TABLE OF CONTENTS


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Administrative Information

History of the Dill Pickle Club

Scope and Content of the Collection

Organization

Selected Search Terms

Container List

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Inventory of the Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941, bulk 1915-1935


The Newberry Library
Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
60 West Walton Street
Chicago, Illinois 60610
Phone: 312-255-3506
E-Mail: specialcolls@newberry.org
URL: http://www.newberry.org

Finding aid encoded by Martha Briggs, October 2002; Lisa Janssen, 2007

2001


Descriptive Summary of the Collection

Creator Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.)
Title Dill Pickle Club Records
Dates 1906-1941
Dates bulk 1915-1935
Extent 2.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Abstract Miscellaneous material relating to the Dill Pickle Club of Chicago, Illinois (1916-ca.1933) and its leading founder, John (Jack) Jones. The bulk of the collection, most of which was removed from two scrapbooks, consists of handbills, fliers, programs and posters announcing and advertising numerous lectures, readings, parties, plays and other regular activities. Also includes art work, business and membership items, clippings, a few letters, photographs, poetry and Jack Jones memorabilia.
Repository Newberry Library, Roger and Julie Baskes Department of Special Collections
Collection Call Number Midwest MS Dill Pickle
Collection Stack Location 3a 38 11

Administrative Information

Cite As

Dill Pickle Club Records, The Newberry Library, Chicago.

Provenance

Gift of Mrs. Iailah Cooper, 1973.

Processed by

Carolyn Sheehy, 1985; Cynthia Wall, 1987; Virginia H. Smith, 2001 and 2007.

Access Restrictions

The Dill Pickle Club Records are open for research in the Special Collections Reading Room; 5 folders at a time maximum (Priority II).

Ownership and Literary Rights

The Dill Pickle Club Records are the physical property of the Newberry Library. Literary rights, including copyright, may belong to the authors or their legal heirs or assigns.

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History of the Dill Pickle Club

Chicago social club, established around 1914.

The Dill Pickle Club afforded an unconventional meeting place for good talk, entertainment and food for uninhibited and free-thinking persons of the times. The Dill Pickle (spelled also Dil Pickle and called simply “the Pickle” by most of its habitués) was founded by Jack Jones, a former labor activist. Once one of Chicago’s best-known Bohemian nightspots, the club provided a forum for free speech as well as affording encouragement for artistic expression. Its patrons included Socialists, atheists, anarchists, “liberated” women, professional lecturers and soapbox orators, artists, actors, literary hopefuls and all sorts of unconventional types.

By 1917, in order to locate the peripatetic club, both the famous and the infamous were exhorted to squeeze “Thru the Hole in the Wall Down Tooker Alley to the Green Lite Over the Orange Door.” 22 Tooker Place was just south of the Newberry Library on Dearborn Street, and a sign outside read “step high stoop low leave your dignity outside.” Those who entered would find a variety of fare – lectures or debates on controversial topics, perhaps a play or concert, even a swinging party, supplemented by coffee, tea, sandwiches or even bootleg whiskey. The atmosphere of the place was an enjoyable mix of the radical, the rough, the erudite, the creative and sometimes the inane. And always there was plenty of stimulating talk.

The Dill Pickle Club was frequented by such literary figures as Carl Sandburg, Edgar Lee Masters, Maxwell Bodenheim, Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur, Sherwood Anderson among many others. Besides the tough owner, Jack Jones, another mainstay of the club was Ben Reitman, who occasionally lectured on provocative subjects. Noted Chicago doctors, professors and local intellectuals were among the assorted speakers, and continuing throughout the twenties and early thirties there would be both serious and amusing presentations by all sorts of people.

As the Depression progressed, the Dill Pickle’s fortunes declined. By 1933, tax difficulties and the actions of over-zealous inspectors and professional moralists signaled the beginning of the end. For a full history of the Dill Pickle, see The Rise and Fall of the Dil Pickle, Edited and Introduced by Franklin Rosemont, Chicago, Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 2004.

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Scope and Content of the Collection

Handbills, handouts, fliers, announcements, programs, and posters promoting Dill Pickle Club activities.

