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Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract 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

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg
Abstract 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

Adalaide G. Shields Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of the...
Dates: 1936-2010

Addie V. Hibbard Gregory Travel Diaries and Family Photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hibbard
Abstract Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Dates: approximately 1871-1938

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater
Abstract 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

Adolf Weidig music manuscripts

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Weidig
Abstract Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string quartets. Some music not apparently composed by Weidig is also present in the collection.
Dates: 1900-1930

A.G. Becker & Co., Inc. records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Becker
Abstract Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.
Dates: 1859-1982; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1982

Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lee
Abstract 35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Dates: 1919-1933

Alan Howard Papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Howard
Abstract Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.
Dates: 1924-2002; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2002

Alfred Balk Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Balk
Abstract Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for his freelance articles, his books and other writings, together with files...
Dates: 1941-2010

Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-162
Abstract Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.
Dates: 1944-1946

Alfred E. Hamill Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hamill
Abstract Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Personal letters of Alfred E. Hamill to a Russian émigré, Alexandra Fredericks, and of Dora E. Yates, a librarian and the secretary of the Gypsy Lore Society, to Hamill. Also typescript copy of a diary kept 1918-1919 while in France with the American Red Cross, a letter to Andrei Gromyko in 1945 regarding U.S.-Soviet relations, bookplates, photographs, poems, and other...
Dates: 1856-1967; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1953

Alfred F. Young Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Young
Abstract Research working files, correspondence, and writings of Alfred F. Young, prominent historian of the ordinary people of the American Revolution and mentor to a whole generation of younger scholars. Young taught for over 25 years at Northern Illinois University and after his retirement was a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1930-2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

Alfred J. Cox family papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-65
Abstract Letters, calligraphic favors, legal documents and photographs from the papers of Alfred J. Cox, Chicago book binder and collector. Correspondents include: William Cox and William Cox, Jr. (grandfather and father of A.J. Cox); James Cox (uncle of William Jr.); Jonathan Evans (adoptive father of A.J. Cox); Jane E. French (later Mrs. Alfred J. Cox); Louisa Field (cousin); W.I. Wilson and H.V. Whalen (Chicago businessmen). Photos are of A.J. Cox and his library.
Dates: 1797-1909

Alice Gerstenberg Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg
Abstract 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

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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

Allan H. Stevenson papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Ste
Abstract Research notes, original manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished works, professional correspondence, and photographs of watermarks used for research by paper historian Allan H. Stevenson.
Dates: 1944-1970; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1970

Allen Ruff Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ruff
Abstract Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.
Dates: 1855-1997

Allied Arts Records

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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 in...
Dates: 1913-1997

Alma Boge Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-BogeA
Abstract Appointment calendars, daily journals, photo albums and supplemental material preserved by Alma Boge, from her high school age onward, documenting her life as a wife, mother of five children, and working woman actively involved in her communities of Spokane WA, Park Ridge, IL, Gig Harbor, WA, Scottsdale, AZ, and Barrington, IL.
Dates: 1944-2015

Alma Bunch Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch
Abstract Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.
Dates: 1890-1985

American Circus Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-AmCircus
Abstract Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Dates: 1891-1939

Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wingreen
Abstract Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Dates: 1898-1900

Andrew G. Spiegel Memorabilia

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-161
Abstract Seven items including four autographed letters from noted correspondents, and three pictorial (unsigned) cards.
Dates: 1961-1989

Ann Barzel dance research collection

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel Research
Abstract Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Dates: approximately 1830-2010

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Art Institute of Chicago 9
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Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 8
Chicago sun-times 8
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Burlington and Missouri River Railroad Company 6
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Industrial Workers of the World 6
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World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 6
Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 5
Bodenheim, Maxwell 5
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 5
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 5
Chicago Civic Opera (Chicago, Ill.) 5
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 5
Conroy, Jack 5
Daley, Richard J. 5
Dreiser, Theodore 5
Field, Eugene 5
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 5
Hansen, Harry 5
Hoover, Herbert 5
Howells, William Dean 5
Lawson, Victor Freemont 5
Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 5
Rand McNally and Company 5
Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, Ill.) 5
University of Chicago 5
American Indian Center of Chicago 4
Anderson, Margaret C. 4
Barzel, Ann 4
Bell, Edward Price 4
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes) 4
Borowski, Felix 4
Butcher, Fanny 4
Chicago Reader 4
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 4
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 4
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Hayes, James 4
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 4
Illinois Central Railroad Company 4
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Lyric Opera of Chicago 4
MoMing Dance and Arts Center (Chicago) 4
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R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company 4
Reader (Chicago, Ill.) 4
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Rosemont, Franklin 4
Royko, Mike 4
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 4
Strong, Walter Ansel 4
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