Chicago Public Library Special Collections and Preservation Division - Highlights from the collections (Chicago Open Archives)

  • 10 Oct 2015
  • 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Chicago Public Library, Harold Washington Library Center, 400 S. State Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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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.

http://www.chipublib.org/special-collections/

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