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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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Cook County Maps

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 Cook County, Illinois, or the area that was to become Cook County, Illinois. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County Records, Collection Description, 1899-2011

This collection contains materials generated primarily by the Forest Preserve District of Cook County. These materials document the history of the district, the people who founded it, some of its day-to-day operations, and its planning, construction, and development. It includes correspondence, m...


Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series 0: Photographs and Illustrations, ca. 1900-ca. 2005

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series I: Administration Records, Bulk, 1930-1970

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series II: Legal Department Records, 1916-1991

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series III: Records from the Departments of Maintenance and Conservation, 1914-2011

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series IV: Governance Records, 1915-1999

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series V: Planning, Development, and Construction records, ca. 1911-2001

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series VI: Construction Blueprints and Other Large Blueprints, 1915- ca. 1995

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Forest Preserve District of Cook County records, Series VII: Newspaper Clippings, 1951-2001

The Forest Preserve District of Cook County was created in 1914 with a mandate to “protect and preserve” the forests of Cook County. By 2004, the district had acquired more than 67,000 acres of forest lands. This collection contains the records of the district and other records that are relevant ...

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Franklin Rosemont-Haymarket Research Papers, 1877-1993

Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the

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George Tressel film collection, [ca. 1950-1969]

Includes films from the collection owned by professional filmmaker Tressel. Includes a master print, a 16 mm. print, and a videocassette entitled: "Midway memories," regarding newsreels taken at University of Chicago (1950s) and films of the University of Chicago urban redevlopment project in the...

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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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Open Lands Project photograph collection, 1963-1976.

Individual and group portraits and views of Illinois sites associated with OLP, a nature conservation organization based in Chicago. Subjects include Fox River Valley, Goose Lake Prairie State Park, Illinois and Michigan Canal and Towpath Site, Lincoln Heritage Canoe Trail, DuPage County Prairie ...

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Open Lands Project photographs from Gunnar Peterson's collection, 1960-1973.

Photographs relating to the Open Lands Project's activities to promote public awareness of natural areas affected by urban growth. Examples of activities include canoe trips on the Fox River, exploring Goose Lake Prairie with scientists and other activists, events of the Marquette and Joliet Tric...

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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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Photographs of the burial place of the world's first nuclear reactor, [1971 Fall]

Images of a stone marker for the burial place of the first nuclear reactor in Red Gate Woods, which is part of the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and located near the town of Lemont in DuPage County. This site was called Argonne, but it is not the later site of Argonne National Laborator...

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Thatcher Woods Savanna Restoration Project collection, Bulk, 1990-2011

Formed in June of 1990, the Thatcher Woods Savanna Restoration Project is an volunteer organization working to restore the ecosystem of three land parcels (Thatcher Woods) held by the Cook County Forest Preserve District.

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