West Garfield Park Community Collection

Dates: 1831-1970
Size: 21.5 linear feet in 21 boxes, includes 355 photographs, 16 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: spe-nhrc-wgp
Immediate Source of Acquisition: Transferred from Chicago Public Library, Legler Branch Library in the 1980s as part of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant.
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: West Garfield Park Community Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.
Finding Aid Author: Original author unknown, July, 1989. Updated and ingested into ArchivesSpace by Michelle McCoy, 2022

Abstract

The collection contains correspondence, directories, historical narratives, meeting minutes, news clippings, newsletters and over 300 photographs related to businesses, clubs, organizations, religious organizations, persons, residences, schools and street scenes in the West Garfield Park community area.

Biographical/Historical

Located five miles west of the Loop, West Garfield Park is Chicago Community Area number 26. The community area is bounded by Kinzie Street to the north; Hamlin Boulevard to the east; Independence Boulevard, Taylor Street and 5th Avenue to the south and several “K” Streets (street names that begin with K) around the 4500 West mark.

Urban development of the West Garfield Park area began in the 1870s after the West Chicago Park Commission established three West Side parks, including a middle park called, Central Park, that was later renamed Garfield Park after President Garfield was assassinated in 1881. In the same decade, Galena and Chicago Union Railroad (later the Chicago and North Western Railway) built its shops north of Kinzie Street. Railroad employees and their families followed the industry and built the village of Central Park south of Kinzie Street. In 1878, the St. Mel parish was established at Keeler Avenue and Maypole Street. A number of other religious institutions soon appeared, although until the 1900s only scattered and limited commercial and residential activity took place around the settlement. In 1889, the western and southern portions of the community area were annexed to the city and Garfield Park became a major recreational area. After 1893, Madison Street became the district’s prominent commercial thoroughfare filled with department stores, hotels and movie theaters. By 1920, more than 40,000 people lived in West Garfield Park.

Scope and Contents

The collection contains correspondence, directories, historical narratives, meeting minutes, news clippings, newsletters and over 300 photographs related to businesses, clubs, organizations, religious organizations, persons, residences, schools and street scenes in the West Garfield Park community area.

The West Garfield Park Community Collection includes documentation on the following persons, organizations and topics: Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Crawford Avenue name change controversy, Pearl I. Field, Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, horse racing, Madigan Brothers department store, Madison-Crawford National Bank, John T. McEnery, Rabbi Samuel Schwartz, Carl Stockholm and L. Frank Wood.

The news clippings in the original donation that could also be found in the Library’s newspaper holdings have been indexed in this guide, but not physically included in the collection.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

This collection consists of an initial accession and two supplements. The original collection was transferred from Chicago Public Library, Legler Branch Library in the 1980s as part of a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant. The supplementary materials are located in Box 8 and Box 11.

Supplement 1 (Box 8, Folders 16-19) includes materials that were inadvertently omitted from the original processing of the collection. Two of its folders dovetail with material in folders in the original collection and are noted with cross-references.

Supplement 2 contains a tour of Madison Street between Hamlin Avenue (3800 W) and Crawford Avenue (4000 W) as it appeared in 1928. Michael Hawkins wrote the tour guide and donated his copy to the collection.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into 10 series by topic:

  • Series 1: Biographical Data, 1831-1958, undated
  • Series 2: Business Establishments, circa 1867-1954, undated
  • Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1890-1957, undated
  • Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1877-1953, undated
  • Series 5: Historical Sketches, 1930-1950, undated
  • Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1896-1949
  • Series 7: Schools, 1880-1970, undated
  • Series 8: Streets and Residences, 1883-1951
  • Series 9: Transportation, 1873-1964, undated
  • Series 10: Wartime Activities, 1917-1945

Separated Materials

The scrapbook “Speaking 9” (Box 9) was separated from the West Garfield Park collection in 1993. It is now part of the Frank L. Wood Scrapbooks.

Subject Headings

  • Associations, institutions, etc -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Chicago Jewish Academy
  • Portraits -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Religious institutions -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • Schools -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History
  • Societies and clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago
  • West Garfield Park (Chicago, Ill.)
  • West Side Historical Society
  • Wood, Frank L., 1864-1945

Related Materials

  • Bethel New Life Records
  • Chicago Department of Urban Renewal Records
  • Chicago Park District Records: Drawings
  • Chicago Park District Records: Photographs
  • East Garfield Park Community Collection
  • David Gremp Photographs
  • Office of Civilian Defense Records
  • Wesleyan Bible Class Records
  • West End Women’s Club Records
  • West Side Newspaper Collection
  • West Town Community Collections
  • Frank L. Wood Scrapbooks
  • Mary Zimmerman Scrapbook

Collection Inventory

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1831-1958, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 1 contains news clippings, correspondence, and other personal items of neighborhood residents, with a noticeable bias toward members of the West Side Historical Society.

Arrangement

Series 1 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1849-1958, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1880-1949, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1849-1958, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by last name.

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

Who’s Who in Garfield Park District, Garfieldian,

1923 February 16

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1831-1958, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1831-1949, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by last name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses.

