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R. Hoe & Company.: R. Hoe & Company Records, 1858-1878

R. Hoe & Company was the largest manufacturer of printing presses and press equipment in the U.S. during the 19th century. Collection consists of incoming letters to the Hoe Company from customers in many states and several European and Latin American countries, deriving from 3 or more letter books of 1858, 1873 and 1877-1878. There are also some 1873-1878 internal memos, patent correspondence, and letters from regional agents of the Hoe Company.

Railroad Photograph Collection.: Railroad Photograph Collection, ca. 1868-1914

Two groups of railroad photographs, including 15 reproductions related to the construction of the Union Pacific Railroad, ca. 1868-1869, and 34 snapshots and postal cards of railroad men, engines, cars, stations and wrecks apparently taken in Wisconsin, ca. 1913-1914.

Rand McNally and Company.: Rand McNally and Company Records, 1856-1996

Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, marketing, and production activities, including correspondence; visual materials, including photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks; printing artifacts and samples, etc.

Randall, Leaffa L.: Randall Family Papers, 1846-1950

A small collection of family papers relating to the Randall Family of Channahon, Illinois. The papers include a book of memoirs of the family of Nehemiah Randall and Sally St. Clair, who came to Illinois in 1849; a genealogical record written by Leaffa Randall entitled "Genealogy of the Randalls of Channahon, Illinois from 1609-1950"; handwritten letters, some of which have been transcribed; several photographs; Century of Progress season passes from 1933; a mortgage deed; and a scrapbook (ca.1890s)that belonged to Leaffa Randall.

Rank, Frederick John: Frederick John Rank Papers, 1872-2013

The Frederick John Rank Papers contain his diaries from 1875-1939, which record his daily life and touch upon his work as a packer for Montgomery Ward. A bound volume about Rank's diaries, compiled by Rank's great-granddaughter Janet Rank Spaletto, is also present. Additionally the papers contain family correspondence, some of which relates to Rank's son's attempt for an assistant postmaster general appointment.

Ransom, Will, 1878-1955: Will Ransom Papers, 1883-1954

Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's own design and printing projects and biographical materials.

Rapp, Wilhelm, 1827-1907: Wilhelm Rapp Papers, 1846-1929

Correspondence, poetry, and clippings relating to Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.

Raster, Hermann, 1827-1891: Hermann Raster Papers, 1849-1940

Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life of German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Hermann Raster, and his work as editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.

Raven Theatre: Raven Theatre Records, ca 1940-2015

Records related to Chicago’s Raven Theatre’s administration, development, history, and productions. Materials include box office reports, building plans, and correspondence, as well as budgets, flyers, photographs, reviews, press releases, programs, annotated scripts, and set designs for Raven Theatre’s main stage and “shorties”/one act productions.

Ravinia Festival Association.: Ravinia Festival Association Records,, 1903-1993

Correspondence, photographs, reports, and publicity relating to the Ravinia Festival, a summer music festival held at Ravinia Park in Highland Park, Illinois, since 1904 (non-continuous).

Rea, Robert Laughlin, 1827-1899: Robert Laughlin Rea papers, 1857-1860

Consists of: Deed of emancipation from James Oldham to "Emeline", July 13, 1857.--Letters to Dr. Robert L. Rea from his attorney J. Lee, pertaining to slave girl "Syrena", dated Nov. 28, 1857, Jan. 12, 1858, Apr. 29, 1858.--Letter to Dr. R. L. Rea, dated Nov. 11, 1858, signed: P. Bliss[?]--Agreement dated Mar. 16, 1859, signed: Julius Lee, atty for R. L. Rea; I. L. Alcom, aty. for H. H. [!] Johnson.--Receipt for professional services from R. L. Rea, dated Apr. 18, 1859, signed: Julius Lee.--Proceedings before the Hon. George H. Hilton, judge of the Hamilton county Probate court, at the court house in Cincinnati, Ohio, Apr. 26, 1859, in regard to the emancipation of a negro girl Syrena.--Deed of emancipation: R. L. Rea to Syrena Oldham, dated Apr. 26, 1859.--Letter to Dr. Rea, dated May 12, 1860, signed H. T. Johnson; together with copy of section 3, art. 9 of the laws of the state of Mississippi pertaining to the removal of slaves from the state for purposes of emancipation.--Copy of Dr. Rea’s reply to Hiram T. Johnson, dated June 25, 1860.

