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University of Illinois at Chicago

In cooperation with the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois and with the
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library, the UIC Library offers a selection of
materials with a particular focus on the history of Chicago. Subject matter ranges across topics such as Chicago congregations, schools and schooling, city governance, Chicago in fiction and poetry, biographies of prominent Chicagoans, and more. Many of the volumes are part of the Library's Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana, housed in its Special Collections Department.

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University of Illinois at Chicago
by Geyer, Frank P; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana
Topics: Mudgett, Herman W., 1861-1896, Pitezel, B. F., d. 1894, Serial murderers, Serial murders
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Topics: Women -- Illinois Chicago Metropolitan Area Societies and clubs Directories, Women -- Illinois...
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by Eliassof, Herman; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Hirsch, Emil Gustav, 1851-1923
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pt. [1] Introduction. First Jewish settlers. First Jewish congregation. First reform movement. Leaders of K.A.M. Institutions and organizations -- pt. 2. Jewish communities outside of Chicago -- pt. 3. The Jew in civic life
Topics: Jews -- Illinois, Jews -- Illinois Chicago
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by R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topic: Lake (Ill.) -- Directories
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Topics: Painting, American -- Catalogs, Painting, American -- 19th century Catalogs
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by Abbott, Grace, 1878-1939; Illinois. Dept. of Registration and Education; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Alien labor -- Illinois Social conditions, Alien labor -- Illinois Economic conditions, Coal miners...
Topic: Chicago (Ill.) -- Guidebooks
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Chicago Telephone Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Description based on: Feb. 1, 1892
American Libraries
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Topics: Catholic Church. Archdiocese of Chicago (Ill.), Catholic Church, Catholic institutions -- Buildings...
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by Police Pensioners Protective Association (Chicago, Ill.); Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Topics: Police -- Illinois Chicago History, Police -- Illinois Chicago Directories
Topics: Chicago (Ill.) -- Directories, Cook County (Ill.) -- Directories
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by Turner-Zimmermann, Jean; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Prostitution -- Illinois Chicago, Chicago (Ill.) -- Moral conditions
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by Chicago Commercial Association; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Chicago Commercial Association, Business enterprises -- Illinois Chicago
Topic: First Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.)
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by R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago)
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Fold out map of downtown Chicago (inserted just inside the front cover) was omitted.
Topic: Jefferson (Ill.) -- Directories
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
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by Chicago and North Western Railway Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Stennett, W. H. (William H.), 1832-1915
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Topics: Railroad travel -- United States, West (U.S.) -- Guidebooks, Middle West -- Guidebooks
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Field, Eugene, 1850-1895
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Includes a poem for Higinbotham by Eugene Field: p. 61-62
Topic: Higinbotham, Harlow N. (Harlow Niles), 1838-1919
Includes complete lists of graduates from the attached school
Topic: St. Charles Borromeo Church (Chicago, Ill.)
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by Andrews, Shang; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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North Carolina History of Health Digital Collection
by North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association; North Carolina Association of Pharmacists; North Carolina. Board of Pharmacy. Annual report; North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. Year book; North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. Proceedings of the annual meeting; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Pharmacy. William Simpson Pharmaceutical Society
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Vols. 1-3 published by the William Simpson Pharmaceutical Society of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topics: North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmacists, Pharmacy
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by Onwentsia Club (Lake Forest, Ill.); Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topic: Onwentsia Club (Lake Forest, Ill.)
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by Pierce, James Wilson; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.), Chicago (Ill.) -- Description and travel
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by Eubank, Earle Edward, 1887-1945; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topic: Usury -- Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
Topic: Real property -- Valuation Illinois Chicago
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by Press Club of Chicago; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Press Club of Chicago, Journalism -- Societies, etc
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois. Railroad and Warehouse Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Volumes for 1870/71- report year ends Nov. 30; volumes for -1913 report year ends June 30
Topic: Railroads
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
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by Chamberlin, Henry Barrett, b. 1867; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Hoyne, Maclay, Organized crime -- Illinois Chicago, Criminal investigation -- Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
by A.N. Marquis & Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Description based on: 2nd yr. (1887-8)
Topic: Business enterprises
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Covers the period from 1900-1922
Topics: Illinois Federation of Colored Women's Clubs, African American women, African American women
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
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by West Pullman Land Association; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Fold out map of downtown Chicago (inserted just before the first page of the introduction) was omitted.
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Topic: West Pullman (Chicago, Ill.)
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by Preston, Kean & Co; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topic: Cipher and telegraph codes -- Bankers and brokers
Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana
Topics: Anarchism, Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886
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by Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
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Topic: Chicago (Ill.) -- History
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois State Dental Society
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Published in connection with the golden jubilee celebration
Topic: Illinois State Dental Society
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by Warner, Mason, b. 1871; Sprague, Warner & Company; Katherine Golden Bitting Collection on Gastronomy (Library of Congress) DLC; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Sprague, Warner & Company, Food industry and trade -- Illinois Chicago History, Wholesale trade...