Box 14 Photograph 1.102 Allegretti, Judge Frances B., 1947
Box 14 Photograph 1.103 Altman, A., 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.104 Babcock, Helen S., 1944
Box 14 Photograph 1.105 Bohler, J.J., 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.106 Boland, Frank, 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.107 Clamage, Elsie, undated
Box 14 Photograph 1.108 Clancy, Charles X., 1946
Box 21 Photograph 2.6 Clancy, Charles X., 1949
Box 14 Photograph 1.109 Crawford, Peter (1796-1876), undated
Box 14 Photograph 1.110 Cruse, Daniel (1835-1908), [tintype], undated
Box 14 Photograph 1.110a Doherty, William H., undated
Box 14 Photograph 1.111 Downey, Hugh (d. 1920) and wife, 1888
Box 14 Photograph 1.112 Downey, Hugh (d. 1920), 1903
Box 14 Photograph 1.113 Dunn, Eveline Guthrie (1824-1918), circa 1890
Box 14 Photograph 1.114 Dunn, William, 1906
Box 14 Photograph 1.115 Dysart, Bessie, 1896
Box 14 Photograph 1.116 Eberhardt, George J., 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.117 Field, Pearl I., undated
Box 14 Photograph 1.118 Field, Pearl I., at desk in Branches Dept., Chicago Public Library, circa 1915
Box 14 Photograph 1.119 Field, Pearl I., circa 1940
Box 14 Photograph 1.120 Field, Pearl I., circa 1944
Box 14 Photographs 1.121-1.127 Field, Pearl I. (7), undated
Box 15 Photographs 1.128-1.143 Field, Pearl I. (16), undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.144 Fitzgerald, Julian T., 1899
Box 15 Photograph 1.145 Fitzgerald, Julian T., circa 1940
Box 15 Photograph 1.146 Gallagher, Rev. Ralph, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.147 Gee, Mr. and Mrs., circa 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.108 Geissler, Harry H., 1946
Box 15 Photograph 1.148 Gillespie, James, 1903
Box 15 Photograph 1.149 Glen, Agnes Barker, circa 1907
Box 16 Photograph 1.175 Glendow, Walter C., 1946
Box 15 Photograph 1.150 Gorman, John J., 1946
Box 18 Photograph 1.200 Guthrie family home (Sacketts Harbor, NY), 1831
Box 15 Photograph 1.151 Guthrie, Ossian, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.152 Guthrie, Ossian and Eveline, undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.153 Hachtman, Samuel J., 1946
Box 15 Photograph 1.154 Hall, Edward, circa 1886
Box 15 Photograph 1.155 Hatchek, Mrs. L. C., undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.156 Jenkins, Gertrude, undated
Box 15 Photographs 1.157-1.158 Kaitschuk, Albert A., (1870-1929) (2), undated
Box 15 Photograph 1.159 Keegan, Patrick (b. 1860), undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.160 Kelly, Walter J., undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.161 Light, Samuel, 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.162 Lucas, Michael, (alderman), undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.163 Lynch, James, 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.164 McCarthy, Frank M., (storefront at Lake Street and Crawford Avenue), 1883
Box 16 Photograph 1.165 McCarthy, Frank M., 1896
Box 16 Photograph 1.166 McCarthy, Frank M., poster, 1896
Box 16 Photograph 1.167 McCarthy, Ray, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.168 McEnery, John T., 1914
Box 16 Photograph 1.169 McEnery, John T., Real Estate Office, 4041 W. Madison Street, interior, circa 1910
Box 16 Photograph 1.170 McGrath, James J., 1946
Box 21 Photograph 2.7 Madigan, George P., in uniform, circa 1940
Box 16 Photograph 1.171 Madigan, Harry P., 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.172 Maddox, Margaret Atwood, 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.173 Mason, John, and “high bike”, 1885
Box 16 Photograph 1.174 Miller, Charlie, 1897
Box 16 Photograph 1.175 Mogensen, Ruth, 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.176 Morrison, T. N., circa 1880
Box 16 Photograph 1.177 Ruhnke, August M., 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.178 Sawyer, Anna Grace and M. Louise, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.179 Scanlan, Phillip E., 1946
Box 16 Photograph 1.180 Scheel, Christian, undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.181 Solik, John S., in police uniform, 1949
Box 16 Photograph 1.182 Stockholm, Carl, in uniform, circa 1917
Box 16 Photograph 1.183 Stockholm, Carl, bike champion, Olympic team member, circa 1920
Box 16 Photograph 1.184 Stockholm, Carl, in uniform, circa 1942
Box 14 Photograph 1.110 Todd, John, [tintype], undated
Box 16 Photograph 1.185 Truesdale, William B., 1942
Box 16 Photograph 1.186 Truesdale, William B., 1944
Box 16 Photograph 1.187 Walsh, Mae, 1903
Box 16 Photograph 1.188 Warner, Thomas (1834-1914), undated
Box 17 Photograph 1.189 Wood, Elijah and Tillie, [tin/ambro type in presentation case], 1860
Box 18 Photograph 1.189a Wood, Elmer, 1905
Box 18 Photograph 1.190 Wood, Frank L., 1880
Box 18 Photograph 1.191 Wood, Frank L., 1885
Box 18 Photograph 1.192 Wood, Frank, L., 1895
Box 18 Photograph 1.193 Wood, Frank, L., 1935
Box 18 Photograph 1.194 Wood, Frank, L., 1944
Box 18 Photograph 1.195 Wood, Frank L. Elmer, Isabelle, 1901
Box 18 Photograph 1.196 Wood, Isabelle Watson, 1885
Box 18 Photograph 1.197 Unidentified picnic group, circa 1899

Series 2: Business Establishments, circa 1867-1954, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 2 contains advertising materials, catalogs, news clippings, newsletter and other materials from businesses in the West Garfield Park area.

Arrangement

Series 2 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, circa 1867-1954 and Subseries B: Photographs, 1891-1948, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, circa 1867-1954

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by business name.

