West Garfield Park Community Collection

Dates: 1849-1964
Size: 4 linear feet, 355 photographs, 12 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_WGP
Provenance: The collection was originally housed at Chicago Public Library’s Legler Branch Library. In the 1980s, with a grant from the Dr. Scholl Foundation, Special Collections transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available for research by the public. Box 9, a scrapbook "Speaking 9" was separated from the West Garfield Park collection in 1993. It is now part of the Frank L. Wood Scrapbooks. Processed July 1989.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: West Garfield Park Community Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Processed July 1989

Historical Note

Settlement of the area known as the West Garfield Park community was stimulated in the late 1800s by the extension of transportation and municipal services to the area. The building of railroad manufacturing shops by the Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (later the Chicago and North Western) in 1873 brought two thousand Scandinavian, Irish and German workers who settled to the west in what was then called Central Park. In 1878, the St. Mel parish was established at Keeler Avenue and Maypole Street. A number of other churches soon appeared, although until the 1900s only scattered and limited commercial and residential activity took place around the settlement. Early in 1889, as the western and southern portions of the community area were annexed to the city, Garfield Park became a major recreational area, stimulating settlement in the East Garfield Park community area.

By 1920, more than 40,000 people lived in West Garfield Park. They were mainly first- and second-generation Irish and some Russian Jews. By 1930 population reached 50, 000, with more Russian Jews and some Italians moving in from farther east. Construction virtually ceased in 1930 with the onset of the Depression, and in the decades that followed population dropped considerably. The 1950s saw a substantial shift in the community’s ethnic and racial composition, as African-Americans moved into the southeast region of the area and increasing numbers of Italians and Mexicans moved into the area.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of an initial accession and two supplements. Supplementary materials are located in Box 8 and Box 11. Photographs are listed at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory and described further following the Series Descriptions below.

Notable features of the West Garfield Park Community Collection include:

  • Chicago Driving Park
  • Crawford, Avenue name change controversy
  • Crawford, Peter
  • Field, Pearl I.
  • Fitzgerald, Julian T.
  • Garfield Park Business Men’s Association
  • Magidan Bros.
  • Madison-Crawford National Bank
  • McEnery, John T.
  • Schwartz, Rabbi Samuel
  • Stockholm, Carl

Series Descriptions:

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1849-1954.

This series contains mostly newspaper clippings, correspondence, and other personal items of neighborhood residents, with a noticeable bias toward members of the West Side Historical Society. The series is arranged alphabetically by last name.

Series 2: Business Establishments, 1875-1954.

This series consists of advertising materials, newspaper clippings, newsletters, catalogs, and other materials. It is arranged alphabetically by business name.

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1909-1956.

In this series are souvenir books, programs, newsletters, directories, newspaper clippings, and directories from neighborhood churches. The series is arranged alphabetically by church name.

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1877-1948.

This series is comprised of correspondence, newspaper clippings, mailings, annual reports, newsletters, minutes, flyers, and other materials from a wide range of clubs. The materials have been arranged alphabetically by club name.

Series 5: Historical Sketches and Essays, 1932-1950.

This series consists of narratives on community historical topics and of general reminiscences of West Garfield Park. It is arranged alphabetically by title of essay or by subject, as appropriate.

Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1896-1936.

This modest series consists of bulletins and reports from the West Garfield Park area post office.

Series 7: Schools, 1884-1948.

Tilton, Sumner, and Delano Schools are represented in this series. Materials include newspapers, programs, class lists, newspaper clippings, a scrapbook, and identifications to photographs. The series is arranged alphabetically by school name and then by nature of material.

Series 8: Streets, 1929-1951.

This series is mostly comprised of newspaper clippings, and is dominated by the controversial change of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road. The series is arranged alphabetically by street name.

Series 9: Transportation, 1873-1964.

Most of the transportation materials from the West Side Historical Society’s collection have been placed in this neighborhood collection. The series includes essays, brochures, newsletters, newspaper clippings, timetables and other materials from railroad lines, street car lines, Chicago Surface Lines, and other transportation systems. The series is arranged alphabetically by mode of transportation (horse car, street car, etc.)

Series 10: Wartime Activities, 1940-1945.

This series contains materials from neighborhood activities during World War II, including Civilian Defense, Red Cross, War Bond Drives, and other patriotic efforts. Materials include flyers, pins, membership cards, and information on these activities, as well as a scrapbook with photographs and information on West Garfield Park men who lost their lives in wartime service.

Supplement 1

The materials in this supplement (folders 8:16 through 8:19) are those inadvertently omitted from the original processing of the collection. Two of its folders dovetail with material in folders in the original collection; cross reference notes have been made in the Box and Folder Inventory.

Supplement 2

Supplement 2 contains a tour of Madison Street between Hamlin Avenue (3800 W) and Crawford Avenue (4000 W) as it appeared in 1928. The tour guide was written by Michael Hawkins, who donated this copy to the collection.

The West Garfield Park Community Collection also includes a considerable number of Photographs documenting the development of the neighborhood. These are housed separately and listed at the end of the container list.

Newspaper clippings in the original collection which were duplicated in the library’s newspaper holdings have been indexed in this guide, but not physically included in the manuscript collection.

