South Shore Newspapers Collection

South Shore Newspaper Collection, 1894-1982
Dates: 1894-1982
Size: 1 linear foot
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_SSNC
Provenance: The collection was housed in Chicago Public Library’s South Shore Branch Library. In the 1980s Special Collections, working with a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available to the public. Processed August 1989.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: South Shore Newspapers Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Scope and Content

The collection contains issues of 13 newspapers related to the South Shore neighborhood. The collection is arranged by newspaper name. The Windsor Park Herald newspapers are from the 1890s, the other titles are from the 20th century. The newspapers from the 1960s and 1970s illustrate the changing population of the area.

Related material can be found in the South Shore Community Collection (SSCC) and the South Shore Historical Society Collection (SSHS). The newspapers have been cataloged separately in order to highlight the information they contain and to afford them proper housing.

Box and Folder Inventory

BOX 1

The Chicago Comet

1. 1929 May 17 8:34 Opening of South Shore Branch, CPL
2. 1929 Jun 7 8:37 Auto crash solves thirty robberies

Chicago Daily News: South

3. 1956 Dec 13 ----- $200 million expressway to be complete by December 1960

Chicago Journal
4. 1976 Oct 20 1:5 South Shore history, with photos
1979 Jan 3 3:17 Morgan Park High School integration
1979 Jan 17 3:19 Recycling
1979 Sep 19 4:3 Boat people refugees from Malaysia
1979 Sep 28 4:13 Ridge Historic District
1980 Aug 13 4:49 UIC professor patents a bacteria
1980 Sep 10 5:1 Phoenix School reinstitutes one-room schoolhouse approach to education
1980 Oct 22 5:7 South Side history
1980 Oct 29 5:8 Omnibus Crime Bill reform
n.d. ----- South Shore Prospects"—Special section "looking ahead to 1990"

The Chicago Shoreland

5. 1979 Sep 8 3:35 South Shore artist wins first prize in Buckingham Fountain Art Fair
1980 Oct 4 4:44 Developmental Institute ground broken

Demosthenes

6. 1932 Jan 1:1 Political newspaper published by Demosthenes Political Clubs in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 17th, & 18th Wards

The Seventy-First and South Shore Building Shopping News
7. 1935 May 23 1:2 Totally advertising for businesses in this building

South Shore Journal

8. 1935 Jan 17 1:1 South Shore dollars should be spent in South Shore

South Shore Jubilee News [Not a regular publication]

9. 1931 May 11 ---- South Shore Jubilee Week

The South Shore Newscaster [Began publication June 13, 1935. Vol./No not indicated until 2nd year. Vol./No are given here as printed on the papers, although several are clearly incorrect.]

10. 1935 Jun 13 ---- Circulation to 25,000
1935 Jun 20 ---- Hugh Herndon, trans-Pacific flyer, guest of honor, Chamber of Commerce
1935 Jul 3 ---- Tax-token systems to be used
1935 Oct 2 ---- Ex-store manager tells of public being cheated
1935 Nov 7 ---- Improvement projects
1935 Nov 13 ---- Depositors of closed banks demand accounting of funds
1935 Nov 27 ---- "Urgent" police report requested
1935 Dec 4 ---- War on reckless driving
1935 Dec 11 ---- South Shore YMCA
11. 1936 Jan 8 ---- Survey of 1935 top stories
1936 Jan 29 ---- South Shore real estate values climb
1936 Feb 12 ---- Chamber of Commerce 25th anniversary
1936 Feb 19 ---- Petitions filed for War elections
1936 Mar 11 ---- WPA repaving South Shore streets
1936 Mar 25 ---- Francis J. Loughran bows out of race for 7th Ward Democratic Committee
1936 Apr 1 ---- Gubernatorial candidates (Horner vs.Bundesen) campaign in South Shore
1936 Apr 8 ---- Governor Horner visits South Shore
1936 Apr 29 ---- "Buy in South Shore" campaign
1936 May 20 ---- Bank depositors demand $887,000 in dividends
12. 1936 Jun 3 ---- 67th St./South Shore Drive ("Death Corner") to be widened
1936 Jun 17 3:1 Newscaster celebrates first birthday
1936 Jun 24 3:2 RFC refuses loans to three Bain banks
1936 Jul 1 3:3 Casino owner asks clergy to "lay off"
1936 Jul 22 3:6 "Buy South Shore" campaign promoted
1936 Jul 29 3:7 Beauty queen to be chosen at fair
1936 Sep 9 2:4 Newscaster "Pot of Gold" sweepstakes
1936 Oct 14 2:9 Sweepstakes awarded to six winners
1936 Nov 18 3:22 Social Security forms sent to South Shore employers
1937 Mar 17 4:12 Bus fire causes push for two-man bus crews

