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Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center

Parent Institution: Chicago Public Library


Special Collections holds materials related to the City of Chicago, including historical collections of some city agencies such as the Chicago Park District, Chicago Public Library, the City Hall Press Office, the Department of Urban Renewal, and former Mayor Harold Washington’s political papers. Other collecting strengths document Chicago neighborhoods, Chicago theaters, Illinois in the Civil War, Chicago’s world’s fairs, and Chicagoans or Chicago organizations of historical significance. 

Harold Washington Library Center, 9th Floor
Chicago Public Library
400 S. State Street
Chicago IL 60605 United States
(312) 747-4875

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