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September
28
September
28

The Chicago Tylenol Murders

Posted under by Jojo Galvan

Forty years ago today, a series of grim deaths in the Chicago metropolitan area gripped the nation, changing how American consumers buy over-the-counter medicine and the way public health officials respond to crisis situations. The Chicago Tylenol murders, as they’ve come to be known, began in the morning hours of September 28, 1982, with a More

September
23
September
23

The Chicago 7 Trial

Posted under Research by Jojo Galvan

September 24, 1969, marked the beginning of one of the most infamous trials in U.S. history for eight (later seven) activists linked to the protests that took place in response to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, held in Chicago at the International Amphitheatre on August 26‒29. Eight defendants, Rennie Davis, David Dellinger, John Froines, Tom More

September
06
September
06

CHM Staff Spotlight: Rebekah Coffman

Posted under Research by Rebekah Coffman

Rebekah Coffman joined the Chicago History Museum in May 2022 as the new Curator of Religion and Community History. In this blog post, she talks about her path to CHM and how she approaches her work. In my first few months at CHM, I have been able to jump into my position with both feet More

September
05
September
05

Sidney Lens: The Unrepentant Radical

Posted under Research by Heidi Samuelson

For Labor Day, we’re highlighting the work of labor leader, antiwar activist, and author Sidney Lens, whose papers are archived at CHM. Ask about them on your next visit to the Abakanowicz Research Center. Staughton Lynd, Rev. James Bevel, Sidney Lens (second from left), and Richard Flacks of the Chicago Area Draft Resisters speak at More

August
23
August
23

Naming Women to Recover Histories

Posted under Research by Guest Author

This summer, Lily Mayfield assisted CHM technical services librarian Elizabeth McKinley in the Abakanowicz Research Center. Mayfield writes about her experience discovering the full names of women featured in the Museum’s carte de visite collection. How can one study the past without knowing the names of those who came before? That is the question posed More

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