Provenance information for Supplements 1-4, and for the Collection's photographs, is provided in their respective Scope and Content notes.
The Chicago City-Wide Collection contains materials that overlap several neighborhoods.
Jump to Supplement 1 | Supplement 2 | Supplement 3 | Supplement 4 | Photographs Materials in this series include folders containing biographical sketches of many Chicagoans.
Persons for whom there is a significant amount of information have their own folders, while those with sparse documentation are grouped together alphabetically in folders.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of author, when known, or otherwise by title or event.
Supplement 1, Series 6: Historical Events and Sketches | Supplement 2, Series 6: Historical Events and Sketches | Supplement 3, Series 6: Historical Events and Sketches | Supplement 4, Series 6: Historical Events and Sketches | Photographs, Series 6: Historical Events and Sketches This series include the 18 annual reports for the Chicago Protestant Orphan Asylum.
The Chicago City-Wide Collection comes from a wide range of sources: transfers from other Chicago Public Library agencies, libraries across the nation, purchases, and private donations.
Where appropriate, the provenance of individual items has been noted on folders.
Supplement 1, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 2, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 3, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Supplement 4, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations | Photographs, Series 5: Clubs and Organizations Various manuscript and printed historical essays are found in this series and include a number of titles on the geologic history of the Chicago area, information on early Chicago (especially Fort Dearborn), a rich collection of materials on the 1871 Chicago Fire, and articles on the 1968 Democratic National Convention.All material has been sorted into one of several series, described below.Certain items in the collection inherently fall through the cracks between these categories; for example, a 1923 map of the Chicago underworld is filed under "Clubs and Organizations" (See Oversize Folder 7).Special strengths of the collection include historical and contemporary documentation of the 1871 Chicago Fire, a series of Chicago maps dating back to 1835, and early West and South Side Park Commission reports and maps.The intellectual arrangement of Chicago City-Wide is topical.The contents of the Initial Accession are described below.Supplements 1-4 are described separately, preceding their Container Lists.This resource, produced by the Illinois State Archives, lists the name of its first owner, residence at time of purchase, date, price, legal description, and volume/page for the original recorded deed for each portion of acreage in Cook County.The originals are located in the Illinois State Archives in Springfield, Illinois.To facilitate research, all photographs, regardless of accession, are listed together.A complete list of photographs can be found in the photograph finding guide.