Container List

Series 1: Biographical Data

    Ackley, Grace Leavitt, see Chicago Daily News, April 9, 1937. Garfieldian, April 15, 1937
Box 1 Folder 1
  • Alden, Frank A.: Newspaper clippings, 1939, undated
  • Altman, A., see Garfieldian, May 24, 1946.
  • Anderson, Norman D.: Newspaper clipping, 1940.
  • Ashworth, Dr. John: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Atwood, Elizabeth, see Business Establishments, Guyon Hotel Beauty Shop
  • Auld, Annie: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Babcock, Helen: Newspaper clippings, 1945-1946.
  • Baer, Arthur, see Business Establishments: Firestone Store.
  • Baer, Bernard, see Garfieldian, June 27, 1946.
  • Baer, Dana, see Garfieldian, April 4, 1940. [See also: Business Establishments, Baer Bros. and Prodie.]
  • Baer, Leon. Biographical notes, 1923; Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Belden, Joseph, see Garfieldian, Feb 23, 1939.
  • Besenhofer, Carol, see Business Establishments: Steve and Son Bakery.
  • Beiver, Robert, see DiVito, Jan.
  • Bohler, J.J., see Garfieldian, May 16, 1946.
  • Boland, Frank, see Garfieldian, May 23, 1946.
  • Boland, Patrick: Newspaper clipping, 1952.
  • Bougler, Dr. J.E., see Garfieldian, Feb. 15, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 2 Brennan, Edward P.: Correspondence, 1938-1939. Essays and proposals for street name reform, 1901-1937.
Box 1 Folder 3
  • Brand, J.S., Sr.: Biographical notes, 1935.
  • Brod, Abraham, see Business Establishments: Sterling Shop.
  • Breun family: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Burack, Marvin: Correspondence, 1944.
  • Burns, John E., see Garfieldian, April 4, 1940.
  • Butler, John: Newspaper clipping, 1947
  • Clamage, Raymond: Newspaper clippings, 1946.
  • Clancy, Charles X.: Newspaper clippings, 1949. [See also: Business Establishments: Apollo Savings and Loan Association.]
  • Cleveland, Silas E.: Newspaper clippings, 1939. [See also: Garfieldian, Feb. 27, 1940.]
Box 1 Folder 3
  • Cohen, Leo, see Garfieldian, Sept. 5, 1940.
  • Colby, Mr. and Mrs. Franklin R.: Newspaper clippings, 1954, undated
  • Coleman, Joseph P.: Telegram transcripts, 1943.
  • Connery, M.J.: Newspaper clipping, 1953.
  • Connor, E.C., see Garfieldian, March 31, 1939.
Box 1 Folder 4 Crawford, Peter: Biographies, 1899, undated. Eulogy, 1876. Maps of Crawford subdivisions (reproductions), 1875, 1880. Newspaper clippings, 1948, 1951. Picture of, undated. [See also: Clubs and Organizations: Crawford Avenue Association; Chicago Tribune, Oct. 23, 1938.]
Box 1 Folder 5
  • Crowe, Minnie: Newspaper clippings, undated
  • Cullen, James J.: Newspaper clipping, 1929
  • Daley, Georgia and Martha. See: Garfieldian, April 4, 1940.
  • Darling, Marguerite: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Davis, Frank J., see Chicago Tribune, July 13, 1941.
  • Deeley, Catherine: Newspaper clipping, 1945.
  • Devore, Mrs. Charles, see Business Establishments: Devore Clothing Shop.
  • Dickow, Ernie, see Chicago Tribune, July 27, 1941.
  • DiVito, Jan: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Doheny, James J., see Garfieldian, Dec. 2, 1937.
  • Doherty, John: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
Box 1 Folder 6
  • Dunn, Eveline, Harriet and Sybil: Correspondence, 1849, 1930. Newspaper clippings, 1913, 1946, undated [See also: Chicago Tribune, Oct. 9, 1932; Garfieldian, May 16, 1945.]
  • Dunn, William M.: Biography and picture of, undated
  • Eberhardt, George J.: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Eizen, Louis: Biography, undated and correspondence, 1950.
  • Featherston, E.J., see Business Establishments: Kilbourn Drug Company.
  • Ference, Dorothy M., see Business Establishments: Empress Shop.
Box 1 Folder 7 Field, Pearl E.: Cards, membership and library, 1935-1944. Correspondence, 1944. Miscellany, 1939-1944. Newspaper clippings, 1944. [See also: Chicago Tribune, Oct. 15, 1944; Chicago Daily News, Oct. 12, 1944; Garfieldian, June 15, 1939; May 23, 1940; West Side Historical Collection.]
Box 1 Folder 8
  • Finley, Dennis W.: Newspaper clippings, 1940. [See also: Chicago Daily News, May 23, 1939; Oct. 28, 1939; Feb. 10, 1940; Jan. 26, 1943; Chicago Herald & Examiner, May 28, 1939; Chicago Tribune, Aug. 1, 1937; Garfieldian, June 6, 1940; Nov. 7, 1940.]
  • Fitzgerald, Julian T.: Correspondence, 1941, 194. Newspaper clippings, 1946, undated. Political campaign materials, circa 1940s. [See also: Chicago Daily News, March 12, 1938; Garfieldian, March 17, 1938; March 24, 1938; Jan. 19, 1939.]
  • Forrester, Paul: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Flicht, Michael, see Clubs and Organizations: Midwest Athletic Club.
  • Fluck, Rev. John E., see Religious Institutions: Olivet Methodist.
  • Fornero, Barney, see Business Establishments: Fornero Barbershop.
  • Fowler, Martha Seewer, see Seewer, Marta.
  • Geissler, Harry H., see Business Establishments: Apollo Savings and Loan Association.
  • Gibbons, Tom: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Golightly, T.H.: Correspondence, 1940, 1942. Newspaper clipping, 1940. [See also: Chicago Daily News, Jan. 15, 1939; Chicago Tribune, Jan. 17, 1939; Garfieldian, march 24, 1938; April 7, 1938; Jan. 8, 1939; Dec. 7, 1939; Dec. 14, 1939; April 10, 1941; May 2, 1946; Business Establishments: National Bank of Commerce.]
  • Gorman, John J.: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Guthrie, Alfred: Biography and picture of, undated
  • Guthrie, Nancy Piper: List of children and picture of, undated
  • Guthrie, Ossian: Biography and picture of, undated
  • Guthrie family, see Dunn family.
  • Guyon, J. Louis, see Garfieldian, April 24, 1941.
  • Hatchman, Samuel J., see Garfieldian, May 16, 1946.
  • Hall, Mrs. C.H.: Biography of, 1935.
  • Hargrave, Daisy M., see Garfieldian, July 1, 1951.
  • Harmon, Patrick T.: Newspaper clipping, 1930.
  • Hirsch, Albert, see Transportation: Rail.
  • Holdsworth, Fred J.: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Jablo, Sam: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
Box 1 Folder 9
  • Jenkins, Gertrude I.: Correspondence, 1939-1947. Newspaper clippings, 1947-1948. Tributes to, 1948.
  • Kaitschuk, Rev. Albert A., see Religious Institutions: Bethel Evangelical Lutheran.
Box 1 Folder 10
  • Kaplan, Dave: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
  • Killen, James E., see Chicago Daily News, Nov. 23, 1939.
  • Krafft, Julia Steven, see Chicago Daily News, April 16, 1947; Garfieldian, May 12, 1938.
  • La Placa, Josephina, see Chicago Tribune, Oct. 31, 1937.
  • Letz, Mr. and Mrs. Fred C., see Chicago Tribune, Aug. 24, 1941.
  • Light, Samuel, see Business Establishments: Light Motor Sales.
  • Lucas, Michael: Newspaper clipping, 1952.
  • Lynch, James: Newspaper clipping, 1946. [See also: Garfieldian, May 30, 1946; Business Establishments: Mead Cycle Company.]
  • MacDonald Mayblossom. See: Business Establishments: Ideal Dancing Studios.
  • Maddox, Margaret, see Garfieldian, May 30, 1946.
  • Madigan, George P.: Newspaper clippings, 1940, 1945. [See also: Garfieldian, Nov. 14, 1940; Jan. 23, 1941.] [See also: Business Establishments: Madigan Bros.West Side Historical Society Collection.]
  • Maguire, Edward L., see Chicago Daily News, March 15, 1940.
  • Marquart, Walter: Newspaper clipping, 1952. See also: Garfieldian, May 27, 1937.
  • Marra, Bill: Newspaper clipping, 1952.
Box 1 Folder 11
  • McCarthy, Ray: Flyer, circa 1930s; newspaper clippings, 1940, 1945. [See also: Garfieldian, Sept. 22, 1938.]
  • McEnery, John T.: Business card, undated. Correspondence, 1944-1945. Newspaper clippings, 1933, 1938. Tribute to, 1945. [See also: Columbian, June 9, 1933; Garfieldian, Feb. 29, 1940; Cronin, Dr. Patrick Henry.]
  • Menna, Emil A., see Business Establishments: Reliable Slip Cover and Drapery Company.
  • Myers, Frances: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • O’Brien, John J.: Reminiscences, undated [See also: Chicago Daily News, Feb. 27, 1937.]
  • O’Brien, Martin J.: Newspaper clippings, 1935. See also: Garfieldian, July 11, 1940.
  • O’Brien, Thomas J., see Garfieldian, Nov. 3, 1958.
  • O’Halloran, Anna Fleming: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Olson, A.E., see Garfieldian, May 16, 1946.
  • Omundson, Thor: Newspaper clipping, 1952.
  • Parkhurst, Lt. Clarice B.: Newspaper clipping, 1944.
  • Plaut, Rabbi W. Gunther: Newspaper clippings, 1946. Program, 1945.
  • Ploch, Rev. Clarence: Newspaper clipping, 1945. [See also: Religious Institutions: Olivet Methodist.]
  • Pond, Rev. Walter S.: Correspondence, 1947. Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Powers, Walter P., see Business Establishments: Powers’ Restaurant.
  • Quaife, Milo M., see Brennan, Edward P.
  • Reaum, Clara: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Richter, Mr. and Mrs. Louis, see Chicago Tribune, Aug. 14, 1938.
  • Reihm, Louise: Newspaper clipping, 1936. Reminiscences, 1930. [See also: Chicago Daily News, March 11, 1939; Religious Institutions: Olivet Methodist.]
  • Rohen, Leona M. See: Garfieldian, Nov. 3, 1938.
  • Roos, Helen P., see Business Establishments: Madison-Crawford National Bank.
  • Ruhnke, August M., see Garfieldian, May 16, 1946.
  • Ryan, Albert G., see Chicago Tribune, June 11, 1939.
  • Ryab, Thomas E.: Newspaper clippings, 1946.
Box 1 Folder 12
  • Sawyer, Anna Grace: Newspaper clippings, 1940, 1952. [See also: Business Establishments: Pantsy Florist.]
  • Scafa, Maria: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Schiff, Molly: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Schiller, Cicely: Newspaper clippings, 1947.
  • Schmidt, Emil J.: Newspaper clipping, 1952.
  • Schwartz, Rabbi Samuel: Correspondence, undated. Invitations, 1934, 1941. Newspaper clippings, 1945, 1946. Programs, 1940-1941. Tribute to, undated. [See also: Religious Institutions: Washington Boulevard Temple.]
  • Seewer, Martha: Picture of, undated. [See also: Garfieldian, Sept. 2, 1937; Sept. 8, 1937; Sept. 16, 1937; June 12, 1938.]
  • Sheil, Most. Rev. Bernard J. See: Garfieldian, Oct. 12, 1939.
  • Sinay, Joey. Garfieldian, Feb. 22, 1940.
  • Steven, Julia, see Kraft, Julia Steven. [See also: Business Establishments: Steven Candy Shop.]
Box 1 Folder 13
  • Stockholm, Carl: Biography of, undated. Correspondence, 1947-1948. Newspaper clippings, 1945-1948. [See also: Chicago Daily News, Aug. 13, 1945; Chicago Herald & Examiner, Jan. 29, 1939; Garfieldian, Oct. 17, 1940; Jan. 9, 1941; Time, Oct. 11, 1948; Business Establishments: Carl Stockholm Cleaners; Clubs and Organizations: Garfield Park Business Mens’ Association.]
  • Tamplin, Betty Jane: Newspaper clipping, 1946.
  • Terrell, Thomas J., see Garfieldian, Feb. 8, 1939.
  • Teska, Edward, see Business Establishments: Tex Togs.
  • Trimble, William, see Chicago Record-Herald, Oct. 6, 1901; Chicago Tribune, Aug. 22, 1933.
  • Truesale, Bill: Correspondence, 1943-1945.
  • Ucitel, Michael J., see Garfieldian, Jan. 20, 1938.
Box 1 Folder 14
  • Warner, Thomas: Newspaper clipping, 1914.
  • Warren, Dr. A.L.: Newspaper clipping and picture of, circa 1940s.
  • Watters, Mr.: Reminiscence, undated
  • Weinstein, Rabbi Jacob J.: Newspaper clipping, 1940.
  • Whamond, Dr. Alexander A., see Garfieldian, Jan. 11, 1934; Oct. 1, 1936.
  • Williams, Maurice: Newspaper clipping, 1945.
  • Wiltrakis, Elizabeth, see Chicago Daily News, Feb. 12, 1943; Chicago Tribune, March 16, 1941.
  • Wolfram, Dorothy: Newspaper clippings, 1946-1947.
Box 1 Folder 15 Wood, Frank L.: Biography of, undated; Booklet, “A few chips from a block of Wood”, 1898; Correspondence, 1939-1943; Flyers, circa 1940s; Newspaper clippings, 1940, 1945; Programs, 1941-1943; Poetry volume, Khaki & Blue, 1918
Box 8 Folder 16 Wood, Frank L.: Penmanship Notes.
Box 2 Folder 1 Young, Aurel M. And Henrietta Bloedorn: Biographies of, undated; Correspondence, 1885.
  Oversize Folder 1 Who’s Who in Garfield Park District. Single page from The Garfieldian, 1923 Feb. 16. Photos and capsule biographies of prominent citizens.

