Jump to Supplement 1 | Supplement 2 | Supplement 3 | Supplement 4 | Photographs Materials in this series include folders containing biographical sketches of many Chicagoans.
Persons for whom there is a significant amount of information have their own folders, while those with sparse documentation are grouped together alphabetically in folders.
To facilitate research, all photographs, regardless of accession, are listed together.
A complete list of photographs can be found in the photograph finding guide.
Materials are arranged alphabetically by the name of author, when known, or otherwise by title or event.
Photographs, although listed and housed separately, are organized into corresponding series and include Portraits, Business Establishments, Religious Institutions, Clubs and Organizations, Residences, Schools, Streets, Transportation, and Historical Events such as the Chicago Fire.The Chicago City-Wide Collection consists of an initial accession and four supplemental accessions.Each accession consists of an assortment of manuscript, printed and photographic materials.The contents of the Initial Accession are described below.Supplements 1-4 are described separately, preceding their Container Lists.Special strengths of the collection include historical and contemporary documentation of the 1871 Chicago Fire, a series of Chicago maps dating back to 1835, and early West and South Side Park Commission reports and maps.