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Allen Family Papers

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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 materials...
Dates: 1862-1964

Burt Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt
Abstract Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Dates: 1890-1951

Charles H. Dennis papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dennis
Abstract Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News.
Dates: 1868-1942; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1929

Chauncey McCormick Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCormick
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Dates: 1887-1955

Clay Judson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.
Dates: 1800-1966

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

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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

Dankmar Adler Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adler
Abstract Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the...
Dates: 1857-1984

Edwards Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards
Abstract Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.
Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847 - 1908

Edwin R. Capron letters

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Identifier: VAULT-Graff-579
Abstract The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.
Dates: 1863-1866

Fairbank-Graham Family Papers

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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. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920

Fanny Butcher Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.
Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Francis Fisher Browne papers

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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

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

Isham Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Isham
Abstract Transcribed letters between Dr. Ralph N. Isham, his father Nelson Isham, brother Charles Isham, and son George S. Isham mostly pertaining to the home and estate of Nelson Isham. Also photographs of Ralph N. Isham and other Isham family members, and a few mementos.
Dates: 1875-1923

Jefferson Columbus Davis Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3057
Abstract Original journals, correspondence, photographs, engravings, newsclippings, together with some typed copies, documenting the career army officer's tenure as military governor of Alaska, 1867-1870, and his and his wife's tour of Mexico in 1878.
Dates: 1867-1878

Lewis Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF
Abstract Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1775-1977; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Lloyd Lewis Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lewis
Abstract Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.
Dates: 1886-1985; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1949

Loren M. Knowles Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Knowles Family
Abstract Correspondence and transcriptions thereof, account and estate documents, government records (such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, documents, and letters), news clippings, genealogical research material, photographs, and compilation of information concerning the Knowles family and the related Adgate, Balzhäuser, Brewster, Christian, Cokenhour, Helvig, Hoyal, Hyde, Jackson, Kauffman, Klauder, Lamson, Michell, Oliger, Weigand, and other extended families, located primarily in New York,...
Dates: 1784-2015; Majority of material found within 1811 - 1961

Melville E. Stone Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stone
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Melville E. Stone, founder and editor of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press.
Dates: 1815-1954; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1929

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

Morton Dauwen Zabel Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Zabel
Abstract Correspondence, works, personal materials, and photographs of literary critic, editor, scholar, and educator Morton Dauwen Zabel.
Dates: 1861-1964; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

Richard Irving Dodge Papers

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Identifier: VAULT folio Graff-1110
Abstract Twenty pocket journals (all but six with transcriptions), 1875-1883, kept during Richard Irving Dodge’s active service as a United States Army colonel in the American West, plus correspondence, military documents, broadsides, miscellany and photographs relating to Dodge’s life and career.
Dates: 1863-1905

Rudolph Ganz Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ganz
Abstract Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.
Dates: 1864-2013

Sluby Collection of Portrait Photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sluby
Abstract Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States. Also included are some letters, funeral notices, and a high school diploma.
Dates: approximately 1850-1953; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1930

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

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Wright, Frank Lloyd 4
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Ade, George 2
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Chicago Daily News, Inc 2
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Howells, William Dean 2
Judson, Clay 2
Judson, William V. (William Voorhees) 2
Lewis, Lloyd 2
Lewis, Sinclair 2
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney) 2
Rice, Wallace 2
A.D. Worthington & Co 1
Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce) 1
Addams, Jane 1
Adgate family 1
Adgate, Asa 1
Adler and Sullivan 1
Adler, Dankmar 1
Adler, Liebmann (1812-1892) 1
Allen, Annie Cox 1
Allen, Gideon W. 1
Allen, Ruth F. 1
America First Committee 1
American Field Service 1
American Medical Association 1
American Mothers 1
American Red Cross in France 1
American Relief Administration 1
American Tract Society 1
Anderson, Melville Best 1
Anderson, Sherwood 1
Art Institute of Chicago 1
Associated Press 1
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1
Baker, Ray Stannard 1
Balzhäuser family 1
Barrett, Henry C. 1
Bell, Edward Price 1
Bent family 1
Bent, Clara Ames Wingate 1
Bent, George Payne 1
Bispham, David 1
Bjørnson, Bjørnstjerne 1
Bogan, Louise 1
Brewster family 1
Browne's Bookstore 1
Browne, Herbert S. 1
Bryan, William Lowe 1
Burroughs, John 1
Burt family 1
Burt, Edith Fleming 1
Burt, Henry Jackson 1
Butcher, Fanny 1
Capron family 1
Capron, Edwin R 1
Carpenter family 1
Carpenter, Helen Graham 1
Carter, Thomas Butler 1
Cather, Willa 1
Chap-book 1
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield) 1
Chicago Musical College 1
Chicago Relief and Aid Society 1
Chicago Stock Exchange Building (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 1
Christian family 1
Clay, Henry 1
Clem, John Lincoln 1
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne 1
Cokenhour family 1
Comfort, Will Levington 1
Conrad, Joseph 1
Cowley, Malcolm 1
Crane, William H. 1
Crook, George 1
Darrow, Clarence 1
Davis, Jefferson Columbus 1
Davis, Marietta A. 1
Davis, N. S. (Nathan Smith), 1817-1904 1
Davis, N. S. (Nathan Smith), 1858-1920 1
Dawes, Henry L. (Henry Laurens) 1
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor) 1
Dennis, Charles Henry 1
Dial (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Dodge family 1
Dodge, Julia Rhinelander Paulding 1
Dodge, Richard Irving 1
Downs family 1
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