Series 2: Business Establishments

    A & P Supermarket. See: Chicago Daily News, March 14, 1940; Garfieldian, March 14, 1940.
Box 2 Folder 2
  • Advertising cards for various west side and Loop businesses, circa 1908-1915.
  • Alex Theatre, see Clubs and Organization: Garfield Park Business Men’s Association.
  • All Weather Tire Company, see Chicago Tribune, June 19, 1931.
Box 2 Folder 3
  • Apollo Savings and Loan Association: Newspaper clippings, 1930s. [See also: Garfieldian, May 16, 1946; Nov. 16, 1950; Nov. 23, 1950.]
  • Bauer Bros. and Prodie: Newspaper clipping, 1951. Promotional materials, 1947, undated. [See also: Chicago Tribune, March 5, 1950; Garfieldian, March 23, 1939; Sept. 19, 1940; April 24, 1941; May 4, 1950; May 11, 1950; April 4, 1951; Biographical Data: Dana Baer; Leon Baer; Theodore J. Prodie.]
  • Betty Jane’s (gift shop), see Biographical Data: Tamplin Betty Jane.
  • Bond’s Clothes, see Garfieldian, Nov. 22, 1951; Nov. 11, 1951; Dec. 5, 1951.
  • Case-Moody Pie Corporation, see West Side Biographical Data: Case, Elisha.
Box 2 Folder 4
  • Chicago Driving Park: Diagrams of, 1936. Newspaper clipping transcript, 1875. Notes on, undated. Reminiscences on, by Thomas McGee and by Joseph A. Murphy, 1931. Scorecard, 1884.
  • Citizens National Bank, see Garfieldian, July 18, 1946; July 25, 1946. [See also: Madison Crawford National Bank; Biographical Data: Truman H. Golightly.]
  Oversize Folder 2 Chicago Title & Trust Co., “The District beyond CRAWFORD AVENUE along MADISON. Advertisement designed by Carroll Dean Murphy, Inc., 1933 Aug 21/28. [See also: Biographical Data: Trimble, William.]
Box 2 Folder 5
  • Devore Clothing Store: Newspaper clippings, 1947.
  • Empress Shop: Newspaper clipping, undated
  • Fifth Avenue Beauty Shop: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Firestone Store: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Fornero Barbershop: Newspaper clipping, 1948.
  • Garfield Park Race Track: History of, 1937.
Box 2 Folder 6 Garfield State Bank: Brochures, 1913-1919. Correspondence, 1934-1935. Newspaper clippings, 1929-1931. Receipt, 1929. [See also: Chicago Daily News, Feb. 23, 1935.]
Box 8 Folder 17 Garfield State Bank: Souvenir fan
Box 2 Folder 7
  • Gnaedinger and Geisler, Inc. (real estate): Brochure, 1943.
  • Goldblatt Bros. Company: Newspaper clippings, 1929, 1947-1951.
  • Great Western Shade Company: Newspaper clipping, 1947. [See also: Garfieldian, May 23, 1946.]
Box 2 Folder 8 Graemere Hotel: Promotional materials, 1941-1942. The Sextant (newsletter), 1940-1944 (dates not inclusive).
  Oversize Folder 3 Welcome to Hotel Guyon. Calendar/advertisement. G. Radatz, manager. Chicago: American Hotel Register Co., 1954. [See also: Garfieldian, March 25, 1937.]
Box 2 Folder 9
  • Guyon Beauty Shop: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Guyon’s Paradise Ball Room: Advertising ticket, undated
  • Hamlin Avenue Theatre: Program, circa 1900-1910.
  • Horse racing, see Chicago Driving Park.
  • Ideal Dancing Studios: Brochures, 1940s. Newspaper clippings, 1947.
  • Jewelers, see West Side Community Collection Business Establishment: Jewelers.
  • Kress Bakery: Newspaper clippings, 1947.
  • Light Motor Sales, see Garfieldian, June 6, 1946.
  • Lite Soap Company: Business card, undated
Box 2 Folder 9a Madigan Brothers Dry Goods—Advertising souvenir—World’s Columbian Exposition; 1892
Box 2 Folders 10-11 Madigan Bros.: Advertising materials, circa 1900-1940s. [See also: Box 11, folders 1-17]
Box 11 Folder 1 Madigan Bros.: Christmas catalogs #1-3
Box 11 Folder 19 Madigan Bros.: Fashion & Home, 1928 February-March
Box 11 Folder 2 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #1-10
Box 11 Folder 3 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #11-20
Box 11 Folder 4 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #21-30
Box 11 Folder 5 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #31-40
Box 11 Folder 6 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #41-50
Box 11 Folder 7 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #51-60
Box 11 Folder 8 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #61-70
Box 11 Folder 9 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #71-80
Box 11 Folder 10 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #81-90
Box 11 Folder 11 Madigan Bros.: Flyers #91-98
Box 11 Folder 12 Madigan Bros.: Madigan’s Store News. Vol. 1, no. 1 (Three copies with headline “Newly Modernized...”; one copy with headline “Miss Pearl I. Field is invited...”)
Box 11 Folder 13 Madigan Bros.: Madigan’s Store News. 1928 May 10
Box 11 Folder 14 Madigan Bros.: Madigan’s Store News. 1931 Sep 10 (Copy 1)
Box 11 Folder 15 Madigan Bros.: Madigan’s Store News. 1931 Sep 10 (Copy 2)
Box 11 Folder 16 Madigan Bros.: Broadside advertisement, undated [circa 1910?]
Box 11 Folder 17 Madigan Bros.: Two newspaper advertisements
Box 2 Folder 12 Madigan Bros.: Newspaper clippings, 1920s-1940s. [See also: West Side WS 20:6 history of Madigan’s; Garfieldian, Feb. 13, 1941; March 20, 1941; Biographical Data: Madigan, George P.; West Town News, 1928 May 11 (WSN—Oversize 10); Oversize Folders 5-8]
  Oversize Folder 4 Madigan’s Store News. [1928] May 14.
  Oversize Folder 5 Madigan Brothers, “A Clearing Sale. . .” Broadside, undated
  Oversize Folder 6 Madigans Store. 10 newspaper advertisements, 1930s/1940s. Fragile.
  Oversize Folder 7 Madigans Store. 8 newspaper advertisements, 1930s/40s. Fragile.
  Oversize Folder 8 Madigan Brothers. 3 advertisement flyers, circa 1910.
Box 3 Folder 1 Madison-Crawford National Bank: Advertising materials, circa 1940s.
Box 3 Folder 2 Madison-Crawford National Bank: Business card, undated. Financial statements, 1936-1948. Newspaper clippings, 1936-1947. Organizational prospectus, circa 1930.
Box 3 Folder 3 Madison-Crawford National Bank: Over the President’s Desk (newsletter), 1939-1944, 1951 (dates not inclusive). Program, 1936. [See also: Chicago American, Jan. 23, 1936; Garfieldian, Oct. 18, 1934; Oct. 14, 1937; Jan. 20, 1938; Jan. 26, 1939; Nov. 7, 1940; Jan. 30, 1941; National Bank of Commerce.]
Box 3 Folder 4 Marbro Theater: Newspaper clipping, circa 1930s.
Box 3 Folder 5 Midwest Athletic Club: Advertising materials, 1928-1929, 1937. Carnival program, 1930. Invitations, 1926, 1928.
Box 3 Folder 6
  • Midwest Athletic Club: Newspaper clippings, 1920s-1940s. Newsletters (various titles), 1924-1938 (dates not inclusive).
  • National Bank of Commerce: See: Garfieldian, Feb. 1, 1951. [See also: Madison-Crawford National Bank,]
Box 3 Folder 7
  • Pantsy Florist: Advertising materials, circa 1940s. [See also: Biographical Data: Sawyer, Anna Grace.]
  • Powers’ Restaurant: Advertising materials, circa 1940s. Catalog, 1928. Newspaper clipping, 1952.
  • Reliable Slip Cover and Drapery Company: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Rowe, Young and Cooley (automobiles): Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Steven and Son Bakery: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Steven Candy Shop: Newspaper clipping, 1933. [See also: Biographical Data: Krafft, Julia Steven.]
  • Tex Togs: Newspaper clipping, 1947.
  • Ucitel Drug Store, see Biographical Data: Ucitel, Michael J.
  • Walgreens, see Garfieldian, Aug. 3, 1939; May 16, 1940.
Box 3 Folder 7a Welsh Billiard & Cigar Store (4038 Madison)—Lease; 1904
  Oversize Folder 12 West Chicago Land Company. “West Chicago Land Company’s subdivision of the south ½ of Section 10-39-13 Cook County, Illinois. Map: 17 x 22” Linen backed. Shows 40th (Pulaski) west to 48th (Cicero) Streets; Madison north to Kinzie. Undated; between 1867 and 1889.
Box 11 Folder 18 Wiley Brothers (3951 W. Madison)—Advertisement in New Idea Fashions; July 1906.

