South Chicago Newspapers Collection

Dates: 1883-1961
Size: 2 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_SCNC
Provenance: The collection was originally housed in Chicago Public Library's South Chicago Branch Library. In the 1980s Special Collections, working with a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available to the public.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: South Chicago Newspapers Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed: Originally processed 1986. Expanded and reprocessed August 1989.

Historical Note

The collection contains issues of three newspapers from the South Chicago neighborhood: Calumet Record , Daily Calumet and South Chicago Daily Independent . Each of the three newspapers began publishing in the 19th century. The Daily Calumet had the longest run, covering the area from 1881 to 1987.

Scope and Content

Although the collection is of scattered issues, the newspapers were saved because they specifically spoke to the history of the community.

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 The Calumet Record 1911 Feb 9 "Imperial Edition... illustrating the varied interests and covering every line of business in the Calumet area." [Part 2 only]
Box 1 Folder 2 The Calumet Record 1923 Oct 25 25th Jubilee Edition; extensive neighborhood history [Part 2 only]
Box 1 Folder 3 The Calumet Record 1929 Jun 27 Council votes $900,000 for Lake Calumet Harbor project; South Shore Branch of CPL opens
Box 1 Folder 4 The Calumet Record 1939 Aug 31 Lake Calumet Harbor a "reality"
Box 1 Folder 5 The Daily Calumet [Issues of 1893 to 1902 published under title The South Chicago Daily Calumet.] 1885 Aug 13 Seventh anniversary, Independent Order of Forresters
Box 1 Folder 6 The Daily Calumet 1885 Aug 24 Concern over Sunday observance in So. Chic.
Box 1 Folder 7 The Daily Calumet 1893 May 1 World’s Columbian Exposition
Box 1 Folder 8 The Daily Calumet 1893 Jul 6 World’s Columbian Exposition
Box 1 Folder 9 The Daily Calumet 1893 Jul 7 World’s Columbian Exposition
Box 1 Folder 10 The Daily Calumet 1896 May 28 Tornado heavily damages St. Louis
Box 1 Folder 11 The Daily Calumet 1902 Mar 8 Reelection campaign of Alderman John H. Jones, 8th Ward; Election of most popular lady and gentleman members of a South Chicago Organization
Box 1 Folder 12 The Daily Calumet 1905 Dec 8 Charles Bergner reminisces about South Chicago in the 1870s
Box 1 Folder 13 The Daily Calumet 1908 Dec 12 Charity Ball at Lincoln Hall
Box 1 Folder 14 The Daily Calumet 1909 Apr 3 8th Ward Alderman candidate John R. Emerson
Box 1 Folder 15 The Daily Calumet 1909 Dec 2 Charity Ball at Lincoln Hall
Box 1 Folder 16 The Daily Calumet 1909 Dec 4 Charity Ball at Lincoln Hall
Box 2 Folder 1 The Daily Calumet 1910 Mar 9 Neil Lykke campaign for 8th Ward Alderman (Republican)
Box 2 Folder 2 The Daily Calumet 1910 Mar 12 8th Ward battle on prohibition
Box 2 Folder 3 The Daily Calumet 1912 Feb 8 Pullman shops to build 8,000 cars; Woman’s Benevolent Association Charity Hall
Box 2 Folder 4 The Daily Calumet 1920 May 24 Death of Andrew J. Griggs, retired manufacturer
Box 2 Folder 5 The Daily Calumet 1928 Jul 3 Site chosen for East Side High School
Box 2 Folder 6 The Daily Calumet 1935 Dec 18 South Shore Library article (page 3)
Box 2 Folder 7 The Daily Calumet 1936 Jun 6 South Chicago Centennial edition
Box 2 Folder 8 The Daily Calumet 1941 Oct 25 The Daily Calumet 60th anniversary edition
Box 2 Folder 9 The Daily Calumet 1951 Jul 2 East Side Centennial edition
Box 2 Folder 10 The Daily Calumet 1956 Jun 30 Dedication of Lake Calumet Harbor
Box 2 Folder 11 The Daily Calumet 1957 Nov 12 The Daily Calumet 75th Anniversary edition
Box 2 Folder 12 The Daily Calumet 1961 Oct 11 South Chicago 125th Anniversary edition
Box 2 Folder 13 South Chicago Daily Independent 1883 Jan 1 History of Hyde Park
Box 2 Folder 14 South Chicago Daily Independent 1884 Apr 15 Democratic nomination, 1884 election
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