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Chicago Fire of 1874 Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

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Primary Sources: Newspaper Articles

Chicago Daily Tribune. 1874a. “THE FIRE.: The Scenes of Oct. 9, 1871, Repeated on a Small Scale.,” July 15.
 
———. 1874b. “The Lessons of Tuesday,” July 15.
 
———. 1874c. “YESTERDAY’S FIRE: A Cheap Penalty for Amazing Folly.,” July 15.
 
———. 1874d. “POLITICS AND FIRES.,” July 16.

———. 1874e. “THE BURNT DISTRICT.,” July 16.

———. 1874f. “THE FIRES.: Review of the Conflagration of Tuesday,” July 16.

———. 1874g. “Effects of the Fire,” July 19.

———. 1874h. “RELIGIOUS NEWS.: History of the Churches Destroyed Tuesday,” July 19.

Chicago Evening Journal. 1874. “The Very Latest: The Chicago Fire--The State Auditors Opinion Upon an Important Tax Matter,” July 15, Vol. 31, Issue 7 edition. (Link below)

Chicago Globe and Mail. 1874. “The Chicago Fire,” July 16.

Chicago Times. 1874. “Red Ruin: The Old Fire Fiend Pays a Visit to Chicago,” July 15, Morning edition. (Link below)

Daily Alta. 1874. “The Chicago Fire of 1874,” July 15. http://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc?a=d&d=DAC18740715.2.41.

Daily Argus. 1874. “Closing Account of the Chicago Fire,” July 16.

Inter-Ocean. 1874. “Burned Again: Chicago Once More in the Embrace of the Fire Fiend,” July 15, Morning edition. (Link below)

Memphis Daily Appeal. 1874. “Another Conflagration,” July 15.

National Republican. 1874. “Chicago’s Firey Ordeal,” July 16.

Public Ledger. 1874. “Chicago Ablaze!,” July 15, Evening edition.

Wheeling Intelligencer. 1874. “The Chicago Fire,” July 16.

Primary Sources: Reports

Colvin, Harvey Doolittle. 1874. Mayor’s Report to the Board of Aldermen. Chicago, IL.
 
Report of a Select Committee of the Common Council on Better Protection Against Fire and an Ordinance. 1874. 1375. Chicago, IL.
 
Report of Fire Marshall Relative to the Late Conflagration. 1874. 1321. Chicago, IL.
 
Sheridan, Mark. 1874. Board of Police for the Fire Department Report on the Fire of July 14, 1874. Chicago, IL: Board of Police for the Fire Department.

Primary Sources: Other

Critchell, Robert Siderfin. 1909. Recollections of a Fire Insurance Man,including His Experience in U.S. Navy (Mississippi Squadron) during the Civil War. Chicago: Author. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/nyp.33433082334636.

 

Oakley, Henry A. 1874. “National Board of Fire Underwriters Resolution.”

Primary Sources: Newspaper articles PDFs

Secondary Sources: Books

Andreas, A. T. 1884. A History of Chicago, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time in Three Volumes. Vol. 3. 3 vols. Chicago,: A. T. Andreas,.
 
Currey, J. Seymour. 1912. Chicago: Its History and Its Builders, a Century of Marvelous Growth. Vol. 2. 5 vols. Chicago: S. J. Clarke Publishing Company. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/hvd.32044024820961.
 
Garel-Frantzen, Alex. Gangsters & Organized Crime in Jewish Chicago. Charleston, SC: The History Press.
 
Pierce, Bessie Louise. 2007. A History of Chicago: The Rise of a Modern City, 1871-1893. Vol. 3. 3 vols. Chicago : University of Chicago Press,.
 
The Chicago Library Club. 1905. Libraries of the City of Chicago,with an Historical Sketch of the Chicago Library Club. Chicago: The Chicago Library Club. http://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b4220539.

Secondary Sources: Blogs and Web Pages

“1874 Chicago Fire.” Chicagology. http://chicagology.com/chicago-fire/1874fire/.
 
Maggio, Alice. 2009. “Chicago Burns Again: The Second Great Fire.” Gapers Block. February 9. http://www.gapersblock.com/airbags/archives/chicago_burns_again_the_second_great_fire/.
 
“The Second Chicago Fire - July 14, 1874.” 2014. He Story of a House: The Official Blog of the Glessner House Museum. July 14. http://glessnerhouse.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-second-chicago-fire-july-14-1874.html.

