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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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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 ...


Journal of a voyage from Boston to Chicago

Anonymous journal (incomplete) of a voyage from Boston (Mass.), along the Atlantic coast, around Florida, up the Gulf of Mexico to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River to the Illinois River, through the Illinois and Michigan Canal to Chicago, by propeller steamboat on Lake Michigan to New Buffal...

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