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Babcock, Orville Elias, 1835-1884 : Orville E. Babcock Papers, 1849-1947

Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.

Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911: Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky regarding the approach of the Civil War, relations with and freeing of the family's slaves, and news of the war are also noted.

Badolato, Dean: Dean Badolato Papers, 1965-1999

Material related to the career of Dean Badolato, Chicago-born and trained dancer, choreographer, and director. Includes clippings, letters, photographs, programs, videotapes, reviews, and various memorabilia.

Balk, Alfred, 1930-2010: Alfred Balk Papers, 1941-2010

Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Review, Saturday Review, and IEEE Spectrum, and faculty member at Columbia and Syracuse. Includes correspondence, working files for his freelance articles, his books and other writings, together with files relating to his editorial positions.

Ballard, Eugene F.: Eugene F. Ballard Papers, 1907-1933

Materials of Eugene F. Ballard of Denver, Colorado, kept for his genealogical work on the Ballard family. Contains a bound record book and a few letters relating to his quest for information.

Ballenger, Thomas Lee: Thomas Lee Ballenger Papers, 1730-1968

Correspondence and writings of author, educator, and historian Thomas Lee Ballenger; photographs, legal papers, and documents of the Cherokee Indians, their territory, and prominent individuals who contributed to Oklahoma's history; genealogical materials including detailed tables, charts, and diagrams of individual Cherokee families; and extensive collections of archaeological artifacts.

Bank, Arnold: Bank and Carter Portfolio Collection, 1951-1971

Sketches, layouts, proofs, and published calligraphic specimens created by Arnold Bank (1908-1986) and Will Carter (1912-2001) for the Arnold Bank Lettering Portfolio (1951) and Carter's sequels, Portfolio One (1967) and Portfolio Two (1974).

Bannon, Laura: Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations, 1939-1958

Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.

Barker, James M., 1886-1974: James M. Barker Papers, 1825-1975

Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close friend to many leading businessmen of his time including Charles Dawes, Alfred A. Knopf, Joshua Green, and James H. Doolittle.

Barkhausen, August, 1818-1899: Barkhausen Family Papers, 1854-1889

Small collection of family documents, all in German, relating to the Barkhausen family of Mequon, Ozaukee County, Wisconsin. Includes correspondence, 1854-1862, a small notebook, ca. 1857-1872, and an account book, 1888-1889.

Barlow family: Barlow Family Papers, 1816-1851

A small collection of material relating to two men, both named William Barlow, possibly father and son. Consists of letters, a poem, a notebook of a sermon and a draft of an address to the American Institute in Washington, D.C. by Reverend William Barlow; correspondence from William Barlow the younger to Matilda Richards Barlow, and an undated, unidentified cabinet photo of two women.

Barnes, Alfred: Alfred Barnes Papers, 1834-1838

Seven letters from Alfred Barnes of Hartford, Connecticut to his sister Julia Barnes of Northhampton, Massachusetts and Evansville, Indiana. Letters discuss family news and personal business.

Barnes, Bessie: Bessie Barnes Papers, 1896-1992

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920’s and 1930’s

Barnes, Edward A., b. 1842: Edward A. Barnes Papers, 1865-1893

Diaries, poetry, music and program and newspaper clippings written by Edward A. Barnes, a Chicago-based religious and temperance songwriter. The diaries pertain to Barnes’s songwriting career, his religious beliefs, and his relationship with his sisters, Lillie and Della.

Barrett, Oliver R., (Oliver Roger), 1873-1950 : Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers, ca. 1860-1966

Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and work notes on Lincoln's biography by both men; copies of several articles and numerous poems by Sandburg; miscellaneous printed items relating to Sandburg, his work and his public appearances; and photographs of Sandburg and Barrett. Also, a large collection of stereographs (scenes of the American Civil War, world views and many slides of Chicago before and after the fire of 1871) and cabinet and carte de visite portraits.

Barrett, Samuel Eddy, 1834-1912: Samuel Eddy Barrett-Barrett Family Papers, 1829-1948

Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritence and property.

Barron, Susan, 1947-: Susan Barron Papers, 1967-2005

Materials related to New York book artist Susan Barron, including artwork, publicity and reviews, diaries, personal items, and other donated materials.

