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Alfred Freeman photograph collection, ca. 1920-1929

Primarily images of Chicago parks, and forest preserves and landscapes surrounding Chicago taken by amateur photographer and Chicago resident Ned Freeman. Includes scenes of the Illinois & Michigan Canal, the Au Sable River and the Des Plaines River.

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Catrambone Family Memorial Park, 1997.

Videotape of construction, dedication, and press coverage of the Catrambone Family Memorial Park, at 2125 West Polk Street (at Polk and Bowler streets) in the Near West Side Community Area, built by the family during the spring 1997 and dedicated 1997 May 31. Present at the dedication ceremony we...

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Chicago Park District Records : Drawings, 1870-2010

From large, famous park, to small, neighborhood playground, from Chicago's boulevard system, to its beaches, the Chicago Park District and its predecessor Park Commissions are represented in their entirety in this collection. The records of the Chicago Park District are comprised of a wide variet...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1985 donation, 1962-1985 (bulk 1984-1985).

Images, mostly made Sept. 1984- March 1985 (but some date as early as 1962), by these photographers: Doris M. Adair, Howard Anderson, Jeanne Halama, Karl Hofmeister, Betty Kubis, Earl Kubis, John McCarthy, John J. Mariana, Robert A. Mata, Don Michalski, Jack Monsarrat, Casey Prunchunas, Norris Ro...

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City of Chicago Maps, [ca. 1673-ongoing, bulk 1800-2000]

In the Research Center, please request a map by its author/title, category, date, and its number (if there is one). This is a collection of maps relating to the city of Chicago, or the area that was to become Chicago. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in ...


Collection of photographs by Christian Hansen, ca. 1900-1931.

Stereo nitrate negatives depicting exterior views of Chicago and other areas of Illinois by amateur photographer Christian Hansen during the early decades of the 20th century. Includes images of Drexel Blvd., South Park, Pullman residences, Garfield Park, Lincoln Park, White City Amusement Park, ...

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Edward A. Duckett (b.1920) Collection, 1931-1978

Documents and images related to the work and career of Bauhaus-émigré architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

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Edward H. Bennett (1874-1954) Collection, 1901-1954

Beaux-Arts trained architect Edward Bennett began his career in Daniel Burnham's Chicago office, with whom he co-authored the

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Edwin H. Clark (1878-1967) Papers, 1885-1960

Chicago architect Edwin Clark began practicing in 1906 and designed a broad variety of public and private projects. This collection includes diaries, project photographs, and scrapbooks documenting Clark's architectural and military careers.

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Guide to Chicago Park District Records

These papers were collected by a neighborhood resident during her work on various advisory boards and citizen action groups in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood during the 1980s and 1990s. In the course of her work she received and retained Park Distr...

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Guide to Civic Federation Records

The Civic Federation collection contains a wide range of documents that span from 1894 to the early 2000s. These materials includes correspondence, memoranda, reports, press releases, financial spreadsheets, photographs, publications, and other documents needed to conduct research and communicate...

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Guide to Friends of the Parks Records

This collection includes documents from the Friends of the Parks organization. The materials in the collection came from a variety of sources: Lincoln Park Advisory Council, Lincoln Park Conservation Association and the affiliated neighborhood organiza...

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Guide to Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community Records

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publicity, reports, and publications created by or related to GPCEC or the many civic organizations it partnered with in Chicago. Some of these other organizations include the Mayor...

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Guide to Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council Records

This collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, memos and other organizational papers. Documents related to land use and planning are also included.

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Guide to Lincoln Park Conservation Association Records

The Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA) Records contain reports, minutes of community meetings, correspondence, maps, photographs, promotional materials, publicity, financial records, and publications of the LPCA and of its seven affiliated neighborhood associations, the Lincoln Central ...

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Hyde Park-Kenwood Razed Buildings. Collection, mid-19th century-2006

This collection is the result of a circa 2006 study of buildings in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood in Chicago, most of which were demolished as part of the mid-20th century urban renewal movement. This collection contains copies of photographs and illustrations of the Hyde Park-Kenwood area, ...

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Jacob M. Arvey papers, 1911-1970, bulk 1960-1968

The collection contains correspondence, pamphlets, flyers, meeting minutes, committee reports, newsletters, personal calendars, election vote tallies, photographs and other papers of Jacob M. Arvey concerning his work in the Chicago City Council as 24th Ward Alderman (1923-1941) and on C...


J.W. Taylor Photograph Collection, c.1880-1910

Previously a bookseller, J.W. Taylor (1846-1918) began photographing Chicago in the 1870s and started advertising himself as a commercial photographer in 1889. Taylor worked until 1918, photographing Chicago-area architecture and landscapes, as well as buildings in other cities in the United Stat...

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Open Lands Project records, 1961-1999, processed portion (partially processed collection)

Correspondence, minutes, reports, news releases, and other records of the Open Lands Project (OLP) concerning the conservation of land for public purposes in the Chicago area and other parts of Illinois. Contains information on conservation, recreation, and other environmental issues impacting la...

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Peter J. Weber (1863-1923) Papers, 1888-c.1945

Photographs, correspondence, and printed matter documenting a selection of German-American architect Peter J. Weber's built and unbuilt projects in the United States and abroad, though predominantly in the Chicago area. Projects represented in this collection span from his early years as a studen...

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Raymond M. Hilliard papers, 1922-1967.

Correspondence, reports, speeches, minutes, news clipping scrapbooks, and other files relating primarily to Raymond Hilliard's career in public welfare administration in New York City and Chicago, Cook County, Illinois. Early files, ca. 1934-1948, relate to the Illinois Emergency Relief Commissio...

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Videos by Chicago filmmaker Tom Palazzolo, [ca. 1966-1994]

Videotape copies of motion picture films by Tom Palazzolo, an outstanding Chicago filmmaker. Items in the collection are representative of his work and primarily are short documentary treatments of unique environments or unusual individuals. Includes videos entitled: (v. 1) Jerry's Deli (1976) ab...

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Wendt Playlot renovation papers and photographs

Album of color and black-and-white photographic prints, flyers, pamphlets, programs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, election ephemera, and other materials related to the fundraising, renovation, and use of Wendt Playlot in the Lakeview Community area on West Roscoe Street between North Hals...

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