History

Lake Bluff

Location

60044 Lake Bluff, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Jenson, Lyndon
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"The shores of Lake Michigan, with towering bluffs and heavily wooded ravines, have attracted many to Lake Bluff during the past two centuries. The Potowatomis were the first to come, using the ravines for their tribal council meetings. The German and Irish came in 1830s, drawn by the cheap land prices. The 1870s brought the Methodists, who, seeing the beauty of the lake and ravines, purchased 200 acres and formed the Lake Bluff Camp Meeting Association. The summer chatauqua brought thousands of visitors every year to its quaint cottages and hotels. It was in Lake Bluff where Frances Willard, president of the Women's Christian Temperance Union, brought together other temperance leaders to form the national Prohibition party, which led to the ill-fated 18th Amendment. In the 20th century, Lake Bluff had retained its charming cottages and tree-lined village streets. It remains today a picturesque and historic northern suburb of Chicago, nestled along the shores of Lake Michigan."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract from back cover.
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738552101
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

Revolution As an Eternal Dream: The Exemplary Failure of the Madame Binh Graphics Collective

Location

P.O. Box 12588
60612 Chicago, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Patten, Mary
Date: 
2011
Abstract: 
"Revolution As an Eternal Dream: the Exemplary Failure of the Madame Bihn Graphics Collective" examines the political practice and visual propaganda of a now-obscure women's poster, printmaking, and street art collective based in New York City between 1975 and 1983. For a brief, intense period of time, the MBGC collaborated on projects against racism and in solidarity with national liberation movements, producing many beautiful multicolored silkscreen prints, note cards, banners, posters and other print ephemera before withdrawing into the isolation of a sectarian and militaristic political line. By 1982 its core members were in prison or underground. "Revolution As an Eternal Dream" calls up the perpetual desire for revolution, but also the frailty of such dreams.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780981802312
Item Donor: 
Mary Patten

The Chicago Tribune Art Supplements in two parts, World's Columbian Exposition

Location

Chicago
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Chicago Tribune
Date: 
1893
Abstract: 
Pictures from the Chicago World's Columbian Exposition
Language: 
English
Format: 

A Sixties Story

Catalog Number: 
Book, Apicelli, Toni
Date: 
2010
Abstract: 
This book contains Toni Apicelli's memories of the late 1960s, including the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
Language: 
English
Subjects: 
Format: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9781608445646
Website: 

dogearpublishing.net

Item Donor: 
Toni Apicelli

Mount Prospect

Location

Mount Prospect, IL
United States
US
Date: 
2003
Abstract: 
"In 1874, Ezra Eggleston bought much of the land that is now downtown Mount Prospect and began to plan a village. He named the town after its position on the highest elevation in Cook County and in anticipation of the prospects awaiting future residents. However, the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and the Panic on 1873 combined to makes sales of new land difficult. Ezra sold his interest in the town, but soon after, people began to build stores and houses. By the 1900s, the area was flourishing. In 1917, Mount Prospect was incorporated. The 20th century has continued to bring great changes and development to the area as it evolved from a modest village to a major suburban community."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0738531650
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

The WPA Guide to Illinois: The Federal Writers' Project Guide to 1930s Illinois

Catalog Number: 
Book, Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration for the State of Illinois
Date: 
1939, 1984
Edition: 
First Pantheon Edition
Abstract: 
"First Published in 1939, 'The WPA Guide to Illinois' captures more vividly than any other guide both Chicago's quick pulse and the richly varied character of the rest of the state. Thirties Chicago, birthplace of the skyscraper, had just played host to the dazzling Century of Progress Exposition; the Board of Trade was the city's tallest building; and State Street was said to be the most brilliantly lighted street in the world. The stunning residences of the Gold Coast along Lake Shore Drive offered the city's most concentrated display of wealth, while on the South Side hundreds of freight cars rattled into the stock yards each night with their noisy cargo of livestock."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from the back cover.
Format: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0394721950

Chicago at the Turn of the Century in Photographs: 122 Historic Views from the Collections of the Chicago Historical Society

Location

1601 N. Clark St.
60614 Chicago
United States
41° 54' 40.4352" N, 87° 37' 54.6708" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Viskochil, Larry, A.
Date: 
1984
Abstract: 
A collection of photographs of Chicago landmarks and buildings, mostly dated 1904-1913 and all taken from the archives of the Chicago Historical Society.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Also contains maps of Chicago from 1904.
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0486246566

Historical Moments of Police Violence Series -Volume 1- The Mississippi Papers

Location

1530 West Morse Ave.
60626 Chicago
United States
42° 0' 28.5552" N, 87° 40' 8.0112" W
US
Catalog Number: 
Zine, Historical Moments of Police Violence Series -Volume 1- The Missippi Rivers
Date: 
2012
Volume: 
1
Abstract: 
As this pamphlet begins, "Police violence is unfortunately not new." Because of this, the series revolves around "The Mississippi Black Papers: Testimonials of Police Violence in the South" with images to accompany these testimonies from the mid 1960's.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
The abstract is taken from page 1 and 2.
Format: 
Item Donor: 
2013 Chicago Zine Fest

Glenview

Location

Glenview, IL
United States
US
Catalog Number: 
Book, Dawson, Beverly Roberts
Date: 
2008
Abstract: 
"Following the signing of the treaty of 1833, which required that Potawatomi tribes relocate west of the Mississippi, European settlers began to arrive in the area now called Glenview. Primarily of English and German origin, they established farms trading posts. the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 had a profound effect on the hamlet. Lumber from the forests of Wisconsin used to rebuild the city moved from the north via rail. By 1872, the Chicago, Milwukee, St. Paiul and Pacific Railroad laid the first set of tracks from Wisconsin to Chicago; the line brought prosperity to local residents. In 1899, the village was incorporated. The first mayor, Hugh Burnham, a nephew of Chicago architect Daniel Burnham is credited with its name - Glenview."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract take from the back cover.
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780738551906
Format: 
Item Donor: 
Chicago Publishers Gallery

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