Chicago

Busse Library provides these resources for students and faculty researching the history of Chicago. Websites and Busse Library items reflect a portion of available information.

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History and Foundations of Chicago

Local Government and Politics

Industry, Business, and Unions

Education

General and Public

Higher Education

Social Issues and Living Conditions

Immigration: History and Issues

Transportation

Demographics: Major Shifts and Issues

Architecture and Urban Planning

City Landmarks

Maps of Chicago

Major Historical Events

Annual Events

Privately-Sponsored

 

City-Sponsored Events: The Mayor's Office

-- Chicago Blues Festival
-- Chicago Gospel Music Festival
-- Chicago Jazz Festival
-- Chicago Venetian Night
-- Taste of Chicago
-- Mayor's Office on Special Events (MOSE)

 

 

Culture and the Arts

 

 Feature Films Set in Chicago

  • Airplane (1980)
  • Barbershop (2001) and Barbershop 2 (2003)
  • The Blues Brothers (1979)
  • Blues Brothers 2000 (1999)
  • Chicago, The Musical (1927, 2002)
  • Chicago Sons (1997)
  • Crime Story (1986)
  • Eight Men Out (1988)
  • Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1985)
  • The Fugitive (1993)
  • The Great Ziegfeld (1937)
  • High Fidelity (2000)
  • His Girl Friday (1940)
  • Home Alone (1990)
  • Hoop Dreams (1994)
  • The Hudsucker Proxy (1993)
  • I Love Trouble (1994)
  • My Best Friend's Wedding (1997)
  • National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation (1989)
  • Never Been Kissed (1999)
  • Pennies From Heaven (1981)
  • Return to Me (2000)
  • Risky Business (1983)
  • Road to Perdition (2002)
  • Rookie of the Year (1993)
  • Running Scared (1986)
  • Show Boat (various versions)
  • Uncle Buck (1989)
  • The Untouchables (1959, 1993)
  • Vinnie and Bobby (1992)
  • V.I. Warshawski (1991)
  • Wayne's World and Wayne's World 2 (1991, 1993)
  • When Harry Met Sally (1989)
  • While You Were Sleeping (1985)

Chicago Film Office: Office of the Mayor -- offers filmography and current filming details

     

Busse Library Resources

 

  • Addams, Jane. The second twenty years at Hull-House / 1930. HV4196.C4 H72
  • Asinof, Eliot. Eight men out: the Black Sox and the 1919 World Series / 1987. GV875.C6 A8 1987
  • Avrich, Paul. The Haymarket tragedy / c1984. HX846.C4 A97 1984
  • Bryan, Mary Lynn McCree. 100 Years at Hull-House / c1990. HV4196.C4 H74 1990
  • Chicago, Cathedral of the Holy Name. 100 Years / 1949. BX4603.C5 C3 q
  • Cohen, Elizabeth. Making a new deal: industrial workers in Chicago, 1919-1939 / 1990. HD8085.C53 C64 1990
  • Cronon, William. Nature's metropolis: Chicago and the Great West / 1992. F 548.4 .C85 1992
  • Farber, David R. Chicago '68 / 1988. F548.52 .F37 1988
  • Grossman, James R. Land of hope: Chicago, Black southerners, and the Great / 1989. F548.9.N4 G76 1989
  • Hirsch, Arnold R. Making the second ghetto: race and housing in Chicago / 1983. HD7288.72.U52 C454 1983
  • Kaplan, Jane. Remembering Chicago / c1994-1995. VIDEO F 548.5 .R4
  • Karamanski, Theodore J. Rally 'round the flag: Chicago and the Civil War / 1993. F 548.4 .K37 1993
  • Kelly, Robert J. Handbook of organized crime in the United States / 1994. HV6446 .H345 1994, REF
  • Murphy, Jim. The great fire / c1995. Curr.C. j977.3 Mur6
  • Pruter, Robert. Chicago soul / c1991. ML3537 .P78 1991
  • Smith, Carl S. Chicago and the American literary imagination, 1880-1920 / 1984. PS285.C47 S6 1984
  • Spinney, Robert G. City of big shoulders: a history of Chicago / 2000. F 548.3 .S75 2000
  • Warren, Lynne. Art in Chicago, 1945-1995 / 1996. NX511.C45 A78 1996b

 

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