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 >
If you take the books out of a library, is it still a library? That’s the question the Georgia Institute of Technology pondered -- and eventually answered in the affirmative -- when administrators, faculty members and librarians there in 2013 began to define their vision of what the institute’s libr… Read More >
Last Tuesday I wrote about visual artist Tim Anderson rediscovering a painting he had made 15 years ago of the city of Chicago containing, to his calculations and research, some 198 different neighborhoods. He found the painting and had it professionally photographed, had copies made and began selli… Read More >
Chicago Collections launched its Explore Chicago Collections digital portal at a public event held at the Harold Washington Library Center on November 5, 2015. Explore Chicago Collections is a digital portal providing access to images, maps, descriptions of archival collections, and other resources … Read More >