Chicago History Minute

On February 28, 1919, Charles Burroughs was born. With his wife, Margaret Goss Burroughs, he would go on to found the DuSable Museum of African-American history.
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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.

> Search the Encyclopedia

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

> Search the Chicago Daily News

The Dramas of Haymarket

The Dramas of Haymarket examines the circumstances and the legacy surrounding the 1886 Haymarket bombing.

> Visit the project website

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.

> Visit the project website

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.

> Visit the project website

> Purchase the Great Chicago Fire iPhone app

History Fair Bibliographies

The History Fair bibliographies are lists of publications owned by the Chicago History Museum.

> View the bibliographies

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