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This topic covers the history of the Newberry Library itself, its founders, its promoters and philanthropists, and the operations of the library.

Found in 54 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander J. Rudolph Papers

 Series
Identifier: NL-Archives-09/15/01
Abstract Assistant librarian of the Newberry from 1894-1911 and creator of the Rudolph Continuous Indexer (found in the Reference and Bibliographical Center of the Newberry). Rudolph's papers include correspondence with the Board of Trustees regarding claims against the library (1913) and correspondence and clippings concerning the Venezuela Controversy and Panama Canal (1903-1917).
Dates: 1903-1917

Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-162
Abstract Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.
Dates: 1944-1946

Barbara Bartz Petchenik Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petchenik
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1965-2003; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1992

Bernard E. Wilson Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-12/15/05
Abstract Newberry Library reference librarian and later cataloguer of special materials (rare books, music), 1959-1986. Wilson's papers include personal records (diplomas, photographs, civil service papers) and correspondence re his Newberry appointment and with friends and family, European trip diaries, estate files, and records of the Hattie Strong Foundation.
Dates: 1915-1993

Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family Research Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blum
Abstract Research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.
Dates: 1862-1983

Blatchford Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford
Abstract 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,...
Dates: 1777-1987; Majority of material found within 1839 - 1965

Blatchford Family Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford 2
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.
Dates: 1841-1947; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1914

Cara Dana Durkee Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-11/15/02
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1855-1934, bulk 1913-1934; Majority of material found within 1913 - 1934

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole Research Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden
Abstract Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.
Dates: 1852-1956

Caroline M. McIlvaine Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-139
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1927-1933

Charles T. Cullen Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-03/07
Abstract Papers of the seventh president of the Newberry Library, 1986 to 2005, during which Cullen led two successful Capital Campaigns and a building renovation. Prior to his arrival at Newberry, Cullen worked as a senior research historian and editor of "The Papers of Thomas Jefferson" at Princeton University. The creation of the Public Programs Department, a database system called NLCindex, the Development Office, and the Encyclopedia of Chicago History were major projects of Cullen's tenure. ...
Dates: 1975-2009; Majority of material found within 1986 - 2005

Chicago American Indian Oral History Project Records

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Oral History
Abstract Reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, and edited typewritten transcripts of oral interviews with twenty-three long-time American Indian residents of Chicago completed as part of a project conducted under the auspices of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and funded by the Illinois Humanities Council, 1982-1984. Also a published index and finding aid to the transcripts, an unpublished manuscript entitled "Native Voices in the City" incorporating excerpts from the...
Dates: 1982-1985

Chicago Choral Artists Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-CCA
Abstract Chicago Choral Artists (CCA) began in 1975 as the James Chorale before changing their name in 1997 following the death of their founder, James Rogner, in 1995. They continue to perform in the Chicago area, focusing on creating "a vibrant thread of music which connects the director, the singers and the audience" (quoted from their website, 2021).
Dates: 1982-2018; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2015

Correspondence between Charles A. Cutter and William Stetson Merrill on expansive classification

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS folio Z 68 .21
Abstract Librarian at Harvard and the Boston Athenaeum, and author of the Expansive Classification system for library collections. Includes correspondence with William Stetson Merrill (Newberry Library Accessions Department) regarding the Cutter classification system for the Newberry's collections.
Dates: 1895-1902

D'Arcy McNickle Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-McNickle
Abstract Literary and scholarly manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and other materials of D'Arcy McNickle, American Indian author, government employee, community organizer, anthropologist, and historian. Records cover McNickle's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Indian Development, Inc., the University of Saskatchewan, and the Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1913-1986; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1977

Ernst Detterer Administrative subject files

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Identifier: NL-Archives-08/04/03
Abstract Correspondence and subject files covering all aspects of Detterer's professional work at the Newberry Library. Subject files relate specifically to both the administration of the Wing Collection and printing in general. There are also printing samples and correspondence from such organizations as the American Institute of Graphic Arts, the Calligraphy Study Group, and the Caxton, First Edition, and Grolier Clubs and there is correspondence with Ray DaBoll, Eric Gill, Frederic Goudy, Alfred...
Dates: 1921-1947

Everett D. Graff Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-02/15/03
Abstract Chicago steel company executive, philanthropist, Western Americana collector, and Newberry Library president of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1964, who near the end of his term donated his Western Americana collection to the library. Graff's papers include correspondence and financial records relating to his purchases of and research on Western Americana, and also published reports of historical societies, clippings, typescripts, membership cards and photographs.
Dates: 1921-1964, bulk 1930-1960; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

E.W. Blatchford Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-02/15/01
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents and clippings relating to his work at the Newberry.
Dates: 1870-1971, bulk 1870-1915; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1915

Francis Jennings Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Jennings
Abstract Colonial historian and former director of the Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center, 1976-1981, who after a teaching and union activities in Philadelphia, and investigation by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, returned to graduate school, received in Ph.D. in history in 1965, and began a distinguished academic career. Jennings's first book, The Invasion of America, published in 1975, explored the violence and brutality of European settlement. Jennings's papers include...
Dates: approximately 1940-2000

Frederick E. Hoxie Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Hoxie
Abstract Additions to Hoxie's papers. Includes documents cited in Hoxie's Expert Witness Report (The U.S. States Department of Justice requested that Hoxie prepare a report on the circumstances surrounding the negotiation and ratification of the Saginaw Chippewa Treaties of 1855 and 1864); information and correspondence regarding Penguin Press' publication of Hoxie's book; miscellaneous information regarding the 2000 presidential election and the candidates' stances on Native American issues; documents...
Dates: 1989-2012

George B. Utley Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-03/04
Abstract Fourth librarian of the Newberry Library, 1920-1942. Utley's papers include correspondence, memoranda, reports, journals, research notes and photographs relating to Newberry gifts, personnel, acquisitions, exhibitions, publications and trustees, as well as to Utley's personal life and his connections with the American Library Association and other library organizations.
Dates: 1879-1946

Hall, Frederick A.H. - Bibliographer's subject files

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Identifier: NL-Archives-08/03/01
Abstract Librarian and specialist in Latin American and Iberian history and literature, who served in a variety Newberry Library positions from 1955 to 1972. Files concern the management of the Greenlee Collection, collection development, the Graff Collection searching and sale projects, and Hall's studies at the University of Texas.
Dates: 1949-1983, bulk 1962-1972; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1972

Harriet Taylor Papers

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Identifier: NL-Archives-11/15/01
Abstract 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."
Dates: 1867-1935

Henry Probasco home ("Oakwood") and family photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-194
Abstract Copies of photographs originally produced approximately 1890 of the Henry Probasco’s Cincinnati home, "Oakwood," and of his family. The photographs of the interior include one of the library. The shot of the exterior is of his family on the front steps of their home.
Dates: approximately 1890

Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Oakley
Abstract Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Dates: 1881-1929