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Krassner School of Theatre Arts records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Krassner
Abstract Documents, photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of the dance and theater schools founded and run by the Chicago Krassner sisters, both in Illinois and California, from 1924 to 1978. Includes letters, announcements, clippings, cue cards, instruction sheets and scripts, programs, miscellaneous memorabilia and a large collection of photographs. Also, a history of the Krassner schools by the son of Blossom Krassner, Paul J. Hartman, and artifacts consisting of a videocassette, two...
Dates: 1906-1997

Kurt M. Stein papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stein
Abstract

Chicago author of German-American humor books, journalist, and active member of the Cliff Dwellers. Stein's papers include manuscript and printed works, including a substantial number of plays and sonnets for the Cliff Dwellers, and correspondence from friends and admirers.

Dates: 1905-1966

LaGrutta family travel journals and photographs

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Identifier: Modern-MS-LaGrutta
Abstract

Four loose-leaf travel journals and four photograph albums documenting automobile trips through the western United States taken by Virginia Estelle LaGrutta (1914-1998) and Joseph R. LaGrutta (1912-2004). Journals include daily notes of routes, costs, and activities. Some of the journals correspond with the photograph albums, and most notes and photographs were created by Virginia LaGrutta.

Dates: 1977-1990

Lake Shore National Bank scrapbooks

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lake Shore
Abstract

Two scrapbooks containing statements, announcements, advertisements, calendars, passbooks, form letters, booklets, financial reports, forms, etc., of the Lake Shore National Bank, 1951-1954, and its predecessor, the Lake Shore Trust and Savings Bank, 1927-1954. Bank was located at North Michigan Ave. and Ohio Street in Chicago.

Dates: 1927-1954

Lambert Tree papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tree
Abstract

Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the Democratic Party under Grover Cleveland and William Jennings Bryan, and numerous items related to Tree's social, political, philanthropic, and diplomatic activities.

Dates: 1821-1948; Majority of material found within 1821-1933

LaRayne School of Dancing memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-LaRayne
Abstract

Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children’s musical play.

Dates: 1930-1947

Lars Luick Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Luick
Abstract

Artistic output of Lars Luick, a Chicago photographer and collage / postal artist. This collection of his work includes photographs of Balanchine's funeral, the Boitsov Classical Ballet Company, and the Dance Theatre of Harlem. Also includes works of art and collages, notebooks of ideas and inspirations, decorated mixtape cassettes, and mail art.

Dates: 1964-2008

Leander Troy-James T. Farrell papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Troy-Farr
Abstract

Materials by and about James T. Farrell, collected by his friend, Rev. Leander Troy, including published and unpublished articles, columns, reviews and stories, together with copies of letters to Farrell from such individuals as Russell Baker, Pearl S. Buck, Hubert H. Humphrey, Lyndon B. Johnson and Adlai E. Stevenson, plus notes, obituaries and other memorabilia.

Dates: 1932-2004

Lerner Newspapers photograph collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lerner
Abstract

Photographs from the Lerner Newspaper group publication Booster, a weekly newspaper on the north side of Chicago, and "VIP files" containing photographs of individuals used by the company. Booster photographs span from March 1978 to 1982, with fuller runs in 1978 and 1979, and scattered dates in 1980-1982.

Dates: approximately 1960s-approximately 1990s

LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blommaert
Abstract

The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.

Dates: 1883-2009

LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Railroad Timetables and Advertising Materials

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blommaert 2
Abstract

Railroad timetables, guides, advertising material, and other railroad ephemera collected by LeRoy Blommaert. Materials document over a century of railroad travel and tourism throughout the United States, with some items from Canada, Mexico, England, and Switzerland.

Dates: 1850-1982; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1970

Letter Arts Review records

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-LAR
Abstract

Correspondence, calligraphic samples, advertising and press releases, magazine issues, publications, catalogs, and photographs documenting the publication of Letter Arts Review (formerly Calligraphy Idea Exchange and Calligraphy Review), a quarterly magazine devoted to contemporary and historical lettering, calligraphy, typography, and text-based art.

Dates: 1969-2003; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1998

Lewis family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF
Abstract

Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.

