Processing at Shorefront: A Powerful Experience

—by Angelique Schuler While completing my Master’s in Library and Information Science from Dominican University, I worked as an archival processing assistant for the University of Chicago’s Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC). At the BMRC, my primary task was to use Archivist Toolkit to create EAD finding aids. However, I ... Read More

North of Chicago: Video Presentation

Dino Robinson, Founder of Shorefront, discussed the rich, yet little known history of African American life and culture in Evanston and other suburban communities north of Chicago. The presentation was held at the Evanston Public Library on Saturday, May 31, 2014. This is the second time Dino has presented “North of ... Read More

Shorefront Update #006

Settled and growing — that best sums up the activities of Shorefront over the summer months at Shorefront. Highlighting Shorefront’s activities are the acquisitions of new archives from community members and organizations. Earlier in the spring (and in previous years), Lorraine H. Morton had donated many items to shorefront of ... Read More

Gentrification happening in West Evanston?

By Kyler Bunton   Evanston’s 5th and 2nd ward communities located on the city’s west side has always been a thriving historic African American community dating as far back as the 1940’s. Over the past decade the area has been experiencing a change in demographics due to gentrification resulting in ... Read More