The Hyde Park Historical Society archives are located at Special Collections Research Center, Joseph Regenstein Library, University of Chicago. The archives are in three separate collections:
Hyde Park Historical Society. Collection,1830-2009
This collection includes the Hyde Park Historical Society’s administrative records, as well as its collection of historic materials. The collection contains architectural drawings, artifacts, audio material, clippings, correspondence, deeds, manuscripts, maps, memorabilia, oral histories, photographs, postcards, posters, publications, scrapbooks, and slides. These document the individuals, institutions, events, and projects that have shaped Hyde Park’s urban and social landscape.
Hyde Park Historical Society. Hyde Park Co-op. Records. 1915-2008
The Hyde Park Cooperative Society was founded in 1932. Based on Rochdale cooperative principles, it operated food stores in Hyde Park between 1933 and 2008. The Co-op was involved in many charitable and educational activities in the neighborhood, including cooperative housing and other retail ventures. The Hyde Park Co-op records include administrative records, correspondence, pamphlet literature, books, photographs, audiovisual and digital material, and artifacts. The collection spans 1915-2008, with the bulk of material devoted to the period between 1934 and 2008.
Hyde Park-Kenwood Razed Buildings. Collection. Mid-19th century-2006
This collection is the result of a circa 2006 study of buildings in the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood in Chicago, most of which were demolished as part of the mid-20th century urban renewal movement. This collection contains copies of photographs and illustrations of the Hyde Park-Kenwood area, along with supporting material used to develop the collection and research the images. The images represent individual structures, street scenes, aerial views, and panoramas showing businesses and properties that were relocated, repurposed or vacated during the urban renewal period. Research files in the collection include descriptions and notes on the projects; lists and indexes of addresses, street names, properties and businesses; and photocopies of architectural records produced by the Department of Urban Renewal.
Special Collections Research Center which houses the Hyde Park Historical Society Archives, is open to the public. The link below has information on how to access the collections. http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/scrc/
Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.