|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|
|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. Additions to the collection continue to be added from various sources and donors.|
|Citation:||When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: West [Near West] Side Community Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.|
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:
- 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
- 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 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.
SUPPLEMENT 3 (Folders 21:1-6; Photograph 4.24)
These materials were transferred from other collections and donated by various people over a number of years. Photograph 4.24 was transferred from the Beverly-Morgan Park Collection, and folders 21:3, 21:4 and 21:6 were donated by Joseph Prause. These materials were added to the collection in December 2018.
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:
|Box 1||Folder 4||-Ballard, Russell W.:
-Barker, J.M., see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 14, 1939.
-Brant, Mary K.: Newspaper clipping, 1939.
-Carr, Charlotte. See: Chicago Daily News, Dec. 23, 1946.
|Box 20||Folder 1||Best, Sally Keep; 1938|
|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 1||Folder 5||-Case, Elisha:
-Cheney, Dorothy, see Chicago Daily News, May 11, 1940.
-Dasso, Paul, see Chicago Tribune, Oct. 24, 1941.
-Farson, May, see Schools: Brown School.
-FitzSimons, Augusta Riley: Biography, undated
|Box 1||Folder 6||-Gale, Stephen F.: Biography and reminiscence of, 1940. [See also:
-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.
-Gorman, Patrick J., see Chicago Daily News, July 30, 1938.
-Haas, Mrs. Joseph S.: Correspondence, circa 1940s.
-Hayes, Margaret Fitzgerald: Correspondence, 1938-1943.
-Heistad, Anna: Newspaper clipping, 1942.
-Horowitz, Sam: Newspaper clippings, 1952, undated
|Box 20||Folder 27||Guthrie, Samuel (1782-1848) & family-Published memoirs; 1919|
|Box 20||Folder 20||Guiteau family: Guiteau, Charles Julius (1841-82)-CPL Library card; 1879|
|Box 20||Folder 21||Garfield, James A.: Facsimile of bullet which killed Garfield|
|Box 20||Folder 22||Guiteau, L.W.-Correspondence; 1853-1858|
|Box 1||Folder 7||Jackson, Margaret:
|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.
-Marland, Milton J.: Reminiscence, 1938.
-McCloskey, Brig. General Manus. See: Chicago Daily News, July 28, 1938.
-Parker, Rev. A.K., see Centenary Baptist.
|Box 20||Folder 2||Lebeson, Anita Libman (1896- ); 1950|
|Box 20||Folder 28||Masters, Frank-Newspaper clipping; 1941|
|Box 20||Folder 29||Metcalf, Rev. I.E.-Newspaper clipping; 1945|
|Box 20||Folder 23||Norton, Frances Marie Guiteau Scoville; [1880s]|
|Box 3||Folder 2||-Patterson, John Ritchie:
-Patton, Mrs. Joseph M., see Chicago Tribune, June 13, 1937.
-Rigali, John E., see Chicago Tribune, April 11, 1948. [See also: Business Establishments: Daprato Statuary Company.]
|Box 20||Folder 24||Reeder, Frances Scoville; 1900-03|
|Box 20||Folder 25||Reeder, Frances Scoville-Poetry volume (autographed); 1934|
|Box 20||Folder 3||Reichelt, Marie Ward (1873-1936); 1935-36|
|Box 20||Folder 4||Schenck, Lucetta (1855- ); 1943|
|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 20||Folder 26||Scoville, George Luther (1824-1906)-Obituaries|
|Box 3||Folder 4||-Shannon, Isabella Helen:
-Shipman, Dr. George E.: Biography and portrait, undated
-Spies, Nina Van Zandt, see Chicago Tribune, April 10, 1936.
-Stillians, D.J.: Correspondence, 1936.
|Box 20||Folder 30||Smith, Ed W. (1867-1935)-Obituary|
|Box 20||Folder 31||Stehman, John Hess (1850-1940)-Reminiscence|
|Box 3||Folder 5||-Taylor, Dr. Graham: Articles on, 1938.
