November 30, 2015

Chicago Tribune: "Chicago neighborhood map stands the test of time"

There are, by the count of cartographers and real estate developers and politicians, God knows how many neighborhoods in Chicago. And no matter how sad and downtrodden, how happy and polished, people live and work in all of them. Visual artist Tim Anderson lives and works in the West Town neighborho… Read More >

November 25, 2015

Curbed Chicago: "Chicago Collections compiles moments of the Auditorium Building"

The Chicago Collections is a testament to the power of working together, especially when you're a consortium of 21 libraries, museums, and other grand cultural institutions with archives that can tell the history and culture of Chicago powerfully in a way that no single organization can. In the holi… Read More >

November 24, 2015

UIC News Center: "Delve deep into Chicago's past with just one click"

Where can you find a photo of Martin Luther King Jr. in Chicago in 1968? Or descriptions and images of all the pavilions in A Century of Progress, the 1933 Chicago world’s fair? Or background on Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ early career with a Chicago comedy troupe? Until a few weeks ago, your queries would… Read More >

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 >