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The collection consists of catalogs and advertisements for goods and services produced or sold by Chicago’s manufacturers, retail stores, wholesale houses and other businesses. The product categories include agriculture, amusement, apparel, appliances, automotive, bicycles, construction, education, furniture, hardware, housewares, jewelry, machinery, medicine, music, printing, publishing, sporting goods and general merchandise.
The collection contains 20th century posters from Chicago, North America and international destinations. The chromolithographic posters employ graphic design and illustration to advertise tours, travel agents, and transportation to destinations by railroad as well as ship and bus lines.
The Charlie Trotter Collection reflects aspects of Trotter’s life and career from his culinary development to his restaurants to his activities as a celebrity chef. The materials include a selection of menus, personal manuscripts, photographs and artifacts that taken together provide a snapshot into the life of a celebrity chef and the five-star restaurant that changed the culinary landscape of Chicago.
Charlie Trotter’s personal cookbook collection reflects a broad spectrum of professional and home cooking titles as well as food and wine commentary and management guides. The bibliography has been annotated to show which titles were signed or inscribed to Charlie Trotter by authors, fellow chefs and friends, or contain letters, menus or news clippings.
The Charlie Trotter Personal Library contains a selection of books on owned by Charlie Trotter that reflect his wide range of interests.
Japanese photographer Akito Tsuda enrolled in Columbia College in 1990. Between 1991 and 1994, his photographic explorations in the city led him to the Pilsen neighborhood and the city’s Lower West Side community where he forged intercultural bonds with the predominantly Latinx residents.
The John B. Turner Collection contains a small number of miscellaneous historical files related to John B. Turner and his family.
Laurence Turner, an African American supporter of independent African nations, moved to Tanzania in the 1970s. He established his own business and trained local entrepreneurs. His papers document his life and work in Tanzania.
The collection documents efforts on behalf of neighborhood improvement projects undertaken by United Woodlawn, Inc.
The Uptown Chicago Commission was incorporated in 1955 by community members who worked together to foster community improvement. The collection includes meeting agendas, flyers, membership lists, minutes, newsletters, publications and reports.
The Valmor Product Label Collection contains a small selection of product labels created in the 1930s and 1940s by the Valmor Products Company or its subsidiary companies: Lucky Brown, Madam Jones, King Novelty and Famous Products Company. The products ranged from hair pomades, perfumes and skin creams to household products that were marketed to African American women prior to the Black is Beautiful movement and frequently consisted of skin lighteners and hair straighteners.
E.R. Walker was an official photographer for the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Walker produced at least 175 different images for the Exposition. Fair visitors could select the photographs they wanted from these available images to build customized souvenir albums. This appears to be one such album, made up of 41 selected images.
Thomas Calhoun Walker was born at the end of slavery in Gloucester, Virginia, and educated at Hampton Institute. He later became a lawyer and community activist. His papers consist of the typescript of his autobiography, The Honey-Pod Tree.
oan Wallace, daughter of painter William Edouard Scott and widow of anti-poverty federal official Maurice Dawkins, was an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture during the Carter administration. Her papers contain correspondence, speeches, scrapbooks, photographs and memorabilia.
Louis D. Walz directed the Lake View High School Band from 1928 until his retirement in 1961. The collection includes photographs of student musical activities at Lake View High; letters from former students serving in World War II; and programs, clippings, and correspondence related to Walz’s work at Lake View High.
This small collection contains clippings, photographs, and documents pertaining to Rea Warg's stage management of the Chicago Fair's "Frontiers of Freedom" pageant in 1950. Of significance are Warg's handwritten notes on casting and negotiations with the Actors Equity union. Minor information is included about the Railroad Fair of 1948-1949.
Reports, minutes, press releases, speeches, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington’s tenure as State Representative for the 26th District of Illinois. Major topics covered in this collection include the creation of the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday Law and the Medical Malpractice Act.
Reports, minutes, correspondence, newsletters and news clippings from Harold Washington’s tenure as State Senator from 1976 to 1980. The records reflect Washington’s involvement with various committees, particularly the Fair Employment Practices Commission and the Illinois Legislative Black Caucus, of which he was a founding member.
