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Gallentine, C. W. (Charles W.), -1864: Charles W. Gallentine Letters, 1861-1863

Letters home, 1862-1863, by Charles W. Gallentine of the 7th Illinois Cavalry, from Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., Jacinto and Corinth, Miss., Memphis and LaGrange, Tenn., and Lawrence Co., Ala., regarding camp life, skirmishes, men killed and wounded, Southern guerillas, northern Copperheads and the draft, Southern plantations and slave attitudes, Union and Confederate prisoners, etc.

Galphin, George, -1780: George Galphin Letters, 1778-1780

Outgoing correspondence from South Carolina of the Indian trader and Revolutionary patriot while serving as commissioner of Indian affairs. The purpose was to inform Benjamin Lincoln, commander of the Southern Department, of the current situation with the Creek Indians and his efforts to maintain their friendship.

Ganz, Rudolph, 1877-1972: Rudolph Ganz Papers, 1864-2013

Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.

Gartz, Linda: Gartz Family papers, 1870-2018

Diaries, letters, scrapbooks, photographs, financial documents, and some artifacts, art, and audiovisual materials documenting Chicago life from the 1910s through the 1960s and 1970s. The Gartz family settled in West Garfield Park, Chicago, and lived there as the all-white, mostly European immigrant families community changed to an all African American community due to housing discrimination in the City. Donor Linda Gartz wrote the book "Redlined" (2018) based on her family's experience and archive.

Gausby, Christopher: Christopher Gausby Papers, 1979-2014

New York calligrapher, illuminator, writer, and sculptor. The papers consist largely of codex artist’s books and broadsides, correspondence, and documents relative to the artwork of Christopher Gausby.

Gayford, Peter T.: Peter T. Gayford Collection, 1829-2013

Papers relating to the essays and projects of Peter T. Gayford. Includes Gayford's CCFPD Preservation Project, which includes hand drawn maps of the Cook County Forest Preserve. Also included are several essays written by Gayford, one of which pertains to Billy Caldwell, a British-Potawatomi fur trader. The remaining bulk of the collection consists of photocopies provided by the National Archives and Records Administration and the U.S. Department of the Interior. These include documents relating to the negotiation of the Treaty of July 29, 1829 with the United Chippewa, Ottawa, and Potawatomi Indians (also known as the Prairie du Chien treaty); Billy Caldwell's Chicago River Reserve Land Patent; and numerous letters, deeds, and petitions regarding the sale of reservations and distribution of land under the 1829 Treaty, which included the reserves of Claude Laframboise, the Ouilmette Family, Victoire Pothier, Jane Miranda, and Alexander Robinson. Also includes the final addition to Gayford's CCFPD Preservation Project, which details investigated sites within the Cook Country Forest Preserve District and includes maps (hand-drawn and printed), photographs, notes, and reports.

Geer, Nathan Cahoon, 1820-1860: Nathan Cahoon Geer letters, 1846-1854

Collection of letters to and from Chicago printer Geer, relating to printing in Chicago and Waukegan, Illinois. Also included Scale and prices for book and job printing ... [Peoria, 1859] and A catalogue of the different varieties, of printing ... [Chicago : Geer & Wilson] 1846.

Gehr, Mary: Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

Geller, Laurence: Geller Collection of Hotel Postcards and Luggage Labels, 1900-1992

Collection of hotel postcards and hotel luggage labels primarily issued in North America, South America, and Europe between 1900 and 1992.

Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991: Paula Gerard Renison Dance Sketches, 1938-1939

Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.

Germania Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Germania Club scrap book, 1921-1931

A large scrapbook containing material on the activities of this music-appreciation club for German-Americans. Chartered in 1869 with possible origins in the organization of a choir to sing at President Lincoln's lying-in- state in Chicago, the Germania Club became a meeting place for Chicago's German elite. The name was changed to the Lincoln Club during World War I and changed back in 1921.

Germanistic Society of Chicago.: Germanistic Society of Chicago Records, 1907-1915

Membership lists, lecture announcements, and annual meeting minutes kept by Louis Guenzel, recording secretary of the Society and a Chicago architect. The lists provide an inventory of prominent citizens of German extraction in pre-World War I Chicago, and also reflect the gradual withdrawal of support for German-centered activities prior to World War I.

