West [Near West] Side Community Collection

Dates: 1857-1953
Size: 10.75 linear feet, 440 photographs, 14 oversize folders
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_WS
Provenance: The collection was originally housed in Chicago Public Library’s Legler Branch Library. In the 1980s Special Collections, working with a Dr. Scholl Foundation grant, transferred and processed the collection to make it fully available to the public.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: West [Near West] Side Community Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Historical Note

The Near West Side neighborhood is just 2 miles west of the Loop. Its boundaries are roughly from the Chicago River west to the railroad tracks near Rockwell Street and from the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad tracks near Kinzie Street south to 16th Street. The Near West Side is number 28 of the 77 official communities that make up Chicago.

For an overview of the Near West Side, see

  • "Near West Side," Encyclopedia of Chicago
  • "CA28 -- Near West Side," Local Community Fact Book, Chicago Metropolitan Area, 1990

Scope and Content

Originally called the West Side Community Collection, the collection more properly concerns the neighborhood of the Near West Side, bounded as follows: on the north by Kinzie (400 N), on the west by Maplewood (2524 W), on the south by 16th Street (1600 S), and on the east by the Chicago River.

This collection consists of an initial accession, arranged into 12 series, and two supplementary accessions. Notable subjects include:

  • E.J Brach and Sons
  • Brown School
  • Crane Technical High School
  • Daprato Statuary Company
  • Hull House
  • Jackson, Margaret
  • King School
  • Maxwell Street Civic Improvement Project
  • McKinley High School
  • St. Ignatius High School
  • Sears, Roebuck and Company
  • Thumser, Christian and family
  • West Division High School
  • West Side Department Y.M.C.A.

The collection also includes a considerable number of photographs documenting the development of one of Chicago’s oldest and most historic neighborhoods. All photographs, listed at the end of the Box and Folder Inventory, have been removed from the manuscript portion of the collection and placed in the Neighborhood Research Collection / Audiovisual Collection. Cross references have been provided for related subjects appearing in different series or record groups. In addition, 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.

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS:

Series 1: Biographical Data, 1857-1953.

This wide-ranging series includes correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical notes, reminiscences, certificates and other materials on west side neighborhood residents. Of particular note are indentures and other documents dating from the 1850s-1920s from the Thumser family and the correspondence of Margaret Jackson, an early resident of the West Side. Also included, in Box 2, is a scrapbook compiled by Jackson. A complete contents listing of the scrapbook is given in the Box and Folder Inventory. Materials are arranged alphabetically by last name.

Series 2: Business Establishments, 1873-1945.

Included in this series are advertising materials, newspaper clippings, business and dance cards, histories and reminiscences of west side businesses. The series is arranged alphabetically by business name.

Series 3: Religious Institutions, 1893-1946.

The near west side has always served as a port of entry for newly-arrived immigrants, and the wide range of ethnic groups is apparent in the religious institutions of the neighborhood. This series contains programs, newspaper clippings, souvenir books, and newsletters from neighborhood churches, and is arranged alphabetically by name.

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations, 1893-1946.

This series is comprised of newsletters, programs, historical sketches, invitations, newspaper clippings, flyers, and other materials documenting the settlement houses, civic action groups, and business, social, and athletic clubs of the west side. It is arranged alphabetically by club name.

Series 5: Historical Sketches and Essays, 1923-1949.

This series includes essays on historical subjects and reminiscences of life on the West Side. The research of George Estabrook, long-time neighborhood resident, is included here. For more reminiscences on the early West Side, see the Biographical Data series. This series is arranged alphabetically by subject or title of essay.

Series 6: Hospitals, 1910-1949.

This series contains programs, newsletters and a souvenir book, and is arranged alphabetically by hospital name.

Series 7: Municipal Agencies, 1858-1949.

This small series is highlighted by a fire alarm station directory published in 1858. It also includes brochures and other materials published by the Chicago Housing Authority and a newspaper clipping on Chicago’s first municipal bath house.

Series 8: Parks, 1892-1929.

Pictures of Union Park are the only items in the manuscript part of this collection.

Series 9: Residences, 1920s-1950.

This series includes newspaper clippings and an essay on the architectural history of the west side, and is arranged by street number and name.

Series 10: Schools, 1870-1971.

The bulk of the West Side Community Records reside in the Schools series, which includes reminiscences, histories, programs, yearbooks, school publications, class lists, identifications to photographs, report cards and other items. The series is arranged alphabetically by school name.

Series 11: Streets, 1929-1945.

This series includes newspaper clippings on various streets, and publicity materials on Maxwell Street and on the proposed improvements on Congress Street. Also included is a city-wide list of proposed street name changes compiled by George Estabrook. The series is arranged alphabetically by street name.

Series 12: Transportation, 1891-1939.

This modest series contains a few newspaper clippings and two descriptions of the Chicago and North Western depot and of Union Station.

SUPPLEMENT 1

(Folders 20:1-15) The materials in this Supplement were drawn from a sizable corpus of records originating with the West Side Historical Society, omitted from cataloging in the original collection. Of particular note are the excellent "alumni" records of Brown School, especially that of Billie Burke, widow of alumnus Florenz Ziegfeld (20:13)

Also included with this Supplement is folder 17:3a, an 1891 issue of the West Division High School newspaper, the earliest issue extant in this collection.

These materials were processed in February 1989.

SUPPLEMENT 2

(Folders 20: 16-43) The materials in this supplement are, like those in Supplement 1, drawn largely from the collections of the West Side Historical Society. Of special note are the files on various members of the Guiteau family, whose most notorious representative was Charles Julius Guiteau (1841-1882), the assassin of President James Garfield in 1881. Also included in this supplement are Oversize items 12, 13, and 14, described below.

These materials were processed in February of 1990.

Oversize Materials

Initial Accession

Series 1: Biography

Cook County. Court of Common Pleas. Naturalization of Christina Thumser. 1858 Feb 26. WS-Oversize 1

Series 4: Clubs & Organizations

West Central Association. "Increased Property Values!" Meeting announcement mailer. 1938 Dec 8. WS-Oversize 2
West Central Association. "The West Side Superhighway is Here!" Meeting announcement mailer. 1940 Dec 6. WS-Oversize 3

Series 5: General History (Land deeds)

Marks, Samuel and Sarah; and Leopold and Regina Mayer. Deed to Frederick Stiegele. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1854 Feb 24. WS-Oversize 4
George, Thomas. Deed to Christian Thumser. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago, 1856 Dec 22. WS-Oversize 5
Jefferson, Hiram and Luther. Deed to Thomas George. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1859 Nov 22. WS-Oversize 6
George, Thomas and Sarah. Deed to Christian Thumser. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1859 Nov 23. WS-Oversize 7
Thumser, Christian and Catharina. Deed to Henry Eccardt. Sale of lot in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1860 Jan 18. WS-Oversize 8
Egan, Wiley M. and Mary P. Deed to Frederick A. Braymer. Sale of lots in Wiley M. Egan’s Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1869 Oct 9. WS-Oversize 9
Pearson, Andrew and Cynthia A; David C. and Alethra Parmelee. Deed to Catherine Thumser. Sale of lots in Race and Pearson’s Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1871 Dec 1. WS-Oversize 10
Sharp, William T. and Addie. Deed to Moses E. Greenebaum. Sale of lots in Colorado Addition, city of Chicago. 1895 Dec 14. WS-Oversize 11

Supplement 2:

Series 9: Residences

Chicago Guarantee Survey Company. Plat of survey of lots 1, 2, 3, 4, 13, 14, 15, and 16 in block 17 in Duncan’s Addition to Chicago; being a subdivision . . . May 29, 1930, revised July 11, 1930. Blueprint; 24 1/4 x 18 1/4. Indicates Beidler & Gardiner homes on lot between S. Morgan and S. Sangamon on W. Jackson. See also photo of Beidler home, photo WS 1.150 WS-Oversize 12

Series 11: Streets

Estabrook, George. [Ashland Avenue Prairie, 1883.] Sketched from memory, October 1937. 2 maps: colored (overlaid construction paper). 13a shows Harrison south to Polk, Ashland west to Wood. 13b shows Flournoy south to 12th, Nixon west to Wood. WS-Oversize 13a, 13b
[Estabrook, George.] [Plat of blocks 10 & 11 Ashland’s addition showing all the buildings in these two blocks at the time the first section of the Presbyterian Hospital was started. . .as of year 1883.] Map: 1937 (?). Colored (overlaid construction paper). WS-Oversize 14