The collection of Dill Pickle Club records and memorabilia presents a glimpse of the Bohemian lifestyle of Chicago in the teens, twenties and early thirties of the twentieth century. Most of the items were removed from two scrapbooks, possibly complied by the founder of the club, Jack Jones. Also, some business records, a small amount of correspondence, business and calling cards, newspaper clippings, a few photographs, a collection of poems and an assortment of art works, including original pieces by George Constant and Stanislaw Szukalski. Also, a small collection of Jack Jones memorabilia consisting of a drawing of the toy he invented, the Du-Dil-Duk, membership and union cards, a letter attesting to his British citizenship, two programs for his lectures, welfare and unemployment forms, his silhouette, and items and charts relating to an organization and a 1933 book by Jones, both entitled Tech-Up.

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Organization

The records are organized alphabetically by type of material.

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Selected Search Terms

Names

  • Constant, George
  • Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.)
  • Jones, John A. (John Archibald), 1876-
  • Reitman, Ben L. (Ben Lewis), 1879-1942
  • Szukalski, Stanisław, 1893-1987
  • Tech-Up (Chicago, Ill.)

Subjects

  • Bohemianism -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Clubs -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 20th century -- Sources
  • Manuscripts, American
  • Art, American -- 20th century
  • Chicago (Ill.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
  • Photographs -- 1901-1950

