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Special Collections at HWLC

The Special Collections and Preservation Division at HWLC showcases rare and unique materials focusing on Chicago.

Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection

The Vivian G. Harsh Collection at Woodson Regional Library is the largest African American history and literature collection in the Midwest.

Municipal Reference Collection

Learn about the trove of Chicago research data located in the Municipal Reference Collection at Harold Washington Library Center.

Northside Neighborhood History Collection

The Northside Neighborhood History Collection at Sulzer Regional Library houses historical and contemporary materials.
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