The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory
The Great Chicago Fire and the Web of Memory is an online exhibition produced by the Chicago Historical Society and Academic Technologies of Northwestern University to mark the 125th anniversary of one of the most famous events in American history, as well as the most formative event in the history of Chicago.
The Dramas of Haymarket
The Dramas of Haymarket is an online project produced by the Chicago Historical Society and Northwestern University that examines selected materials from the Chicago Historical Society’s Haymarket Affair Digital Collection, an electronic archive of CHS’s extraordinary Haymarket holdings. The Dramas of Haymarket interprets these materials and places them in historical context, drawing on many other items from the Historical Society’s extensive resources.
The Plan of Chicago
The Plan of Chicago of 1909, more familiarly known as the Burnham Plan—after its principal author, architect and city planner Daniel H. Burnham—is one of the most noted documents in the history of city planning. This interpretive digital essay analyzes the Plan and its place in the evolution of Chicago’s built environment.