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Container List

Box Folder Contents
1 1 Address list, 1926
1 1 Address list, Feb. 8, 1926
1 2 Advertising fliers and cards, non-Pickle
1 3 Arrest notifications, 1932
1 4 Art Work, original: Charcoal portrait, unidentified artist and sitter, (See Oversize Box 5)
1 5 Art Work, original: Charcoal sketch of lion, artist unknown (See Oversize Box 5)
1 6 Art Work, original: Constant, George: Nude sketch, (See Oversize Box 5)
1 7 Art Work, original: Constant, George: Portrait engraving, sitter unknown (See Oversize Box 5)
1 8 Art Work, original: Constant, George: Trees engraving
1 9 Art Work, original: Crayon drawing of wild boar as a judge, artist unknown (See Oversize Folder)
1 10 Art Work, original: Drawings, unidentified
1 11 Art Work, original: "Hang me - Them Dill Picklers Can Act" (See Oversize Box 5)
1 12 Art Work, original: Ink drawing of old man, artist unknown (See Oversize Box 5)
1 13 Art Work, original: Mitchell, A.A. (?): Watercolor portrait of S. Bauch (?), "Denver Colo, Oct. 9th, 1916" (See Oversize Box 5, 1916
1 14 Art Work, original: Pen sketch for play featuring famous figures on verso of "Program for the month of July" (See Oversize Box 5), [1926]
1 15 Art Work, original: Pencil portrait, artist and sitter unidentified (See Oversize Box 5), Oct., 1918
1 16 Art Work, original: Pencil sketch of hand and ball, artist unknown (See Oversize Box 5)
1 17 Art Work, original: Pencil sketch entitled "Tennessee thinking of the relation of art to nature", artist unknown (See Oversize Box 5)
1 18 Art Work, original: Szukalski, Stanislaw: Ink drawing of unidentified sitter (See Oversize Box 5)
1 19 Art Work, original: Szukalski, Stanislaw: small images of Jack Jones, 1919
1 20 Art Work, original: Szukalski, Stanislaw: Pencil portrait (S. Bauch)?, "Los Angeles, Cal, Jan 12, 1916," inscribed "Expression while composing the Sentinel" (See Oversize Box 5), 1916
1 21 Art Work, original: Szukalski, Stanislaw: Portrait of Jack Jones (See Oversize Box 5), 1919
1 22 Art Work: Published examples
1 23 Business Transactions: Bank checks, 1930-1931
1 24 Business Transactions: Certifications and permissions, 1927-1938
1 25 Business Transactions: Financial reports, 1925
1 26 Cards and Tickets for membership, undated
1 27 Cards, business and personal, undated
1 28 Clippings, 1919-1937 and undated
1 29 Clippings (See Oversize Box 4), 1926-1940 and undated
1 30 Correspondence: two undated items
1 31 Greeting cards, 1931 and undated
1 32 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Announcing the Dill Pickle…13th and Hennepin, Minneapolis", undated
1 33 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Anti-War Dance, Saturday, May 11 (See Oversize Box 4), [1929 or 1935]
1 34 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Are you one of those intellectuals who turn from one Forum to another…we have found at last 'MAXIMAL'…" [1930]
1 35 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Art classes - with drawing from the nude at the studio of the Dill-Pickle Club", undated
1 36 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Art of Sublimating the Sex Life", Sunday, June 23," [1929]
1 37 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "At the infamous Dill Pickle Club…Halloween Party…", Wed., Oct. 31, [1923, 1928 or 1934]
1 38 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "A.Y.A. presents Ball-Cabaret", Saturday, May 2, 1936
1 39 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Ball, Samuel W.: "Sex Worship", [1923 or 1928 or 1934]
1 40 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Ballyhoo Ball New Years Eve Dil Pickle Club", undated
1 41 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Barbarian Art Exhibit", July 18 to 30 inclusive, undated
1 42 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Bassman, Hirsch: "Personality and Character Analyst", Sunday, March 22, [1925 or 1931]
1 43 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Beames, Stephen: "The Form Divine", Sun., Nov. 4, [1923 or 1928]
1 44 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Blatin, Zip: "Debunking the Psychology Bunk", Sunday, April 10, 1932
1 45 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Bockstahler, Lester Irving: "Trends of Modern Physics…", Sunday, April 12, [1925 or 1931]
1 46 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Breakstone, Benj. H.: "Painless Childbirth", Sunday Night, Dec. 15, [1929]
1 47 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Breakstone, Benj. H.: "Rejuvenation of Man", Sunday, October 26, [1924 or 1930]
1 48 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Bring Your Witch to the Halloween Masquerade…", undated
1 49 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Bruce, Andrew I.: "Law and Crime", February 1, 1925
1 50 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Bush, H. Balken: "Does Love or Passion Rule Women in Marriage?", Sunday, February 5, [1928 or 1933]
1 51 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Capt. Donovan: "Control of Unknown Forces", Sunday, April 3, 1932
1 52 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Capturing a Millionaire", Wed. nite, Oct. 12, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
1 53 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Carlson, Anton J.: "Glands", Sunday nite, March 19, 1933
1 54 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Carlson, Anton J.: "Hunger", Jan. 11, 1925
1 55 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Carlson, Oliver: "Aristide Briand", Thursday nite, Sept. 24, 1931
1 56 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Carlson, Oliver: "Blind Leaders of the Blind", Thursday Evening, Sept. 17, [1925 or 1931]
1 57 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Carlson, Oliver: " Germany - Fascist or Communist?", July 19, [1925 or 1931]
1 58 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Carnival of Bohemia Where Chicago Comes to Life", New Year's Eve, Dec. 31, [1924 or 1930]
