Chicago Public Library Records. 125th Anniversary

Dates: 1998
Size: 6 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: SPE: CPL-125th
Provenance: The collection was actively solicited by staff in the Special Collections & Preservation Division upon the direction of the Commissioner.
Access: No restrictions. Researchers, please request this material 24 hours in advance of use.
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Public Library – 125th Birthday Celebration Collection Series, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library
Processed by: Morag Walsh, 1999

Scope and Content

This collection documents events held to celebrate the Chicago Public Library’s 125th year of public service in 1998. The collection was actively solicited by staff in the Special Collections & Preservation Division upon the direction of the Commissioner.

Arrangement

The collection has been organized into four Series: the Central Library Series which highlights events held in the Harold Washington Library Center; the Neighborhood Services Series which shows activities held in most of the Branch Libraries and the two regional Libraries; the Ephemera Series which holds either non-paper or oversized materials; and the Photograph Series.

Box Summary

Box 1 Central Library Series
Box 2 Neighborhood Services Series
Box 3-6 Ephemera Series
Box 7 Photograph Series

Container List

Central Library Series

Box 1 Folder 1 Business/Science/Technology
Box 1 Folder 2 Kickoff Weekend, Program, “Happy Birthday Chicago Public Library Celebrating 125 Years”
Box 1 Folder 3 Kickoff Weekend, Brochure Programs, “City of Big Readers Celebrating 125 Years”
Box 1 Folder 4 Kickoff Weekend, News Release “The Library Celebrates 125 Years!” December 1997
Box 1 Folder 5 Kickoff Weekend, News Release, “The Chicago Public Library’s 125th Anniversary Kickoff Party, Sponsored by Ameritech” January 1998
Box 1 Folder 6 Kickoff Weekend, Letter of Invitation, Commissioner Dempsey to Mayor Daley, December 1997
Box 1 Folder 7 Kickoff Weekend, Clippings, Publicity
Box 1 Folder 8 Brochures and Flyers, Various Events throughout the Year
Box 1 Folder 9 City of Big Readers Week, September 24-30, 1998, Schedules, Clippings
Box 1 Folder 10 Brochure, “When is National Fun at Work Day? 100 Challenging or Most Frequently Asked Reference Questions at the Chicago Public Library”
Box 1 Folder 11 Gala Celebration Dinner in Honor of Marian F. Cindy Pritzker, Order of Service, Clippings, October, 1998
Box 1 Folder 12 Gala Celebration Dinner in Honor of Marian F. Cindy Pritzker, Floor Plan, List of Guests, October, 1998
Box 1 Folder 13 Clippings, News Releases
Box 1 Folder 14 Monthly Events Calendars, December 1987 - December 1988
Box 1 Folder 15 Brochure, “Chicago Public Library Celebrates 125 Years, 1873-1998”
Box 1 Folder 16 Publicity, Illinois Library Association Reporter, April 1998, “The Chicago Public Library: Celebrating 125 Years of Change”
Box 1 Folder 17 Internal Memoranda
Box 1 Folder 18 City of Chicago, Illinois, Resolution Honoring Chicago Public Library for 125 Years of Service, 1998
Box 1 Folder 19 State of Illinois, 90th General Assembly, House of Representatives, House Resolution No.536, “1998 The Year of the Chicago Public Library”
Box 1 Folder 20 “Chicago Public Library Celebrating 125 Years, 1873-1998”. 2 bound books wishing the Library Happy Birthday from the public. Removed to Ephemera Series, Box 4,5

Neighborhood Services Series

Box 2 Folder 1 Albany Park, Happy Birthday book from the Albany Park Staff & Patrons, removed to Ephemera Series, Box 5
Box 2 Folder 2 Altgeld, Flyers, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 3 Austin, Flyers, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 4 Austin Irving, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 5 Avalon, Flyers, Decorations, removed to Ephemera Series, Box 3
Box 2 Folder 6 Beverly, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 7 Bezazian, Flyers, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 8 Brainerd, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 9 Canaryville, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 10 Chicago Bee, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 11 Chicago Lawn, Flyers, Branch Library Quiz
Box 2 Folder 12 Chinatown, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 13 Bessie Coleman, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 14 Daley, Banner removed to Ephemera Series, Box 6
Box 2 Folder 15 Douglass, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 16 Edgewater, Flyers, Children’s Decorations, removed to Ephemera Series, Box 3
Box 2 Folder 17 Gage Park, Guest Book, signed by the public, removed to Ephemera Series, Box 3
Box 2 Folder 18 Galewood-Mont Clare, Flyers, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 19 Hall, Flyers, Chicago Tribute, Markers of Distinction, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 20 Hegewisch, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 21 Humboldt, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 22 Independence, Flyers, Essay, Author list, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 23 Jefferson Park, Flyers, Clippings, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 24 Jeffery Manor, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 25 Kelly, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 26 King, Flyers, Branch and Community Profile
Box 2 Folder 27 Legler, 2 scrolls of children’s signatures, removed to Ephemera Series, Box 3
Box 2 Folder 28 Lincoln Belmont, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 29 Lincoln Park, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 30 Logan Square, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 31 Mayfair, Flyers, Clippings, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 32 Midwest, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 33 Mount Greenwood, Flyers, clippings
Box 2 Folder 34 Near North, Flyers, Magnets removed to Ephemera Series, Box 3
Box 2 Folder 35 North Austin, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 36 Northtown, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 37 Oriole Park, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 38 Portage Cragin, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 39 Roden, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 40 Roosevelt, Flyers, Clippings, Press Releases, Children’s Birthday Cards to CPL
Box 2 Folder 41 Scottsdale, Flyers, Clippings, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 42 Southshore, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 43 Sulzer, Flyers, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 44 Tuley Park, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 45 Uptown, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 46 Vodak/East Side, Flyers, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 47 West Addison, Flyers, Photographs removed to Photograph Series, Box 7
Box 2 Folder 48 West Belmont, Flyers, Clippings
Box 2 Folder 49 West Town, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 50 Woodson, Flyers
Box 2 Folder 51 Whitney Young, Flyers

