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O'Brennan, Martin A. (Martin Andrew): Martin A. O'Brennan Papers, ca. 1843-1878

Papers pertaining to Martin A. O’Brennan, an Irish nationalist activist, lawyer, newspaper editor, and amateur historian. The papers document O’Brennan’s Irish activities and his life in Chicago through correspondence and documents, manuscript copies of his speeches, printed pamphlets and copies of newspapers (both the Connaught Patriot and the Irish News), and ephemera-like advertisements, prospectuses, membership cards and printed lecture tickets.

O'Brien, Howard Vincent, 1888-1947: Howard Vincent O'Brien Papers, 1894-1948

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, publicity materials, and personal papers of newspaper columnist and novelist Howard Vincent O'Brien.

O'Connor, William Van, 1915-1966: William Van O'Connor - Faulkner Research Papers, 1925-1953

Material concerning William Faulkner assembled in 1951-1953 by Professor William Van O’Connor while teaching at the University of Minnesota, in preparation for a study of Faulkner’s work. Mainly newspaper clippings and articles about or by Faulkner, and a few letters to O’Connor from publishers, Hollywood associates and others, and the British Air Ministry regarding Faulkner’s service in the Royal Air Force.

O'Donnell, May, 1906-2004: May O'Donnell Papers, 1934-1996

Material relating to the career of modern dancer May O’Donnell, consisting of advertising and announcements, articles, reviews, programs and photographs. Also a few miscellaneous items, some of which relate to O’Donnell’s husband, musician Ray Green.

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944: John Myers O’Hara Letters to John Hervey, 1914-1941

Six letters from John Myers O’Hara to his friend and occasional collaborator, John Hervey, mostly concerning his financial problems, his family and his writing.

O'Hara, John Myers, 1870-1944: John Myers O'Hara Papers, 1908-1942

Incoming correspondence and works of poet John Myers O'Hara. The bulk of correspondence is letters from poet Sara Teasdale, 1908-1914.

O'Reilly, Jane Elliott Sever: O'Reilly, Jane Elliott Sever. Letters from Chicago World's Fair Woman's Dormitory, July 1893

4 letters from Chicago World's Fair Woman's Dormitory written by Jane Elliott Sever O'Reilly in July 1893.

O'Shea, James: James O'Shea Papers, 1995-2011

Notebooks, meeting notes, memoranda, correspondence, reports, strategy documents, and other materials mainly from O’Shea’s tenure as editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times (2006-2008) and managing editor of the Chicago Tribune (2001-2006), containing considerable information about the merger of the two papers and its aftermath. Also materials relating to O’Shea’s founding and leadership of the Chicago News Cooperative; subject files, articles, and reports regarding the future of journalism; an edited manuscript copy of O'Shea’s published work, The Deal From Hell; and books on journalism and other topics.

Oakley, Horace Sweeney, 1861-1929: Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers, 1881-1929

Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

Oatley, Sarah D.: Sarah D. Oatley Autobiography, ca. 1870s

Typescript autobiography written by Sarah D. Oatley, aunt of Clarence Darrow. Includes summary of chapters, broken down by life events.

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

Postcard responses supporting James T. Farrell's recognitions by the City of Chicago on the centenary of his birth. Also includes files containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other materials of Ron Offen, chairman of the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, 2004-2005.

Ohio Company (1786-1796).: Ohio Company records,, 1787-1800, bulk 1787-1793

Company formed Mar. 1, 1786, by Revolutionary War officers to raise capital for the acquisition and settlement of federal lands northwest of the Ohio River. Minutes, correspondence, accounts, receipts, powers of attorney, lists, etc. (bulk 1787-1793) of Ohio Company of Associates agent, Benjamin Heywood, a former Continental Army officer and resident of Worcester, Mass.,Included are minutes of Worcester area subscribers' meetings (1787-1789) in which Heywood was elected one of three agents replacing Rufus Putnam who was leaving for Ohio; proceedings of proprietors' and agents' meetings held in Marietta, Ohio, Dec. 3-15, 1788, discussing problems encountered by intending settlers and resulting revisions to plans; correspondence, receipts, powers of attorney to receive military bounty lands (often detailing military service), and other documents generated by Heywood and his divisional subscribers; Heywood's subscriber lists noting shares owned, specific Ohio lands held, and interest owed; correspondence and accounts with company treasurer Richard Platt (1788); and a 1792 circular letter addressed to Heywood, signed by company directors Putnam, R. Oliver, and M. Cutler, requesting corrected accounts and subscriber lists. There is also one 1800 letter regarding the sale of shares and the probable value of Ohio lands.

Olshansky, Eugene: Eugene Olshansky Photographs, 1935-1986

Photographs of productions staged by the Original Ballets Russes (aka the Ballet Russes du Col. W. de Basil) and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo between 1935 and 1941, taken by Chicago businessman and balletomane Eugene Olshansky. Also, two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.

