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Aldis & Company records

Correspondence, reports, and other records of Aldis & Company of Chicago, who were specialists in the management, renting, and appraisal of central property and office buildings. The collection includes items relative to ordinances prohibiting parking in Chicago's central business district (1928-...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay Wolke, 1987.

Documentary photographs of Chicago's Maxwell Street Market district, an open-air flea market. Includes images of shoppers, pedestrians, vendors, peddlers, street musicians, and events. Photographs show primarily African American and Hispanic American people.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Richard Younker, 1988.

Documentary photographs of Chicago's Polish American community, including images of Bacik's Deli at 7744-46 North Milwaukee Avenue, Pola Foods at 2303 West Cermak Road, parades, schools, street scenes, religious activities, weddings, cemetery visits, and a tire repair shop. Events include the Pol...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Russell Phillips, 1983-1988.

Documentary photographs of storefronts and street scenes on Chicago's North Side from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic areas. Colorful images of bars, restaurants, retail shops, and other establishments show the signage, decoration, pedestrians, and transportation particular to each area...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...


Chicago illustrated, 1866-1867.

Images of Chicago (Ill.) in the early nineteenth century that were lithographed from original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterworks, and gas works. St...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Chicago properties photograph collection, [1952-1962, bulk 1952]

Primarily includes views taken in 1952 of buildings and property lots in the central business district, called the Loop area, in Chicago (Ill.). Buildings and lots have been photographed sequentially as one moves around the block. Some streets include Adams Street, Clark Street, Dearborn Street, ...

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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


Collection of prints published by Jevne & Almini of Chicago (Ill.), 1866-1867.

Contains original lithographic prints of Chicago (Ill.) in the early ninteenth century that were based on original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterwor...

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Documentary photographs by students at University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983-1986.

Photographs submitted for Art & Design course 269 taught by Robert Stiegler at UIC, Spring 1986. Photographs primarily show street scenes in residential areas, focusing on Bridgeport, Lakeview and Pilsen communities. Some photographs depict small businesses or restaurants and their owners. Others...

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Gottlieb & Schwartz records, 1921-1949

Briefs, notices, agreements, transcripts, drafts of legal documents, court exhibits, research files, memoranda, correspondence, pamphlets, clippings, and other records of the Chicago law firm Gottlieb & Schwartz. The firm represented bondholders of the Chicago Surface Lines, and the coll...

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


J. W. Taylor photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1900]

Photographs of Chicago's buildings, parks, and streets by professional photographer, Taylor. Includes specific buildings and general views of Loop area streets, such as Adams, Clark, Dearborn, LaSalle and Michigan Avenue, plus a few residential streets. Also includes scenes of Jackson Park, Linco...

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Nitrate negatives of Roosevelt Road, Michigan Avenue and South Water Street, ca. 1920-1929.

Chicago street scenes showing businesses, traffic, elevated stations. Includes a few elevated or aerial views.

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North Loop News collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1970.

Primarily photographs of newsworthy events and people relating to Chicago's Loop commercial district and near North side. A large portion is comprised of individual and group portraits, approximately half of which are identified. Group portraits document political and organizational events; prese...


Scott Stantis papers, 2010-2015.

This collection contains original ink and paper drawings, digital versions of drawings, and notebooks created by Scott Stantis. The collection currently spans the years 2010 to 2015 and subjects include Chicago, Illinois, sports, politics, weather, Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel, gun control, ele...

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Stevenson Expressway construction photographs, [ca. 1960-1964]

Views of sites along the Southwest Expressway in Chicago (Ill.) before and during construction, including areas of residences and commercial buildings along Pulaski Road, Western Avenue, California Avenue, Central Park Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Kedzie Avenue. On Sept. 1, 1965, the highway was ren...

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Tom Neumann collection of visual material

Primarily includes visual materials relating to the South Shore community in Chicago (Ill.) and the South Shore Historical Society. Includes views of apartment houses and single family houses, streetscapes, railroad stations, and businesses. Some images show the South Shore Country Club and peopl...