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Back of the Yards community collection, 1937-1983.

This collection consists of microfilm reels of the Back of the Yards Journal, running from January 7, 1937 to December 29, 1983 with some significant gaps, as well as one box of supplementary materials. Also included is a microfilm reel of scrapbooks kept by the Back of the Yards Council from bet...

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Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council records, 1954-1964

The Back of the Yards Neighborhood Council (BYNC) was located on Chicago's Southwest side near the former Union Stockyards that housed Chicago's meatpacking plants. Saul Alinsky and Joseph Meegan founded the BYNC in 1939 making it the oldest community organization in the United States. Its 185 de...

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Census data on the Back of the Yards

Census data compiled by Ethelbert Stewart for the U.S. Commissioner of Labor, Carroll Wright, during and after the Chicago Teamsters' strike of 1905 concerning 284 households in the Back of the Yards community area. Lists number of household members and roomers; expenditures for fuel, food, cloth...

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Chiappetti Wholesale Meat Company plant, [ca. 1970-1972]

Video copy of an 8 mm. film showing the Chiappetti Wholesale Meat Company plant and lamb kill operations at the main plant and the "killing floor" at 3810 South Halsted in the Bridgeport community area of Chicago (Ill.).

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Chicago Stockyards Industrial Park Photographs

Sixteen professional photographs of the area of Chicago known as the Stockyards Industrial Park which was developed after the closing of the Union Stock Yards in 1971. The Industrial Park is home to various small factories, none of which are involved in meatpacking. Few of the original structures...

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International Amphitheatre collection of visual materials, [1890-1979]

Materials primarily concern events held at the International Amphitheatre, built in 1934 in Chicago's Stockyards for the purpose of housing the International Live Stock Exposition. Additionally, the Amphitheatre was used for dairy shows, rodeos, sports events, flower shows, labor conventions, and...

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


Mary McDowell Settlement (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1894-1970

Letters, speeches, etc. of Mary McDowell, head resident,1894-1936, of the University of Chicago Settlement, which later became known as the Mary McDowell Settlement, and other administrators; board minutes, reports, letters, and financial papers of the settlement. The board minutes contain relate...

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Mary McDowell Settlement photograph collection, 1894-1950s, bulk 1900-1930.

Views of activities sponsored by the Mary McDowell Settlement (previously known as the University of Chicago Settlement House) for families living near the Chicago stockyards (Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood). Subjects include children playing on the Settlement's playground, on outings to parks an...

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Mildred Mead photograph collection, 1951-1958.

Photographs, nearly all by Mildred Mead, a photographer for the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, showing neighborhoods in Chicago (Ill.) targeted by the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council for urban renewal. The photographs depict slum conditions, homes in revitalized areas (inclu...

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Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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Zielinski family photographs, [ca. 1933-1940]

Photographs relating to the Walter and Mary Zielinski family, Polish immigrants who operated Walter's Tavern and restaurant at 47th Street and Ashland Avenue, just south of "Whiskey Row" in the Back of the Yards community area of Chicago (Ill.). Includes tintype of Zielinski children next to a st...

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