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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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Northwest Neighborhood Federation records

Correspondence, topical files, petitions, and records of projects of the Northwest Neighborhood Federation (covering the Chicago neighborhoods of Portage Park, Irving Park, Belmont-Cragin, Hermosa, and Avondale), an activist organization formed in the late 1970s; plus similar materials from an ea...

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