Barry, D. F. (David Francis), 1854-1934: D.F. Barry photographs of Hunkpapa Indians, ca. 1881-1920

Studio portraits of Hunkpapa chiefs Crow King, Gall, Sitting Bull, and Rain in the Face, as well as Standing Holy (Sitting Bull's daughter), Shooting Star (identified as a Sioux squaw), and D.F. Barry with Rain in the Face.,The images were taken at Fort Buford in 1881, at Bismarck in 1885, and possibly elsewhere in the Dakota Territory, but most of them were printed from the negatives and sold from Barry's Superior, Wisconsin, studio in the 1890's or later.

Barstow, C. H. (Charles H.), d. 1908: C. H. Barstow Papers, 1870-1891

United States Indian Service employee stationed at the Crow Agency, Montana Territory. Mainly correspondence, 1870-1891, mostly written by C.H. Barstow at the Crow Agency to his sister, Eliza, and brother, Rogers L. Barstow, in Massachusetts. Also several letters from Barstow’s wife, Lizzie, to his sister and brother, and a few miscellaneous letters of Rogers Barstow, other family members and friends, 3 small clippings, plus a November 10, 1887, issue of The Montana Stock Gazette.

Barzel, Ann: Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

Barzel, Ann: Ann Barzel Dance Research Collection, ca. 1830-2010

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.

Baskes, Roger S.: Roger S. Baskes Playscript Collection, 1986-2015

Playscripts, some signed, and primarily from the Goodman Theatre and Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago. Also includes three screenplays from the Saul Zaentz Company: The English Patient, The Mosquito Coast, and The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

Batchelder, John Davis, 1872-1958: John Davis Batchelder Papers, 1876-1957

Miscellaneous collection of John Davis Batchelder, turn-of-the-century independently wealthy Midwesterner who lived mostly in Europe, collecting books and objects of interest. Includes a diary, a journal, diplomas, lists of objects, and annotated volumes of Shakespeare, and a photograph album.

Bauer, Todd: Todd Bauer Collection of Chicago Writers' Playscripts, 2003-2014

Todd Bauer's collection of 31 playscripts written by Chicagoans.

Baum, Chris: Chris Baum Papers, 1952-2011

Clippings, magazines, some correspondence and other memorabilia documenting the writing career of Chris Baum (Emily Ryglewicz), who wrote for various trade publications, Chicago neighborhood newspapers (The Garfieldian and Austin News), and the Lerner newspaper chain.

Baum, Edna Lucile: Edna Lucile Baum Papers, 1890-1981

Material relating to Chicago dance teacher and author Edna Lucile Baum, which includes incoming correspondence, writings, photographs, programs, dance notations and other miscellaneous printed items, scrapbooks and notebooks.

Baur, Bertha, 1858-1940: Bertha Duppler Baur Diaries and appointment books, 1898-1939

Diaries (partly in shorthand) and appointment books of Bertha Duppler Baur, Chicago businesswoman, suffragette, lawyer, and politician. Business school and law school graduate, Bertha Duppler came to Chicago at age 17 as a stenographer and wielded considerable political power as the personal secretary to three postmasters. In 1909 she married millionaire Jacob Baur, founder of the Liquid Carbonic Corporation, and was actively involved in the management of the company after his 1912 death. Active in politics, Baur lobbied for women's suffrage, ran in a close race for Congress in 1926, and for 28 years was a Republican National Committewoman from Illinois.

Beach, John D., soldier: John D. Beach Letters, 1862-1865

Correspondence from Pvt. Beach of the 55th Illinois Infantry, Company G, to his mother describing everyday camp life in La Grange and Memphis, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Big Shanty [now Kennesaw], Ga.

Beberdick, Frank H., (Frank Harry), 1927-: Frank H. Beberdick Pullman Collection, 1881-2001

Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.

Beckwith, John, Mrs.: Mrs. John Beckwith Calling Cards, ca. 1890-1910

Ten calling cards presented to Mrs. John Beckwith by members of prominent Chicagoans including Armour, Field, Grant, Lodge, McClurg, McCormick, Palmer and Scudder families.

