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Adalaide G. Shields Papers

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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

Addie V. Hibbard Gregory travel diaries and family photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hibbard
Abstract

Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.

Dates: approximately 1871-1938

Adele Hast papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hast
Abstract

Adele Hast was a historian and specialist in early American history. Her papers include materials relating to her work with the Chicago Jewish Historical Society, the Chicago Women's Historical Society, a Telling Women's Lives project, Chicago Women's Aid, and Newberry related projects and seminars.

Dates: approximately 1966-2012

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

African American shortwave radio operator cards

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Identifier: Modern-MS-PC Radio
Abstract

52 QSL cards from African American ham radio operators, CB radio operators, and shortwave radio disc jockeys from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Includes cards from across the United States with the most from Texas and Louisiana. Also includes a variety of other states including Puerto Rico. Most feature humorous illustrations, nicknames, and slogans. Some cards are annotated with handwritten messages.

Dates: 1979-1981; undated

Alan Howard papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Howard
Abstract

Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.

Dates: 1924-2002; Majority of material found within 1980-2002

Alfred Balk papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Balk
Abstract Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for his freelance articles, his books and other writings, together with...
Dates: 1941-2010; Majority of material found within 1953-1993

Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-162
Abstract

Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.

Dates: 1944-1946

Alfred E. Hamill papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hamill
Abstract Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Personal letters of Alfred E. Hamill to a Russian émigré, Alexandra Fredericks, and of Dora E. Yates, a librarian and the secretary of the Gypsy Lore Society, to Hamill. Also typescript copy of a diary kept 1918-1919 while in France with the American Red Cross, a letter to Andrei Gromyko in 1945 regarding U.S.-Soviet relations, bookplates, photographs, poems, and other...
Dates: 1856-1967; Majority of material found within 1937-1953

Alfred F. Young Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Young
Abstract

Research working files, correspondence, and writings of Alfred F. Young, prominent historian of the ordinary people of the American Revolution and mentor to a whole generation of younger scholars. Young taught for over 25 years at Northern Illinois University and after his retirement was a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library.

Dates: 1930-2012; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1990

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

Allan H. Stevenson papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Ste
Abstract

Research notes, original manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished works, professional correspondence, and photographs of watermarks used for research by paper historian Allan H. Stevenson.

Dates: 1944-1970; Majority of material found within 1952 - 1970

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

Allied Arts records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allied Arts
Abstract Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists and groups include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, pianists Vladimir Horowitz and Glenn Gould, and singers Tito Schipa and Judy Garland. Collection also includes original photographs taken in venues...
Dates: 1913-1997

Alma Boge papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-BogeA
Abstract

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

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bunch
Abstract

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

Ames family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ames
Abstract

Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel W. Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.

Dates: 1850-1904

Amy Osgood papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Osgood
Abstract

Fifteen videotapes of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, Inc., which was active in Chicago from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.

Dates: 1980-1991

Andrew G. Spiegel Memorabilia

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-161
Abstract

Seven items including four autographed letters from noted correspondents, and three pictorial (unsigned) cards.

Dates: 1961-1989

Ann Barber - Jack and Jill Players records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barber
Abstract

Collection of Ann Barber Megaw documenting her involvement with the Jack and Jill Players. Includes playbill programs, scripts, news clippings, sketches of costumes, photographs of a set and other paper ephemera from the Jack and Jill Players, dated from 1931-1942.

Dates: 1931-1942

Ann Barzel dance research collection

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel Research
Abstract

Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

Dates: approximately 1830-2010

Ann Barzel papers

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel
Abstract

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

Dates: 1912-2005

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...
Dates: 1943-1999; Majority of material found within 1948 - 1969

Anya Davidson papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Davidson
Abstract

Original pen and ink drawings by Chicago artist and musician Anya Davidson, who was commissioned by the Newberry Library in 2019 to illustrate the programs for the Chicago Race Riots 1919 centennial project. The illustrations were published online by the Chicago Reader.

Dates: 2019

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Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981 6
Bolm, Adolph, 1884-1951 6
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Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo 5
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Chicago Reader (Chicago, Ill.) 5
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Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 5
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Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 5
Hoover, Herbert, 1874-1964 5
Long, Larry, 1936-2009 5
Masters, Edgar Lee, 1868-1950 5
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 5
MoMing Dance and Arts Center (Chicago) 5
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 5
University of Chicago 5
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 5
Barzel, Ann 4
Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943 4
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 4
Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 4
Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987 4
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 4
Conroy, Jack, 1898-1990 4
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 4
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 4
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 4
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 4
Illinois Central Railroad Company 4
Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925 4
Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949 4
Lipinski, Dolores 4
Northwestern University (Evanston, Ill.) 4
Pavley-Oukrainsky Ballet 4
Rand McNally and Company 4
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 4
Rosemont, Franklin 4
Shaw family 4
Society of Typographic Arts (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Steppenwolf Theatre Company 4
Strong, Walter Ansel, 1883-1931 4
Tallchief, Maria 4
Terkel, Studs, 1912-2008 4
American Ballet Theatre 3
American Indian Center of Chicago 3
American National Red Cross 3
American Red Cross 3
Anderson, Margaret C. 3
Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927 3
Balanchine, George 3
Bobbs-Merrill Company 3
Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956 3
Borroff, Edith, 1925-2019 3
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 1917-2000 3
Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949 3
Caxton Club 3
Chicago Historical Society 3
Chicago Opera Ballet 3
Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion 3
City News Bureau of Chicago 3
Cleland, T. M. (Thomas Maitland), 1880-1964 3
Cliff Dwellers (Club) 3
Cowley, Malcolm, 1898-1989 3
DaBoll, Raymond F. 3
Dawes, Charles Gates, 1865-1951 3
Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969 3
Democratic National Convention (1968 : Chicago, Ill.) 3
Dowie, John Alexander, 1847-1907 3
Dreiser, Theodore, 1871-1945 3
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) 3
Ferber, Edna, 1887-1968 3
Ficke, Arthur Davison, 1883-1945 3
Field Museum of Natural History 3
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