South Shore Community Collection

Dates: 1839-1982
Size: 23.5 linear feet in 29 boxes, includes 431 photographs, 87 glass plate slides and 26 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: spe-nhrc-sscc
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Transferred from Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch in the 1980s, as part of a grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation. Materials continue to be added through transfer and donation.
Conditions Governing Access: Materials are open without restrictions.
Conditions Governing Use: Please consult staff to determine ability to reuse materials from collection.
Preferred Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: South Shore Community Collection Records [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Finding Aid Author: Original author unknown. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2022

Abstract

The South Shore Community Collection contains manuscripts, printed material and photographs on businesses, clubs and organizations, religious institutions, residents, schools and street scenes in the community area.

Biographical/Historical

The South Shore neighborhood is 9 miles southeast of the Loop. The neighborhood runs along the Lake from 67th Street south to 79th. The area was annexed into Chicago in 1889. South Shore is number 43 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago.

Originally a swampy region, it was settled as a collection of settlements in the late nineteenth century in the southern part of Hyde Park Township. The settlements of Essex, Bryn Mawr, Parkside, Cheltenham Beach and Windsor Park were already around when the Illinois Central Railroad built the South Kenwood Station in 1881. It became known as South Shore in the 1920s

Scope and Contents

The South Shore Community Collection contains manuscripts, printed material and photographs on businesses, clubs and organizations, religious institutions, residents, schools and street scenes in the community area.

Some materials of interest include genealogy notes on several early settlers, 1918 construction photographs of the North Michigan Avenue Bridge substructure by The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company and South Shore Commission meeting materials.

The South Shore Historical Society’s original description of the Glass Plate Slides in the collection can be found in Box 6, Folder 34. Many of these plates are duplicated in the photographic prints.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

The initial collection items were transferred from Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch in the 1980s, as part of a grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation.

Supplement 1 includes materials (Box 14, Folders 3-4 and Photographs 2.1-2.89) transferred from Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch. Edith C. Propst donated Photograph 2.19. Collen Cunningham donated materials (Box 14, Folders 1-2 and 5-9; Box 13, Folder 3; and Photographs 2.90-2.9) are related to her time as a student at Aquinas High School and to her participation in theatrical productions at South Shore Country Club.

Subject Headings

  • Aquinas Dominican High School (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Associations, institutions, etc -- Illinois -- Chicago – History
  • Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch
  • The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company
  • Myra Bradwell Elementary School
  • Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Ringer Real Estate Co.
  • Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • South Shore (Chicago, Ill.) – History -- Sources
  • South Shore Commission
  • South Shore High School
  • South Shore Historical Society (Chicago, Ill.) -- Archives

Arrangement

The South Shore Community Collection is arranged topically into 12 series:

  • Series 1: Biographical Data, 1839-1974, undated
  • Series 2: Business Establishments, 1892-1957, undated
  • Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1887-1961, undated
  • Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1891-1982, undated
  • Series 5: Historical Sketches, 1876-1980, undated
  • Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1927-1976, undated
  • Series 7: Parks, 1893-1957, undated
  • Series 8: Residences, circa 1880s-1973, undated
  • Series 9: Schools, 1878-1977, undated
  • Series 10: Street Scenes, circa 1880-1939, undated
  • Series 11: Transportation, 1884-1958, undated
  • Series 12: Wartime Activities, 1941-1945, undated

Separated Materials

The following items have been removed to different collections:

Calumet-Lake Calumet Harbor - Calumet and Indiana Harbors, U.S. Lake Survey, colored map, 1960 Calumet Region Community Collection, Oversize Folder 14
[Map of Central Chicago showing Century of Progress International Exposition Grounds], [1933] Century of Progress Collection
Map of Chicago for the Year 1933…with key to Century of Progress buildings, Bird’s eye view, T. N. T. Co., 1932 Century of Progress Collection
Board of Election Commissioners, 50 Ward Plan Passed by the City Council... July 22, 1921, with map, 1930 February Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 21
Board of Election Commissioners, Cook County Congressional Districts within the city of Chicago, map, 1931 January Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 23
Chicago Plan Commission, Lakefront Plan of Chicago, 1972 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Box 47, Folder 21
Chicago Plan Commission, Preliminary Comprehensive City Plan of Chicago: A Generalized Presentation of the City Plan Designed for a Population of 3,800,000 by 1965, (transferred from the South Shore Community Collection, nhrc-sscc), 1946 January Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 73
“Chicago The Western City of Towers,” aerial view from Stevens Hotel to Palmolive Building (copy prints, parts 1 and 2), circa 1935 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 146
Court House/City Hall, fourth, cornerstone-laying (2 copies), 1909 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Photographs 1.122a-b
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Maps and Plats, Map of Chicago Showing Growth by Annexations and Accretions, 1933 map with annotation, 1935 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 29
Department of Public Works, Bureau of Maps and Plats, Ward Map City of Chicago, with Boundaries as Established by Ordinance of July 10 1931 and Amended Oct 21 1931 (reproduction), circa 1931 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 74
Geologic Atlas of the United States: Chicago Folio, United States Geological Survey, Washington, D.C., includes color maps of geological surveys, economic geology sheets, and area geology sheets for the Riverside, Chicago, Desplaines, and Calumet Quadrangles (12 maps), 1902 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 12
Map of Chicago in 1830, by A.T. Andreas, photocopy, copyright 1884 Chicago City-Wide Collection Oversize 41
Map of Chicago Incorporated as a Town August 5 1933, Compiled from Original Map of Chicago about 1833, color map by Conley, Walter and O.E. Stelzer, 1933 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Oversize Folder 44
School Map of Chicago, Chicago Board of Education, 1914, 1917 Chicago City-Wide Collection, Box 48, Folder 4

Related Collections

  • Department of Public Works. Bureau of Engineering Photographs
  • Lillian M. Campbell Memorial Collection
  • South Shore Historical Society Records
  • South Shore Newspaper Collection
  • Woodlawn Community Collection

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1839-1974, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 1 contains biographical sketches, correspondence, genealogies, news clippings, photographs and other personal items of South Shore residents. The bulk of these contents were collected or compiled by members of the South Shore Historical Society during the late 1930s and 1940s. Society member, David Bird, drew up many of the family genealogies and personal biographies.