-Taylor, Reuben: Biography, undated
|Box 3||Folder 6||-Thumser, Christian: Land indentures, marriage certificate, and other legal documents, circa 1850s-1924.
-Thumser family business cards, circa 1880s, undated
|Oversize 1||Thumser, Christina: Cook County. Court of Common Pleas. Naturalization. 1858 Feb 26.|
|Box 3||Folder 7||Thumser, Elizabeth:
|Box 3||Folder 8||-Thumser, Mary J.:
-Thumser family: Deeds and indentures, 1857-1860, 1871, 1895. Located in NHRC/Oversize Collections.
|Box 4||Folder 1||Twitty, Maretta:
|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.
|Box 20||Folder 5||Washburne, Dorothy; 1940, undated|
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. 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||
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 2: Business Establishments
|Box 4||Folder 4||-Academy of Music, see Chicago Daily News, Dec. 7, 1938.
-Allied State Bank: Article, circa 1910s.
-E. 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:
-Chicago Mail Order Company, see Chicago Daily News, April 8, 1943.
|Box 4||Folder 5||-Chicago Stadium:
-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:
-Gibbons Brothers (tire dealers): Newspaper clippings, 1944.
|Box 21||Folder 1||Daprato Studios: “The Stained Glass Windows of Daprato Studios,” booklet, undated|
|Box 4||Folder 7||-B.S. Hammond Market: Flyer, 1893.
-Charles M. Hovey and Company: Broker’s license, 1909.
-Kenwood Manufacturing Company: Advertisement, 1896.
-H.D. Ludlow (undertaker): Picture of hearse, 1911.
|Box 20||Folder 6||Madigan’s Dry Goods-Reminiscence; 1946|
|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:
-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:
|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
|Box 5||Folder 5||-Eighth Presbyterian: Ticket, 1894.
-First Greek-American Mission: Advertising card, undated
|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:
|Box 5||Folder 8||Notre Dame: Souvenir book, 1937.
|Box 5||Folder 9||-Original Providence Baptist: Newspaper clipping, 1944.
-St. Malchy’s: Newspaper clippings, 1938-1939.
-St. Paul Methodist: Newspaper clipping, 1993.
|Box 20||Folder 32||St. Paul’s Reformed Evangelical-Music program; 1882 Apr 25|
|Box 5||Folder 10||-Third Presbyterian:
-Union Park Congregational, see First Congregational.
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:
-Beacon Neighborhood House:
-Bethel House: Reminiscence, 1939.
|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:
-Chicago Commons, see Biographical Data: Taylor, Dr. Graham
-Chicago Hebrew Institute: Program, 1909.
|Box 6||Folder 5||-Congress Street Development Council:
-Rufus Dawes Center: Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940.
|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:
|Box 20||Folder 33||Hull-House: Brochure: "What Kind of World. . .?" undated (2 copies)|
|Box 20||Folder 34||Hull House Yearbook; 1921|
|Box 6||Folder 9||-Irving Literary Society:
-Keep Off the Grass Club: Newspaper clipping, 1940.
|Box 20||Folder 7||List of; 1937|
|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 20||Folder 36||Near West Side Community Council|
|Box 20||Folder 37||Newberry Avenue Center-Clipping; 1935|
|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.
-Squires’ Social Club, see Chicago Tribune, Dec. 25, 1938.
|Box 20||Folder 35||The Roof: Program, 1931; 3 Christmas card, undated|
|Box 7||Folder 5||Washingtonian Home:
|Box 7||Folder 6||West Central Association:
|Oversize 2||West Central Association. "Increased Property Values!" Meeting announcement mailer. 1938 Dec 8.|
|Oversize 3||West Central Association. "The West Side Superhighway is Here!" Meeting announcement mailer. 1940 Dec 6.|
|Box 7||Folder 7||-West Chicago Club: Reminiscences, 1943.
-West End Women’s Club:
-West Side Armistice Day Committee (Emergency Peace Campaign): Correspondence, 1936.
