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23. Humboldt Park

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Humboldt Park Community Collection. Dates: 1892–1941. Size: .5 linear feet; 46 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. [Finding Aid Online]

24. West Town

25. Austin

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Anderson, Goldwin E. Collection. Dates: 1937–1938. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. Scrapbook collection documenting Austin social organizations and prominent neighborhood residents. [Finding Aid Online]

Austin Community Collection. Dates: 1860–1981. Size: 4.5 linear feet; 300 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Papers. Dates: 1930–1938. Size: 1 linear foot. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Austin High School Collection. Dates: 1879–1971. Size: 2 linear feet; 17 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Austin Newspaper Collection. Dates: 1876–1980. Size: 5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Austin Women's Club Records. Dates: 1912–1965. Size: 1 linear foot. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Austin Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]

26. West Garfield Park

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Bethel New Life Collection. Dates: 1870–1986. Size: 1 linear foot; 220 photographs; 27 audiotapes; 10 videotapes. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Garfield Park Community Collections. Collection focuses on Lake Street community activities in West Garfield Park. [Finding Aid Online]

27. East Garfield Park

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org

East Garfield Park Community Collection. Dates: 1871–1964. Size: 10.75 linear feet; 343 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Garfield Park Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]

Zimmerman, Mary Scrapbook. Dates: 1895–1935. Size: 1 scrapbook. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Garfield Park Community Collections. Scrapbook documenting Zimmerman's tenure at Marshall High School. [Finding Aid Online]

28. Near West Side

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections

Young, Marion C. Hull House Collection. Dates: 1929–1967. Size: .5 linear feet; 7 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the West Side Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]

29. North Lawndale

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois  60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
George Cleveland Hall Branch Library Archives, see Chicago Public Library, George Cleveland Hall Branch Library Archives.Girl Scouts of America Troop #427 Collection. Dates: 1941–1971. Size: .25 linear foot; 1 photographic scrapbook. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Lawndale Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]

30. South Lawndale

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection. Dates: 1873–1979. Size: 4.5 linear feet; 755 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. [Finding Aid Online]
Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association Papers. Dates: 1934–1953. Size: 3 linear feet; 31 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. [Finding Aid Online]

31. Lower West Side

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois  60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Gads Hill Collection. Dates: early to mid-20th Century. Size: 350 photographs. Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Photographs from this settlement house in Pilsen. [Unprocessed]

32. Loop

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Chicago City-Wide Collection. Dates: 1835–1990; bulk dates: 1871–1950. Size: 43 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Large collection focusing on Loop, Downtown and areas not represented in other collections.
[Supplement 1][Supplement 2][Supplement 3][Photographs] [Finding Aid ]

Chicago Loop Alliance Records. Dates: 1895–2006. Size: 11 linear feet; 4056 photographs; 2480 slides; 795 4” x 5” negatives; 60 videos; and 6 audiocassettes. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. The Chicago Loop Alliance, formerly known as the State Street Council and the Greater State Street Council, was founded in 1929 to promote the business interests of downtown State Street. This collection documents the activities of the organization, and is particularly rich in information about the State Street Mall, when State Street was closed to vehicular traffic between 1979 and 1996. The audio/visual component of the collection shows changes on State Street, and around the Loop in general, throughout the 20th century. [Processed]

33. Near South Side

34. Armour Square

35. Douglas

36. Oakland

37. Fuller Park

38. Grand Boulevard

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois  60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Grand Boulevard / Gage Family Collection. Dates: 1908–1919. Size: 50 photographs. Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Early 20th-Century photographs of the Gage Family on the 4200 block of S. Prairie Avenue. [Unprocessed]

39. Kenwood

40. Washington Park

41. Hyde Park

The Hyde Park Herald (1882–2008)
http://hpherald.com/archive/
Digitized; searchable

42. Woodlawn

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Associated Clubs of Woodlawn.Dates: 1927–1971. Size: 4 linear feet; 1 photograph. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Woodlawn Community Collections.Papers of an association promoting business, civic, educational, and social welfare in Woodlawn. [Finding Aid Online]
Darrow, Clarence S. Papers. Dates: 1912–1956. Size: 1 linear foot; 1 photograph. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Woodlawn Community Collections. Collection consists of published works in pamphlet or journal form, and a small amount of correspondence and news clippings. [Finding Aid]

Historical Society of Woodlawn Papers. Dates: 1937–1965. Size: 1 linear foot; 10 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Woodlawn Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]

