Think there's no way to research Chicago before 1871? Think the fire burned your chances for discovering what Chicago was like in its early days? All is not (and was not) lost. This presentation will introduce you to a gold mine of pre-Fire treasures in the Newberry Library's collections. Maps, diaries, church records, newspapers, and sheet music are just a few of the hot items you'll find out about.
This program is available in a Zoom webinar format. A link and handout to the program will be emailed to attendees one day before the program, with a second reminder and handout sent an hour before the event.