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Adams, Milward, 1857-1923. Milward Adams Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1910.

Collection of portraits of statesmen, orators, lecturers, musicians, singers, composers, and conductors collected by and autographed to Milward Adams, manager of Chicago's Auditorium Theater from 1889 to 1910.

25 linear feet (10 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Adams
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Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898. Christopher C. Augur collection of photographs of the western United States, 1846-1889, bulk 1865-1875.

Mounted albumen prints and stereographs primarily of western Indians and scenes, ca. 1865-1881, taken by Alexander Gardner, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, William Soule and a few other photographers, plus three large lithographic prints of Mexican War military scenes. Also, a box containing a stereoscopic viewer.

8.2 linear feet (4 boxes and 8 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT oversize Ayer Art Augur
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
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Barrett, Oliver R. (Oliver Roger), 1873-1950. Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg papers, ca. 1860-1966.

Correspondence and notes of Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material, and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Abraham Lincoln. Also poems by Sandburg, photographs of Sandburg and Barrett, and a large collection of stereographs (scenes of the American Civil War, world views and many slides of Chicago before and after the fire of 1871), and cabinet and carte de visite portraits.

8 linear feet (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Barrett-Sandburg
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Barry, D. F. (David Frances), 1854-1934. D. F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians, photographed ca. 1881-ca.1890, printed ca. 1885-1920.

Barry took these ten photographs of Hunkpapa chiefs at Fort Buford, Dakota Territory, in 1881, and at Bismarck, Dakota Territory in 1885. Most of the photographs were printed from the negatives and sold from Barry's studio in Superior, Wisconsin. Individuals depicted include Crow King, Gall, Sitting Bull, Rain in the Face, Shooting Star, and Standing Holy. A photograph of Barry with Rain in the Face is also included in the collection. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

2.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 92
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Barzel, Ann. Ann Barzel Dance research collection, ca. 1830-[ongoing]

Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

340 linear feet
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Barzel Research
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Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951. John Alden Carpenter Papers, 1890-1964, bulk 1900-1950.

Correspondence, mostly incoming, to American composer John Alden Carpenter, wife Rue W. Carpenter and daughter Genevieve; also material relating to Carpenter’s works; a miscellany of personal records; and a collection of photographs, many of them of well-known musicians.

3 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Carpenter (formerly Car)
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Century of Progress Chicago Album, 1934.

1934 Chicago Century of Progress album containing postcards and small photographs of the fair.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 113
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Century of Progress Photographs

Collection contains 20 photographs from the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago in 1933. Photographs include buildings (particularly the Travel and Transit, the Chrysler, and the GM buildings). Additionally, photographs depict scenes from fair events such as Ripley's Believe it or Not.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 189
Finding Aids:
None.

Chapin, Nathaniel Gates, 1817-1893. Nathaniel Gates Chapin Collection of photographs and portraits of eminent musicians, ca. 1890.

Photographs and portraits of uniform size, that have been inset and mounted on cardboard. A biographical sketch of the subject of the portrait appears in manuscript on the mounting.

136 photographs
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Case V 25.185
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Chicago lakefront and river photographs, ca. 1890.

58 prints of Chicago lakefront and river scenes, found in a manila envelope marked: "Prints from glass negatives produced by the Corps of Engineers c. 1890; originals now with the Chicago Maritime Society."

0.2 cubic ft. 
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 129
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Chicago Reader. Chicago Reader Records, ca. 1960s-2007.

A Chicago-based alternative-press weekly published since 1971, the Reader focuses on the arts and cultural events, city politics, and literary journalism. Paper records consist of original copy of some articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts, with some original artwork. The bulk of the collection is photographs used in music, drama, dance, neighborhood news, columns, and feature articles. Because of its large size, the collection is divided into four sections: Artwork (Midwest MS Chicago Reader A); Corporate Records (Midwest MS Chicago Reader R); Photographs: News Collection (Midwest MS Chicago Reader PN); and Photographs: Performance Collection (Midwest MS Chicago Reader PP).

168.8 linear feet
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: various; see below
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Chicago Stockyards Industrial Park Photographs, ca. 1975.

Sixteen professional photographs of the area of Chicago known as the Stockyards Industrial Park which was developed after the closing of the Union Stock Yards in 1971. The Industrial Park is home to various small factories, none of which are involved in meatpacking. Few of the original structures remain, excepting the great limestone arch erected in 1879 to mark the stockyard entrance.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 176
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Civil War photographs, ca. 1861-ca. 1865.

