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Andrew G. Spiegel Memorabilia

Identifier: Midwest-MS-161
Abstract Seven items including four autographed letters from noted correspondents, and three pictorial (unsigned) cards.
Dates: 1961-1989

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3070
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the...
Dates: 1862-1870

Arthur Einhorn Mohawk Research Collection

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Einhorn
Abstract Consists of newspaper clippings, correspondence and newsletters of various organizations pertaining to the occupation of the Moss Lake territory in Northern New York State by the Mohawk Nation beginning in 1974. Also clippings and correspondence regarding a related political controversy, and correspondence and field notes by anthropologist and Native American expert Arthur Einhorn.
Dates: 1974-1980

Benjamin Hawkins letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-368
Abstract North Carolina planter, U.S. senator, and Indian agent. Letters concerning southern Indian affairs, 1796-1812, from Hawkins to Col. David Henley, U.S. War Dept. agent based in Knoxville; James Jackson, governor of Georgia, 1798-1801; and Harry Toulmin, a prominent Mobile resident and later federal judge in the Mississippi Territory.,Subjects include setting the boundary line between the U.S. and the Creek Nation along the Clinch River and settlers on Indian lands there (1797); horse thefts and...
Dates: 1797-1812

Carey Orr cartoons

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Orr
Abstract Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.
Dates: 1915-1937

Carter H. Harrison IV Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harrison
Abstract Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.
Dates: 1637-1953; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1950

Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract 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

C.L. Hammond scrapbook

Identifier: VAULT-Case-E 5-L63375
Abstract Scrapbook containing autograph letters, photographs, newspaper clippings, etc., relating to the Lincoln monument, collected by C. L. Hammond, the letters being for the most part, written by or to him.
Dates: 1891-1895

Daniel S. Dickinson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dickinson
Abstract Daniel S. Dickinson was a prominent Civil War politician from New York, a conservative Democrat who worked toward compromise before the war began. During the war, he sought to quash Union internal political disagreement and after the war he remained in politics. He was commended by the public and politicians on both sides of the conflict for his oratorical skills and genial manner. This collection is mainly composed of correspondence to that effect, as well as some letters on the subjects of...
Dates: 1799-1892; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1860

Darrow Family Scrapbooks

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Darrow
Abstract Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early school papers. Other clippings are miscellaneous articles about other Darrow family members. Two of the scrapbooks apparently were kept by Clarence Darrow's first wife, Jessie Ohl Darrow, one by her son...
Dates: approximately 1881-1925

David Brydie Mitchell Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-606
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence (including 42 letters from Georgia politician William H. Crawford, 1808-1822), mainly covering Mitchell’s two tenures as Georgia governor and during his appointment by President Madison as Creek Indian agent, 1817-1821. Content concerns national and local politics, foreign affairs, military matters and the approaching War of 1812, the Yazoo land fraud, Florida history, attitudes and actions towards African-Americans and Indians, and Mitchell’s attempts to...
Dates: 1777-1843; Majority of material found within 1805 - 1829

Edward E. Ayer U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners files

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-911
Abstract Correspondence, minutes, reports, memoranda, bulletins, 1912-1922, relating to Edward E. Ayer's work as a commissioner. Dating primarily from Ayer's period of active service, 1912-1917, there is both incoming and outgoing correspondence with commission members and officials (H.C. Phillips, W.K. Moorehead, G. Vaux, F.H. Abbott, M. McDowell, W.H. Ketchum), the secretary of the interior (F.K. Lane), the commissioner of Indian affairs (C. Sells), the foreman of the Menominee sawmill (A.S....
Dates: 1912-1922

Elliot Zashin Papers

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Zashin
Abstract Materials relating to three undergraduate research studies of American Indians done in the summers of 1961 and 1962 by Elliot Zashin. Includes correspondence, personal field notes, interviews, records, reports, surveys, and other miscellany relating to Navajos of Crownpoint, New Mexico, and the Swinomish tribe at La Conner and the Indian Reservation at Neah Bay, both in Washington state.
Dates: 1960-1962

