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Irene Alexander papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Alexander
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

Irving Abrahamson collection of Elie Wiesel recordings

 Collection
Identifier: Modern-MS-Abrahamson
Abstract

Cassette recordings and a few subject files of Elie Wiesel acquired by Irving Abrahamson, who edited a three-volume work of Wiesel's writings, “Against Silence: The Voice” and “Vision of Elie Wiesel” (1985). Additionally, the collection includes interviews and lectures by Abrahamson.

Dates: 1968-1999

Irwin Fischer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischer
Abstract

Irwin Fischer (1903-1977), composer, professor, conductor, and musician. Enjoyed a long career teaching at the American Conservatory of Music in Chicago, Illinois. Also worked as an organist for the Chicago Symphonic Orchestra and various churches, a conductor for the National Youth Symphony, South Side Symphony, and West Suburban Symphony. Known primarily for scores such as the Hungarian Set (Pearly Bouquet) and Symphony I.

Dates: 1903-1992; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1977

Isham Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Isham
Abstract

Transcribed letters between Dr. Ralph N. Isham, his father Nelson Isham, brother Charles Isham, and son George S. Isham mostly pertaining to the home and estate of Nelson Isham. Also photographs of Ralph N. Isham and other Isham family members, and a few mementos.

Dates: 1875-1923

Iva Kitchell papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Kitchell
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

J. McGregor Adams Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-AdamsJM
Abstract

Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Chicago businessman J. McGregor Adams, president of the Adams & Westlake Company, previously named Crerar, Adams & Co. Incoming correspondence (bulk 1901-1904) mostly concerns real estate matters; Outgoing correspondence are mainly in a letterpress copybook, for which only No. 6 (1890-1893) exists.

Dates: 1889-1904

Jack Cole papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-ColeJ
Abstract

The Jack Cole papers include materials related to Jack Cole's career as a dancer, specifically his years dancing with the Denishawn Dancers, a company founded by Ruth St. Denis and Ted Shawn. The papers contain photographs, negatives, and programs. The materials were purchased by the Doris Humphrey Society and Stephanie Clemens (Oak Park, Illinois) in 2008.

Dates: 1900-2008; Majority of material found within 1911-1974

Jack Conroy papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy
Abstract

Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.

Dates: 1864-1991

Jack Fuller papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-FullerJ
Abstract

The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.

Dates: 1850-2016; Majority of material found within 1951-2009

Jack Mabley papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mabley
Abstract Correspondence with colleagues, congratulatory letters, inter-office memos; works including newspaper clippings, subject files dealing with important stories including the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Richard Cain case, racketeering, police corruption, and vice in Chicago, miscellaneous articles and columns; biographical clippings, publicity, and interviews, and photographs of Mabley himself and with public figures such as Hugh Hefner and Richard Nixon. Mabley was a reporter and columnist...
Dates: 1937-2003

Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Jacobsen
Abstract

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

Dates: approximately 1900s-1980s

James and Josie Tomes travel collection

 Collection
Identifier: Maps-Tomes
Abstract

Collection of maps and travel ephemera related to the travels of James and Josie Tomes. Material covers Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, with most material on Europe and North America. Also includes material related to James Tomes’ genealogy research, much of which required travel in the United States and Europe.

Dates: 1928-2008; Majority of material found within 1980-2000

James Dunwoody collection of American circus posters

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Identifier: Modern-MS-Dunwoody-Circus
Abstract

Collection of 850 circus posters representing more than 30 circuses.

Dates: approximately 1930-approximately 1980

James Kelly Choreography Project memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Kelly
Abstract

Native San Diegan dancer James Kelly worked in Chicago from 1990 to 1997 as founder and artistic director of the James Kelly Choreography Project, establishing a company whose style was a blend of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Small collection of printed memorabilia includes newsletters, posters, programs, and a press kit. Also, four videocassettes of local performances.

Dates: 1993-1997

James M. Barker papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barker
Abstract Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close...
Dates: 1825-1975; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

James O'Donnell Bennett papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bennett
Abstract

Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic. Also includes inscribed photographs and other materials.

Dates: 1814-1936 ; Majority of material found within 1900-1936

James Shores Griffith papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffith
Abstract Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets,...
Dates: 1882-1971; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1969

James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Farrell-Centenary
Abstract

Correspondence, planning, publicity, photographs, and event materials from the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, a group who organized support for the recognition of author James T. Farrell and activities celebrating the 2004 centennial of Farrell’s birth in Chicago.

