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Clubs and Organizations Abstracts

American Opera Society of Chicago. American Opera Society of Chicago Records, 1920-1990.

Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising opera stars. The collection includes several boxes and six albums of clippings, performance announcements, photos, member lists, meeting minutes and programs.

5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS American Opera
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Collection available by appointment only.

Artists Book Works (Organization). Artists Book Works Records.

Records, including information about students and instructors, financial records, exhibits, and examples of work.

24 linear feet
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Abw
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Arts Club of Chicago. Arts Club of Chicago Records, 1892-1995.

Incorporated in 1916, the Arts Club was developed with objectives of maintaining a clubhouse in Chicago that provided galleries and exhibition facilities to foster high standards of art and develop the arts community. Records include clippings, correspondence, exhibition flyers, photographs, and other miscellaneous material relating to the Arts Club of Chicago.

98.2 linear feet (165 boxes, 16 oversize boxes, and 51 volumes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Arts Club (formerly Ar)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Caxton Club. Caxton Club Records, 1895-ongoing.

Largely minutes, internal documents, correspondence and printed ephemera of the Caxton Club, a Chicago bibliophile club founded in 1895 with the objective of "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." The records also include some photographs and audio and video tapes.

50 linear feet (104 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Caxton
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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

Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

0.2 linear feet (3 folders)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 154
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Chicago Calligraphy Collective. Chicago Calligraphy Collective Records, 1975-[ongoing].

Non-profit public education organization founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all of its historical and present-day applications. Collection includes newsletters, posters, exhibit announcements, invitations, workshop materials, and other printed items. Also included is correspondence among early members, as well as between members and calligraphers outside of Chicago.

4 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS CCC
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Chicago Chamber Music Society. Chicago Chamber Music Society Records, 1957-1999.

Bylaws, membership lists, programs, tickets and some financial and fundraising materials of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering chamber music in Chicago. Also Xerox copy of Dan Tucker's original score, "Up in Rootabaga County," commissioned by the Society for the millennium celebration, and also performed Feb. 14, 2007, at the Newberry Library. Also cassette tape copy of the Sept. 28, 1999, performance at Preston Bradley Hall, and a photocopy of the Carl Sandburg poem "More Rootabagas" that formed the lyrics of the piece.

3.5 linear feet (3 cartons and 1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Chamber
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Chicago Children's Choir. Chicago Children's Choir Records, 1950-1990.

Administrative files, promotional materials, photographs, clippings, audio tapes, information on personnel and singers, etc. Founded in 1956 by the Reverend Christopher Moore, and through 1980 an activity of Hyde Park’s First Unitarian Society of Chicago, the CCC grew into an independent music-education program-one of the largest in the country. Moore’s personal papers are also included in the collection.

97 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Children's
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Chicago City Ballet School. School of Chicago Ballet Records, 1985-1992.

The School of Chicago Ballet was founded in 1981 and affiliated with the Chicago City Ballet, outlasting the Ballet Company seven more years until its closing in 1994. Includes publicity material and photographs.

3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS CCB School
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Chicago City Ballet. Chicago City Ballet Records, 1980-1988.

Prima ballerina Maria Tallchief founded the Chicago City Ballet in 1979; a severe split in the board of directors of the company resulted in its dissolution in 1987. Records include administrative and publicity files for the short-lived company.

12 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS CCB
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Chicago Club. Chicago Club Records, 1959-1984.

The Chicago Club is a private social club headquartered at the corner of Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue. Established in 1869, the Club has had many high-profile members over the years including Marshall Field and George Pullman. Historically, the most prominent members are the Chicago Club were executives of the city's most succesful corporations. Collection contains menus for the traditional Chicago Club New Year’s Day Luncheon, from 1959 to 1984. Additionally, there are several notes and an itinerary prepared for these events and a booklet of Chicago Club songs.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Club
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Chicago Community Trust. Chicago Community Trust Excellence in Dance Initiative Records, 1999-2007.

Administrative files, consultant files and a collection of background information and publications relating to the field of dance and specifically to the activities of a short-term initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust which had the aim of strengthening the field of dance in Chicago.

1.2 linear feet
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS Dance Initiative
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Chicago Dance and Music Alliance Records, ca. 1981-2007.

