Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

The largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature at Woodson Regional Library documents the black experience with a strong focus on Chicago.

Digital Collections

Digital collections from the Harsh Collection:

Chicago Renaissance
African American community leaders, performers, artists, writers and activists on Chicago’s South Side, 1930-1950.
Philip David Sang Collection
The Philip David Sang Collection contains unpublished and published works and ephemera united by its focus on the struggle of Africans and African Americans through the Middle Passage to the Civil Rights movement.
Contact Us
Phone: (312) 745-2080
harshcollection@chipublib.org