    A & P Supermarket [See: Chicago Daily News, 1940 March 14; Garfieldian, 1940 March 14]
Box 2 Folder 2 Advertising cards for various west side and Loop businesses, circa 1908-1915
    Alex Theatre [See: Garfield Park Business Men’s Association]
    All Weather Tire Company [See: Chicago Tribune, 1931 June 19]
Box 2 Folder 3 Apollo Savings and Loan Association, news clippings, circa 1930s
    Apollo Savings and Loan Association [See: Garfieldian, 1946 May 16; 1950 November 16; 1950 November 23]
Box 2 Folder 3 Bauer Bros. and Prodie, news clipping, 1951
Box 2 Folder 3 Bauer Bros. and Prodie, promotional materials, 1947, undated
    Bauer Bros. and Prodie [See: Dana Baer, Leon Baer, Theodore J. Prodie]
    Bauer Bros. and Prodie [See: Chicago Tribune, 1950 March 5; Garfieldian, 1939 March 23; 1940 September 19, 1940; 1941 April 24; 1950 May 4, 11; 1951 April 4]
    Betty Jane’s (gift shop) [See: Tamplin Betty Jane]
    Bond’s Clothes [See: Garfieldian, 1951 November 11, 22, December 5]
    Case-Moody Pie Corporation [See: West [Near West] Side Community Collection, Elisha Case]
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Driving Park (horse racing), diagrams, 1936
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Driving Park (horse racing), typed news article, 1875
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Driving Park (horse racing), notes on, undated
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Driving Park (horse racing), reminiscences, by Thomas McGee and by Joseph A. Murphy, 1931
Box 2 Folder 4 Chicago Driving Park (horse racing), scorecard, 1884
    Chicago Driving Park (horse racing) [See: Citizens National Bank, Madison Crawford National Bank, Truman H. Golightly]
    Chicago Driving Park (horse racing) [See: Garfieldian, 1946 July 18, 25]
Oversize Folder 2   Chicago Title & Trust Co., “The District beyond Crawford Avenue along Madison,” advertisement designed by Carroll Dean Murphy, Inc. [See also: Trimble, William], 1933 Aug 21/28
Box 2 Folder 5 Devore Clothing Store, news clippings, 1947
Box 2 Folder 5 Empress Shop, news clippings, undated
Box 2 Folder 5 Fifth Avenue Beauty Shop, news clippings, 1947
Box 2 Folder 5 Firestone Store, news clippings, 1947
Box 2 Folder 5 Fornero Barbershop, news clippings, 1948
Box 2 Folder 5 Garfield Park Race Track, history, 1937
Box 2 Folder 6 Garfield State Bank, brochures, 1913-1919
Box 2 Folder 6 Garfield State Bank, correspondence, 1934-1935
Box 2 Folder 6 Garfield State Bank, news clippings, 1929-1931
Box 2 Folder 6 Garfield State Bank, receipt, 1929
    Garfield State Bank [See: Chicago Daily News, 1935 February 23]
Box 8 Folder 17 Garfield State Bank, souvenir fan, undated
Box 2 Folder 7 Gnaedinger and Geisler, Inc. (real estate), brochure, 1943
Box 2 Folder 7 Goldblatt Bros. Company, news clippings, 1929, 1947-1951
Box 2 Folder 7 Great Western Shade Company, news clipping, 1947
    Great Western Shade Company [See: Garfieldian, 1946 May 23]
Oversize Folder 3   Hotel Guyon, calendar/advertisement, G. Radatz, manager [See: Garfieldian, 1937 March 25], 1954
Box 2 Folder 8 Graemere Hotel, promotional materials, 1941-1942
Box 2 Folder 8 Graemere Hotel, The Sextant, newsletter (not inclusive), 1940-1944
    Hotel Guyon [See: Garfieldian, 1937 March 25]
Box 2 Folder 9 Guyon Beauty Shop, news clipping, 1947
Box 2 Folder 9 Guyon’s Paradise Ball Room, advertising ticket, undated
Box 2 Folder 9 Hamlin Avenue Theatre, program, circa 1900-1910
Box 2 Folder 9 Ideal Dancing Studios, brochures, circa 1940s
Box 2 Folder 9 Ideal Dancing Studios, news clippings, 1947
    Jewelers [See: West Side Community Collection]
Box 2 Folder 9 Kress Bakery, news clippings, 1947
    Light Motor Sales [See: Garfieldian, 1946 June 6]
Box 2 Folder 9 Lite Soap Company, business card, undated
Box 2 Folder 9a Madigan Brothers Dry Goods, World’s Columbian Exposition, advertising souvenir, 1892
Box 2 Folders 10-11 Madigan Brothers, advertising materials, circa 1900-1940s
Box 11 Folder 16 Madigan Brothers, advertisement, broadside, undated [circa 1910?]
Oversize Folder 5   Madigan Brothers, advertisement, broadside, “A Clearing Sale…,” undated
Oversize Folder 8   Madigan Brothers, advertisement, flyers (3), circa 1910
Box 11 Folder 17 Madigan Brothers, advertisements (2), circa 1940
Box 11 Folder 1 Madigan Brothers, Christmas catalogs nos. 1-3, 1944-[1946]
Box 11 Folder 19 Madigan Brothers, fashions and home, 1928 February-March
Box 11 Folder 2 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 1-10, 1944-1946
Box 11 Folder 3 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 11-20, [1947-1950]
Box 11 Folder 4 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 21-30, circa 1950
Box 11 Folder 5 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 31-40, circa 1955
Box 11 Folder 6 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 41-50, circa 1958
Box 11 Folder 7 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 51-60, circa 1960
Box 11 Folder 8 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 61-70, circa 1965
Box 11 Folder 9 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 71-80, circa 1968
Box 11 Folder 10 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 81-90, circa 1970
Box 11 Folder 11 Madigan Brothers, flyers nos. 91-98, circa 1975
Box 11 Folder 12 Madigan Brothers, Madigan’s Store News, vol. 1, no. 1 (3 copies with headline “Newly Modernized...”, one copy with headline “Miss Pearl I. Field is invited...”), 1937
Box 11 Folder 13 Madigan Brothers, Madigan’s Store News, 1928 May 10
Oversize Folder 4   Madigan Brothers, Madigan’s Store News, [1928] May 14
Box 11 Folder 14 Madigan Brothers, Madigan’s Store News, 1931 September 10
Box 11 Folder 15 Madigan Brothers, Madigan’s Store News, 1931 September 10
Box 2 Folder 12 Madigan Brothers, news clippings, circa 1920s-1940s
    Madigan Brothers [See: West Side Community Collection, history of Madigan’s]
    Madigan Brothers [See: Garfieldian, 1941 February 13, March 20; Biographical Data: Madigan, George P.; West Town News, 1928 May 11]
Oversize Folder 6   Madigan Brothers, advertisements, newspaper [fragile] (10), circa 1930s-1940s
Oversize Folder 7   Madigan Brothers, advertisements newspaper [fragile] (8), circa 1930s-1940s
Box 3 Folder 1 Madison-Crawford National Bank, advertising materials, circa 1940s
Box 3 Folder 2 Madison-Crawford National Bank, business card, undated
Box 3 Folder 2 Madison-Crawford National Bank, financial statements, 1936-1948
Box 3 Folder 2 Madison-Crawford National Bank, news clippings, 1936-1947
Box 3 Folder 2 Madison-Crawford National Bank, organizational prospectus, circa 1930
Box 3 Folder 3 Madison-Crawford National Bank, Over the President’s Desk, newsletter (not inclusive), 1939-1944, 1951
Box 3 Folder 3 Madison-Crawford National Bank, program, 1936
    Madison-Crawford National Bank [See also: Chicago American, 1936 January 23; Garfieldian, 1934 October 18; 1937 October 14; 1938 January 20; 1939 January 26; 1940 November 7; 1941 January 30; National Bank of Commerce]
Box 3 Folder 4 Marbro Theater, news clipping, circa 1930s
Box 3 Folder 5 Midwest Athletic Club, advertising materials, 1928-1929, 1937
Box 3 Folder 5 Midwest Athletic Club, carnival program, 1930
Box 3 Folder 5 Midwest Athletic Club, invitations, 1926, 1928
Box 3 Folder 6 Midwest Athletic Club, news clippings, circa 1920s-1940s
Box 3 Folder 6 Midwest Athletic Club, newsletters (various titles, not inclusive), 1924-1938
    National Bank of Commerce [See: Garfieldian, 1951 February 1]
Box 3 Folder 7 Pantsy Florist, advertising materials [See also: Sawyer, Anna Grace], circa 1940s
Box 3 Folder 7 Powers’ Restaurant, advertising materials, circa 1940s
Box 3 Folder 7 Powers’ Restaurant, catalog, 1928
Box 3 Folder 7 Powers’ Restaurant, news clipping, 1952
Box 3 Folder 7 Reliable Slip Cover and Drapery Company, news clipping, 1947
Box 3 Folder 7 Rowe, Young and Cooley (automobiles), news clipping, 1947
Box 3 Folder 7 Steven and Son Bakery, news clipping, 1947
Box 3 Folder 7 Steven Candy Shop, news clipping, 1933
    Steven Candy Shop [See: Krafft, Julia Steven]
Box 3 Folder 7 Tex Togs, news clipping, 1947
    Ucitel Drug Store [See: Ucitel, Michael J.]
    Walgreens [See: Garfieldian, 1939 August 3, 1940 May 16]
Box 3 Folder 7a Welsh Billiard & Cigar Store, 4038 Madison Street, 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 shows 40th Street (Pulaski Road) west to 48th (Cicero Avenue) Streets, Madison Street north to Kinzie Street, [between 1867 and 1889]
Box 11 Folder 18 Wiley Brothers, 3951 W. Madison Street, advertisement in New Idea Fashions, 1906 July

Series 2: Business Establishments, circa 1867-1954, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1891-1948, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by business name. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses.

