Municipal Reference Collection
The Municipal Reference Collection at Harold Washington Library Center chronicles almost every aspect of municipal life in Chicago, housing most City of Chicago documents published since the mid-1800s as well as documents from other local agencies such as the Chicago Board of Education and the Chicago Transit Authority.
Digital CollectionsDigital collections from the Municipal Reference Collection are forthcoming.
More CPL Resources
- CPL’s Chicago History Timeline
- An excellent resource for history students and those getting started on research in Chicago History.
- HathiTrust has an extensive digital collection of municipal reference content.
- Illinois Digital Archives
- For additional Chicago and Illinois Resources.
- Newberry Library’s Digital Resources and Publications
- The Newberry Library provides a large number of digitized maps, as well as general historical documents of Chicago and the Midwest.