Loyola master’s student Kristen Jacobsen leads a walking tour of the Glenwood Avenue Arts District in Rogers Park. Photo by David Kogan.

The Lakefront Historian is a group blog written by graduate students and scholars associated with the Loyola University Chicago Public History Program. Content includes reviews of historical sites and institutions, commentary on the public consumption of history, thoughts on public history theory and practice, and news about public history careers. Comments are encouraged. If you are a public historian interested in writing a guest post, please contact us!

The opinions presented in The Lakefront Historian represent those of the individual author–not Loyola University Chicago, the Loyola History Department, or the Loyola History Graduate Student Association.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Patrick R Jennings

    As a graduate of Loyola’s program (Ph.D. 07) I am excited to see this site up. I will check in from time to time simply to see what is going on.

    On a side note, I currently work for the National Park Service, a wonderful organization. If any of you are looking for information or advice about an NPS career feel free to e-mail me or look me up at the NCPH National Conference in Monterey CA.

    And one last thing…about the photo above…Please tell Ted that his hair will never grow back if he keeps taking students to that nuke site!

    Patrick R jennings

  2. I have a question about Chicago history from 1930. I have some cousins who died in 1930 and I can’t figure out how (the records I’ve found are inconsistent). I would love to have any ideas about how to research them and also any suggestions on books to read to understand Chicago in the period of 1890-1930 better. I have written a blog post about my question at http://arborfamiliae.wordpress.com/2014/03/17/inconsistencies/

    Thanks for any help you can offer!

  3. tony guidone

    You should check with the Chicago historical society – make an appointment or just stop in and talk to an archivist. that’s where I would start.

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