Container List

Series 1: Biographical Data

Box 1 Folder 1 Addams, Jane: Articles on, 1936-1937. [See also: Chicago Tribune, Sept. 3, 1939.]
Box 1 Folder 2 -Aitken, Andrew: Newspaper clipping, undated
-Anderson, Norman A.: Newspaper clipping, 1940.
Box 1 Folder 3 Badger, Leonidas V. and family:
  • Eulogy, undated
  • Family history, 1942.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1880s-1910s.
Box 1 Folder 4
  • Ballard, Russell W.:
    • Newspaper clipping, 1943.
    • Reminiscence, 1944
  • Barker, J.M., see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 14, 1939.
  • Bartholf, William J.: Newspaper clippings, 1935.
  • Bartlett, Major Sidney S.: Newspaper clipping, 1943.
  • Becker, Mabel Speer:
    • Newspaper clipping, 1944.
    • [See also: Chicago Daily News, April 6, 1944.]
  • Beidler family: Notes on, undated
  • Bimanski, Rev. Francis, see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 10, 1939.
  • Bond, Carrie Jacobs, see Chicago Tribune, Aug. 22, 1939.
  • Bond, George, see Chicago Daily News, March 11, 1942.
  • Bowen, Louise deKoven:
    • Newspaper clipping, undated
    • [See also: Chicago Daily News; Feb. 17, 1939; Feb. 27, 1939; Feb. 20, 1940; Feb. 26, 1940; Sept. 27, 1940; Feb. 27, 1941; April 4, 1941; July 2, 1941; Jan. 20, 1942; Feb. 26, 1942; Aug. 21, 1946.]
    • [See also: Chicago Tribune, July 20, 1941.]
    • [See also: Clubs and Organizations: Hull House.]
  • Brant, Mary K.: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
  • Brown, Rev. John Francis, see Chicago Tribune, May 8, 1938.
  • Brown, William H.: Reminiscence of by grandson Harold P. Brown, 1932.
  • Brumback, Dr. Sophia Wiborg, see Chicago Tribune, June 23, 1939.
  • Bruner, Olive P., see Schools: Spalding School.
  • Camp, Ruth Orton, see Chicago Daily News, June 4, 1943.
  • Carpenter, Richard V.:
    • Picture of, undated
    • Reminiscence, 1943.
  • Carr, Charlotte. See: Chicago Daily News, Dec. 23, 1946.
Box 1 Folder 5
  • Case, Elisha:
    • Biography, circa 1943.
    • Business card, undated
    • Notes on, 1940s.
  • Cheney, Dorothy, see Chicago Daily News, May 11, 1940.
  • Chritton, George A., see Historical Sketches and Essays: Chritton, George A.
  • Connelly, Mary, see Chicago Tribune, April 28, 1940.
  • "Crazy Leonard": Newspaper clipping and notes on, undated
  • Culver, Helen, see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 12, 1937.
  • Dalton, Patrick, see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 14, 1935; Dec. 23, 1935.
  • Dasso, August E.:
    • Biography, circa 1940s.
    • Business card, undated
    • Notes on, circa 1930s.
    • Reminiscence, 1938.
  • Dasso, Paul, see Chicago Tribune, Oct. 24, 1941.
  • DeBoer, Bert, see Chicago Tribune, Feb. 5, 1939.
  • DeCarlo, Pasquale R., see Chicago Tribune, Sept. 26, 1937; Feb. 6, 1938.
  • Dickinson, Mary, see Chicago Tribune, Feb. 8, 1942.
  • Estabrook, George, see Streets: General information.
  • Fantus, Dr. Bernard M.:
    • Autobiography, undated
    • Brochure, undated
    • Correspondence, circa 1930s-1940s.
    • Newspaper clipping, 1941.
    • [See also: Chicago Tribune, April 15, 1940.]
  • Farson, May, see Schools: Brown School.
  • Fellows, Bishop Samuel: Notes on, circa 1930s. See also: Chicago Tribune, Oct. 27, 1935.
  • Ferguson, Benjamin Franklin:
    • Biography, undated
    • Monument Fund list, undated
    • Notes on, circa 1930s.
    • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Sept. 13, 1940.]
  • FitzSimons, Augusta Riley: Biography, undated
  • Flint, Dr. Austin: Biography, undated
  • Forster, Henry D.: Biography, 1937.
  • Frain, Andy: Newspaper clipping, 1940
  • Freer, Dr. Joseph Warren: Biography, undated
Box 1 Folder 6
  • Gale, Stephen F.: Biography and reminiscence of, 1940. [See also: Residences: Gale.]
  • Gibson, Rev. David E., see Chicago Daily News, May 22, 1937.
  • Gilson, Henry F.: Newspaper clipping, 1929.
  • Goodman, Benny, see Chicago Daily News, Feb. 24, 1940.
    • [See also: Down Beat, Aug. 1, 1940.]
    • [See also: Clubs and Organizations: Hull House.]
  • Gorman, Patrick J., see Chicago Daily News, July 30, 1938.
  • Grant, Harlo:
    • Correspondence, circa 1940s.
    • Printing samples, circa 1930s-1940s.
    • [See also: Historical Sketches and Essays: "Oakley Hall."]
  • Haas, Mrs. Joseph S.: Correspondence, circa 1940s.
  • Harris, Samuel:
    • Notes on, undated
    • Pamphlet by, circa 1880s
  • Hayes, Margaret Fitzgerald: Correspondence, 1938-1943.
  • Hecht, Frank A.:
    • Correspondence, 1939.
    • Newspaper clipping, undated
    • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Jan. 4, 1940; July 9, 1942.]
  • Heistad, Anna:
    • Newspaper clipping, 1942.
    • [See also: Chicago Daily News, April 14, 1939; April 23, 1939.]
  • Horowitz, Sam: Newspaper clippings, 1952, undated
  • Hurd, Elizabeth, see Chicago Daily News, Aug. 18, 1939.
  • Igoe, Celestine, see Schools: Spalding School.
  • Iris, Scharmel, see Chicago Daily News, Aug. 22, 1953.
Box 1 Folder 7 Jackson, Margaret:
  • Correspondence, 1902. 1940s-1950s.
  • Child’s copybook, circa 1890s.
  • Reminiscence, undated
  • School report card, 1895.

Series 1: Biographical Data

Scrapbook with postcards, correspondence, and pictures, circa 1940s.

Box 2 contains a scrapbook/postcard album kept by Margaret Klein Jackson, a graduate of Chicago’s Brown School. Although a resident of a small town in Michigan, Mrs. Jackson kept up a lively interest in Chicago, and particularly in Brown School. The album was made to house postcards, and 108 postcards are still in it. Another 20 postcards of Chicago scenes have been separately cataloged under the accession numbers of WS 5.1-19, see below, page 37. Taped to other pages in the album or simply laid in were newspaper clippings and manuscripts, which have now been removed to the folders listed below.

Box 2 Folder 1 Album/Scrapbook (only postcards now remain)
Box 2 Folder 2 Correspondence from album/scrapbook Barrymore, Lionel (secretary to); 1946 (3 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 3 Best, Sally Keep; 1946-47
Box 2 Folder 4 Burroughs, Edgar Rice (secretary to); 1949-50 (3 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 5 Clark, Herma; 1945-54 (4 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 6 Cook County Hospital; 1945 (2 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 7 Hachfeld, Irene; 1949 (2 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 8 Harrison, Carter H. Jr.; 1951 (3 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 9 Jenkins, Gertrude I.; 1946-47 (3 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 10 Michigan; 1942-56 (7 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 11 Miscellaneous; 1942-50 (8 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 12 Sneed, Benella; 1949-50 (4 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 13 Wells, Harvey H.; 1947-49 (numerous pieces)
Box 2 Folder 14 Wilson, Thomas E.; 1943 (1 piece)
Box 2 Folder 15 Yard, Mary E.; 1921, 1941 (2 pieces)
Box 2 Folder 16 Newspaper clippings Barrymore, Lionel (1878-1954)
Box 2 Folder 17 Brown School
Box 2 Folder 18 Burroughs, Edgar Rice (1875-1950)
Box 2 Folder 19 Clark, Herma
Box 2 Folder 20 Jenkins, Gertrude I.
Box 2 Folder 21 Legler Library
Box 2 Folder 22 Lytton, Henry C. (1846- )
Box 2 Folder 23 Miscellaneous
Box 2 Folder 24 State Street
Box 2 Folder 25 Third Presbyterian Church
Box 2 Folder 26 West Side Historical Society
Box 2 Folder 27 West Side Historical Society-Programs, membership card; 1944-47

Series 1: Biographical Data, [non-scrapbook material]

Box 3 Folder 1
  • Jennings, O.D., see Garfieldian, April 15, 1937.
  • Jensen, Mrs. Alvin, see Clubs and Organizations: West Side Council of Parent-Teacher Associations.
  • Julian, Dr. Percy: Newspaper clipping, 1951.
  • Kohler, Le Roy Louis, see Garfieldian, Jan. 23, 1941.
  • Landon, Levi and Ency, see Chicago Tribune, March 31, 1940.
  • Lee, William: Newspaper clipping, 1950.
  • Lindloff, Louise, see Chicago Daily News, June 17, 1944.
  • Livermore, Mary Ashton: Biography, undated
  • Locke, Frank E.: Reminiscence, 1940. [See also: Gale, Stephen F.]
  • Marland, Milton J.: Reminiscence, 1938.
  • McCall, Dr. Oswald W.S.:
    • Newspaper clippings, 1939.
    • Program, 1942.
  • McCloskey, Brig. General Manus. See: Chicago Daily News, July 28, 1938.
  • McDonald, Mike: Notes on, undated
  • McMillan, M. Helena: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
  • McWatters, Frank: Notes on, 1931.
  • Michaels, David Dundae: Biography, undated
  • Miller, Alice Northway: Reminiscences, undated
  • Miller, J.C., see Chicago Daily News, April 10, 1937. [See also: Chicago Tribune, May 12, 1940.]
  • Montgomery, John, see Chicago Daily News, May 2, 1936.
  • Mooney, Mary, see Chicago Daily News, May 26, 1924.
  • O’Leary, James Patrick, see Chicago Tribune, March 31, 1935.
  • Olson, Henry Elias:
    • Notes on, 1938.
    • Poems by, undated
    • [See also: Pierson family.]
  • Parker, Rev. A.K., see Centenary Baptist.
Box 3 Folder 2
  • Patterson, John Ritchie:
    • Articles on, 1941.
    • Diploma from King School, 1878.
  • Patton, Mrs. Joseph M., see Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1937.
  • Pawlan, Abe: Newspaper clipping, 1941.
  • Pera, Rev. Luther, see Chicago Daily News, Dec. 2, 1939.
  • Phillips, R. Wendell, see Religious Institutions: Providence.
  • Pierson family: History of, undated
  • Ramsay, Dr. Blaine L.: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1939.
  • Ranney, Harriet E., see Schools: Hayes School.
  • Ranous, Rodney, see Chicago Daily News, April 26, 1940.
  • Rehm, Mrs. George J., see Clubs and Organizations: Keep Off the Grass Club.
  • Reilly, Caroline, see Chicago Tribune, March 13, 1938.
  • Rezanka, Edward L. and Mary Brabeck:
    • Biographies, undated
    • Funeral program, 1947.
    • Newspaper clipping, 1943.
  • Rigali, John E., see Chicago Tribune, April 11, 1948. [See also: Business Establishments: Daprato Statuary Company.]
  • Roebuck, A.C.: Correspondence, 1941-1942
  • Rogers, Dorothy: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
  • Ryan, Dennis J., see Historical Sketches and Essays: "Lumber yards and mills on the Chicago River."
  • Schnadig, Emanuel M.: Reminiscence, 1939.
  • Schubert, Frances E.: Correspondence, 1941.
  • Schuttler, Peter, see Chicago-American, July 23, 1935.
Box 3 Folder 3 Scott, Walter J.: Cloth number from 1891 Pullman Road Race Poem, "The push of the West Side Y.M.C.A."
Box 3 Folder 4 -Shannon, Isabella Helen:
  • Biography, undated
  • Newspaper clipping, 1939.

