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The Center for Research Libraries provides access to a number of diverse digital collections on a variety of subjects. Topics include propaganda from the early years of the People’s Republic of China, slavery and emancipation in Mali, Chicago’s most prominent Polish language newspaper, Brazilian government documents, pamphlets from the French Revolution, and the history and culture of Southeast Asia.
The libraries of Northwestern University provide access to a wide variety of digital collections. The collections have especially strong coverage of Africa, Chicago, Europe, and science. Users may browse or search collections.
This digital project is comprised of interviews with 68 individuals involved in Chicago’s twentieth-century labor movement. As a hub of industry and immigration, Chicago was a center of labor-related activism, and the interviews shown here provide a variety of perspectives on that critical struggle.
This digital project focuses on urban life in Chicago from 1889-1963. It highlights the pioneering settlement house, Hull House, and the surrounding neighborhoods.