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Josie Brown Childs Papers
Christian Fellowship Church Collection
Conrad and Martha Wendtland founded the Christian Fellowship Church in their home in 1926. The activities of the church are documented in minutes from committee meetings, financial and membership ledgers, and photographs.
City Lit Theater Company Records
Chicago’s City Lit Theater has been devoted to stage adaptations of literary works. The collection includes scripts, promotional material, photographs, production and administrative records.
Stephen Bedell Clark Papers
Coalition to Save the South Shore Country Club Archives
South Shore Country Club, originally a private club that barred African Americans, was scheduled for demolition in 1977. A grassroots coalition of community organizations organized to save, preserve and restore the historic site for all citizens. This collection contains blueprints and drawings of the renovation of South Shore Country Club, administrative records, statistical reports, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia.
Congress of Racial Equality Archives, Chicago Chapter
CORE, a national civil rights organization, began in Chicago in 1942, with protests to force desegregation of restaurants and other public accommodations. These archives cover the period of the early and mid-1960s, when Chicago CORE’s membership was at its height. Records include meeting minutes, correspondence, flyers, programs, news clippings and photographs.
Constellation Lodge Records
The majority of the collection consists of letters from lodge brothers serving in World War I, with updates on their lives and activities. It also contains a small amount of historical information about Lodge #892 of the Ancient Free and Accepted Masons.
Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley Papers
Mrs. Harlan Ward Cooley (Helen "Nellie" Wooster Cooley) served as head of the Chicago Women's Club's Century of Progress Committee, which sponsored a series of lectures during the Century of Progress Exposition entitled, "Women in Civilization." This collection includes correspondence between Mrs. Cooley and speakers, as well as copies of speeches delivered at the Exposition.
Clarence S. Darrow Collection
The collection consists of published works in pamphlet or journal form, and a small amount of correspondence and news clippings.
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865 Records
The Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, 1861-1865, is an organization whose membership can trace its lineage to soldiers who served on the Union side in America’s Civil War, 1861-1865. The DUVCW was founded in 1885 in Massillon, Ohio. This collection is comprised almost entirely of minute books from the Department of Illinois and various local tents throughout the state.
Democratic National Convention Records
Rev. Martin L. Deppe Papers
Drawing and Print Collection
The Drawing and Print Collection brings together a selection of 2-dimensional artworks that are part of Chicago Public Library’s permanent art collection. The collection contains works on paper that use drawing media such as charcoal, ink, pastel, pencil or watercolor or one of the printmaking processes such as collography, drypoint, etching, lithography, screen printing or woodcut.
Claude E. Driskell Papers
A prominent Chicago dentist, Claude Driskell served as president of the Lincoln Dental Society and is the author of a history of Chicago’s African American dentists. He was also the historian for the renowned “Original Forty Club” and authored the club’s 75th anniversary book. Driskell’s papers include manuscripts, photographs, serials and memorabilia.
John Drury Collection
Richard Durham Papers
In the mid-twentieth century, journalist and writer Richard Durham created Destination Freedom, a series of radio shows dramatizing the Black experience in America. He went on to edit the Muhammad Speaks newspaper, create a television show in 1971 and assisted in the writing of Muhammad Ali’s autobiography, The Greatest. The collection contains transcripts and recordings of the radio plays, manuscripts, interviews, photographs and other audiovisual material.
East Garfield Park Community Collection
The East Garfield Park Collection contains manuscripts, printed material and photographs on businesses, clubs and organizations, religious institutions, residents, schools and street scenes in the community area, as well as Garfield Park itself.
Edison Park Community Collection
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.
Leland B. Elder, Jr. Papers
Ellsworth-Arnold Photograph Albums
The Ellsworth-Arnold Photograph Albums were created by official Fair photographer C.D. Arnold for James W. Ellsworth, a member of the Exposition's Board of Directors. The images document the progression of Jackson Park from a mossy landfill into one of the most beautiful and fleeting architectural gems of the 19th century.
James W. Ellsworth Papers
James W. Ellsworth was one of the leading directors of the World’s Fair of 1893. His papers consist of outgoing correspondence (85 letters), incoming correspondence (926 letters), departmental records and ephemera. The collection documents his activities with the Fair from its planning stages through the disposition of the exhibits and buildings after the close of the exposition.
Englewood Community Collection
The collection contains a range of articles, brochures, historical sketches, newsletters, photographs, programs and reports that focus on Englewood’s neighborhood events, persons and organizations, particularly during the late 19th century to the early 1960s. Of particular note are the neighborhood photographs and the series devoted to schools in Englewood.
Englewood High School Records
The Englewood High School Records contains historical sketches, laboratory notebooks, photographs, programs, publications and yearbooks that chronicle school history and student activities.
Englewood Historical Association Records
Documents the organization which worked with the Kelly Branch Library to gather and preserve historical material of the Englewood district of Chicago.
Englewood Newspaper Collection
The Englewood Newspaper Collection is a small collection of newspapers published in or about the community in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Englewood Woman’s Club Collection
The Englewood Woman’s Club Collection was organized in 1896. The collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1898 to 1931.
eta Creative Arts Foundation Records
eta was founded in 1969 by Abena Joan Brown and Okoro Harold Johnson. The theater produces dramas and musicals by local and national playwrights and features “Playwrights Specak,” a readers’ theater for new playwrights.
Collections on Rev. Clay Evans
The Collections on Rev. Clay Evans brings together materials related to Rev. Clay Evans and Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church during the 50-year span of his leadership from 1950-2000. These materials reflect member involvement in choirs, clubs, committees and community service opportunities fostered by Rev. Evans and their participation in annual banquets, revivals and travel. The collection includes church documents, photographs, artifacts and musical recordings.
Rev. Clay Evans Archive
T. Arthur Evans Papers
T. (Thomas) Arthur Evans (1878-1945) was the Chief Engineer for the creation of Chicago’s double-level Wacker Drive that opened in 1926. The collection includes a small selection of his professional documents such as his resume, engineering licenses, correspondence, ephemera, news clippings along with 43 photographs, most of which are related to the construction of Chicago’s Wacker Drive.
- 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