Arrangement

Series 1 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1839-1974, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1882-1962, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1839-1974, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Box 1 Folder 1 Able, George, genealogical sketches, sympathy card, 1942
Box 1 Folder 2 Adler, Isaac, genealogical sketches, correspondence, obituaries [See also: Residences and Oversize Folder 27], 1939-1941
    Alexander. Mrs. H.T. [See: Windsor Park Woman’s Club]
    Anderson, Brian K. [See: South Shore High School, graduation announcement, 1959]
Box 1 Folder 3 Apgar Family, genealogical sketch, correspondence [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1938
Box 1 Folder 4 Atwater, Richard and Family, correspondence, circa 1938
Box 1 Folder 5 Ball Family, correspondence [See also: Oversize Folder 1], 1943
Box 1 Folder 6 Barnsback, Arthur and Family, genealogical sketch [See also: Business Establishments, Residences and Oversize Folder 27], 1941
Box 1 Folder 7 Belknap, Anna (Rohn) and Family, correspondence, circa 1941-1942
Box 1 Folder 7 Belknap, Anna (Rohn) and Family, genealogical sketches, undated
    Berquist Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 8-9 Bird, David, condolence card, undated
Box 1 Folder 8-9 Bird, David, genealogical sketches, 1938
Box 1 Folder 8-9 Bird, David, library card, 1910
    Bird, David [See: Residences and Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 10 Black, Dr. Robert, excerpts from eulogies, invitation to dedication of Robert A. Black School, 1967
Box 1 Folder 11 Boylan Family, genealogical sketch [See also: Oversize Folder 27], undated
    Bradley Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 12 Bradwell, Myra, biographical sketch [See also: Schools], undated
    Brandenburg Family [See Residences]
Box 1 Folder 13 Brasse Family, biographical sketch, undated
    Briody Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 14 Brown, J.H. and Lyda, correspondence [See also: Residences], 1941-1954
    Bundeson Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 15 Butler, Judge Walker, news clipping, 1959
    Campbell Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 16 Clemenson, Christen and Family, genealogical sketch, 1945
Box 1 Folder 16 Clemenson, Christen and Family, letter of recommendation, 1894
Box 1 Folder 16 Clemenson, Christen and Family, receipt, 1899
    Clemenson, Christen and Family, [See: Clemenson Greenhouse Goodfellows Club of South Works, Illinois Steel and Windsor Shore Club]
Box 14 Folder 1 Cunningham, Colleen, scrapbook, circa 1954
Box 1 Folder 17 Danielson Family, historical sketch [See also: Residences], undated
    Davis Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
    Dean Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 18 Dedmon, Emmett, biography, 1946
Box 1 Folder 19 Dillinger, John, biographical sketches, undated
Box 1 Folder 19 Dillinger, John, correspondence, 1939-1947
    Dillinger, John [See also: Oversize Folders 27, 19 and Residences]
    Donohue Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 20 Dowding, George, genealogical sketch [See also: Dowding Store], 1936
    Douglas, Stephen A. [See: Examination of Title, 1906]
    Duplissis Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 20 Durkin, Katherine, correspondence [See also: Bryn Mawr School, Box 8, Folder 19], 1956 May 10
Box 1 Folder 21 Erlandson, Emil J., news clippings, 1960 March 24
Box 1 Folder 22 Fair, George, historical sketch, 1935
Box 1 Folder 23 Farrell Family, marriage invitation [See also: Residences, Wartime Activies Box 11, Folder 41], 1890
Box 1 Folder 24 Fenn, Isadore, publication, 1943
    Ferris Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 25 Fitch, Morgan, news clippings [See also: Ringer Real Estate and Chamber of Commerce], 1937-1942
Box 1 Folder 26 Foley Family, biographical sketch, 1938
    Fort, Irene [See also: Myra Bradwell]
Box 1 Folder 27 Fox, Gresham George, biographical sketch, undated
    Fralick, Cecile [See: Oversize Folder 27]
    Fredbloom A.C. [See: Myra Bradwell, Box 8, Folder 35]
    Gaugh Family [See: Residences]
Oversize Folder 27   Genealogical charts of South Shore families (includes Adler, Apgar, Ball, Barnsback, Berquist, Bird, Campbell, David, Dillinger, Fralick, Gorman, Gridley, Groshan, Hall, Henry/Briody, Hirchman/Boylan, Marrhias, Mercer Morgan, Nichols, O’Connor, Peterson, Powell, Reed/Yatew, Rohn, Sayre, Shoemaker, Stanton, Redup and Wright), prepared by South Shore Historical Society member David Bird, 1934-1941
Box 1 Folder 28 Gerds, Charles, news clippings, 1959
Box 1 Folder 28 Gerds, Charles, testimonial dinner program, 1944
    Gerds, Charles [See: Gerds Garage, Residences and Photograph 1.304]
Box 1 Folder 29 Gorman Family, biographical sketch [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1939
Box 1 Folder 30 Graff, Mrs. Rilla, obituaries, 1936
Box 1 Folder 30 Grant, Capt. W.L., letter to school children [See also: Myra Bradwell, Box 8, Folder 31], 1919
    Grantham/Skeen Families [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 31 Gridley, Eleanor, biographical sketches, undated
Box 1 Folder 31 Gridley, Eleanor, correspondence, 1942-1946
    Gridley, Eleanor, [See: Photograph 2.96]
Box 1 Folder 32 Groshan Family, genealogical sketches [See also: Business Establishments and Residences], 1938
Box 1 Folder 33 Gunnarson, Charles, correspondence [See also: Historical Sketches], 1938, 1940
    Hansberg Family [See: Residences]
    Hanson Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 34 Hausler, Martin, correspondence, circa 1938
Box 1 Folder 34 Hausler, Martin, genealogical sketches, undated
    Hausler, Martin [See: Residences and North Michigan Avenue Bridge Substructure photographs]
Box 1 Folder 35 Henry Family, genealogical sketches [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1939
Box 1 Folder 36 Heydorn, Frank, biographical sketch [See also: Oddfellows Club and Residences], 1937
    Hirchman and Boylan Families [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 37 Howell, Alderman Cyrus H., biographical sketch [See also: Residences and Oversize Folder 6, Middagh & Howell Real Estate Map], undated
    Hufton Family [See: Residences]
    Johnston Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 38 Kahl, Willis, biographies, 1938-1940
Box 1 Folder 38 Kendall, W. Beveridge, “History of the Class of 1922” [See also: Bryn Mawr School, Box 8, Folder 15], undated
Box 1 Folder 39 Kidd, William, biographical sketch, circa 1938-1940
Box 1 Folder 40 Kimball, Alice, biographical sketch, 1951
    Kirkpatrick Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 41 Kohl, W.C., biographical sketch, correspondence, 1937-1941
    Krause Family [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 42 Leach, Mrs. N., correspondence, 1935
Box 1 Folder 43 Lee, Major Henry, news clippings, 1948
Box 1 Folder 43 Lee, Major Henry, El Cid Campeador (opera) and The Port of Buffalo (pamphlet) [See also: Historical Sketches and Transportation], 1917, 1940
Oversize Folder 1   Lee, Wright W., commission from governor Charles S. Deneen, delegate to “Lakes to the Gulf Deep Waterway Assn.” convention, 1908 September 30
Box 1 Folder 44 Leys, Wayne, biography, correspondence, 1944
Box 1 Folder 44 Lindquist, Mrs. John A., Founder’s Day address [See also: Myra Bradwell School, Box 8, Folder 36], 1940
Box 1 Folder 45 Lyons, Elizabeth, biography, 1935
Box 1 Folder 46 Mather, Kirtley, correspondence, 1937
Box 1 Folder 46 Mather, Kirtley, speeches, 1935, 1938
Box 1 Folder 47 Mathias, David, biographical sketch, undated
    Mayo, Frank [See: Historical Sketches Schools and Transportation]
Box 1 Folder 48 McKenny, Thomas, biographical sketch, 1938
    Mercers Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 1 Folder 49 Mincer, Dr. Edwin, biographical sketch, 1938
Box 1 Folder 50 Morgan, Evan, biographical sketches [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1938, 1974
Box 1 Folder 50 Morgan, Evan, publications, 1894
Box 1 Folder 51 Nelson, John, biographical sketch, 1936
Box 1 Folder 51 Nelson, John, correspondence, 1951
Box 1 Folder 52 Nichols Family, genealogical sketch [See also: Nichol’s Pier, Residences and Oversize Folder 27], 1938
    O’Connor Family [See: Oversize Folder 27]
Box 12 Folder 2 Obituaries, scrapbook news clippings, 1935-1942
Box 1 Folder 53 Osmer, Orville, genealogical sketch, 1940
    O’Sullivan, Father [See: Residences]
Box 1 Folder 53 Owens, Roy, diploma [See also: Parkside School, Box 8, Folder 43], 1892
Box 1 Folder 54 Peattie, Elia, Donald Culross and Family, correspondence, essay, news clippings, poem, illumination [See also: Windsor Park Woman’s Club and Residences], 1935-1941, undated
Box 1 Folder 55 Peddersen, John, memorial program, 1944
Box 1 Folder 56 Pennewell, Almer, poems, 1935-1955
Box 1 Folder 57 Petersen Family, genealogical sketches, undated
Box 1 Folder 58 Petrakis, Harry, press release, 1964
Box 1 Folder 59 Phelphs, John and Mary, pension certificate, 1899
    Powell, William and Family, biographical sketch, correspondence [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1938, undated
Box 2 Folder 1-2 Quiz Kids, correspondence, news clippings, 1940-1942
Box 2 Folder 3 Reynolds, Catherine, obituary, 1948 February 17
Box 2 Folder 4 Rice, Wallace, 7 Illinois Centennial Plays [See also: Porpoise Club, 1918
    Ringer, Charles [See also: Ringer Real Estate, Warranty Deed, Sale of Windsor Park Golf Course]
Box 2 Folder 5 Robbins, Judge, biographical sketch, 1938
Box 2 Folder 6 Rohn Family, correspondence, circa 1938-1940
Box 2 Folder 6 Rohn Family, genealogical sketches [See also: Belknap and South Shore Area schools, Box 8, Folder 3], undated
    Rubey Family [See: Residences]
Box 2 Folder 7 Sayre Family, biographical sketch [See also: Residences and Oversize Folder 27], 1939
    Seaman, Georgia [See: Myra Bradwell, Box 8, Folders 33-34, Photograph 1.237]
Box 2 Folder 8-10 Shoemaker W.H. and Family, biographical sketches, correspondence, contracts, news clippings, publications [See also: Oversize Folders 17 and 27]
    Sken/Grantham Families [See: Residences]
    Smietanka Family [See: Residences]
Box 2 Folder 11 Smith, Warren, new clippings [See also: Residences], 1952, 1956
    Spray, John C. [See: Historical Sketches, “Chicago’s Great South Shore”]
    Stahl, Frank W. [See: Bowen High School, Box 8, Folder 10]
Box 2 Folder 11 Stanton Family, biographical sketches [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1939
    Stehlin Family [See: Residences]
    Stephens Family [See: Residences]
    Stevenson Family [See: Residences]
Box 2 Folder 13 Swope, James, biographical sketches [See also: Swope’s Drug Store], 1939
Box 2 Folder 14 Taft, Laredo, correspondence, 1936 August 30
    Trask, Katherine and Family [See: Residences]
Oversize Folder 2   Taylor, Edward D., land grant from Martin Van Buren, land at Chicago, 1839 October 1
Box 2 Folder 15 Tredup Family, biographical sketch [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1939
Box 2 Folder 15 Tredup Family, booklet, 1889
Box 2 Folder 16 Turner Family, biographical sketch, 1938
Box 2 Folder 17 Vail, Richard, news clippings, undated
    Wilkinson Family [See: Peattie Family and Residences]
Box 2 Folder 18 Wright Family, biographical sketch [See also: Oversize Folder 27], 1938

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1839-1974, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1882-1962, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by last name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 17 Photograph 1.96 Adler, Isaac, 1937 August 23
Box 17 Photograph 1.95 Adler, Isaac and daughter Sadie, 1937 August 23
Box 17 Photograph 1.97 Alexander, H.H. and family, circa 1901
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 36 Alexander, Archibald and wife, glass plate slide, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 37 Alexander, H.T. and family, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1901
Box 17 Photograph 1.98 Atwater, Richard, circa 1920s
Box 17 Photograph 1.99 Barnsback, Arthur, 1937 July
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 38 Barnsback, Arthur, glass plate slide and negative, 1937 July
Box 17 Photograph 1.100 Belknap, Anna Rohn, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 39 Belknap, Anna Rohn, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.1 Belknap, Anna Rohn, on steps of home, 7120 S. Bennett Avenue, 1936
Box 17 Photograph 1.101 Benedict, Carol, photograph mounted on a memorial card, 1962
Box 17 Photograph 1.102 Bent, John, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 40 Bent, John, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.104 Bird, David, circa 1928
Box 25 Photograph 2.2 Bird, David, circa 1950s
Box 17 Photograph 1.103 Bird, David, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 41 Bird, David glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.3 Bird, Bobby and Johnny, grandsons of [David Bird], 1937
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 42 Bradenburg, Edith, glass plate slide and negative, 1889
Box 17 Photograph 1.106 Brown, J.H., with penny-farthing bicycle, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 43 Brown, J.H. with Will Stone [See also: Glass Plate Slides 60, 62], glass plate slide and negative, 1888
Box 17 Photograph 1.105 Brown, Lydia Kirkpatrick (Mrs. J.H. Brown), with bicycle, tintype, 1889
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 44 Brunt, Richard, glass plate slide and negative, 1882
Box 17 Photograph 1.107 Clemenson, C., undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.108 Cody, Dr., circa 1890-1910
Box 25 Photograph 2.4 Corkell, Paul, manager of Myra Bradwell News press room, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.109 Craig, Alexander, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.90 Cunningham, Colleen, circa 1954
Box 17 Photograph 1.110 Dillinger, John, 1887
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 45 Dillinger, John, glass plate slide and negative, 1887
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 46 Eiger, Norman, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.111 Fox, Gresham George (Rabbi, South Shore Temple), circa 1940s
Box 17 Photograph 1.113 Fralick, Cecile A., circa 1890
Box 17 Photograph 1.112 Fralick, Cecile A., circa 1900-1910
Box 17 Photograph 1.114 Fralick, Cecile A., 1941
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 47 Fralick, Cecile A., glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 48 Fralick, Cecile A. with Lillian Stufler, Anna Williams and Ethel Williams, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 49 Fralick, Hilda, wedding portrait, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 50 Fralick Family, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 51 Fralick, Mr. and Mrs., glass plate slide and negative, circa 1880
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 52 Fralick, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 53 French, Samuel, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 54 Fitch, Morgan L. glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.115 Gaughan, Mary, circa 1890s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 55 Gaughan, Mary, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1890s
Box 17 Photograph 1.116 Gaughan, Thomas, circa 1890s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 56 Gaughan, Thomas, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1890s
Box 17 Photograph 1.118 Gerds, Charles, circa 1940
Box 17 Photograph 1.117 Gerds, Charles, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.119 Gottwald Family, circa 1900-1910
Box 17 Photograph 1.120 Gray, William S., circa 1930s-1940s
Box 18 Photograph 1.121 Gridley, Eleanor, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.122 Groshan, Matthew and James Orin, 1938 June
Box 26 Photograph 1.123 Gunnarson, Charles, circa 1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 57 Gunnarson, Charles, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1910
Box 18 Photograph 1.124 Hausler, Martin, circa 1930-1940
Box 18 Photograph 1.125 Hayakawa, Sam, circa 1930s
Box 18 Photograph 1.126 Hertzman, Anna, circa 1920-1930
Box 18 Photograph 1.127 Howell, Cyrus H., circa 1890-1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 58 Howell, Cyrus H., glass plate slide and negative, circa 1890-1910
Box 18 Photograph 1.128 Johnson. George E.Q., circa 1930s
Box 18 Photograph 1.129 Kirkpatrick Family, 1891
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 59 Kirkpatrick, Lyda, glass plate slide and negative, 1888
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 60 Kirkpatrick, Lyda with J.H. Brown, Will Stone and Bess Parry, glass plate slide and negative, 1888
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 61 Kirkpatrick, Lyda with Bess Parry, glass plate slide and negative, 1888
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 62 Kirkpatrick, Lyda with J.H. Brown, glass plate slide and negative, 1888
Box 18 Photograph 1.130 Lee, Major Henry, circa 1930s-1940s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 63 Lindquist, S.A., glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.131 Mathias, David S., undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.132 Morgan, Mr. and Mrs. Evan, 1941
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 64 Morse, Rev. A.G., glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.133 Peattie, Barbara [Erskine], circa 1910
Box 18 Photograph 1.134 Peattie, Donald C., circa 1900-1910
Box 18 Photographs 1.135-1.136 Peattie, Elia (2)., circa 1890
Box 18 Photograph 1.137 Peattie, Robert Burns, circa 1900-1910
Box 18 Photograph 1.138 Peattie, Roderick., circa 1900-1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 66 Peterson, Enoch, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.139 Petersen, Reno H., circa 1930s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 65 Petersen, Reno H., glass plate slide and negative, circa 1930s
Box 18 Photograph 1.140 Powell, William, 1935
Box 18 Photograph 1.141 Ringer, Charles, 1892
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 67 Ringer, Charles, glass plate slide and negative, 1892
Box 18 Photograph 1.142 Ringer, Charles, 1924
Oversize Folder 25 Photograph 1.143 Ringer, Charles, 1926
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 68 Ringer, Charles, glass plate slide and negative, 1936
Box 18 Photograph 1.155 Rohn, David and children, circa 1910
Box 18 Photographs 1.144, 1.46, 1.149, 1.154 Rohn, Family (4), circa 1880-1890
Box 18 Photograph 1.145 Rohn, Family, circa 1890-1900
Box 26 Photograph 1.156 Rohn Family, 1925 August 16
Box 18 Photograph 1.147 Rohn, Family, circa 1930-1950
Box 18 Photograph 1.153 Rohn Family, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.5 Rohn Family member, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.151 Rohn, Ferdinand, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 69 Rohn, Ferdinand, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.150 Rohn, Gustav and Mary, 1883
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 70 Rohn, Gustav and Mary, glass plate slide and negative, 1883
Box 18 Photograph 1.152 Rohn, Gustav and Mary, circa 1930
Box 18 Photograph 1.148 Rohn, Gustav and Mary, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.6 Rohn, Gustav, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.157 Ryan, James W., 1948
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slides 72-73 Schnackenberg, Elmer, glass plate slide and negative (2), undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 74 Schnackenberg Elmer, glass plate slide and negative, 1908
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 75 Schnackenberg Elmer, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 71 Schnackenberg Family, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.158 Shoemaker, W. M., 1938
Box 25 Photograph 2.7 Stahl, Frank, 1937
Box 18 Photograph 1.159 Todhunter, Mrs. Joseph, 1937
Box 18 Photograph 1.160 Trask, Katherine, undated
Box 19 Photographs 1.161-1.162 Trask, Katherine, party dress party (2), undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.163 Weightman, Mrs. undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.164 Wilkinson, Fred, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 76 Wilkinson Family, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.165 Williamson, Bert and Charlie [Gronlund?], includes part of pavilion between 78th and 77th Place, circa 1900-1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 77 Wright Bob with Elmer [Schnackenberg], glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.166 Young, O.F. and unidentified group, circa 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 78 Young Family, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1903
Box 19 Photographs 1.167-1.172 Unidentified (6), undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.173 Unidentified, circa 1900-1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slides 79-96 Unidentified (18), glass plate slides and negatives, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.9 Unidentified man, circa 1930s
Box 25 Photograph 2.10 Unidentified man, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.11 Unidentified man, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.12 Unidentified man, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.13 Unidentified man, circa 1950s
Box 25 Photograph 2.14 Unidentified man, circa 1940s-1950s
Box 25 Photograph 2.15 Unidentified children, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.16 Unidentified family, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.17 Unidentified group of men, undated

