Found in 125 Collections and/or Records:
Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.
Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, marketing, and production activities, including correspondence; visual materials, including photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks; printing artifacts and samples, etc.
Photographs, brochures, clippings, invitations, correspondence, and realia documenting the career of Richard G. (Dick) Suthers, who was a pressman in the production department of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Sun-Times from 1945 to 1985. Realia includes special rulers and slide rules for measuring type and columns, as well as a paper pressman's hat. Collection also includes the rotogravure plate of the front page of the Chicago Daily News's last edition, March 4, 1978.
Collection of publishing executive Robert Bruce Morrison, spouse of photographer Helen Balfour Morrison. Includes business correspondence, examples of advertising and marketing materials from several businesses, personal correspondence, and photographs by Helen Balfour Morrison.
Correspondence, business records, photograph lists, sales figures, expense accounts, and personal journals kept by Robert D. Ellis, who was a travelling photographer for Curt Teich & Co. from September 1956 through the early 1970s. His company was called Ellis-Sawyer (partner was Dick Sawyer) and they took many photographs of the American West for the company.
Professional correspondence, papers, and documents of Oquawka, Illinois, businessman Robert Moir, owner of Robert Moir & Co., a firm with wide-ranging investments in land, livestock, lumber, railroads, and other industries. Also a few letters from family and friends.
Monthly estimate book listing financial information regarding clearing, grading, and masonry.
Manuscript diary of S. M. Bower, a lightning rod salesman, recording his travels in the Midwest (primarily Illinois) in 1869. The diary includes notes on Bower’s cash accounts and expenses and his daily journal records of work, in which he includes names and addresses, towns visited, weather, and other incidents. Bower also recorded cures for various human ailments, such as hangovers, and ailments in horses, for example, "For cold in Horses" and "cure for poll evil".
Accounting records, 1877-1885 and 1922-1927, of Schill & Werner, Dealer in Grain Mill Feed and Hay, located in Chicago at 2142 Archer Ave. Includes a ledger, journal, cash journal from the earlier period, and chicken and poultry accounts from the later. The business, run by brothers-in-law Herman Werner (1855-1908) and Henry Schill (1851-1932), was later sold to the Santa Fe Railroad and the Werner family moved to Waukegan, Ill.
Invoices, order forms, records, and correspondence, mainly from the Chicago office to the New York office of the Singer Manufacturing Company, 1861-1871.
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.
Family documents of Modie Spiegel, Jr. former President of the Spiegel Company, and his daughter, Barbara Spiegel Hirshberg Linhart, and other family members. Also includes clippings and advertising material about the Spiegel retail and mail order company, 1941-1965.
Teich family papers include photographs, letters, travel and personal documents, and information about the Teich ancestral town, Lobenstein, Germany. A large portion of this collection is family photographs.
Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844
Administrative and literary materials including correspondence, manuscripts, reports, and financial documents pertaining to the establishment and operation of publishing company Tia Chucha Press.
Account book and miscellaneous notes relating to the shipbuilding business of the Tubbs family in Duxbury, Massachusetts. Includes receipts and entries for costs of goods, employee pay, and other expenses.
Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.
Twenty-five letters written by William M. Doughty, an agent for the Methodist Book Depository in Chicago. Fifteen of the letters were written to Doughty's brother-in-law, James P. Kilbreth of Cincinnati. As Doughty was acting as James Kilbreth's real estate agent, these letters contain information regarding various real estate transactions, deeds, lot prices, etc. in Chicago. The ten remaining letters were written to various individuals, including family members and business associates.