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DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group records

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 This collection also includes unpublished essays written by members of the Lincoln Park Study Group, as well as reports, correspondence, and other administrative materials documenting the work of the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.


  • 1983-1990

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

Formed in 1983, the Lincoln Park Study Group was composed of faculty members from DePaul University representing various fields of study. The goal of their research was to document the "most significant social and cultural factors that have helped sculpt the landscape" of the Lincoln Park neighborhood. Charles S. Suchar, who was at that time a professor in the Sociology department, conducted many interviews with Lincoln Park residents and also photographed residents in their homes and businesses. His documentary photographs were later exhibited as an addition to the study.


2 Linear Feet (5 boxes)

Language of Materials



DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group records are organized in three series: 1. Background and Subject Files; 2. Essay Drafts; 3. Interviews. The Essay Drafts series contains unpublished chapters written by Lincoln Park Study Group. The Interviews series documents the interviews of many Lincoln Park residents conducted by Charles S. Suchar. This series includes audio recordings with corresponding transcripts. Some of these files also have photocopies of the photographs taken by Charles S. Suchar.

Physical Location


Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 2000.45 and 2001.02

Related Materials

DePaul University; Lincoln Park

Guide to DePaul University Lincoln Park Study Group records
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the DePaul Special Collections and Archives Repository

John T. Richardson Library
2350 N. Kenmore Ave.
Room 314
Chicago Illinois 60614