Austin Community Collection

Dates: 1860-1981
Size: 7 linear feet, 300 photographs, 19 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_ACC
Provenance: The collection was housed in Chicago Public Library's Austin and Legler Branch Libraries. In the 1980s Special Collections, working with a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available to the public.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Austin Community Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

The Austin neighborhood is 7 miles west of the Loop. Number 25 of Chicago's 77 official communities, it is on the western edge of the city bordering Cicero, Oak Park and Elmwood Park. Austin was annexed into Chicago in 1889.

For an overview of Austin, see

"Austin," Encyclopedia of Chicago

"CA25 -- Austin," Local Community Fact Book, Chicago Metropolitan Area, 1990

Scope and Content

The Austin Community Collection is an excellent historical source for researchers concerned with the demographic, economic, cultural, social, political, and religious development of Austin. The collection contains biographical information on some of Austin's residents, as well as information on business establishments, Religious Institutions, clubs and organizations, hospitals, municipal agencies, parks, residences, schools, streets, transportation, and war time activities. The collection also includes over 300 photographs.

The collection consists of an initial accession and three subsequent accessions, processed as Supplements 1-3. Inventories of oversized materials and the photographs in the collection, as well as a newspaper subject index, follow the Box and Folder Inventory.

INITIAL ACCESSION (Boxes 1-9)

This accession is divided into 13 series. Each series is arranged chronologically or alphabetically. An inventory of the photographs in the collection follows the content listing of the paper materials. Some duplicate materials and selected photocopies are also held in the Austin Branch Library's historical collection (5615 W. Race, Chicago, Illinois, 60644; telephone: 312-746-5038).

Series 1: BIOGRAPHICAL DATA, 1866-1965 (predominately 1930's)

This series contains newspaper clippings, photographs, historical sketches and correspondence. Comprised predominately of newspaper clippings and photographs, the Biographical Data series provides researchers with information on hundreds of Austin residents. This series is arranged alphabetically by the subject's surname. Photographs are arranged in alphabetical order under the classification "Portraits and Family Photographs" (see inventory).

Series 2: BUSINESS ESTABLISHMENTS, 1891- 1973

The Business Establishments series consists of newspaper clippings, photographs, historical sketches, and printed material and ephemera. It is arranged alphabetically by business name. Although a small series, it does contain documents from some of Austin's substantial businesses. Researchers should also consult the Austin Newspaper Collection (ANC) which provides a rich source for local business advertisements over the last 70 years.

Series 3: RELIGIOUS INSTITUTIONS, 1911-1966 (predominately 1930-1950)

This series documents religious activities in Austin and represents Baptist, Christian, Congregational, Episcopal, Lutheran, Methodist, Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Unitarian churches. The records consist of church constitutions and by-laws, annual reports, membership rosters, reports, newspaper clippings, programs, historical sketches, photographs, pamphlets, brochures and other printed materials. The files are arranged alphabetically by denomination and again by the church's name.

Series 4: CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS, 1874-1968 (predominately 1930-1950)

The records documenting Austin's many clubs and organizations consist of administrative materials, correspondence, newspaper clippings, manuscripts, historical sketches, printed material, and photographs. Austinites were involved in a variety of social, cultural or civic organizations. This series provides researchers with evidence of how Austin residents spent their leisure time. The series is arranged alphabetically by the club or organization's name.

Series 5: COMMUNITY HISTORICAL ESSAYS AND SKETCHES, 1890-1976

This series contains historical essays and sketches of Austin in a variety of formats. Directories, newspaper clippings, tax sale receipts, real estate transactions, scrapbooks, pamphlets, brochures, and maps are all represented in this series. Land title abstracts and receipts from tax sales dating from the late 1800s are telling evidence of Austin's development. Several pamphlets on Austin's history, written by Austin residents, are also available. The arrangement of this series is alphabetical.

Series 6: HOSPITALS, 1925-1981 (predominately 1920s)

This small series contains records from three of Austin's hospitals; St. Anne's, Austin Hospital and West Suburban Hospital. The documents in this series include photographs, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and souvenir programs. The series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 7: PARKS, 1912-1936

This series contains a copy of the enabling ordinance for Holden Park and newspaper clippings on other Austin parks. While Austin does not contain any of Chicago's larger parks, the community has been served well by several smaller parks. The area's most well-known landmark, the Austin Town Hall, stands today in Holden Park. This series is arranged alphabetically by alphabetically by park name.

Series 8: RESIDENCES, 1860-1863

This small series documents some of Austin's oldest homes. Items in this series consist of photographs, correspondence, historical sketches, and newspapers. Homes once owned by Seth P. Warner, Nelson Bassett and the Burkhart Family are all represented in this series which is arranged alphabetically by the name of the street on which the house was located. Cross references have been made to homeowners appearing both in the biographical data series and the residence series.

Series 9: SCHOOLS, 1873-1978

School has been in session in Austin since 1872 when the North School was first erected on what today is the site of Francis Scott Key School. This series contains brochures, fliers, historical sketches, audio-visual materials, newspaper clippings and publications. Documents from Austin High School have been separated into their own collection (see Austin High School Collection-AUHS).

Series 10: STREET SCENES, circa 1910-1938

This small series of two folders consists primarily of newspaper clippings and photographs. The first folder contains newspaper clippings of Austin streets, arranged alphabetically from A to Z, by street name. The second folder documents the development of Austin's viaducts and bridges. Austin streets have come a long way since 1849, when Lake Street was planked as far west as Oak Park. Lake Street can probably be called the focal point of Austin's development. In 1850, Lake Street became a toll road, belonging to the Lake Street County Line Road Company. The toll road company sold stock to some of Austin's residents. Seth P. Warner and Henry W. Austin were among the company's earliest investors.

Series 11: TRANSPORTATION, 1903-1952

As in other Chicago neighborhoods, Austin's development was inextricably tied to the health and extent of its transportation services. The construction of Austin Town Hall near the railway station at the corner of Central Avenue and Lake Street underscores the significance of railroading to Austin's early development. In 1915, according to one source, over 48 million passengers rode the West Madison Street Surface Line between Austin Boulevard and Canal Street. This series contains newspaper clippings and photographs documenting the relationship between Austin's economic growth and the concurrent development of transportation to Chicago. This small series is arranged alphabetically.

Series 12: WAR TIME ACTIVITIES, 1917-1919

This series documents the homefront during World War I. Arranged alphabetically by folder title, this series contains programs from memorial ceremonies and songs composed for Liberty Loan workers.

Series 13: SCRAPBOOKS, circa 1890-1948

The scrapbooks in this series contain newspaper clippings about Austin residents, places and events. They were collected by Austin residents over a period of almost 50 years. The original arrangement has been maintained.

SUPPLEMENT 1 (Boxes 10-12)

The materials in Supplement 1 parallel those in the original Austin Community Records with the primary difference being provenance. The materials in the original collection were amassed by the Austin Historical Society and were deposited in the Austin Branch of Chicago Public Library. The contents of the supplement were assembled by the West Side Historical Society, which housed its collections in the Legler Branch (then Regional) Library. The bulk of Supplement 1 of the Austin Community Records consists of newspaper clippings, particularly in the subject areas of Biographical Material, Religious Institutions, Streets, and Transportation. Excellent primary documentation also exists for the Brach's Candy Company and Western Electric.

SUPPLEMENT 2 (Box 12)

The materials in this small supplement consist almost entirely of newspaper clippings assembled by the West Side Historical Society. In addition to the material in these folders, a typescript history on the Brach's Candy Company and a magazine published by that company have been added to Box 10, folder 12.

SUPPLEMENT 3 (Box 13)

This supplement contains an incomplete copy of Picturesque Austin , by W. H. Baker, 1888. This volume has one page of narrative description about the town of Austin, and 17 plates with various views of the town (negatives of these plates can be found in the general photographic collection, accession numbers are listed on the folders in this collection). The plates are printed in either black or blue ink and are possibly drawn from more than one original copy of the book. There are two copies of the narrative and of "Central Avenue from Depot Looking South." These copies are marked as having been the gift of Nellie Bond. Picturesque Austin was originally part of the West Side Historical Society collection.

