Chicago Loop Alliance Collection

Dates: 1895-2006 (bulk dates 1970-2006)
Size: 11 linear feet; 4,056 photographs; 2,480 slides; 795 4 x 5 negatives; 60 videos; 6 audio cassettes; 2 artifacts
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_CLAC
Provenance: The Chicago Loop Alliance gave the collection to the Chicago Public Library in 2006.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Loop Alliance Collection, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library

Historical Note

The State Street Council was organized in 1929 to promote the business interests of State Street from Wacker Drive to Van Buren Street. Renamed the Greater State Street Council (GSSC) in 1982, the area of representation was expanded beyond State Street to encompass Chicago’s central business district. Twenty-three years later, in 2005, the GSSC merged with the Central Michigan Avenue Association, becoming the Chicago Loop Alliance. As the Chicago Loop Alliance, the organization’s mission is to

  • strengthen Chicago’s competitive position as a mixed-use retail core
  • build on its existing hospitality, real estate, residential, cultural and institutional resources; and
  • contribute to Chicago’s standing as a world-class city and tourist attraction.

The current 40-block service area is comprised of theaters, retail businesses, residences, and the largest college population in the state of Illinois. It is bounded by Dearborn Street to the west, Lake Michigan to the east, Wacker Drive to the north and Congress Parkway to the south. Throughout its history the Chicago Loop Alliance has played an important role in the evolution of Chicago’s downtown, by working closely with public and private agencies to develop business opportunities, infrastructure, public amenities, and cooperative marketing strategies. They have sponsored marketing, consumer, real estate and planning reports, many of which are found in this collection. In addition, the Chicago Loop Alliance has regularly produced annual reports and quarterly newsletters.

The Chicago Loop Alliance has historically hosted a number of public events including holiday parades and summer festivals such as State Street Days, Loop Alive!, Summer Stage and Celebrate on State. They also traditionally hold an annual luncheon meeting with guest speakers, as well as a yearly charity gala.

The Chicago Loop Alliance is a not-for-profit business association.

Scope and Content

The materials contained in the Chicago Loop Alliance Collection (CLAC) document the evolution of State Street, physically, economically and socially from 1888 to 2006 as well as the activities of the Alliance from 1933 to the present day.

These papers also illustrate complex and pervasive issues in American cities during decades of great social and economic change, such as the decline of urban city centers and increased traffic congestion. They provide insight into City policies and procedures as well as the complicated processes by which public and private agencies cooperate on major planning and development projects, such as the redevelopment of State Street during the 1990s. A notable feature of the Collection is the material about the State Street (pedestrian) Mall. State Street was closed to vehicular traffic, except buses and taxis, from 1979 until 1996 in an effort to encourage more pedestrian traffic and hence increased revenues for stores. The earliest notion of a downtown pedestrian mall came in the 1950s; its planning, construction and marketing in the 1970s and 1980s; and finally, criticism and reassessment of the State Street Mall leading to its redevelopment in the 1990s.

Arrangement

When the collection was accessioned, the remnant of a subject and chronological organization was apparent. Whenever possible the original order of the material was maintained. A detailed description of each series is given above. The material is arranged chronologically within each subject series. Oversize materials are listed intellectually where they fall within series, as well as how they are stored physically. All photographs and other audiovisual material have been physically removed from the manuscript portion of the collection. Again, for descriptions for each audio/visual series, please see above.

The papers in the CLAC consist of eleven subject series followed by the audio/visual component.

Series 1: Annual Reports, 1933 - 2001, not inclusive

Annual reports were published by the Chicago Loop Alliance for each year at the beginning of the subsequent year.

Series 2: Annual Meetings, 1953 - 2006, not inclusive

The Chicago Loop Alliance holds an annual meeting (also called the Annual Luncheon) in January or February at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. This series contains copies of many of the speeches given by distinguished keynote speakers at the luncheons.

Series 3: Correspondence, 1941 - 1998

Contained in this series is correspondence between the Chicago Loop Alliance and a variety of groups, businesses, City agencies and individuals.

Series 4: Membership, 1944 - 2006

This series includes materials such as directories, newsletters, committee reports, agendas and the content of the first Chicago Loop Alliance website in 1999. It concerns subjects such as the annual galas and annual meetings as well as other Alliance activities.

Series 5: Marketing and Promotions, 1933 - 2006

Gathered here are the Alliance’s press releases and promotional publications for events such as State Street Days, Loop Alive!, Summer Stage and Celebrate on State.

Series 6: Retail and Consumer Studies, 1978 - 1996

Studies, questionnaires, surveys and retailing reports prepared by a variety of marketing consulting firms are included in this series.

Series 7: Planning and Development, 1925 - 2002

This series chronicles the planning and physical development of State Street and the downtown area. These papers range from the earliest consideration of installing a pedestrian mall in the 1950s to reports and proposals on parking in the 1970s through the 1990s.

Series 8: Vision/Redevelopment of State Street, 1986 - 1999

This material recounts the process of reversing the State Street pedestrian mall, from the draft report titled Vision for the Future of Greater State Street to the program for the State Street Grand Re-Opening.

Series 9: Transportation, 1957 - 2002

This series contains planning documents and reports concerning pedestrians, mass transportation and a proposed but unrealized light-rail system called the Central Area Circulator.

Series 10: Real Estate, 1951 - 1996

Gathered here are reports on retail, office and residential space in the Loop.

Series 11: Clippings, 1954 - 2003

Papers represented in these clipping files include: North Loop News, Inside, Chicago Loop News, The Daily Herald, Where Chicago, Crain’s Chicago Business, Chicago Reader, River North News, Chicago Weekend, Chicago Social, The Daily Southtown, and New City. (Articles about the Loop published in local newspapers also may be found in many of the Library’s online databases: Chicago Tribune Historical Archive (1849-1988), Illinois Newsstand (1985-present) and Chicago Sun-Times/Southtown Star (1986-present).)

Photographs, 1895 - 2004

The photographs in this rich collection are of a consistently high, professional quality. There was very little original order to maintain, so the photographs have been arranged chronologically. For the older photographs, where possible, individual stores or buildings have been identified in the finding guide and the block numbers given. Of particular interest are rare, early 20th century images of the 400 and 500 blocks of what is now South State Street.

A small but significant number of photographs document State Street during the Second World War. Pictures of soldiers, military vehicles and equipment on parade, as well as War Bond drives, provide insight into Chicago’s involvement in the conflict.

A more substantial portion of the photographs documents the annual Christmas celebrations on State Street. These include photographs of decorations being made and installed, parades, window displays and children and shoppers enjoying the season.

More recent photographs are color snapshots of street scenes on State Street and around the Loop as well as the annual Celebrate on State event, and other programs organized by the Greater State Street Council. A number of photographs show the Mall under construction in the 1970s. Complementing these images are photographs of the re-opening of State Street to vehicular traffic in 1996.

"Christmas on State. 1935-1963," a group of oversized black and white photographs mounted on card stock, has been maintained as a distinct group. They are in Oversize Photo Box 2.

Slides, circa 1900 - circa 2000

The State Street Council, latterly the Greater State Street Council, produced slides for publication in their reports and promotional materials, and for slide show presentations. A significant number of slides show retail development in the Loop from the late 19th century to the early 21st century. They range from shots of prominent buildings to Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) buses. There are a substantial number of slides are of the State Street Mall as well as storefronts and buildings along State Street after the renovation in the late 1990s. The general shots complement the slides of specific buildings, for example, slides of Chicago Public Library’s Harold Washington Library Center can be found in the general folders as well as in a folder devoted to the building (Audio/Visual Slides, Box 3, folder 9.)

At the end of this series are slides from slide show presentations, such as the Loop Retail Historic District (Audio/Visual Slides, Box 6, folder 5.)

4 x 5 Negatives, 1961 - 1965

This small collection of 4 x 5 negatives was found together in one box and appears to have been made for promotional purposes. When accessioned they were identified with full dates (day, month and year; consequently they have been arranged by the archivist in chronological order). Any information written on envelopes has been noted in the finding guide. This series covers the years 1961-1965 and primarily shows promotional events on State Street and seasonal parades.

Video Tapes, 1958 - 2005

The majority of the tapes in this collection are VHS formatted tapes and are of news segments featuring State Street. There are also a number of promotional videos and tapes of specific events on State Street. The only BETA formatted tape deals with Chicago’s Sesquicentennial Celebrations in 1987. The 2-inch master tapes date from the years when State Street was a pedestrian mall, and the 5 reels of 16mm films date from 1958 and contain footage of events on State Street.

Audiocassettes, 1999 - 2001

There are 6 audiocassettes, most of which contain radio advertisements for Celebrate on State.

Artifact, 1996

Christmas tree decoration, "Carson Pirie Scott, State Street, That Great Street, 1996," metal with ribbon, two copies.

Box Summary

Box 1 Series 1: Annual Reports
Box 2 Series 1: Annual Reports
Box 3 Series 2: Annual Meetings
Series 3: Correspondence
Series 4: Membership
Box 4 Series 4: Membership
Series 5: Marketing and Promotions
Box 5 Series 6: Retail and Consumer Studies
Series 7: Planning and Development, Downtown Chicago and State Street
Box 6 Series 7: Planning and Development, Downtown Chicago and State Street
Box 7 Series 7: Planning and Development, Downtown Chicago and State Street
Box 8 Series 7: Planning and Development, Downtown Chicago and State Street
Box 9 Series 8: VISION/Redevelopment of State Street
Box 10 Series 9: Transportation
Box 11 Series 9: Transportation
Box 12 Series 9: Transportation
Series 10: Real Estate
Box 13 Series 10: Real Estate
Box 14 Series 11: Clippings
Box 15 Series 11: Clippings
Box 16 Series 11: Clippings
o/s Boxes 1-4 Oversize material from above series
Audio/Visual: Photographs Boxes 1-17 Photographs, 1895-2004
Audio/Visual: Photographs o/s Box 1 Photographs, various years
Audio/Visual: Photographs o/s Box 2 Photographs, Christmas on State Street, 1935-1963
Audio/Visual: Slides Boxes 1-6 Slides, circa 1900-circa 2004
Audio/Visual: 4 x 5 Negatives Box 1 4 x 5 negatives, 1961-1965
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 1 VHS # 1-13
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 2 VHS # 14-26
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 3 VHS # 27-39
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 4 VHS # 40-52
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 5 VHS # 53-55
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 5 Beta # 1
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Box 6 2-inch Master Tapes # 1-3
Audio/Visual: Video Tapes Can 1 16mm
Audio/Visual: Audio Tapes Box 1 Cassettes # 1-6
Artifacts 2007.44 a & b Christmas ornament

Container List

Series 1: Annual Reports

Box 1 Folder 1 Annual Report, 1933, State Street Council, Report of the President , 1933
Box 1 Folder 2 Annual Report, 1936, State Street Council, 1937: Chicago…100 Years a City , 1936
Box 1 Folder 3 Annual Report, 1937, State Street Council, The City Of Tomorrow, 1937
Box 1 Folder 4 Annual Report, 1938, State Street Council, State Street Today, 1938
Box 1 Folder 5 Annual Report, 1940, State Street Council, 1940
Box 1 Folder 6 Annual Report, 1941, State Street Council, 1941
Box 1 Folder 7 Annual Report, 1942, State Street Council, State Street and the War Effort: A Report by the President, 1942
Box 1 Folder 8 Annual Report, 1943, State Street Council, 1943
Box 1 Folder 9 Annual Report, 1945, State Street Council, 1945
Box 1 Folder 10 Annual Report, 1946, State Street Council, 1946 and Tomorrow, 1946
Box 1 Folder 11 Annual Report, 1947, State Street Council, Report of the Year’s Activities, 1947
Box 1 Folder 12 Annual Report, 1948, State Street Council, The State Street Story for 1948, 1948
Box 1 Folder 13 Annual Report, 1949, State Street Council, A Digest of 1949 Council Activities, 1949
Box 1 Folder 14 Annual Report, 1950, State Street Council, 1950
Box 1 Folder 15 Annual Report, 1951, State Street Council, 1951
Box 1 Folder 16 Annual Report, 1952, State Street Council, 1952
Box 1 Folder 17 Annual Report, 1953, State Street Council, 1953
Box 1 Folder 18 Annual Report, 1954, State Street Council, 1954
Box 1 Folder 19 Annual Report, 1955, State Street Council, 1955
Box 1 Folder 20 Annual Report, 1956, State Street Council, 1956
Box 1 Folder 21 Annual Report, 1959, State Street Council, 1959
Box 1 Folder 22 Annual Report, 1973, State Street Council, That Great Street, 1973
Box 1 Folder 23 Annual Report, 1974, State Street Council, That Great Street, 1974
Box 1 Folder 24 Annual Report, 1975, State Street Council, That Great Street, 1975
Box 1 Folder 25 Annual Report, 1976, State Street Council, That Great Street, 1976
Box 2 Folder 1 Annual Report, 1977, State Street Council, That Great Street, 1977
Box 2 Folder 2 Annual Report, 1978, State Street Council, That Great Street Mall, 1978
Box 2 Folder 3 Annual Report, 1979, State Street Council, The 1979 Report, 1979
Box 2 Folder 4 Annual Report, 1980, State Street Council, Perspective ’80/’81, 1980
Box 2 Folder 5 Annual Report, 1981, State Street Council, Perspective 1981/1982, 1981
Box 2 Folder 6 Annual Report, 1982, Greater State Street Council, Currents: Perspective ’82/’83, 1982
Box 2 Folder 7 Annual Report, 1984, Greater State Street Council, Perspective, 1984
Box 2 Folder 8 Annual Report, 1987, Greater State Street Council, The Year in Perspective, 1987
Box 2 Folder 9 Annual Report, 1988, Greater State Street Council, That Great Street: The Year in Perspective, 1988
Box 2 Folder 10 Annual Report, 1989, Greater State Street Council, In Perspective 1989, 1989
Box 2 Folder 11 Annual Report, 1990, Greater State Street Council, In Perspective 1990
Box 2 Folder 12 Annual Report, 1991, Greater State Street Council, In Perspective, 1991
Box 2 Folder 13 Annual Report, 1993, Greater State Street Council, A Year in Perspective, 1993
Box 2 Folder 14 Annual Report, 1994, Greater State Street Council, A Year in Perspective, 1994
Box 2 Folder 15 Annual Report, 1995, Greater State Street Council, A Year in Perspective, 1995 (photocopy)
Box 2 Folder 16 Annual Report, 1996, Greater State Street Council, A Year in Perspective, 1996 (photocopy)
Box 2 Folder 17 Annual Report, 1994, Greater State Street Council, A Year in Perspective 1997, 1997
Box 2 Folder 18 Annual Report, 1998, Greater State Street Council, 70 Years of Service: 1929-1999, 1998
Box 2 Folder 19 Annual Report, 1999, Greater State Street Council, Looking Toward a New Millennium, 1999
Box 2 Folder 20 Annual Report, 2000, Greater State Street Council, State of the Art: Perspectives, 2000
Box 2 Folder 21 Annual Report, 2001, Greater State Street Council, Perspectives, 2001

