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Collection of Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood slides

Color 35mm slides of the Woodlawn and Hyde Park neighborhood communities photographed by Tom Staniszewski. Images document deterioration in the built environment of these neighborhoods, including schools, churches, cemeteries, social service facilities, and storefronts. Notable buildings include ...

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James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


Lillian M. Campbell Memorial Collection, 1858-1940.

The Campbell photographs are strongest in two areas. The first is city-wide street scenes, particularly in the neighborhoods of Roseland, South Shore, South Chicago, Woodlawn, Lakeview, Rogers Park, Portage Park, and Logan Square. Of special interest are many pairs of photos showing the same inte...

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