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Black Metropolis Research Consortium

The Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC) is a Chicago-based membership association of libraries, universities, and other archival institutions. Its mission is to make broadly accessible its members’ holdings of materials that document African American and African diasporic culture, history, and politics, with a specific focus on materials relating to Chicago.

IIT’s contributions to the BMRC survey initiative include the Institute of Design Records (, Melvin T. Tracht Papers (1998.018, 1998.030), and the Bronzeville Collection (2000.021, 2002.017).