Ten carte de visite photographs of Union soldiers, camps, and buildings in Southern locations.

1 folder (10 items)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 67
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Collection available by appointment only.

Clark, C.R. (Charles R). C.R. Clark Photograph Book, ca. 1865-1872, 1911.

Volume of individually mounted photographs compiled by C.R. Clark for Byron L. Smith, ca. 1911, showing scenes of Chicago before and after the 1871 fire. Includes a letter relating to Smith’s acquisition of the photograph book, and the original front and back covers.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Clark
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Collection of blueprint photographs of Indians and scenes in and near Fort Custer, Montana, ca. 1896.

24 mounted photos: one photo is of a ms. descriptive list of some of the scenes presented; another is dated May 14, 1896; the final photo is of a ms. inscription: Finis. Fort Custer, Montana. W.C.S. E.E.P.S.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT Graff 962
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Copelin Commercial Photographers (Chicago, Ill.) Copelin Commercial Photographers - Newberry Library Photograph Album, 1891-1893

Photograph Album (unbound) of 22 sepia photographs mounted on linen and stamped on verso: Copelin - Commercial & Landscape Photographers - Chicago - 308-316 Dearborn Street." Photographs document the construction of the Henry Ives Cobb-designed Newberry Library building from May 8, 1891 to April 12, 1893, and also show parts of Washington Square Park and buildings in the surrounding area.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 178
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Collection available by appointment only.

Dahl-Stedman Company Builders. Dahl-Stedman Company Builders Records, 1900-1927.

Two albums of photographs taken by the Chicago Architecture Photographing Company of buildings, mainly in Chicago, constructed 1921-1927 by the Dahl-Steadman firm, together with manuscript notes re construction costs, prepared ca. 1900-1920 by George Dahl, when he was working at the Chicago office of George A. Fuller Co. of New York, and used for many years by the Dah-Stedman firm.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Dahl-Stedman
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Collection available by appointment only.

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. Chicago American Indian Photography project, ca. 1958-1985.

The Chicago American Indian Photography Project aimed to document the American Indian community in Chicago by creating an archive of photographs taken by interested community members. The images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. This project produced an exhibition at the Newberry Library in July-Sept. 1985 entitled, "Seeing Indian in Chicago."

2.5 linear feet (6 boxes, 2 notebooks, 1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Photo Project
Finding Aids:
None. Collection available by appointment only.

D'Arcy McNickle Center for American Indian History. Seeing Indian in Chicago exhibition records, 1958-1985.

Photographs from the Seeing Indian in Chicago American Indian photography exhibit, July 22-September 21, 1985, Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery, The Newberry Library. Also exhibition labels.

3 cubic ft. (5 boxes and 1 oversize box).
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Seeing Indian.
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Davis, Charles A., fl. 1900. Charles A. Davis Papers, 1854-1901.

Charles A. Davis left Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 22, 1900, to take a job as a court reporter in Manila after the Americans had taken control of the Philippines. His wife, Bess, joined him in Manila in 1901. This collection consists of letters and photographs that describe Mr. and Mrs. Davis' lives in Manila. It also includes a travel journal in Spanish from 1854, titled "Memorias sobre las Yslas Filipinas," that Mr. and Mrs. Davis acquired.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 1980
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Easterly, Thomas Martin, 1809-1882. Thomas Martin Easterly Daguerreotypes, ca. 1846-1849.

These images of Sauk, Fox, and Iowa Indians, as well as one Caucasian man, are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

2 linear feet (14 daguerreotypes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs 3648-3662
Finding Aids:
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Edward E. Ayer photograph collection, 1845-1910.

Collection of approximately 6,000 American Indian portraits and western views. Includes photographs by D. F. Barry, Thomas Easterly, Andrew Jackson Faulk, Emma B. Freeman, John K. Hillers, Grace Carpenter Hudson, G. W. Parsons, Elmo Scott Watson, and Olin D. Wheeler, among others.

32 cubic ft.
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs
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Some named collections within the collection.
Arranged by subject, photographer, and original photographic process.

Faulk, Andrew Jackson, 1814-1898. Andrew Jackson Faulk Collection of Photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux, ca. 1855-1909.

A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee Sioux chiefs, interpreters, and others, taken during treaty negotiations at the Addis Gallery in Washington, D.C. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

1.3 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 105
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Fay, W. D. W.D. Fay Photographs, 1871.