Olson, Christina, b. 1881: Christina Olson Papers, 1891-1918

Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and a two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition – a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.

Onderdonk, William Holmes: William Holmes Onderdonk autograph letter collection,, 1839-1885

The collection consists of 18 manuscript letters, mounted, and arranged chronologically. Each letter is preceded by a page bearing the name of the writer and subject of the letter. A portrait of each author represented is included.

Oneida Nation of New York.: New York (State). Treaties between the State of New York and the Oneida Nation, 1788-1811

Collection includes five treaties and two supporting documents, one indenture and one agreement, between New York State and the Oneida Nation for the cession of certain tribal lands, executed between 1788 and 1811. In these treaties the Oneida Indians eventually sold much of their reservation lands primarily held in Madison and Oneida counties, N.Y.

Orland, Henry, 1918-: Henry Orland Papers, 1913-2000

Music manuscripts, reel-to-reel tapes, radio scripts, correspondence, clippings, and programs of this Midwestern composer, critic, educator, and conductor. Orland was a literary and music critic for the St. Louis Globe-Democrat, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and the musicology journal Music and Man; he also served as program director for Northwestern University's radio station, WNUR, and for the program "Facets of Music" for KFUO in St. Louis (tapes of which appear in the collection). His compositions include symphonies, concertos, songs, and other works.

Orr, 1890-: Carey Orr cartoons, 1915-1937

Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.

Osgood, Amy: Amy Osgood Papers, 1980-1991, 1980-1991

Fifteen videotapes (3/4 inch, U-Matic) of performances and rehearsals by choreographer Amy Osgood and her dance company, Osgood Dances, which was active in Chicago from 1977 through 1987.

Osgood, Charles, 1941-: Charles Osgood Photographs, 1968-1998

Mainly 35 mm black and white photographic negatives taken by Chicago Tribune photographer Charles Osgood documenting Chicago scenes and events, 1970-1998. Also two boxes of negatives that Osgood saved from the garbage that were shot by other Tribune photographers and document the 1968 Democratic Convention and other events during 1968-1969.

Ott, Bertha: Bertha Ott Papers, 1915-1930

Business papers (including box office records), photographs, correspondence, programs and other materials of this Chicago concert impresario. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years; she continued his work after his death in 1924, managing concerts at the Auditorium, Playhouse, and a variety of other venues. Correspondence primarily regards Neumann's death and Ott's assumption of the job. Season announcements and some sheet music are also present.

Ottenstraer family: Ottenstraer Family Photographs, ca. 1885-ca. 1930

Photographs of three generations of the German American Ottenstraer family of Chicago, consisting mainly of individual and group shots, together with images of family homes, employees at the Mechanical Manufacturing Company, and members of the St. Ludwig Jaeger Ct. No. 247 Fife, Drum and Bugle Corps. Rudolph Otterstraer was born in Germany in 1844, and emigrated to the U.S. at about age 22, settled in Chicago where he worked for Armour and Company, and retired to Grand Haven, Michigan about 1906. His sons August and John lived their entire lives in Chicago, and another son, Rudolph Jr., lived in both Grand Haven and Chicago.

Otterström, Thorvald, 1868-1942 : Thorvald Otterström Papers, 1904-1952

Collection of sheet music, correspondence, photographs, programs, advertisements, reviews, and notes belonging to the Danish-born Chicago composer and teacher Thorvald Otterstrom. Sheet music includes Otterstrom's original published compositions, manuscripts, and notes, in addition to works that he arranged and ghostwrote for his contemporary composers. Photographs include portraits from 1910 until his death 1942. Otterstrom's correspondence regarding art, philosophy, music, and literature spans 1926 until 1942, with additional posthumous correspondence regarding his work.

Overton, George W., 1918-: George Overton Papers, ca. 1950-2004

Chicago lawyer, and political and social activist who helped start the American Foundation for Political Education in the late 1940's, WTTW in the late 1950's, and the Openlands Project in 1963. During the 1960's Overton also represented residents threatened by the proposed development of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Papers include correspondence (some with Adlai Stevenson), photographs, awards, and materials relating to Openlands, the American Foundation for Political Education, and his legal practice

Owen, Charles Norton: Nathan Milstein Memorabilia, 1937-1970

Collection of memorabilia regarding violinist Nathan Milstein compiled by Charles Norton Owen. Includes newspaper and magazine clippings, programs, and photographs.

Oxley, Thomas Jefferson, d. 1857: Thomas Jefferson Oxley letters,, 1850-1853

Thomas J. Oxley, after 1855, became heavily involved in California politics. He was a Whig and later a Know-nothing leader and a member of the state legislature. In 1857, he joined Henry A. Crabb in the ill-fated filibustering expedition into Sonora as surgeon-general. He was among those who lost their lives before the Mexican firing squads at Caborca. Oxley's letters to his family describe his overland journey to California, his difficulties and delights of living in California and the details of operating a medical practice, particularly in Columbia, California.