-West Side Council of Parent-Teacher Association: Newspaper clippings, 1937-1948.
|Box 7||Folder 8||West Side Department, Young Men’s Christian Association:
|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 20||Folder 8||Beidler, George (1863- )-Reminiscences; 1936|
|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.
|Oversize 4||Land deed: 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.|
|Oversize 5||Land deed: George, Thomas. Deed to Christian Thumser. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago, 1856 Dec 22.|
|Oversize 6||Land deed: Jefferson, Hiram and Luther. Deed to Thomas George. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1859 Nov 22.|
|Oversize 7||Land deed: George, Thomas and Sarah. Deed to Christian Thumser. Sale of lots in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1859 Nov 23.|
|Oversize 8||Land deed: Thumser, Christian and Catharina. Deed to Henry Eccardt. Sale of lot in Page and Woods’ Subdivision, city of Chicago. 1860 Jan 18.|
|Oversize 9||Land deed: 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.|
|Oversize 10||Land deed: 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.|
|Oversize 11||Land deed: Sharp, William T. and Addie. Deed to Moses E. Greenebaum. Sale of lots in Colorado Addition, city of Chicago. 1895 Dec 14.|
|Box 20||Folder 9||Mulholland, Mary J. Cameron (1868- )-Reminiscences; 1941|
|Box 20||Folder 16||Near West Gazette; 1986 Apr 3|
|Box 7||Folder 12||Real estate development in the west side (essay), George Estabrook, 1937.|
|Box 7||Folder 13||Reminiscences (general west side):
|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.
|Box 21||Folder 2||
The New Midwest Magazine, historic tours of the area as it was in 1928, published by the West Side History Project, 1993
The West-Sider, Overview of 1929, published by the West Side History Project, 1994 February 6
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 20||Folder 38||Chicago Housing Authority-Housing projects|
|Box 20||Folder 39||Chicago Housing Authority-Jane Addams Houses-Public Works Administration booklets; 1935|
|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||
|Box 20||Folder 40||558 De Koven Stree-Clipping; 1954|
|Oversize 12||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|
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 20||Folder 14||Brown School: Chalk slate of Margaret Klein [Jackson]; circa 1895|
|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 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 8||Folder 13||Brown School: Newspaper clippings, 1932-1945.|
|Box 20||Folder 41||Brown School-The Normal Music Course-Textbook used at Brown by Mamie Klein; 1893|
|Box 8||Folder 14||Brown School: Reminiscences:
|Box 8||Folder 15||Brown School: Scholars Literary Society: Minute book, 1885-1887.|
|Box 20||Folder 15||Brown School: Student notebooks of Margaret Klein [Jackson]; 1895, undated|
|Box 8||Folder 16||Brown School: Ticket to visit Field Columbian Museum (Mamie Klein); 1890s.|
|Box 9||Folder 1||Brown School:
|Box 9||Folder 2||Central High School:
Crane Evening School, see Biographical Data: Thompson, J.C.
|Box 21||Folder 3||Crane Junior College: Collegian (yearbook), 1930|
|Box 21||Folder 4||Crane Junior College: Commencement program and ticket, 1930 January 30|
|Box 9||Folder 3||Crane Junior College: Newspaper clippings, 1992-1939.|
|Box 9||Folder 4||Crane Junior College:
|Box 9||Folder 5||Crane Technical High School:
|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:
|Box 12||Folder 9||Crane Technical High School: Newspaper clippings, 1939-1940s.|
|Box 12||Folder 10||Crane Technical High School:
|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:
|Box 21||Folder 5||Crane Technical High School: Science and Craft (yearbook), 1942|
|Box 14||Folder 4||Crerar School: Program, 1939.|
|Box 14||Folder 5||Dante School: Programs, 1938-1940.|
|Box 14||Folder 6||Dante Adult School:
|Box 14||Folder 7||Emerson School: Programs, 1887, 1890, 1939.|
|Box 14||Folder 8||Foster School:
|Box 14||Folder 9||-Gladstone School: Class list, 1939. [See also: Brainard School.]
