.30
Pantagraph 1921 "Colored State Convention"
4.24.31
Pantagraph 1890 "Close of the Convention"
4.24.32
Pantagraph 1890 "The Colored Baptist Conventions"
4.24.33
Pantagraph 1890 "A State Convention"
4.24.34
How Time Flies 25 years ago mission society tea
4.24.35
Article- "Mt Pisgah Celebrates 109th Anniversary"
4.24.36
1942 program
4.24.37
Homecoming, 1971
4.24.38
1925 handwritten program
4.24.39
"Jesus is Waiting" written by Roxie Caldwell
4.24.40
Minutes of South Hill Baptists, January 8, 1866
4.24.41
Minutes of intial organization of South Hill Baptist, November 2, 1865
Folder 25:
Union Mission Church, Normal
4.25.1
"Home Once union Mission Church," The Normalite, June 1965.
4.25.2
National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Application Form
Folder 26:
The Little Brown Church of the Air
4.26.1
Jan 30, 1944 Dr. John W Holland sermon
Folder 27:
First Christian Church
4.27.1
Research by Marge Smith on Church in Normal (All other items= Bloomington Church)
4.27.2
First Christian Church letter to the congregation of the third Christian Church to join, 1965
4.27.3
Welcome letter to third Church into First Church
4.27.4
Final letter to Third in organizing transfer.
4.27.5
Letter concerning the misunderstanding of church membership transfers
4.27.6
Letter on the historical merit of the closing of the 2nd Christian Church.
4.27.7
Pantagraph article- "Two Congregations show how True Fellowship Works"
Folder 28:
2nd and 3rd Christian Churches
4.28.1
"Black Disciples in McLean County, Illinois: A History of the 2nd Christian Church-Normal and the 3rd Christian Church, Bloomington" by Rick Williams.
4.28.2
Blurb on history of 3rd Christian Church, set up by George Hoagland
4.28.3
Excerpt from History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois by Nathaniel Haynes
4.28.4
"In Business for the Gospel" by Robert Cueni. On George Hoagland.
Folder 29:
Black White Relations in Disciples of Christ Church
4.29.1
Essay "Black White Relations in Disciples of Christ Church" A look at national and local segregation" by Magdalyn M. Graves. 1981.
Folder 30:
Record Book of Bethel A.M.E Church, Normal 1901-1928
4.30.1
Record book.
Folder 31:
Bethel A.M.E Church
4.31.1
1906 roster of Church citizens
4.31.2
Handwritten notes on Bethel by Howard Bell
4.31.3
Flyer for high tea at Bethel, 1906
Folder 32:
Court Records Union Baptist Church v. Trinity Missionary Baptist Church. 1928-1931.
4.32.1
Union Church protest to affiliation with Trinity Church
4.32.2
Cross Bill from the court
4.32.2
Answer from trinity Baptist
4.32.3
Master in Chancery report, James C. Riley
4.32.4
Objections to Master's report
Folder 33:
Loving Missionary Baptist Church
4.33.1
Pantagraph 1981 "Church works to restore temple"
4.33.2
Church flyer "Come Worship with Us"
Folder 34:
Christ Temple Pentecostal
4.34.1
Article 1970, "Church to Fete Louise Waddell"
4.34.2
Article "Downtown Area not Dying, Veteran Custodian holds"
4.34.3
Article 1964 "Bishop to Talk at Mortgage Burning Rite"
4.34.4
Photo of Main Street bridge (near church)
Military:
Folder 35:
Civil War
4.35.1
Handwritten note on the transcription of Pantagraph articles concerning Blacks in the Civil War
4.35.2
Transcriptions of Pantagraph articles on Black Civil War
4.35.3
Military court records
4.35.4
Pantagraph transcription "The African Reception"
4.35.5
Pantagraph transcription "The 29th U.S Colored"
4.35.6
Pantagraph transcription "Editor Pantagraph"
4.35.7
Pantagraph article "The Army of the Frontier"
4.35.8
Article "Great- Grandfather described Lincoln"
4.35.9
Pantagraph Article- "Uncle Tom to buy slave- his son" (MORE ON TOM WRIGHT: SEE BOX 5)
4.35.10
Letter from Mark Plummer to William Colvin
4.35.11
Article- "The Normal Rifles: Normalites observe Battle of Bull Run Against Lincoln's Orders"
4.35.12
Article- "The Treatment of Blacks in the Ranks: Julian Bryant" by Karen Berfield
4.35.13
Enlistment list with ranks
4.35.14
Sketches from volunteers from McLean County (3)
4.35.15
Articles- "75 Years ago..."
4.35.16
Article- “Colored Veterans Admitted” Pantagraph, 13 Feb 1895
Folder 36:
Spanish American War
4.36.1
list of "Negro soldiers in Spanish American War" 1898
4.36.2
Complete Muster- Out Rolls of Illinois Volunteers- 1898- 1899
4.36.3
Biennial Report of Adjutant General of Illinois 1899-1900
4.36.4
Handwritten notes on Spanish American War, list of those who served
Folder 37:
The 8th Illinois
4.37.1
"How Time Flies" articles "75 years ago" on 8th Regiment
4.37.2
The American Negro in the World War, chapter XV "The 8th Illinois"
4.37.3
Journal article "An Experiment in Color: The 8th Illinois Volunteers"
4.37.4
Articles- "Men of the 8th" and "The Colored Soldiers"
4.37.5
"The 8th Illinois" by Corporal W. T. Goode
4.37.6
"The 8th Illinois Volunteers: A Brief Regimental History of an African- American Unit" by Shawn SanRoman (winner of Oscar Waddell Fellowship)
4.37.7
Article- "Bloomington Honors Famous "Black Devils" (1919)
4.37.8
Handwritten and typed notes on women's groups that supported their military men and notes on G.N Spencer and D.R Clark
Folder 38:
World War I
4.38.1
Article- "Colored Soldier Writes a Poem"
4.38.2
Article "Lieut. Johnson in a Happy Mood"
4.38.3
Article- "Silver, Bronze Stars Awarded 6 Cotton Balers"
4.38.4
Article- "Gets a letter bathed in Blood" Frank Johnson
4.38.5
Doc. E.G Covington biography
4.38.6
Scott's Official History Journal articles and pictures
4.38.7
Article " Edward Bynum Greets his soldier boys in Chicago" (1919)
4.38.8
Women's service corps formed to aid troops. List of Bloomington residents in WWI and Spanish American War.
4.38.9
Political cartoon on Blacks in WWI
4.38.10
Pantagraph "How Time Flies" "75 years ago" on soldiers from Bloomington
4.38.11
Letter from Lucinda Brent Posey to Mrs. Muirhead on War
4.38.12
Members of the 370th Company, July, 1917
4.38.13
Excerpt from "McLean county and the World War" gives soldier's names
4.38.14
Dates/ Notes to the service of Gus Williams (FOR MORE ON WILLIAMS SEE BOX 5)
4.38.15
Email from Neal D. O'Brien "Concerning the 396th Regiment
4.38.16
Article "World War I" about African Americans and War
4.38.17
List of Bloomingtonians names involved in WWI
Folder 39:
World War II
4.39.1
List- World War II Veterans from Bloomington- Normal Area (handwritten and typed)
4.39.2
Program- "Victory Tea"
4.39.3
Article- "With the Armed Service" Ralph Doage and O.O. Reum
Folder 40:
McLean County War Veterans Data Base and Burial Records
4.40.1
List of those serving in either Civil war or Spanish American War.
4.40.2
Vetran's Database
4.40.3
McLean county burial records
Folder 41:
McLean County Guard and American Legion Redd- Williams Post
4.41.1
Handwritten copy of news article on Early Militia Unit (1873)
4.41.2
Daily Pantagraph article 24 July, 1872 "formation of McLean County Guards (colored)"
4.41.3
Daily Pantagraph article 20 Aug, 1872 "McLean County (Colored) Guards armed"
4.41.4
Redd-Williams Post, American Legion papers
4.41.5
Application for post #163 (1922?) & correspondence (1994)
4.41.6
Pantagraph blurb- "Heads Auxiliary"- Mrs. Robert Gaston new president of Legion
4.41.7
Pantagraph "How Time Flies" 25 years ago on formation of Legion Post
4.41.8
Biographies on Gus Williams and John Redd
4.41.9
Biographies on Williams and Redd from "McLean County and the World War"
Folder 42:
African American War Letters and News Accounts: McLean County
4.42.1
Essay explaining collection by John Muirhead
4.42.2
Compilation of war letters and news articles, Civil War, Spanish-American War, WWI.
Box 5: Family Information I
These boxes are organized by family name with corresponding references to other folders for further research where applicable. Overflow from box 5 is located in box 6.
Folder 1:
Adkins, Barbara
5.1.1
"Women of Distinction"
5.1.2
"Committed to Her Community"
Folder 2:
Alsberry, Lyndetta
5.2.1
Lyndetta Alsberry biographical information
Folder 3:
Bagwell Family
5.3.1
Pantagraph article- "Retired domestic looks to 'better home'" Mabel Bagwell
5.3.2
Mrs. Bagwell, 93 Years Young
5.3.3
Obituary, Mabel Bagwell
5.3.4
Biographical information, Julia Ann Cisco (daughter of Mabel Bagwell) SEE CISCO FOLDER FOR MORE
5.3.5
Images- Georgia Henderson and Mable Bagwell, Julia Johnson, Mable and Georgia
Folder 4:
Baptiste, Toni
5.4.1
"Toni Baptiste Chosen for Ebutante cotillion"
Folder 5:
Bartlett Family
5.5.1
Habitat for Humanity of McLean county, 2001 "First Habitat family pays off its mortgage"
Folder 6:
Barton Family (collected by BNBHP)*
5.6.1
List of births and deaths in William Carey Barton Family (hardcopy and original)
5.6.2
Barton family in the census
5.6.3
Floor plan of Barton house
5.6.4
Image- Barton house in 1950 and 1980, 1987 (on back)
5.6.5
Image- 1987 Milton, Sherma, Bond, Frances and Milton Dabney misc. images on back
5.6.6
Mortgage note, 1907 for $600
5.6.7
Shareholder notice for Mr. Barton to Illinois Building and Loan association.
5.6.8
Release of mortgage from Mary Philbrook to William Barton
5.6.9
Assessment certificate
5.6.10
County treasury forms
5.6.11
Promise to pay form
5.6.12
Mortgage note of William Barton
5.6.13
Inventory form
5.6.14
Mortgage and insurance forms (large)
5.6.15
Handwritten alias names for Malinda Stovey by Henry Zimmerman
5.6.16
List of named and addresses(handwritten)
5.6.17
Marriage certificate for Lucinda and Milton Barton
5.6.18
Pantagraph article- 8 Dec, 2005 "Barney Barton, first black captain for ISNU, dies."
5.6.19
"In loving memory" Wilbur W. Barton, 2005 funeral program

*Barton Family information separate (not associated with BNBHP)

Folder 7:
Bell, Harry (same family as below)
5.7.1
Chicago Defender article, Jan 3 1920, "infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Bell died."
5.7.2
Census sheets (Bell, 2 pages)
Folder 8:
Bell, Howard (same family as above)
5.8.1
Howard Bell tells how Charles Smith "Got it the Hard Way"
5.8.2
J.E House letter to Howard Bell
5.8.3
Marriage certificate between Harry Bell and Blanche Lovells (Howard's parents)
5.8.4
Howard Bell letter to Marge
5.8.5
6 pages of images (unidentified)
5.8.6
Pantagraph article, Sept 27th, 1987- "Slave's grandson sees better opportunities for blacks"
Folder 9:
Bell, William (same family as above)
5.9.1
Death certificate for Bernadine Bell (10 months old)
5.9.2
3 Battery Maryland Artillery card for William
5.9.3
Promise not to fight against the United States (paroled prisoner, confederate)
5.9.4
Confederate recipient roll
5.9.5
Battery forms and census recap.
5.9.6
Marriage certificate, William Bell and Sarah Work.
5.9.7
Pantagraph article, June 29, 1883 - (wedding announcement William Bell and Susan Wright)
Folder 10:
Bell, Ida Mae Frances (not related to previous Bell family)
5.10.1
Ida Mae Frances Bell Nurses registration certificate
5.10.2
Ida Mae Bell's graduation from nurse school certificate
5.10.3
Ida Mae Bell's B.S certificate
5.10.4
News articles: "Degrees received by 16 Wesleyan Students" & " St. Elizabeth's to graduate Negro Nurse" & "Domestic art club to hear nurse"
Folder 11:
Blue Family
5.11.1
Pantagraph 1993 article "Bloomington couple opens store offering unique clothing for men"
Folder 12:
Bonds, James and Family
5.12.1
Bonds pictorial booklet spanning 6 generations
5.12.2
Constitution and by-laws for Family Reunion Association
5.12.3
Membership card
5.12.4
Pantagraph article, 4-28-71 image of Nevada Bonds.
5.12.5
Biography of Delia Nevada Bonds
5.12.6
Genealogy
5.12.7
Article- "Wayman AME Church to Honor 12 members"
5.12.8
Family newsletter composed by Richard Bonds
5.12.9
Mrs. Nevada Bonds death article and images
5.12.10
Family Registry, births, marriages and deaths.
Folder 13:
Boyd
5.13.1
Death of infant, Clara Ellen Boyd. 1913.
Folder 14:
Brent Family
5.14.1
Article- "Mrs. Brent, Woman of the Year" 1966.
5.14.2
Images of laborers from Argonne National Laboratory, to Henry Brent.
5.14.3
Map of cook county
5.14.4
Animal care specialist evaluation form
5.14.5
Article and image- "Jeannine Brent to Give recital next Sunday" 5-15-47
5.14.6
7 pages of images
5.14.7
Lucinda Posey on Brent family
5.14.8
Delores Shavers donated article on "Co-Operative News" featuring Howard Brent
5.14.9
John Howard Brent biography (FOR MORE ON LUCINDA BRENT POSEY, SEE POSEY FOLDER)
Folder 15:
Brooks Family
5.15.1
Golden wedding anniversary program, 1974
Folder 16:
Brown, Willie
5.16.1
"Willie Brown named President of IW associates" 2002
Folder 17:
Burch, Annie
5.17.1
Pantagraph 2002 article "The Long Road"
Folder 18:
Caldwell Family
5.18.1
Bookmark: "Memorial obituary" for William S. Caldwell
5.18.2
In Memoriam, Roxie S. Caldwell
5.18.3
Pantagraph article- "Mother Caldwell Day" 12.21.1969
5.18.4
Pantagraph article- "Naomi L. Martin"
5.18.5
"Jesus is Waiting for Me" words written by Roxie Caldwell
5.18.6
Funeral Services for J. W. Caldwell
Folder 19:
Calimese Family:
5.19.1
Obituary for Louise J. Calimese
5.19.2
Census records
Folder 20:
Casey Family
5.20.1
"Black History in Bloomington" by Anne Keenan.
