Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Senior archivist of Black history to retire after years at Chicago Public Library's Harsh Research Collection

Michael Flug, the senior archivist with the Chicago Public Library's Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection will retire next month after 21 years of service.

You might not know Flug's name, but if you've read a news story or book, or even watched a documentary dealing with black history in Chicago, chances are you've encountered archival information that he has either assembled or shepherded.

The Harsh Research Collection, housed in the Carter G. Woodson Library Branch, is believed to be the largest collection of African-American history and literature in the Midwest.