Series 2: Business Establishments, 1892-1957, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 2 contains advertising materials, catalogs, maps, news clippings, newsletters, photographs and programs from businesses in the South Shore area.

Arrangement

Series 2 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1892-1957, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1893-1937, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1892-1957, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by business name.

Box 2 Folder 19 Auditorium Theater, “America,” program, 1893
Oversize Folder 3   Bennett, Frank I. & Co., Hyde Park real estate and World’s Fair properties, advertisement map, circa 1893
Box 2 Folder 19 Bird Center Opera House, “Capt. Fry’s Surprise Party,” broadside, 1905
Oversize Folder 3   Bird Center Opera House, “Capt. Fry’s Surprise Party,” playbill, 1905
Box 2 Folder 20 Carnegie-Illinois Steel, newsletters, 1936, 1938, 1940
Box 2 Folder 20 Carnegie-Illinois Steel, pamphlets, 1936
Box 2 Folder 21 Chicago White Sox, World Series ticket, 1917
Box 2 Folder 22 Columbia Rolling Chair Company, rate card, undated
Box 2 Folder 23 Fridrich’s Drug Store, advertising brochure, 1947
    Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company [See: Martin Haulser]
Box 2 Folder 24 Jennings Real Estate Loan Company, receipts, 1906
Oversize Folder 4   Middagh & Howell, Real Estate! Loans and Insurance…Windsor Park, advertisement map [See also: Cyrus H. Howell], undated
Box 2 Folder 25 Nichol’s Pier, dance card, 1892
Box 2 Folder 26 Orchestra Hall, program, 1940-1941
Oversize Folder 5   Ringer Real Estate Co., bill of sale of Windsor Park Golf Course, 1920
Box 2 Folder 35 Ringer Real Estate Co., brochure, 1919
Box 2 Folder 34 Ringer Real Estate Co., brochures, correspondence, 1950, undated
Box 2 Folder 27 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1909, 1950
Box 2 Folder 28 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1951
Box 2 Folder 29 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1952
Box 2 Folder 30 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1953
Box 2 Folder 31 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1954
Box 2 Folder 32 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1955
Box 2 Folder 33 Ringer Real Estate Co., newsletter, 1956-1957
Box 2 Folder 36 South Chicago Savings Bank, brochure and invitation, 1953
Box 2 Folder 35a 71st Street and South Shore Building Corporation, correspondence, news clippings, 1935
Box 2 Folder 37 South Shore National Bank, brochure, pamphlet, reports, 1940-1953
Box 2 Folder 38 South Shore Securities Co., brochure, 1929
Box 2 Folder 39 South Shore State Bank, brochure, 1922
Box 2 Folder 40 Studebaker Theater, program, 1937
Box 2 Folder 41 Swanson’s Drug Store, newsletter, 1937
Box 2 Folder 41a The Tattler, periodical, circa 1920s
Box 2 Folder 42 Windsor Beach Hall, dance card, 1893

Series 2 Business Establishments, 1892-1957, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1893-1937, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by business name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 15 Photograph 1.1 American Express Office, exterior, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.2 Avalon Theatre Block, 1927
Box 15 Photograph 1.3 Barnsback grocery wagon, 1908
Box 15 Photograph 1.4 Barnsback grocery store, interior with staff, 1907
Box 15 Photograph 1.5 Barnsback grocery store, exterior with staff, 1907
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 1 Barnsback grocery store, staff, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 2 Barnsback grocery wagon, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.6b Barth Grocery and Post Office, exterior (copyprint), 1893
Box 15 Photograph 1.5a Bennett Paints, exterior, circa 1910
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 4 J.H. Brown Coal Office, glass plate slide and negative, 1898
Box 15 Photograph 1.6 Calumet Brewery, exterior with cart and horse, 1902
Box 26 Photograph 1.8 Clemenson Greenhouse, exterior, 1908
Box 15 Photograph 1.7 Clemenson Greenhouse, exterior, circa 1913-1920
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slides 5-7a Clemenson Greenhouse (4), glass plate slides and negatives, 1897, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.9 Dowding Store, interior, 1910
Box 15 Photograph 1.10 Fahsbender’s Barber Shop, exterior with group of men, circa 1905
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 8 Fahsbender’s Barber Shop, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1905
Box 15 Photograph 1.11 Gerds Garage/Windsor Park Auto, exterior, circa 1910-1920
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 9 Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co., group portrait, glass plate slide and negative, 1915
Box 15 Photograph 1.12 Groshan’s Grocery, exterior, circa 1930s
Box 15 Photograph 1.13 Homeland Hotel, exterior, 1927
Box 15 Photograph 1.14 Merrill Apartment Hotel, exterior, 1927
Box 15 Photographs 1.15-1.18, 1.20-1.24 Ringer Real Estate, exterior, interior and staff views (9), 1922-1927
Box 26 Photograph 1.19 Ringer Real Estate, 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 10 Ringer Real Estate, glass plate slide and negative, 1900
Box 15 Photograph 1.25 Southmoor Hotel, exterior with Chicago Motor Coach Company bus and trolley, 1927
Box 25 Photograph 2.18 South Shore National Bank, interior [marked up for print production], circa 1920s
Box 25 Photograph 2.19 South Shore State Bank, 75th Street and Exchange [Avenue], exterior, circa 1920
Box 15 Photograph 1.26 South Shore View Hotel, exterior, 1927
Box 25 Photograph 2.20 South Shore View Hotel, exterior, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.27 Steel Works, aerial view, postcard, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 11 Stone Quarry, glass plate slide, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.28 Stony Island State Savings Bank, exterior, 1927
Box 15 Photograph 1.29 Stony Island State Savings Bank, intreior, 1927
Box 15 Photograph 1.30 Swopes Drug Store, exterior, 1937
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 3 Unidentified grocery store interior, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1910

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1887-1961, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 3 contains souvenir books, historical sketches, newsletters, news clippings, photographs, programs and yearbooks from neighborhood religious institutions.

Arrangement

Series 3 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1902-1961, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1887-1938, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1902-1961, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by name of religious institution.

