Lawndale-Crawford Community Collection

Dates: circa 1850-1981. Size: 40.25 linear feet in 34 boxes including 755 photographs, 26 oversize folders, 95 glass plates images. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection. Originally gathered by the Lawndale-Crawford Historical Association, the manuscripts, printed material and photographs in this collection focus upon the community areas that span North and South Lawndale and includes documentation of Bohemian immigrants who settled in the area around 1900. There is also information about neighborhood schools, businesses, residents, clubs, and the controversial name changing of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road. [Finding aid]