Online Resources for Chicago Research Project
Encyclopedia of ChicagoThe Chicago Historical Society, the Newberry Library, and Northwestern University collaborated to create this "dynamic and unprecedented metropolitan history. Thousands of historical resources-including articles, photos, maps, broadsides and newspapers-related to Chicago's colorful and complex history are at your fingertips." - Encyclopedia of Chicago website
Chicago History and Facts
1. Select "Exploring Chicago" from the navigation bar at the top of the page.
2. Under the Arts and Culture heading, select Chicago History and Facts.
Information from the City of Chicago - Exploring Chicago website. Links to many subjects, including: the Historic Water Tower, Chicago Landmarks, a virtual tour of the Chicago River, and many others.
The History Files
"Get the inside story on some of Chicago’s most memorable events!" - Chicago Historical Society
Be sure to check out the 1st Facts, Photographs, and Artifacts links!
Specific subject-related resources:
The Great Chicago Fire and The Web of Memory
The Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University have partnered to create this online exhibition for the 125th anniversary of one of the most famous events in Chicago’s history. Includes information about the city’s recovery after the fire, personal accounts and memories of the fire, and much more.
Chicago "L" History
This site is maintained by Graham Garfield, a student at the University of Illinois. The history section will be especially useful to students interested in researching Chicago’s most famous method of transportation.
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