Realf, Richard, 1834-1878 : Richard Realf Letters and Poems, 1864-1865

Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf’s and a poem written by Marian Cramer.

Redifer, A.P.: A.P. Redifer Papers, 1971-1973

Papers of University of Pennsylvania library cataloguer Redifer, who assembled a collection of material on Emery Walker of the Doves Press. Papers include notes related to this project, offprints, copies of original documents and published materials concerning Walker, and correspondence with heirs, friends, and associates of Walker.

Redstrom, Ruth Nelson, 1898-1988: Ruth Nelson Redstrom Papers, 1930-2011

Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.

Reedy, William Marion, 1862-1920: William Marion Reedy Papers, 1906-1919

Collection of correspondence consisting of four letters from from American editor and critic William Marion Reedy to Minnie McIntyre Wallace, 1906-1912, and thirteen letters between Reedy and publisher Ben Huebsch, 1917-1919.

Regnery, Henry: Henry Regnery Papers, 1952-1965

Founder and chairman of the board of the Henry Regnery Co., close friend of the South African poet, Roy Campbell, and publisher of the American editions of several of Campbell's works. Regnery's papers contain correspondence with Campbell, a few of Campbell's works, lecture promotional material, a photograph of Campbell, and reviews.

Renison, Herbert: Herbert Renison Papers, 1920-1940

Correspondence, programs, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, printed music, financian and other records of this pianist and music educator. Renison was born in Argentina and studied at the Buenos Aires Conservatory before settling in Chicago. He was an instructor at the Sherwood Music School and active in the Society of American Musicians, and files related to both organizations are included in the papers. Also included are two tape recordings and a framed, autographed photograph of Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler.

Renslow, Chuck: Chuck Renslow dance photographs, ca. 1960-ca. 1980

Photographic prints and electronic files (CD and DVD) of the Illinois Ballet Company and dancer/artist Dom Orejudos by professional photographer Chuck Renslow.

Reynolds, William, 1847-1934: Reynolds-McBride Family Papers, 1866-2000

Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendents who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendents, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.

Rice, Henry, 1843-1863: Henry Rice Letters, 1862

Six letters, Sept. 14-Oct. 15, 1862, from Camp Peoria in Peoria, Ill., from Henry Rice of the 103rd Illinois Infantry to family in Lewistown, Ill., describing military life in the camp. Included with the letters is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Amory Rice, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois," illustrated in red and blue with the seal and motto of the United States

Rice, Wallace, 1859-1939: Wallace Rice Papers, 1779-1939

Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.

Ricketts, C. L. (Coella Lindsay), 1859-1941: C.L. Ricketts Collecting Papers, 1892-1941

Notes by Chicago calligrapher and engrosser Ricketts on the calligraphic manuscripts and writing books from his collection, some of which was acquired by the Newberry Library in 1941.

Rideout, Walter B.: Walter Rideout-Sherwood Anderson Research Papers, ca. 1898-ca. 1998

Correspondence, interviews, and writings re: Sherwood Anderson, together with photographs of Anderson and his family, memorabilia re Anderson and his association with Clyde, Ohio, and issues of the Winesburg Eagle.

Riverview Amusement Park (Chicago, Ill.).: Haugh, Dolores. Riverview Amusement Park Collection, 1904-1975

Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is information about rides and concessions, including the famous "Bobs," events like the Riverview Ramble and Mayor William Hale Thompson's 1920s outings for school children, staff members, and the general operation of the park. Also materials gathered by Haugh for her newspaper articles in the Arlington "Day" and her book, Riverview Amusement Park (2004).

