Some Contacts for Making History
Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center - some people here know a lot about the Puerto Rican community in Chicago and NYC.
Veterans of Foreign Wars - a fraternity of soldiers who served in WW2, Vietnam, Korea, Iraq, and the MidEast
Jefferson Park Historical Society - for local history
Irish-American Heritage Center
Dank House - German-American cultural center in Chicago
DuSable Museum of African American History
Bronzeville Historical Society - for info on the historic neighborhood and the Great Migration
Chicago History Museum
Newberry Library - for primary sources relating to Chicago
Williams NEIU Library - In basement is the Illinois Regional Archives Depository filled with important documents relating to local hsitory
Sulzer Library - for sources relating to northwest side neighborhoods
Taft Alumni Association - a whole bunch of older people who care about you
Hull House Museum - dedicated to the famed inner-city advocate. Click here for current Hull House.
Hyde Park Historic Society