Chicago Theater Travel Guides and Diagrams Collection

Dates: 1890-1929, Bulk Dates 1898-1908
Size: .25 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State Street, Chicago IL, 60605
Collection Number: T00028
Provenance: Provenance unknown
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: Chicago Theater Travel Guides and Diagrams [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed by: Sarah Zimmerman, October 2015

Scope and Content

Hotels, railroads and other tourist services provided travelers with amusement listings and diagrams of popular theaters to assist attendees in securing tickets and planning their trips to Chicago. For example, The Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide markets itself as, “A Weekly Journal containing a synopsis of current happenings at theatres, halls, all places of amusement, gardens, sporting events, matters of recreation, public meetings and celebrations, secret society assemblies, stock exchange, Board of Trade and other subjects of interest to the amusement-seeking public.”

Arrangement

The guidebooks are arranged chronologically. Diagram booklets are listed first, followed by travel and amusement guides.

Subject Headings

  • Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Sources
  • Theater -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Guidebooks -- Sources

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 Diagrams, Chicago Theatres, Second Edition 1890 March
Box 1 Folder 2 Chicago Theatre Diagrams 1926
Box 1 Folder 3 Chicago Theatre Diagrams 1929
Box 1 Folder 4 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 2, n. 49 1898 December 4
Box 1 Folder 5 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 3, n. 13 1894 March 26
Box 1 Folder 6 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 3, n. 14 1899 April 2
Box 1 Folder 7 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 11, n. 11 1904 March 6
Box 1 Folder 8 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 14, n. 4 1905 July 23
Box 1 Folder 9 Chicago Weekly Amusement Guide, v. 24, n. 3 1908 July 19
Box 1 Folder 10 Where to Go and How, n. 25 1908 July 19
Box 1 Folder 11 Chicago Attractions, v. 3, n. 14 1928 April 1
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