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Chicago Public Library. South Shore Branch


Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-gp-smith

The glass photographic slides cover a broad spectrum of Chicago history including businesses, churches, clubs, organizations, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, street views and transportation, among other historical topics such as the Century of Progress and the World’s Columbian Exposition.

Dates: 1830-1933, undated

South Shore Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-sscc

The South Shore Community Collection contains manuscripts, printed material and photographs on businesses, clubs and organizations, religious institutions, residents, schools and street scenes in the community area.

Dates: 1839 - 1982

South Shore Historical Society Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-sshs

The collection contains documents related to the foundation and organization of the society itself, including society’s constitution, membership lists, reports, minutes and programs. A short history of the Society produced by one of its members describes the Society’s formation and sets forth its aims. Of particular interest are two notes from author and humorist Opie Read which can be found in the correspondence file.

Dates: 1935 - 1979

South Shore Newspaper Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ssnc

The collection contains twelve partial runs of newspapers from the South Shore neighborhood, some of which are rare. The newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s illustrate the changing population of the South Shore neighborhood.

Dates: 1894 - 1982

Additional filters:

South Shore (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago 2