Dates: 1775-1977; Majority of material found within 1850-1950

Lillian Lipson ephemera collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lipson
Abstract

Around 150 pieces of ephemera, primarily performing arts, collected by Lillian Lipson. Collection includes programs, playbills, flyers, advertisements, tickets, menus, postcards, and brochures from dance, theater, and music performances in Chicago along with materials from local businesses and attractions.

Dates: 1933-1981

Lily Pagratis Venson papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Venson
Abstract Journalism, research materials, and personal papers of Chicago journalist Lily Pagratis Venson, who wrote for Lerner Newspapers from 1963 to 1973. The papers include feature stories and editorials written by Venson as well as feature stories and editorials about her and her journalism. The papers also contain her research materials for ongoing stories she covered during her time at Lerner Newspapers: the Edgewater Golf Club land crusade and the demolition of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. She...
Dates: 1962-2011; Majority of material found within 1963-1973

Little Room records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Little Room
Abstract

Business records of the Little Room, an early twentieth century Chicago social club composed of artists, writers, musicians, etc., including correspondence, memorabilia and membership material.

Dates: 1898-1931

Lloyd Lewis papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lewis
Abstract

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.

Dates: 1886-1985; Majority of material found within 1905-1949

Lord family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lord
Abstract Papers from the Lord family, including the associated Brown, Blayney and McDougal families. Includes letters, manuscript and printed poems by William Sinclair Lord, illustrated manuscript verses by Robert H. Lord, genealogies of the McDougal, Blayney and Lord families and miscellaneous publications about early Peoria, Illinois. Family letters include an 1860 letter from Julia Brown, the daughter of Samuel Robbins Brown, an early American missionary to Japan, describing life in Japan, and an...
Dates: 1833-1990; Majority of material found in 1840-1920

Louis J. Cross diaries

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cross
Abstract

Diaries, date books, and a few miscellaneous items of Louis J. Cross, Chicago bonds salesman and investment banker. Diaries cover the years between 1932 and 1969, and discuss Cross' daily routine as well as political and financial developments in America, and the internal workings of the Chicago business world.

Dates: 1932-1974

Lutz-Chamberlin family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lutz-Chamberlin
Abstract Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written when he was a student at Dartmouth and subsequently as an officer in the Civil War, plus letters of other Chamberlin family members, mostly through the 1860's. The Lutz correspondence consists of...
Dates: 1844-1992

M. W. Newman Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Newman
Abstract

Works, correspondence, personal materials, and memorabilia of Chicago newspaper editor, reporter, and critic M. W. Newman.

Dates: 1917-2002

M.A. Donohue & Co. records

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Donohue
Abstract

Original artwork, proofs, and prints created by the M.A. Donohue & Co. printers. Donohue specialized in children's books, and published the Raggedy Ann and Raggedy Andy series.

Dates: approximately 1920s-1930s

Marcia Danits papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Danits
Abstract

Courtroom sketches by Marcia Danits, a Chicago artist who worked for WBBM-TV among other news outlets. Also includes non-courtroom artworks in pen, pencil, and different types of paint. Courtroom sketches span from 1969 to the mid-2010s.

Dates: 1969-mid 2010s

Marcia Slater Johnston papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Johnston
Abstract

Published articles, clippings, correspondence, and manuscript drafts written by Chicago freelance journalist Marcia Slater Johnston. Dating from the 1970s, Johnston’s work covers issues such as immigration, gangs, sex trafficking, women’s justice, medicine, and consumer issues. Also includes audiocassettes of radio shows featuring Johnston and her articles.

Dates: 1947-2019; Majority of material found within 1966 - 2010

Margaret Hampton Steele Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Steele
Abstract Letters of Margaret “Maggie” Hampton Steele to her cousin and future husband Silas W. Hampton, primarily from 1859 and 1860. They are written from Terre Haute, Indiana, where she attended the Female College (1859), and from her family's residences in Grandview, Illinois, and later Topeka, Kansas. Steele’s minister father moved his family to Kansas in support of the free-state faction, settling in Topeka as minister of the First Presbyterian Church. Letters discuss her courtship with Silas,...
Dates: 1859-1864

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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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