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Abelson, Hope, 1910-2006: Hope Abelson Papers, 1914-2008

Materials related to the theater career, business, and personal life of Chicago theater producer and philanthropist Hope Abelson, including scripts, theater mementos, correspondence, financial documents, photographs, audio recordings, and video recordings.

Adelman, Charlotte, 1937-: Charlotte Adelman Papers, 2000-2010

Correspondence, notes, and legal documents of Charlotte Adelman, attorney. Adelman acted as legal counsel for the National Organization for Women (NOW) and as Chairperson of Chicago NOW, before becoming an environmental activist in Wilmette, IL and co-authoring "The Midwestern Native Garden, an illustrated guide". Collection includes correspondence, notes, and other documents pertaining to pesticides, recycling, and other environmental issues in Wilmette and Chicago. Also includes email correspondence, 2007-2009, regarding family history research, family affairs, reflections on what it means to be Jewish, U.S. relations with Israel, Palestine, and Muslims, women's affairs, and her writings.

Alexander, Irene: Irene Alexander papers, 1960-1980

Clippings, correspondence, and other miscellaneous materials related to Irene Alexander.

Allard, Edith, 1927-2012: Edith Allard Papers, 1955-1991

Letters, postcards, telegrams, contracts and schedules, clippings, photographs and programs of dance performances in Israel and Sweden, two art prints and a small collection of medals.

Allen, Gideon W., 1835-1912: Allen Family Papers, 1862-1964

Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal materials of the Allen family.

Ashbaugh, Carolyn: Carolyn Ashbaugh - Lucy Parsons research papers, ca. 1970-1976

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.

Atwater, Adeline: Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan, 1832-1911: Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky regarding the approach of the Civil War, relations with and freeing of the family's slaves, and news of the war are also noted.

Bannon, Laura: Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations, 1939-1958

Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.

Barnes, Bessie: Bessie Barnes Papers, 1896-1992

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920’s and 1930’s

Barzel, Ann: Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

Barzel, Ann: Ann Barzel Dance Research Collection, ca. 1830-2010

Materials collected by dance critic Ann Barzel, documenting the history of dance in Chicago and worldwide. Research collection includes brochures and other publicity, newsclippings, programs, souvenir books, audiovisual material, posters and prints, photographs, scrapbooks, and artifacts.

Baum, Chris: Chris Baum Papers, 1952-2011

Clippings, magazines, some correspondence and other memorabilia documenting the writing career of Chris Baum (Emily Ryglewicz), who wrote for various trade publications, Chicago neighborhood newspapers (The Garfieldian and Austin News), and the Lerner newspaper chain.

Baum, Edna Lucile: Edna Lucile Baum Papers, 1890-1981

Material relating to Chicago dance teacher and author Edna Lucile Baum, which includes incoming correspondence, writings, photographs, programs, dance notations and other miscellaneous printed items, scrapbooks and notebooks.

Baur, Bertha, 1858-1940: Bertha Duppler Baur Diaries and appointment books, 1898-1939

Diaries (partly in shorthand) and appointment books of Bertha Duppler Baur, Chicago businesswoman, suffragette, lawyer, and politician. Business school and law school graduate, Bertha Duppler came to Chicago at age 17 as a stenographer and wielded considerable political power as the personal secretary to three postmasters. In 1909 she married millionaire Jacob Baur, founder of the Liquid Carbonic Corporation, and was actively involved in the management of the company after his 1912 death. Active in politics, Baur lobbied for women's suffrage, ran in a close race for Congress in 1926, and for 28 years was a Republican National Committewoman from Illinois.

Beveridge, Catherine Eddy: Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.

Binder, Carroll, 1896-1956 : Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914: Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss, Lord, and Fowler.

Bloomfield-Zeisler, Fannie, 1863-1927: Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers, 1869-1981

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husband Sigmund; works of Sigmund Zeisler relating to his legal career and involvement in the Haymarket riots of 1886; also assorted memorabilia of Fannie Zeisler and the Zeisler family, photographs of the Zeislers and a few celebrities; and nine artifacts.

Borroff, Edith, 1925-: Edith Borroff Papers, 1940-1990

Writings, musical compositions, correspondence, research materials, and lectures of Edith Borroff, musicologist and composer. A teacher at a number of colleges and universities, Borroff researched music education, American music, French chamber music, and contemporary music. The collection also includes artifacts and memorabilia, genealogical information, photographs, programs for musical events, correspondence, copies of sheet music by various composers, and miscellanea.

Bowe, Augustine Joseph, 1892-1966: Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966

Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.

Boyce, Le Roy Merrick, 1810-1849: Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000

Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.

Bradley, Katharine Shedd: Katharine Shedd Bradley Papers, 1908-1982

Fifteen line-a-day diaries of a Midwestern woman, 1908-1982.

Brown family (Kentucky): Brown Family Papers, 1918-1972

Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small collection of brother McAuliffe’s World War I memorabilia including a very dramatic small journal kept during battle in 1918.

Bunch, Alma, 1891-1986: Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985

Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.

