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Old Town Triangle Association records

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.


  • 1927-2006
  • Majority of material found within 1960-2001


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research use.

Biographical / Historical

The Old Town Triangle Association was established in 1948 as a community-based, not-for-profit organization devoted to residents who lived in the area of the City of Chicago bounded by North Avenue, Clark Street, and Ogden Avenue. This area is referred to as the "Triangle." The Triangle became a Chicago landmark area in 1977 and a nationally registered landmark area in 1984.


5.5 Linear Feet (20 boxes)

Language of Materials



This collection is organized into eight series: 1. Publications; 2. Administration; 3. Financial; 4. Committee Files; 5. Old Town Art Fair; 6. Urban Renewal; 7. Memorabilia; 8. Oversized Materials. Series 2, Administration, is further divided into subseries: 2.1. General Administrative; 2.2. Board of Directors. The majority of the materials in this collection are arranged chronologically, or by topic and then chronologically.

Physical Location

3/34/A-B; 3/44/D

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Accession 1993.10; 2001.19; 2010.15

Guide to Old Town Triangle Association 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