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Bethlehem Howell Neighborhood Center collection, 1894-1969

Bethlehem Center and Howell House were church-related neighborhood houses serving the Pilsen area on the Near West Side. They provided religious, social services, and personal welfare assistance to an immigrant community composed predominantly of Bohemians, Poles, and Czechs. The two centers coop...

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Chicago Boys and Girls Club records

This description does not include unprocessed additions to the collection.

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Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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Chicago Historical Society collection of My History Is Your History visual materials, 1999.

Color photographic negatives, contact sheets, and videos produced by Chicago Historical Society staff for the My History Is Your History project, documenting the Good Friday Stations of the Cross ceremonies in the Lower West Side, Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago on April 2, 1999 and the Indian Ind...

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Citizens Information Service of Illinois records, 1953-1978

Newsletters, correspondence, reports, clippings, pamphlets, brochures, commencement programs, and other records of the Citizens Information Service of Illinois (CIS), a nonpartisan organization established by the League of Women Voters of Chicago to provide information on political issue...

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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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Earl Howell Reed, Jr., photograph collection

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives of street scenes and dwellings in the Chicago metropolitan area, including exterior views of commercial, educational, government, historic, and religious buildings. Dwellings include the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Winslow house in River Fo...

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Gads Hill Center Collection, circa 1900-1950


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Gads Hill Center records

Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Gads Hill settlement house, various reports, financial and attendance records, newsclippings, articles, and other sundry papers. Topics include recreational, educational, and social programs and facilities of Gads Hill Center, a...

Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show...

Gregg Mann photograph collection, [ca. 1993]

Photographs of buildings, people, and events in the Pilsen/Little Village neighborhood, Chicago (Ill.), taken by Gregg Mann; includes views of area churches (St. Paul's Church, Holy Trinity Church, Emmanuel Presbyterian Church), the Mexican Independence Day parade, Fiesta del Sol, the Mexican Fin...

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Guide to Teresa Fraga Papers

This collection documents Fraga's participation in various community organizations in order to affect change in a neighborhood that faced urban decay, overcrowded schools, the stigmas of race and immigration, and few committed resources from the city. The papers also chronicle her personal journe...

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Henry F. Schroeder record book

Record book of funerals performed by Henry F. Schroeder funeral director and embalmer at 2027 West 20th Street, Chicago (Ill.). Lists names of deceased, their last place of residence, cause of death, and funeral arrangements.

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Kozik family papers

Bills, receipts, legal documents, and other papers of the family of John and Elizabeth Kozik, Slovaks who emigrated from the Austro-Hungarian empire in the 1890s and resided at 1713-1717 Ruble Street in Chicago's Pilsen neighborhood. Includes her Hungarian passport (1887), obituaries for both Koz...

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Lower West Side Community Collection, 1906-1944.

The bulk of the collection concerns the Gads Hill Center which was a settlement house, and Trinity Evangelical Church, whose newsletters continued to be published in English and German into the 1940s. More information re Trinity Church can be found in the Kircher Family Papers; Julius Kircher pas...

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Margaret McCann photograph collection, [ca. 1978-1985]

Photographs by McCann, an amateur photographer in Chicago, include interior and exterior views of unidentified commercial buildings and dwellings in the Loop and other community areas, including the Near North Side, Lincoln Park, and the Lower West Side. Includes exterior views of the Wrigley Bui...

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Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture project oral histories and transcripts

Recorded oral histories and community meetings, as well as transcripts (including some interviewer check list forms, topic sheets, log sheets, and release forms) that were made as part of the project, Neighborhoods: Keepers of Culture. Some oral history interviews were made by students at Loyola ...

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Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture project video archives, [ca. 1958-1999]

Items collected as part of the "Neighborhoods, Keepers of Culture" project of the Chicago Historical Society, which focused on the following community areas: Near West Side, East Garfield Park, Lower West Side (Pilsen), South Lawndale (Little Village), Rogers Park, West Ridge, and Douglas and Gra...

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Nemecek Studios visual materials

Black-and-white mounted and unmounted photographic prints, cabinet cards, glass negatives, tintypes, and printed materials created by or related to the Francis D. Nemecek family and Nemecek Studios photography firm at 1439 W. 18th Street in Chicago (Ill.). Images depict portraits of identified an...

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Pilsen community photography project, 1994.

Includes photographs taken in the predominantly Hispanic American Pilsen community in Chicago (Ill.). Includes photographs of the Jumping Bean cafe by John Fletcher; homes, residents, and children by Carlos Gonsalez, and photographs by Seth Morrison of gay/bisexual advocates, Carlos A. Lopez and ...

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Posters by Alejandro Romero, ca. 1985-1996.

Includes posters designed by Alejandro Romero for various events in Chicago (Ill.), including Fiesta del Sol, Festival of San Pablo, Chicago Jazz Festival, 75th anniversary of the Mexican Revolution, Viva Mexico, and the 21st Annual Salsedo Press May Day.

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Roger Tobolt collection of records related to Southwest Chicago community organizations

Newsletters, campaign materials, certificates, notes, phonograph recordings, etc. collected by Roger Tobolt. The collection includes newsletters from miscellaneous Southwest Side community organizations and churches; materials from the Latino Institute of Chicago; campaign materials from Virginia...

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Ron Gordon visual materials, 1971-2016

Black-and-white photographic negatives (approximately 780, 8 in. x 10 in. and smaller), 20 in. x 24 in. photographic prints (2,308), 4 in. x 5 in. photographic prints (5,195), and contact sheets (approximately 274); 8 in. x 10 in. color prints (6); and color transparencies (112, 4 in. x 5 in. a...

Sigmund J. Osty visual materials, 1960-1976

Black-and-white photographic prints depicting the built environment, predominantly in Chicago, but also Evanston, Skokie, and Galena, Illinois. All the images depict exterior views, the majority of which are street intersections, though the collection also documents streetscapes, residen...

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