Fall 2015

The Newberry Magazine: "Big Shoulders"

Explore Chicago Collections, a web-based search engine, launched this fall, giving users unprecedented access to primary sources in Chicago archives… Read More >

November 9, 2015

Chicagoist: "This game-changing new archive explores Chicago history"

The new historical photo archive Explore Chicago Collections has launched, quickly establishing itself a darling of Chicago librarians, academics, and anyone looking to get lost in its treasure trove of photographs and other media. The new archive is a game-changing collaboration between various loc… Read More >

November 5, 2015

The Chicago Maroon: "New online portal archives Chicago’s history and culture"

On October 22, the University and 21 other institutions helped launch Explore Chicago Collections, a new online archival portal for discovering the history and culture of the city. In 2011, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation provided a grant to the project, naming UChicago and 12 other institutions, in… Read More >

November 4, 2015

Chicago Tribune: "Chicago Collections brings city-related archives under one digital roof"

The big news in area archiving that's being shown off Thursday is about, in the driest, most basic terms, "consolidated access to bibliographic information," as Newberry Library President David Spadafora put it. But Chicago Collections, a new entity bringing old entities together, is about much more… Read More >

October 28, 2015

Women and Leadership Archives, Loyola University Chicago: "Explor(ing) cool Chicago collections"

If you are a history buff, an experienced researcher, or have even a mild interest in Chicago history and culture – drop everything you are doing and go to the Explore Chicago Collections website. Have you done it yet? I’ll wait. Now that you are up to speed, let the gushing begin. Explore Chicago C… Read More >

October 28, 2015

Theatre Historical Society of America, Inaugural Exhibition Coverage

As a member of the Chicago Collections, Theatre Historic Society of America loaned items from the archives to the inaugural exhibit. The stories Chicagoans tell about themselves and their history are as diverse and dynamic as the city itself. But where do they find the resources and evidence to brin… Read More >