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Special Collections Divisions at CPL
The Special Collections and Preservation Division at HWLC showcases rare and unique materials focusing on Chicago.
The Vivian G. Harsh Collection at Woodson Regional Library is the largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest.
The Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library houses historical and contemporary materials.