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South Shore Newspaper Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ssnc

Scope and Contents

The collection contains issues of 13 newspapers related to the South Shore neighborhood. The Windsor Park Herald newspapers are from the 1890s, the other titles are from the 20th century. The newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s illustrate the changing population of the area.


  • Creation: 1894 - 1982

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 South Shore neighborhood is 9 miles southeast of the Loop. The neighborhood runs along the Lake from E. 67th Street south to E. 79th Street. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. South Shore is number 43 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago.


1.25 Linear Feet (in 1 box)

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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.


The collection is arranged alphabetically by newspaper name and chronologically within.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The collection was housed in Chicago Public Library’s South Shore Branch Library. In the 1980s Special Collections, working with a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available to the public.

Related Materials

  • South Shore Community Collection (SSCC)
  • South Shore Historical Society Collection (SSHS)

Guide to the South Shore Newspaper Collection
Original author unknown. Processed, August 1989. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Johanna Russ, 2021.
1989 August
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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