For six years, Crews had found solace in the woodlands of North Carolina and Virginia, where Civil War soldiers once fought and camped.The soldiers had left blood and glory on the battlefield, as well as more tangible items, weathered and buried and broken and faded, but each one sustaining a legacy.Kon-Tiki is also the name of Heyerdahl's book; the Academy Award-winning documentary film chronicling his adventures; and the 2012 dramatised feature film nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Materials on the Loop and Downtown areas can be found in this collection.
They’d stay out for 18 hours a day, sometimes for days at a time, motivated by the challenge of the find; the dit-dit-dit of the metal detector was akin to the ding-ding-ding of a winning slot machine roll.
On this sweltering July day in 1992 however, Crews decided to hunt alone in Holly Springs.
Special strengths of the collection include historical and contemporary documentation of the 1871 Chicago Fire, a series of Chicago maps dating back to 1835, and early West and South Side Park Commission reports and maps.
The intellectual arrangement of Chicago City-Wide is topical.
The Chicago City-Wide Collection consists of an initial accession and four supplemental accessions.