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Jack and Jill Players.: The Jack and Jill Players, approximately 1927-1973

Scripts, newsletters, and photographs from the Jack and Jill Players in Chicago.

Jackson, Donald, 1938-: Donald Jackson Scroll, 1977

A Roman capitals demonstration sheet created by calligrapher Donald Jackson, about 20 feet in length, from a class taught in San Francisco in 1977.

Jackson, R. E. (Ralph Eugene), 1879-1960: Sheridan Park Kindergarten Photograph, May 24, 1909

Photograph of the 1909 Kindergarten class at Sheridan Park. The inscription at the bottom of the photograph reads, "Sheridan Park Kindergarten. 5/24-09. BY R.E. Jackson. 524 Winth."

Jackson, William Henry, 1843-1942: W. H. Jackson Photochrom Print Collection, 1898-1906

Color lithographic prints, made using the "Photochrom" process, published by Detroit Photographic Company from negatives made by W.H. Jackson.

Jacobs, Elmer, 1900- : Elmer Jacobs Papers, 1925-1982

Original advertising and magazine art, correspondence, speech texts, tax records, photographs, printed ephemera, and a radio interview by Chicago freelance designer and illustrator Elmer Jacobs.

Jacobs, John T.: John T. Jacobs - Clarence Darrow Papers, 1909-1926

Letters from Chicago lawyer Clarence Darrow to attorney and judge John T. Jacobs of Greeley, Colorado. Letters provide documentation of friendship, professional collaboration, and a shared interest in reading, as well as news of Darrow's son Paul who was living in Greeley. Also includes other miscellaneous letters and an essay by F.O. Stanley in which, though a teetotaler, he argues against prohibition.

Jacobsen, Jacque B., 1907-1967: Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers, approximately 1900s-1980s

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

James T. Farrell Centenary Committee.: James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records, 2004-2005

Correspondence, planning, publicity, photographs, and event materials from the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, a group who organized support for the recognition of author James T. Farrell and activities celebrating the 2004 centennial of Farrell’s birth in Chicago.

Jan Erkert and Dancers.: Jan Erkert and Dancers Records, 1974-2000

Jan Erkert founded jansdances in 1979 as a vehicle for her own works. The company evolved to Jan Erkert & Dancers and explored collaboration with other types of artists and dance presentations. The records include awards, clippings, newsletters, photographs, publicity materials, and videocassettes.

Jannotta, Stella Skiff, 1867-1954: Stella Skiff Jannotta Scrapbooks, 1801-1996

Three disbound scrapbooks compiled by Stella Skiff Jannotta for her youngest son, Joseph Edwin Jannotta, in the early 1930s. Titled, “The Evolution of a Man: Joseph Edwin Jannotta, His Story in Pictures,” the volumes contain a variety of materials including photographs, correspondence, clippings, programs, and family histories along with Stella Jannotta’s extensive handwritten annotations. Also includes separated materials related to the family and the founding of Jewel Tea Company by the Skiff family.

Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826: Ohio and Pennsylvania land deeds and plats, 1807-1812

2 deeds and one plat, 1807-1812. The first deed, signed by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison in 1807, refers to the sale of land in Ohio. The second document, dated 1810, is a manuscript and printed land deed also pertaining to the sale of Ohio land. The third item, a 1812 plat, is a manuscript map of a farmland tract located west of Freeburg, Stark County, Ohio.

Jennings, Francis, 1918-2000 : Francis Jennings Papers, approximately 1940-2000

Colonial historian and former director of the Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center, 1976-1981, who after a teaching and union activities in Philadelphia, and investigation by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, returned to graduate school, received in Ph.D. in history in 1965, and began a distinguished academic career. Jennings's first book, The Invasion of America, published in 1975, explored the violence and brutality of European settlement. Jennings's papers include correspondence, writings, subject files, course papers from the 1950s, bibliographies, and much other material.

Johns, William Douglas, 1858-1942: William Douglas Johns Papers, 1895-approximately 1941

Typescript of an undated manuscript entitled The Early Yukon, Alaska and the Klondike Discovery, written by Seattle journalist and gold prospector William Douglas Johns. Also, 49 photographs to accompany Johns’ draft of the book which includes the early history of Alaska, the development of the gold rush, life in the mining camps and in Dawson City, and Johns’ own explorations and hardships while traveling in the region starting in 1895.

Johnson, Carol: Carol Johnson collection of Chicago portrait photographs, 1860-1900

Twenty-five 19th century cabinet photographs of unidentified babies, children, and adults and wedding portraits taken by Chicago photographers, especially Albert J. Hoffman of 20 Clybourn Avenue and August Kruse of 255 North Avenue. Accompanied by CD-ROM titled "Carol Johnson," which includes individual JPEG digitized images of the photographs (front and back) and a PDF document that is an amalgamation of the photographs (front and back, and captioned).

