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Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall, 1987.

Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street...

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Chicago steel mills photographs, [ca. 1930, 1960]

Photographs of the interiors of 3 Chicago area steel mills taken by or for the Birdsboro Steel Foundry and Machine Company (Birdsboro, Pa.) showing machinery manufactured by Birdsboro. Photographs (9 items, ca. 1930) show the interior of the Illinois Steel Company in the South Chicago neighborhoo...

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Citizens Action Program (Chicago, Ill.) records collected by Paul Booth, ca. 1966-1975

Correspondence, minutes, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, position papers, and other records of the Citizens Action Program, a Chicago advocacy group, created and/or received by Paul Booth who served as co-chairman of the organization. Some materials relate to membership and admi...

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Edward Sadlowski papers, 1956-1991, bulk 1974-1978

Correspondence, legal documents, election and poll materials, financial records, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, speeches, and other papers of Ed Sadlowski, a labor leader who was elected director of District 31, United Steelworkers of America (USWA) in 1973 and then ca...

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Emil G. Anderson item

Sketches, by Emil G. Anderson of Joliet, of a building known as The Pavilion, a park, and a hand-drawn map of the area of 82nd Street and Buffalo Avenue in Chicago. The Pavilion may have been part of the World's Pastime Exposition, held in Chicago in 1886.

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Hoover and Mason Company photograph collection, [ca. 1900-1920]

Images of hoisting machinery manufactured by the Hoover and Mason Company, including views of ships unloading cargo with dockside cranes and other machinery and workmen plus several views of men posing in front of machines that move stone and ore (images labeled with model numbers and "Hamacher")...

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Hugo Martinez-Serros photographs, [1944-1948]

Includes photographs of Dr. Martinez-Serros in his youth, as a member of the class of 1944 at J.N. Thorp School, located at 8914 South Buffalo Avenue in the South Chicago community area of Chicago (Ill.), and at the Chicago high school sing at Yates Stadium in June 1948, the year he graduated fro...

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Illinois Steel Company photograph album, [ca. 1910-1915]

The album contains photographic views of buildings, machinery, and activities of the Illinois Steel Company, primarily related to their South Works plant in Chicago (Ill.). Also contains views of Illinois Steel Company plants in other locations, including North Chicago (Ill.), Joliet (Ill.), and ...

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John Becker photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1924]

Primarily glass plate negatives by amateur photographer Becker, a carpenter and handyman by trade, who documented life in his South Chicago neighborhood during the 1910s and 1920s. Many photographs depict people posed in work and leisure situations. Includes scenes of people picnicking in the par...

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John T. Pratt ledgers

Two real estate assessment ledgers (1888-1891 and 1892-1896) for the Town of South Chicago, lying north of 12th Street, which became part of the city of Chicago on July 16, 1889. Includes listings for the original town of Chicago, Fort Dearborn addition, Fractional Section 15 addition, and the Sc...

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Lawrence Jacques photograph collection, ca. 1930-1949.

Primarily includes images relating to medical treatments, such as physicians and nurses engaged in surgery. Many images relating to the Republic Steel Strike. A few images show police officers, politicians, children, and persons engaged in photograph development. Other images show office interior...

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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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Majetic Saloon photographs, [ca. 1902-1903]

Interior and exterior views of saloons owned by John Majetic, a Croatian immigrant in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). The saloon located at 8902 S. Strand Avenue (later known as Avenue O) closed ca. 1902-1903 as the other saloon opened at 8957 South Green Bay Avenue. Many custom...

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Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago photographs, [ca. 1960s-1990s]

Photographs show many unidentified Mexican Community Committee (MCC) leaders and members at various MCC-sponsored events, such as parades, awards ceremonies, festivals, sports and recreation events, and meetings. Many activities are centered in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.), wh...

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Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago records, 1956-1999, bulk 1985-1998

Administrative materials, financial and legal papers, correspondence, project and research files, newsletters, newspaper clippings, client and personnel files, and other records of the Mexican Community Committee of South Chicago, based on Chicago's southeast side. Materials relate to the MCC's s...


Railroad right-of-way photographs around 1901, 1900-1901.

Photoprints document railroad right-of-ways from the Customs House area adjacent to Chicago' commercial district, to industrial sites in South Chicago. Includes some identified factories, warehouses, distribution sites, and grain elevators. Also includes unidentified blocks of single-family, wood...

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Real estate assessment roll for Town of South Chicago and the Loop

Real estate assessment ledger (1 volume) for 1892, 1897-1899 for the Town (or township) of South Chicago, lying north of 12th Street, which became part of the city of Chicago on July 16, 1889. Also includes listings for the original town of Chicago, Fort Dearborn Addition, Fractional Section 15 A...

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South Chicago Community Collection, 1883-1970.

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South Chicago Neighborhood House photograph collection, [ca 1932-1965]

Primarily photographs of events, outings, and activities of the South Chicago Neighborhood House, located at 8458 Mackinaw Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Includes views of activities, such as camping trips, craft shows, mass meetings, knitting groups, and children's play. Also includes a scrapbook ...


South Chicago Neighborhood House records

News articles, correspondence, employee information, published items, reports, and notes pertaining to the South Chicago Neighborhood House, a social settlement located at 8458 South Mackinaw Avenue in the South Chicago Community Area of Chicago, Illinois. The collection also includes a group stu...

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South Chicago Newspapers Collection, 1883-1961.

Although the collection is of scattered issues, the newspapers were saved because they specifically spoke to the history of the community.

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Stephen Bubacz papers, 1931-1968

Stephen Bubacz (1909-1968) helped organize the first experimental neighborhood project within the city of Chicago, the Russell Square Community Committee. He was also a staff member of the Chicago Area Project and a supervisor of social agencies on the southeast side of Chicago. The collection co...

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United Steelworkers of America, District 31 records

Correspondence, reports, minutes, contracts, grievances, arbitrations, appeals to the international union, dues reports, political campaign materials, newsletters, newsclippings, publications, and other records related to the operations of the United Steelworkers of America, District 31, serving ...

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United Steelworkers of America, Local 65 and Local 1033 records

Reports, forms, and other office files from Chicago-area locals of the United Steelworkers of America, primarily from Local 65 at United States Steel's South Works in the South Chicago neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois, and from Local 1033 at the Republic Steel mill. Includes copies of "Local Iss...

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