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A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

 Collection
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

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

 Collection
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

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 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

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

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

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

Art & Soul Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Art&Soul
Abstract Art & Soul (1968-1969) was a nonprofit workshop and gallery project designed and organized by the Conservative Vice Lords, Inc. in partnership with the Museum of Contemporary Art. It provided a platform for the West Side community to pursue creative collaboration and arts education. These records include organizational and funding proposals, course materials, photographic copies, slides and DVDs, interview transcripts, and media coverage relating to A&S and the Black Arts Movement.
Dates: 1917-2018; Majority of material found within 1968 - 1992

Ben Hecht papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Dates: 1879-1983

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

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

Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cambrian
Abstract Minutes, financial records, membership information, miscellaneous receipts and correspondence, event programs, and newsletters of the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago (1853-ongoing). Also orders of worship, event programs, miscellaneous correspondence, and newsletters of the Hebron Welsh Westminster United Presbyterian Church (closed 1987).
Dates: 1853-1996

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden
Abstract Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.
Dates: 1852-1956

Caroline M. McIlvaine Papers

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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

Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ashbaugh
Abstract Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Carolyn Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.
Dates: 1970-1976

Carter H. Harrison IV Papers

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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

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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

Century of Progress Photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-189
Abstract Collection contains 20 photographs from the Century of Progress, the World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1933-1934. Photographs include buildings (particularly the Travel and Transit, the Chrysler, and the GM buildings). Additionally, photographs depict scenes from fair events such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
Dates: 1933-1934

Charles Andrews Heath Papers

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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

Charles Himrod Papers

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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

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Monroe, Harriet 11
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Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis) 6
Newberry Library 6
Sandburg, Carl 6
Charles H. Kerr Company 5
Darrow, Clarence 5
Howells, William Dean 5
Lindsay, Vachel 5
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 5
Tietjens, Eunice 5
Ade, George 4
American Indian Center of Chicago 4
Art Institute of Chicago 4
Bodenheim, Maxwell 4
Chicago Reader 4
Hecht, Ben 4
Industrial Workers of the World 4
Reader (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Turbyfill, Mark 4
Addams, Jane 3
Anderson, Margaret C. 3
Anderson, Sherwood 3
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Bryan, William Jennings 3
Butcher, Fanny 3
Cabanban, Orlando 3
Carman, Bliss 3
Carpenter, John Alden 3
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 3
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 3
Daley, Richard J. 3
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 3
Dreiser, Theodore 3
Ferber, Edna 3
Field, Eugene 3
Frost, Robert 3
Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 3
Head, Cloyd 3
Lardner, Ring 3
Lincoln, Abraham 3
Lowell, Amy 3
Page, Ruth 3
Pullman Company 3
Rand McNally and Company 3
Rice, Wallace 3
Rosemont, Franklin 3
Stevens, Thomas Wood 3
Terkel, Studs 3
Webster, Henry Kitchell, 1875-1932 3
Wesaw family 3
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 3
Wright, Frank Lloyd 3
Wyatt, Edith 3
A.C. McClurg & Co 2
Algren, Nelson 2
Altgeld, John Peter, 1847-1902 2
American Library Association 2
Battise family 2
Battise, Dan 2
Bearskin family 2
Bearskin, Ben 2
Bernard family 2
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes) 2
Blatchford, Mary Emily Williams 2
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Bobbs-Merrill Company 2
Bolm, Adolph 2
Bornarth, Christine 2
Borowski, Felix 2
Borroff, Edith 2
Boston Athenaeum 2
Bowker, R. R. (Richard Rogers) 2
Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher) 2
Brundage, Slim 2
Burroughs, Edgar Rice 2
Casey, Robert J. (Robert Joseph) 2
Caylor, Rose 2
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.). Office of the Mayor 2
Chicago Allied Arts, Inc 2
Chicago Historical Society 2
Chicago Literary Club 2
Chicago Public Library 2
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 2
Chicago sun-times 2
Cincinnati Public Library 2
City News Bureau of Chicago 2
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 2
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 2
D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian 2
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Dunne, Finley Peter 2
Ficke, Arthur Davison 2
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