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Explore Chicago Collections lets researchers, teachers and students search many locations at once. The unified search lets you locate thousands of archival collections and digital images at member institutions all over the Chicago area.
The Chicago portion of the site includes over 10,500 photographs. Around the U.S., the database includes over 7,000 more photos and counting. From the other cities around the world, a few thousand more photos. In total, this database houses over 20,000.
From June through October 1973 and briefly during the spring of 1974, John H. White, a 28-year-old photographer with the Chicago Daily News, worked for the federal government photographing Chicago, especially the city`s African American community. White took his photographs for the Environmental Protection Agency`s (EPA) DOCUMERICA project