West Side Newspaper Collection

Dates: 1880-1966
Size: 3 linear feet
Repository: Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, Special Collections, 400 S. State St., Chicago, IL 60605
Collection Number: Archives_WSNC
Provenance: The collection was 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. Processed, April 1993.
Access: No restrictions
Citation: When quoting material from this collection the preferred citation is: West Side Newspaper Collection [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections, Chicago Public Library.

Scope and Content

This collection consists of partial runs of various West Side area newspapers. Newspapers are listed alphabetically by title.

Container List

Box 1 Folder 1 The Argus 1886 June (v.1, n.2)
Box 1 Folder 2 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Jan 13, 20
Box 1 Folder 3 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Feb 3, 10, 17, 24
Box 1 Folder 4 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Mar 2, 9, 16, 30
Box 1 Folder 5 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Apr 27, May 11, 25
Box 1 Folder 6 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 June 8, 15, 22, 29
Box 1 Folder 7 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 July 13, 20, 27
Box 1 Folder 8 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Aug 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Box 1 Folder 9 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Sep 8, 14, 21, 28
Box 1 Folder 10 The Austinite (Garfield Park Edition) 1932 Oct 5, 12, 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16
Box 1 Folder 11 The Austinite (Park West News) 1932 Dec 7, 14, 21
Box 2 Folder 1 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Jan 4, Feb 8
Box 2 Folder 2 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 8
Box 2 Folder 3 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Mar 15, 22, 29
Box 2 Folder 4 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Apr 5, 12, 19, 26
Box 2 Folder 5 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
Box 2 Folder 6 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 June 7, 14, 21, 28
Box 2 Folder 7 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 July 5, 12, 19, 26
Box 2 Folder 8 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Aug 2, 9, 16, 23, 30
Box 2 Folder 9 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Sep 6, 13, 20, 27
Box 2 Folder 10 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Oct 4, 11, 18, 25
Box 2 Folder 11 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Nov 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Box 2 Folder 12 The Austinite (Park West News) 1933 Dec 6, 13, 20, 27
Box 3 Folder 1 The Austinite (Park West News) 1937 Nov 10, 17, 24
Box 3 Folder 2 The Austinite (Park West News) 1937 Dec 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
Box 3 Folder 3 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 Jan 5, 12, 19, 26
Box 3 Folder 4 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 Feb 2, 9, 16, 23
Box 3 Folder 5 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 Mar 16, 23, 30
Box 3 Folder 6 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 Apr 6, 13, 20, 27
Box 3 Folder 7 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 May 11, 18, 25
Box 3 Folder 8 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 June 1, 8, 15
Box 3 Folder 9 The Austinite (Park West News) 1938 July 6
Box 3 Folder 10 The Austinite (Park West News) 1946 Mar 20
  Oversize Folder 1 Brighton Park Life 1939 May 18 (2 copies)
  Oversize Folder 2 Central North-West Topics 1936 Aug 27