Administrative records, publicity material, photographs, and audiovisual materials relating to the arts advocacy groups The Chicago Dance Coalition (1981-2001) and The Chicago Music Alliance (1984-2001), and their merged entity The Chicago Dance and Music Alliance (2001-). Includes planning files, reports, member information, photographs, sound recordings, and videorecordings of members’ performances, and publications of the organizations (newsletters, program guides, directories, etc.)

78 linear feet
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS CDAMA
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Collection available by appointment only.

Chicago Hand Bookbinders. Chicago Hand Bookbinders Records, 1979-2007.

Business records and newsletters of The Chicago Hand Bookbinders, an association of professional, amateur, and student bookbinders founded in 1978.

5.4 linear feet (11 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS CHB
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Chicago Library Club. Chicago Library Club Records, 1892-1913; 1971-1984.

Formed in 1891 by newcomers into the Chicago library field from New York to encourage the acquaintance and cooperation between libraries, library schools and other fields. Founding members included W.F. Poole, Frederick H. Wild, Charles Alexander Nelson, Edith Clark and others. Collection includes one box of assorted correspondence, clippings and other miscellaneous items from 1971-84, and one ledger: Reports of the Treasurer 1892-1913 (catalogued independently as Case Manuscript Z 008.164).

0.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Library Club
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Chicago Literary Club. Records, 1874-1960.

Chicago voluntary association founded in 1874 of men and women interested in writing original essays on topics of their own choosing and in listening to other members present their essays. Prominent members include Lorado Taft, Edgar Lee Masters, Irving Kane Pond, William Rainey Harper, and Thomas Elliott Donnelly. Primarily weekly papers read by over 250 members, but also correspondence, minutes, a visitors' register, cashbook, and scrapbooks.

36 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Literary Club (formerly Ch)
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog .
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

Chicago National Association of Dance Masters. Chicago National Association of Dance Masters Records, 1925-[ongoing]

The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) was founded in 1912 and serves as a resource of continuing education for dance teachers and their students. Records include workshop reports, dance notes, and audiovisual recordings of CNADM workshops.

33 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS CNADM
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Chicago Opera Association. Chicago Opera Association Records, 1916-1924.

Correspondence and contracts mostly relating to singer Amerlita Galli-Curci and Cleofonte Campanini, General Director of the Chicago Opera Association. Also two leases between the Chicago Civic Opera Co. and the Auditorium Theatre.

1 folder
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 9
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Chicago Opera Theater. Chicago Opera Theater Records, 1975-1978.

Founded in 1974 as the Chicago Opera Studio, the organization's goal was to provide high quality opera productions in English and designed for contemporary tastes using younger Chicago singers and musicians. Records include budgets, proposals, notes, invitations, brochures, programs, and window posters.

0.5 cubic ft. (1 flat box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Opera
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Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble. Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble Records, 1981-1992.

A troupe that showcased the works of Chicago choreographers, the Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble was founded in 1981 and headquartered at the Ruth Page Foundation building until its dissolution in 1992. Records include administrative and performance files, and audiovisual materials.

14 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS Chicago Repertory
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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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Chicago Woman's
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Collection available by appointment only.
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Children's Reading Roundtable of Chicago. Children's Reading Roundtable of Chicago Records, 1947-1995.

Not-for-profit organization formed in 1931 by a Chicago group of women who met regularly at the Cordon Club and were interested in writing, editing, publishing and promoting children’s books. Collection includes four boxes of photos, bulletins, brochures, flyers and other miscellaneous items.

3.5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Children's Reading
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Collection available by appointment only.
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Cliff Dwellers (Chicago, Ill.). Cliff Dwellers Records, 1890-ongoing.

Scrapbooks, photographs, member’s papers and registers, document this Chicago social club’s history. Formally the Attic Club, Hamlin Garland founded the club as a forum and sanctuary for emerging artists, musicians, poets, architects and art enthusiasts. Housed in the penthouse of Orchestra Hall, prominent members included Lorado Taft, John McCutcheon, Horace Oakly, Louis Sullivan, Vachel Lindsay and Charles Hutchinson.

19 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Cliff
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Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Commercial Club of Chicago. Commercial Club of Chicago Records, 1923-1958.

The Commercial Club of Chicago was organized in 1878 for the purpose of advancing the commercial prosperity and growth of Chicago. In 1907 it absorbed the Merchants Club and the Industrial Club. The collection consists of typed memorials of various club members and trustees of Chicago institutions and businesses such as the Newberry Library, Marshall Fields, University of Chicago and Field Museum.

