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See Our New Collection Archive

Our 2024 Annual Meeting and Election

March 3 @ 1:30 pm 3:30 pm

Sulzer Regional Library, 4455 North Lincoln Avenue

The Archive Room overlooks the Adult Reading Room at Sulzer Regional Library.
Materials are kept in archival boxes that preserve fragile records.
Box numbers correspond to a detailed catalog of their contents.
A searchable finding guide lets researchers where to find what they’re looking for.
The hardworking archive team: Julie Lynch, Glenna Eaves, Allyson Smalley
RPWRHS representatives Dave Kalensky, Lucy Bierne, Dona Vitale and Glenna Eaves.

Come to our Annual Member meeting at the new home of our collection of documents and ephemera from the past. After five years of hard work, our new archive at the Northside Neighborhood History Center in the Sulzer Regional Library is ready for its debut. Materials are cataloged and neatly stored in preservation-friendly gray boxes that fill 135 linear feet of Sulzer Library shelf space. Archivist Allyson Smalley will explain how to use this important new resource and show examples from the collection.

We’ll have a report on RPWRHS activities in 2023 and an election of board members, followed with light refreshments, a tour of the archive and pieces from the collection on display in the reading room.

We finally have a well-organized collection open to students, authors, journalists, film makers, genealogists and anyone curious about the history of Rogers Park and West Ridge. We’re pleased to introduce this new way to share the historical materials RPWRHS has collected and preserved ever since 1975.