Series 3: Religious Institutions

    Adams Street Methodist Evangelical. See: Olivet Methodist Evangelical.
Box 3 Folders 8-9 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran: Bethel Bulletin (newsletter), 1922-1930 (dates not inclusive).
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran: Newspaper clippings, 1928, 1946-1950. Picture, circa 1910. Programs. Bethel Luther League, 1926-1927, undated. Other, 1940. Souvenir book, 1940. [See also: Garfieldian, June 6, 1940; April 27, 1950; Biographical Data: Kaitschuck, Rev. Albert A.]
Box 3 Folder 11 Bulgarian Christian Union: Orientator (magazine), 1943, 1945 (dates not inclusive). Programs, 1942-1946.
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian: Calvary Church News (newsletter), 1934, 1939 (dates not inclusive). Directory, 1941. Invitation, 1939. Miscellany, 1941. Newspaper clippings, 1934-1946. Programs, 1940s. [See also: Garfieldian, Oct. 4, 1934.]
Box 4 Folder 2 Central Park Congregational: Certificate, undated. Directory, 1909. Newspaper clippings, 1940s. Souvenir programs, 1926, 1936, 1946. [See also: Chicago Daily News, Jan. 25, 1936.]
    Congregation Anshe Sholom. See: Garfieldian, June 8, 1950.
Box 4 Folder 3
  • First Fraternal Spiritual: Newspaper clippings, 1948, undated
  • Garfield Park Baptist: Newspaper clippings, 1946-1948. [See also: Chicago Daily News, Sept. 12, 1936; Garfieldian, Sept. 10, 1936.]
  • Little Church on the Corner (Baptist): Newspaper clippings, 1946-1948. Program, 1945.
Box 4 Folder 4 Olivet Methodist Evangelical: Directories, 1949, 1950. Newspaper clippings, 1939-1948. Postcard, undated. Programs, 1939, 1944. [See also: Biographical Data: Wood, Frank L.]
Box 4 Folder 5
  • Presentation: Newspaper clippings, 1948, undated
  • St. Barnabas: Correspondence, 1947. The Monitor (newsletter), 1940, 1946 (dates not inclusive). Newspaper clippings, 1944-1948. Programs, 1890, 1902. [See also: Chicago Tribune, Jan. 27, 1930.]
Box 4 Folder 5a St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran—Record; 1941 July.
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish: Newspaper clippings, 1946-1948. Programs, 1934, 1936. Promotional pamphlet, 1945. St. Mel’s Review (newsletter), May 1931. Voice (newsletter), May 19, 1946.
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple: Announcement flyers and letters, 1930s-1940s. Lecture forum tickets, 1937. Newspaper clippings, 1939-1949. Programs, 1921, 1933. Temple Messenger (newsletter), 1934-1946 (dates not inclusive). [See also: Chicago Daily News, May 27, 1939; Chicago Tribune, May 28, 1939; Biographical Data: Plaut, Dr. W. Gunther; Schwartz, Rabbi Samuel; Weinstein, Rabbi Jacob J.]
Box 4 Folder 9 Wesleyan Bible Class: Flyers, 1936, 1940, undated. Pamphlets, 1907, 1930s, 1956. Programs, 1935-1938. [See also: Biographical Data: Wood, Frank L.]
Box 4 Folder 10 West side Hungarian Evangelical and Reformed: Souvenir books, 1941, 1942.