Box 12 Photographs 1.1-1.6 Baer Brothers & Prodie, Madison Street and Pulaski Road, interior (6), 1948
Box 21 Photograph 2.1 Baer Brothers & Prodie, interior, circa 1930
Box 12 Photograph 1.7 Baer Brothers & Prodie, staff with baseball bat, circa 1940
Box 12 Photograph 1.8 Bergner Store, Santa with children, 1948
Box 12 Photograph 1.9 Boland Funeral Home, 4138 W. Madison Street, exterior, circa 1940
Box 21 Photograph 2.2 Brickmann’s Express, 1913
Box 12 Photographs 1.10-1.11 Bromide Portrait Company, interior (2), 1914
Box 12 Photograph 1.11a Bromide Portrait Company, exterior, circa 1914
Box 12 Photograph 1.12 Check Master Department of unidentified bank, circa 1940
Box 12 Photograph 1.13 Decker Fire Proof Storage Company, 4044 W. Madison Street, exterior, 1904
Glass Plate Slide Box 6 Photograph 1.13 Decker Fire Proof Storage Company, 4044 W. Madison Street, exterior, glass plate-mounted image, 1904
Box 12 Photograph 1.14 Falter, Rounds & Company, Real Estate, 5th Avenue and Pulaski Road, circa 1900
Box 12 Photograph 1.15 Forrester Jewelry Shop, exterior, 1898
Box 21 Photograph 2.3 Garfield Park Bank, interior, 1908
Box 12 Photograph 1.16 Garfield Park State Savings Bank, 4010 W. Madison Street, 1912
Box 12 Photograph 1.17 Horder’s News Depot/Delivery Station Public Library, exterior, 1918
Box 12 Photograph 1.18 O.D. Jennings & Company, exterior, undated
Box 12 Photograph 1.19 P.H. Keegan’s Saloon & Lunch Room, 1911 W. Madison Street, exterior, 1891
Box 21 Photograph 2.4 P.H. Keegan’s Saloon & Lunch Room, 1957 W. Madison Street (now 3938), interior, 1901
Box 12 Photograph 1.20 McCarthy & Newman Ice, Coal, Wood, & Gravel, Crawford Avenue, 3 blocks north of Lake Street, exterior, 1893
Box 12 Photograph 1.21 McCarthy Brothers Real Estate and Insurance, exterior, undated
Box 12 Photograph 1.22 McEnery Real Estate, 4041 W. Madison Street, interior, staff, 1927
Box 12 Photograph 1.23 Madigan Brothers, interior, 1930
Box 12 Photographs 1.24-1.27 Madigan Brothers, interior (4), 1948
Box 20 Photograph 2.4a Madison Hardware Company, 4013 W. Madison Street, exterior, 1915
Box 12 Photograph 1.28 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison Street, exterior, undated
Box 12 Photograph 1.29 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison Street, interior, staff, undated
Box 12 Photographs 1.30-1.31 Pansy Florist Shop, 4046 W. Madison Street, interior (2), undated
Box 12 Photograph 1.32 Pool Hall, unidentified, 4038 W. Madison Street, exterior, 1895
Box 12 Photograph 1.33 Pool Hall, unidentified, 4038 W. Madison Street, interior, 1895
Box 12 Photograph 1.34 Santay Corporation, 351 N. Crawford Avenue, exterior, 1946
Box 12 Photograph 1.35 Sheffield Corporation, exterior, undated
Box 12 Photograph 1.36 WOAK Radio, 1948

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1890-1957, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 3 contains souvenir books, programs, newsletters, directories, news clippings and directories from neighborhood religious institutions.

Arrangement

Series 3 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1890-1956 and Subseries B: Photographs, 1890-1957, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1890-1956

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by name of religious institution.

    Adams Street Methodist Evangelical Church [See: Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church]
Box 3 Folders 8-9 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Bethel Bulletin, newsletter (not inclusive), 1922-1930
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, news clippings, 1928, 1946-1950
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, picture, circa 1910
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, programs, Bethel Luther League, 1926-1927, undated
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, 50th anniversary publication, 1940
Box 3 Folder 10 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, souvenir book, 1940
    Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church [See: Rev. Albert A. Kaitschuck]
    Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church [See: Garfieldian, 1940 June 6; 1950 April 27]
Box 3 Folder 11 Bulgarian Christian Union, Orientator, magazine (not inclusive), 1943, 1945
Box 3 Folder 11 Bulgarian Christian Union, programs, 1942-1946
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian Church, Calvary Church News, newsletter (not inclusive), 1934, 1939
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian Church, directory and correspondence, 1941
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian Church, invitation, 1939
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian Church, news clippings, 1934-1946
Box 4 Folder 1 Calvary Presbyterian Church, programs, circa 1940s
    Calvary Presbyterian Church [See: Garfieldian, 1934 October 4]
Box 4 Folder 2 Central Park Congregational Church, certificate, undated
Box 4 Folder 2 Central Park Congregational Church, directory, 1909
Box 4 Folder 2 Central Park Congregational Church, news clippings, circa 1940s
Box 4 Folder 2 Central Park Congregational Church, souvenir programs, 1926, 1936, 1946
    Central Park Congregational Church [See: Chicago Daily News, 1936 January 25]
    Congregation Anshe Sholom [See: Garfieldian, 1950 June 8]
Box 4 Folder 3 First Fraternal Spiritual, news clippings, 1948, undated
Box 4 Folder 3 Garfield Park Baptist, news clippings, 1946-1948
    Garfield Park Baptist [See: Chicago Daily News, 1936 September 12; Garfieldian, 1936 September 10]
Box 4 Folder 3 Little Church on the Corner (Baptist), news clippings, 1946-1948
Box 4 Folder 3 Little Church on the Corner (Baptist), program, 1945
Box 4 Folder 4 Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church, directories, 1949-1951
Box 4 Folder 4 Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church, news clippings, 1939-1948
Box 4 Folder 4 Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church, postcard, undated
Box 4 Folder 4 Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church, programs, 1939, 1944
    Olivet Methodist Evangelical Church [See: Wood, Frank L.]
Box 4 Folder 5 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, correspondence, 1947
Box 4 Folder 5 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, The Monitor, newsletter (not inclusive), 1940, 1946
Box 4 Folder 5 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, news clippings, 1944-1948
Box 4 Folder 5 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, programs, 1890, 1902
    St. Barnabas Episcopal Church [See: Chicago Tribune, 1930 January 27]
Box 4 Folder 5a St. Matthew’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Record, 1941 July
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish, news clippings, 1946-1948
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish, programs, 1934, 1936
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish, promotional pamphlet, 1945
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish, St. Mel’s Review, newsletter, 1931 May
Box 4 Folder 6 St. Mel’s Parish, Voice, newsletter, 1946 May 19
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple, announcement flyers and letters, circa 1930s-1940s
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple, lecture forum tickets, 1937
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple, news clippings, 1939-1949
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple, programs, 1921, 1933
Box 4 Folder 7 Washington Boulevard Temple, Temple Messenger, newsletter (not inclusive), 1934-1946
    Washington Boulevard Temple [See: Plaut, Dr. W. Gunther; Schwartz, Rabbi Samuel; Weinstein, Rabbi Jacob J.]
    Washington Boulevard Temple [See: Chicago Daily News, 1939 May 27; Chicago Tribune, 1939 May 28]
Box 4 Folder 9 Wesleyan Bible Class, flyers, 1936, 1940, undated
Box 4 Folder 9 Wesleyan Bible Class, pamphlets, 1907, 1930s, 1956
Box 4 Folder 9 Wesleyan Bible Class, programs, 1935-1938
    Wesleyan Bible Class [See: Wood, Frank L.]
Box 4 Folder 10 West Side Hungarian Evangelical and Reformed, souvenir books, 1941-1942

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1890-1957, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1890-1957, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by name of religious institution. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses.