Gerstenberg, Alice: Alice Gerstenberg Papers, 1903-1971

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.

Geshwiler, Joseph E.: Joe Geshwiler Papers, 1971-2011

Papers of Joe Geshwiler, Chicago Daily News and Atlanta Constitution editor, including lengthy columns about Central and South America, Bosnia, the Mideast, and Southeast Asia which Geshwiler wrote after returning from reporting trips for the Constitution, clippings of all his Chicago Daily News editorials (1971-1974) on local, national and international affairs, and the editorial opinions he wrote for the Constitution during 1983. Also a 1994 speech on editorial writing, and recollections of his career at the Chicago Daily News, 1964-1978.

Giganti, Joseph, 1904-1986: Joseph Giganti Papers, 1917-1986

Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album, which features Joe's wife, Rose.

Giordano, Gus: Gus Giordano Papers, 1966-1996

Jazz dancer, choreographer, teacher, and founder of Gus Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago (est. 1962). Materials include some memorabilia and video footage of Giordano and his Jazz Dance ensemble.

Gleason, Frederic Grant, 1848-1903: Frederic Grant Gleason Papers, 1852-1908

Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe Verdi, and many others.

Gnitzinger, Grace, 1916-2003: Grace Gnitzinger Scrapbooks, approximately 1890-1984

Three scrapbooks created by Grace Gnitzinger, a native of Chicago who later relocated to Galveston, Texas. These include two albums of post-cards (ca. 1890s-1980s) pertaining to Chicago and its surrounding suburbs. The third scrapbook contains pictures pertaining to WLS-AM, a Chicago radio station that featured artists such as Patsy Montana and Gene Autry. The collection also includes two folders of miscellaneous photographs and ephemera.

Goble, Leroy Truman: Leroy Truman Goble Papers, 1791-1937

Papers of Leroy Truman Goble, including a few of his Chicago Literary Club writings, information about his bookplate collection, Chicago theatrical playbills and photographs, a letter from Frederick W. Gookin, late 1920s family travel photographs, and other materials.

Goddard, Joseph Bachellor, 1793-1842: Joseph Bachellor Goddard Papers, 1816-1833

Incomplete (pages 81-296) manuscript of an anti-slavery essay written by Joseph Bachellor Goddard, a Congregational minister in Londonderry, Vermont, and 1816 graduate of Williams College, who argued for the elimination of slavery, but sharply criticized the program of the American Colonization Society. Goddard preached in Londonderry from 1827 to 1838, and later in Pitcairn, St. Lawrence County, N.Y. Also included are a typed transcript prepared by Eleanor Goddard Worthen, a great-granddaughter, with typed biography of Joseph Bachellor Goddard. Includes Goddard’s Williams College diploma from 1816.

Goethe, Ottilie von, 1796-1872: Ottilie von Goethe Papers, 1811-1867

Papers of Ottilie von Goethe, German literary figure and daughter-in-law of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Includes her diaries, 1840-1867, kept while residing in Italy, Weimar, Berlin, and Dresden; correspondence with her mother, Henriette von Pogwisch, 1834-1839; and essays and poems. Also unpublished contributions to "Chaos" magazine, and correspondence and writings of other family members -- Alma von Goethe, August von Goethe, Wolfgang von Goethe, Henriette von Pogwisch, and Ulrike von Pogwisch. In addition there are several boxes containing copies of Goethe manuscripts in other repositories, copies of "Chaos" submissions with notes by Goethe scholar Heinz Bluhm, and typed English translations of the diaries.

Goetz, John B., 1920-2006: John B. Goetz Papers, 1961-1992

Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.

Goldschmidt, Jona, 1950-: Jona Goldschmidt Collection of Underground Newspapers and Marynook neighborhood materials, 1959-1983

Underground and counter-culture newspaper collection of Jona Goldschmidt, a Chicago activist, lawyer, and professor of Criminal Justice and Criminology at Loyola University. Includes late 1960s-mid 1970s materials about the Vietnam War, prisoners' rights, civil rights, women’s rights, yippies, socialism, and the Black Panther Party. Also included is Goldschmidt's collection of neighborhood newsletters, fliers, and clippings about Marynook, a neighborhood on Chicago's South Side that strove to be integrated.

