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Abby Louise Tallmadge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge

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

A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg

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

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater

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

Alice French papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thanet

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.

Dates: 1871-1934

Alice Gerstenberg Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.

Dates: 1903-1971

Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-HayesA
Abstract Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering...
Dates: 1934-2006

Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Meeker

Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.

Dates: approximately 1850-1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945

Arts Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.

Dates: 1892-2004

Audrey Niffenegger papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Niffenegger

Typescript drafts of The Time Traveler’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.

Dates: 1990-1993

Barbara D'Amato papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-D'Amato

Chicago suspense novel author and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Prize and Carl Sandburg Award. Includes working drafts and printed copy of D'Amato's 2004 novel, Death of a Thousand Cuts.

Dates: 2001-2004

Ben Hecht filmscript collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht2

Collection of cinema scripts and associated material, both credited and uncredited to Ben Hecht. The range of material includes not only scripts (including draft, first, and final), but also such items as footage schedules, dialogue continuity, budget estimates, publicity memorabilia, trailer information, research, story treatments, and synopses.

Dates: 1933-1968

Ben Hecht papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

Dates: 1879-1983

Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitz-Cather

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.

Dates: 1913-1949

C. Frederick Kittle collection of Doyleana

Identifier: VAULT-Modern-MS-Kittle-Doyle
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and artwork of and relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and his family, forming a small part of the C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, most of which is individually cataloged. Includes 140 letters, notes and cards written by Arthur Conan Doyle, 12 letters to him, and 57 other letters, some by Doyle family members and others retained by C. Frederick Kittle (mostly regarding his collecting of Doyle materials). Also artwork by Doyle’s father, grandfather and...
Dates: 1836-2000

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.

Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

D'Arcy McNickle papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-McNickle

Literary and scholarly manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and other materials of D'Arcy McNickle, American Indian author, government employee, community organizer, anthropologist, and historian. Records cover McNickle's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Indian Development, Inc., the University of Saskatchewan, and the Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.

Dates: 1913-1986; Majority of material found within 1924-1977

Dorothy Dow Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dow
Abstract Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow’s works, which includes her vast output of poems, both published and mostly unpublished, some plays, short stories, a novel and several literary studies. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her...
Dates: 1920-1993

Dorothy James Roberts Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roberts

Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.

Dates: 1932-1990

Dorothy R. Parker D'Arcy McNickle research papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-ParkerD

Correspondence and writings of author and activist D'Arcy McNickle collected by Dorothy R. Parker during research for her book, Singing an Indian Song: A Biography of D'Arcy McNickle (1992). Other materials include project summaries, photographs, legal papers, passports, and documentary information.

Dates: 1863-1989; Majority of material found within 1904 - 1989

Douglas C. Wixson-Jack Conroy research collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wixson

Correspondence, research files and works from American writer and literary critic Douglas C. Wixson. Materials are mostly relating to author Jack Conroy (1898-1990) and his literary circle.

Dates: 1968-2001

Elaine Madlener papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Madlener

Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944-1965

Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zeisler
Abstract Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of...
Dates: 1869-1981; Majority of material found within 1883-1931

Fanny Butcher papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.

Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woods-F

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.

Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1980

Franklin W. Rosemont papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rosemont

Book reviews, flyers, articles, photographs, letters, and periodicals stemming from Franklin Rosemont's surrealist, leftist, and labor activities, including the Charles H. Kerr Co.

Dates: approximately 1985-2008

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