Series 2: Annual Meetings, 1953 – 2006

Box 3 Folder 1 Annual Meeting, 1953, program, invitation, ticket, speech by James C. Downs, State Street Council annual meeting, January 5, 1953
Box 3 Folder 2 Annual Meeting, 1954, address by Mayor Martin H. Kennelly, State Street Council annual meeting, February 2, 1954
Box 3 Folder 3 Annual Meeting, 1955, address by Fairfax M. Cone, reprint, press releases, flyer, remarks by Gale Blocki, Jr. and Gordon Metcalfe, State Street Council annual meeting, February 1955
Box 3 Folder 4 Annual Meeting, 1956, address by Mayor Richard J. Daley, State Street Council annual meeting, January 19, 1956
Box 3 Folder 5 Annual Meeting, 1957, "The Chicago Story," address by James C. Downs, Jr., State Street Council annual meeting, January 18, 1957
Box 3 Folder 6 Annual Meeting, 1959, address by Charles H. Kellstadt, State Street Council annual meeting, January 23, 1959
Box 3 Folder 7 Annual Meeting, 1961, Christmas Parade, 1961, handout for State Street Council annual meeting, 1961
Box 3 Folder 8 Annual Meeting, 1969, address by Thomas V. King, President Chicago Convention Bureau, State Street Council annual meeting, January 28, 1969
Box 3 Folder 9 Annual Meeting, 1979, invitation, State Street Council annual meeting, 1979
Box 3 Folder 10 Annual Meeting, 1984, message from the president, Greater State Street Council annual meeting, 1984
Box 3 Folder 11 Annual Meeting, 1987, agenda, committee reports, fact sheets, guest list, invitation, membership, officers, thank-you letters; speech by Mayor Harold Washington, Greater State Street Council annual meeting, 1987
Box 3 Folder 12 Annual Meeting, 1987, Program Committee, budget proposals, correspondence, meeting notes for January 29, 1987 luncheon, 1986-1987
Box 3 Folder 13 Annual Meeting, 1990, invitation, program, RSVP card for annual dinner, Greater State Street Council, January, 1990
Box 3 Folder 14 Annual Meeting, 1992, awards, press release, 1992
Box 3 Folder 15 Annual Meeting, 1993, agenda, program, finance report, 1993
Box 3 Folder 16 Annual Meeting, 1997, invitation, RSVP card, Greater State Street Council annual meeting, January 28, 1997
Box 3 Folder 17 Annual Meeting, 2006, invitation, 2006

Series 3: Correspondence

Box 3 Folder 18 Letter, regarding loan of photograph, 1941
Box 3 Folder 19 Letter, Army Captain Louis Levine to Greater State Street Council President, Willard Cole, regarding signage on subway entrances, March 2, 1945
Box 3 Folder 20 Letters regarding the removal of street-car tracks on State Street, 1956-1957
Box 3 Folder 21 Letters regarding State Street Mall, 1957-1959
Box 3 Folder 22 Letters, Commercial Light Company to Commonwealth Edison regarding power for Christmas Decorations, 1960-1962
Box 3 Folder 23 Letters, Commercial Light Company to State Street Lighting Association, regarding general street lighting, 1962-1965
Box 3 Folder 24 Sympathy card and clipping of death notice of A. A. Halperin, Commercial Light Company, 1964
Box 3 Folder 25 Sympathy card and clipping of death notice of Michael R. Fine, Commercial Light Company, 1965
Box 3 Folder 26 Christmas cards from Michigan Boulevard Association, 1965, undated
Box 3 Folder 27 Letters regarding fees to sub-sidewalk entrances to retail stores [from subway], 1972-1973
Box 3 Folder 28 Letter, James Bade, GSSC to James McDonough, Department of Streets and Sanitation, complaining about the disruption of business to State Street stores during parades, 1972
Box 3 Folder 29 Letter, James Bade, GCCS to Alderman Fred Roti, proposing a restriction on parking, 1972
Box 3 Folder 30 Letters, editorial, to the media, 1988-1995
Box 3 Folder 31 Letters from GSSC to Chicago Public Schools and Morrison Incorporated, appealing for redevelopment, 1989
Box 3 Folder 32 Letter, Mayor Richard M. Daley to Belinda Reeves, GSSC, regarding the "green machine"; street sweeper, 1998
Box 3 Folder 33 Letter, Barbara Sinatra to Brent Minor, GSSC, following the death of her husband, Frank Sinatra, 1998

Series 4: Membership

Oversize Box 1 Folder 6 State Street Council membership charts for State Street, from Wacker to Van Buren, December 1944.
Box 3 Folder 35 State Street Council, By-Laws with all revisions as of January 31, 1955
Box 3 Folder 36 State Street Lighting Association, subscribers’ accounts receivable, October 1965
Box 3 Folder 37 State Street Council, "What’s Going On at the Council," newsletter by Chuck Gardner and Bette Woods, December 29, 1978
Box 3 Folder 38 Correspondence and biographical information regarding members of the Tool and Die Institute, 1984, 1987
Box 3 Folder 39 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, March/April, 1985
Box 3 Folder 40 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, November/December, 1986
Box 3 Folder 41 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, January/February, March/April, May/June, September/October, 1987
Box 3 Folder 42 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, July/August, 1989
Box 3 Folder 43 Greater State Street Council, 60th Anniversary Gala invitation, RSVP, fact sheet, correspondence, 1989
Box 3 Folder 44 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, December, 1990
Box 3 Folder 45 Greater State Street Council, information packet, mission statement, project lists, eligibility requirements, dues, application, circa 1990
Box 3 Folder 46 Greater State Street Council, Reports to the Board/Month in Review, June, July, August, September, November/December, 1991
Box 3 Folder 47 Greater State Street Council, Report to the Board/Month in Review, February, 1992
Box 3 Folder 48 Greater State Street Council, Newsletter, Summer, August/September, 1992
Box 3 Folder 49 Greater State Street Council, Report to the Board/Month in Review, September, 1992
Box 3 Folder 50 Greater State Street Council, outreach to Stouffer Riviere Hotel to join, 1992
Box 3 Folder 51 Greater State Street Council, Membership Directories, October, 1992, 2004
Box 3 Folder 52 Greater State Street Council, News Briefs, February/March, 1993
Box 3 Folder 53 Greater State Street Council, Perspective, January 1993
Box 3 Folder 54 Greater State Street Council, press release announcing appointment of Daniel J. Skoda as president, 1994
Box 3 Folder 55 Greater State Street Council, News Briefs, April, June/July/August, 1995
Box 3 Folder 56 Letters of resignation, President Daniel J. Skoda, 1995; Anthony Stewart-Moore, 1998
Box 3 Folder 57 Greater State Street Council, Certificate of Incorporation, 1995
Box 3 Folder 58 Greater State Street Council, State Street News Briefs, Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter, 1997
Box 3 Folder 59 Greater State Street Council, State Street News Briefs, Spring, Summer, Fall/Winter, 1998
Box 3 Folder 60 Greater State Street Council, press release, John T. Costello Elected Chairman, February, 1999
Box 3 Folder 61 Greater State Street Council, Breakfast Meeting Agenda, 1999
Box 3 Folder 62 Greater State Street Council, State Street News Briefs, Spring 2000
Box 4 Folder 1 Greater State Street Council, website text, About the Greater State Street Council, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 2 Greater State Street Council, website text, Events: Book signings, Models, Fashion Designers, by Belinda Reeves, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 3 Greater State Street Council, website text, Real Estate and Development, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 4 Greater State Street Council, website text, Education Corridor, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 5 Greater State Street Council, website text, The Cultural Walk - An Architectural Tour, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 6 Greater State Street Council, website text, Theatrical District, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 7 Greater State Street Council, website text, Welcome to Chicago’s State Street, That Great Street, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 8 Greater State Street Council, website text, Short State Street Welcome, Belinda Reeves, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 9 Greater State Street Council, website text, Museums and Cultural Attractions, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 10 Greater State Street Council, website text, State Street Hotels and Convention/Meeting Spaces, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 11 Greater State Street Council, website text, The Story of State Street, Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 12 Greater State Street Council, website text, Transportation, by Belinda Reeves, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 13 Greater State Street Council, website text, National Register of Historic Places, 1999 [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 14 Greater State Street Council, website text, Restaurants, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist in 2007 from computer disk]
Box 4 Folder 15 Greater State Street Council, website text, Shopping, by Laura and Larry Jones, 1999 [Printed by the archivist in 2007 from computer disk]
Box 4 Folder 16 Greater State Street Council, website text, News and Weather, by Belinda Reeves, 1999 [Printed by the archivist in 2007 from computer disk]
Oversize Box 1 Folder 7 Greater State Street Council, website text, printouts of captured pages, circa 2000.
Oversize Folder 2 Ward map, 42nd Ward, 69 Election Precincts, April 2002.
Box 4 Folder 19 Chicago Loop Alliance, Annual Gala, invitation, 2006
Box 4 Folder 20 Chicago Loop Alliance, program, "Here comes the neighborhood," 2006

Series 5: Marketing and Promotions

Oversize Box 2 Folder 1 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, January, 1933.
Oversize Box 2 Folder 2 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, July, 1933.
Oversize Box 2 Folder 3 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, January, 1934.
Box 4 Folder 24 Report, State Street Reporting, The Progress of Your Public Relations Program for the Epoch-making Six Months Ending October 1, 1945, by State Street Council, Committee on Promotion and Public Relations, October 1945
Box 4 Folder 25 Report, State Street,First 6 Months of ’46, State Street Council, 1946
Box 4 Folder 26 Brochure, Promotion Program, State Street Council, 1953
Box 4 Folder 27 Article, Chicago Loop Saved by a Jingle, reprinted from the Detroit News, 1954
Oversize Box 2 Folder 5 Clipping montage, State Street Days, State Street Council, September 4, 1957.
Box 4 Folder 29 White Sox Signs Up on State Street, Hail Heroes and Welcome Visitors, press release, 1959
Box 4 Folder 30 "The Palmer House," history written by Palmer House Publicist, Freddie Townsend, circa late 1960s; press release for Palmer House renovations, 1979; circa 1960s-1979
Box 4 Folder 31 Memo to member stores, Christmas photo shoot, 1973
Box 4 Folder 32 Promotional publications, That Great State Street and That Great Street Mall, State Street Council, 1974-1978
Box 4 Folder 33 Information sheet for Keeshin State Street Tour Guides, 1976
Box 4 Folder 34 State Street Mall construction, press releases, memos, report, program for closing of State Street, 1978
Box 4 Folder 35 Christmas on State Street Mall, press release, 1979
Box 4 Folder 36 History of C.D. Peacock Jewelers, circa1970s
Box 4 Folder 37 Death of John T. Pirie, Carson Pirie Scott, press release, 1980
Box 4 Folder 38 State Street Mall, Map and Directory, 1981
Box 4 Folder 39 State Street Mall, Third Anniversary, proposals, performances, schedules, Streets and Sanitation application and permit, 1982
Box 4 Folder 40 Loop Alive! Press releases, correspondence and schedules, 1982-1983
Box 4 Folder 41 Downtown Marketing and Promotions, Inc., Articles of Incorporation, Certificate of Incorporation, tax exempt letter, 1983
Box 4 Folder 42 Mayor Harold Washington to speak at Annual Meeting, press release, 1984
Box 4 Folder 43 Summer Stage, press releases, programs, 1984
Box 4 Folder 44 Art Exposure, press release, 1984
Box 4 Folder 45 Celebrate on State, promotional material, 1988-1990
Box 4 Folder 46 Harold Washington Library Center; Downtown El tracks to be painted; State Street restaurants at lunchtime, press releases, circa 1990
Box 4 Folder 47 Promotional publications: State Street Mall, postcard, circa 1992; State Street That Great Street; Loop Retail Historic District; Pedway, Downtown Underground Walkway System, 1992-1999
Box 4 Folder 48 Christmas Lighting Ceremony, press release, November, 1995
Box 4 Folder 49 Reports, Chicago Office of Tourism, Public Relations and Marketing, Quarterly Reports, 1998
Box 4 Folder 50 Chicago People Magazine, publication of the Chicago Office of Tourism, Winter, 1998
Box 4 Folder 51 Letter, Joan Wagner, General Manager of Chicagovision to Belinda Reeves, Executive Director, GSSC, inviting GSSC to advertise on Chicagovision, a 30-minute television show aired in a continuous loop in hotels, 1998
Box 4 Folder 52 Promotional publications, Shop Chicago, 1998; 75 Inspearations [sic] on Tour, 2004; State Street Shopper’s Guide, undated; State Street, A Map and Directory of the State Street Area, undated
Box 4 Folder 5 Report, Proposed Consumer Retail and Entertainment Strategy for State Street, Greater State Street Council Marketing and Promotions Committee, 1999
Box 4 Folder 54 Greater State Street Council, Marketing, supplemental text to 2000 Annual Report, not published [Printed by the archivist from a computer disk in 2007]
Box 4 Folder 55 Promotional publication, Loop the Loop, Free Audio Tours, circa 2006

