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This topic covers manuscript collections that are predominantly by and about women or historically women’s causes.
Found in 241 Collections and/or Records:
Henrotin family papers
Abstract Letters, photographs, and ephemera of the Henrotin family, particularly of Charles and Ellen Martin Henrotin. Charles Henrotin was the founder of the Chicago Stock Exchange and Ellen Martin Henrotin was a women's rights advocate who was active in a number social action organizations.
Dates: approximately 1860-1940
Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters
Abstract 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.
Hope Abelson papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1914-2008; Majority of material found within 1949-2006
Howe-Barnard family papers
Abstract 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...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1940
Hurd-Arno Family Correspondence
Abstract Letters of a Wisconsin family mainly written by Mary Olivia Hurd Arno to her mother, Ann Augusta Hurd, 1886-1897. Also, six letters Ann Augusta Hurd wrote to her father and brother, 1858-1866, and a few miscellaneous letters to or from family or friends.
Irene Alexander papers
Abstract Irene Alexander’s subject files and records from her role as Special Supervisor for the Committee on Cultural and Economic Development of the City Council under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Dates: 1937-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1982
Isaac Stevens Metcalf papers
Abstract Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and Du Quoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and...
Dates: 1827-1955; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1897
Iva Kitchell Papers
Abstract Six scrapbooks and large folder of loose material relating to the dance and performance career of Iva Kitchell. Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, reviews, advertising material, memorabilia and other miscellaneous items that cover Kitchell’s life, from her affiliation with the Chicago Civic Opera Ballet in 1926 to her retirement from an international stage career as a satiric dance mime in 1961. Also, a 1984 catalog of an exhibition of the paintings by her husband Stokely...
Dates: 1926-1984; Majority of material found within 1926 - 1958
Jan Erkert and Dancers Records
Abstract 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. The records include awards, clippings, newsletters, photographs, publicity materials, and videocassettes.
Jane Richardson Hanks Kiowa papers
Abstract Correspondence, field notes, and writings of anthropologist Jane Richardson Hanks, mainly documenting her 1935 graduate student field work with the Kiowa Indians in Oklahoma.
Dates: 1935-1968; Majority of material found within 1935-1940
Janet Ayer Fairbank scrapbooks
Abstract 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 book jackets for Fairbanks' novels, 1922-1935. Also a few letters, photographs, and programs.
Jenny Dufau Papers
Abstract 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.
John Alden Carpenter papers
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1890-1964; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1950
John Drury-Marion Neville Papers
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.
John Myers O'Hara papers
Abstract Incoming correspondence and works of poet John Myers O'Hara. The bulk of correspondence is letters from poet Sara Teasdale, 1908-1914.
Josephine Dill papers
Abstract School scrapbook, photographs, and wedding booklet of Josephine Emma Reiter Dill, a teacher who attended Chicago's Wendell Phillips High School (class of 1920) and later taught at John C. Haines Elementary School, in Chicago's Chinatown.
Joyce Lang papers
Abstract 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.
Juanita Nicholson Papers
Abstract 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 phonograph records of Cecchetti Grades One through Five.
Judith and Bruce Sagan Papers
Abstract 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...
Julia Butler Newberry and Family Papers
Abstract 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.
Kate Lewis Papers
Abstract Correspondence, typed, sent by Kate Lewis, a Red Cross nurse serving in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, to her mother, Melissa Lewis. Correspondence spans Kate Lewis' time in Washington, D.C., from April-August 1918, and her time in France, from October 1918-August 1919. Also includes letters from Kate's brother, Philemon Lewis to Melissa Lewis, press clippings, a book of postcards and a copy of the memorial service for Chester Harding Plimpton.
Katharane Edson Mershon Papers
Abstract 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.
Katharine Shedd Bradley papers
Abstract Fifteen line-a-day diaries of a Midwestern woman, 1908-1982.
Katherine Mansfield Papers
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.
Katherine Mansfield Papers - Additions
Abstract Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous items relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.