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.

Related Material

West Side Historical Society Records – See Series 8: Subject Index

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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