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This topic covers politicians from the local to the national level as well as political action organizations.
Found in 64 Collections and/or Records:
Harold M. Keele Scrapbook
Abstract Scrapbook of Harold M. Keele covering childhood through college and into adulthood. The scrapbook includes photographs, drawings and school papers, ephemera from Monticello High School, Brown University, and the University of Illinois, and newspaper clippings pertaining to various topics, such as Harold Keele’s wedding, his time at the University of Illinois, and his appointment as Assistant U.S. District Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois.
Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons
Abstract Sixty original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and approximately 1913.
Dates: 1909-approximately 1913
Henry Clay Letters
Abstract Letters of Henry Clay, prominent statesman and orator, during his career as US Senator, concerning political topics which include the election of Jackson, secession, the temperance movement, and slavery.
Henry Van Schaack papers
Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3193
Abstract American loyalist.,Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident. Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack's Indian trade operations, Seven Years' War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay's Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party...
Dates: 1734-1896; Majority of material found within 1756 - 1809
Herbert R. Strauss collection of Adams family letters
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-6A 81
Abstract The members of the family represented: John Adams, Abigail Adams, John Quincy Adams, and Samuel Adams. For details see list placed in container.
Herbert R. Strauss collection of autograph letters
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-6A 82
Abstract The writers include: Alexander Hamilton, George Wythe, General Lafayette, George Washington, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Benjamin Rush, Patrick Henry, John Lay, Richard Peters, Andrew Jackson, and Levi Lincoln.
Herbert R. Strauss collection of Thomas Jefferson letters
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-6A 79-80
Abstract Includes 16 autograph letters and two printed items. For details see list placed in container.
Horatio Winslow Seymour Papers
Abstract Editorial columns, clippings, manuscripts, correspondence, three photographs, and family materials from publisher and editorial writer Horatio Winslow Seymour.
Dates: 1867-1948; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1918
Jack Mabley papers
Abstract Correspondence with colleagues, congratulatory letters, inter-office memos; works including newspaper clippings, subject files dealing with important stories including the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Richard Cain case, racketeering, police corruption, and vice in Chicago, miscellaneous articles and columns; biographical clippings, publicity, and interviews, and photographs of Mabley himself and with public figures such as Hugh Hefner and Richard Nixon. Mabley was a reporter and columnist...
James Wilkinson letters
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-982
Abstract Small collection of correspondence and a few orders written by James Wilkinson, military officer, western land speculator, and governor of Louisiana, between 1792 and 1818.,The majority of the letters were written at Fort Washington and Fort Hamilton in Ohio and relate to Indian affairs and military operations in the Northwest Territory during the 1790's. The correspondents include quartermaster general Samuel Hodgdon, Pennsylvania militia officer John Armstrong, and Lieutenant William Simmons....
Jefferson Columbus Davis Papers
Abstract Original journals, correspondence, photographs, engravings, newsclippings, together with some typed copies, documenting the career army officer's tenure as military governor of Alaska, 1867-1870, and his and his wife's tour of Mexico in 1878.
Jesse Markow collection of political and World's Columbian Exposition ephemera
Abstract Tickets, programs, menus, and ephemera relating to political functions from 1888 to 1929, particularly the Democratic Party, New York mayoral politics, the Hungarian Republican Club of New York, the Coronation of King George IV, and the United States Congress. Additionally, collection contains ephemera and tickets from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers
Abstract U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance, of Philadelphia, Pa. 49 letters, including one from Dahlgren's son Ulric, written to Dahlgren's sister, M.M. Dahlgren; a printed poem "Lines suggested by the death of one of the bravest men this war has brought into the service Colonel Ulric Dahlgren."; and mounted newspaper clippings relating to the circumstances of Ulric's death in a raid planned by him, in concert with General Kilpatrick, to release the Union prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle...
John S. Clark papers
Abstract Scrapbooks of clippings, photographs, and fliers, highlighting the Chicago political career of John S. Clark, the second Cook County Assessor and unsuccessful candidate for acting Mayor after the murder of Mayor Anton Cermak in 1933.
John S. Runnells Papers
Abstract Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.
Joseph Bachellor Goddard Papers
Abstract Incomplete (pages 81-296) manuscript of an anti-slavery essay written by Joseph Bachellor Goddard, a Congregational minister in Londonderry, Vermont, and 1816 graduate of Williams College, who argued for the elimination of slavery, but sharply criticized the program of the American Colonization Society. Goddard preached in Londonderry from 1827 to 1838, and later in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Also included are a typed transcript prepared by Eleanor Goddard Worthen, a...
Joseph Giganti papers
Abstract Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album, which features Joe's wife, Rose.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1950
Lambert Tree papers
Abstract Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the Democratic Party under Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan, and numerous items related to Tree's social, political, philanthropic, and diplomatic activities.
Dates: 1821-1948; Majority of material found within 1821-1933
Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee
Abstract A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.
Lucy Monroe Calhoun Papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1909-1922 or 1923
Marguerite Henshaw Autograph Album
Abstract Autographs collected by Marguerite Henshaw ca. 1892-1904 (with additional autographs collected by Helen Gaspar Gunther, ca. 1930-1931). Autographs are mainly theatrical, military, and political persons. Notable autographs include Theodore Roosevelt, Mark Twain, and John Philip Sousa. Also includes some loose autographs, letters, and picture postcards including some from the Book Post Card, Midget Post Card, and Bijou Post Card series.
Dates: 1892-1931; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1904
Michael Reid Anti-Fascism Collection
Abstract Appeals, calls to action, declarations, newspapers, notes, notices, poems, and resolutions by a variety of anti-fascist organizations in Chicago and United States that formed after Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. Groups such as the Chicago Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism, the Provisional United Front Anti-Fascist Committee (Chicago), the National Committee to Aid Victims of German Fascism (New York City, New York), the International Relief Committee for Victims of Hitler...
Murray L. Wax papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1944-1989; Majority of material found within 1962-1969
New York (State) treaties with the Oneida Nation
Abstract This collection includes five treaties and two supporting documents, one indenture and one agreement, between New York State and the Oneida Nation for the cession of certain tribal lands, executed between 1788 and 1811. In these treaties the Oneida Indians eventually sold much of their reservation lands primarily held in Madison and Oneida counties, N.Y. Each treaty generally describes the land to be purchased, the terms of the sale, and the names and signatures of all parties involved in the...
Ninian Edwards letters
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-401
Abstract Six letters, Mar. 7, 1813 - Apr. 4, 1814, from Ninian Edwards to Kentucky governor and soldier Isaac Shelby, regarding War of 1812-related Indian attacks in the Illinois Territory and the state of defenses there.,1813 letters discuss mounted volunteer companies raised by Edwards, British intentions regarding the upper Mississippi, Indian attacks on settlers in the U.S. Saline and elsewhere, etc. Warning of an impending Indian-British offensive on Illinois Territory, Edwards' 1814 letters list...