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
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by Lund, Charles E; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topic: Street-railroads -- Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana
Topics: Wooldridge, Clifton R. (Clifton Rodman), 1854-1933, Crime, Detectives
Topic: Law -- Illinois Indexes
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by Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939
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Topics: Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871, Chicago (Ill.) -- Centennial celebrations, etc
University of Illinois at Chicago
by A.N. Marquis & Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Description based on: 2nd yr. (1887-8)
Topic: Business enterprises
University of Illinois at Chicago
by College of Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago
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Official organ of: College of Physicians and Surgeons, Medical Dept. of the University of Illinois
Topic: Schools, Medical
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by Colbert, Elias, b. 1831; Chamberlin, Everett
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Fold out map of downtown Chicago (inserted just before the first page of the introduction) was omitted.
Topics: Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871, Chicago (Ill.) -- History To 1875
North Carolina History of Health Digital Collection
by North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association; North Carolina Association of Pharmacists; North Carolina. Board of Pharmacy. Annual report; North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. Year book; North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association. Proceedings of the annual meeting; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. School of Pharmacy. William Simpson Pharmaceutical Society
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Vols. 1-3 published by the William Simpson Pharmaceutical Society of the School of Pharmacy at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Topics: North Carolina Pharmaceutical Association, Pharmacists, Pharmacy
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Chicago (Ill.). City Council. Committee on Crime; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Introduction and summary.-- Statistics relating to crime in Chicago, by Miss Edith Abbott.--Underlying causes and practical methods for preventing crime, by R. H. Gault.--Description and analysis of criminal conditions, by M. L. Davies and F. Dobyns.--Bibliography
Topics: Crime, Criminal statistics, Juvenile delinquency
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by Pashley, Hattie Sinnard; Palos Improvement Club (Palos Park, Ill); Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Dunn, Eleanor Reese
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Topics: Pageants -- Illinois Palos Park, Palos Park Region (Ill.) -- History Drama
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Topics: Packard, E. P. W. (Elizabeth Parsons Ware), 1816-1897, Packard, E. P. W. (Elizabeth Parsons Ware),...
Topics: Builders' and Traders' Exchange of Chicago, Building trades -- Illinois Chicago
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois. Railroad and Warehouse Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Volumes for 1870/71- report year ends Nov. 30; volumes for -1913 report year ends June 30
Topic: Railroads
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Press Club of Chicago; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Title from caption
Topics: Press Club of Chicago, Journalism
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Fisher, Miles Mark, 1899-
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Thesis (M.A.)--University of Chicago, 1922
Topics: Olivet Baptist Church (Chicago, Ill.), African American Baptists, Baptists
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Includes bibliographical references and index
Topics: Chicago (Ill.) -- History To 1875, Fort Dearborn (Chicago, Ill.)
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois. Railroad and Warehouse Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Volumes for 1870/71- report year ends Nov. 30; volumes for -1913 report year ends June 30
Topic: Railroads
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois. Railroad and Warehouse Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Volumes for 1870/71- report year ends Nov. 30; volumes for -1913 report year ends June 30
Topic: Railroads
Topic: Chicago (Ill.) -- Officials and employees Biography
Government Documents
by United States. Strike Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU; Wright, Carroll Davidson, 1840-1909
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Topic: Pullman Strike, 1894
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Topics: Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886, Anarchism -- Illinois Chicago Cases
University of Illinois at Chicago
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Topics: Swedish Covenant Hospital (Chicago, Ill.), Swedish Home of Mercy (Chicago, Ill.)
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by Kirkland, Joseph, 1830-1894
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Topic: Chicago (Ill.) -- History
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Illinois. Railroad and Warehouse Commission; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Volumes for 1870/71- report year ends Nov. 30; volumes for -1913 report year ends June 30
Topic: Railroads
American Libraries
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The Press Club of Chicago / by John McGovern -- Press Club scoop [program] -- Prominent men of Chicago as portrayed by Press Club cartoonists
Topics: Press Club of Chicago, Journalism -- Illinois Chicago Societies, etc, Chicago (Ill.) -- Biography...
Topic: Chicago (Ill.) -- Guidebooks
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by C.D. Peacock (Firm); Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: C.D. Peacock (Firm), Chicago (Ill.) -- History
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Lytle, H. M. 4n; Dillon, John. From dance hall to white slavery; Lytle, H. M. Tragedies of the white slaves; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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From dance hall to white slavery, [by J. Dillon].--pt. 2. Tragedies of the white slaves, by H. M. Lytle
Topics: Prostitution, Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.)
University of Illinois at Chicago
by Lardner, Ring, 1885-1933; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Illustrated end-papers, in colors
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by Rand McNally and Company; Lawrence J. Gutter Collection of Chicagoana (University of Illinois at Chicago) ICIU
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Topics: Chicago (Ill.) -- Guidebooks, Chicago (Ill.) -- Directories