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Abelson, Hope. Hope Abelson Papers, ca. 1914-2008, bulk 1949-2006.

Materials related to the theater career, business, and personal life of Chicago theater producer and philanthropist Hope Abelson, including scripts, theater mementos, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.

14.8 linear feet (26 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Abelson
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Adelman, Charlotte, 1937-. Charlotte Adelman Papers, 2000-2010.

Correspondence, notes, and legal documents of Charlotte Adelman, attorney. Adelman acted as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as Chairperson of Chicago NOW, before becoming an environmental activist in Wilmette, IL. Collection includes correspondence, notes, and other documents pertaining to family history research, family affairs, reflections on what it means to be Jewish, U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine, and Muslims, women's affairs, pesiticides, recycling, and other environmental issues in Wilmette and Chicago.

5.0 linear feet (5 record cartons)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Adelman
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Alexander, Irene. Irene Alexander Papers, 1960-1980.

Clippings, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials related to Irene Alexander. Alexander, a Chicago piano teacher, who was the deputy for Chicago cultural affairs under Mayor Richard M. Daley and was associated with Louis Sudler when he ran the television project "Artists' Showcase."

1.3 linear feet (1 carton)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Alexander
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Allard, Edith, 1927-. Edith Allard Papers, 1955-1991.

Chicago-schooled ballet dancer who studied with Ann Barzel and others, and danced with the Ruth Page Chicago Opera Ballet, the Markova-Dolin Company, Theatre du Chatelet, Royal Swedish Ballet, and other companies. Letters, postcards, telegrams, contracts and schedules, clippings, photographs and programs of dance performances in Israel and Sweden, two art prints and a small collection of medals.

2.1 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Allard
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Allen, Gideon W., 1835-1912. Allen Family Papers, 1862-1964.

Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials of the Allen family.

2 linear feet (2 boxes, 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Allen (formerly Cox-Allen)
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Information file available in Special Collections Department.
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Ashbaugh, Carolyn.Carolyn Ashbaugh - Lucy Parsons research papers, ca. 1970-1976.

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.

4.1 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Ashbaugh
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Atwater, Adeline Lobdell. Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, 1932-1956.

Literary manuscripts, autobiography and diary of Adeline Lobdell Atwater, Chicago writer. In her autobiography, Atwater writes about the Iroquois Theater Fire, birth control, divorce and her children's education in the Montessori Method. She also writes about her ten years in New York working at art galleries.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Atwater (formerly At)
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Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911. Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930, bulk 1859-1878.

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky regarding the approach of the Civil War, relations with and freeing of the family's slaves, and news of the war are also noted.

1.7 linear feet (2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Badger
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Bannon, Laura. Laura Bannon collection of illustrations for children's books, 1939-1958.

Chicago children's book illustrator and author. Original artwork for 7 books published by Houghton Mifflin, Albert Whitman & Company, etc.; included are charcoal sketches, pencil sketches, pen and ink drawings, and color illustrations.

0.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize envelope)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Bannon
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Barnes, Bessie. Bessie Barnes Papers, 1918-1992.

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920's and 1930's.

2.8 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Barnes
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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: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Barzel Research
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Barzel, Ann. Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005.

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian (and former dancer) Ann Barzel. Most of her articles and essays deal with dance-related happenings in Chicago, and were written for various Chicago newspapers, Dance Magazine, and other periodicals.

33.4 linear feet (69 boxes and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Barzel
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Baum, Chris. Chris Baum Papers, 1952-2011.

Clippings, magazines, some correspondence and other memorabilia documenting the writing career of Chris Baum (Emily Ryglewicz), who wrote for various trade publications, Chicago neighborhood newspapers (The Garfieldian and Austin News), and the Lerner newspaper chain.

4 linear feet (4 record cartons)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS BaumC
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Baum, Edna Lucile. Edna Lucile Baum Papers, 1890-1981.

Material relating to Chicago dance teacher and author Edna Lucile Baum, which includes incoming correspondence, writings, photographs, programs, dance notations and other miscellaneous printed items, scrapbooks and notebooks.

6.3 linear feet (3 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Baum
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Baur, Bertha Duppler. Bertha Duppler Baur Diaries and appointment books, 1898-1939.

Diaries (partly in shorthand) and appointment books of Bertha Duppler Baur, Chicago businesswoman, suffragette, lawyer, and politician.

1.4 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Baur
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Beveridge, Catherine Eddy. Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004, bulk 1870-1910.

Papers of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, Chicago diarist, socialite, and philanthropist, consisting of her diary, correspondence, photographs, and other materials. Also correspondence, writings, photographs and genealogical information concerning to the Spencer, Eddy, Caton, Beveridge and other related families, and an album containing correspondence from participants in the 1893 World's Parliament of Religions.

6.3 linear feet (11 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Beveridge
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Blatchford, E.W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914. Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987, bulk 1839-1965.

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss, Lord, and Fowler.

64.7 linear feet (132 boxes, 5 oversize boxes, and 9 volumes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Blatchford
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Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927. Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler papers, 1869-1981.

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the Zeislers and a few celebrities; and nine artifacts.

3.8 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize box and 2 artifacts boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Zeisler (formerly Ze)
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Borroff, Edith, 1925-. Edith Borroff Papers, 1940-1990.

Writings, musical compositions, correspondence, research materials, and lectures of Edith Borroff, musicologist and composer. A teacher at a number of colleges and universities, Borroff researched music education, American music, French chamber music, and contemporary music. The collection also includes artifacts and memorabilia, genealogical information, photographs, and miscellanea.

40 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Borroff
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Boyce, Le Roy Merrick, 1810-1849. Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000.

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Boyce
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Bradley, Katharine Shedd. Katharine Shedd Bradley Papers, 1908-1982.

Fifteen line-a-day diaries of a Midwestern woman, 1908-1982.

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

Brown family. Brown Family Papers, 1918-1972, bulk 1923-1932.

Photographs, programs, postcards, letters home, scrapbook, and travel souvenirs from around the world of two sisters who were "all girl" band members during the 1920s. Genevieve and Grace Brown performed with Harry Waiman and His Debutantes and with The Ingenues, "Girl's Orchestra of 20 College Beauties," which became a feature of Ziegfield's Follies in 1927. Also a 1918 World War I diary and letter home of Corporal McA Brown who served with the American Expeditionary Force in the trenches in France.

2.6 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Brown Family
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Bunch, Alma, 1891-1986. Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985.

Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Bunch
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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.

3.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Burt
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Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987. Fanny Butcher Papers, 1830-1984, bulk 1910-1984.

Chief literary editor of the Chicago Tribune, writer of a widely-read column, "The Literary Spotlight," and bookstore owner. Butcher's papers include letters and photographs of numerous literary figures including H.L. Mencken, Carl Sandburg, Ernest Hemingway, Sinclair Lewis, James Thurber, and Willa Cather, and a significant amount of correspondence with Arthur Meeker. Also notes for and clippings of her reviews and articles, and other memorabilia.

25 cubic ft. (56 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Butcher
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Calhoun, Lucy Monroe, 1865-1950. Lucy Monroe Calhoun Papers, 1909-1922 or 1923.

Six letters by Lucy Monroe Calhoun and three by her husband, William J. Calhoun (U.S. Minister to China, 1909-1913), regarding their experiences in China during the last years of the Qing Dynasty, which includes a description of the December, 1922, wedding of Emperor Puyi. Another letter relates Monroe’s visit to Le Mans, France, the American Red Cross embarkation camp at the end of World War I. Also, a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Emperor Puyi as a child.

0.1 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 126
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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: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Carpenter (formerly Car)
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Carrier, Gertrude Lueneburg, 1902-1991. Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier Papers, 1921-1991.

Papers of Chicago calligrapher, illuminator and designer who worked for the Scriptorium of Coella Lindsay Ricketts and later for the studio of Milan Bulovic, but was for most of her career a free-lancer. The papers consist largely of sketches and correspondence relating to free-lance work, some personal correspondence, student notes and projects, and a few artifacts.

8.4 linear feet (4 boxes and 5 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Carr
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Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Cartwright Family. Cartwright Family Papers, 1877-1982.

Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Stanley's wife (feature editor for the Chicago Daily News). Papers include biographical information, correspondence, photographs, clippings of Charles Merritt Cartwright's articles for the Inter-Ocean, and articles written by Ruth and Stanley Levering Cartwright.

