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Materials from the Main Library
(Including Transportation, Government Publications & Curriculum Collection)

Adler, Dankmar. "The First Elevators" (Letter to the editor). The Economist. V. 5, May 1891. p. 798.

Barney, G.C. Elevator Technology. New York: Halsted Press, 1986.

Bechdolt, John Ernest. Going Up: the Story of Vertical Transportation. Pictures by Jeanne Bendick. New York: Abingdon-Cokesbury Press, 1948.

Castle, Alison, ed. Billy Wilder’s Some Like it Hot: the Funniest Film Ever Made: the Complete Book. Köln, New York: Taschen, 2001.

Chang, Kenneth. "Not Science Fiction: an Elevator to Space." New York Times, September 30, 2004. Section F, p. 1.

Cronon, William. Nature’s Metropolis: Chicago and the Great West. New York: W.W. Norton, 1991.

Dahl, Roald. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1972.*

Engelert, Kerstin. Lifts in Berlin: 100 Years of History. Berlin: Jovis, 1998.

Garwin, Richard L. "Shooting for the Sky." New York Times, September 30, 2004. Section F, p. 4.

Goodwin, Jason. Otis: Giving Rise to the Modern City. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2001.

Hedging Symposium for Country Grain Elevator Operators, Chicago, 1963. Proceedings of the Hedging Symposium for Country Grain Elevator Operators, Board of Trade of the City of Chicago, Dec. 11-12, 1963. Chicago, 1963.

Illinois Department of Conservation; National Park Service. "Seneca Grain Elevator: Illinois & Michigan Canal State Trail, I&M Canal National Heritage Corridor." Washington, D.C.: The Service, 1988.

Kaplan, Marilyn E. Replicating Historic Elevator Enclosures. Washington, D.C.: National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, 1989.

Keen, Martin L. How it Works. Illustrated by Lloyd P. Birmingham. New York: Grosset & Dunlap, 1972.

The Lakeside Annual Directory of the City of Chicago. Chicago: Chicago Directory Co., 1875-1917.

Macaulay, David. The Way Things Work. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1988.

Mitchell, S. Augustus. Mitchell’s New General Atlas. Philadelphia: S.A. Mitchell, 1872.

[Monadnock Cartoon]. Chicago Tribune. February 24, 1896.

[Palmolive Building Advertisement]. Chicago [magazine]. December 2003.

Patent No. 287,033. Pneumatic Elevator. Granted to Joseph Lewis, Chicago. Official Gazette. United States Patent Office. October 23, 1883.

Peterson, Leroy A. Elisha Graves Otis, 1811-1861, and his Iinfluence Upon Vertical Transportation. New York: Newcomen Society of England, 1945.

Vogel, Robert M. Elevator Systems of the Eiffel Tower. 1889. Washington: Smithsonian Institution, 1961.

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Materials from Deering
(Art, Music, and Special Collections)

Bluestone, Daniel M. Constructing Chicago. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1991.

Burnham, Daniel H. and Edward Bennett, architects. Plan of Chicago prepared under the direction of the Commercial Club during the years MCMVI, MCMVII, and MCMVIII. Chicago Commercial Club, 1909.

Carson, Arthur. The Elevator Shaft. Oakland, CA: Hammerparp Press, 1972.

Chicago’s Landmark Structures: an Inventory. Chicago: Landmarks Preservation Council & Service, 1974-5.

Eiffel, Gustave. La Tour Eiffel en 1900. Paris: Masson, 1902.

Howells, William Dean. The Elevator: [a] farce. Boston: Ticknor, 1885.

Lambert, Théodore. Escaliers et Ascenseurs. Paris: C. Schmid, 1898. (Second image; Third image)

Lanza, Joseph. Elevator Music: a Surreal History of Muzak, Easy-Listening, and Other Moodsong. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1994.

Magnano Lampugnani, Vittorio, et. al., eds. Vertical: Lift, Escalator, Paternoster: a Cultural History of Vertical Transport. Berlin: Ernst & Sohn, 1994.

Ralph, Julian. Harper’s Chicago and the World’s Fair; the chapters on the exposition being collated from official sources and approved by the Department of Publicity and Promotion of the World's Columbian exposition. New York: Harper & Brothers, 1893.

Randall, Frank A. History of the Development of Building Construction in Chicago. Urbana, IL: University of Illinois Press, 1971.

Tyler Company (Cleveland Ohio). Elevator Cars [and] Elevator Entrances. Cleveland: The Tyler Company, 1927.

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Materials from the Science and Engineering Library

“A Safe Elevator.” Engineering News. V. 11, 1884. p. 150.