  Oversize Folder 3 Chicago Daily News 1878 May 24
Box 4 Folder 1 Chicago Daily News 1938 Dec 31 (Employees’ edition)
  Bound Community Reporter 1948 Jan-Dec
  Bound Community Reporter 1949 Jan-Dec
  Bound Community Reporter 1950 Jan-Dec
  Oversize Folder 4 Community Reporter 1950 Sep 27 (Special historical issue)
  Bound Community Reporter 1951 Jan-Dec
Box 4 Folder 2 Garfield News 1947 Mar 12
Box 4 Folder 3 Garfield News 1948 Mar 10
Box 4 Folder 4 Garfield News 1949 Mar 30
Box 4 Folder 5 Garfield News 1949 Apr 6
Box 4 Folder 6 Garfield News 1949 Apr 13
Box 4 Folder 7 Garfield News 1949 Apr 20
Box 4 Folder 8 Garfield News 1949 Apr 27
Box 4 Folder 9 Garfield News 1949 May 4
Box 4 Folder 10 Garfield News 1949 May 11
Box 4 Folder 11 Garfield News 1949 May 18
Box 4 Folder 12 Garfield News 1949 May 25
Box 4 Folder 13 Garfield News 1949 June 1
Box 4 Folder 14 Garfield Park Cooperator 1937 June (v.1, n.1)
  Oversize Folder 5 Garfieldian 1914 Apr 17; 1931 Oct 15
  Bound Garfieldian 1935-1966
  Microfilm Garfieldian 1935-1949
  Microfilm Garfieldian 1951-1952
  Microfilm Garfieldian 1954-1955
Box 4 Folder 15 Humboldt Weekly Community Counsellor 1939 Mar 30
Box 4 Folder 16 Humboldt Weekly Community Counsellor 1939 Apr 6
Box 4 Folder 17 Humboldt Weekly Community Counsellor 1939 May 3
  Bound Lawndale News 1949 Feb-Dec (bound with West Side News for Jan-Feb 1949)
Box 4 Folder 18 Midwest Chicagoan 1931 Sep 4
  Oversize Folder 6 Midwest News 1940 May 14
  Microfilm Midwest News [Scattered issues only. See film for complete list.] 1934 Feb 17 (v.1, n.2)—1943 Dec 9 (v. 14, n. 31)
Box 4 Folder 19 New Generation 1940 Oct
  Microfilm Polonia 1924 (v. 18) complete
  Microfilm Polonia 1937 (v. 31) complete
  Bound South Side News Vol. 10 1933-1934
  Bound continued as Southwest News Vol. 11-21 1934-1945
  Bound continued as Southwest News Herald Vol. 22-27 1045-1951
Box 4 Folder 20 Stationary Engineer 1886 Apr
  Oversize Folder 7 Union Park Banner 1880 Sep 4
  Oversize Folder 11 Weekly Recorder 1902 Nov 13
  Oversize Folder 8 West End Advocate 1885 July 25
  Bound West Side Life 1932 Jul 20-Sep 25
  Bound West Side News 1932 Nov-Dec
  Bound West Side News 1933-1935 complete
  Bound West Side News 1937-1942 complete
Box 5 Folder 1 West Side News 1940 Feb 21
  Bound West Side News 1944-1948 complete
  Bound West Side News 1949 Jan-Feb
  Oversize Folder 9 West Side Review 1908 Jan 3
  Oversize Folder 10 West Side Review 1908 Feb 7
Box 5 Folder 2 West Town News 1924 June 20
Box 5 Folder 3 West Town News 1926 uncollated
Box 5 Volume 7 West Town News Volume 7 (1927) #1-5, 7-8, 11-16, 18-29, 31-33, 35, 37-43, 45-51
Box 5 Folder 4 West Town News 1927 Jan-Mar
Box 5 Folder 5 West Town News 1927 Apr-Jun
Box 5 Folder 6 West Town News 1927 Jul-Aug
Box 5 Folder 7 West Town News 1927 Sep-Oct
Box 5 Folder 8 West Town News 1927 Nov-Dec
Box 6 Volume 8 West Town News Volume 8 (1928) complete
Box 6 Folder 1 West Town News 1928 Jan-Feb
Box 6 Folder 2 West Town News 1928 Mar-Apr
Box 6 Folder 3 West Town News 1928 May-Jun
Box 6 Folder 4 West Town News 1928 Jul-Aug
Box 6 Folder 5 West Town News 1928 Sep-Oct
Box 6 Folder 6 West Town News 1928 Nov-Dec
Box 6 Volume 9 West Town News Volume 9 (1929) #6, 52
Box 6 Folder 7 West Town News 1929 Feb 8, Dec. 27
Box 6 Folder 8 West Towns Leader 1935 Dec
Box 6 Folder 9 West Towns Leader 1937 Aug/Sep, Oct
Box 6 Folder 10 West Towns Leader 1938 Jan, Mar, Nov
  Oversize Folder 12 West Town News (Westtown edition of The Garfieldian) 1940 Mar 14
Box 6 Folder 11 Westcenter Chicago 1921 Mar 26
Box 6 Folder 12 Westcenter Chicago 1922 Jan 7
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