About the Spring 2016 Archie Motley Internship Program Collection:
Founded in 1891, on 29th and Dearborn Streets in Chicago, the Provident Hospital was created to provide services to African Americans who were denied treatment at other Chicago area hospitals. It also provided post graduate training for African American doctors and nurses. Some of individuals involved in creating the institution were Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, Emma Reynolds, Reverend Louis Reynolds, and Reverend Jenkins Jones.
The collection at Chicago State University Archives and Special Collections consists of photographs, correspondence, birth registers, student records, financial and administrative records, and newspaper clippings. The approximate date range of the collection is 1910-1980s, with the bulk being from 1940-1986. Additionally, there are records from The Provident Foundation administration.
The collection includes 750 photos of events and activities that took place at the hospital and in which nurses partook; photos of the hospital and the nursing school; and fundraisers for the hospital, which feature the Harlem Globetrotters, Duke Ellington, and Harold Washington. This collection crosses many disciplines and audiences. Two archival interns, trained by the staff of the Black Metropolis Research Consortium in collaboration with the Chicago State University Archivist and BMRC Board Member Aaisha Haykal, will be working exclusively on this collection.
About the Spring 2016 Archie Motley Archival Interns:
Alexandra McGee is currently in the process of completing a Bachelors of Art in History and a minor in Art History at DePaul University. Previously, she has worked as a Digital Archive Intern at the Button Museum, a Library and Archive Intern at the National Hellenic Museum, and an Archival Intern at the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews. Through these experiences, she discovered that she wanted to pursue a degree and subsequent career in the archival profession. We are looking forward to the enthusiasm and skills that Ms. McGee will bring to this internship program.
Kellee Warren has a Masters degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana. Previously, she has worked as the Archives and Records Intern for the Chicago Community Trust and as a Senior Library Specialist for the IDEA Commons at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Richard J. Daley Library. She is interested in teaching the importance of primary documents and documentation on underrepresented groups. We are excited to have Ms. Warren as an intern and look forward to her insights on the collection.