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Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-lcha

The collection includes organization files, local history materials, photographs and a scrapbook of news clippings gathered and created by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association.

Dates: 1929 - 1984; Majority of material found within 1934 - 1953

Laurie M. Leigh Photographs

Identifier: spe-n00100

This collection contains 87 photographs taken in neighborhoods around Chicago by photographer Laurie M. Leigh. While the majority of the photographs are of buildings and areas in the city, the collection also includes two portraits.

Dates: 1977 - 1991

Carol Lems-Dworkin Papers

Identifier: harsh-1992-05

Musician, teacher and author Carol Lems-Dworkin donated photographic reproductions of African American jazz musicians.

Dates: circa 1973, undated

Michael S. Lerner Papers

Identifier: nnhc-msl

This collection documents Michael S. Lerner and Leo A. Lerner’s involvement in local commemorative and historical groups on the north side of Chicago. It contains notes, fliers, correspondence, clippings, photographs, and related material.

Dates: 1953 - 1992

Cherie Lockett Papers

Identifier: harsh-2007-12

This small collection consists of rare promotional and descriptive materials on the first years of Lake Meadows, a middle-class housing development in Bronzeville owned by New York Life Insurance Corporation.

Dates: 1953

Logan Square Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-lsq

This collection contains news clippings, historical sketches, photographs, and ephemera related to the Logan Square neighborhood, mostly from the first half of the twentieth century. There is also a small amount of material related to the Avondale neighborhood.

Dates: 1887-1989; Majority of material found within 1941 - 1955

Joseph Logsdon Papers

Identifier: harsh-1961-01

The papers consist of his typed master’s thesis submitted to the University of Chicago for a Master of Arts in social sciences. The thesis traces the Rev. Archibald J. Carey and his impact on politics in Chicago.

Dates: 1960-1961

Lower West Side Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-low

The Lower West Side in Chicago has served as an entry point for several immigrant groups over the years including Bohemians, Germans, Poles and Mexicans. The bulk of the collection documents the Pilsen area and the predominately Mexican American residents in that community. The topics include arts and culture, schools, social organizations and religious organizations. The Gads Hill Center settlement house folders cover several of the earlier immigrant groups to this area.

Dates: 1891 - 2022

Magic Circle Theatre Records

Identifier: spe-ctc-mct

The Magic Circle Theatre was founded by Goodman School alumnus Guy Giarrizo and dedicated to the investigation of innovative techniques and the development of new plays. It became one of the resident theaters at Body Politic in 1973. The collection consists of promotional and production records including programs, posters, flyers and reviews. There are also copies of several original scripts from early shows.

Dates: 1972-1977

Max Maier Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-mmp

In 1947 Max Maier exhibited his collection of Chicago playbills, programs and scrapbooks at the Chicago Public Library. A Chicago native, Maier was a contributor to the Chicago Tribune “Line O’ Type” column and an avid theater-goer. This collection documents the exhibit through photographs and clippings, as well as contains several examples of Maier’s correspondence.

Dates: 1906 - 1953

Geraldine Lane Mardis Papers

Identifier: harsh-2003-02

Geraldine Lane Mardis’ grandfather Alexander Lane graduated from Rush Medical College in 1895 and served as an Illinois state legislator. Her family vacationed at Idlewild, Mich., beginning in the 1920s. While a student at University of Chicago, Mardis was the subject of a racially motivated controversy. Her papers include correspondence, newspapers clippings, Idlewild and Chicago photographs, and memorabilia.

Dates: 1907-1953, undated

Reverend George F. Martin Papers

Identifier: harsh-2000-06

The papers of the Rev. George Martin, D.D., an A.M.E. minister originally from Kansas City, Missouri, were donated by his daughter, Chestine Warfield Allen. Martin was sent in 1916 to serve A.M.E. congregations in the Pacific Northwest, where he was a pastor in Portland, Oregon, Seattle and Spokane, Washington. He later returned to Kansas City as a pastor and was influential in the A.M.E. church nationally. His papers include correspondence, photographs and memorabilia.

Dates: 1901-1972

John T. McCutcheon Cartoon Collection

Identifier: spe-c00033

John T. McCutcheon worked as a political and satirical cartoonist on the staff of several Chicago newspapers between 1889 and 1946. He spent the bulk of his career at the Chicago Tribune where his cartoons offered commentary on a range of topics spanning economics, politics, social change and international affairs. The majority of the cartoons in this collection come from his time at the Tribune.

Dates: 1901-1940s

McGill Family Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-08
Abstract Nathan K. McGill, a native Floridian, had a profound impact on Chicago journalism and law. In 1925, he was appointed assistant state’s attorney in Chicago. A confidant of Robert Abbott, he later served as general manager, vice president and counsel of the Chicago Defender. He was also a member of the Chicago Public Library Board of Directors. From 1934 to 1937, he published his own newspaper, Metropolitan News,. The papers...
Dates: 1870-2008

Meet the Playwright Lecture Series

Identifier: spe-ctc-mtp

In November 1986, Chicago Public Library hosted a series of 15 lectures and panel discussions in which Chicago playwrights discussed their work, presented performance excerpts and answered audience questions.

Dates: 1986

Milk Dealers Association Ledger and Minute Book

Identifier: spe-mda

Account book from the Milk Dealers Association [which may also have been known as the "Milkman Association"] in the Roseland neighborhood. While most of the entries are minutes from the Association meetings, the value of the book is its documentation of a grass-roots union movement in Chicago.

