Found in 158 Collections and/or Records:
Corrected typescript draft of an unpublished two-volume biography of United States President Theodore Roosevelt titled "Roosevelt and Chicago" highlighting his connections to Chicago. The final chapter of volume 2, "Rhymes about Theodore Roosevelt", consists of poems collected from various sources.
Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.
Letter from Carl Sandburg to Eugene Telser regarding Sandburg's various research topics.
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, publicity, and published books of the author of Chicago-based detective novels featuring V. I. Warshawski, a female private investigator.
Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.
Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Drafts of the play "Season on the Line" by Chicago-based actor, writer, and musician Shawn Pfautsch. The play was first performed at the House Theatre of Chicago in September and October, 2014. Also includes outline cards for the play and the sheet music to "Jolly Is the Gale."
Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.
Writings and correspondence of Slim Brundage, founder of the College of Complexes, which operated on and off out of several locations on Chicago’s Near North Side during the 1950's-1960's as a forum where speakers and the audience debated controversial topics and read poetry. The collection also includes a variety of documents relating to the College of Complexes itself, such as correspondence, press releases, speaker solicitations, and poetry written by the College’s “students.”
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.
Proceedings, minutes, menus, etc. of a Chicago group devoted to off-color limericks and like endeavors.
Chicago-area poet and children’s book author. Documents concerning A Trolley Ride Through Story Land (1915); manuscripts of poems by Switzer.
Correspondence, clippings, readers' letters, and personal materials of Chicago columnist Sydney Justin Harris.
Typescript of "The Gray Chrysanthemum," possibly written by Gene Fowler, an American journalist, author and dramatist. The piece is likely about Sadakichi Hartmann, a poet friend of Fowler, and nicknamed "The Gray Chrysanthemum."
Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Letters, articles, and memorabilia of Idaho writer Vardis Fisher, best known as the author of Children of God.
Nine letters from novelist, historian, and political activist Waldo Frank to Lucille R. Stern, mostly concerning Frank’s social activities and criticisms of Stern’s attempts at writing.
Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.
Correspondence, interviews, and writings regarding Sherwood Anderson, together with photographs of Anderson and his family, memorabilia about Anderson and his association with Clyde, Ohio, and issues of the Winesburg Eagle.
Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.
Pulitzer Prize-winning Emporia, Kansas, newspaper editor and author. Includes letters first to Mr. Way and later to Chauncey Williams, of Chicago publisher Way and Williams, regarding the publication and sale of White's The Real Issue: A Book of Kansas Stories.
One poem by William Dean Howells, "All the Long August Afternoon."
The collection consists of 18 manuscript letters, mounted, and arranged chronologically. Each letter is preceded by a page bearing the name of the writer and subject of the letter. A portrait of each author represented is included.