Container List

Series 1: Biographical

Box 1 Folder 1 ADAMS-AUSTIN
  • Adams, Jessie: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 2, 1936.
  • Alden, Mrs. Maude Kelly: Newspaper clipping, July 27, 1938.
  • Amerson, William: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Andersen, Helene: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Anderson, M.: Newspaper clipping, circa 1910.
  • Anderson, Roy: Newspaper clipping, March 1936.
  • Andrews, John Wendell: Newspaper clipping, March 1936.
  • Anglemire, Ephraim: Newspaper clipping, circa 1937.
  • Ashworth, Mary: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Atwood, Mrs. Levina, see Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Collection.
  • Austin, Henry W. (original settler): Newspaper clippings, undated
Box 1 Folder 2 BASSETT FAMILY [See also: Hankinson and Braucher families (related by marriage).]
  • Bassett, Andrew J. (1894-1918), see photograph 1.27.
  • Bassett, Charles E. (1845-1915): Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Photograph 1.28a]
  • Bassett, Edward T. (b. 1850), see Photograph 1.30.
  • Bassett, George D. (1804-1874): Newspaper clipping, 1938. [See also: Photograph 1.31]
  • Bassett, Harriet Hammison, see Photograph 1.32.
  • Bassett, Helen A. Worthley, see Photograph 1.35.
  • Bassett, Katherine Clark: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Bassett, Nelson M. (born 1838), see Photograph 1.34.
Box 1 Folder 3 BURKHART FAMILY [See also: Busse, Emma F.]
  • Burkhart, Anna E.: Historical sketch, undated
  • Burkhart, Henry W.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Burkhart, William: Historical sketch, undated; newspaper clips, 1937, 1947. [See also: Photograph 1.43]
Box 1 Folder 4 BAIRD-BUSSE
  • Baird, Jesse: Newspaper clipping, April 14, 1916.
  • Baker, Dr. and Mrs. William E.: Newspaper clipping, April 23, 1926.
  • Barclay, Philander: Newspaper clipping, July 1940.
  • Barnett, Captain: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Barteleme, Mary M.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Basso, Robert: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
  • Bauer, Mrs. Edward F.: Newspaper clipping, June 15, 1938.
  • Behrendt, Thaddeus R.: Newspaper clipping, June 1938.
  • Bergh, Edwin Harris: Newspaper clipping, June 16, 1937.
  • Bergh, Harris Vincent: Newspaper clipping, May 1938.
  • Bertell, Mrs. Betty: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
  • Blair, Mr. and Mrs. James O.: Newspaper clipping, May 1938.
  • Bond, Charles N., see: Photograph 1.36
  • Bond, James A., see: Photograph 1.37
  • Bosserman, Fred W.: Newspaper clipping, June 16, 1937.
  • Boyde, William H. and Mary Hudson Ellis: Newspaper clipping, June 1938.
  • Braucher, Bertram R. (1910-1937), see Photograph 1.39. [See also: Bassett and Hankinson Families.]
  • Braucher Family, see Photograph 1.38.
  • Braucher, Ralph W., see Photograph 1.41-1.42.
  • Braucher, Ralph W. and Mabel H., see Photograph 1.40.
  • Braucher, William Burson: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Briggs, Miss Irene: Newspaper clipping, December 29, 1911.
  • Bright, Hugh A.: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Burney, Hattie M., see Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Collection.
  • Bus, Mr. and Mrs. Siewart: Newspaper clipping, 1934, 1936.
  • Busse, Emma F.: Correspondence, 1953; artifacts, undated
Box 1 Folder 5 CARLSON-CUSTOS
  • Carlson, Adolph: Newspaper clipping, March, June 1937.
  • Cameron, Dr. James A.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Campbell, William J. and Marie Cloherty: Newspaper clipping, February 17, 1937.
  • Carpenter, Dr. George H.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Carruthers, J.J.: Newspaper clipping, August 25, 1937.
  • Castle, Charles B.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Castle, Perley: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Christensen, Andrew: Newspaper clipping, August 7, 1911.
  • Christopher, Mr. and Mrs. George W.: Newspaper clipping, September 30, 1936.
  • Clapp, F.M.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Clement, A.H., see Photograph 1.44
  • Cline, W.O.: Newspaper clipping, September 1911.
  • Cole, Ellis Pretice: Newspaper clipping, September 10, 1936.
  • Collins, Frank: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Cook, John H.: Newspaper clipping, May 29, 1940.
  • Cook, Miss Mary Estelle: Newspaper clipping, May 18, 1938.
  • Corrigan, Douglas (wrong way): Newspaper clipping, August 1938.
  • Corrigan, Jack: Newspaper clipping, September 1936.
  • Cosgrove, Matthew J.: Newspaper clipping, August 1938.
  • Costello, Walter E.: Newspaper clipping, January 1936.
  • Cotter, Lieut. Sylvester: Newspaper clipping, September 1936.
  • Cottington, C. Halstead: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Crafts, Clayton E., see Photograph 1.45.
  • Crafts, Mrs. Gilbert, see Photograph 1.46.
  • Crafts, Miles B., see Photograph 1.47.
  • Crum, Edna Earle: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Cusak, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas: Newspaper clipping, March 1938.
  • Custos, Mrs. Mabel, see Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Collection
Box 1 Folder 6 DAGGETT-DUNNE
  • Daggett, Mr. and Mrs. W. F.: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. George.]
  • Dare, Captain Benjamin F.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Date, Henry: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Davis, George M., see Photograph 1.48.
  • Davis, Mrs. George M. (nee Dales, Henrietta A.), see Photograph 1.49.
  • DeCorrevont, Bill: Newspaper clipping, circa 1930s.
  • Deadman, Elizabeth: Newspaper clipping, July 6, 1938
  • Dondaville, Rev. Edward L.: Newspaper clipping, May 4, 1938.
  • Dooley, John: Newspaper clippings, October 1924, January 1938.
  • Doty, Elrena R.: Newspaper clipping, February 1937.
  • Druly, William M.: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Dunne, Edward F.: Newspaper clipping, May 26, 1937.
  • Dunne, P. Sarsfield: Newspaper clipping, April 6, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 7 EISENSCHIML-ERICKSON
  • Eisenchiml, Otto: Newspaper clipping, March 27, 1937.
  • Eldredge, Mrs. Lillian Elliot: Newspaper clipping, April 1936.
  • Enquist, Mrs. Andrew: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Erickson, George: Newspaper clipping, May 4, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 8 FARNHAM-FRENCH
  • Farnham, E. W., see Photograph 1.50
  • Farr, Joseph W.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Feldman, Earl J.: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
  • Fiedler, Rev. R. B.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Finch, Bertha: Newspaper clipping, November 24, 1937.
  • Finn, Frank: Newspaper clipping, May 24, 1924.
  • Flesher, Gail: Newspaper clipping, September 26, 1938.
  • Fowler, Agnes J.: Newspaper clipping, August 1938.
  • Fowler, Marc and Agnes J.: Newspaper clipping, June 1938.
  • Fox, Edward: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Fox, Dr. Paul Fabian, see-Stevens, Mardie Elizabeth.
  • Francis, Mr. and Mrs. Edward: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Francis, Lillian: Newclipping, undated
  • Freeman, Windsor Peter: Newspaper clipping, November 28, 1919.
  • French, Colonel S.M.: Newspaper clipping, December. 29, 1911.
Box 1 Folder 9 GALLIVAN-GUNTHROP
  • Gallivan, John J.: Newspaper clipping, February 1937.
  • Gardner, Sarah B.: Newspaper clipping, May 3, 1912.
  • Garner, John D.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Gee, Daniel W.: Newspaper clipping, May 29, 1940.
  • Gelber, Mary: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Giamore, Thomas: Newspaper clipping, May 11, 1938.
  • Gibson, Nick: Newspaper clipping, 1936, 1937.
  • Goebel, George: Newspaper clipping, May 1936.
  • Golden, Ambrose: Newspaper clipping, February 17, 1937.
  • Golden, W.E.: Newspaper clipping, March 1936.
  • Gott, Clara: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Grimm, Fannie E.: Newspaper clipping, March 21, 1953.
  • Gunthorp, Richard S.: Correspondence, July 10, 1945
Box 1 Folder 10 HALL, YOLANDA: Correspondence, 1965.
Box 1 Folder 11 HADDEN-HYUCK
  • Hadden, Dr. Gilbert Edward: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Haggestrom, Charles E.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Hajek, Mr. and Mrs. James: Newspaper clipping, February 1912.
  • Hallberg, Charles E.: Newspaper clipping, undated, 1940.
  • Halleman, Walter: Newspaper clipping, March 1938.
  • Hallstthammer, Carl: Newspaper clipping, September 10, 1936.
  • Halverson, Mrs. J. Jensik: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Hamilton, L.E.: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Hankinson, Alvira Mason, see: Photograph 1.52 [See also: Braucher and Bassett families.]
  • Hankinson, Burt, see Photograph 1.53-1.54
  • Hankinson, Eliza Bassett (1847-1915), see Photograph 1.56-1.57, 1.63
  • Hankinson, Linda Bassett, see: Photograph 1.59
  • Hankinson, Mabel, see: Photograph 1.60-1.62
  • Hankinson, Olive Eliza Bassett, see: Photograph 1.63
  • Hankinson, Roy, see: Photograph 1.64, 1.65a
  • Hankinson, Rueben, see: Photograph 1.65b
  • Hartman, Mrs. F.S.: Newspaper clipping, August 12, 1936.
  • Hazen, Judge and Mrs. Irwin D.: Newspaper clipping, May 1936
  • Hennig, Julius A.: Newspaper clipping, July 27, 1938.
  • Herold, William H.: Newspaper clipping, June 1938.
  • Hill, F.A.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Holdsworth, Fred J., see Box 1, folder 29/Business Establishments: Holdsworth Coal Company Honack, William J.: Newspaper clippings, 1929-1938.
  • Howland, Martha: Newspaper clipping, June 2, 1936.
  • Hubbell, Lawrence: Newspaper clipping, February 1937.
  • Humiston, Dr. Charles E.: Newspaper clipping, January 11, 1929. Huyck, Oscar O.: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 1 Folder 12 INGRAM-IRELAND
  • Ingram, Ella May: Newspaper clipping, July 20, 1938.
  • Ireland, James: Newspaper clipping, November 29, 1956.
Box 1 Folder 13 JARDINE-JOSEPH
  • Jardine, Katherine: Newspaper clipping, July 28, 1937.
  • Jenkins, M. Estelle: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Jobe, Helen Crafts, see: Photograph 1.66 [See also: Crafts, Clayton.]
  • Jones, Jenkin Lloyd: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Jones, L. Maldwyn: Newspaper clipping, August 1940.
  • Jones, Robert Gomer: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Johnson, Mrs. A.H.: Newspaper clipping, March 1938.
  • Johnson, J.G.: Newspaper clipping, December 1937.
  • Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Irving: Newspaper clipping, January 12, 1938.
  • Joseph, Harry: Newspaper clipping, January 31, 1934.
Box 1 Folder 14 KAMMERLING-KUECHLER
  • Kammerling, Mrs. Margaret: Newspaper clipping, March 1937.
  • Kampp, Hubert E.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Kampp, Joseph P.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Karella, Anthony: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Kasch, Otto, see Box 1, folder 29/Business Establishments: Austin Cut Rate Drug.
  • Kearsley, Dr. Mary J.: Newspaper clipping, July 1940.
  • Kelly, Rev. Monsignor Richard S.: Newspaper clipping, May 1938.
  • Kemp, Harold J.: Newspaper clipping, October 14, 1954.
  • Kennedy, Andrew J.: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
  • Kennedy, Mr. and Mrs. John: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Kerr, Henry W.E.: Newspaper clipping, July 15, 1927.
  • Kester, Dr. P.J. and Sophie: Newspaper clipping, July 10, 1941.
  • Killien, William H.: Newspaper clipping, Feb. 1937.
  • Klontz Family: Newspaper clipping, March 26, 1937. [See also: Solberg, Ward] [See also: Box 2, folder 26/Religious Institutions: Austin Methodist]
  • Kramer, F. Harry: Newspaper clipping, May 1938.
  • Kremi, Edward A.: Newspaper clipping, May 25, 1938.
  • Kruger, Mrs. Florence Hohman: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Kuechler, Ruth H.: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 1 Folder 15 LAMBRECHT-LYONS
  • Lambrecht, George: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Larson, Linnea Mabel: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Lawler, Helen: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Box 2, folder 3/Clubs & Organizations: Austin North End Woman's Club.]
  • Lawrenz Family: Newspaper clipping, December 1933.
  • Leathers, George M.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Limoges, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Willard: Newspaper clipping, May 1938.
  • Loner, Adolph: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Lowry, J.J.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Loy, John N.: Newspaper clipping, December 31, 1915.
  • Lynch, Captain George E.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Lyons, John Jay: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 1 Folder 16 MOORE, E.B.: Correspondence, undated; historical sketch, undated; Newspaper clippings, undated [See also: Box 1, folder 34/Business Establishments: E. B. Moore & Company] [See also: Photograph 1.74-1.76]
Box 1 Folder 17 MACDONALD-MUNZ
  • MacDonald, Greer: Newspaper clipping, June 29, 1938.
  • Mack, Dr. Burton W.: Newspaper clipping, June 16, 1937.
  • Magris, Wendell R.: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Marble, Edward, see Photograph 1.67.
  • Martin, Dugal: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Mary Joseph, Sister, RSM: Newspaper clipping, August 18, 1937.
  • McAuliffe, Mrs. H.: Newspaper clipping, April 20, 1938.
  • McCarthy, Mr., see: Photograph 1.69
  • McClelland, Edwin: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • McGee, Flora J., see Austin Daughters of the American evolution.
  • McHugh, James Edward: Newspaper clipping, November 1, 1954.
  • McMaster, Selena Keene, see: Photograph 1.71
  • Mee, Walter R.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Meredith, Captain William (b. 1835), see Photograph 1.72-1.73
  • Miller, Dorothy: Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Miller, J.J.: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Box 2, folder 49/Clubs & Organizations: Austin Improvement Organization.]
  • Miller, Mr. and Mrs. J.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Miller, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Lincoln: Newspaper clipping, Oct. 7, 1936.
  • Mills, Mr. and Mrs. M.B.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Mills, Herbert Stephen: Newspaper clipping, Feb. 8, 1929.
  • Mills, Shiloh R.: Newspaper clipping, June 1938.
  • Mills, Wiley: Newspaper clipping, March 26, 1929.
  • Mohler, Charles K.: Newspaper clipping, April 18, 1930.
  • Moore, Arthur G.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Moore, Aubrey: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Mount, Dr. J.J.: Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Munz, Dorothy Jane: Newspaper clippings, May 1938.
  • Murphy, Mr. and Mrs. George, see Daggett, W.F.
Box 1 Folder 18 NESSEL-NORWOOD
  • Nessel, Jo: Newspaper clipping, Aug. 18, 1937.
  • Nowabe, Helen: Newspaper clipping, Oct. 7, 1936.
  • Norwood, Jack: Newspaper clipping, Dec. 20, 1933.
Box 1 Folder 19 OLIPHANT-ORAM
  • Oliphant, David, see: Photograph 1.77
  • Oliver, Alice Arnold: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Ongawa, Clara Page: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Oram, Edith: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Oram, H.K.: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 1 Folder 20 PLUMBE, GEORGE DAVID Newspaper clippings, undated; A Book of Verse (1912). [See also: Photograph 1.80]
Box 1 Folder 21 PALMBLAD-PREISER
  • Palmblad, Signe: Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1937.
  • Peeples, Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius: Newspaper clippings, 1928, 1938.
  • Perkins, Polly: Newspaper clippings, Dec. 23, 1936.
  • Perry, Rose Marie: Newspaper clipping, 1937.
  • Pettibone, Florence: Newspaper clipping, undated Philbrick, George A.: Newspaper clipping, 1907. [See also: Photograph 1.78]
  • Pierce, C.A.: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Pillinger, E.J.: Newspaper clipping, Feb. 1937.
  • Pinney, Horatio and Eunice: Golden wedding anniversary, 1874
  • Pinney, Lorenzo T.: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Photograph 1.79]
  • Pohl, Dr. Carl: Newspaper clippings, June 1938.
  • Pohlman, Mrs. A.J.: Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Pray, Francis E., see Photograph 1.82
  • Pray, Francis and Phoebe, see Photograph 1.81
  • Pray, Harold: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
  • Pray, Phoebe Marble, see Photograph 1.83-1.84
  • Price, Jeane: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 23, 1936.
  • Priesser, Professor Albert Leo: Newspaper clipping July 4, 1913.
Box 1 Folder 22 RABIN-ROOT
  • Rabin, Mack, see-ACC Box 1, folder 29/Business Establishments: Economy Paint Co.
  • Race, Frank L. (died 1910) and Isabel: Newspaper clipping, 1901. [See also: Photograph 1.85 (Frank)]
  • Race, Luther Ensign: Biographical note, undated
  • Race, Rebecca Kellog: Biographical note, undated
  • Race, Walter R.; Historical sketch, undated
  • Robertson, Howard: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Rohter, Bill: Newspaper clipping, Dec. 1936.
  • Root, Perrin B.: Newspaper clipping, Aug. 12, 1964.
Box 1 Folder 23 SALVATORI -SWANSON
  • Salvatori, Paul: Newspaper clipping, March 1936.
  • Scanlon, John J.: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
  • Schaff, Caroline, see: Photograph 1.86
  • Schaumburg, Henry F.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Seaman, George C.: Newspaper clipping, March 1936.
  • Short, F.E.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Silivan, Theodore: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 1, 1937.
  • Sinclair, Mrs. W.J.: Newspaper clipping, Feb. 1912.
  • Sisson, Adelaide Howe: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Austin Women's Club Collection]
  • Skiles, Mrs. Sarah Chalmers: Newspaper clipping, June 15, 1938.
  • Smith, Dr. Erdmann: Newspaper clipping, August 1938. [See also: Box 2, folder 4/Religious Institutions: Austin Baptist Church]
  • Smith, James H.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Snodgrass, Mrs. Edward G.: Newspaper clipping, 1933. [See also: Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Collection.]
  • Stevens, Mardie Elizabeth: Newspaper clipping, Dec. 1936 [See also: Box 2, folder 26/Religious Institutions: Austin Methodist.]
  • Sullivan, Miles: Newspaper clipping, April 1937.
  • Summers, Mary Elizabeth: Newspaper clipping, June 1937.
  • Swanson, Franklin A.: Newspaper clipping, May 5, 1938 [See also: Box 2, folder 15/Religious Institutions: Austin Lutheran Church.]
Box 1 Folder 24 THACKABERRY-TUTHILL
  • Thackaberry, E.J.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Thiele, Harry: Newspaper clippings, March 16, 23, 1938 [See also: ACC Box 5, folder 26/Residences: 5043 Kammerling Ave.]
  • Throndike, Mrs. J. E.: Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Todoroff, Albert A,: Newsclippping, Dec. 1933.
  • Todoroff, Mr. and Mrs. Alexander: Newspaper clipping, May 26, 1937.
  • Trail, Dick, see Photograph 1.87
  • Trail, Hannah, see Photograph 1.88
  • Turner, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas: Postcards, 1938, 1946.
  • Tuthill, Rena: Newspaper clipping, July 1938.
Box 1 Folder 25 UNIDENTIFIED-VAN WACKERMAN
  • Unidentified female, circa 1870s-1980s, see Photograph 1.89
  • Updike, F.D.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Van Hecke, Raymond: Newspaper clipping, April 1937.
  • Van Loon, H.E.: Newspaper clipping, June 1935.
  • Van Wackerman, Mrs. John: Newspaper clippings, April, May 1938.
Box 1 Folder 26 WALLE-WUNSCH
  • Walle, Charles: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Warner, Phillip: Newspaper clipping, Oct. 21, 1946.
  • Weeler, Robert: Newspaper clipping, Jan. 1934.
  • Weimer, Kathryn, see-Austin Daughters of the American Revolution Collection.
  • Welge, Gladys: Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1938.
  • Weller, Mr.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Wendt, Martha: Poetry, 1939.
  • West, Mr. and Mrs. John: Newspaper clipping, Dec. 1929.
  • Wheeler, Elbert: Newspaper clipping, May 1936.
  • White, Rev. Abel M.: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Box 2, folder 26/Religious Institutions: Austin Methodist.]
  • White, Jessie J.: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 1940.
  • Whitehead, E.J., see: Photograph 1.90
  • Whitney, Elizabeth: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Whittler, Gale G., see: Photograph 1.91
  • Whitworth, James N.: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 2, 1936.
  • Wilcox, Earl: Newspaper clipping, Aug. 1937.
  • Williams, J.R.: Newspaper clipping, March 1938.
  • Wilson, George L.: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
  • Wimble, William J.: Newspaper clipping, Sept. 10, 1936.
  • Witt, Ellen: Newspaper clipping, April 1938.
  • Wunsch, Harold C., see: Photograph 1.92
Box 1 Folder 27 YOUNG-ZIPPRICH
  • Young, William F.: Newspaper clipping, Jan. 10, 1934.
  • Zawacki, Raymond: Newspaper clipping, 1937.
  • Zipprich, Dr. Walter F.: Newspaper clipping, 1936.
Box 1 Folder 28 PHOTOGRAPHS/NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS OF EARLY AUSTIN RESIDENTS FROM THE AUSTINITE.

