“Archie knew more about the history of Chicago–of working people–than anyone in town. He knew about labor battles better than anyone. Archie Motley knew about the Bronzeville renaissance as well as anyone. He knew Chicago history from the bottom up, that’s the thing. He was a chronicler, the unofficial chronicler of Chicago working people’s history.” -Studs Terkel
Read more about this incredible keeper in this 2002 obituary from the Chicago Tribune.