-Goodrich School: Program, 1938.
|Box 14||Folder 10||-Hayes School:
-Holy Family School, see Chicago Tribune, May 2, 1932.
|Box 14||Folder 11||King School:
|Box 14||Folder 12||King School:
|Box 14||Folder 13||King School:
|Box 21||Folder 6||Lewis Institute: Lewis Annual (yearbook), 1936|
|Box 14||Folder 14||-Lewis Institute: Flyer, 1936.
-McKinley High School:
|Box 15||Folder 1||-McLaren School: Programs, 1938.
-Medill High School: Program, 1937.
Montefiore Special School for Boys, see Montefiore School.
|Box 20||Folder 42||Penmanship book-Minnie Thumer; 1870s|
|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:
|Box 17||Folder 1||-Skinner School:
|Box 20||Folder 43||Smyth School (1059 W. 13th St.)- Smyth News; 1941|
|Box 17||Folder 2||West Division High School:
|Box 17||Folder 3||West Division High School:
|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:
|Box 19||Folder 1||Maxwell Street Civic Improvement Project: Scrapbook, circa 1939|
|Box 19||Folder 2||Crane Technical High School:
|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.|
|Oversize 13a, 13b||General: 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.|
|Oversize 14||General: [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).|
|Box 17||Folder 9||-Ashland Avenue:
-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:
|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.
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
The photos identified by the prefix "4" are stored in oversize photo box 1.
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 6.23||Baker, Josie|
|Photograph 1.49||Ballard, Russell, 1943|
|Photograph 6.3||Beers, Charlie|
|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 3.2||Bickerson, Thomas|
|Photograph 3.1||Bickerston, Joseph|
|Photograph 6.31||Bickerton, Joe|
|Photograph 6.7||Blaney, Arthur|
|Photograph 6.19||Blum, Fred|
|Photograph 1.53||Bond, Carrie Jacobs, 1939|
|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 6.32||Bradley, Emma|
|Photograph 3.13||Brown, Eldon A., 1930s|
|Photograph 6.12||Brown, Watson|
|Photograph 3.14||Brown, William H. (1796-1867)|
|Photograph 3.15||Burke, Ellen|
|Photograph 3.16||Burns, Martha|
|Photograph 1.54||Carr, Charlotte, undated|
|Photograph 3.17||Claflin, James F.|
|Photograph 3.18||Clayberg, Mr., 1890s|
|Photograph 3.19||Connors, Jimmy, 1890s|
|Photograph 1.55||Dasso, August E. (1857- ), 1880s|
|Photograph 3.20||Dewey, J.R., 1890|
|Photograph 1.56||Dillie, Nathaniel Eggleston, 1890s|
|Photograph 3.21||Dinnen, A.G., 1890s|
|Photograph 3.22||Disney, Walt (1901-1966)|
|Photograph 3.23||Erickson, Eric (Alec)|
|Photograph 1.57||Fantus, Bernard M. (1874-1940), 1930s|
|Photograph 1.58||Ferguson, Benjamin Franklin, circa 1910?|
|Photograph 6.26||Foster, Mary|
|Oversize Photograph 4.7||Gale, Stephen F., 1860s?|
|Photograph 1.59||Goodman, Benny (1909-1986), 1940|
|Photograph 1.60||Gould, Isabel, 1892 original; copied in 1942|
|Photograph 6.5||Hallenbeck, John|
|Photograph 1.61||Hardie, Mary Barrett, 1893|
|Photograph 1.62||Harris, Samuel, circa 1900|
|Photograph 6.2||Hart, Callie|
|Photograph 6.4||Hart, Mollie|
|Photograph 6.11||Hart, Henry|
|Photograph 6.22||------ Heaton|
|Photograph 3.31||Hines, Harriet L.|
|Photograph 3.24||Hjerstedt family|
|Photograph 1.63||Hogg, Lloyd W., circa 1898-99|