Five small unmounted albumen prints taken in the aftermath of the Chicago Fire of 1871 by W.D. Fay of Joliet. Depicted are the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wabash and Congress, Trinity Church near Wabash, the Church of the Holy Name, Mr. McCagg's greenhouse, and the courthouse. At least the first two images were marketed by Fay as part of a stereograph set showing the devastation in Chicago.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 59
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Collection available by appointment only.

Freeman, Emma B., 1880-1928. Emma B. Freeman photographs of Yurok and Hupa Indians, ca. 1914-1918.

Freedman, an artist and photographer from Eureka, California, took these 91 photographs of Yurok and Hupa Indians in studio and outdoor settings in Eureka and Humboldt County. These stylized photographs are not accurate representations of Indian dress or ways. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

3.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 99-101
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Hackett, Fred B., approximately 1880-1975. Fred B. Hackett Papers, approximately 1882-1963.

Materials pertaining to Fred B. Hackett, a member of the Chicago Corral of The Westerners, who, for a time, lived and worked among the Oglala Sioux at the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. The material includes a report relating to the Black Hills treaty of 1876; a typed description of the Sun Dance held at Pine Ridge in 1929 to which Fred Hackett was witness; and approximately 180 photographs, the majority of which portray the Sioux Indians in South Dakota. The photographs range from as early as 1882 to as late as 1963.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Hackett
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Collection available by appointment only.

Harzig, Christiane. Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards, ca. 1900-1910s.

190 tinted photo postcards, mostly blank, of Chicago scenes and buildings, including the Newberry Library, parks, amusement parks, Chicago Loop buildings, Michigan Avenue residences, etc. Postcards were published by Chicago publishers Koelling & Klappenbach, V.O. Mammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Scwartz and Co., International Postal Card Co., and others. Most were printed in Germany. Postcards with messages were mailed from Chicago by Wanda Ludyuska, and mainly addressed to the Wenck family of Berlin, Germany.

0.5 linear feet
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Harzig
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Collection available by appointment only.

Hillers, John K., 1845-1925. John K. Hillers photographs of the Zuni, Hopi, and Rio Grande River pueblos in New Mexico and Arizona, ca. 1879-1882.

From 1879 to 1882, Hillers traveled to the Southwest with Frank Hamilton Cushing and James Stevenson under the auspices of the Bureau of Ethnology. This collection of 72 photographic prints consists of Hillers' photographic record of the pueblos, archeological ruins, and people of Arizona and New Mexico. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

3.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer photographs box 94-96
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Inventory

Hudson, Grace Carpenter, 1865-1937. Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians, ca. 1920-ca. 1937.

Carpenter, a California artist specializing in paintings of Pomo Indian children, studied at the Hopkins Art Institute in San Francisco under Virgil Williams. These 176 photographs depict portrait and scene paintings of Pomo Indians, primarily of children but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photography Collection.

3.8 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 102-104
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Huebner, Joseph. Joseph Huebner Dance photographs, ca. 1970-ca. 1989.

Joseph Huebner was the University of Notre Dame Library's Fine Arts Bibiliographer for 30 years, retiring in 1998. He donated souvenir books, programs, and dance ephemera which were interfiled into the Barzel Dance Research collection, and also donated framed dance photographs showing many ballet stars, including George Ballanchine, Suzanne Farrell, Peter Martins, Natalia Makarova, and Ivan Nagy.

3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Huebner
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Collection available by appointment only.

Huffman, L. A. (Laton Alton), 1854-1931. L.A. Huffman Photographs, 1883-1907.

Sixteen photographic portraits of Indians and photographs of scenes in the West by Huffman, a professor of journalism (University of Illinois, Northwestern University, University of Denver) and western frontier historian.

2 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Vault oversize Graff 2000
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Hurckes, Richard W. and Louise. Richard and Louise Hurckes Stereograph Collection, ca. 1870-ca. 1900.

Collection of 33 stereograph images issued by various publishers, including images of animals, American scenes, staged domestic views and images of Hell. There are views of Niagara Falls, Yosemite, the "Mammoth" trees in California, the Hudson River and Thousand Islands in New York, Vermont, Washington, D.C., and Rome. Also suspension bridges over the Grand Canyon and Niagara Falls, Central Park in New York, and Patterson Park in Baltimore. Includes some tinted and tissue images. Also stereoscope.

0.7 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Hurckes
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Collection available by appointment only.

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Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942. W. H. Jackson Photochrom print collection, 1898-1906.