American Society of Civil Engineers. Transactions of the American Society of Civil Engineers. New York: American Society of Civil Engineers, 1872-.

Building Construction Details.” The Engineering and Building Record. November 12, 1887.

“Direct Balance Lift at the Hotel Australia.” Engineering. V. 58, 1894. p. 830, illustration p. 828.

“Electric Lifts, Western of France Railway.” Engineering. V. 72, 1901. p.558.

“Electric Passenger and Goods Lifts.” Engineering. V. 76, 1903. p. 280, illustration p. 271.

“Electric Passenger Lifts for the Baker Street and Waterloo Railway.” Engineering. V. 82, 1906. p. 380-383 w/illustration.

“Electrically Driven Hydraulic Passenger Lifts.” Engineering. V. 77, 1904. p. 189, illustration pp. 1 86-187.

“Elevator Accident.” Engineering News. V. 18, 1887. p. 141.

“Elevator Accident.” Engineering Record. V. 50, 1904. p. 355.

“Elevator Safety Appliances.” Engineering. V. 74, 1902. p. 256 w/illustration.

“Floor Area Ratios of Office Building Elevators.” Engineering Record. V. 49, 1904. p. 725.

Hydro-Electric Elevator in Tudor Apts., Chicago.” Engineering Record. V. 53, 1906. p. 225 w/photograph.

Journal (Western Society of Engineers). Chicago. V. 13, 1908.

"The Lifts in the Eiffel Tower." The Engineer (London). July 19, 1889.

“Passenger Elevators.” Engineering. V. 78, 1904. p. 603.

Walker, Henry C. “Protection of Lift Shafts, and Safety Devices in Connection with Lift-Doors and Controlling Gear.” Engineering. V. 81, 1906. pp. 423-426 w/illustration.

Water & Sewage Works. Chicago: Scranton Pub. Co. Extent of publication: v. 1-127, no. 12; 1890-Dec. 1980.

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Materials from the Mitchell Multimedia Center

"A Corner in Wheat" (in D.W. Griffith: Years of Discovery, 1909-1913). Dir. D.W. Griffith. DVD. Prod. for DVD by David Shepard. Blackhawk Films Collection. Dist. Image Entertainment, 2002.

The Apartment. Dir. & Prod. Billy Wilder. Mirisch Company, 1960. VHS. MGM/UA Home Video, 1988.

Being John Malkovitch. Dir. Spike Jonze. Gramercy Pictures, 1999. DVD. USA Home Entertainment, 2000.

The Hours. Dir. Stephen Daldry. Prod. Scott Rudin, Robert Fox. Paramount Pictures, 2002. DVD. Paramount Home Entertainment, 2003.

Metropolis. Dir. Fritz Lang. Prod. Erich Pommer, 1927. DVD. Dist. Kino International Corporation, 2002.

North by Northwest. Dir. & Prod. Alfred Hitchcock. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1959. DVD. Criterion Collection. MGM/UA Home Video; dist. Voyager Company, 1988.

Some Like it Hot. Dir. & Prod. Billy Wilder. Mirisch Company, 1959. VHS. Dist. CBS/Fox Video, 1984.

Star Trek IV: the Voyage Home. Dir. Leonard Nimoy. Prod. Harve Bennett. Paramount Pictures, 1986. DVD. Paramount Pictures, 1999.

"Where No Man Has Gone Before." Star Trek, the Original Series. Volume 1, Episode 2, 1966. DVD. Paramount Home Video, 1999.

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Materials from the Chicago Historical Society

Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer. “Cook County Hospital, Charles Moore, elevator operator, standing in elevator door.” Graphic. ca. 1911.

Chicago Daily News, Inc., photographer. “Marshall Field’s and Company, Blanche Hildebrand, a woman elevator operator.” Graphic. 1918.

Glessner, John George M., photographer. John George M. Glessner collection. Graphic. 1880s-1890s, bulk 1892-1893.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Crane Company plant in Chicago (Ill.).” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Elevator cars for Mercantile Exchange in Chicago (Ill.).” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Elevator Operator.” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Elevator Shaft.” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Medals and awards for Crane Co.” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Skyride cab at the Century of Progress.” Graphic. N.d.

Hedrich-Blessing (Firm), photographer. “Unidentified Department Store.” Graphic. N.d.

Patents Collection. Chicago Historical Society. 1646-.

Vernon, William W. William W. Vernon writings (manuscript). 1885-1921.

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*This edition of Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator was anonymously lent to the library for the duration of the exhibit. The 2001 edition, from Alfred A. Knopf, has since been ordered for the Main Curriculum Collection.


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