1.2 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Cartwright
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Cassidy, Claudia. Claudia Cassidy Papers, ca. 1880-1996, bulk 1930-1985.

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.

16 linear feet (42 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Cassidy
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Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1847-1902. Mary Hartwell Catherwood Papers, 1865-1945.

Midwestern writer of romantic historical novels and short stories. Catherwood's papers include mostly out-going correspondence, manuscript and published writings, diaries, notebooks, notes for stories, clippings, photographs and some miscellaneous material relating her life and career.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Catherwood (formerly Ca)
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Chicago Woman's Club (Chicago, Ill.). Chicago Woman's Club Records, 1876-1987.

Chicago philanthropic and social organization formed in 1876. Members have included Jane Addams, Helen S. Shedd, and Bertha Palmer. Collection includes a guest book and donor’s book, both leather bound, gilded and inset with semiprecious stone, and Annals of the Club volume 2.

0.7 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Woman's
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Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Clark, Margaret E., 1893-1990. Margaret E. Clark Papers, 1933-1990.

Newberry cataloguer, primarily in music, 1930-1960. Clark's papers consist of notes outlining her daily routine, correspondence with Newberry colleagues, church and music programs, and a brochure of the 1933 Century of Progress.

.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Archives 12/15/01
Finding Aids:
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Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.

Contemporary Club. Contemporary Club Records, 1950-1990.

Formed to preserve and promote a progressive interest in literature, art and contemporary thought, the Contemporary Club was the result of the merging of two Chicago womanís clubs: The Wednesday Club and the Young Fortnightly. The collection consists of treasurer’s reports, meeting minutes and other miscellaneous items.

9 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Contemporary
Finding Aids:
Database of Names in Manuscript Collections Notebook.
Collection available by appointment only.

Cordon Club. Cordon Club Records, 1917-1943.

Five printed announcements of club events folder removed from the H.T. FitzSimons Company records. Club members included Anna Burmeister, Fanny Butcher, Margery Currey, Rose DuMoulin, Lola Fletcher, Alice Gersenberg, Alice Roullier, Berta Ochsne, and Eunice Tietjens.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 131
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Crews, Claire Lieber. Claire Lieber Crews Century of Progress notebook, 1933-1934.

Loose leaf notebook kept by eleven year old Claire Lieber, in which she recorded her own handwritten descriptions of the fair and its venues, and illustrated them with printed seals, stamps, playing cards, season tickets, event tickets, memo books, postcards, and other illustrations.   Also included are "motion pictures" and photographs of Lieber taken at the fair.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 163
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Cummings, Marion, 1876-1926. Marion Cummings Papers, 1900-1956.

Papers of Marion Cummings, teacher, philosopher and poet, which include both her works and a collection of letters and works of American poet Sara Teasdale.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Cummings (formerly Cu)
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Daland, Emily Elliot, 1854-1933. Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933.

Mainly letters of Emily Eliot Daland of Massachusetts to Helen Gerard in Florence, Italy, regarding her daughter Pauline Gerard's small estate, of which Daland was guardian. Topics in the letters include World War I shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, women's suffrage, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Also family photographs.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 155
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D'Amato, Barbara. Barbara D'Amato Papers, 2001-2004.

Chicago suspense novel author and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Prize and Carl Sandburg Award. Includes working drafts and printed copy of D'Amato's 2004 novel, Death of a Thousand Cuts.

2.5 cubic ft. (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS D'Amato
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Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956. Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988.

Illinois attorney, journalist, literary agent, poet, and patron to Carl Sandburg, Robert Frost, Theodore Dreiser, Marcel Duchamp, William Carlos Williams, Maxwell Bodenheim, and Robert McAlmon. Dawson's papers include his works and correspondence, as well as diaries, correspondence, photographs, memoirs, etc., of George E. Dawson, and other members of the Dawson, Manierre, and Hahn families.

35 linear feet (68 boxes, 1 oversize box and 17 rolled posters)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dawson
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Dean, Lucretia Mason. Dean Family Papers, 1779-1893.

Correspondence, sermons, deeds, wills, and estate inventories of three generations of the Dean family of Connecticut and Illinois, including many letters from Lucretia Mason Dean and her daughter Lucretia Dean Gore, whose husband was a Congregational minister.

0.4 linear ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dean
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Debo, Angie, 1890-1988. Angie Debo Correspondence, 1975-1985.

A noted Oklahoma Indian historian and advocate of Indian rights; this collection contains personal letters with friends Theodore W. and Louann Van Zelst, correspondence (1985) between the Van Zelsts and Gov. Nigh of Oklahoma regarding a Debo tribute, and copies of two printed pieces concerning Debo and the Pima Indians.

0.2 linear feet (1 box).
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Debo
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Dill, Josephine E., 1901-1994. Josephine Dill Papers, 1920-1934.

School scrapbook, photographs, and wedding booklet of Josephine Emma Reiter Dill,a teacher who attended Chicago's Wendell Phillips High School (class of '20) and later taught at John C. Haines Elementary School, in Chicago's Chinatown.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dill
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Dill, Josephine E., 1901-1994. Josephine Dill Papers, 1920-1934.

School scrapbook, photographs, and wedding booklet of Josephine Emma Reiter Dill,a teacher who attended Chicago's Wendell Phillips High School (class of '20) and later taught at John C. Haines Elementary School, in Chicago's Chinatown.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dill
Finding Aids:
None. Collection available by appointment only.

Djalaal. Djalaal Papers, 1974-2000.

Chicago performer and instructor in dance and exercise. Djalaal has studied Middle Eastern, Indian, North African, modern, flamenco and other exotic dance forms, and for thirty years has been teaching belly dancing at area colleges and cultural organizations. Small collection consists of advertising and publicity items, clippings, photographs, programs, and a few of her writings.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Djalaal
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Donaldson, Virginia. Virginia Donaldson Papers, ca. 1930-1996.

Virginia Donaldson was the press agent for the New York City Ballet from 1966 to 1982 and also worked in publicity for Chicago area arts organizations. Her papers include programs, souvenir books, publicity, and working files of various dance companies and festivals all over the United States.

35 linear feet (28 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Donaldson
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Dow, Dorothy, 1897-1989. Dorothy Dow Papers, 1920-1988.

Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow's works. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her activities and writings, and fragments of memorabilia.

4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dow
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Drury, John, 1898-. John Drury - Marion Neville papers, 1860-1970.

Personal and business correspondence and writings of John Drury and his wife, Marion Neville. Drury was a feature writer and reporter for the Chicago Daily News from 1926 to 1944, poet, and author of many books about Chicago; Neville was a Chicago Daily News columnist, author of children's books, and artist. Also includes Drury's work files, Neville's art and photographs, and Century of Progress memorabilia.

22 linear feet (50 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Drury (formerly Dr)
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Dufau, Jenny. Jenny Dufau Papers, 1913-1917.

Love letters written during World War I from an Italian in Florence, Italy, to French opera singer Jenny Dufau living in Chicago. Also, brief correspondence concerning Dufau's passport, a note from a New York opera company, and three photographs of musicians.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Dufau
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Durkee, Cara Dana. Cara Dana Durkee Papers, 1855-1934, bulk 1913-1934.

Newberry Library Public Services Division senior assistant, 1895-1931. Durkee's papers consist of lists, reports and translations created during her employment at the Newberry; sketches, notes, cards, poems and articles by fellow employees and friends (Mary L. Watson and Edith Franklin Wyatt, etc.); and a Durkee family letterpress copybook, 1855-1934.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Archives 11/15/02 (formerly NL Du)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory: see Guide to the Newberry Library Archives.
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks. )
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Eaman, Joan. (i.e., Stone, Joan Ehemann, 1934-1991). Joan Ehemann Stone Memorabilia, 1943-1992.

Material relating to the life and career of ballet dancer Joan Ehemann Stone which includes a youthful diary, photographs, clippings and other memorabilia. All items, with the exception of three photographs, are photocopies.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Stone J
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Ensemble Espanol. Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater collection, 1974-2003.

Material collected by Libby Komaiko, founder of the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, relating to her and the dance company. Consists mostly of photographs of Komaiko and other dancers, plus a few clippings, flyers, posters, programs, and miscellaneous pieces. Also, two copies of a videotape entitled The First 20 Years, 1976-1996"."

