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Felix Fantus Theater Scrapbook
Felix Fantus (1886-1955) was an active theater-goer. He collected playbills from the Grand Opera House, Illinois, Powers’, Dearborn and McVicker’s theaters among others. Fantus included these programs and other clippings and ephemera in his theater scrapbook.
Fenger High School Records
The Fenger High School Records are comprised of three major formats: numerous copies of the school yearbook, the Fenger Courier, which in its early years was published twice yearly; photographs taken at a 1946 school dance; and three scrapbooks put together by Mrs. Fenstemacher throughout her career as English teacher at Fenger High School.
Fernwood Methodist Church, Fenstemacher Scrapbooks
Scrapbooks compiled by Mr. and Mrs. William Fenstemacher. These scrapbooks contain photographs of members of the congregation of the Fernwood Methodist Church at religious and social events. Also included are news clippings and programs relating to the activities of the church.
John J. Finlay Papers
This collection chronicles the work of several Chicago-based social service organizations in the 1930s and early 1940s through the experience and leadership of board member John J. Finlay. The Chicago Area Project (CAP) is especially well documented.
Norman W. Forgue Collection
Clara Hemmings Furry Theater Scrapbooks Collection
Clara Hemmings Furry pasted her theater programs and occasionally news clippings and pictures into scrapbooks. Pages are annotated with place, date of performance and the identity of Furry’s companions.
Gads Hill Center Collection
Established in 1898 as a settlement house to serve poor immigrant families in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago’s Lower West Side community area, Gads Hill Center offered education, job training, recreational activities and other social services. The photographs in this collection depict a range of activities and facilities in the early part of the twentieth century.
Gage Family Collection
The collection contains 78 photographs of the Gage family who resided at 4236 S. Prairie Avenue in Chicago’s Grand Boulevard community in the early 20th century.
Ann Gerber Photograph Collection
Godzilla Rainbow Troupe
Founded by Gary Tucker (pseudonym “Eleven”) in 1971. Includes programs and promotional material for six productions starring such well-known Chicago theater personalities as Linda Kimbrough and Jack Wallace.
Grand Army of the Republic, Wilcox Post No. 668 Records
The Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) was an organization of former soldiers and sailors who served in the Union forces during the Civil War or who were members of state militia on active duty and subject to national call during the war. The Wilcox Post, No. 668 was located at 9628 S. Longwood Drive in Chicago’s Morgan Park neighborhood. The collection consists of 3 manuscript ledgers and a selection of pension certificates.
Greater Rockwell Organization Records
The Greater Rockwell neighborhood is located within Chicago’s Lincoln Square community area. This small collection contains administrative records and publications from the Greater Rockwell Organization, a local neighborhood group. It includes newsletters, correspondence, by-laws, event and program files, membership information, reports, and questionnaires.
Greek Star Newspaper Collection
The Greek Star newspaper was founded by Peter Lambros, a Chicago businessman, in 1904, and continued for over a century until 2015. This collection is comprised of an incomplete run of issues of The Greek Star, printed in Chicago for the city’s Greek population.
Henry D. Green Photograph Collection
Henry D. Green was a commercial photographer on Chicago’s North Side. Subjects in the collection include local businesses, community groups, celebrations in neighborhood parks and events at local schools. Many photographs reflect life on the North Side during World War II. Additional materials by Henry Delorval Green are held at the Chicago History Museum.
David Gremp Photographs
As part of the CETA/Neighborhood Arts Program in Chicago, David Gremp was the artist-in-residence assigned to the Chicago Public Library. His photographs document the neighborhoods surrounding 13 library branch locations including Austin, Chatham, Chinatown, Garfield Park, Hyde Park, Lincoln Park, Lincoln Square, Little Village, Lower Westside, Pullman, Scottsdale, Uptown, and Washington Heights.
Ross M. Harano Papers
The Ross M. Harano Papers document his leadership and participation with the Chicago Chapter of the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and Alliance to End Repression (AER) on efforts in the 1970s and 1980s to repeal Title II of the Internal Security Act of 1950 and enact redress thought the Civil Liberties Act of 1988. The collection includes committee meeting and planning materials and Congressional hearings and reports.
Harper Theater Records
Hyde Park Herald publisher, Bruce Sagan renovated and reopened the Harper Theater as a playhouse and a dance and music venue in 1964. The Harper Theater Records include administrative records, correspondence, clippings and promotional materials highlighting theater and music performances during the 1960s.
F. Lawrence (Larry) Hart Posters
Larry Hart, a designer and actor, graduated from the Goodman School of Drama in 1968. Collection includes posters for productions at Victory Gardens, Next Theatre Company and Pary Production Company.
Patricia L. (Pat) Hart Papers
Pat Hart, a costume designer, studied costume design at the Goodman School of Drama. She designed for productions at Touchstone Theatre, Pary Production Company and Victory Gardens.
Mildred Hatchell Papers.
Former Chicagoan Mildred Hatchell conducted extensive research on the hymns of the Rev. Charles Albert Tindley. Her papers consist of research materials, clippings and correspondence in support of her effort to have the Rev. Tindley recognized as the author of the song, “We Shall Overcome.”
Clarence Hatzfeld Papers
This collection documents the life and work of Chicago-based architect Clarence Hatzfeld. It includes personal correspondence and photographs of Hatzfeld’s family, as well as photographs, renderings, architectural drawings, newspaper and magazine clippings and promotional brochures that cover his professional work.
Hegewisch and East Side Newspaper Collection
Herbert Hill Papers
Herbert Hill served in the 1950s and 1960s as labor director of the NAACP, where he was one of the most effective voices raised against racial discrimination by unions. He was later a professor of Afro-American studies at the University of Wisconsin. His collection consists of correspondence, manuscripts and published articles written by Hill.
Historical Society of Woodlawn Records
The Records of the Historical Society of Woodlawn consist of financial records, minutes of meetings, membership rosters, printed materials and news clippings.
Histories of the Public Schools in Chicago
This collection is comprised of the type-written pages of Histories of the Public Schools in Chicago by Charles S. Winslow, which provides a one-page outline of basic information about each Chicago Public School. It was written around 1939.
Gary Houston Papers
Gary Houston has been an actor, director and producer in Chicago’s theater scene since 1969. This collection is comprised of photographs, programs, playbills and posters from his prolific career.
Humboldt Park Community Collection
The collection contains some historical sketches, photographs and documents about the neighborhood and its schools as well as issues of The Northwestown Booster newspaper from 1937-1940 and early photographs of Humboldt Park itself.
Hyde Park Community Collection
The Hyde Park Community Collection contains a selection of items related to Hyde Park businesses, club and organizations, municipal agencies, residences and schools. The documents include a range of documents brochures, historical sketches, municipal reports, newsletters and publications, with a selection that predates the 1889 annexation of the Village of Hyde Park into the City.
Illinois Central Railroad Photograph Album
This photograph album documents a construction project on the Illinois Central Railroad tracks in the downtown Chicago lake front area. The 16 images were taken by the Illinois Central Railroad.
Italians in Chicago Project Records
Oral history transcripts from interviews with Italian Americans in Chicago; the project was based at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
- 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