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Album pages of Chicago scenes, [ca. 1910-1915]

Includes photographs mounted on 9 album pages (9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.) of places in Chicago (including Jackson Park, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Garfield Park, Douglas Park, and group portraits of the "Flashlight Group") plus a few views of Two Rivers (Wis.).

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Anton Rodde collection of vacation lantern slides, 1932-1937.

Primarily images of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, photographed and hand colored by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Includes scenes of the vacation journey between Chicago and these destinations with automobiles, motor courts, mountainous lan...

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Bronzeville 23rd St. Viaduct

South Central Association Souvenir Twenty-third Street Viaduct Opening publication, a 116-page booklet, dated 1925, published by the South Central [or Central South?] Association, a Chicago citizens' membership organization. Includes list of members (individuals and businesses), advertisers, and ...

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Bronzeville Collection, 1925-2000

Bronzeville is the name used to identify the historically African American community in which Illinois Institute of Technology is located on the south side of Chicago. The area roughly encompasses the three neighborhoods officially identified as Douglas,Grand Boulevard, and Kenwood.

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Bronzeville digital stories, 2000

Thirty-one page booklet, Bronzeville Digital Stories, being a print version of interviews conducted by Illinois Institute of Technology students with nine African-Americans, current and former residents of Chicago's historically black neighborhood. In electronic form, these pages were part of a l...

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Bronzeville historic slides, 1950s

A collection of 35 mm black and white slides numbered 1 to 12 (there are 2 copies of slide no. 1 for a total of 13 slides) of street scenes, people and housing in the historically black south Chicago community know as Bronzeville. Images include some interior house scenes and some "projects" (pub...

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Bronzeville photo, 1961

One aerial color photograph (by unidentified photographer) of buildings, primarily residential, covering the 3400 south blocks of Michigan Ave., Indiana Ave., Prairie Ave., and Calumet Ave. in Chicago. Photo is apparently taken from the roof of De La Salle Institute (located at 3455 S. Wabash) an...

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The Central South Area Plan collection, 1961

Four items documenting The Central South Area Plan to redevelop the Bronzeville neighborhood adjacent to the Illinois Institute of Technology campus: One-page flyer with explanation of the plan, printed brochure (fold-out) with map, text, and photographs. Map: "Chicago Centra...

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Chicago African American and Latino newspapers microfilm collection.

The issues from 40 different newspapers chosen for this Illinois Newspaper Project (INP) derive from neighborhood and independent African American and Latino papers in the Chicago area. The newspapers on these reels complement the runs of newspapers held by Chicago Public Library. The originals a...

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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 Heritage Committee records

Correspondence, newsclippings, announcements, and topical files of the Chicago Heritage Committee, an organization that sought to encourage historic preservation efforts in the Chicago area. Correspondents include Thomas Stauffer, president; Richard Nickel, secretary. Much of the correspondence w...

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Chicago Journal photograph collection, [ca. 1976-1984]

Photographs from The Chicago Journal: The South Side's Free Newsweekly, a neighborhood newspaper. Includes images of Chicago's south side, such as residential streets, public housing, and businesses. Includes images of the Pullman and Douglas communities. Many photographs show people, often invol...


Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives, 1911-1912.

Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, an...

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Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, 1862-2007

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. ...

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Files about lawsuit against Rev. Michael A. Noble, 1989-2000.

Correspondence, affidavits, depositions, court orders, motions, summaries, agreements, and other papers related to the legal battle over Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble's leadership of Olivet Baptist Church in Chicago (Ill.). Also included are real estate records, meeting agendas and minutes, and other...

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Grace Presbyterian Church records

Meeting minutes (3 volumes) of the council or "Sessions," 1895-1946, of Grace Presbyterian Church, 3600 South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago, and a typescript history of the congregation read at its centennial celebration in July 1988 (16 p.).

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Grand Theatre tickets, 1950s

Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each. Artifact.

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Henry T. Heald, University President's papers, 1920-1953

The collection consists of correspondence, memos, reports, and other materials which constitute the administrative files of the of Henry T. Heald in his role as President of Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1937-1940 and as President of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago), 1940-1952.

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The history of Olivet Baptist Church of Chicago : a saga of a people [videorecording]

A documentary video recording produced, written, and hosted by the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble, Sr. The video surveys the 150-year history of the congregation, including segments on major figures such as the Rev. Dr. J.H. Jackson and Rev. Dr. L.K. Willaims.

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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...


John H. Young papers

Incoming letters, brochures, and newsletters, most addressed to John H. Young, an African American man, born in Georgia, who relocated to northern Illinois in 1910. The collection includes a typed letter (1914) from Ida B. Wells-Barnett asking for support of the Negro Fellowship League along with...

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Kathleen Collins photograph collection about State Street, 1980-1981.

Photographs of interiors of buildings along Chicago's State Street by professional photographer Collins. Includes specialty and department stores, hotels, housing projects, residential buildings, the Pacific Garden Mission, the Playboy Mansion, American Legion Post #87, the Chicago Theater, the p...

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Lyle Mayer photograph collection, 1947-1967.

Negatives from Mayer's student photographic work at Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.). Undergraduate work (1948-1949) includes Chicago scenes of transient hotel fronts on north Clark Street, Roosevelt University, a Chinese-American laundry, traffic and street scenes in the vicinity of Madison S...

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