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Community life -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- Sources.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

John Drury Collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: nnhc-jdc
Abstract John Drury (1898-1972) began his career in journalism as a reporter for the Los Angeles Record in 1920. Three years later, he returned to his native Chicago and became a feature writer and columnist for various Chicago newspapers such as the Chicago Daily News and the Lincoln-Belmont Booster where he wrote his series of historical sketches until 1953. This collection contains photocopied newsclippings from three...
Dates: 1940 - 1959

Edison Park Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-epcc

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.

Dates: 1919 - 1976; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1976

Greater Rockwell Organization Records

Identifier: nnhc-00063

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.

Dates: 1979 - 1996

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

A.Z. Orstrom Song Plugger Cards Collection

Identifier: nnhc-azo

The A.Z. Orstrom Song Plugger Cards Collection contains approximately 86 song plugger cards. Song plugger cards contained an advertisement for a dance or picnic on the front and lyrics from popular songs on the back. The cards are generally 2-3 inches tall and 4-5 inches wide, come in a variety of colors, and sometimes contain small illustrations.

Dates: 1906 - 1928

Portage Park Community Collection

Identifier: nnhc-ppcc

Portage Park is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas, located on the Northwest side of the city nine miles from the Loop. The Portage Park Community Collection contains programs, fliers, brochures, publications, and other material related to local businesses, schools, and community organizations; clippings; a small amount of biographical information and historical sketches; and a scrapbook and scrapbook pages. It also contains a number of photographs, most of which date from the 1910s.

Dates: 1859-circa 2000; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1940

Wermich-Northcenter News Collection

Identifier: nnhc-wnn

The Wermich-North Center News Collection contains records from the Clarence and Marie Wermich, who published the neighborhood newspaper the Northcenter News. Items in the collection include issues of the newspaper from the 1940s - 1960s; minutes, correspondence and newspaper clippings about the North Center Commercial Association; miscellaneous files about other neighborhood organizations, and photographs.

Dates: 1890-1983, undated

Woodlawn Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wcc
Abstract The Woodlawn neighborhood is 8 miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood runs roughly from 60th Street south to 67th Street and from the Lake west to King Drive and in places to South Chicago Avenue. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. Woodlawn is number 42 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago.Includes correspondence, biographical essays, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, advertisements, announcements, historical essays, printed materials, church...
Dates: 1857 - 1992