-Shipman, Dr. George E.: Biography and portrait, undated
-Simon, Nicholas and Walburga Grobl, see Chicago Tribune, Feb. 2, 1941.
-Slack, Charles C.: Correspondence, 1942.
-Smyth, John Usher: Newspaper clipping, 1935.
-Snell, Amos J.: History of his murder, undated

  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, May 3, 1944; May 20, 1944; May 23, 1944.]
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, Dec. 6, 1936; Aug. 1, 1937.]

-Spies, Nina Van Zandt, see Chicago Tribune, April 10, 1936.
-Starr, Ellen Gates, see Chicago Daily News, Feb. 10, 1940.

  • [See also: Clubs and Organizations: Hull House.]

-Stillians, D.J.: Correspondence, 1936.

Box 3 Folder 5 -Taylor, Dr. Graham: Articles on, 1938.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Oct. 19, 1937; Sept. 26, 1938.]
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, Oct. 19, 1937.]

-Taylor, Reuben: Biography, undated
-Tenney, Dr. George L., see Chicago Tribune, Feb. 18, 1940.
-Tenney, Mrs. George, see Chicago Tribune, Nov. 10, 1940.
-Terrell, Ald. Thomas J., see Garfieldian, Feb. 23, 1939.
-Thompson, J.C.: Newspaper clipping, 1936.

Box 3 Folder 6 -Thumser, Christian: Land indentures, marriage certificate, and other legal documents, circa 1850s-1924.
-Thumser family business cards, circa 1880s, undated
Box 3 Folder 7 Thumser, Elizabeth:
  • Commencement certificate, 1875.
  • Report card and letter from the Apollo Musical Club (part of the World’s Columbian Exposition chorus), circa 1891.
Box 3 Folder 8 -Thumser, Mary J.:
  • Invitation, 1894.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1893.
  • Report cards, circa 1880s.
  • Tickets, 1893.
  • Vaccination certificate, 1882.

-Thumser family: Deeds and indentures, 1857-1860, 1871, 1895. Located in NHRC/Oversize Collections.
-Toughy brothers (gangsters), see Chicago Sun, Feb. 14-19, 1943.
-Tree, Judge Lambert, see Chicago Sun-Times, Oct. 5, 1952.

Box 4 Folder 1 Twitty, Maretta:
  • Challenger’s credential for the Progressive Party, signed by Harold L. Ickes, 1914.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1934.
  • Precinct worker’s certificate, 1914.
  • Programs, 1879, 1886. Receipt; 1880s
Box 4 Folder 2 -Twitty autograph album & unidentified photo collection. [See also: photos 6.1-6-6.41]
-Tyrrell, Mary, see Historical Sketches and Essays: Reminiscences, Tyrrell, Mary.
-Vacco, Rep. Carmen. See: Chicago Daily News, Nov. 7, 1940.
Box 4 Folder 3 -Ware, Rev. Edward Newell: Newspaper clipping, 1941.
-Webster, Roy F. See: Chicago Tribune, Sept. 29, 1940.
-Weckman, John W.: Family history, 1890.
-Westerfeld, Sol: Newspaper clipping, 1935.
-Willard, Samuel: Notes and pictures, circa 1880s-1890s.
-Zara, Louis, see Chicago Daily News, April 23, 1940.
-Ziegfeld, Florenz, see Chicago Daily News, July 14, 1939. Thumser, Elizabeth.
-Zimmer, Michael:
  • Correspondence, 1937.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1931, 1938.
  • Reminiscence, undated

Series 2: Business Establishments

Box 4 Folder 4 -Academy of Music, see Chicago Daily News, Dec. 7, 1938.
-Allied State Bank: Article, circa 1910s.
-J. Brach and Sons, see Austin Community Collection Business Establishments: E.J. Brach and Sons.
-Bull’s Head Tavern: Newspaper clippings, 1887, 1938, 1943.
-Butler Brothers (distributors). See: Chicago Daily News, April 12, 1943.
-Central National Bank:
  • Description, undated
  • Newspaper clipping, 1946.

-Chicago Mail Order Company, see Chicago Daily News, April 8, 1943.
-Chicago Music College, see Biographical Data: Thumser, Elizabeth

Box 4 Folder 5 Chicago Stadium:
  • Program, 1932.
  • Program, 1941: World’s Championship Rodeo
  • Promotional booklet, circa 1930s
  • Tickets, circa 1940s.
  • Poster, for the Old Time Yankee Circus, circa 1930s-1940s. located in NHRC-AV/Oversize Collections.

Culmsee’s Book Store: Reminiscence, 1942.

Box 4 Folder 6 -Dance Halls (general): Dance cards, circa 1873-1874.
-Dance Hall (Oakley Hall): Reminiscence, Harlo Grant, undated
-Daprato Statuary Company: History, 1945.
-Promotional brochures and booklets, circa 1930s-1940s.
-Gibbons Brothers (tire dealers): Newspaper clippings, 1944.
-Gold Coast Candy Company, see Biographical Data: Shannon, Isabella H.
-Grant’s Printery: Advertising samples, circa 1941-1943.
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Grant, Harlo.]
Box 4 Folder 7 -B.S. Hammond Market: Flyer, 1893.
-Charles M. Hovey and Company: Broker’s license, 1909.
-Imperial Theatre:
  • Newspaper clippings, 1939.
  • Ticket and programs, circa 1910s.

-Jewelry:

  • Business cards of west side jewelers, undated
  • History of the west side jewelry business, circa 1930s.

-Kenwood Manufacturing Company: Advertisement, 1896.
-King’s Laundry Company:

  • Correspondence, 1945.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1938-1941.

-H.D. Ludlow (undertaker): Picture of hearse, 1911.
-Lumber businesses. See: Historical Sketches and Essays: "Lumber yards and mills on the Chicago River."

Box 4 Folder 8 Mason and Company (gambling paraphernalia): Newspaper clippings, 1939.
Box 4 Folder 9 -Paulina Dancing Academy: Dance card, circa 1870s-1880s.
-Pawlan Department Store, see Biographical Data: Pawlan, Abe.
-Sears, Roebuck and Company:
  • Advertising materials, circa 1930s-1940s; Photostat copies of advertisements from 1890s-1900s.
  • Annual reports, 1940, 1941.
  • Employee brochures, undated
  • History, 1934.
  • Postcard, undated

-Speakman’s High School Book Store: Flyer, 1901.

Box 4 Folder 10 -William J. Strange Company (spice manufacturers): History, 1939.
-West Town State Bank: Newspaper clipping, 1930.
-Wolf Point Tavern: Painting of site in 1833 (reproduction), undated

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Box 5 Folder 1 -Campbell Park Presbyterian: Programs, 1930, 1941.
-Carey Tercentenary A.M.E.: Program, 1941.
Box 5 Folder 2 Centenary Methodist Evangelical: Souvenir book, 1893.
Box 5 Folder 3 Centennial Baptist:
  • Memorial tribute booklet, 1898.
  • Programs, 1876, 1878.
Box 5 Folder 4 -Church of the Annunciation: Newspaper clipping, 1937.
-Church of the Epiphany, see Chicago Tribune, Nov. 22, 1942.
-Church of Holy Trinity: Postcard, undated
-Covenant Congregational:
  • Fisk Jubilee Singers (gospel) brochure, circa 1899.
  • Flyers and programs, 1879, 1890s-1910s.
  • Manual, 1893.
  • Newsletter, 1907.
  • Yearbook, 1898.
Box 5 Folder 5 -Eighth Presbyterian: Ticket, 1894.
-First Congregational:
  • Pamphlets, 1910, 1918, 1944.
  • Postcard, undated
  • Program, 1927.

-First Greek-American Mission: Advertising card, undated
-First Scotch Presbyterian: Broadsides, 1875, 1901.
-Fulton Street Methodist Evangelical:

  • Card, 1876.
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, Dec. 10, 1939.]
Box 5 Folder 6 -Halsted Street Institutional: Description, 1940.
-Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran: Program, 1940.
-Leavitt Street Congregational: Histories, 1900, 1917.
-Lutheran Evangelical: National Sunday School Convention program, 1919.
-Methodist Evangelical: Postcard, undated
-Mission of Our Lady of Mercy, see Chicago Daily News, Aug. 7, 1937.
Box 5 Folder 7 New First Congregational:
  • Brochures, 1903, 1941, undated
  • The Message (newsletter): 1937-1941 (not inclusive).
  • Newspaper clippings, circa 1940s.
  • Programs, 1938-1941.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, March 22, 1941; May 3, 1941; May 21, 1941.]
  • [See also: Chicago Herald-American, May 21, 1941.]
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, Feb. 5, 939; Oct. 2, 1939.]
  • [See also: Historical Sketches and Essays: "A study of the Near West Side and the New First Congregational Church."]
Box 5 Folder 8 Notre Dame:
  • Souvenir book, 1937.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Sept. 15, 1937.]
Box 5 Folder 9 -Original Providence Baptist: Newspaper clipping, 1944.
-St. Columbkille’s:
  • Jubilee magazine, 1910.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1937.