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 5 Folder 1
  • Alpha Social Club: Dance Card, 1895.
  • American Legion: Newspaper clippings, 1940s.
  • Arsenal Club: Newspaper clipping, 1941.
  • Boy Scouts of America: Haversack (newsletter for Troop #224), Dec. 1930; Newspaper clipping, 1937; [See also: Garfieldian, Feb. 8, 1940.]
  • British Old People’s Home: annual report, 1936.
  • Congress Street Development Council, Inc., see Streets: Congress Street.
  • Crawford Business Men's League, see Streets: Crawford Avenue.
  • Duncan Y.M.C.A., see West Side Department Y.M.C.A.
  • Garfield Good Neighbors Council: Good Neighbor News (newsletter), circa 1930s-1940s.
  Oversize Folder 9 [Crawford Avenue Association.] “Protest Meeting! Do you want the name of Crawford Avenue changed to Pulaski Road?” [1933] Oct 31. [See also: Biographical Data: Crawford, Peter; Streets: Crawford Avenue.]
Box 8 Folder 18 Community Meeting on Relief, Flyer, July 31, 1936.
Box 5 Folder 2 Garfield Park Business Men's Association: Announcement flyers and letters, 1930s-1940s.
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men's Association: Annual reports, 1937, 1940; Blue Book, 1936; Bulletin (newsletter), 1940-1942 (dates not inclusive); Certificate, undated; Committee lists, 1941; Correspondence, 1938-1941; Decal, 1939; Directory, 1941; Membership list, 1943.
Box 5 Folder 4 Garfield Park Business Men's Association: Newspaper clippings, 1929-1941; Weekly Broadcast (newsletter), 1939 (not inclusive); [See also: Garfield Park Club].
Box 5 Folder 5 Garfield Park Club: Minutes, Feb. 16, 1920; Picture of officers, 1930; Programs, 1927, 1930; [See also: Garfield Park Business Men’s Association].
Box 5 Folder 6
  • Garfield Park Community Forum: Announcement flyers and letters, 1936-1937; Newspaper clipping, 1936.
  • Greater West Side Movement: Brochure and program, 1932.
Box 8 Folder 19 Journeyman Barbers International Union: Shop card, Calendar, 1925.
Box 5 Folder 6a Keymen’s Club—Testimonial dinner; 1953.
Box 5 Folder 7
  • Made in America Club: Decal, undated
  • Scholars Literary Society, see West Side Schools: Brown School.
  • Social Boys of Central Park: Program, 1877.
  • University Students’ Club of Chicago: Flyers, 1936.
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars: Flyer, 1931.
  • Wesleyan Bible Class, see Religious Institutions: Olivet Methodist.
  • West Area Business and Professional Women’s Club: Correspondence, 1948; Description of, 1948; Flyers, 1942, undated; List of officers, 1948.
  • West Side Civic League: Decal, undated; Newspaper clipping, 1934.
  Oversize Folder 10 United Citizens Council. “Garfield Park Community Forum. Hear Walter J. Millard, Field Secretary National Municipal League, It Can Happen Here.” Poster. [1936] Apr 6.
Box 5 Folder 8 Work Projects Administration: Flyers, reports and programs, circa 1936.

Series 5: Historical Sketches and Essays

Box 5 Folder 9
  • “Central Park” (compilation from published sources), undated
  • “Early settlers in the district between Garfield Park and Lawndale,” George Estabrook, 1938.
Box 5 Folder 10 Garfield Park (general histories), various authors and dates. [See also: Garfieldian, May 23, 1946; June 6, 1946; June 13, 1946; June 27, 1946.]
Box 5 Folder 11
  • Lambert Tree corner: Newspaper clipping, 1950.
  • “The major outlying business centers of Chicago”, Malcolm J. Proudfoot, 1936.
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park: Ahern, John 1939; Beidler, George, 1936; Carr, James R., 1932; Clark, John S., 1943; Cruse, Bridget, 1933; Dasso, August E, circa 1930s; Garfieldian, s.n. 1933; McEnery, John T., 1939; Rebman, H.E., 1930; Riehm, Louise, 1930; Wood, Chester E., 1936; [See also: Biographical Data: Schmidt, Emil J.; Watters, James E.].
Box 5 Folder 13 “The township of Jefferson, Illinois”, Alfred Bull, undated

Series 6: Municipal Agencies

Box 6 Folder 1 Post Office: Bulletins and reports, 1896-1936.

Series 7: Schools

Box 6 Folder 2 Delano School: Class lists, 1939, 1943; Delano Flash (newsletter), Feb. 1970; Delano School News (newsletter), Feb. 1937; Newspaper clippings, 1946-1948; Programs, 1933-1939.
Box 6 Folder 3 Sumner School: Class list, 1941; Newspaper clipping, 1946; Programs, 1935-1943; Sumner News (newsletter), 1939, 1945 (not inclusive). [See also: Chicago Tribune, Aug. 13, 1939; Garfieldian, June 20, 1940; July 13, 1939.]
Box 6 Folder 4 Tilton School: Class lists, 1884-1940; Newspaper clippings, 1946-1948; Programs, 1890s-1940s.
Box 6 Folder 5 Tilton School: Scrapbook, s.n., circa 1910-1920.
Box 6 Folder 6 Tilton School: Song, circa 1908; Tilton Link (P.T.A. newsletter), 1930-1934 (not inclusive); Tilton Tips (newsletter), 1938-1941 (not inclusive).

Series 8: Streets

    General information, see West Side Streets: General Information compiled by George Estabrook.
    Congress Street, see West Side Streets: Congress Street.
Box 6 Folder 7 Crawford Avenue: Correspondence and flyers from various organizations protesting street name change, circa 1930s.
Box 6 Folders 8-9 8-9. Crawford Avenue: Newspaper clippings, 1930s-1950s. [See also: Oversize 9; Garfieldian, Sept. 26, 1951.]
    Jackson Boulevard, see East Garfield Park Streets: Jackson Boulevard.
    Kinzie Street, see Garfieldian, Sept. 16, 1937.
Box 8 Folder 20 Madison Street: The West Side History Project: tour #1—Madison Street, 3800 to 4000 West in the year 1928 by Michael Hawkins. [See also: East Garfield Park Streets: Madison Street.]
    Pulaski Road, see Crawford Avenue.
    Street name changes and renumbering plan, see Biographical Data: Brennan, Edward P.
Box 7 Folder 1 Washington Boulevard: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1940.
Box 7 Folder 2 West End Avenue: Newspaper clippings, 1929-1941.

Series 9: Transportation

Box 7 Folder 3 Bus: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1951.
Box 7 Folder 4 Horse cars: Diagram of horse car stables and car barn of the Chicago West Division Railway Company, circa 1868-1869, drawn by George Estabrook, 1936.
Box 7 Folder 5 General: Chicago Surface Lines: Brochure, circa 1934; History of, 1937; Flyer (patriotic), circa 1940-1945.
Box 7 Folders 6-11 General: Chicago Surface Lines: Surface Service (newsletter), 1930-1944, 1947 (not inclusive).
Box 7 Folder 12
  • Histories of Chicago transportation: by Guy Richardson, circa 1932, s.n., circa 1930s.
  • Histories of Chicago transportation: WIND/Radio, “Historical Highlights of Public Transportation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area” and “Problems and Prospects of Public Transportation in the Chicago Metropolitan Area,” 1961.
Box 7 Folder 13 Rapid Transit Lines: Brochure, circa 1934.
Box 8 Folder 1
  • Traffic: Newspaper clippings, 1934-1941.
  • Transfers (various lines), 1900-1948.
Box 8 Folder 2 Rail: General newspaper clippings, 1927-1948.
Box 8 Folder 3 Rail: Burlington Railroad: Souvenir book, 1964.
    Rail: Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad, see North Shore Line.
Box 8 Folder 4 Rail: Chicago & North Western Railway Company: Engineer’s card, undated; History of, circa 1944; Newspaper clipping, 1932; Pictures, circa 1900; Timetable, 1873.
  Oversize Folder 11 Rail: [Chicago and North Western Railway Company]: “Modernized high-speed passenger locomotive.” Photographic print of engine, [1920s?].
Box 8 Folder 5
  • Rail: Illinois Central Railroad: Pass, 1890.
  • Rail: North Shore Line: Brochure with map, 1940; Flyer, circa 1940.
Box 8 Folder 6 Steam “dummy” line: Newspaper clippings, 1928-1948; Reminiscences of, by William H. Dunn, undated
Box 8 Folder 7 Stage Coach: Reproduction of picture, 1850.
Box 8 Folder 8 Street cars: General newspaper clippings, 1911-1948.
Box 8 Folder 9 Street cars: Chicago and West Towns Railways, Inc.: Brochure with map, circa 1930s-1940s; Souvenir book, 1952.
Box 8 Folder 10 Street cars: Chicago City Railway Company: Notes on, undated
Box 8 Folder 11 Street cars: Cicero and Proviso Street Railway Company: notes on, 1938.
Box 8 Folder 12 Street cars: The Shoe String Line: History of, by Theodore Shumon, undated
Box 8 Folder 13 Street cars: Trolley Sparks (magazine published by the Central Electric Railfan’s Association), Feb. 1951, undated