Box 3 Folder 1 Avalon Park Community Church, church book, 1953
Box 3 Folder 2 Bethem Congregation, dedication program, 1957
Box 3 Folder 3 Bethel Congregational Sunday School, annual outing flyer, 1902
Box 3 Folders 4-5 Bryn Mawr Community Church, correspondence, history, pamphlets, 1935-1944, undated
Box 3 Folder 6 First Congregational Church, East Chicago, Illinois, newsletter, 1902
Box 3 Folder 7 Our Lady of Peace Church, dedication pamphlet, 1935
    Parkside Methodist Church [See: Methodist Sewing Group]
Box 3 Folder 8 Saint Bride Catholic Church, invitation to church bazaar [See also: Schools], 1918
Box 3 Folder 9 Saint John’s Methodist Episcopal Church, newspapers, 1943
Box 3 Folder 10 Saint Laurence Church, dedication book, 1912
Box 3 Folder 10 Saint Laurence Church, Golden Jubilee invitation, 1935
Box 3 Folder 11 Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church, newsletter, program, 1949
Box 3 Folder 11 Saint Margaret’s Episcopal Church, yearbook, 1959-1960
Box 3 Folder 12 Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, newsletters, 1949, 1956
Box 3 Folder 12 Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, pamphlets, 1928, 1942, 1952
Box 3 Folder 13 Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, In Memoriam, Reverends Kinsella and Parker, 1941, 1961
Box 3 Folders 14-19 Saint Philip Neri Catholic Church, Woman’s Club, yearbooks, 1940-1959
Box 3 Folder 20 77th Street [South Shore] Methodist Episcopal Church, historical sketches, circa 1936
Box 3 Folder 21 South Shore Community Church, anniversary pamphlet [See also: Schools], 1937
Box 3 Folder 22 South Shore Presbyterian Church, directory and programs, 1939-1941
Box 3 Folder 23 South Shore Temple, newsletter, 1943-1954
Box 3 Folder 24 South Side Hebrew Congregation, programs, 1947
Box 3 Folder 25 Windsor Park Baptist Church, program, undated
Box 3 Folder 26 Windsor Park Evangelical Lutheran Church, anniversary program, 1938
Box 3 Folder 27 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, dedication pamphlets, 1909
Box 3 Folder 27 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, subscription list, 1906

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1887-1961, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1887-1938, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by name of religious institution. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 15 Photograph 1.31 Bryn Mawr Community Church, exterior, 1927
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 12 Bryn Mawr Community Church, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, [1927]
Box 15 Photograph 1.32 Christian Science Church, construction, 1927
Box 15 Photograph 1.33 Christian Science Church, exterior, 1937
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 13 Congregational Church, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, [1927]
Box 15 Photograph 1.34 Parkside Methodist Church, exterior, 1927
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 14 Parkside Methodist Church, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, [1927]
Box 15 Photograph 1.36 St. Bride Church, Convent, exterior, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.35 St. Bride Church, street view on Coles Avenue, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 16 St. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church, Bible class, glass plate slides and negatives, 1938
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 15 St. John’s Methodist Episcopal Church, garden party, glass plate slides and negatives, 1936
Box 15 Photograph 1.37 St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, exterior view from Russell Square, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 18 St. Michael’s Roman Catholic Church, exterior view from Russell Square, glass plate slides and negative, undated
Oversize Folder 24 Photograph 1.38 [South Shore United] 77th Street Methodist Church, choir, 1907
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 17 [South Shore United] 77th Street Methodist Church, unidentified group, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 19 South Shore Methodist Episcopal Church, Children’s Day, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1922
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slides 20-21 South Shore Presbyterian Church (2), exteriors, glass plate slides and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.21 Student group, church steps, 77th Street and Duncan [Avenue], 1887
Box 25 Photograph 2.22 Unidentified church, undated
Box 15 Photographs 1.39-1.40 Windsor Park Baptist Church, exterior (2), undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 22 Windsor Park Baptist Church, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 23 Windsor Park Methodist Episcopal Church, theatrical group portrait, glass plate slide and negative, 1911
Box 16 Photograph 1.42 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, exterior, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 24 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.41 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, Primary Division, 1914
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 25 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, Sunday School, Primary Division, glass plate slide and negative, 1914
Box 25 Photograph 2.23 Windsor Park Presbyterian Church, 76th Street and South Shore Drive, street view, 1936

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1891-1982, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 4 contains correspondence, flyers, historical sketches, minutes, new clippings, newsletters, photographs, programs and reports from a selection of social, civic and business organizations that operated in South Shore.

Arrangement

Series 4 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1891-1982, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1893-1953, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1891-1982, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by club or organization name.

Box 4 Folder 38 33rd Ward Improvement Association, reception invitation, 1899
Box 4 Folder 1 American Legion Auxiliary, Woodlawn Unit 175, prayer book, 1961
Box 5 Folder 11 Book of the Hour Club, program, 1936
Box 5 Folder 12 Bryn Mawr Girl Scouts, brochure, 1948
Box 4 Folder 2 Bryn Mawr-Highlands July 4th Committee, program, 1925
Box 4 Folder 3 Bryn Mawr Neighborhood Council, by-laws and meeting notices, 1943
Box 5 Folder 3 Chamber of Commerce, brochure, “It Did Happen Here!” 1937
Box 5 Folder 1 Chamber of Commerce, constitution and by-laws, 1960
Box 5 Folder 5 Chamber of Commerce, directories, 1938, 1950-1951, 1956
Box 5 Folder 4 Chamber of Commerce, information pamphlet, undated
Box 5 Folder 6 Chamber of Commerce, meeting announcements [See also: Windsor Park Businessmen’s Association], 1936, 1942, 1948, 1960
Box 5 Folder 2 Chamber of Commerce, programs for Annual Installation Dinners, 1931, 1933, 1937, 1939
Box 12 Folder 1 Chamber of Commerce, scrapbook pages, 1934-1941
Box 5 Folder 13 Cheltenham Pleasure Club, dance cards, 1891-1893
Box 5 Folder 14 George Eliot Club, constitution and by-laws, undated
Box 5 Folder 15 George Eliot Club, program, 1897-1898
Box 5 Folder 16 George Eliot Club, program, 1899-1899
Box 5 Folder 17 George Eliot Club, program, 1900-1901
Box 5 Folder 18 George Eliot Club, program, 1901-1902
Box 5 Folder 19 Goodfellow’s Club of South Works, Illinois Steel, membership card, Mr. Christen Clemenson], 1917
    Jackson Park Golf Course [See: Parks]
Box 5 Folder 20 Jackson Park Yacht Club, dance invitation, 1937
Box 4 Folder 4 League of Women Voters, directories, 1943, 1950
Box 4 Folder 4 League of Women Voters, dodger for play, The Protégé, undated
Box 4 Folder 5 Lion’s Club, news clipping, 1948
    The Neighborhood Institute (TNI) [See: South Shore Cultural District Plan]
Box 5 Folder 21 Oddfellows, brief history of Oddfellow’s Hall, “as told to Mrs. Lindquist by Mr. Frank Heydorn,” undated
Box 5 Folder 22 Porpoise Club, letter from Frances V. Rice [See also: Rice/Wallace] 1951 August 19
Box 4 Folder 6 Senior citizen’s, information and referral bulletin, circa 1976
Box 5 Folder 23 South Bryn Mawr Wednesday Club, program, 1933-1934
Box 5 Folder 7 South Chicago Businessman’s Association, yearbooks, 1921, 1923
Box 5 Folder 7 South Chicago Businessman’s Association, dinner program, undated
Box 4 Folder 19 South Shore Commission, Area Council, Bryn Mawr East, article, “BMEAC Map Goals,” South Shore Scene, 1976 November 24
Box 4 Folder 20 South Shore Commission, Area Council, Bryn Mawr East, Annual Meeting Announcement, “The Line-O-Rap,” 1977
Box 4 Folder 21 South Shore Commission, Area Council, Bryn Mawr West, annual report, 1977
Box 4 Folder 22 South Shore Commission, Area Council, Jeffery-Yates, annual report, 1977
Box 4 Folder 7 South Shore Commission, by-laws, proposal, 1954
Box 4 Folder 16 South Shore Commission, by-laws, proposed amendment, undated
Box 4 Folder 15 South Shore Commission, directory, 1957
Box 4 Folder 9 South Shore Commission, “The Community with A Future,” brochure 1955
Box 4 Folder 18 South Shore Commission, meeting agenda, 1976 October 16
Box 4 Folder 13 South Shore Commission, meeting minutes, 1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 10 South Shore Commission, membership lists, 1955-1957
Box 4 Folder 14 South Shore Commission, news clippings, 1956, 1958
Box 4 Folder 12 South Shore Commission, newsletters, 1955-1960
Box 4 Folder 25 South Shore Commission, program and annual report, 1977
Box 4 Folder 11 South Shore Commission, publicity flyers, 1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 24 South Shore Commission, Schools Committee, annual report, 1977
Box 4 Folder 8 South Shore Commission, Schools Committee, final report, 1954
Box 4 Folder 17 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1963 February
Box 4 Folder 26 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1978 September 20
Box 4 Folder 27 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1978 October 4
Box 4 Folder 28 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1978 November 15
Box 4 Folder 29 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1978 November 29
Box 4 Folder 30 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1978 December 13
Box 4 Folder 31 South Shore Commission, South Shore Scene, newsletter, 1982 June 25
Box 4 Folder 23 South Shore Commission, Youth Committee, annual report, 1977
Box 4 Folder 32 South Shore Community Council, description and by-laws, undated
Box 4 Folder 35 South Shore Community Council, financial correspondence, 1941-1943
Box 4 Folder 36 South Shore Community Council, membership list, 1940
Box 4 Folder 33 South Shore Community Council, South Shore National Bank, passbook and ledger, 1940-1943
Box 4 Folder 34 South Shore Community Council, South Shore National Bank, statements, 1940-1943
Box 5 Folder 24 South Shore Country Club, photographic brochure, undated
Box 14 Folder 2 South Shore Country Club, follies programs, 1952-1954
Box 5 Folder 25 South Shore Country Club, follies program, 1955
Box 5 Folder 26 South Shore Garden Club, handbooks, 1935-1936, 1944-1945
Box 5 Folder 27 South Shore Women’s Club, handbook and program, 1922-1923
Box 5 Folder 8 Southeast Chicago Businessman’s Bulletin, newsletter, 1963 February
Box 4 Folder 37 Southeast Community Organization, news clippings, 1961
Box 5 Folder 28 Wanderer’s Club, brief history, undated
Box 4 Folder 39 Windsor Park and Cheltenham Protective Association, report, 1894
Box 5 Folder 29 Windsor Park Bathing Club, brief history, 1900-1903, undated
Box 5 Folder 31 Windsor Park Book Club, brief history, circa 1935
Box 5 Folder 30 Windsor Park Book Club, programs, 1930-1935
Box 5 Folder 9 Windsor Park Businessman’s Association, articles of incorporation and by-laws [See also: Chamber of Commerce], 1912, 1917
Box 5 Folder 32 Windsor Park Masonic Lodge, brief history, undated
Box 5 Folder 33 Windsor Park Masonic Lodge, calendar, 1922
Box 5 Folder 34 Windsor Park Masonic Lodge, concert program, 1897
Box 5 Folder 35 Windsor Park Masonic Lodge, dance invitations, 1893, 1895, 1899
Box 5 Folder 36 Windsor Park Women’s Club, President’s reminiscences by Mrs. H.T. Alexander, includes a poem by Elia Peattie, circa 1930s, undated
Box 5 Folders 37-39 Windsor Park Women’s Club, yearbooks, 1913-1945
Box 5 Folder 10 Windsor Shore Club, membership certificate, Mr. Christen Clemenson, 1920
Box 5 Folder 40 Women’s South Side Study Group, party invitation, 1898
Box 5 Folder 41 Women’s South Side Study Group, yearbook, 1897-1899
Box 4 Folder 44 Y.M.C.A., committee members, 1946
Box 4 Folder 41 Y.M.C.A., invitation, building dedication, 1976 May 13
Box 4 Folder 45 Y.M.C.A., meeting programs, 1937, 1956
Box 4 Folder 40 Y.M.C.A., news clipping, groundbreaking ceremony, 1949 April 14
Box 4 Folder 43 Y.M.C.A., newsletters, 1949-1955
Box 4 Folder 46 Y.M.C.A., programs of activities, 1935-1936, 1950-1951, 1955-1956
Box 4 Folder 48 Y.M.C.A., program schedule, 1961-1962
Box 4 Folder 42 Y.M.C.A., promotional brochures, 1942-1955
Box 4 Folder 47 Y.M.C.A., South Shore and National histories, 1937, 1942

