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Harold Washington Library tour

  • 16 May 2017
  • 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Harold Washington Chicago Public Library, 400 S. State Street, Chicago


Registration is closed

Library Tour

Tour the genealogy resources at the Harold Washington CP Library, 400 S. State Street

Please arrive by 1:45 at the Plymouth Ct. entrance

the length of tour will be about 2 hours


  • Chicago History & Genealogy resources
  • Chicago historic Newspaper Collection (3rd floor microfilm room)
  • City Directories from 1839-1917, 1924-1927 (3rd floor microfilm room)
  • A unique collection housed in the Music Department
  • Special Collections, including photographs, manuscripts, books, art and artifacts about:

Chicago neighborhoods

Chicago Public Library

Chicago Theater

Children’s books from Chicago

Civil War

Mayor Harold Washington

Rare books and manuscripts

World’s fairs


Transportation to the library is on your own.

For Metra riders, Union Station is 7 blocks from the Library.

CTA Purple Line leaving Wilmette and Evanston, prior to 9:25 am and returning after 2:30 pm express stops at the Harold Washington Library (State & Van Buren), as does the Brown line all day.  Red line and Blue line stops at Jackson, about 1 block from the Library.

Auto parking resource: https://spothero.com/chicago/harold-washington-library-parking

Additional information

On Tuesday, May 16th, we will meet at the at the Plymouth Ct. entrance between 1:30 and 1:45pm

For additional information on what is available at the library on microfilm, visit this blog:


Information and map for the Harold Washington Library is at this website:


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