Beede, A. McG. (Aaron McGaffey), 1859-1934: [Sioux Indian Drawings], 1913-1914

One hundred sixty unsigned, numbered drawings attributed to "Sioux Indians" (a general, blanket term used to describe the Santee, the Yankton-Yanktonai, and the Lakota peoples) living in Fort Yates, North Dakota during the cataclysmic winter of 1913-1914, a period known as the "Starving Time." Aaron McGaffey Bead, an Episcopal missionary to the Indians of North Dakota, provided paper and art supplies to the residents of Fort Yates during this period and paid 50-75 cents for each drawing, depending on the age of the artist. This collection of watercolor and pencil drawings, letters, and prints offer invaluable insight into issues of self-representation, historical documentation, and cross-cultural exchange within the early twentieth century American Indian context.

Beers, James W., (James Wellington), b. 1869: James W. Beers papers, 1850s-1950s

Collection of typescripts, manuscripts, and notebooks by James W. Beers, developer of the Beers shorthand. Includes articles by Beers as well as copies of articles by others. The Beers shorthand collection was individually cataloged; search the online catalog under Author: Beers, James W. for all items.

Beezley, Charles F., Jr.: Charles F. Beezley Papers, 1930-1960

Correspondence between Charles F. Beezley, Jr., a vice-president of R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., and Florencio Molina Campos, and between Beezley and Stanley Pargellis from various places, 1943-1947. Also carbons, clippings, printed matter. Includes research materials on the Rio de la Plata.

Beffel, John Nicholas: Beffel, John Nicholas. Letters to Caroline M. McIvaine regarding Chief Shabonna, March 1932

Includes three letters written by John Nicholas Beffel of New York to Caroline McIlvaine of the Chicago Historical Society from March 1932. Beffel describes his research for an article on Cheif Shabbona and asks McIlvaine for additional information.

Bell, Edward Price, 1869-1943 : Edward Price Bell Papers, 1886-1951

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.

Bellow, Saul: Saul Bellow Newspaper Clippings, 1944-1970

Clippings of American and English book reviews of Bellow's works.

Bennett, Alexander, 1929-2003: Alexander Bennett Papers, 1953-1990

Bennett was a dancer with the Royal Ballet and Ballet Rambert, and former director of the Twin Cities Ballet in Illinois as well as other regional ballet companies. His collection includes many audio and videocassettes, a scrapbook of his dancing career, and some memorabilia.

Bennett, Gilbert: Bennett Family Papers, 1880s-1993

Genealogical materials, clippings, and 3 photographs (including a cabinet card and a tintype) relating to the Bennett Family of Lake County, Illinois. Gilbert and Mary Bennett, natives of Oswego, New York, moved to Newport Township, Illinois in the 1850s. Materials include a family history, genealogical charts, photographs of unidentified musical bands, and a portrait cabinet card of Gilbert and Mary Bennett.

Bennett, James O'Donnell, 1870-1940 : James O'Donnell Bennett Papers, 1896-1936

Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic.

Bennett, Robert W., 1844-1864: Robert W. Bennett Letters, 1861-1863

Correspondence from Pvt. Bennett of the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry, Company D, written to his father, mother and sisters during his travels through Tennessee and Kentucky.

Bentley, R. Ford, (Robert Ford), 1909-1994: R. Ford Bentley Papers, ca. 1830-1990

Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of the printing related companies that Ford worked for.

Bergstrom, Robert W., 1918-2006: Robert W. Bergstrom Papers, 1924-1999

Research and legal case files for the 1924 Leopold and Loeb murder criminal court proceedings, and the 1959-1970 civil suits of Leopold vs. Meyer Levin et al. over Levin's book Compulsion. Bergstrom represented Levin in the latter case.

Berkman, Sylvia: Berkman, Sylvia. Letter to Miss Schwartz and typed manuscript "Katherine Mansfield and the Child.", April 20, 1941

Contains letter from Sylvia Berkman to Miss Schartz written on April 20th, 1941, and a typed manuscript of "Katherine Mansfield and the Child," published in the Wellesley Review, 1941-1942.

Beveridge, Catherine Eddy: Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004

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.

Biedinger, Harry E., 1880-1956: Harry E. Biedinger Papers, 1898-1949

Collection of more than 60 diaries, datebooks, and financial records kept over a lifetime by Harry E. Biedinger (1880-1956), who was among the founding members and builders of Zion City, a failed utopian Christian community outside of Chicago.

Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956 : Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

Binder, David: David Binder Papers, 1935-2007

Papers of foreign correspondent David Binder, who was the New York Times East Europe correspondent in Belgrade (1963-1967) and Germany correspondent (1967-1973). Includes dispatches articles from Germany to the Institute of Current Affairs (1957-1960), scrapbooks containing Binder's New York Times articles from Eastern Europe and Germany and his earlier articles for the Louisville Courier Journals, Chicago Daily News Foreign Service and Minneapolis Tribune.

Black Lives Matter (Chicago).: Chicago Black Lives Matter Protest Collection, 2014-ongoing

Announcements, flyers, artwork, buttons, newsletters, photographs, posters, t-shirts, and other materials collected by various individuals at Chicago protests, 2015-2016, responding to recurring police violence and civil rights violations against black citizens. This documentation was solicited as part of a 2016 Newberry Library exhibition, From Civil War to Civil Rights, and also includes responses to events posted by visitors to the exhibition.

Blackburn, A.B.: Blackburn Family Papers, 1803-1907

Papers of A. B. Blackburn, A. W. Blackburn, W. H. Blackburn of North Carolina, and other family members. Consists of correspondence, journal account book, financial documents, deeds, wills, Civil War documents, and other miscellaneous items.

Blake, Tiffany, 1870-1943: Tiffany Blake newspaper clippings, 1901-1919

Photocopies of articles written for the Chicago Tribune by Blake, a noted editorial writer for the paper.

Blatchford family: Blatchford Family Papers - Additions,, 1841-1947

Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.

Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914: Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

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, Lord, and Fowler.

Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914: E.W. Blatchford Papers, 1870-1971, bulk 1870-1915

Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents and clippings relating to his work at the Newberry.

Blew, John C.: John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA,, 1790s-2012

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.

Blinc Publishing.: Blinc Publishing Ephemera Collection, 1997-2015

23 items produced by Blinc Publishing between 1997 and 2015. Includes promotional posters, letterpress prints, compact discs, and other printed ephemera.

Block, Mervin: Mervin Block Papers, 1945-2005

Danny Newman's letters (1978-2005) to Merv Block, renowned New York broadcast newswriter and editor who worked earlier in his career as a newspaper writer and editor in Chicago. Also additional materials relating to Newman, including his writings and memoirs, biographical information, newspaper clippings, award notices, and press releases. Newman (1919-2007), a life-long Chicagoan and Lyric Opera press agent for over 50 years, pioneered the building of performing arts audiences through subscription sales. Also includes letters to Block from author James T. Farrell, together with writings and column samples Farrell sent to Block. Block and Farrell became acquainted in 1957, when Block interviewed him for a story, and then again for another in 1958. Later in 1960 Block attempted to help Farrell appear as a columnist in Chicago’s American. Both of Block’s articles are also in the papers, as are other articles about Farrell, obituaries, photographs, and copies of a few letters from and to Farrell.

Blommaert, LeRoy: LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables, 1883-2009

The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.

Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927: Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers, 1869-1981

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the Zeislers and a few celebrities; and nine artifacts.

Blount, William, 1749-1800: William Blount Papers, 1794-1796

Letters, orders and receipts written by William Blount, pertaining to his administration of Indian and military affairs in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, 1794-1796. Correspondence directed to David Henley (as agent of the War Department), John Pitchlynn (U.S. interpreter to the Choctaw), and several other military officers.

Blue Sky Press.: Blue Sky Press records, 1900-1917

Business records of the press, which was in operation (mainly in Chicago) during the first decade of 1900. The later correspondence deals with the dispersal of the press.

Blum, Betty J.: Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family Research Papers, 1862-1983

Research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.

Boge, Alma: Alma Boge Papers, 1944-2015

Appointment calendars, daily journals, photo albums and supplemental material preserved by Alma Boge, from her high school age onward, documenting her life as a wife, mother of five children, and working woman actively involved in her communities of Spokane WA, Park Ridge, IL, Gig Harbor, WA, Scottsdale, AZ, and Barrington, IL.

Boge, Garrett A.: Garrett A. Boge Collection of Inscriptional Rubbings, 1991-2007

343 rubbings of inscriptional stones, chiefly in Florence and Rome, made to exemplify Roman capital letter forms and early Christian symbolism. Mostly art originals, a few photocopies.

Boge, Garrett A.: Garrett A. Boge Papers, 1971-2013

Correspondence, original art, printed works, biographical information by and about Garrett A. Boge, lettering artist and type designer based in Kansas City, Seattle, and Rome, Italy.