1 59 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Celebrate St. Patrick's Day the Russian Way", undated
1 60 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Chaplin, Ralph: "Causes of Prison Riots", Sunday nite, Oct. 13, [1929]
1 61 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Charting the Unknown Seas of Slippery Human Nature…", by Edna P. Walsh, July-August, [1932]
1 62 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Charting the Unknown Seas of Slippery Human Nature…Concluding Lecture!" by Edna Purdy Walsh, Aug. 24, [1932]
1 63 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Check any of the following…", souvenir of George Faricy's Xmas Party, Dec. 27, 1928
1 64 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Chief How Blackfoot Indian (feathers and all): "Is individual Action More Valuable Than Social?", Sunday nite, [1925 or 1931]
1 65 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Come Over to 18 Took'er Place 1930", [1930]
1 66 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Coming? Dill Pickles Affinity Costume Ball" (See Oversize Box 4), Mar. 20, undated
1 67 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Commemorating the Haymarket Riot", Sunday nite, Nov. 9, [1924 or 1930]
1 68 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Courrier, Re. Dr. Geo. F.: "Human Nature, Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", Sunday, May 11, [1924 or 1930]
1 69 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Crocker, Donald: "The Creed of a Tired Radical", undated
1 70 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dancing Every Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday Nite. Heating System Now Complete", undated
1 71 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Davis, Elizabeth: "Will Amazonic Women Usurp Man's Sphere?", Wed., Jan. 14, [1925 or 1931]
1 72 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: A Debate: "Shall 4 Points Equal Life And Love", Wednesday, March 26, [1930]
1 73 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Delta Sigma Delta Beta Chapter: Halloween Frolic, October 29, 1926
1 74 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: "Dancing Saturday Night After Plays", 1925
1 75 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: 3 ONE ACT PLAYS - (Dreiser, King and Pearce), Opens March 6, Week Nights, [1927]
1 76 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: 3 ONE ACT PLAYS - (Dunsany, Bahlui, Shaw), June 10-19, [1927]
1 77 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: 4 ONE ACT PLAYS - (Masters, Schnitzler, O'Neill, Mencken), Opens March 22, [1927]
1 78 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: Wednesday, March 2nd Opens New Series of One Act Plays…, [1927]
1 79 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Club House and Chapel: Wednesday, March 16th Opens New Series of 3 One Act Plays…, [1927]
1 80 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dill Pickle Dance Every Wednesday Starting Oct. 7th…Paul Hash and his Pickled Players", [1925 or 1931]
1 81 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickle Lending Library", undated
1 82 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players: "America I Love You", Feb. 22, 1925
1 83 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Players: "The Cheater", Nov. 8-17, [1924 or 1930]
1 84 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players: "Columbine", May 12th at midnight, [1925 or 1931]
1 85 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Players: "Distinguished Service", June 19, 1924
1 86 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players: "Gentlemen All", May 14-23, [1925 or 1931]
1 87 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players Present "The Little Clay Cart", Aug. 5-15, 1925
1 88 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: the Dill Pickle Players Present "Amy, In the Garden of Aphrodite" by Jack Jones, undated
1 89 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players Present(s) "The Blind Alley", Nov. 28, Dec. 3, 4, 5, undated
1 90 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Players Present "The Jewel Merchants by James Branch Cabell", undated
1 91 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dill Pickle Players: Program for Sept. 27, 28, 29…The Farewell Supper", undated
1 92 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players: "Steel", May 14-23, [1925 or 1931]
1 93 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Players: "Tonight Tuesday May 12th at midnight a special performance…in greeting to the American Book Sellers Association…", [1925 or 1931]
1 94 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dill Pickle Players Under the personal direction of Jack Jones…will present the following one-act plays…", July 17, 1924
1 95 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Present(s) Aug. 15, 22, 29, "Monsieur Lamblin", [1925 or 1931]
1 96 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dill Pickle Present(s) Saturday Eve, Sept. 12, 19, 26, "From Garibalde to Mussolini", [1925 or 1931]
1 97 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Presents Saturday, July 11,18, "For Ever and Ever" by Henry Laveden, [1925 or 1931]
1 98 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dill Pickle Sunday Evening Lectures - Open Forum - John G. Hill: "The Bearing of Evolution on Religion", Aug. 2, [1925]
1 99 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickle 10 Tooker Alley Program of Activities for the Coming Month", undated
1 100 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickles Illinois Charter (not for profit) for Promotion of the Arts Crafts Literature and Science: Dill Pickle Players…", undated
1 101 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickles (Club) Open Every Nite: Friday Nite Dancing Saturday Nite Plays and Dancing…", undated
1 102 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickles (Club) Social Affairs Friday Nites, [1930]