Noted photographer, mainly of the American West. Color lithographic prints, made using the "Photochrom" process, published by the Detriot Photographic Company from negatives made by W. H. Jackson. Includes 479 prints, mostly 7 x 9 inches, but including 14 panoramic views, mainly of outdoor scenes in California (60), Colorado (63), Utah (19), other western states (38), southern states (52), New York (64), Mid-Atlantic states (35), and Canada, Bahamas, Cuba, and Mexico (40). Also a few portraits of American Indians and indoor scenes.

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs Jackson
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Johns, William Douglas, b. 1858. William Douglas Johns Papers, 1895-ca. 1941.

Typescript of an undated manuscript entitled "The Early Yukon, Alaska and the Klondike Discovery", written by Seattle journalist and gold prospector William Douglas Johns. Also, 49 photographs to accompany Johns’ draft of the book which includes the early history of Alaska, the development of the gold rush, life in the mining camps and in Dawson City, and Johns’own explorations and hardships while traveling in the region starting in 1895.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT Ayer MS 3123 (formerly Ayer MS 448a and 520a)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Johnson, Carol. Carol Johnson Chicago portrait photographs, ca. 1860-1900.

Twenty-five unidentified nineteenth century cabinet photographs of babies, children, adults and weddings taken by Chicago photographers. Also, one CD titled "Carol Johnson," which are individual jpg digitized images of the photographs (front and back), and a pdf document that is an amalgamation of the photographs (front and back, and captioned).

1 folder
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 47
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

LaRue, Mervin W., 1918-2005. Mervin W. LaRue Papers, ca. 1930-1934.

A scrapbook put together by Mervin W. LaRue that contains newspaper and magazine clippings relating to the Century of Progress World's Fair held in Chicago in 1933. Also included in the papers are several negatives and photographs (ca. 1930-1934) and one copy of the Chicago Daily News' 1933 World's Fair Photogravure Issue.

Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS LaRue
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Collection available by appointment only.

Levy, Ruth, d. 1991? Ruth Levy Dance Photographs, 1970-1974.

Levy, who performed as a dancer with the Pavley/Oukrainsky Ballet Company, received a masters degree in photography at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. This collection includes her negatives, proof sheets, and glossy prints of dancers in several companies, including the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Ruth Page Chicago Ballet among others. Some of these photographs were exhibited at the Chicago Public Library in 1974.

6 linear feet (8 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Levy R
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Collection available by appointment only.

Luick, Lars. Lars Luick performing arts photographs.

Luick, a Chicago photographer, has been published in Ballet News and Dance Magazine. This collection of his work includes photographs of Balanchine's funeral, the Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem.

32.8 linear feet (7 record cartons, oversized boxes and loose items)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Luick
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Lundgren, Harriet, 1905-1996. Papers, 1917-1991, bulk 1920-1938.

Lundgren danced as a prima ballerina for the Chicago Civic Ballet in the 1920s and 1930s, and was a featured dancer at the Century of Progress Chicago World's Fair of 1933-1934. Her four career scrapbooks contain clippings, programs, and other ephemera related to her dancing career. The collection also includes autographed photographs of dancers, opera singers, and other celebrities collected by Lundgren. Photograph subjects include Adolph Bolm, Walter Camryn, Feodor Chaliapin, Amelita Galli-Curci, Mary Garden, Anna Ludmila, Ruth Page, Rosa Raisa, and others.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Lundgren
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Malkind, Sheila. Sheila Malkind Photographs, 1982-2001.

Malkind, a Chicago photojournalist, was the director of the Ruth Page Foundation from 1981 to 1992. In this capacity, she came to know many members of the Chicago dance community, including individuals such as Ann Barzel, Katherine Dunham, Larry Long, and Maria Tallchief. Her photographs are primarily candid shots of dancers and dance companies in Chicago: notable subjects include the individuals mentioned above, as well as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dame Margot Fonteyn, and Rudolph Nureyev. Additional photographs document Ruth Page Foundation activities and a variety of formal, informal, and street gatherings, as well as photographs of Lincoln Park in every season. The collection also includes published feature articles that Malkind wrote for the Lerner newspapers, the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

4.5 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Malkind
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

McNally, Andrew, 1836-1904. Andrew McNally Album of photographs of a trip to New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, ca. 1897.

This album of 53 photographic prints, manufactured as "The Apex Album" by the Heinn Specialty Co. of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, contains photographs of a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, probably around 1897. Participants in the trip included Andrew McNally, his grandson, Andrew McNally II, and possibly the photographers C. A. Higgins and W. H. Jackson, whose signed photographs of the McNallys are contained in the album.