Bohan, Thomas F.: Thomas F. Bohan documents regarding the reprint publication of the General directory and business advertiser of the city of the city of Chicago for the year 1844, 1884-1933

Includes correspondence and contracts with and financial statements for Finch & McCullouch of Aurora, Ill. who reprinted the directory for Thomas Bohan in 1933; a Certificate of copyright registration from the Library of Congress Copyright Office dated May 10, 1930 renewing for Thomas Bohan the original copyright on the directory given to his father in 1902; a contract, never completed, with Roussey Publications of Chicago, Ill. to reprint the directory; purchase orders with Adolph Kroch and the Economy Book Store for copies of the reprint.

Bollaert, William, 1807-1876: William Bollaert papers, 1837-1849

The William Bollaert Papers include eight separate items (Ayer MS 83a-83h) most of which relate to his years in Texas.,The collection includes journals, notes, clippings, and maps consisting of the following items: Notes and memoranda, 1837-1838 (MS 83a); Private journals, 1841-1849 (MS 83b); Diary, 1844 (MS 83c); Texas in 1842 - by a Traveller (MS 83d); Personal Narrative of a Residence and Travels in the Republic of Texas, 1840-1844 (MS 83e); Notes on Texas, 1843-1844 (MS 83f); Notes and view of Galveston Island, 1843 (MS 83g); and Miscellaneous notes concerning Texas (MS 83h). The private journals and diary provided the basis for the Personal Narrative ... which Bollaert planned to use as a manuscript for publication. Bollaert's journals include numerous encounters with Texas President's Houston and Lamar among other prominent military and political leaders. The Papers remain one of the most important sources of information on the frontier Republic and its people.

Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956: Felix Borowski Papers, 1841-1995

Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter, and John Philip Sousa. There is also a substantial body of love letters written between Felix and his second wife, Elsa (Kanne) Borowski.

Borroff, Edith, 1925-: Edith Borroff Papers, 1940-1990

Writings, musical compositions, correspondence, research materials, and lectures of Edith Borroff, musicologist and composer. A teacher at a number of colleges and universities, Borroff researched music education, American music, French chamber music, and contemporary music. The collection also includes artifacts and memorabilia, genealogical information, photographs, programs for musical events, correspondence, copies of sheet music by various composers, and miscellanea.

Bossier, Bryan L.: Bryan L. Bossier Postcard Collection, approximately 1880s-1920s

This collection of approximately 1,500 postcards, a gift from Bryan L. Bossier, consists of printed and photographic postcards related to twentieth century social history. Subjects include: suffragettes and the women’s right to vote movement, American evangelism, the Ku Klux Klan, early road building, temperance and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, boxing, and Christmas.

Bowe, Augustine Joseph, 1892-1966: Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.

Boyce, Le Roy Merrick, 1810-1849: Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.

Boyd, Robert K., 1845?-: Robert Knowles Boyd letters, 1925-1927

Five letters, Oct. 28, 1925 - Feb. 13, 1927, from Boyd to his cousin, Edith M. Smith, discussing the reception of his pamphlets about the Minnesota-Wisconsin frontier in the 1860's and 1870's.,Included are comments on the Battle of Birch Coulee, the Chippewa Valley, the Chippewa Indians, and the Eau Claire family of novelist G.P.R. James. There is also a carbon typescript of a review of Boyd's works from Minnesota History, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1926 (pp. 354-355)

Braden, William K., 1930-2008: William K. Braden Papers, ca. 1955-ca. 1995

Papers of Chicago Sun-Times reporter and feature writer William K. Braden, 1956-1995. Included are Braden's research notes and drafts, interview audio-tapes and cassettes, clippings of stories as they appeared in the newspaper, and many entire issues for seminal events. Of special interest are materials related to his stories on the Chicago police; a potential Chicago World's Fair; the 1967 blizzard; Eisenhower, Kennedy, and LBJ; and many other Chicago and political topics. Also some reader mail.

Bradley, Katharine Shedd: Katharine Shedd Bradley Papers, 1908-1982

Fifteen line-a-day diaries of a Midwestern woman, 1908-1982.

Bregstone, Philip P., (Philip Pollack), 1866-1934: Philip P. Bregstone Papers, 1889-1951

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.

