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A. G. Becker & Co.. : A.G. Becker & Co., Inc. Records, 1859-1982

Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.
Extent: 27 linear feet - (21 boxes and 1 volume)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

A.C. McClurg & Co. : A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967

Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Extent: 9.8 linear feet - (25 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Andruss, William B., (William Benajah) : William B. Andruss diary and commissions, 1855-1876

Diary, Mar. 10, 1855 - Apr. 3, 1856, and seven commissions and appointments to public office in Lee County, 1860-1877.,Diary documents Andruss' daily activities, travel, photography business, and emigration via Bellevue, Mich., with his family to Amboy. Daily entries record illnesses, chores and jobs, visits with friends and relatives, church lessons, town and political meetings, and public lectures on such topics as temperance and slavery. Also mentioned are the names of photographic subjects at the Andruss' Bellevue and Amboy studios. Appointments and commissions as notary public, justice of the peace, and county surveyor are issued by the state of Illinois and signed by the governor.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (8 items)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Apthorp, Charles, 1698-1758 : Charles Apthorp correspondence, 1738-1751

Letters to London merchant John Thomlinson, mainly related to the financial arrangements, sale, and shipment of merchandise to Boston. Apthorp was born in England in 1698 and educated at Eton College. He was later appointed by the English government as paymaster and commissary of the land and naval forces quartered in Boston. Apthorp also became one of the most distinguished merchants in Boston during the 1730's until his death in 1758.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (21 items in 4 folders)
Subjects: Business

Barker, James M., 1886-1974 : James M. Barker Papers, 1825-1975

Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close friend to many leading businessmen of his time including Charles Dawes, Alfred A. Knopf, Joshua Green, and James H. Doolittle.
Extent: 60 linear feet - (115 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 79 bound volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Newberry Library

Bentley, R. Ford, (Robert Ford), 1909-1994 : R. Ford Bentley Papers, ca. 1830-1990

Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of the printing related companies that Ford worked for.
Extent: 2.3 linear feet - (6 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Printing History and Book Arts

Blue Sky Press. : Blue Sky Press records, 1900-1917

Business records of the press, which was in operation (mainly in Chicago) during the first decade of 1900. The later correspondence deals with the dispersal of the press.
Extent: 0.5 linear feet - (2 v. in box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Bohan, Thomas F. : Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844, 1884-1933

Includes correspondence and contracts with and financial statements for Finch & McCullouch of Aurora, Ill. who reprinted the directory for Thomas Bohan in 1933; a Certificate of copyright registration from the Library of Congress Copyright Office dated May 10, 1930 renewing for Thomas Bohan the original copyright on the directory given to his father in 1902; a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; purchase orders with Adolph Kroch and the Economy Book Store for copies of the reprint.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Brown, D. Tilden , (David Tilden), 1822-1889 : David Tilden Brown Papers, 1841-1897

Manuscript journal of physician David Tilden Brown, April 1, 1841-Nov. 22, 1847, with partial transcription, kept while Brown was in medical school in New York City. Also, a few pen sketches, three architect’s drawings of Sheppard Asylum in Baltimore, MD, a Sheppard Asylum Fifth Annual Report, 1897, two clippings, and a photo of Dr. Brown ca. 1865-1870.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business

Brown, D. Tilden , (David Tilden), 1822-1889 : David Tilden Brown Papers, 1848-1866

Letters, receipts, contracts, 2 manuscript maps, and drawings pertaining to Brown's activities in Nicaragua around 1848-1850. Brown traveled to Central America in 1849 planning to establish a cheaper and faster commercial route west from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the isthmus of Nicaragua. Brown and several associates formed the CompanÍa de Vapores de Nicaragua and, on March 14, 1849, negotiated the first treaty with General José Trinidad Muñoz for exclusive rights to steamship travel up the San Juan River and across Lake Nicaragua.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Business, Indians and the West

Burt, Henry Jackson, b. 1873 : Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Extent: 3.5 linear feet - (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Music, Women