Series 6: Retail and Consumer Studies

Box 5 Folder 1 Report, Chicago ’78: A Consumer Perspective, An Attitude Survey sponsored by the Chicago Central Area Committee, conducted by Perkins and Will, 1978
Box 5 Folder 2 Report, Greater State Street Council Survey, prepared by Perkins and Will, June 1982
Box 5 Folder 3 Report, Upstairs Downtown: Inventory of Upper Floor Shops and Services in the Heart of Chicago’s Loop, Downtown Research Corporation for the Greater State Street Council, January, 1987
Box 5 Folder 4 Reports, State Street Market Profile and Shopping Center Report, by Chicago Tribune’s Retail Marketing Services Division, 1988
Box 5 Folder 5 Report, Exploring Consumer Perceptions about State Street, A Qualitative Study, prepared for the State Street Council by Leo Burnett U.S.A., Research Department, October 1989
Box 5 Folder 6 Report, Survey of the Greater State Street Market by Rosalind Reed Enterprises, October 1991; Proposal for 1992 Survey, August 25, 1992
Box 5 Folder 7 Report, Retailers Sales Comparison Report, Illinois Retail Merchants Association, Deloitte and Touche, January, 1992; sales survey, February, 1992
Box 5 Folder 8 Questionnaire and related correspondence, State Street Survey, by the Greater State Street Council, October 1996

Series 7: Planning and Development, Downtown Chicago and State Street

Box 5 Folder 9 Illustration of Combination Light and Trolley Standard [lamppost] installed by State Street Lighting Association between Lake and Van Buren Streets in 1925, undated
Oversize Box 3 Folder 10 Architectural Plan, State Street Properties, Plan & Profile, Wacker Drive to Congress Street, March 7, 1941 (corrected 8-25-43), 1941.
Box 5 Folder 11 Information on pedestrian malls in Fresno, Calgary, Dallas, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Seattle and Toledo, 1956-1966
Box 5 Folder 12 New Mall for State Street Unveiled by Arthur Rubloff, [article text?] September 26, 1957
Box 5 Folder 13 Downtown Idea Exchange , Vol. 3 nos. 17 & 18, 1956; Vol. 6, no. 15, 1959
Box 5 Folder 14 Reprint/text of speech, The Downtown Mall: Magic or Madness? by Seymour Stillman, Downtown Development Session of the National Retail Merchants Association’s Convention, 1959; Evaluation of Experimental and Promotional Malls, undated
Box 5 Folder 15 Chicago: A History, Chicago, Illinois Department of Public Works, Rand McNally and Company, 1973 [ additional copies, TD25.C5C36 1973 ]
Box 5 Folder 16 State Street Mall, notice to delivery trucks of changes of access and traffic patterns, circa 1978; statement by Mayor Michael A. Bilandic, press release, 1978
Oversize Folder 1 Architectural poster, State Street Transit Mall, Chicago, Illinois, June 1978.
Box 5 Folder 18 Report, Central Area Parking Problems and Fringe Area Parking Approach, Working Paper # 2, by the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning, August, 1978
Box 5 Oversize Folder 4 Three sets of architectural plans bound together, State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, issued for construction, June 26, 1978; State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, Landscaping, January 30, 1978 to March 1, 1979; State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, Street lighting, November 15, 1978.
Box 5 Folder 20 Report, Chicagoland Development, Guide to Industrial, Commercial and Community Planning and Development by the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, October, 1979
Box 6 Folder 1 Report, Chicago, City on the Brink by Richard C. Longworth, Chicago Tribune, 1981
Box 6 Folder 2 Municipal Code of Chicago, amendments passed from January 1980 to January 1981, City Council of Chicago, January 1, 1981
Box 6 Folder 3 Report, Chicago 1992, Comprehensive Plan, Goals and Policies and Ten-Year Capital Development and Strategies, Draft for Discussion, City of Chicago Plan Commission, Jane M. Byrne, Mayor, October, 1982
Box 6 Folder 4 Municipal Code of Chicago, Chicago Zoning Ordinance, Off-Street Parking and Loading Provisions,Amended December 31, 1981,Lake Michigan and Chicago Lakefront Protection Ordinance, Condominiums, City Council of Chicago, December 21, 1982
Box 6 Folder 5 Draft report, Toward a Downtown Management Plan for Chicago , 1985
Box 6 Folder 6 Report, The Chicago Project, A Report on Civic Life in Chicago, by the Chicago Central Area Committee, September, 1986
Box 6 Folder 7 Questionnaire, State Street Mall, 1987
Box 6 Folder 8 Capital Improvement Program, 1987-1991, City of Chicago, Harold Washington, Mayor, June 1987
Box 7 Folder 1 Report, with related correspondence, Adams-Wabash Self-Park Proposal, Standard Parking Corporation, 1987
Oversize Box 4 Architectural plans, Marshall Field’s, State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Renovation, March-December, 1988.
Box 7 Folder 3 Annual Report, Chicago Central Area Committee, 1988
Box 7 Folder 4 Greater State Street District Fact Sheets for development and planned development, circa 1988-1989
Box 7 Folder 5 Report, Downtown Parking Policies, Chicago Plan Commission, City of Chicago, January 26, 1989
Box 7 Folder 6 Funding Request of Mall Commission through Chicago Department of Streets and Sanitation, 1989
Box 7 Folder 7 Report, Central Station Development Guidelines, Draft for Public Review, Chicago Department of Planning, October 1989
Box 7 Folder 8 Report, and related questionnaire, A Study of Downtown Organizations and their Management Functions: Lessons for State Street, Draft, by the Metropolitan Planning Council, 1989
Box 7 Folder 9 Report, Managing the Greater State Street Area, prepared for the Greater State Street Redesign Advisory Committee by the International Downtown Association, Washington, D.C., 1989
Oversize Box 1 Folder 5 Tomorrow Magazine, A Visionary Look at a Future Sunday Supplement, June 6, 1993, prepared as a supplement to the State Street Mall Revitalization Project, Request for Proposal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1989.
Box 7 Folder 11 Issue Brief, "State Street, Is There A Better Way to Manage That Great Street?" Metropolitan Planning Council, March 1990
Box 7 Folder 12 Report and synopsis, Chicago: The City’s Financial Outlook for the 1990s, Still at the Crossroads, by the Financial Research and Advisory Committee for the City of Chicago, May, 1990
Box 7 Folder 13 State Street Mall Commission, meeting notices, minutes and agendas, draft resolution regarding pigeon nuisance, 1990-1992
Box 7 Folder 14 Report and related correspondence, The Arts in Chicago, A Report to the Community, from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, prepared by the Conservation Company, March 1991
Box 7 Folder 15 Chicago, Venue Specification Bid, World Cup ’94 , Volume III, Attachments to Volume I & II, Appendices 1-XVI, City of Chicago, 1991
Box 8 Folder 1 Report, The 1991 Downtown Chicago Parking Survey, sponsored by the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, Downtown Research Company, May, 1991
Box 8 Folder 2 Report, Downtown Development, Chicago: 1989-1992, Fourth Report in a Series, City of Chicago, Department of Planning, June 1991
Box 8 Folder 3 Draft article for public discussion, Planning Principles for Chicago’s Central Area: Executive Summary, City of Chicago, Department of Planning, September, 1991
Box 8 Folder 4 Press release from the Chicago Board of Education’s Real Estate Committee, supporting redevelopment of State Street properties, 1992
Box 8 Folder 5 Loop parking ban, correspondence, press release, WBBM editorial, 1992
Box 8 Folder 6 Casino, GSSC’s support of the proposed Urban Entertainment/Gaming Complex, 1992
Box 8 Folder 7 Toys R Us Store, "Kresge" building, correspondence regarding the demolition permit freeze on the "Kresge" building (11-12 S. State) by the Landmark Commission, and press releases announcing the store’s opening, 1992-1993
Box 8 Folder 8 Celebrate on State, survey results, 1994
Oversize Folder 5 Architectural plans, Reliance Building, site plan and details, shows elevations, 1994.
Oversize Folder 6 Architectural plans, Reliance Building, shop drawings for windows, 1995.
Box 8 Folder 11 Report, The Chicago Trade Show and Convention Plan: A Blueprint for the Future, by the Institute for Metropolitan Affairs, Roosevelt University, April, 1996
Box 8 Folder 12 Report, State Street: New Directions , A Report Prepared for the Greater State Street Council, by The Krieg Group, March, 1997
Box 8 Folder 13 Map, The Loop Retail Historic District, information sheet, Economic Incentives for the Repair and Rehabilitation of Historic Buildings by Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, 1998
Box 8 Folder 14 Report, State Street Commission, Redevelopment Committee, State Street Property Evaluation Report, by GSSC, April 1999
Oversize Folder 3 Architectural plans, Type ‘J’ Sign Details, Draft, May 1, 2002.

Series 8: VISION/Redevelopment of State Street

Box 9 Folder 1 Greater State Street Council, Long Range Planning Committee, meeting notes, minutes, agendas, correspondence, Draft of Vision for the Future of Greater State Street report, 1986-1987
Box 9 Folder 2 Report and working papers, Vision for the Future of Greater State Street, Greater State Street Council, October 1987
Oversize Box 2 Folder 6 Redevelopment timeline, 1987-1991; Photocopies of snapshots illustrating Existing Conditions-Positive, Existing Conditions-Negative, Examples of Other Streetscape Designs; 5 architectural renderings, circa 1987.
Box 9 Folder 4 State Street Revitalization proposals, 1987-1989
Box 9 Folder 5 Research proposal, questionnaire, survey results, correspondence, 1989
Box 9 Folder 6 Draft agenda for "Retail Workshop," part of State Street Redevelopment Project’s Vision for the Future of State Street, 1989
Box 9 Folder 7 Report, State Street Revitalization Project, Concept Plan, prepared by Zimmer, Gunsul Frasca Partnership/Daniel P. Coffee and Associates, Ltd., 1989
Box 9 Folder 8 Reports, Who’s Minding That Great Street? A Report on Existing Management Services on the State Street Mall, prepared for VISION: the State Street Revitalization Project, drafts 1 and 2, circa 1990
Box 9 Folder 9 Report, Proposal for a Greater State Street Council and City of Chicago Partnership Process to Plan for and Implement the Revitalization of State Street, 1990
Box 9 Folder 10 Greater State Street Council memo, Proposed VISION Management Structure and Background Basis for Expanded Organization, Proposed Staffing and Job Descriptions, 1990
Box 9 Folder 11 VISION: file drawer contents list, State Street Project Identification Outline [capital expenditure/physical space], undated Report/article, The Case for the Redevelopment of the State Street District in Downtown Chicago by William H. Whyte, circa 1990
Box 9 Folder 12 Memo from Deputy Commissioner of Planning to State Street Working Committee about design and costs of revitalization project, 1990
Box 9 Folder 13 Press release, Greater State Street Council Set to Implement "Vision" Plan, 1991
Box 9 Folder 14 Memo from Sara Bode to Greater State Street Council Executive Committee about management needs and structure for downtown State Street, 1991
Box 9 Folder 15 Agenda and handouts for meeting with Greater State Street Council and Chicago’s Department of Planning, 1991
Box 9 Folder 16 State Street Development Plan and Urban Design Guidelines, Summary of Dialogue between the City and the Greater State Street Council (and the Response of the Department of Planning and Development), circa 1992
Box 9 Folder 17 Memos regarding the cost and durability of granite versus concrete curbs, and the State Street Development Plan and Urban Design Guidelines, 1992
Box 9 Folder 18 Report, State Street, Centralized Management Services, 1992
Box 9 Folder 19 Questionnaires, State Street Development Project, undated; Ranking of Management Services, January 1993
Box 9 Folder 20 Report, State Street Development Plan and Urban Design Guidelines, adopted by the Chicago Plan Commission, Chicago Department of Planning and Development, May 13, 1993
Box 9 Folder 21 Press Release, State Street Opens to Automobile Traffic for the Holidays, November 22, 1995
Oversize Folder 7 Architectural plans, Contract Plans for State Street Renovation Project, Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive, issued for bid, November 15, 1995.
Box 9 Folder 23 [Press packet?] State Street Renovation Project, Overview, Fact Sheet, A Public /Private Partnership, Project Elements/Construction Schedule, A Walk Down State, General Features, History of State Street, 5 photocopies of architectural drawings, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1996
Box 9 Folder 24 Transportation Community News, Mayor Daley Breaks Ground for State Street Renovation Project, 1996
Box 9 Folder 25 Program, State Street Grand Re-Opening, Friday, November 15, 1996
Box 9 Folder 26 International Illumination Design Award to State Street Renovation Project, correspondence and luncheon program, 1998
Box 9 Folder 27 VISION Report, 2nd Draft, "State Street 1999," undated
Oversize Box 2 Folder 7 Samples of letterhead and stationary, Greater State Street Council Redevelopment,State Street Renovation Project, undated