1 103 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Pickles were chartered in 1917…", [1928]
1 104 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dill Press is Now Operating…", undated
1 105 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Dil-Pickle Club: Dil-Pickle Players Present "The Black Box" by Guy Woodson", undated
1 106 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dil Pickle Club Meet Me Saturday Nite…", undated
1 107 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dil Pickle Plays: Name---Address---Phon No.---Character You Think You Can Play---", undated
1 108 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dil-Pickle Spanish Studio-Garden Dancing", undated
1 109 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: The Dil-Pickles: Aida Doninelli, Elizabeth Moritz In Recital, May 24th, undated
1 110 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Dil-Pickles (Club) Re-Opens Sunday Nite, Oct 1st", [1933]
2 111 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Divertissment Unique: Dill Pickle Creative Center, Inc.", undated
2 112 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Do Coeds admire Flaming Youth?", Wed., April 8, 1931
2 113 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Donovan, Captain, Hypnotist: "Suggestive Fixation to Abolish Abnormalities", Sunday Nite, May 15, [1927 or 1932]
2 114 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dr. Ben L. Reitman…The Favorite Method of the Suicides", October 30, [1928]
2 115 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Dr. Ben L. Reitman's Social Clinic: 'Red Lights and Trafficing'", April 16, [1924 or 1930]
2 116 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Emerson, Alfred E.: "Insect Society A Utopian Ideal", Sunday, August 25, [1929]
2 117 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: " 'E TOOK 'ER UP 'N TOOK 'ER ALLEY" (poster) (See Oversize Box 4), undated 2 1 Hallow'een Masquerade", October 31, 1924, 18 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Event of the Season
1 119 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Exhibition of Art…John Stephan, Ludwig Dorge, Arthur Machia", undated
2 120 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Falk, Isadore S.: "Does Infant Welfare Work Preserve the Unfit?", Sunday nite, Nov. 13, [1921 or 1927]
2 121 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Faris, Ellsworth: "Cannibals of the Congo", Feb. 22, 1925
2 122 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Fernel, Dr. J. Paul: "How to be Beautiful", March 13, 1932
2 123 Handbills, Fliers and Programs:"Fisher", "Prince of the Pan-Handlers": "How I got Straus For a Fin…", Sunday nite, Sept. 4, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
2 124 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "4 Big Features, Sunday April 5th: 'Easter Eggs'", [1925 or 1931]
2 125 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "42nd Anniversary of the hanging of the Chicago Anarchists Memorial Meeting", Sunday, Nov. 10, [1929]
2 126 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Friday evening, December 12, at 8:45 o'clock and every Friday evening thereafter our Club doors will be opened…", undated
2 127 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Friday October 30th 1931 The Dill Pickle Club Rooms are to be closed to the Public", undated
2 128 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Gallagher, Dr. Thomas F.: "The Male Sex Hormone", Sunday, May 4, [1924 or 1930]
2 129 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Garrett, Mitchell B.: "Mussolini, Fascisti…", Sunday, Aug.23, [1925 or l931]
2 130 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Get Dil Pickled Thanksgiving", undated
2 131 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Glands 'Nuff sed", Sunday nite, June 25, (See Oversize Box 4, [1922 or 1933]
2 132 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Guilloton, Vincent: "The Dreifus Case", Sunday Nite, [1929]
2 133 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Halloween Ball Oct. 31", undated
2 134 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Hanson, Oscar: "Art, Life and Love", Sunday nite, November 16, [1924 or 1930]
2 135 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Harrison, George B.: "Crooks of 300 Years Ago", Sunday, July 7, [1929]
2 136 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Hatton, Prof. A.R.: "Are We Going Fascists?", Sunday Nite, March 26, 1933
2 137 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Have Newspapers Degenerated Us?", Sunday, December 7, [1924 or 1930]
2 138 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Havel, Hypolite: "Life and Art from an Anarchist's Viewpoint", Sunday, Sept 27, [1925 or 1931]
2 139 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Have You Read 'Sideshows of a Big City Tales of Yesterday and Today'", undated
2 140 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Haysdon, Albert E.: "The Quest of the Ages", Sunday Nite, March 16, [1930]
2 141 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Held, William: "The Newest Phase of Insanity", Wednesday Nite, Dec. 3, [1924 or 1930]
2 142 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "He Took 'er Up Tooker Alley to see our plays", undated
2 143 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Hirsell, Dr. Olive: "Sex Sanity & Personality Development", Aug. 21, 1932
2 144 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Hobohemian Ball" Thanksgiving Eve, and Dill Pickle Players, Nov. 22-30, [1923 or 1928]
2 145 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Heineman, Henry G.: "Blond Beasts and Europe", Wed. Nite, May 21, [1924 or 1930]
2 146 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Hole in the Wall Great Debate", Sunday, April 9, [1922]
2 147 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Hunter, Joel, Supt. United Charities: "What the State and Charities do for the Unemployed" (See Oversize Box 4), Sun., Feb. 22, [1925 or 1931]
