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Special Collections Divisions at CPL

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.

Northside Neighborhood History Collection

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

Northside High Schools Digital Collections

See photographs of high school football games, theatrical productions, dances and extracurricular activities from the 1870s to the 1950s.
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