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Chicago History

This guide provides resources for information pertaining to Chicago History.


The below websites provide additional information on Africana and Black History.


Chicago History Museum

Museum and research center dedicated to collecting, interpreting, and presenting the rich multicultural history of Chicago and Illinois.


City of Chicago

This website includes early Chicago history.


Encyclopedia of Chicago

This website is the electronic version of the printed Encyclopedia of Chicago.


The Great Chicago Fire

The Great Chicago Fire & the Web of Memory consists of two main parts which include: five chronologically organized sections that together present a history of the fire and examines six ways in which the fire has been remembered.


Haitian American Museum of Chicago

The Haitian American Museum of Chicago (HAMOC) was Founded in 2012, it was created to hold programs and exhibits that will contribute to the rich multicultural tapestry in Chicago.  


National Archives and Records Administration-Great Lakes Region

Contains historical records dating from 1800 to the 1990's.


Urban Experience in Chicago: Hull-House And It’s Neighborhoods 1889-1963

The Urban Experience website is divided into six major sections: Historical Narrative, Timeline, Images, Geography, Teachers' Resources, and Search, each section has a different focus and strategy to engage in the subject matter.