Series 4 Clubs and Organizations, 1891-1982, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1893-1953, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by club or organization name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 16 Photograph 1.43 Bryn Mawr Boy Scouts, group picture, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.44 Chamber of Commerce officers, John F. Browne, 1934
Box 16 Photograph 1.45 Chamber of Commerce officers, Norman Eiger, 1936
Box 16 Photograph 1.46 Chamber of Commerce officers, Morgan Fitch, circa 1927
Box 16 Photograph 1.47 Chamber of Commerce officers, Claude F. Fletcher, 1928
Box 16 Photograph 1.48 Chamber of Commerce officers, S.A. Lindquist, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.49 Chamber of Commerce officers, W.J. Mailhoit, circa 1930
Box 16 Photograph 1.50 Knights of Pythias, group picture, circa 1890s
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 26 Masonic Temple, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, 1893
Box 25 Photograph 2.24 Masonic Temple, exterior, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 3 Glass Plate Slide 27 Masonic Temple, Windsor Park, glass plate slide and negative, 1893
Box 16 Photograph 1.51 Methodist Sewing Group, with Mrs. Nick Larson, Mrs. Kuder, Mrs. Rowley, Mrs. Kirkpatrick, Mrs. Ella Crouse, Mrs. Danielson and Mrs. Annable, circa 1900-1910
Box 16 Photographs 1.52-1.53 Porpoise Club (2), circa 1890s
Box 16 Photographs 1.54-1.55 Russell Square Basketball Team, women (2), 1908
Box 16 Photographs 1.56-1.57 South Shore Country Club, exterior (2), 1927, undated
Box 25 Photographs 2.91-2.95 South Shore Country Club performance, “Looping the Loop” (5), 1953
Box 16 Photograph 1.58 South Shore Garden Club, 1938
Box 16 Photographs 1.59-1.60 South Side Tennis Club, views of the grounds (2), circa 1923-1927
Box 25 Photograph 2.25 South Side Tennis Club, exterior, 1927
Box 16 Photograph 1.61 Windsor Park Masonic Lodge, exterior, circa 1930
Box 16 Photograph 1.62 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Mrs. H.T. Alexander, circa 1922-1924
Box 16 Photograph 1.63 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Lucy Bate Clarke, circa 1906-1908
Box 16 Photograph 1.64 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Mary Pierce Evans, circa 1926-1928
Box 16 Photograph 1.65 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Georgia V. Hill, circa 1924-1926
Box 16 Photograph 1.66 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Byrd Mitenbuler, circa 1916-1918
Box 16 Photograph 1.67 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Lenore G. Smith, circa 1912-1914
Box 26 Photograph 1.68 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Mabel Randolph Undine, circa 1914-1916
Box 16 Photograph 1.69 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Louise Wilson, circa 1937-1939
Box 16 Photograph 1.70 Windsor Park Woman’s Club officers, Mrs. R.L. Stout, circa 1931-1933
Box 16 Photograph 1.71 Wolf Lake Club House, exterior view from railway tracks, 1904 January 6
Box 26 Photograph 1.72 Woman’s South Side Study Club, 1893
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 28 Woman’s South Side Study Club, glass plate slide and negative, 1893
Box 16 Photograph 1.73 Y.M.C.A., South Shore Department, group portrait, circa 1930s

Series 5: Historical Sketches, 1876-1980, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 5 contains historical accounts, studies and maps that recount the life and development of the South Shore area in general. The South Shore Historical Society produced many of the historical reminiscences.

Arrangement

Series 5 is arranged numerically by Ward and then alphabetically by title or topic.

Box 6 Folder 4 2nd Ward, precinct maps, 1906
Oversize Folder 6   7th Ward, election precincts, map issued by Board of Election Commissioners, 1931 July 16
Oversize Folders 7   7th Ward, election precincts, map issued by Board of Election Commissioners (2 copies, one annotated in pencil accompanied by 18 sheets of voter tally from 1941), 1937 November 1
Box 6 Folder 23 “7th Ward History,” sketch and lists of Aldermen by Charles Gunnarson [See also: “South Shore”], 1940
Box 6 Folder 6 8th Ward, Alderman voting returns, 1910
Oversize Folder 8   8th Ward, election precincts, issued by Board of Election Commissioners after redistricting, 1916 December
Box 6 Folder 3 8th Ward, Precinct 2, voter list, 1902
Box 6 Folder 19 “79th Street Sketches,” news clipping by Major Henry Lee, 1937 November 26
Box 6 Folder 11 “Beaches,” sketch, circa 1936
Box 6 Folder 17 “Bryn Mawr,” sketch, circa 1936
Box 6 Folder 15 “Bryn Mawr History & Families,” historical sketch, circa 1936
Box 6 Folder 26 The Chicago Plan Commission, Forty-four Cities in the City of Chicago, booklet, 1942 April
Box 6 Folder 27 Chicago Plan Commission, Industrial and Commercial Background for Planning Chicago, booklet 1942 September
Box 6 Folder 9 “Chicago’s Great South Shore,” booklet by John C. Spray, 1930
Box 6 Folder 16 “Chicago’s Teacher,” sketch, reproduced from the Chicago Board of Education, Annual Report of the Business Manager, December 13, 1929, circa 1936
Box 6 Folder 12 “Daily Calumet 60th Anniversary,” historical sketch by Helen Babcock, circa 1936
Oversize Folder 9   Daily Columbian, no. 150, newspaper, 1893 October 21
Box 6 Folder 13 “Early Bryn Mawr,” address by George Clingman, circa 1936
Box 14 Folder 3 Examination of Title, 2906 E. 79th Street, 1911
Box 6 Folder 5 Examination of Title, Lots 95 and 97 in Westfall’s Subdivision, (list of previous Titleholders includes Stephen A. Douglas), 1906
Box 6 Folder 1 Fergus’s Chicago Directory of 1839, reproduction, 1876
Box 6 Folder 22 “Grand Crossing,” pamphlet, correspondence by O.N. Hutchinson [See also: “South Shore: Its Past & Future”], 1938, 1943
Box 6 Folder 28 “Historical Information about Chicago,” prepared by Frederick Rex, distributed, by the Municipal Reference Library, 1957
Box 14 Folder 4 “History of South Woodlawn,” undated
Box 6 Folder 20 “History of Stony Island Avenue,” news clipping by Major Henry Lee, 1937 August 27
Box 6 Folder 18 Memories of South Chicago, scrapbook of newspaper columns, “Looking Backward" and “Flashbacks,” circa 1920s-1930s
Box 6 Folder 31 “Parade Shows Community Spirit,” South Shore Scene, 1977 January 12
Box 6 Folder 14 “Parkside,” historical sketch by Enoch Petersen, circa 1936
Box 6 Folder 8 The Physiography of the Region of Chicago, booklet, by F. M. Fryxell, includes maps, 1927
Box 6 Folder 2 “Sand Dunes,” crayon drawing by Frank Mayo [See also: “South Chicago Centennial” and “Calumet Harbor in the Summer of 1879”], 1878?
Box 13 Scrapbooks 1-2 Scrapbooks, topics include Religious Institutions, Schools, Buildings, People, Streets, Library, and Clubs (2), 1934-1942
Box 6 Folder 10 “South Chicago Centennial,” historical sketch by Frank Mayo, 1936
Box 6 Folder 7 South Chicago: Its History & Progress, booklet, compliments of Calumet National Bank, 1927
Box 6 Folder 30 “South Shore: A Profile of Stability?” photocopy from the Breadwinner, 1974 April
Box 6 Folder 34 South Shore, history, original inventory of glass plate slides, undated
Box 6 Folder 24 “South Shore: Its Past and Future,” address by O.N. Hutchinson [See also: “Grand Crossing”], 1941
Box 6 Folder 21 “South Shore,” paragraph on the origin of the name, Charles Gunnarson [See also: 7th Ward History, 1940], 1937
Box 6 Folder 33 “South Shore Cultural District Plan,” The Neighborhood Institute, report, 1980
Box 6 Folder 25 “South Shore District,” Daily Calumet article, 1941 October 25
Box 6 Folder 32 “South Shore Prospects,” community redevelopment study, 1978
Box 7 Folder 1 Telephone book, 1944 March
Box 7 Folder 2 Telephone book, 1946 March, September
Box 7 Folder 3 Telephone book, 1947 March
Box 7 Folder 4 Telephone book, 1951 December
Box 7 Folder 5 Telephone book, 1953 December
Box 7 Folder 6 Telephone book, 1954 December
Box 6 Folder 29 “Transportation Helps Write the History of South Shore,” South Shore Scene, 1962 March

Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1927-1976, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 6 contains documents and photographs related to Chicago Public Library’s South Shore Branch and other municipal activities or agencies.

Arrangement

Series 6 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1929-1976, undated, and Subseries B: Photographs, 1927-1954, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1929-1976, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by municipal agency or topic.

Box 7 Folder 10 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, 25th anniversary program, 1954
Box 7 Folder 8 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, “Census of Old-Timers,” survey form, undated
Box 7 Folder 11 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, letter to police, 1976
Box 7 Folder 9 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, meeting flyers, 1938, 1943, 1945, 1950
Box 12 Scrapbook 3 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, scrapbook, pages include library news, public events and photographs, 1934-1954
Oversize Folder 10   South Shore Library, community map annotated numbers of library users (on verso of Chicago Park District, “Symphony and Band Concert” poster), circa 1930s
Oversize Folder 10   South Shore Library, registration chart, 1929-1939
Oversize Folder 10   South Shore Library, [registration chart] with statistics card, 1932-1936
Oversize Folders 10   South Shore Library, number of cardholders on each street of the South Shore district (2 charts), [1930s]
Box 7 Folder 7 Civil Defense, National Plan, Annex 2, 1959
Box 7 Folder 12 South Shore Commission, The South Shore Community Plan, 1967 April
Box 7 Folder 14 Water supply, 50th Anniversary of Crib Fire Disaster, 1959
Box 7 Folder 14 Water supply, filtration, news clippings, 1948
Box 7 Folder 13 Water supply, War Emergency Petition, circa 1941-1945

Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1927-1976, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1927-1954, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by municipal agency or topic. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses.

Box 16 Photograph 1.74 Fire Department, Burnham Avenue Station with horse-drawn wagon, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.75 Post Office, view along 75th Street, 1927
Box 16 Photograph 1.76 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, puppet show, 1939
Box 16 Photograph 1.77 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, Halloween Story Hour, children in costumes, 1953
Box 16 Photograph 1.78 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, Library Week, 1941 March
Box 16 Photograph 1.79 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, books for servicemen, 1942
Box 16 Photograph 1.80 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, John F. Phelan, Chief of CPL Branches, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.81 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, citizenship class, 1954
Oversize Folder 26 Photograph 2.96 Chicago Public Library, South Shore Branch, photograph reproduction of Abraham Lincoln’s log cabin inscribed in honor of Eleanor Gridley by her daughter Queen Gridley Thomas, 1944
Box 17 Photograph 1.82 Water Diversion, meeting with Walter Butler, Nicholas Bohling, [?] Gatun, William Rowan and Raymond L. Keegan, 1943

Series 7: Parks, 1893-1957, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 7 contains documents and photographs related to park and park activities in the South Shore region.

Arrangement

Series 7 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1893-1957, and Subseries B: Photographs, 1896-circa 1930s, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1893-1957

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by park or monument name.

