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September
28
September
28

Updating the Archival Descriptions of Enslavement Documents

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CHM collections intern Ella Trotter writes about the critical process of describing archival documents regarding enslaved people in the United States. The Chicago History Museum’s Abakanowicz Research Center holds a collection of more than fifty documents, manuscripts, and letters regarding enslaved people in North America. The largely handwritten collection offers a glimpse into the lives of 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

August
12
August
12

Chicago’s Silent Sentinels

Posted under Women's History by Guest author

In this blog post, CHM curatorial intern Divya Pai recounts the work of Lucy Hyde Ewing and Madeline Upton Watson as part of a series in which we share the stories of local women who made history in anticipation of an exhibition about Chicago women and the vote. The fight for women’s suffrage in Chicago More

June
24
June
24

Defender of the Oppressed and Vulnerable

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In this blog post, CHM curatorial intern Brigid Kennedy recounts the life of Pearl M. Hart as part of a series in which we share the stories of local women who made history in anticipation of an exhibition about Chicago women and the vote. Pearl M. Hart is remembered by her family as being fond More

June
22
June
22

Remembering Victor Skrebneski

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Legendary photographer Victor Skrebneski passed away on April 4, 2020. For this blog post, Nena Ivon, past president of the Costume Council of the Chicago History Museum, delved into her personal archive and reflects on her friend’s work with the Museum. Victor Skrebneski had a varied and exciting association with the Costume Council of the More

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