Box 13 Photograph 1.37 Bethel Evangelical Lutheran Church, exterior, 1946
Box 13 Photograph 1.41 Calvary Presbyterian Church, cornerstone laying, undated
Box 13 Photograph 1.42 Calvary Presbyterian Church, deacons, 1941
Box 13 Photograph 1.38 Calvary Presbyterian Church, exterior, 1890
Box 13 Photograph 1.39 Calvary Presbyterian Church, Keeler Avenue and Congress Parkway, exterior, 1893
Box 13 Photograph 1.40 Calvary Presbyterian Church, Keeler Avenue and Jackson Boulevard, circa 1906-1907
Box 13 Photograph 1.43 Calvary Presbyterian Church, session, 1941
Box 13 Photograph 1.44 Calvary Presbyterian Church, trustees, 1941
Box 13 Photograph 1.46 Central Park Congregational Church, children’s play, circa 1905
Box 13 Photograph 1.45 Central Park Congregational Church, interior, 1905
Box 13 Photograph 1.49 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, Adams Street, exterior, post 1908
Box 13 Photograph 1.50 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, Adams Street and Keeler Avenue, exterior, undated
Box 13 Photograph 1.51 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, Adams Street and Keeler Avenue, exterior, undated
Box 13 Photograph 1.52 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, group chorus, circa 1910
Box 13 Photograph 1.53 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, men’s chorus, circa 1900
Box 13 Photograph 1.47 Olivet Methodist Episcopal Church, picnic in Garfield Park, 1900
Box 13 Photograph 1.54 Presentation Catholic Church, exterior, circa 1902-1920
Box 13 Photograph 1.55 Presentation Catholic Church, procession, 1948
Box 13 Photograph 1.56 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, exterior, circa 1910
Box 13 Photograph 1.57 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, exterior, Washington Boulevard and Karlov Avenue, 1946
Box 21 Photograph 2.5 St. Barnabas Episcopal Church, interior, undated
Box 13 Photograph 1.58 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic Church, interior, 1948
Box 13 Photograph 1.59 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic Church, interior, silver jubilee, 1949
Box 13 Photographs 1.60-1.61 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic Church, Purcell’s 50th anniversary (2), 1949
Box 13 Photograph 1.62 St. Mel’s Roman Catholic Church, interior, Brownies taking pledge, 1957
Box 13 Photograph 1.65 Washington Boulevard Temple, charity drive, 1949
Box 13 Photograph 1.63 Washington Boulevard Temple, Samuel Schwartz reading Talmud, 1948
Box 13 Photograph 1.64 Washington Boulevard Temple, Tableau, 1948

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1877-1953, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 4 contains correspondence, flyers, mailings, minutes, new clippings, newsletters, reports, and other materials from a selection of clubs and organizations in the West Garfield Park community.

Arrangement

Series 4 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1877-1953, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, 1908-1949, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1877-1953, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by name of club or organization.

Box 5 Folder 1 Alpha Social Club, dance card, 1895
Box 5 Folder 1 American Legion, news clipping, circa 1940s
Box 5 Folder 1 Arsenal Club, news clipping, 1941
Box 5 Folder 1 Boy Scouts of America, Haversack, newsletter for Troop #224), 1930 December
Box 5 Folder 1 Boy Scouts of America, news clipping, 1937
    Boy Scouts of America [See: Garfieldian, 1940 February 8]
Box 5 Folder 1 British Old People’s Home, annual report, 1936
    Crawford Business Men’s League [See: Crawford Avenue]
Box 5 Folder 1 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] October 31
Box 8 Folder 18 Community Meeting on Relief, flyer, 1936 July 31
Box 5 Folder 2 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, announcement flyers and letters, circa 1930s-1940s
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, annual reports, 1937, 1940
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, Blue Book, 1936
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, Bulletin, newsletter (not inclusive), 1940-1942
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, certificate, undated
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, committee lists, 1941
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, correspondence, 1938-1941
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, decal, 1939
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, directory, 1941
Box 5 Folder 3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, membership list, 1943
Box 5 Folder 4 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, news clippings, 1929-1941
Box 5 Folder 4 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, Weekly Broadcast, newsletter (not inclusive), 1939
    Garfield Park Business Men’s Association [See: Garfield Park Club]
Box 5 Folder 5 Garfield Park Club, minutes, 1920 February 16
Box 5 Folder 5 Garfield Park Club, picture of officers, 1930
Box 5 Folder 5 Garfield Park Club, programs, 1927, 1930
    Garfield Park Club [See: Garfield Park Business Men’s Association]
Box 5 Folder 6 Garfield Park Community Forum, announcement flyers and letters, 1936-1937
Box 5 Folder 6 Garfield Park Community Forum, news clipping, 1936
Box 5 Folder 6 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
Box 5 Folder 7 Social Boys of Central Park, program, 1877
Box 5 Folder 7 University Students’ Club of Chicago, flyers, 1936
Box 5 Folder 7 Veterans of Foreign Wars, flyer, 1931
    Wesleyan Bible Class [See: Olivet Methodist Church]
Box 5 Folder 7 West Area Business and Professional Women’s Club, correspondence, 1948
Box 5 Folder 7 West Area Business and Professional Women’s Club, description, 1948
Box 5 Folder 7 West Area Business and Professional Women’s Club, flyers, 1942, undated
Box 5 Folder 7 West Area Business and Professional Women’s Club, list of officers, 1948
Box 5 Folder 7 West Side Civic League, decal, undated
Box 5 Folder 7 West Side Civic League, news 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] April 6
Box 5 Folder 8 Work Projects Administration, flyers, reports and programs, circa 1936

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1877-1953, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1908-1949, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by name of club or organization. The number of images with the same description is indicated in parentheses.

