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100th Anniversary of the Chicago Flag

Waving atop building entrances, emblazoned on t-shirts, coffee mugs, water bottles and bumper stickers, and more tattoos than we can count, there is nary a day that goes by without seeing the iconic red, white, and blue of the Chicago flag. But how many of us really know the meanings behind its stars and stripes? More


The Illinois Women’s Agenda

Collections volunteer Robert Blythe details the history and contents of the Illinois Women’s Agenda records in our Research Center. The records of the Illinois Women’s Agenda (IWA) shed light on the many and varied activities that characterized second-wave feminism in America in the 1970s and 1980s. Established in December 1975, the IWA was a coalition More


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