Includes sites focused on the rich history of the City of Chicago. Sites may include but not limited to:
Local historical societies, groups and organizations
Famous persona or Chicago (i.e., former mayors, government officials and figures)
News and media coverage of distinct events that have occurred in the city's history.
Former businesses, markets, and organizations that are covered by educational or media resources.
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1968 Democratic National Convention
A chronology of events surrounding the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which sparked the Chicago Seven Trial. Includes links to related sites.
American Memory Historical Collections
Over 55,000 photographs from the Chicago Daily News taken between 1902 and 1933. Collection is housed at the Chicago Historical Society.
History of the German restaurant in operation from 1887 to 2006, and sales of memorabilia.
California Newsreel: Goin' to Chicago
A film that traces the history the great migration of African-Americans from the rural South through the personal stories of a group of older Chicagoans born mostly in the Mississippi Delta. Overview of the story, the people, and offers video clips and archival resources.
Chicago Architects Oral History Project
Recorded interviews with Chicago's influential architects of the 20th Century. Extracts, photographs and biographical summaries on-line.
Consortium of institutions that preserve and share Chicago's history and culture.
Chicago Historical Society
A privately endowed, independent institution devoted to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois, as well as selected areas of American history, to the public through exhibitions, programs, research collections, and publications.
The Chicago Metro History Education Center
An independent non-profit, educational program serving students, teachers, and parents in the city and in suburban Cook, Lake and DuPage counties.
Gathered by the Chicago Public Library, includes a chronological history of Chicago which includes links to selected biographies.
Chicago Tribune: Tribune coverage of the E2 tragedy
Portal of news articles related to the E@ nightclub where 21 people died early February 17, 2003 during a stampede.
Chicago's Hyde Park Historical Society
The Society's building, formerly the cable car waiting room for the 1893 Columbian Exhibition in Chicago's Hyde Park, contains archival material, books, photographs, posters and historic documents about the city's growth.
Chicago: City of the Century
PBS American Experience Online's companion site to the television series. Includes maps, teacher's guide, and trivia.
Chicago: Destination for the Great Migration: African-American Mosaic Exhibition
A Library of Congress online exhibit.
Dying Alone: The 1995 Chicago Heat Wave
The 1995 heat wave killed more Chicagoans than the Great Chicago Fire. An interview with social historian Eric Klinenberg discusses the reasons why.
Eastland Disaster Historical Society
Information, photos of artifacts, and links about the loss of over 800 lives in the wreck of the Eastland on July 24, 1915 on the Chicago River.
Historic Pullman Foundation
Focused on preservation and restoration activities within the Pullman Historic District. Events and program calendars, location map and foundation activities.
World Wide Web Virtual Library: Chicago History
Includes University of Kansas-maintained directory of resources relating to the city's history between 1803 and 1996.
NPR : Chicago's Firehouse Dogs
Chicago has a long history of firehouse dogs. Brothers Trevor and Drew Orsinger have put together a book -- The Firefighter's Best Friend -- tracking their lives and legends. The Orsingers speak with NPR's Liane Hansen. [6:21 streaming audio broadcast.] (April 25, 2004)
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