Oversize Folders 13-14 Photograph 3.1 Active Club, 3959 W. Madison Street, dinner (2 copies), 1936
Box 13 Photograph 1.66 American Legion, Post 866, 1948
Box 13 Photograph 1.67 American Legion, parade, 1949
Box 13 Photograph 1.68 Boy Scouts, scout masters, 1936
Box 13 Photograph 1.69 Boy Scouts, scout fund drive, circa 1948
Box 13 Photographs 1.70-1.72 Boy Scouts (3), 1948
Box 13 Photograph 1.73 Catholic Youth Organization, boxers, 1948
Box 13 Photographs 1.74-1.75 Crawford-Harrison Business Promoters’ Association, parade float (2), 1921
Box 13 Photograph 1.76 Democratic National Party, 1944
Box 13 Photograph 1.77 Garfield Park B’nai B’rith, 1949
Oversize Folder 16 Photograph 3.3 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, outing at Delwood Park (2 copies), 1921 June 1
Box 13 Photograph 1.78 Garfield Park Business Men’s Association, charter jubilee, 1936
Box 14 Photograph 1.87 Garfield Park Community Hospital, 3821 W. Washington Boulevard, exterior, 1946
Box 14 Photograph 1.88 Garfield Park Community Hospital, nursing class graduation, 1949
Box 13 Photograph 1.79 Garfield Park Forum, 1937
Box 13 Photograph 1.80 WOAK Radio Station, Junior Achievement, undated
Box 13 Photograph 1.81 Knights of Columbus baseball team, 1908
Box 13 Photograph 1.82 Lions Club, 1946
Box 13 Photograph 1.83 Lions Club, 1949
Box 13 Photograph 1.84 Midwest Athletic Club, exterior, 1940
Box 13 Photograph 1.85 Red Cross, circa 1940
Box 13 Photograph 1.86 Republican National Party, Convention, 1944

Series 5: Historical Sketches, 1930-1950, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 5 consists of narratives on community historical topics and of general reminiscences of West Garfield Park.

Arrangement

Series 5 is arranged alphabetically by title of essay or by subject, as appropriate.

Box 5 Folder 9 Central Park, compilation from published sources, undated
Box 5 Folder 9 “Early Settlers in the District Between Garfield Park and Lawndale,” by George Estabrook, 1938
Box 5 Folder 10 Garfield Park, general histories, circa 1930s
    Garfield Park, general histories [See: Garfieldian, 1946 May 23, June 6, 13, June 27]
Box 5 Folder 11 Lambert Tree corner, news clipping, 1950
Box 5 Folder 11 “The Major Outlying Business Centers of Chicago,” by Malcolm J. Proudfoot, 1936
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Ahern, John, 1939
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Beidler, George, 1936
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Carr, James R., 1932
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Clark, John S., 1943
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Cruse, Bridget, 1933
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Dasso, August E., circa 1930s
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Garfieldian, 1933
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, McEnery, John T., 1939
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Rebman, H.E., 1930
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Riehm, Louise, 1930
Box 5 Folder 12 Reminiscences of Garfield Park, Wood, Chester E., 1936
    Reminiscences of Garfield Park [See: Schmidt, Emil J., Watters, James E.]
Box 5 Folder 13 “The Township of Jefferson, Illinois,” by Alfred Bull, undated

Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1896-1949

Scope and Contents

Series 6 consists of documents and photographs of the West Garfield Park area Post Office and Fire Department.

Arrangement

Series 6 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1896-1949 and Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1900-1949.

Subseries A: Documents, 1896-1936

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by agency name.

Box 6 Folder 1 Post Office, bulletins and reports, 1896-1936

Series 6: Municipal Agencies, 1896-1949

Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1900-1949

Arrangement

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

Box 14 Photograph 1.89 Fire Department, (later 4002) W. Wilcox St., Engine 95 (copy print), circa 1900
Box 14 Photograph 1.99 Fire Department, 4000 W. Wilcox Street, Engine 95, circa 1920
Box 14 Photograph 1.90 Fire Department, 4002 W. Wilcox Street, truck 26, 1919
Box 14 Photograph 1.97 Fire Department, automobile fire, 1949
Box 14 Photograph 1.100 Fire Department, Engine 95, 1949
Box 14 Photograph 1.98 Fire Department, firefighter training, 1949
Box 14 Photographs 1.91-1.92 Fire Department, Logan Furniture Mart fire (2), 1948
Box 14 Photographs 1.95-1.96 Fire Department, Thompson Restaurant fire (2), 1949
Box 14 Photographs 1.93-1.94 Fire Department, Wilcox Street Station, employees (2), 1949
Box 14 Photograph 1.101 Post Office, Harrison Street Station, 1948

Series 7: Schools, 1880-1970, undated

Scope and Contents

Series 7 contains class lists, news clippings, newspapers, photographs, programs and a scrapbook related to area schools, including Delano, Sumner and Tilton Elementary Schools and Chicago Jewish Academy.

Arrangement

Series 7 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1884-1970 and Subseries B: Photographs, 1880-1949, undated.

Subseries A: Documents, 1884-1970

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by school name.

Box 6 Folder 2 Delano Elementary School, class lists, 1939, 1943
Box 6 Folder 2 Delano Elementary School, Delano Flash, newsletter, 1970 February
Box 6 Folder 2 Delano Elementary School, Delano School News, newsletter, 1937 February
Box 6 Folder 2 Delano Elementary School, news clippings, 1946-1948
Box 6 Folder 2 Delano Elementary School, programs, 1933-1939
Box 6 Folder 3 Sumner Elementary School, class list, 1941
Box 6 Folder 3 Sumner Elementary School, news clipping, 1946
Box 6 Folder 3 Sumner Elementary School, programs, 1935-1943
Box 6 Folder 3 Sumner Elementary School, Sumner News, newsletter (not inclusive), 1939, 1945
    Sumner Elementary School [See: Chicago Tribune, 1939 August 13; Garfieldian, 1939 July 13, 1940 June 20]
Box 6 Folder 4 Tilton Elementary School, class lists, 1884-1940
Box 6 Folder 4 Tilton Elementary School, news clippings, 1946-1948
Box 6 Folder 4 Tilton Elementary School, programs, circa 1890s-1940s
Box 6 Folder 5 Tilton Elementary School, scrapbook, circa 1910-1920
Box 6 Folder 6 Tilton Elementary School, song, circa 1908
Box 6 Folder 6 Tilton Elementary School, Tilton Link, PTA newsletter (not inclusive), 1930-1934
Box 6 Folder 6 Tilton Elementary School, Tilton Tips, newsletter (not inclusive), 1938-1941

Series 7: Schools, 1880-1970, undated

Subseries B: Photographs, 1880-1949, undated

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by school name.