Ephemera Series

Box 3 Folder 1 Central Library, 125th Birthday Celebration Button
Box 3 Folder 2 Central Library, Resolutions, (2). From American Library Association; Alderman Edward Burke.
Box 3 Folder 3 Avalon, Decorations
Box 3 Folder 4 Edgewater, Children’s Decorations
Box 3 Folder 5 Gage Park, Guest Book
Box 3 Folder 6 Near North, Magnets
Box 3 Folder 7 Legler, Scrolls
Box 4 Folder 1 Central Library, Bound presentation books, Chicago Public Library Celebrating 125 Years 1873-1998, birthday wishes from the public
Box 5 Folder 1 Central Library, Additional Pages for books in Box 4
Box 5 Folder 2 Albany Park, Happy Birthday book from the Albany Park Staff & Patrons, signed by the public
Box 6 Folder 1 Daley, Banner, Celebrating 125 Years, hung outside the branch

Photograph Series

Box 7 Photographs 1-10 Central Library, Kickoff Birthday Weekend, January 10, 11, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 11-27 Central Library, Gala Dinner to honor Marian F. Cindy Pritzker, October 1, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 28-36 Central Library, Book reading by author Stephen King, September 29, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 37-42 Central Library, Book reading by author and singer Patti Smith, November 19, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 43-46 Central Library, Discussion with author/illustrator Wendell Smith, April 21, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 47-48 Central Library, Book reading by author Dorothy Allison, April 14, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 49-52 Central Library, Book reading by author Norman Mailer, May 15, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 53-55 Central Library, Book reading by author John Irving, May 21, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 56-61 Central Library, Book reading by author Toni Morrison, March 16, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 62 Central Library, Book signing by author Dennis P. Kimbro, February 17, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 63-64 Central Library, Book signing and interview with Calvin Trillin, June 8, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 65-66 Central Library, Book reading by Cornell West, May 27, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 67 Central Library, Interview with author Jamaica Kincaid, October 29, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 68-69 Altgeld, Traveling World of Reptiles, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 70 Altgeld, NatureConnections, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 71-74 Bezazian, Party Hat Craft, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 75-80 Bezazian, Poetry Slam, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 81-82 Canaryville, Kickoff Program, January 10, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 83-85 Canaryville, Children making piñatas, July 8, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 86-87 Canaryville, Summer Reading Program, July 22, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 88 Canaryville, Razzle Dazzle Read, August 8, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 88a-88w Damen, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 89-93 Galewood-Mont Clare, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 94-97 Hegewisch, Decorations, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 98-100 Independence, Mad Birthday Party, January 10, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 101-102 Independence, Razzle Dazzle Summer Reading Game Kickoff, June 13, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 103 Independence, Cat in the Hat “Seussapalouza”, March 28, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 104-111 Jefferson Park, Kickoff Weekend, January 10, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 112-113 Mayfair, Wednesday afternoon tutoring, September, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 114-115 Mayfair, Summer Reading Program, August, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 116 Mayfair, National Library Week, Marble Man, April 22, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 117 Mayfair, Parent/Child Learning Center, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 118 Mayfair, Hispanic Heritage Month, September 30, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 119-126 Oriole Park, Kickoff Weekend, January, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 127-129 Portage-Cragin, Birthday Cake, Kickoff Weekend, January, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 130-131 Scottsdale, Book Sale organized by Friends of Scottsdale Library, August 8, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 132 Scottsdale, Summer Readers’ Finale, August, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 133 Scottsdale, Unity Month Display, September, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 134 Scottsdale, Banned Books Week Display, September 26-October 3, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 135 Scottsdale, Fall decorations, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 136 Scottsdale, Arab American Heritage Month, November 14, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 137 Scottsdale, Razzle Dazzle Summer Readers, July, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 138-140 Scottsdale, Kickoff Weekend, January 10, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 141-168 Vodak/East, Kickoff Weekend, Programs and Decorations, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 169-176 West Addison, Kickoff Weekend, January 10, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 177-178 West Addison, Razzle Dazzle Reading Celebration, windows, June-August, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 179-180 West Addison, Summer Reading Program party, August, 15, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 181-182 West Addison, National Library Week, April, 22, 23, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 183 West Addison, Lincoln Park Traveling Zoo, June 18, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 184 West Addison, Juggler, July 21, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 185 West Addison, Author Debbi Chocolate, July 19, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 186 West Addison, Arts &Crafts Stamping, July 29, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 187 West Addison, Old Country Buffet, August 15, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 188-189 West Addison, Window Displays, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 190 West Addison, La Banera Program, September 24, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 191-192 West Addison, Pigtales Puppet Show, October 21, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 193 West Addison, Halloween Children’s Story, October, 1998
Box 7 Photographs 194 West Addison, Christmas Crafts, December 12, 1998
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