A page from a scrapbook created for art and other items by a girl named Theresa Frances Zumer who started Kindergarten on September 6, 1935 in Chicago.
Public Collectors is founded upon the concern that there are many types of cultural artifacts that public libraries, museums and other institutions and archives either do not collect or do not make freely accessible. Public Collectors asks individuals that have had the luxury to amass, organize, and inventory these materials to help reverse this lack by making their collections public.
This page consists of sample findings and excerpts. It is also an account of the contents of my home and digital files from my camera. If you have suggestions, have a collection you want to share, or are in Chicago and would like to see something in person, please contact me. This blog is intended as a casual, more personal supplement to the main Public Collectors website.
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A collection of portraits of the victims of a December 1, 1958 school fire at Our Lady of the Angels in Chicago that killed 92 children and three nuns. Scanned from a large scrapbook that was recently found at a Chicago flea market. More information on the tragedy can be found here.