1.7 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Ensemble Espanol
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Erkert, Jan. Jan Erkert and Dancers Records, 1976-2000.

Jan Erkert founded Jansdances" in 1979 as a vehicle for her own works. The company evolved to Jan Erkert & Dancers and explored collaboration with other types of artists and dance presentations. Records are mostly audiovisual (video) but also includes awards, clippings, newsletters, and photographs."

4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Erkert
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Everett family. Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949, bulk 1838-1927.

Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers.

6.9 linear feet (16.5 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Everett
Finding Aids:
Information file available in Special Collections Department.
Catalog Record
Inventory

Fairbank, Janet Ayer, 1878-1951. Janet Ayer Fairbank Scrapbooks, 1913-1935.

Six scrapbooks of Chicago novelist, suffragette, and socialite Janet Ayer Fairbank, containing mainly newspaper clippings regarding three charity balls, 1913-1915, for the Chicago Lying-In Hospital, and reviews, publicity notices, and bookjackets for Fairbanks' novels, 1922-1935. Also a few letters, photographs, and programs.

1.7 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Fairbank
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Fairbank, Nathaniel Kellogg, 1829-1903. Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980, bulk 1870-1920.

Letters, diaries, photographs, journals, genealogical materials, business correspondence and documents centered around Helen Graham Fairbank and Nathan Kellogg Fairbank of Chicago, their parents and children. Letters and documents document the business activities of Chicago industrialist Fairbank and New York and Maryland industrialist John Andrew Graham, travel to Europe and South America, Eastern schooling, Lake Geneva summers, and civic activities including the Chicago Symphony, and Chicago clubs. The Carpenter and Beeckman families are also represented.

17.4 linear feet (37 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Fairbank-Graham
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Farnsworth, Edith. Edith Farnsworth Papers, 1900-1977.

Correspondence, memoirs, photographs, and Italian poetry translations of Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago physician and owner of a Plano, Illinois, home designed by Mies van der Rohe. Farnsworth retired to Italy in the late 1960's.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Farnsworth
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Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967. Geraldine Farrar Memorabilia, 1902-1963.

Correspondence, postcards, and clippings documenting the friendship of Farrar with Mrs. Theodore (Pauline) Moritz. Farrar was a soprano for American Metropolitan Opera, famous for her beauty and clear vocal tone; she also starred in three motion pictures. The printed "Photo-Drama Edition" of one of these, Carmen, has been removed from this collection and separately cataloged.

0.1 linear feet (2 folders)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 132
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Fischer, Irwin, 1903-1977. Irwin Fischer Papers, 1928-1976.

Manuscript music and writings, correspondence, recordings, clippings, programs, and correspondence of this Chicago composer, conductor, and organist. Fischer was organist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other institutions and composed songs, orchestral works, and a variety of other formats. The collection includes a great deal of correspondence with Edith Borroff, and also contains scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and memorabilia.

28 linear feet (31 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Fischer
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Fornell, Gladys, 1904-1982. Gladys Fornell Papers, 1938-1982.

Correspondence, writings, and photographs from Wisconsin-born writer and editor Gladys Fornell. Includes drafts of short stories, poetry, stage plays, and her unpublished novel "Montel." Also includes genealogical material about the Fornell family and the immigration of ancestor Nils Fornell from Sweden to Wisconsin in 1868.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Fornell
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Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization). Fortnightly of Chicago Records, 1869-2006.

Club founded in 1873 by Kate Newell Doggett and the oldest women's association in the city. Records include historical material, meeting minutes (restricted), scrapbooks, notices, memorials, members' and guests' papers, photographs, yearbooks, and by-laws.

17 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Fortnightly (formerly Fo)
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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: Women
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 99-101
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Friday Club (Chicago, Ill.). Friday Club Records, 1880-ongoing.

Minutes, financial records, yearbooks, correspondence, membership information and papers written by members of this women's club devoted to literary and artistic culture. The club has met in Chicago's Gold Coast area for most of its existence.

18 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Friday (formerly Fri)
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Gehr, Mary. Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997, bulk 1945-1985.

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

12.5 linear feet (27 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Gehr
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Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991. Paula Gerard Renison Dance sketches, 1938-1939.

Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.

0.9 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Renison P
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Gerstenberg, Alice. Alice Gerstenberg Papers, 1903-1971.

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater. She was one of the original members of Maurice Browne's Chicago Little Theatre, founded in 1912.

3.5 linear feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Gerstenberg (formerly Ge)
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Gookin, Frederick William. Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922, bulk 1883-1921.

Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elizabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.

4.6 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Gookin
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Gorn, Elliott J., 1951-. Elliott Gorn - Mother Jones research papers, ca. 1890-2001.

Papers collected in the course of research for Elliott Gorn's book "Mother Jones: the most dangerous woman in America" (2001) and manuscripts. Includes photocopies of articles, books, dissertations, and other materials. Subjects include biographical information on Mother Jones, the union movement, radicalism, socialism, mining and other trades.

7 cubic ft. (7 boxes and 1 poster)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Gorn
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Grimmer, Margot. Margot Grimmer Papers, 1956-1984.

Material relating to the career of Chicago dancer Margot Grimmer, including clippings, advertising items, programs, a few miscellaneous incoming letters, a film, and numerous photographs.

0.5 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Grimmer
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Gurko, Miriam. Miriam Gurko - Floyd Dell papers, 1958-1968.

Independent researcher and author of biographies and histories, who met and became friends with Floyd Dell while researching for a biography of Edna St. Vincent Millay. Papers are comprised mainly of letters from Dell to Gurko, 1960-1968, concerning Millay. Also Dell's recollections of Millay, and Gurko's research notes and drafts.

2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Gurko-Dell
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Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937. Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters, 1919-1938.

Programs and posters of performances by conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and his wife, soprano Inez Barbour, dating from Barbour's 1919 Aeolian Hall recital to a memorial concert for Hadley in 1938.

0.1 linear foot (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 133
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Hager, Mina. Mina Hager Papers, 1892-1977, bulk 1920-1970.

Correspondence, works, photographs, clippings, programs, manuscript music, recordings, and memorabilia of this concert singer. Hager, a mezzo-soprano, sang with the Chicago Opera Company and had a fruitful working relationship with the composer John Alden Carpenter; correspondence between the two, and some of Carpenter's songs in manuscript (or photostat), are present in this collection. The works include an incomplete autobiography. Recordings include reel-to-reel tapes and vinyl records.

4.6 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hager
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Hamill, Alfred E. (Alfred Ernest), 1884-1953. Alfred E. Hamill Papers, 1856-1967, bulk 1937-1953.

Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Mainly personal letters, 1930-1950, to female correspondents including Baroness Alexandra Fredericks, and Sandra, Ludmilla, Sonia, Sophie, and Nadia. Also typescript copy of a diary kept 1918-1919 while in France with the American Red Cross, a letter to Andrei Gromyko in 1945 regarding U.S.-Soviet relations, bookplates, photographs, poems, and other memorabilia.

2.3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hamill
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Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1980-. Jane Richardson Hanks Kiowa papers, 1935-1968, bulk 1935-1940.

Correspondence, field notes (including sound recordings), and writings of Jane Richardson Hanks, anthropologist who studied the Kiowa and Blackfoot Indians, and later of the people of Thailand. Collection mainly documents her 1935 graduate student work under Alexander Lesser with the Kiowa Indians in Oklahoma.

3 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Hanks
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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980, bulk 1880-1940.

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.

26.1 linear feet (48 boxes, 5 volumes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Harris-MacLean
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Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry), 1860-1953. Carter H. Harrison Papers, 1637-1953, bulk 1840-1950.

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to five-time Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953) and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.

11.3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Harrison (formerly Ha)
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Hayden, Hannah, d. 1823. Hannah Hayden Letters, 1806-1866, bulk 1806-1823.

Correspondence written in the early nineteenth century by Hannah Hayden from Hartwick and Springfield, Otsego County, New York, to her parents and sisters in Windsor, Connecticut, plus a few other family letters.  Seventy-six items, the bulk of which are written by Hannah, detail her everyday life with her husband, and the births, lives and deaths of some of their twelve children.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 136
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Hecht, Ben, 1893-1964. Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983.