Brickman, Morrie, 1917-1994 : Morrie Brickman cartoons, 1966-1985

Newspaper cartoons of Chicagoan Morrie Brickman

Briggs, Elijah, 1810-1854: Briggs Family Papers, 1837-1910

Letters from Elijah Briggs of Indiana to parents Benjamin and Susanna Briggs of Ohio and brothers Alexander and Benjamin; letters from Elijah Briggs' wife Helen Briggs to her mother-in-law; two essays written by Elijah Briggs; a few miscellaneous letters; and one photo, possibly of Benjamin and Susanna Briggs.

Brommel, Bernard J., 1930-: Bernard J. Brommel-Eugene V. Debs Papers, 1886-2003

Research material and works of Eugene V. Debs biographer Bernard J. Brommel, including correspondence, notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also letters and personal materials of Grace Laird, a teacher with whom Brommel retained a long time correspondence.

Brown family (Kentucky): Brown Family Papers, 1918-1972

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 collection of brother McAuliffe’s World War I memorabilia including a very dramatic small journal kept during battle in 1918.

Brown, D. Tilden , (David Tilden), 1822-1889: David Tilden Brown Papers, 1841-1897

Manuscript journal of physician David Tilden Brown, April 1, 1841-Nov. 22, 1847, with partial transcription, kept while Brown was in medical school in New York City. Also, a few pen sketches, three architect’s drawings of Sheppard Asylum in Baltimore, MD, a Sheppard Asylum Fifth Annual Report, 1897, two clippings, and a photo of Dr. Brown ca. 1865-1870.

Brown, D. Tilden , (David Tilden), 1822-1889: David Tilden Brown Papers, 1848-1866

Letters, receipts, contracts, 2 manuscript maps, and drawings pertaining to Brown's activities in Nicaragua around 1848-1850. Brown traveled to Central America in 1849 planning to establish a cheaper and faster commercial route west from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the isthmus of Nicaragua. Brown and several associates formed the CompanÍa de Vapores de Nicaragua and, on March 14, 1849, negotiated the first treaty with General José Trinidad Muñoz for exclusive rights to steamship travel up the San Juan River and across Lake Nicaragua.

Brown, Edward E., (Edward Eagle), 1885-1959: Edward Eagle Brown Family Papers, 1749-1955

Materials pertaining to the family of Chicago banker Edward Eagle Brown, primarily of Brown's father Edward Osgood Brown, great grandfather William Brown, and descendents in the Ipswich and Salem Massachusetts areas.

Brown, Howard Mayer: Howard Mayer Brown Papers, 1940-1990

Research materials, writings, notebooks, correspondence, performance music and realia of Howard Mayer Brown, musicologist and editor. A University of Chicago professor and editor of editions and series of Renaissance music, Brown was also a great collector of libretti, musical instruments, and books on music, many of which are also available at the Newberry.

Brown, Pete, 1978-: Pete Brown Collection of Native Americans in Comic Books, 1937–2015

Comic books, graphic novels, and pop culture ephemera with Native American themes, characters, and imagery produced in North America from the years 1937 to 2015.

Brown, Richard Holbrook, 1927-: Richard H. Brown Papers, 1965-1990

Head of the Newberry's Research and Education Division, 1973-1994, director of the Committee on the Study of History (Amherst Project), 1964-1973, chairman of the Illinois Humanities Council, and scholar of Jacksonian America. Brown's papers consist of documents, articles, correspondence, speeches and personal notes relating to his involvement in the Illinois Humanities Council, the Amherst Project and various history programs, institutes and workshops.

Browne, Francis F. , (Francis Fisher), 1843-1913: Francis Fisher Browne Papers, ca. 1860-1949

Correspondence, literary manuscripts, memorabilia, clippings, photos and material relating to Francis Fisher Browne and the publication of several Chicago literary periodicals, primarily The Dial, of which Francis Fisher Browne was the founder and editor, 1880-1913.

Brundage, Slim, 1903-1990: Slim Brundage Papers, 1955-1991

Writings and correspondence of Slim Brundage, founder of the College of Complexes, which operated on and off out of several locations on Chicago’s Near North Side during the 1950's-1960's as a forum where speakers and the audience debated controversial topics and read poetry. The collection also includes a variety of documents relating to the College of Complexes itself, such as correspondence, press releases, speaker solicitations, and poetry written by the College’s “students.”

