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Lincoln Park

 Record Group
Identifier: LP

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Allan Mellis papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0108
Scope and Contents The materials in this collection document Allan Mellis' diverse community involvements, ranging in date from the early 1970s to 2012. Mellis was committed to solving a variety of neighborhood and city-wide issues, and many of his interests and committee involvements overlap. Researchers should note the interconnected nature of the series in the Allan Mellis Papers. Related files were gathered together to form the series, which are based on the committee groups Mellis listed on his resume....
Dates: 1962-2012; Majority of material found within 1984-2006

Collection on Friends of the Parks

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0002
Scope and Contents This collection includes documents from the Friends of the Parks organization. The materials in the collection came from a variety of sources: Lincoln Park Advisory Council, Lincoln Park Conservation Association and the affiliated neighborhood organizations. Record types include newsletters, bulletins, histories, minutes, correspondence, reviews, reports, and pamphlets. Several individual reports, newsletters, financial statements, and correspondence are from Friends of Lincoln Park and the...
Dates: 1971-1998

Collection on Lincoln Park Advisory Council

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0085
Scope and Contents

This collection documents the activities of the Lincoln Park Advisory Council. LPAC materials include correspondence, meeting minutes, by-laws, financial reports, newspaper clippings, newsletters, flyers, guidelines, member and committee lists, and papers from various organization committees.

Dates: 1944-2008; Majority of material found within 1985-1998

Collection on Lincoln Park Steering Committee

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0021
Scope and Contents

The Lincoln Park Steering Committee records consist of correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, by-laws, financial documents, reports, and other administrative records generated by the LPSC as a whole or one of its many task forces. This collection also includes publicity related to the work of LPSC and a copy of the group's Lincoln Park Management and Restoration Plan.

Dates: 1979-1993

Collection on St. Vincent de Paul Center

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0070
Scope and Contents

The Collection on St. Vincent de Paul Center contains correspondence, annual reports, newsletters, newspaper clippings, and photographs.

Dates: 1897-2007; Majority of material found within 1940s-1990s

Collection on the Young Lords

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0065
Scope and Contents Materials donated by Omar López on behalf of the Young Lords, including press releases, memorabilia, publicity, correspondence, and documentation of Cha-Cha Jiménez's 1974 Aldermanic campaign, are available in Box 1 of this collection. Additional material collected by Special Collections and Archives about the Young Lords or Cha-Cha Jiménez is housed at the end of Box 1. Box 2 includes photographs. This collection also contains transcripts and audio recordings of oral histories conducted...
Dates: 1968-2008

Deborah Bright photographs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0111
Scope and Contents Deborah Bright’s photographs from the “Lincoln Park Project” capture various elements of the Lincoln Park neighborhood, such as houses, alleys, dilapidated residences, and new construction. Juxtaposing images of building renovations, Latin Kings gang graffiti, gates and fences, and a large neighborhood garden provide evidence of a diverse urban neighborhood in transition. The photos present material culture and landscapes as a reflection of the ongoing gentrification and class distinction in...
Dates: 1985 July-August

DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0069
Scope and Contents

The DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group records contain transcripts and cassette tapes of interviews conducted by DePaul faculty member Charles S. Suchar with residents of Lincoln Park. This collection also includes unpublished essays written by members of the Lincoln Park Study Group, as well as reports, correspondence, and other administrative materials documenting the work of the Lincoln Park Study Group.

Dates: 1983-1990

Frank Di Benedetto Lincoln Park collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0126
Scope and Contents The Frank Di Benedetto Lincoln Park collection documents fragments of family life in Lincoln Park from 1897 to 2013. The material in the collection include advertisements, photographs, and correspondence. Other materials, like dance cards, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and flyers are also part of the collection. Some of the correspondence within Gunther Drucklieb's file candidly expresses the draft during World War I, and also the state of Germany after the war (box 1, folder 7). Marie...
Dates: 1897-2013; Majority of material found within 1908-1972

Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0017
Scope and Contents

The Central Neighborhood Association records include governing documents and correspondence related to the organization and its activities. Newsletters, minutes of community, CAPS, and board meetings, and materials documenting community events are also part of this collection. Documents relating to Children's Memorial Hospital, Oz Park, the St. Vincent DePaul Center, and Lincoln Park High School have been interfiled with the Lincoln Park Conservation Association Records.

Dates: 1957-2008

Lincoln Park Archery Club records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0125
Scope and Contents The Lincoln Park Archery Club records range in date from 1936 to 1952. These records include photographs, newsletters, and a scrapbook. Some of the materials, such as an issue of American Bowman Review and newspaper clippings, do not specifically mention the LPAC but do pertain to the subject of archery. Club memorabilia, such as patches and ribbons also are included. Some of the items within the collection appeared to have belonged to two members of LPAC, Alice Cook and Jane Long....
Dates: 1936-1952; Majority of material found within 1936-1952

Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0018
Scope and Contents

The Lincoln Park Chamber of Commerce Records contain by-laws, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, reports, press releases, publicity, photographs, and memorabilia created by or documenting the activities of the LPCC. This collection also contains materials related to neighborhood events, urban renewal efforts, and various LPCC committees.

Dates: 1950-2014

Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0019
Scope and Contents

The LPCCC records consist of meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, memos and other organizational papers. Documents related to land use and planning are also included.