Chicago Daily Record and Chicago Daily News journalist, and active participant in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Hecht continued his career in New York and California as a journalist, novelist, and playwright, and was a prolific Hollywood screenwriter and Jewish activist. His papers consist of correspondence, works, subject files, legal and financial materials, photographs, scrapbooks, sound recordings, film, video, artifacts, and miscellaneous ephemera documenting his life and literary output, as well as the lives and careers of his wife Rose, and his actress daughter Jenny.

92 linear feet (144 boxes and 19 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hecht (formerly He)
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Herguth, Margaret S. Margaret S. Herguth Clippings, 1960-1962.

Issues of Chicago Daily News's magazine "Chicago Life" from 1960-1962, the tenure of Margaret (Marge) Silsbee Herguth, staff writer, assistant editor, and editor of the magazine.

0.9 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS HerguthM
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Hild, Dorothy. Dorothy Hild Papers, 1907-1983.

Former choreographer and director of entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago. Papers include sheet music for dance numbers, correspondence, photographs, clippings, works, and administrative files from her teaching at the Central YMCA College in downtown Chicago.

42 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Hild
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Hitchcock, Marion Gridley, 1929-. Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers, 1860-2007, bulk 1860-1970.

Copies of diaries, letters, photographs, and four notebooks containing original letters (1860-1904) to and from Josephine Wheat Gridley of Amboy, Illinois, and members of her family.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hitchcock
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Hitz, Benjamin D. Benjamin D. Hitz - Willa Cather papers, 1913-1949.

Indiana collector of books and manuscripts, particularly of explorations of the Middle West and the works of Mary Webb and Willa Cather. Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers, experts, and friends of Willa Cather relating to Hitz's search for information about Willa Cather and for first editions of her work. Also a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence (including twelve original Cather letters) and biographical, bibliographical, and critical notes.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hitz-Cather (formerly C2)
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Howe-Barnard family. Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999, bulk 1880-1940.

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of Captain Daniel E. Barnard, Erastus A. Barnard, Willard J. Wilcox, and soldiers in Daniel E. Barnard's regiment regarding payment of pensions.

40 linear feet (93 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Howe-Barnard
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Howell, Elizabeth Bowen. Elizabeth Bowen Howell Journals, 1806-1833.

Five writing books and manuscript commonplace books written by Elizabeth Howell in Boston, between 1806 and 1833.

0.1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing MS ZW 883 .H859
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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: Women
Call Number: Ayer Photographs box 102-104
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Huebert, Diana, 1899-1983. Diana Huebert Papers, 1916-1983.

Material collected by dancer Diana Huebert (Mrs. Abel Faidy), the bulk consisting of programs and photographs of herself and other dancers. Also includes some articles she wrote or saved, including an autobiographical sketch, choreographic notes, and miscellaneous material relating to her husband, architect and designer Abel Faidy.

1.7 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Huebert
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Hurd, Ann Augusta Jaquins. Hurd-Arno family correspondence, 1834-1921.

Letters of a Wisconsin family mainly written by Mary Olivia Hurd Arno to her mother, Ann Augusta Hurd, 1886-1897, concerning domestic matters, pioneer settlement and land speculation in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and the Dakota Territory, and the financial hard times of the 1890's.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Hurd-Arno (formerly Hur)
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Judson, Clay, 1892-1960. Clay Judson Papers, 1800-1963.

Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson. There is World War I correspondence with Judson's mother, his wife-to-be, the artist Sylvia Shaw, his father, William Voorhees Judson, and son, Clay Judson Jr. Also speeches and articles relating to Judson's law practice and his active involvement with the America First Committee and the Brookfield Zoo; photographs of family and of France and Germany during World War; and materials relating to family genealogy.

3.8 linear feet (6 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Judson C
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Justus, Ruth. Ruth Justus Papers, 1958-1970.

Calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis School of Art. Collection includes news clippings, classroom materials, and incoming correspondence with other calligraphers.

0.3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Just
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Kehl School of Dance. Kehl School of Dance Records, ca. 1940-ca. 1990.

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.

64 linear feet (61 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Kehl
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Kendall, Nathan R. Nathan Kendall and Abby J. Reed Kendall papers, 1842-1912.

Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern overland travel to California begun in 1849.

2.9 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Kendall-Reed (formerly Ayer MS 470a and Ayer MS 3114).
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Kilbourn, Ruth. Memorabilia, ca. 1947-1949.

Kilbourn was a member of the Chicago Opera Ballet, studying under Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, Adolph Bolm, Michel Fokine, and others, and taught dance in Chicago's Hyde Park neighborhood. Collection includes photographs, programs and class announcements, a pair of pointe shoes, and memorabilia.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Kilbourn
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Kitchell, Iva, 1908-1983. Papers, 1926-1984, bulk 1926-1958.

Iva Kitchell (married name Webster) was born around 1908 and joined a touring vaudeville group at the age of 13. Later she joined the Chicago Opera Ballet, continuing to dance until the age of 50, after which she taught in her Long Island, NY studio. Kitchell's scrapbooks document her dancing career, especially of her European tours and concerts.

2 linear feet (3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Kitchell
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Koesun, Ruth. Ruth Ann Koesun Papers, 1934-1977.

Ruth Ann Koesun was born in Chicago and studied dance with Chicago teachers Edna Lucile Baum and Bentley Stone and Walter Camryn. She joined American Ballet Theatre in 1946, and retired as principal dancer in 1986. Papers include programs, publicity, and films highlighting Koesun's dance career.

4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Koesun
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Krassner School of Theatre Arts. Krassner School of Theatre Arts Records, 1910-1990.

Materials relating to the Krassner family and the Krassner School of Theater Arts, founded in Chicago in 1924, and continuing in Illinois and Hollywood, California, until 1978. Consists of clippings, publicity, programs, scripts, a few letters, and many photographs. Includes a short history of the family and schools by Paul J. Hartman, son of Blossom Krassner, one of the most active of the Krassner sisters.

2.1 linear feet (5 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Krassner
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La Rayne School of Dancing. La Rayne School of Dancing Memorabilia, 1930-1947.

Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children's musical play.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS LaRayne
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Laird, Grace, 1891-1991. Grace Laird Papers, 1883-1991.

Correspondence, photographs, writings, biographical information and memento box of Grace Laird, an Iowa school teacher. Most of Lairdís correspondence is comprised of letters to Bernard Brommel, a former student. Photographs contain scenes of Iowa farm life and Laird family members. Collection includes Lairdís travel writing, family histories and her brother Paulís poetry.

1.0 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Laird
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Lang, Joyce. Joyce Petrik Lang Papers, 1940-2003.

Joyce Petrik Lang, Chicago dancer and daughter of a dancer, studied under many famous Chicago dance teachers and was on the faculty of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, serving as regional director. She opened her first studio in 1956, teaching in Naperville for 22 years and in Brookfield for 17 years. Her collection includes clippings, information about Chicago-area dance companies, correspondence, photographs, and programs.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Lang
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Lee, Agnes, 1868-1939. Agnes Lee - Edgar Lee Masters papers, 1919-1933.

A Magazine of Verse. Mainly letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Lee, discussing Harriet Monroe, Carl Sandburg, Amy Lowell, Clarence Darrow, and Vachel Lindsay, and the possibilities for literature in Chicago. Also two poems.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Lee
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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: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Levy R
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Lewandowski Dance School. Lewandowski Dance School Records, 1940-1990.

Archives of the family dance studio, found by Evelyn Zwiefka and carried on by her niece, Diane Lewandowski, along with memorabilia concerning dance activities in Chicago, including programs within the Chicago Park District, and dance activities at several Chicago public high schools. A feature of the collection is its emphasis on ethnic, particularly Polish, music and dance.

18 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Lewandowski
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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: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Lundgren
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MacDonald, Hazel. Hazel MacDonald Papers, 1928-1967.

Chicago-based journalist and foreign correspondent in Europe during World War II, MacDonald had a brief career as a Hollywood screenwriter but later moved back to her native Chicago to work for the Chicago American.. She was married to fellow foreign correspondent Robert J. Casey from 1946 until Casey's death in 1962. This collection consists of a small amount of correspondence, biographical materials, newspaper clippings, foreign dispatches, and other works.