Cantrelli, Addie L. : Addie L. Cantrelli Letters, 1883

Letters from Addie Cantrelli, a Chicago wig maker, to her customer, Miss Lennette G. Wilson of Algona, Iowa. In the letters, the majority of which are dated 1883, Addie discusses the switches, braids, and waves that she is making for Lennette and Lenette's relatives and friends.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Women

Charles H. Kerr Company. : Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Records, 1885-1999

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.
Extent: 34 linear feet - (48 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 17 volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Social Action

Chicago Business Men's Orchestra. : Chicago Business Men’s Orchestra Records, 1941-1962

Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Clubs and Organizations, Music

Chicago Daily News, Inc. : Chicago Daily News Records, 1882-2007

Correspondence, photographs, staff information, promotional materials, legal papers, interviews, memoranda, stylebooks, artifacts, and many other records of the Chicago Daily News. Chicago's first penny daily and most popular newspaper until 1918, the Daily News was purchased by the Field Corporation in 1959, and continued publication until its absorption by the Sun-Times in 1978. Information on the beginnings of the WFLD television station (owned by the Field Communications Corporation) also included. Forms part of the Field Enterprises Records.
Extent: 60 cubic feet - (34 boxes and oversize material)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism

Chicago Reader. : Chicago Reader Artwork Collection, 1973-2005

Original works by various artists commissoned for the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Extent: 14.3 linear feet - (10 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Business, Chicago, Journalism

Chicago Reader. : Chicago Reader Photographs: News Collection, 1973-2007

Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper, as well as the columns Calendar, Hot Type, Neighborhood News, Our Town, TheWorks, and Chicago Anti-Social.
Extent: 60.5 linear feet - (141 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism, Photographs

Chicago Reader. : Chicago Reader Photographs: Performance Collection, ca. 1960s-2006

Publicity and live photographs of Midwest area dance, drama, comedy, and music performers and performances from the files of the Chicago Reader weekly newspaper.
Extent: 61 linear feet - (147 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Arts, Business, Chicago, Journalism, Photographs

Chicago Reader. : Chicago Reader Records, 1971-2000

Original copy of articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts of the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Extent: 33 linear feet - (77 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism

Chicago sun-times. : Chicago Sun-Times Records, 1934-1984

Correspondence, memoranda, photographs, promotional materials, legal papers, stylebooks, copies of notable editions, artifacts, and many other records of this newspaper. The Sun-Times was formed in 1947 from a merger of the Times-the city's first tabloid-and the Sun, launched by Marshall Field III's Field Enterprises in 1941. Much of the collection consists of the papers of Milburn P. Akers, Emmett Dedmon, and other Sun-Times staff. Some records of the Times and the Sun also included (in Series 2). Forms part of the Field Enterprises Records.
Extent: 203 cubic feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism

Chicago Union Station Company. : Chicago Union Station Company Records, 1920-1958

Documents relating to Issue Series "C" bonds (printed volume, 1920), together with a file containing letters, memoranda, and other documents relating to vacations with pay authorized for war veterans returning from service with the armed forces, 1942-1958. Also an "M" series sinking fund bond, 1963.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company. : Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records, 1820-1999

Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.
Extent: 2341.6 linear feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads

Clark, Frederick W., 1857-1916 : F.W. Clark Papers, 1875-1916

Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Clark, Chicago building contractor and construction company president. Includes business and some personal correspondence, plus account books and trusteeship papers.
Extent: 1.3 linear feet - (3 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Crane Co.. : Crane Company Records, 1920-1955

Foundry established in Chicago in 1855 by R.T. Crane which became a major industry in manufacturing electrical and plumbing supplies. Records were kept by stenographer/cashier Margaret Laue, mostly pertaining to Crane Co.'s social events for employees, including plays, programs, centennial events, and an annual picnic at Riverview Amusement Park. Includes cards, invitations, programs, desk diaries, tickets, pins, and medals.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Theater

Crooks, Ramsay, 1787-1859 : Ramsay Crooks correspondence, 1822-1836, bulk 1822.

