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Chicagoland Memorabilia and Map Collection

A work made of maps, printed papers, correspondence and photographs..

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  • A work made of maps, printed papers, correspondence and photographs..

Date:

1855-2019 (bulk 1929-1968)

About this artwork

Maps, brochures, pamphlets, photographs and other including 19th- and 20th-century ephemera relating to the geography, topography, urban development and built environment of Chicago and vicinity, from the late 19th century to the present. The maps series is divided between general and real estate maps. The printed ephemera consists of souvenir and promotional literature on various topics. Subject files relate to Chicago area department stores.

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Status

Currently Off View

Department

AIC Archives

Title

Chicagoland Memorabilia and Map Collection

Date

Made 1855–2019

Medium

Maps, printed papers, correspondence and photographs.

Dimensions

2 oversize portfolios, 1 rolled tube and flatfile materials: H.: 61 cm (24 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Tom Lyman, the Erdmann Schmocker Estate and an anonymous donor, n.d.; Dorothy Unger, 1997; John Walter, 2005; the E.M. Franklin Family, 2006; Ward Miller, 2008; the Irving Park Historical Society in 2012; Bishop Hill Heritage Association, 2015; Preservation Chicago in 2015; Cynthia Winter and Nicholas Weingarten in 2015; Ronald W. Ehrhardt in 2016; Wilson and Linsk families, 2018. Purchases by the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries. Other materials unknown.

Reference Number

2008.4

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