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Chicago History

 Map Image From the Library of Congress (Cities and Towns Map Collection)

Chicago History

The Columbian Exposition of 1893

Statue of the Republic at the Columbian Exposition, 1893;  Image from Illinois State Society Website

  • The History Files at the Chicago History Museum
    Provides web exhibits on the following topics in Chicago History:
    Al Capone, The Chicago Fire, Fort Dearborn, The World's Columbian Exposition, The Pullman Era, The Stockyards, A Century of Progress, Parades, Protest and Politics in Chicago, The Black Sox.
  • Chicago History Timeline
    Chicago Public Library online historical timeline with linked resources.
  • Timeline of Chicago Tragedies and Disasters
    Chicago Public Library website with links to resources for tragic events in Chicago from 1812 to 1995. These include: the Fort Dearborn Massacre, the Great Chicago Fire, the Haymarket Tragedy, the Iroquois Theater Fire, and St, Valentine's Day massacre, and many more.
  • The Great Chicago Fire
    Chicago History Museum and Northwestern University together created this online exhibit covering the history of the Great Chicago Fire, eyewitness accounts, illustrations, and other primary sources.
  • The Dramas of Haymarket
    Website Exhibit: "Online project produced by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University. The Dramas of Haymarket examines selected materials from the Chicago Historical Society's Haymarket Affair Digital Collection, an electronic archive of CHS's extraordinary Haymarket holdings. The Dramas of Haymarket interprets these materials and places them in historical context, drawing on many other items from the Historical Society's extensive resources."
  • The Plan of Chicago
    Online exhibit about the Plan of Chicago from the Ryerson and Burnham Archives of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Hull House and other Illinois Settlement Houses
    This online image database features a selection of photographs and documents from the Hull-House Collection and from six other collections of settlement house materials housed in the Special Collections Department, University of Illinois at Chicago Library.
  • Landmark Chicago- Architecture images
    The Chicago Atheneum Museum of Architecture and Design has assembled a list of what it considers to be the most impressive masterpieces of Chicago Architecture from 1850 to the present.
  • Chicago Architects Oral History Project
    A project of the Art Institute of Chicago to record the life experiences of architects who shaped the physical environment in Chicago and surrounding communities from the early 1900s to today.
  • Chicago-related Historical Broadsides and Printed Ephemera (Library of Congress)
    An American Time Capsule, the online presentation of the Library of Congress Printed Ephemera collection, comprises 17,000 items including proclamations, advertisements, blank forms, programs, election tickets, catalogs, clippings, timetables, and menus. There are a significant number related to Chicago history.
  • Chronicling America (Library of Congress)
    Search America's historic newspaper pages from 1836-1922 or use the U.S. Newspaper Directory to find information about American newspapers published between 1690-present. Chronicling America is sponsored jointly by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Library of Congress.

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