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The research center offers a variety of online resources for History Fair research, including extensive bibliographies.
History Fair Resources
History Fair Bibliographies
The History Fair bibliographies are lists of publications owned by the Chicago History Museum.
You can prepare for your visit by searching our online catalog ARCHIE, and identifying books, manuscripts, photographs, and other material on your topic.
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.
Chicago Daily News Database
Photographs in the Chicago Daily News collection, 1902–1933, are included in our online catalog, and can be searched by keyword, including street and community names. Use the "limit by" feature and select "Chicago Daily News images" from the drop-down menu.
Lincoln at 200
This website hosts two online exhibitions, Lincoln & The West: 1809–1860 and The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War. Collectively they present and interpret hundreds of key Lincoln artifacts.
The History Files website provides stories, images, and artifacts from some of Chicago's most memorable people and events.
The Dramas of Haymarket
The Dramas of Haymarket examines the circumstances and the legacy surrounding the 1886 Haymarket bombing.
The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection provides on-line access to primary source materials.
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
This two-part online exhibition uses images, essays, eyewitness accounts, and artifacts to tell the story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 and examine the ways in which the fire has been remembered.
Louis Sullivan at 150
Access the audio recordings of presentations given at the 2006 Louis Sullivan at 150 International Symposium, held at the Chicago History Museum.
The Studs Terkel Conversations with America website is dedicated to making the works of Studs Terkel accessible to researchers, students, teachers, and the general public.
Wet With Blood
Wet With Blood focuses on an artifact found in the Chicago History Museum's collection, a cloak allegedly worn by Mary Todd Lincoln on the evening her husband Abraham was assassinated in April 1865.