Title:

Chicago photographs from the New American Ghetto archive

Identifier:

BMRC.CHM.PHOTO_GHETTO.SURVEY

Repository:

Chicago History Museum

Extent:

5.5 Linear feet

Dates:

1977-1998

Scope and Contents note

Includes the Chicago portion of a larger body of work by Vergara, entitled The New American Ghetto Archive, about some of the poorest and most racially segregated urban communities in the United States. Images include primarily street scenes, views from rooftops, views of buildings, and a few informal portraits of people in several Chicago neighborhoods, primarily African American, including views of churches, public housing projects (including Cabrini-Green, Henry Horner Homes, Stateway Gardens, Robert Taylor Homes), outdoor murals, former hotels and abandoned businesses primarily on the West Side and the South Side of Chicago and a few sites in Robbins, Illinois.

Conditions Governing Access note

Advance appointment required to view materials in this collection because all are in cold storage. Reference prints are made available to researchers by appointment. The cibachrome prints and transparencies are fragile and are closed except to researchers who arrange special permission and an advance appointment.

Subjects

INVENTORY