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Descriptive inventory for the Lidia Preble visual materials, 1959-2002, bulk 1979-1999

Lidia Preble visual materials

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Descriptive inventory for the Lidia Preble visual materials, 1959-2002, bulk 1979-1999

Prepared by Brienne Callahan, 2016.
  
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Chicago History Museum, Research Center
1601 North Clark Street
Chicago, IL 60614-6038
Web-site: http://libguides.chicagohistory.org/research
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E-mail: research@chicagohistory.org
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Collection Overview +/-

Title: Lidia Preble visual materials, 1959-2002 (inclusive), 1979-1999 (bulk)
Creator: Lidia Preble
Dates: 1959-2002 (inclusive), 1979-1999 (bulk)
Accession numbers: 1998.0188
2003.0249
Bib number: 00144018
Call numbers: 1998.0188 PCP-0204
1998.0188 PCT-0255
Size: Approximately 4 linear feet, including approximately 33,300 images (12 boxes)
Language of material:Collection is written in English.

Provenance statement:

Materials were a gift of Preble, Lidia and Preble, Robert C., Jr. (1998.0188) and Preble, Lidia (2003.0249).

Terms governing use:

Credit photographer.

Restriction(s):

Advance appointment required to view material from cold storage.

Alternate format available:

Parts of this collection have been digitized. Please contact the Rights and Reproductions department at rightsrepro@chicagohistory.org for more information.

Please cite this collection as:

Lidia Preble visual materials (Chicago History Museum), with a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of the specific item(s).

Collection Summary +/-

Color photographic prints (15,500), negatives (15,500) and transparencies (2,300) of Chicago (Ill.) architecture, construction and attractions photographed by Lidia Preble between 1959 and 2002. The collection contains exterior views of the built environment, predominantly in the downtown area, documenting construction of new buildings and roadworks, as well as demolitions; many photographs are taken from Marina City Towers and other high-rises, including the Sears Tower Observatory and Standard Oil Building. Images also document public art and exhibitions, including sculptures, the Cows on Parade and Suite Home Chicago exhibits, and the Mural Building. Also included are public events and buildings related to Polish-Americans, such as the 1981 Solidarity demonstration, churches, and parades. Additional Chicago events represented in the collection include the February 1979 blizzard, the 1980, 1983, and 1985 Chicago Marathons, 1987 construction at the Chicago Historical Society, the 1982 funeral of Chicago Cardinal John Cody, and the 1994 soccer World Cup parade and opening game.

Biographical/Historical Note +/-

Lidia Preble, a non-professional photographer, was an original resident of Marina City Towers and lived there for more than 50 years before leaving the Chicago area around 2012.

Catalog Subject Headings +/-

Subjects:
Architecture--Illinois--Chicago--1980-1999
Genre/Form:
Film negatives--Color
Film transparencies--Color
Photographic prints--Color
Geographic:
Chicago (Ill.)--Buildings, structures, etc.--1980-1999
Loop (Chicago, Ill.)--1980-1999

Organization and Arrangement of Collection +/-

The collection is arranged in five series by date.

Click on heading to view series description.

Series 1. 1960s images, 1959-1969 (items found in 1 box)
Series 2. 1970s images, 1970-1979 (items found in 3 boxes)
Series 3. 1980s images, 1980-1989 (items found in 8 boxes)
Series 4. 1990s images, 1990-1999 (items found in 5 boxes)
Series 5. 2000s images, 2000-2002 (items found in 1 box)

About This Finding Aid +/-

Creation: Finding aid encoded by Brienne Callahan using Oxygen editor, 2016.
Language: Finding aid is written in English.
Other Finding Aids: Finding aid also submitted to Explore Chicago Collections portal.
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