In 1983 Harold Washington became Chicago's first African American mayor. His mayoral campaign is documented in detail in this collection.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Asian American Advisory Committee Records
The Asian American Advisory Committee records contain correspondence and minutes of meetings held by the Asian American Advisory Committee as well as reports used by the Chicago Works Together Committee. Ross Harano, the committee’s first chairperson wrote a history of the organization in 1995.
The Central Files Records consist of correspondence received by the Mayor’s Office. Incoming mail was sorted by Harold Washington’s Executive Office using the Central Filing System. Included in the collection is a small amount of papers from Harold Washington and the files of Dolores Woods, Harold Washington’s Executive Secretary.
Records in this collection document the roles of Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff in the management of the city’s workforce, the execution of policies set by Mayor Washington and the administrative direction of the mayoral liaisons. The records were created by William Ware, Ernest G. Barefield, Brenda Gaines and Susan Annable.
When Harold Washington took office 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. The Development Sub-Cabinet worked with several city departments including Departments of Economic Development, Planning, Housing, Cultural Affairs, Chicago Housing Authority and the Mayor’s Office of Employment and Training. Documents include reports, memoranda, correspondence and minutes.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet Series.
When Harold Washington took office in 1983 he formed five sub-cabinets that were responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of policies that cut across departmental boundaries. Major topics in the collection include the renovation of the Chicago and Regal Theaters, the Chinatown Basin Project and the North Loop Development Project. Documents include reports, memoranda, correspondence and minutes.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Legislative Liaison and Intergovernmental Affairs Records
Records created by the Harold Washington’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs (IGA) and the Legislative Liaison. IGA was established to coordinate legislative and lobbying efforts for and with various city departments, boards and commissions and with state and federal governments. Major topics in the collection include transportation issues and Chicago’s anti-apartheid and divestment from South Africa efforts.
Harold Washington Archives and Collections. Mayoral Records. Office Manager / Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records
In 1983 Harold Washington became Chicago’s first African American mayor. The Office Manager / Supervisor of Clerical Staff Records detail the day to day administrative work done within the Mayor’s Office.
The Press Office was responsible for the mayor’s scheduling and for ensuring he was prepared for each event by producing briefing notes with detailed background information about the organization or venue involved. They also drafted press releases and speeches for the mayor and gathered news clippings on all topics. Of particular note are a collection of news clippings gathered after Mayor Washington’s sudden death.
- Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center 259
- Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection 62
- Northside Neighborhood History Collection 47
- Photographs. 26
- Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago 22
- Clippings. 20
- Theater programs 18
- Records (Documents) 17
- Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago 17
- Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago 16
- Associations, institutions, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 14
- Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th Century -- Sources 14
- Austin (Chicago, Ill.) 12
- Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago 12
- Programs (Publications) 12
- Business correspondence. 11
- Personal correspondence. 11
- Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago 11
- Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 10
- Lakeview (Chicago, Ill.) 10
- Women -- Societies and clubs 10
- Parks -- Illinois -- Chicago 9
- Roseland (Chicago, Ill.) 9 ∧ less
- German 1
- Polish 1
- Spanish; Castilian 1
- Serbian 1
- Ukrainian 1
- Washington, Harold, 1922-1987 22
- Chicago Public Library. Legler Regional 14
- World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 14
- West Side Historical Society (Chicago, Ill.) 12
- Chicago Public Library 10
- Chicago Park District (Chicago, Ill.) 7
- South Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.) 7
- Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Chicago Public Library. Austin Branch 6
- Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Historical Society of Woodlawn (Chicago, Ill.) 6
- Calumet-Pioneer Historical Society (Chicago, Ill.) 5
- Chicago Public Library. Pullman Branch 5
- Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association 5
- Victory Gardens Theater 5
- Bailiwick Repertory Theater 4
- Chicago (Ill.). Department of Streets and Sanitation 4
- Chicago O'Hare International Airport 4
- Chicago Public Library. Hiram Kelly Branch 4
- Chicago Public Library. South Shore Branch 4 ∧ less