Ely Samuel Parker papers

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-674
Abstract Seneca sachem, engineer, soldier, and first native American commissioner of Indian affairs, 1869-1871. Speeches, lecture notes, and correspondence, ca. 1850-1885, of Ely Samuel Parker, regarding Indian customs and traits, the Indian policies of government and religious bodies, and his own background.,Includes an undated July 4th address re temperance; lecture notes (ca. 1850) on Indian dances, games, and social and domestic habits; an address (ca. 1878) containing autobiographical notes and...
Dates: ca. 1850-1885

Ely Samuel Parker Scrapbooks

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Parker
Abstract 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

Erwin Watkins-Simeon Whiteley papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3024
Abstract Erwin Watkins and Simeon Whiteley worked for the Office of Indian Affairs in the 1870's and 1860's, respectively. While the Watkins papers contain mainly official government reports and correspondence, the Whiteley papers consist of mostly personal correspondence accompanied by several photographs, three maps, and two issues of a Wyoming newspaper.,The Watkins papers include: incoming correspondence and instructions from the Commissioners of Indian Affairs and other officials, copies of Watkins...
Dates: 1863-1920, bulk 1863-1878; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1878

Fred Thompson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thompson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, publications, photographs, etc. of Fred W. Thompson, I.W.W. official and historian, and president of the Charles H. Kerr Company. A radical in his native Canada, Thompson came to the United States in 1922 and joined the I.W.W. He remained an active member for over 65 years. In the 1970s, he joined a Kerr Publishing Company rescue effort. There is considerable correspondence with Wobblies, some addressed to Franklin H. Rosemont, and also photographs of union members.
Dates: 1915-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985

Gabriel Harrison letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3038
Abstract Letters regarding John Howard Payne to Gabriel Harrison from three current and former U.S. consuls to Tunis, William Penn Chandler of Philadelphia, George Whitfield Fish of Tunis and Flint, Mich., and Amos Perry of Providence, R.I. Also one letter, also about Payne, from Fish to Thomas J. McKee, a New York lawyer and friend of Harrison's.,The letters, which were probably responses to a correspondence initiated by Harrison during the revision of his 1875 work, concern the circumstances of...
Dates: 1873-1883

Graham Taylor Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Taylor
Abstract Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.
Dates: 1820-1975; Majority of material found within 1866 - 1940

Gus Hall Communist Party meeting recordings

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hall
Abstract Recordings of longtime American Communist Party national chairman and U.S. presidential candidate Gus Hall. Each tape contains Hall's updates at regular party executive board meetings, 1988-1993, a time of considerable dissent over Hall's rigid support of Soviet-style Communism and the absence of internal party democracy.
Dates: 1988-1993

Harold R. Heaton Political Cartoons

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heaton
Abstract Sixty original political and editorial cartoons by Harold R. Heaton for the Chicago newspaper Inter-Ocean, drawn between 1909 and approximately 1913.
Dates: 1909-approximately 1913

Helen Miner Miller Papers on the Wisconsin Winnebago

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Miller
Abstract Letters, documents, reports, and other materials created, collected and saved by Wisconsin Winnebago Business Committee official Helen Miner Miller during and after the process of formally organizing the Wisconsin Winnebago Tribe under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934. There is also considerable material regarding governance and programs to improve the educational opportunities and economic conditions of tribal members during the middle decades of the 20th century. Also tribal newsletters,...
Dates: 1881-1979; Majority of material found within 1961 - 1975

Henry Clay Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clay
Abstract Letters of Henry Clay, prominent statesman and orator, during his career as US Senator, concerning political topics which include the election of Jackson, secession, the temperance movement, and slavery.
Dates: 1825-1851

Henry Van Schaack papers

Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3193
Abstract American loyalist.,Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident. Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack's Indian trade operations, Seven Years' War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay's Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party...
Dates: 1734-1896; Majority of material found within 1756 - 1809

Herbert R. Strauss collection of autograph letters

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-6A 82
Abstract The writers include: Alexander Hamilton, George Wythe, General Lafayette, George Washington, Paul Revere, John Hancock, Benjamin Rush, Patrick Henry, John Lay, Richard Peters, Andrew Jackson, and Levi Lincoln.
Dates: 1775-1840

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