Jump to Supplement 1 | Supplement 2 | Supplement 3 | Supplement 4 | Photographs Materials in this series include folders containing biographical sketches of many Chicagoans.
Persons for whom there is a significant amount of information have their own folders, while those with sparse documentation are grouped together alphabetically in folders.
All material has been sorted into one of several series, described below.
Certain items in the collection inherently fall through the cracks between these categories; for example, a 1923 map of the Chicago underworld is filed under "Clubs and Organizations" (See Oversize Folder 7).
This resource, produced by the Illinois State Archives, lists the name of its first owner, residence at time of purchase, date, price, legal description, and volume/page for the original recorded deed for each portion of acreage in Cook County.
The originals are located in the Illinois State Archives in Springfield, Illinois.
The majority of the latter were transferred to Special Collections from the Library’s Social Sciences and History Division.
Supplement 1, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 2, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 3, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 4, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Photographs, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations Various manuscript and printed historical essays are found in this series and include a number of titles on the geologic history of the Chicago area, information on early Chicago (especially Fort Dearborn), a rich collection of materials on the 1871 Chicago Fire, and articles on the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Researchers interested in this topic should also see Box 45, a computer print-out of .Researchers should be aware that the arrangement of these materials is by Township, Range, and Section Number. Material in this series relates to libraries in Chicago, public and private.Supplement 2, Series 9: Libraries | Supplement 3, Series 9: Libraries | Photographs, Series 9: Libraries Material in this series does not fit neatly into other series as defined.The contents of the Initial Accession are described below.Supplements 1-4 are described separately, preceding their Container Lists.The focus of this collection is general Chicago history, covering the city as a whole and the communities for which there is no separate neighborhood history collection.