Series 9: Transportation

Box 10 Folder 1 Report, Chicago’s Mass Transportation System, Chicago Transit Authority, [organization, duties, accomplishments, historical information], February 15, 1957
Box 10 Folder 2 City Club Bulletin, "Define Mass Transportation Needs for Chicago," March 4, 1957
Box 10 Folder 3 Report, Chicago Loop Pedestrian Movements Study, by the Pedestrian Mall Task Force, City of Chicago, December 1973
Box 10 Folder 4 Report, Chicago Loop Pedestrian Movements Study Appendix by the Pedestrian Mall Task Force, City of Chicago, December 1973
Box 10 Folder 5 Transportation Facts, about the Northeastern Illinois Region from the Chicago Area Transportation Study, "Focus on: Chicago Central Area Retail Buildings Survey," 1985
Box 10 Folder 6 Report and related correspondence, Combined Transportation Investment Program, A Public/Private Partnership, Chicago Area Transportation Study, March 17, 1987; Report, Proposed Combined Transportation Investment Program, Project: State Street Mall Reevaluation, requesting $300,000, undated; Draft letter of commitment to State Street Council members from "Mayor," [Harold Washington] unsigned, January 29, 1987; Typed memo to "Sara," [Bode?] regarding federal grant money, unsigned, undated
Box 10 Folder 7 Meeting notes of the GSSC’s Transportation Committee, State Street Mall Planning Project, 1987
Box 10 Folder 8 Report, Characteristics and Transportation Attitudes of Downtown Chicago Pedestrians, prepared for the Chicago Transit Authority by Midwest System Sciences and Market Opinion Research, April 1989
Box 10 Folder 9 Endorsement, Fact Sheet, correspondence, Central Area Circulator, 1989
Box 10 Folder 10 Report and preliminary results, Greater Chicago Central Business District Pedestrian Survey and Interview Study, City of Chicago Department of Planning, prepared by Ashish Sen and Associates, Summer 1989
Box 10 Folder 11 Report, Greater State Street Pedestrian Count and Interview Study, City of Chicago Department of Planning, prepared by Ashish Sen and Associates, December 1989
Box 10 Folder 12 Report, A Light-Rail Transit System for Chicago’s Central Area: Final Report, Metropolitan Planning Council, with related fact sheet and editorials, 1989
Oversize Box 2 Folder 4 Architectural plans, State Street Project, Schematic Design Drawings for Greater State Street Council and the City of Chicago Department ofPlanning, 1989-1990. Focusing on transportation, these drawings show perspectives, plans, and elevations of proposed renovations.
Box 10 Folder 14 Report, Central Area Circulator Alternatives Analysis, Definition of Alternatives Report: Draft for Review prepared for the City of Chicago by Barton-Aschman Associates Inc. and Associated Consultants, March, 1990
Box 11 Folder 1 Report, Executive Summary, Alternative Analysis and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Central Area Circulator, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration and City of Chicago, August, 1991
Box 11 Folder 2 Report, and related correspondence, Alternative Analysis and Draft Environmental Impact Statement, Central Area Circulator, Chicago, Illinois, U.S. Department of Transportation, Urban Mass Transportation Administration and City of Chicago, August, 1991
Box 11 Folder 3 Report, Central Area Circulator, Analysis for Selection: Preferred Alternative, City of Chicago, December 10, 1991
Box 11 Folder 4 Report, The Crescent Corridor and the Lake Calumet Airport, by City Innovation, January 1992
Box 11 Folder 5 Report, Contributions of the Chicago Airport System to the Chicago Regional Economy, City of Chicago Department of Aviation, National Economic Research Associates, March, 1993; also Chicago’s Airports: A Legacy of Livelihoods, A Summary of the Report, March, 1993
Box 12 Folder 1 Flyer, Lake Shore Drive Improvement Project, detailing schedule for moving Lake Shore Drive and creating the Museum Campus, circa 1996
Box 12 Folder 2 Report, A Transportation Management Association for the River East Corridor in the Chicago Central Area, Summary of Concept, City of Chicago, November 1997
Box 12 Folder 3 Report, Central Lakefront Transportation Study, prepared for the City of Chicago Department of Transportation by McDonough Associates, Inc., November 1997
Box 12 Folder 4 Millennium Park News, construction schedule, traffic changes, Department of Transportation, Spring 1999
Box 12 Folder 5 Wacker Drive Construction Project, local detours, City of Chicago Department of Transportation, 2002

Series 10: Real Estate

Box 12 Folder 6 Report, Valuation Study of Full and Assessed Land Values on Downtown State Street Chicago, Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1951
Box 12 Folder 7 Report, Valuation Study of Full and Assessed Land Values on Downtown State Street Chicago Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1955
Box 12 Folder 8 Report, Survey of Downtown State Street, Chicago, Trends in Earning Power, Land Value and Assessments Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1959
Box 12 Folder 9 Report, Survey of Downtown State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Earning Power and Assessment Trends, Effect on Retail Development and Land Values Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1963
Box 13 Folder 1 Report and notes, Quadrennial Survey of Downtown State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Earning Power and Assessment Trends, Effect on Retail Development and Land Values, Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1967
Box 13 Folder 2 Report, Tenth Quadrennial Survey of Downtown State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Earning Power and Assessment Trends, Effect on Retail Development and Land Values, Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1971
Box 13 Folder 3 Report, Summary Analysis, State Street, Sales and Capitalized Values, Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, April 25, 1979
Box 13 Folder 4 Report, Twelfth Quadrennial Survey of Downtown State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Sales Volume Trends 1948-1978, Real Estate Transactions and Capitalized Values, Assessment Trends, Walter R. Kuehnle and Company, 1979
Box 13 Folder 5 Report, Greater State Street, Land and Building Use Survey, Preliminary Draft, by the Downtown Research Corporation, 1987
Box 13 Folder 6 Report and related correspondence, Greater State Street, Land and Building Use Survey, by the Downtown Research Corporation, 1988
Box 13 Folder 7 Report, Occupancy Survey, by the Building and Managers Association of Chicago, November, 1989
Box 13 Folder 8 Press release, site of former Montgomery Ward’s flagship store, Dearborn, State and Adams Streets, acquired by holding company, 1993
Box 13 Folder 9 Report, Chicago Loop Retail Vacancy Survey, State Street/Wabash Avenue Corridor, Summary of Results, by the Northern Realty Group, September 1994
Box 13 Folder 10 Press releases, "Survey Reports Healthy State/Wabash Retail Conditions," 1996

Series 11: Clippings

Box 14 Folder 1 Clippings, 1954 - 1963
Box 14 Folder 2 Clippings, 1973 - 1978 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 1.]
Box 14 Folder 3 Clippings, 1985 – 1989
Box 14 Folder 4 Clippings, 1990 - 1993 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 2.]
Box 14 Folder 5 Clippings, 1994 - 1995 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 3.]
Box 14 Folder 6 Clippings, January to June, 1996
Box 14 Folder 7 Clippings, July to December, 1996 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 4.]
Box 15 Folder 1 Clippings, January to June, 1997
Box 15 Folder 2 Clippings, July to December, 1997
Box 15 Folder 3 Clippings, January to June, 1998 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 4.]
Box 15 Folder 4 Clippings, July to September, 1998
Box 15 Folder 5 Clippings, October to December, 1998
Box 16 Folder 1 Clippings, January to June, 1999
Box 16 Folder 2 Clippings, July to December, 1999 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 4.]
Box 16 Folder 3 Clippings, 2000
Box 16 Folder 4 Clippings, 2002 - 2003 [See also Oversize Box 1, folder 4.]

Oversize Manuscript Materials

Oversize Box 1 Folder 1 Clippings, 1973 - 1978
Oversize Box 1 Folder 2 Clippings, 1990 - 1993
Oversize Box 1 Folder 3 Clippings, 1994 - 1995
Oversize Box 1 Folder 4 Clippings, 1996 - 2002
Oversize Box 1 Folder 5 Tomorrow Magazine, A Visionary Look at a Future Sunday Supplement, June 6, 1993, prepared as a supplement to the State Street Mall Revitalization Project, Request for Proposal, Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, 1989
Oversize Box 1 Folder 6 State Street Council membership charts for State Street, from Wacker to Van Buren, December 1944
Oversize Box 1 Folder 7 Greater State Street Council, website, text printouts of captured pages, circa 2000
Oversize Box 2 Folder 1 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, January, 1933
Oversize Box 2 Folder 2 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, July, 1933
Oversize Box 2 Folder 3 Poster, Dollar Days Event, State Street Council, January, 1934
Oversize Box 2 Folder 4 Architectural plans, State Street Project, Schematic Design Drawings for Greater State Street Council and the City of Chicago Department of Planning, 1989-1990. Focusing on transportation, these drawings show perspectives, plans, and elevations of proposed renovations.
Oversize Box 2 Folder 5 Clipping montage, State Street Days, State Street Council, September 4, 1957
Oversize Box 2 Folder 6 Redevelopment, timeline, 1987-1991; Photocopies of snapshots illustrating Existing Conditions-Positive, Existing Conditions-Negative, Examples of Other Streetscape Designs; 5 architectural renderings, circa 1987
Oversize Box 2 Folder 7 Samples of letterhead and stationary, Greater State Street Council Redevelopment,State Street Renovation Project, undated
Oversize Box 3 Architectural Plan, State Street Properties, Plan & Profile, Wacker Drive to Congress Street, March 7, 1941 (corrected 8-25-43), 1941
Oversize Box 4 Architectural plans, Marshall Field’s, State Street, Chicago, Illinois, Renovation, March-December, 1988 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 1 Architectural poster, State Street Transit Mall, Chicago, Illinois, June 1978 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 2 Ward map, 42nd Ward, 69 Election Precincts, April 2002. [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 3 Architectural plans, Type ‘J’ Sign Details, Draft, May 1, 2002 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 4 Three sets of architectural plans bound together, State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, issued for construction, June 26, 1978; State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, Landscaping, January 30, 1978 to March 1, 1979; State Street Pedestrian Transit Mall, Street lighting, November 15, 1978 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 5 Architectural plans, Reliance Building, site plan and details, shows elevations, 1994 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 6 Architectural plans, Reliance Building, shop drawings for windows, 1995 [Requires 24 hour paging]
Oversize Folder 7 Architectural plans, Contract Plans for State Street Renovation Project, Congress Parkway to Wacker Drive, issued for bid, November 15, 1995 [Requires 24 hour paging]

Photographs

The number of photographs in each folder is indicated in parentheses.