-Old Timers Club mailings, 1937.
-St. Jarlath’s:

  • Newspaper clipping, 1936.
  • Program, undated

-St. Malchy’s: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1939.
-St. Patrick’s: Newspaper clippings, 1931, 1937-1938.

  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Feb. 23, 1946; March 14, 1942.]

-St. Paul Methodist: Newspaper clipping, 1993.
-St. Wenceslaus: Card, circa 1930s.
-Second Baptist. See: Chicago Tribune, Nov. 6, 1938.

Box 5 Folder 10 -Third Presbyterian:
  • The Centennial (newsletter), June 1947.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1937.
  • Program, 1938.
  • Sermon transcript, 1909.

-Union Park Congregational, see First Congregational.
-Western Avenue Methodist Episcopal: Newspaper clipping, 1930.
-Zion Evangelical and Reformed, see Austin Community Collection Religious Institutions: Zion Evangelical.

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 6 Folder 1 Active Club of the Central West Side: Roster of members and businesses, 1915.
Box 6 Folder 2 Jane Addams House: Jane Addams News (newsletter), 1939-1940 (not inclusive).
Box 6 Folder 3 -Ashland Club:
  • Ashland Club Messenger (newsletter), June 1, 1905.
  • Membership and dance cards, 1902-1903.

-Beacon Neighborhood House:

  • The Beacon Light (newsletter), 1960-1962 (not inclusive)
  • Brochure and reports, circa 1962.

-Bethel House: Reminiscence, 1939.
-Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, West Chicago Engineers, No. 96: Invitation, 1888.

Box 6 Folder 4 -Cathedral Shelter: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
-Central Park Improvement Association: Directory, 1906.
-Ceska Beseda (Bohemia Club), see North Lawndale Collection Clubs and Organizations: Ceska Beseda.
-Chase House Community Center:
  • Newspaper clippings, 1940, 1944.
  • Pamphlets, circa 1940s.

-Chicago Commons, see Biographical Data: Taylor, Dr. Graham
-Chicago Culture Club: Poem, 1924.
-Chicago Foundling’s Home:

  • Faith Record (newsletter), 1931-1937.
  • History, undated
  • Letter, 1915.
  • Pictures of superintendent and of exterior, undated

-Chicago Hebrew Institute: Program, 1909.
-Chicago Woman’s Shelter, see Chicago Tribune, April 24, 1938.
-Cook County Wheelmen, see Biographical Data: Scott, Walter J.

Box 6 Folder 5 -Congress Street Development Council:
  • Goals, circa 1936.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1930s.

-Rufus Dawes Center: Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940.
-The Drama of Chicago on Parade (Chicago Homecoming Celebration): Programs, manual and minutes, circa 1924.

Box 6 Folder 6 -Eastern Star: Dance card, 1875.
-Excelsior Quadrille Club: Dance card and invitation, 1870.
-Fort Dearborn Club: Programs and club miscellany, circa 1907-1908.
Box 6 Folders 7-8 Hull House:
  • Hull House Association News (newsletter), circa 1962.
  • Hull House Block News, April 7, 14, 1939.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1935-1941.
  • Playbill, 1936.
  • Tour descriptions, circa 1938-1941.
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Ballard, Russell W.; Bowen, Louise deKoven; Camp, Ruth Orton; Carr, Charlotte; Addams, Jane; Starr, Ellen Gates.]
  • [See also: (Bowen Country Club) Chicago Tribune, July 20, 1941.]
Box 6 Folder 9 -Irving Literary Society: Constitution, circa 1884.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, June 1, 1940.]
  • [See also: Schools: McKinley High School.]

-Keep Off the Grass Club: Newspaper clipping, 1940.
-Knights of Columbus (Barry Council), see Austin Community Collection Clubs and Organizations: Young Men’s Institute.
-Madonna Center:

  • Newspaper clippings, 1943-1944.
  • Program, property data, and statistical report, 1940
Box 6 Folder 10 -Masons (Metropolitan Lodge #860): Program, 1908.
-Maxwell Street Merchants Association: Poster, publicity flyers, and other printed materials, circa 1939.
Box 7 Folder 1 Meat, Pastry-Cooks and Confectioners of Chicago: Dance card, 1877.
Box 7 Folder 2 -Midwest Community Council: Brochure, 1952.
-Near West Side Progressive Council of Clubs, see Chicago Tribune, May 11, 1941.
Box 7 Folder 3 Off-the-Street Club: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1945.
Box 7 Folder 4 -Onward Neighborhood House: Program, 1929.
-Queen City Pleasure Club, Invitation, 1878.
-Salvation Army:
  • Correspondence, 1932.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1939.

-Squires’ Social Club, see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1938.
-Union Glee and Quadrille Club: Dance card, 1871.

Box 7 Folder 5 Washingtonian Home:
  • Annual reports, 1877, 1911-1914, 1917.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1931.
Box 7 Folder 6 West Central Association:
  • Bus tour itinerary, 1939.
  • Correspondence, 1935-1939.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940.
  • Poster, 1938.
  • Posters: announcing program for 12th annual meeting, 1938; and announcing meeting on the West Side Superhighway (Congress Street development), 1940.
  • Pamphlet, circa 1936.
  • Speech drafts, undated
Box 7 Folder 7 -West Chicago Club: Reminiscences, 1943.
-West End Women’s Club:
  • History, 1906.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1938, 1945.
  • Programs, 1920, 1942.
  • Souvenir book, 1917.

-West Side Armistice Day Committee (Emergency Peace Campaign): Correspondence, 1936.
-West Side Co-Educational Club:

  • Invitation, 1941.
  • Programs, 1941, 1944.

-West Side Council of Parent-Teacher Association: Newspaper clippings, 1937-1948.

Box 7 Folder 8 West Side Department, Young Men’s Christian Association:
  • Brochures, circa 1940s.
  • List of track team members, 1897.
  • Programming description, 1906.
  • Reminiscence, circa 1930s.
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Scott, Walter J.]
Box 7 Folder 9 -West Side Development Committee (Chicago Association of Commerce): Report, 1937.
-Young Men’s Christian Association, see West Side Department, Young Men’s Christian Association.

Series 5: Historical Sketches and Essays

Box 7 Folder 10 "The Brown School district" (general west side history), Adelaide Holloway, 1940.
Box 7 Folder 11 -"Historical events of the West Side", s.n., undated
-"The history of a once fine residential section", George Estabrook, circa 1930s.
-"The last of the Ashland Avenue prairies", George Estabrook, circa 1930s.
-Marquette monument (description), John A. Ouska, 1936.
Box 7 Folder 12 Real estate development in the west side (essay), George Estabrook, 1937.
Box 7 Folder 13 Reminiscences (general west side):
  • Chritton, George A., 1940
  • Holden, Walter S., undated
  • Lindholm, Sigfred, 1949.
  • Ryan, Dennis J., s.n., undated
  • Tyrrell, Mary, 1937.
Box 7 Folder 14 -Settlers: list of early settlers on Ashland Avenue between Madison and Harrison Streets, 1869-1870s, compiled by George Estabrook, 1937.
-Streets and subdivisions: essays on early real estate development, s.n., undated
-"A study of the Near West Side and the New First Congregational Church", s.n., circa 1923.

Series 6: Hospitals

Box 8 Folder 1 Robert Burns Hospital: Programs from the training school for nurses, 1910-1912, 1916.
Box 8 Folder 2
  • Medical Center District: Fact book and proposals, 1948-1949.
  • Blaine Ramsay Hospital, see Biographical Data: Ramsay, Blaine.
  • "A souvenir of the ’Latin Quarter’ of Chicago" (booklet), undated
Box 8 Folder 3 Women and Children’s Hospital: Our Hospital (newsletter), 1940 (not inclusive).

Series 7: Municipal Agencies

Box 8 Folder 4 Chicago Housing Authority: Brochures, newspaper clippings and related material on west side public housing developments, circa 1930s-1950s.
Box 8 Folder 5
  • Fire Department: Fire alarm station directory, 1858.
  • Carter H. Harrison Municipal Bath House: Newspaper clipping, 1940.

Series 8: Parks

Box 8 Folder 6 Union Park: Pictures, circa 1892, 1929, undated

Series 9: Residences

Box 8 Folder 7
  • General: Architectural history of the west side and list of early residences, with notations. George Estabrook, circa 1930s.
  • Adams Street and Racine Avenue (Fraser home): Newspaper clipping, circa, 1930s-1940s.
  • 1938 W. Adams Street: Newspaper clipping, 1938.
  • 723 Congress Street (Sheldon home): Newspaper clipping, 1950.
  • 1503 W. Jackson Boulevard (Ferguson home): Newspaper clipping, circa 1930s-1940s.
  • Lincoln home (1238 W. Washington St.). See: Chicago Daily News, Oct. 22, 1943.
  • 1533 W. Monroe (Pinkerton home): Picture, 1928.
  • 1238 W. Washington Street. See: Lincoln home.
  • 1239-1241 W. Washington Boulevard (Madlener home): Flyer, circa 1920.