Series 2: Business Establishments

Box 1 Folder 29 General A-Z, Newspaper clippings for miscellaneous businesses, circa 1920s-1930s
Box 1 Folder 30 Austin Federal Savings & Loan Association: Newspaper clipping, July 1973 Austin State Bank (national)
Box 1 Folder 31 Austin Federal Savings & Loan Association: Dedication program, 1926; anniversary program, 1931
Box 1 Folder 32 Austin Federal Savings & Loan Association: Canceled checks, 1891-1897
Box 1 Folder 33 Austin Federal Savings & Loan Association: Newspaper clippings, 1937-1966
Box 1 Folder 34
  1. E.B. Moore & Co.: Handbills, undated; Pamphlets, undated [See also: Box 1, folder 16/Biographical: Moore, E. B. Frank Pray Real Estate & Insurance]
Box 1 Folder 35 See: Photograph 1.1; Photograph 1.81-1.82
Box 1 Folder 36
  1. Public Service Co.: Historical essay, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1943 Real Estate (general)
Box 1 Folder 37
  1. Newspaper clippings, 1911-1940
Box 1 Folder 38
  1. Six Mile House (historical marker) [See also: Photograph 1.2]

Series 3: Religious Institutions

GENERAL
Box 2 Folder 1 Austin Council of Churches: Annual reports, 1961-1966; Constitutions and By-Laws, undated; membership rosters, undated
Box 2 Folder 2 Austin Council of Churches: Meetings, 1961; organizational meetings, undated; reports and statements, 1962-1963.
Box 2 Folder 3 Austin Council of Churches: Study sessions, 1962.
BAPTIST CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 4 Austin Baptist Church: Newspaper clippings, 1911-1957
Box 2 Folder 5 Austin Swedish Baptist Church: Newspaper clippings, 1912, 1936 Bethel Baptist Church
Box 2 Folder 6 Austin Swedish Baptist Church: Newspaper clipping, 1937 First Baptist Church of Austin
Box 2 Folder 7 Austin Swedish Baptist Church: Historical sketch, 1943; 40th Anniversary program, 1911; 50th Anniversary program, 1921; Newspaper clippings, 1911
Box 2 Folder 8 Judson Baptist Church: Newspaper clippings, 1924, 1938.
CHRISTIAN CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 9 Austin Boulevard Christian Church: Newspaper clippings, 1934, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 10 Austin Christian Church: Newspaper clippings, 1911, 1937.
CONGREGATIONAL CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 11 Austin Congregational Church: Newspaper clippings, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 12 52nd Avenue Congregational Church: Newspaper clipping, 1911.
Box 2 Folder 13 First Congregational Church of Austin: Sketch, undated
EPISCOPAL CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 14 St. Martin's Episcopal Church: Newspaper clippings, circa 1930's.
LUTHERAN CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 15 Austin Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clipping, 1912. [See also: Moreland Lutheran Church]
Box 2 Folder 16 Bethany Evangelical Lutheran Church: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 17 Christ English Evangelical Lutheran Church: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
Box 2 Folder 18 English Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clipping, 1929, 1936; The Redeemer Lutheran, 1916.
Box 2 Folder 18a Kloeckner Memorial and Reformed Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 2 Folder 19 Moreland Lutheran Church: Newspaper clippings, 1930, undated [See also: Austin Messiah Evangelical Lutheran Church.]
Box 2 Folder 20 North Austin Lutheran Church: Newspaper clippings, 1929-1938.
Box 2 Folder 21 St. Luke's Lutheran Church: Newspaper clipping, 1912.
Box 2 Folder 22 St. Paul's Lutheran Church: Historical sketch, undated; Carillon Dedication program; 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1938; 75th anniversary pamphlet, 1974.
Box 2 Folder 23 Swedish Evangelical Lutheran Church: Newspaper clipping, 1929. [See also: Austin Messiah Evangelical Lutheran and Moreland Lutheran churches Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church]
Box 2 Folder 24 Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clipping, 1937.
METHODIST CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 25 Asbury Methodist Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1912, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 26 Austin Methodist Episcopal Church: Annual report, 1923; annual banquet program, 1967; Austin Methodist News , 1973; 105th anniversary program, 1967; Newspaper clippings, 1911-1947.
Box 2 Folder 27 First Methodist Church: Newspaper clippings, 1912, undated
Box 2 Folder 28 Lamon Avenue Methodist Church: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 2 Folder 29 Mandell Methodist Church: Historical sketch, undated; Official Directory, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 30 Washington Boulevard Methodist Episcopal Church: The Advocate, 1921; Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1944.
Box 2 Folder 31 Moody Church: Newspaper clipping, undated; "New England Supper" program, 1907.
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES
Austin Presbyterian Church: [See also: First Presbyterian Church; Photograph 1.3-1.6]
Box 2 Folder 32 Faith Presbyterian Church: Historical sketches, 1930, 1943.
Box 2 Folder 33 First Presbyterian Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1911; programs, 1917, 1918.
Box 2 Folder 34 Trinity Presbyterian Church: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1937.
ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCHES
Box 2 Folder 35 Our Lady Help of Christians: Newspaper clippings, 1930, 1936, 1938, 1964.
Box 2 Folder 36 Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Newspaper clippings, 1937. St. Angela's Parish
Box 2 Folder 37 Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Newspaper clipping, 1936. St. Catherine of Siena
Box 2 Folder 38 Our Lady of Perpetual Help: Newspaper clippings, 1911-1938, undated
Box 2 Folder 39 St. Thomas Aquinas: Newspaper clippings, 1912, 1937, 1938.
UNITARIAN CHURCH
Box 2 Folder 40 Third Unitarian Church: Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1936.

