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Englewood Newspaper Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-enc

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.


  • Creation: 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.

Related Materials

Englewood Community Collection

Englewood High School Records

Englewood Historical Association Papers

Englewood Women’s Club Records

Lanyon Family Papers

D.E. Terriere Diaries

Guide to the Englewood Newspaper Collection
Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2021
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Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center Repository

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