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Finding Aid .Research notes and draft chapters in the Illinois Writers Project/"Negro in Illinois" Papers are arranged according to the sequence of chapters in the projected book on African American history and culture in Illinois. Where the…

Two volume report on the proposed revitalization of North First Street, prepared by Urban Planning students under the direction of Leonard Heumann for the City of Champaign. In two volumes.

Map showing the state of the buildings along North First Street, as of 1995.

Master's project entailing working with residents of Bristol Place in Champaign (over 70% African-American as of 2005), in improving their neighborhood.

The study analyzed why minority contractors were not bidding on federally-funded jobs. The objectives were to find out why, what were their needs and to design an educational program. Data included a survey completed by 22 minority…

Dissertation describing the segregated nature of Champaign-Urbana and the struggle to integrate various facilities, especially around Campustown. Education Dissertation, UIUC

Describes the fight to end discriminatory hiring practices at a newly opened J.C. Penney's in downtown Champaign through quantitative and qualitative surveying.

Brief essay on recent black migration to Champaign-Urbana, based on interviews with Charles Hamer, Florette Henri, Daniel Milo Johnson, Marcus E. John, and Margaret G. Wilder, mostly from Rose & Taylor's Barber Shop.

Features a survey of the issues facing African-American residents of Champaign-Urbana, with the objective that such a survey could inform the programs and initiatives of the local Urban League. Topics surveyed include Economic Development and…

A report on various issues African-American residents of Champaign-Urbana faced during the 1940s. Compiled by the League of Women Voters.