2 148 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Hutton, James H.: "Glands", Sunday, April 27, [1924 or 1930]
2 149 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Isaacson, Charles D.: "Is Jazz Better than Opera?", Jan. 11, 1925
2 150 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is Anarchy Possible?", Sept. 6, [1925 or 1931]
2 151 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is Civil Service Efficient?", Sunday, Jan. 13, [1924 or 1929]
2 152 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is Free Love Possible?", Wed. Nite, Feb. 19, [1930]
2 153 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is Heredity More Important than Environment?", Wednesday, Jan. 9, [1924 or 1929]
2 154 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is Monogamy a Failure?", Sunday nite, Oct. 21, [1923 or 1928]
2 155 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is There Genius?", Wednesday, July 29, [1925 or 1931]
2 156 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Is There Sin, Crime or Law Breaking?", Sunday Nite, undated
2 157 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Jack Jones announces the opening of the Dill Pickle Studio on May 1st", undated
2 158 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Jack Jones Presents at Dil-Pickle Club…Aida Doninelli, Grand Opera" (See Oversize Box 4), May 24, 31, June 7, [ "Sociology and Literature", Sunday Evening, July 27, 1924, 1923 or 1928] 2 159 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Jack Osterman Accouches (sic) Adele Rosenor's Debut…"(See Oversize Box 4), Fri., March 29, [1929] 2 160 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Jones, Howard Mumford
2 161 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Just in line with our ball room", 1931
2 162 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Kay and DeMilo Review: "A Night in Cuba", Thursday, March 3, 1932
2 163 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Knott, Thomas: "Slang", Sunday, Aug. 9, [1925 or 1931]
2 164 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "La Danse Boheme By Lambda Sigma Phi", June 1, undated
2 165 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Lapin, Charles A. "After Sex What?", Wednesday, Sept. 16, [1925 or 1931]
2 166 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Let's Go Nerts at the Brawle Boheme Given by the Phi Delta Fraternity…", Nov. 27, undated
2 167 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Lindlahr, Victor: "Physiology and the Significance of Flappers and Cake-eaters", Sunday nite, Jan. 8, [1922 or 1928]
2 168 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Low, Abraham: "What Constitutes Abnormal Conduct?", Dec. 28, 1924
2 169 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: McCowan, Don C.: "Frigidity and Impotence", Sunday nite, Sept. 18, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
2 170 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Prof. McCuaig: "Sexual Practice in India and America", Sunday nite, November 20, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
2 171 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: McGrath, Jack: "Ecstacy (sic) of Living", Sunday Nite, Dec. 8, [1929]
2 172 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: MacNair, Harley F.: "The Chinese Situation", July 15, undated
2 173 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Mae West Helen Morgan Clara Bow are not hired as Hostesses at the Dill Pickle Creative Center", [1926 or 1932]
2 174 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Matthews, J.B.: May 1, 1932
2 175 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Malaiperuman, S. David: "India in Transition", ca. 1932
2 176 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Malaiperuman S. David: "Mahatma Ghandi…", Wednesday, April 24, 1932
2 177 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Maximal": "Asinus ad Lyram", Wednesday, Dec. 10, [1924 or 1930]
2 178 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Melamed, Dr. S.M.: "Building a Jewish State in Palestine", Sunday nite, April 30, [1922 or 1933]
2 179 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Men Who Have Approached Us by Betty, Lizzie, Znubia & Nancy", Wednesday Nite, June 15, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
2 180 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Moorehead, Frederick B.: "A Rational View of Plastic Surgery", Sunday, Feb. 24, [1924 or 1929]
2 181 Handbills, Fliers and Programs:Morris, Philip H.: "Have Literary and Dramatic Critics turned Dilletante?", Wednesday Nite, Nov. 12, [1924 or 1930]
2 182 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Mu Omega Beta Presents a Dance", May 31, 1929
2 183 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Nerlove, Samuel H.: "Recent Economic Changes", Sunday, July 14, [1929]
2 184 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The New Dill Pickle Club will meet in the Kindred Spirits Lounge", undated
2 185 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "New Years Eve…The Green light…", undated
2 186 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "New Year's Eve 10 Tooker Alley Masque of Bohemia" (See Oversize Box 4), undated
2 187 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Ney, Lew: "The Truth About Em", Thursday Nite, July 19, [1923 or 1928 or 1934]
2 188 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "A Night in Bohemia The Dill Pickle Masked Ball", Oct. 31, 1916
2 189 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Northwestern University Students in Great Political Debate", Sunday, October 28, [1923 or 1928 or 1934]
2 190 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Notice the display of liquor bottles in the place will result in your expulsion", undated
2 191 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Nueva Espana" Company, Saturday, June 28, [1921 or 1930]
