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Chicago History Museum Collection Online

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Historians and history aficionados alike will find much to interest them in this digital collection from the Chicago History Museum. While this resource represents only a small portion of the museum's vast collection, those who are unable to visit in person can view many of their most popular and significant holdings through this website. Its contents are divided by type of material, with artifacts, prints and photos, and oral history making up the major categories, and users can search or browse the collections by keyword, date, related events, and several other parameters. Examples from the collection include artifacts that survived the Great Chicago Fire, photos documenting the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomery, and interviews from the Chicago Cold War Oral History Project. Historians may also be particularly interested in the collection of finding aids that are available on this website, which offers a glimpse of the materials in the Chicago History Museum's archives. The museum adds items to their digital collections regularly, so this resource is worth multiple visits.
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Date of Scout Publication 2018-07-20
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2018/0720

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