5.20.2
Letter to Mr. Bell from Michael L. Beich concerning his grandfather, George Washington Casey
5.20.3
"Casey Bros., Bloomington's Leading Cleaners" excerpt
5.20.4
Anti-drug poster (directed by Michael L. Beich) member: Nadarane Casey.
Folder 21:
Cisco Family
5.21.1
Business card and "25 years ago" blurb on Tac-Jac BBQ owned by Cicso
5.21.2
Article- "Aaron Cisco is Taken by Death"
5.21.3
Pantagraph article 1972 "Normal Native with Science group to Russia"
5.21.4
Image of bridge near original Church site
5.21.5
"Narda Cisco, a new Role Model" Pantagraph article
5.21.6
"Draft of findings prepared for the McLean County Historical Society"
5.21.7
Letter from T. K Audiferen to Taylor Cisco
5.21.8
American Liberian Development Company common stock
5.21.9
"Stevenson's aide tells Soviet Reactions" (Narda Cisco)
5.21.10
1978, "Career in Curiosity ends with Death at 78" (Taylor A. Cisco)
5.21.11
Census pages

* Clark/Sanders collection separate

Folder 22:
Clark Family
5.22.1
Happy 92 Birthday to Donald Clark- Pantagraph classifieds
5.22.2
Poem by Rev. J.C Clark
5.22.3
Interview with Donald Clark by Dr. Pratt, transcribed by Jack Muirhead
5.22.4
Program for funeral of Mrs. Hattie Scott (sister of Anna Clark)
Folder 23:
Claxton Family
5.23.1
"Mrs. Bell Claxton Dies from Stroke"
Folder 24:
Clay, Henry
5.24.1
1850 census
5.24.2
1860 census (under withers family, whom he worked for)
Folder 25:
Colvin Family
5.25.1
Letter from Mark Plummer to William Colvin, 1983
5.25.2
Letter from unknown to Dr. Colvin regarding people search
Folder 26:
Cordero Family
5.26.1
"A Festival of Music by Roque Cordero" includes bio and history.
Folder 27:
Covington Family
5.27.1
Note from Ruth Waddell on Covington information (attached to packet)
5.27.2
Evergreen memorial Cemetery lot card and plot map
5.27.3
Burial dates
5.27.4
Pantagraph: "Funeral Services held for Dr. E.G. Covington"1929
5.27.5
Pantagraph: "Mrs. Alice Covington is Claimed by Death" 1925
5.27.6
Pantagraph: "Funeral is held for Mrs. Alice Covington" 1925
5.27.7
Pantagraph: "Mrs. E. Covington is taken by Death" 1925
5.27.8
Transcriptions of articles on 1911 Elizabeth Covington and Alice Alena Covington.
5.27.9
"Girard Covington" dies. 1957.
5.27.10
"Girard Covington, Veteran City Policeman, Dies." 1957
5.27.11
"Girard Morris Covington dies" 1987 (son of above)
5.27.12
In Memoriam! Covington biography
5.27.13
"Genesis of the Human Race" by Eugene Gray Covington, M.D and Biography.
5.27.14
Letter from Pam Muirhead to Mr. Covington, 1991.
5.27.15
Letters from Eugene G. Covington Jr. about his father (bio was "Genesis of the Human Race"
5.27.16
E.G. Covington M.D prescription sheets
5.27.17
Article: "Dr. Covington Dies after Brief Illness" 1929
5.27.18
Biography of Dr. Covington by Jack Muirhead
5.27.19
2001 "Voices from the Past: Evergreen Cemetery Discovery Walk VII."
5.27.20
Biography of Covington family (source unknown)
Folder 28:
Crawford Family
5.28.1
"Connecticut Post goes to Crawford"1967
5.28.2
"Wins Grant for Heart Research" 1967
5.28.3
Biographical sketch Jerry Crawford and father Isaac Crawford
5.28.4
"Albert Crawford" obituary,1996.
Folder 29:
Davis, Jean Marie
5.29.1
Earlier Family information- typed
5.29.2
Images of Jean Marie with Mayor Harold Washington as rep of Children's Museum
5.29.3
Poem "Words to Remember" by Jean Marie Davis
5.29.4
"Conversant Reflections" by Jean Marie Davis
Folder 30:
Dabney Family
5.30.1
"Frank Dabney, Normal Barber, Died at Brokaw" 1990
5.30.2
"With the Greatest of Ease" Women's Recreation Association.
5.30.3
Normal Year Book, Seniors Page.
Folder 31:
Dean Family
5.31.1
Pantagraph article, April 9, 1894 "Death of Henry C. Deane"
5.31.2
Article, April 10, 1894 "Funeral notice"
5.31.3
Article, April 11, 1894 "notice of funeral held"
5.31.4
Census, 1880
5.31.5
Census, 1879
5.31.6
Julius Dean certificate of death
5.31.7
Dean family information (deaths or addresses by name)
5.31.8
Marriage certificate for Virgil and Kathryn
5.31.9
Virgil E. Dean death record
5.31.10
Certificate of Birth, Virgil Dean
5.31.11
Enlistment records and honorable discharge for Virgil Dean
5.31.12
Honorable discharge form, Virgil Dean
5.31.13
Contract for sale of real estate to Jacob Dean
5.31.14
Warranty deed from Ruth Ray to Kathryn Dean
5.31.15
Warranty deed to Jacob Dean
5.31.16
Mortgage from Jacob Dean to Dora Schneth
5.31.17
Pantagraph article. Jan 27, 1992 "A Keepsake for a King - or Two"

* Remainder of Dean collection is separate

Folder 32:
De Fluerville Family
5.32.1
"Tales retold, stories recalled" Pantagraph, 1976
5.32.2
Letter from A. Lincoln Mr. Packard, esq. about "Billy the Barber" 1860
5.32.3
Pantagraph: 1946, "Lincoln clears deed for Billy the Barber"
5.32.4
Biography on William De Fluerville excerpt from essay on free blacks in Bloomington
5.32.5
"Despite racial prejudice, Otis Duncan carved out a brilliant military career" in 8th Illinois Infantry. (Son of Julie who was daughter of William De Fluerville).
Folder 33:
De Loach, Marva
5.33.1
Resume for Marva L. De Loach.
5.33.2
Abbreviated Resume with objective goals.
Folder 34:
Dixon, Robert
5.34.1
Illinois Wesleyan University 1951 catalog (see page 69, 33, 220, 78, 67,)
5.34.2
Nellie Dixon and Robert Dixon obituaries. 2002.
Folder 35:
Doage, Earl
5.35.1
"Remembers Indy Before Bricks" 1979 article
Folder 36:
Duff, Julia
5.36.1
Handwritten history by Julia Duff
5.36.2
Transcribed copy of family history
5.36.3
Articles, "Henry Duff dies-Rites set"
5.36.4
"Witness to disaster" 2001 Pantagraph article on Julia Duff
Folder 37:
Duff Family Pictures
5.37.1
Pantagraph images, 1955
5.37.2
Image of girl and baby
5.37.3
Image of baby
5.37.4
Image of grave marker for Lena B. Duff
5.37.5
Image of house
5.37.6
Image of Ruth Williams Middleton
5.37.7
Copy of Family Portraits scrapbook
5.37.8
Copy of Family scrapbook 2
5.37.9
Electricity for light advertisement (Duff Walker)
5.37.10
Image of young man
5.37.11
Image of woman
5.37.12
Image of Mr. and Mrs. Sunday and family
5.37.13
Image of school children
5.37.14
Negatives and images of social group women
Folder 38:
Duff Family Information
5.38.1
Duff Family chronology notes (typed) and handwritten notes along with letter from Ruth on search
5.38.2
Duff Family Collection overview (3)
5.38.3
Census data
5.38.4
Duff Family marriage records
5.38.5
Duff family birth records and scrapbook pages of births and handwritten birth notes
5.38.6
Scrapbook pages of Duff family deaths and court death records
5.38.7
Obituary for Peter E. Duff
5.38.8
Obituary for Henry Duff
5.38.9
Honorable discharge records for Joe Green (friend of R. Whittaker in Duff house)
5.38.10
List of enlisted and officers in Illinois regiment (Duff, second page)
5.38.11
Receipts, electricity advertisement (7)
5.38.12
Photo copy of J. Walker Duff track meet booklet cover
5.38.13
1994 newspaper sports sections (2) for low hurdles for Walker Duff
5.38.14
Land entry book excerpt
5.38.15
Abstract of title to lots 6 and 7
5.38.16
Copy of article in Normal Centennial on Duff house
5.38.17
Pantagraph articles documenting the murder and trial (Anderson Duff tried) 1887
Folder 39:
Duff Family House
5.39.1
National register of historical places- Duff house
5.39.2
Sketch map of Duff house
5.39.3
Essay on Duff House
5.39.4
Street map

* Majority of Duff collection separate

Folder 40:
Durham, Joseph P.
5.40.1
"Friends say thank you"
Folder 41:
Dyer Family
5.41.1
Letter from Marilynn Harper Forbes about Lottie Haxall Dyer.
5.41.2
Letter from Pam Muirhead to Forbes thanking her for letter
Folder 42:
Ebo, Sister (Betty) Mary Antona
5.42.1
Pantagraph Article, 1990 "From Orphanage to the History Books: Bloomington's Betty Ebo has made her place"
5.42.2
Article- "Orphaned girl one of three accepted by nursing order"
5.42.3
Journal article- "Pioneer Healers: The History of Women Religious in American Health Care"
5.42.4
Sister Ebo's Resume
5.42.5
"Catfish and Crystal" by Ernest Kirschten
5.42.6
6th Harriet Tubman award given to Sister Ebo
5.42.7
Sister Ebo agrees to speak at ISU in 1990
5.42.8
Sister Ebo elected governing body of Sisters of St. Francis
5.42.9
Article- "Former Bloomingtonian named Hospital Chief"
5.42.10
Flyer- "Celebrating Black History and Culture" Ebo headline speaker
5.42.11
Sister Ebo to speak in 1991 at Wesleyan Chapel
5.42.12
Pantagraph article "Daniel Ebo, colored, is hold up victim" 1922
5.42.13
Series of letters from Jack Muirhead to Sister Ebo
5.42.14
JET magazine, 1965 (Ebo, second page)
5.42.15
Pantagraph article, 1994 "Nun tells listeners lessons of King start with individual"
5.42.16
Journal article- "Nuns at Selma"
5.42.17
St. Lewis Post-Dispatch article, 2005 "Two are featured in Civil rights exhibit"
5.42.18
Internet printout "Sister Ebo alive and active in St. Louis."
5.42.19
Pantagraph, 1990 "Civil rights era figure plans talk at ISU museum"
5.42.20
1987 article "New Leadership elected at special general chapter"
5.42.21
Ebony, 1967 article "Catholic hospital administrator"
5.42.22
Letter from Sister Ebo to Mildred Pratt
5.42.23
FSM magazine (3)
5.42.24
St. Louis Dispatch article March 13, 2005 "Two Featured in civil rights exhibit"
5.42.25
Martin Luther King Day Awards Program. 1994. Guest Speaker Sister Antona Ebo
Folder 43:
Edwards Family
5.43.1
Funeral notice article for Ruby Edwards
5.43.2
Funeral service program, 1978
5.43.3
"Ruby Edwards, Civil Leader, died at 71"
5.43.4
1963 "Mrs. Ruby Edwards, Only woman on School Ballot"
5.43.5
Biography on Ruby from Civic Woman's Club
Folder 44:
Flemmings, Christyne (Nathan)
5.44.1
"Professional Profiles" pantagraph- 1949
5.44.2
1938 Bloomington High School senior year book images
5.44.3
1920 census records
Folder 45:
Gaines Family
5.45.1
Family Record- List of births/ marriages
5.45.2
"Former resident killed in fight" 1979 (Duane Joseph Gaines)
5.45.3
Obituary- Walter J. Gaines
5.45.4
Obituary- Luther Gaines
5.45.5
Family photo
5.45.6
Photo of Lucinda Posey
5.45.7
Pantagraph photo of quartet singers (1941)
5.45.8
Photo in church
5.45.9
Family records
5.45.10
Certificates: Birth, Graduation, Fraternity, Frogs club, Appreciation day
5.45.11
Essay on Phyllis Wheatley
5.45.12
"Let me Live" prayer and "An Old Man's Story" poem
5.45.13
Grade school photo
5.45.14
7th grade report card for Walter 1925
5.45.15
High School Graduation form and dance
5.45.16
Article "15,000 out for ISNU Parade"
5.45.17
Instructions for registration ISNU
5.45.18
Transcripts
5.45.19
Credit Cards (report cards)
5.45.20
Commencement program
5.45.21
Prom notice
5.45.22
ISNU I.D card
5.45.23
Resume cover letter
5.45.24
Notice of employment from Dept. of Labor
5.45.25
Article "Peoria's First Negro Fireman"
5.45.26
Addresses list
5.45.27
Walter Gaines president of Twin Cities Recreation Center
5.45.28
Article- "Independence for Somalia Now in Sight, Officer Says" with Gaines
5.45.29
Article on Twin Cities Recreation Center (FOR MORE ON REC. CENTER SEE BOX 2)
5.45.30
Overview of job at Recreation Center
5.45.31
Overview of Recreation Center
5.45.32
Financial forms
5.45.33
Letter to the Editor from Robert Gaines on "Roots" and "Home of the Brave"
5.45.34
BNM 1980 Young men's fellowship club review of 1934 team
5.45.35
"Colored boys take tourney" 1934 Pantagraph sports article
5.45.36
Receipts of bank notes and checks
Folder 46:
Garrett, Romeo B.
5.46.1
Overview of the Garrett collection
Folder 47:
Goodbrake
5.47.1
Article "Death of Charles Goodbrake"1912.
Folder 48:
Green, George
5.48.1
Handwritten note on 1897 Black Baseball coach
5.48.2
Illinois State 1897 Index
5.48.3
Image of the Normal Baseball Team
5.48.4
City Directory 1904
5.48.5
"How Time Flies" 75 years ago- George Green of Normal was appointed grand deputy for Knights of Pythias
5.48.6
"The Ball Game" Pantagraph June 1, 1897
5.48.7
"Normal News" Pantagraph May 31, 1897
Folder 49:
Green, Joe
5.49.1
Honorable Discharge from U.S Army, Joe Green, 1945.
