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Ora Snyder papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Snyder
Abstract Writings, speeches, photographs, promotional materials, and artifacts documenting the career of Ora Snyder (1876-1948), a Chicago candy maker founder of Mrs. Snyder’s Candies in 1909. Snyder was a pioneer in marketing and promoting candy, and often gave lectures on being a woman business owner.
Dates: 1887-1955; Majority of material found within 1910-1945

Patrice Michaels papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Michaels
Abstract Personal and professional papers of composer and performer (soprano and instrumentalist) Patrice Michaels. Professional material includes programs, scores, audio, and publicity about Michaels' performances. Personal papers include communication between Michaels and her mother in law, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, about Michaels' song cycle about Ginsburg's life and career.
Dates: 1973-2020

Patricia R. McMillen research papers on women lawyers in Illinois

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McMillen
Abstract Research files for copy-editing and contributing biographical essays to the book "Bar None: 125 Years of Women Lawyers in Illinois", and accompanying traveling exhibition. Includes primary research on Marion H. Drake, Loise Foskette, Antoinette L. Funk, Cora B. Hirtzel, and Jane Crombie Trull.
Dates: 1996-1999

Paula Gerard Renison Dance Sketches

Identifier: Dance-MS-RenisonP
Abstract Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.
Dates: 1938-1939

Philip P. Bregstone papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bregstone
Abstract Papers of Chicago lawyer, judge, writer, and public official Philip P. Bregstone, who was active in Chicago Jewish affairs and in promoting Zionist causes in the Midwest. The bulk of the papers consist of correspondence, writings, reviews, and memorabilia by and about Bregstone and the wartime activities of his wife, Anne Rosenberg Bregstone.
Dates: 1889-1951; Majority of material found within 1931-1933

Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians

Identifier: Ayer-Photographs-box-102-104
Abstract Black and white gelatin photographic prints (ca. 1920-1937), captioned with numbers and mounted on sheets of cardboard, of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians.,Included are portraits and scenes, primarily of children, but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals.
Dates: approximately 1920-approximately 1937

Portraits of Writing Masters and Mistresses

Identifier: Case Wing oversize-NE390-P67
Abstract Collection of 170 prints and manuscripts produced primarily in Europe between 1595 and 1878, the bulk of which were produced between 1650 and 1780. Most items were produced in London. The majority of items are portrait prints of writing masters and penmen, though there are also examples of writing samples, calligraphic art portraying religious scenes or theologians, as well as correspondence.
Dates: approximately 1595 to approximately 1878; Majority of material found within 1650 - 1780

Rodgers Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rodgers
Abstract Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendants of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an overland journal penned by Andrew Rodgers,...
Dates: 1773-1925; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1890

Rose Gartner Payson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Payson
Abstract Scrapbook, loose pamphlets, and a pin owned by Rose Gartner (Mrs. George W.) Payson (1876-1946). Payson was active in several Chicago women's clubs, including being the treasurer of the Associated Clubs of Woodlawn and chairman of the public welfare department of the Illinois Federation of Women's Clubs in the 1910s. Women's suffrage and temperance were two of her causes, and the pin is her local chairman pin and ribbon from the 8th annual National Convention of the League of Women Voters in...
Dates: 1896-1938

Ruth Justus Papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Justus
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, and calligraphic works by Ruth Justus, an American calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The bulk of incoming correspondence from 1958 to 1962 relates to a book calligraphed by Justus titled “This is Minnesota” and reader responses to newspaper articles about learning calligraphy.
Dates: 1951-1983; Majority of material found within 1958 - 1970

Ruth Levy dance photographs

Identifier: Dance-MS-LevyR
Abstract Ruth Levy, who performed as a dancer with the Pavley/Oukrainsky Junior Ballet, received a master’s degree in photography at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. This collection includes her slides, negatives, proof sheets, and prints of dancers in several companies, including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Ruth Page Chicago Ballet among others. Some of these photographs were...
Dates: 1928-1976; Majority of material found within 1970-1973

Ruth Nelson Redstrom Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Redstrom
Abstract Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.
Dates: 1930-2011

Ruth Page papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page
Abstract Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.
Dates: 1892-1997

Ruth Pryor memorabilia

Identifier: Dance-MS-Pryor
Abstract Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of "Gardel and Pryor." By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.
Dates: 1923-1964

Selma Walden papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenS
Abstract Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Dates: 1890-1979; Majority of material found within 1928-1951

Sister Romana Hertel Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hertel
Abstract Sister Romana Hertel, born Gertrude Hertel, entered the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi in 1933, working as a music instructor in various Catholic schools. She earned her doctorate in musicology and became head of the music department at Cardinal Stritch University.
Dates: 1951-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1980

Steele-Winters Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Steele-Winters
Abstract Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.
Dates: 1860-2009; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1970

Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Storrs
Abstract Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Additionally, collection includes genealogical information about the...
Dates: 1850-2002; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1945

Stuart W. Miller Collection of Midwestern Recipe Books

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Miller-S
Abstract Recipe books published in the Midwest throughout the twentieth century. Many books also contain housekeeping, etiquette, and fashion tips; instruction manuals; food and brand histories; or almanacs.
Dates: 1905-2008

Town and Country Arts Club Records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-TownandCountry
Abstract Records of the Town and Country Arts Club of Chicago, previously known as the Art Study Class and the North Shore Arts Club. Conceived in 1932 and continuing to the present, the group meets “to study the great world arts that have gone before, to assist in their preservation for future generations, and to encourage the arts of the present day.” Records include president’s books, minutes, reports, membership rosters and attendance records, directories, presentations, photographs, histories, and...
Dates: 1944-2007

Trumbull Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Trumbull
Abstract Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence comes from prolific letter-writer Florence Trumbull, who wrote regularly to her sisters and mother, Mary Elizabeth Foster Trumbull, over the course of five decades.
Dates: 1876-1990; Majority of material found within 1876 - 1950

Val Lauder Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lauder
Abstract Proof copy and final draft of The Back Page, by former Chicago Daily News columnist and feature writer Valarie (Val) Lauder. Also includes some press clippings and items from her tenure as a journalist.
Dates: 1940s-2013

Virgil J. Vogel research and personal papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Vogel
Abstract Writings and research material on American Indian place names and other subjects relating to Native Americans of the Chicago author and professor Virgil J. Vogel. Also includes newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and a few photographs.
Dates: 1941-1993

Waller Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Waller
Abstract Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander
Dates: 1803-1938; Majority of material found within 1803 - 1888

Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cather-Weisz
Abstract Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.
Dates: 1912-1958

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