Answered By: Ellen Keith
Last Updated: Aug 01, 2019     Views: 38

Member institutions are often asked for their archival holdings on restrictive covenants.

Chicago History Museum Research Center

Newberry Library

  • The Walter & Beckwith Reality Company Records   Records retained by Waller & Beckwith Realty Co., including general business files and legal documents. bulk of the material dates from the 1920s-1940s, and documents financial difficulties and living conditions in Chicago during this time, as well as various changes and improvements to the city, including street widenings and the shift from trolleys to busses. Also unique to the era are the restrictive covenants enacted by neighborhood associations, and documents detailing prohibition violations by tenants.

Illinois Institute of Technology

  • The Bronzeville Collection records include some secondary materials about the neighborhood, but has no specific background documentation on restrictive covenants.

Chicago Public Library

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