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A. Edward Newton Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-170
Abstract Fifteen letters written by author, businessman and book collector A. Edward Newton. Two are to Mr. and Mrs. Ellis Ames Ballard and thirteen are to Mrs. James W. Thorne.
Dates: 1928-1937

A. Parris papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-3
Abstract Drafts of letters, etc. relating to affairs of the Société typographique de Paris (Parris was the first president)
Dates: 1850-1853

Aaron Flacks Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Flacks
Abstract Notes and files assembled for a proposed bibliography of the works of Eugene Field.
Dates: 1930-1956

Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

Abijah Holabird Will

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Identifier: Modern-MS-56
Abstract Manuscript will, and printed form completed in manuscript, of the will of Vermont resident Abijah Holabird, dated Jan. 2, 1826.
Dates: 1826

Abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-216
Abstract Three Chicago Title and Trust Co. abstracts of title for lots in Ogden’s subdivision, Newberry’s addition, and Kinzie’s addition in Chicago. Abstracts cover Lot 1 of Ogden’s subdivision in Lots 4 and 5 in Wolcot’s adition, 1829-1923; eastern portion of Lot 10 and all of Lot 11 in Block 5 in Newberry’s addition, 1830-1928; and Lots 19-23 in Sub Block 1 in the subdivision of Block 31 in Kinzie’s addition, 1831-1907. Includes cadastral maps of the lots.
Dates: 1829-1928

A.C. McClurg & Co. Letter to Byron L. Smith regarding book purchase

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-026
Abstract Letter from A.C. McClurg & Co. to Byron L. Smith regarding Smith's purchase of Thomas Hutchins' book "A Topographical Description of Virginia..." from 1778. Includes original catalog description for the book.
Dates: March 12, 1906

A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Dates: 1873-1967; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1950

Accounting statements

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Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3069
Abstract Includes three separate accounting statements recording ordnance supplies held at Greenleaf's Point and at Fort Belle Fontaine. The first item is a detailed accounting notebook (18 pages) of expenditures for basic supplies at Greenleaf's Point Arsenal (1817-1820) under the command of Capt. Joseph S. Nelson. The notebook contains over 400 entries for a variety of provisions including lumber, shovels, nails, rope, oil and lead. The other two items briefly enumerate accounts of ordnance stores...
Dates: 1820

Adalaide G. Shields Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of the...
Dates: 1936-2010

Adams Tufts Magoun Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Adams
Abstract Wills, indentures, letters, accounts, and other documents relating to members of the Adams, Tufts, Magoun and related families of Somerville, Massachusetts. There is considerable information about Anne Adams Tufts and the local Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) chapter named after her. Also includes clippings, genealogical notes, and photographs.
Dates: 1790s-1950s

Addie L. Contrelli Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-213
Abstract Five letters, dated 29 August 1883-9 January 1884, and an addressed envelope from Chicago wigmaker Addie L. Contrelli to her customer and friend Lenette E. Wilson of Algona, Iowa. In the letters, Contrelli discusses the braids, switches, and waves that she is making for Wilson and her friend and comments on the financial state of her wigmaking business. Four letters were written from Chicago, while the final letter in 1884 was written from Mason City, Iowa.
Dates: 1883-1884

Addie V. Hibbard Gregory Travel Diaries and Family Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hibbard
Abstract Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Dates: approximately 1871-1938

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater
Abstract Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
Dates: approximately 1932-1956

Adolf Weidig Music Manuscripts

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Weidig
Abstract Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.
Dates: 1900-1930

Advertising Trade Cards

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Identifier: Case Wing folio-ZC 3-885
Abstract Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.
Dates: 1860s-1890s

A.G. Becker & Co., Inc. Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Becker
Abstract Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.
Dates: 1859-1982; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1982

Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lee
Abstract 35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Dates: 1919-1933

Alan Calavano Collection of World's Fair Postcards and Ephemera

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Identifier: Modern-MS-Calavano
Abstract Includes postcards, postcard albums, and other ephemera relating to World's Fairs and Expositions beginning with the 1878 Exposition Universelle Paris and continuing to 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans. There are significant collections of postcards from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the 1910 Exposition de Bruxelles, the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition, and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Also included are trade cards from...
Dates: 1876-1990s

Alan Howard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Howard
Abstract Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.
Dates: 1924-2002; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002

Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wuerfele
Abstract Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansas during the Depression and had very little formal schooling, made a career unusual for women of her era and mentored women who worked for her. Includes work and death records, correspondence,...
Dates: 1946-2006

Alexander A. Semmes letter books

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Identifier: VAULT folio-Case-MS-F 83405.8
Abstract Letter books written in various hands containing official correspondence of A. A. Semmes while in command of U.S.S. Wamsutta, Portsmouth and U.S. Monitor Lehigh, and U.S. gunboat Tahoma in the service of the United States. In August 1864, he became commander of the USS Lehigh, participating in the bombardment of Fort Pringle and in the operations at Charleston until that city surrendered. He co-operated with Grant's army, fought the Howlett house batteries, and was present at the fall of...
Dates: 1862-1869

Alexander Bennett Papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-BennettA
Abstract Bennett was a dancer with the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert, and former director of the Twin Cities Ballet in Illinois as well as other regional ballet companies. His collection includes many audio and videocassettes, a scrapbook of his dancing career, and some memorabilia.
Dates: 1953-1990

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

Alexander Yule Travel Diary

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-193
Abstract Diary of the Saint Louis pig iron businessman Alexander Yule, who traveled with his wife, Ruth, by train through Canada to St. John; by ship to Liverpool, and then around England; across the channel to Paris, and then to Scotland and Ireland before returning on the "Caronia" to New York. Entries, dated 28 April-29 June 1907, contain details about towns and tourist destinations, meetings with cousins and parents in England and Scotland, and some business appointments. One photograph of an...
Dates: 1907

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Lake County Forest Preserve District (Ill.) 15
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Sandburg, Carl 12
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 11
Darrow, Clarence 11
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 11
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Unknown 11
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Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) 10
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Art Institute of Chicago 9
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Algren, Nelson 8
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Charles H. Kerr Company 8
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World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 8
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Industrial Workers of the World 7
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Mowrer, Paul Scott 7
Rand McNally and Company 7
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Rosemont, Penelope 7
Tietjens, Eunice 7
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Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company 6
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 6
Chicago Reader 6
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 6
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 6
Cowley, Malcolm 6
D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian 6
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 6
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas) 6
Hayes, James 6
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 6
Newberry Library. John M. Wing Foundation 6
Newberry, Walter Loomis 6
Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 6
Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, Ill.) 6
Thomas, Theodore 6
Turbyfill, Mark 6
United States. Office of Indian Affairs 6
University of Chicago 6
American Red Cross 5
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Dreiser, Theodore 5
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Henley, David 5
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Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 5
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