Dates: 2004-2005

Jan Erkert and Dancers Records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Erkert
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.

Dates: 1974-2000

Jenny Dufau papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dufau
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.

Dates: 1913-1917

Jerry Field papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Field
Abstract

Chicago reporter Jerry Field's dissertation on the history of Public Radio, "A History of Educational Radio in Chicago, 1920-1960, on Station WBEZ-FM" as well as a compilation of information about Broadcasting During the Polio Epidemic, 1937. Also includes information about Field's involvement in several organizations: The Chicago Journalists' Association, International Press Club of Chicago, the Chicago Headline Club, and others.

Dates: 1960-2019

Jerry Nedwick papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Nedwick
Abstract Jerrold (Jerry) Nedwick (1895?-1966) was a Chicago native who owned and operated Nedwick’s Book Store for over forty years. He married Rhoda Katz in 1925 and wrote to her almost daily during her two extended stays at sanatoriums, one in Winfield, Illinois, the other in Denver, Colorado. Both Jerry and Rhoda were originally from Illinois and active in the Chicago Jewish and literary communities. This collection is mostly his letters to her about his life while she was away, and contains no...
Dates: 1918-1928; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1928

Joan Ehemann Stone Memorabilia

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-StoneJ
Abstract

Material relating to the life and career of ballet dancer Joan Eaman (later known as Joan Ehemann Stone) which includes a youthful diary, photographs, clippings and other memorabilia. All items, with the exception of three photographs, are photocopies.

Dates: 1943-1992

Joel Hall Dancers and Center records

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: Dance-MS-Joel Hall
Abstract

The Joel Hall Dancers are a Chicago-based, internationally renowned Black jazz dance company founded by Joel Hall and Joseph Ehrenberg. The Company performs the dynamic and exhilarating works of its 48-year repertoire of jazz dance excellence for diverse audiences locally, nationally, and internationally.

Dates: 1974-2022

John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-164
Abstract

Six letters to friend Remsen Bird and his wife mostly regarding Carpenter’s “Carmel Concerto”. Also, a review of the concerto from the Monterey Peninsula Herald, Nov. 21, 1949.

Dates: 1947-1950

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 23
Chicago Daily News, Inc. 19
Pullman Company 19
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 12
Page, Ruth, 1899-1991 11
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Newberry Library 9
Art Institute of Chicago 8
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 8
Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 7
Chicago Sun-Times 7
Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929 7
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949 7
Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-1971 7
Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981 6
Bolm, Adolph, 1884-1951 6
Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company 6
Charles H. Kerr Company 6
Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 6
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 6
Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943 6
Industrial Workers of the World 6
Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 6
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 6
Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 6
Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944 6
Turbyfill, Mark, 1896-1990 6
Ade, George, 1866-1944 5
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 5
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 5
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 5
Chicago Reader (Chicago, Ill.) 5
Daley, Richard J., 1902-1976 5
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 5
Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977 5
Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 5
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 5
Long, Larry, 1936-2009 5
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 5
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 5
MoMing Dance and Arts Center (Chicago) 5
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 5
University of Chicago 5
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 5
Barzel, Ann 4
Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943 4
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 4
Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 4
Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987 4
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 4
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4
Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990 4
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 4
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 4
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 4
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 4
Illinois Central Railroad Company 4
Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925 4
Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949 4
Lipinski, Dolores 4
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) 4
Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet 4
Rand McNally and Company 4
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 4
Rosemont, Franklin 4
Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 4
Strong, Walter Ansel, 1883-1931 4
Tallchief, Maria 4
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008 4
American Ballet Theatre 3
American Indian Center of Chicago 3
American National Red Cross 3
American Red Cross 3
Anderson, Margaret C. 3
Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927 3
Balanchine, George 3
Bobbs-Merrill Company 3
Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956 3
Borroff, Edith, 1925-2019 3
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000 3
Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949 3
Caxton Club 3
Chicago Historical Society 3
Chicago Opera Ballet 3
City News Bureau of Chicago 3
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 3
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 3
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 3
DaBoll, Raymond F. 3
Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951 3
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 3
Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.) 3
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 3
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 3
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945 3
Field Museum of Natural History 3
Forbes, John Murray, 1813-1898 3
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 3
Ganz, Rudolph, 1877-1972 3
Geronimo, 1829-1909 3
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