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From: "Nan Brennan/Chicago" <>
Subject: Chicago Englewood History
Date: Sat, 26 Oct 2002 13:11:06 -0500

Maureen: The Hiram Kelly Branch Library in Englewood has Englewood Historical records,

read more below.........good luck. Nan Brennan/Chicago

Englewood Historical Association
Records, 1931-1953

.5 linear ft., 10 photographs, 2 oversize folders
Call number: Archives_EHA

Historical Note

In 1931 a group of Englewood residents increased interested in the history of their neighborhood joined together with the staff of the Hiram Kelly Branch Library to form an organization, "to gather and preserve historical material of the Englewood district of Chicago . . .," and "to extend its support for the betterment of the community."1 By 1941, the organization had incorporated and was known as the Englewood Historical Association, (EHA).

The EHA actively collected manuscript materials, newspapers and photographs documenting their neighborhood's rich historical tradition. From its beginning, the EHA and the Hiram Kelly Branch Library of the Chicago Public Library maintained a close relationship. The EHA held its meetings, stored its materials and received technical advice at the Hiram Kelly Branch Library. In return, the Kelly Branch .................

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