Chicago History at Your Fingertips
A number of resources useful for students working on history homework are available online.
Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago
No project is complete without using this online resource, which includes A to Z entries, photographs with zooming capability, rich maps, interpretive digital essays, and a wealth of historical sources.
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Chicago Daily News Photographs
Search more than 55,000 photographs of urban life taken between 1902 and 1933 by photographers employed by the Chicago Daily News, then one of the city's leading newspapers. The collection is available online at the Library of Congress American Memory site
The Dramas of Haymarket
The Dramas of Haymarket examines the circumstances and the legacy surrounding the 1886 Haymarket bombing.
For more information on Haymarket visit the Haymarket Affair Digital Collection.
Wet With Blood
One of the most powerful artifacts in the Chicago History Museum's collection is a cloak allegedly worn by Mary Todd Lincoln on the evening her husband Abraham was assassinated in April 1865.
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
This online exhibition focuses on the ways in which the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 has been remembered.
History Fair Bibliographies
The History Fair bibliographies are lists of publications owned by the Chicago History Museum.