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Alice Gerstenberg Papers

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

Ben Hecht papers

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

Charles L. Hutchinson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hutchinson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The...
Dates: 1868-1934

Cloyd Head papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Head
Abstract Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.
Dates: 1895-1968

Dill Pickle Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dill Pickle
Abstract Miscellaneous material relating to the Dill Pickle Club of Chicago, Illinois (1916-ca.1933) and its leading founder, John (Jack) Jones. The bulk of the collection, most of which was removed from two scrapbooks, consists of handbills, fliers, programs and posters announcing and advertising numerous lectures, readings, parties, plays and other regular activities. Also includes art work, business and membership items, clippings, a few letters, photographs, poetry and Jack Jones memorabilia.
Dates: 1906-1941; Majority of material found within 1915-1935

Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wyatt
Abstract Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.
Dates: 1894-1968; Majority of material found within 1894 - 1955

Elaine Madlener papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Madlener
Abstract Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.
Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944-1965

Eunice Tietjens Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tietjens
Abstract Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.
Dates: 1898-1944

Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tietjens2
Abstract Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs.
Dates: 1847-1972

Francis Fisher Browne papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Browne
Abstract Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.
Dates: approximately 1860-1949; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1915

Germanistic Society of Chicago Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-157
Abstract Membership lists, lecture announcements, and annual meeting minutes kept by Louis Guenzel, recording secretary of the Society and a Chicago architect. The lists provide an inventory of prominent citizens of German extraction in pre-World War I Chicago, and also reflect the gradual withdrawal of support for German-centered activities prior to World War I.
Dates: 1907-1915

Henry Kitchell Webster papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Webster
Abstract Correspondence and drafts and typescripts of works of Illinois novelist and short story writer, Henry Kitchell Webster, an Evanston native who had a highly successful literary career in the early decades of the twentieth century. Includes examples of the range of Webster’s published writings as well as extensive correspondence with literary agents and publishers, family, friends, fans, businesses and organizations. Also, miscellaneous documents and memorabilia, and one box of genealogical...
Dates: 1880-1932; Majority of material found within 1900-1932

Irene Alexander papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Alexander
Abstract Irene Alexander’s subject files and records from her role as Special Supervisor for the Committee on Cultural and Economic Development of the City Council under Mayor Richard M. Daley.
Dates: 1937-1986; Majority of material found within 1965-1982

Jack Conroy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.
Dates: 1864-1991

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.
Dates: 1860-1970

Kenneth Sawyer Goodman papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman
Abstract Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.
Dates: 1883-1971; Majority of material found within 1900-1917

Little Room Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Little Room
Abstract Business records of the Little Room, an early twentieth century Chicago social club composed of artists, writers, musicians, etc., including correspondence, memorabilia and membership material.
Dates: 1898-1931

Mark Turbyfill Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Turbyfill
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of dancer, poet and painter Mark Turbyfill, including three copies of his unpublished autobiography and many copies of published and unpublished poems. Also, articles and reviews by and about Turbyfill, a few pieces of correspondence, clippings, dance programs, photographs, a cassette tape of him reading, and a published genealogy of the Turbyfill family.
Dates: 1911-1985

May Walden Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenM
Abstract Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Dates: 1869-1972; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1959

Mike Royko papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Royko
Abstract Correspondence, columns, other works, and personal material of journalist, columnist, and author Mike Royko. Royko received his journalistic training by working for the Chicago City News Bureau (1956-1959) and went on to be a favorite columnist at the Chicago Daily News (1959-1978); The Chicago Sun-Times (1978-1984); and the Chicago Tribune (1984-1997). Royko is known for writing his best-seller...
Dates: 1934-1997; Majority of material found within 1962 - 1997

Mitchell Dawson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawson
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
Dates: 1810-1988

Robert A. Signer - Ben Hecht research papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Signer
Abstract Materials collected by Robert A. Signer during research for an unfinished biography on Ben Hecht during the 1980s. Includes many reproductions of book chapters, newspaper and magazine articles, and legal documents. Also contains manuscript drafts of Signer’s biography, correspondence, transcripts and audiocassette recordings of interviews by Signer.
Dates: 1970s-2006; Majority of material found within 1981 - 1996

Robert J. Casey papers

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

Round Table sketchbooks

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wyers
Abstract Two manuscript sketchbooks created by artists, commentators, poets, newspapermen, and other writers who were members of a small and informal Chicago club, the Round Table, documenting the social and political climates in Chicago and the United States during the Great Depression. In addition to Renier Wyers, club members included James A. Barnes, Finney Briggs, William L. Griffin, Henry Hammer, Edmond Hayes, Eugene Murdock, Edwin Prehm, Kurt Stein, Lowell H. Truettner, and E. C. Woodward.
Dates: 1931-1933

Selma Walden Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenS
Abstract Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Dates: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1928 - 1951

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