• I WAS THERE: R. Craig Sautter

    Sautter, R. Craig, Russick, John

    A senior at Indiana University, Sautter was heavily involved in anti-Vietnam War demonstrations and traveled to the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, because of his involvement with Students…

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  • I WAS THERE: James Alter

    Alter, James, Bivins, Joy

    James Alter was born and raised in Chicago. He described himself as the "political maven" of his family, because his birth family was not very political. His wife held many positions in the local and…

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  • I WAS THERE: Jerry Field

    Field, Jerry, Alter, Peter

    During the 1968 Democratic National convention, Mr. Field was a staff member at the Chicago television station, WFLD. He discussed visits to Lincoln and Grant Parks to film and to observe protestors.…

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  • Grant Park Band Shell at Columbus Drive during the Chicago Jazz Festival

    McCarthy, John (photographer), Chicago Area Camera Clubs Association (creator), Chicago Historical Society (creator)

    Grant Park Band Shell at Columbus Drive during the Chicago Jazz Festival, Chicago, Illinois.

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  • Charles R. Clark photograph collection

    Clark, Charles R. (photographer)

    Photographs and negatives of images relating to the history of Chicago. Includes cityscapes, streets scenes, and monuments of Chicago. Also includes copy photographs of images of the Chicago fire of 1…

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  • I WAS THERE: Joan Bradbury

    Bradbury, Joan, Alter, Peter

    Ms. Bradbury was a graduate student at the University of Chicago during the 1968 Democratic National Convention. She attended a well-known demonstration in Grant Park during convention week and experi…

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  • I WAS THERE: Barbara Geiger

    Geiger, Barbara, Grannan, Jill

    Barbara was sixteen years old and living in west suburban Oak Park, Illinois with her family in 1968. Taking advantage of her parents being out of town, Barbara ventured downtown to volunteer at Senat…

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  • I WAS THERE: Judith Gidden

    Gidden, Judith, Alter, Peter

    Ms. Gidden worked as a Senator Eugene McCarthy "hostess"in the delegates' lounge at the Conrad Hilton Hotel. She did not support the protestors' methods. However, on Wednesday night during the riots,…

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  • Chicago Harbor and Grant Park

    Unknown (creator)

    View of the Chicago Harbor and Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois, 1897.

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  • I WAS THERE: Mary Kirby

    Kirby, Mary, Bivins, Joy

    Mary Kirby was born in Chicago in 1947 and raised in north suburban Waukegan, Illinois. Ms. Kirby's Irish Roman Catholic family was very involved in politics. Her father was an attorney, and her mothe…

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  • I WAS THERE: Stephen Zucker

    Zucker, Stephen, Alter, Peter

    In 1968, Mr. Zucker worked for the City of Chicago as an assistant corporation counsel, a lawyer. He was involved in arrests and litigation surrounding the riots after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death,…

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  • Buildings on Michigan Avenue from Balbo Street to Van Buren Street

    Barnes-Crosby Company (photographer)

    View of buildings on Michigan Avenue, from Balbo Street north to Van Buren Street, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1905.

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  • I WAS THERE: Marian Shaw

    Shaw, Marian, Alter, Peter

    Ms. Shaw was widely involved in civil rights and social issues throughout her life. She described how, as a reporter for the Roosevelt University newspaper, she witnessed the rioting in Grant Park, in…

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  • I WAS THERE: Richard Fizdale

    Fizdale, Richard, Alter, Peter

    Mr. Fizdale, as a man in his late 20s in 1968, recounted how he became acquainted with Abbie Hoffman, Jerry Rubin, Phil Ochs, and Paul Krassner in early 1968. During the Democratic National Convention…

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  • I WAS THERE: John Fitzgerald

    Fitzgerald, John, Bivins, Joy

    John Fitzgerald was a lifelong resident of the Rogers Park community area. He described a typical middle class upbringing in a household that was not political. Mr. Fitzgerald recounts extensive invol…

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  • Grant Park during construction

    Unknown (creator)

    View of Grant Park during construction, Chicago, Illinois, circa 1901-1905.

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