Oversize Folder 11   Jackson Park, map created for the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893
Box 7 Folder 15 South Shore Park, dedication, news clipping, 1957
Box 7 Folder 16 Washington Monument, Wacker Drive, unveiling, program, 1941 December

Series 7: Parks, 1893-1957, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1896-circa 1930s, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by park name or topic. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 17 Photograph 1.83 City Playground, 73rd and Stony Island Avenue, circa 1930s
Box 17 Photograph 1.84 Jackson Park, looking north from lakefront, circa 1920s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 29 Jackson Park, looking north from lakefront, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1920s
Box 17 Photograph 1.85 Jackson Park Golf Course, 1927
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 30 Manhattan Beach, bathers, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1920s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 31 Nickals Beach, swimmers, glass plate slide, circa 1920s
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 31a Nickals Beach, scene with men and snow, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.86 Rainbow Beach Park, 1927
Box 26 Photographs 1.87-1.90 Russell Square, youth activities, including in events in heritage [Dutch?] costume [See also: Russell Square Basketball Team and Russell Square Gymnasium Class] (4), 1909
Box 17 Photograph 1.91 76th Street Beach, circa 1927
Box 17 Photographs 1.92-1.94 Unidentified people in parks (3), undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slide 32 Washington Park, picnic, glass plate slide and negative, 1896
Glass Plate Slide Box 4 Glass Plate Slides 33-35 Washington Park, beachgoers (3), glass plate slide and negative, 1907, undated

Series 8: Residences, circa 1880s-1973, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 8 contains documents and photographs on buildings in the South Shore area. David Bird of the South Shore Historical Society took many of the residential photographs in the late 1930s and early 1940s. These photographs are listed in the contents description by family’s last name.

Arrangement

Series 8 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1893-1957, and Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1880s-circa 1950, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1937-1973

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by street name.

Box 7 Folder 20 75th Street and Exchange Avenue, note by David Bird, 1937
Box 7 Folder 17 Bryson Apartment Building, news clipping, 1973
Box 7 Folder 18 “Jeffery Manor Grew Out of Swamp,” Daily Calumet article (shows 9650 and 9652 Jeffery Boulevard), 1963 January 25
Box 7 Folder 19 Kessler/Stevens, 7327 Bond, historical sketch, circa 1938
Box 7 Folder 21 7660 South Shore Drive, Wilkinson home, news clipping, 1941

Series 8 Residences, circa 1880s-1973, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1880s-circa 1950, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged numerically and then alphabetically by street name or by resident’s name alone when address is not known. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 20 Photograph 1.218 68th Street and Euclid Avenue, 1927
Box 19 Photograph 1.175 69th Street and Paxton Avenue, apartment building, circa 1920s
Box 19 Photograph 1.176 72nd Street and Constance Avenue, apartment building, circa 1920s
Box 19 Photograph 1.177 72nd Street and Cregier Avenue, apartment building, 1927
Box 19 Photograph 1.195 72nd Street and Exchange Avenue, Duplissis home, circa 1920
Box 19 Photograph 1.192 73rd Street and Coles Avenue, Dean home, circa 1930
Box 19 Photograph 1.178 73rd Street and Constance Avenue, apartment building, circa 1920s
Box 20 Photograph 1.216 73rd Street and Paxton Avenue, Sayre home, 1937
Box 19 Photograph 1.180 74th Place, Brown residence, 1898
Box 25 Photograph 2.38 2624 E. 74th Street, Evan Morgan home, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.41 74th Street and Kingston Avenue, O’Sullivan home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.220 74th Street and Oglesby Avenue, Julius Smietanka home, 1938
Box 25 Photograph 2.44 74th Street and Oglesby Avenue, Julius Smietanka home, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.182 74th Street and Paxton Avenue, Barnsback home, circa 1900-1910
Box 25 Photograph 2.26 74th Street and Paxton Avenue, Barnsback home, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.189 74th Street and Phillips Avenue, Danielson home, 1937
Box 19 Photograph 1.191 74th Street and Phillips Avenue, Danielson barn, 1938
Box 25 Photograph 2.42 74th Street and Phillips Avenue, P.O. O’Sullivan home, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.179 74th Street and South Shore Drive, apartment building, 1927
Box 25 Photograph 2.37 75th Street and South Shore Drive, J.P. MacDonaugh home, 1937
Box 20 Photograph 1.207 76th Street and East End Avenue, Johnston home, circa 1920
Box 20 Photograph 1.213 76th Street and South Shore Drive, Nichols home [See also: Nichols Pier], undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.181 77th Street and Saginaw Avenue, apartment building, circa 1920s
Box 20 Photograph 1.208 78th Street and Coles Avenue, Kirkpatrick home, 1896
Box 25 Photograph 2.36 78th Street and Euclid Avenue area, Krause farmhouse, 1901
Box 20 Photographs 1.209-1.210 78th Street and Jeffery Boulevard, Krause home and farm (2 copy prints), 1898
Box 25 Photograph 2.35 78th Street and Jeffery Boulevard, Krause home, 1898
Box 26 Photograph 1.187 81st Street and Burnham Avenue, Clemenson home, 1908
Box 25 Photograph 2.30 81st Street and Burnham Avenue, Clemensen’s farm and Greenhouse, 1894
Box 19 Photograph 1.193 1054 W. 98th Street, Dillinger home, circa 1930-1950
Box 25 Photographs 2.27-2.28 7120 S. Bennett Avenue, Anna Rohn Belknap home (2), undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.34 7327 Bond Avenue, Kissler [?], George home, Windsor Park, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.31 Bond Avenue, Ferris home, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.186 Bundeson home, 1936
Box 19 Photograph 1.200 7326 Coles Avenue, Grosham home [See also: Groshan’s Grocery], 1938
Box 19 Photograph 1.183 7351 Coles Avenue, Bird home, 1937
Box 20 Photograph 1.222 7439 Coles Avenue, Stehlin home, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.201 7447 Coles Avenue, Hansberg home, 1937
Box 19 Photograph 1.188 Cottage Colony, 1915
Box 19 Photograph 1.190 Country Club Apartments, 1927
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 97 7210 Euclid Avenue, Clingman home, glass plate slide and negative, 1892
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 100 Fralick home, garden, glass plate slide and negative, 1918
Box 19 Photograph 1.199 Gerds home, circa 1940
Box 20 Photograph 1.205 Howell, [Cyryus] home, circa 1930
Box 20 Photographs 1.211-1.212 McChesney cottages (2), 1938
Box 25 Photograph 2.39 O’Connor home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.215 7401 Oglesby Avenue, Rubey home, circa 1930s
Box 19 Photograph 1.174 7419 Paxton Avenue, Adler residence, 1937
Box 19 Photograph 1.196 7440 Paxton Avenue, Farrell home, 1938
Box 20 Photograph 1.203 Paxton Avenue, Hausler home, 1938
Box 25 Photograph 2.32 [Paxton Avenue], Hausler home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.202 Phillips Avenue, Hanson home, circa 1930
Box 19 Photograph 1.197 7560 South Shore Drive, Ferris home, circa 1930
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 99 7560 South Shore Drive, Ferris home, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.226 7612 South Shore Drive, Wilkinson home, circa 1900-1910
Box 20 Photograph 1.206 7620 South Shore Drive, Johnson home, circa 1930
Box 19 Photograph 1.185 7631 South Shore Drive, Brandenburg home, circa 1930
Box 25 Photograph 2.29 7631 South Shore Drive, Brandenburg home, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.184 7651 South Shore Drive, Bradley home, circa 1930
Box 25 Photograph 2.33 7651 South Shore Drive, Heyworth home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.228 7660 South Shore Drive, Wilkinson home, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.225 7664 South Shore Drive, Trask home, circa 1900-1920
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 102 7664 South Shore Drive, Trask home, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 19 Photograph 1.198 7729 South Shore Drive, Gauhn home, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.217 7729 South Shore Drive, [Gauhn home], circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.219 7750 South Shore Drive, Grantham home, circa 1930
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 101 7750 South Shore Drive, Grantham home, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.43 [7750 South Shore Drive], Skeene home, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 103 7660 South Shore Drive, Wilkinson home, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.221 7761 South Shore Drive, Smith/Hufton home, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.204 7816 South Shore Drive, Heydorn home, circa 1930
Box 19 Photograph 1.194 7832 South Shore Drive, Donahue home, circa 1930
missing Glass Plate Slide 98 7832 South Shore Drive, Donahue home, circa 1930s
Box 25 Photograph 2.40 7850 South Shore Drive, Myrtle Odell home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.214 South Shore Drive and Cheltenham Avenue, O’Sullivan home, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.223 Stevenson home (?), circa 1920s
Box 20 Photograph 1.224 Stony Island Lodge, circa 1880-1900
Box 20 Photograph 1.229 Unidentified residence, 1880s-1890
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slides 104-106 Unidentified residences, glass plate slides and negatives (3), undated
Box 25 Photographs 2.45-2.46 Unidentified farm home, glass plate slide and negative, (2), undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.227 Wilkinson summer home, Michigan, 1902

Series 9: Schools, 1878-1977, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 9 contains documents and photographs on elementary and high schools in the South Shore area along with a few college or training institutions and notable educators. The materials include anniversaries, course listings, histories, newsletters, photographs, programs, PTA material and yearbooks.

Arrangement

Series 9 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1891-1977, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1878-1944, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1891-1977, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by school name or topic. When a school is named for a person, it is filed alphabetically by the last name.

