History

Plans of Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Book Roche, R. Samuel
Date: 
2009
Edition: 
1st
Abstract: 
"In 'Plans of Chicago,' R. Samuel Roche and Aric Lasher investigate the 'Plan of Chicago' as a design strategy and a point of departure for a new regional planning approach. They illuminate it historical context through a discussion of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition and the 1901 McMillan Plan for Washington, DC, its primary antecedents. Comparing its priorities and strategies with those of earlier and later plans of Chicago -- including projects by Frederick Law Olmsted, Frank Lloyd Wright, Jens Jenson, and Ludwig Hilberseimer -- Roche and Lasher offer a new approach to regional planning that combines the strengths and objectives of these various plans of Chicago.'
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from notes in dust jacket.
Format: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
978061528220

Yesterday: When I Was Younger...: Oak Park, River Forest Oral History

Catalog Number: 
Book, Brooke, Lee
Date: 
1989
Abstract: 
A collection of oral histories of descendant of Oak Park and River Forest's oral histories. Oral histories address a broad spectrum of topics ranging from farming, log cabins, Ernest Hemingway, the women's rights' movement and schools. Over 150 photographs accompany the interviews to provide an oral history of a visual picture of early village life.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover.
Format: 
Contributors: 

Our Chicago, Faces and Voices of the City

Catalog Number: 
Book, Richard Younker
Date: 
1987
Edition: 
First Edition
Abstract: 
This book is a series of candid portraits accompanied by poetry and monlogues given by the subjects. The words of some have been mixed and matched with others to tell new and differnt stories that still represent the collective Chicago Younker seeks to represent.
Language: 
English
Notes: 
The author was born and raised, and educated in Chicago. He had been working as a freelance photographer for thirteen years at the time of publication. His work appeared in the magazines of the Chicao-Sun TImes and Chicago Tribune Magazines respectively.
Format: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
1556520220

Year; Mid-Century Edition: 1900-1950

Catalog Number: 
book
Date: 
1950
Edition: 
1
Abstract: 
"The dramatic story of 50 turbulent years in 2,000 pictures, 100,000 words...a permanent record of all the important national and world events..."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Reads like a giant newspaper, touching on every war, fad, significant scientific and socio-political lurch, with tons and tons of pictures. However it came into CUL's posession, YEAR passed from Ceceila Chutw to Mike Pintozzi in 1998. While the publisher kept offices in Los Angeles, the book itself was printed and bound in Chicago by Lakeside Press, R.R. & Donnelly and Sons Company.
Series Title: 
Item Donor: 
unknown

The Anne Frank Project: An Installation by Ellen Rothenberg

Catalog Number: 
Book Rothenberg
Date: 
2001
Abstract: 
Catalog of an exhibition by Chicago-based sculptor Ellen Rothenberg at Gallery 312. The art focuses on the life and diary of Anne Frank.
Language: 
English
Format: 
Publisher: 

Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Chicago

Catalog Number: 
BOOK Dale, Alzina Stone
Date: 
1995
Abstract: 
"Around the world the name "Chicago" conjures up images of the Roaring Twenties, speakeasies, cops and robbers, and "Scarface" Al Capone. In Mystery Reader's Walking Guide: Chicago, author Alzina Stone Dale brings all of this-and more-to life in 10 walking tours of Chicago's neighborhoods, as described in the works of Sara Paretsky, Craig Rice, and more than 70 other mystery writers Each Walk is accompanied by an easy-to-follow map of your route, as well as recommended restaurants and places of interest along the way, presented in a style that is evocative of the great writers, books and sleuths identified with the Windy City."
Language: 
English
Format: 
Series Title: 
Publisher: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
0-8442-9608-2

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Catalog Number: 
Book,Betts,Tara
Date: 
2002
Abstract: 
"Tara Jean Betts has crafted a manual of sweet lyric, corner doowop and unsettling truths, an unerring guidebook for the colored girl who is born into several worlds at once. Praise this raging poetess for trumpeting that hidden voice, for baring its blade edges and giving it space to scream. Her poems are too true to be kept secret and too stunning to be denied."
Language: 
english
Notes: 
Abstract from book cover.
Subjects: 
Format: 
Contributors: 

Route 66 in Chicago

Catalog Number: 
Other Bergstrom, Matt
Date: 
2009
Abstract: 
"The most famous highway in America starts in the center of Chicago. For over 2400 miles it winds west through little towns, plains mountains and deserts, all the way to L.A., California. The first few miles of the journey zigzag down busy streets of the city. Here and there are old roadside businesses dating from the picturesque days of auto tourism along the Mother road. Read the story of this historic travel route in the enclosed booklet, and see the sights along the way in three-dimensional photographs."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover. Contains 3-D View-Master photographs and a booklet.
Format: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780984343829
Item Donor: 
Matt Bergstrom

Chicago Hot Dog Stands

Catalog Number: 
Other,Bergstrom, Matt
Date: 
2009
Abstract: 
"Chicago is said to have about 1800 independent hot dog stands, more than all franchised fast food chains combined. Every neighborhood has it's favorite local hangout, with a slightly different take on the classic Chicago hot dog, and it's own unique look and style. Read the story of Chicago's hot dog in the enclosed booklet, and visit a few of the many interesting hot dog stands with this 3-dimensional photo tour."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover. Contains 3-D view-Master photos and a booklet.
Format: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780984343812
Item Donor: 
Matt Bergstrom

Motels of Lincoln Avenue

Catalog Number: 
Other Bergstrom, Matt
Date: 
2009
Abstract: 
"In the 1950s, Lincoln Avenue was the gateway to Chicago from the north. At the edge of the city, new auto 'mo-tels' with the most modern amenities catered to auto travellers. Since then the little motels have fallen on hard times and many have been torn down. Read the story of Lincoln Avenue and take a tour in 3-dimensional photos to see what is left of this classic stretch of roadside Americana."
Language: 
English
Notes: 
Abstract taken from back cover. View-Master 3-D photos and booklet.
Format: 
Publisher: 
Contributors: 
ISSN/ISBN: 
9780984343805
Website: 

wurlington-bros.com

Item Donor: 
Matt Bergstrom

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