Box 1 Folder 1 State Street, Henry C. Lyttons, The Hub, The Fair [stores], circa 1888 (7)
Box 1 Folder 2 State Street, from Madison, 1895 (1)
Box 1 Folder 3 South Water Street, horse-drawn wagon unloading Christmas trees, 1904 (1)
Box 1 Folder 4 State Street, looking north, 1918 (1)
Box 1 Folder 5 State Street, 400 - 600 blocks South State Street [Van Buren to Harrison], photo montages of existing buildings, circa 1910-1919 (2)
Box 1 Folder 6 State Street, photograph of sketch showing east side of State Street, Congress to Harrison [500 - 600 blocks South State Street], Holabird and Roche Architects, circa 1910 - 1919 (1)
Box 1 Folder 7 State Street, photograph of sketch showing west side of State Street, Van Buren to Harrison, [400 - 500 blocks South State Street], Holabird and Roche Architects, circa 1910 - 1919 (1)
Box 1 Folder 8 State Street, photograph of sketch, View of the East side of State Street from 11th Street to 12th Street Study for Development, Holabird and Roche Architects, circa 1910 - 1919 (1)
Box 1 Folder 9 State Street, 400 - 500 South State Street east side [Van Buren to Congress], Leiter Building, circa 1910 – circa 1919 (2)
Box 1 Folder 10 State Street, 400 - 500 South State Street, west side, circa 1910 - circa 1919 (13)
Box 1 Folder 11 State Street, Hooker Building, 1920 (2 copies)
Box 1 Folder 12 State Street, P.W. Gates Buildings, 642- 648 South State, circa 1920 (2)
Box 1 Folder 13 State Street, Sinclair Building, 612 South State Street, 1920 (1)
Box 1 Folder 14 State Street, Rothschild Building, 300 block South Street, circa 1920, (1)
Box 1 Folder 15 State Street, 650 South State Street, circa 1920 (1)
Box 1 Folder 16 State Street, Board of Education Building under construction, 458 - 467 South State, 1921; completed, 1928 (3)
Box 1 Folder 17 State Street, photo of D.H. Burnham & Co. Architects’ rendering of Child’s Building, 400 S. State Street, 1922; completed, 1928 (2)
Box 1 Folder 18 State Street, from Van Buren, looking north and south, Eucharistic Congress, June 23, 1926 (6)
Box 1 Folder 19 State Street, from Van Buren, looking north and south, Elks Convention, July, 1926 (4)
Box 1 Folder 20 State Street from Van Buren, looking north and south, Lights Celebration, Illumination Festival October 1926 (2) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 1.]
Box 1 Folder 21 State Street at night, 1920 (2)
Box 1 Folder 22 State Street, U. S. Government Parcel Post Building, northeast corner of 11th and South State Street, shows U. S. Mail trucks, circa 1920 (1)
Box 1 Folder 23 State Street, Chicago Theater, 1927, 1981, 1998 (3)
Box 1 Folder 24 State Street, Leiter Building, 400 block of South State Street, Van Buren to Congress, southwest corner, 1928 (1)
Box 1 Folder 25 State Street, Municipal Court Building, between 11th and 12th Streets, 1928 (1)
Box 1 Folder 26 State Street, 400 block of South State Street, showing Army and U. S. Coast Guard recruitment, 1928 (2)
Box 1 Folder 27 State Street, apple vending stands, Childs Building, 400 South State Street; Old Colony Building, 37 West Van Buren, 1931 (2)
Box 1 Folder 28 State Street, Christmas Toy Opening parade, 1934 (8)
Box 1 Folder 29 State Street, Christmas Toy Opening parade, 1935 (4) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folder 1.]
Box 1 Folder 30 State Street, Christmas shoppers, Santa, 1936 (10) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 2, 3.]
Box 1 Folder 31 State Street, Toy Opening Luncheon, toy department heads of major retail stores, November 1937 (1)
Box 1 Folder 32 State Street Subway construction, circa 1938 - 1943 (7) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 2.]
Box 1 Folder 33 State Street, official opening "The Voice of State Street" Broadcasting Studio, various broadcasts and street scenes with Mayor Edward J. Kelly, 1939 (15)
Box 1 Folder 34 State Street, Christmas shoppers, 1939 (1)
Box 1 Folder 35 State Street, street scenes, circa1930s (6)
Box 2 Folder 1 State Street, brass band, 1940 (1)
Box 2 Folder 1a With Mayor Edward J. Kelly and State Street Council President David Mayer, Jr. looking on, Douglas Beattie, Basso of the Chicago Opera Company opened the State Street Council’s broadcasting of Christmas music for shoppers, 1940 (1) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folder 4.]
Box 2 Folder 2 State Street, Santa arriving by airplane, Santa parade, War Bond Drive, Christmas 1941 (14) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 5, 6.]
Box 2 Folder 3 State Street, Annual Toy Opening Santa and crowds, 1942 (5)
Box 2 Folder 4 State Street, looking south from Van Buren, subway entrances under construction, 1942 (1)
Box 2 Folder 5 State Street, wartime recruiting, parades, 1942 (2)
Box 2 Folder 6 State Street, Santa and choirs, Christmas, 1942 (9)
Box 2 Folder 7 State Street, War Bond promotions, street scenes, circus acts, 1943 (21)
Box 2 Folder 8 State Street, Arsenal opening and Hollywood Bond Cavalcade with Mickey Rooney, September, 1943 (6)
Box 2 Folder 9 State Street, War Bond promotions, marching soldiers, tanks, parachutes, heavy artillery, torpedoes, window displays, 1943 (19)
Box 2 Folder 10 State Street, wartime parades, veterans, 1943 (12)
Box 2 Folder 11 State Street, Toy Opening, Voice of State Street Broadcast with Santa, children looking at windows, Christmas, 1943 (10) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 7, 8.]
Box 2 Folder 12 State Street, Fifth War Loan advertising and parade, 1944 (6)
Box 2 Folder 13 State Street, wastepaper drive with Gloria Swanson, 1944 (5)
Box 2 Folder 14 State Street, unidentified parade, 1944 (1)
Box 2 Folder 15 State Street, Community and War Fund decorations, Armistice Day, 1944 (5)
Box 2 Folder 16 State Street, Toy Opening with Santa, Christmas, 1944 (1) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folder 9.]
Box 2 Folder 17 State Street, Nurse Recruitment Breakfasts, 1945 (13)
Box 2 Folder 18 State Street, Dolly Sisters [entertainers], premiere, October 1945 (3)
Box 2 Folder 19 General Dwight D. Eisenhower Cavalcade, November 20, 1945 (3)
Box 2 Folder 20 State Street Council Special Events Committee meeting, 1945 (2)
Box 3 Folder 1 State Street, street scenes, 1945 (4)
Box 3 Folder 2 State Street, wartime recruitment, War Bond drives, 1945 (13)
Box 3 Folder 3 State Street, Victory in Europe Day (V-E Day), 1945 (2)
Box 3 Folder 4 State Street, Charles de Gaulle Cavalcade, 1945 (4)
Box 3 Folder 5 State Street, Armistice Day Observances and parade with Admiral William Frederick Halsey, Jr., Governor Dwight H. Green, and Mayor Edward Kelly, 1945 (5)
Box 3 Folder 6 State Street, sending Christmas packages to servicemen overseas, Santa, 1945 (3) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 10, 11, 12.]
Oversize Photograph Box 1 Folder 4 State Street, Republic Building, 1946 (1)
Box 3 Folder 8 State Street, street scenes, 1946 (4)
Box 3 Folder 9 State Street Council, committee meetings, 1946 (6)
Box 3 Folder 10 State Street, launch Christmas music season with Irving Berlin, Mayor Edward Kelly, Santa, 1946 (5) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 13, 14.]
Box 3 Folder 11 State Street, Christmas promotions, parade, Santa, 1947 (23) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folder 15.]
Box 3 Folder 12 State Street, Courtesy Week and Army Day Parade, 1947 (4)
Box 3 Folder 13 State Street Council, Public Relations Committee, 1948 (1)
Box 3 Folder 14 State Street, Christmas Parade, decorations, 1948 (15 photographs, 2 negatives) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 3 and oversize photograph box 2, folders 16, 17, 18.]
Box 3 Folder 15 State Street, Christmas Parade, decorations being fabricated by Silvestri, 1949 (39) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 19, 20, 21.]
Box 3 Folder 16 State Street, 400 block of South State Street stores, "Must Vacate for Super Highway," sign [Congress Parkway] circa 1949 (3)
Box 3 Folder 17 State Street, street scenes, promotions, circa 1950 (28)
Box 3 Folder 18 Adams Street, looking west from State Street, circa 1950 (1)
Box 3 Folder 19 State Street, 400 - 600 blocks of South State Street, Leiter Building, circa 1950 (12)
Box 3 Folder 20 State Street, unidentified parades, circa 1950 (8)
Box 3 Folder 21 State Street storefronts: Shopper’s Corner; Masson House of Linens; Charleson Credit, Jeweler, Opticians; Jerome’s Millinery; C.D. Peacock (interior), circa 1950 (6)
Box 3 Folder 22 State Street, fashion shoots, circa 1950s (6)
Box 4 Folder 1 State Street, decorations being fabricated by Silvestri, Christmas 1950 (18)
Box 4 Folder 2 State Street, Easter, Debbie Reynolds greeting shoppers, 1951(2)
Box 4 Folder 3 State Street, General Douglas MacArthur at Soldiers Field, parade, 1951 (20)
Box 4 Folder 4 State Street, Christmas decorations, parade, 1951 - 1959 (29) [See also oversize photograph box 2, folders 22, 23.]
Box 4 Folder 5 State Street, street scenes 1952 - 1959 (11) [3 negatives] [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 5.]
Box 4 Folder 6 State Street, Valentine’s Day, 1953 (5)
Box 4 Folder 7 State Street, Carson, Pirie and Scott, 100th Anniversary, 1954 (25) 1 of 2
Box 4 Folder 8 State Street, Carson, Pirie and Scott, 100th Anniversary, 1954 (24) 2 of 2
Box 4 Folder 9 State Street, State Street Days, August 1956 (28) 1 of 2
Box 4 Folder 10 State Street, State Street Days, August 1956 (30) 2 of 2
Box 4 Folder 11 State Street, Carson Pirie Scott, exterior, 1958 (1)
Box 4 Folder 12 State Street, Reliance Building, Karolls Men’s Wear, 1958, 1960 (2)
Box 5 Folder 1 State Street, State Street Council Information Booth, 1958 - 1977 (8)
Box 5 Folder 2 State Street, various events, Maurice Chevalier, 1958 - 1959 (11)
Box 5 Folder 3 State Street, installation of new street lights, Light Through the Ages Pageant, Miss Kilowatt’s visit, President Dwight D. Eisenhower turning on lights, 1958 - 1959 (16, 1 negative)
Box 5 Folder 4 State Street, Pan American Games, athletes, events, 1959 (7)
Box 5 Folder 5 State Street, Marina City groundbreaking ceremony, Mayor Richard J. Daley, Bertrand Goldberg, architect, November 22, 1960 (7)
Box 5 Folder 6 State Street, Christmas circa 1960s (16, 7 contact strips)
Box 5 Folder 7 State Street, Christmas parades, Mayor Richard J. Daley, 1961, 1962 (22)
Box 5 Folder 8 State Street, unidentified parades, 1961-1965 (11)
Box 5 Folder 9 State Street, street scenes, promotions, 1961-1966 (21) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 6.]
Box 5 Folder 10 State Street, Christmas parade 1963 (14) 1 of 2 [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 7 and oversize photograph box 2, folders 24 – 28.]
Box 5 Folder 11 State Street, Christmas parade, 1963 (14) 2 of 2
Box 5 Folder 12 State Street, Christmas parade, 1965 (15) 1 of 2
Box 5 Folder 13 State Street, Christmas parade, 1965 (15) 2 of 2
Box 5 Folder 14 State Street, Christmas parade, 1966 (17)
Box 6 Folder 1 State Street, Christmas parade, 1967 (13) 1 of 3
Box 6 Folder 2 State Street, Christmas parade, 1967 (13) 2 of 3
Box 6 Folder 3 State Street, Christmas parade, 1967 (15) 3 of 3
Box 6 Folder 4 State Street, Christmas parade, 1968 (12)
Box 6 Folder 5 State Street, Christmas parade, 1969 (2, 1 contact sheet)
Box 6 Folder 6 Bozo’s Circus Ringmaster, Ned Locke and Ray Rayner as Oliver O. Oliver, circa 1970 (2)
Box 6 Folder 7 State Street, street scenes, circa 1970s (8)
Box 6 Folder 8 State Street, Christmas parade, circa 1970s (15, 2 negatives)
Box 6 Folder 9 State Street, People Week, street entertainers 1973, 1974 (9, 1 contact sheet) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 8.]
Box 6 Folder 10 State Street, People Week, street entertainers, 1977 (19, 12 contact sheets)
Box 6 Folder 11 State Street, Christmas, 1977 (10, 2 contact sheet)
Box 6 Folder 12 State Street, People Week, street entertainers, 1978 (19, 11 contact sheets)
Box 6 Folder 13 Roosevelt Theatre, 1978 (1)
Box 6 Folder 14 State Street, block plan and artist’s impression of Mall, 1978 (2)
Box 6 Folder 15 State Street, closing ceremony for Mall construction, Mayor Michael Bilandic and Arthur Osborne of Greater State Street Council, June 1978 (3, 2 contact sheets)
Box 6 Folder 16 State Street Mall Construction, 1978 - 1979 (13, 4 contact sheets)
Box 6 Folder 17 State Street, Christmas, 1978, 1979 (14)
Box 7 Folder 1 State Street People Week, 1979 (18) 1 of 3
