Collections & Exhibits

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Collection Thumbnail Title Formats Subjects
Government Maps of Chicago Government maps of Chicago in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
During the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, there was a slow growth in the planning role of municipal governments in many large American cities, including Chicago. Cartographic materials of various sorts were one of the byproducts of this growth.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
American History
Political Science
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Geography
Lafayette MSS Lafayette Manuscripts, 1792-1834
Contains 37 documents, primarily correspondence written by or to Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Montier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834). Also included are letters related to Lafayette's son, George Washington du Motier de Lafayette (1779-1849) and grandson, Edmond du Motier de Lafayette (1818-1888).
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Political Science
European City Planning Map Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century European City-Planning Maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century European city-planning maps that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. Some are maps of actual plans for the future, not all of which (for example those of Cabourg and Moscow) were actually carried out.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Political Science
Maps
Montage of schoolchildren's artwork Middle Eastern Posters. Collection
The Middle Eastern Posters collection comprises posters produced by government offices and private organizations, primarily in Iran and Afghanistan.
Formats
Digital
Images
Subjects
Political Science
Middle East
Campaign poster O'Gorman Mahon. Papers, 1824-1892
James Patrick Mahon, also known as "The O'Gorman Mahon" was an Irish politician and adventurer. The collection contains correspondence, materials from court cases, documents pertaining to business ventures, a letter book, a diary, a passport, election posters, and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. Papers document Mahon's various political, military and business activities.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
Subjects
Political Science
Midwest Planning Map Planning Maps of Midwestern Cities in the 1920s and 1930s
Government planning maps of Midwestern cities from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the maps are zoning or land-use maps.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
Political Science
American History
Maps
Geography
RSJ2.jpg Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907
The University of Chicago Library’s collection Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907 consists of 110 titles in 378 issues. It is primarily comprised of journals, but some newspapers, broadsides, and illustrated periodicals are also included. The full collection has been digitized. This collection documents some of the most important events of the period known as the first Russian Revolution of 1905-1907. It was during this unprecedented rise of national self-identity that the first Russian Constitution and Russian Parliament were initially created. The first Russian Revolution was a period of struggle for political, social and human rights, and the press, which had previously been subject to censorship, enjoyed a new freedom which had never before appeared in Russia.
Formats
Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
European History
Political Science
Brighton Park, prepared by Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago Social Scientists Map Chicago
Geographer Chauncy Harris often argued that Chicago in the first half of the 20th century was the most studied city in the world. This claim is unprovable, but there were certainly an enormous number of scholarly studies of Chicago between the 1920s and the middle of the 20th century. Many of these included maps.
Formats
Digital
Maps
Subjects
Political Science
Sociology
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Letterhead Republican State Committee Woodruff, Timothy Lester. Papers, 1897-1909
Timothy Lester Woodruff (1858-1913), Republican politician. Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1896-1902. Contains correspondence and a speech. Material deals primarily with campaigns, patronage, and other political issues, some with references to Theodore Roosevelt and Lemuel Quigg. Correspondents include Thomas Platt, Frank S. Black, John D. Rockefeller, James Sherman, and James Wadsworth.
Formats
Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Political Science