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 2 Folder 41 American Legion, Post No. 52 and 275: Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1937, undated
Box 2 Folder 42 Associates of the Austin Woman's Clubs: Minutes of meetings, 1927-1939.
Box 2 Folder 43 Austin Arts Council: Programs, 1972.
Box 2 Folder 44 Austin Citizens Council: By-laws, undated; correspondence, 1957-1960; membership rosters, 1958-1959; meeting announcements, 1958-1960; Newspaper clippings, 1959-1960; statements, 1958-1959.
Box 2 Folder 45 Austin Community Council: Program for the 1st Annual May Festival, May 26, 1921. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.12]
Box 2 Folder 46 Austin Community Forum: Newspaper clippings, including information on Roger Baldwin, Clarence Darrow, W.E.B. DuBois, and Norman Thomas.
Box 2 Folder 47 Austin Community Organization: By-Laws and Mission Statement, undated; financial statements, 1965
Box 2 Folder 48 ACO Newsletter, vol. I, #1-9 (1965): Committee agendas and minutes: Community Relations Committee, 1965; Community Leadership Committee, 1965; Community Fair Committee, January 1965; Executive Committee, January 1965; Housing Committee, January 1965; Steering Committee, November 1964; Schools Committee, 1966.
Box 2 Folder 49 Austin Improvement Association: Austin Magazine, July 1907.
Box 3 Folder 1 Austin Kiwanis Club: Directories, 1937-1944; Newspaper clippings, May 1937. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.14]
Box 3 Folder 2 Austin Lions Club: Newspaper clippings, 1927, 1937, undated; Souvenir 25th Annual Party and Dance Program, March 25, 1944.
Box 3 Folder 3 Austin North End Woman's Club: Newspaper clippings, 1931-1940; 25th Anniversary Directory, 1940-1941.
Box 3 Folder 4 Austin P.C. Baseball Team, see Photograph 1.8
Box 3 Folder 5 Austin Roamer Baseball Team: Newspaper clipping, 1929.
Box 3 Folder 6 Austin Stars Baseball Team, see Photograph 1.9
Box 3 Folder 7 Austin Veterans Association, Inc. : Program, 1957.
Box 3 Folder 8 Austin Women for Community Goodwill: The West Side Story (newsletter): vol. I, #8-13-vol. II, #1-3, June 1967-March 1968; Newspaper clippings, 1970.
Box 3 Folder 9 Boy Scouts of America-Austin District: Application form, 1949; Directory, 1949; memoranda to scout masters, 1951; Midwest First Aid Contest Rules, 1943; "Smoke Signals" (newsletter), 1951; Troop Review Manual, undated
Box 3 Folder 10 Business Associations, A-Z: Newspaper clippings, including the Austin Merchant's Association, 1936; Garfield Park Business Men's Club, 1932; Park Avenue Merchants, undated; West Chicago Avenue Business Men's Association, 1936; West Division Street Merchants, 1936.
Box 3 Folder 11 Census Area Stabilization Alliance: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 3 Folder 12 Centurions: Newspaper clippings, 1936.
Box 3 Folder 13 Continental Can North Plant Basketball Team: Newspaper clipping, circa 1929.
Box 3 Folder 14 Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War: Heroines, A Hero, A Peace Maker, 1964; invitation, 1926; Newspaper clippings, undated [See also: Grand Army of the Republic (below).]
Box 3 Folder 15 Few Friends Club: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Photograph 1.11-1.11a (oversize)]
Box 3 Folder 16 Fine Arts and Cultural Associations, A-Z: Newspaper clippings, including Austin Choral Club, 1937; Austin Symphony Orchestra, 1940; Bellman Singing Club, 1936; Chicago Players, 1924; West Side Fine Arts Guild, 1938.
Box 3 Folder 17 Fraternal Organizations, A-Z: Newspaper clippings, including Austin DeMolay, undated; Independent Order of Odd Fellows, undated; Knights Templar, 1936; Masons, 1911, undated; Loyal Order of Moose, 1937.
Box 3 Folder 18 Grand Army of the Republic-Kilpatric Post No. 276: Newspaper clippings, 1929, undated; rosters, 1903-1926. [See also: Photograph 1.12-1.15a]
Box 3 Folder 19 Knights of Columbus: Newspaper clipping, March 12, 1947.
Box 3 Folder 20 Midwest Athletic Club: Newspaper clipping, 1929; program for "Women's Friendship Day," circa 1932.
Box 3 Folder 21 Old Settlers, 1933: Correspondence, historical sketches, minutes of meetings, Newspaper clippings, Old Settlers list.
Box 3 Folder 22 Order of the Eastern Star-Austin Chapter No. 180: Newspaper clippings, 1937, 1938, 1940; post cards (obituaries), 1965.
Box 3 Folder 23 Organization for a Better Austin: Annual All Austin Congress, 1st-6th (1967-1972)
Box 3 Folder 24 Organization for a Better Austin: Brochures: Austin, undated; Austin Summer and Autumn Festivals, 1967; 5th Annual
Box 3 Folder 25 Austin Art Fair, 1971: Newsletters: OBA News Brief, undated; OBA Newsletter, vol. I, #1 (January 7, 1968)
Box 3 Folder 26 Austin Art Fair: Constitution and By-Laws, 1967-1968; maps, 1968; school busing controversy, 1968
Box 3 Folder 27 Austin Art Fair: Senate proceedings and resolutions, 1968, 1971- 1972. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.4-1.9 (Newspaper clippings, newsletter: OBA Advocate).]
Philharmonic Club, see: Photograph 1.15d (oversize)
Box 3 Folder 28 Sea Scouts: Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1937. [See also: Boy Scouts of America (above)]
Box 3 Folder 29 West End Catholic Woman's Club: Newspaper clipping, April 1968.
Box 3 Folder 30 Y.M.C.A.: Brochure, 1954; Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1936- 1938. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.14]
Box 3 Folder 31 Y.W.C.A.: Brochure, 1924
Box 3 Folder 32 Young Peoples Literacy Club : "Iona: The Rag Picker" (manuscript), undated

Series 5: Historical Sketches and Essays

Box 3 Folder 33 Lot 7, Block 1, Hearfield's and Kimball's Subdivision, Abstract of Title, circa 1910
Box 3 Folder 33a "Austin," Bob Johnson, [1985]
Box 3 Folder 34 Austin Directory: Photo-copy, 1890.
Box 4 Folder 1 Austin Directory: 1897.
Box 4 Folder 2 Austin Directory: 1899.
Box 4 Folder 3 Austin Directory: 1903.
Box 4 Folder 4 Austin Directory: 1907.
Box 4 Folder 5 "Austin's Early Days," The Austinite , March 24, 1916.
Box 4 Folders 6-13 "Austin Its People and History," Volumes I-VIII, circa 1920-1937 (bound scrapbooks of Newspaper clippings).
Box 5 Folder 1 Austin Town Hall: Newspaper clippings, undated
Box 5 Folder 2 Austin Town Hall: Scrapbook, 1928 [See also: Photograph 1.21-1.22; Oversize Folder 1.13]
Box 5 Folders 3-4 Joseph E. Ritchies' Subdivision: Certificates of Sale for General Taxes, September 5, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 5 "Early Austin," Anne N. Dannegar, 1944.
Box 5 Folder 6 "Early History of Moreland, Illinois; Now Part of Chicago," William Johnson and Goldwin Anderson, 1939.
Box 5 Folders 7-8 Merrick's Subdivision: Examinations of Title to Lots, 14, 15, 16, 21, and 22, Block 1, circa 1890
Box 5 Folder 9 Merrick's Subdivision: Examination of Title to Lot 16, Block 1, circa 1890.
Box 5 Folder 10 Merrick's Subdivision: Examination of Title to Austin and Merrick's Subdivision, circa 1890-1910.
Box 5 Folder 11 Integration: Brochures, undated
Box 5 Folder 12 Integration: Newspaper clippings, 1960s.
Box 5 Folder 13 Integration: Reports, 1965. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.10, 1.11]
Box 5 Folder 14 Janak, Edward: Biography, 1975; untitled essay, 1975.
Box 5 Folder 15 Maps, see Oversize Folder 1.16, 1.19
Box 5 Folder 16 Municipal Agencies: Newspaper clippings-police, 1938.
Box 5 Folder 17 Municipal Agencies: Newspaper clippings-post office, 1913.
Box 5 Folder 18 Municipal Agencies: Newspaper clippings, 1911-1976.
Box 5 Folder 19 Politics: Campaign cards, 1914; Newspaper clippings, 1912; sample ballot, undated

Series 6: Hospitals

Box 5 Folder 20 St. Anne's Hospital: Correspondence, 1981; Newspaper clippings, 1928; Golden Jubilee Souvenir Program, 1953.
Box 5 Folder 21 Austin Hospital: Newspaper clipping, 1925; West Suburban Hospital Newspaper clipping, 1926.

Series 7: Parks

Box 5 Folder 22 Columbus Park: Newspaper clippings, 1924, 1936.
Box 5 Folder 23 Holden Park: Enabling ordinance, undated (photo-copy) LaFollette Park
Box 5 Folder 24 Holden Park: Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1934, undated
Box 5 Folder 25 Warren Woods: Newspaper clipping, January 1912.