South Shore Scene [Published by the South Shore Commission.Monthly, later bi-weekly, weekly after mid-1981.]

13. 1961 Oct 1:2 South Shore Schools
1962 Jan 1:5 South Shore Commission sets goals for 1962
1962 Dec 2:1 South Shore block clubs begun
1968 Mar 9:2 Area high-rise rental booms
1968 Jun 9:5 South Shore Sesquicentennial
1974 May 10 15:3 B & O railroad land to be redeveloped
1977 Aug 24 18:17 Park District proposal for Country Club land
14. 1978 Mar 22 19:6 More & better jobs for South Shore
1978 Apr 5 19:7 Election results—24th Legisl. Dist.
1978 Apr 19 19:8 Lake Shore rehabs begin
1978 May 3 19:9 CETA grant for community development
1978 Aug 9 19:16 Senior Citizen Home groundbreaking in Parkside
1978 Aug 23 19:17 Zayre stores open
1978 Sep 6 19:18 Southgate Hotel is ordered closed 1 14
1978 Sep 20 19:19 71st Street Improvements
1978 Oct 4 19:20 Park District’s plan for Country Club property
1978 Nov 1 19:21 Special coverage on upcoming election
15. 1979 Jan 10 20:1 South Shore Country Club/Southgate Hotel fates
1979 Jan 24 20:2 Record snowfall
1979 Feb 7 20:3 Chamber of Commerce award given to Bilandic
1979 Apr 4 20:7 Special issue on Springtime
1979 Jun 1 20:11 16th Annual Open House Tour
1979 Sep 5 20:18 Proposed widening of Stony Island between 64th & 70th Streets
1980 May 28 21:11 Exorbitant legal fees investigated
1980 Jun 11 21:12 17th Annual Open House Tour
1980 Aug 20 21:17 Park District gets $2.4 million to renovate South Shore Country Club; Byron Minor, Supt. Of Schools, looks back on 40-year career
1980 Sep 17 21:19 Rating of South Shore Currency Exchanges (white vs. black neighborhoods)
1980 Oct 29 21:22 1980 Election coverage
1981 Jan 21 22:2 Southgate Hotel, Medical Arts Prof. Bldg. to be demolished
1981 Aug 21 22:18 Employment discrimination in Reagan administration
1981 Oct 2 22:24 Small Business Adm. Loan to South Shore Bank
1981 Oct 23 22:27 Chicago Council on Fine Arts awards six South Shore artists
1981 Oct 31 22:28 Chicago Housing Authority forum
1982 Mar 26 23:12 Illinois Central Gulf Railroad reduces commuter fares
1982 Apr 2 23:13 Removal of parking meters on 71st St.

South-Side News Courier

16. 1956 Oct 24 31:44 Street lights installed on 71st St.

Windsor Park Herald [Published by the Windsor Park and South Shore Improvement Club]

17. 1894 Jan 25 1:2 Windsor Park and South Shore Improvement Club is organized
1894 Feb 1 1:3 Public schools

SUPPLEMENT 1

The South Side Herald

18. 1905 Apr 29 1:2 Citizen’s Improvement Association of Normal Park & Eggleston

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