0.1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Commercial
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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 woman’s 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: Clubs and Organizations
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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 131
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Dill Pickle Club (Chicago, Ill.). Dill Pickle Club Records, 1906-1941, bulk 1915-1935.

Chicago social club founded in 1916 (chartered in 1917) by Jack Jones to provide an unconventional meeting-place for the uninhibited and free-thinking. Originally housed in two scrapbooks presumably kept by Jones, the records include a small amount of correspondence, plus poetry, clippings, photographs, publicity items for readings, lectures and plays, artwork and memorabilia.

2.5 linear feet (3 boxes, 2 oversize boxes, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Dill Pickle (formerly Di)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

First Presbyterian Church (Chicago, Ill.). First Presbyterian Church Records, 1833-1999.

Parish records, church bulletins and programs, business records, artifacts (including missionary artifacts), etc., of this church founded at Fort Dearborn in 1833 and now in Woodlawn. The congregation has included many prominent Chicago families such as the Shedds, Buckinghams, and Fields, and became one of the first racially integrated congregations in Chicago, in 1953.

90 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS First Presbyterian
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Collection available by appointment only.
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Fortnightly (formerly Fo)
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Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

French Heritage Relief Committee. French Heritage Relief Committee Records, 1993-1995.

Records of a small organization created in 1993 by Charles Balesi and the French Consul in Chicago to help coordinate efforts to preserve and restore historic French structures damaged by flooding on the Mississippi River. Includes materials relating to the founding and legal organization of the group, and reports, correspondence, memoranda, and other materials relating to specific projects.

0.1 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 18
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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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Friday (formerly Fri)
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Collection available by appointment only.
Information file available in Special Collections Department.

Friedberg, Stanton A., ca. 1908-1997. Stanton A. Friedberg Autograph Collection, ca. 1809-1876.

Autographed letters from pathologists Frederick Hohl (1794-1862), Ludwig Traube (1814-1876), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836), and anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840). Donated by Stanton A. Friedberg, member of Chicago's Caxton Club.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Modern MS 33
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Friends of Literature. Friends of Literature Records, 1935-2003, bulk 1987-2003.

Records of the Friends of Literature, a group incorporated in Chicago in 1934 as an umbrella group for the Chicago Foundation for Literature. Its purpose was to study literature and to honor those who create it, through monthly presentations by prominent authors and the presentation of annual awards to American writers of fiction and non-fiction. Records, dating primarily from the 1987 to 2003, include programs, press releases, correspondence, notices, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Friends of Literature
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Germania Club (Chicago, Ill.). Germania Club Scrapbook, 1921-1931.

A large scrapbook containing material on the activities of this music-appreciation club for German-Americans. Chartered in 1869 with possible origins in the organization of a choir to sing at President Lincoln's lying-in-state in Chicago, the Germania Club became a meeting place for Chicago's German elite. The name was changed to the Lincoln Club during World War I and changed back in 1921.

0.6 linear feet (1 volume)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Case +V 208 .326
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Germanistic Society of Chicago. Germanistic Society of Chicago Records, 1907-1915.

Membership lists, lecture announcements, and annual meeting minutes kept by Louis Guenzel, recording secretary of the Society and a Chicago architect. The lists provide an inventory of prominent citizens of German extraction in pre-World War I Chicago, and also reflect the gradual withdrawal of support for German-centered activities prior to World War I.

0.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 157
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Hubbard Street Dance Company. Hubbard Street Dance Company Records, 1970-ongoing.

Hubbard Street Dance Company (renamed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 1993) was founded by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte in 1977 and has become one of the most successful and most internationally known dance companies to hail from Chicago. Records include administrative files, publicity materials, and audiovisual records of performances of the company.

40 linear feet
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS Hubbard
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Illinois Ballet. Illinois Ballet Records, 1959-1972.

Illinois Ballet was founded in 1959 by two former Sadler's Wells ballet dancers, Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. The company presernted several seasons of performances per year until its demise in 1972. The company remained constant at four soloists and ten corps members, and included two dancer/choreographers, Hy Somers and Dom Orejudos. Archives include correspondence, music, photographs, posters, programs, and videos.

