Modern Manuscripts Search Results: beginning with "V"Click on the name of the collection to see call number and finding aid information
- This collection is a nearly complete archive of the V.O. Hammon Company, postcard publishers with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, which operated from about 1904 to 1923. Donated by Chicago’s Windy City Postcard Club and previously owned by Grant Schmalgemeier, the collection consists of more than 5,000 view and advertising postcards of Midwestern towns and cities.
- Handmade pocket diary in which Enos S. Vail recorded his trip from his uncle John Randall’s home near Akron, New York, to Michigan, 23 September-14 October 1839.
- Photographs of opera singers and conductors, collected by May Valentine, chorus director and music librarian for the Chicago Lyric Opera for 44 years. Mostly undated professional stills of individuals, plus a few stage scenes and miscellaneous group shots.
- American loyalist.,Colonial Kinderhook and Albany, N.Y., resident. Mainly correspondence, with a few receipts, appointments, petitions, and other documents, dating primarily from 1756-1809, regarding Henry Van Schaack's Indian trade operations, Seven Years' War service, colonial political activities and opinions, Revolutionary War banishment, concern with post-war loyalist emigration, connection with Shay's Rebellion, advocacy of the U.S. Constitution, anti-church tax campaign, and party politics.,Correspondents include lifelong friends, close relatives, prominent N.Y. and Mass. political, military, and church officials, rebels and loyalists, Federalist journalists, etc. Also several colonial documents of Hitchen Holland and two Indian deeds of Cornelius Van Schaack.
- Journalism, research materials, and personal papers of Chicago journalist Lily Pagratis Venson, who wrote for Lerner Newspapers from 1963 to 1973. The papers include feature stories and editorials written by Venson as well as feature stories and editorials about her and her journalism. The papers also contain her research materials for ongoing stories she covered during her time at Lerner Newspapers: the Edgewater Golf Club land crusade and the demolition of the Edgewater Beach Hotel. She received a Pulitzer Prize nomination for more than 100 articles she wrote over an eight-year period on a successful community crusade to preserve the private Edgewater Golf Club land and establish Laurence C. Warren Park.
- Twenty-six deeds and documents pertaining to the Varney family's land holdings in Penobscot County, Maine.
- Collection of more than 4700 bookplates and related ephemera assembled by Lithuanian–American publisher and scholar, Gintautas Vezys. Bookplates were individually designed and hand-printed, and were executed by primarily Lithuanian artists.
- Consists mainly of correspondence, exhibition materials, ex libris examples, and periodicals relating to bookplates.
- Writings and research material on American Indian place names and other subjects relating to Native Americans of the Chicago author and professor Virgil J. Vogel. Also includes newspaper and magazine articles, correspondence, and a few photographs.