Series 10: Schools

Box 8 Folder 8 Brown School:
  • [See also: folders 20:10-15]
  • Autograph album 1903.
Box 8 Folder 9 Brown School: Brown Spot (newspaper), 1931-1932 (not inclusive).
Box 8 Folder 10 Brown School: Certificate of graduation, 1872. [Located in Box 19, folder 5] Brown School: Class lists, 1889, 1903, "famous pupils" 1850-1932.
Box 8 Folder 11 Brown School: Commencement programs, 1881-1940 (not inclusive).
Box 8 Folder 12 Brown School: Correspondence, primarily in response to plans for "Brown School Night, circa 1941-1942.
Box 8 Folder 13 Brown School: Newspaper clippings, 1932-1945.
Box 8 Folder 14 Brown School: Reminiscences:
  • Brown, W.J., 1932.
  • Carpenter, Richard V., 1932, 1942.
  • Cerf, Meyer, 1941.
  • Cowper, C.H., 1942.
  • Crossland, Marie Nagl, circa 1930s.
  • Delbridge, Ola W. (class prophecy), 1916.
  • Douglas, Benjamin, 1942.
  • Jackson, Margaret, 1944.
  • Kimbark, Edward H., 1942.
  • Peitz, Franklyn J., 1942.
  • Petersen, May Bradford, 1941.
  • Ryan, Jessie E. Murphy, circa 1942.
  • Skinkle, Gene T., 1932.
  • Smith, Meta Schadel, 1942.
  • Stetson, Carrie Hubbard, 1942.
  • White, Gertrude Morgan, 1942.
  • Woodruff, Harvey T., 1932.
Box 8 Folder 15 Brown School: Scholars Literary Society: Minute book, 1885-1887.
Box 8 Folder 16 Brown School: Ticket to visit Field Columbian Museum (Mamie Klein); 1890s.
Box 9 Folder 1
  • Brown School: Slate, circa 1875-1881.
  • Brown School: [See also: Chicago Daily News, July 21, 1938; Sept. 2, 1939; Sept. 18, 1941; Nov. 21, 1941; Dec. 13, 1941; Oct. 19, 1943.]
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, June 2, 1932; Nov. 19, 1932; Jan. 4, 1942.]
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Brown, William H.; Jackson, Margaret.]
Box 9 Folder 2 Central High School:
  • Directory, undated
  • List of graduates, 1858-1880.
  • Notes on the class of 1871.
  • Programs, 1870-1871.
  • School Facts (newspaper), Oct. 8, 1931.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Jan. 28, 1944.]

Crane Evening School, see Biographical Data: Thompson, J.C.

Box 9 Folder 3 Crane Junior College: Newspaper clippings, 1992-1939.
Box 9 Folder 4 Crane Junior College:
  • Parent-Teacher Association handbook, 1938.
  • Pen and Pal (literary magazine), Oct. 1971.
Box 9 Folder 5 Crane Technical High School:
  • Crane Summer Review (newspaper), Aug. 1931.
  • The Crane Tech (newspaper): May 29, 1925. [Located in Box 19, folder 2]
  • The Crane Tech Chronicle (newspaper): 1927-1928, 1931-1933 (not inclusive). [Located in Box 19, folder 2]
Box 10 Folders 1-3 Crane Technical High School: The Crane Tech Chronicle (newspaper): 1933-1934 (not inclusive).
Box 11 Folders 1-7 Crane Technical High School: The Crane Tech Chronicle (newspaper): 1935-May 1938 (not inclusive).
Box 12 Folders 1-7 Crane Technical High School: The Crane Tech Chronicle (newspaper): Sept. 1938-1947 (not inclusive).
Box 12 Folder 8 Crane Technical High School:
  • Flyer, undated
  • Handbook, 1931.
Box 12 Folder 9 Crane Technical High School: Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940s.
Box 12 Folder 10 Crane Technical High School:
  • Programs, circa 1930s.
  • Report card, 1924.
Box 13 Folders 1-10 Crane Technical High School: Science and Craft (yearbook and magazine): 1922-1932 (not inclusive).
Box 14 Folders 1-3 Crane Technical High School: Science and Craft, 1936-1937 (not inclusive).
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, May 4, 1940; May 14, 1940]
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, May 5, 1940; May 25, 1941.]
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Webster, Roy F.]
Box 14 Folder 4 Crerar School: Program, 1939.
Box 14 Folder 5 Dante School: Programs, 1938-1940.
Box 14 Folder 6 Dante Adult School:
  • Class list, 1938.
  • Programs, 1938, 1940.
  • Yearbooks, 1938, 1940.
Box 14 Folder 7 Emerson School: Programs, 1887, 1890, 1939.
Box 14 Folder 8 Foster School:
  • Notes on, undated
  • Picture of, 1857.
  • Programs, 1914, 1938.
Box 14 Folder 9

Gladstone School: Class list, 1939. [See also: Brainard School.]

Goodrich School: Program, 1938.

Grant School:

  • Correspondence, 1941.
  • Programs, 1938.
Box 14 Folder 10 -Hayes School:
  • Class poem, 1891.
  • Newspaper clipping, 1939.
  • Programs, 1891, 1940.

-Holy Family School, see Chicago Tribune, May 2, 1932.
-Irving School: Programs, 1891, 1939, 1941.
-Jackson School: Program, 1886.
-Jefferson School:

  • Class list, 1941.
  • Programs, 1941, 1942.
Box 14 Folder 11 King School:
  • Alumni list, 1873-1890 (compiled in 1916).
  • Graduates list, 1940s.
  • King School Courier, circa 1931.
  • Newspaper clippings, 1939, 1943.
Box 14 Folder 12 King School:
  • Programs, 1877, 1889, 1916, 1918, 1939, 1940.
  • Reminiscence by Laura Kendall Thomas, undated
Box 14 Folder 13 King School:
  • Scrapbook, "Schools at War," 1942.
  • Speech notes by John R. Patterson, 1939.
Box 14 Folder 14 -Lewis Institute: Flyer, 1936.
-Marquette School: Program, 1903.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Dec. 7, 1935.]

-McKinley High School:

  • Irving Literary Society (school club), see Chicago Daily News, June 1, 1940.
  • [See also: Chicago Tribune, June 2, 1940.]
  • Newspaper clipping, 1939.
  • Song sheet, 1926.
  • Orange and Black (newspaper): 1928-1929, 1938 (not inclusive). [Located in Box 19, folder 3]
  • [See also: West Division High School.]
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Reilly, Caroline.]
Box 15 Folder 1 -McLaren School: Programs, 1938.
-Medill High School: Program, 1937.
-Montefiore School:
  • Article on, 1936.
  • Program, 1939.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Dec. 15, 1939.]

-Montefiore Special School for Boys, see Montefiore School.

Box 15 Folder 2 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1938 June, Dec.
Box 15 Folder 3 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1939, June, Dec., undated
Box 15 Folder 4 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1940 June.
Box 16 Folder 1 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1943, Jan., June.
Box 16 Folder 2 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1944, Jan., June.
Box 16 Folder 3 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1945 June, Sept., Dec.
Box 16 Folder 4 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1946, June.
Box 16 Folder 5 St. Ignatius High School: The Ignatius Prep (yearbook and magazine), 1947, June, Dec.
Box 16 Folder 6 St. Ignatius High School: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1948.
Box 16 Folder 7 St. Ignatius High School: Seventy-five years of Jesuit education in Chicago, 1945.
Box 16 Folder 8 St. Mary’s High School:
  • Program, 1939.
  • St. Mary’s Herald (newspaper): 1938-1940 (not inclusive). [Located in Box 19, folder 4]
Box 17 Folder 1 Skinner School:
  • Newspaper clipping, 1945.
  • Program, 1939.

Spalding School:

  • Newspaper clippings, 1940s.
  • Programs, 1936, 1940s.
  • Spalding Flash (yearbook), June 1936.
  • [See also: Chicago Daily News, Feb. 6, 1942; Feb. 18, 1942; March 4, 1942.] [See also: Chicago Tribune, March 2, 1941.]
Box 17 Folder 2 West Division High School:
  • History, undated
  • Mailing lists, 1948.
  • Miscellany, 1897, undated
  • Newspaper clippings, 1940s.
  • Programs, 1886-1902.
Box 17 Folder 3 West Division High School:
  • Report card, 1902.
  • Reunion materials, 1935 (class of 1885), 1937 (class of 1902), 1938 (class of 1888).
  • Schedules, circa 1890s-1900s.
  • Ticket, 1890.
Box 17 Folder 4 West Division High School: The Voice (newspaper; dates not inclusive), 1892-1894.
Box 17 Folder 5 West Division High School: The Voice (newspaper; dates not inclusive), 1895-1899.
Box 17 Folder 6 West Division High School: The Voice (newspaper; dates not inclusive), 1900-1901.
Box 17 Folder 7 West Division High School: The Voice (newspaper; dates not inclusive), 1902-1903.
  • [See also: McKinley High School.]
  • [See also: Biographical Data: Thumser, Marie.]
Box 19 Folder 1 Maxwell Street Civic Improvement Project: Scrapbook, circa 1939
Box 19 Folder 2 Crane Technical High School:
  • The Crane Tech (newspaper): May 29, 1925.
  • The Crane Tech Chronicle (newspaper): 1927-1928, 1931-1933 (not inclusive).
Box 19 Folder 3 McKinley High School, Orange and Black (newspaper): 1928-1929, 1938 (not inclusive).
Box 19 Folder 4 St. Mary’s High School, St. Mary’s Herald (newspaper): 1938-1940 (not inclusive).
Box 19 Folder 5 Brown School, Certificate of graduation, 1872.

Series 11: Streets

Box 17 Folder 8 General: Street name changes (proposed), compiled by George Estabrook, circa1930s.
Box 17 Folder 9 Ashland Avenue:
  • Newspaper clippings, 1929-1940.
  • Reproduction of drawing, 1872.

Bickerdike Street: Newspaper clipping, 1938.

