New Exhibit at Harold Washington Library Features Chicago Historical Collections
Materials from WLA collections are now on display at a new exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center. Raw material: Uncovering Chicago’s Historical Collections showcases letters, maps, photos, personal diaries, and more pulled from 20 archival repositories across the region. Through an eclectic range of items, this exhibition brings together objects that tell stories linking Chicago’s past to intimate and personal experiences of life in our city. The exhibit is presented by Chicago Collections Consortium in collaboration with Chicago Public Library.
WLA Director Nancy Freeman attended the unique exhibition’s grand opening on August 6.
The free exhibit, located in the Special Collections Exhibit Hall on the 9th floor, will be open from August 7 to November 15.
WLA Director Nancy Freeman in front of a photo from the Peggy Roach Collection, now on display at the Raw material exhibit at the Harold Washington Library Center.