• Creator Names Dilg, Charles Augustus, 1844-1904.
  • Title Chicago's archaic history [manuscript], 1897-1903.
  • Physical description 1 v. (92 p.) and ca. 450 p. (unbound)
  • Access and usage restrictions
    • Advance appointment with special permission required to view a portion of the collection.
    • Some materials are currently in the conservation lab and are temporarily unavailable for public use.
  • Collection summary
    • A volume of manuscript notes, clippings, unbound manuscripts, maps, and drawings (some mounted in a scrapbook) relating to Native Americans of the Chicago (Ill.) area, their history, artifacts, and territory; homes of early Chicago settlers; and historic sites. (The Dilg items are closely related to the Albert Scharf manuscripts.).
    • Inventory: folder 1, "Chicago's Archaic History" see also Dilg MSS. volume, related Indian material in Scharf collection (French & Indians) 9 p.; folder 2, correspondence, poem: Arrowhead; folder 2A, correspondence, 1899-1903; folder 3, drawings of artifacts, mound; folder 3A, drawings of artifacts, mound; folder 4, drawings of places: Alexander Robinson House, Kinzie House with map, Indian workshops, Terry Des Plaines, River; Bohemian cemetery etc. folder 5, maps, including Chicago massacre site; folder 6, Marquette cabin location with map--in Dilg volume, Marquette Stone Monument folder 7, workshop sites--artifacts, p. 12, 19-50 folder 8, workshop sites--artifacts, p. 51-54,62,86-.
  • Location of Other Archival Materials Note Related materials at Chicago History Museum, Research Center, include published writings by Mr. Dilg; his notes in the Fort Dearborn (Chicago, Ill.) manuscript collection; and the Albert F. Scharf map collection.
  • Acquisition information Gift and purchase in June 1905 from Elizabeth Hammond Stickney.
  • Names
    • Dilg, Charles Augustus, 1844-1904.
    • Scharf, Albert Frederick, 1847-1929.
  • Subjects
    • Archaeologists Illinois Chicago.
    • Frontier and pioneer life Illinois Chicago.
    • Indians of North America Illinois Chicago.
    • "Chicago's Archaic History".
    • Indian trails Illinois Chicago Region Maps.
  • Geographic coverage
    • Chicago (Ill.) Historiography.
    • Chicago (Ill.) Antiquities.
    • Chicago (Ill.) History
  • Genre
    • Drawings. aat
    • Maps. aat
    • Scrapbooks. aat
  • Geographic name United States Illinois Cook County Chicago.