June 16, 2023 10:00am

CCC's Annual Meeting and WTTW's Geoffrey Baer

Go on a virtual treasure hunt with CCC's annual meeting speaker, public television host, and writer, Geoffrey Baer. Geoffrey has spent more than a quarter century unearthing Chicago’s hidden and surprising history and sharing it in feature-length documentaries on WTTW Channel 11. In this presentatio… Read More >

May 4, 2023 3:00pm

Public Records in Chicago: Acquisition and Accessibility

Chicago Area Archivists and Chicago Collections Consortium are excited to announce an upcoming panel discussion, Public Records in Chicago: Acquisition and Accessibility. This event is a follow up to the 2021 panel Chicago Municipal Records: Access and Accountability. In it, we will further explore … Read More >

March 15, 2023 12:00am

Conversations with Chicago Collections - Frances Willard House Museum and Archives

Frances Willard is best known for her leadership of the Woman’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), the largest women’s organization in the US in the late nineteenth century. The Willard House Museum, Willard’s home from 1865 until her death in 1898, became a museum in 1900, and is a national landmar… Read More >

March 7, 2023 6:00pm

Call and Response: Lawrence Steger's Archives and Lasting Legacy

Chicago Collections Consortium is proud to host Call and Response: Lawrence Steger's Archives and Lasting Legacy. In partnership with UIC Gallery 400, this program furthers the discussion about performance artist Lawrence Steger, who was described by the Chicago Tribune as “one of the most important… Read More >

January 19, 2023 12:00pm

A Discussion with Gerber-Hart Librarian and Archivist Erin Bell

Join Librarian and Archivist Erin Bell as she shares an overview of Gerber Hart Library and Archives. Founded in 1981, Gerber/Hart’s collections focus on the culture and history of LGBTQ peoples and additional marginalized sexual and gender minorities in Chicago and the Midwest. Gerber/Hart serves t… Read More >

December 1, 2022 6:00pm

Discussion with Author Melanie D. Newport

Join Chicago Collections' Board Chair Ellen Keith, Director of Research and Access and Chief Librarian at the Chicago History Museum, in conversation with professor and author Melanie D. Newport , author of This Is My Jail: Local Politics and the Rise of Mass Incarceration. Newport's recently publis… Read More >