The IJC Reclamation/Archival Project Begins

Over the years, IJC members have acquired, created and developed documents, files, photos and other materials that have assisted our organization and recorded its activities, events and affairs.  In the past, such IJC-related items were housed once at the DuSable Museum of African-American History and then later stored at a commercial facility.  Our members have also stored IJC-related items in their homes.

We undertake this project to preserve the physical record of IJC’s history and further strengthen the organization, institutionally, going forward. The project will involve the collection and storage, in a secure, temperature-controlled commercial facility, of all available IJC-related items and materials as described, above.  We anticipate that those stored items and materials will be inventoried and better organized, eventually.

The IJC Executive Committee respectfully requests your necessary involvement and assistance with this important preservation effort.  Please collect all IJC-related items that you may have and deliver them:


Sat., Jan. 5, 2019 – Noon to 4 p.m.
U-Haul Moving & Storage of South Loop
500 West Cermak Road
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 492-8001


Prior to delivery, please:

  • enclose all paper files and documents in clear plastic bins no larger than a regular file (“bankers’ box” size).
  • wrap any posters in clear plastic.
  • place photos on labelled diskettes.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Judge Rodney Hughes Brooks at before November 30, 2018.  Judge Brooks graciously has volunteered to be present at the storage facility to receive your IJC related items.

We appreciate all of your efforts and assistance in helping IJC preserve its outstanding history!!

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