Series 10: Wartime Activities

Box 8 Folder 14 Civilian Defense: Instructions and information, circa 1940-1945.
Box 8 Folder 15
  • Community and War Fund: Button, signs, and membership card, circa 1940-1945.
  • Conservation of automobile tires: flyer, circa 1940-1945.
  • Red Cross: Membership cards, buttons, and stickers, circa 1940-1945.
Box 10   Scrapbook, “West Garfield Men who gave their lives in World War II,” circa 1945.

Photographs

Business Establishments

Photograph 1.1 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.2 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.3 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.4 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.5 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.6 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison & Pulaski, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.7 Baer Brothers & Prodie, staff with baseball bat, circa 1940
Photograph 2.1 Baer Brothers & Prodie, interior, circa 1930 Photo Oversize Box 1
Photograph 1.8 Bergner Store, Santa with children, 1948
Photograph 1.9 Boland Funeral Home, 4138 W. Madison, exterior, circa 1940
Photograph 2.2
Photo Oversize Box 1
Brickmann’s Express, 1913
Photograph 1.10 Bromide Portrait Company, interior, 1914
Photograph 1.11 Bromide Portrait Company, interior, 1914
Photograph 1.11a Bromide Portrait Company, exterior, circa 1914
Photograph 1.12 Check Master Department of unidentified bank, circa 1940
Photograph 1.13 Decker Fire Proof Storage Company, 4044 W. Madison, exterior, 1904
Photograph 1.14 Falter, Rounds & Company, Real Estate, 5th Avenue and Pulaski, circa 1900
Photograph 1.15 Forrester Jewelry Shop, exterior, 1898
Photograph 2.3 Garfield Park Bank, interior, 1908 Photo Oversize Box 1
Photograph 1.16 Garfield Park State Savings Bank, 4010 W. Madison, 1912
Photograph 1.17 Horder’s News Depot/Delivery Station Public Library, exterior, 1918
Photograph 1.18 O.D. Jennings & Company, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.19 P.H. Keegan’s Saloon & Lunch Room, 1911 W. Madison, exterior, 1891
Photograph 2.4 Photo Oversize Box 1 P.H. Keegan’s Saloon & Lunch Room, 1957 W. Madison (now 3938), interior, 1901
Photograph 1.20 McCarthy & Newman Ice, Coal, Wood, & Gravel, Crawford Avenue, 3 blocks north of Lake Street, exterior, 1893
Photograph 1.21 McCarthy Brothers Real Estate and Insurance, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.22 McEnery Real Estate, 4041 W. Madison, interior, staff, 1927
Photograph 1.23 Madigan Brothers Department Store, interior, 1930
Photograph 1.24 Madigan Brothers Department Store, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.25 Madigan Brothers Department Store, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.26 Madigan Brothers Department Store, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.27 Madigan Brothers Department Store, interior, 1948
Photograph 2.4a Madison Hardware Company, 4013 W. Madison, exterior, 1915
Photograph 1.28 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.29 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison, interior, staff, undated
Photograph 1.30 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison, interior, undated
Photograph 1.31 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison, interior, undated
Photograph 1.32 Pool Hall, unidentified, 4038 W. Madison, exterior, 1895
Photograph 1.33 Pool Hall, unidentified, 4038 W. Madison, interior, 1895
Photograph 1.34 Santay Corporation, 351 N. Crawford, exterior, 1946
Photograph 1.35 Sheffield Corporation, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.36 WOAK Radio, 1948

Religious Institutions

Photograph 1.37 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran, exterior, 1946
Photograph 1.38 Calvary Presbyterian, exterior, 1890
Photograph 1.39 Calvary Presbyterian, Keeler & Congress, exterior, 1893
Photograph 1.40 Calvary Presbyterian, Keeler & Jackson, circa 1906-1907
Photograph 1.41 Calvary Presbyterian, cornerstone laying, undated
Photograph 1.42 Calvary Presbyterian, Deacons, 1941
Photograph 1.43 Calvary Presbyterian, Session, 1941
Photograph 1.44 Calvary Presbyterian, Trustees, 1941
Photograph 1.45 Central Park Congregational, interior, 1905
Photograph 1.46 Central Park Congregational, children’s play, circa 1905
Photograph 1.47 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, picnic in Garfield Park, 1900
Photograph 1.49 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, Adams Street, exterior, post 1908
Photograph 1.50 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, Adams & Keeler, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.51 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, Adams & Keeler, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.52 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, group chorus, circa 1910
Photograph 1.53 Olivet Methodist Episcopal, men’s chorus, circa 1900
Photograph 1.54 Presentation Catholic Church, exterior, circa 1902-1920
Photograph 1.55 Presentation Catholic Church, procession, 1948
Photograph 1.56 St. Barnabas Episcopal, exterior, circa 1910
Photograph 1.57 St. Barnabas Episcopal, Washington & Karlov, exterior, 1946
Photograph 2.5 Photo Oversize Box 1 St. Barnabas Episcopal, interior, undated
Photograph 1.58 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic, interior, 1948
Photograph 1.59 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic, interior, silver jubilee, 1949
Photograph 1.60 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic, Purcell’s 50th anniversary, 1949
Photograph 1.61 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic, Purcell’s 50th anniversary, 1949
Photograph 1.62 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic, interior, Brownies taking pledge, 1957
Photograph 1.63 Washington Boulevard Temple, Samuel Schwartz reading Talmud, 1948
Photograph 1.64 Washington Boulevard Temple, Tableau, 1948
Photograph 1.65 Washington Boulevard Temple, charity drive, 1949

Clubs & Organizations

Photograph 3.1 Photo Oversize Map Case Active Club, 3959 W. Madison St., dinner, 1936
Photograph 1.66 American Legion Post 866, 1948
Photograph 1.67 American Legion, parade, 1949
Photograph 1.68 Boy Scouts, scout masters, 1936
Photograph 1.69 Boy Scouts, Scout Fund Drive, circa 1948
Photograph 1.70 Boy Scouts, 1948
Photograph 1.71 Boy Scouts, 1948
Photograph 1.72 Boy Scouts, 1948
Photograph 1.73 Catholic Youth Organization, boxers, 1948
Photograph 1.74 Crawford-Harrison Business Promoters’ Association, parade float, 1921
Photograph 1.75 Crawford-Harrison Business Promoters’ Association, parade float, 1921
Photograph 1.76 Democratic National Party, 1944
Photograph 1.77 Garfield Park B’nai B’rith, 1949
Photograph 3.3 Oversize map case Garfield Park Business Men’s Association outing at Delwood Park, 1921 June 18 (2 copies)
Photograph 1.78 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, charter jubilee, 1936
Photograph 1.79 Garfield Park Forum, 1937
Photograph 1.80 WOAK Radio Station, Junior Achievement, undated
Photograph 1.81 Knights of Columbus baseball team, 1908
Photograph 1.82 Lions Club, 1946
Photograph 1.83 Lions Club, 1949
Photograph 1.84 Midwest Athletic Club, exterior, 1940
Photograph 1.85 Red Cross, circa 1940
Photograph 1.86 Republican National Party, Convention, 1944

