History

Grandpa and the Library - How Charles White Learned to Paint

Catalog Number: 
Book, White
Date: 
2018
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From dust cover: " Every day, young Charles White's mother takes him to the Chicago Public Library where the librarians look after him until she picks him up again after work, at six o' clock. At the library, Charles looks carefully at the picture books the librarians give him and also at the people around him, later drawing what he sees on scraps of paper at home...Ultimately, Charles becomes a great artist whose works now hang in museums throughout the United States."
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9781633450653
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Item Donor: 
Sarah E. Alvarez, Director of School Programs

The Crime of the Century - The Leopold and Loeb Case

Catalog Number: 
Book, Higdon
Date: 
1975
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Abstract: 
History of Leopold and Loeb case
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
399114912
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CTA Public Art

Location

Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, CTA
Date: 
2016
Edition: 
2nd
Volume: 
Issue: 
Abstract: 
Documentation of art installed at every CTA station, published by CTA
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Contributors con't: Patrick McGee, Adriana Amador, Zac Mascarenas, Amaya Orellano, Emi Stearn, Isaac Tellez, Hector Duarte, Curie HS, Hebru Brantley, Joshua Height, Derick Malkemus, Lacey Pipher, Salim Hurtado, Michael Cloud, Nina Smoot-Cain, Lisa Gainor, Chris Coldoff, John Bannon, Terry Peterson, Dorval R. Carter Jr., Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Tom Van Eynde, Marc Buhmann - CTA, Tony Coppoletta -CTA, Eric Craig, Michael Greer, Helmut Stockdreher - CTA, Jenelle Wittmann - CTA, Theaster Gates, Cecil Balmond, Benjamin Ball, Gaston Nogues, Edra Soto, Dan Sullivan, Alex Katz
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transitchicago.com/art

Refuse Refuse

Catalog Number: 
zine, Refuse Refuse
Date: 
2007
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Abstract: 
"Our project Refuse, Refuse, doesn't sit all that comfortably with...ideas...that insist that the mechanisms that created global warming and other ecological disasters are the ones to solve them. We think that our engineering practices have brought us to our current environmental and cultural situation and that there is no better way to deal with the constant stream of waste running out of our factories than to stop, to refuse refuse. We are both attracted and repelled to the idea of creating a solution out of the problem. Being able to create a new home out of recycled materials, or to inject the atmosphere with tiny reflectors to redirect heat away from the planet are both beautiful and Sisyphean. In this book, you will find experiments with trash in Chicago and Aberdeen." (abstract is taken from the first page of the zine.)
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
9780955552410

Library Excavations 9: Chicago's Filed Artists

Location

400 S State St
60605 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
zine, Library Excavations 9: Chicago's Files Artists
Date: 
2018
Edition: 
Volume: 
Issue: 
9
Abstract: 
"Library Excavations #9 goes digging into the Chicago Artist Files at Harold Washington Library. A slightly more fancy edition than usual. In addition to a five page essay there are 20 full color pages representing obscure printed ephemera by as unusual and diverse an array of Chicago artists as you should expect from Public Collectors." (abstract taken from https://halfletterpress.com/library-excavations-9-chicagos-filed-artists/)
Language: 
English
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Website: 

www.halfletterpress.com
www.publiccollectors.org
www,chipublib.org/fa-chicago-artists-archive

Chicago Art Deco Society (Fall 01, Winter 2002)

Location

60204-1116 Evanston
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
magazine, Chicago Art Deco Society Magazine Fall 01 Winter 2002
Date: 
Winter 2002
Edition: 
Fall 01, Winter 2002
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Abstract: 
Magazine publication highlighting happenings and all content related to Art Deco architecture. Magazine is produced by the Chicago Art Deco Society located in Evanston IL.
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Hyde Park Houses - An Informal History, 1856-1910

Location

Hyde Park
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Block
Date: 
1978
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Issue: 
Abstract: 
History of Hyde Park neighborhood through documentation of notable residences.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0226060004
Website: 

Reimagining the Industrial West Side

Location

700 N. Kildare Ave.
60651 Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Magazine, Reimagining the West Side
Date: 
2017
Edition: 
Volume: 
20
Issue: 
Abstract: 
CityBureau journalists investigate the former site of the Northwest Incinerator, interviewing residents, community organizers, and environmental activists. The issue also serves to document a community event that was held June 8, 2017, where locals learned about the investigation and broke up into groups to discuss their neighborhoods.
Language: 
English
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World's Fairs: Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow

Catalog Number: 
Book, Roesch
Date: 
1962
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Abstract: 
A short history of World's Fairs from 1851-1965 in London, New York, Philadelphia, Chicago, St. Louis, San Francisco, San Diego, Brussels, and Seattle.
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English
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Greater Chicago Historical Tour Guide

Catalog Number: 
Book, Wilson
Date: 
1989
Edition: 
1st Edition
Volume: 
Issue: 
Abstract: 
Long-time journalist D. Ray Wilson offers a guide to historical sites and museums in greater Chicagoland. He includes capsule histories of the sites themselves, from the well-known Water Tower Pumping Station to off-the-beaten track sites like Fort Nonsense. Additionally, this guide includes museums small and large, art galleries, and public sculptures. Readers can also find a short history of Chicago from 1831 through the time of writing, along with brief introductions to prominent local figures.
Language: 
English
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ISSN/ISBN: 
0916445240
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