3.3 linear feet (3 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS Illinois Ballet
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Inventory
Catalog Record

Indian Council Fire. Indian Council Fire Records, 1920-1990.

Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.

5 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Indian Council
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Collection available by appointment only.

Industrial Workers of the World (I.W.W.)


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Keep the Home Fires Burning Club. Keep the Home Fires Burning Club Records, 1943-1946.

Club formed in Chicago during World War II, the purpose of which was to "cheer folks at home and keep up morale." The club often sent care packages of food or candy to servicemen overseas. Includes letters from servicemen, a few photographs, club minutes, and membership and dues lists.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Home Fires
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Law Club (Chicago, Ill.). Law Club Records, 1930-1989.

Minutes, membership applications and other member information, yearbooks, papers delivered, and other records of this Chicago social club. The brainchild of Eugene Prussing, the club was founded in 1883 as an organization for young lawyers. It soon became a prestigious group known for its entertainments and has counted such prominent figures as Adlai Stevenson and Kenesaw Mountain Landis among its members.

8 boxes (8 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Law Club
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Little Room (Chicago, Ill.). Little Room Records, 1898-1931.

Early 20th century Chicago social organization of artists, writers, musicians, and architects that met weekly at the Fine Arts Club and included such individuals as George Ade, Henry Blake Fuller, Hamlin Garland, Anna Morgan, John T. McCutcheon, and Alice Gerstenberg. Includes documents concerning the organization and operation of the club, membership lists, and correspondence.

1.3 linear feet (2 boxes and 1 oversize box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Little Room (formerly Li)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

MoMing Dance and Arts Center. MoMing Dance and Arts Center Records, 1970-1991.

MoMing, a neighborhood center for dance training and avant-garde performance, was formed in 1974 by Jackie Radis, Jim Self, Susan Kimmelman, Eric Trules, Kasia Mintch, Tem Horowitz, and Sally Banes. It officially dissolved in 1991, and all of the company's records were donated to the Newberry Library at that time.

90 linear feet (84 boxes, loose items)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS MoMing
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Collection available by appointment only.

Near North Unitarian Universalists Fellowship. Near North Unitarian Universalists Fellowship Records, ca. 1960-1970.

Primarily newsletters of the Near North Chicago branch of the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. Also includes a small amount of correspondence, meeting minutes, blank stationary, and notes. The Unitarian Universalist Association is a religious organization that combines the traditions of the Universalists, who organized in 1793, and the Unitarians, who organized in 1825. They consolidated into the UUA in 1961.

0.4 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Near North UUF
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Collection available by appointment only.

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Dance MS Ruth Page Nutcracker
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Palette and Chisel Club (Chicago, Ill.). Palette and Chisel Club Records, 1895-1976.

Club founded in Chicago in 1895 with the objectives of fostering growth in the visual arts, providing space for artists to work, and enriching the community through programs of art education. Founding member, Charles J. Mulligan, was an assistant to Chicago sculptor Lorado Taft who rented part of his studio to the fledgling organization. Records include exhibit registers and scrapbooks containing photographs and clippings of the Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Arts.

3 linear feet (9 volumes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Palette
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only. Permission from the Palette and Chiself Club required.
Information file available in Special Collections Department.
Club Log Books are extremely fragile; due to their condition researchers are directed to use the microfilm copies of these log books.

Performing Arts Chicago. Performing Arts Chicago Records, 1960-2000.

First known (in 1959) as the Fine Arts Music Foundation, and later as Chamber Music Chicago, the group changed its name in 1992 to Performing Arts Chicago to reflect a diversification of programming. Programming, performance, and financial files of the organization.

101 linear feet
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Performing Arts
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Collection available by appointment only.

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Peterson Z
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Ravinia Festival Association. Ravinia Festival Association Records, 1903-1993.

Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous). The collection consists mainly of public relations materials, including scrapbooks, news clippings, historical summaries and recollections, publications files, and photographs. There is also season planning documentation for scattered years: contracts, correspondence, and reports relating to planning the repertoire and the hiring of guest artists for a particular season. The remainder of the collection includes a few founding documents and scattered files about Ravinia Park and the building and renovation of its facilities; some development and fundraising campaigns records; and some correspondence by and relating to Ravinia staff and trustees.

10 linear feet (14 boxes, 3 oversize boxes, 4 volumes and 4 oversized folders)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Ravinia
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Robuck
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Collection available by appointment only.