Box 13 Folder 1 Scrapbook, pages include news clippings about South Shore schools, 1934-1942
Box 8 Folder 9 Aquinas Dominican, Catholic Art Association, 12th Regional Meeting, 1949
Box 8 Folder 7 Aquinas Dominican High School, 50th anniversary invitation, 1965
Box 8 Folder 6 Aquinas Dominican High School, choral orchestra program, 1959
Box 8 Folder 5 Aquinas Dominican High School, commencement programs, 1917- 1918, 1921, 1951
Box 13 Folder 3 Aquinas Dominican High School, program and poster for play “Mother is a Freshman,” [1954]
Box 8 Folder 6 Aquinas Dominican High School, senior play program, undated
Box 8 Folder 6 Aquinas Dominican High School, spring concert program, 1955
Box 14 Folder 7 Aquinas Dominican High School, Taquin, yearbook, 1951
Box 14 Folder 8 Aquinas Dominican High School, Taquin, yearbook, 1952
Box 14 Folder 9 Aquinas Dominican High School, Taquin, yearbook, 1953
Box 8 Folder 8 Aquinas Dominican Mothers’ Club, booklets, 1947-1948, 1960
Box 14 Folder 6 Aquinas Dominican Mothers’ Club, spring card party program, 1954
    Blackwell School, [See: Rohn biographical sketch excerpts]
Box 8 Folder 10 Bowen High School, “Bowen High School,” transcript of a talk by Frank W. Stahl, undated
Box 8 Folder 11 Bowen High School, Bowenite, yearbook, 1928 June
Box 8 Folder 12 Bowen High School, commencement programs, 1926, 1929
Box 8 Folder 13 Bowen High School, The Bowen Arrow [See also: South Chicago High School], 1956 November 13, December 21
Box 8 Folder 1 Brogan, William, “William J. Bogan 1869-1936,” biographical pamphlet, 1943
Box 8 Folder 18 Bryn Mawr School, The Bryn Mawr News, 1936 November, 1939 February
Box 8 Folder 20 Bryn Mawr School, “Bryn Mawr School’s Plan for the Gifted,” news clipping, 1960 April 25
Box 8 Folder 15 Bryn Mawr School, “History of the Class of 1922,” by W. Beveridge Kendall, undated
Box 8 Folder 19 Bryn Mawr School, letter from Katherine Durkin, 1946 May 10
Box 8 Folder 17 Bryn Mawr School, P.T.A. card party announcement, 1928
Box 8 Folder 16 Bryn Mawr School, P.T.A. yearbook, 1926-1927
Box 8 Folder 14 Bryn Mawr School, teacher’s program, undated
Box 8 Folder 21 Chicago Vocation High School, brochure, address by the President of the Board of Education, 1942
Oversize Folder 12   Duncan Avenue School, graduation certificate to George F. Nord, 1891 June 26
Box 8 Folder 22 Faulkner Schoo, invitation to groundbreaking, 1958
    German Settlement School [See: Rohn Biographical Sketch]
Box 8 Folder 23 Horace Mann Elementary School, P.T.A. handbooks, 1937-1939
Box 8 Folder 24 Hyde Park High School, Hyde Park Weekly, 1939 January 19
Box 8 Folder 25 Hyde Park High School, invitation and program for opening, 1939 January
Box 8 Folder 26 Hyde Park High School, room layout diagram, circa 1939
Box 8 Folder 26a Madison Elementary School, newspaper and graduation program, 1940
Box 8 Folder 33 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, The Bradwell Co-Worker, dedicated to the memory of Georgia Seaman, 1929 February 18
Box 8 Folder 28 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, commencement programs, 1895-1899, 1901-1903, 1917
Box 8 Folder 27 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, dedication program, 1895
Box 8 Folder 30 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, entertainment programs, 1896, 1905
Box 8 Folder 36 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, Founder’s Day address, Mrs. John A. Lundquist, 1940
Box 8 Folder 35 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, history by A. C. Fredbloom, 1936
Box 8 Folder 31 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, letter from Captain W. L. Grant, 1919
Box 8 Folder 29 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, The Myra Bradwell News, 1897 September-1898 June, 1899 December
Box 8 Folder 32 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, news clipping, proposed addition, 1925
Box 8 Folder 34 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, notes, Irene Fort; Georgia Seaman, undated
Box 8 Folder 37 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, P.T.A. newsletter and news clipping, 1935
Box 8 Folder 41 O’Keefe Elementary School, appointment of Samuel Ozaki as Principal, news clipping, 1967
Box 8 Folder 39 O’Keefe Elementary School, program for groundbreaking, school addition, 1936
Box 8 Folder 40 O’Keefe Elementary School, P.T.A. program 1948-1949
Box 8 Folder 42 Olive-Harvey College, adult education schedule, 1977
Box 8 Folder 2 “Rules of the Board of Education of the City of Chicago,” pamphlet, 1922
Box 8 Folder 3 Rohn biographical sketch excerpts, undated
Box 8 Folder 4 “First School in South Shore,” crayon drawing by Frank Mayo, undated
Box 8 Folder 44 Parkside Grammar School, commencement programs, 1912-1913
Box 8 Folder 43 Parkside Grammar School, diploma for Roy Owens, 1892
Box 8 Folder 45 St. Anne’s School of Nursing, admissions brochure, circa 1970s
Box 8 Folder 46 St. Michael’s, The Michaelite, 1942-1943
Box 8 Folder 47 South Chicago High School, commencement programs [See also: Bowen High School], 1898, 1902, 1904
Box 8 Folder 48 South Shore Community Church Nursery, kindergarten enrollment announcement, 1935
Box 10 Folder 11 South Shore High School, brief history, list of principals, circa 1976
Box 10 Folder 10 South Shore High School, graduation announcement for Brian Anderson, 1959
Box 10 Folder 7 South Shore High School, news clippings concerning principals, 1948-1956
Box 10 Folder 4 South Shore High School, open house announcement, 1940
Box 10 Folder 8 South Shore High School, “Our School,” handbook, 1956-1957
Box 10 Folder 5 South Shore High School, P.T.A. handbook, 1940-1941
Box 10 Folder 9 South Shore High School, recognition assembly, program, 1957
Box 10 Folder 6 South Shore High School, senior play, program, 1954
Oversize Folder 23   South Shore High School, The Shore Line, vol. 45, no. 1, 1962 September 24
Box 9 Folder 1 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1941
Box 9 Folder 2 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1944
Box 9 Folder 3 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1945
Box 9 Folder 4 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1946
Box 9 Folder 5 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1947
Box 9 Folder 6 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1948
Box 10 Folder 1 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1952
Box 10 Folder 2 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1953
Box 10 Folder 3 South Shore High School, yearbook, 1954
Box 10 Folder 12 South Shore School, brochure, circa 1910-1920

Series 9 Schools, 1878-1977, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1878-1944, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by school name or topic. When a school is named for a person, it is filed alphabetically by the last name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 20 Photograph 1.239 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, assistant principal, Ruth P. Parsons, 1936
Box 26 Photograph 1.234 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, class picture, Room 3, circa 1902
Box 26 Photograph 1.235 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, class picture, 1944
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 114 Myra Bradwell Elementary School [Duncan Avenue School], class picture, Room 4, glass plate slide and negative, 1893
Box 20 Photograph 1.230 Myra Bradwell Elementary School [Duncan Avenue School], class picture, Room 6, 1893
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 115 Myra Bradwell Elementary School [Duncan Avenue School], class picture, Room 6, glass plate slide and negative, 1893
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 109 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, class picture, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.8 Myra Bradwell Elementary School [Duncan Avenue School], group picture, circa 1890s
Box 20 Photograph 1.231 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior, 1896
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 110 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, 1907 June 27
Box 25 Photographs 2.47-2.48 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior (2), 1937
Box 25 Photographs 2.49-2.50 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior (2), undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.236 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 108 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.232 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, faculty, 1898
Box 26 Photograph 1.233 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, faculty, 1899
Box 25 Photograph 2.51 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, [faculty], undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.237 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, principal, Georgia Seaman, circa 1910
Box 20 Photograph 1.237 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, principal, [Katherine S. Rueff], undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 111 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, [principal], glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 112 Myra Bradwell Elementary School, [principal], glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 20 Photograph 1.240 Bryn Mawr School, exterior, 1927
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 113 Bryn Mawr School, exterior, glass plate slide and negative, [1927]
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 107 First school in South Shore, glass plate negative, 1878
Box 21 Photograph 1.241 Madison Elementary School, 8th grade class picture, 1885
Box 21 Photograph 1.242 Horace Mann Elementary School, exterior, 1926
Box 25 Photograph 2.52 Horace Mann Elementary School, exterior, 8050 S. Chappell Road, undated
Box 21 Photograph 1.243 Our Lady of Peace School, exterior, 1927
Box 21 Photographs 1.244-1.246 Parkside Grammar School, class pictures (3), circa 1890-1893
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slides 116-117 Parkside Grammar School, class pictures, glass plate slide and negative (2), circa 1890-1893
Box 21 Photograph 1.247 St. Brides School, 8th grade class picture, 1909
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 118 St. Brides School, 8th grade class picture, glass plate slide and negative, 1909
Box 21 Photograph 1.248 St. Phillip Neri School, exterior, 1927
Box 21 Photograph 1.249 South Chicago High School, exterior, 1908
Box 21 Photograph 1.250 Sullivan [Elementary] School, theater production group portrait, 1907
Box 26 Photograph 1.250a Sullivan [Elementary] School, circa 1918
Box 21 Photograph 1.251 Group of dancers, circa 1900-1910
Box 21 Photographs 1.252-1.258 Quiz Kids (national TV show) from South Shore, includes portraits of Gerald Darrow, Ruth Duskin, Havre Fischman and Emily Ann Israel (7), circa 1940-1942
Box 21 Photograph 1.259 Unidentified group, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slides 119-122 Unidentified [school] groups, glass plate slides and negatives (4), undated

Series 10: Street Scenes, circa 1880-1939, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 10 contains documents and photographs that capture activity and views on the streets of South Shore.

Arrangement

Series 10 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, circa 1880-1939, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1893-1936, undated

Subseries A: Documents, circa 1880-1939, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged numerically street name or map title.

Box 10 Folder 13 Daily News Handy Pocket Guide to Chicago, 1911
Oversize Folder 15   Index to Fracl. Secs. 29 & 30 T.38 R.15, [“Westfall subdivision of 208 acres. . .Twp. 38N, Range 15W,” title added in pencil], undated
Oversize Folder 13   Map of South Shore Hyde Park Cook Co., Ill., includes map of the north part of Hyde Park, engraved by R. W. Dobson, [1880?]
Oversize Folder 14   [South Shore], pencil map noting some historic landmarks and contemporary schools by John Dillinger, 1939 May 18
Oversize Folder 16   West Windsor Park, real estate map [1892?]

Series 10 Street Scenes, circa 1880-1939, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1893-1936, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged numerically and alphabetically by street name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 25 Photograph 2.53 68th Street and Harper Avenue, 1914
Box 25 Photographs 2.54-2.55 68th Street and Harper Avenue (2), 1916
Box 25 Photographs 2.56-2.57 68th Street and Harper Avenue (2), 1914
Box 25 Photograph 2.58 68th Street and Harper Avenue, 1916
Box 25 Photograph 2.59 69th Street and Stony Island Avenue, 1914
Box 25 Photograph 2.60 73rd Street and East End Avenue, circa 1920s
Box 21 Photograph 1.260 73rd Street and Exchange Avenue, 1908
Box 21 Photograph 1.261 73rd Street and Jeffery Boulevard, view of J.L. Rosenblum Drugs and Jeffrey Drug Co., circa 1920
Box 26 Photograph 1.263 74th Place, between Coles Avenue and railroad, 1908
Box 21 Photograph 1.262 74th Street and Bond Avenue, parade, 1917
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 125 75th Street and Exchange Avenue, view after Windsor Park Station torn down, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.61 79th Street and Escanabe Avenue, circa 1920s
Box 21 Photograph 1.264 79th Street and Euclid Avenue, view looking north with hunters, undated
Box 21 Photograph 1.265 79th Street and Exchange Avenue, circa 1910-1920
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 126 79th Street and east from Exchange Avenue, glass plate negative, 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 127 79th Street and Exchange Avenue, southwest corner, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1930
Box 25 Photograph 2.63 79th Street Bridge, 1936
Box 25 Photograph 2.62 89th Street and Commercial, 1900
Box 21 Photograph 1.266 92nd Street and Illinois Central Railroad, 1911
Box 21 Photographs 1.267-1.268 92nd Street Bridge (2), circa 1900-1915
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 123 Bennett Avenue, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1893
Box 25 Photograph 2.64 7351 Coles Passage, back alley, undated
Box 21 Photograph 1.269 Commercial Avenue and 88th Street, view with streetcar tracks, 1900
Box 21 Photograph 1.270 Commercial Avenue and 89th Street, view with streetcar tracks, 1900
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 124 Euclid Avenue and 72nd Place, glass plate slide and negative, circa 1893
Box 22 Photograph 1.296 Stony Island Avenue, circa 1920s
Box 22 Photographs 1.297-1.298 Unidentified streets with rail lines (2), 1904
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 128 Unidentified street, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.69 Unidentified street, undated
Box 22 Photograph 1.301 Crib Fire Victims, disaster location, intermediate crib, 1909 January 20
Box 22 Photographs 1.299-1.300 Crib Fire Victims, funeral procession (2), 1909 January 23
Box 25 Photographs 2.65-2.68 Crib Fire Victims, funeral procession (4), 1909 January 23
Box 22 Photograph 1.302 Lake Shore from 78th Street, storm aftermath, 1917

Series 11: Transportation, 1884-1958, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 11 contains documents and photographs related to area transportation by bridge, mass transit, motor vehicle, railways and waterways. Of note is a set of twenty-five photographs that document the construction of North Michigan Avenue Bridge substructure in 1918. The work was carried out by local business, The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company, owned by South Shore resident Martin Hausler,

Arrangement

Series 11 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1886-1958, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1884-1927, undated

Subseries A: Documents, 1886-1958, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by type of transportation and then alphabetically within.

