Found in 243 Collections and/or Records:
A journal kept by Mary Sackett when she and her family emigrated from New York state to Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1841-1842, three numbers of a manuscript pioneer newspaper with original work done by members of an Illinois reading circle in 1849, a recipe for taffy, some penmanship exercises and two colored drawings. Also, photocopies of genealogical material relating to the Sackett family collected in 1945.
Ephemera collection related to the college and music career of soprano Maude Maury Lawrence, an Illinois signer and performer who formed a traveling troupe during the World War I era. Includes correspondence, travel itineraries and ephemera, programs, state fair passes, tickets, and business cards.
Material relating to the career of modern dancer May O’Donnell, consisting of advertising and announcements, articles, reviews, programs and photographs. Also a few miscellaneous items, some of which relate to O’Donnell’s husband, musician Ray Green.
Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Drafts and copies of plays by Chicago playwright Mia McCullough, who has written plays produced by Steppenwolf, Chicago Dramatists, American Theater Company, and Stage Left Theater in Chicago, as well as many other stages nationwide. Collection also includes promotional materials and some diaries.
Four undated poems and a photograph of a painting presumably of woman Irish writer Michael Scot. Scot wrote both stories and poems, sometimes using the pseudonym S. Michael Crevequer.
Material relating to the career of mezzo-soprano Mina Hager (Mrs. Fred Heidenson), including incoming correspondence from John Alden Carpenter and others, programs, clippings and other memorabilia. Also, practice and demo tapes, sound recordings (78 rpm and 45 rpm, LP) and a collection of manuscript and published sheet music, mostly by John Alden Carpenter.
Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.
Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
MoMing was a center in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood for dance training and avant-garde performance as well as an art gallery. It was formed in 1974 by Jackie Radis, Jim Self, Susan Kimmelman, Eric Trules, Kasia Mintch, Tem Horowitz, and Sally Banes. Along with local artists, it hosted many guest dancers and artists of renown, including Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, and Meredith Monk. It officially dissolved in 1991.
Correspondence (some calligraphy), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc. concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA's Book of Oz Cooper : an appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper; correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula ThompSon of Wexford Press.
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.
Administrative, publicity, and audiovisual materials from the Musicians Club of Women, one of the oldest musical clubs founded in Chicago in 1875.
Brochures, clippings, and reviews covering Mattei's career as a dancer at MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. Also includes some clippings about Mattei's sometime dance partner Charlie Vernon; about dancer-choreographer Jan Bartoszek; and about Chicago performance space Links Hall.
Chicago social worker and author of children's books. Collection includes original typescripts with sketches, color photocopies of books, news clippings, and photocopies of notebooks and writings.
Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern travel to California begun in 1849.
Chicago-area club founded in 1916 by women living in the North Shore suburbs of Chicago. The Club had a history of philanthropic endeavors, giving out grants and scholarships. Records include newsletters, administrative and financial records, yearbooks, event planning files (flower shows and garden walks), photographs, and a scrapbook of ribbons won at flower shows. The Club dissolved in 2019.
Mainly correspondence, notes, and writings of author, topographer, and Northern Pacific Railway executive Olin Dunbar Wheeler regarding Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn; also articles about Wheeler and reviews of his work.
Writings, speeches, photographs, promotional materials, and artifacts documenting the career of Ora Snyder (1876-1948), a Chicago candy maker founder of Mrs. Snyder’s Candies in 1909. Snyder was a pioneer in marketing and promoting candy, and often gave lectures on being a woman business owner.
4 letters from Chicago World's Fair Woman's Dormitory written by Jane Elliott Sever O'Reilly in July 1893.
Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.
Black and white gelatin photographic prints (ca. 1920-1937), captioned with numbers and mounted on sheets of cardboard, of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians.,Included are portraits and scenes, primarily of children, but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals.
Records of a national fraternal organization headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, for Polish-American women that provided insurance and other financial services for its members. Includes constitutions and bylaws, insurance applications, indexes and rosters, loan records and other materials providing individual genealogical information for Polish-American women.