Rizzo, Matt, 1913-1987: Matt Rizzo Papers, ca. 1940s-2002

Typescript essays and a treatise (some in Braille) by Matt Rizzo, Chicago philosopher/writer who was blinded in a robbery at age 22. Collection also includes photo-reproductions of Rizzo with son Charlie and guide dogs, a news clipping about Rizzo's life, audiocassettes of Rizzo dictating parts of his works, a Perkins Brailler, and Rizzo's two Brailling slates with an accompanying stylus for writing Braille.

Roberts, Dorothy James, 1903-1990: Dorothy James Roberts Papers, 1932-1990

Correspondence, journals, unpublished manuscripts, and publicity of Arthurian novelist Dorothy James Roberts. Papers also include speeches, unpublished poetry, reviews of published works, and photographs of Roberts and her home.

Roberts, John Montgomery, 1807-1886: John Montgomery Roberts Diaries, 1831-1886

Descriptions of farm life in Tazewell County, Illinois, including discussions of routine farm activities, farming expenses and property valuations, illnesses and medicinal cures, family births and deaths, local events, and weather conditions. Also trip accounts by Roberts and his wives, descriptions of the technical aspects of making lithographic plates and miscellaneous sketches of Robert's home and towns he visited in Illinois.

Roberts, Stella: Stella Roberts Papers, ca. 1959-1978

Stella Roberts (1899-1988) was a professor of music theory and composition at the American Conservatory of Music for 55 years. She was a student of famed musical pedagogue Nadia Boulanger, and co-wrote "A Handbook of Modal Counterpoint" (New York: Free Press, 1967) with Irwin Fischer. Along with classes in Harmony, Theory, and Musicology, Roberts also taught extensively on Contemporary Music. Papers include course outlines, lesson plans, musical examples for teaching, and speeches. Four lectures were recorded on reel-to-reel tape.

Robuck, Lola Carter: Lola Carter Robuck Papers, ca. 1930-1970

Correspondence, clippings, programs, photographs, and memorabilia of a Chicago pianist and poet. Robuck was active in many arts clubs in Chicago and, later, in Los Angeles, including the Chicago Musical Arts Club (which she founded), the Chicago Women's Club, the Poets Forum, the Women's Club of Hollywood, and others. Programs, documents, and correspondence regarding these organizations are included in the collection. Also included are memorabilia and sheet music of Chicago composers B. Bristow Owsley and Rudolph Ganz, and material on singer Belle Forbes Cutter.

Rock, Martin J., 1919-2011: Martin J. Rock Papers, 1947-1995

Correspondence, legal documents, insurance documents, financial information, and other miscellaneous data pertaining to Martin J. Rock's career as an attorney for the Pullman Company, from 1947 to 1995.

Roden, Carl B. (Carl Bismarck), 1871-1956: Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole Research Papers, 1852-1956

Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.

Rodger, John, 1735-1812: Rodgers Family Papers, 1773-1925

Correspondence, essays, financial and legal documents, genealogies, journals, newspaper clippings, and four photographs relating to the Rodgers family, descendents of Rev. John Rodger (1735-1812). The papers document the life of an American pioneer family in Virginia, Kansas, Illinois, Iowa, Oregon, New Mexico, and California, and cover topics such as farming life, homestead claims, politics, livestock and grain industries, and religion. There is an overland journal penned by Andrew Rodgers, Jr., 1845, who traveled to Oregon and was killed in the Whitman massacre of 1847. Other family names include Davidson, Graham, Ireland, and Letcher.

Rodgers, Donna: Rodgers square dance research collection, ca. 1943-1993

Square dance historian and collector Donna Rodgers is the daughter and the wife of professional square dance callers, and a lifelong enthusiast. Formerly a part of the Crossing Trails Square Dance Heritage Society, an organization created by Donna and Duane Rodgers, the collection includes correspondence, organizational documents, books, magazines, photographs, recordings, videotapes, art work, and artifacts.

