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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..


1855-2019 (bulk 1929-1968)

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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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Chicagoland Memorabilia and Map Collection


Made 1855–2019


Maps, printed papers, correspondence and photographs.


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

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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.

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