Dates: 1889 - 1895

Millennium Park Inc. Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-mpi
Abstract Millennium Park, Inc. Records contain information from the early planning stage of Chicago’s “Lakefront Millennium Project” in 1998 through the completion and opening of Millennium Park in 2004. The majority of the collection consists of presentation boards showing elevations, site plans, renderings and architectural sections of the various sites in the park. The sites represented in the collection include the Jay Pritzker Music Pavilion and the B.P. Pedestrian Bridge, designed by Frank...
Dates: 1992 - 2006

Millennium Park / U.S. Equities Realty Collection

Identifier: spe-mp-user

U.S. Equities Realty was retained to act as owners’ representative for many of the enhancements to Millennium Park. These photographs document the development and construction of the major sites in Millennium Park. All of these photographs are digital and in color. Photographs from this collection are available in the Library’s Millennium Park Digital Collection.

Dates: circa 1999 - 2005

Myrtis Minor Papers

Identifier: harsh-2004-03

As a high school student in Jackson, Mississippi, Minor was one of the leaders of a 1949 bus boycott for civil rights. Her papers document the boycott, her career as a nurse at Provident Hospital and her activities in community organizations. They consist of oral history audio recordings, programs, yearbooks, clippings and memorabilia.

Dates: 1946-2007, undated

Morgan Park Co-op Credit Union Archives

Identifier: harsh-2001-02

The Morgan Park Co-op Credit Union, founded in 1940, is the oldest African American credit union in Chicago. The collection contains photographs, legal documents, history brochures and memorabilia.

Dates: 1940-1995

Aldon Morris Papers

Identifier: harsh-1998-05

Professor of sociology and African American studies at Northwestern University, Aldon Morris is the author of Origins of the Civil Rights Movement. His papers include published and unpublished articles, speeches and memorabilia.

Dates: 1986-2006

Sisi Donald Mosby Papers

Identifier: harsh-1997-02

Civil rights activist, journalist and historian Donald Mosby published The Struggle, a 1960s civil rights newspaper, and did most of the writing on a biography of physcian Ulysses Grant Dailey. Papers include rare newspapers, original manuscripts and speeches, and page proofs.

Dates: 1951-1964, undated

National Jewish Theatre Records

Identifier: spe-t00012

The National Jewish Theatre was founded in 1986 as a professional company devoted to producing plays that, according to one of its artistic directors, “explore and illuminate contemporary Jewish life.” This collection includes newsletters, board minutes, scripts, production contracts, programs, press clippings and photographs. The theater closed in 1996.

Dates: 1986 - 1996

Joseph Nieminski Papers

Identifier: spe-ctc-jnc

Joseph Nieminski is an award winning set designer whose work has been seen at Goodman, St. Nicholas, Northlight and Court theaters, among others. The collection includes set models, draftings, painter’s elevations, sketches, slides, photographs, programs and clippings.

Dates: 1956 - 2001

North Center/Lincoln Square Neighborhood Association Collection

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Identifier: nnhc-00036
Abstract The North Center/Lincoln Square Neighborhood Association Collection was founded in 2000 by longtime residents of the neighborhood in reaction to real estate developers who were tearing down buildings and replacing them with luxury condos and houses, driving out longtime residents. This collection contains newsletters, news clippings, flyers, and membership forms which outline the group's activities to fight for affordable housing and fight against chain stores moving into their...
Dates: 1999 - 2001

North Lawndale Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-nl

The collection contains a range of articles, brochures, historical sketches, newsletters, photographs, programs and reports that focus on neighborhood events, persons and organizations, particularly during the mid-20th century when Russian Jews were the dominant foreign-born group.

Dates: 1872-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk Dates: 1935-1959

North Mayfair Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00038

North Mayfair is a residential neighborhood near La Bagh Woods within the community area of Albany Park on the north side of Chicago. This collection contains news clippings, letters, and other material that document the history of local families, businesses, parks, organizations and other topics. It also contains historical sketches and reminiscences from former residents.

Dates: 1869 - 2000

North Park Village Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00039
Abstract North Park Village is located on the grounds of what was once Chicago’s Municipal Tuberculosis Sanitarium, covering nearly 160 acres on the northwest side of the city. It includes a nature center, senior housing, a gymnasium, and other community resources. The collection contains meeting minutes, correspondence, planning documents, event fliers, news clippings, historical material, brochures, photographs, and other records that document the site’s transformation from a sanitarium to a...
Dates: 1915 - 2007

North Town Woman's Club Records

Identifier: nnhc-00013

The North Town Woman’s Club was formed on December 17, 1930. It aimed to pursue civic, educational, and philanthropic purposes. This collection consists mostly of their meeting minutes and reports, with a small amount of additional material such as notes and correspondence.

Dates: 1930 - 1980

Northside Postcard Collection

Identifier: nnhc-00053

The Northside Postcard Collection consists of about 200 color and black-and-white postcards of scenes from Chicago’s North Side dated between circa 1906 and circa 1963. Areas of focus include scenes of popular destinations for tourism and recreation on the North Side, such as the lakefront, hotels, monuments, and attractions at Lincoln Park.

Dates: 1906-circa 1963, undated

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