Woodlawn Community Collection

Dates: 1857-1992. Size: 11 Linear Feet in 22 boxes (including 247 photographs), plus 15 oversize folders. Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, Neighborhood History Research Collection, part of the Woodlawn Community Collections. The Woodlawn neighborhood is 8 miles south of the Loop. The neighborhood runs roughly from 60th Street south to 67th Street and from the Lake west to King Drive and in places to South Chicago Avenue. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. Woodlawn is number 42 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago. Includes correspondence, biographical essays, memorabilia, newspaper clippings, advertisements, announcements, historical essays, printed materials, church publications, meeting minutes, membership rosters, school certificates and diplomas, scrapbooks, and photographs. [Finding aid]