EventsNeighborhoods in the Archives: Morgan Park and Washington Heights

Neighborhoods in the Archives: Morgan Park and Washington Heights

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM


Archivists from CPL Special Collections and the Vivian G. Harsh Research Collection use archival artifacts and documents to discuss the history of the Morgan Park and Washington Heights neighborhoods. Special Collections will cover the early story of Morgan Park's annexation to the city of Chicago, a process that is discussed and debated in Bedrock Faith. Harsh will bring the story to more recent times, highlighting the Morgan Park Co-op Credit Union (the oldest African American credit union in Chicago) and the Washington Heights Community Organization (formed in 1966 for the upkeep and economic development and growth of the area).

Tune in for a special series of videos featuring archival material related to Chicago’s neighborhoods. CPL archivists and librarians showcase secrets and treasures from the archives that highlight our city’s history.

How to Attend:

This event will take place live on CPL's YouTube channel. and CPL's Facebook page. Can't make it to the live stream? We'll archive the video on YouTube to watch later as well.


Need captioning for this event? Please call (312) 747-4015. Requests must be made at least 10 business days before the event.

This event is part of the One Book, One Chicago 2021 season, exploring the theme "Neighborhoods: Our City's Bedrock" and the book Bedrock Faith by Eric Charles May. For more information visit

One Book, One Chicago
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History and Genealogy

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