Box 17 Folder 10 Congress Street: Flyers, mailings, maps and sticker regarding proposed improvements, circa 1935-1945.
Box 18 Folders 1-3 Congress Street: Newspaper clippings, 1935-1945.
Box 18 Folder 4 Halsted Street: Newspaper clippings, 1931-1945.
Box 18 Folder 5 Maxwell Street:
  • Newspaper clippings, 1930s-1940s.
  • [See also: Clubs and Organizations: Maxwell Street Merchants Association; Maxwell Street Improvement Project.]
Box 18 Folder 6 Ogden Avenue: Newspaper clippings, 1930s.
Box 18 Folder 7

Randolph Street: Description of Haymarket, undated

Robey Street: History, 1927.

Series 12: Transportation

Box 18 Folder 8 -Rail: Chicago and North Western depot: Description of, 1939.
-Subway: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
-Union Station:
  • Brochure, circa 1930s.
  • Description of, 1891.
  • Folder 17: 3a The Voice; 1891 Nov.

Supplement 1

Series 1: Biography

Box 20 Folder 1 Best, Sally Keep; 1938
Box 20 Folder 2 Lebeson, Anita Libman (1896- ); 1950
Box 20 Folder 3 Reichelt, Marie Ward (1873-1936); 1935-36
Box 20 Folder 4 Schenck, Lucetta (1855- ); 1943
Box 20 Folder 5 Washburne, Dorothy; 1940, undated

Series 2: Business Establishments

Box 20 Folder 6 Madigan’s Dry Goods-Reminiscence; 1946

Series 4: Clubs and Organizations

Box 20 Folder 7 List of; 1937

Series 5: Historical Sketches

Box 20 Folder 8 Beidler, George (1863- )-Reminiscences; 1936
Box 20 Folder 9 Mulholland, Mary J. Cameron (1868- )-Reminiscences; 1941

Series 10: Schools

Box 20 Folder 10 Brown School: Correspondence of Benjamin Douglas; 1941-42
Box 20 Folder 11 Brown School: Correspondence of Margaret Klein Jackson; 1947-53
Box 20 Folder 12 Brown School: Correspondence of Robert Lowery Sherman (1867- ) and wife, undated
Box 20 Folder 13 Brown School: Correspondence of Billie Burke Ziegfeld; 1952-55 (3 letters and 1 photo)
Box 20 Folder 14 Brown School: Chalk slate of Margaret Klein [Jackson]; circa 1895
Box 20 Folder 15 Brown School: Student notebooks of Margaret Klein [Jackson]; 1895, undated

Miscellaneous

Box 20 Folder 16 Near West Gazette; 1986 Apr 3

Supplement 2

Series 1: Biography

Box 20 Folder 17 Booth, Henry (1818-1898)-Biographical sketches
Box 20 Folder 18 Booth, Hervey Wister (1850-1910) and Caroline Hilton Correspondence (incl. that with Gov. Henry Horner)
Box 20 Folder 19 Bowen, Lousie DeKoven; 1940
Box 20 Folder 20 Guiteau family: Guiteau, Charles Julius (1841-82)-CPL Library card; 1879
Box 20 Folder 21 Facsimile of bullet which killed James A. Garfield
Box 20 Folder 22 Guiteau, L.W.-Correspondence; 1853-1858
Box 20 Folder 23 Norton, Frances Marie Guiteau Scoville; [1880s]
Box 20 Folder 24 Reeder, Frances Scoville; 1900-03
Box 20 Folder 25 Reeder, Frances Scoville-Poetry volume (autographed); 1934
Box 20 Folder 26 Scoville, George Luther (1824-1906)-Obituaries
Box 20 Folder 27 Guthrie, Samuel (1782-1848) & family-Published memoirs; 1919
Box 20 Folder 28 Masters, Frank-Newspaper clipping; 1941
Box 20 Folder 29 Metcalf, Rev. I.E.-Newspaper clipping; 1945
Box 20 Folder 30 Smith, Ed W. (1867-1935)-Obituary
Box 20 Folder 31 Stehman, John Hess (1850-1940)-Reminiscence

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Box 20 Folder 32 St. Paul’s Reformed Evangelical-Music program; 1882 Apr 25

Series 4: Clubs & Organizations

Box 20 Folder 33 Hull-House: Brochure: "What Kind of World. . .?" undated (2 copies)
Box 20 Folder 34 Hull House Yearbook; 1921
Box 20 Folder 35 Program for The Roof, 1931; 3 Christmas card, undated
Box 20 Folder 36 Near West Side Community Council
Box 20 Folder 37 Newberry Avenue Center-Clipping; 1935

Series 7: Municipal Agencies

Box 20 Folder 38 Chicago Housing Authority-Housing projects
Box 20 Folder 39 Chicago Housing Authority-Jane Addams Houses-Public Works Administration booklets; 1935

Series 9: Residences

Box 20 Folder 40 558 De Koven Stree-Clipping; 1954

Schools

Box 20 Folder 41 Brown School-The Normal Music Course-Textbook used at Brown by Mamie Klein; 1893
Box 20 Folder 42 Penmanship book-Minnie Thumer; 1870s
Box 20 Folder 43 Smyth School (1059 W. 13th St.)- Smyth News; 1941

PHOTOGRAPHS

Photograph Subject Index

  • Business Establishments 1.1-15, 4.1-3, 2.22
  • Religious Institutions 1.16-26, 2.1, 4.4-5
  • Clubs and Organizations 1.27-36, 4.6
  • Hospitals 1.37
  • Municipal Agencies 1.38-42
  • Parks 1.43-44, 2.22
  • Portraits and Family Photos 1.45-119, 3.1-58, 4.7-9
  • Residences 1.120-169, 2.2-21, 4.10-17
  • Schools 1.170-241, 4.18
  • Transportation 1.255-270
  • Wartime Activities 1.271-273

Photograph Descriptions

The photos identified by the prefix "4" are quarto-size photos filed with the main run of NHRC photos, as opposed to folio-size photos which are filed separately.

Photographs (postcards) 5.1 through 5.21 have been removed from the scrapbook of Margaret Klein Jackson, in Box 2.

Photographs 6.1 through 6.41 were collected by Maretta Twitty (1851-1934). Additional unidentified photographs belonging to Miss Twitty are in folder 4:2 of this collection. These photographs were inadvertently omitted from the cataloging of the original West Side Community Collection.

Photographs 6.1 through 6.36 are small tintypes set in oval cardboard frames, four photos to a frame. They are identified on the verso.

Series 1: Biographical – Portraits

The set of portraits beginning with “3” is heavily nineteenth-century in composition. Most of the undated photos are cabinet, carte d’visite, or tintype photos.

