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Abby Louise Tallmadge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge

Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

Dates: approximately 1860-1952

Alice Gerstenberg papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gerstenberg

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

Ann Barzel papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barzel

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

Dates: 1912-2005

Arthur and Lila Weinberg Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Weinberg

Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.

Dates: 1950-1988

Arts Club records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.

Dates: 1892-2004

Ben Hecht papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hecht

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

Bess Winakor papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winakor
Abstract Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materials from trips to Iran in 1976, and Washington D.C. in 1977 for the Carter inauguration, as well as scrapbooks containing her articles...
Dates: 1967-1977

Brown family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brown Family
Abstract Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small...
Dates: 1918-1972; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1932

Carroll Binder papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Binder

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

Dates: 1910-1984; Majority of material found within 1920-1955

Carson Pirie Scott scrapbook collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carson Pirie Scott

Set of 12 scrapbooks of clippings, advertisements, and some business records documenting the Chicago-born department store Carson Pirie Scott. Includes one scrapbook for the wholesale department of the company, and one volume detailing the biography of founder John Thomas Pirie and of the department store, compiled for the benefit of the John T. Pirie Elementary School in Chicago.

Dates: 1864-1980

Cartwright Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cartwright
Abstract Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Russell, Stanley's wife (feature...
Dates: 1877-1982

Charles McKendree Trimmer scrapbook

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Trimmer

Music teacher, choral director and composer. Scrapbook containing correspondence, programs, clippings, advertisements relating to Trimmer's education at the Northwestern Normal Academy of Music in Bloomington, Illinois, 1865-1868, his posts as a principal at the Musical Institute at Normal, Illinois, and at various teaching and principal positions, institutes, and concerts in Illinois (including Chicago). Trimmer apparently lived many years in Chicago.

Dates: 1860-1889

Chicago City Ballet records

Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB

Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Also includes photographs and musical scores.

Dates: 1924-2001; Majority of material found within 1980-1987

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

Dean Diggins Papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Diggins

Material regarding Diggins’s career as a tap dancer and teacher, including class notes while studying with Paul Draper, plus clippings, photographs, programs, publicity items and scrapbooks relating to his ten years as a part of the Mattison Trio. Also, his choreographic notes for tap routines composed for classical music and audio and video tapes of some of those dances.

Dates: 1956-1995

E. Winston and Ina D. Williams NAACP papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Williams-NAACP

Papers of Chicago NAACP and labor union leader E. Winston Williams, who served as president of the Chicago Southside NAACP chapter from 1971-1974. Papers also reflect activities of Ina D. Williams (wife of E. Winston Williams), who played an integral behind-the-scenes role in Williams' administration. Collection includes photographs, clippings, programs, brochures, and correspondence documenting the activities of the NAACP chapter and Williams’s involvement with Chicago labor unions.

Dates: 1940s-1986; Majority of material found within 1957-1986

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

Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wyatt

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

Edna L. McRae papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-McRae
Abstract Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adolph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Papers include correspondence, biographical information, brochures, clippings, programs, numerous photographs, personal and dance notation notebooks, card files, address books, and eight albums...
Dates: 1910-1990

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 Price Bell papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bell

Correspondence, works, and other items related to Edward Price Bell's career as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and roving correspondent for the Literary Digest.

Dates: 1886-1951; Majority of material found within 1900-1942

Elaine Madlener papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Madlener

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

Ellen Goldsmith papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goldsmith
Abstract Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera stars and ballet dancers – many autographed – and hundreds of personal and backstage snapshots. Also, a group of photos of movie stills, popular celebrities and performers, plus a small amount of...
Dates: 1933-2007

Ely Samuel Parker Scrapbooks

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Parker

Twelve scrapbooks, containing newspaper clippings and illustrations regarding Indian affairs, presumably kept by Ely Samuel Parker, who was U.S. Commissioner of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, 1869-1871. Also contains a few letters and reproductions of photos in the clippings.

Dates: 1828-1894; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1894

Ephraim C. Dawes papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawes

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.

Dates: 1836-1905; Majority of material found within 1855-1895

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