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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

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

Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers

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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

Frederick John Rank Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rank
Abstract The Frederick John Rank Papers contain his diaries from 1875-1939, which record his daily life and touch upon his work as a packer for Montgomery Ward. A bound volume about Rank's diaries, compiled by Rank's great-granddaughter Janet Rank Spaletto, is also present. Additionally the papers contain family correspondence, some of which relates to Rank's son's attempt for an assistant postmaster general appointment.
Dates: 1872-2013; Majority of material found within 1875 - 1939

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

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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

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

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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

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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

Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers

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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

Monroe Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Monroe-Family
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the Monroe family of Chicago. Correspondence is primarily from Henry Stanton Monroe (Chicago attorney), his daughters Harriet Monroe, Dora Monroe Root (and her architect husband John Wellborn Root), and Lucy Monroe Calhoun, and their children. Topics include the births of children, travel, Poetry Magazine, and life in Chicago including Oscar Wilde's 1882 Chicago visit. Also contains World War II and post-war correspondence between William Monroe...
Dates: 1868-1949

Thomas Butler Carter Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-127
Abstract Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six studio photographic portraits, and several miscellaneous documents.
Dates: 1831-1898

Wacker family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wacker
Abstract Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.
Dates: 1812-2002; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1970

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Amherst College 1
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Bent, George Payne 1
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Carter, Thomas Butler 1
Chicago Plan Commission 1
Chicago Relief and Aid Society 1
Civil War Round Table (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Clark, Robert R. 1
Commercial Club of Chicago 1
Dawson, William L. (William Levi) 1
Dewey, Ken 1
Eleanor Association 1
Elijah Muhammad 1
Elston, Daniel 1
First Congregational Church (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Fisk family 1
Gales family 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
Graff, Marjorie S. 1
Griffin Funeral Home (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Griffin family 1
Griffin, Ernest A. 1
Griffin-O'Neal, E. Dawn 1
Harris N.A 1
Harris Trust and Savings Bank 1
Harris family 1
Harris, Emma Susan Gale 1
Harris, Muriel Bent 1
Harris, Norman Wait 1
Harris, Stanley Gale 1
Harvey family 1
Harvey, Bennet B. (Bennet Botsford), 1903-1998 1
Heyerdahl, Thor 1
Hill School (Pottstown, Pa.) 1
Illinois. Constitutional Convention (1969-1970) 1
Iroquois Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Jones, Mary Alice 1
Kirkland, Wallace 1
Lane family 1
Lane, Clayton 1
Lane, Dorothy Bent 1
Latin School of Chicago 1
Lawrence, Robert H. 1
Lobdell family 1
MacLean, Annie Marion 1
MacLean, M. H. (Murdoch Haddon) 1
MacLean, Pearl Emma Harris 1
Mack family 1
Mack, Katherine Eleanor Roberts 1
Marsh family 1
Marsh, Bertha S. 1
Marsh, Marshall S. 1
McLean family 1
Mohawk and Hudson Rail Road Company 1
Monroe family 1
Monroe, Harriet 1
Monroe, Henry Stanton 1
Monroe, William Stanton 1
Montgomery Ward Workers of Chicago 1
National Woman’s Party 1
Owens, Jesse 1
Paul, Alice 1
Princeton University 1
Rand McNally and Company 1
Rank, Augusta "Gussie" Minnie 1
Rank, Carl Frederick 1
Rank, Frederick John 1
Rank, Laura Augusta 1
Raymond, George Lansing 1
Roberts family 1
Roberts, George R. 1
Roberts, Katherine Marsh 1
Root, John Wellborn 1
Rubinstein, Helena 1
Seelye, Julius H. (Julius Hawley) 1
Spaletto, Janet Rank 1
Union Central Life Insurance Company 1
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 28th (1861-1866) 1
Wacker family 1
Wacker, Charles H. (Charles Henry) 1
Wagner family 1
Wellesley College 1
Wilde, Oscar 1
Yale University 1
Zimmerman family 1
Zimmerman, Rosalie Wacker 1
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