Chicago Open Archives 2017

"People are hungry for stories.  It's part of our very being.  Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too.  It goes from one generation to another."   ~ Studs Terkel

Celebrate Archives Month throughout October with Chicago area libraries, archives, and museums during Chicago Open Archives (COA).  This year's theme is Hidden Stories in the Archives.  Along with the events such as behind-the-scenes tours and lectures, Chicago Area Archives will be highlighting our Spotlight events.  Visit multiple Spotlight events, collect clue sheets, and play an online trivia game in November.  Check out the calendar below for more information.  What hidden stories will you find and what stories will you tell?

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Photo: Barabara Crane/Ryerson and Burnham Archives

Year: 2017

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Oct 03 Armour Mission to 'Hippie Modernism': A Brief History of Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 03 Special Collections and University Archives, Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago - Nurses: Beyond the 4x6 Image (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 04 Virtual Open Houses of Chicago Archives, Chicago Collections Consortium (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 04 Northern Illinois University: Who Really Did Invent Homecoming? (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 05 Alternative Histories, Alternative Archives: A one-day symposium on the state of the archive (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 07 Chicago Public Library, Sulzer Regional Library Historical Collection Open House (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 11 Chicago Film Archives - After work social (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 12 Archdiocese of Chicago Archives and Records Center: Researching Habits (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 13 Media Burn Archive Behind the Scenes Tour (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 14 Aurora Regional Fire Museum: Piecing Together Tragedy (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 14 Newberry Library - Mystery Date: Clues and Tools for Dating Ephemera (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 17 Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections Open House (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 17 Chicago History Museum - Spirits in the Archives: Chicago Brewing, Bars, and Taverns (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 18 American Medical Association - Following the Tracks of Chicago's Quacks (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 18 Oak Park Public Library Special Collections - Hemingway in High School (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 20 Benedictine Sisters of Chicago's Open Archives at St. Scholastica Monastery (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 21 DePaul University Special Collections and Archives - Written in the Stars: A Comet’s Tale (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 21 Hidden Stories – Finding the Spirit of the Union League Club of Chicago (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 22 Museum of Contemporary Art Hearts Chicago - Library Hours (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 25 National Archives at Chicago - Preston Tucker: Visionary or Huckster? (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 26 Illinois Institute of Technology - Mysteries in the Archives (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 26 Ryerson and Burnham Archives, Art Institute of Chicago - The Skyscraper: Innovation and Icon in Chicago (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 27 Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections Open House (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 27 Mollie West & Other Untold Stories of the Women and Leadership Archives (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 28 Who Knew? Hidden Stories in the Willard Archives (Chicago Open Archives)
Oct 28 Chicago Public Library Special Collections - Buildings: Untold Tales of Chicago's Civil Rights Movement (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 28 Chicago Public Library Special Collections - Buildings: Untold Tales of Chicago's Civil Rights Movement (Chicago Open Archives Spotlight Event)
Oct 31 Loyola University Chicago Archives and Special Collections Open House (Chicago Open Archives)
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