1.5 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS MacDonald
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Madlener, Elaine. Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966, bulk 1944-1965.

Research material for a biography of conductor Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener's Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

1.3 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Madlener (formerly Mad)
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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: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Malkind
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Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield Papers - Additions, 1910-1938.

British short story writer and critic. Additions to Mansfield's papers consist mainly of correspondence, 1921-1934, concerning the handling of her literary estate; also two manuscript works, the poem, To Stanislaw Wyspianski, and a collection of poems, The Earth Child.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Mansfield 2
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Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923. Katherine Mansfield Papers, 1903-1942.

British short story writer and critic. Mansfield's papers include manuscripts of her works and her letters, the bulk to Dorothy Brett and Lady Ottoline Morrell.

3.8 linear feet (9 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Mansfield (formerly Man)
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McCullough, Mia. Mia McCullough Papers, 1979-2008

Drafts and copies of plays by Chicago playwright Mia McCullough, who has written plays produced by Steppenwolf , Chicago Dramatists, American Theater Company, and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, as well as many other stages nationwide. Collection also includes promotional materials and some diaries.

3 linear feet (3 record cartons)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS McCullough
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McIlvaine, Caroline Margaret. Caroline Margaret McIlvaine Papers, 1927-1933.

Papers of Chicago historian and librarian at the Chicago Historical Society and an early member of the Newberry Library staff. Included are letters, some of which are to or from editors of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune regarding historical features of the papers. Also, many examples of McIlvaine’s drafts and writings on Chicago history, especially of buildings, streets and landmarks, a few pieces of memorabilia, and seven snapshots of 1920s Chicago.

0.1 linear feet (6 folders)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 139
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McLean, Edgar, d. 1920. Edgar McLean Papers, 1859-1868.

Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean's mother and other relatives to him during his service.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: VAULT Case MS 10024
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McRae, Edna L. Edna McRae School of Dance records, 1915-1980.

Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adoph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Her papers include correspondence, clippings, biographical information, programs, photographs, and scrapbooks.

24 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS McRae
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Meine, Franklin Julius, 1896-1968. Franklin Julius Meine Papers, 1797-1965.

Chicago writer, editor, and book collector whose collections were donated to the University of Illinois campuses in Urbana and Chicago. Meine's papers relate to his preparation for a 50th anniversary talk to the Society of Midland Authors, and include materials by and about Edith Wyatt, John Stahl, and Mary Dickerson Donahey. Also a few 18th and 19th century letters collected by Meine.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Meine (formerly Me)
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Mershon, Katharane Edson. Katharane Edson Mershon Papers, 1895-1986.

Small collection consisting of one letter to California dancer and dance ethnographer Katharane Edson Mershon, a few writings on Eastern philosophy and “I Ching”, and photographs, both of Mershon and of miscellaneous, mostly unidentified people.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Mershon
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Metcalf, Isaac Stevens, 1822-1898. Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935, bulk 1850-1897.

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.

10.8 linear feet (20 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Metcalf
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Mihopoulos, Effie. Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-2008.

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, and photographs.

20 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Mihopoulos
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Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936. Harriet Monroe Memorabilia, 1891.

A few items relating to poet and editor Harriet Monroe, consisting of two short notes, three subscription forms, and one clipping, all dated 1891.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 169
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Newberry, Julia Butler:


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Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868. Walter Loomis Newberry Estate records, 1852-1908, bulk 1868-1908.

Estate records of Walter Loomis Newberry, Chicago real estate investor, banker and commission merchant, who provided for the creation of the Newberry Library in his will, include correspondence, litigation records, property distribution schedules, financial records and other documents concerning daily management of the estate for the Newberry family. Also documentation re: leasing, subdividing, improving and selling properties in Chicago.

47 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Archives 02/09
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Nicholson, Juanita. Juanita Nicholson papers, 1952-1983.

Juanita Nicholson is a dance teacher and former volunteer at the Newberry in Chicago. Papers, which are mainly concerned with the Cecchetti Council of America and the Cecchetti method of teaching ballet, include instruction booklets, syllabi for dance classes and teacher examinations, some miscellaneous class notes, two volumes of piano music, a cassette tape and a 78 rpm record.

0.4 linear feet (1 box and 1 recording)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Nicholson
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Niffenegger, Audrey. Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-ongoing.

Chicago book artist and novelist. Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.

2.1 linear feet (1 box, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Niffenegger
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O'Donnell, May, 1906-2004. May O'Donnell Papers, 1934-1996.

Material relating to the career of modern dancer May O'Donnell, consisting of advertising and announcements, articles, reviews, programs and photographs. Also a few miscellaneous items, some of which relate to O'Donnell's husband, musician Ray Green.

0.2 cubic feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS O'Donnell
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O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944. John Myers O'Hara Papers, 1908-1943.

Chicago lawyer and stockbroker, and notably a writer of poetry, prose, and literary translations. O'Hara's papers consist of incoming correspondence, 1910-1942, mainly from poet Sara Teasdale, 1908-1914 (263 letters), and manuscript copies of his own works, 1935-1943.

1.6 linear feet (3 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS O'Hara (formerly Oh)
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Olson, Christina, b. 1881. Christina Olson Papers, 1891-1918.

Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World's Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and a two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition - a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.

1 linear feet (1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Olson
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Ott, Bertha. Bertha Ott Papers, 1915-1930.

Business papers (including box office records), photographs, correspondence, programs and other materials of this Chicago concert impresario. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years; she continued his work after his death in 1924, managing concerts at the Auditorium, Playhouse, and a variety of other venues.

1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Ott
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Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Ruth Page Nutcracker records, 1965-1997.

Collecton includes working files, programs, publicity, and photographs of the productions of the ballet The Nutcracker, which was staged every Christmas season from 1965 to 1997 at the Arie Crown Theatre, Chicago. The production was choreographed and directed by dancer Ruth Page until her death in 1991, when Page's former students Larry Long and Dolores Lipinski took over the production.

2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Ruth Page Nutcracker
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Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Ruth Page Papers, ca. 1900-1991.

Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include address books, programs, souvenir books, correspondence, press releases, journals, photographs, cassette tapes, business records, and musical scores. Featured works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.

93.4 linear feet (76 record cartons, 7 boxes, 11 oversize and other boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Page
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Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Ruth Page Video archives, 1922-1987.

Collection includes VHS copies, made between 1985 and 1989, of original films of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page, from originals held at the Ruth Page Foundation. Also includes many interviews of dancers who knew and worked with Page, including Frederic Franklin, Dolores Lipinski, Maria and Marjorie Tallchief, and Patricia McBride.

6 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Ruth Page Video
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Page, Ruth, 1899-1991. Ruth Page Works and Memorabilia, 1923-1983.

Ruth Page's career in dance spans almost the entire 20th century, beginning with her 1919 role in Adolph Bolm's "Birthday of the Infanta" (1919) and culminating in her foundation of the Ruth Page Foundation School of Dance until her death in 1991. Collection consists of numerous published and unpublished short articles and essays written by Page, many of which appeared in her book Page by Page. Some of the items are duplicates of the originals held by the Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, New York Public Library. Miscellany includes clippings, correspondence, two photocopies of film scripts, photographs, programs, publicity material and notes and stage directions relating to ballets.

0.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Ruth Page Memorabilia
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Pardo Bazán, Emilia, condesa de,1952-1921. Emilia Pardo Bazán Papers, 1886-1942.

Material by and relating to Spanish novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán, collected by William Kingery in the course of his research. Includes 7 letters from the condesa to Manual Maria Peralta, autobiographical notes, a bibliography, study-related correspondence, and essays concerning Pardo Bazán. Much of the material is in Spanish.

0.2 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Pardo Bazán
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Paretsky, Sara, 1947-. Sara Paretsky Papers, 1966-1993.

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, publicity, and published books of the author of Chicago-based detective novels featuring V. I. Warshawski, a female private investigator.

25 linear feet (24 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Paretsky
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Parish, Martha Ellen Luey. Parish Family Papers, 1884-1896.

Consists mainly of correspondence from Martha Ellen Luey Parish of Chicago, IL to her father, Lester Lyman Luey, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also included are a few letters written by his son-in-law, Charles Pomeroy Parish. The letters concern domestic matters and touch upon such community topics as electrification, the bicycling mania of the late 19th century, fires and fire insurance, and the remains of the World's Columbian Exposition. There are also several letters discussing an alcoholic brother.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Parish
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Parton, Mary Field. Mary Field Parton - Clarence Darrow papers, 1909-1975.

