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North Lawndale (Chicago, Ill.)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

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

Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection

Identifier: spe-nhrc-lccc

Originally gathered by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association, the manuscripts, printed material and photographs in this collection focus upon the community areas that span North and South Lawndale and includes documentation of Bohemian immigrants who settled in the area around 1900. There is also information about neighborhood schools, businesses, residents, clubs and the controversial name changing of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road.

Dates: circa 1850-1981

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

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

O’Quinn Family Papers

Identifier: spe-nhrc-oqc

The O’Quinn Family Papers document their participation in Chicago’s Lawndale community that includes Boy Scouts of America, O’Quinn Royal Gladiators Drum and Bugle Corps and West Side Negro Women's League.

Dates: circa 1937-circa 1987, undated

Faith Rich Papers

Identifier: spe-c00123
Abstract Faith Rich (1909-1990) was a white community activist, educator and volunteer with numerous organizations including the Chicago Westside Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Independent Voters of Illinois (IVI), the 15th Place Block Club, the Literacy Council of Chicago and local PTAs. She focused her organizing efforts on issues of civil rights, desegregation of schools and neighborhoods, equality in...
Dates: 1821 - 1993; Majority of material found in 1938-1980s