Box 18 Photograph 1.202 Chicago Jewish Academy, exterior, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.203 Chicago Jewish Academy, Torah dedication, undated
Box 18 Photograph 1.204 Chicago Jewish Academy, science class, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.205 Chicago Jewish Academy, science class, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.206 Chicago Jewish Academy, Rabbi Mishkin, pre-Passover, 1949
Box 18 Photograph 1.207 Delano Elementary School, exterior, 1912
Box 18 Photograph 1.208 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1943
Box 18 Photograph 1.209 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1944
Box 18 Photograph 1.210 Delano Elementary School, 1947
Box 18 Photograph 1.211 Delano Elementary School, class room, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.212 Delano Elementary School, dance, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.213 Delano Elementary School, school play, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.214 Delano Elementary School, Charles H. Shutter, circa 1940
Box 21 Photograph 2.11 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1918
Box 21 Photograph 2.12 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1929 June
Box 21 Photograph 2.13 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1933
Box 21 Photograph 2.14 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1935
Box 21 Photograph 2.15 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1936
Box 21 Photograph 2.16 Delano Elementary School, class picture, 1936
Box 18 Photograph 1.215 Sumner Elementary School, class picture, 1945
Box 18 Photograph 1.216 Sumner Elementary School, staff, 1949
Box 18 Photograph 1.217 Sumner Elementary School, kindergarten, 1949
Box 18 Photograph 1.218 Sumner Elementary School, clean-up, 1949
Box 18 Photograph 1.219 Sumner Elementary School, 1949
Box 18 Photograph 1.220 Sumner Elementary School, exterior, undated
Box 21 Photograph 2.17 Sumner Elementary School, room 303, class picture, 1918
Box 21 Photograph 2.18 Sumner Elementary School, class picture, 1941 June
Box 21 Photograph 2.19 Sumner Elementary School, class picture, 1943 June
Box 18 Photograph 1.221 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1881
Box 18 Photograph 1.222 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1883
Box 18 Photograph 1.223 Tilton Elementary School, faculty, 1884
Box 18 Photograph 1.224 Tilton Elementary School, 4th grade, 1884
Box 18 Photograph 1.225 Tilton Elementary School, 8th grade, 1884
Box 18 Photograph 1.226 Tilton Elementary School, room 7, 1888
Box 19 Photograph 1.227 Tilton Elementary School, class picture (includes disabled child), circa 1880-1890
Box 19 Photograph 1.228 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, circa 1880-1890
Box 19 Photograph 1.229 Tilton Elementary School, exterior, circa 1880
Box 19 Photograph 1.230 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1894
Box 19 Photograph 1.231 Tilton Elementary School, Principal Wadhams, circa 1900
Box 19 Photograph 1.232 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, circa 1910
Box 19 Photograph 1.233 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1915 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.234 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1916 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.235 Tilton Elementary School, class picture and exterior view, 1916 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.236 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1916 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.237 Tilton Elementary School, class picture and exterior view, 1917 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.238 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1917 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.239 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1919 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.240 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1919 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.241 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1920 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.242 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1920 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.243 Tilton Elementary School, school group, 1921
Box 19 Photograph 1.244 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1921 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.245 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1922 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.246 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1922 June
Box 19 Photograph 1.247 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1924 January
Box 19 Photograph 1.248 Tilton Elementary School, safety patrol, 1927
Box 19 Photograph 1.249 Tilton Elementary School, Junior Red Cross, circa 1920
Box 19 Photograph 1.250 Tilton Elementary School, clean up poster display, 1930
Box 19 Photograph 1.251 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1931
Box 19 Photograph 1.252 Tilton Elementary School, Junior Red Cross, 1935
Box 19 Photograph 1.253 Tilton Elementary School, Halloween costumes, 1948
Box 21 Photograph 2.20 Tilton Elementary School, exterior, 1909
Box 21 Photograph 2.21 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1915, 1909
Box 21 Photograph 2.22 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1917 June
Box 21 Photograph 2.23 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1918 February
Oversize Folder 15 Photograph 3.2 Tilton Elementary School, class picture, 1931 June

Series 8: Streets and Residences, 1883-1951

Scope and Contents

Series 8 contains flyers, news clippings and a tour of area streets. The topics include the controversial change of Crawford Avenue to Pulaski Road.

Arrangement

Series 8 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1929-1951 and Subseries B: Photographs, 1883-1949.

Subseries A: Documents, 1929-1951

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by street name or topic.

Box 6 Folder 7 Crawford Avenue, correspondence and flyers from various organizations protesting street name change, circa 1930s
Box 6 Folders 8-9 Crawford Avenue, news clippings, circa 1930s-1950s
    Crawford Avenue [See: Oversize Folder 9, Garfieldian, 1951 September 26]
    Jackson Boulevard [See: East Garfield Park Collection]
    Kinzie Street [See: Garfieldian, 1937 September 16]
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, The Midwest Magazine, 1930 September
    Madison Street [See: East Garfield Park Community Collection]
    Pulaski Road [See: Crawford Avenue]
    Street name changes and renumbering plan [See: Brennan, Edward P.]
Box 7 Folder 1 Washington Boulevard, news clippings, 1938-1940
Box 7 Folder 2 West End Avenue, news clippings, 1929-1941

Series 8: Streets and Residences, 1883-1951

Subseries B: Photographs, 1883-1949

Arrangement

Subseries B is alphabetically by street name or description of residence.

Box 21 Photograph 2.8 3851 W. Congress Parkway, Wintersohn home, circa 1910
Box 19 Photograph 1.254 Crawford Avenue north from Legler Library, (Madison Street), 1941
Box 19 Photograph 1.255 Crawford Avenue south from Washington, 1941
Box 19 Photograph 1.256 Crawford Avenue south from West End Avenue, 1922
Box 19 Photograph 1.257 Harrison Street, towards Sumner School, elevated train, 1895
Box 18 Photograph 1.201 4038 W. Jackson Boulevard (was 2021), Hoertig home, 1889
Box 19 Photograph 1.258 Kostner Avenue, circa 1894-1895
Box 19 Photograph 1.259 Lake Street and Keeler Avenue, 1883
Box 20 Photograph 1.260 Lexington Street, 1949
Box 20 Photograph 1.261 3929-3931 W. Madison Street, 1929
Box 20 Photograph 1.262 4000 block, W. Madison Street, 1921
Box 20 Photograph 1.263 4008-4024 W. Madison Street, 1921
Box 20 Photograph 1.264 4008-4024 W. Madison Street, 1921
Box 20 Photograph 1.265 4039-4041 W. Madison Street, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.266 Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1889 or 1902
Box 20 Photograph 1.267 Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1921
Box 20 Photograph 1.268 Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1929
Box 20 Photograph 1.269 Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.270 Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.271 Madison Street and Hamlin Avenue, 1925
Box 20 Photograph 1.272 Madison Street and Karlov Avenue, 1929
Box 20 Photograph 1.273 W. Madison St. street lights, 1921
Box 20 Photograph 1.274 W. Madison St. street light switch-on, 1948
Box 18 Photograph 1.198 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, 1890
Box 18 Photograph 1.198b 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, 1890
Box 18 Photograph 1.199 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, pump, 1931
Box 14 Photograph 1.99a 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, 1931
Box 18 Photograph 1.199b 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, pump in back yard, 1931
Box 18 Photograph 1.199c 4025 W. Monroe Street (was 2006), Gillespie home, pump in back yard, 1931
Box 20 Photograph 1.275 Washington Boulevard and Laramie Street, 1949
Box 21 Photograph 2.9 Unidentified home, circa 1890
Box 21 Photograph 2.10 Unidentified home, circa 1890
Box 20 Photograph 1.276 Unidentified street, fallen tree, 1949

Series 9: Transportation, 1873-1964

Scope and Contents

Series 9 contain essays, brochures, news clippings, newsletters, timetables and other materials from railroad lines, streetcar lines, Chicago Surface Lines, and other transportation systems. The West Side Historical Society collected the materials.

