Just In Time For Your Women’s History Month Homework Assignment

Use the Person Search feature in the Biography in Context online resource to compile a list of notable people by occupation (Yes, “feminist” is listed as an occupation).  You can limit your list by nationality, ethnicity, gender, date of birth or date of death. My search (occupation - feminist and nationality - american) produced over 100 names, including Betty Friedan, Margaret Sanger, […]

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Find Obituaries in Chicago Newspapers

A paid obituary is a death notice in the newspaper paid for by family or friends. A news obituary is an article written by the newspaper staff about the death of a celebrity or newsworthy person. The Chicago Tribune (1985 to present) does not include every paid obituary published in the print edition of the Chicago Tribune. Paid obituaries […]

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It’s a Virtual Outlet Mall for Archives

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Search the ArchiveGrid  to find the personal and professional papers of the famous and not-so-famous stored in archives at institutions around the country.  ArchiveGrid provides links to finding aids and websites for each archive indexed. Some of the results might be surprising. You will find ArchiveGrid on Online Resources A-Z. Here are some simple, Chicago-related examples to show how […]

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