Folder 50:
Gunn, Freddie
5.50.1
Honorable discharge form
Folder 51:
Hamm Family
5.51.1
Interview forms from Janie Hamm
5.51.2
Items list
5.51.3
Photos of Janie's parents
Folder 52:
Harber Family
5.52.1
Marriage announcement: Frank Harber and Frances Thomas
5.52.2
Article "Swell Colored Wedding"
5.52.3
Article- "Auto Crash Kills Woman at Streator" (John Harbor was dirving)
5.52.4
Article- "Mahuron Rites" funeral for woman in crash
5.52.5
Christmas card to Mother Harber
5.52.6
Check from John Gately Co.
5.52.7
"This is your life" program for Frank Harber funeral service
5.52.8
Photocopy of Article- "Peter Harber dead" and bio of Frances Harber's death
5.52.9
Two photographs, Frank Harber
5.52.10
Scholar's certificate of vaccination
5.52.11
"Frank Harber Gets 2nd Wind"
5.52.12
Biography on Frances Leah Harber
5.52.13
Obituary for Mrs. Hazel Harber, 1971
5.52.14
Biography for Hazel Violet Harber
5.52.15
Misc. articles concerning the Harbers (Auto Crash Kills Woman, Mrs. Cora Osborn obituary, Swell Colored Wedding, Mahuron Rites)
5.52.16
Receipt from Harber to John Gately Col, and news article on presidential inauguration.
Folder 53:
Harris, Carter
5.53.1
25 years ago, 1965 building dedicated to former slave
5.53.2
Article "ISU to dedicate Center to Janitor Carter Harris."
Folder 54:
Hawkins Family
5.54.1
Article "Absalom Hawkins" bio of his life, upon his death
Folder 55:
Henderson. Mabel
5.55.1
Mabel Mae Henderson to Red Cross Centennial in 1953
5.55.2
Handwritten note on Mabel biography
Folder 56:
Hill, George Augusta
5.56.1
Pantagraph article 1885- "Justice Hill"
Folder 57:
Hine Family
5.57.1
Article- "Black Women find History in the Attic"
5.57.2
Curriculum vitae
Folder 58:
Hoagland, George
5.58.1
The Pantagraph "Black History Impact seen in county, Twin Cities"
5.58.2
Timeline of George Hoagland.
5.58.3
Copy of 1990 census page listing Hoaglands
5.58.4
1911 City Directory
5.58.5
1913 City Directory
5.58.6
1919 City Directory
5.58.7
History of McLean County Illinois by Jacob Harsbrouck excerpt
5.58.8
List of Bloomingtonians, Hoagland, Mildred listed.
5.58.9
1995 letters from Michele McNabb asking for information on her family
5.58.10
Detroit public library record of Hoaglands
5.58.11
History you can see, 1991 excerpt "Hoagland's Oil of Gladness"
5.58.12
Fort Knox Cemeteries, Kentucky- list
5.58.13
1860 KY census, lists Hoaglands
5.58.14
1988 census sheets KY
5.58.15
Map of KY counties
5.58.16
The story of Rev. George Hoagland "The Story of Oil of Gladness"
5.58.17
History of the Disciples of Christ in Illinois, excerpt
5.58.18
Article- Old Church Sale to Help Clergy
5.58.19
Twenty-Five Years of Religious Life in Bloomington. Excerpt
5.58.20
Advertisements (2), Oil of Gladness
5.58.21
Biography- "Elder George Hoagland"
5.58.22
Caribel Washington's summary of George Hoagland
5.58.23
Article "The Oil of Gladness" 1992.
5.58.24
Cemetery plots shared by Hoagland and Covington families
5.58.25
Article, 1965 "How true Fellowship works"
5.58.26
1912 Christian Standard article "An Illinois Dedication"
5.58.27
Image of Church under construction
5.58.28
"Elder George Hoagland: Servant of his God and his people" essay by Robert Cueni.
5.58.29
Letter from Noel VanGorden to Michele McNabb about Hoagland's obituary (obituary and census sheet attached)
5.58.30
Article "Praises Brokaw Hospital" by George Hoagland in The Pantagraph
Folder 59:
Holcomb, Lucille Smith
5.59.1
Funeral program "In loving memory" 2003.
Folder 60:
Hosea Family
5.60.1
Cartheda's photos of home and family (and self)
5.60.2
Handwritten note on biography
5.60.3
1992 article "Garage Billboard wiped clean" Hosea children erase graffiti.
5.60.4
Article 1992, "Junior Hosea set to step back into boxing ring"
5.60.5
News clippings for Hosea knockouts
5.60.6
Career highlights for Bill Hosea
Folder 61:
Hunter Family
5.61.1
Article- "Bloomington Man Sweeps away years in Building maintenance" Eugene Hunter
5.61.2
Article- "Foreman of building custodians at ISU dies"
5.61.3
Article- "ISU Union Honors Hunter"
5.61.4
Article- "Very Well-Draped Doll" Mrs. Eugene Hunter makes doll's dress from Sinatra's drapes.
5.61.5
Article- "Her Club work began 25 Years Ago" on Mrs. Hunter
5.61.6
Certificate of recognition to Lavada Hunter
5.61.7
Article- "Veterans groups install officers"
5.61.8
Article image of Lavada Hunter
5.61.9
Handwritten note from Lavada.
5.61.10
Images from Lavada's collection
Folder 62:
Hursey Family
5.62.1
Article (1978)- "Rev. Aubrey Hursey Sr., Community leader, dies."
5.62.2
Focus article- (1986) "Public housing units become their 'castles'" Gloria Hursey
5.62.3
Aubrey E. Hursey III, 2005 obituary
5.62.4
Claude O. Hursey obituary, 1990
Folder 63:
Janes Family
5.63.1
Funeral notice for David H. Janes. 1983
Folder 64:
Johnson, Fred
5.64.1
"Gets a Letter Bathed in Blood" (9/1918)
5.64.2
Lieut. Johnson in Happy Mood (7/1918)
Folder 65:
Johnson, Joseph
5.65.1
Article (1971)- "Joseph Johnson Unofficial direction-giver for city"
5.65.2
Article- "Retired traffic director celebrates 85th year"
5.65.3
Article- (1976) "Joe Johnson died-had many jobs, but mainly made people feel good."
Folder 66:
Jones, Eva
5.66.1
Eva Jones speaks at Frontiers International Inc. Banquet
5.66.2
Article- "born to be an ump; that's Chris Jones" (Chris, son of Eva) "Eva named traffic manager"
5.66.3
Article- "Community awards recipients named" Eva Jones
5.66.4
Roast of Eva Jones program
5.66.5
Curriculum for the schools "Eva Jones: A community Leader" (FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURRICULUM PROJECT, BOX 3)
5.66.6
Article- "B-N woman gets state award"
5.66.7
"Twin Cities civic leader died following illness" 1987
5.66.8
Article- "Community awards recipients named" and "Four Seasons Tea to be Sunday"
5.66.9
"Eva Jones to seek third-ward seat" article
5.66.10
Eva Jones biography sheet (for voters)
5.66.11
Bullet list resume for Eva
5.66.12
Handwritten notes on Eva biography
5.66.13
Article "Normal Umpire works in Sox over Cubs" of Rodney Jones
5.66.14
"Vote for Eva Jones" 1985
Folder 67:
Jones, Charles F.
5.67.1
Project participant biographical information
5.67.2
Interview with Mr. Charles Jones
Folder 68:
Kennedy, Merlin
5.68.1
Article- "Bloomington Parade bars Negro Santa"- Merlin Kennedy
5.68.2
Article- "Protest Acquittal in Alabama" led by Merlin Kennedy
5.68.3
Images donates my Merlin Kennedy
Folder 69:
Kennedy, William
5.69.1
"Kennedy as the Riding Deputy" 1910
Folder 70:
Kirksey, Fannie
5.70.1
"Woman's childhood formed civil rights stance"
5.70.2
Pantagraph article 1993, Kirksey and Carl Samuels talk at exhibit
5.70.3
"The fight for rights" about Fannie, 1993
Folder 71:
Koos Family
5.71.1
Resume for Greg Koos
5.71.2
1991 Pantagraph article "Anthony O. Koos" funeral notice
5.71.3
Certificate of outstanding accomplishment in Black Family Workshop, 1989.
Folder 72:
Lee Family
5.72.1
Interview form of "Earlier Family" anonymously composed on Lee family.
Folder 73:
Lewis Family
5.73.1
Funeral program for Byron Lewis and Bessie M. Lewis.
5.73.2
1999 Pantagraph obituary "Ollie M. Lewis"
Folder 74:
Long, Eva May
5.74.1
Article- "Eva May Long died last Evening" a sketch of her life.
Folder 75:
Malone, Simon
5.75.1
Letter from W.K Bracken to Malone sisters on property problems
5.75.2
Opinion of title by W.K Bracken
5.75.3
Letter from B.G Malone to "Sister"
5.75.4
Invitation to birthday party of Clara Malone
5.75.5
Handwritten illegible letters (5)
5.75.6
Letter from Mary Slade upon receipt of deed to property (1906)
5.75.7
Article "House Marker fund drive hits $175" for house burnt down (1981)
5.75.8
Article- "dedication" first black home in Bloomington deemed historical site
5.75.9
Article- "Normal plans to mark home of ex-slave" (1981)
5.75.10
Article- "Vandalized house historic site" (1981)
5.75.11
Letter from David S. Anderson to Miss Louise A Jones on vandalized property
5.75.12
Arts Festival Historic Sites (Malone home)
5.75.13
Article- "Historic Normal House Burned" (1981)
5.75.14
Illinois census on Malone family
5.75.15
Brief history of Simon Malone
5.75.16
Certificate of Death - Frederick Jones
5.75.17
Certificate of Dearth-Anthony J. Jones
5.75.18
Coroner's Certificate of Death-Louis A. Jones
5.75.19
Simon Malone fights for land (3)
5.75.20
Census pages
5.75.21
Handwritten 1870 and 1880 biography of Simon Malone.
5.75.22
Explanation of research
5.75.23
Images of Malone family and friends (9)
5.75.24
Social Security card for Clara Belle Malone
Folder 76:
Malone Booklets
5.76.1
Recipes for Making Better Jams- Jellies and Marmalades with Certo (1926)
5.76.2
Chicago Pharmacal Company Pharmaceutical Chemists (1934)
5.76.3
The Concorans' House Party (1911)
5.76.4
Purina Poultry Book (1923)
5.76.5
Sausage-Principal Kinds and Uses (1917)
5.76.6
Sixty Five Delicious Dishes (1919)
5.76.7
Party and Painting Book for Children (1928)
Folder 77:
Malone Correspondence
5.77.1
List of postcards
5.77.2
Postcards (50)
5.77.3
(7) handwritten jingles, poems, prayers
Folder 78:
Malone Financial Information and Supporting Papers
5.78.1
Illinois Power Company Bill- Mrs. Florence Jones (1960)
5.78.2
Telephone Bill - Edith Malone (1926)
5.78.3
Side walk installed, bill-Malone sisters (5)
5.78.4
Peoples Bank Safe Deposit- Mary Malone (1928)
5.78.5
Check receipt- Mrs. E. Malone (1916)
5.78.6
Liberty Life Agency Company receipt- Mary Malone (1922)
5.78.7
Insurance claim on Mary S. Malone (1922)
5.78.8
Receipt of rent- Mary Malone (1894)
5.78.9
Omar Bakery envelope (1959)
5.78.10
Illinois Power and Light Co. Envelope (1926)
5.78.11
T.V repair receipt- Florence Jones (1960)
5.78.12
Daily Pantagraph receipt (1942)
5.78.13
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church tithe card
5.78.14
Illinois power company receipt (1941)
5.78.15
First National Bank receipt
5.78.16
Illinois power company Bill (1926)
5.78.17
Humphrey Bros. Grain, Coal, Feed. Bill- Miss Malone (1926)
5.78.18
Clara Belle Malone Social Security Card stub
5.78.19
Home insurance- Mary Malone (1903)
5.78.20
Title and Securities Company (1927)
5.78.21
Liberty Life Insurance company case 760 (Mary S. Malone)
5.78.22
Liberty Life Building, envelope of bill receipts (1924)
5.78.23
Premium Receipt Book for Life Insurance
5.78.24
Food Bill (1926)
5.78.25
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company
5.78.26
First national Bank Book- Mary Malone
5.78.27
Peoples bank book
5.78.28
National Bank check book
5.78.29
Fire insurance coverage (1927) and corresponding letter
5.78.30
Ann Patton Malone C.V
5.78.30
Genealogy of Deed
5.78.31
Probate Court , 1962
5.78.32
Circuit Court 1985
5.78.33
Circuit Court 1986
5.78.34
Opinion of Title, 1917
5.78.35
Lot sale
5.78.36
Handwritten notes on property value and case
5.78.37
List of addresses
Folder 79:
Martin Family
5.79.1
Article- "Naomi L. Martin obituary" and life sketch.
Folder 80:
Mayo Family
5.80.1
Sandra Bratton Mayo personal data
5.80.2
1969 "Atlanta mother earns solo certificate" Sandra Mayo
5.80.3
Stripe 1987 "IG wrap-up leaves WRAMC standing tall, staff praised"
5.80.4
Letter from Sandra to Dr. Pratt (Sandra related to Sister Mary Antona Ebo, cousin).
Folder 81:
McGee Family
5.81.1
Speech by Bill McGee on Racism in schools and the need to focus on human relations.
Folder 82:
McHenry Family
5.82.1
"ISNU President Sharpens Cake cutting Eye" Donald McHenry. 1957
5.82.2
"ISU Alum: Aid not enough" Donald McHenry, former U.N Ambassador to the U.N
5.82.3
"A Global Town Meeting" program featuring Madeleine Albright and Donald McHenry.
Folder 83:
Meaderds
5.83.1
History of Boone and Ora Meaderds by their children
5.83.2
Earlier history (handwritten)
5.83.3
"Home to Normal" Pantagraph article. 1911.
5.83.4
Photocopy of phone book. 1911.
5.83.5
"B.V. Meaderds Found Dead; Pistol Nearby" 1949
5.83.6
Alma Yarbery obituary (daughter of Elisabeth Meaderds)
5.83.7
Meaderds biography (handwritten).
