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Manuscript Collections


Current Collections:

The John Fischetti Manuscript Collection The John Fischetti Manuscript Collection

The John Fischetti Manuscript Collection includes approximately 3,300 digitized works by John Fischetti (1916-1980), a Pulitzer Prize winning political cartoonist who drew for the Chicago Sun, Chicago Daily News, Chicago Sun-Times, The New York Times, The New York Herald Tribune, and Stars and Stripes.



CAAM The Chicago Anti Apartheid Movement Collection

Organizations worldwide worked to end apartheid, the system of government-sponsored racism in Southern and South Africa. Chicago was active in  anti-apartheid efforts, passing sanctions against and divesting holdings from South Africa primarily through the efforts of local social justice, religious, and activist groups.



The Archie Lieberman Collection

The Archie Lieberman Collection

The Archie Lieberman Collection contains the work of a professional photojournalist from the 1950s to the early 2000s.  His photographs appeared in magazines such as Look, Life, and Time and he worked for Black Star Agency and for corporations like Land’s End, Acme Steel, and Inland Steel.



Gallery 312 Records

Gallery 312 Records

Gallery 312 was founded in 1994 by Lewis S. and Anne Neri Kostiner. The Kostiners opened the Gallery as a nonprofit art organization and was active for 11 years before its closing in 2005. During their years of operation, G312 committed its efforts to the development of local artists and functioned as both an exhibition space for emerging and renowned artists and the home base for the associated after-school children’s program, The PEACH Club.


Coming Soon...

  • Robert Enrietto Collection
  • Doug Loftstrom Collection
  • Larry Minsky Collection
  • Bill Russo Collection