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Albert Hecht papers, 1908-1960, bulk 1929-1960
Correspondence, financial and legal files, architectural drawings, and other papers of Albert Hecht, a Chicago architect. Much of the collection relates to the financial and legal aspects of Hecht's architectural practice, including legal correspondence and contracts with the Lincoln Const...
American Society of Planning Officials, Chicago records, 1945-1959
The American Society of Planning Officials (ASPO) was founded in 1934. It was a national private organization whose members engaged in city, country, and regional planning. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, meeting notes, newsletters, bulletins, press releases, receipts, clippin...
Architectural records for landscapes by F.A. Cushing Smith & Associates, [ca. 1916-1969]
Job files (ca. 250) for landscapes and planning by F.A. Cushing Smith & Associates. Designs were made for various clients, primarily in the northern suburbs of Chicago but also in other locations. Files for a commission to plan or construct a landscape often contain drawings, blueprints, elevatio...
Arthur Hillman papers, 1930-1965
Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Arthur Hillman (1910-1985) was a board member and director of the Chicago training office of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers as well as a professor of urban sociology at Roosevelt University. Associated with Roosevelt Un...
Arthur Rubloff papers
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and notes about Arthur Rubloff's activities as a Chicago real estate developer and advocate for civic improvement. Includes minutes and other files of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMA), 1947-1966 (4 boxes), some related to the Magnificent Mi...
Benjamin Adams deed
Chicago; Deed for sale by Benjamin Adams to John S. Buchanan for 19,000 dollars, of the North 50 feet of Lot 7, Block 8 in Fractional Section 15 Addition to Chicago.
Bertrand Goldberg (1913-1997) Archive, 1933-2003
Photographs, drawings, correspondence, manuscripts, publications and audiovisual materials documenting the career of the Chicago architect Bertrand Goldberg. This archive comprehensively chronicles Goldberg's diverse career as architect, engineer, urban planner, lecturer and businessman ...
Beverly Area Planning Association records, 1966-1974
The correspondence, minutes, reports, financial records, publications, research studies and subject files contained in this collection reflect the administration, programming and advocacy efforts of the Beverly Area Planning Association between 1967 and 1972.
Boeing to Chicago project papers
Newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, etc. relating to the Boeing Company's decision process that chose Chicago (Ill.) as its new headquarters city. Includes materials generated by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, the Economic Club, the Blue Ribbon Committee, Golin/Harris, and...
Bruce J. Graham (1925-2010) Papers, 1939-2010
Architect and art collector Bruce Graham's professional career and private life is documented through images, papers, and video tapes. Materials relating to Graham's wife, Jane Graham, and their friends, colleagues, and artistic collaborators are also represented.
Burnham Plan Centennial Committee Records, 2003-2010
The collection contains the office files of a number of individuals from the Burnham Plan Centennial Committee. The archive records the work of the Committee and its Project Partners in both celebrating the 1909
Cafferty, Pastora San Juan. Papers, 1919-1982
Pastora San Juan Cafferty , urban planning researcher at the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration and National Opinion Research Center, with a focus on race and ethnicity in the United States. The collection contains teaching materials, and material on urban policy plan...
Center for Urban Policy records, 1979-1988.
The Center for Urban Policy records consist of 1.5 linear feet spanning the years 1979 to 1988.
Chicago 1992 Committee records
Correspondence, minutes, grant applications, and reports generated by the Chicago 1992 Committee, a social activist organization formed in 1982 to monitor planning of a proposed 1992 Chicago World's Fair; plus large quantities of materials gathered by the committee, including agendas and handouts...
Chicago 1992 World's Fair collection
Proposals, resumes, clippings, photographs, color slides, press releases, posters, Illinois State records, briefings, program updates, legislative information, studies, fundraising materials, mailing lists, stationary, the documents from a Chicago Tribune competition, exhibit proposals and inquir...
Chicago 2016 Olympic Bid Collection, 2006-2009
Brochures, booklets, books, and ephemera produced by Chicago 2016 and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill for Chicago's failed 2016 Olympic bid.
Chicago architecture lantern slide collection, [ca. 1895-1910]
Collection of photographic images depicting Chicago's architectural development and comparable developments in Berlin, Dresden, Paris and Hamburg. Reference is made to the Chicago Plan.
Chicago as a metropolis in the 21st century seminars
Sound recordings of a seminar series, "Chicago as a Metropolis in the 21st Century," sponsored by Northwestern University, featuring NU faculty, alumni, and civic leaders. A syllabus of the lectures and speakers is included.
Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry records
Files of printed information (reports, brochures, incorporation papers) submitted by Chicago community service organizations seeking the endorsement of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), an organization of business and professional people dedicated to the commercial and fina...
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...
Chicago Central Area Committee collection, 1958-1966
The Chicago Central Area Committee, active in the late 1950s through the mid 1960s, sought to plan and guide the future growth and development of Chicago's central area. The collection consists of urban planning reports regarding housing, parking and lakefront development.
Chicago Department of Public Works photograph collection, 1860-1978.
Photographs documenting the construction of over twenty bridges along various branches of the Chicago river. Street-level and elevated views show the bridges in different stages of construction. Also includes images of commercial and industrial buildings in the area of Illinois Street and Cass St...
Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992
Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...