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April
27
April
27

Conservation and Preparation

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In this blog post, learn about how a painted mantelpiece was prepared before it went on display in our exhibition American Medina: Stories of Muslim Chicago, from cleaning and repair in the conservation lab to being installed in the gallery. Any object that is considered for display in an exhibition, whether from the Chicago History More

April
09
April
09

Creating a Disability Studies LibGuide

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In this blog post, Ariel Robinson, Chicago History Museum Research Center page and recent library school graduate, writes about her experience designing a Disability Studies LibGuide for CHM. At CHM, Gretchen Neidhardt, cataloging and metadata librarian, and Elizabeth McKinley, technical services librarian, have worked on developing LibGuides (subject guides) for various ethnic and BIPOC groups More

February
04
February
04

Heather Bilandic’s Potato/Leek Soup

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Michael A. Bilandic became mayor after the death of Richard J. Daley in 1976. During his 1979 election campaign, Bilandic emphasized his ethnic and family loyalties with this brochure that included various recipes from his wife, Heather Bilandic, including such as her Potato/Leek Soup. Bilandic was soundly defeated by Jane Byrne during the Democratic primary. More

December
28
December
28

Correcting the Record Books

Posted under Stories by Peter T. Alter

On December 16, 2020, Major League Baseball (MLB) Commissioner Rob Manfred made big sports news with the announcement that the MLB had “elevated” seven professional Negro Leagues to major league status. “All of us who love baseball have long known that the Negro Leagues produced many of our game’s best players, innovations, and triumphs against More

December
11
December
11

Summer Fun

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Activities Long cold winters and soggy springs leave us very ready to enjoy warm summer days! Chicagoans are fortunate to have amazing parks throughout the city, beaches along Lake Michigan, and beautiful spaces such as the Riverwalk and the 606 for outdoor activities. From front porches to backyard grilling, summer is meant for fun. This More

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