Goldsmith, Ellen, 1926-2007: Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera stars and ballet dancers – many autographed – and hundreds of personal and backstage snapshots. Also, a group of photos of movie stills, popular celebrities and performers, plus a small amount of correspondence, memorabilia and signed theatrical programs, some Goldsmith drawings and writing, two scarves and a pair of ballet slippers.

Gonder, George A.: George A. Gonder Papers, 1899-1907

Church-related correspondence and documents of George A. Gonder, Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion convert and official in Kansas and Illinois. Includes postcards showing Zion City parks, buildings, and church officials.

Goodman family: Goodman Family Papers, 1795-2003

Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.

Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918: Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971

Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, military items, and scrapbooks.

Goodwin, Paul: Goodwin Family Papers, 1802-1913

Correspondence of the Goodwin family from New York and Chicago. Includes some business correspondence, business records, and military records. Primarily correspondence from Solomon Goodwin of New York, a builder for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, and his son, Edward P. Goodwin, student at Amherst College, Mass., minister of First Congregational Church in Chicago, and Middle East traveler (1870).

Gookin, Frederick W., 1853-1936: Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922

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 drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.

Gordon, Edward: Edward Gordon Papers, 1957-1997

Clippings, correspondence, pamphlets, photographs, and programs of this Chicago pianist and music administrator. Gordon was a child prodigy-performing with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at age eight-and renowned concert pianist before directing the Grant Park summer concerts and the Ravinia Festival (from 1968-1990). See the Ravinia Festival collection for additional material related to Gordon.

Gorn, Elliott J., 1951-: Elliott Gorn - Mother Jones Research Papers, 1980s-1990s

Research files and manuscript drafts of Elliott Gorn's 2001 book, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. The research files are comprised of photocopies of original material dating as early as the 1890s. These include articles, books, dissertations, and archival material. Major topics covered include Mother Jones, the union movement, radicalism, socialism, mining and other trades. There are also multiple copies of annotated manuscript drafts, research notes, and administrative files for the book.

Graff, Everett D. (Everett Dwight), 1885-1964: Everett D. Graff Papers, 1921-1964, bulk 1930-1960

Chicago steel company executive, philanthropist, Western Americana collector, and Newberry Library president of the Board of Trustees, 1953-1964, who near the end of his term donated his Western Americana collection to the library. Graff's papers include correspondence and financial records relating to his purchases of and research on Western Americana, and also published reports of historical societies, clippings, typescripts, membership cards and photographs.

Graham, Ralph L., 1919-1986: Ralph L. Graham Yalta Conference Photographs and Scrapbook, 1945

Material related to the activities of the United States Department of State during the months of January-March, 1945 with a particular focus on the Malta Conference, the Yalta Conference, the Inter-American Conference on Problems of War and Peace, and the travels of Secretary of State Edward R. Stettinius in Northern Africa and Central America. The collection is composed of a State Department-created scrapbook with an assortment of photographs taken by the US Army Signal Corps and relevant newspaper clippings as well as a group of photographic negatives and accompanying contact sheets taken by Ralph L. Graham, an assistant to Secretary Stettinius during his travels in 1945.

Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885: Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee, 1865

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.

Graves, James Taylor, 1841-1923: James Taylor Graves papers, ca. 1850-1891, bulk 1862-1867

Mainly Civil War (1862-1863) and European trip (1867) letters of James Taylor Graves addressed to his widowed mother, his sister Martha Louise Graves, and his brother John Morrison Graves. Graves' Civil War letters, written from Camp Miller at Greenfield, Mass., en route to Louisiana via New York City, and from various places in Louisiana, discuss camp life, ship transport, the treatment of Negroes, Southern guerrillas, skirmishes with Confederate forces, the siege of Port Hudson, and other topics. Written during a summer tour of London, Paris, Switzerland, Italy, and Germany, Graves' 1867 letters provide a detailed description of his travels to his family at home. There is also one undated letter to Graves from his father written prior to his 1852 death regarding the importance of faith and education, an 1891 University of Chicago diploma received by daughter Mary Louise Graves, a calling card and account relating to Graves' European trip, and some genealogical material.

