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A. G. Becker & Co..: A.G. Becker & Co., Inc. Records, 1859-1982

Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors), annual reports, Becker Bulletin/Briefs (1959-1982), photographs, advertising and marketing materials, personnel files, World War II letters of employees in military service, etc.

A.C. McClurg & Co.: A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967

Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.

A.C. McClurg & Co.: A.C. McClurg & Co. Letter to Byron L. Smith regarding book purchase, March 12, 1906

Letter from A.C. McClurg & Co. to Byron L. Smith regarding Smith's purchase of Thomas Hutchins' book "A Topographical Description of Virginia..." from 1778. Includes original catalog description for the book.

Abelson, Hope, 1910-2006: Hope Abelson Papers, 1914-2008

Materials related to the theater career, business, and personal life of Chicago theater producer and philanthropist Hope Abelson, including scripts, theater mementos, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.

Acker, Jon C.: Jon C. Acker Collection of Birth, Baptismal, Confirmation, and Marriage Certificates, 1650-1949

Birth, baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates, etc. from Europe and North America, in a multitude of languages, and combination of print and manuscript. The earliest certificates are from the 17th century, and the lastest from the mid-20th century, and display a variety of printing techniques and certificate form styles.

Adams, Milward, 1857-1923: Milward Adams Photograph Collection, ca. 1890-1910

Collection of portraits of statesmen, orators, lecturers, musicians, singers, composers, and conductors collected by and autographed to Milward Adams, manager of Chicago's Auditorium Theater from 1889 to 1910.

Ade, George, 1866-1944 : George Ade Papers, 1865-1971

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of the Town," and for his innumerable fables in slang.

Adelman, Charlotte, 1937-: Charlotte Adelman Papers, 2000-2010

Correspondence, notes, and legal documents of Charlotte Adelman, attorney. Adelman acted as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as Chairperson of Chicago NOW, before becoming an environmental activist in Wilmette, IL and co-authoring "The Midwestern Native Garden, an illustrated guide". Collection includes correspondence, notes, and other documents pertaining to pesticides, recycling, and other environmental issues in Wilmette and Chicago. Also includes email correspondence, 2007-2009, regarding family history research, family affairs, reflections on what it means to be Jewish, U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine, and Muslims, women's affairs, and her writings.

Adler, Dankmar, 1844-1900: Dankmar Adler Papers, 1857-1984

Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the acoustics of Carnegie Hall.

Advertising Trade Cards.: Advertising Trade Cards, 1860s-1890s

Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.

Albee, Edward, 1928-: Edward Albee Plays, 1968

Copy of two plays by Edward Albee: Box; and Quotations from Chairman Mao Tse-Tung. With inscription by the author.

Alexander, Irene: Irene Alexander papers, 1960-1980

Clippings, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials related to Irene Alexander.

Alexson, Fred: Fred Alexson Papers, 1960-1980

Material related to Fred Alexson, a dancer with the Boston Ballet and several other production companies, and a founding member of the Association of Performing Arts. Collection. Includes photographs of Alexson and other dancers, dance posters (including some autographed), a dance class diary, career scrapbooks, and a watercolor sketchpad of dance action studies.

Algren, Nelson, 1909-1981: Nelson Algren Papers, 1960-1975

Includes three typescripts of Algren works (2 signed), and two articles about Algren when he permanently left Chicago in 1975.

Allard, Edith, 1927-2012: Edith Allard Papers, 1955-1991

Letters, postcards, telegrams, contracts and schedules, clippings, photographs and programs of dance performances in Israel and Sweden, two art prints and a small collection of medals.

Allen, Gideon W., 1835-1912: Allen Family Papers, 1862-1964

Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials of the Allen family.

Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.).: Allied Arts Records, 1913-1997

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists and groups include the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo, pianists Vladimir Horowitz and Glenn Gould, and singers Tito Schipa and Judy Garland. Collection also includes original photographs taken in venues in Chicago and New York from the late 1930s to the early 1940s.

Allison, Keith, (dance teacher): Keith Allison Studio Records, 1916-1968

Material related to the McRae-Allison studio, including dance notations of McRae's choreography and music reel-to-reel tapes, as well as souvenir programs, sheet music, books, and periodicals.

Alter, Evelyn: Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competition Papers, 1981-2002

Completed applications for the Carey Rose Winski Memorial Foundation Dance Scholarship Competitions, 1981-2001; also newspaper articles, correspondence, photographs, an audiotape, and some videotapes.

American Advertising Cards.: American Advertising Cards, 1880s-1905

American advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include Cleveland, Ohio, Painesville, Ohio, Algoma, Wisconsin, and South Bend, Indiana.

American Circus Collection.: American Circus Collection, 1891-1939

Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.

American Opera Society of Chicago.: American Opera Society of Chicago Records, 1920-1990

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.

American Type Founders Company.: American Type Founders Company Collection, 1899-1950

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.

Ames, Roderick D. : Ames Family Papers, ca. 1850-1900

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 Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.

Anderson, Donald M.: Donald M. Anderson Papers, 1834-1995

Correspondence, materials relating to publications, graphic art work, calligraphic broadsides and booklets, teaching materials, and subject files of Madison, Wisconsin calligrapher and design educator Donald Myers Anderson

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941: Sherwood Anderson Papers, 1872-1992

Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.

