Chicago Biography and Industry File

Portrait of Martin Ryerson from Prominent Citizens and Industries of Chicago. folio E 48962 .334
Portrait of Martin Ryerson from Prominent Citizens and Industries of Chicago. folio E 48962 .334

The Chicago Biography and Industry File (available as a PDF file) is an index of biographical and industrial sketches of people and industries that appeared in forty-eight collective biographies and industrial guides such as Chicago & Its Distinguished Citizens and Manufacturing and Wholesale Industries of Chicago. These volumes were published between 1876 and 1937, and all of them are available in the Newberry’s collection. 

The research guides on Biographical Resources, Business History, Chicago History, and Chicago Professions may also be useful for your research. Please contact a reference librarian with questions regarding this information, or for additional assistance locating materials in our collection.