Looking for a digital scan of the Eastland shipwreck, union membership at one of the city's long-gone businesses or an arrest record from 1900? A new digital resource is now available that takes some of the legwork out of researching Chicago's rich history, and DePaul librarians played an important … Read More >
The Community/Capacity Awards (DLF Comm/Caps, for short) are a new debt of gratitude from the DLF membership, selected annually by vote. We are pleased to announce the nominees for the 2016 DLF Comm/Cap Awards! These are not awards for pure innovation, individualism, or disruption. Instead, they hon… Read More >
Tracy J. Seneca is the recipient of the 2016 CRL Primary Source Award for Access. Documentation on the range of political and cultural experiences in the sprawling metropolis of Chicago is extensive, making a tool that offers centralized access to a heterogeneous group of archival collections an inv… Read More >
Local histories are easily explored at most libraries. Government documents and records, newspaper photos and clippings, film and video footage, and assorted ephemera nestled in stacks and special collections can create vivid snapshots of a community’s past. But even the most thorough collection may… Read More >
PRWeb: "The Chicago Architectural Photographing Company Collection Is Now Available in the THS Online Catalog"
The Theatre Historical Society of America, home to the American Theatre Architecture Archives, is working to bring more of its collections online, increasing access by scholars, theatres, professionals and enthusiasts. The Chicago Architectural Photographing Co. (CAPC) was organized in 1885 to serve… Read More >
There are few cities that support their libraries, archives, and museums the way Chicago does. Chicago playwright David Mamet famously referred to the Chicago Public Library as his “alma mater,” and Chicagoans have enjoyed several celebrations of our cultural heritage in recent months, including Chi… Read More >