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Chicago Historical Society

Overview
Works: 774 works in 1,267 publications in 2 languages and 17,007 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs  Documentary television programs  Tours  Nonfiction television programs  Periodicals  Encyclopedias  Exhibition, pictorial works  Bibliography  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Other, Editor, Composer, Recipient
Classifications: F548.3, 977.311
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Chicago : city of the century by Austin Hoyt( Visual )

29 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and held by 1,596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

City of the century tells how in just 60 years Chicago grew from a remote, swampy frontier town into one of the most explosively alive cities in the world. "Chicago by 'L'" is part travelogue, part history, and part tour of Chicago's neighborhoods by 'L', Chicago's elevated train
A house divided : America in the age of Lincoln by Eric Foner( Book )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2008 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conjunction with a ten-year exhibit at the Chicago Historical Society, beginning January 1990
The encyclopedia of Chicago( Book )

7 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Developed by the Newberry Library with the cooperation of the Chicago Historical Society, The Encyclopedia of Chicago is the definitive historical reference on metropolitan Chicago. More than a decade in the making, the Encyclopedia brings together hundreds of historians, journalists, and experts on everything from airlines to Zoroastrians to explore all aspects of the rich world of Chicagoland, from its geological prehistory to the present." "The main alphabetical section of the Encyclopedia, comprising more than 1,400 entries, covers the full range of Chicago's neighborhoods, suburbs, and ethnic groups as well as the city's cultural institutions, technology and science, architecture, religions, immigration, transportation, business history, labor, music, health and medicine, and hundreds of other topics. The Encyclopedia has the widest geographical reach of any city encyclopedia of its kind, encompassing eight of the region's counties, including suburbs. Nearly 400 thumbnail maps pinpoint Chicago neighborhoods and suburban municipalities; these maps are complemented by hundreds of black-and-white and color photographs and thematic maps that bring the history of metropolitan Chicago to life. Additionally, contributors have provided lengthy interpretive essays - woven into the alphabetical section but set off graphically - that take a long view of such topics as the built environment, literary images of Chicago, and the city's legendary and passionate sports culture." "The Encyclopedia also offers a comprehensive biographical dictionary of more than 2,000 individuals important to Chicago history and a detailed listing of approximately 250 of the city's historically significant business enterprises. A color insert features a timeline of Chicago history and photo essays exploring nine pivotal years in this history."--Jacket
Louis Sullivan : the function of ornament by Louis H Sullivan( Book )

16 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Werk van de Amerikaanse architekt
Chicago history( )

in English and held by 578 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The architects and the city : Holabird & Roche of Chicago, 1880-1918 by Robert Bruegmann( Book )

12 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Incorporating meticulous research based on the extensive architectural holdings of the Chicago Historical Society, Bruegmann documents the firm's work from the boom years of the 1880s through the period of sustained growth and innovation after the turn of the century. In chapters devoted to topics as diverse as downtown commercial and retail development, business hotels, civil buildings, automobile showrooms, and suburban clubs and housing, Bruegmann creates a sustained historical narrative that considers the profound interdependence of architecture and modern urban life
Chicago at the turn of the century in photographs : 122 historic views from the collections of the Chicago Historical Society by Larry A Viskochil( Book )

6 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of vintage views of Chicago, most dating from 1904 to 1913
Sketch of Edward Coles, second governor of Illinois, and of the slavery struggle of 1823-4 by E. B Washburne( Book )

17 editions published between 1881 and 2008 in English and held by 371 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A bibliography of Illinois imprints, 1814-58 by Cecil K Byrd( Book )

2 editions published in 1966 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chicago : creating new traditions by Perry Duis( Book )

2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents architecture in Chicago, the Plan of Chicago, Riverside, the Pullman Community, Hull House, Art Institute of Chicago, Auditorium Theater, Marshall Field dept store, Sears and Montgomery Ward dept. stores
Chicago : a historical guide to the neighborhoods : the Loop and South Side by Glen E Holt( Book )

4 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This guide to some of Chicago's historic neighborhoods of the South Side is the first of what we hope will be an important series interpreting the historical processes that have formed and shaped the city's community life. Both words and images have been used to create a historical and social iconography of each of the areas covered, in the hope that this combination will not only convey the changes that have occurred in each neighborhood, but will also impart a sense of each community's uniqueness" -- from preface
Grand illusions : Chicago's World's Fair of 1893( Book )

4 editions published in 1993 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Becoming American women : clothing and the Jewish immigrant experience, 1880-1920 by Barbara A Schreier( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 227 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collections, content, and the Web by Council on Library and Information Resources( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report is based on a conference organized by CLIR and the Chicago Historical Society in October 1999. It includes the papers distributed at the conference and summaries of the discussions they provoked. It also summarizes a survey of institutional Web sites that was conducted to gather preliminary data about museum and library Web site design and use
An historical sketch of the early movement in Illinois for the legalization of slavery read at the annual meeting of the Chicago Historical Society, December 5th, 1864 by William H Brown( Book )

10 editions published between 1865 and 1977 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The art of Archibald J. Motley, Jr. by Jontyle Theresa Robinson( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William B. Ogden, and early days in Chicago a paper read before the Chicago Historical Society, Tuesday, December 20, 1881 ... by Isaac N Arnold( Book )

5 editions published between 1881 and 1882 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Jefferson-Lemen compact : the relations of Thomas Jefferson and James Lemen in the exclusion of slavery from Illinois and the Northwest Territory, with related documents, 1781-1818 by Willard C MacNaul( Book )

12 editions published between 1915 and 2002 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The boundary dispute between Illinois and Wisconsin : an address read before the Chicago Historical Society at a special meeting held May 19, 1904 by William Radebaugh( Book )

7 editions published in 1904 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The encyclopedia of Chicago
Alternative Names

controlled identityChicago History Museum

CHS

Historical Society Chicago, Ill

Languages
English (233)

German (1)

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The encyclopedia of ChicagoLouis Sullivan : the function of ornamentThe architects and the city : Holabird & Roche of Chicago, 1880-1918Chicago at the turn of the century in photographs : 122 historic views from the collections of the Chicago Historical SocietyBecoming American women : clothing and the Jewish immigrant experience, 1880-1920