Gray, John S. (John Stephens), 1910-1991: John S. Gray Research Papers, 1942-1991

Meticulous research notes, writings, and correspondence of Dr. John S. Gray, Professor of Physiology at Northwestern University and a member of the Chicago Corral of Westerners. Dr. Gray's research focuses on the American West, particularly U.S. - Indian relations.

Green, Larry, (journalist): Larry Green Papers, approximately 1966-1980

Collection of newspaper clippings, notes, and memorabilia relating to the career of Chicago Daily News correspondent Larry Green from 1966-1980, including dispatches from the Vietnam War and the 1968 Democratic National Convention.

Greenlee, William Brooks: William Brooks Greenlee Papers, 1872-1953, bulk 1890-1953

Chicago manufacturer, collector of early Portuguese books, Luzo-Brazilian scholar and Newberry Library Trustee, 1931-1950, who presented his collection of Portuguese and Brazilian materials to the library in 1937. Greenlee's papers consist of correspondence, documents, diaries, scrapbooks, research matter and photographs, and focus on his Portuguese collecting activities and scholarly work.

Greensfelder, Tom: Tom Greensfelder Design Records, 1989-2015

Chicago calligrapher and designer. Files concerning Oakdale Press children’s bookplate designs and other projects.

Greenwood, Thomas J., 1908-1988: Tom Greenwood Papers, 1960-1986

Papers of Thomas J. Greenwood, Housing Chairman of the American Indian Chicago Conference, sponsored by the University of Chicago in June, 1961. Mostly printed material consisting of correspondence, articles and pamphlets that relate to Indian policy in general and specifically the Conference, its preparation and its aftermath, as well as a few miscellaneous Indian-related items. Includes an autobiographical letter from Tom Greenwood to anthropologist Brian Bardy, and a videotaped conversation between Greenwood and Bardy in 1986.

Gregory, Addie Hibbard, 1859-: Addie V. Hibbard Gregory Travel Diaries and Family Photographs, approximately 1871-1938

Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.

Grierson, Benjamin Henry, 1826-1911: Benjamin Henry Grierson Papers, 1865-1890

Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material, as well as personal miscellany relating to his service in the Western Territories. Microfilm copy available in the Newberry Library.

Griffin Funeral Home. (Chicago, Ill.): Griffin Funeral Home Records, 1929-2007

Records of the Griffin Funeral Home, and its predecessor, the Bell Auto & Undertaking Company, which served the African American community in Chicago,1929-2007. Entries contain the decedent's name, address, occupation, physical characteristics, next of kin, date/place of birth, date/place of death, minister's name, and place of burial. Limited information of plot purchasers is also included.

Griffin, Ernest A., 1912-1995: Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, 1862-2007

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.

Griffith, James Shores, 1891-1971: James Shores Griffith Papers, 1882-1971

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, and a pamphlet entitled "Survey of Working Conditions in the Painting Trade in Chicago, 1929-1934," by J.A. Runnberg, a typescript history of the Painters District Council #14 (1950), and Griffith's tickets from the 1933 Century of Progress. Collection also includes genealogical records pertaining to the Griffith family, and photographs and documents relating to James Shores Griffith's service in World War I.

Grimm, C. Hugo (Carl Hugo), 1890-1978: C. Hugo Grimm Papers, 1890-1951

Organist, composer, and teacher of composition at the Cincinnati Conservatory. Grimm wrote symphonies, songs, organ pieces, and many other works. The collection consists mainly of typewritten and manuscript treatises on topics in musical composition.

Grimmer, Margot: Margot Grimmer Papers, 1956-1984

Material relating to the career of Chicago dancer Margot Grimmer, including clippings, advertising items, programs, a few miscellaneous incoming letters, and numerous photographs.

Grossman, Ronald P.: Ron Grossman Papers, 1960s-2018

Reporter's notebooks, correspondence (including reader mail), rolodex, writings, and lectures from Chicago Tribune staff reporter Ron Grossman. Topics covered include Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods, higher education, and culture wars.

Grover, Frank R., 1858-1919: Frank R. Grover Papers, 1905-1908

Correspondence, manuscript and typewritten, by amateur historian Frank Grover to and from members of Antoine Ouilmette’s family inquiring into the ethnicity of Ouilmette. Also includes two copies, one with annotations, of Grover's Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore.

Gruenberg, Robert, 1922-1992 : Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.

Gurko, Miriam: Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.