Series 8: Residences

Box 5 Folder 26 General, A-Z: Newspaper clippings, including the Chadbourne Apartments at Lotus Avenue and Fulton Street, 1929; 116 N. Central Avenue (J.J. McCarthy Home) [See also: Photographs 1.93-1.100]
Box 5 Folder 27 Seth P. Warner Home, 631 N. Central Ave: Correspondence, 1963; historical sketch, 1963; Newspaper clipping, April 1964 [See also: Box 12, folder 32/Residences: Benson; Oversize Folder 1.3]

Series 9: Schools

Box 6 Folder 1 Austin Academy of Fine Arts: Brochures, 1977-1978; Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940. [See also: Box 5, folder 27/Residences: 631 N. Central Avenue Seth Warner Home; Box 12, folder 32/Residences: Benson]
Austin High School, see Austin High School Collection (AUHS)
Box 6 Folder 2 Austin Middle School: Fliers, 1973; Newspaper clippings, 1973
Box 6 Folder 3 Austin Public School: Newspaper clipping, undated; program for Closing Exercises, June 1873. [See also: Photograph 1.101]
Box 6 Folder 4 Austin Special School: Newspaper clipping, circa 1950.
Box 6 Folder 5 Austin's First School: Newspaper clippings, undated
Box 6 Folder 6 Byford School: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 6 Folder 7 Christ Lutheran School: Newspaper clipping, 1965.
Box 6 Folder 8 Emmet School: Historical sketch, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1929-1938; "So You Want to Improve the Reading Program in Your School" (essay), undated [See also: Photograph 1.102-1.103]
Box 6 Folder 9 Harlem Consolidated High School: Commencement Program, June 15, 1942
Box 6 Folder 10 John Hay School: Historical fact sheet, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1967
Box 6 Folder 11 Julia Ward Howe School: Historical fact sheet, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1920s, 1940s
Box 6 Folder 12 Integration of District 4: Budget hearing statements, 1962; Newspaper clippings, 1961-1962. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.1-1.2]
Box 6 Folders 13-15 Francis Scott Key School: Centennial celebration program, 1972; narration for celebration, 1972; historical fact sheet, 1943; Newspaper clippings, 1973; program announcements, 1900-1910.
Box 6 Folder 16 Joseph Lovett School: Newspaper clipping, undated
Box 6 Folder 17 Madison Street School, see Photograph 1.110
Box 6 Folder 18 May School: Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1967.
Box 6 Folder 19 Nash School: Newspaper clippings, 1928, 1929, 1938; The Councilor (publication), June 1955.
Box 6 Folder 20 North School, see Photograph 1.111
Box 6 Folder 21 Perrego, Mrs. R.G.: Recital program, May 26, 1916.
Box 6 Folder 21a Siena High School: Historical sketch, undated; Newspaper clippings, 1937, 1973, undated
Box 6 Folder 22 Herbert Spencer School: Historical sketches, 1943, 1944.
Box 6 Folder 23 Ella Flagg Young School: Newspaper clippings, 1920s-1930s.
Box 6 Folder 24 West Town School of Music: Newspaper clipping, 1936, 1937.

Series 10: Street Scenes

Box 6 Folder 25 General A-Z: Newspaper clippings, undated; historical sketches, circa 1910-1936. [See also: Oversize Folder 1.15; Photograph 1.112-1.114]
Box 6 Folder 26 Bridges and Viaducts: Newspaper clippings, 1938.

Series 11: Transportation

Box 6 Folder 27 Bus Service: Newspaper clippings, 1937-1938.
Box 6 Folder 28 Chicago Northwestern Railroad; Cicero and Harlem Railway Company; Suburban Railroad: Tickets, circa 1900-1903. [See also: Photograph 1.115-1.116]
Box 6 Folder 29 Elevated Line Service: Newspaper clippings, 1911-1958 [See also: Photograph 1.120-1.124]
Box 6 Folder 30 Street Cars: Newspaper clippings, 1936, 1952, undated

Series 12: War Time Activities

Box 6 Folder 31 World War I: Programs from memorial ceremonies, 1919
Box 6 Folder 32 World War I: "Songs for Liberty Loan Workers," circa 1917-1918

Series 13: Non-Manuscript Material/Scrapbooks

Box 7: "Walter H. Moore Scrapbook of the Austin Community" (Newspaper clippings), circa 1890-1920.

Box 8 "Portrait of a Neighborhood" (Newspaper clippings), circa 1948.
"Austin and Oak Park" (Newspaper clippings), 1927-1934.

Box 9 (**This item is located with the Austin Oversize Folders. **) Evelyn M. Nickol Scrapbook, "A Survey of the Community Austin" (Newspaper clippings), 1939.

Supplement 1

Series 1: Biographical

Box 10 Folder 1 ANDERSON-CALLAHAN
  • Anderson, Dorothy
  • Anderson, Nels (born 1870)
  • Ballestro, Maurice
  • Bartelme, Mary (Judge)
  • Bastian, Jacob (born 1863) and Lillie (born 1863)
  • Bauer, George
  • Beaubien, John Wentworth (1882-1940)
  • Boettcher, Eugene H.
  • Bolotin, Fred
  • Boughs, H.C.
  • Budd, Liliian
  • Burns, James (1824-1867)
  • Busse, Emma Fischer (born 1864) and Minnie Fischer Brown (born 1866) (Chicago Fire reminiscences)
  • Callahan, Francis (Alderman)
Box 10 Folder 2 CAMPBELL, FRANK R. (1881-1946) AND LILLIAN M. (1881-1942)
Box 10 Folder 3 CAMPBELL-CHOLVIN
  • Campbell, William J. (born 1903)
  • Childs, Willard H.
  • Cholvin, Constant (born 1866)
Box 10 Folder 4 CLARK
  • Clark, John S. (died 1912)
  • Clark, John S. II (born 1892)
  • Clark, John S. III
Box 10 Folder 5 CLARK-EGER
  • Clark, Martin J. (1856-1938)
  • Clark, William G. (born 1923)
  • Collins, Beryl B.
  • Collins, Michael J. (1861-1937)
  • Covelli, John Thomas (born 1937)
  • Crowell, George C.
  • Curtin, D.D., fireman (1876-1939)
  • Curtis, James J.
  • DeButts, Clarence (born 1868)
  • Dooley, John (1860-1945)
  • Dorney, Maurice A. (1870-1939)
  • Duckett, May Broderick
  • Dyerson, Delmar L.
  • Eger, Mrs. J. Henry
Box 10 Folder 6 FARRELL-KEARSLEY
  • Farrell, Edward (born 1859) and Clara Roth
  • Finerty, Frank, fireman
  • Fowler, Agnes Furse
  • Hackley, Edward C. (died 1937)
  • Hale, Jessie and William
  • Halberg, Charles E. (1855-1940)
  • Harris, George
  • Henrikson, Rose (died 1939)
  • Herron, John E.
  • Horder, Edward Y.
  • Howitt, Margaret
  • Kampp, Joseph P. (1874-1941)
  • Kearsley, Mary J. (1867-1940)
Box 10 Folder 7 KEENEY, ALBERT F. (1872-1950)
Box 10 Folder 8 KELLOG-MULLER
Box 10 Folder 9 NELSON-SCHILKE
  • Nelson, Swann (born 1865)
  • O'Connell, Ray
  • O'Connor, John Richard (1856-1937)
  • O'Hearn, Daniel F. (born 1879)
  • Orleander, Victor A. (1873-1949)
  • Oram, Hubert K. (1864- 1949)
  • Ramsey, Grover C.
  • Rocco, William A. (born 1916)
  • Russell, David
  • Ryan, Frank E. (1890-1939)
  • Sandman, George J. (1871-1937)
  • Sandre, Dorothy
  • Sayre, Harriet E.
  • Schilke, William P. (born 1888)
Box 10 Folder 10 SMITH-WRIGHT
  • Smith, R.F. (born 1880)
  • Snyder, Mattie Bosely and Myrtle Bosely Snyder
  • Sommers, Hobart H.
  • Spear, Aldon L. (born 1871)
  • Spencer, Thomas (1793-1857)
  • Stiemann, Theodore (born 1866) and wife (born 1870)
  • Torgeson, Kenneth L.
  • Van Liew, Helen F.
  • Walker, June
  • Westerdale, Thomas (1854-1937)
  • Whitehead, James
  • Whitehead, Leila E.
  • Whitehead, Ruth Wilson, see folder 10a
  • Wright, Mrs. H.W. (died 1940)
Box 10 Folder 10a WHITEHEAD, RUTH WILSON Includes diary excerpt on Lincoln's funeral, May 1, 1865

Series 2: Businesses

Box 10 Folder 10b Henry W. Austin (real estate): Printed letter, May 1, 1874
Box 10 Folder 11
  • Austin State Bank, 1941
  • Belden Manufacturing Company, 1947-1952: Newspaper clipping
Oversize Folder 1.16
  • Benson Music Shop, 1940
  • J. Brach and Sons
Box 10 Folder 12 Newspaper clipping, 1943-1953
Oversize Folder 1.17
  • Carlson Fuel Supply, 1953
  • Chicago-Mayfield Food Mart, 1940
  • Citizens National Bank, 1946
  • Glos Barbershop, 1953
  • Hotpoint, 1948
Box 10 Folder 13 Madison Square State Bank, 1929: Newspaper clipping
Box 11 Folder 1 Mills Stadium (Mills Novelty Company), 1938-1941: Newspaper clipping, including information on a Michigan cult, the "House of David."
Box 11 Folder 2 Mollett Drug Store, 1952: Newspaper clipping Western Electric, 1951: Newspaper clipping

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Box 11 Folder 3 Newspaper Clippings:
  • General church history in Austin, 1940
  • Asbury Methodist, 1948
  • Austin Bible, 1948
  • Austin Boulevard Christian, 1948
  • Austin Congregational, 1941
  • Austin Methodist Episcopal, 1937-1952
  • Austin Westminster Presbyterian Bethany Lutheran, 1948-1950
  • Christian English Evangelical Lutheran, 1948
  • Community Tent Gospel, 1939
  • Evangelical Lutheran Bethel, 1948
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 1948
  • Faith Presbyterian, 1945-1948
Box 11 Folder 4 Newspaper Clippings:
  • Galewood Congregational, 1948
  • Judson Baptist, 1948
  • Kloeckner Evangelical and Reformed, 1939-1948
  • Lamon Avenue Methodist, 1948
  • Mandell Methodist, 1941-1945
  • Mission Covenant, 1948
  • North Austin Lutheran, 1945
  • Resurrection Roman Catholic, 1936-1948
  • St. Catherine of Siena, 1917
  • St. Luke's Evangelical Lutheran, 1937
  • St. Paul's Evangelical Lutheran, 1946-48
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic, 1937-38 [See also: Oversize Folder 1.18]
  • Third Unitarian, 1936-1948 Trinity Lutheran, 1948
Box 11 Folder 5 Zion Evangelical and Reformed, 1912-1946: Newspaper clippings

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 11 Folder 6 Austin Community Theatre, 1940-41: Newspaper Clipping
Box 11 Folder 7 Newspaper clipping
  • Austin Chess and Checker Club, 1945
  • Austin Citizens Council, 1953
  • Austin-Garfield War Memorial Club, 1945
  • Austin North End Women's Club, 1939
  • Austin Volunteer Blood Donors Association, 1948
  • Mary Bartleme Club, 1948
  • I.X.L. Social Club, 1886
  • Northwest Real Estate Board, 1939
  • Playreaders Drama Group, 1948
Box 11 Folder 7a Notre Dame Players: Play programs, 1938, 1939
Box 11 Folder 8 West Area Business and Professional Women's Club; 1932-1942: Newspaper clipping