Folder 84:
Meauhead Family
5.84.1
Meauhead list of things in collection
5.84.2
The High School Aegis athletics section (Meauhead mentioned in football lineup)
5.84.3
Daily Bulletin, Jan 21, 1910 "George Meauhead fatally shot"
5.84.4
Daily Bulletin, Jan 21, 1910 "Meauhead died this afternoon"
5.84.5
Daily Bulletin, Jan 22, 1910 "Murder charge against Doss"
5.84.6
The Pantagraph, Jan 21, 1910 "Negro is fatally shot in quarrel"
5.84.7
The Pantagraph, Jan 22, 1910 "Meauhead dead; Doss charged with murder"
5.84.8
Daily Bulletin, Jan 24, 1910 "A white man" (Theo Dietrich previously mentioned as Negro, is actually white)
5.84.9
Daily Bulletin, Feb 7 1910 "The Boked case up for Thursday"
5.84.10
Daily Bulletin, Feb 13, 1910 "Boeker and Doss may be tried soon"
5.84.11
Daily Bulletin, Mar 11, 1910 "Criminal cases go over a term"
5.84.12
List of names (phone book?)
Folder 85:
Miller Family
5.85.1
Note to Dr. Pratt from Jean Marie Davis
5.85.2
Pictures of G. Washington Miller and Emma Nancy Lee
5.85.3
Marriage certificate
5.85.4
Images of their children
5.85.5
In Memory of Henrietta Lee (1936)
5.85.6
"Where our Ancestors have Lives" images and article "Mrs. Henrietta Lee Dies At Normal Home" & "George W. Miller Dies in Seattle"
5.85.7
"Friends who called" lists and "flower donations" and "cars donated" lists
5.85.8
Handwritten letter on Miller family (page 3 only)
5.85.9
Family Tree (2)
5.85.10
Mayor Washington with Jean Marie Davis (related to Millers)
5.85.11
Delayed Certificate of Birth for Emma Nancy Lee
Folder 86:
Miner Family
5.86.1
Article "Oldest woman in Illinois Dead"
Folder 87:
Moham, Carren D.
5.87.1
Recital "Songs By African-American Composers" 1999
Folder 88:
Moor, Janice (father is Joe Johnson)
5.88.1
Biographical information
5.88.2
Janice Moor "Christian Vita"
5.88.3
University of Kansas appreciation award. 1987 and letter from superintendent of school and certificate addendum.
5.88.4
Invitation to love extensions anniversary celebration, 1987
5.88.5
KCK public Schools Staff Notebook
5.88.6
PTA life membership awarded to Janice Moor (blurb in school paper)
5.88.7
Letter from Janice to Dr. Pratt
Folder 89:
Moore, Melba
5.89.1
"Two Women to be Honored" Human relations awards. Pantagraph 1984.
Folder 90:
Morris, Amos
5.90.1
"Morris-Reece" wedding announcement in Pantagraph, 1971
5.90.2
Pantagraph, 1971 "Mrs. Morris to Lead Withers Library Board"
Folder 91:
Morris, Mariam
5.91.1
"Out of the Shadows: One Woman's Legacy" Twin Cities Community News.
Folder 92:
Mounts Family
5.92.1
Census sheets
5.92.2
City Directory 1909
5.92.3
1911 Pantagraph article on George Mounts.
Folder 93:
Muirhead, Deborah
5.93.1
"Spirit Works: Photos of S. porches by Deborah Muirhead"
5.93.2
Pantagraph 1991, "Artist's Search invites viewers in"
5.93.3
Daily Vidette, 1991. "Muirhead Discovers art through her own history"
Folder 94:
Muirhead, Jack & Pam
5.94.1
"Black History: Impact seen in county, Twin Cities" Guest Commentary- Jack
5.94.2
"Juneteenth celebration" 1994 (image of Pam Muirhead)
5.94.3
Chicago Tribune 1991 "Polish Under Pressure: Strategies for coping when the calendar's in chaos" Pam Muirhead image and quotes.
5.94.4
"Past residents' presence" 2004 Pantagraph article
Folder 95:
Munro, Josephine
5.95.1
Oral History assignments list with handwritten notes
5.95.2
Letter from Elaine Graybill to Mrs. Munro.
5.95.3
1971 Adult Education in Bloomington (page 2 "Negro History of McLean Co)
5.95.4
History of BNBHP as composed by Jo Munro.
5.95.5
Obituary "Josephine Elisabeth Munro"
Folder 96:
Murray Family
5.96.1
Certificate of membership to National Association of Colored Women's Clubs- Ethel Murray
5.96.2
Citation of Service award
5.96.3
Loyal and dedicated community service award
5.96.4
Certificate of Appreciation
5.96.5
25 years of distinguished Service
5.96.6
Pantagraph article-June 15, 1970 "Club Women in Convention Here"
5.96.7
Ethel Murray donates sofa- pictures and article
Folder 97:
Nathan Family
5.97.1
4 pages handwritten family history
5.97.2
Notes
Folder 98:
Nnamani, Ogonna
5.98.1
Pantagraph article 2001 "One Successful Leap"
Folder 99:
Nuckolls Family
5.99.1
Handwritten history of George Robert Nuckolls
5.99.2
Obituary for Robert R. Nuckolls.
5.99.3
"NCHS principal named" Jeanette Nuckolls.
5.99.4
"Challenges ahead" Jeanette Nuckolls Normal High School Principal
Folder 100:
Osborn Family
5.100.1
Obituary Mrs. Cora Osborn 1877-1968
Folder 101:
Page, Pamela
5.101.1
Business cards for Pam Page and Wilma Dulin
5.101.2
1986 "Orchestra Teachers Leaving for New Jobs"
Folder 102:
Parsons Family
5.102.1
Article- "First Negro District Judge Got Early Start in Decatur"- James Benton Parsons
5.102.2
Article- "Equality through Education"
5.102.3
Article- "Churchmen hear Unity Pleas from Chicago Federal Judge"
5.102.4
"Jim Parsons' Savvy came from old pros"
Folder 103:
Posey Family
5.103.1
Lincoln 5th grade picture. 1919
5.103.2
Letter from Lucinda to Muirheads
5.103.3
8 letters from Lucinda to Dr. Pratt
5.103.4
Remembrance service for Lucinda Miller Brent Posey
5.103.5
Image- Annual Spring Party, 1931
5.103.6
I mage- Home Sweet Home Picnic
5.103.7
Image- Dance, American Legion, 1940's
5.103.8
Image- Melody Gospel Chorus, 1956
5.103.9
Image- Melody Gospel Chorus, 1943
5.103.10
Letter from Lucinda to Ed La Bounty
5.103.11
Article- "Helping to Pave the Way" 1963 on Posey
5.103.12
Lucinda on the democratic party, the lodge, crime,
5.103.13
"Equality through Education" article on Judge Parsons with Lucinda's
5.103.14
Article on Casey Bros. Biggest African - American business at the time.
5.103.15
Lucinda remembers: Medical practices, death, marriage, discipline,
5.103.16
Lucinda on :Athletes, Police, mail, prejudice, dentists, contractors,
5.103.17
Letter to Mrs. Muirhead
5.103.18
Lucinda on her father, Samuel Miller.
5.103.19
"The Trail of Tears" History of Lucinda's grandfather, Milton Barton
5.103.20
Lucinda on her husband, John Howard Brent
5.103.21
Lucinda Brent Posey's history, by herself
5.103.22
Lucinda on "Bloomington's first negro secretary"
5.103.23
Lucinda on "black History"
5.103.24
Lucinda on Blacks in Bentown.
5.103.25
Lucinda on Negro Teachers (FOR MORE ON TEACHERS SEE BOX 2)
5.103.26
Lucinda on Black Businesses (FOR MORE ON BUSINESSES SEE BOX
5.103.27
Lucinda's miscellaneous papers
5.103.28
Image WWI image (man in front is Lucinda's brother)
5.103.29
Interview with Myrna Brent Hobbs
5.103.30
Lucinda's handwritten notes on Hobbs
5.103.31
Lucinda Posey on Jeannine Brent Hawkins
Folder 104:
Pratt, Mildred and Family
5.104.1
Illinois State Scholar article "Black History Project is Pratt's Lasting Contribution"
5.104.2
Article- "Music Career Crescendoing" Awadagin Pratt.
5.104.3
Image of Virginia Owen (supporter of Dr. Pratt's work)
5.104.4
Awadagin Pratt music program, 2001
5.104.5
"Music Is..." program, 2001.
5.104.6
Article in The mouthpiece of Shiloh HS "Class History" by Mildred Sirls
5.104.7
Senior Class news- Longiview TX, 1946
5.104.8
Longview TX, article by Mildred Sirls
5.104.9
Dr. Pratt CV.
5.104.10
Spring 1991 syllabus "Intro to Social Welfare"
5.104.11
Faculty productivity report- 1991
5.104.12
Exhibits list
5.104.13
Job description of Co-Director of BNBHP and Culture consortium (ISU)
5.104.14
Response letter to Dr. Pratt's retirement from "Mary"
5.104.15
"ISU professor appointed to state post" The Normalite, 1991.
5.104.16
Journal Star article 1991 "Pieces of the Past"
5.104.17
"Martin Luther King award presented" The Normal Now 1989 and notice
5.104.18
"ISE Prof cites local heroes in ongoing fight for equality" Pantagraph
5.104.19
The Daily Iowan 1989 "Scholarly 'Dynamo' excels" (Menah Pratt)
5.104.20
Chicago Tribune 1989 "Overnight" Author Cyrus Colter honored by IHC.
5.104.21
"Profs curiosity begets areas first black history collection"
5.104.22
Multicultural center award to Dr. Pratt 1990
5.104.23
Chicago conference "Anatomy of a Black Community"
5.104.24
MSU prof to give keynote talk on Twin City blacks." Pantagraph 1988
5.104.25
Autographed program from John O'Neal
5.104.26
"A reception in Honor of Dr. Mildred Pratt" program
5.104.27
Awadagin Pratt. Memorial Concert. Program.1997
5.104.28
"Awadagin Pratt Presents an Evening of Classical Music".Program. 1998
5.104.29
"Back to Normal". Awadagin Pratt concert program. 1994
Folder 105:
Price, Vickie
5.105.1
"Earring pendant" Vickie Price.
5.105.2
Washington Peace Letter, 1993 "We share a History" by Vickie Price.
Folder 106:
Rhoades Family
5.106.1
Victoria Spivey introduction by Revelation Rhoades
5.106.2
1910 census records
5.106.3
Pantagraph Article 1925, "Simon Rhoades Visits old Home"
5.106.4
Pantagraph article 1911 "Colored Performer Here"
Folder 107:
Ross, Cephas
5.107.1
Interview notes
Folder 108:
Samuels Family
5.108.1
Marriage certificate Mr. Will Carmichael and Miss Bernice Samuels
5.108.2
Letter from "Fred" to mother, Viola Samuels
5.108.3
Letter to unknown from unknown, Seattle WA
5.108.4
Letter to mother from daughter, Centralia, WA
5.108.5
Letter to sister from unknown.
5.108.6
Postcard from red cross to Viola Samuels from Fred Samuels
5.108.7
"A Short Guide to Great Britain"
5.108.8
Obituary for Fredrick D. Samuels
5.108.9
Carl Samuels article, "Train Porter Smiles on Honey of a Career"
5.108.10
Funeral program for Josephine Samuels
5.108.11
Gwendolyn Samuels obituary
5.108.12
Gwendolyn Samuels funeral program
5.108.13
Census information
5.108.14
Article- "Dr. George Samuels Honored for Half Century of Service"
5.108.15
Various obituaries
5.108.16
Article- "A Little Money, A Little Dignity" on Carl Samuels and C&A train co.
5.108.17
Handwritten note
5.108.18
Program for funeral of Mr. Rozell Samuels
5.108.19
Article- "Centennial here for Livinvston's."
5.108.20
Pages copied of financial booklet
5.108.21
Names and addresses of Samuels'
5.108.22
Rail Road company bill and various other receipts
Folder 109:
Sanders, Ike
5.109.1
Census 1900
5.109.2
1911 personal property city directory
5.109.3
Restaurant images
5.109.4
Image of Ike as a kid boxer
5.109.5
Article on Sanders' boxing (barely legible)
5.109.6
Ike's business card and Working Man's Club card
5.109.7
1919 Article "Bloomington honors famous 'black devils'."
Folder 110:
Sanders, Maude
5.110.1
Pantagraph, 1994 "A Way out of 'no way'."
Folder 111:
Shavers Family
5.111.1
War Service Award to Dolores Shavers (1944)
5.111.2
Red Cross Volunteer Certificate to Dolores (1943)
5.111.3
Award to Mrs. Roy Shavers for Distinguished Service to Muscular Dystrophy Associations of America, Inc.
5.111.4
Chorus picture, Shavers van image and article "Colored Pythian Lodge"
5.111.5
Image (unknown)
5.111.6
Two hand written letters (mostly illegible)
Folder 112:
Shaw, James
5.112.1
"IWU helps Shaw find life outside Chicago" 2002 article
Folder 113:
Shaw, Stephanie
5.113.1
Resume
5.113.2
Article "Speaker focuses on women in slavery" Daily Vidette 1991
Folder 114:
Sims Family
5.114.1
"Bloomington Sailor Describes ordeal aboard Stricken Ship" Pantagraph 1968- Jerry Sims
5.114.2
"Saving that which is lost" Pantagraph 1999 James Sims
5.114.3
"Casting off her cares" Corine Sims
5.114.4
Obituary- James E. Sims Jr. 1999
Folder 115:
Smith Family
5.115.1
Interview with Smith family and Ward Family
Folder 116:
Smith, Charles
5.116.1
Handwritten history of Charles by Howard Bell
Folder 117:
Smith, Emma
5.117.1
Family Tree
5.117.2
History of Emma prepared by Dorothy Stewart
5.117.3
Census 1910
5.117.4
1920 mention of Emma Smith on vacation
Folder 118:
Smith, Joseph
5.118.1
Gift Agreement from David Wochner
5.118.2
Note from Save Wochner to Greg Koos
5.118.3
Approval of appointment to Citizen's Community Improvement Committee
5.118.4
Business card for National Flight Services, Inc.
5.118.5
Invitation to use Bloomington-Normal airport.
5.118.6
Authorization to conduct flight tests
5.118.7
Surrender of pilot license
5.118.8
Dale Carnegie Course certificate
5.118.9
Certificate of Designation from Federal Aviation Agency
5.118.10
Flight Instructors course certificate
5.118.11
Air Safety Foundation certificate
5.118.12
Group picture
5.118.13
1967 Pantagraph article "Smith Airport Head"
5.118.14
Obituary Joe Smith, 2 April, 1975
Box 6: Family Information II
These boxes are organized by family name with corresponding references to other folders for further research where applicable. Overflow from box 5.
Folder 119:
Smith, Leslie
6.119.1
Social Life and Recreation Questionnaire
6.119.2
Written response to program evaluation
6.119.3
Handwritten and typed history of self sent to Dr. Pratt
6.119.4
Information on the Leslie Smith house.