Roe, Ethel M.: Ethel M. Roe Scrapbook, 1885-1889

Scrapbook begun by Ethel M. Roe, later Ethel Roe Lindgren Eichheim, while a young music student at Mt. Carroll Seminary. Roe graduated in 1888, and moved on to Miss Gordon's School, possibly in Philadelphia. Whe was married to Henry Eichheim, a Chicago-trained composer and violinist. Includes mementoes of her education, together with concert and theater programs mainly from New York City, but also from Boston and Philadelphia. Also includes quite a few programs and clippings relating to William H. Sherwood, founder of the Sherwood Conservatory in Chicago.

Rogers, Bruce, 1870-1957 : Bruce Rogers Papers, 1902-1951

Correspondence, a few works, and miscellaneous items relating to Bruce Rogers, an American typographer and designer of books.

Romaine, Paul, 1906-1986: Paul Romaine Papers, 1880-1986

Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.

Root, Frank A. (Frank Albert), 1837-1926: Root, Frank A. Letter to Byron Smith regarding Root's book "The Overland Stage to California.", September 30, 1904

Letter written by Frank A. Root of Topeka, Kansas to Byron Smith of Lake Forest, Illinos regarding an order for a copy of Root's book, "The Overland Stage to California." Root describes his relationship with co-author William Elsey Connelley.

Rosemont, Franklin: Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005

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.

Rosemont, Franklin: Franklin W. Rosemont Papers, ca. 1985-2008

Book reviews, flyers, articles, and photographs relating to the Charles H. Kerr Company and surrealism-related events in Chicago.

Rosemont, Franklin: Franklin Rosemont-Haymarket Research Papers, 1877-1993

Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Dave Roediger (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986). Also materials related to the activities commemorating the centennial of the 1886-1887 Haymarket Affair.

Rosemont, Franklin: Franklin Rosemont - T-Bone Slim Research Collection, approximately 1923-1993

Original manuscript writings by noted IWW member T-Bone Slim with research notes, book drafts, and correspondence from Franklin Rosemont used to produce his book, “Juice is Stranger than Friction: Selected Writings of T-Bone Slim” (Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company, 1992).

Rosemont, Henry: Henry Rosemont Typographical Union Collection, ca. 1920s-1979

A variety of files concerning the Chicago Typographical Union (Local 16), and its parent organization the International Typographical Union, compiled by the Union's unofficial historian, Henry Rosemont. Includes ephemera, manuscript and printed materials relating to the union activities, Rosemont's research notebooks about unions and union history, and information about other labor and trade groups. There is extensive information about the Chicago newspaper strike of 1947-1949.

Rosenthal, Samuel R.: Rosenthal/Mardersteig Collection, 1954-1994

Correspondence and subject files relating to Samuel R. Rosenthal’s collection of the work of Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) and his Officina Bodoni press (1923-1977).

Ross, Sherwood, 1933-: Sherwood Ross Papers, 1956-2014

Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belonging to Sherwood Ross Associates, a media consulting firm Ross founded in 1970.

Rothensteiner, John E. (John Ernest), 1860-1936: John E. Rothensteiner papers, 1880-1940

Parish priest in Fredericktown and St. Louis, Missouri; born in 1860, ordained in 1884, raised to the monsignorate in 1934. Notebooks, literary manuscripts, clippings, correspondence, greeting cards and other printed ephemera. Includes material concerning Rothensteiner's work as a Catholic parish priest in Missouri, historian and censor librorum, poet, essayist and journalist. Some published works and correspondence in German are provided with translations by Sister Callista Campion, author of a dissertation on Rothensteiner and curator of his papers in the 1940's. The correspondence sequence includes significant exchanges with the Catholic poets H.A. Rattermann, Franz Joseph Zlatnik and Anton Mu¨ller (Bruder Willram), and with Sigismund Cardinal Waitz, archbishop of Salzburg, and literary critic Friedrich Bruns. Many of the letters concern the writing, translating and teaching of German poetry.

Rowley, Mrs.: Rowley Family Journals, 1851-1887

Two journals by Mrs. Rowley of the Chicago area, including descriptions of family and farming life, and various trips to Chicago and elsewhere.

Rowley, Smith & Co.: Rowley, Smith & Co. Estimates Book, 1853-1854

Monthly estimate book listing financial information regarding clearing, grading, and masonry.