Dates: 1941-2001

Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0020
Scope and Contents

The Lincoln Park Community Research Initiative records consist of meeting minutes, correspondence, newspaper clippings and materials documenting various events organized by LPCRI. Audiovisual materials and oral history transcripts are also part of this collection.

Dates: 1952-2011; Majority of material found within 1999-2011

Lincoln Park Conservation Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0016
Scope and Contents The Lincoln Park Conservation Association records contain reports, minutes of community meetings, correspondence, maps, photographs, promotional materials, publicity, financial records, and publications of the LPCA and of its seven affiliated neighborhood associations, the Lincoln Central Association, the Mid-North Association, the Old Town Triangle Association, the Park West Neighborhood Association, the Ranch Triangle Association, the Sheffield Neighborhood Association and the Wrightwood...
Dates: 1893-2007; Majority of material found within 1950s-1990s

Louis Szathmary papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0015
Scope and Contents

The Louis Szathmáry papers consist of photographs and publications demonstrating Chef Louis Szathmáry's fame as a restaurateur and a bibliophile. It also includes correspondence, promotional materials, and documentation of events and exhibits honoring Szathmáry at Johnson & Wales University's Culinary Arts Museum.

Dates: 1960-2001

Mid-North Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0025
Scope and Contents

The Mid-North Association records contain newsletters, pamphlets, brochures, flyers, by-laws, meeting minutes, photographs, correspondence, reports, articles, budget and income statements, summaries, planning documents, news clippings, newspaper articles, amendments to zoning ordinances, final agreements, surveys, blueprints parking and traffic studies, case studies, maps, proposals, constitutions, proposals, memorabilia, floor plans, drawings, maps, fact sheets, and permits.

Dates: 1950-2008; Majority of material found within 1960s-1990s

Old Town Triangle Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0028
Scope and Contents

The Old Town Triangle Association records consist of governing and financial documentation, meeting minutes, correspondence, memoranda, reports, newsletters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings related to or issued by the Old Town Triangle Association. The collection also includes files documenting the process of becoming a nationally registered historic district.

Dates: 1927-2006; Majority of material found within 1960-2001

Park West Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0030
Scope and Contents

The Park West Neighborhood Association records consist of governing and financial documentation, meeting minutes, correspondence, reports, newsletters, pamphlets, photographs, and newspaper clippings related to or issued by the Park West Neighborhood Association. Topics of concern to the Association include community safety, urban renewal, traffic, and neighborhood events.

Dates: 1955-2012

Peter Bauer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0105
Scope and Contents The Peter Bauer papers document one individual’s involvement and interest in Lincoln Park during the neighborhood's urban renewal efforts in the 1960s and 1970s. Researchers should note that there are no files documenting Peter Bauer's work and activities outside of his leadership positions and membership on Mid-North Association (MNA), Lincoln Park Conservation Association (LPCA), and Lincoln Park Conservation Community Council (LPCCC). The types of documents include meeting minutes,...
Dates: 1963-1979; Majority of material found within 1967-1972

RANCH Triangle Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0031
Scope and Contents

The RANCH Triangle Association records contain governing and financial documentation, meeting minutes, correspondence, memos, reports, newsletters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings related to or issued by the RANCH Triangle Association. A significant portion of this collection is dedicated to the issue of urban renewal in the RANCH area.

Dates: 1960-2010

Seminary Townhouse Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0032
Scope and Contents

The Seminary Townhouse Association records contain a wide variety of materials, many of which are related to the conception of and first five years of its existence, but they also span into the 1980s and 1990s.

Dates: 1974-2016

Sheffield Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0033
Scope and Contents

The Sheffield Neighborhood Association (SNA) records document the activities of the organization. The most substantial series of the collection documents the Garden Walk. The Sheffield Garden Walk is an annual event which began in 1969 to raise money for the community. Materials in the collection also document various beatification projects in the neighborhood such as Trebes Park which was renovated in 1992 with funds from the Garden Walk and the Dorothy Melamerson Trust.

Dates: 1958-2014; Majority of material found within 1970s-1990s

St. Pauls Church records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0066
Scope and Contents

This collection contains records generated by or related to the activities of St. Pauls United Church of Christ in Chicago. Records include newletters, booklets, photographs, publicity, and ephemera.

Dates: 1893-1993

Vi Daley papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0091
Scope and Contents The Vi Daley papers were created and maintained during Daley’s three terms as Alderman from 1999 to 2011 and her time as Chief of Staff (1994-1998) for Alderman Charles Bernardini’s term are included. The majority of her papers are materials relating to Lincoln Park urban planning regarding the Columbus Hospital, the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Armitage Station (Brown Line) and Fullerton (Red Line) redevelopment projects and the numerous historic preservation initiatives throughout the...
Dates: 1972-2018

Wanda Harold photographs collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0087
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Wanda Harold's paper, "Early Ethnic Settlement and Architecture in Lincoln Park," and accompanying photographs.

Dates: 2001

Wrightwood Neighborhood Association records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS0044
Scope and Contents

The Wrightwood Neighborhood Association records include newsletters, correspondence, meeting minutes, membership lists, financial documents, flyers, reports, surveys, photographs, initial bids from contractors, initial plans, guidelines, fundraising materials, maps, reports, and photographs.

Dates: 1956-2015; Majority of material found within 1977-1996