The American Indian Center of Chicago and Urban Native American Histories

Project: Research project


This digitization event and digital archive project will help to preserve previously undocumented materials about the American Indian Center of Chicago (AIC), focusing especially on its importance to the Chicago Native American community between 1960 and the present. The event will enable the AIC community to share their materials and memories with one another at several community events. The project will result in a digital archive through which they can continue to access their heritage materials and share them with the general public. Finally, the event will educate the AIC community, especially the youth, about the Center’s history and about practices of preservation and digitization.
Effective start/end date1/1/18 → 6/30/19


  • National Endowment for the Humanities (PY-258677-18)


American Indians
Native American History
Digital Archive
Native Americans
General Public