Hospitals

Photograph 1.87 Garfield Park Community Hospital, 3821 W. Washington, exterior, 1946
Photograph 1.88 Garfield Park Community Hospital, nursing class graduation, 1949

Municipal Agencies

Photograph 1.89 Fire Department, 1971 (later 4002) W. Wilcox St., Engine 95, circa 1900
Photograph 1.90 Fire Department, 4002 W. Wilcox St., truck 26, 1919
Photograph 1.91 Fire Department, Logan Furniture Mart fire, 1948
Photograph 1.92 Fire Department, Logan Furniture Mart fire, 1948
Photograph 1.93 Fire Department, Wilcox Street Station, employees, 1949
Photograph 1.94 Fire Department, Wilcox Street Station, employees, 1949
Photograph 1.95 Fire Department, Thompson Restaurant fire, 1949
Photograph 1.96 Fire Department, Thompson Restaurant fire, 1949
Photograph 1.97 Fire Department, automobile fire, 1949
Photograph 1.98 Fire Department, firefighter training, 1949
Photograph 1.99 Fire Department, 4000 W. Wilcox St., Engine 95, circa 1920
Photograph 1.100 Fire Department, Engine 95, 1949
Photograph 1.101 Post Office, Harrison Street Station, 1948

Portrait/Family Photos

Photograph 1.102 Allegretti, Judge Frances B., 1947
Photograph 1.103 Altman, A., 1946
Photograph 1.104 Babcock, Helen S., 1944
Photograph 1.105 Bohler, J.J., 1946
Photograph 1.106 Boland, Frank, 1946
Photograph 1.107 Clamage, Elsie, undated
Photograph 1.108 Clancy, Charles X., 1946
Photograph 2.6 Photo Oversize Box 1 Clancy, Charles X., 1949
Photograph 1.109 Crawford, Peter (1796-1876), undated
Photograph 1.110 Cruse, Daniel (1835-1908), [tintype] undated
Photograph 1.110a Doherty, William H., undated
Photograph 1.111 Downey, Hugh (d. 1920) & wife, 1888
Photograph 1.112 Downey, Hugh (d. 1920), 1903
Photograph 1.113 Dunn, Eveline Guthrie (1824-1918), circa 1890
Photograph 1.114 Dunn, William, 1906
Photograph 1.115 Dysart, Bessie, 1896
Photograph 1.116 Eberhardt, George J., 1946
Photograph 1.117 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.118 Field, Pearl I., at desk in Branches Dept., Chicago Public Library, circa 1915
Photograph 1.119 Field, Pearl I., circa 1940
Photograph 1.120 Field, Pearl I., circa 1944
Photograph 1.121 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.122 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.123 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.124 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.125 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.126 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.127 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.128 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.129 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.130 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.131 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.132 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.133 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.134 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.135 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.136 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.137 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.138 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.139 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.140 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.141 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.142 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.143 Field, Pearl I., undated
Photograph 1.144 Fitzgerald, Julian T., 1899
Photograph 1.145 Fitzgerald, Julian T., circa 1940
Photograph 1.146 Gallagher, Rev. Ralph, undated
Photograph 1.147 Gee, Mr. and Mrs., circa 1946
Photograph 1.108 Geissler, Harry H., 1946
Photograph 1.148 Gillespie, James, 1903
Photograph 1.149 Glen, Agnes Barker, circa 1907
Photograph 1.175 Glendow, Walter C., 1946
Photograph 1.150 Gorman, John J., 1946
Photograph 1.151 Guthrie, Ossian, undated
Photograph 1.152 Guthrie, Ossian & Eveline, undated
Photograph 1.153 Hachtman, Samuel J., 1946
Photograph 1.154 Hall, Edward, circa 1886
Photograph 1.155 Hatchek, Mrs. L. C., undated
Photograph 1.156 Jenkins, Gertrude, undated
Photograph 1.157 Kaitschuk, Albert A., (1870-1929), undated
Photograph 1.158 Kaitschuk, Albert A., (1870-1929), undated
Photograph 1.159 Keegan, Patrick (b. 1860), undated
Photograph 1.160 Kelly, Walter J., undated
Photograph 1.161 Light, Samuel, 1946
Photograph 1.162 Lucas, Michael, (alderman), undated
Photograph 1.163 Lynch, James, 1946
Photograph 1.164 McCarthy, Frank M., (storefront at Lake and Crawford), 1883
Photograph 1.165 McCarthy, Frank M., 1896
Photograph 1.166 McCarthy, Frank M., poster, 1896
Photograph 1.167 McCarthy, Ray, undated
Photograph 1.168 McEnery, John T., 1914
Photograph 1.169 McEnery, John T., Real Estate Office, 4041 W. Madison, interior, circa 1910
Photograph 1.170 McGrath, James J., 1946
Photograph 2.7 Photo Oversize Box 1 Madigan, George P., in uniform, circa 1940
Photograph 1.171 Madigan, Harry P., 1946
Photograph 1.172 Maddox, Margaret Atwood, 1946
Photograph 1.173 Mason, John, and “high bike”, 1885
Photograph 1.174 Miller, Charlie, 1897
Photograph 1.175 Mogensen, Ruth, 1946
Photograph 1.176 Morrison, T.N., c. 1880
Photograph 1.177 Ruhnke, August M., 1946
Photograph 1.178 Sawyer, Anna Grace & M. Louise, undated
Photograph 1.179 Scanlan, Phillip E., 1946
Photograph 1.180 Scheel, Christian, undated
Photograph 1.181 Solik, John S., in police uniform, 1949
Photograph 1.182 Stockholm, Carl, in uniform, circa 1917
Photograph 1.183 Stockholm, Carl, bike champion, Olympic team member, circa 1920
Photograph 1.184 Stockholm, Carl, in uniform, circa 1942
Photograph 1.110 Todd, John, [tintype] undated
Photograph 1.185 Truesdale, William B., 1942
Photograph 1.186 Truesdale, William B., 1944
Photograph 1.187 Walsh, Mae, 1903
Photograph 1.188 Warner, Thomas (1834-1914), undated
Photograph 1.189 Wood, Elijah and Tillie, [tin/ambro type in presentation case], 1860
Photograph 1.189a Wood, Elmer, 1905
Photograph 1.190 Wood, Frank L., 1880
Photograph 1.191 Wood, Frank L., 1885
Photograph 1.192 Wood, Frank, L., 1895
Photograph 1.193 Wood, Frank, L., 1935
Photograph 1.194 Wood, Frank, L., 1944
Photograph 1.195 Wood, Frank L., Elmer, Isabelle, 1901
Photograph 1.196 Wood, Isabelle Watson, 1885
Photograph 1.197 Unidentified picnic group, circa 1899

Residences

Photograph 1.198 Gillespie home, 4025 W. Monroe (was 2006), 1890
Photograph 1.198b Gillespie home, 4025 W. Monroe, 1890
Photograph 1.199 Gillespie home, pump, 1931
Photograph 1.99a Gillespie home, 4025 W. Monroe, 1931
Photograph 1.199b Gillespie Home, 4025 W. Madison [Monroe?], pump in back yard, 1931
Photograph 1.199c Gillespie home, 4025 W. Madison [Monroe?], pump in back yard, 1931
Photograph 1.200 Guthrie home (Sacketts Harbor, NY), 1831
Photograph 1.201 Hoertig home, 4038 W. Jackson 9(was 2021), 1889
Photograph 2.9 Photo Oversize Box 1 Unidentified home, circa 1890
Photograph 2.10 Photo Oversize Box 1 Unidentified home, circa 1890
Photograph 2.8 Photo Oversize Box 1 Wintersohn home, 3851 Congress, circa 1910