Buck, Pearl S., (Pearl Sydenstricker), 1892-1973: Buck, Pearl S. Letter to Elizabeth C. Davis, March 12, 1948

Letter from Pearl S. Buck to Elizabeth C. Davis regarding reviewing Buck's book Peony.

Bulkley, Caroline Kemper: Caroline Kemper Bulkley Papers, 1870-1938

A few pieces of manuscript music by Caroline Bulkley of Shreveport, La., plus a miscellaneous collection of poems presumed to be used as lyrics for future compositions.

Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938: Henry Lewis Bullen papers, 1908-1912

Letters, postcards, drafts of essays; all concerning the origin of the American point system invented by Nelson Crocker Hawks, on Hawks' career as an early California type founder, and on such other early California printing industry figures as W.F. Shattuck, Andrew Foreman, William Faulkner, and others.

Bullen, Henry Lewis, 1857-1938: Henry Lewis Bullen printing history collection, 1933-1936

Correspondence and ephemera from the files of Henry Lewis Bullen, including a description in Spanish of the career of Mexico City printer Jose´ de Ja´uregui; 2 photographs of R.W. Wilson; two ms. poems on bookbinding.

Bunch, Alma, 1891-1986: Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985

Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.

Burbank, E. A., (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949: E. A. Burbank Papers, 1897-1949

About 350 letters written mainly from the Oklahoma Territory, the Southwest, and the Dakotas by Elbridge Ayer Burbank to his uncle Edward E. Ayer, together with two scrapbooks containing incoming correspondence and miscellaneous clippings. Burbank, a painter and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, was commissioned by Edward E. Ayer in 1897 to produce a series of portraits of prominent Indian Chiefs.

Burbank, E. A., (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949: E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Drawings, ca. 1897-1914

Collection of over 1200 red and brown conté crayon on paper portraits of assorted American Indian subjects drawn during E. A. Burbank’s extensive travel to American Indian communities throughout the American Southwest, West, and Northwest. Commissioned to paint a portrait of Chief Geronimo by his maternal uncle, Edward E. Ayer, the Newberry benefactor and president of the Field Columbian Museum, Burbank embarked in 1897 on what would turn out to be a decades-long, quixotic quest to “paint every single Indian tribe in America.” Though ultimately unsuccessful, Burbank was able to paint and draw individuals from more than 125 tribes, documenting and providing lasting insight into the culture and history of fast-disappearing indigenous populations.

Burbank, E. A., (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949: E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Paintings, 1897-1908

Collection of twenty-five oil paintings on canvas and panel executed by E. A. Burbank during the end of the nineteenth and beginning of the twentieth centuries. Predominately composed of intimately-scaled portraits of American Indian men and women, this collection offers invaluable insight into the pictorial depiction of the American Indian during the turn of the twentieth century as well as the cultural cache attached to the depiction of native subjects.

Burbank, E. A., (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949: E. A. Burbank Indian Portraits, Prints, ca. 1897-1937

Collection of photogravures, colortype lithographs, and other offset color prints of drawings and oil paintings by E. A. Burbank. Consisting primarily of prints of oil paintings included in Burbank’s extensive series of American Indian portraits, this collection of mass-produced, predominately twentieth century prints offers insight into cultural appeal of the American Indian and the wide dissemination of the work of E. A. Burbank during the last century.

Burt, Henry Jackson, b. 1873: Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.

Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987: Fanny Butcher Papers, 1830-1984

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.

Butcher, L.O.: Diary of Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Butcher, 1887-1890

Daily memorandum diary of Mr. and Mrs. L.O. Butcher, written between February 14, 1887 and December 9, 1890 in Fredonia, Kan. and Pittsburg, Kan.

Butler, Pierce, 1886-1953: Pierce Butler Subject files, 1913-1933

Subject files of the Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundations of the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1920-1933, including galleys of Butler's "Checklist of Fifteenth Century Books", correspondence with William Kittredge, and notes regarding bookshelf and typeface designs.

Byrne, Daniel Jameson, 1839-1923: Byrne-MacKenzie Family Correspondence, 1870-1932

Collection of correspondence from Irish immigrant Daniel J. Byrne, and his Scottish immigrant wife Mary MacKenzie of Washington, D.C. and their daughter, singer Mary MacKenzie Byrne of New York City and Chicago. Also includes correspondence with MacKenzie family members of Stornoway, Outer Hebrides, Scotland and Liverpool, England.