1976: Eugene B. Redmond publishes Drumvoices: The Mission of Afro-American Poetry, A Critical History
1976: Redmond is named Poet Laureate of East St. Louis
1986: Redmond co-founds EBR Writers Club and begins to dramatically increase photographic chronicling.
1990: Redmond begins as professor at SIUE.
1991: Redmond edits/publishes magazine Literati Internationale.
1992: Redmond edits/publishes first issue of Drumvoices Revue.
2003: Eugene B. Redmond and I begin organizing select photographs for exhibit.
2003: I suggest to that we begin referring to his materials as the "EBR Collection."
2004: “Visualizing Black Writers: An Extra-literary Exhibit from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection.” Exhibit. SIUE, Morris University Center Art Gallery. February 2 – 27.
2004: “Visualizing African American Writers: An Extra-literary Exhibit from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection.” Museum of the Institute of African Studies, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria. May 19 – June 1.
2004: “Black Arcs of the Blues: An Extra-literary Exhibit on Amiri Baraka and Sonia Sanchez from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection.” Carrier Library. James Madison University. Harrisonburg, VA. August 24 – October 8.
2005: “Warriors, Dreamers, and Rhymers: A Photo-poetic Exhibit From the Eugene Redmond Collection.” SIUE, Morris University Center Art Gallery. February 1 – March 2.
2005: “Visualizing Black Writers: An Extra-literary Exhibit from the Eugene B. Redmond Collection.” Gorgas Library. The University of Alabama. Tuscaloosa, AL. November 10 — December 5.
2007: Redmond retires from SIUE.
2007: “The East St. Louis Visual-Literary Project.” Multiple Site Exhibit: East St. Louis Public Library, Clyde C. Jordan Senior Citizens Center, and Lily-Freeman Elementary School. East St. Louis, IL. October 29 – November 9.
2007: Steve Hansen, then dean of the Graduate School, creates deed of gift between SIUE and Redmond for the EBR Collection, October 5.
2007: Mary Z. Rose begins as metadata specialist at Lovejoy Library.
2008: Hansen receives deed of gift from Redmond and delivers it to the Friends of Lovejoy Library.
2008: Redmond receives honorary doctorate degree from SIUE.
2009: Redmond donates his collection of photographs, books, posters, etc. to SIUE.
2010: Beginning in August, I developed a space on the third floor library known as "the Redmond Reading Room" for arts programming. I later renamed the room "the Underground Reading Room," as library prepares for a larger Eugene B. Redmond Collection and Learning Center.
2011: Rose coordinates digital collection featuring the complete run of Drumvoices Revue.
2011: Rose coordinates digital collection EBR African American Cultural Life, which contains 482 images.
2011: I publish an article “Eugene B. Redmond, the Critical Cultural Witness,” concentrating on Redmond's photographs, in Journal of Ethnic American Literature.
2011: Maya Angelou hosts a fundraising event for Eugene B. Redmond Collection and Learning Center in New York City, November 5.
2012: Donahue Redmond hosts a fundraising event for Eugene B. Redmond Collection and Learning Center in Atlanta, April 21.
2013: Rose coordinates digital exhibit Path to "Visible Glory": The Million Man March in the Redmond Collection.
2014: With Rose as coordinator, Lovejoy Library publishes The Eugene B. Redmond Interviews, January.
2014: Rose publishes article "Leveraging Metadata to Present Poet Eugene B. Redmond’s Personal Collection Online" in Journal of Ethnic American Literature.
• A Notebook on Lovejoy Library's EBR Digital Collection
• Eugene B. Redmond