Folder 120:
Sneed, Carl
6.120.1
Pantagraph article "Lending a Hand"
6.120.2
Pantagraph 1992 "People on the Move"
6.120.3
Pantagraph 1994 "Carl Sneed Joins Editorial board"
6.120.4
Pantagraph 1997 "First of America chief retiring, successor named"
Folder 121:
Stearles Family
6.121.1
Co-Operative News article, featuring image of Willis Stearles
6.121.2
Article- "Zookeeper Stearles Dies at Brokaw"
6.121.3
Article- "Goodbye for Coopers" 1955, Stearles presenting
6.121.4
Article- "Colored Citizens meet in political Conclave" 1922
6.121.5
Funeral notice for Kathryn Stearles. 1959
6.121.6
Biography of Willis and Kathryn.
6.121.7
War image of Stearles military men.
Folder 122:
Strother Family
6.122.1
"First Negro Voter" Article.
Folder 123:
Tate, Richard
6.123.1
Obituary "Black sportsman Richard J. Tate dies at age 79"
6.123.2
ISU hall of fame
6.123.3
1933 images of Richard Tate and Family
6.123.4
Young men's fellowship club baseball team (Tate on team)
6.123.5
Transcriptions of articles relating to Tate.
Folder 124:
Taylor, Beverly
6.124.1
Article "County hires new probation assistant"
Folder 125:
Taylor, Eva
6.125.1
"Hands that Rocked the World"
Folder 126:
Thomas Family (George Washington Thomas)
6.126.1
Biography (FOR MORE ON BLACK BUSINESS SEE BOX 2)
6.126.2
Image- Verdie (Harold Thomas' Mother) ON BACK Everett Thomas
6.126.3
Image- Cynthia Thomas Barton
6.126.4
Image- Lottie Thomas ON BACK Geo Stewart & Lottie Thomas
6.126.5
Image- George Washington Thomas ON BACK Harold Thomas, Clarence and Loretta Reeves (Loretta's boys)
6.126.6
Image- collage of images
6.126.7
Image- George Stewart and Lottie Thomas
6.126.8
Image- Thomas Blacksmith Shop ON BACK George Thomas
6.126.9
Image- unknown ON BACK blacksmith shop
6.126.10
Image- Mary Thomas ON BACK Effie Thomas
6.126.11
Gift agreement from Loretta and Clarence Reeves
6.126.12
Biography of Everette E. Thomas (and pictures of obituary)
6.126.13
Picture of Everette Thomas
6.126.14
Harold W. Thomas biography (and pictures of obituary)
6.126.15
Project participant biographical information questionnaire
6.126.16
Funeral program for Gladys Mae Hamilton
6.126.17
Census information, 1900
6.126.18
Pantagraph 1970 "Mrs. Irene Thomas"
6.126.19
Pantagraph 1938 "Everette Thomas Dies; Ill for two Years"
6.126.20
Handwritten biography of Clarence Reeves
6.126.21
Letter to Dr. Pratt from Loretta Reeves
6.126.22
Image Irene Johnson Thomas
6.126.23
Image of Gladys H and Irene Thomas at Baby Fold Function
6.126.24
Negatives
Folder 127:
Thomas, Noble
6.127.1
Article- Noble Thomas "Postal Employee receives award"
6.127.2
E. Noble Thomas obituary
6.127.3
Pantagraph obituary on Charles Thomas
Folder 128:
Thornton
6.128.1
Jesse A. Thornton obituary 2002
6.128.2
Pantagraph 1999 "Facing the Cuts at Eureka" on Marty Thornton
6.128.3
Obituary Mary N. Thornton 1999
6.128.4
Engagement notice 1995 "Montgomery-Thornton
6.128.5
Pantagraph 1990 "This family waited for healthy newborn girl"
Folder 129:
Tripp Family
6.129.1
Post interview remarks
6.129.2
Pantagraph obituary 1969, "William Tripp Sr."
6.129.3
1938 Directory
6.129.4
Pantagraph 1974 "Luster-Tripp ceremony held at Mt. Pisgah."
6.129.5
Pantagraph 1980 "No-pass zone figures in van crash probe" (Thornton girl and Tripp boy die)
6.129.6
Obituary "Smith Tripp" 1955
6.129.7
Obituary "Tripp Funeral" 1949
6.129.8
City Directory Tripp Family
6.129.9
Pantagraph 1991 "B-N couple's daughter earns teaching honor"
6.129.10
Red Feather 1952 budget (Clay Tate ed officio member)
6.129.11
Image of elder photographer
Folder 130:
Waddell, John
6.130.1
Article- "John Waddell returning to Wesleyan to sing free concert Friday night"
6.130.2
Article- "Our Singer John Waddell Gets Roles in Germany" Sept 14, 1969
6.130.3
Article- "Waddell continuing success in Germany" Jul 9, 1978
6.130.4
Article- "John Waddell Gains International Recognition" Oct 13, 1983
6.130.5
Article blurb- Jack Waddell in "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court"
6.130.6
Article- "B-N Symphony to feature Waddell as guest soloist" Apr 18, 1976
6.130.7
Article- "Food Columnist finds Waddell's gourmet restaurant to his liking" Sept 29, 1971
6.130.8
1992 JWS Entertainment performance agreement
6.130.9
1991 letter from Will Sherwood to Pam Muirhead on Waddell performance
6.130.10
Funding from State Farm for Waddell performance
6.130.11
Program for Waddell's "Living for the Cause of Freedom" concert
6.130.12
"Who's Who in the Company" 1992 "Living for the Cause of Freedom"
6.130.13
Thank you note from John's sister (name illegible)
6.130.14
1992 Pantagraph article "Waddell celebrated Robeson Legacy"
6.130.15
1992 review of living for the cause of freedom. Community News
6.130.16
Pantagraph article 1992 "Waddell exemplifies greatness of character"
6.130.17
1991 Letter from Will Sherwood to Pam Muirhead
Folder 131:
Waddell, Oscar
6.131.1
Interview with Oscar Waddell, 8-13-1988
6.131.2
Ruth Waddell tells how she and her husband found housing
6.131.3
Oscar's experiences with Great Entertainers (Nat King Cole, Barnum Bailey)
6.131.4
Program for "Celebrating Black History and Culture" dedicated to Oscar Waddell
6.131.5
Flyers- "The Oscar Waddell Fellows Award" (4)
6.131.6
"Ode to our Fallen One" Pratt speaks at Oscar's funeral
6.131.7
Program- "obituary of Oscar Waddell"
6.131.8
Daily Reporter- "$500 Award for Oscar"
6.131.9
Daily Reporter- "Four Comp. 883 Retirees" Oscar returns for retirement party.
6.131.10
Daily Reporter- "Oscar starts retirement today"
6.131.11
Union News- "Fighting Discrimination-Oscar Waddell"
6.131.12
Union News- "Union Pioneer opened doors" on Ruth Waddell
6.131.13
Mayor Markowitz's presentation to Ruth Waddell at M.L.K luncheon.
6.131.14
Candidates for graduation list
6.131.15
Obituary 1918 "Mrs. Oscar Waddell dies in Chicago from Pneumonia"
6.131.16
GoIAM online article- “IAM Retiree Honored as Human Rights ‘History Maker,’ on Ruth Waddell.
Folder 132:
Waddell, Dorothy
6.132.1
Funeral program for Dorothy
6.132.2
Obituary 1990
6.132.3
Death notice, 1990
6.132.4
Image of Dorothy as a youth
6.132.5
Biographical information
6.132.6
Transcribed interview with Dorothy, 1989
6.132.7
Genealogy chart
Folder 133:
Walker, Julius
6.133.1
Handwritten letter on Julius Walker, 1947
Folder 134:
Walton, Alonzo
6.134.1
McLean county and the World War, Alonzo awarded service cross
6.134.2
Family pictures (5)
Folder 135:
Walton, John W.
6.135.1
Handwritten notes on J.W
Folder 136:
Ward, Luther (Bellflower)
6.136.1
Handwritten note from Margaret to Dr. Pratt
6.136.2
Article honoring Luther Ward
6.136.3
Handwritten attempt at Ward genealogy (2)
6.136.4
Pantagraph article "Man, Woman perish in Bellflower fire" 1951
6.136.5
Bellflower athletics (Jesse and Joe Ward)
6.136.6
People and Places excerpt "The Ward Family"
6.136.7
Image- The Ward Sisters (2)
6.136.8
Letter from Nancy Rollings Saul to Dr. Pratt
Folder 137:
Ward, REV. Phillip
6.137.1
Letter from Ruth Linear to McLean County Museum asking for info on Rev. Phillip Ward, founder of Bethel A.M.E (MORE ON CHURCHES: SEE BOX 7)
6.137.2
Response to above, 2003, and supporting materials: News articles and census info
6.137.3
Record of lot purchase of A.M.E Church of Bloomington
6.137.4
A History of the A.M.E Church in Bloomington, by Howard Bell (MORE ON HOWARD: SEE BOX 4)
Folder 138:
Warren, Fabian
6.138.1
Pantagraph article 1995 "Twin Cities Mortuary opens"
Folder 139:
Washington, Caribel
6.139.1
Curriculum for the schools "Mrs. Caribel Washington Remembers" (FOR MORE INFORMATION ON CURICULUMS SEE BOX 3)
6.139.2
Caribel and Luvada Hunter talk about death and family
6.139.3
Articles- Caribel at State Farm, and "Kathryn Bynum"
6.139.4
Article- "Washington, 57, Died January 20th" Arthur Washington
6.139.5
Women of Distinction Awards, 1994, volunteer service award to Caribel
6.139.6
Autobiography
6.139.7
Biography of Caribel
6.139.8
Article- "Once in our Town" Caribel on racism. July 28, 2002
6.139.9
Program for Jonarthur Washington's funeral
6.139.10
Article- "I have had a good life: priorities- family, community and spirituality- help Caribel Washington stay positive"
6.139.11
"Our Marriage Vows" booklet (Caribel's sister's wedding)
6.139.12
Trinity High School Commencement, 1953 (Jonarthur Washington, Caribel's son)
6.139.13
Obituary for Mrs. Mae Schields, Caribel's Grandmother.
6.139.14
Pantagraph 2003 "Speaker: Choose the right path"
6.139.15
Community News, 2000 "Remembering local women in McLean county's history"
6.139.16
Obituary "Jonarthur Washington" 1999
6.139.17
Yearbook image of Jonarthur Washington
6.139.18
Obituaries: Jeremiah and Anna Williams and Mae Williams Schields
6.139.19
Pantagraph article "Carrie Bell Webster and Arthur Washington wed
6.139.20
Letter from Pam Muirhead to Caribel Washington
6.139.21
Pantagraph 1994, "Dersire to serve led historian to break barriers"
6.139.22
ALFI News "20 year honerees" 1966
6.139.23
Funeral program for Betty Marie Washington, 1994
6.139.24
Pantagraph 1990 "Twin City Woman gets Church Award"
6.139.25
Community News 1990 "Church women honor longtime member"
6.139.26
Article "Church Women set Final Dinner plans"1945
6.139.27
Pantagraph 1945 "U.S must correct own faults before neighbors', panel finds"
6.139.28
Census information
6.139.29
Pantagraph 1993- "Wayman AME's 150th year a cause for celebration"
6.139.30
Handwritten note to Lonnie, undated
6.139.31
"Civil rights leader Caribel Washington dies" WJBC, December 28, 2011
6.139.32
"Civil rights leader dies" Pantagraph, December 28, 2011
6.139.33
Obituary for Caribel Washington, Pantagraph, January 3, 2012
6.139.34
Memorial service program, Friday, January 6, 2012, Wayman AME
Folder 140:
Washington, Dr. Peter
6.140.1
Handwritten note from Lucinda on Dr. Washington
6.140.2
Program and obituary for Dr. Washington
Folder 141:
Wells, Henry, Eliza & William
6.141.1
Pantagraph Article- "An Aged Colored Citizen and the Oldest Resident of Bloomington" Henry Wells (transcription and original)
6.141.2
Pantagraph article- "Death of Mrs. Henry Wells"(transcription and original)
6.141.3
Short notices about Eliza's death and Uncle Wells aged resident
6.141.4
1888 census, Wells Family
6.141.5
Census (1934?) Wells Family
6.141.6
History of William Wells Family, Daily Pantagraph, January 24, 1873 (transcription (2) and original)
6.141.7
Summary of research materials re-William Wells
6.141.8
Short summary of coming to Bloomington
6.141.9
Short biographical paragraph of William Wells
6.141.10
Biographical sketch of William Wells
6.141.11
26 August 1874, "Uncle Billy Wells" death notice, The Pantagraph
6.141.12
26 August 1874, Funeral notice, William Wells, The Pantagraph
6.141.13
William Wells (misspelled Welts) in 1850 census
6.141.14
1858 map of Bloomington
6.141.15
1874 map of Bloomington (writing on back)
6.141.16
Photocopy of article, unknown newspaper, "Fifteenth Amendment"
6.141.17
Photocopy from Jack Muirhead's History of African Americans in McLean County" P.4-14
6.141.18
Photocopy of J. F. Henry bio, former slave owner of Henry & William, from "Old Settlers of M'Lean County" p.261-262
6.141.19
William Wells in City Directory, 1855-1880
6.141.20
Marriage record of Sarah Wells to James Samuel, 1878
6.141.21
1850 Census, typed and original
6.141.22
Marriage record of William Wells and Ann Davis, December 1842
6.141.23
Marriage record of William Wells and Sarah Jefferson, January 1873
6.141.24
Manumission record
Folder 142:
Whiteside, Marie
6.142.1
"Marie Whiteside and her famous friend, Langston Hughes, the poet"
Folder 143:
Williams Family
6.143.1
"Projects keep her afloat" on Mary Williams
6.143.2
Obituary for Frances Marie Williams
6.143.3
Article- "Colored Church Memorial For Dead Soldier Boy" - Gus Williams
Folder 144:
Williams, William Lee
6.144.1
State Normal School graduation booklet
6.144.2
Obituary "Death of Colored Preacher" - Jeremiah Williams
6.144.3
Obituary- "Death of Mrs. Williams" - Anna Williams
6.144.4
Obituary- "Jeremiah Williams Dead"
Folder 145:
Woods, Roy
6.145.1
Roy Woods obituary, 2002
6.145.2
1940 BHS yearbooks
Folder 146:
Wright, Uncle Tom
6.146.1
Curriculum for the schools- "Uncles Tom Wright" (MORE CURICCLUM: SEE BOX 3)
Folder 147:
Wyche, Margaret
6.147.1
Biography "Volunteer Service" of Margaret Wyche
6.147.2
Biography of Margaret Wyche (handwritten and typed)
6.147.3
Pantagraph 1990 "A look back at McLean county's Women of distinction"
6.147.4
Two handwritten biographies of Margaret
Folder 148:
Miscellaneous Obituaries
6.148.1
Mrs. Sadeanie Thomas
6.148.2
Frances Marie Williams
6.148.3
Sarah Anderson, 2001
6.148.4
Charles E. Andrews, 1993
6.148.5
Luther B. Anson
6.148.6
Carrie Blair, 2002
6.148.7
Erdean Bridgers
6.148.8
Albertine M. Brown, 2002
6.148.9
Richard B. Brown, 2003
6.148.10
Corrine Bynum, 2000
6.148.11
Narjorie L. Cameron, 2003
6.148.12
50 Years Ago Mrs. Bell Blue Claxton died. 1926
6.148.13
Cary Cooper, 1999
6.148.14
Curtis W. Covington, 2001
6.148.15
Willie Cowans, 1996
6.148.16
Albert Crawford, 1996
6.148.17
Alphonso B. Davis, 2000
6.148.18
Alfred Dearing, 2000
6.148.19
Ann E. Elliott, 1997
6.148.20
Eddie L. Foley Dr. 2003
6.148.21
Janet Foley, 2002
6.148.22
Branden S. Hall, 1996
6.148.23
Sandol Hancock, 2003
6.148.24
Levell Harris, 2003
6.148.25
Luethel Hinds, 1998
6.148.26
Seneca Hopkins Hensley, 2000
6.148.27
Ahmed Jinnah, 2001
6.148.28
Ellis Johnson, 2000
6.148.29
Jerome McDonald, 1992
6.148.30
Doris Jean Mitchell, 1999
6.148.31
Virginia Neal, 1999
6.148.32
Octavio Perez, 2004
6.148.33
Exzene Person, 1997
6.148.34
Sharon S. Range, 2002
6.148.35
Otis J. Robinson, 2001
6.148.36
Emma Rusk
6.148.37
Gary L. Rush, 1999
6.148.38
Sylvester Smith Sr., 1993
6.148.39
Daryl A Thomas, 2002
6.148.40
William Thomas JR. 2003
6.148.41
William Thomas Sr. 2000
6.148.42
Valerie Elaine Tice, 1995
6.148.43
Eva Tipsword, 2000
6.148.44
Mary Jane Turner, 2001
6.148.45
Bruce Samuels, 1951
6.148.46
Mildred L. Samuels, 1996
6.148.47
Valeria Shelby, 2000
6.148.48
Barbara Jean Vaught, 1998
6.148.49
Raymond H. Wade, 1997
6.148.50
Jerry L. Williams, 1992
6.148.51
Albert Wilson, 1897
6.148.52
Elizabeth Woods, 2001
6.148.53
Clarence Young, 2001
6.148.54
Stephen Yong
6.148.55
Junior Barker
6.148.56
Leodas 'Andy' Anderson, 2006 (2)
6.148.57
Lincoln Barrow, 2006 (2)
6.148.58
Pearl Lee Johnson, 2005
6.148.59
Mrs. Mary Stoner, 1970
6.148.60
Monica Taylor, 2009
Folder 149:
Miscellaneous images
6.149.1
Images
Folder 150:
Esque, Isaac
6.150.1
Biographic summary, undated
6.150.2
Pantagraph brief on refusing to pay debt, 6 Jan 1881.