Photograph 1.45 Abt, Clara Hirsch, 1890s
Photograph 1.46 Adcock, Harriette Archdale DeBerri, 1890s
Photograph 1.47 Addams, Jane (1860-1935), undated
Photograph 1.48 Badger, Leonidas Virgil (1806- ), 1882
Photograph 1.49 Ballard, Russell, 1943
Photograph 1.50 Beidler, Jacob (1816-98) & Mary Ann, circa 1895
Photograph 1.51 Bell, Elmira ( -1913), undated
Photograph 1.52 Benz, Emil J. ( -1941), 1904
Photograph 1.53 Bond, Carrie Jacobs, 1939
Photograph 1.54 Carr, Charlotte, undated
Photograph 1.55 Dasso, August E. (1857- ), 1880s
Photograph 1.56 Dillie, Nathaniel Eggleston, 1890s
Photograph 1.57 Fantus, Bernard M. (1874-1940), 1930s
Photograph 1.58 Ferguson, Benjamin Franklin, circa 1910?
Photograph 1.59 Goodman, Benny (1909-1986), 1940
Photograph 1.60 Gould, Isabel, 1892 original; copied in 1942
Photograph 1.61 Hardie, Mary Barrett, 1893
Photograph 1.62 Harris, Samuel, circa 1900
Photograph 1.63 Hogg, Lloyd W., circa 1898-99
Photograph 1.64 Iris, Scharmel, 1950s
Photographs 1.65-1.67 Jackson, Margaret Klein, 1940, 1944, 1951
Photograph 1.68 Kearns, Fr. Thomas, undated
Photographs 1.69-70 Klumb, Edgar Peter & Grace, undated (mid/late 1860s)
Photograph 1.71 Livermore, Mary Ashton (1821-1905)
Photograph 1.72 McWatters, Frank (1870-1931), circa 1900
Photograph 1.73 Marks, Morris (1848-- ), circa 1870
Photograph 1.74 Michaels, David Dundas, 1860s, 1860s/80s
Photograph 1.75 Michaels, Sarah Anna (1831-1908), 1900
Photograph 1.76 Miller, J.C., 1937
Photograph 1.77 Mitchell, George A., circa 1900
Photograph 1.78 Monahan, James, undated
Photographs 1.79-1.82 Olson, Albert S. (1839-1925) & family
Photographs 1.83-1.87 Patton, Grace Klumb (1862- ), circa 1862-1890s
Photographs 1.88-1.90 Patton, Joseph, 1880s-1890s
Photograph 1.91 Rezanka, Edward & Mary Brabec, 1939
Photographs 1.92-1.93 Roebuck, Alvah Curtiss, 1940
Photograph 1.94 Schnadig, Emanuel M., 1880s
Photograph 1.95 Scott, Walter J., 1891 Nov 10
Photograph 1.96 Scott, Walter J., 1897 July 10
Photographs 1.97-1.98 Scott, Walter J., 1898, 1901
Photographs 1.99-1.101 Shannon, Isabella Helen, undated
Photographs 1.102-1.104 Shannon Family, undated
Photograph 1.105 Snow, Ernie W., 1903/4
Photograph 1.106 Stamm. Frederick Keller, undated
Photograph 1.107 Stehman, John Hess (1850-1940), undated
Photograph 1.108 Stehman, Letta Harding, undated
Photograph 1.109 Stillians, Arthur Williams, undated
Photograph 1.110 Stillians, Gertrude Stickney (1847-1937), 1890s
Photograph 1.111 Thompson, William Hale, undated
Photograph 1.112 Thumser, Elizabeth, circa 1898
Photographs 1.113-1.115 Thumser, Marie J., 1893, 1920s
Photograph 1.116 Thumser, Minnie, undated
Photograph 1.117 Tree, Lambert (1832-1910), undated
Photograph 1.118 Tyrrell, Mary (1841- ), 1937
Photograph 1.119 Will, Ray, 1889
Photograph 3.1 Bickerston, Joseph
Photograph 3.2 Bickerson, Thomas
Photograph 3.3 Booth, Ellen Lemira (1861-1928)
Photograph 3.4 Booth, Ellen Morris (1823-1885), 1860s?
Photograph 3.5 Booth, Elmira Warner (18 -1877), 1874
Photograph 3.6 Booth, Henry (1818-1898)
Photograph 3.7 Booth, Samuel M. (1852-1927)
Photograph 3.8 Booth, Rachel Morris (1854-1913), 1850s
Photograph 3.9 Booth, Rachel Morris, 1860s
Photograph 3.10 Booth, Rachel Morris, 1910
Photograph 3.11 Booth, William Morris (1856-1904), circa 1878
Photograph 3.12 Booth, Rachel (1854-1913), Ellen (1861-1928), Anna Morris (1848-1928), later Mrs. Kingsley, 1884
Photograph 3.13 Brown, Eldon A., 1930s
Photograph 3.14 Brown, William H. (1796-1867)
Photograph 3.15 Burke, Ellen
Photograph 3.16 Burns, Martha
Photograph 3.17 Claflin, James F.
Photograph 3.18 Clayberg, Mr., 1890s
Photograph 3.19 Connors, Jimmy, 1890s
Photograph 3.20 Dewey, J.R., 1890
Photograph 3.21 Dinnen, A.G., 1890s
Photograph 3.22 Disney, Walt (1901-1966)
Photograph 3.23 Erickson, Eric (Alec)
Photograph 3.24 Hjerstedt family
Photograph 3.25 Jones, Joseph Russell (1823- )
Photograph 3.26 Klum, Anna Maria Klingman
Photographs 3.27-3.29 Klum, George Peter, 1867, 1884, 1890s
Photograph 3.30 Klum, William Klingman
Photograph 3.31 Hines, Harriet L.
Photograph 3.32 Lambrecht, G.J., 1885
Photograph 3.33 Lewis, Abner Morton (1828-1901)
Photograph 3.34 Lewis, Harriet (1833-1924)
Photograph 3.35 McDermott, William F., 1930s
Photograph 3.36 Major, Elizabeth M.
Photograph 3.37 Marshall, William and Raymond, 1911
Photograph 3.38 Martin, Ethel, 1899
Photograph 3.39 Michaels, Charles Dole, 1892
Photograph 3.40 Michaud, Frank
Photograph 3.41 Michaud, Philip, Frank, & -----
Photograph 3.42 Miller, James, 1867
Photographs 3.43-3.44 Norton, Frances Marie Guiteau Scoville, 1876, 1884
Photograph 3.45 O’Connor, John P., circa 1940
Photograph 3.46 Pires, Emanuel C., 1922
Photograph 3.47 Plamandon, Emma
Photograph 3.48 Prudence, Theodore
Photograph 3.49 Russell, Lillian (1861-1922), 1893
Photograph 3.50 Shannon, Ellen E., 1890s
Photograph 3.51 Stewart, Harry, 1897
Photograph 3.52 Stewart, William
Photograph 3.53 Stillians, Daniel Clark, 1887
Photograph 3.54 Thompson, Mary Walker Wyse, 1892
Photograph 3.55 Thompson, William Hale
Photograph 3.56 Warner, Horace H. and Selina Yale
Photograph 3.57 Wells, Frances or Elizabeth, 1861
Photograph 3.58 Wells, Ida, 1861
Photograph 4.7 Gale, Stephen F., 1860s?
Photograph 4.8 Scott, Walter J., 1898
Photograph 4.9 Zara, Louis (1910- ), 1940
Photograph 6.1 Frank Winans
Photograph 6.2 Callie Hart
Photograph 6.3 Charlie Beers
Photograph 6.4 Mollie Hart
Photograph 6.5 John Hallenbeck
Photograph 6.6 Puss Pinkerton (Mrs. W.J. Chalmers)
Photograph 6.7 Arthur Blaney
Photograph 6.8 Maretta Twitty
Photograph 6.9 Douglas Taylor
Photograph 6.10 James Miller
Photograph 6.11 Henry Hart
Photograph 6.12 Watson Brown
Photograph 6.13 Mollie Reed
Photograph 6.14 Robert Owen
Photograph 6.15 Maretta Twitty
Photograph 6.16 Walter Twitty
Photograph 6.17 Lane and Walter Horton
Photograph 6.18 Kittie Rounds and friend
Photograph 6.19 Fred Blum
Photograph 6.20 John Kidston Missing
Photograph 6.21 Lou Trimingham
Photograph 6.22 ------ Heaton
Photograph 6.23 Josie Baker
Photograph 6.24 Etta Soper
Photograph 6.25 Walter Horton
Photograph 6.26 Mary Foster
Photograph 6.27 Robert Owen
Photograph 6.28 Lina Snell
Photograph 6.29 Walter Twitty
Photograph 6.30 Annie Reed
Photograph 6.31 Joe Bickerton
Photograph 6.32 Emma Bradley
Photograph 6.33 Eugene Loomis
Photograph 6.34 Ed Sheppard
Photograph 6.35 Justin Loomis
Photograph 6.36 Mattie Huntoon
Photograph 6.37 Group of people at Keyes [Kays?] Hotel, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, [1880s]: Elbridge, Keith Jr.; Maretta Twitty; Miss Matthews; Carrie Wright. Also seen are two men in uniform, identified as the "Chicago First regiment"
Photograph 6.38 Maretta Twitty, loose tintype; [1870s]
Photograph 6.39 Maretta Twitty, framed tintype; [1870s]
Photograph 6.40 Maretta Twitty, albumen print; 1898

Series 2: Business Establishments

Photographs 1.1-1.2 Chicago Stadium, 1930, 1931
Photographs 1.3-1.3a Daprato Statuary Co., 1886 Nov 14
Photograph 1.4 Madigan’s Department Store, 1890s
Photograph 1.5 Merchants National Bank, 1946
Photograph 1.6 Prairie State Bank, circa 1930s
Photograph 1.6a Rice & Jackson Block, 1920
Photograph 1.7 Rogers & Company Coal Dealers, 1862
Photograph 1.8 Smyth’s Town Market, 1934
Photographs 1.9-1.12 Carl Stockholm Cleaners, 1940s
Photograph 1.13 A.J. Stone Real Estate Office Bldg., 1905
Photograph 1.14 William W. Thumser, Druggist, circa 1880
Photograph 1.15 Walter W. Watson, Grocer, 1880s
Photograph 2.22 Dreamland Dance Hall, Paulina & Van Buren; circa 1930
Photograph 4.1 Butcher shop, unidentified, circa 1930s
Photograph 4.2 Daprato Statuary Company, 1940s
Photograph 4.3 McEnery Real Estate, Loans & Insurance, 1908
Photograph 5.1 Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.2 Furniture Mart. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.3 Klas Czech-American Restaurant. Cicero, IL
Photograph 5.4 Merchandise Mart. Curt Teich postcard, 2 copies. 1942, 1943 postmarks.
Photograph 5.5 Wrigley Building By Night. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.

Series 3: Religious Institutions

Photograph 1.16 Campbell Park Presbyterian, before 1890
Photograph 1.17 Lincoln Street Methodist Episcopal, undated
Photographs 1.18-1.19 Notre Dame, 1940 June 1; undated
Photograph 1.20 Reunion Presbyterian, circa 1880
Photograph 1.21 St. Patrick’s, 1940 Oct 12
Photographs 1.22-1.23 St. Wenseslaus, 1940 Oct 12
Photograph 1.24 Western Avenue Baptist, 1930
Photographs 1.25-1.26 Western Avenue Methodist Episcopal, 1930, 1931
Photograph 2.1 First Congregational, 1941 (OVERSIZE)
Photographs 4.4-4.5 Western Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1910

Series 4: Club & Organizations

Photographs 1.27-1.27a Democratic Party, 1940, circa 1931
Photographs 1.28-1.32 Hull House, 1940s
Photograph 1.33 Madonna Center, undated
Photograph 1.34 North West Side Commercial Assn., 1911
Photograph 1.35 West End Women’s Club, 1930s/40s
Photograph 1.36 YMCA-Sears’, 1949
Photograph 4.6 Young Men’s Institute, 1896-98

Series 5: Historical sketches

Photograph 5.7 Second Fort Dearborn, built in 1816, abandoned in 1821
Photograph 5.8 Chicago in 1832 Wolf’s Point. Schmidt postcard, undated

Series 6: Hospitals

Photograph 1.37 Jefferson Park Hospital, circa 1890s

Series 7: Municipal Agencies

Photographs 1.38-1.39 Fire Dept. 1860s/70s; 1920s
Photographs 1.40-1.42 Police Department, circa 1910

Series 8: Parks

Photograph 1.43 Unidentified park, circa 1905
Photograph 1.44 Union Park, circa 1890s
Photograph 2.23 Humes Park (Hoyne & DeKalb); 1904 (glass plate negative)
Photograph 5.9 Art Institute. Curt Teich postcard, 1940 postmark.
Photograph 5.10 Art Institute. Tichnor postcard, 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.11 Garfield Park-Conservatory/Lorado Taft sculptures. 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.12 Garfield Park-Duck Island. Black-and-white Sebasian postcard. 1910.
Photograph 5.13 Grant Park-Buckingham Fountain. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.14 Grant Park-Buckingham Fountain by night. Curt Teich postcard. 1944 postmark.
Photograph 5.15 Humboldt Park-Sunken garden from pergola. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.
Photograph 5.16 Soldier Field & Field Museum. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.