Box 7 Folder 2 State Street People Week, 1979 (18) 2 of 3
Box 7 Folder 3 State Street People Week, 1979 (9, 14 contact sheets) 3 of 3
Box 7 Folder 4 State Street Mall Dedication, Mayor Jane Byrne, 1979 (6, 4 contact sheets)
Box 7 Folder 5 State Street, That Great Street Mall Week, Governor James R. Thompson, Mayor Michael Bilandic, October 29 - November 2, 1979 (17, 7 contact sheets)
Box 7 Folder 6 State Street, shoppers sending free greeting cards to hostages in Iran, "America Cares," circa 1979 (1)
Box 7 Folder 7 State Street, Mayor Jane Byrne at various events, circa 1979 - 1983 (20, 2 contact sheets)
Box 7 Folder 8 State Street, photographs of drawings, alley revitalization North Loop, 1980 (2)
Box 7 Folder 9 State Street, People Week, Eugene Sawyer, 1980 (15)
Box 7 Folder 10 State Street, Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, musicians, 1980 (11)
Box 7 Folder 11 State Street, parade and neighborhood Christmas trees, 1980 (22, 10 contact sheets)
Box 7 Folder 12 State Street subway entrances, bus shelters, circa 1980 (9)
Box 7 Folder 13 State Street, department store [Wieboldt’s ?] renovation, circa 1980 (2)
Box 7 Folder 14 State Street, C.D. Peacock, exterior, circa 1980 (1)
Box 7 Folder 15 Atwater Building, detail, circa 1980 (1, 1 negative)
Box 7 Folder 16 Silversmith Building, detail, circa 1980 (1, 1 negative)
Box 7 Folder 17 Marshall Field and Company, annex detail and interior, circa 1980 (3)
Box 7 Folder 18 Clock, Old Heidelberg Restaurant, Randolph Street, circa 1980 (1, 1 negative)
Box 7 Folder 19 Madison Street, looking west from State Street, circa 1980 (1)
Box 7 Folder 20 Wabash Avenue, looking north, from Madison Street, circa 1980 (1)
Box 7 Folder 21 Chicago Cultural Center, Michigan Avenue and Washington Street, circa 1980 (1)
Box 7 Folder 22 Dearborn Street, former site of Montgomery Ward’s, circa 1980 (1, 1 negative)
Box 8 Folder 1 Chicago Sun-Times Building, circa 1980 (1)
Box 8 Folder 2 Berghoff Restaurant, Adams Street, circa 1980 (1, 1 negative)
Box 8 Folder 3 State Street, Being Born [sculpture] by Virginio Ferrari, State and Washington, circa 1980 (1)
Box 8 Folder 4 State Street, Circus Walk, circa 1980 (4)
Box 8 Folder 5 Palmer House, exterior and interior, circa 1980 - 1996 (8)
Box 8 Folder 6 State Street, Skate on State, circa 1980 - circa 2000 (3)
Box 8 Folder 7 State Street, events on State Street, circa 1980s (16) 1 of 2
Box 8 Folder 8 State Street, events on State Street, circa 1980s (16, 2 contact sheets, 1 negative) 2 of 2
Box 8 Folder 9 State Street, street scenes, circa 1980s (15, 1 negatives, 1 contact sheet) [See also oversize photograph box 1, folder 9.]
Box 8 Folder 10 Loop, general views of the elevated train tracks, entrances and stations, circa 1980s (17)
Box 8 Folder 11 State Street Mall second anniversary with Mayor Jane Byrne, 1981 (6)
Box 8 Folder 12 State Street Mall Maintenance Crew, 1981 (1, 1 contact sheet)
Box 8 Folder 13 State Street Council, photographs of awards, 1981 (2)
Box 8 Folder 14 State Street, street scenes, 1981 (13, 1 contact sheet, 2 negatives)
Box 8 Folder 15 State Street, Michigan Avenue, Christmas, circa 1981 - 1982 (21, 11 contact sheets)
Box 8 Folder 16 State Street exhibition "On Culture," 1982 (4, 2 contact sheets)
Box 8 Folder 17 State Street Mall Anniversary, Mayor Jane Byrne, 1982 (6, 5 contacts)
Box 8 Folder 18 State Street, Carson Pirie Scott, Louis’ on the Mall sidewalk Cafe, 1982 (6)
Box 8 Folder 19 State Street, street scenes, 1982 (2)
Box 8 Folder 20 State Street, Christmas, 1983 (2 contact sheets)
Box 9 Folder 1 State Street, art shows, 1983, 1984 (3)
Box 9 Folder 2 State Street, Summer Stage with Mayor Harold Washington, 1984 (8)
Box 9 Folder 3 State Street, Chicago Sculpture International, 1984 (2, 7 contact sheets)
Box 9 Folder 4 Greater State Street Council, 54th Annual Meeting with Mayor Harold Washington, Irv Kupcinet, 1984 (9)
Photograph Box 14 Folder 1 Loop, mainly State Street, street scenes, circa 1985 (188)
Box 9 Folder 6 State Street, Street Vendors, circa 1985 (8)
Box 9 Folder 7 State Street, Vietnam Veterans Welcome Parade, 1986 (4 contact sheets)
Box 9 Folder 8 State Street, Chicago Theater, facade during renovation, circa 1986 (1)
Box 9 Folder 9 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, Mayor Harold Washington, 1987 (20)
Box 9 Folder 10 State Street, Chicago’s Sesquicentennial, store windows, 1987 (7)
Photograph Box 14 Folder 2 State Street, Celebrate on State with Mayor Harold Washington, 1987 (163)
Box 10 Folder 1 State Street, VISION, supporting street scenes with comments highlighting problems with State Street Mall, 1987 (20) 1 of 4
Box 10 Folder 2 State Street, VISION, supporting street scenes with comments highlighting problems with State Street Mall, 1987 (20) 2 of 4
Box 10 Folder 3 State Street, VISION, supporting street scenes with comments highlighting problems with State Street Mall, 1987 (12) 3 of 4
Box 10 Folder 4 State Street, VISION, supporting street scenes with comments highlighting problems with State Street Mall, 1987 (18) 4 of 4
Box 10 Folder 5 State Street, Rally in the Alley, 1988 (12, negatives)
Box 10 Folder 6 State Street, Celebrate on State with Mayor Eugene Sawyer, 1988, 1989 (10)
Box 10 Folder 7 State Street, Celebrate on State with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1989 (34, negatives) [See also photograph box 14, folder 3.]
Box 10 Folder 8 State Street Christmas, Mayor Richard M. Daley in Marshall Field’s, circa 1989 (1)
Box 10 Folder 9 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1989 (15) 1 of 3
Box 10 Folder 10 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1989 (16) 2 of 3
Box 10 Folder 11 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1989 (11, 6 contact sheets) 3 of 3
Box 10 Folder 12 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, January 1990 (6 contact sheets, negatives)
Box 10 Folder 13 State Street, Information Booth, Street Vendor, northeast corner of State and Madison, subway entrances, bus shelters, circa 1990 (17)
Box 10 Folder 14 State Street, Celebrate on State with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1990 (44, 1 contact sheet) [See also photograph box 14, folder 4.]
Box 10 Folder 15 Quincy Court, circa 1990 (5)
Box 10 Folder 16 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1991 (6 contact sheets, negatives)
Box 10 Folder 17 State Street, Celebrate on State with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1991(62, negatives) [See also photograph box 14, folder 5.]
Photograph Box 14 Folder 6 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1992 (45)
Box 11 Folder 2 State Street, looking south from Lake Street, circa 1992 (6)
Box 11 Folder 3 State Street, renovation of Leiter Building, circa 1992 (1)
Photograph Box 14 Folder 7 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1993 (48)
Box 11 Folder 5 State Street, Harold Washington Library Center, Chicago Public Library, circa 1993 (4)
Box 11 Folder 6 State Street, Christmas Lights, Marshall Field’s, 1993 (1)
Photograph Box 15 Folder 1 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1994 (39)
Photograph Box 15 Folder 2 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, 1994 (23)
Photograph Box 15 Folder 3 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1994 (249)
Box 11 Folder 10 State Street, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, 1994 (4)
Box 11 Folder 11 State Street, Celebrate on State with Chris Zorich, 1995 (183, negative) [See also photograph box 15, folder 4.]
Box 11 Folder 12 State Street, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, 1995 (3)
Box 11 Folder 13 State Street, Chicago Theater, marquee, circa 1995 (1)
Box 11 Folder 14 State Street, Gallery 37, circa 1995 (1)
Box 11 Folder 15 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1995 (13)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 2 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1996 (55)
Photograph Box 15 Folder 6 State Street Renovation Project [Announcement?] with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1996 (42)
Box 11 Folder 18 State Street Renovation Project, presentation boards showing plans and elevations of Project, 1996 (9)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 1 State Street Renovation Project, groundbreaking with Mayor Richard M. Daley, 1996 (34)
Box 11 Folder 20 State Street Renovation Project, construction, 1996 (16)
Box 11 Folder 21 State Street Renovation Project, planning meeting, 30 days before grand re-opening, 1996 (23)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 3 State Street Renovation Project, Grand Re-Opening Ceremony, Holidazzle Parade and reception with Mayor Richard M. Daley, November 15, 1996 (94)
Box 12 Folder 2 State Street, new subway entrances, 1996 (10)
Box 12 Folder 3 State Street, street scenes, after renovation, circa 1996 (2)
Box 12 Folder 4 Greater State Street Council members, circa 1996 (14, 2 negatives)
Photograph Box 15 Folder 5 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, 1996 (49)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 4 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, 1997 (30)
Box 12 Folder 7 Greater State Street Council, Gala, 1997 (7 contact sheets)
Box 12 Folder 8 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1997 (34) [See also photograph box 16, folder 5.]
Photograph Box 16 Folder 6 State Street, Christmas Lighting Ceremony, 1997 (32)
Box 12 Folder 10 Greater State Street Council, Gala, 1998 (4)
Box 12 Folder 11 Greater State Street Council, Annual Luncheon and Meeting, 1998 (2 albums, 64)
Box 12 Folder 12 Berghoff Cafe, 100th Anniversary, 1998 (2)
Box 12 Folder 13 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1998 (20, 1 negative)
Box 12 Folder 14 State Street, Halloween Parade, Annual Lighting Ceremony, 1998 (9, negatives)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 7 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 1999 (51)
Box 12 Folder 16 Greater State Street Council, 70th Anniversary Annual Meeting Luncheon, February 2, 1999 (6)
Box 12 Folder 17 State Street, Randolph Street, Adams Street, scenes, 1999 (9, negatives)
Box 12 Folder 18 State Street, Reliance Building restoration banner, 1999 (1)
Box 12 Folder 19 State Street, storefronts, 1999 (25)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 8 State Street, Celebrate on State, 1999 (60)
Photograph Box 16 Folder 9 State Street, Halloween parade, 1999 (36)
Oversize Photograph Box 1 Folder 10 State Street, Channel 7, WLS-TV, ABC Building, 1999 (1)
Photograph Box 17 Folder 2 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 2000 (28)
Box 13 Folder 5 Greater State Street Council, Annual Luncheon and Meeting, 2000 (16)
Box 13 Folder 6 State Street, Celebrate on State, 2000 (150, 1 transparency) [See also photograph box 17, folder 1.]
Photograph Box 16 Folder 10 State Street, Memorial Day Parade with Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White, Mayor Richard M. Daley, Irv Kupcinet, 2000 (127)
Box 13 Folder 8 Greater State Street Council, website launch party, July, 2000 (6)
Box 13 Folder 9 State Street, Borders Books, State and Randolph, circa 2000 (4)
Box 13 Folder 10 State Street, street scenes, circa 2000 (8, 2 negatives, 1 transparency)
Box 13 Folder 11 State Street, Hot Tix Stand, Block 37, circa 2000 (1)
Photograph Box 17 Folder 3 Greater State Street Council, Annual Meeting, January 29, 2001 (33)
Box 13 Folder 13 State Street, Sears, 2001 (2)
Photograph Box 17 Folder 5 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 2001 (78)
Photograph Box 17 Folder 4 State Street, Celebrate on State, 2001 (112)
Box 13 Folder 16 Greater State Street Council, Annual Gala, 2002 (31, negatives) [See also photograph box 17, folder 6.]
Box 13 Folder 17 Greater State Street Council, Gala, 2003 (48, negatives) [See also photograph box 17, folder 7.]
Box 13 Folder 18 Millennium Park, Opening Weekend fireworks, July 2004 (1)
Box 13 Folder 19 State Street, photographs of architectural renderings, models: 159 North State Street; Kitty Kelly Store building; Dearborn Center; unidentified building; aerial views of Congress Parkway (Wells to Chicago River), undated (6)
Box 13 Folder 20 Greater State Street Council/Chicago Loop Alliance members, undated (16)
Box 13 Folder 21 Greater State Street Council/Chicago Loop Alliance members, undated (14, 1 negative)