Fur trader. As general manager of John Jacob Astor's American Fur Company, 1817-1834, Ramsay Crooks was responsible for the opening of the firm's Western Department in 1822 in St. Louis. When Astor sold out in 1834, Crooks purchased the Northern Department of the company and continued to use the American Fur Company name. Correspondence and list of Ramsay Crooks, dating primarily from 1822 and mainly regarding American Fur Company business. Subjects include the reception of trade goods in Philadelphia, the operation of the new Western Department in St. Louis (instructions re trade goods, trader indebtedness, fur shipments, etc.), and the purchase of Missouri and Mississippi River factory skins. Fur company-related correspondents include Samuel Abbott (agent at St. Louis), Robert Stuart (Northern Department official), and James Kennerly (U.S. factory system forwarding agent, 1813-1822). There is also a letter (1836) to Augustin Grignon, a Green Bay trader, regarding documents for a land patent in Upper Canada and other matters.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (3 folders)
Subjects: Business, Indians and the West

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. Also three printed volumes re brick construction, 1920-1926. There are construction images of the Lumber Exchange Building, Marquette Cement Co., Chicago Raquet Club, St. Vincent Infant Asylum, Baskin Store, etc., as well as schools in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Construction statistics and cost summaries are available for a number of buildings including the Chicago and Northwestern Depot, Detroit Terminal, Kansas City Terminal, Blackstone Hotel, etc.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Photographs

Dawes, E. C. (Ephriam Cutler), b. 1840 : Ephraim C. Dawes Papers, 1836-1905

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.
Extent: 6.5 linear feet - (9 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Civil War, Family Papers

Doughty, William M. : William M. Doughty Letters, 1844-1858

25 letters written by William M. Doughty, an agent for the Methodist Book Depository in Chicago. Fifteen of the letters were written to Doughty's brother-in-law, James P. Kilbreth of Cincinnatti. As Doughty was acting as James Kilbreth's real estate agent, these letters contain information regarding various real estate transactions, deeds, lot prices, etc. in Chicago. The ten remaining letters were written to various individuals, including family members and business associates.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Dousman, Hercules L. (Hercules Louis), 1800-1868 : Hercules L. Dousman papers, 1808-1857, bulk 1840-1857

Correspondence, agreements, powers of attorney, accounts, promissory notes, etc., of Hercules Dousman, primarily relating to his fur trade business.,Included are contractual agreements between Dousman, Sibley, and Rolette, and the American Fur Company (1834, 1841) and Pierre Chouteau Jr. & Co. (1842), and Dousman's statements of account (including several for the steamboat Ariel) with the firms. Also a power of attorney, correspondence, and other documents relating to Dousman's efforts to collect the debts of the defunct American Fur Company (1842-1857), and documents related to the settlement of Joseph Rolette's estate (1843-1845). Additional items include a ms. Dakota-English vocabulary, a volume of accounts with named Indians, the printed act of incorporation of the American Fur Company (1808, with certification by N.Y. governor Marcy, 1839), and a packing list of Joshua Palen's fur trade goods (1822).
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (52 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Business, Indians and the West

Eden-Martin family : Eden-Martin Family Papers, ca. 1827-1961

Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Eden’s daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).
Extent: 23.7 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Journalism, Politics

Eisendrath, William N. : Eisendrath Family Papers, 1885-1950, 1885-1950

Items concerning the family of William N. Eisendrath, a native of Chicago and pioneer in the Leather business. Materials include a company account book, 1885-1898; child's drawings ca. 1890 by Carl Eisendrath, the son of William; and William N. Eisendrath, Jr.'s book of Leather finishing formulas, 1948-1950.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Enos Brown & Co. : Enos Brown & Co. Records, 1867-1894

