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Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes papers

 Collection
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

Blatchford family papers

 Collection
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

Burt Family Papers

 Collection
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

Carter H. Harrison IV papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harrison
Abstract Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.
Dates: 1637-1953; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1950

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

Charles Andrews Heath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heath
Abstract Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago related events. There are also typed transcripts of 1912 European trip letters from Heath's wife Jennie and children Alice and Albert, photographs of Heath and his family, including the European trip,...
Dates: 1880-1999

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

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Identifier: CB&Q-A-5
Abstract Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: approximately 1852-1975

Edward Fitch papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Ruggles-121
Abstract Correspondence between a young man seeking his way in the world and his aging father. Many of the father's letters refer to specific letters of the son. They tell about other children, including Luther Jr. (in California all during the period); son Andrew, apparently a physician in New York City (on Madison), Edwards marriage to Helen (of Chicago), their son Luther, etc. The son rarely fails to ask for clothing or money ($1000 to buy into a partnership. Abraham Lincoln sublet his house for a...
Dates: 1852-1856

Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Badger
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859 - 1878

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

 Collection
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

George Philip Krapp diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Krapp
Abstract Diaries of American scholar and university professor George Philip Krapp, kept while a student at Wittenberg College and on a trip to the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. Diaries provide full descriptions of the fair and Chicago, together with interesting reflections on student life and Krapp's decision to pursue scholarship.
Dates: 1890-1897; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1893

Goodman Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman Family
Abstract Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.
Dates: 1795-2003; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1995

Goodwin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodwin
Abstract Correspondence of the Goodwin family from New York and Chicago. Includes some business correspondence, business records, and military records. Primarily correspondence from Solomon Goodwin of New York, a builder for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, and his son, Edward P. Goodwin, student at Amherst College, Mass., minister of First Congregational Church in Chicago, and Middle East traveler (1870).
Dates: 1802-1913

Gookin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gookin
Abstract Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elisabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and...
Dates: 1861-1922; Majority of material found within 1883-1921

Harvey family papers

 Collection
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

Howe-Barnard family papers

 Collection
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

James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-HarrisJ
Abstract Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's death in 1861 while serving in the United States Navy; a few historic family letters and a genealogical pamphlet.
Dates: 1824-1862

John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew
Abstract Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.
Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1999

Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-MarshRM
Abstract Papers of the Marsh, Roberts, and Mack families, many members of whom were wealthy Chicago residents. Materials include correspondence, travel and personal diaries, business, property, and estate documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other personal ephemera. Also contains materials from related families including letters and estate litigation of early Chicago pioneer Daniel Elston, who was related to the Marsh family via the marriage of Sarah Clark to George B. Marsh, as well as...
Dates: 1706-1984; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Robert J. Casey papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Casey
Abstract Works, correspondence, and personal materials of writer Robert J. Casey, who served in World War I and covered World War II for the Chicago Daily News. Casey was also a humor columnist, novelist, and nonfiction writer who traveled all over the world and wrote of his adventures in newspapers and in books.
Dates: 1894-1964

Sheila Malkind photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Malkind
Abstract Malkind, a Chicago photojournalist, worked for the Ruth Page Foundation from 1981 to 1992. Her photographs primarily feature cultural life in Chicago, dance and performing arts events, as well as her personal life. The collection also includes clippings, correspondence, publicity materials, written work by Malkind and Ruth Page, and audio recordings.
Dates: 1960-2003; Majority of material found within 1985-1993

Stanton, Schilling, and Parsons family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-SSP
Abstract Family history of the three main branches of a large Chicago based family. Includes over eight generations of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries, following family members across the United States, Europe, and the Philippines. Material relates to the biographical information of many family members, including their careers, family life, and hobbies.
Dates: 1733-2015; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1980

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Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior 2
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American University of Beirut 1
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Badger family 1
Badger, Alpheus C. 1
Badger, Alpheus Shreve 1
Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Ballentine, Henry A. 1
Barnard, Alice Lucretia 1
Barrows, John Henry 1
Bartlett, Helen Birch 1
Barzel, Ann 1
Bernard family 1
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy 1
Bethany Union Church (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Beveridge family 1
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah) 1
Beveridge, Catherine Eddy 1
Blatchford, Frances Lord 1
Blatchford, Paul 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1767-1828 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893 1
Blew, John 1
Bobbs-Merrill Company 1
Borglum, Gutzon 1
Borglum, Mary 1
Botsford family 1
Bryan, William Jennings 1
Bubley, Esther 1
Burt family 1
Burt, Edith Fleming 1
Burt, Henry Jackson 1
Casey, Robert J. (Robert Joseph) 1
Chapin family 1
Chicago (Ill.). Commission for the Encouragement of Local Art 1
Chicago (Ill.). Office of the Mayor 1
Chicago Literary Club 1
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 1
Clark, Robert R. 1
Colton family 1
Cornell family 1
Crerar Manuscript Collection (University of Chicago. Library) 1
Dabney, Samuel W. 1
Delfau, André 1
Democratic Party (Cook County, Ill.) 1
Dewey, Ken 1
Dunne, Edward F. (Edward Fitzsimons) 1
Eddy family 1
Elston, Daniel 1
Elwell family 1
Farley, James A. (James Aloysius) 1
Field, Delia Caton 1
Field, Marshall, 1834-1906 1
First Congregational Church (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Fisk family 1
Fitch family 1
Fitch, Edward 1
Fitch, Luther 1
Fowler, Barbara Blatchford 1
Froebel Society 1
General Society of Colonial Wars (U.S.) 1
General Society of Mayflower Descendants 1
Gifford family 1
Glory Kindergarten and Training School 1
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Goodman family 1
Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer 1
Goodwin family 1
Goodwin, Edward Payson 1
Goodwin, Paul 1
Goodwin, Solomon, 1797-1857 1
Gookin, Elisabeth A. 1
Gookin, Frederick W. 1
Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight) 1
Graff, Marjorie S. 1
Harris family 1
Harris, James Duncan 1
Harris, Joseph Whipple 1
Harrison family 1
Harrison, Carter H. (Carter Henry) 1
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Harrison, Edith Ogden 1
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Harvey family 1
Harvey, Bennet B. (Bennet Botsford), 1903-1998 1
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Heath, Charles A. (Charles Andrews) 1
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Heyerdahl, Thor 1
Hibbard, Spencer, Bartlett & Co 1
Holder family 1
Horner, Henry 1
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