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Adalaide G. Shields Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of...
Dates: 1936-2010

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater

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

Allen Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allen
Abstract Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal...
Dates: 1862-1964

Alma Boge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-BogeA

Appointment calendars, daily journals, photo albums and supplemental material preserved by Alma Boge, from her high school age onward, documenting her life as a wife, mother of five children, and working woman actively involved in her communities of Spokane WA, Park Ridge, IL, Gig Harbor, WA, Scottsdale, AZ, and Barrington, IL.

Dates: 1944-2015

Alma Bunch Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch

Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.

Dates: 1890-1985

Barkhausen family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-074

Small collection of family documents, all in German, relating to the Barkhausen family of Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Includes correspondence, 1854-1862, a small notebook, ca. 1857-1872, and an account book, 1888-1889.

Dates: 1854-1889

Briggs Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-072

Letters from Elijah Briggs of Indiana to parents Benjamin and Susanna Briggs of Ohio and brothers Alexander and Benjamin; letters from Elijah Briggs' wife Helen Briggs to her mother-in-law; two essays written by Elijah Briggs; a few miscellaneous letters; and one photo, possibly of Benjamin and Susanna Briggs.

Dates: 1837-1910

Bzduch Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bzduch
Abstract Postcards and photographs relating to Slovak woman Maria Kostial Bzduch (1892-1963), who immigrated to Chicago in 1907 and with her husband Samuel (Sanko) Bzduch ran a grocery store in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Postcards are primarily to Maria from Samuel, who was a Sargeant in World War I and was stationed in Rockford, Illinois and Texas. Photographs show women, couples, children, wedding parties, and couples who lived in the neighborhood. Photographic studios from the Pilsen and Back...
Dates: approximately 1900-1945

Carpenter family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carpenter Family

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.

Dates: 1813-1947

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC2
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun...
Dates: 1839-1960; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1926

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

Darrow Family Scrapbooks

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Darrow
Abstract Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early school papers. Other clippings are miscellaneous articles about other Darrow family members. Two of the scrapbooks apparently were kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son...
Dates: approximately 1881-1925

Dean family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dean
Abstract Correspondence, sermons, deeds, wills, and estate inventories of three generations of the Dean family of Connecticut and Illinois. Includes many letters from Lucretia Mason Dean and her daughter Lucretia Dean Gore, whose husband was a Congregational minister. Also letters between a young Lucretia Mason Dean her cousins and Hitty, Lucy, and Betsey Bond before her marriage to Reverend Darius Gore, regarding courtship and other issues. Additional topics include religion, illness, death, and...
Dates: 1779-1893

Delano family letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Delano
Abstract 27 letters addressed to Nancy Eastman Delano and her son Benjamin Eastman Delano, of Strong, Maine, written by relatives and friends just before, during and immediately after the Civil War, including one which describes an army camp in Port Royal, Virginia. Most letters reflect domestic life, frequent illnesses and deaths, and religious thought in Maine and Missouri during this period. There are two letters from Nancy's erstwhile son-in-law Nathan D. Stanwood, which describe his postwar...
Dates: 1859-1867

Dukes family papers

Identifier: Modern-MS-Dukes

Papers of Thomas Farmer Dukes and family, of Shropshire County, England. Correspondence was pasted in three volumes of the 1805, 1818, and 1821 census books of the county of Shropshire. Also includes a commonplace book containing poems, clippings, and water color paintings by Edward Rowland Dukes, and an indexed book of food and wine recipes, medical remedies, and instructions for making inks, varnishes and other ephemera.

Dates: 1772-1869

Eden-Martin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Eden

Papers pertaining to the family of Illinois U.S. Representative John R. Eden (1826-1909). The majority of the material primarily concerns John R. Eden’s daughter Rose, her husband Ivory J. Martin, and their children. The papers also contain correspondence and material relating to the Taylor and Pifer families, who were the in-laws of Rose and Ivory’s son, Robert W. Martin. (Robert Martin married Ruth Pifer, daughter of Hattie Taylor and Finley Pifer).

Dates: approximately 1827-1961

Eden-Martin family papers - Additions

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Eden-2

Letters of Ivory J. Martin of Sullivan, Illinois, to his daughter Olive Eden Martin, while she was a student at the University of Illinois, and later when she lived and taught in LaSalle, Illinois. Also includes a few letters to Olive from her mother, Rose Eden Martin, siblings, and friends. The letters are published in R. Eden Martin’s 2017 book, As Ever: The Letters of I. J. Martin to His Daughters: Olive Eden Martin and Mabel Martin George.

Dates: 1905-1941

Edith Shaw family and Provident Hospital photo album

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawE
Abstract Photograph album of Chicago nurse Edith A. Shaw (1910-1993), an African American woman who resided on the South Side of Chicago. Shaw graduated from Provident Hospital's nursing student program in 1932. Photographs in the album include her family, her friends and fellow students, nurses and doctors, and some photos taken in and outside of the hospital. Also includes a lot of candid photography at the beach and with friends, along with some formal portraits of her family and from her sister...
Dates: approximately 1923-1943

Edward Eagle Brown family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brown

Materials pertaining to the family of Chicago banker Edward Eagle Brown, primarily of Brown's father Edward Osgood Brown, great grandfather William Brown, and descendants in the Ipswich and Salem Massachusetts areas.

Dates: 1749-1955; Majority of material found within 1810 - 1900

Edward W. Curtis letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Curtis

Correspondence of Edward W. Curtis of Massachusetts, a private in the 88th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Also includes clippings relating to battles, the life of Federal soldiers, and hospital listings near Nashville, Tennessee.

Dates: 1855-1865; Majority of material found in 1863

Elvira Sheridan Badger papers

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

Endicott Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Endicott

Correspondence, photographs, and other miscellaneous material pertaining to the Endicott family and relatives of the Redden, Castle, and Smith families. These families lived primarily in the towns of Greenville, Stubblefield, and Villa Ridge, Pulaski County, Illinois. Topics discussed in the correspondence include marriage, domestic life, illness, and religion. Miscellaneous items include an account book, a paper written about dairy farming, and calling and greeting cards.

Dates: 1868-1986

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

Everett family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Everett
Abstract Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers. Papers include materials of Robert Everett, the pastor of Welsh Congregationalist churches in Oneida County, NY, and publisher of Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The American Missionary), a...
Dates: 1794-1949; Majority of material found within 1838 - 1927

Frances Wells Shaw papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawF

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

Dates: 1866-1976; Majority of material found within 1925-1937

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