Collection formerly called Bowen Bros. Records, consists mainly of letters, orders and receipts generated by Enos Brown & Co., a Chicago firm selling machinery parts, warps, dyes and other manufacturing supplies to woolen mills in Utah in the 1870s. Bowen Bros., a dry goods firm associated with Enos Brown & Co., is briefly represented in the collection, and there is one letter to George S. Bowen, mayor of Elgin, Illinois and organizer of the Chicago & Pacific Railroad, demanding payment of an old debt.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (5 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Epstein, Dena J. Polacheck, 1916- : Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, which published music in Chicago from 1858-1871. The materials were collected in support of a master’s thesis at the University of Illinois Library School and also include information on other, contemporaneous, music publishers and composers.
Extent: 3.6 linear feet - (3 boxes, 4 card boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Civil War, Music

Fairbank, Nathaniel Kellogg, 1829-1903 : Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980

Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daugher of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis family, joined to the Fairbanks and Grahams by the marriage of Cordelia Carpenter to Nathan S. Davis, III.
Extent: 17.4 linear feet - (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Field Enterprises. : Field Enterprises Records, 1858-2007

Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.
Extent: 163 linear feet - (154 boxes, 17 oversize boxes, and 12 bound volumes, and 107 scrapbooks)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism

Flentye, Henry : Henry Flentye papers, 1852-1915

Documents dealing with Henry Flentye's considerable land purchases in Chicago, Northfield, and Jefferson, including one autograph document from Walter Loomis Newberry, Aug. 2, 1858. Also builder's specification and architect's drawings for Flentye's home in Jefferson.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Francus, active 1983 : Francus Collection of Early Illinois Letters and Documents, 1824-1880s

Letters and documents pertaining to the purchase and sale of lands in Illinois, ca. 1820s-1880s
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business

Frederick D. Countiss Photography. : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Photographs

Griffin Funeral Home. (Chicago, Ill.) : Griffin Funeral Home Records, 1929-2007

Records of the Griffin Funeral Home, and its predeccessor, the Bell Auto & Undertaking Company, which served the African American community in Chicago,1929-2007. Entries contain the decedent's name, address, occupation, physical characteristics, next of kin, date/place of birth, date/place of death, minister's name, and place of burial. Limited information of plot purchasers is also included.
Extent: 13 linear feet - (42 binders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Griffith, James Shores, 1891-1971 : James Shores Griffith Papers, , 1882-1971

Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets, and a pamphlet entitled "Survey of Working Conditions in the Painting Trade in Chicago, 1929-1934," by J.A. Runnberg, a typescript history of the Painters District Council #14 (1950), and Griffith's tickets from the 1933 Century of Progress. Collection also includes genealogical records pertaining to the Griffith family, and photographs and documents relating to James Shores Griffith's service in World War I.
Extent: 1.5 linear feet - (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Social Action

H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. : H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. Records, 1920-1950

Manuscript and printed music and some miscellanea of this Chicago music publisher, along with the papers of Rossetter G. Cole, a prolific Chicago composer. Cole bequeathed his papers to Harry T. FitzSimons; his manuscript and printed music, writings, clippings, programs, miscellanea, and collections of calling cards, postcards, and autographs make up a large portion of this collection. A small amount of Harry FitzSimons' correspondence is also present. The FitzSimons Co. was purchased in 1983 by the Fred Bock Music Companies.
Extent: 8.5 linear feet - 6 record cartons, 6 boxes
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Music

Harris family : Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and MacLean. Collection highlights include courtship letters, daybooks of a New Hampshire physician, whaling ship logs, works and correspondence of sociologist Annie Marion MacLean, and 19th and 20th century photograph albums.
Extent: 26.1 linear feet - (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Haugh, Dolores : Haugh, Dolores. Riverview Amusement Park Collection, 1904-1975

Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is information about rides and concessions, including the famous "Bobs," events like the Riverview Ramble and Mayor William Hale Thompson's 1920s outings for school children, staff members, and the general operation of the park. Also materials gathered by Haugh for her newspaper articles in the Arlington "Day" and her book, Riverview Amusement Park (2004).
Extent: 2 linear feet - (1 record carton, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Theater

