June 5, 2024 10:00am

Chicago Collections Consortium Annual Meeting with  Shermann "Dilla" Thomas

Join Chicago Collections Consortium as we share exciting highlights of this past year and speak with urban historian Shermann “Dilla” Thomas. Thomas is passionate and well-versed in Chicago’s history, architecture, and culture. He brings the city to life through captivating storytelling and insider … Read More >

May 30, 2024 12:00pm

Conversations with Chicago Collections— Office of the City Clerk 

CCC is proud to present its next installment of Conversation with Chicago Collections with Matt Messbarger, Archival Specialist with Chicago's Office of the City Clerk. The City Clerk is one of the oldest public servant positions in American government history, and one of only three city-wide electe… Read More >

April 17, 2024 6:00pm

Bits and Bobs: An Extraordinary Collection of Artists' Books at the Newberry

Jill Gage of the Newberry will explore an exceptional collection of artists' books gathered over several decades by Robert McCamant, the noted book designer, former president of the American Printing Society, and original editor and longtime graphic designer of the Chicago Reader. Mr. McCamant has r… Read More >

March 14, 2024 6:00pm

A 21st-Century Reconsideration of Leopold and Loeb

May 2024 marks the centenary of the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb, whose sentencing hearing in the summer of 1924 riveted Chicago and the world. With Cook County State’s Attorney Robert Crowe demanding the execution of the confessed murderers, celebrated attor… Read More >

February 27, 2024 12:00pm

Conversations with Chicago Collections - The Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation.

Join Cheryl McIntyre, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Paul and Jean Harris Home Foundation as she shares the inspiring story of the Rotary Foundation and how it started with the vision of one man — Paul Harris. Learn how Harris, a Chicago attorney, formed the Rotary Club of Chicago in 1905 at… Read More >

January 23, 2024 6:00pm

"Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washington to Lori Lightfoot."

CCC in partnership with the University of Illinois Chicago Richard J. Daley Library is proud to host the launch of the book, "Chicago’s Modern Mayors: From Harold Washing to Lori Lightfoot." Join authors Dick Simpson and Betty O’Shaughnessy and contributor Clinton Stockwell, as they share their … Read More >