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Ashton Stevens Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stevens
Abstract The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.
Dates: approximately 1850-1952; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

Burt Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt
Abstract Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Dates: 1890-1951

Charles H. Dennis papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dennis
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News.
Dates: 1868-1942; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1929

Chauncey McCormick Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCormick
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Dates: 1887-1955

Clay Judson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.
Dates: 1800-1966

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC2
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun...
Dates: 1839-1960; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1926

Dankmar Adler Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adler
Abstract Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the...
Dates: 1857-1984

Edwards Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards
Abstract Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.
Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847 - 1908

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fairbank-Graham
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Fanny Butcher papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher
Abstract 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

Francis Fisher Browne papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Browne
Abstract Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.
Dates: approximately 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1915

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris-MacLean
Abstract Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and...
Dates: 1784-1980; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

Isham Family Papers

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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

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.
Dates: 1860-1970

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

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

Melville E. Stone Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stone
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Melville E. Stone, founder and editor of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press.
Dates: 1815-1954; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1929

Monroe Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Monroe-Family
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the Monroe family of Chicago. Correspondence is primarily from Henry Stanton Monroe (Chicago attorney), his daughters Harriet Monroe, Dora Monroe Root (and her architect husband John Wellborn Root), and Lucy Monroe Calhoun, and their children. Topics include the births of children, travel, Poetry Magazine, and life in Chicago including Oscar Wilde's 1882 Chicago visit. Also contains World War II and post-war correspondence between William Monroe...
Dates: 1868-1949

Morton Dauwen Zabel Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zabel
Abstract Correspondence, works, personal materials, and photographs of literary critic, editor, scholar, and educator Morton Dauwen Zabel.
Dates: 1861-1964; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barrett-Sandburg
Abstract Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and...
Dates: approximately 1860-1966

Ralph Korngold papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Korngold
Abstract Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and personal items relating to the life and work of Socialist journalist and historical biographer Ralph Korngold.
Dates: 1867-1994; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1964

Rudolph Ganz Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ganz
Abstract Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.
Dates: 1864-2013

Trumbull Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Trumbull
Abstract Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.
Dates: 1876-1990; Majority of material found within 1876 - 1950

Wallace Rice Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rice
Abstract Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.
Dates: 1779-1939; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1935

Will Ransom papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rans
Abstract Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's own...
Dates: 1883-1954

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Rice, Wallace 2
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Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977 1
Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960 1
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
Adler and Sullivan 1
Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900 1
Adler, Liebmann, 1812-1892 1
America First Committee 1
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American Medical Association 1
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Anderson, Melville Best, 1851-1933 1
Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941 1
Art Institute of Chicago 1
Art Institute of Chicago. School 1
Associated Press 1
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Baker, Ray Stannard, 1870-1946 1
Barrett, Oliver R. (Oliver Roger) 1
Barrett, Roger 1
Barrymore, Ethel 1
Bell, Edward Price 1
Bent family 1
Bent, Clara Ames Wingate 1
Bent, George Payne 1
Bernie, Ben 1
Bispham, David 1
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne 1
Bogan, Louise 1
Brothers of the Book 1
Browne's Bookstore 1
Browne, Herbert S. 1
Bryan, William Lowe 1
Burroughs, John 1
Burt family 1
Burt, Edith Fleming 1
Burt, Henry Jackson 1
Butcher, Fanny 1
Carpenter family 1
Carpenter, Helen Graham 1
Carson Pirie Scott 1
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Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 1
Chicago Daily Socialist 1
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Edwards family 1
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