Himrod, Charles, 1841-1920 : Charles Himrod Papers, 1803-1906

Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnance company in OH. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition to correspondence, the papers include deeds, receipts, abstracts, and invoices relating to the Judson and Himrod families; several account books kept by Alice's father, William Judson and Charles' father, David Himrod; business and calling cards; verse and prose by Alice Judson and others; and one architectural drawing of Lucuro Spring Grant New Mexico.
Extent: 2 linear feet - (one record carton and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Hopkinson, Francis : Brief of title to the premises on the south side of Cuthbert Street... Philadelphia, 1846

A document labeled "Brief of Title to Certain Described Property (1846) Philadelphia". An inside description specifies "the premises on the South side of Cuthbert Street 233 feet East of 20th in the City of Philadelphia." Title shows the lineage of residency from John Fromberger, 1782, through others to Francis Hopkinson, 1846.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business

How, Fisher : Fisher How Papers, 1836-1842

Correspondence and documents relating to the creation and ownership of a land company in Steuben County, Indiana of which Fisher How (sometimes spelled Howe) of New York City was a shareholder and director.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business

Iowa Land Company. : Iowa Land and Railroad Company Records, 1855-1913

Correspondence, maps, reports and other documents and records kept by nineteenth century Iowa company investors, including directors and officers of the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad, the town of Clinton, Iowa, the Iowa Land Company, the Iowa Rail Road Land Company and associated organizations.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business

Kehl School of Dance. : Kehl School of Dance records, 1940-2011

This Madison, Wisconsin dance school was founded by dancer Frederick W. Kehl in 1880. Kehl's Dancing Academy introduced thousands to the art of dance throughout Wisconsin, and the school is currently in its 4th generation of dancers and dance teachers from the Kehl family. Records include costume looseleaf notebooks, dance routines, music and programs, photographs, and audio material.
Extent: 64.1 linear feet - (61 cartons and loose materials)
Subjects: Business, Dance, Women

Kendall, Milo, 1819-1905 : Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Extent: 17.5 linear feet - (39 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Lawson, Victor Fremont, 1850-1925 : Victor Lawson Papers, ca.1860-1931

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.
Extent: 59 linear feet - (137 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Journalism, Social Action

MacMurray, James Edwin, 1862- : James E. MacMurray Papers, 1921-1996

Collection of correspondence, certificates, documents, and new clippings relating to the life and career of James E. MacMurray of Acme Steel, and benefactor of MacMurray College for Women. Correspondence is both personal and corporate, relating to labor issues, including the 9 hour work day for women, rules of promotion for teachers, and chiropractic law.
Extent: 5 linear feet - (5 record cartons, 1 large certificate)
Subjects: Business

Metcalf, Isaac Stevens, 1822-1898 : Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935

Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and DuQuoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and records of a private business partnership - the DuQuoin Coal Company. Families represented include DeWitt, Furber, Metcalf, Putnam, and Rich.
Extent: 10.8 linear feet - (20 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Women

Moir, Robert, 1824-1904 : Robert Moir Papers, 1850-1909

Professional correspondence, papers, and documents of Oquawka, Illinois, businessman Robert Moir, owner of Robert Moir & Co., a firm with wide-ranging investments in land, livestock, lumber, railroads, and other industries. Also a few letters from family and friends.
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (4 boxes)
Subjects: Business

Nebenzahl, Kenneth, 1927- : Kenneth Nebenzahl Records, 1961-1984

Records of Chicago bookseller Nebenzahl dating from 1961-1984. Records include correspondence, stock, travel, and sales records.
Extent: 50 linear feet - (42 record cartons, 2 boxes, 6 oversize enclosures)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Newkirk, John C., 1810-1890 : John C. Newkirk Papers, 1839-1856

Legal, financial, and social correspondence written to John C. Newkirk concerning the development of Joliet, Illinois. The bulk of the correspondence centers upon the business relationship between Newkirk and his law partner, John M. Wilson, both of whom had invested in Joliet prospects prior to the Panic of 1837.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business

Newton, A. Edward, (Alfred Edward), 1864-1940 : A. Edward Newton Letters, 1928-1937