Material relating to the friendship between Chicago labor and criminal defense lawyer Clarence Darrow and social worker and journalist Mary Field Parton, including sixty-one of his letters to her (some with transcriptions), several other letters from Darrow supporters, short articles by Darrow, clippings, and photographs. Also a biographical sketch of Parton, and excerpts from her journal that refer to Darrow, compiled by Parton's daughter, Margaret Parton Hussey.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Parton (formerly Dar)
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Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882. Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1851.

Mississippi and Ohio River steamboat owner and captain, and resident of Cincinnati, Ohio. Collection consists mainly of correspondence between Pearce and his wife, Jane Ann Sackett Pearce, which includes news of Pearce's river trips and of home and family. Many letters highlight Mrs. Pearce's fear that her husband would be involved in a fire, wreck, or other riverboat disaster.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Pearce (formerly Pe)
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Pearson, Edward Hagelin. Edward Hagelin Pearson Papers, 1899-1973.

Writings and research materials of this music historian. Focused on American opera in the early 1900s, the bulk of the collection concerns the soprano Edith Mason, with some material on composer Hamilton Forrest and soprano Mabel Garrison. Research materials include clippings, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, programs, and other documents.

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Pearson
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Perkins, Enid Eder, 1896-1973. Enid Eder Perkins Papers, 1929-1973.

Original calligraphic works, reproductions, studies and tracings, client records, and correspondence of Perkin's, a free-lance calligrapher and illuminator who worked primarily in Washington, D.C. and New York City. Most of her professional work consists of testimonials and citations commissioned by J. Walter Thompson, the International Telephone & Telegraph Corporation, the Pan American Society of the U.S., and New York University.

3.3 linear feet (4 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Perk
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Petchenik, Barbara Bartz. Barbara Bartz Petchenik Papers, 1965-2003, bulk 1965-1992.

Works, correspondence, and articles by and about cartographer Barbara Bartz Petchenik, who designed and produced the Newberry Library's Atlas of Early American History. In addition to that atlas, Petchenik worked at World Book Encyclopedia, improving their maps, and as senior sales representative for cartographic services at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., Chicago.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Petchenik
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Petersen, Alma Schmidt. Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970, bulk 1911-1930.

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Petersen
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Peterson, Zika. Zika Peterson Papers, 1940-1990.

Treasurer's records of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, and yearbooks, correspondence, yearbooks and other materials of the Fortnightly Club of Chicago, and other miscellaneous Chicago club material.

1.4 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Peterson Z
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Polish Women's Alliance. Polish Women's Alliance 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.

85 linear feet (204 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS PWAA
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Portman, Diane Marsh. Diane Marsh Portman Papers, ca. 1946-2009

Choreographic notes and notebooks, scripts, dance teaching materials, and photographs of dancer-choreographer-actor-teacher Diane Portman, who also went by Diana Marsh, Diane Marsh, or Diane Meroff. Portman was an entertainer and dance teacher.

7 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Portman
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Pryor, Ruth, 1906-2001. Ruth Pryor Memorabilia, 1923-1964.

Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of “Gardel and Pryor”. By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Pryor
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Randall Family Papers, 1846-1950.

A small collection of family papers relating to the Randall Family of Channahon, Illinois. The papers include a book of memoirs of the family of Nehemiah Randall and Sally St. Clair, who came to Illinois in 1849; a genealogical record written by Leaffa Randall entitled "Genealogy of the Randalls of Channahon, Illinois from 1609-1950"; handwritten letters, some of which have been transcribed; several photographs; Century of Progress season passes from 1933; a mortgage deed; and a scrapbook (ca.1890s)that belonged to Leaffa Randall.

0.6 linear feet (1 box and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Randall
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Redstrom, Ruth Nelson, 1898-1988. Ruth Nelson Redstrom Papers, 1930-2011.

Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Redstrom
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Renison, Paula Gerard, 1907-1991:


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Roberts, Dorothy James, 1903-1990. Dorothy James Roberts Papers, 1932-1990.

Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.

7 linear feet (15 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Roberts
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Roberts, Stella. Stella Roberts Papers, ca. 1959-1978.

Stella Roberts (1899-1988) was a professor of music theory and composition at the American Conservatory of Music for 55 years. She was a student of famed musical pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and co-wrote "A Handbook of Modal Counterpoint" (New York: Free Press, 1967) with Irwin Fischer. Along with classes in Harmony, Theory, and Musicology, Roberts also taught extensively on Contemporary Music. Papers include course outlines, lesson plans, musical examples for teaching, and speeches. Four lectures were recorded on reel-to-reel tape.

1.8 linear feet (1 record carton and 2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS RobertsS
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Robuck, Lola Carter. Lola Carter Robuck Papers, ca. 1930-1970.

Correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia of a Chicago pianist and poet. Robuck was active in many arts clubs in Chicago and, later, in Los Angeles, including the Chicago Musical Arts Club (which she founded), the Chicago Women's Club, the Poets Forum, the Women's Club of Hollywood, and others. Programs, documents, and correspondence regarding these organizations are included in the collection. Also included are memorabilia and sheet music of Chicago composers B. Bristow Owsley and Rudolph Ganz, and material on singer Belle Forbes Cutter.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Robuck
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Rodger, John, 1735-1812. Rodgers Family Papers, 1773-1925, bulk 1830-1890.

Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendents of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an Overland Journal penned by Andrew Rodgers, Jr., 1845, who traveled to Oregon and was killed in the Whitman massacre of 1847. Other family names include Davidson, Graham, Ireland, and Letcher.

4 linear feet (5 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Rodgers(formerly Rk)
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Rodgers, Donna. Rodgers square dance research collection, ca. 1943-1993.

Square dance historian and collector Donna Rodgers is the daughter and the wife of professional square dance callers, and a lifelong enthusiast. Formerly a part of the Crossing Trails Square Dance Heritage Society, an organization created by Donna and Duane Rodgers, the collection includes correspondence, organizational documents, books, magazines, photographs, recordings, videotapes, art work, and artifacts.

76.8 liinear feet (71 cartons, 6 boxes, 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Rodgers
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Roe, Ethel M. Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook, 1885-1889.

Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. Includes mementoes of her education, together with concert and theater programs mainly from New York City, but also from Boston and Philadelphia. Also includes quite a few programs and clippings relating to William H. Sherwood, founder of the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago.

0.2 linear feet (1 scrapbook)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 143
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Rowley, Mrs. Rowley Family Journals, 1851-1887.

Two journals by Mrs. Rowley of the Chicago area, including descriptions of family and farming life, and various trips to Chicago and elsewhere.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 96
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Rubovits, Norma, 1919-. Norma Rubovits Papers, 1966-1998.

Chicago paper marblerer who first began marbling in the mid-1960s while studying bookbinding with Chicago binder Elizabeth Kner. Rubovits was interested primarily in marbling as an art form, showcased her work in numerous exhibits. The papers consist of announcement, press releases, clippings, prospectuses, and articles relating to exhibits of her work; correspondence; materials of the history and techniques of marbling. There are also 1,600 specimen sheets of marbled paper made by Rubovits or other artists.

6.7 linear feet (12 boxes, 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Rubo
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Ryder, Theodora Sturkow, 1876-. Theodora Sturkow Ryder Papers, 1890-1962.

Chicago composer, concert pianist, and teacher who was an important figure in the city's musical scene from the late 19th century into the 1940s.  Her papers include her diaries (including full descriptions of the World's Columbian Exposition), letters, musical compositions, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, recordings, and other materials.

8.1 linear feet (6 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Sturkow Ryder
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Sackett, Mary, 1825-1869. Mary Sackett Papers, 1841-1945, bulk 1841-1849.

A journal kept by Mary Sackett when she and her family emigrated from New York state to Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1841-1842, three numbers of a manuscript pioneer newspaper with original work done by members of an Illinois reading circle in 1849, a recipe for taffy, some penmanship exercises and two colored drawings. Also, photocopies of genealogical material relating to the Sackett family collected in 1945.

0.2 linear feet (6 folders)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 38
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Sagan, Bruce. Judith and Bruce Sagan papers, 1965-1986.

