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. Through manuscripts, printed material and photographs this collection focuses upon the Lawndale-Crawford neighborhood with particular emphasis on the Bohemian immigrants who settled there around 1900. This group was active socially and politically and this is reflected in the collection. There is also information about neighborhood schools, businesses, residents, clubs, and the controversial name changing of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road. [Finding aid]