Wikipedia Citation Format for our Sources

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| pages = 1
| title = THE FIRE.: The Scenes of Oct. 9, 1871, Repeated on a Small Scale.
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-15
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{{Cite news
| pages = 6
| title = YESTERDAY'S FIRE: A Cheap Penalty for Amazing Folly.
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-15
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{{Cite news
| pages = 1
| title = THE FIRES.: Review of the Conflagration of Tuesday
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-16
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{{Cite news
| pages = 4
| title = The Lessons of Tuesday
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-16
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{{Cite news
| title = The Fire: Views of Insurance Men Concerning the Department
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-17
}}

{{Cite news
| pages = 6
| title = POLITICS AND FIRES.
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-18
}}

{{Cite news
| pages = 5
| title = Effects of the Fire
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-19
}}

{{Cite news
| pages = 6
| title = RELIGIOUS NEWS.: History of the Churches Destroyed Tuesday
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-19
}}

{{Cite news
| pages = 8
| title = THE BURNT DISTRICT.
| work = Chicago Daily Tribune
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-19
}}

{{Cite news
| edition = Vol. 31, Issue 7
| pages = 1–2
| title = The Very Latest: The Chicago Fire--The State Auditors Opinion Upon an Important Tax Matter
| work = Chicago Evening Journal
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| volume = Fall
| pages = 52–65
| last = Keyes
| first = Jonathan J.
| title = The Forgotten Fire
| work = Chicago History
| date = 1997
}}

{{Cite web
| title = 1874 Chicago Fire
| work = Chicagology
}}

{{Cite news
| title = The Chicago Fire
| work = Chicago Post and Mail
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-16
}}

{{Cite news
| edition = Morning
| title = Red Ruin: The Old Fire Fiend Pays a Visit to Chicago
| work = Chicago Times
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| title = The Chicago Fire of 1874
| work = Daily Alta
| location = California
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| title = Closing Account of the Chicago Fire
| work = Daily Argus
| location = Mount Vernon, NY
| date = 1874-07-16
}}

{{Cite web
| last = Maggio
| first = Alice
| title = Chicago Burns Again: The Second Great Fire.
| work = Gapers Block
| date = 2009-02-09
}}

{{Cite web
| title = The Second Chicago Fire - July 14, 1874
| work = he Story of a House: The Official Blog of the Glessner House Museum
| date = 2014-07-14
}}

{{Cite news
| edition = Morning
| title = Burned Again: Chicago Once More in the Embrace of the Fire Fiend
| work = Inter-Ocean
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| title = Another Conflagration
| work = Memphis Daily Appeal
| location = Memphis, TN
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| title = Chicago's Firey Ordeal
| work = National Republican
| location = Washington, D.C.
| date = 1874-07-16
}}

{{Cite news
| edition = Evening
| title = Chicago Ablaze!
| work = Public Ledger
| location = Memphis, TN
| date = 1874-07-15
}}

{{Cite news
| pages = 1
| title = The Chicago Fire
| work = Wheeling Intelligencer
| location = Wheeling, WV
| date = 1874-07-16
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = A. T. Andreas,
| volume = 3
| last = Andreas
| first = A. T.
| title = A history of Chicago, from the earliest period to the present time in three volumes
| location = Chicago,
| date = 1884
}}

{{Cite conference
| last = Colvin
| first = Harvey Doolittle
| title = Mayor's Report to the Board of Aldermen
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-07-24
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = Author
| last = Critchell
| first = Robert Siderfin
| title = Recollections of a fire insurance man,including his experience in U.S. Navy (Mississippi Squadron) during the Civil War
| location = Chicago
| date = 1909
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
| volume = 2
| last = Currey
| first = J. Seymour
| title = Chicago: its history and its builders, a century of marvelous growth
| location = Chicago
| date = 1912
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = The History Press
| isbn = 978162619
| last = Garel-Frantzen
| first = Alex
| title = Gangsters & organized crime in Jewish Chicago
| location = Charleston, SC
}}

{{Cite
| last = Oakley
| first = Henry A.
| title = National Board of Fire Underwriters Resolution
| date = 1874-07-24
}}

{{Cite
| last = Oakley
| first = Henry A.
| title = Letter to Mayor Colvin from the National Board of Fire Underwriters
| date = 1874-07-25
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = University of Chicago Press,
| isbn = 978022666
| volume = 3
| last = Pierce
| first = Bessie Louise
| title = A history of Chicago: The rise of a modern city, 1871-1893
| location = Chicago :
| date = 2007
}}

{{Cite conference
| publisher = Board of Police for the Fire Department
| last = Sheridan
| first = Mark
| title = Board of Police for the Fire Department Report on the fire of July 14, 1874
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874
}}

{{Cite book
| publisher = The Chicago Library Club
| last = The Chicago Library Club
| title = Libraries of the city of Chicago,with an historical sketch of the Chicago Library Club
| location = Chicago
| date = 1905
}}

{{Cite conference
| title = Report of Fire Marshall relative to the late conflagration
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-08-10
}}

{{Cite conference
| title = Report of a Select Committee of the Common Council on Better Protection Against Fire and an Ordinance
| location = Chicago, IL
| date = 1874-10-05
}}

{{Cite
| publisher = Chicago Fire Department
| title = History of the Chicago Fire Department
| date = 2004
| url = http://www.cityofchicago.org/content/dam/city/depts/cfd/general/PDFs/HistoryOfTheChicagoFireDepartment_1.pdf
}}