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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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Online Search Tools

Online Catalog

ARCHIE is the Museum's online catalog. It should be consulted in conjunction with the card catalogs and finding aids for books, periodicals, manuscripts, photographs, and prints located in the Research Center. It can help you find:

  • Manuscripts cataloged since the mid-1980s.
  • Books and periodicals.
  • Photographic materials.
  • Digital images of selected collection materials, such as the Chicago Daily News glass negatives.

> Search our online catalog

Chicago Daily News

Photographs in the Chicago Daily News Collection, 1902-1933 can be searched by keyword, including street and community names.

> Search the Chicago Daily News

Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago

In addition to helpful background content, the electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago features numerous primary source materials drawn from the Museum's collection.

> Search the Encyclopedia


> Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

Architectural Online Search Tools

> 1909 Street Numbering Changes (24.8Mb)

> 1911 Street Numbering Changes (194Mb)

> Street Name Changes (700K)

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