Historical Holiday Treats: A Taste from Special Collections

Chicagoans, the holidays are upon us! It's time to preheat the ovens, stock up on sugary sprinkles and break out the gelatin molds. Let's investigate holiday treats from years past using materials in Special Collections. The recipe compilers of The Old Town Dawn Until Dawn Cookbook perhaps best sum up our collective experience in the…
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Hazel M. Johnson, ‘Mother of the Environmental Justice Movement’

October is National Archives Month. Let's look at one archival collection—the People for Community Recovery Archives and the inspiring story of Hazel M. Johnson—in the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature. Affectionately known as the “mother of the environmental justice movement,”  Hazel Johnson was one of Chicago’s own environmental justice warriors from…
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Celebrate American Archives Month

October is American Archives Month! Have you ever visited one of Chicago Public Library's special collections to see our archives? Researched black history at the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection of Afro-American History and Literature at Woodson Regional Library? Gotten chills from discovering a historical document in Special Collections at Harold Washington Library Center? Or…
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