Edison Park Community Collection
Scope and Contents
This collection mostly consists of news clippings documenting people and organizations in the Edison Park Community. There is also a small amount of additional material such as programs, booklets, and correspondence. The majority of the material dates from the 1962-1976, and there is one document from as early as 1919.
- 1919 - 1976
- Majority of material found within 1962 - 1976
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Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use
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Biographical / Historical
Edison Park, located on the far northwest side of the city, is one of Chicago's seventy-seven community areas. For many years, it was home to Native American people. Europeans, including many Germans, began arriving and establishing farms in the 1830s. A railroad was built in the area in the 1850s, and it was organized in to a village in 1896. In 1910 the village was incorporated in to the city of Chicago. The community’s population continued to grow in the twentieth century as additional businesses and community organizations were established.
.75 Linear Feet (in 2 boxes)
Language of Materials
Edison Park, located on the far northwest side of the city, is one of Chicago's seventy-seven community areas. This collection mostly consists of news clippings documenting people and organizations in the Edison Park Community. There is also a small amount of additional material such as programs, booklets, and correspondence. The majority of the material dates from 1962-1976.
The collection is arranged in nine series. Folders within series are arranged alphabetically.
Series 1: Biographical, 1962-1976, the largest series in the collection, consists primarily of news clippings documenting residents of Edison Park.
Series 2: Business Establishments, 1965-1976, contains news clippings related to Edison Park business establishments.
Series 3: Religious Organizations, 1962-1976, contains news clippings on four Edison Park churches.
Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1949-1976, contains news clippings and a small number of other records from Edison Park civic and community organizations.
Series 5: Historical Sketches, 1938-1971, contains news clippings, short writings, and excerpts from local guidebooks on the history of the Edison Park community.
Series 6: Libraries, 1968-1975, contains news clippings on the Edison Park Branch of the Chicago Public Library.
Series 7: Parks, 1919-1976, contains news clippings on Brooks Park, Edison Park, and Olympia Park.
Series 8: Residences, 1965-1971, contains news clippings on the Blume home and Ebinger home in Edison Park.
Series 9: Schools, 1948-1976, contains news clippings on five Edison Park schools.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Donated by Dorothy Nast of Chicago Public Library's Roden Branch in September 1985.
- Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Edison Park (Chicago, Ill.) Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
- Guide to the Edison Park Community Collection
- Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Allyson Smally, 2020.
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- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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- Finding Aid written in English.
Part of the Northside Neighborhood History Collection Repository
Sulzer Regional Library
Chicago Public Library
4455 N. Lincoln Avenue
Chicago IL 60625 United States