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Austin (Chicago, Ill.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 12 Collections and/or Records:

Goldwin E. Anderson Notebooks

Identifier: spe-gea

This scrapbook collection documents social organizations and prominent neighborhood residents from Chicago’s Austin community.

Dates: 1937 - 1938

Austin Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-acc

The collection contains manuscript, print and photographic documentation on demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of the Austin neighborhood. The collection contains biographical information on Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and wartime activities.

Dates: 1839 - 1981

Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (David Kennison Chapter) Records

Identifier: spe-adar

The Austin Daughters of the American Revolution (ADAR) - David Kennison Chapter was founded on December 12, 1921. The chapter’s namesake, David Kennison, claimed to be a Revolutionary War veteran. He died in 1852 and was buried in Lincoln Park, which was then a cemetery. Six scrapbooks compiled by ADAR members contain news clippings, photographs and yearbooks describing ADAR functions and members.

Dates: 1930 - 1938

Austin High School Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-auhs

This collection documents Austin High School from its earliest days in the 1870s through the federally mandated desegregation attempts of the 1960s and 1970s. The documentation includes histories, news clippings, photographs, programs, student publications and yearbooks.

Dates: 1881 - 1987

Austin Newspapers Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-anc

The collection contains community newspapers includes The Austin Herald, The Austin News, The Austinite, The Austin Voice, The Austin Weekly News, and The Windy City Word. The issues primarily span 1970-1997.

Dates: 1876-1997; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1997

Austin Woman’s Club Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-awc

The collection includes news clippings, yearbooks and scrapbooks that document the objectives of the Austin Woman’s Club, defined as “intellectual and social culture, general philanthropic work, a united effort toward self-improvement and the elevation of humanity.”

Dates: 1912 - 1965

Bethel New Life Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-bnl
Abstract Bethel New Life, Inc. is a non-profit community development corporation and social service organization. The organization received an Illinois Humanities Council grant in 1983 to “involve the Black community of Chicago’s West Side in recovering the recent history of the area.” The Looking Backward to Move Forward project from 1984 to1989 focused on the themes of migration, ownership patterns, the church, and community leadership. The historical explorations included a series of oral...
Dates: 1870 - 2010

Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Records

Identifier: spe-n00096
Abstract The records in this collection were created and collected by the Department of Urban Renewal, its predecessors and other Chicago city departments with duties related to planning and development. The majority of the collection is comprised of photographs, contact sheets, negatives and slides of Chicago neighborhoods considered and targeted for improvement, including images that show buildings and neighborhoods that were subsequently razed. There are also papers related to the administration...
Dates: 1891 - 1992; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1980

Clarence S. Darrow Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-pcd

The collection consists of published works in pamphlet or journal form, and a small amount of correspondence and news clippings.

Dates: 1891 - 1956

David Gremp Photographs

Identifier: spe-n00021

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.

Dates: 1978-1979, 2016

Slack Family Photograph Album

Identifier: spe-n00145

Kathryn M. Slack spent the first few decades of her life in Chicago's Austin neighborhood before moving to Oak Park. It is presumed the album contains images of Kathryn M. Slack’s ancestors. The portraits include children, adults and older family members, and provide a view on the typical clothing and styles of a white family with the means to purchase photographic services in the late 1800s in Chicago.

Dates: Circa 1870s-circa 1890s

West Side Historical Society Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wshs

The West Side Historical Society worked with staff at Legler Regional Library to collect information about Chicago's West Side. The collection includes the organization’s annual meeting proceedings, by-laws, constitution, collection development policy, correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, programming, publicity, research indexes and transcripts from a weekly radio quiz show featuring questions about Chicago’s West Side.

Dates: 1930 - 1955