The Chicago Daily News was first published on January 3, 1876. Visit the Chicago History Museum's online archive of images from the newspaper published from 1902 to 1933 and explore the fascinating pictures from the past.
(Photo: DN-0001448, Chicago Daily News negatives collection, Chicago Historical Society.)
Library of Congress “Today in History” page for January 2nd commemorated the 1893 speech of Frederick Douglas dedicating the Haitian Pavilion at the World's Columbian Exposition.
The Gapers Block Book Club will be reading a couple books of interest to Chicago history buffs this year including Sin in the Second City. Check out their schedule and meeting times.
The Chicago History Museum has some great tours coming up this year! Two of the tours – “Devil in the White City” and “Prohibition Chicago” – are going to be extremely popular so if you are interested, look into the tour soon.
Roosevelt University has an online study course titled, “History of Chicago from Trading Post to Metropolis.” It is part of their External Studies Program in the University College and one can work on the course at their own pace. I’m considering taking the course myself.
Chicago Magazine has an article on the anti-smoking movement in the early 20th century by Robert Loerzel titled “The Smoking Gun.” Read the story of Lucy Page Gaston, Chicago’s anti tobacco version of Carrie Nation.
A Note from the President of the Chicago History Museum was published in their newsletter regarding the recently acquired materials on the 1919 Chicago Black Sox:
You may have seen in the news that we have purchased a treasure trove of materials about the 1919 Chicago "Black Sox" scandal. As a major research museum, one that also has a full schedule of exhibitions and programs, collecting is our life blood. We always are on the look-out for ways to strengthen our collection and put materials to use for the public. The archive will be accessible to the public through the Museum's Research Center after the materials have been processed and cataloged. The Museum is also planning to rotate some of the archive into the sports section of the exhibition Chicago: Crossroads of America.