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  • Collection ID ARCHIVES ECC
  • Title Englewood Community Collection, 1870-1966.
  • Physical description 3.5 linear feet : 283 photographs, 9 oversize folders.
  • Collection arrangement The ECC is organized into thirteen separate subject series ranging alphabetically from Biographical Data to War Time Activities. Photographs have been removed to the Neighborhood History Research Collection-Audio-visual Collection (NHRC-AV) and are listed following the Box and Folder Inventory. Cross referencing has been provided for related subjects appearing in different series or record groups.
  • Biographical or Historical Note The Englewood neighborhood is 7 miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood stretches from Garfield Boulevard south to roughly 76th Street. Racine Avenue forms the western edge of the neighborhood, while the eastern boundary diverges. Englewood joined the city of Chicago as part of the large annexations of 1889. Englewood is number 68 of the 77 official communities in Chicago.
  • Collection summary The materials contained in the ECC document Englewood's development from around the 1850s to the early 1960s. Perhaps the most impressive aspects of the ECC are its fine collection of audio-visual materials and the series devoted to schools in Englewood. Yearbooks, student notebooks and photographs of Lindbloom and Parker High School as well as information on the Cook Country Normal School can be researched in this collection.
  • Access and usage restrictions Available for research in the Special Collections and Preservation Division Reading Room of the Chicago Public Library.
  • Acquisition information In 1937 members of the Englewood Historical Association began to collect and to catalog historic manuscript materials, photographs and artifacts depicting the development and character of Englewood, Illinois. The EHA stored these materials at the Chicago Public Library's Hiram Kelly Branch Library; located at 6151 S. Normal Boulevard from 1937 until 1985. In 1985, working under the auspices of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, the Special Collections Division of the Chicago Public Library undertook the responsibility of processing and housing the materials.
  • Finding Aids Note Finding aid available in the Reading Room of the Special Collections and Preservation Division and on the library's web site.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Englewood (Chicago, Ill.) History Sources.
    • Hamilton Park (Chicago, Ill.) History Souces.
  • Names
    • Armstrong, James E. Archives.
    • Budd family Archives.
    • Cook County Normal School Archives.
    • Ickes, Harold L. (Harold LeClair), 1874-1952 Archives.
    • Lindblom High School (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Parker High School (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • St. Anne Catholics Church (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Wentworth School (Chicago, Ill.) Archives.
    • Englewood Historical Association (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Finding aid URL Finding aid http://www.chipublib.org/fa-englewood-community-collection/