Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection 1871-1909
The Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection consists of newspapers, a newsprint magazine, and a newsprint flyer, mainly related to the 1871 Chicago fire. Publications included in the collection are Western Rural Times, Chicago Times, Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago Illustrated, and Chicago Tribune. The collection includes articles printed on the eve of the fire, in the fire’s immediate aftermath, and a year after the fire. It also contains illustrations of buildings planned and constructed between October 1871 and October 1872. One anomalous item is dated 1909 and makes no reference to the fire.