Series 9: Residences

Photograph 1.120 650-654 W. Adams, 1878 (Brooks, Twitty, Rang homes)
Photograph 1.121 1448 W. Adams Street, undated (Ziegfeld home)
Photograph 1.122 Ashland & Jackson, circa 1940 (Henry Waller home)
Photograph 1.123 Ashland Blvd., undated
Photograph 1.124 122 Ashland Blvd., undated (Abner Morton Lewis home)
Photograph 1.125 303-311 S. Ashland, 1930s/1940s
Photograph 1.126 311 S. Ashland, undated (Judge Ryan home)
Photograph 1.127 329 S. Ashland, 1939 Dec 4
Photographs 1.128-1.129 310 S. Campbell, 1939 Dec 3; undated (Alderman Campbell home, 1876)
Photograph 1.130 332 S. Campbell, 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.131 428 S. Campbell, 1939
Photograph 1.132 502 S. Campbell, 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.133 509 S. Campbell, 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.134 723 W. Congress Street, 1941 (Daniel H. Sheldon home)
Photographs 1.135-1.136 558 S. DeKoven, undated; 1936 Mar 27 (O’Leary cottage)
Photograph 1.137 2065 W. Harrison St., 1939 Dec 3 (William James home)
Photographs 1.138-1.139 316 S. Hermitage Ave., undated; 1939 Dec 3
Photographs 1.140-1.141 1254-1262-1270 W. Lexington Street, 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.142 240 S. Loomis Street, circa 1940 (William J. McAllister home)
Photograph 1.143 252 S. Loomis Street, undated (Swift home)
Photograph 1.144 2327-2331 W. Maypole Ave., 1939 Dec 3
Photographs 1.145-1.146 1048-1050 W. Monroe Street, 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.147 2340 W. Monroe Street, undated (Fanny Reeder home)
Photograph 1.148 2150 W. North Avenue, undated (Judge Allen home)
Photograph 1.149 191-193 S. Racine Ave., 1893 (?) Built by John Clark, 1882
Photograph 1.150 Sangamon & Jackson, circa 1888-1893 (Beidler home)
Photograph 1.151 Throop & Monroe Streets, 1940 (Cochrane home)
Photographs 1.152-1.154 109-111-113 S. Throop Street, circa 1940 (Ryan, Snell, Murphy homes)
Photograph 1.155 1252 S. Throop, undated (Col. Ray home)
Photograph 1.156 Warren Ave., & Paulina Street, 1878 (home of Charles Barchvogei)
Photograph 1.157 3125 Warren Blvd., 1940 May 3 (William H. Powell home)
Photograph 1.158 Washington & Morgan Street, 1873 (Beidler home, 1862-73)
Photograph 1.159 Washington & Ogden Ave., circa 1940
Photograph 1.160 1112 W. Washington Blvd., 1930s?
Photograph 1.161 1239 W. Washington Blvd., circa 1930? (Madlener home)
Photograph 1.162 1434 W. Washington Blvd., 1940
Photograph 1.163 1744 W. Washington Blvd., 1940 (Dole home)
Photograph 1.164 2501-2509 W. Wilcox Ave., 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.165 2430-2432 W. Wilcox Ave., 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.166 2448 W. Wilcox Ave., 1939 Dec 3
Photograph 1.167 21 Willard Place 1930s
Photograph 1.168 Unidentified Apartment houses, 1878
Photograph 1.169 Unidentified Apartment building, 1930s
Photograph 2.2 1413-1415-1419 W. Adams Street, 1940
Photograph 2.3 2000-2012 W. Adams, 1940
Photograph 2.4 231 Ashland, 1940 (Henry Carter Harrison home)
Photograph 2.5 723-727 W. Congress Street, 1940 (Sheldon home)
Photograph 2.6 Damen near Madison, 1940 (Owsley Row)
Photograph 2.7 1503 W. Jackson, 1940 (Benjamin Franklin Ferguson home)
Photograph 2.8 2200-2202 W. Jackson, 1940
Photograph 2.9 2224 W. Jackson, 1940
Photograph 2.10 118-124 S. Loomis Street, 1940 (G. B. Swift home, #124)
Photograph 2.11 718 S. Loomis Street, 1940 May 14 (Bremner home)
Photograph 2.12 316 Marshfield Ave., 1940 May 14
Photograph 2.13 1822 Maypole Ave., 1941 Apr 7 (Shannon home)
Photograph 2.14 124-132 S. Racine, 1941 Apr 7
Photograph 2.15 191-193 S. Racine Ave., circa 1900
Photograph 2.16 3125 W. Warren Blvd., June 1 (William H. Powell home)
Photograph 2.17 1238 W. Washington, 1867? (Mary Todd Lincoln home)
Photograph 2.18 1239 W. Washington Blvd., 1940 Oct 18 (Madlener home)
Photograph 2.19 1744 W. Washington Blvd., 1940 May 14 (Dole home)
Photograph 2.20 124 Willard Court, 1940 Oct 12
Photograph 2.21 505 W. Lake Street (Henry Booth home); 1880s?
Photograph 4.10 1222 W. Adams Street, circa 1936
Photograph 4.11 1434 W. Adams Street, circa 1936
Photograph 4.12 1154 W. Monroe Street
Photograph 4.13 1256 W. Monroe Street, circa 1936
Photograph 4.14 1533 W. Monroe Street, 1880s
Photograph 4.15 1685 (?) W. Monroe Street, 1930s
Photograph 4.16 108 Seeley Avenue, 1930s
Photograph 4.17 119 S. Throop Street, before 1936
Photograph 6.41 Adams Street, between Lincoln & Winchester, n. side of street Twitty home; 1870s.

Series 10: Schools

Photographs 1.170-1.174 Brown School, 1883-1940s
Photograph 1.175 Clarke School, 1891
Photograph 1.176 Crerar School, 1939
Photograph 1.177 Dante Adult School, 1938
Photographs 1.178-1.179 Foster School, 1857 (?), 1881
Photograph 1.180 Gladstone School, 1939
Photographs 1.181-1.182 Grant School, 1940
Photographs 1.183-1.186 Hayes School, 1883-1890
Photograph 1.187 Irving School
Photographs 1.188-1.189 Jackson School, 1938
Photographs 1.190-1.192 Jefferson School, circa 1907-1942
Photographs 1.193-1.208 King School, circa 1907-1942
Photographs 1.209-1.214 King School, 1883-circa1900
Photographs 1.215-1.221 King School, 1916-1942
Photograph 1.222 McKinley School, circa 1912
Photographs 1.223-1.227 McLaren School, 1957-1959
Photographs 1.228-1.231 Scammon School, undated, 1929
Photographs 1.232-1.233 Spalding School, 1936, 1940s
Photographs 1.234-1.241 West Division High School, 1888-1890s
Photograph 1.241a West Division High School, 1902 (Oversize)
Photograph 2.24 Brown School-Grade 6, 1888
Photograph 4.18 Lewis Institute, circa 1910s

Series 11: Streets

Photograph 1.242 Canal Street, 1940
Photograph 1.243 517-531 W. Jackson Blvd., 1934
Photographs 1.244-1.245 2510-2537 W. Madison St., 1939 Dec 3
Photographs 1.246-1.250 Maxwell Street, circa 1939
Photographs 1.251-1.252 Maxwell Street Merchants’ Assn., circa 1939
Photograph 1.253 Maxwell & Liberty Streets, 1934 June 29
Photograph 1.254 641-645 W. Washington St., 1928
Photograph 4.19 Aberdeen Street, 1930s
Photograph 4.20 956 W. Adams Street, circa 1936
Photograph 4.21 Congress & Ashland, 1880s
Photograph 4.22 Monroe & Hoyne: Hoyne Street frontage
Photograph 4.23 Monroe & Hoyne: Monroe Street frontage
Photograph 5.17 Lake Shore Drive at Oak Street Beach. Tichnor postcard, 1943 postmark.
Photograph 5.18 Wacker Drive. Gerson postcard, 1941 postmark.

Series 12: Transportation

Photograph 1.255 Automobile, 1902
Photograph 1.256 Automobile-Packard, 1902
Photograph 1.257 Automobile-Ford, 1914
Photograph 1.258 Automobile-Regal All-G, circa 1915
Photograph 1.259 Bicycle with unidentified owner, circa 1899
Photograph 1.260 Horse & buggy, circa 1880
Photograph 1.261 Chicago, Burlington & Quincy grain elevators, 1860s
Photograph 1.262 Galena & Chicago Union Depot, 1850s
Photograph 1.263 Illinois Tunnel Co., circa 1910?
Photographs 1.264-1.269 Lake Street Elevated train, 1890s
Photograph 1.270 West Division Rail Way Company, 1880s

Wartime

Photographs 1.271-1.273 King School War Drive, 1942 Oct 7

Cemeteries

Photograph 5.6 Forest Home Cemetery, entrance. Black-and-white postcard, undated

Century of Progress Exposition

Photograph 5.19 General Motors Building. Donnelly postcard, 1933.

Snapshots

Photograph 5.20 Legler Library (?) interior, 1940s. 3 women at table.
Photograph 5.21 Sneed, Mary Elizabeth (1857-1947), with two students at Brown School.
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