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Ask the Historian
For simple questions, you may use the form below to Ask the Historian. We'll try our best to satisfy your curiosity.
Some sample questions we've received:
"What was the name of the store at the corner of Harlem and Lake in the 1950s?" Or "I heard that gangsters lived in Oak Park and River Forest - is that true?"
For more detailed questions and research, please view the research page and make an appointment to visit the Gale Research Center.