Fifteen letters written by author, businessman and book collector A. Edward Newton. Two are to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ames Ballard and thirteen are to Mrs. James W. Thorne.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 folder)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Ohio Company (1786-1796). : Ohio Company records,, 1787-1800, bulk 1787-1793

Company formed Mar. 1, 1786, by Revolutionary War officers to raise capital for the acquisition and settlement of federal lands northwest of the Ohio River. Minutes, correspondence, accounts, receipts, powers of attorney, lists, etc. (bulk 1787-1793) of Ohio Company of Associates agent, Benjamin Heywood, a former Continental Army officer and resident of Worcester, Mass.,Included are minutes of Worcester area subscribers' meetings (1787-1789) in which Heywood was elected one of three agents replacing Rufus Putnam who was leaving for Ohio; proceedings of proprietors' and agents' meetings held in Marietta, Ohio, Dec. 3-15, 1788, discussing problems encountered by intending settlers and resulting revisions to plans; correspondence, receipts, powers of attorney to receive military bounty lands (often detailing military service), and other documents generated by Heywood and his divisional subscribers; Heywood's subscriber lists noting shares owned, specific Ohio lands held, and interest owed; correspondence and accounts with company treasurer Richard Platt (1788); and a 1792 circular letter addressed to Heywood, signed by company directors Putnam, R. Oliver, and M. Cutler, requesting corrected accounts and subscriber lists. There is also one 1800 letter regarding the sale of shares and the probable value of Ohio lands.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 1 box
Subjects: Business

Parkhurst Press. : Parkhurst Press Records, 1864-1962

Massachusetts job printer during the first half of the 20th century. Collection includes juvenile printing efforts of Tommy Parkhurst, ephemera from the Press, including tickets, labels, blotters, announcements and letterhead. There is also correspondence and records relating to the running of the press.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Printing History and Book Arts

Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882 : Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1943

Correspondence between Christopher Gardner Pearce, who was a Mississippi steamboat captain, and his wife Jane Ann (Sackett), beginning during their courtship in 1839 and continuing until 1851, the year in which Jane Ann died. The letters discuss a variety of subjects, including Pearce's life on the river, Jane Ann’s domestic life in Cincinnati, business, religion, politics, and family news and gossip. Also included is Pearce’s obituary from 1882, and a 1943 newspaper clipping that reprints a large check that Pearce wrote to a grocer in 1865.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Women

Polish Women's Alliance of America. : Polish Women's Alliance of America Records, 1898-ca. 1979

Records of a national fraternal organization headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, for Polish-American women that provided insurance and other financial services for its members. Includes constitutions and bylaws, insurance applications, indexes and rosters, loan records and other materials providing individual genealogical information for Polish-American women.
Extent: 85 linear feet - (204 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Women

Pullman Company. : Pullman Car Works Records, 1857-1980

Photographs, employee indexes, reports, minutes, financial information, and other materials relating to the Pullman company, Pullman Inc., the Pullman Land Association, and the Town of Pullman, IL, transferred from the South Suburban Genealogical and Historical Society south of Chicago, IL.
Extent: 27.5 linear feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads

Pullman Company. : Pullman Company Records, 1867-1981

Records of this railroad sleeping-car operator and manufacturer. The Pullman Company (originally Pullman's Palace Car Company) revolutionized rail travel, dramatically increased employment opportunities for African Americans who served as porters on its cars, and had a significant impact on the American labor movement. Records for the entire firm are included until the mid-1920s division into operating and manufacturing companies; after that date, records mainly chronicle the activities of the operating company. Included are voluminous individual employee records and labor relations documents; the records of individual Pullman cars (e.g., drawings, specifications, photographs); scrapbooks documenting nineteenth-century operations, including the Town of Pullman and the Strike of 1894; records of subsidiary and absorbed companies; administrative, legal, financial, and securities records; and much more.
Extent: 2500 cubic feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads

R. Hoe & Company. : R. Hoe & Company Records, 1858-1878

R. Hoe & Company was the largest manufacturer of printing presses and press equipment in the U.S. during the 19th century. Collection consists of incoming letters to the Hoe Company from customers in many states and several European and Latin American countries, deriving from 3 or more letter books of 1858, 1873 and 1877-1878. There are also some 1873-1878 internal memos, patent correspondence, and letters from regional agents of the Hoe Company.
Extent: 2.1 linear feet - (5 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Printing History and Book Arts

Railroad Photograph Collection. : 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.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (2 folders)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Photographs, Railroads

Rand McNally and Company. : Rand McNally and Company Records, 1856-1996

Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, marketing, and production activities, including correspondence; visual materials, including photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks; printing artifacts and samples, etc.
Extent: 85 linear feet - (128 boxes, 3 volumes, 16 oversize boxes, 4 shelves of oversize artifacts)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Riverview Amusement Park (Chicago, Ill.). : Haugh, Dolores. Riverview Amusement Park Collection, 1904-1975

Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is information about rides and concessions, including the famous "Bobs," events like the Riverview Ramble and Mayor William Hale Thompson's 1920s outings for school children, staff members, and the general operation of the park. Also materials gathered by Haugh for her newspaper articles in the Arlington "Day" and her book, Riverview Amusement Park (2004).
Extent: 2 linear feet - (1 record carton, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Theater

Rock, Martin J., 1919-2011 : Martin J. Rock Papers, 1947-1995

Correspondence, legal documents, insurance documents, financial information, and other miscellaneous data pertaining to Martin J. Rock's career as an attorney for the Pullman Company, from 1947 to 1995.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Railroads

Rosemont, Franklin : Franklin W. Rosemont Papers, ca. 1985-2008

Book reviews, flyers, articles, and photographs relating to the Charles H. Kerr Company and surrealism-related events in Chicago.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Literature

Rowley, Smith & Co. : Rowley, Smith & Co. Estimates Book, 1853-1854

Monthly estimate book listing financial information regarding clearing, grading, and masonry.
Extent: 1 item -
Subjects: Business

Runnells, John S. : John S. Runnells Papers, 1883-1887

Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.
Extent: 0.6 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Politics, Railroads

Schill & Werner (Firm). : Schill & Werner Accounting Records, 1877-1927

Accounting records, 1877-1885 and 1922-1927, of Schill & Werner, Dealer in Grain Mill Feed and Hay, located in Chicago at 2142 Archer Ave. Includes a ledger, journal, cash journal from the earlier period, and chicken and poultry accounts from the later. The business, run by brothers-in-law Herman Werner (1855-1908) and Henry Schill (1851-1932), was later sold to the Santa Fe Railroad and the Werner family moved to Waukegan, Ill.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Sherman, Francis Trowbridge, 1825-1905 : Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers, 1849-1894

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Civil War, Family Papers, Indians and the West

Singer Manufacturing Company . : Singer Manufacturing Company Records, 1861-1871

Invoices, order forms, records, and correspondence, mainly from the Chicago office to the New York office of the Singer Manufacturing Company, 1861-1871.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Skoien, Howard : Howard Skoien Collection of Century of Progress exhibitor brochures, 1933-1934

Booklets, brochures, postcards and artifacts collected from business exhibitors at the Century of Progress Exposition, together with a few Valentines, sheet music, and piano music.
Extent: 1.4 linear feet - (1 record carton, 1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Smith family : Smith-Dewey Family Papers, 1870-1990

Genealogies, publications, photographs, armories, letters, and documents pertaining to the family histories and forebears of Edward Byron Smith, former chairman of the Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, and of his wife, Louise Dewey Smith. Papers also include documents pertaining to Northern Trust's founding by Smith's grandfather, Byron Laflin Smith, and the family's ongoing relationship to the corporation.
Extent: 79 linear feet -
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers, Literature, Women

Stone & Kimball. : Stone & Kimball Records, ca. 1889-1965

Papers of late 19th-early 20th century Chicago book publisher Stone & Kimball, consisting of original manuscripts and correspondence (primarily that of Herbert S. Stone) and authors George Ade, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Eugene Field, among others. There is also original art, including that of Aubrey Beardsley and Max Beerbohm.
Extent: 32 linear feet - (24 boxes, 4 oversize boxes, items in artifacts cage)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Printing History and Book Arts