|Photograph 6.25||Horton, Walter|
|Photograph 6.36||Huntoon, Mattie|
|Photograph 1.64||Iris, Scharmel, 1950s|
|Photographs 1.65-1.67||Jackson, Margaret Klein, 1940, 1944, 1951|
|Photograph 3.25||Jones, Joseph Russell (1823- )|
|Photograph 1.68||Kearns, Fr. Thomas, undated|
|Photograph 6.20||Kidston, John Missing|
|Photograph 3.26||Klum, Anna Maria Klingman|
|Photographs 3.27-3.29||Klum, George Peter, 1867, 1884, 1890s|
|Photograph 3.30||Klum, William Klingman|
|Photographs 1.69-70||Klumb, Edgar Peter & Grace, undated (mid/late 1860s)|
|Photograph 3.32||Lambrecht, G.J., 1885|
|Photograph 6.17||Lane, E. and Walter Horton|
|Photograph 3.33||Lewis, Abner Morton (1828-1901)|
|Photograph 3.34||Lewis, Harriet (1833-1924)|
|Photograph 1.71||Livermore, Mary Ashton (1821-1905)|
|Photograph 6.33||Loomis, Eugene|
|Photograph 6.35||Loomis, Justin|
|Photograph 3.35||McDermott, William F., 1930s|
|Photograph 1.72||McWatters, Frank (1870-1931), circa 1900|
|Photograph 3.36||Major, Elizabeth M.|
|Photograph 1.73||Marks, Morris (1848-- ), circa 1870|
|Photograph 3.37||Marshall, William and Raymond, 1911|
|Photograph 3.38||Martin, Ethel, 1899|
|Photograph 3.39||Michaels, Charles Dole, 1892|
|Photograph 1.74||Michaels, David Dundas, 1860s, 1860s/80s|
|Photograph 1.75||Michaels, Sarah Anna (1831-1908), 1900|
|Photograph 3.40||Michaud, Frank|
|Photograph 3.41||Michaud, Philip, Frank, & -----|
|Photograph 1.76||Miller, J.C., 1937|
|Photograph 3.42||Miller, James, 1867|
|Photograph 6.10||Miller, James|
|Photograph 1.77||Mitchell, George A., circa 1900|
|Photograph 1.78||Monahan, James, undated|
|Photographs 3.43-3.44||Norton, Frances Marie Guiteau Scoville, 1876, 1884|
|Photograph 3.45||O’Connor, John P., circa 1940|
|Photographs 1.79-1.82||Olson, Albert S. (1839-1925) & family|
|Photograph 6.14||Owen, Robert|
|Photograph 6.27||Owen, Robert|
|Photographs 1.83-1.87||Patton, Grace Klumb (1862- ), circa 1862-1890s|
|Photographs 1.88-1.90||Patton, Joseph, 1880s-1890s|
|Photograph 6.6||Pinkerton, Puss (Mrs. W.J. Chalmers)|
|Photograph 3.46||Pires, Emanuel C., 1922|
|Photograph 3.47||Plamandon, Emma|
|Photograph 3.48||Prudence, Theodore|
|Photograph 6.30||Reed, Annie|
|Photograph 6.13||Reed, Mollie|
|Photograph 1.91||Rezanka, Edward & Mary Brabec, 1939|
|Photographs 1.92-1.93||Roebuck, Alvah Curtiss, 1940|
|Photograph 6.18||Rounds, Kittie and friend|
|Photograph 3.49||Russell, Lillian (1861-1922), 1893|
|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|
|Oversize Photograph 4.8||Scott, Walter J., 1898|
|Photograph 3.50||Shannon, Ellen E., 1890s|
|Photographs 1.99-1.101||Shannon, Isabella Helen, undated|
|Photographs 1.102-1.104||Shannon Family, undated|
|Photograph 6.34||Sheppard, Ed|
|Photograph 6.28||Snell, Lina|
|Photograph 1.105||Snow, Ernie W., 1903/4|
|Photograph 6.24||Soper, Etta|
|Photograph 1.106||Stamm. Frederick Keller, undated|
|Photograph 1.107||Stehman, John Hess (1850-1940), undated|
|Photograph 1.108||Stehman, Letta Harding, undated|
|Photograph 3.51||Stewart, Harry, 1897|
|Photograph 3.52||Stewart, William|
|Photograph 1.109||Stillians, Arthur Williams, undated|
|Photograph 3.53||Stillians, Daniel Clark, 1887|
|Photograph 1.110||Stillians, Gertrude Stickney (1847-1937), 1890s|
|Photograph 6.9||Taylor, Douglas|
