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A.C. McClurg & Co. Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McClurg

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

Blatchford family papers

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Boyce

Reproductions of 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

Byrne-MacKenzie family papers

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

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-139

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: 1927-1937

Carter H. Harrison IV papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harrison

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

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge

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

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...
Dates: 1880-1999

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...
Dates: 1803-1957; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890

Chicago Stockyards Industrial Park Photographs

Identifier: Midwest-MS-176

Sixteen professional photographs of the area of Chicago known as the Stockyards Industrial Park which was developed after the closing of the Union Stock Yards in 1971. The Industrial Park is home to various small factories, none of which are involved in meatpacking. Few of the original structures remain, excepting the great limestone arch erected in 1879 to mark the stockyard entrance.

Dates: approximately 1975

City News Bureau records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-City News Bureau

Reporters' copy and supporting subject materials of the City News Bureau of Chicago news agency, filed from four beat locations: Federal Court, Cook County Civil Court, Cook County Criminal Court, and Chicago City Hall.

Dates: 1944-2005; Majority of material found within 1990-2000

Daniel Lyman Chandler Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-128

Twelve letters of New Englander Daniel Lyman Chandler from Chicago, Illinois, and Ogden, Kansas, to his relatives,1855-1863, which describe life in Chicago and in the Kansas Territory. Also, two other letters from his nephew John and a woman named Elisabeth Hewins.

Dates: 1855-1866

Edward Fitch papers

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

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family

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

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fairbank-Graham
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S....
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282

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 R. Grover papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Grover

Correspondence, manuscript and typewritten, by amateur historian Frank Grover to and from members of Antoine Ouilmette’s family inquiring into the ethnicity of Ouilmette. Also includes two copies, one with annotations, of Grover's Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore.

Dates: 1905-1908

Franklin and Penelope Rosemont collection of IWW publications and ephemera

Identifier: Case-folio-HD-8055

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.

Dates: 1905-2005; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1935

Fredrika Shumway Smith Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-SmithFS

Book drafts, illustrations, and publicity about the children's and young adult books, stories, and verse written by Fredrika Shumway Smith, wife of banker and Northern Trust president Solomon A. Smith.

Dates: 1941-1967

F.W. Clark papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clark FW

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

George Ade papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ade

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," and for his innumerable fables in slang.

Dates: 1865-1971

Goodwin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodwin

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

Hambleton Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-022

Three letters by Emma Lander Hambleton, wife of Chalkley Jay Hambleton. Also one letter by Vera S. Wolfe, daughter of conductor Frederick Stock to Peggy Hambleton Murphy.

Dates: 1871-1932

Harvey family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harvey

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

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