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Finding Aids

Browse or search finding aids describing selected archival collections in the Chicago History Museum's research holdings, including manuscripts, organizational and personal papers, prints and photographs, and architectural materials. More finding aids are being added regularly, so come back soon to see what's new. Search ARCHIE

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Oral History Collection

Read transcripts of and listen to oral history interviews conducted by the Studs Terkel Center for Oral History of the Chicago History Museum. The Oral History Center works with community partners to use history in general and oral history in particular as an empowering tool of social justice and civil rights to understand ourselves and …

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Oral History Collection

About the collections



Chicago History Museum collects and preserves millions of artifacts, documents, and images to help us share Chicago’s stories and help you connect to the city and its history. The vast majority of the collection is not yet online, but through this portal you can access many of the most significant, exciting, and popular materials in the Museum's collection. Search by key word or simply browse the collection items featured here. If you're interested in learning more about researching materials in the collection, you can find more information at A guide to the Research Center at the Chicago History Museum.

 

 

Funded through the generous support of the Chicago History Museum's Costume Council.

 

 

 

 

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