Series 5: Historical Sketches

Box 11 Folder 9 Abstract of Title, 1839-1919
Box 11 Folder 10 "Austin and Some of Her Prominent Citizens," Picture book, 1894
Box 11 Folder 11 Austin: Newspaper clippings, 1928-1953
Box 11 Folder 12 Harriman, Mrs. M.M., "Up from Pioneers" (about Oak Park), 1907
Box 11 Folder 13 Herron, John E., "Some Recollections," undated
Box 11 Folder 14 Horder, Edward Y., Reminiscences
Box 12 Folder 1 Johnsen, William and Goldwin Anderson, "History of Moreland"
Box 12 Folder 1a Klove, Robert, "Austin-A Compact Residential Settlement," 1941
Box 12 Folder 2 Moreland: Newspaper clippings, 1937-1939
Box 12 Folder 3 37th Ward, 1915: Newspaper clipping

Municipal Agencies

Box 12 Folder 4 Fire Department: Report by Cornelius Murphy on Glidden Varnish Company fire, 1935

Series 7: Parks

Box 12 Folder 5 Columbus Park, 1922-1940: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 5a West Chicago Park Commissioners: "An Ordinance. . ., " undated

Series 9: Schools

Box 12 Folder 6 Austin Public High School, 1879-1884: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 7 Byford School: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 8 Emmett School, circa 1920-1943: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 9 Howe School, 1939-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 10 Key School, 1938-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 11 Lewis School, 1940-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 12 May School, 1939-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 13 Nash School, 1938-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 14 St. Catherine of Siena School, 1925-1948: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 15 Spencer School, 1938-1948: Newspaper clipping

Series 10: Streets

Box 12 Folder 16 Austin Boulevard, 1938-1940: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 17 Central Avenue, 1936-1945: Newspaper clipping Cicero Avenue, 1937-1946
Box 12 Folder 18 Central Avenue, 1936-1945: Newspaper clipping Laramie Avenue, 1938-1941
Box 12 Folder 19 Central Avenue, 1936-1945: Newspaper clipping Street renumbering, 1910
Box 12 Folder 20 Central Avenue, 1936-1945: Postcard
Box 12 Folder 21 Street paving, 1911: Request

Series 11: Transportation

Box 12 Folder 22 Central Avenue Bridge, 1940-1941: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 23 Elevated highway, 1929-1939: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 24 Elevated railroad, 1903-1962: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 25 Streetcars, 1936: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 26 Subway, 1938: Newspaper clipping

Supplement 2

Series 1: Biographical

Box 12 Folder 27 Bergman, R.A. (born 1892): Newspaper clipping, 1935

Series 2: Businesses

Box 12 Folder 28 Jensen's Florist Shop, 1953: Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 29 Mars, Inc. (M&M Mars candy company), 1945 : Newspaper clipping
Box 12 Folder 30 Schreiner Drug Store, 1941: Newspaper clipping

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 12 Folder 31 Austin Historical Society: Newspaper clipping

Series 8: Residences

Box 12 Folder 32 Newspaper clippings
  • Benson (631 N. Central Ave.), 1940 [See also: Box 5, folder 27]
  • Cochrane (5517 N. Race), 1941 Hulick (5430 Crystal Ave.), 1941 Warner (631 N. Central), 1953

Series 9: Schools

Box 12 Folder 33 Austin College of Music: Invitation, ticket, clipping, 1929-1938

Supplement 3

Picturesque Austin

Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 1 Cover
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 2 Title page
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 3 Text describing Austin (2 copies)
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 4 Bird's-eye view from top of town hall looking northwest
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 5 Bird's-eye view from top of town hall looking south
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 6 Bird's-eye view from top of town hall looking southwest
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 7 Bird's-eye view from Masonic hall looking west
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 8 Central Avenue from Depot looking north
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 9 Central Avenue from Grove Street looking south
Box 13 Folder 1 Plate 10 Central Avenue from Washington Street looking north
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 1 Central Avenue south from Chestnut Street
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 2 Northwestern Depot at Central Avenue
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 3 Northwestern Depot at Austin Avenue
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 4 Club house and library building from southwest
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 5 Club house and library building from southeast
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 6 Giles' new business block
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 7 Giles' Masonic block
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 8 Methodist Church and North Side School house
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 9 Baptist church and a portion of Pine Avenue
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 10 Cicero Town Hall and park from southeast
Box 13 Folder 2 Plate 11 Endpaper, watermarked "Kenesaw"

OVERSIZE MATERIALS

Oversize Folders 1.1-1.19 ACC Schools/Integration, 4th District.
Oversize Folders 1.1-1.2 Newspaper clippings, June 28, 1967, undated [See also: Box 6, folder 12]
Oversize Folders 1.3 Residences - 631 N. Central: Newspaper clipping, April 1964 [See also: Box 5, folder 27]
Oversize Folders 1.4 Clubs and Organizations - Organization for a Better Austin: Newspaper clipping, June 3, 1970
Oversize Folders 1.5 Organization for a Better Austin: OBA Advocate, August 1972
Oversize Folders 1.6a-b Organization for a Better Austin: Newspaper clipping, June 14, 1967
Oversize Folders 1.7 Organization for a Better Austin: Newspaper clipping, May 3, 1971, undated
Oversize Folders 1.8 Organization for a Better Austin: Newspaper clipping, 1972
Oversize Folders 1.9a-i Organization for a Better Austin: Newspaper clipping, December 5, 1971 [See also: Box 3, folders 23-27]
Oversize Folders 1.10 Community History – Integration: "The Panel of American Women," Chicago Today, March 10, 1967.
Oversize Folders 1.11 Integration: "Of Prejudice and Pride," Chicago Daily News, September 11, 1967 [See also: Box 5, folders 11-13]
Oversize Folders 1.12 Clubs and Organizations - Austin Community Council: Newspaper clippings, September 11, 1958 [See also: Box 2, folder 45]
Oversize Folders 1.13 Community History - Austin Town Hall: Newspaper clipping, November 24, no year [See also: Box 5, folder 1-2]
Oversize Folders 1.14 Clubs and Organizations - Kiwanis and Y.M.C.A.: Newspaper clipping, The Austinite, July 10, 1940 [See also: Box 3, folder 1, 30]
Oversize Folders 1.15 Streets: "A New Plan for Crosstown Route," October 28, 1967 [See also: Box 6, folder 25 Oversize Material from Supplement 1 Businesses/Benson Music Shop.]
Oversize Folders 1.16 Streets: Newspaper clipping, 1940
Oversize Folders 1.17 Businesses - Brach's Candy Company: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Box 10, folder 12]
Oversize Folders 1.18 Religious Institutions - St. Thomas Aquinas Roman Catholic Church: Newspaper clipping, undated [See also: Box 11, folder 4]
Oversize Folders 1.19 Streets – Galewood: Chicago's Last 'Close-In' Subdivision: Real estate brochure, map, 1928

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photographs with the prefix 1 form the original accession and were amassed by the Austin Historical Society. Photographs with the prefix 2 are from the first supplemental accession and were collected by the West Side Historical Society.

Series 1: Biographical/Portraits and Family Photographs

Photograph 2.54 Bartelme, Mary M., 1933
Photograph 1.27 Bassett, Andrew J. (1894-1918)
Photograph 1.28a Bassett, Charles (1845-1915)
Photograph 1.28b Bassett, Charles E. (oversize)
Photograph 1.29 Bassett, Charles, undated
Photograph 1.30 Bassett, Edward T. (born 1850)
Photograph 1.31 Bassett, George (1804-1874), circa 1860s-1870s
Photograph 1.32 Bassett, Harriet Hammiston, undated
Photograph 1.33 Bassett, Nelson M. (1838-1916)
Photograph 1.34 Bassett, Nelson M. (born 1838), circa 1880s-1900
Photograph 1.35 Bassett, Mrs. Nelson (Helen A. Worthly), circa 1880s-1900
Photograph 2.55 Berndt, Elmer A., June 6, 1946
Photograph 1.36 Bond, Charles N., July 1873
Photograph 1.37 Bond, James A., circa 1873
Photograph 2.56 Brach, Emil J. (1859-1947), 1945
Photograph 1.38 Braucher Family, undated
Photograph 1.39 Braucher, Bertram Ralph (1910-1937), July 23, 1928
Photograph 1.40 Braucher, Ralph and Mabel, 1903
Photograph 1.41 Braucher, Ralph, undated
Photograph 1.42 Braucher Family, circa 1897
Photograph 1.43 Burkhart, William, circa 1870-1890
Photograph 2.57 Burkhart, William
Photograph 2.58 Burkhart, Mrs. William, undated
Photograph 1.44 Clement, A.H., undated
Photograph 2.59 Cholvin, Constant, 1920
Photograph 1.45 Crafts, Clayton E., undated
Photograph 1.46 Crafts, Mrs. Gilbert, undated
Photograph 1.47 Crafts, Miles B., undated
Photograph 2.60 Crowell, Rev. George C., 1939
Photograph 1.48 Davis, George M., circa 1844
Photograph 1.49 Davis, Henrietta A. Dales (born 1845), circa 1880-1890s
Photograph 1.50 Farnham, E.W., 1886
Photograph 2.61 Foy, Frank G., circa 1929
Photograph 1.51 Gunthorp, N.D., undated
Photograph 1.52 Hankinson, Alvira Mason, undated
Photograph 1.53 Hankinson, Burt, undated
Photograph 1.54 Hankinson, Burt, undated
Photograph 1.55 Hankinson, Eliza Bassett (1847-1915), circa 1880s-1890s
Photograph 1.56 Hankinson, Eliza Bassett, December 6, 1909
Photograph 1.57 Hankinson, Eliza Bassett, undated
Photograph 1.58 Hankinson, Francis Milton, 1866
Photograph 1.59 Hankinson, Linda Bassett, undated
Photograph 1.60 Hankinson, Mabel, 1888
Photograph 1.61 Hankinson, Mabel, undated
Photograph 1.62 Hankinson, Mabel, December 1900
Photograph 1.63 Hankinson, Olive Eliza Bassett, undated
Photograph 1.64 Hankinson, Roy
Photograph 1.65a Hankinson, Roy, undated
Photograph 1.65b Hankinson, Reuben H., undated
Photograph 2.62 Hassett, John F., 1940s
Photograph 2.63 Haythorne, Clarence P., Austin High School, circa 1920 (?)
Photograph 2.64 Hendrickson, Nels A., June 6, 1946
Photograph 1.66 Jobe, Helen Crafts, circa 1880-1900s
Photograph 2.65 Keeney, Albert F., 1946
Photograph 2.66 Lewis, Jason R., undated
Photograph 2.67 Lovell, Arthur F., 1946
Photograph 1.67 Marble, Edward, undated
Photograph 1.68 Marble, Mr. and Mrs. O., circa 1880s
Photograph 1.69 McCarthy, Mr., circa 1890s
Photograph 1.70 McCarthy, J.J., undated (oversize)
Photograph 2.68 McGawn, Gilbert (died 1895)
Photograph 2.69 McGawn, Mrs. Gilbert (died 1893)
Photograph 1.71 McMaster, Selena Keene, undated
Photograph 2.70 Meeker, Ralph, 1953
Photograph 1.72 Meredith, Capt. William (born 1835), undated
Photograph 1.73 Meredith, Capt. William, April 11, 1912
Photograph 1.74 Moore, E.B., 1880
Photograph 1.75 Moore, E.B., circa 1910
Photograph 1.76 Moore, E.B., circa 1880s
Photograph 2.71 Noel, Joseph R., 1890
Photograph 2.72 O'Connell, Ray, 1946
Photograph 1.77 Oliphant, David, 1872
Photograph 1.78 Philbrick, George A., 1907
Photograph 1.79 Pinney, Lorenzo T., undated
Photograph 1.80 Plumbe, George Edward, 1908
Photograph 1.81 Pray, Francis E. and Phoebe M., 1873
Photograph 1.82 Pray, Francis E., undated
Photograph 1.83 Pray, Phoebe Marble, undated
Photograph 1.84 Pray, Phoebe Marble, undated
Photograph 1.85 Race, Frank L. (died 1910), 1901
Photograph 2.73 Ramsey, Grover C., undated
Photograph 2.74 Robinson, William A., 1940s
Photograph 1.86 Schaaf, Caroline, 1888
Photograph 2.76 Schramm, William P., 1927
Photograph 2.75 Seney, John, 1954
Photograph 2.77 Smith, James F., circa 1910
Photograph 2.78 Smith, James H., 1930s
Photograph 2.79 Strom, A.A., 1907-1910
Photograph 2.79a Strom, A.A., 1907-1910
Photograph 2.79 Strom, A.A., 1910
Photograph 1.87 Trail, Dick, undated
Photograph 1.88 Trail, Hannah, undated
Photograph 2.80 Tuley, M.F. (1827-1905)
Photograph 1.89 Unidentified female, circa 1870s-1900
Photograph 1.90 Whitehead, E.G., undated
Photograph 2.81 Whitehead, E.J., circa 1900
Photograph 2.82 Whitehead, James P. (died 1905), Ruth Wilson (died 1918), and children, 1880s
Photograph 1.91 Whittier, Gale G., undated
Photograph 1.92 Wunsch, Harold C., May 8, 1945

