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

2014 Black History Month Wrap Up

Carter G. Woodson, who established Negro History Week in 1926, created the event not to rattle off a series of “firsts”. Instead, it is to recognize as a way to provide resources to teach a history that was largely excluded in American history. In essence, study Black history throughout the ... Read More

Shorefront Update #002

Shorefront held its first annual End of Summer Grillin’, awareness and fundraiser gathering held on September, 16. More than 75 people streamed through viewing Shorefront exhibits and publications, meeting board members and enjoying good food. The event was held in the backyard of Margo and Morris Robinson, Sr. Best of ... Read More