The collection contains biographical information on Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and war time activities. The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) - David Kennison Chapter was founded on December 12, 1921.
The chapter’s namesake, David Kennison, claimed to be a Revolutionary War veteran.
The collection consists of research materials, original uncut videotaped interviews, audiotaped interviews and complete interview transcripts from the documentary.
Interview subjects include then-Senator Barack Obama, Emil Jones, Col.
The NAC also includes articles and reviews of Algren’s work by other writers and critics. This collection predominantly consists of conference papers, articles, speeches and unpublished manuscripts written and collected by Abdul Alkalimat while he was director of African American studies at the University of Illinois-Urbana.
Recent additions include a clipping file on Harold Washington, and materials on black studies and the Internet. The film was broadcast on WTTW, a Chicago PBS affiliate.
The collection includes founding documents, minutes, correspondence, flyers, financial documents, photographs and memorabilia. These workers were the first African Americans allowed to work at Midway Airport’s AMF postal facility.