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.  Records the demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of the Austin neighborhood. The collection contains biographical information on  Austin residents, as well as information on businesses, religious institutions clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and war time activities. [Finding aid]