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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

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

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

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

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

Ann Barzel papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel
Abstract Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Dates: 1912-2005

Anne Siewers Coyne Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Coyne
Abstract Papers (correspondence, photographs, poems, clippings, programs, and other materials) of Anne Siewers Coyne, who began working at 14 at Ralph G. Newman's Abraham Lincoln Book Shop. There she met, became friends with, and corresponded with Nelson Algren. In 1957 and 1958 she initiated Loyola University Chicago's David B. Steinman Visiting Poets series, corresponding with poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks, Marianne Moore, and Dame Edith Sitwell. The papers also include materials related to her other...
Dates: 1943-1999; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1969

Arthur Davison Ficke Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ficke
Abstract Mostly correspondence to poet Arthur D. Ficke from Newberry Library trustee and lifelong friend Chalkley J. Hambleton, plus several letters written by Hambleton. Also, a few works of Ficke's and pieces of memorabilia, an obituary clipping, a photograph of Ficke and photos of two portraits of Ficke by Bror J.O. Nordfeldt.
Dates: 1904-1945

Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Meeker
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Dates: approximately 1850-1972; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1945

Arts Club records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club
Abstract 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

Ashton Stevens Papers

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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

Augustine J. Bowe Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bowe
Abstract Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Dates: approximately 1890-1966; Majority of material found within 1940 - 1966

Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brommel-Debs
Abstract Research material and works of Eugene V. Debs biographer Bernard J. Brommel, including correspondence, notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also letters and personal materials of Grace Laird, a teacher with whom Brommel retained a long time correspondence.
Dates: 1886-2003

Blatchford family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford
Abstract Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss,...
Dates: 1777-1987; Majority of material found within 1839 - 1965

Blatchford family papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford 2
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.
Dates: 1841-1947; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1914

Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Boyce
Abstract Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.
Dates: 1831-2000

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

Burton Cherry ephemera collection

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Identifier: Case Wing folio-ZC 1-183
Abstract Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, articles containing information about his work, and ephemera he collected.
Dates: approximately 1929-approximately 1962

Byrne-MacKenzie family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Byrne-MacKenzie
Abstract Correspondence and documents of the extended family of working-class Irish immigrant Daniel J. Byrne and his Scottish-born wife, Mary MacKenzie. Most correspondence is related to two of their daughters, Mary MacKenzie “Mamie” Byrne and Catherine MacKenzie Byrne Austin. The parents lived mainly in the Washington, D.C. area, but Mary the mother also wrote from Chicago while living with her daughter Mamie and from Scotland and England while visiting relatives. Mamie was a singer in Washington,...
Dates: 1870-1931

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Newberry Library 5
Newberry Library. Board of Trustees 5
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Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 5
Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 5
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Algren, Nelson 4
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes) 4
Butcher, Fanny 4
Charles H. Kerr Company 4
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 4
Ficke, Arthur Davison 4
Field, Eugene 4
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 4
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Lawson, Victor Freemont 4
Lewis, Lloyd 4
Lincoln, Abraham 4
Rice, Wallace 4
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Wright, Frank Lloyd 4
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American Red Cross 3
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Borowski, Felix 3
Borroff, Edith 3
Bryan, William Jennings 3
Chicago Historical Society 3
Chicago sun-times 3
Conroy, Jack 3
Cooper, Oswald Bruce 3
DaBoll, Raymond F. 3
Dawes, Charles Gates 3
Dreiser, Theodore 3
Farrell, James T. (James Thomas) 3
Ferber, Edna 3
Frost, Robert 3
Head, Cloyd 3
Hemingway, Ernest, 1899-1961 3
Industrial Workers of the World 3
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Rand McNally and Company 3
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Union League Club of Chicago 3
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America First Committee 2
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