This community area includes all or part of the following neighborhoods: The Bush, South Chicago, Bush
Bensman, David. “South Chicago” in The Electronic Encyclopedia of Chicago.
Branch, Edgar M. Studs Lonigan’s Neighborhood and the Making of James T. Farrell.
Newton, Mass.: Arts End Books, 1996.
Call No. folio PS3511.A738 Z64.
Breckinridge, Sophonisba P. and Edith Abbott. "Chicago Housing Conditions, V: South Chicago at the Gates of the Steel Mills."
The American Journal of Sociology Vol. 17, No. 2. (Sep., 1911), pp. 145-176.
Call No. H07.033.
Also available in the library through JSTOR.
Janik, Phillip F. and Phyllis Janik. "Looking Backward: From 'The Bush' to the Open Hearth."
Chicago History Vol. 10, No. 1 (1981): 49-56.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf)
South Chicago Community Collection at Chicago Public Library.
Will, Maureen O'Brien. "Bessemer Park."
Chicago History Vol. 19, Nos. 1 and 2 (1990): 52-69.
Call No. Local History Ref F548.1.C465 (2nd floor open shelf).
Images of the people and places in this neighborhood from the CARLI digital collections.