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History Fair

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The research center offers a variety of online resources for History Fair research, including extensive bibliographies.

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History Fair Resources

History Fair Bibliographies

The History Fair bibliographies are lists of publications owned by the Chicago History Museum.

> View the bibliographies

Online Catalog

You can prepare for your visit by searching our online catalog ARCHIE, and identifying books, manuscripts, photographs, and other material on your topic.

> Search our online catalog

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

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.

> Search for Chicago Daily News images in our online catalog

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.

> Visit the Lincoln at 200 website

History Files

The History Files website provides stories, images, and artifacts from some of Chicago's most memorable people and events.

> Visit the History Files website

The Dramas of Haymarket

The Dramas of Haymarket examines the circumstances and the legacy surrounding the 1886 Haymarket bombing.

> Visit The Dramas of Haymarket website

The Haymarket Affair Digital Collection provides on-line access to primary source materials.

> View the Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

> Search the Haymarket Affair Digital Collection

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.

> Visit The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory website

> Purchase the Great Chicago Fire iPhone app

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.

> Visit the Louis Sullivan at 150 website

Studs Terkel

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.

> Visit the Studs Terkel website

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.

> Visit the Wet With Blood website

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