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Chicago African American and Latinx Newspapers Microfilm Collection
Abstract The issues from 40 different newspapers chosen for this Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) derive from neighborhood and independent African American and Latinx papers in the Chicago area. The newspapers on these reels complement the runs of newspapers held by Chicago Public Library. The originals are held at Chicago History Museum.
Chicago City-Wide Collection
Chicago Civic Action Collection
This collection includes buttons, flyers, newsletters, pamphlets, papers and statements related to social justice movements and actions in Chicago. The digital photographs depict nine protest rallies and marches that took place between 2016 and 2020 including the Women’s March.
Chicago Collection of Cecilia Cooper
The collection consists of Chicago ephemera, illustrations, newspapers, theater programs and stereoscopic view cards, also called stereographs, collected by Cecilia and Allen R. Cooper. The topics of interest include the Chicago Fire of 1871, pre-Fire theater and Col. Wood’s Museum, in particular.
Chicago Collection of Kenan and Carol Heise
Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Records
Chicago Loop Alliance Collection
Chicago on Stage Lecture Series
Chicago Public Library put on a series of 25 lectures and panel discussions devoted to the history and development of theater in Chicago. The programs were held jointly by the Lake View Branch of Chicago Public Library and the CPL/Cultural Center, and made possible in part through grants from the Illinois Humanities Council and Illinois Arts Council.
Chicago Outdoor Art League Collection
The Chicago Outdoor Art League (COAL), founded in 1900, sponsored gardening programs; donated trees to local organizations, hospitals and schools; and offered art and music scholarships. The League worked frequently with schools in Chicago. It was affiliated with the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs.
Chicago Park District Records: Photographs
Chicago Park District Records:Toy Collection
Beginning around 1937, the Chicago Park District established Toy Centers in its fieldhouses as a Works Progress Administration (WPA) program to provide playthings for families that could not afford toys of their own during the Great Depression. This collection includes 78 wooden toys created for the Chicago Park District’s Toy Centers.
Chicago: Passport to the World Videotape Collection
This collection comprises videos produced by Talman Home Federal Savings and Loan Association of Chicago and seen on a Chicago-area cable network. The series presents Chicago’s diversity through interviews with individuals, organizations and groups.
Chicago Postcard Collection
Spanning the 1890s to the 1970s, the Chicago Postcard Collection offers a wide range of views of the city and an insight into its culture and tourism over the 20th century. Views include aerials, skylines, buildings, businesses, hospitals, municipal structures, museums, parks, religious institutions, schools, sports, streets, transportation and World’s Fairs.
Chicago Press Club Records
The collection consists of the official newsletter of the Chicago Press Club, minutes of the board of governors’ meetings (1949-1987), guest books of club visitors and portraits of club presidents by Chicago artist/illustrator Felix Palm.
Chicago Press Veterans Association Photographs
Founded in 1939, the Chicago Press Veterans Association provided working newspaper men and women a forum for sharing their common experiences. In the early 2000s the organization changed its name to the Chicago Journalists Association. The collection consists of ten panorama photographs taken at annual banquets from 1939-1965.
Chicago Printers Guild Records
Chicago Printers Guild Records document the interactions, events and artwork of a non-profit collection of Chicago-area printmakers. The collection contains board minutes, listserv correspondence, event materials, social media posts, photographs and artwork.
Chicago Printmakers Collaborative: Resistance Materials
Organizational documents and a selection of hand-printed protest materials from the 2017 Print -- Organize -- Protest (P.O.P.) event hosted by the Lincoln Square print studio and gallery, Chicago Printmakers Collaborative (CPC) in 2017.
Chicago Public Library Archives. 125th Anniversary Records
Documents the activities held to celebrate the Library’s 125th year of operation.
Chicago Public Library Archives. Author Event Videos
These recordings show some of the public programs Chicago Public Library has offered between 1995 and 2011. There is a wide variety of authors in this collection, from bestselling authors to local, emerging talent. In addition to fiction writers, the collection features poets, journalists, actors, chefs, scientists and scholars, and programs include author talks, panel discussions, dramatic readings and poetry recitals.
Chicago Public Library Archives. Chicago Cultural Center Contractor Bids
Chicago Public Library Archives. Early CPL
Chicago Public Library Archives. Harold Washington Library Center Construction Photographs
This photographic collection documents the construction of the Harold Washington Library Center, the central library for the Chicago Public Library. Both interior and exterior shots were taken, and all aspects of the building’s construction are shown, including the erection of steel, the masonry work, the interior heating and air conditioning systems, and the installation of marble finishes and casework.
Chicago Public Library Archives. Harold Washington Library Center, Design Build Competition Records
Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Archives
Chicago Sewers Collection
The Chicago Sewers Collection contains historical sketches, maps, photographs, plans and reports. The bulk of the materials contains photographs that depict the construction and repair of Chicago’s sewers with views above and below ground. The sewer systems span neighborhood sites across the city and include several Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects. A selection of photographs from this collection are available in the Library’s Chicago’s Sewers Digital Collection.
Chicago Theater Collection-Dance Programs
Special Collections holds over 100 dance programs and souvenir books. Collection includes material on the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, especially in its earlier incarnations as Col. W. De Basil’s Ballet Russe, the Original Ballet Russe and the Monte Carlo Ballet Russe, as well as a scrapbook of programs donated by Ruth Page.
Chicago Theater Collection-Historical Programs
The Chicago Theater Collection-Historical Programs contains programs, playbills and newspaper clippings from more than 5,000 productions at Chicago’s historical theaters. More than 2,000 playbills and programs of local dramas, comedies, melodramas, operas, vaudeville performances and other events between the 1840s to the 1920s are available online in the Chicago Theater Collection-Historical Programs Digital Collection.
Chicago Theater Travel Guides and Diagrams Collection
Includes publications and serials with amusement listings and venue diagrams to assist tourists and theater-goers secure tickets and plan trips to Chicago.
Chicago Theater Videotape Collection
The Chicago Theater Videotape Collection houses video recordings (primarily VHS videocassettes, but also some DVDs) of productions and other events at theaters across the city.
[Chicago] Theatre Record and Scrap Book
This scrapbook includes primarily Chicago, New York and Detroit programs, as well as reviews from Chicago newspapers.
- Special Collections Unit at Harold Washington Library Center 249
- Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection 61
- Northside Neighborhood History Collection 41
- Photographs. 26
- Clippings. 20
- Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago 19
- Theater programs 18
- Records (Documents) 17
- Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago 15
- Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago 15
- Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- 20th Century -- Sources 15
- Associations, institutions, etc. -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 14
- Austin (Chicago, Ill.) 12
- Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago 12
- Programs (Publications) 12
- Business correspondence. 11
- Personal correspondence. 11
- Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago 10
- Roseland (Chicago, Ill.) 9
- Women -- Societies and clubs 9
- Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources. 8
- Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) 8
- Lakeview (Chicago, Ill.) 8 ∧ less
- 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
- 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
- South Lawndale (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
- 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
- Chicago Transit Authority 4 ∧ less