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Haugh, Dolores : Dolores Haugh Riverview Amusement Park Collection, 1904-1977

Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is information about rides and concessions, including the famous "Bobs," events like the Riverview Ramble and Mayor William Hale Thompson's 1920s outings for school children, staff members, and the general operation of the park. Also materials gathered by Haugh for her newspaper articles and her book, Riverview Amusement Park (2004).
Extent: 8.8 linear feet - (5 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Riverview
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The Dolores Haugh Riverview Amusement Park Collection are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 1 box at a time (Priority III).