Schools

Photograph 1.202 Chicago Jewish Academy, exterior, undated
Photograph 1.203 Chicago Jewish Academy, Torah dedication, undated
Photograph 1.204 Chicago Jewish Academy, science class, 1948
Photograph 1.205 Chicago Jewish Academy, science class, 1948
Photograph 1.206 Chicago Jewish Academy, Rabbi Mishkin, pre-Passover, 1949
Photograph 1.207 Delano School, exterior, 1912
Photograph 1.208 Delano School, class photo, 1943
Photograph 1.209 Delano School, class photo, 1944
Photograph 1.210 Delano School, 1947
Photograph 1.211 Delano School, class room, 1948
Photograph 1.212 Delano School, dance, 1948
Photograph 1.213 Delano School, school play, 1948
Photograph 1.214 Delano School, Charles H. Shutter, circa 1940
Photograph 2.11 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of 1918
Photograph 2.12 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of June 1929
Photograph 2.13 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of 1933
Photograph 2.14 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of 1935
Photograph 2.15 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of 1936
Photograph 2.16 Photo Oversize Box 1 Delano School, class of 1936
Photograph 1.215 Sumner School, class photo, 1945
Photograph 1.216 Sumner School, staff, 1949
Photograph 1.217 Sumner School, kindergarten, 1949
Photograph 1.218 Sumner School, clean up, 1949
Photograph 1.219 Sumner School, 1949
Photograph 1.220 Sumner School, exterior, undated
Photograph 2.17 Photo Oversize Box 1 Sumner School, room 303, class of 1918
Photograph 2.18 Photo Oversize Box 1 Sumner School, class of June 1941
Photograph 2.19 Photo Oversize Box 1 Sumner School, class of June 1943
Photograph 1.221 Tilton School, class photo, 1881
Photograph 1.222 Tilton School, class photo, 1883
Photograph 1.223 Tilton School, faculty, 1884
Photograph 1.224 Tilton School, 4th grade, 1884
Photograph 1.225 Tilton School, 8th grade, 1884
Photograph 1.226 Tilton School, room 7, 1888
Photograph 1.227 Tilton School, class photo (includes disabled child) circa 1880-1890
Photograph 1.228 Tilton School, class photo, circa 1880-1890
Photograph 1.229 Tilton School, exterior, circa 1880
Photograph 1.230 Tilton School, class photo, 1894
Photograph 1.231 Tilton School, Principal Wadhams, circa 1900
Photograph 1.232 Tilton School, class photo, circa 1910
Photograph 1.233 Tilton School, class of June 1915
Photograph 1.234 Tilton School, class of January 1916
Photograph 1.235 Tilton School, class of June 1916; exterior, 1916
Photograph 1.236 Tilton School, class of June 1916
Photograph 1.237 Tilton School, class of January 1917; exterior, 1917
Photograph 1.238 Tilton School, class of January 1917
Photograph 1.239 Tilton School, class of January 1919
Photograph 1.240 Tilton School, class of June 1919
Photograph 1.241 Tilton School, class of January 1920
Photograph 1.242 Tilton School, class of January 1920
Photograph 1.243 Tilton School, school group, 1921
Photograph 1.244 Tilton School, class of June 1921
Photograph 1.245 Tilton School, class of January 1922
Photograph 1.246 Tilton School, class of June 1922
Photograph 1.247 Tilton School, class of January 1924
Photograph 1.248 Tilton School, safety patrol, 1927
Photograph 1.249 Tilton School, Junior Red Cross, circa 1920
Photograph 1.250 Tilton School, clean up poster display, 1930
Photograph 1.251 Tilton School, class photo, 1931
Photograph 1.252 Tilton School, Junior Red Cross, 1935
Photograph 1.253 Tilton School, Halloween costumes, 1948
Photograph 2.20 Photo Oversize Box 1 Tilton School, exterior, 1909
Photograph 2.21 Photo Oversize Box 1 Tilton School, class photo, 1915, 1909
Photograph 2.22 Photo Oversize Box 1 Tilton School, class of June 1917
Photograph 2.23 Photo Oversize Box 1 Tilton School, class of February 1918
Photograph 3.2 Photo Oversize Map Case Tilton School, class of June 1931

Streets

Photograph 1.1254 Crawford Ave. north from Legler Library, (Madison) 1941
Photograph 1.255 Crawford Ave. south from Washington, 1941
Photograph 1.256 Crawford Ave. south from West End Ave., 1922
Photograph 1.257 Harrison Street, towards Sumner School, elevated train also, 1895
Photograph 1.258 Kostner Avenue, circa 1894-1895
Photograph 1.259 Lake & Keeler, 1883
Photograph 1.260 Lexington Street, 1949
Photograph 1.261 3929-3931 W. Madison St., 1929
Photograph 1.262 4000 block, W. Madison St., 1921
Photograph 1.263 4008-4024 W. Madison St., 1921
Photograph 1.264 4008-4024 W. Madison St., 1921
Photograph 1.265 4039-4041 W. Madison St., circa 1930
Photograph 1.266 Madison & Crawford, 1889 or 1902
Photograph 1.267 Madison & Crawford, 1921
Photograph 1.268 Madison & Crawford, 1929
Photograph 1.269 Madison & Crawford, 1930
Photograph 1.270 Madison & Crawford, 1930
Photograph 1.271 Madison & Hamlin, 1925
Photograph 1.272 Madison & Karlov, 1929
Photograph 1.273 W. Madison St. street lights, 1921
Photograph 1.274 W. Madison St. street light switch-on, 1948
Photograph 1.275 Washington Boulevard & Laramie St., 1949
Photograph 1.276 Unidentified street, fallen tree, 1949

Transportation

Photograph 1.277 Automobiles, Packard, 1902
Photograph 1.278 Automobiles, Oldsmobile, 1904
Photograph 1.279 Automobile, Philip E. Scanlon, 1908
Photograph 1.280 Horse & buggy, circa 1892
Photograph 1.281 Stage coach and horses, 1902
Photograph 1.282 Delivery vans, 1949
Photograph 1.283 Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, 1923
Photograph 1.284 Chicago & Northwestern Railroad, Pioneer Station exhibit, 1929
Photograph 1.285 Chicago, Harlem, & Batavia Railroad, “dummy line,” station at Madison & Crawford, 1887
Photograph 1.286 Pacific Junction Railroad, switching tower, interior, circa 1885
Photograph 1.287 Chicago City Railway Company, c. 1890
Photograph 1.288 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, Woman’s Committee, 1936
Photograph 1.289 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, public inspection of cars, 1936
Photograph 1.290 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, dinner, 1936
Photograph 1.291 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, crowd outside Marbro Theater, 1936
Photograph 1.292 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, parade of antique railroad cars, 1936
Photograph 1.293 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, early (1875) Milwaukee Avenue bus, 1936
Photograph 1.294 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, 1859 North Chicago Street Railroad car, 1936
Photograph 1.295 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, interior of 1859 North Chicago Street Railroad car, 1936
Photograph 1.296 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, ribbon cutting, 1936
Photograph 1.297 Chicago Surface Lines celebration, first ride on new streamlined cars, 1936
Photograph 1.298 Chicago Union Traction Company, 1899
Photograph 1.299 Garfield Park Elevated Train, Harrison & Kostner Avenue, 1895
Photograph 1.300 Horse-drawn streetcar, circa 1880
Photograph 1.301 North Chicago Street Railroad, 1859 car, 1930
Photograph 1.302 North Chicago Street Railroad, civic group in front of 1859 car, 1931
Photograph 1.303 West Chicago Street Railway, circa 1930
Photograph 1.304 Unidentified street car, 1909
Photograph 1.305 U.S. Mail street car, circa 1905
Photograph 1.306a Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, circa 1903
Photograph 1.306b Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306c Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306d Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306e Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306f Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306g Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306h Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306i Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306j Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 1.306k Chicago & Joliet Electric Railroad, 1934
Photograph 2.24 Photo Oversize Box 1 Train Wreck, circa 1890

Wartime Activities

Photograph 2.25 Photo Oversize Box 1 American Expeditionary Forces, 1917
Photograph 1.307 Fennessy, Thomas P. (d.1942), in uniform, circa 1942
Photograph 1.308 Rathbun, Raymond W. (1924-1944), in uniform, 1942
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