Arrangement

Series 9 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1873-1964, undated and Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1880-1949.

Subseries A: Documents, 1873-1964, undated

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by transportation topic or title.

Box 7 Folder 3 Motor - bus service, news clippings, 1938-1951
Box 7 Folder 5 Motor - Chicago Surface Lines, brochure, circa 1934
Box 7 Folder 5 Motor - Chicago Surface Lines, history, 1937
Box 7 Folder 5 Motor - Chicago Surface Lines, flyer (patriotic), circa 1940-1945
Box 7 Folders 6-11 Motor - Chicago Surface Lines, Surface Service, newsletter (not inclusive), 1930-1944, 1947
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 12 Histories of Chicago transportation, by Guy Richardson, circa 1932
Box 7 Folder 12 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 Mass Transit - brochure, circa 1934
Box 8 Folder 13 Central Electric Railfan’s Association, Trolley Sparks, magazine, 1951 February, undated
Box 8 Folder 9 Mass Transit - Chicago and West Towns Railways (streetcars), brochure with map, circa 1930s-1940s
Box 8 Folder 9 Mass Transit - Chicago and West Towns Railways (streetcars), souvenir book, 1952
Box 8 Folder 10 Mass Transit - Chicago City Railway Company (streetcars), notes, undated
Box 8 Folder 11 Mass Transit - Cicero and Proviso Street Railway Company (streetcars), notes, 1938
Box 8 Folder 8 Mass Transit - Genera streetcars news clippings, 1911-1948
Box 8 Folder 12 Mass Transit - The Shoe String Line (streetcars), history by Theodore Shumon, undated
Box 8 Folder 1 Mass Transit - transfer tickets (various lines), 1900-1948
Box 8 Folder 2 Railroad - news clippings, 1927-1948
Box 8 Folder 3 Railroad - Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad, souvenir book, 1964
    Railroad - Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad [See North Shore Line]
Box 8 Folder 4 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, engineer’s card, undated
Box 8 Folder 4 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, history, circa 1944
Box 8 Folder 4 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, news clipping, 1932
Box 8 Folder 4 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, pictures, circa 1900
Box 8 Folder 4 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, timetable, 1873
Oversize Folder 11   Railroad - [Chicago and North Western Railway], “Modernized High-Speed Passenger Locomotive,” print of engine, [1920s?]
Box 8 Folder 5 Railroad - Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, brochure with map, 1940
Box 8 Folder 5 Railroad - Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad, flyer, circa 1940
Box 8 Folder 5 Railroad - Illinois Central Railroad, pass, 1890
Box 8 Folder 6 Railroad - Steam “dummy” line, news clippings, 1928-1948
Box 8 Folder 6 Railroad - Steam “dummy” line, reminiscences of, by William H. Dunn, undated
Box 8 Folder 7 Stage Coach - reproduction of 1850 picture, undated
Box 8 Folder 1 Traffic, news clippings, 1934-1941

Series 9: Transportation, 1873-1964

Subseries B: Photographs, circa 1880-1949

Arrangement

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

Box 20 Photograph 1.280 Horse and buggy, circa 1892
Box 20 Photograph 1.288 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, Woman’s Committee, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.289 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, public inspection of cars, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.290 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, dinner, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.291 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, crowd outside Marbro Theater, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.292 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, parade of antique railroad cars, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.293 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, early (1875) Milwaukee Avenue bus, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.294 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, 1859 North Chicago Street Railroad car, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.295 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, interior of 1859 North Chicago Street Railroad car, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.296 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, ribbon cutting, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.297 Mass Transit - Chicago Surface Lines, celebration, first ride on new streamlined cars, 1936
Box 20 Photograph 1.298 Mass Transit - Chicago Union Traction Company, 1899
Box 20 Photograph 1.299 Mass Transit - Garfield Park Elevated Train, Harrison Street and Kostner Avenue, 1895
Box 20 Photograph 1.300 Mass Transit - horse-drawn streetcar, circa 1880
Box 20 Photograph 1.301 Mass Transit - North Chicago Street Railroad, 1859 car, 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.302 Mass Transit - North Chicago Street Railroad, civic group in front of 1859 car, 1931
Box 20 Photograph 1.303 Mass Transit - West Chicago Street Railway, circa 1930
Box 20 Photograph 1.304 Mass Transit - unidentified streetcar, 1909
Box 20 Photograph 1.305 Mass Transit - U.S. Mail streetcar, circa 1905
Box 20 Photograph 1.277 Motor - automobiles, Packard, 1902
Box 20 Photograph 1.278 Motor - automobiles, Oldsmobile, 1904
Box 20 Photograph 1.279 Motor - automobiles, Philip E. Scanlon, 1908
Box 20 Photograph 1.282 Motor - delivery vans, 1949
Box 20 Photograph 1.287 Railroad - Chicago City Railway Company, circa 1890
Box 20 Photograph 1.283 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, 1923
Box 20 Photograph 1.284 Railroad - Chicago and North Western Railway, Pioneer Station exhibit, 1929
Box 20 Photograph 1.285 Railroad - Chicago, Harlem, and Batavia Railroad, “dummy line,” station at Madison Street and Crawford Avenue, 1887
Box 20 Photograph 1.286 Railroad - Pontiac Pacific Junction Railroad, switching tower, interior, circa 1885
Box 20 Photograph 1.306a Railroad - Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway, circa 1903
Box 20 Photographs 1.306b-k Railroad - Chicago and Joliet Electric Railway (10), 1934
Box 21 Photograph 2.24 Railroad - train wreck, circa 1890
Box 20 Photograph 1.281 Stage coach and horses, 1902

Series 10: Wartime Activities, 1917-1945

Scope and Contents

Series 10 contains materials related to neighborhood activities during World War II, including Civilian Defense, American Red Cross, War Bond drives, and other efforts. The materials include flyers, membership cards, photographs, pins and a scrapbook with photographs that documents West Garfield Park men who lost their lives in wartime service.

Arrangement

Series 10 is arranged into 2 subseries: Subseries A: Documents, 1940-1945 and Subseries B: Photographs, 1917, 1942.

Subseries A: Documents, 1940-1945

Arrangement

Subseries A is arranged alphabetically by organization name or type of material.

Box 8 Folder 15 American Red Cross, membership cards, buttons, and stickers, circa 1940-1945
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
Box 8 Folder 15 Conservation of automobile tires, flyer, circa 1940-1945
Box 10   Scrapbook, “West Garfield Men Who Gave Their Lives in World War II,” circa 1945

Series 10: Wartime Activities, 1917-1945

Subseries B: Photographs, 1917, 1942

Arrangement

Subseries B is arranged alphabetically by last name or organization.

Box 21 Photograph 2.25 American Expeditionary Forces, 1917
Box 20 Photograph 1.307 Fennessy, Thomas P. (d. 1942), in uniform, circa 1942
Box 20 Photograph 1.308 Rathbun, Raymond W. (1924-1944), in uniform, 1942
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