Chicago Public Library Special Collections and Preservation Division - Highlights from the collections
See treasures from the vault in Special Collections at the Chicago Public Library. Highlights of this visit include: lithographs of streets and buildings showing Chicago in the 1860s; Civil War letters from Illinois soldiers; photographs from the 1893 World’s Fair; photographs and scripts from the Goodman Theatre Archives; Harold Washington’s speech that kicked off his campaign to become Chicago’s first African American Mayor; a glass brick from Crown Fountain in Millennium Park.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Maximum capacity: 20 visitors
No registration necessary
The Chicago Public Library opened its doors on January 1, 1873. Today the main library, the Harold Washington Library Center, houses remarkable collections about Chicago.