Box 10 Folder 14 Bridge - North Michigan Avenue Bridge Substructure, binder cover for Progress Photographs, The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Co. [See also: Photographs for North Michigan Avenue Bridge Substructure and Martin Hausler], 1918
Box 11 Folder 2 Mass Transit - bus route proposals, Calumet Record news clipping, 1939 July 27
Box 11 Folder 13 Mass Transit - Department of Public Works, Chicago Subways, publication, 1943 October
Box 11 Folder 1 Mass Transit - “History of City’s Transit is 84 Years of Warfare,” Chicago Daily News, news clipping, 1937 March 12
Box 11 Folder 4 Motor - Calumet Skyway, brochure, news clipping, 1958
Box 11 Folder 3 Motor - Cook County Highways, vol. 5, no. 8, 1958 January
Oversize Folder 17   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, certificate to W. H. Shoemaker, traveler for 40 years, 1933 September 14
Oversize Folder 22   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, “From Chicago, Illinois Central streamliners serve a wide portion of the United States, reaching New Orleans, Miami, St. Louis, Birmingham, Memphis, and Waterloo, Iowa,” photograph enlargement mounted on board, undated
Box 11 Folder 7 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, 1926 September
Box 11 Folder 8 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, Illinois Central Magazine, 1927 April
Box 11 Folder 9 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, 1927 June
Box 11 Folder 10 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, 1931 June
Box 11 Folder 11 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, 1936 April
Box 11 Folder 12 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Illinois Central Magazine, 1937 August
Oversize Folder 20   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, “Illinois Central suburban trains set a record carrying passengers to the Columbian Exposition on Chicago’s South Side. The scene is Van Buren Street in 1893,” photograph enlargement mounted on board, [See also: Photograph 1.313, cataloged as Randolph Street Station], undated
Box 11 Folder 5 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, news clippings concerning Illinois Central Suburban service, 1936, 1946, 1948
Oversize Folder 21   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, “No. 201 represented the finest in Chicago suburban locomotives when grandfather rode the Illinois Central in the ‘Gay Nineties,” photograph enlargement mounted on board, undated
Oversize Folder 19   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, pass issued to Abraham Lincoln as an attorney for the company, photograph enlargement mounted on board, 1857 December
Box 11 Folder 6 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, tickets and timetables, 1886-1920
Oversize Folder 18   Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Wanted! 3,000 Laborers on the 12th Division of the Illinois Central Railroad…July, 1853, broadside facsimile, undated
Box 11 Folder 14 Water - “Calumet Harbor in the Summer of 1879,” reminiscence by Frank Mayo, undated
Box 11 Folder 17 Water - Calumet Region and Lakefront Harbor Development, pamphlets and addresses by Major Henry Lee, 1916-1946
Box 11 Folder 19 Water - Committee on Harbors, Wharves and Bridges, Report on Lake Calumet Agreements, Harbor District #4, with maps, 1916
Box 11 Folder 16 Water - correspondence, copies of Legislative Bills Concerning Lakefront Harbor Development, 1923-1925
Box 11 Folder 15 Water - Lakefront Harbor Development, news clippings, circa 1926
Box 11 Folder 18 Water - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Report Upon the Improvement of Rivers and Harbors in the 1st Chicago, Illinois District, annual report, 1909

Series 11 Transportation, 1884-1958, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1884-1927, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by type of transportation and then alphabetically within. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses. Some of the glass plate slides duplicate the prints.

Box 22 Photograph 1.303 Aerial view of Illinois and Indiana state line, undated
Box 22 Photograph 1.305 Bicycle (tandem), 1902
Box 21 Photographs 1.271-1.280 Bridge - North Michigan Bridge, substructure construction by The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (10), 1918
Box 22 Photographs 1.281-1.295 Bridge - North Michigan Bridge, substructure construction by The Great Lakes Dredge & Dock Company (15), 1918
Box 22 Photograph 1.306 Horse-drawn buggy, 1909
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 140 Mass Transit - North Chicago Street Railroad (first streetcar in Chicago), glass plate slide and negative, undated
Box 23 Photograph 1.333 Mass Transit - South Chicago, streetcar barn, 1900
Box 23 Photographs 1.324-1.332 Mass Transit - streetcars (9), undated
Box 23 Photograph 1.334 Mass Transit - streetcars at 79th Street and Exchange Avenue, circa 1920s
Box 22 Photographs 1.304A-B Motor - Charles Gerds with automobile (2), 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 130 Motor - Charles Gerds with automobile, glass plate slide and negative, 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 131 Motor - Charles Gerds with automobile, glass plate slide and negative, 1903
Glass Plate Slide Box 5 Glass Plate Slide 129 Motor - W.L. Main’s Circus Horseless Carriage, glass plate slide and negative, 1905
Box 25 Photograph 2.73 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Bryn Mawr station, undated
Box 22 Photograph 1.307 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Cheltenham Station, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.74 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, electrification, undated
Box 22 Photographs 1.308-1.309 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, engine and train (2), 1884, undated
Box 22 Photograph 1.310 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, 83rd Street Station, 1896
Box 25 Photograph 2.72 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, 83rd Street, 1890
Box 22 Photograph 1.311 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Parkside Station, 1896
Box 22 Photographs 1.312-1.314 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Randolph Street Station (3), circa 1893-1894
Box 22 Photograph 1.315 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Randolph Street Station, 1926
Box 25 Photograph 2.75 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Randolph Street, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.70 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, 71st Street, undated
Box 25 Photograph 2.71 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, 79th Street Station, 1927
Box 22 Photograph 1.316 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, South Shore Branch, 1890
Box 22 Photograph 1.317 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, South Shore Station, 1907
Box 25 Photograph 2.76 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, South Shore station, 1927
Box 22 Photograph 1.318 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Windsor Park Station, circa 1896
Box 22 Photograph 1.319 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Windsor Park Station, circa 1902-1903
Box 25 Photographs 2.77-2.78 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Windsor Park Station (2), undated
Box 22 Photograph 1.320 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Woodlawn Station, circa 1880
Box 23 Photograph 1.321 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Woodlawn Station (negative print of Photograph 1.320), circa 1880
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 133 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, engine and train, glass plate slide and negative, 1884
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 134 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, tracks, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 135 Railroad - [Illinois Central Railroad?] tracks along dirt street, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 136 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, crossing, glass plate slide, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 137 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Bryn Mawr station, glass plate slide and negative, 1926
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 138 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Hyde Park depot illustration, glass plate slide and negative, undated
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Glass Plate Slide 139 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, Randolph Street station, glass plate slide and negative, 1895
Box 23 Photographs 1.322-1.323 Railroad - New York Central Railroad, construction (2), circa 1900-1910
Box 25 Photograph 2.79 Water - Calumet River, undated

Series 12: Wartime Activities, 1941-1945, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 12 contains photographs of mostly unidentified World War II service inductees, documents concerned with civilian defense and civilian preparedness practices and letter exchanges between local servicemen and members of the South Shore Branch Library staff.

Arrangement

Series 12 is arranged into two subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1941-1945, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1941-1945

Subseries A: Documents, 1941-1945, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by title or topic.

Box 11 Folder 37 Chicago Commission on National Defense, meeting notice and agenda, 1941 December 11
Box 11 Folder 38 Civilian defense notices, 1942
Box 11 Folder 39 Civilian Defense Alert, newspaper, 1942 December 9
Box 11 Folder 42 Civilian defense pamphlet, “Home Manual for Defense,” undated
Box 11 Folder 43 Civilian defense pamphlet, “How to Fight Fires Resulting From Air Attacks,” undated
Box 11 Folder 44 Civilian defense poster, “Keep It Under Your Hat!” undated
Box 11 Folder 46 Committee on Conservation of Cultural Resources, National Resources Planning Board, “ The Protection of America’s Cultural Heritage,” 1941
Box 11 Folder 40 Community and War Fund, brochures, circa 1942
Box 11 Folder 20 Letters from Servicemen, Aram Babigan, 1942-1943
Box 11 Folder 21 Letters from Servicemen, Peter Bonadurer, 1943
Box 11 Folder 22 Letters from Servicemen, Johann K. Gardner, 1943
Box 11 Folder 23 Letters from Servicemen, Ned Grosman, 1942
Box 11 Folder 24 Letters from Servicemen, Chester Hall, 1944
Box 11 Folder 25 Letters from Servicemen, Loretta Jones, 1943
Box 11 Folder 26 Letters from Servicemen, Bill Larmon, 1943-1945
Box 11 Folder 27 Letters from Servicemen, Dan Nicmer, 1943-1945
Box 11 Folder 28 Letters from Servicemen, Robert Palmer, circa 1942-1945
Box 11 Folder 29 Letters from Servicemen, Ramsay Pridgen, 1943
Box 11 Folder 30 Letters from Servicemen, Casimer Renkosiewicz, 1945
Box 11 Folder 31 Letters from Servicemen, C.L. Richards, 1942
Box 11 Folder 32 Letters from Servicemen, Joe Ronan, 1942-1944
Box 11 Folder 33 Letters from Servicemen, Richard T. Sterling, 1945
Box 11 Folder 34 Letters from Servicemen, Irving Suloway, 1943
Box 11 Folder 35 Letters from Servicemen, Bob Withers, 1943
Box 11 Folder 45 Office of Price Administration (OPA), ceiling price lists, 1943-1944
Box 11 Folder 41 Ration stamp book, Farrell Family, circa 1941-1945
Box 11 Folder 48 Selective Service, vol. 5, no. 2, 1945 February
Box 11 Folder 49 Servicemen’s Club, letter to Helen Babcock, 1943
Box 11 Folder 47 South Shore Defense Organization, first meeting review, 1941 December 15
Box 11 Folder 36 Veterans of Foreign Wars (V.F.W.), “Americanism is. . ." poster, undated

Series 12 Wartime Activities, 1941-1945, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1941-1945

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by topic.

Box 23 Photographs 1.335-1.350 Service inductees, group of sailors includes Richard Stoneham and Donald Newar (16), circa 1940-1945
Box 24 Photographs 1.351-1.372 Service inductees, group of sailors includes Richard Stoneham and Donald Newar (22), circa 1941-1945
Box 25 Photographs 2.80-2.89 Service inductees (6 photographs and 4 negatives), circa 1941
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