Portage Park Community Collection

Dates: 1859-circa 2000 (bulk, 1900-1940). Size: 1.5 linear feet in 3 boxes and 75 photographs. Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library, Northside Neighborhood History Collection. Portage Park is one of Chicago’s 77 community areas, located on the Northwest side of the city nine miles from the Loop. The Portage Park Community Collection contains programs, fliers, brochures, publications, and other material related to local businesses, schools, and community organizations; news clippings; a small amount of biographical information and historical sketches; and a scrapbook and scrapbook pages. It also contains a number of photographs, most of which date from the 1910s. Selected photographs from this collection are available in the Library's Northside Clubs and Organizations Digital Collection.  [Finding Aid]