|Photograph 3.54||Thompson, Mary Walker Wyse, 1892|
|Photograph 3.55||Thompson, William Hale|
|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 6.21||Trimingham, Lou|
|Photograph 6.8||Twitty, Maretta|
|Photograph 6.15||Twitty, Maretta|
|Photograph 6.38||Twitty, Maretta, loose tintype; [1870s]|
|Photograph 6.39||Twitty, Maretta, framed tintype; [1870s]|
|Photograph 6.40||Twitty, Maretta, albumen print; 1898|
|Photograph 6.16||Twitty, Walter|
|Photograph 6.29||Twitty, Walter|
|Photograph 1.118||Tyrrell, Mary (1841- ), 1937|
|Photograph 3.56||Warner, Horace H. and Selina Yale|
|Photograph 3.57||Wells, Frances or Elizabeth, 1861|
|Photograph 3.58||Wells, Ida, 1861|
|Photograph 1.119||Will, Ray, 1889|
|Photograph 6.1||Winans, Frank|
|Oversize Photograph 4.9||Zara, Louis (1910- ), 1940|
|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"|
Series 2: Business Establishments
|Oversize Photograph 4.1||Butcher shop, unidentified, circa 1930s|
|Photographs 1.1-1.2||Chicago Stadium, 1930, 1931|
|Photographs 1.3-1.3a||Daprato Statuary Co., 1886 Nov 14|
|Oversize Photograph 4.2||Daprato Statuary Company, 1940s|
|Photograph 2.22||Dreamland Dance Hall, Paulina & Van Buren; circa 1930|
|Photograph 5.1||Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.|
|Photograph 5.2||Furniture Mart. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.|
|Oversize Photograph 4.24||Haymarket Square market day, undated|
|Photograph 5.3||Klas Czech-American Restaurant. Cicero, IL|
|Photograph 1.4||Madigan’s Department Store, 1890s|
|Oversize Photograph 4.3||McEnery Real Estate, Loans & Insurance, 1908|
|Photograph 5.4||Merchandise Mart. Curt Teich postcard, 2 copies. 1942, 1943 postmarks.|
|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 5.5||Wrigley Building By Night. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.|
Series 3: Religious Institutions
|Photograph 1.16||Campbell Park Presbyterian, before 1890|
|Photograph 2.1||First Congregational, 1941 (OVERSIZE)|
|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|
|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|
|Oversize 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 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 2.23||Humes Park (Hoyne & DeKalb); 1904 (glass plate negative)|
|Photograph 5.16||Soldier Field & Field Museum. Curt Teich postcard, 1942 postmark.|
|Photograph 1.43||Unidentified park, circa 1905|
|Photograph 1.44||Union Park, circa 1890s|
Series 9: Residences
|Photograph 6.41||W. Adams Street, between Lincoln & Winchester, n. side of street Twitty home; 1870s.|
|Photograph 1.120||650-654 W. Adams, 1878 (Brooks, Twitty, Rang homes)|
|Oversize Photograph 4.10||1222 W. Adams Street, circa 1936|
|Oversize Photograph 4.11||1434 W. Adams Street, circa 1936|
|Photograph 1.121||1448 W. Adams Street, undated (Ziegfeld home)|
|Photograph 2.2||1413-1415-1419 W. Adams Street, 1940|
|Photograph 2.3||2000-2012 W. Adams, 1940|
|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 2.4||231 Ashland, 1940 (Henry Carter Harrison 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)|
|Photograph 2.5||723-727 W. Congress Street, 1940 (Sheldon home)|
|Photograph 2.6||S. Damen near Madison, 1940 (Owsley Row)|
|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|