Material relating to the business career of Judith Sagan who founded the Harper Theater Dance Festival with her husband Bruce Sagan in 1965. This organization became the Harper Dance Foundation in 1970. A large portion of the collection concerns the Illinois Arts Council which supported the Sagans' festival activities and on whose board both later served. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, contracts, grant applications, programs, notes and other miscellaneous items concerning both the Harper Festivals and its participants, and the Illinois Arts Council.

3 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Sagan
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Salabiye, Velma. Velma Salabiye Papers, 1980-1995.

Navajo librarian involved in promoting American Indian librarianship and evaluating major American Indian collections. Papers include research material for American Indian Bibliography that Salabiye worked on with John Aubrey of the Newberry Library.

16 linear feet (16 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Salabiye
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Sclair, Helen A., d. 2009. Helen A. Sclair Ephemera Collection.

Memorial cards and ribbons, funeral programs, cemetery and mortuary advertisements and signs, and other printed ephemera relating to death, mourning, and the funeral industry, collected by scholar Helen A. Sclair.

24 linear feet (4 record cartons, 24 boxes, and 6 oversize flat boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Sclair Ephemera
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Sclair, Helen A., d. 2009. Helen A. Sclair Papers, ca. 1980-2009.

Genealogist and scholar known affectionately as "The Cemetery Lady," Sclair researched and collected information on cemeteries and funeral customs, particularly in Chicago. She also taught classes on Chicago cemeteries, and gave tours. Her papers include correspondence, works, and other files related to her collecting, teaching, public speaking, and other professional activities.

30 linear feet (30 record cartons)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Sclair
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Sclair, Helen A., d. 2009. Helen Sclair Death and Insanity Records, 1863-1954.

Helen Sclair's collection of records relating to death and dying. The records include two volumes from the Cook County Insane Asylum, which document admissions between 1863 and 1904. The volumes are separated by gender -- one volume lists female patients and the other lists male patients. Also included is a ledger book from F.H. Hill Company, a manufacturer of casket hardware and other funeral and wake related goods. The book records sales from 1896 through 1916.

1 linear feet (1 record carton)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Sclair Death
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Scot, Michael, fl. ca. 1915-1925. Michael Scot Papers, ca. 1915-1925.

Four undated poems and a photograph of a painting presumably of woman Irish writer Michael Scot. Scot wrote both stories and poems, sometimes using the pseudonym S. Michael Crevequer.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 174
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Shaw, Frances Wells, 1872-1937. Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976, bulk 1925-1937.

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

4.4 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS ShawF
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Slingluff, Jesse, collector. Julia Butler Newberry and family papers, 1800-1921.

Miscellaneous material relating to Julia Butler Newberry and her family. Contains original letters of Julia B. Newberry and her immediate family, 1830-1880, and photocopies of correspondence of the Butler, Clapp and Devereux families. Also, financial correspondence, a diary of Mary B. Devereux (photocopy), a small unknown diary, genealogical research on the Butler, Devereux, Kernan families, a few receipts and a photocopy of an 1877 probate record for the estate of Walter L. Newberry.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Newberry J
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Smith, Fredrika Shumway. Fredrika Shumway Smith Papers, 1941-1967.

Book drafts, illustrations, and publicity about the children's and young adults books, stories, and verse written by Fredrika Shumway Smith, wife of banker and Northern Trust president Solomon A. Smith.

5 linear feet (8 boxes, 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith FS
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Smith, Helen Ainslie. Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950, bulk 1880-1890.

Helen Ainslie Smith was the author of books on the ancient world and colonial American history. The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, work notes, and other materials.

1.2 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith
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Smith-Dewey 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.

79 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Smith-Dewey
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Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864. Platt Rogers Spencer Papers, 1827-1951, bulk 1850-1900.

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life, family, and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship.

39.9 linear feet (44 boxes and 14 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Spencer
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Stevens, Kay Ashton. Kay Ashton Stevens Papers, 1905-1978.

Works, radio scripts, audio interviews, correspondence, clippings, artifacts and memorabilia of Kay Ashton-Stevens, Chicago stage, radio, and television performer and wife of Chicago Tribune drama critic Ashton Stevens. Kay Ashton-Stevens performed on stage in the 1920s and '30s as Katherine Krug, and later hosted the radio interview show "Hands Across the Table."

20 linear feet. (36 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 124 reels)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS StevensK
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Stigler, Elisa, 1904-1973. Elisa Stigler Papers, 1930-1983.

Materials relating to the career of Chicago dance teacher Elisa Stigler, primarily a performer and instructor in the techniques of Spanish dancing, but also a teacher of the dances of other cultures and of ballet. Includes copious handwritten notations and mimeographed instruction for teaching a wide range of dances, both American and foreign, a few articles and letters, catalogs, programs and some miscellaneous memorabilia.

0.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Stigler
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Stodelle, Ernestine. Ernestine Stodelle Papers, 1925-2006.

Collection of files kept by Ernestine Stodelle regarding her professional life as dancer, teacher, author and dance critic. Material relates to Stodelle’s own career and her association with dance figures Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Jose Limon and Louis Horst. Consists of correspondence, articles, clippings, lectures, programs, reviews, tributes, photographs, dance descriptions and reconstructions.

2.5 linear feet (6 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Dance MS Stodelle
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Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol. Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-1964, bulk 1875-1945.

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs was married to John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956), a Chicago-based Cubist painter and sculptor, and the collection also includes letters, documents, and photographs related to the Storrs family, as well as John and Marguerite Storrs' daughter Monique Storrs Booz, who worked as an interpreter and translator for the U. S. Army during World War II.

5.9 linear feet (11 boxes, and 3 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Storrs (formerly Stj)
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Suba, Susanne, 1913-. Susanne Suba Papers, 1939-1965, bulk 1939-1948.

Letters, illustration samples, telegram, and photograph, dated between July 21, 1939 and Jan. 28, 1965, concerning the illustration work done by Susanne Suba of New York for William A. Kittredge of R.R. Donnelley & Sons. 44 items total.

0.1 linear feet (5 folders)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: folio Wing MS 133
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Tallmadge, Abby Louise. Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers, 1860-1952.

Evanston, Illinois sister of Chicago architect Thomas Eddy Tallmadge, who spent much of her life researching and writing about Jane Austen. Abby Tallmadge's papers include correspondence from fellow Austen scholars, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Tallmadge (formerly T)
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Tanner, Helen Hornbeck. Helen Hornbeck Tanner Papers, ca. 1970-2001.

Senior research fellow at the Newberry Library, who directed the Atlas of Great Lakes Indian History Project, was acting director of the Newberry's D'Arcy McNickle Center, and served as an expert witness and historical consultant for a number of Indian tribes.
Papers include personal and professional correspondence, research notes, research notebooks, card files, Potawatomi (1997) and Caddo court case materials, and research files and data for maps in Settling of North America (1995).

24 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Tanner
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Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938. Graham Taylor Papers, 1820-1975, bulk 1866-1940.

Ordained minister, who founded and ran the Chicago Commons social settlement and founded the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy (incorporated into the University of Chicago in 1920), who was a professor of social economics at the Chicago Theological Seminary, and a columnist for the Chicago Daily News. Taylor's papers include correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, works, diaries and other material relating to his activities, and include much information relating to Chicago civic organizations and social reformers in the areas of housing, child welfare, labor and education, as well as numerous printed pamphlets and other documents produced by them.

32.7 linear feet (72 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Taylor (formerly Ta)
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Taylor, Harriet, d. 1931. Harriet Taylor Papers, 1867-1935.

Newberry Library Genealogy Department supervisor, 1900-1931, and heraldry specialist. Taylor's papers consist of diaries, correspondence, biographical notes, financial records, photographs, estate papers and obituaries relating to her personal life and her work at the Newberry, and include her Finance Book" of investments and her "Bulletin Book" of administrative memoranda."

1.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Archives 11/15/01
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Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934. Alice French papers, 1871-1934.

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, the author of short stories, novels and essays who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.

4.3 linear feet (7 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Thanet (formerly Fr)
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Tietjens, Eunice, b. 1884. Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972.

Correspondence, works, a few photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer, associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and active figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs of family members and literary associates (Mary Aldis, Edgar Lee Masters, Vachel Lindsay, Harriet Monroe, Sara Teasdale, etc.).

