Written primary sources are first-hand accounts from people who witnessed or were involved in the events being described. They include letters or reports written by the people involved, official documents, or photographs of the events. They also include memoirs written later.
Artifacts for events in Chicago history including: Abolitionist Movement; Public Housing and White Flight; Labor and the Haymarket Affair; Progressivism, Hull-House, and Immigration; Great Migration and the Jazz Age; and Political Activism and the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Chicago Collections Digital Images: Choose from categories like government, daily life, creativity, environments, work, neighborhoods, surrounding cities, famous people and place
Chicago Public Library Digital Collections: Find artifacts and/or information on Millennium Park, Civil War, Chicago Theatre, Northside Neighborhoods, Chicago Sewers, Chicago Public Library, Chicago Examiner, and Chicago Renaissance.
DePaul University Special Collections and Archives: Topics include Chicago and Lincoln Park History, Social Justice and the Catholic Left, Women's and Community Advocacy Organizations, DePaul University Archives, DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, Historic Maps, and more.