Check out the new Explore Chicago Collections portal from Chicago Collections, a consortium of 21 (and counting!) archival repositories. The portal offers “one-stop shopping” for Chicago-related holdings. These include more than 4,000 finding aids and collection descriptions and more than 100,000 digital images you can view right at that site.

Crawford Parker and Richard J. Daley lift the barricades to through traffic on the Calumet Skyway

Crawford Parker (Indiana’s lieutenant governor), and Richard J. Daley lift the barricades to through traffic on the Calumet Skyway, April 16, 1958. RJD_04_01_0014_0004_003

The UIC Library is one of the founding members of Chicago Collections and is well-represented, with 518 finding aids and 28,224 digital images.

There’s lots about Mayor Richard J. Daley, Chicago politics and government, and numerous other topics. Find out about your favorite historical personality, neighborhood or suburb, or type in your own search terms.

All of the photographs from the Remembering Richard J. Daley online exhibit (and more!) can also be found there. Take a look!