0.2 linear feet (53 prints in 1 album)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT Case F 788 .M36 1897
Finding Aids:
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Newberry Library. Newberry Library Postcard Collection, 1898-1945, bulk 1898-1915.

Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.

0.2 linear feet (1 box )
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS NL
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Olshansky, Eugene. Eugene Olshansky Photographs, 1935-1986, bulk 1935-1941.

Photographs of productions staged by the Original Ballets Russes (aka the Ballet Russes du Col. W. de Basil) and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo between 1935 and 1941, taken by Chicago businessman and balletomane Eugene Olshansky. Also, two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.

0.4 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Olshansky
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Ottenstraer Family. Ottenstraer Family Photographs, ca. 1885- ca. 1930.

Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Otterstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about 1906. His sons August and John lived their entire lives in Chicago, and another son, Rudolph Jr., lived in both Grand Haven and Chicago.

1.9 linear feet (1 box and 2 oversize folders)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Ottenstraer
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Parsons, G. W. (George W.). G. W. Parsons photographs of Osage Indians, ca. 1880-ca. 1900.

Parsons took these 64 studio photographs of Osage Indians at his studio, located at the Osage Agency in Indian Territory, the site of Pawhuska in the northwest corner of what is now Oklahoma. The subjects, with the exceptions of Red Eagle, Minnie Deloria, and Bilie Connor, are unidentified. Subjects are posed as individuals and as family groups. These photographs are part of the Edward E. Ayer Photograph Collection.

0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 83-84
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

Probasco, Henry, 1820-1902. Henry Probasco home ("Oakwood") and family photographs, ca. 1890.

Copies of photographs, ca. 1890, of Henry Probasco's family on the front steps of his home, "Oakwood", in Cincinnati. Also interior views, including the library. Probasco was a prominent businessman and civic leader in Cincinnati, whose large rare book collection was acquired by the Newberry Library in 1890.

0.1 linear feet (6 items in 1 folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 194
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Railroad photograph collection, ca. 1868-1914.

Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS 145
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Renslow, Chuck. Chuck Renslow Dance Photographs, ca. 1960-ca. 1980.

Photographic prints and electronic files (CD and DVD) of the Illinois Ballet Company and dancer/artist Dom Orejudos by professional photographer Chuck Renslow.

3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Renslow
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Sloan, Percy H. (Percy Haydn), b. 1867. Percy H. Sloan Photographs, ca. 1890-1942.

Two boxes of photographs of the Chicagoland area, taken between 1890 and 1930. Subjects include aerial views of Chicago and nearby suburbs, church architecture, commercial architecture, domestic architecture, and public buildings, such as schools, libraries, and post offices. Photos of buildings designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, H.H. Richardson, and Louis Sullivan are included in the collection, as are photographs of some structures built for the World's Columbian Exposition. Most photographs are annotated with the name and address of the structure or, in the case of the aerial views, with the date and the subject of the photograph.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Sloan
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Sluby, Paul E., Sr. Sluby collection of portrait photographs, ca. 1880-1920.

Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Sluby (formerly Sl)
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Templeton, George M., d. 1870. George M. Templeton Papers, 1852-1958.

Diaries and photographs covering the period of the army officer's duties at Fort C. F. Smith, from the establishment of the fort to its abandonment.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: VAULT Graff folio 4099
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record

United States. Bureau of Indian Affairs. Indian relocation records, 1936-1975, bulk 1956-1958.

Photographs, promotional brochures, statistics, clippings, etc., dating mainly from 1956 to 1958, from album / notebooks compiled by Bureau of Indian Affairs agencies and relocation program field offices at reservations and schools (Cheyenne River, Fort Peck, Great Lakes, Intermountain School, Menominee, New Mexico Pueblos, Pierre, Sisseton including Flandreau, Turtle Mountain, Winnebago), and in cities (Chicago, St. Louis).

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS BIA Relocation
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

Valentine, May L. May L. Valentine Opera Photograph Collection, ca. 1910-1972.

Photographs collected by May Valentine, Chicago Lyric Opera librarian and chorus conductor. The photographs include portraits of many opera singers, composers, and other figures, and shots of operatic performance. Many are inscribed to Ms. Valentine.

1 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Valentine
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Warner, Dorothy Haskins. Warner-Haskins Family Papers, ca. 1860-1953.

