February 25, 2021 12:30pm — 1:00pm

Conversation with Chicago Collections 
Chicago State University

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Thursday, February 25, 2021
12:30 - 1:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public

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This webinar will be held virtually on Zoom

CCC is proud to host its fifth installment of Conversations with Chicago Collections. Join the conversation with Raquel Flores-Clemons, University Archivist and Director of University Archives, Records Management, and Special Collections at Chicago State University on Thursday 2/25 at 12:30 p.m.

In addition to preserving the historical record of Chicago State University, their holdings include the Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writers Conference Collection, a historical event of Chicago State University founded to honor the legacy of the noted poet who was the first Black person to ever win the Pulitzer Prize and to celebrate Black literary and artistic traditions; the Thomas H. Wirth Collection which focuses on eighteenth and nineteenth century African American history and literature; the Steve Balkin Maxwell Street Photographic Collection; the papers of noted public historian, journalist, author, and long-time editor of Ebony Magazine, Lerone Bennett, Jr.; and the Provident Hospital and Training School Collection. Provident Hospital and Training School was the first hospital in the nation to be privately owned by African Americans. It also served as a training school for African American nurses. 

Photo Caption: Gwendolyn Brooks Speaking with Youth, 1994, Gwendolyn Brooks Black Writers Conference Collection, University Archives and Special Collections, Chicago State University.