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Albert Hecht papers, 1908-1960, bulk 1929-1960

Correspondence, financial and legal files, architectural drawings, and other papers of Albert Hecht, a Chicago architect. Much of the collection relates to the financial and legal aspects of Hecht's architectural practice, including legal correspondence and contracts with the Lincoln Const...

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American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago records, 1945-1959

The American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) was founded in 1934. It was a national private organization whose members engaged in city, country, and regional planning. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, receipts, clippin...

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Architectural records for landscapes by F.A. Cushing Smith & Associates, [ca. 1916-1969]

Job files (ca. 250) for landscapes and planning by F.A. Cushing Smith & Associates. Designs were made for various clients, primarily in the northern suburbs of Chicago but also in other locations. Files for a commission to plan or construct a landscape often contain drawings, blueprints, elevatio...

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Arthur Hillman papers, 1930-1965

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Arthur Hillman (1910-1985) was a board member and director of the Chicago training office of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers as well as a professor of urban sociology at Roosevelt University. Associated with Roosevelt Un...

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Arthur Rubloff papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and notes about Arthur Rubloff's activities as a Chicago real estate developer and advocate for civic improvement. Includes minutes and other files of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMA), 1947-1966 (4 boxes), some related to the Magnificent Mi...

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Beverly Area Planning Association records, 1966-1974

The correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, publications, research studies and subject files contained in this collection reflect the administration, programming and advocacy efforts of the Beverly Area Planning Association between 1967 and 1972.

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Boeing to Chicago project papers

Newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, etc. relating to the Boeing Company's decision process that chose Chicago (Ill.) as its new headquarters city. Includes materials generated by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, the Economic Club, the Blue Ribbon Committee, Golin/Harris, and...

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Center for Urban Policy records, 1979-1988.

The Center for Urban Policy records consist of 1.5 linear feet spanning the years 1979 to 1988.

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Central South Area Plan Collection, 1960

NOTE: Items 2, 3, and 4 are oversize items which have been encapsulated for preservation purposes and are stored separately from item 1. Four items documenting “The Central South Area Plan” to redevelop Chicago’s South Side neighborhood (Bronzeville) adjacent to the Illinois Institute of Technolo...

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Chicago 1992 Committee records

Correspondence, minutes, grant applications, and reports generated by the Chicago 1992 Committee, a social activist organization formed in 1982 to monitor planning of a proposed 1992 Chicago World's Fair; plus large quantities of materials gathered by the committee, including agendas and handouts...

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Chicago 1992 World's Fair collection

Proposals, resumes, clippings, photographs, color slides, press releases, posters, Illinois State records, briefings, program updates, legislative information, studies, fundraising materials, mailing lists, stationary, the documents from a Chicago Tribune competition, exhibit proposals and inquir...

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Chicago architecture lantern slide collection, [ca. 1895-1910]

Collection of photographic images depicting Chicago's architectural development and comparable developments in Berlin, Dresden, Paris and Hamburg. Reference is made to the Chicago Plan.

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Chicago as a metropolis in the 21st century seminars

Sound recordings of a seminar series, "Chicago as a Metropolis in the 21st Century," sponsored by Northwestern University, featuring NU faculty, alumni, and civic leaders. A syllabus of the lectures and speakers is included.

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry records

Files of printed information (reports, brochures, incorporation papers) submitted by Chicago community service organizations seeking the endorsement of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), an organization of business and professional people dedicated to the commercial and fina...


Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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Chicago Central Area Committee collection, 1958-1966

The Chicago Central Area Committee, active in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, sought to plan and guide the future growth and development of Chicago's central area. The collection consists of urban planning reports regarding housing, parking and lakefront development.

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Chicago Department of Public Works photograph collection, 1860-1978.

Photographs documenting the construction of over twenty bridges along various branches of the Chicago river. Street-level and elevated views show the bridges in different stages of construction. Also includes images of commercial and industrial buildings in the area of Illinois Street and Cass St...

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Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


Chicago (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Chicago public works photographs collection, ca. 1850-1972.

Photographs used in the publication Chicago public works : a history. Includes some copy photographs from the Chicago Historical Society collection.

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Citizens' Association of Chicago records, 1874-1964.

Correspondence, minutes, account and membership books, aldermanic reports, ward maps, investigation reports, etc. of the Citizens' Association of Chicago (CAC: 1876-1964, 46 vols. and other items); plus news clippings, correspondence, minutes, membership and financial accounting ledgers, and repo...

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City Club of Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, newsclippings, forum notices, financial and membership materials, and other records of the City Club of Chicago, an organization founded in 1903 to investigate and improve municipal conditions in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include city and state government, revenue, ...


Civic Federation of Chicago records

Meeting minutes, reports, scrapbooks, incorporation certificate, and other records of the Civic Federation of Chicago, including minutes: 1893-1899 and 1926-1932; and records of the Chicago Bureau of Public Efficiency, which merged with it, including minutes 1910-1932 and minutes from the two org...

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