5.5 linear feet (10 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Tietjens 2
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Tietjens, Eunice, b. 1884. Eunice Tietjens Papers, 1898-1944.

Correspondence, works, a few photographs, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer, associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse, and active figure in the Chicago Literary Renaissance. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.

10 linear feet (24 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Tietjens (formerly Ti)
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Newberry Library Bulletin, 2nd Ser. No. 5 (December 1950), p. 146-157.

True, Alison. Alison True - Chicago Reader Records, 1979-2007.

Administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also includes a box of materials realting to the proposed redesign of the paper in 2003-2004, and one oversize folder of original artwork submitted to the paper.

7.5 linear feet (7 record cartons and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS True
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Ullmann, Margaret. Margaret Ullman Writings, 1894-1956.

Typewritten essays presented at meetings of the Winnetka Fortnightly, 1930's-1950's, an essay presented to the Mary Noble Club in Kenwood, ca. 1905, plus a scrapbook of childhood poetry and a literary newspaper dating from 1894, some collected early poetry (collected in 1914), volumes of verse written during the 1920's, copies of her poetry published in the Chicago Daily News and the Ladies' Home Journal.

0.4 linear (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Ullmann
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Underwood, Muriel. Muriel Underwood Papers, 1950-1977, bulk 1971-1977.

Correspondence (some calligraphic), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc., concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA's Book of Oz Cooper : an appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper. Correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula Thompson of Wexford Press.

0.2 linear feet (54 items in 1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: VAULT box Wing MS 96
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Walden, May, 1865-1960. May Walden Papers, 1869-1972, bulk 1892-1959.

Papers of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, and publications relating to the Socialist movement. Also included are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.

3.3 linear feet (8 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest Ms Walden M (formerly Ker)
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Walden, Selma, 1884-1951. Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979, bulk 1928-1951.

Correspondence, writings, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden, who was involved with the Dill Pickle Club and the Seven Arts Club.

4.2 linear feet (10 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Walden
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Waller family. Waller Family Papers, 1803-1938, bulk 1803-1888.

Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander.

1.9 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Waller
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Walton, Emma Lee. Emma Lee Walton Journal, 1922.

Travel journal in two volumes kept by Emma Lee Walton of Chicago on a trip to Europe in 1922. Also, her 1922 passport.

0.1 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 103
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Ward, Estelle Frances, d. 1941. Estelle Frances Ward Letters and book manuscript, 1923-1927.

Unpublished manuscript by Ward entitled "The Fourth Estate and the Young Republic," about the letters of John Fenno, editor of the "Gazette of the United States," 1789-1798. Also includes some correspondence with potential publishers.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Modern MS Ward
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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: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Warner Haskins
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Wax, Murray Lionel, 1922-. Murray L. Wax Papers, 1944-1989, bulk 1962-1969.

Fieldwork and correspondence of anthropologist-sociologist Murray L. Wax, primarily between 1962 and 1969. Also copies of published articles and unpublished papers by other anthropologists, newspaper clips, and serials pertaining to Native Americans; field notes of Rosalie Hankey (later Rosalie Wax) from Japanese relocation camp at Tule Lake, 1944-45.

16.3 linear feet (39 boxes).
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Wax
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Weisz, Irene Miner. Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz papers, 1912-1958.

Letters of Willa Cather, the bulk to childhood friend Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather, and a folder of clippings.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Cather-Weisz (formerly C)
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Weltfish, Gene, 1902-. Gene Weltfish Pawnee field notes, 1935.

Field notes (1935) of Franz Boas trained anthropologist and linguist Gene Weltfish, documenting her study of Pawnee lifeways and religion. These volumes of notes focus on the yearly economic lifecycle of the Pawnee as it would have been lived in the late 19th century.

0.6 linear feet (2 boxes).
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Weltfish
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Wexler, Madelin. Madelin Wexler Papers, 1960-2000.

Tear sheets and full copies of magazines and articles written and/or edited by journalist Madelin Wexler, who worked for Chicago-based trade magazines Institutions, and Hotels & Restaurants International, through various name and design style changes. Also includes correspondence and information about "The Bombay Bicycle Club," a dinner club that began as a fictional club but actually came into being in New York, California, and Arizona in the early 1960s.

1.5 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Wexler
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Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-. Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Papers, 1934-1985.

Indian Claims Commission documents and research materials of anthropologist Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin, 1945-1979.

24.6 linear feet (45 boxes, 12 shoeboxes, 2 oversize boxes).
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Wheeler-Voegelin
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Winakor, Bess, 1942-2007. Bess Winakor Papers, 1967-1977

Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materials from trips to Iran in 1976, and Washington D.C. in 1977 for the Carter inauguration, as well as scrapbooks containing her articles for Women's Wear Daily, the Chicago Sun-Times, W, and Home Furnishings Daily.

7 linear feet (2 boxes, 44 oversize volumes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Winakor
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Wingreen, Amy Eleanor, 1870-1919. Amy E. Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca. 1900.

Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence fromWingreen to her mother, sister, and nephew, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Wingreen (formerly Wi)
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Winnetka Fortnightly. Winnetka Fortnightly Records, 1920-ongoing.

Primarily essays written and delivered by members, with schedules, membership lists, and procedures, of this women's literary club.

6.8 linear feet (16 boxes, 1 card case file)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Winnetka
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Winterbotham, John R., 1919-1995. Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005, bulk 1900-1950.

Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red Cross canteen in Epernay, France during World War I.

17.4 linear feet (33 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 2 volumes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Winterbotham-French
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Winterbotham-Shaw Family Papers, 1909-1991.

Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham family members. Also includes genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans families, clippings, documents, memorabilia and a few photographs.

0.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Winterbotham-Shaw
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Winters, Helen Steele, 1912-1999. Steele-Winters family papers, 1860-2009, bulk 1900-1970.

Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.

17 linear feet (39 boxes and 2 oversize boxes)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Steele-Winters
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Wolf, Sam, Mrs. Mrs. Sam Wolf - Iowa League of Women Voters Papers, 1922-1925.

Collection of papers pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters and one of its members, Mrs. Sam Wolf. Included are the constitution and by-laws of the Iowa League of Women Voters; a letter addressed to Mrs. Wolf from Carrie Chapman Catt, a suffragist leader who founded the League of Women Voters; and a letter addressed to Mr. Sam Wolf from Normal S. Marshall expressing his condolences regarding the death of Mrs. Wolf.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS 195
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Woods Family papers - Additions, 1842-1980.

Materials gathered and retained by Frank H. Woods Jr. relating to Henry Ruiter of Canada and his Woods descendents, the later generations in Illinois and Nebraska. Papers reflect the lives and activities of six generations of the Woods family, and although many family members are represented, Fanny Woods, Elias Woods, Frederick Moffatt Woods, and Frank H. Woods Sr. predominate. Includes genealogical research notes, writings, documents, and photographs.

4.5 linear feet (2 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, 1 shoebox and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods 2
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Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980. Woods Family papers, ca. 1775-1975, bulk 1820-1975.

Correspondence, writings, documents, genealogical research notes and photographs relating to the Woods family, descendants of Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada. Collected and preserved by Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Illinois, to be used for a complete (unfinished) family history, most of the material concerns Frank H. Woods's great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, his grandfather Frederick Moffatt Woods, and his father, Frank H. Woods. Includes Civil War letters.

5.3 linear feet (7 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 record carton)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Woods
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Wuerfele, Alberta Irene, 1918-2006. Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006.

Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansas during the Depression and had very little formal schooling, made a career unusual for women of her era and mentored women who worked for her. Includes work and death records, correspondence, newspaper articles and other materials regarding awards and achievements, a few photographs, and a history of the Wuerfele and Graham families that she wrote during her retirement.

0.4 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Wuerfele
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Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958. Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968, bulk 1894-1955.

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.

2.6 linear feet (3 boxes and 1 oversize case)
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Midwest MS Wyatt (formerly Wy)
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Zimmerman, Naoma, 1914-. Naoma Zimmerman Papers, 1944-1960.

Chicago social worker and author of children's books. Collection includes original typescripts with sketches, color photocopies of books, news clippings, and photocopies of notebooks and writings.

0.4 linear feet
Subjects: Women
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Zimm
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