Series 2: Businesses

Photograph 2.12 E.J. Brach & Company, interior, circa 1904
Photograph 2.13 E.J. Brach & Company, exterior, 83 South Des Plaines Street, circa 1930s
Photograph 2.14 E.J. Brach & Company, exterior, LaSalle and Illinois Street, circa 1909
Photograph 2.15 E.J. Brach & Company, exterior, North Avenue and Towne Street, circa 1910s
Photograph 2.16 E.J. Brach & Company, Factory #1, 311 E. Illinois Street, circa 1913
Photograph 2.17 E.J. Brach & Company, Plant #2, interior with employees, Franklin and Ohio Streets, circa 1919
Photograph 2.18 E.J. Brach & Company, Display Room, 209 E. Illinois, circa 1920
Photograph 2.19 E.J. Brach & Company, Plant #3, Analytical Lab, Emil Brach at right, circa 1920-1923
Photograph 2.20 E.J. Brach & Company, Wooden Pails, circa 1923-1924
Photograph 2.21 E.J. Brach & Company, Modern Analytical Lab, Kinzie and Kilpatrick Streets, circa 1924
Photograph 2.22 E.J. Brach & Company, Factory #2, exterior, Franklin and Ohio Streets, circa 1930
Photograph 2.23 E.J. Brach & Company, aerial view, 4656 W. Kinzie, circa 1935
Photograph 2.24 E.J. Brach & Company, factory, exterior, 1945
Photograph 2.25 E.J. Brach & Company, Analytical Lab, 1947
Photograph 2.26 E.J. Brach & Company, cracker and fanner machine, circa 1947
Photograph 2.27 E.J. Brach & Company, roaster in chocolate-making department, circa 1947
Photograph 2.28 E.J. Brach & Company, stainless steel cooking kettle, circa 1947
Photograph 2.29 E.J. Brach & Company, drying racks, circa 1947
Photograph 2.30 E.J. Brach & Company, inspector weighing chocolates, circa 1947
Photograph 2.31 E.J. Brach & Company, wrapping machine, circa 1947
Photograph 2.32 E.J. Brach & Company, wrapping machines, circa 1947
Photograph 2.33 E.J. Brach & Company, chocolate enrobing or dipping machine, circa 1947
Photograph 2.34 E.J. Brach & Company, chocolate tanks (capacity 19,000 lbs.), circa 1947
Photograph 2.35 E.J. Brach & Company, cold block rolls, circa 1947
Photograph 2.36 E.J. Brach & Company, Triple stone cocoa nib grinding machines, circa 1947
Photograph 2.1 Carlson Fuel and Supply Company, 1934
Photograph 2.1a Cody Building, Central Avenue and South Boulevard, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.2 Giles Building, Lake Street and North Park Avenue, 1890s
Photograph 2.3 Giles Masonic Block, 1890s
Photograph 2.4 New Giles Building/Earl Building, 1890s
Photograph 2.4a Giles' New Business Block, 1888
Photograph 2.5 Mars, Inc., 1945
Photograph 2.6 Mars, Inc., employees in dining room, 1945
Photograph 2.7 Mills Stadium, May 5, 1941
Photograph 2.7a Newell Building, North Park Avenue and Ontario Street (negative only)
Photograph 1.1 Frank Pray Real Estate and Insurance, 1896
Photograph 1.2 Six Mile House historical marker, undated
Photograph 2.8 Trail's Drug Store, North Park Avenue, 1890
Photograph 2.9 Warman & Schub Cycle House, circa 1899
Photograph 2.10 Westside Buick Sales Company 1947-1948
Photograph 2.11 West Town Coal Company, 1934

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Photograph 1.3 Austin Presbyterian Church, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.4 Austin Presbyterian Church, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.5 Austin Presbyterian Church, interior, circa 1900
Photograph 1.6 Austin Presbyterian Church, exterior, circa 1900 (Old Austin Presbyterian Church)
Photograph 2.37 Baptist Church, 1890s
Photograph 2.38 Baptist Church, Pine Avenue, undated
Photograph 2.39 Catholic Church, 1890s
Photograph 2.40 Congregational Church, North Waller Avenue, 1890s
Photograph 2.41 Methodist Church, undated
Photograph 2.42 Presbyterian Church, 1890s
Photograph 2.43 Paul's Episcopal, 1890s
Photograph 1.7* Unidentified Church

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Photograph 2.44 Austin Academy of Fine Arts (Benson Home/Seth Warner Home), April 7, 1941
Photograph 1.15b Austin Baseball Team, 1885
Photograph 1.8 Austin P.C. Baseball Team, undated
Photograph 1.15d Austin Philharmonic Club, 1897-1898 (oversize)
Photograph 1.9 Austin Stars Baseball Team, 1874
Photograph 1.10 Boy Scouts Troop #240, undated
Photograph 1.15c Early Settlers, 1933
Photograph 1.11 Few Friends Club, 1890s (oversize)
Photograph 1.11a Few Friends Club, circa 1890s (oversize)
Photograph 1.12 G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post #276, 1920s
Photograph 1.13 G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post #276, 1922
Photograph 1.14 G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post #276, 1922
Photograph 1.15a G.A.R. Kilpatrick Post #276, Band, circa 1890-1910 (oversize)
Photograph 2.45 Oaks Club House, 1890s
Photograph 2.46 Oaks Club House/Library, Lake Street and Waller Avenue, undated
Photograph 2.47 Oaks Club House/Library
Photograph 2.48 Oaks Club House/Library

Series 6: Hospitals

Photograph 1.16 St. Anne's Hospital ambulance, 1921
Photograph 1.17 St. Anne's Hospital, circa 1920
Photograph 1.18 St. Anne's Hospital, October 21, 1928
Photograph 1.19 St. Anne's Hospital, May 1919
Photograph 1.20 St. Anne's Hospital, circa 1905-1910

Municipal Agencies

Photograph 1.21 Austin Town Hall, cornerstone laying, 1928
Photograph 1.21a Austin Town Hall, exterior
Photograph 1.22 Austin Town Hall, exterior, circa 1930
Photograph 1.22a Austin Town Hall, circa 1911
Photograph 2.49 Cicero Gas Works, 1890s
Photograph 2.50 Cicero Town Hall, 1890s
Photograph 2.51 Cicero Town Hall, 1890s
Photograph 1.23 Cicero Town Hall, April 4, 1919
Photograph 1.24 Cicero Town Hall Meeting, circa 1880s
Photograph 1.25 Old Town Hall, Cicero Township, circa 1900

Series 7: Parks

Photograph 2.53 Cicero Town Hall Park, 1890s
Photograph 1.26 Merrick Park, circa 1915-1918
Photograph 2.52 Merrick Park, circa 1900

Series 8: Residences

Photograph 2.83 E.A. Adams home, Central Avenue near Ohio Street, 1890s
Photograph 2.84 F.H. Alden home, South Howard Avenue, 1890s
Photograph 1.100 Edward S. Austin home, 5730 W. Superior, circa 1860s-1880s
Photograph 2.85 Austin Apartment Bldg, Cody & Southard, 1890s
Photograph 1.94 Bassett home, Central and Race, undated
Photograph 1.95 Bassett home, Central and Race, undated
Photograph 2.86 Beeson, F. and Schock F.R. homes, Midway Park and Prairie Avenue, 1890s (oversize)
Photograph 2.87 Bennett home, South Central Avenue, 1890s
Photograph 2.88 Paul G. Biggs home, 1890s
Photograph 2.89 Burkhart farm, undated
Photograph 1.96 Burkhart farm, Chicago, Division, Central, and Laramie, circa 1883
Photograph 1.97 Carlson home, 1111 N. Parkside, circa 1895-1910
Photograph 1.98 Carlson home, 1111 N. Parkside, circa 1908
Photograph 2.98 Carlson home, 1888
Photograph 2.99 Carlson home, 1936
Photograph 2.90 Joseph Cleverdon home, 1890s
Photograph 2.91 M.B. Crafts home, 1890s
Photograph 2.92 Hill Town Houses, 1890s
Photograph 2.93 Kretzinger home, 1890s
Photograph 2.94 W.G. Lloyd, J.H. Martin, D.A. McWhirter homes, 1890s
Photograph 2.95 W.B. McCall home, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.95 J.J. McCarthy home, 1890s
Photograph 1.99 William Muser home, 2556 (later 4846 W.) Congress, built 1897
Photograph 2.97 George H. Park home, 1890s
Photograph 1.93 Philbrick home, undated
Photograph 2.100 Philbrick home, 1890s
Photograph 2.101 R.P. Price home, 1890s
Photograph 2.102 John Purvis home, 1890s
Photograph 2.103 J.E. Thorndyke home, 1890s
Photograph 2.104 J.D. Vandercook home, 1890s
Photograph 2.105 M.L. Vanderloot home, 1890
Photograph 2.106 J.J. Walser Apartment Building, 1890s
Photograph 2.107 Seth Warner home, 1890s
Photograph 2.108 Washington Apartment Building
Photograph 2.109 E.J. Whitehead home, 1890s
Photograph 2.110 T.H. Wilson home, 1890s
Photograph 2.111 330 N. Central Avenue, 1941
Photograph 2.112 5952 W. Ohio Street, 1934

