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A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

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

Caroline M. McIlvaine Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-139
Abstract Papers of Chicago historian and librarian at the Chicago Historical Society and an early member of the Newberry Library staff. Included are letters, some of which are to or from editors of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune regarding historical features of the papers. Also, many examples of McIlvaine’s drafts and writings on Chicago history, especially of buildings, streets and landmarks, a few pieces of memorabilia, and seven snapshots of 1920s Chicago.
Dates: 1927-1933

Charles Himrod Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Himrod
Abstract Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnace company in Ohio. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition to...
Dates: 1803-1957; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890

Crane Company Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Crane
Abstract Foundry established in Chicago in 1855 by R.T. Crane which became a major industry in manufacturing electrical and plumbing supplies. Records were kept by stenographer/cashier Margaret Laue, mostly pertaining to Crane Co.'s social events for employees, including plays, programs, centennial events, and an annual picnic at Riverview Amusement Park. Includes cards, invitations, programs, desk diaries, tickets, pins, and medals.
Dates: 1920-1955

Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family
Abstract Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.
Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1995

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282
Abstract Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1849-1894

Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woods-F
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.
Dates: 1890-2000; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1980

F.W. Clark Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clark FW
Abstract Correspondence and papers of Frederick W. Clark, Chicago building contractor and construction company president. Includes business and some personal correspondence, plus account books and trusteeship papers.
Dates: 1875-1916; Majority of material found within 1903 - 1916

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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

Harvey Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harvey
Abstract Collection of letters, photographs, diaries, writings, business records, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago native and longtime Rand McNally employee Bennet B. Harvey, his wife Dorothy Wegener Harvey, their son Bennet B. Harvey, Jr., and their ancestors, many of whom were early Chicago settlers and involved in the development of the city. Families represented include Botsford, Chapin, Fisk, Gehrke, Harvey, and Wegener.
Dates: 1800-2007; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1984

Herman Kogan Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kogan
Abstract Works, professional correspondence, and photographs of Chicago journalist and corporate historian Herman Kogan.
Dates: approximately 1869-1985; Majority of material found within 1970 - 1985

Howe-Barnard family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Howe-Barnard
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1940

John M. Wing Foundation Printing Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Wing-Ephemera-File
Abstract Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.
Dates: Approximately 1750-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1999

Milo Kendall Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kendall
Abstract Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Dates: 1798-1925; Majority of material found within 1845 - 1906

Platt R. Spencer Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spencer
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the...
Dates: 1827-1951; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1900

Robert E. Wagner papers

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z244.6-U5-W34
Abstract Materials collected by Robert E. Wagner between approximately 1880 and approximately 1931. Personal items include photographs of Wagner by Walinger of Chicago and golf memorabilia. The bulk of the materials relate to Wagner's Chicago printing and engraving company, Wagner & Hanson Company and include items such as business cards, letterheads, and photographs.
Dates: approximately 1880 to approximately 1931; Majority of material found within 1894 - 1931

Robert Moir Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Moir
Abstract Professional correspondence, papers, and documents of Oquawka, Illinois, businessman Robert Moir, owner of Robert Moir & Co., a firm with wide-ranging investments in land, livestock, lumber, railroads, and other industries. Also a few letters from family and friends.
Dates: 1850-1909; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1898

Singer Manufacturing Company Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Singer
Abstract Invoices, order forms, records, and correspondence, mainly from the Chicago office to the New York office of the Singer Manufacturing Company, 1861-1871.
Dates: 1861-1871

Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844

Identifier: VAULT-Wing-MS-30
Abstract Includes correspondence and contracts with and financial statements for Finch & McCullouch of Aurora, Ill. who reprinted the directory for Thomas Bohan in 1933; a Certificate of copyright registration from the Library of Congress Copyright Office dated May 10, 1930 renewing for Thomas Bohan the original copyright on the directory given to his father in 1902; a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; purchase orders with Adolph Kroch...
Dates: 1884-1933

Waller & Beckwith Realty Co. Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WallerB
Abstract Business records of Waller & Beckwith Realty Co., a family-owned Chicago real estate company, including general business files and legal documents. Papers include city assessments and municipal regulations, rent payments, leases, tenant complaints, applications for employment, contracts, collections, lawsuits, and insurance records. Covering primarily 1920-1940, the collection documents living conditions in Chicago and changes in the city during the Depression years and the period between...
Dates: 1911-1976; Majority of material found within 1921 - 1943

Willens & Company business and advertising specimens

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Willens & Co.
Abstract Collection of business forms and cards, advertisements, and other commercial printing specimens created by Chicago printing firm Willens & Company. Also included in the collection are brochures, catalogs, and other text describing the products and services of the company and current rates. The specimens were originally compiled in a three-ring binder for a sales representative to demonstrate the company's line of "standardized advertising and printed necessities and to take orders for...
Dates: 1939

William M. Doughty Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-222
Abstract Twenty-five letters written by William M. Doughty, an agent for the Methodist Book Depository in Chicago. Fifteen of the letters were written to Doughty's brother-in-law, James P. Kilbreth of Cincinnati. As Doughty was acting as James Kilbreth's real estate agent, these letters contain information regarding various real estate transactions, deeds, lot prices, etc. in Chicago. The ten remaining letters were written to various individuals, including family members and business associates.
Dates: 1844-1858; Majority of material found within 1852 - 1858

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