 

Photograph boxes 14-17 contain snapshots separated from the collection, but are described above.

Oversize Photograph Box 2

Oversize Photograph Box 2 contains photographs on presentation boards showing Christmas on State Street, 1935 – 1963. Folder titles are taken from captions on the photographs themselves.

Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 1 Christmas Parade, a steam engine brought the parade down State Street this year, 1935
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 2 Christmas carols from the skies. Christmas carolers Frank Bennett, Ray Steiner, David Johnson, and Bernard Van Hefte greet Santa. The quartette then serenaded Chicago over WLS on December 23 from the skies, 1936
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 3 Lots of gifts. Buddy Baer, Margot Fiedler, and Pat Berry after an afternoon of shopping on State Street, 1936
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 4 With Mayor Edward J. Kelly and State Street Council President David Mayer, Jr. looking on, Douglas Beattie, Basso of the Chicago Opera Company opened the State Street Council’s broadcasting of Christmas music for shoppers, 1940
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 5 Christmas Parade, 1941
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 6 State Street’s Christmas Greeting, 1941
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 7 Christmas decorations on State Street, 1943
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 8 Santa - with a little help from Donald Duck - demonstrated some of this season’s newest toys for a delighted young audience, 1943
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 9 Santa and his elves help the war effort by suggesting bonds as a Christmas gift idea, 1944
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 10 Look at the crowds we had on State Street this year! 1945
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 11 Santa receives the key to our city. Presenting the honor was Mayor Edward J. Kelly, with Rubin Richman, Chairman of the State Street Council looking on, 1945
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 12 Stars on State Street. Twentieth Century starlett [sic] Peggy Ann Garner and Santa supported the war effort by presenting a victory bond to Clyde O. Barnard, 740th Military Police of Skokie Valley, 1945
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 13 Christmas decorations on State Street, 1946
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 14 Santa forsook his reindeer this year for his flight, and instead arrived on State Street in this "very modern" propeller airplane, 1946
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 15 Christmas parade, 1947
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 16 Christmas parade, 1948
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 17 Santa arrives on State Street, 1948
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 18 Sculptor Marion Jaskulsi put finishing touches on mouth of giant clay reindeer, model for 74 paper-mache and steel deer to adorn downtown State Street, as two gigantic Santa Claus teams, stretching from El to El, 1948
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 19 Christmas parade, 1949
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 20 Admiring our Christmas decorations this year, this little boy climbed on dad’s shoulders for a closer look, 1949
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 21 Mayor Kennelly rides down State Street with Santa Claus, 1949
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 22 Getting our street ready for Christmas, 1951
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 23 Christmas parade, 1951
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 24 State Street Christmas Queen and her court, 1963
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 25 Christmas parade, 1963
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 26 Mayor Richard J. Daley and State Street Council Chairman, George Benson, Jr., ride in the Christmas parade, 1963
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 27 Christmas parade, 1963
Oversize Photograph Box 2 Folder 28 Christmas parade, 1963

Slides

The number of slides in each folder is indicated in parentheses.

Box 1 Folder 1 State Street, Street Scenes, Historic (64)
Box 1 Folder 2 State Street, Buildings, Historic (8)
Box 1 Folder 3 Chicago Buildings, Historic (20)
Box 1 Folder 4 State Street, Christmas, circa 1950s (13)
Box 1 Folder 5 State Street, Christmas, 1961 (3)
Box 1 Folder 6 State Street, Christmas, 1962 (13)
Box 1 Folder 7 State Street, Christmas, 1963 (6)
Box 1 Folder 8 State Street, Events, 1975, 1976 (39)
Box 1 Folder 9 State Street, Christmas, circa 1980s (10)
Box 1 Folder 10 State Street, Christmas, 1980 (22)
Box 1 Folder 11 State Street, Events, Summer Stage, 1981 (16)
Box 1 Folder 12 State Street, Events, Mall Anniversary, 1981 (28)
Box 1 Folder 13 State Street, Christmas, 1981 (37)
Box 1 Folder 14 State Street, Events, Dutch Treat, 1982 (39)
Box 1 Folder 15 State Street, Events, Information Booth, Summer Stage, 1982 (18)
Box 1 Folder 16 State Street, Events, Mall Anniversary, 1982 (10)
Box 1 Folder 17 State Street, Events, Pepsi Challenge, 1982 (16)
Box 1 Folder 18 State Street, Events, Art Exposure, 1982 (7)
Box 1 Folder 19 State Street, Christmas, 1982 (17)
Box 2 Folder 1 State Street, events, Art Exposure, 1983 (12)
Box 2 Folder 2 State Street, events, Circus Vargas, 1983 (20)
Box 2 Folder 3 State Street, Christmas, 1983 (43)
Box 2 Folder 4 State Street, events, Summer Stage, 1984 (22)
Box 2 Folder 5 State Street, events, Sculpture Chicago, 1984 (40)
Box 2 Folder 6 State Street, Christmas, 1984 (41)
Box 2 Folder 7 State Street, events, Sculpture Chicago, 1985 (12)
Box 2 Folder 8 State Street, events, French Promotion, 1985 (15)
Box 2 Folder 9 State Street, Christmas, 1985 (1)
Box 2 Folder 10 State Street, events, Vietnam Veterans’ Parade, 1986 (20)
Box 2 Folder 11 State Street, Christmas, 1987 (47)
Box 2 Folder 12 State Street, people, circa 1980-2000 (44)
Box 2 Folder 13 State Street, people, shoppers, circa 1980-2000 (15)
Box 2 Folder 14 State Street, people, summer, circa 1980-2000 (21)
Box 2 Folder 15 State Street, people, winter, circa 1980-2000 (11)
Box 3 Folder 1 State Street, politicians, celebrities, circa 1980s (20)
Box 3 Folder 2 State Street, vendors, circa 1990s (44)
Box 3 Folder 3 State Street, maintenance, circa 1990s (19)
Box 3 Folder 4 Public transportation, CTA/Metra, buses, trains, stations, 1943, circa 1980-2000 (25)
Box 3 Folder 5 Transportation, O’Hare International Airport, CTA station, circa 1980-2000 (8)
Box 3 Folder 6 State Street, transportation, double decker bus, circa 1990s (15)
Box 3 Folder 7 State Street, freight tunnel/subway[?], undated (1)
Box 3 Folder 8 State Street, buildings, contemporary (101)
Box 3 Folder 9 State Street, buildings, Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, circa 1989-2000 (54, negatives also)
Box 3 Folder 10 State Street, buildings, Rothschild Building/DePaul Center, circa 1980-2000 (30)
Box 3 Folder 11 State Street, buildings, Leiter Building, circa 1980-2000 (9)
Box 3 Folder 12 State Street, buildings, Palmer House Hilton Hotel, circa 1980-2000 (25)
Box 4 Folder 1 State Street, buildings, Marshall Field and Company, circa 1900-2000 (51)
Box 4 Folder 2 State Street, buildings, Carson Pirie Scott, circa 1980-2000 (47)
Box 4 Folder 3 State Street, buildings, The Chicago Theater, circa 1980-2000 (12)
Box 4 Folder 4 State Street, street scenes, contemporary (115)
Box 4 Folder 5 State Street, street scenes, contemporary [found in file marked "Skidmore Owings & Merrill, 1997"] (18)
Box 4 Folder 6 Chicago, Loop, buildings, contemporary (94)
Box 4 Folder 7 Chicago, Loop, street scenes, contemporary (25)
Box 4 Folder 8 Chicago, Loop, aerial views, sculpture/public art, Chicago River, circa 1950s-2000 (29)
Box 5 Folder 1 State Street, Loop, store fronts and buildings, circa 1970s-2000 (80) 1 of 5
Box 5 Folder 2 State Street, Loop, store fronts and buildings, circa 1970s-2000 (60) 2 of 5
Box 5 Folder 3 State Street, Loop, store fronts and buildings, circa 1970s-2000 (60) 3 of 5
Box 5 Folder 4 State Street, Loop, store fronts and buildings, circa 1970s-2000 (80) 4 of 5
Box 5 Folder 5 State Street, Loop, store fronts and buildings, circa 1970s-2000 (44) 5 of 5
Box 5 Folder 6 State Street, Loop, window displays, circa 1970s-2000 (40)
Box 5 Folder 7 State Street, alleys, circa 1980s (3)
Box 5 Folder 8 State Street, Loop, interiors, circa 1970s-2000 (42)
Box 5 Folder 9 State Street, street furniture, circa 1970s-2000 (62)
Box 5 Folder 10 State Street, mall construction, 1979 (29)
Box 5 Folder 11 State Street, mall shots, circa 1979-1996 (74)
Box 6 Folder 1 State Street, illustrations from report, VISION for the future of Greater State Street, 1987 (15)
Box 6 Folder 2 Greater State Street Council, staff, events, circa 1980-2000 (39)
Box 6 Folder 3 Greater State Street Council, graphics, circa 1980s-2000 (46)
Box 6 Folder 4 State Street, Loop, architectural plans, models, undated (77)
Box 6 Folder 5 Slide presentation, Loop Retail Historic District, with text, circa 1980-2000 (76)
Box 6 Folder 6 Slide presentation, DePaul Speech, 1 of 2, 1988 (13)
Box 6 Folder 7 Slide Presentation, DePaul Speech, 2 of 2, 1988 (11)
Box 6 Folder 8 State Street, maps, charts, other visual material used in slide presentations/publications, undated (85) 1 of 2
Box 6 Folder 9 State Street, maps, charts, other visual material used in slide presentations/publications, undated (65) 2 of 2

4 x 5 Negatives

One box. The descriptions given below are taken from the envelopes housing the negatives.