Johnson, Charles B., 1819-1870: Charles B. Johnson Papers, 1841-1888

Military and Indian provision contractor and quartermaster's agent. Correspondence, agreements, orders, accounts, reports, returns, receipts, etc. concerning his work with the Indians of the Wichita Agency and the Seminole and Osage tribes in northern Texas, Arkansas, and Indian Territory.

Johnson, Kenneth O.: Kenneth O. Johnson Papers, 1931-1985

One original calligraphic manuscript by KOJ, a lettering artist for several design firms in Chicago; correspondence, cards, and envelopes exchanged with other calligraphers; some printed ephemera.

Johnson, Richard Colles: Richard Colles Johnson - Colles Family Papers, 1746-2002

Material relating to the genealogy of Richard Colles Johnson’s family, especially his Colles ancestors and relations, including correspondence, clippings, copies of documents and publications, memorabilia, and photographs.

Johnson, William, 1715-1774: Sir William Johnson Letters, 1755-1773

Miscellaneous collection of twelve letters written by Sir William Johnson, military commander during the French and Indian War and Superintendent of Indian Affairs, who played a significant role in the colonial history of New York. Correspondence relates to the French and Indian War, Indian treaties and conferences, the Conestoga Massacre (1763), land patents, and the appointment of Johnson's successor.

Johnston, Marcia Slater: Marcia Slater Johnston Papers, 1947-2019

Published articles, clippings, correspondence, and manuscript drafts written by Chicago freelance journalist Marcia Slater Johnston. Dating from the 1970s, Johnston’s work covers issues such as immigration, gangs, sex trafficking, women’s justice, medicine, and consumer issues. Also includes audiocassettes of radio shows featuring Johnston and her articles.

Johnston, Virna Harman Walker, 1893-1963: Virna Harman Walker Johnston Papers, 1903-1959

Correspondence, programs, report cards, and clippings relating to Chicago dancer and dance instructor Virna Harman Walker Johnston.

Jordan, John Ward: John Ward Jordan Letters, 1892-1901

Letters from Col. John Ward Jordan, Louisville, Ky., to his nephew Scott of Chicago, mainly concerning Jordan and Ward family history.

Josephy, Alvin M., 1915-2005: Alvin M. Josephy, Jr. Sioux Indian Interview Cassettes, 1982-1983

Recorded interviews made by Alvin M. Josephy, Jr., historian of American Indian affairs, and also war correspondent, screenwriter, and government consultant. Includes 40 cassette tapes of interviews conducted during 1982 and 1983 with reservation Sioux Indians in Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska, and with urban and off-reservation Sioux in such places as Oakland, Los Angeles, Rapid City, Pierre, and Tucson. Interviews were undertaken for a National Geographic Magazine article on the Sioux, and cover interviewees' biographical information as well as all facets of their contemporary lives.

Judge, Sybil: Judge, Sybil. Letter to Charles Alexander Eastman, Apr. 5, 1928, 1927-1928

Letter from Sybil Judge to Dr. Charles Alexander Eastman, dated April 5, 1928. Also included is a bound copy of the Connaught Club Rules, 1927. Eastman was staying at the Connaught Club at the time the letter was written.

Judson, Clay, 1892-1960: Clay Judson Papers, 1800-1966

Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.

Judson, Clay, 1892-1960: Clay Judson Papers - Additions, 1839-1960

Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun Locks of the Panama Canal.

Judson, William V. (William Voorhees), 1865-1923: William Voorhees Judson Papers, 1888-1947

Correspondence, manuscript works, documents, drafts, reprints, maps, charts and photographs relating to William Voorhees Judson, military officer, army engineer, political writer and speaker, and military attaché in Russia in 1917. Collection contains much material concerning the Russian Revolution, most of which has been published in Russia in War and Revolution; General William V. Judson's Accounts from Petrograd, 1917-1918, edited by Neil V. Salzman, Kent State University Press, 1998.

Just, Robert H., 1875-: Robert H. Just Music Manuscripts, approximately 1900-1943

Music manuscripts of Robert H. Just, German-American composer, violinist, and educator.

Justus, Ruth, 1903-1970: Ruth Justus Papers, 1951-1983

Correspondence, clippings, and calligraphic works by Ruth Justus, an American calligrapher who taught at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. The bulk of incoming correspondence from 1958 to 1962 relates to a book calligraphed by Justus titled “This is Minnesota” and reader responses to newspaper articles about learning calligraphy.

Juvinall, Rich: Rich Juvinall Amusement Park Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-2014

Postcards of amusement and theme parks, mostly of North America. Non-amusement park postcards (1 volume and 8 boxes) are related to Chicago, Comics, Route 34, Topical, and Miscellaneous. Collection includes two slide shows with scripts created by Juvinall to showcase Amusement park postcards.