The Chicago Public Library system is home to over 500 unique archive collections as well as historic municipal publications and a wide range of neighborhood newspapers. Focused on individuals, communities, organizations and events, these collections chronicle large and small stories across Chicago’s diverse neighborhoods.
Archivists and Librarians from the Harold Washington Library Center Special Collections, the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection and the Northside Neighborhood History Collection will highlight collections and discuss services for undergraduates and faculty. We offer a range of sessions designed to orient students to archival research with hands-on examination of historical materials. Our sessions are customizable by topic or material type and with flexible options for presentation that can include interactive or instructor-designed activities
Michelle McCoy, Roslyn Mabry, Julie Lynch and Elizabeth Loch (Chicago Public Library)