Bibliographic Details

The Chicago foreign language press survey, 1936-1941 (inclusive).

Corporate author / creator Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project.
Description 31.5 linear ft.
Language English
Subject Pierce, Bessie Louise, 1888-1974.
Pierce, Bessie Louise, 1888-1974.
American newspapers -- Foreign language press.
American newspapers -- Illinois -- Chicago.
Ethnic press -- United States.
American newspapers.
American newspapers -- Foreign language press.
Ethnic press.
Illinois -- Chicago.
United States.
Format E-Resource, Print, Archives/Manuscripts
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Varying Form of Title Foreign language press survey, records
Notes Microfilm in: Chicago Public Library, Newspapers-Periodicals.
The survey, begun in 1936 and officially sponsored by the Chicago Public Library Omnibus Project, was organized by the Illinois Works Projects Administration. The purpose of the project was to translate, transcribe, and index selected news articles that appeared in the foreign language press of Chicago, 1833-1936. The project ended in 1941. Bessie Louise Pierce, a faculty member in the University of Chicago History Department, was an advisor on the project.
Summary Consists of approximately 120,000 typewritten sheets (5"x 8") of translations from newspapers of 22 foreign language communities of Chicago.
Cumulative Index / Finding Aids Note Indexes Finding aid available in the Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library.