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Alfred E. Hamill papers

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

Alma Schmidt Petersen papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petersen
Abstract Correspondence of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young...
Dates: 1909-1988; Majority of material found within 1911-1985

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

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

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

C. Frederick Kittle collection of Doyleana

Identifier: VAULT-Modern-MS-Kittle-Doyle
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and artwork of and relating to Arthur Conan Doyle and his family, forming a small part of the C. Frederick Kittle Collection of Doyleana, most of which is individually cataloged. Includes 140 letters, notes and cards written by Arthur Conan Doyle, 12 letters to him, and 57 other letters, some by Doyle family members and others retained by C. Frederick Kittle (mostly regarding his collecting of Doyle materials). Also artwork by Doyle’s father, grandfather and...
Dates: 1836-2000

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

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

David C. Meyer collection of letterheads and stationery

Identifier: Case Wing-NC1002-L47 D38

Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.

Dates: 1861? to approximately 2013; Majority of material found within 1915 - 2000

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

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

Fort Sheridan postcard collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fort Sheridan
Abstract This collection contains over 500 postcards acquired from the former museum at the Fort Sheridan U.S. Army Post (1887-1993). These materials relate primarily to World Wars I and II. There are many Chicago Daily News Postals printed of European locations during World War I, as well as views of military life in several American installations, such as Camp Custer, Michigan. A small number of views related to topics such as medicine and the Red Cross are also part of this collection. Oversize...
Dates: approximately 1914-1945

Frederick W. Spiegel-Ernest Hemingway Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spiegel-Hemingway

Collection relating to Ernest Hemingway assembled by his friend Frederick Spiegel. Contains miscellaneous correspondence including four original letters and several photostats written by Hemingway; numerous clippings and articles relating to Hemingway's life and letters; miscellaneous items about the American Red Cross ambulance service in World War I. Also, a photostat of Hemingway's will written in 1961.

Dates: 1918-1973

Frederick W. Spiegel papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spiegel
Abstract Papers of Frederick W. Spiegel, including his 1918 letters to his parent and brother from Italy while in the American Red Cross Ambulance service; a single letter in 1929 regarding decisions related to the family business, the Spiegel Company; his World War II letters while a captain in the Army Specialist Corps dealing with supply depots in various U.S. cities, and later in England; and about 50 interesting and unique letters from Spiegel Catalog customers. Also World War I medals from the...
Dates: 1918-1944

Gookin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gookin
Abstract Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elisabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and...
Dates: 1861-1922; Majority of material found within 1883-1921

Harold L. Stuart travel scrapbooks

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stuart

Scrapbooks compiled by Chicago investment banker Harold L. Stuart documenting his travels in Europe from 1912 to 1939. Contains travel ephemera and written narratives of each trip.

Dates: 1912-1939

Harris-MacLean family papers

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

Head family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-HeadFH

Family papers from multiple generations of the Head family. Includes letters from the 1860s-1870s from the Utah Territory from Franklin Harvey Head, later a trustee of Newberry Library. Also includes Francis M. Knight letters from WWI. Thomas C. Fischer letters from WWII. and materials about the Perkins and Durkee families.

Dates: 1860-1957

Horace Sweeney Oakley papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Oakley

Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Dates: 1881-1929

James Shores Griffith papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffith
Abstract Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets,...
Dates: 1882-1971; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1969

Jenny Dufau papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dufau

Love letters written during World War I from an Italian in Florence, Italy, to French opera singer Jenny Dufau living in Chicago. Also, brief correspondence concerning Dufau’s passport, a note from a New York opera company, and three photographs of musicians.

Dates: 1913-1917

John Blew collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.

Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870-1999

John T. McCutcheon papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCutcheon

Collection of correspondence, works, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about John T. McCutcheon, editorial cartoonist and newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Record and the Chicago Tribune.

Dates: 1834-1996; Majority of material found within 1889-1950

Kate Lewis papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisK

Correspondence, typed, sent by Kate Lewis, a Red Cross nurse serving in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I, to her mother, Melissa Lewis. Correspondence spans Kate Lewis' time in Washington, D.C., from April-August 1918, and her time in France, from October 1918-August 1919. Also includes letters from Kate's brother, Philemon Lewis to Melissa Lewis, press clippings, a book of postcards and a copy of the memorial service for Chester Harding Plimpton.

Dates: 1918-1919

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