Modern Manuscripts Search Results: beginning with "I"Click on the name of the collection to see call number and finding aid information
- Original art work for Jane Iké and Baruch Zimmerman's children's book A Japanese Fairy Tale (New York: F. Warne, 1982).
- The Illinois Ballet was founded in 1959 by two former Sadler's Wells ballet dancers, Richard Ellis and Christine Du Boulay. The company presented several seasons of performances per year until its demise in 1972. The company remained constant with four soloists and ten corps members, and included two dancer/choreographers, Hy Somers and Dom Orejudos (aka Etienne). Collection consists of numerous performance photographs, programs and publicity material, a few pieces of correspondence and office records, 78 rpm recordings, sheet music and posters.
- The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and photographs.
- Very incomplete personnel records of the Illinois Central Railroad Company that were abandoned in the Champaign (IL) Depot, salvaged by the staff of the Urbana Free Library, and subsequently donated to the Newberry Library. Includes employee service record cards for switchmen, telegraphers, firemen, brakemen, and engine foremen. Also includes fingerprint records, and employee applications (1910-1930) that were donated by a former IC employee.
- Black and white photograph of Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at Soldier Field, July 10, 1966. Copy of original photograph from the Illinois Labor History Society.
- Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.
- Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.
- Notes, sketches, studies and trial sheets for Ingmire's 1991 calligraphic manuscript now in the Newberry Library, Relearning the alphabet. The earliest studies are for a related uncompleted project started in the mid-1980's on a commission from the San Francisco collector Richard Harrison.
- Nineteen pen and ink drawings on board of varying sizes, largely unsigned with the exception of one drawing signed "C. F. Tiedemann 93," and another initialed "CFT." Fourteen of the drawings can be found as tail pieces and initials within Henry Inman's The Old Santa Fe Trail (New York: The Macmillan Company, 1897), a work that charts the illustrious history of the Santa Fe Trail, a nineteenth century transportation route that connected Franklin, Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. These works offer insight into nineteenth century illustration, transportation, as well as the history and cultural appeal of the American West.
- Copy of the proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Paper Historians, held at Trinity College, Oxford, from September 24-29, 1967. Also includes correspondence about who received copies of the proceedings, called Communications, press clippings and materials about the Congress, and the Congress program.
- Correspondence, maps, reports and other documents and records kept by nineteenth century Iowa company investors, including directors and officers of the Chicago, Iowa and Nebraska Railroad, the town of Clinton, Iowa, the Iowa Land Company, the Iowa Rail Road Land Company and associated organizations.
- Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.
- Transcribed letters between Dr. Ralph N. Isham, his father Nelson Isham, brother Charles Isham, and son George S. Isham mostly pertaining to the home and estate of Nelson Isham. Also photographs of Ralph N. Isham and other Isham family members, and a few mementos.