Series 9: Schools

Photograph 1.101 Austin School class, circa 1880s-1900
Photograph 2.113 Austin School, 1884
Photograph 1.102 Emmet School, 4th grade class, 1887
Photograph 2.114 Emmet School, class of January 1926
Photograph 2.115 Emmet School, debate team, 1929
Photograph 2.116 Emmet School, debate team, 1929
Photograph 2.117 Emmet School, class of January 1939
Photograph 2.118 Emmet School, class of June 1939
Photograph 2.119 Emmet School, class of May 1940
Photograph 2.120 Emmet School, class of June 1941
Photograph 1.103 Emmet School, class, December 1974
Photograph 2.121 Hay School, class of January 1940
Photograph 2.122 Hay School, class of January 1942
Photograph 2.123 Hay School, class of January 1943
Photograph 2.142 Hay School, class of June 1940 (oversize)
Photograph 2.143 Hay School, class of June 41 (oversize)
Photograph 2.144 Hay School, class of June 43 (oversize)
Photograph 2.124 Iowa Street School, exterior, 1890s
Photograph 2.125 Key School, Near East Bundle Day, 1922
Photograph 2.126 Key School, class of January 1938
Photograph 2.127 Key School, class of June 1938
Photograph 2.128 Key School, class of January 1939
Photograph 2.129 Key School, class of June 1939
Photograph 2.130 Key School, class of January 1941
Photograph 1.104 Key School, in the classroom, May 4, 1888
Photograph 1.105 Key School, modeling show, circa 1973
Photograph 1.106 Key School, modeling show, circa 1973
Photograph 1.107 Key School, modeling show, circa 1973
Photograph 1.108 Key School, classroom, 1883-1886
Photograph 1.109 Key School, class, June 1924
Photograph 2.131 Key School, class of June 1941
Photograph 2.132 Key School, class of January 1942
Photograph 2.133 Key School, class of June 1942
Photograph 2.134 Key School, class of June 1943
Photograph 3.1 Francis Scott Key School, Boys' Entrance, 1979
Photograph 2.135 Madison Street School, exterior, 1890s
Photograph 1.110 Madison Street School, class, December 1892
Photograph 2.145 Nash School, class of June 1940 (oversize)
Photograph 2.146 Nash School, class of June 1941 (oversize)
Photograph 2.147 Nash School, class of June 1942 (oversize)
Photograph 2.148 Nash School, class of June 1943 (oversize)
Photograph 2.136 Nash School, class of January 1941
Photograph 2.137 Nash School, class of January 1942
Photograph 2.138 Nash School, unidentified group, undated
Photograph 2.139 Nash School, Room 301, January 1944
Photograph 1.111 North School, exterior, 1892
Photograph 2.140 Ohio Street School, exterior, 1890s
Photograph 2.141 Spencer School, class of June 1944
Photograph 3.2 Unidentified school exterior, [1890s?]
Photograph 3.3 Unidentified school exterior, [1890s?]

Series 10: Streets

Photograph 2.149 Austin: Bird's-eye view looking south from Town Hall, 1890s
Photograph 2.150 Austin: Bird's-eye view looking southwest from Town Hall, 1890s
Photograph 2.151 Austin: Bird's-eye view looking west from Masonic Hall, 1890s
Photograph 2.152 Austin: Bird's-eye view looking southwest from Town Hall, 1890s
Photograph 1.112 Austin Community, Bird's Eye View, 1888
Photograph 2.153 Central Avenue, north from Northwestern Depot, 1890
Photograph 2.154 North Central Avenue, north from Ontario, circa 1900
Photograph 2.155 Central Avenue, north from Ashington
Photograph 2.156 Central Avenue, south from Chestnut
Photograph 2.157 Central Avenue, south from Grove Street
Photograph 2.158 Central Avenue, north before improvements
Photograph 1.113 Lake Street and Central Avenue, 1888
Photograph 1.114 Plank sidewalk on an unidentified street, circa 1880s-1890s

Series 11: Transportation

Photograph 2.159 Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot at Austin Avenue, 1890s
Photograph 2.160 Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot at Central Avenue
Photograph 2.161 Chicago & Northwestern Train Depot at Central Avenue
Photograph 1.115 Chicago & Northwestern crossing accident with farm wagon, Central Avenue, 1890
Photograph 1.116* Chicago & Northwestern Railroad car #215
Photograph 2.166 Chicago Surface Lines, Central Avenue Trolley, Opening Day, June 7, 1930
Photograph 2.167 Chicago Surface Lines, Central Avenue Trolley, Opening Day, June 7, 1930
Photograph 2.168 Chicago Surface Lines, Central Avenue Trolley, Opening Day, June 7, 1930
Photograph 2.169 Chicago Surface Lines, Central Avenue at Lake Street Trolley, 1930s
Photograph 1.117* Electric car
Photograph 1.120 Elevated train on the Lake Street El (?)
Photograph 1.121 Elevated train, Lake Street extension car, circa 1890
Photograph 1.122 Elevated train, Lake Street, "Race Track Special", undated
Photograph 1.123 Elevated train, Woodburner, Lake Street, 1892
Photograph 1.124 Elevated train engine, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.162 Elevated Trains, Lake Street construction, 1892
Photograph 2.163 Elevated Trains, Lake Street Woodburning Engine #25 (same as 1.118)
Photograph 2.164 Elevated Trains, Repair shop, 1890s
Photograph 1.125 Mabel Bradshaw (ship), undated
Photograph 1.126 Mabel Bradshaw, on deck, undated
Photograph 2.165 North Chicago Streetcar Line, opening of North Avenue extension 1931
Photograph 1.119 Oak Park extension to the elevated train, undated
Photograph 1.127 Railroad crossing accident, Central Avenue looking east from Park Avenue, circa 1880s-1910 [See Also: 1.115]
Photograph 1.118 Woodburner #25 on the Lake Street El, undated

Newspaper Index: Austin Topics

The following index was compiled by the West Side Historical Society and includes citations to various Austin persons, organizations, etc. It is not a comprehensive resource. However, it may prove useful in tracing certain research questions.

Series 1: Biographical

Altman, A. 5507 Gladys Street Garfieldian May 24, 1946
Arnoff, Rabbi Nachman S. Garfieldian April 4, 1940
Bartling, Rev. A.W. Tribune June 18, 1938
October 30, 1943
Beaubien, John Seward Sun April 21, 1943
Bleimes, Ernest J. Tribune September 18, 1938
Bolotin, Lt. Allen D. Garfieldian July 20, 1944
Borushek, Isabella Garfieldian March 20, 1941
Burkhart, William Garfieldian July 7, 1949
Campbell, Lillian M. Garfieldian Tribune September 23, 1937 February 2, 1939
May 23, 1943
Clark, John S. Garfieldian September 15, 1938 July 2, 1940
Clement, Nellie Henrietta Garfieldian March 14, 1940
Coburn, John J. Daily News May 18, 1940
Cole, Ellis Prentice Tribune February 25, 1940
Conley, Sgt. Robert J. Daily News February 4, 1944
Dooley, John Garfieldian March 14, 1940
March 20, 1941
Dorney, Rev. Maurice A. Garfieldian December 14, 1939
Duignan, James S. Garfieldian December 2, 1937
Edgecombe, Alfred Garfieldian January 27, 1954
Fenn, John L. Garfieldian December 21, 1950
Fox, Dr. Charles F. Garfieldian March 14, 1940
Geddes, Charlotte A. Herald & Examiner May 14, 1939
Gnaedinger, Emil J. Garfieldian October 5, 1939
Granata, Vincent Tribune October 20, 1940
Harper, John & Alma Tribune January 21, 1940
Hathaway, Mary L. (Mrs. Charles) Daily News
Herald & Examiner
May 12, 1938
November 5, 1941
May 13, 1938
Hellman, Mrs. Charles Garfieldian March 7, 1940
Homer, George Garfieldian August 22, 1940
Iverson, Olaf A. Garfieldian April 11, 1940
Keeney, Albert F. Daily News April 22, 1939
Kiley, Judge Roger J. Garfieldian May 30, 1946
Koch, August Herald & Examiner
Tribune
Daily News
July 11, 1937
May 7, 1939
March 17, 1937
Mar 1, 1939
Lehrman, Rabbi Louis J. Garfieldian June 6, 1940
Lovell, Arthur F. Garfieldian May 16, 1946
Lynch, Capt. George Tribune August 1, 1940
August 11, 1940
Madigan, Dennis J. Garfieldian Daily News February 1, 1934
October 19, 1939
October 17, 1939
Maguire, Msgr. Robert C. Tribune June 26, 1938
McCabe, Edward J. Garfieldian May 23, 1946
McLaughlin, Jane Tribune April 21, 1940
Miller, Nels Garfieldian April 25, 1940
Mills, James Garfieldian May 28, 1940
Mills, Shiloh R. Herald & Examiner May 22, 1938
O'Conner, Ray Garfieldian May 16, 1946
Otterbein, Rev. Frederick William Time Magazine
Herald & Examiner
April 21, 1941
March 3, 1940
Palmblad, Signe Tribune February 4, 1940
Pane, Raymond I. Garfieldian February 15, 1940
March 2, 1939
Roach, Frank Garfieldian January 23, 1941
Rockwood, George H. Tribune November 6, 1935
Shanks, Mark Garfieldian December 28, 1939
Smith, James H. Daily News (obituary) December 3, 1937
Sommers, Hobart H. Daily News
Garfieldian
February 4, 1940
January 4, 1940
February 2, 1940
Stiemann, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Garfieldian June 13, 1940
Stotz, Charles Garfieldian September 5, 1940
Sullivan, Msgr. Michael J. Garfieldian June 15, 1939
Svedman, Molly Helm Garfieldian June 27, 1940
Van Wakeman, Bertha Garfieldian February 5, 1941
Wright, Wilbur H. Garfieldian
Tribune
December 7, 1939
December 3, 1939
Yorke, Eleanor Garfieldian March 27, 1941

Series 2: Businesses

Bastien Super Foods Garfieldian November 14, 1940
Belden Mfg. Company Garfieldian
Daily News
June 20, 1946
April 21, 1943
E. J. Brach Candy Company Garfieldian
Daily News
June 20, 1946
April 13, 1943
Citizens National Bank Garfieldian July 18, 1946
Hendrickson Motor Garfieldian June 6, 1946
B. E. Nels Bakery Garfieldian August 27, 1952
West Side Buick Sales Co. Garfieldian June 6, 1946

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Austin Congregational Tribune April 24, 1938
Christ English Lutheran Tribune September 21, 1941
Church of the Assumption
(Greek Orthodox)
Tribune July 4, 1937
March 6, 1938
15th Christian Scientist Daily News April 10, 1943
North Austin Lutheran Daily News March 11, 1938
May 16, 1942
St. Catherine of Siena Daily News October 28, 1939
St. Martin's Episcopal Tribune May 21, 1939
Third Unitarian Tribune November 14, 1943
Trinity Lutheran Tribune February 4, 1940
Trinity Presbyterian Garfieldian November 30, 1950
Zion Evangelical Tribune May 2, 1937
May 1, 1937

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Subject Newspaper Date
Austin Community Theatre Garfieldian March 20, 1941

Series 8: Residences

4618 Armitage Avenue
(Van Natta home)
Daily News December 1, 1939
631 N. Central Avenue Daily News October 27, 1939
4744 W. Fulton Street
(Clausen home)
Garfieldian February 20, 1941

Series 9: Schools

Austin Academy of Fine Arts Tribune September 5, 1943
Austin High School Daily News
Tribune
Garfieldian
April 15, 1944
July 25, 1943
January 16, 1941
Hay School Herald & Examiner April 4, 1937
Key School Tribune January 28, 1940

Series 11: Transportation

Central Avenue Bridge Tribune February 16, 1941
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