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Formed in 1921 by Chicago social leader Edith Rockefeller McCormick and composer Elinor Everest Freer to promote music, the American Opera Society of Chicago commissioned the translation of 23 operas in English. In its later incarnation it became a support group providing scholarships to rising opera stars. The collection includes several boxes and six albums of clippings, performance announcements, photos, member lists, meeting minutes and programs.
Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.
Administrative, legal, and publicity material relating to the founding and development of The American Writers museum, which opened at 180 North Michigan Avenue in Chicago in 2017. Includes prospectuses, building and exhibition designs, and some artifacts, including the ribbon and engraved scissors from the ribbon cutting.
Digital materials include an email box, planning and exhibition documents, and photographs.
Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel W. Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Posters, paper fans, broadsides, and other ephemera created by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Fifteen videotapes of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, Inc., which was active in Chicago from the late 1970s to the late 1980s.
Seven items including four autographed letters from noted correspondents, and three pictorial (unsigned) cards.
Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux
Album of photographic prints, documenting a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, probably around 1897, by Andrew McNally, and a group which may have included his eleven year-old grandson, Andrew McNally II, and possibly photographers W.H. Jackson and C.A. Higgins, whose signed photographs of the McNallys are contained in the album.
Correspondence, 1975-1981, of Oklahoma Indian historian Angie Debo with Theodore W. and Louann Van Zelst regarding her book, Geronimo, water rights of the Pima Indians of Arizona, and other matters.
Collection of Ann Barber Megaw documenting her involvement with the Jack and Jill Players. Includes playbill programs, scripts, news clippings, sketches of costumes, photographs of a set and other paper ephemera from the Jack and Jill Players, dated from 1931-1942.
Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.
Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Original pen and ink drawings by Chicago artist and musician Anya Davidson, who was commissioned by the Newberry Library in 2019 to illustrate the programs for the Chicago Race Riots 1919 centennial project. The illustrations were published online by the Chicago Reader.
Typescript memoir in which the author, probably a resident of Chicago, describes his or her time studying at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research at Jerusalem in 1909. The typescript has been edited with pencil, with some additions in Arabic. The name of the author is unknown.
Original art and research materials for Ariane Dewey, Naming Colors (Harper Collins, 1995), including original art work, research notes, correspondence
Memorabilia of Arne Matanky, a journalist at the Chicago Sun and the community paper, the Near North News, consisting mainly of subject files pertaining to a wide range of topics such as the Chicago Park District, clones, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the death penalty, Josef Mengele, etc.
Papers of Chicago community activist Arnold Mireles, who worked on improving housing conditions. Includes CAPS police meeting minutes and other reports on gang activity and housing problems, materials from city-wide activism meetings on housing and other issues, handwritten notes about buildings, and brochures.
Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.
Mostly correspondence to poet Arthur D. Ficke from Newberry Library trustee and lifelong friend Chalkley J. Hambleton, plus several letters written by Hambleton. Also, a few works of Ficke's and pieces of memorabilia, an obituary clipping, a photograph of Ficke and photos of two portraits of Ficke by Bror J.O. Nordfeldt.