Rosemont, Franklin. Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005, bulk 1905-1935.

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World (i.e. The Wobblies), a historic union and labor organization based in Chicago.

7.5 linear feet (14 boxes, 1 oversize box, and 1 oversize folder)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Case folio HD 8055 .I4 R67
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Shaw Society (Chicago, Ill.). Shaw Society Records, ca. 1950-1970.

Press clippings, publications, correspondence and miscellaneous materials of the Shaw Society, dedicated to the appreciation of the works of George Bernard Shaw. Much of the material documents the Shaw Festival held in Chicago in 1956 and Society activities in the late-1950s.

0.2 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Shaw Society
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Society of the Fifth Line. Records, 1962-1978.

Proceedings, minutes, menus, etc. of a Chicago group devoted to off-color limericks and like endeavors.

0.2 cubic feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Fifth Line
Finding Aids:
Manuscript Card Catalog.

Society of Typographical Arts (Chicago). Society of Typographical Arts Workshop Records, 1980-1995.

Files pertaining to the Society of Typographical Arts workshop, organized in 1952 (and located at the Newberry Library until 1981) to give its member the opportunity to learn to use, design and experiment with type and block prints for letterpress printing. Included are files about the workshop as well as samples of material produced by members.

1 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS STA
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Collection available by appointment only.

Sons of the Revolution. Illinois Society. Sons of the Revolution - Illinois Society Records, ca. 1920-2000.

Administrative records of the Sons of the Revolution, Illinois Society. Also includes publications from the Illinois Society as well as the national Sons of the Revolution organization.

4 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Sons
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Collection available by appointment only.

Students for a Democratic Society and 1968 Democratic Convention. Publications collection, 1967-1988.

Publications centered on the Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) and the 1968 Chicago Democratic National Convention, including thirty issues of New Left Notes, single issues of the Rat Subterranean News and the New University Conference Newsletter, wall posters issued by the SDS and Ramparts Magazine, as well as ephemeral pamphlets on Vietnam, Huey Newton, elections, and the Chicago convention. Also one issue of Chicago's American regarding Mayor Daley's report on the Convention violence, and 20th anniversary publications, 1988.

1 linear foot (1 box)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS SDS
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Taylor (formerly Ta)
Finding Aids:
Catalog Record
Inventory

Town and Country Arts Club. Town and Country Arts Club Records, 1944-2007.

Records of the Town and Country Arts Club of Chicago, previously known as the Art Study Class and the North Shore Arts Club. Conceived in 1932 and continuing to the present, the group meets "to study the great world arts that have gone before, to assist in their preservation for future generations, and to encourage the arts of the present day." Records include president's books, minutes, reports, membership rosters and attendance records, directories, presentations, photographs, histories, and other material.

1.7 linear feet (4 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Town and Country
Finding Aids:
Inventory
Catalog Record

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Ullmann
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Wayfarers' Club (Chicago, Ill.). Wayfarers' Club Records, 1938-1970.

The Wayfarers met seven times a year for luncheons with guest speakers at the Chicago Club. Chicago artists Lorado Taft and John T. McCutcheon were amongst its members. Collection consists of photos, membership records, scrapbooks, minutes, and financial records.

4.1 linear feet (7 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Wayfarers
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

Westerners. Chicago Corral. Westerners Records, 1950-2004.

International organization started in Chicago in 1944 by Leland D. Case, editor of "The Rotarian Magazine," and Elmo Scott Watson, newspaperman and educator, to bring together historians and buffs interested in the American West. Records include correspondence and other materials documenting the activities of the group.

9 linear feet (20 boxes)
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Ayer Modern MS Westerners
Finding Aids:
Collection available by appointment only.

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS Winnetka
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)

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: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Midwest MS 195
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Woodworth, Laurence Conger, 1874-1924. Brothers of the Book Society records, 1896-1922.

Records of the Brothers of the Book Society founded by Woodworth in 1898 with the purpose of publishing noteworthy books. Collection includes incoming and outgoing letters, works, photographs and mementoes, and publications by and about the "Brothers of the Book."

3 cubic ft.
Subjects: Clubs and Organizations
Call Number: Wing Modern MS Wo
Finding Aids:
Inventory (Modern Manuscript Collections Notebooks.)
Manuscript Card Catalog.

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