Photographs, dance programs, a few pieces of correspondence, and other memorabilia of the Haskins and Warner families of Chicago and Lake Forest.

1.3 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Warner Haskins
Finding Aids:
Inventory
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Waterman, Charles E. Second Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry Photographs, ca. 1898-ca. 2009.

34 photographs depicting soldiers from the 2nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Spanish-American War. The majority of the photographs were taken in Jacksonville, Florida in 1898 and Havana, Cuba in 1899. Also included are 8 typed pages written by the collection's donor, Craig Pfannkuche, containing information concerning the photographer and the subjects of the photographs; print-outs from the Database of Illinois Spanish-American War Veterans; obituaries; and the History of the 2nd Regiment Infantry - Illinois Volunteers, which includes the Adjutant General's Report.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Second Regiment
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Watson, Elmo Scott, 1892-1951. Elmo Scott Watson Photographs, ca. 1860-1936.

Primarily albumen and gelatin photographic prints plus five glass plate negatives which have been removed from the western history subject files of the Elmo Scott Watson Papers. Consists mainly of nineteenth and twentieth century portraits and images of Blackfoot, Cheyenne, Crow and Sioux Indians, some group photos, and a miscellany of half and full stereographs of non-western locations.

1.9 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 71-73, Ayer Photographs box 87
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Weil, F. Peter, 1913-1997. F. Peter Weil Collection of Photographs of the Tosia Mundstock Dance Group, ca. 1946-1950.

85 photographs of an amateur Detroit modern dance group led by a German dancer named Tosia Mundstock.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Dance MS Weil
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Wellington, J. W. J.W. Wellington Slide collection, ca. 1950-1975.

Copies of color 35 mm. slide sets, slide captions, and commentaries documenting Assiniboine and Gros Ventre ceremonies performed at the Fort Belknap Indian Reservation, Montana, ca. 1950-1952, prepared by J. W. "Duke" Wellington, who was Bureau of Indian Affairs superintendent at the reservation, 1947-1954.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Wellington.
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Westervelt, Louise St. John. Louise St. John Westervelt Collection of theatrical and musical photographs, 1869-1930, bulk 1870-1891.

Collection of photographs, mainly cabinet photographs but also a few cartes de visite and gelatin prints, of international musical and theatrical performers of the nineteenth century, all dated before 1900 with the exception of a photograph of the dancer Ruth Page taken in 1930. Also includes photographs of Sarah Bernhardt, Edwin Booth, Lilli Lehmann, Anton Rubinstein and Theodore Thomas.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Westervelt
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Wheeler, Olin D. (Olin Dunbar), 1852-1925. Olin D. Wheeler collection of photographs of the Yosemite Valley and the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition, ca. 1880-ca. 1925.

This collection of 179 photographic prints contains 71 views of Yosemite National Park, including tourists traveling in Yosemite Transportation vehicles and private cars. Wheeler also compiled a collection of photographs of the landscapes and Native Americans along the route of the Lewis and Clark expedition while researching his two-volume book The Trail of Lewis and Clark. This collection is part of the Edward E. Ayer Collection of Photographs.

1.9 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 68-70, Ayer Photographs box 88
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Whiteman, Ira M., 1871-1944. Ira M. Whiteman Photographs and Military Paraphernalia, 1898-1899.

Sixteen photographs and military paraphernalia of Ira M. Whiteman relating to the Spanish American War. Includes commercial photographs by "Waterman of Chicago", of Cuba in 1899, and Camp Cuba Libre in Jacksonville, Fla., and other photographs of Havana Harbor, of Whiteman and other soldiers, and of "Muster-Out Day." Military paraphernalia includes badges, epaulets, medals, and a reputed piece of the U.S.S. Maine.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS Whiteman
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Worcester, Dean C. (Dean Conant), 1866-1924. Dean C. Worcester Collection of Philippine Photographs.

Early 20th Century ethnographic photographs collected by Dean C. Worcester, a professor, zoologist and authority on Philippine History. The over 8,000 photographs represent thirty-six linguistic groups of the people of the Philippines. In this collection there are also photographs from negatives owned by Dr. A.B. Meyer, friend of Jose Rizal.

55.2 linear feet (130 boxes and 5-volume index)
Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Ayer Philippine Photographs; Ayer 290 .A983 1905 (Index)
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World’s Columbian Exposition Lantern Slides, 1893.

56 glass lantern slides showing environs, buildings and exhibits at the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

Subjects: Photographs
Call Number: Midwest MS WCESlides
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