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Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

American Civil War Era Newspapers

Identifier: spe-w00081

These newspapers come from around the United States, with one item from Cuba. The vast majority of the collection is comprised of issues of the Chicago Tribune, but papers from other cities also appear. The time period covered extends before and after the Civil War. Events of note covered in the papers include the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln and the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

Dates: 1854 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1872

Chicago City-Wide Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-ccw
Abstract The Chicago City-Wide Collection consists of a wide assortment of manuscript, printed and photographic materials on multiple topics. It includes biographical, business, cultural, educational, municipal, recreation, religious, social and transportation source materials. The collection is designed to gather together materials that relate to the city as a whole and to include materials from Chicago communities that fall outside of the Library’s existing neighborhood collection strengths. In...
Dates: 1807 - 2021; Majority of material found within (Bulk dates: 1871-1970)

Chicago Collection of Cecilia Cooper

Identifier: spe-c00153

The collection consists of Chicago ephemera, illustrations, newspapers, theater programs and stereoscopic view cards, also called stereographs, collected by Cecilia and Allen R. Cooper. The topics of interest include the Chicago Fire of 1871, pre-Fire theater and Col. Wood’s Museum, in particular.

Dates: 1812 - 1996; Majority of material found within 1860s-1875

Chicago Public Library Archives. Early CPL

Identifier: spe-l00027
Abstract The Early CPL Papers series of the Chicago Public Library Archives document the foundation of Chicago Public Library immediately after the 1871 fire. The series includes detailed information regarding the legislative process which gave authority to the city to raise taxes to maintain a public library; extremely detailed information regarding the first collections; shipping information and costs of exporting donations from Great Britain to the United States; lists of who donated what; and...
Dates: 1866 - 1917

Frank W. Smith Glass Plate Slide Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-gp-smith

The glass photographic slides cover a broad spectrum of Chicago history including businesses, churches, clubs, organizations, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, street views and transportation, among other historical topics such as the Century of Progress and the World’s Columbian Exposition.

Dates: 1830-1933, undated