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West Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill.)

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

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

Wesleyan Bible Class Records

Identifier: spe-wbc
Abstract The collection primarily consists of promotional materials for the class. The Wesleyan Bible Class was organized in 1880, but is best known for the years (1896-1945) it was led by Frank L. Wood. Under his leadership, the class numbered some 900, with an average attendance of 626 per meeting in 1940. The focus of the class was on Bible study. It was interdenominational and designed to serve all churches on the West Side. The collection contains newsletters, programs, invitations and...
Dates: 1903 - 1952

West End Woman’s Club Records

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wew

The collection consists of yearbooks which contain the club’s articles of incorporation, lists of officers and members, by-laws and program calendars.

Dates: 1894 - 1929

West Garfield Park Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-wgp

The collection contains correspondence, directories, historical narratives, meeting minutes, news clippings, newsletters and over 300 photographs related to businesses, clubs, organizations, religious organizations, persons, residences, schools and street scenes in the West Garfield Park community area.

Dates: 1831 - 1970