2 192 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: O'Donovan, Capt. James P.: "Visitations into the Realm of the Sub-Consious (sic) Mind", Sunday, Sept. 22, 1929
2 193 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "On a Midsummer Night…G.G. Florine and Fintan O'Malley", Saturday, Aug. 18, [1923 or 1928]
2 194 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "On the Way Up Tooker Alley to see Dill Pickle Players…Midnight" by Fritz Blocki", June 15-24, 1922
2 195 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "On the Way Up Tooker Alley to see the Dill Pickle Players…The Test by Robbin de Ward", Feb. 23-25, 1922
2 196 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Opening of the Tea Garden", Thurs. Nite, July 18, [1928]
2 197 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Over 16 - Under 48 - Men, Women - Slow Clubs", Fri., April 1, [1927 or 1932]
2 198 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Plays for Saturday Nite May 24th, The Ideal Lover by Martha Biegler", [1924 or 1930]
2 199 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Pre Halloween Masque Ball", Wednesday Eve, Oct. 28, [1925 or 1931]
2 200 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "The Favorite Method of the Suicides", Tuesday, Oct. 30, [1923 or 1928]
2 201 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "Jazz Age Lectures: Can a Modern Man Be Happily Married with a Flapper An Intellectual A Home Body or With a Worldly Wise Woman?", Tues., Nov. 13, [1923 or 1928]
2 202 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "Louise Adam's book Dynamite", Sunday, March 29, [1925 or 1931]
2 203 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "Making the Grade in a Jazz Age", [1928]
2 204 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "Satisfying Sex needs without trouble…", Tuesday, Oct. 2, [1923 or 1928 or 1934]
2 205 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Reitman, Ben L.: "The 2nd Oldest Profession", Sunday, March 1, [1931]
2 206 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Resolved that Perversion Indolence and Drug Addiction are Unnatural (Big Debate)", Tuesday, Sept. 25, [1923 or 1928 or 1934]
2 207 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Rogers, Prof. F.T.: "Brains and Behavior", June 23, [1929]
2 208 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Romer, Alfred S.: "The Neanderthal Man", Feb. 8, 1925
2 209 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Rosenzweig, Ephraim M.: "Sex the Basis of Jewish Art", Sunday, Feb. 16, [1930]
2 210 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Royal Purple can mix with Dil-Pickles new open air Tea Garden" (See Oversize Box 4), Thur., July 18, [1929]
3 211 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "St Patrick's Costume Bal", 1925
3 212 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Saturday October 18th Mae West and her ensemble from 'Sex'", [1930]
3 213 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Schaub, Edward L.: "Recent Developments in the Philosophy of Evolution", [1925 or 1931]
3 214 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Schireson, Henry J.: "Rejuvenation Increasing Human Efficiency", Sunday, March 24, [1929]
3 215 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Schmitt, Bernadotte: "Prospects of War in Europe", Sunday, Feb. 26, [1928 or 1933]
3 216 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "The Season in Full Swing! At the Dill Pickles, Sat., Oct. 11th Mae West and her ensemble from 'Sex'", [1930]
3 217 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Seidel, Sol: "Why Bolshevism Succeeded in Russia", Wed. Eve., May 14th , [1924 or 1930]
3 218 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Shall Nudes be Nude in Art?" symposium, Sunday, April 20, [1930]
3 219 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Shall Society accept Intermediates?" (debate), Sunday, March 15, [1925 or 1931]
3 220 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Shall Racketeering Be Suppressed?" (debate), Sunday Nite, Nov. 8, [1928]
3 221 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Sharp, Frank T.: "The Jargon of James Joyce", Wednesday, March 13, [1929]
3 222 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Should Military Dictatorship Supplant Civil Gov't in Hawaii?" (debate), May 8, 1932
3 223 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Sigma Gamma Pi Presents the Bowery Brawl", Nov. 13, 1931
3 224 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Slater, Thomas L.: "Nation Demands Bread…Gets Bull", Sunday, July 3, [1927 or 1932]
3 225 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Smith, Charles: "Men Who Are Monkeys", Sunday Nite, Nov. 25, [1923 or 1928]
3 226 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "A Special Dance on Thursday, Feb. 21st…", [1918 or 1924 or 1929]
3 227 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Staurt, Frederick: "The Economics of Affinity Hunting", Wednesday, July 9, [1924 or 1930]
3 228 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Stoughton, Norman P.: "Nymphomaniacs in Modern Literature from George Sand to Radcliffe Hall", Wednesday, February 18, [1925 or 1931]
3 229 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Studio Dance for ED'S and CO'ED'S", Fri. Nite, Mar. 18, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
3 230 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Sunday October 28 Northwestern University Students in Great Political Debate", [1928]
3 231 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Thanksgiving Ball", undated
3 232 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Thanksgiving Eve Bal", Wed., Nov 25, [1925 or 1931]
3 233 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "theatrical night", Thurs., Mar. 10, [1932]
3 234 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "They do say that since the Dil Pickle tea room has opened Bohemia has no atmosphere its equal", undated