6.150.3
Pantagraph article on 100 years ago re 21 Feb 1881 re Isaac encountering his father the first time since the War.
6.150.4
Pantagraph obituary, 30 Aug 1926
Folder 151:
Esque, Harriet
6.151.1
Biographic summary, undated
6.151.2
"Under the Car Wheels," Pantagraph 5 Aug 1881, concerning Mrs. Esque's accident.
6.151.3
Pantagraph brief on Mrs. Esque's recovery, 15 Aug 1881
6.151.4
Funeral, Pantagraph, 11 Jul 1904.
Folder 152:
Holly, Joel & Elizabeth
6.152.1
Cemetery information & commentary, undated.
6.152.2
Chronology for Elizabeth Holly, undated
6.152.3
"A Notable Wedding," Pantagraph, 27 Aug 1875, on wedding of daughter Mary J. Holly
6.152.4
"Joel Holley's Benefit," Pantagraph, 15 Mar 1879.
6.152.5
Pantagraph on deaths of Joel (7 Feb 1889), son Marion (12 Jul 1883) and son George (2 Dec 1888)
Folder 153:
Holly, Richmond
6.153.1
Biographical notes, undated, 2 pp.
6.153.2
"Colored Masonic Celebration," Pantagraph, 23 Jun 1869.
6.153.3
"Died of the Grip," Pantagraph, 28 Dec 189a on Mrs. Richmond Holly.
6.153.4
"The Colored Republicans," 12 Aug 1892 on Colored Republican Club.
6.153.5
Proceedings of eth Black National & State Convention, 1865-1900, Vol I, Introduction, p 249, 250-51, 274.
6.153.6
City directory info and researchers notes.
Box 7: Oral Histories
The following are transcriptions from interviews conducted between members of the BNBHP and local African Americans. The books are organized alphabetically with book 8 containing an index and release forms.
Book 1:
Asbie- Brown
7.1.1
Elaine Asbie
7.1.2
Marie Barker
7.1.3
Wilbur Barton
7.1.4
Howard and Elaine Bell
7.1.5
Lynteen Bell
7.1.6
Rose Anna Bell (ABOUT Richard Bell)
7.1.7
Rose Anna Bell
7.1.8
Floyd Bonds
7.1.9
Robert Boykin and Lillian Augusta Boykin
7.1.10
Roland Brent
7.1.11
Charlie Brown
7.1.12
Corine Brown
7.1.13
Henry Brown
7.1.14
Henry Brown, Luther Watcon, Frances Gaines and Leslie Smith
7.1.15
Ann Hunter Brown
7.1.16
Ann Hunter Brown Biographical Information
Book 2:
Calcott- Gaston
7.2.1
Matilda Calcote
7.2.2
Julia Ann Bagwell Cisco
7.2.3
Anna Clark, Henry Brown, and Luther Watson
7.2.4
Lue Anna Brown Sanders Clark
7.2.5
Lue Anna Brown Sanders Clark (ABOUT Ike Sanders)
7.2.6
Donald Clark
7.2.7
Kathryn Dean
7.2.8
(Five TAPES with DeLoach have not been transcribed!)
7.2.9
Gertrude Dixon
7.2.10
Lottie Dyer
7.2.11
Betty Ebo (Sister Antona Ebo)
7.2.12
(TAPE with Francis Gaines has not been transcribed!)
7.2.13
Francis Gaines
7.2.14
Louise Christa Gaines
7.2.15
Tommie Gaiter
7.2.16
Carrie Garrison
7.2.17
Robert Gaston
Book 3:
Gaston- Hunter
7.3.1
Robert Gaston (on business)
7.3.2
Robert Gaston (on WWII)
7.3.3
Janie Johnson Hamm
7.3.4
(Ethel Hayes interview on tape, no PERMISSION granted for use)
7.3.5
Ruby Hurd
7.3.6
Cartheda Hosea
7.3.7
Luvanda Hunter
Book 4:
Hursey- Murray
7.4.1
Claude Hursey on Revelation Rhoades
7.4.2
Francis Irvin , Lawrence Irvin, Marguerite Irvin
7.4.3
Marguerite Jackson and Eloise Walton
7.4.4
Annie Ethel Jones
7.4.5
Merlin Kennedy and Beulah Kennedy
7.4.6
(TAPE of MLK speech, not transcribed)
7.4.7
Naomi Martin
7.4.8
Jean and Dean McCrossin on Stearles Family
7.4.9
Lucille McGee
7.4.10
Arlene Murray
7.4.11
Pamela Buchanan Muirhead
7.4.12
Ethel Murray
Book 5:
Nathan- Shavers
7.5.1
Albert Nathan
7.5.2
Lucinda Miller Brent Posey
7.5.3
Marcella Moore Powers
7.5.4
Gladys Rates
7.5.5
Edelbert G. Rodgers, Ph.D
7.5.6
Carl Samuels
7.5.7
Josephine Whittaker Samuels and Reginald Whittaker
7.5.8
Mildred Samuels
7.5.9
Delores and Roy Shavers
Book 6:
Shavers- Waddell
7.6.1
Delores and Roy Shavers
7.6.2
Rosetta Smith Williams and George Smith II
7.6.3
LaVerne Doage Smith and Leslie Aquilla Smith
7.6.4
(STEARLES- see McGrossin, Jean and Waddell, Oscar)
7.6.5
Dorothy Stewart
7.6.6
Grace Stewart
7.6.7
(DOROTHY STOCKSTELL no permission, no tape on file)
7.6.8
Ella Lee Stokes
7.6.9
Willie Tripp, Jr.
7.6.10
Barb Hosea Waddell (SEE also Cartheda Hosea)
7.6.11
Harlan Waddell
7.6.12
Oscar and Ruth Waddell
Book 7:
Waddell- Williams
7.7.1
Oscar Waddell
7.7.2
Waddell, Ruth
7.7.3
Paul Ward
7.7.4
Caribel Washington
7.7.5
Rosa Washington
7.7.6
Caribel Washington and Vickie Price
7.7.7
Reginald Whittaker and Josephine Whittaker Samuels
7.7.8
Reginald Whittaker
7.7.9
Elaine Gaines Williams
Book 8:
Index & Releases
7.8.1
List of audio tapes and transcriptions of oral histories
7.8.2
List of video tapes
7.8.3
Dead of Gift agreements and permission statements
Box 8: Financial Information
The following folders pertain to the financial issues of the BNBHP/CC. This box contains information on budgets, grant proposals, awards and scholarship information.
Folder 1:
Congress of Illinois Historical Societies and Museums Award
8.1.1
Nomination form for BNBHP
8.1.2
Jo Ann Rayfield letter in support of nomination
8.1.3
Marcia D. Young letter in support of nomination
8.1.4
Overview of BNBHP sent with nomination
Folder 2:
Scholarship committee 1990-1991
8.2.1
letter organizing scholarship committee
8.2.2
List of people to serve on scholarship committee and addresses
8.2.3
Letter to scholarship committee regarding meeting
8.2.4
Letter about upcoming fund raising for scholarship
8.2.5
Meeting minutes of scholarship committee
8.2.6
Review of meeting
Folder 3:
Illinois Humanities Council Grant
8.3.1
Grant request
8.3.2
Grant application form
8.3.3
List of those involved
8.3.4
Addresses of participants
8.3.5
Application budget summary
8.3.6
Itemized budget
8.3.7
Proposal narrative
8.3.8
List of humanists involved
8.3.9
Budget justification
8.3.10
Prospectus for an Illinois Humanities Council Grant Proposal
8.3.11
Letters from Pratt and Whittaker on grant proposal
8.3.12
Letters in support of project and pro-grant
8.3.13
Progress report on BNBHP
8.3.14
Plan for completion of Social history on African-Americans in Bloomington-Normal
8.3.15
Report on Illinois Humanities Council Grant, by Dr. Pratt
8.3.16
1988 activity time table
8.3.17
Disbursement notice
8.3.18
Final financial report
8.3.19
Mini grant agreement
8.3.20
IHC-Funded Grant Projects in Central Illinois
8.3.21
Award letter
8.3.22
Revised budget
8.3.23
Letter thanking Dr. Pratt for donation
8.3.24
Letter awarding project $400
8.3.25
Letter from ISU to Pratt about IHC grant
8.3.26
Letter of extension of award
Folder 4:
McLean County Arts Center Grant
8.4.1
Notice of possible award from Arts Center
8.4.2
Application requesting funding (draft)
8.4.3
Program Grant Application
8.4.4
Application requesting funding (final)
8.4.5
Letter informing grant approved
8.4.6
Letter awarding check
8.4.7
Thank-You letter from Dr. Pratt
8.4.8
Letter of congratulations from Mr. Davis to Dr. Pratt and outlines of account
8.4.9
Account expiration letter
8.4.10
Overview of the "spirit works" exhibit
8.4.11
Article publicizing spirit works- Oct. 23-29, 1991
8.4.12
Notice of spirit works article - Nov 13-19, 1991
8.4.13
Daily Vidette article on Muirhead's art, Nov 25, 1991.
8.4.14
Pantagraph review of paintings, Nov 27, 1991.
8.4.15
Final Report to IAC
8.4.16
Regranting/ program evaluation report
8.4.17
Letter from Mr. Huff (Director IAC) to ISU requesting info
Folder 5:
Unfunded Grants
8.5.1
NEH Application form
8.5.2
Proposal with cover letter to Director of Villers Foundation by Dr. Pratt. 23 July, 1990
8.5.3
Copy of Grant proposal sent to Villers Foundation
8.5.4
Indirect cost waiver request. 1989
8.5.5
Cover letter for proposal for funding from Spencer Foundation. 1989
8.5.6
Returned unapproved proposal
8.5.7
NEH proposal with cover letter to Greg Koos.
8.5.8
Rejection letter from McLean County Cooperative Extension Service
Folder 6:
Budget Information BNBHP/CC
8.6.1
List of received funding for projects
8.6.2
Student employment form for Ed McLenna
8.6.3
Employment eligibility verification form, Gwen Paulton
8.6.4
Handwritten notes on Gwen Paulton's work
8.6.5
Budget request for materials.
