Englewood Newspaper Collection
Scope and Contents
The collection contains various issues of neighborhood newspapers published in or about the community between 1878 and 1934. Of note are the papers that were published prior to Englewood’s annexation to Chicago in 1889.
- 1878 - 1934
Conditions Governing Access
Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Biographical / Historical
The Englewood neighborhood is seven miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood stretches from Garfield Boulevard south to roughly 76th Street. Racine Avenue forms the western edge of the neighborhood, while the eastern boundary diverges. Englewood joined the city of Chicago as part of the large annexations of 1889. Englewood is number 68 of the 77 official communities in Chicago.
.5 Linear Feet (in 1 box)
Language of Materials
The Englewood Newspaper Collection is a small collection of newspapers published in or about the community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
The newspapers are arranged alphabetically by newspaper’s name and chronologically within newspaper name.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection of community newspapers was collected between the years 1937 and the early 1960s by members of the Englewood Historical Association. The collection remained at the Hiram Kelly Branch of the Chicago Public Library until 1985 when the Special Collections Division obtained custody and processed the collection under the auspices of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant.
- American newspapers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Englewood Newspaper Collection
- Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English
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Chicago Public Library
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Chicago IL 60605 United States