Royko, Mike, 1932-1997: Mike Royko Papers, 1934-1997

Correspondence, columns, other works, and personal material of journalist, columnist, and author Mike Royko. Royko received his journalistic training by working for the Chicago City News Bureau (1956-1959) and went on to be a favorite columnist at the Chicago Daily News (1959-1978); The Chicago Sun-Times (1978-1984); and the Chicago Tribune (1984-1997). Royko is known for writing his best-seller Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago, and for winning a Pulitzer Prize in 1972 for commentary.

Rubovits, Norma: Norma B. Rubovits Papers, 1800s-2009

Professional files and decorated, especially marbled papers assembled by Chicago paper artist Norma B. Rubovits. The specimen papers include about 1200 marbled by Ms. Rubovits herself and about as many marbled sheets that she acquired by exchange from other artists. Also here, many antique marbled endpapers salvaged from bindery waste.

Rudolph, Alexander J., (Alexander Joseph), -1917: Alexander J. Rudolph Papers, 1903-1917

Assistant librarian of the Newberry from 1894-1911 and creator of the Rudolph Continuous Indexer (found in the Reference and Bibliographical Center of the Newberry). Rudolph's papers include correspondence with the Board of Trustees regarding claims against the library (1913) and correspondence and clippings concerning the Venezuela Controversy and Panama Canal (1903-1917).

Ruff, Allen, 1949-: Allen Ruff Papers, 1855-1997

Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.

Ruggles, Rudy Lamont: Rudy L. Ruggles Papers, 1949-1985

Chicago attorney, Newberry trustee, and American history and literature collector who donated his collection to the Newberry in 1985. Ruggles' papers consist of miscellaneous materials related to the Newberry and the Board of Trustees, and catalogue sheets for the Ruggles Collection.

Runnells, John S.: John S. Runnells Papers, 1883-1887

Papers of Des Moines, Iowa, attorney John Sumner Runnells, partner in the firm Runnells & Walker, including legal case files, and correspondence pertaining to his legal work, political activities on behalf of the Republican Party, role as U.S. District Attorney for Iowa, and procurement of CB&Q railroad passes and Western Union telegraph "stamps" for others.

Rupp, Adolph: Emma Meier Rupp Papers, 1861-1864

Civil War diary of Emma Meier, who either worked for or was a relative of an unknown store owner with Southern sympathies in Brunswick, Missouri, together with fifty-four letters, 1861-1864, written to her by Adolph Rupp, a Union soldier serving in Company H, 18th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. Rupp wrote from St. Louis, and various locations in Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia. All the letters are in German, with place locations and personal names recorded in English.

Russell, John J., 1839-1901: John J. Russell Letters, 1861-1864

Twelve letters of John J. Russell of Sterling, Illinois, documenting his service as a sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Company B of the 13th Illinois Infantry in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Russell writes to his brother, Charles, and sister, Julia, from Rolla, Franklin, and Heetsville, Mo., Vicksburg, Miss., Cairo, Ill., and Bridgeport and Madison Station, Ala. One letter (Dec. 6, 1861) is written on stationery containing a printed vignette portrait of McClellan.

Ruth Page Foundation.: Ruth Page Foundation Records, 1989-2013

Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.

Ruxton, George Frederick Augustus, 1820-1848: George Frederick Augustus Ruxton papers,, ca. 1839-1948.

Collection includes correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, manuscript notes, drafts, copies, etc., mostly relating to Ruxton's travels in America.

Ryder, Theodora Sturkow, 1876-: Theodora Sturkow Ryder Papers, 1890-1962

Chicago composer, concert pianist, and teacher who was an important figure in the city's musical scene from the late 19th century into the 1940s. Her papers include her diaries (including full descriptions of the World's Columbian Exposition), letters, musical compositions, programs, photographs, scrapbooks, recordings, and other materials.

Ryerson, Edward L., 1854-1928: Edward L. Ryerson Autograph Book, 1871

Edward L. Ryerson, Sr. (1854-1928) was the youngest son of Joseph and Ellen Ryerson. He was educated in Chicago and at Yale University. The autographers appear to come from all over the United States.