Anderson, Sherwood, 1876-1941: Anderson, Sherwood. "City Gangs Enslave Moonshine Mountaineers" article and photograph, 1935

Copy of Sherwood Anderson's article "City Gangs Enslave Moonshine Mountaineers" that appeared in the November 2, 1935 issue of "Liberty." Also includes a copy of a photograph taken during the 1935 trail of the Franklin County liquor conspiracy case in Roanoke, Virginia.

Andruss, William B., (William Benajah): William B. Andruss diary and commissions, 1855-1876

Diary, Mar. 10, 1855 - Apr. 3, 1856, and seven commissions and appointments to public office in Lee County, 1860-1877.,Diary documents Andruss' daily activities, travel, photography business, and emigration via Bellevue, Mich., with his family to Amboy. Daily entries record illnesses, chores and jobs, visits with friends and relatives, church lessons, town and political meetings, and public lectures on such topics as temperance and slavery. Also mentioned are the names of photographic subjects at the Andruss' Bellevue and Amboy studios. Appointments and commissions as notary public, justice of the peace, and county surveyor are issued by the state of Illinois and signed by the governor.

Antelope, Faustinus W.: Faustinus Antelope letters and petition, 1918

Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross.,The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a note from the director of the Field Museum, forwarding Antelope's Aug. 23 letter to Ayer, and Ayer's reply to Antelope.

Apthorp, Charles, 1698-1758: Charles Apthorp correspondence, 1738-1751

Letters to London merchant John Thomlinson, mainly related to the financial arrangements, sale, and shipment of merchandise to Boston. Apthorp was born in England in 1698 and educated at Eton College. He was later appointed by the English government as paymaster and commissary of the land and naval forces quartered in Boston. Apthorp also became one of the most distinguished merchants in Boston during the 1730's until his death in 1758.

Artists Book Works (Organization).: Artists Book Works Records, 1982-2012

Non-profit public education organization founded in 1983 by Barbara Lazarus Metz. Its records consist of administrative files, files on artists active in book work, and original art works created at the Artists Book Works studio or exhibited in its galleries.

Arts Club of Chicago: Arts Club Records, 1892-2004

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.

Ashbaugh, Carolyn: Carolyn Ashbaugh - Lucy Parsons research papers, ca. 1970-1976

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.

Aten, Henry J., 1841-1913: Henry J. Aten Papers, 1896-ca. 1920

Letters from Nicholas Harris to Henry J. Aten of Hiawatha, Kansas, clippings, notes pertaining to the Aten family genealogy, and a photocopy of the family history initiated by Aten and continued by other relatives.

Atwater, Adeline: Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

Aucutt, Donald M.: Donald Aucutt Architecture Research Collection, approximately 1999-2015

Research files, photographs, and secondary materials related to work done by Prairie School and Chicago School architects in the Midwest compiled by architectural historian Donald Aucutt.

Auditorium Theater (Chicago, Ill.).: Auditorium Theater Programs, 1888-1938

Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.

Auditorium Theatre Council.: Auditorium Theatre Council Records, 1955-1970

Clippings, notes, memos, and press releases regarding the Auditorium Theatre. Collection includes details of the theater's condition at the end of the 1950s and the renovation to restore it to its former condition. Most materials seem to be used to generate attention and funds for the renovation project that took place throughout the 1960s.

Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898: Christopher C. Augur Papers, 1780-1912

United States army officer, 1843 to 1885. Correspondence, printed and manuscript military orders and reports, letter-books, a miscellany of accounts and receipts, clippings, memorabilia and maps, mainly documenting Augur's military activities and commands before and during the Civil War, and post-war service in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Gulf.

Augur, Christopher Columbus, 1821-1898: Christopher C. Augur Collection of Photographs of the Western United States, 1846-1889

Mounted albumen prints and stereographs primarily of western Indians and scenes, ca. 1865-1881, taken by Alexander Gardner, John K. Hillers, William H. Jackson, William Soule and a few other photographers, plus three large lithographic prints of Mexican War military scenes. Also, a box containing a stereoscopic viewer.

Avila, John, 1947-2013: John Avila Papers, 1991-2011

Calligraphic works, both sketches and final pieces, created by self-taught Chicago-based calligrapher John Avila. Avila was active in the Chicago Calligraphy Collective, serving as its president for six years. Collection also includes a few calligraphic tools and some photographs of Avila.

Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927: Edward E. Ayer U.S. Board of Indian Commissioners files, 1912-1922

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. Nicholson), and senators and congressmen (R. La Follette, etc.).

Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927: Edward E. Ayer Papers, 1842-1934, bulk 1880-1934

Railroad tie manufacturer who donated his collection of materials on America and American Indians to the Newberry Library and served as a Newberry trustee from 1892 to 1911. Ayer's papers include correspondence (some pertaining to Newberry collections), writings, documents, tributes, and photographs and reminiscences of his westward and overseas travels. Ayer was a Sergeant in Company E, 1st Regiment of Cavalry, California Volunteers, and a 2nd Lieutenant in Company I, Regiment of New Mexico volunteers. His papers include military enlistment and discharge papers, and reminiscences regarding his march with the California column and service in New Mexico.