43. South Shore

Carter G. Woodson Regional Library

9525 South Halsted Street; Chicago, IL 60628; 312-747-6900
Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History & Literature
Hours
Monday–Thursday 9:00 a.m.–9:00 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00–5:00 p.m.
Coalition to Save the South Shore Country Club Archives. Dates: 1978–1997. Size: 14 linear feet. Accession #1997/09. Chicago Public Library, Woodson Regional Library, Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. South Shore Country Club, originally a private club which barred African Americans, was scheduled for demolition in 1977. A grassroots coalition of community organizations organized to save, preserve and restore the historic site for all citizens. This collection contains blueprints and drawings of the renovation of South Shore Country Club, administrative records, statistical reports, newspaper clippings, photographs and memorabilia. [Unprocessed]

44. Chatham

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Chatham-Grand Crossing Community Collection. Dates: 1852–1980. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Records primarily cover the 1920s–1950s. [Finding Aid Online]

45. Avalon Park

46. South Chicago

47. Burnside

48. Calumet Heights

49. Roseland

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Brennan, George A. Papers. Dates: 1915–1934. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Calumet Region Community Collections. Collection reflects Brennan's personal interest in the local history of the Calumet Region and the early Dutch community in Chicago. [Finding Aid Online]
Calumet-Pioneer Historical Society. Dates: 1935–1967. Size: .5 linear feet; 2 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Calumet Region Community Collections.[Finding Aid Onlin]
Calumet Region Community Collection. Dates: 1850–1975. Size: 6 linear feet; 2 scrapbooks; 365 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Calumet Region Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Fenger High School Collection. Dates: 1925–1965. Size: 2.5 linear feet; 28 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Calumet Region Community Collections. Collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1925 to 1930, 1934 to 1940 and 1949 to 1965. [Finding Aid Online]
Fernwood, see Calumet Region Community Collection.
Fernwood Methodist Church Scrapbooks. Dates: 1953–1971. Size: 2 scrapbooks. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Calumet Region Community Collection. Scrapbooks compiled by Mr. and Mrs. William Fenstemacher. [Finding Aid Online]

Gano, see Calumet Region Community Collection.

50. Pullman

51. South Deering

52. East Side

53. West Pullman

54. Riverdale

55. Hegewisch

56. Garfield Ridge

57. Archer Heights

58. Brighton Park

59. McKinley Park

60. Bridgeport

61. New City

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Back of the Yards Collection. Dates: 1937–1983. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Materials relating to the Back of the Yards community, including news clippings, historical sketches and microfilm reels of the Back of the Yards Journal and Back of the Yards Council scrapbooks. [Finding Aid Online]

62. West Elsdon

63. Gage Park

64. Clearing

65. West Lawn

66. Chicago Lawn

67. West Englewood

68. Englewood

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Englewood Community Collection. Dates: 1870–1966. Size: 3.5 linear feet; 226 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Englewood Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Englewood High School Papers. Dates: 1876–1959. Size: 3.5 linear feet; 46 photographs and 1 photograph album. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Englewood Community Collections. Collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1924 through1959. [Finding Aid Online]
Englewood Historical Association Papers. Dates: 1931–1953. Size: .5 linear feet, 10 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Englewood Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Englewood Newspaper Collection. Dates: 1878–1934. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Englewood Community Collections. [Finding Aid Online]
Englewood Woman's Club Records. Dates: 1898–1932. Size: .75 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, Part of the Englewood Community Collections. Collection consists primarily of yearbooks dating from 1898 to 1931. [Finding Aid Online]

69. Greater Grand Crossing

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Chatham-Grand Crossing Community Collection. Dates: 1852–1980. Size: .5 linear feet. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Records primarily cover the 1920s–1950s. [Finding Aid Online]

70. Ashburn

71. Auburn Gresham

72. Beverly

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Beverly-Morgan Park Collection. Dates: 1884–2002. Size: 12.5 linear feet, 159 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. The collection documents the evolution of two related communities on the southwest side of Chicago: Beverly and Morgan Park. Highlights include photographs, short runs of neighborhood newspapers and documents about annexation of the communities into Chicago. [Partially processed]

73. Washington Heights

74. Mount Greenwood

75. Morgan Park

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Beverly-Morgan Park Collection. Dates: 1884–2002. Size: 12.5 linear feet, 159 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. The collection documents the evolution of two related communities on the southwest side of Chicago: Beverly and Morgan Park. Highlights include photographs, short runs of neighborhood newspapers and documents about annexation of the communities into Chicago. [Partially processed]

76. O'Hare

77. Edgewater

Harold Washington Library

400 South State Street, Illinois 60605; 312-747-4300
Special Collections, 9th floor; 312-747-4875; fax 312-747-4890; specoll@chipublib.org
Edgewater,see Ravenswood-Lake View Community Collection.

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