|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 2.21||505 W. Lake Street (Henry Booth home); 1880s?|
|Photographs 1.140-1.141||1254-1262-1270 W. Lexington Street, 1939 Dec 3|
|Photograph 2.10||118-124 S. Loomis Street, 1940 (G. B. Swift home, #124)|
|Photograph 1.142||240 S. Loomis Street, circa 1940 (William J. McAllister home)|
|Photograph 1.143||252 S. Loomis Street, undated (Swift home)|
|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 1.144||2327-2331 W. Maypole Ave., 1939 Dec 3|
|Photographs 1.145-1.146||1048-1050 W. Monroe Street, 1939 Dec 3|
|Oversize Photograph 4.12||1154 W. Monroe Street|
|Oversize Photograph 4.13||1256 W. Monroe Street, circa 1936|
|Oversize Photograph 4.14||1533 W. Monroe Street, 1880s|
|Oversize Photograph 4.15||1685 (?) W. Monroe Street, 1930s|
|Photograph 1.147||2340 W. Monroe Street, undated (Fanny Reeder home)|
|Photograph 1.148||2150 W. North Avenue, undated (Judge Allen home)|
|Photograph 2.14||124-132 S. Racine, 1941 Apr 7|
|Photograph 1.149||191-193 S. Racine Ave., 1893 (?) Built by John Clark, 1882|
|Photograph 2.15||191-193 S. Racine Ave., circa 1900|
|Photograph 1.150||Sangamon & Jackson, circa 1888-1893 (Beidler home)|
|Oversize Photograph 4.16||108 Seeley Avenue, 1930s|
|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)|
|Oversize Photograph 4.17||119 S. Throop Street, before 1936|
|Photograph 1.155||1252 S. Throop, undated (Col. Ray home)|
|Photograph 1.168||Unidentified Apartment houses, 1878|
|Photograph 1.169||Unidentified Apartment building, 1930s|
|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 2.16||3125 W. Warren Blvd., June 1 (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 2.17||1238 W. Washington, 1867? (Mary Todd Lincoln home)|
|Photograph 2.18||1239 W. Washington Blvd., 1940 Oct 18 (Madlener home)|
|Photograph 1.161||1239 W. Washington Blvd., circa 1930? (Madlener home)|
|Photograph 1.162||1434 W. Washington Blvd., 1940|
|Photograph 2.19||1744 W. Washington Blvd., 1940 May 14 (Dole home)|
|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 2.20||124 Willard Court, 1940 Oct 12|
Series 10: Schools
|Photographs 1.170-1.174||Brown School, 1883-1940s|
|Photograph 2.24||Brown School-Grade 6, 1888|
|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|
|Oversize Photograph 4.18||Lewis Institute, circa 1910s|
|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)|
Series 11: Streets
|Oversize Photograph 4.19||S. Aberdeen Street, 1930s|
|Oversize Photograph 4.20||956 W. Adams Street, circa 1936|
|Photograph 1.242||Canal Street, 1940|
|Oversize Photograph 4.21||Congress & Ashland, 1880s|
|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|
|Oversize Photograph 4.22||Monroe & Hoyne: Hoyne Street frontage|
|Oversize 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.|
|Photograph 1.254||641-645 W. Washington St., 1928|
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 1.261||Chicago, Burlington & Quincy grain elevators, 1860s|
|Photograph 1.262||Galena & Chicago Union Depot, 1850s|
|Photograph 1.260||Horse & buggy, circa 1880|
|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|
|Photographs 1.271-1.273||King School War Drive, 1942 Oct 7|
|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.|
|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.|