Tia Chucha Press. : Tia Chucha Press Records, 1989-1999

Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (13 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Literature, Printing History and Book Arts

Tomes, Francis, 1780-1869 : Francis and Robert Tomes Papers, 1837-1881

Journals, essays, and memoirs written by British businessman Francis Tomes (1780-1869) and his son, American-born physician and author Robert Tomes (1817-1882).
Extent: 1.7 linear feet - (4 boxes and 1 envelope)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Tubbs family : Tubbs Family Account Book, 1805-1818

Account book and miscellaneous notes relating to the Tubbs shipbuilding business in Duxbury, Mass. Includes entries for costs for goods, employee pay, and other expenses.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - (1 account book)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Unknown : Pennsylvania general store ledger volumes, 1794-1848

Two ledger volumes. The first is daily accounts kept by what looks like a Carlisle (probably Pennsylvania) general store from 1794-1796. The first several pages appear to be farm accounts, with records of sale of flour by the barrel and of wages paid to reapers. The second volume, 1832-1848, also appears to be from a general store, with some personal accounts at the end, including an itemization of the costs of sending a son, Robert, to "Dick College" and a list of texts purchased, 1836-1842.
Extent: 0.2 linear feet -
Subjects: Business

Waller & Beckwith Realty Co.. : Waller & Beckwith Realty Co. Records,, 1911-1976

Business records of Waller & Beckwith Realty Co., a family-owned Chicago real estate company, including general business files and legal documents. Papers include city assessments and municipal regulations, rent payments, leases, tenant complaints, applications for employment, contracts, collections, lawsuits, and insurance records. Covering primarily 1920-1940, the collection documents living conditions in Chicago and changes in the city during the Depression years and the period between two World Wars.
Extent: 17.5 linear feet - (18 boxes and 9 volumes)
Subjects: Business, Chicago

Wentworth, Samuel : Samuel Wentworth papers, 1738-1742

Fifteen letters and two documents, 1738-1742, concerning the ships and cargos of Samuel Wentworth, a Boston merchant and the brother of New Hampshire governor Benning Wentworth.,Much of the material, which is all addressed to John Thomlinson, a London merchant who handled Wentworth's affairs in England, concerns the payment of bills and the settlement of debts; the insurance, cargo, and sale of the ship "Snow Tryton"; the loss of the ship "Snow Lucitania" and resulting insurance claims; and the construction of another ship in Portsmouth, N.H. There are also letters of introduction for Samuel Waldo and Oxenbridge Thatcher. The two documents are signed by Boston notary publics Benjamin Pollard and Joseph Marion, and are affixed with embossed seals of the notary office.
Extent: 0.1 linear feet - 17 items
Subjects: Business

Whittelsey, Chauncey : Chauncey Whittelsey Papers, 1707-1852

Papers of Chauncey Whittelsey (1746-1812) of Middletown, Connecticut, relating to his clothing business, civic duties and activities as Army supplier during the Revolution and into the 1790's. Includes numerous land deeds to his father-in-law, Seth Wetmore.
Extent: 0.8 linear feet - (2 boxes)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers

Williamson, Charles, 1757-1808 : Charles Williamson Papers, 1775-ca. 1940s

Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey, of Charles Williams, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.
Extent: 6.7 linear feet - (11 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 bound volume)
Subjects: Business, Family Papers, Politics

Willy, John, 1859-1944 : John Willy Papers, 1871-1984

Periodicals, newspaper clippings, catalogs and other documents pertaining to the life and hotel periodical business of John Willy. Also includes photographs of friends of Willy taken by Chicago-area portrait photographers.
Extent: 0.4 linear feet - (1 box)
Subjects: Business, Chicago, Family Papers

Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980 : Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers, 1890-2000

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.
Extent: 7.7 linear feet - (19 boxes)
Subjects: Arts, Business, Chicago, Family Papers