April 21, 1961 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year luncheon at Palmer House (7 negatives)
June 23, 1961 State Street Council, Troy Donahue at State and Madison Information Booth (3 negatives)
June 19, 1961 State Street Council, new information booth on State Street (3 negatives)
June 29, 1961 State Street Council, Summer Holiday Queen and Court (5 negatives)
August 16, 1961 State Street Council, State Street (3 negatives)
August 23, 1961 State Street Council, State Street Queen and Santa Claus with Christmas lights and decorations (5 negatives)
August 28, 1961 State Street Council, State Street Queen with policeman (2 negatives)
August 30, 1961 State Street Council, policewomen on State Street (4 negatives)
September 5, 1961 State Street Council, Clean Up Parade floats (3 negatives)
September 5, 1961 State Street Council, Mr. Wallerstein and WWW [Women Who Work] contest (2 negatives)
November 8, 1961 State Street Council, little girl with balloons (man making cartoon balloons) (6 negatives)
November 16, 1961 State Street Council, contestants in State Street Star Queen Contest (9 negatives)
November 22, 1961 State Street Council, State Street Star Queen (Christmas Queen) (6 negatives)
November 29, 1961 State Street Council, lighting of State Street displays and Star Queen (3 negatives)
November 29, 1961 State Street Council, parade on State Street (29 negatives)
January 23, 1962 State Street Council, Mr. Wallerstein and Sec. of Commerce [?] Mr. Martin at Annual Meeting Luncheon (2 negatives)
February 1, 1962 State Street Council, Luncheon at Palmer House J. A.& U. P. [?] from State Street Stores (8 negatives)
February 14, 1962 State Street Council, Abi Lane giving out candy Valentines (3 negatives)
February 20, 1962 State Street Council, men named George chopping down tree on State Street (2 negatives)
March 8, 1962 State Street Council, luncheon at Palmer House, French model from Paris and VIP from State Street stores (10 negatives)
March 16, 1962 State Street Council, flags on State Street, St. Patrick’s Day flags (2 negatives)
April 2, 1962 State Street Council, models on State Street wearing Easter hats (3 negatives)
April 3, 1962 State Street Council, Mr. Wallenstein and Mr. Brian [?] painting [?] pots on State Street (2 negatives)
April 6, 1962 State Street Council, hat fashion show, Palmer House (4 negatives)
April 12, 1962 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year contestants at a breakfast at Palmer House (3 negatives)
April 18, 1962 State Street Council, 20 contestants for Volunteer of the Year award at tea at the Palmer House (9 negatives)
April 25, 1962 State Street Council, Jr. Volunteer of the Year. (10 negatives)
May 9, 1962 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year Winners (6 negatives)
May 15, 1962 State Street Council, new straw hats on hooks [?] (for play at McVickers) (6 negatives)
June 18, 1962 State Street Council, clown at information booth at corner of State and Madison (3 negatives)
June 20, 1962 State Street Council, Circus on Parade on State Street (4 negatives)
July 18, 1962 State Street Council, college board girls raising flag on State Street (3 negatives)
August 14, 1962 State Street Council, fashion group (4 negatives)
September 10, 1962 State Street Council, party and head shot, Mrs. Bette Woods (3 negatives)
September 17, 1962 State Street Council, kick off, Women Who Work contest at information booth at State and Madison (1 negative)
October 3, 1962 State Street Council, girl tellers in new suits at United of American Building (5 negatives)
October 5, 1962 State Street Council, cleaning woman at party at North American Building (2 negatives)
October 8, 1962 State Street Council, candy twins giving out candy at information booth at State and Madison (3 negatives)
October 10, 1962 State Street Council, luncheon at Palmer House, Hedda [?] Hopper & Bobby Darin (8 negatives)
October 10, 1962 State Street Council, Contest winners, Women Who Work (4 negatives)
October 11, 1962 State Street Council, Newspaper Women Who Work at Palmer House breakfast (4 negatives)
November 7, 1962 State Street Council, Christmas decorations going up on State Street (3 negatives)
November 8, 1962 State Street Council, Star Queen contest tea at Palmer House (13 negatives)
November 15, 1962 State Street Council, State Street Star Queen contestants (4 negatives)
November 20, 1962 State Street Council, State Street at night (3 negatives)
November 23, 1962 State Street Council, crowning Star Queen (8 negatives)
November 27, 1962 State Street Council, of Star Queen turning on lights on State Street (4 negatives)
November 27, 1962 State Street Council, State Street Christmas parade (36 negatives)
December 31, 1962 State Street Council, State Street at night (4 negatives)
January 29, 1963 State Street Council, VIP at Speakers Table Luncheon at Palmer House (2 negatives)
January 29, 1963 State Street Council, State Street Council Annual Meeting and new director (6 negatives)
February 19, 1963 State Street Council, [men named?] Georges throwing dollar across State Street (4 negatives)
March 21, 1963 State Street Council, prize hat for fashion show (3 negatives)
March 22, 1963 State Street Council, contest judges (Volunteer of the Year) (5 negatives)
April 1, 1963 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year and Mr. Pirie at display in Carsons, 8th floor (3 negatives)
April 4, 1963 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year breakfast (17 negatives)
April 12, 1963 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year contestants, teenagers (11 negatives)
April 24, 1963 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year luncheon at Palmer House (13 negatives)
May 13, 1963 State Street Council, Kim Sisters and actors with straw hats, & Mr. Benson (4 negatives)
June 12, 1963 State Street Council, head shot of Bette [Woods?] (1 negative)
June 14, 1963 State Street Council, opening of information booth at State and Madison Streets (4 negatives)
June 19, 1963 State Street Council, street crowds (11 negatives)
June 26, 1963 State Street Council, Santa Clause at NADI[?] show at Conrad Hilton Hotel (3 negatives)
June 27, 1963 State Street Council, signs for Christmas parade this year (12 negatives)
July 2, 1963 State Street Council, Miss Illinois and Mr. Benson ringing bells on State Street (3 negatives)
July 15, 1963 State Street Council, cast of Back to School (3 negatives)
July 30, 1963 State Street Council, Mr. Benson and Mayor Daley [Richard J.] unveiling sign on State Street (3 negatives)
October 9, 1963 State Street Council, store, BRACA & Co. (2 negatives)
October 23, 1963 State Street Council, train, "Main Street, USA" at LaSalle Street Station. (9 negatives)
November 13, 1963 State Street Council, tea at Palmer House, interview of girls for Star Queen (13 negatives)
November 19, 1963 State Street Council, Kuklo, Ollie & Fran (1 negative)
November 20, 1963 State Street Council, finalists in Star Queen contest (5 negatives)
November 29, 1963 State Street Council, crowning of Star Queen, Diane Rojas (6 negatives)
December 3, 1963 State Street Council, Star Queen lighting Christmas lights on State Street (4 negatives)
December 2, 1963 State Street Council, Christmas parade (58 negatives)
January 3, 1964 State Street Council, Christmas displays and light posts on State Street (3 negatives)
January 14, 1964 State Street Council, luncheon at Palmer House Annual Meeting (7 negatives)
January 21, 1964 State Street Council, discount stores on State Street (4 negatives)
February 12, 1964 State Street Council, Star Queen and Court giving out Valentine candy on State Street (4 negatives)
February 19, 1964 State Street Council, [men named?] Georges eating cherry pie on State Street (3 negatives)
March 16, 1964 State Street Council, Mr. O’Johnson, Mr. O’Johnson, Mr. O. Baily, Miss Star Queen putting up new Street Patrick’s Day sign (4 negatives)
April 6, 1964 State Street Council, opening of gallery at Carson Pirie Scott (Volunteer of the Year) (4 negatives)
April 9, 1964 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year, judging at Highland Room, Carson Pirie Scott (10 negatives)
April 17, 1964 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year contestants at Milk Party (7 negatives)
May 1, 1964 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year luncheon at Palmer House (10 negatives)
May 5, 1964 State Street Council, head shots, Mrs. Ruth T. Hlava, 1927 Clarence Avenue, Berwyn, IL. 60402 (3 negatives)
May 18, 1964 State Street Council, straw hats on State Street (5 negatives)
June 17, 1964 State Street Council, crowd shots (4 negatives)
June 25, 1964 State Street Council, opening of information booth (5 negatives)
July 15, 1964 State Street Council, college girls campaigning for campus fashions (4 negatives)
August 6, 1964 State Street Council, Hogan’s at United of America Building, official welcome to State Street (5 negatives)
August 11, 1964 State Street Council, Santa Claus scouting State Street for next day parade (9 negatives)
August 25, 1964 State Street Council, fashion show and breakfast on State Street (8 negatives)
October 15, 1964 State Street Council, luncheon at Auditorium Opera House, Lyon & Healy (2 negatives)
November 11, 1964 State Street Council, Milk [?] Party at Palmer House, Star Queen contestants (18 negatives)
November 19, 1964 State Street Council, finalists in Star Queen contest (5 negatives)
November 20, 1964 State Street Council, copy negatives (3 negatives)
November 27, 1964 State Street Council, Star Queen turning on Christmas lights (4 negatives)
November 27, 1964 State Street Council, Star Queen crowning, Susan Snow (5 negatives)
December 3, 1964 State Street Council, Christmas parade (42 negatives)
January 28, 1965 State Street Council, State Street officials meeting at Palmer House (10 negatives)
February 5, 1965 State Street Council, head shot, Mr. Fosdick (1 negative)
February 10, 1965 State Street Council, guests giving out Valentine pin (3 negatives)
February 18, 1965 State Street Council, [men named?] Georges crossing State Street in a row boat (3 negatives)
March 17, 1965 State Street Council, Star Queen and Court in St. Patrick’s Day parade (3 negatives)
March 31, 1965 State Street Council, State Street parade for Astronaut [?] and Young (10 negatives)
April 1, 1965 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year at City Hall (31 negatives)
April 8, 1965 State Street Council, 5 finalists (4 negatives)
April 14, 1965 State Street Council, Jr. volunteers (10 negatives)
April 22, 1965 State Street Council, Volunteer of the Year (7 negatives)
April 23, 1965 State Street Council, life sign on State Street (1 negative)
May 11, 1965 State Street Council, parade float (2 negatives)
May 17, 1965 State Street Council, straw hat day on State Street (3 negatives)
June 17, 1965 State Street Council, circus parade State Street (5 negatives)
June 20, 1965 State Street Council, elephant picture for fashion group (11 negatives)
June 21, 1965 State Street Council, corner of State and Madison (2 negatives)
July 15, 1965 State Street Council, Back to School group (4 negatives)
August 9, 1965 State Street Council, Sam the news man (8 negatives)
September 21, 1965 State Street Council, burning of mortgage of State Street lights (4 negatives)
October 8, 1965 State Street Council, sign at 424 S. State Street (1 negative)
June 7 [no year] State Street Council, summer holiday guests on State Street (6 negatives)
August 30 [no year] State Street Council, Mr. Martin and State Street Queen cleaning street (2 negatives)
undated State Street Council, crowd scene on State Street (1 negative)

Video Tapes: VHS

Tape 1 June 24, 1987 WBBM - TV, 1st Edition, 4:30 News
Tape 2 November 12, 1987 State Street at the Crossroads
Tape 3 April 1989 A New Beginning, North Loop Communications, 29:45 minutes
Tape 4 June 1, 1989 State Street Council, 12 minutes
Tape 5 July 17, 1989 A New Beginning, North Loop, 29:45 minutes [duplicate of #3?]
Tape 6 January 1990 Chicagoing with Gary Witkin, WLS TV
Tape 7 January 1990 Chicagoing with Gary Witkin, WLS TV, edited version
Tape 8 August 21, 1991 Schubert Theatre Reopening/Sara Bode, Eyewitness News, WLS TV (ABC) Chicago, 2:18 minutes
Tape 9 1992 Museum of Broadcast Communications, Chicago Cultural Center, 7:02 minutes
Tape 10 November 8, 1993 Holiday Lights, Chicago Area News
Tape 11 November 22-23, 1994 Christmas Lights on State Street, TV News Segments
Tape 12 November 25, 1994 State Street Traffic, Radio TV Reports
Tape 13 June 14-18, 1995 Celebrate on State, Radio TV Reports
Tape 14 June 14-18, 1995 Celebrate on State, News Retrieval Services [duplicate of #13?]
Tape 15 November 24, 1995 State Street Mall, WGN TV, Channel 9 News, 3 minutes
Tape 16 January 16, 1996 Greater State Street Council, 67th Annual Meeting
Tape 17 July 31, 1996 Berghoff Restaurant, Select Takes for Old-Time Footage
Tape 18 August 16, 1996 State Street, Afternoon Edition, Chicagoland TV, 1:59 minutes
Tape 19 October 7, 1996 State Street, Eyewitness News, WLS TV (ABC) Chicago, 2:26 minutes
Tape 20 October 7, 1996 State Street, Eyewitness News, WLS TV (ABC) Chicago, 2:26 minutes [duplicate of #19]
Tape 21 November 15-17, 1996 State Street Ceremony, Chicago Coverage
Tape 22 December 5, 1996 Re-Opening of State Street, Window Dub Tapes 1, 2 & 3, 70 minutes
Tape 23 December 14, 1996 State Street: Greater Than Ever, WLS TV Chicago
Tape 24 December 14, 1996 State Street: Greater Than Ever, WLS TV Chicago [duplicate of #23]
Tape 25 1996 Mary Wilson Promo
Tape 26 June 1997 10th Annual Celebrate on State
Tape 27 August 22, 1997 State Street Council, An Affair to Remember (Tape 1 of 2)
Tape 28 August 22, 1997 State Street Council, An Affair to Remember (Tape 2 of 2)
Tape 29 November 20-21, 1997 State Street Lights, Chicago coverage
Tape 30 Fall 1998 Chicagovision, Program
Tape 31 1998 Destination Chicago, Produced by the Chicago Office of Tourism, 8.01 minutes
Tape 32 June 13, 1999 Celebrate on State 1999
Tape 33 June 13, 1999 Celebrate on State, News Channel 5 WMAQ-TV (NBC), Channel 7 News WLS-TV (ABC), 4:11 minutes
Tape 34 2000 Field’s Jingle Elf Parade, Target and ABC 7 TV
Tape 35 2002 Live Switch, Fusion 2002 Fashion Show, 60 minutes
Tape 36 2002 State Street, Live, Parade and Food Drive, Children’s Choir
Tape 37 February 1, 2003 Target Parade
Tape 38 November 2003 State Street Thanksgiving Parade, Chicago Festival Association [duplicate of #39]
Tape 39 November 2003 State Street Thanksgiving Parade, Chicago Festival Association [duplicate of #38]
Tape 40 2003 GSSC Luncheon, video by Wes Tabayoyong
Tape 41 May 29, 2004 Memorial Day Parade, ABC-7
Tape 42 2004 State Street Council Lunch Presentation, News video clips of GSSC activities for 75th Anniversary Luncheon, ABC-7
Tape 43 February 25, 2005 Announcement of GSSC/CMAA Merger, WLS-TV News
Tape 44 undated Celebrate on State, ABC-7 WLS- TV
Tape 45 undated State Street Presentation, 2:45 minutes
Tape 46 undated Examples of concepts to be incorporated into West Bank Metro Center: Woodbine Centre, Toronto; Monorail; w. Edmonton Mall; 49th St. Galleria; Sports Museum
Tape 47 undated Cityfair: Citizen Self-Help Exposition
Tape 48 undated The History of Marshall Field & Company
Tape 49 undated Jimmy Damon Sings
Tape 50 undated Classic Fireworks by Events Inc.
Tape 51 undated Armorcoat Security Film
Tape 52 undated AT&T Cable Services, "Count"
Tape 53 undated Unidentified
Tape 54 undated Unidentified
Tape 55 undated Unidentified

Video Tapes: BETA

Tape 1 February 1987 Chicago’s 150th Birthday; PSA with Sara Bode, Channel 5 WMAQ-TV

Video Tapes: 2" master tapes

Tape 1 January 1979 State Street Mall: Oh That State Street, mall opening, :30 minutes
Tape 2 November 19, 1980 State Street Mall: A State Street Christmas, :30 minutes
Tape 3 September 22, 1982 State Street Mall Third Anniversary, :30 minutes

Video Tapes: 16 millimeter [one can containing 5 reels]

Label on can reads, "Summer 1958, Downtown Jubilee Days; November 13, 1958, State Street Lighting." There are five reels inside the can with a sheet of paper describing the contents of the film as "Chicago’s State Street again becomes the brightest street in the nation. Film shot by Tele-features, Inc. of Chicago for the ’Today Show.’"

Audio Cassettes

Box 1 Cassette 1 State Street Fest Callbacks [announcers?], WGCI 1390 AM and 107.5 FM, June 13, 1999
Box 1 Cassette 2 Greater State Street Council, WGCI 1390 AM and 107.5 FM radio advertisement for the 12th Annual Celebrate on State, June 4, 1999
Box 1 Cassette 3 Greater State Street Council, WGCI 1390 AM and 107.5 FM radio advertisement for Celebrate on State, June 7, 2000
Box 1 Cassette 4 Greater State Street Council, The Eighties Channel, WXXY 103.1 radio advertisement for Celebrate on State 2000
Box 1 Cassette 5 Greater State Street Council, 93.9 WLIT radio advertisement for Celebrate on State 2001
Box 1 Cassette 6 Greater State Street Council, KISS FM 103.5 radio advertisement for 14th Annual Celebrate on State, 2001

Artifact

Accession Number: 2007.44 a & b Christmas tree decoration, aluminum and ribbon, "Carson Pirie Scott, State Street, That Great Street, 1996," 1996
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