Four oversized diplomas were separated and placed in the Northwestern University archives map case (see attached list). Some awards have been separated and placed in the Northwestern University Archives artifact collection (see list). Photographs were separated and placed in the Northwestern University photographic files. A small quantity of duplicate materials was discarded.
DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES
The following diplomas and certificates have been separated from this series and added to the University Archives' diploma collection:
Colter, Cyrus J.; Indiana Common Schools, Certificate of Proficiency; June 18, 1924
Colter, Cyrus J.; Haven School, Youngstown, Ohio, Diploma; June 15, 1928
Colter, Cyrus James.; Chicago-Kent College of Law, Bachelor of Laws Diploma; February 5, 1940.
Colter, Cyrus James; State of Illinois Supreme Court, License to Practice as an Attorney and Counselor at Law; June 13, 1940.
The following artifacts have been separated from this series and added to the University Archives' artifacts collection
For Members Only (Northwestern University African-American student association):
From / F.M.O. / to / Cyrus Colder / Dedication & Service / to Black Students / 1978
The Cliff Dwellers (Chicago):
The Cliff Dwellers / Merit Award:
Honoring / Cyrus J. Colter / for Distinguished Service / to the Arts in Chicago / in Recognition of His / Creative Achievement / as a Writer / MXCLXX 
Illinois Commerce Commission:
A Tribute to / Cyrus J. Colter / Commissioner / 1950-1973 / Illinois Commerce Commission / For over two decades you have enriched / the lives of the people of Illinois by your / dedication to the highest principles of public / service and trust. // In appreciation therefore, and on behalf / of all the people of Illinois we gratefully / present this tribute. / Marvin S. Lieberman / Chairman // Dan Walker / Governor
Outstanding Service to the / African-American Community / Cyrus Colter / African-American Alliance
Illinois Humanities Council:
1989 / Illinois Humanities Council / Public Humanities Award / Cyrus Colter
United States Equal Opportunity Commission:
Cyrus Colter / In Grateful Recognition / Of Your / Outstanding Contribution / In The Pursuit Of Excellence / United States / Equal Employment Opportunity Commission / Black History Month / February, 1984
Chicago Public Library:
Living African American / Heritage Award / Presented To / Cyrus Colter / In recognition of your contributions to / African American literature and history during / your multi-faceted career as an attorney, / university professor, and noted author. / Chicago Public Library / African American History Month / February 1996