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Chicago Collections

Front cover of Chicago of to-day

Title page: Chicago of To-day. The Metropolis of the West. The Nation’s Choice for the World’s Columbian Exposition. 1892. Chicago : Acme Publishing and Engraving Co., 1892, c1891. SPC. 977.311 C532a1892
- Gift of Rosalie Gingiss.

In recent years, several contributions of books, maps and ephemera related to Chicago have formed the basis of our Chicago Collections. These resources chronicle the history and urban development of Chicago, its historic world fairs and include books and letters written by Chicago and Illinois authors.  

Front cover of Thompson plan for people’s ownership and operation of street railway systems...

Cover: Chicago (Ill.). Mayor. Thompson Plan for People’s Ownership and Operation of Street Railway Systems at a 5ct Fare: Submitted to the Chicago City Council in Special Session September 9, 1919 / by Mayor Wm. Hale Thompson. [Chicago : s.n., 1919] SpC. 338.4609773 C532t1919
- Gift of Robert S. Gruhn.

Handwritten note by George Ade

[Manuscript note] Ade, George. “Early to Rise…” Literary Letters and Ephemera.
- Gift of William and Irene Beck.

Book cover of People you know

Cover: Ade, George. People You Know. New York R.H. Russell, 1903. SPC. 813.5 A228P
- Gift of William and Irene Beck.

Author and illustrator inscriptions on front fly-leaf of People you know.

Inscriptions by author, George Ade, and illustrator, john T. McCutcheon, on the inside flyleaf of: Ade, George. People You Know. New York R.H. Russell, 1903. SPC. 813.5 A228P
- Gift of William and Irene Beck.

Book cover of Thousand and one afternoons in Chicago

Cover: Hecht, Ben. A Thousand and One Afternoons in Chicago / design and illustrations by Herman Rosse. Chicago, Covici-McGee, [1922] SPC. 814.5 H447t1922
- Gift of Jonathan Stern.

Front cover of The policewoman’s love-hungry daughter : and other stories of Chicago life

Cover: Hecht, Ben. The Policewoman’s Love-hungry Daughter: And Other Stories of Chicago Life. Little Blue Book; no. 1163. Girard, Kan. : Haldeman-Julius Publications, c1927. SpC. 813.5 H447p1927
- Gift of William and Irene Beck.