8.6.6
Student employment form, Rick Williams
8.6.7
Budget request
8.6.8
Receipts for printing
8.6.9
4000$ aid request
8.6.10
Budget justification
8.6.11
Vouchers
8.6.12
ISU Grants and Contracts Reports
8.6.13
BNBHP finance spreadsheets
8.6.14
Series of budget requests
Folder 7:
ISU Internal Budget Information/ Correspondence
8.7.1
13 Oct, 1989 Theresa Morgan to Connie Malecki (student funding)
8.7.2
31 March, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen requesting $200
8.7.3
26 Jan, 1988 Martin Nickels to Dr. Pratt approving $300
8.7.4
26 June, 1985 Dr. Pratt to Mr. Koos requesting funding
8.7.5
5 Aug 1986 William Davis to Jane Hood (IHS)
8.7.6
22 Sept, 1987 Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen, thanks for $
8.7.7
7 March, 1988 Richard Koshel to F.J. Pettis in support of BNBHP.
8.7.8
31 Aug, 1989 Dr. Pratt to Dr. Clayton requesting funding from graduate school
8.7.9
6 Sept, 1989 Clayton to Pratt approving funding
8.7.10
19 Oct, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Clayton requesting funding
8.7.11
25 June, 1987 Dr. Pratt to Robert Walsh requesting funding
8.7.12
26 Jan, 1988 Robert Walsh to Dr. Pratt approving funding
8.7.13
11 Aug, 1986 David Strand to Dr. Pratt congratulating
8.7.14
5 Aug, 1986 William Davis to Dr. Pratt approving request
8.7.15
21 March, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Julie Gowan requesting funding
8.7.16
21 March, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Clayton Thomas budget estimate
8.7.17
16 Feb, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Greg Koos on IHS grant
8.7.18
2 May, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen requesting funding
8.7.19
30 March, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Martin Nickels requesting funding
8.7.20
25 Aug, 1992 Jody Stewart to Dr. Pratt, BNBHP budget
8.7.21
5 Nov, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Jodi Stewart transfer of funds
8.7.22
2 April, 1991 Dr. Pratt to Jody Stewart thanking
8.7.23
2 April, 1991 Dr. Pratt to Caribel Washington discussing funding
8.7.24
22 Aug, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Dr. Stabley on funding refreshments
8.7.25
9 Oct, 1990 Dr. Pratt to Martin Nickels requesting funding
8.7.26
15 Feb, 1992 Peter Spooner to Dr. Pratt approving funding
8.7.27
3 July, 1985 Dr. Walker to Dr. Pratt thanking
8.7.28
4 May, 1989 Dr. Pratt to Virginia Owen requesting funding
8.7.29
28 Oct, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Robert Bray thanking
8.7.30
9 Aug, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Richard Godfrey thanking
8.7.31
1 Nov, 1988 Martin Nickels to Dr. Pratt approving funding
8.7.32
5 Aug, 1988 Richard Godfrey to Dr. Pratt requesting info
8.7.33
23 Nov, 1988 Dr. Pratt to Dr. Muirhead delaying publication notice
8.7.34
2 Feb, 1988 Robert Bray to Dr. Pratt approving consultation
8.7.35
26 June, 1985 Tim Walker to Dr. Pratt approving funding
8.7.36
5 Feb, 1986 Bob Walsh to Dr. Pratt approving funding
Folder 8:
Miscellaneous Financial Information
8.8.1
Traveling Exhibit budget request and justification
8.8.2
4 Dec, 1987 Dr. Pratt to Dallas Reynolds requesting State Farm aid
8.8.3
Phillips Brothers Printing cost estimate form
8.8.4
College of Arts and Sciences proposal writing workshop requesting aid
8.8.5
Spencer Foundation aid request and correspondence
8.8.6
Description of Research project with budget attached
8.8.7
Illinois Calendar of Events receipt of excerpt in 1988 /9 calendar
8.8.8
Notice of non academic employment: Gloria Jean Hursey
8.8.9
Report of Termination of Employment: Suellyn Lathrop
8.8.10
Travel to Collections Application

* The following folders are in a binder on the Digitization Grant Project

Folder 9:
Metadata
8.9.1
Data generator
8.9.2
Illinois State Library Digital Imaging guidelines
8.9.3
Further readings on digital imaging
Folder 10:
Web Board
8.10.1
Assessment assignment
8.10.2
American Memory collection finder
8.10.3
Library of Congress finder
Folder 11:
Park Forest Library Digitizing Project
8.11.1
Park Forest oral history projects
8.11.2
Random record pull- Bernard Cunningham
8.11.3
Transcript example
Folder 12:
Workshop
8.12.1
Digital Imaging conference, 2002
8.12.2
List of digital imaging grants
8.12.3
Contact lists
8.12.4
Digital imaging of Illinois history and culture material
8.12.5
"Educate and automate grant recipients" workshop
8.12.6
Presentation assignments
8.12.7
Image quality calculator exercise
Folder 13:
Readings
8.13.1
Resources
8.13.2
Colorado Digitization project
8.13.3
An Incomplete digitization bibliography
8.13.4
Skokie History Digitization Project
Folder 14:
Grant Information
8.14.1
McLean County Museum of History Grant Review
8.14.2
Illinois State Library E&A imaging of history and cultural heritage material
8.14.3
Letter from the Office of the secretary of State
8.14.4
Financial report of 2002 Educate and automate program
8.14.5
Overview of BNBHP use of digitization
8.14.6
Overview of BNBHP
8.14.7
Budget sheet
8.14.8
Grant forms and handwritten notes
Folder 15:
Scanning
8.15.1
Digitizing worksheet
8.15.2
Sample workflow
8.15.3
Procedures and practices for scanning
8.15.4
Slideshow for scanning how-to
8.15.5
Basic PhotoShop information
8.15.6
Balancing delivery requirements exercise
8.15.7
Comparisons of image guidelines
8.15.8
Draft version of guidelines
Folder 16:
Copyright
8.16.1
"When Works pass into the public domain"
8.16.2
Cornell institute for digital collections copyrights
Folder 17:
Expenses
8.17.1
Receipts and where spent
8.17.2
Invoice for work grant from Candace Leatherman
8.17.3
Forms, receipts, etc on how money was spent
Folder 18:
IL Digital Archives
8.18.1
E&A Grant Participants
8.18.2
Database input fields
8.18.3
Guidelines for images in IDA
Folder 19:
Original Notes and Correspondence
8.19.1
Letter from Lisa Clay to Patricia Hamilton
8.19.2
Digitization workshop, Grainger library
8.19.3
Digitizing goals
8.19.4
Letters from Office of the Secretary of State to BNBHP, Pat Hamilton (various)
Folder 20:
Recommendations
8.20.1
Review recommendations to digitize
8.20.2
List of audio tapes in McLean County Museum library
8.20.3
List of transcriptions
8.20.4
List of persons selected for oral history project
8.20.5
Example transcription
Box 9: Organizational Papers II
The following folders are organized thematically by topic.
Folder 1:
Organizational tools
9.1.1
Updated box list, 2005
9.1.2
Old box list, undated
9.1.3
Old BNBH resources at MCHS sheet, 1994
9.1.4
Photograph box list and names
9.1.5
Video tapes in collection
9.1.6
Video tapes listing
9.1.7
Various items and where to find them (Jack Muirhead)
Folder 2:
BNBHP Saga
9.2.1
Basic Story of BNBHP (handwritten with draft type)
9.2.2
"We the People tell Our Story" booklet by Dr. Pratt and BNBHP.
9.2.3
1987 report on BNBHP by DeLoach and Hunter
9.2.4
Plan for completion of BHP, 1987, by Dr. Pratt
9.2.5
Saga of BNBHP by Dr Pratt, 1989
9.2.6
Revision of Saga of BNBHP by Dr Pratt
9.2.7
Undated review of BNBHP by Howard Bell
9.2.8
Summary of review, by Howard Bell
9.2.9
Undated chronology of BNBHP, by Mark Wyman
9.2.10
Progress report on BHBHP
9.2.11
Report from Directors of BNBHP, 1992
9.2.12
Review of BNBHP, by Mark Wyman, 1992
9.2.13
News release by Dr. Pratt
9.2.14
Excerpt from BNBHP calendar, 1996
9.2.15
Summer Vidette article, 1991 by Rick Williams
9.2.16
List of members involved
Folder 3:
Culture and Consortium Founding and Information
9.3.1
Competition flyer for logo design
9.3.2
Info packets on the BNBHP list
9.3.3
Organization of BNBHCC
9.3.4
Consortium member's newsletter
9.3.5
Proposal for creation of consortium by Dr. Pratt
9.3.6
Purpose of the BNBHCC
9.3.6
Structure graphs of BNBHP/CC
Folder 4:
Constitution and Bylaws
9.4.1
1989 By-Laws
9.4.2
Constitution
9.4.3
Proposal for co-directorship of BNBHP
9.4.4
Draft of by-laws created by Dr. Pratt
9.4.5
Affiliate group laws and copy of BNBH and Culture Consortium Constitution.
9.4.6
1994/5-1998/9 strategic plan and bylaws.
Folder 5:
Project planners and addresses
9.5.1
BHP President's council, 1995
9.5.2
Board of directors addresses, 1998
9.5.3
Project planners and participants addresses (many pages)
9.5.4
Participants by theme or subproject
9.5.5
Handwritten participants addresses and names
9.5.6
Dr. Pratt handwritten thanks to members of BNBHP
Folder 6:
Items donated to BNBHP
9.7.1
Lists of items
9.7.2
Photo donations list (Jack Muirhead)
9.7.3
Undated handwritten note on item donated
9.7.4
Cataloged list of items
Folder 7:
Loan Agreements
9.7.1
Items for Black History Show, list.
9.7.2
Item exhibited form
9.7.3
Receipts for items loaned, 1987- 1988
Folder 8:
Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King 24th annual Awards Luncheon
9.8.1
Program booklet
9.8.2
Flyer and nomination forms
9.8.3
Program
9.8.4
Nomination forms for Mildred Pratt
9.8.5
Nomination forms for Ada Dunson
9.8.6
Nomination letter for Francis Irvin
9.8.7
Jack Porter review
9.8.8
Ralph Smith review
9.8.9
Emily Dunn Dale Resume
9.8.10
Community award recipients list
Folder 9:
BNBHP/CC Calendars
9.9.1
1992 BNBHCC Calendar
9.9.2
1993 Calendar
9.9.3
1994 Calendar
9.9.4
1995 Calendar
9.9.5
1996 Calendar
9.9.6
1997 Calendar
9.9.7
1998 Calendar
Box 10: Members Research
This box is organized by group, author or collection of specific research.
Folder 1:
Juneteenth Booklets
10.1.1
The story of the Emancipation Proclamation
10.1.2
1994 pamphlet
10.1.3
1995 booklet
10.1.4
1996 booklet
10.1.5
1997 booklet
10.1.6
1999 booklet
Folder 2:
Curriculum for Schools
10.2.1
"BNBHP: a Curriculum for Schools" submitted to State Ed Board.
10.2.2
Proposal for presenting content African Americans in public schools
10.2.3
Overview of project
10.2.4
Teaching aids
10.2.5
Budget
10.2.6
Dr. Pratt to Dorothy Magett. 17 April
10.2.7
Dr. Pratt to Debra Dickens. 20 April
10.2.8
Dr. Pratt to group members. 30 April
10.2.9
Dr. Pratt to John Muirhead. 31 May
10.2.10
Schedule
10.2.11
"A Study Guide for the Video 'A History of African-Americans in McLean County, Illinois 1835-1975" by John W. Muirhead.
10.2.12
list of slides
10.2.13
list of black items on exhibit in people's exhibit
10.2.14
script for McLean county Black History
10.2.15
budget requirements to make school loan- kits
Folder 3:
Lesson Plans for Curriculum for the Schools Project (2 copies of each)
10.3.1
"Uncle Tom Wright"
10.3.2
"Desegregating the Schools"
10.3.3
"Bloomington's Black Businesses"
10.3.4
"Eva Jones- A community Leader"
10.3.5
"Counting and Mapping the People"
10.3.6
"Mrs. Caribel Washington Remembers"
Folder 4:
Academic Journal Articles on the Black Experience
10.4.1
"Black Past" by Roger Butterfield
10.4.2
"Slavery" by John Franklin
10.4.3
Related articles
Folder 5:
Script for McLean County Black History Pilot
10.5.1
Script (Oct 3 1992)
10.5.2
Script (Aug. 22. 1992)

** The following 3 folders pertain to academic research conducted by Dr. Mildred Pratt; the 4th folder consists of

academic research conducted by other BNBHP members or affiliates.

Folder 6:
Dr. Mildred Pratt Essays 1970- 1990
10.6.1
"A return to the Role of Social Worker as Partisan to the Disadvantage" 1971
10.6.2
"Present Day Social Problems: What We can Do About Them" 1972
10.6.3
"Strategies for Faculty Development in Undergraduate Social Work Programs"
10.6.4
"An Innovative Social Work Approach?" 1988
10.6.5
"The Significance of Black History Month" 1990
10.6.6
"Why a College Career is Important to You" 1990
Folder 7:
Dr. Mildred Pratt Essays 1991-1993
10.7.1
"Go Tell it on the Mountain: We Shall Overcome" 1991
10.7.2
"Christian Women Meeting the Challenge of the Next Decade" 1991
10.7.3
"The Black Family, Learning Survival from Lessons of the Past" Co Authored by
10.7.4
"Stewarts of your Heritage" 1991.
10.7.5
"Vestiges of Afro-Americans" 1992
10.7.6
"Tribute to those who Pried the Doors in Bloomington- Normal" 1993
10.7.7
"Maude Sanders" 1993
10.7.8
"Getting and Spending: Is that All there is?" 1993
Folder 8:
Dr. Mildred Pratt Essays Undated
10.8.1
"An Examination of the Appropriate Academic Degree"
10.8.2
"An Example of an Oral History Project"
10.8.3
"An Exploration of Some Factors Which Influence Attitudes and Behaviors Towards the Elderly."
10.8.4
"Look to the Light"
10.8.5
"Local African American Heroic Women"
10.8.6
"Mining and Preserving our Survivalisms"
10.8.7
"Sierra Leone"
10.8.8
"Presentation at NCHS"
10.8.9
"Economic and In-Kind Financial Support for Low Income African- American Women"
10.8.10
"Theoretical Conceptualization of Local Black History"
Folder 9:
Academic Research by BNBHP Members
10.9.1
Flyer for Stephanie Shaw's presentation "Black Women in Slavery: Roles and Resistance"
10.9.2
Wagers, Scott. "The Excavation at the Wayman AME Church, BLM, Ill"
10.9.3
Babson, David W. "Wessynton and Ashland-Belle Helene: Comparing Sherds"
10.9.4
Gregory, Rick. "The Washington Family during the Civil War"
10.9.5
Researcher unknown- "Laws regarding Negroes 1787-1937"
10.9.6
Kathryn Dean and Caribel Washington "75 Years of News" up to 1960
Folder 10:
Oscar Waddell Fellows Award
10.10.1
Informational handout on fellowship
10.10.2
The scholarship: Where do we go from here (email to members)
10.10.3
Shawn San Roman application letter, 1997
10.10.4
Blank certificate
10.10.5
Application email from James Amemasor
10.10.6
Letter of reference for James Amemasor
10.10.7
Application form for James Amemasor
10.10.8
2003 ISU Today/ Yesterday newsletter (article on James Amemasor)
Folder 11:
John Hope Franklin
10.11.1
John Hope Franklin to Dr. Pratt, March 23, 2000 (original and photocopy)
10.11.2
John Hope Franklin to Dr. Pratt, July 1, 2001
10.11.3
"For Better, For Worse," by Aurelia Elizabeth and John Hope Franklin, published by John Hope Franklin, 1999
Box 11: Dean Collection
This box is organized by family category with cross references for further research where applicable.