3 235 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: This woodcut announcing the opening of our outdoor Tea Garden on July 18th…", undated
3 236 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Tobias, J.J.: "What Ails Bellows' Art", Sunday, Jan. 4, 1925
3 237 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Top to Bottom all 1931 Red", 1931
3 238 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Trow, Wm. C.: Army Psychologist and Prof. of Cincinnati: [no title], Sunday Evening, July 12, [1925 or 1931]
3 239 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Tsiang, H.T.: "Russian-Chinese Situation", Sunday Nite, Aug. 11, [1929]
3 240 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Two Jews Debate!! Should Jews Vote Democratic?", Sunday Nite, Oct. 23, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
3 241 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Unformal Studio Dance Moorish Studio", Mar. 18, 1927
3 242 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Up Tooker Alley New Year's Eve Bawl M'ass'K (See Oversize Box 4), undated
3 243 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Von Winckler, W.S.: "Love and Passion", Sunday Nite, Feb. 26, [1922]
3 244 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Walk the Plank Swashbuckling Buccaneer's Ball", Wed., Feb. 25, [1920 or 1925]
3 245 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Walsh, Edna P.: "Chemical Tricks Women Play on Men", Sunday, June 26, 1932
3 246 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "West of the Water Tower New Year's Eve Big Costume Ball", undated
3 247 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "When you've seen the Dil-Pickles you've seen Chicago", undated
3 248 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Where Shall We Dine Today?" (See Oversize Box 4), undated
3 249 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Who's Responsible for the Depression?", Sunday Nite, June 19, [1927 or 1932]
3 250 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Why They Jump", Sunday, June 5, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
3 251 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Williams, Elmer L.: "Criminal Chicago", Sunday Nite, June 5, [1924 or 1930]
3 252 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Williams, Elmer L.: "Will Chicago Elect a Racketeer Mayor?", Sunday Nite, January 4, [1925]
3 253 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Willoughby, Harold R.: "Rockefeller-McCormick Manuscript of the Greek New Testament", Sunday, Jan. 27, [1924 or 1929]
3 254 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Wind up the Fourth!", Monday, July 5, [1920 or 1926]
3 255 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Ye Come! The Dill Pickles", undated
3 256 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Yellow Kid Joe Weil Fred Buckminster: An Amazing Discovery - Beauty waits at every bedside…", Sunday, April 19, [1925 or 1931]
3 257 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: "Yellow Kid Weil and Buckminster Debate Postponed to Sunday October 18 on account of Legal Difficulties", Thursday, Oct. 22, [1925 or 1931]
3 258 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Yogi, Chandra: "Oriental Properties Crystal Gazing", Sunday Nite, Aug. 28, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
3 259 Handbills, Fliers and Programs: Photocopies, ca. 1925-1933
3 260 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Correspondence, Incoming, 1927-1939 and undated
3 261 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Du-Dill-Duk Drawing, 1922
3 262 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Letter attesting to Jones's British citizenship, 1938
3 263 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Membership cards - library, lodge, Socialist Party, 1926-1941
3 264 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Program for lecture "Nuts I Have Known", Thursday, Feb. 4, 1926
3 265 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Program for lecture "Evolution and Revolution", Sunday, Jan. 14, [1934]
3 266 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Silhouette by Helen Evans, July 11, 1925
3 267 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Tech-Up items, 1928-1938 and undated
3 268 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Tech-Up charts, 1933
3 269 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Tech-Up charts (See Oversize Folder),
1933
3 270 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Welfare Forms, 1938 and undated
3 271 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: WPA unemployment forms, 1937
3 272 Jones, Jack, Miscellany: Union cards and notice, 1913 and undated
3 273 Magazines: Earth (See Oversize Box 4), February, 1931
3 274 Magazines: The Nation, September 10, 1938
3 275 Magazines: The Phoenix, December, 1931
3 276 Map: Location of Dill Pickle Club on verso of library notice, undated
3 277 Photographs: "Anna" (?) 2 items, 1906, 1908
3 278 Photographs: Costume Ball (See Oversize Box 4), Wed., Dec. 21, [1921 or 1927 or 1932]
3 279 Photographs: Miners of the Leonard Mine, Butte, Montana, June, 1910
3 280 Photographs: Play (Devil with kneeling woman), undated
3 281 Photographs: Play scenes (2 items) by L.Z. Rethy, undated
3 282 Photographs: Portraits, unidentified (4 items), undated
3 283 Photographs: Snapshots: Dill Pickle plays and art works (7 items), undated
3 284 Photographs: Snapshots of people (6 items), including "Benj 1923" and "Elliott Family in Ontario 1924", undated
3 285 Photographs: Tooker Alley, Chicago (5 items), undated
3 286 Receipts, 1932-1938 and undated
3 287 Writings: Notes for a story, unidentified, undated
3 288 Writings: Poems, unidentified (See Oversize Box 4), undated
3 289 Writings: Poems, unidentified, 1926 and undated
3 290 Writings: Poems, A-L, undated
3 291 Writings: M-W, 1925 and undated
4 Oversize Box
5 Oversize Box
6 Oversize Folder