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Allied Arts records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allied Arts
Abstract Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists and groups include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, pianists Vladimir Horowitz and Glenn Gould, and singers Tito Schipa and Judy Garland. Collection also includes original photographs taken in venues...
Dates: 1913-1997

Arthur and Lila Weinberg Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Weinberg

Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.

Dates: 1950-1988

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

Chicago City Ballet records

Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB

Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Also includes photographs and musical scores.

Dates: 1924-2001; Majority of material found within 1980-1987

Dolores Haugh Riverview Amusement Park collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Riverview
Abstract Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is...
Dates: 1904-2004; Majority of material found within 1904-1977

Dorothy Hild papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Hild
Abstract Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers...
Dates: 1847-1984; Majority of material found within 1929-1980

Dorothy Storck papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Storck
Abstract Clippings, biographical material, other unpublished writings and drafts, research files, correspondence, awards, photographs, and some audio cassettes of the journalist Dorothy Storck. Storck had a long tenure as a journalist and worked for Chicago American which became Chicago Today from 1965-1974 and then at the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1989. The majority of clippings in the collection come from these newspapers, but includes some articles that she wrote for other news services starting...
Dates: 1927-2015; Majority of material found within 1965 - 2008

Graham Taylor papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Taylor

Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.

Dates: 1820-1975; Majority of material found within 1866-1940

Helen Balfour Morrison papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Morrison

Personal and professional papers of American photographer and artist Helen Balfour Morrison. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1900, Morrison undertook several artistic photography projects that were exhibited throughout the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Her longtime collaboration with dancer Sybil Shearer involved further artistic endeavors through stage lighting designs and filmmaking.

Dates: 1906-2001; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1984

Hoke Norris Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Norris

Collection of correspondence, works, research materials, and personal information by and about Hoke Norris, reporter, book reviewer, novelist, and public affairs director. Norris worked for several papers including the Raleigh News and Observer, the Winston-Salem Journal-Sentinel, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Daily News.

Dates: 1934-1977; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1977

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Hubbard

Hubbard Street Dance Company (renamed Hubbard Street Dance Chicago in 1993) was founded by dancer and choreographer Lou Conte in 1977 and has become one of the most successful and most internationally known dance companies to hail from Chicago. Records include administrative files, publicity materials, and audiovisual records of performances of the company.

Dates: 1971-2014

Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives

Identifier: IC
Abstract The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and...
Dates: 1831-1984; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1970

Indian Council Fire records

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Indian Council

Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.

Dates: 1923-1988; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1988

Jack Conroy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy

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

John Fischetti papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischetti
Abstract Political cartoons and assorted miscellaneous items (clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc.) of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist John Fischetti. Fischetti worked for several newspapers and magazines during his long career, including Coronet, Esquire, the Chicago Sun, the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, and the...
Dates: 1942-1995

John T. McCutcheon papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCutcheon

Collection of correspondence, works, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about John T. McCutcheon, editorial cartoonist and newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Record and the Chicago Tribune.

Dates: 1834-1996; Majority of material found within 1889-1950

Pullman Company Records - Scrapbooks

Identifier: Case-Pullman-12

Scrapbooks containing newspaper and magazine clippings assembled by various Pullman’s Palace car company and Pullman Company departments, dating primarily from two years prior to the company’s incorporation in 1867 through the 1927 creation of Pullman Inc. There are also several 1940’s Public Relations Dept. volumes. Forms part of the Pullman Company Records.

Dates: 1865-1947

Robert A. Signer - Ben Hecht research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Signer

Materials collected by Robert A. Signer during research for an unfinished biography on Ben Hecht during the 1980s. Includes many reproductions of book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles, and legal documents. Also contains manuscript drafts of Signer’s biography, correspondence, transcripts and audiocassette recordings of interviews by Signer.

Dates: 1970s-2006; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

Robert W. Bergstrom papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bergstrom

Research and legal case files for the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder criminal court proceedings, and the 1959-1970 civil suits of Leopold vs. Meyer Levin et al. over Levin's book Compulsion. Bergstrom represented Levin in the latter case.

Dates: 1924-1999; Majority of material found within 1959-1970

Ruth Page Foundation Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page-Foundation

Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.

Dates: 1989-2013

Ruth Page papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page

Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.

Dates: 1892-1997

Sherwood Anderson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Anderson

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.

Dates: 1872-1992

Stone-Camryn School of Ballet records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Stone-Camryn

Chicago's Stone-Camryn School of Ballet was founded in 1941 by established dancers Walter Camryn and Bentley Stone. It became one of the most successful American ballet schools in placing its graduates in professional companies, and in creating new generations of dance teachers. Archives include personal and biographical material from Stone and Camryn, school records, scrapbooks, diaries, photographs, programs, clippings, and choreographic notes.

Dates: 1865-1988; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1988

Zwiefka family dance papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Zwiefka

Materials related to Evelyn Zwiefka's, Grace Zwiefka Thuis's, and Diane Lewandowski's dance instruction in Chicago primarily through the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public School District. The women specialized in ballet, folk, Hawaiian, Polish, and Spanish dance.

Dates: 1890-1987; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1960

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