Folder 1:
Kathryn Dean Interview
11.1.1
Interview (1985)
Folder 2:
Certificates
11.2.1
Certificate of marriage
11.2.2
Certificate of membership to National Association of Colored Women's Clubs
11.2.3
Appreciation from Civic Woman's Club
11.2.4
BNBHP Pratt Juneteenth recognition award (and award letter)
11.2.5
Human relations award
11.2.6
Civic Woman's Club award
11.2.7
Certificate of birth- Virgil Alphonse Dean
Folder 3:
Property information
11.3.1
Contract for real estate sale (1900)
11.3.2
Warranty deed (1953)
11.3.3
Quit-Claim deed (1958) 7 copies
11.3.4
Quit-Claim deed (1959)
11.3.5
Warranty deed (1962)
11.3.6
Claim form for will of Jacob Dean (1958)
11.3.7
Notice of award of Jacob Dean's estate (1946)
11.3.8
Letter explaining mortgage payment plan for Virgil and wife
11.3.9
Real Estate Contract (1960)
11.3.10
Letters about the 400$ mortgage deal
11.3.11
Probate records for Jacob Dean
11.3.12
Warranty deed (1900)
11.3.13
Real Estate mortgage coupon note
11.3.14
Warranty deed
11.3.15
Warranty deed
11.3.16
Mortgage statutory
Folder 4:
Death
11.4.1
Death Records for Virgil E. Dean, (1961)
11.4.2
Obituary for Kathryn Dean (2001)
11.4.3
Service program for Kathryn Dean
11.4.4
Memorial Obituary card for Virgil E. Dean
11.4.5
Certificate of Death for Julius Dean (1972)
11.4.6
Last Will and Testament of Virgil E. Dean
11.4.7
Death Record for Jacob Dean (1961)
11.4.8
Census information (1910)
Folder 5:
State Farm
11.5.1
Anniversary group picture (1965)
11.5.2
Article- "Kathryn Dean Celebrates 13th"
11.5.3
Article- "Kathryn Bynum 10 years"
11.5.4
Article- "Party Preparations" (image of Kathryn)
11.5.5
Article- "Invitations readied"
11.5.6
Article- "bus trip surprises all"
11.5.7
Article- "candid shots" of Virgil and Kathryn
11.5.8
Article- "honorees for service"
11.5.9
Article- "Anniversaries observed"
11.5.10
Article- "The Voice on extension 380"
11.5.11
Article- "Katie Marks 25 years with State Farm"
11.5.12
Program- "meeting the challenges: 49th annual Anniversary party"
11.5.13
Retirement cards signed by co-workers
11.5.14
Program- "1985: Gold Memories.
Folder 6:
Programs
11.6.1
71st Illinois Association of Clubs Women and Girls, Inc.(1970)
11.6.2
A.M.E program 150th anniversary sermon
11.6.3
A.M.E program(1993)
11.6.4
A.M.E program (1993)
11.6.5
Golden wedding anniversary program for Brooks couple (1974)
11.6.6
Trinity High School commencement program (1953)
11.6.7
80th Anniversary program for Civic Women's Club (1981)
11.6.8
67th Annual Illinois association of Club Women and Girls, Inc. (1966)
11.6.9
Exhibit program "Blacks in Illinois: the B-N experience" (1989)
11.6.10
58th annual convention of the Illinois association of Club Women and Girls (1957)
11.6.11
37th annual Illinois association of Club Women and Girls, Inc (1955)
11.6.12
26th annual Illinois association of Club Women and Girl, Inc. (1944)
11.6.13
60th anniversary of Civic Woman's Club. (1961)
11.6.14
66th annual convention of Illinois association of Club Women and Girls. (1965)
11.6.15
Christ Temple Pentecostal Church program (1968)
11.6.16
Meeting of the Illinois association of Club Women and Girls (1975)
11.6.17
71st annual association of Club Women and Girls booklet (1970)
11.6.18
Class of 1929 15th anniversary, program booklet
11.6.19
State Normal graduation program
11.6.20
11th anniversary of Melody Gospel Chorus (1950)
11.6.21
16th annual musical extravaganza (1972)
11.6.22
37th annual session of Illinois association of Club Women and Girls (1955)
11.6.23
National Notes (1935)
Folder 7:
Booklets
11.7.1
Virgil Dean's Masonic lodge booklets
11.7.2
Addresses for Women's Day and other occasions
11.7.3
Civic Woman's Club booklet
11.7.4
"My town and country" record book calendar for 1980
11.7.5
"A Century of Negro Progress exposition" (1963)
Folder 8:
Vacation in Spain Photos and Accounts
11.8.1
1974 trip diary (Dec 26th) 9 pages
11.8.2
Photos (14 pages)
11.8.3
Final itinerary to Fugengirola, Spain from State Farm offices
11.8.4
Letter from Hotel Las Palmeras
11.8.5
Letter from prestige vacations Inc. with itinerary
11.8.6
Optional tours list
11.8.7
Hotel Las Palmeras pamphlet
11.8.8
Background info sheet on Costa Del Sol
11.8.9
Menu from El Madrigal
11.8.10
Receipts and other souvenirs (4 pages)
11.8.11
Maps of Costa Del Sol and Malaga
Folder 9:
Women's Clubs of Kathryn Dean
11.9.1
The Emily Wilson Club- historical sketch
11.9.2
The Emily Wilson Club- letter to the editor
11.9.3
The Emily Wilson Club- Roll Call
11.9.4
Colored Women's Club- Kathryn's business cards
11.9.5
Colored Women's Club- Bank note
11.9.6
Colored Women's Club- association news
11.9.7
Colored Women's Club- program for 56 annual session
11.9.8
Colored Women's Club- letter to the president and delegates
11.9.9
Civic Woman's Club- map to 3rd annual soiree
11.9.10
Civic Woman's Club- historical sketch
11.9.11
Civic Woman's Club- 75th anniversary announcement
11.9.12
Civic Woman's Club- thank you letter for scholarship
11.9.13
Civic Woman's Club- Gladys Watts scholarship
11.9.14
Civic Woman's Club- Illinois State University Foundation
11.9.15
Civic Woman's Club- notice of transfer of shares in Supreme life insurance co. and subsequent letters
11.9.16
Civic Woman's Club- Article- "Civic Women Fete Prexy on Anniversary"
11.9.17
Civic Woman's Club- biographic sketch
11.9.18
Civic Woman's Club- "club to cite 2 ministers for racial work"
11.9.19
Civic Woman's Club- letter to national state and district presidents
11.9.20
Civic Woman's Club- "Club report" (1965)
11.9.21
Civic Woman's Club- articles
11.9.22
Association of Club Women and Girls, Inc.- newsletter 1965
11.9.23
Association of Club Women and Girls, Inc.- history of club (1901-1947)
11.9.24
Association of Club Women and Girls, Inc.- "State Club Women set 5-Day convention"
11.9.25
Association of Club Women and Girls, Inc.- letter to the family of Ruby Edwards on her death
11.9.26
Association of Club Women and Girls, Inc.- image of Kathryn Dean
Folder 10:
Miscellaneous
11.10.1
Family addresses and information- Dean
11.10.2
Letter from Ruth Ray to Kathryn Dean
11.10.3
Enlisted record- Virgil Dean
11.10.4
Separation from Army paper- Virgil Dean
11.10.5
Virgil Dean's mason card
* The following information is seemingly unrelated to the Dean's but was donated with their other information and should thus remain with the collection.
11.10.6
Receipt from San Francisco hotel to William Williams
11.10.7
500$ bond to Sarah Pope from Hegarty family
11.10.8
Daughters of I.B.P.O.E card
11.10.9
The Weekly Advertiser, 1916
11.10.10
Chicken cartoon
11.10.11
"Black Commandments of Consciousness"
11.10.12
Social insurance award to Pearl E. Williams
11.10.13
The Voice article "Good Turnout For King Memorial" (1978)
11.10.14
Program card for funeral of William Williams
11.10.15
Funeral program for Mildred Baptists
11.10.16
Article- "Grace Lee Stevens Dies"
11.10.17
Article- "Rites held for Chicago Noted Church Founder"
11.10.18
Pantagraph article- "Silent History The Story of Blacks in B-N."
11.10.19
Pantagraph article- Twin City Woman teaches a Lesson in Black History"
11.10.20
Pantagraph article- "Jesse Fell Helped a Black Settler to A Better Life"
11.10.21
Pantagraph article- " Lueanna Clark's Career"
11.10.22
The Voice- March 14, 1990
11.10.23
The Voice- February 14, 1990
11.10.24
The Voice- February 12, 1992
11.10.25
The Voice- January 10, 1990
11.10.26
Bloomington High School Commencement folder, Kathryn Dean
Box 12: Sanders/Clark collection
This collection is organized by person, event, or subject.
Folder 1:
Lue (Lou) Anna Clark
12.1.1
Lue Anna Clark Interview disk
12.1.2
Interview conducted by students on Mrs. Clark
12.1.3
Dr. Pratt's summary on Clark
12.1.4
Pantagraph article- "Black History in Residents' stories"
12.1.5
Genealogy
12.1.6
Pantagraph article- "Beef Roast, sauce wins area cook-off"
12.1.7
Biography (handwritten and typed)
12.1.8
Photocopy images of Lue Anna (6)
12.1.9
Pantagraph article-"Lue Anna Clark's Career"
12.1.10
Pantagraph article- obituary
12.1.11
Program- funeral service
12.1.12
Jr. High diploma (1936)
12.1.13
Award certificate "Wide-Awake" pupil
12.1.14
Letters to Mrs. Anna Clark from ISU students
12.1.15
Letter of reference from Irene T. Thielen (1936)
12.1.16
Bill Brown's People's Bank book
12.1.17
Lue Anna's Ritual book "Order of the Eastern Star" 1947
12.1.18
Envelope of pictures of Lue Anna and others
12.1.19
Penny Saver community news clipping- "Recipe contest winners"
Folder 2:
Illinois Soldiers' and Sailors' Children's School
12.2.1
guest book gift on Anna Clark's retirement
12.2.2
Thank you card from employees (1958)
12.2.3
Letter to Clark "report to work" from W.W. Knoch
12.2.4
Flyer for recognition program
12.2.5
Program for recognition event (1958)
12.2.6
Year pins (Clark= 22.6 years)
12.2.7
Envelope from ISSCS to Mrs. Anna Clark
Folder 3:
100th Birthday of Lue Anna Clark
12.3.1
Pantagraph article- "Anna Clark Celebrating 99th birthday today"
12.3.2
Programs for celebration of 100th birthday (and original)
12.3.3
Flyer program for birthday
12.3.4
Thank you letter from Alvin Richards and Family to Dr. Pratt
12.3.5
Thank you letter from Alonzo Clark and Alvin Richards
12.3.6
Picture from birthday party and note concerning George Cross
12.3.7
Pictures from the party (11)
12.3.8
Business card from Michael Louanna Beich (praise team)
Folder 4:
Lue Anna Brown and Ike Sanders
12.4.1
Ike Sanders business promotions
12.4.2
Love letter (1917) before their marriage
12.4.3
Love letter (1921) post- marriage
Folder 5:
Ike Sanders
12.5.1
Short handwritten biography
12.5.2
Boxing article (nearly illegible)
12.5.3
Ike Sanders business promotions
12.5.4
Letter from Lillie (his sister) announcing her impending marriage
12.5.5
Passbook, First Trust & Savings Bank
12.5.6
Wedding invitation to Mary Headley & Ike Sanders wedding
12.5.7
Character reference- Major Edward Butler
12.5.8
Character reference- John A. Sterling
12.5.9
Character reference- L.F. Rittmiller
12.5.10
Character reference- R.W Monroe
12.5.11
Character reference- Homer W. Hall
12.5.12
Character reference- William Kennedy and Moses Evoy
12.5.13
Character reference- Fred L. Lang
12.5.14
Character reference-B.F Harper
12.5.15
Character reference- W. B Hendryx
12.5.16
Character reference- Frank Hamilton Funk
12.5.17
Membership card to Workingman's Club
Folder 6:
Cigar Box items (unidentifiable)
12.6.1
Image of elderly African American male
12.6.2
Envelope sent to Mrs. Alonz Clark (1960)
12.6.3
Peoria High School graduation program (1950)
12.6.4
Envelope to Ike Sanders from Boston
12.6.5
Blank envelope
12.6.6
Envelope to Issac Sanders (1915) from Boston
12.6.7
Envelope to Miss Lue Anna Brown from Bloomington (1917)
12.6.8
Weight loss advertisement (1967)
12.6.9
Anna Clark Soap Recipe
12.6.10
Poem
12.6.11
News clipping (1944) "recreation center celebrates"
12.6.12
News clipping "Dear Abby" poem
12.6.13
News clipping- Central Peoria Observer
Folder 7:
Letters
12.7.1
Letter from Lucinda Posey on malpractice
12.7.2
Letter from Loren Thomson on malpractice
12.7.3
Letter from Thomson & Weintraub- legal
12.7.4
Letter from Greg Koos- thanking Clark for donations and receipt of gift agreement
12.7.5
Letter from Roland W. Burris- missed meeting
12.7.6
Letter from Working Men's Club- inauguration of club (see BOX 8 for more on this club)
12.7.7
Letter from CBS to Lue Anna Clark on game show filming
12.7.8
Christmas letter to Scott Family (1938)
12.7.9
Envelope sent to Mrs. Anna Sanders (1946)
12.7.10
Envelope to Mrs. Anna Sanders (unknown origin)
Folder 8:
Financial Records
12.8.1
Robert Murry indebted to W.B. Brown (1933) and promise to pay
12.8.2
Tax Bill for 1927
12.8.3
Tax receipts
12.8.4
Tax Bill for 1929
12.8.5
Check to Bill Brown
12.8.6
Tax sheet (1930)
12.8.7
Act of deed (1893)
12.8.8
Sheriff's Sale for taxes notice and Sheriff's certificate of purchase of land sold for
12.8.9
Tax bill for 1932
12.8.10
Tax bill for 1930
12.8.11
Tax bill for 1931
12.8.12
Indenture form between Eva Niklaus and Isaac J. Sanders (1918)
12.8.13
Envelope from National Benefit Life Insurance Co.
12.8.14
Letter from the Treasury department- audit
12.8.15
Letters to Mrs. Clark on real estate inquiry from John Dickins
12.8.16
Folder of checks from People's Bank
Folder 9:
Exhibit
12.9.1
Exhibit labels (with valuable information on Anna and Ike Clark
12.9.2
List of donations made by Lue Anna Sanders Clark
Folder 10:
Photo Album
12.10.1
Most images unidentified