• Collection ID 1991.0369
  • Creator Names Blau, Dick, 1943- photographer. pht
  • Title Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau [graphic].
  • Dates 1983-1988.
  • Physical description
    • 63 photographic prints : b&w ; 8 x 10 in. (Work prints box 12).
    • 29 photographic prints : b&w ; 11 x 14 in. (Exhibition prints box 27).
  • Collection summary Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of Fame, and Polish Highlanders are included. Other images are religious scenes, urban landscapes including both commercial and residential areas, and exhibition prints of a wedding.
  • Terms Governing Use and Reproduction Credit photographer.
  • Finding Aids Note Descriptive inventory for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive is available online.
  • Acquisition information Gift of Dick Blau, 1989 (1991.0369).
  • Subjects
    • Bands (Music) Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Dancing Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Polish Americans Illinois Chicago 1980-1989.
    • Polka (Dance) Illinois Chicago 1980-1989.
    • Religion Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Streets Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
    • Weddings Illinois Chicago 1980-1989. lctgm
  • Geographic coverage Chicago (Ill.) Social life and customs 1980-1989.
  • Genre
    • Cityscape photographs. gmgpc
    • Gelatin silver prints. gmgpc
  • Uniform title Changing Chicago (Photography project : Chicago, Ill.)
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid available online in Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive http://chsmedia.org:8081/ipac20/ipac.jsp?profile=public&index=BIB&term=4209