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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 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

Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux

Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-Box-105
Abstract A collection of 56 photographs acquired by Faulk, mostly consisting of large-format albumen prints, but also a few stereographs and carte de visites. Dakota Territory scenes include views of Yankton, its buildings, and its citizens; photographs of Fort Dakota and Fort Randall by B. H. Gurnsey; the Congregational Church and parsonage at Faulkton; the Big Sioux River and Sioux Falls; and Indian camps. The collection also includes 32 oval portraits of Yankton, Brule, Two Kettle, and Santee...
Dates: approximately 1855-1909

Ashton Stevens Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stevens

The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.

Dates: approximately 1850-1952; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1940

Bessie Barnes papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barnes

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dates: 1896-1992

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

Burt family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt

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

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

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 H. Dennis papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dennis

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

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

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

Dates: approximately 1852-1975

Christina Olson papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Olson

Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition – a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.

Dates: 1891-1918

Claudia Cassidy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cassidy

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.

Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1985

Clay Judson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC

Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.

Dates: 1800-1966

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

C.R. Clark Photograph Book

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clark

Volume of individually mounted photographs compiled by C.R. Clark for Byron L. Smith, approximately 1911, showing scenes of Chicago before and after the 1871 fire. Includes a letter relating to Smith’s acquisition of the photograph book, and the original front and back covers.

Dates: approximately 1865-1872, 1911

Dankmar Adler papers

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

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

Edwards family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards

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

Identifier: VAULT-Graff-579

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

Eunice Tietjens papers - Additions

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tietjens2

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

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

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Spanish-American War, 1898 4
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Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.) -- Buildings, structures, etc. 2
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Chicago (Ill.) -- History 2
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- Sources 2
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Female friendship -- Correspondence 2
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Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 2
Great Fire, Chicago, Ill., 1871 -- Photographs 2
Haymarket Square Riot, Chicago, Ill., 1886 2
Husband and wife -- United States -- Correspondence 2
Love-letters 2
Manuscripts, German 2
Mothers and daughters -- Correspondence 2
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Correspondence 2
Music teachers -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
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French 4
German 4
Polish 1
Swedish 1
Chicago Daily News, Inc. 5
Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936 5
Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.) 4
Sousa, John Philip, 1854-1932 4
Thomas, Theodore, 1835-1905 4
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Wright, Frank Lloyd, 1867-1959 4
Associated Press 3
Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 3
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 3
Field, Eugene, 1850-1895 3
Garland, Hamlin, 1860-1940 3
Grieg, Edvard, 1843-1907 3
Lawson, Victor Freemont, 1850-1925 3
Mencken, H. L. (Henry Louis), 1880-1956 3
Mowrer, Paul Scott, 1887-1971 3
Pullman Company 3
Sandburg, Carl, 1878-1967 3
Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944 3
Ade, George, 1866-1944 2
Beach, Amy, 1867-1944 2
Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943 2
Bernhardt, Sarah, 1844-1923 2
Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927 2
Browne, Francis F. (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913 2
Browne, Waldo R. (Waldo Ralph), 1876-1954 2
Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925 2
Carman, Bliss, 1861-1929 2
Carpenter family 2
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 2
Chicago Tribune (Firm) 2
Clemens, Samuel Langhorne, 1835-1910 2
Darrow, Clarence, 1857-1938 2
Dennis, Charles Henry, 1860-1943 2
Drury, John, 1898-1972 2
Everett D. Graff Collection of Western Americana (Newberry Library) 2
Fresh Air Fund 2
Frost, Robert, 1874-1963 2
Fuller, Henry Blake, 1857-1929 2
Grainger, Percy, 1882-1961 2
Hansen, Harry, 1884-1977 2
Howells, William Dean, 1837-1920 2
Isom family 2
Johnson family 2
Judson, Clay, 1892-1960 2
Judson, William V. (William Voorhees), 1865-1923 2
Lehmann, Lilli, 1848-1929 2
Lewis, Lloyd, 1891-1949 2
Lewis, Sinclair, 1885-1951 2
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 2
Lindsay, Vachel, 1879-1931 2
MacDowell, Edward, 1860-1908 2
Massenet, Jules, 1842-1912 2
McCutcheon, John T. (John Tinney), 1870-1949 2
New England Church (Chicago, Ill.) 2
Newberry Library 2
Noyes, Frank B. (Frank Brett), 1863-1948 2
Paderewski, Ignace Jan, 1860-1941 2
Rand McNally and Company 2
Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939 2
Roosevelt, Theodore, 1858-1919 2
Saint-Gaudens, Augustus, 1848-1907 2
Saint-Saëns, Camille, 1835-1921 2
Schumann-Heink, Ernestine, 1861-1936 2
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 2
Smith, Henry Justin, 1875-1936 2
Stevenson, Adlai E. (Adlai Ewing), 1900-1965 2
Stone, Melville Elijah, 1848-1929 2
Strauss, Richard, 1864-1949 2
Strong family 2
Strong, Walter Ansel, 1883-1931 2
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich, 1840-1893 2
Wagner, Richard, 1813-1883 2
Wilder, Thornton, 1897-1975 2
World's Columbian Exposition (1893 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
A.D. Worthington & Co. 1
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977 1
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 1
Adams, F. A. 1
Adams, Franklin P. (Franklin Pierce), 1881-1960 1
Adams, Milward, 1857-1923 1
Addams, Jane, 1860-1935 1
Addis Gallery (Washington, D.C.) 1
Adgate family 1
Adgate, Asa 1
Adler and Sullivan 1
Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900 1
Adler, Liebmann, 1812-1892 1
Akers, Milburn P. 1
Aldis, Mary, 1872-1949 1
Allen, Annie Cox, 1840-1895 1
Allen, Gideon W., 1835-1912 1
Allen, Ruth F., 1879-1963 1
America First Committee 1
American Field Service 1
American Medical Association 1
American Mothers 1
American Red Cross 1
American Red Cross in France 1
American Relief Administration 1
American Tract Society 1
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