Burt, Henry Jackson, b. 1873: Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.

Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987: Fanny Butcher Papers, 1830-1984

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.

Calhoun, Lucy Monroe, 1865-1950: Lucy Monroe Calhoun Papers, 1909-1922 or 1923

Six letters by Lucy Monroe Calhoun and three by her husband, William J. Calhoun (U.S. Minister to China, 1909-1913), regarding their experiences in China during the last years of the Qing Dynasty, which includes a description of the December, 1922, wedding of Emperor Puyi. Another letter relates Monroe’s visit to Le Mans, France, the American Red Cross embarkation camp at the end of World War I. Also, a newspaper clipping and a photograph of Emperor Puyi as a child.

Cantrelli, Addie L.: Addie L. Cantrelli Letters, 1883

Letters from Addie Cantrelli, a Chicago wig maker, to her customer, Miss Lennette G. Wilson of Algona, Iowa. In the letters, the majority of which are dated 1883, Addie discusses the switches, braids, and waves that she is making for Lennette and Lenette's relatives and friends.

Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951: John Alden Carpenter Papers, 1890-1964

Correspondence, mostly incoming, to American composer John Alden Carpenter, wife Rue W. Carpenter and daughter Genevieve; also material relating to Carpenter’s works; a miscellany of personal records; and a collection of photographs, many of them of well-known musicians.

Carrier, Gertrude Lueneburg, 1902-1991: Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier Papers, 1905-1994

Chicago calligrapher, illuminator, and designer. The papers consist largely of roughs and correspondence relating to freelance design and lettering projects. There are also a few student works and some juvenalia.

Carrier, Gertrude Lueneburg, 1902-1991: Gertrude Lueneburg Carrier Prayer Card Collection, 1919 to approximately 1980

Collection of 289 religious items, consisting primarily of holy cards, as well as memorial cards, calendars of feast days, prayer booklets, and thank you cards from Europe, Japan, and the United States, produced between 1919 and approximately 1980.

Cartwright family: Cartwright Family Papers, 1877-1982

Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Russell, Stanley's wife (feature editor for the Chicago Daily News). Papers include biographical information, correspondence, photographs, clippings of Charles Merritt Cartwright's articles for the Inter-Ocean, and articles written by Ruth and Stanley Levering Cartwright.

Cassidy, Claudia: Claudia Cassidy Papers, 1880s-1996

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947: Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz Papers,, 1912-1958

Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.

Cather, Willa, 1873-1947: Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers, 1913-1949

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.

Catherwood, Mary Hartwell, 1847-1902: Mary Hartwell Catherwood Papers , 1865-1945

Correspondence, diaries, notes and works of writer Mary Hartwell Catherwood. Also, a few photographs, clippings and articles relating to Catherwood.

Chicago Woman’s Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Chicago Woman's Club Records, 1914-1929

Chicago philanthropic and social organization formed in 1876. Members have included Jane Addams, Helen S. Shedd, and Bertha Palmer. Collection includes a guest book and donor’s book, both leather bound, gilded and inset with semiprecious stone, and Annals of the Club volume 2.

Clark, Margaret E., 1893-1990: Margaret E. Clark Papers, 1933-1990

Newberry cataloguer, primarily in music, 1930-1960. Clark's papers consist of notes outlining her daily routine, correspondence with Newberry colleagues, church and music programs, and a brochure of the 1933 Century of Progress.

Contemporary Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Contemporary Club Records, 1890-ongoing

Formed to preserve and promote a progressive interest in literature, art and contemporary thought, the Contemporary Club was the result of the merging of two Chicago woman’s clubs: The Wednesday Club and the Young Fortnightly. The collection consists of meeting minutes, yearbooks, historical materials and other miscellaneous items.

Cordon Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Cordon Club Records, 1917-1943

Five printed announcements of club events folder removed from the H.T. FitzSimons Company records. Club members included Anna Burmeister, Fanny Butcher, Margery Currey, Rose DuMoulin, Lola Fletcher, Alice Gerstenberg, Alice Roullier, Berta Ochsne, and Eunice Tietjens.

Crews, Claire Lieber: Claire Lieber Crews Century of Progress Notebook, 1933-1934

Loose leaf notebook kept by eleven year old Claire Lieber, in which she recorded her own handwritten descriptions of the fair and its venues, and illustrated them with printed seals, stamps, playing cards, season tickets, event tickets, memo books, postcards, and other illustrations. Also included are “motion pictures” and photographs of Lieber taken at the fair.

Cummings, Marion, 1876-1926: Marion Cummings Papers, 1900-1956

Papers of Marion Cummings (1876-1926), teacher, philosopher and poet, which include both her works and a collection of letters and works of American poet Sara Teasdale

D'Amato, Barbara: Barbara D'Amato Papers, 2001-2004

Chicago suspense novel author and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Prize and Carl Sandburg Award. Includes working drafts and printed copy of D'Amato's 2004 novel, Death of a Thousand Cuts.

Daland, Emily Elliot, 1854-1933: Emily Elliot Daland Papers, 1916-1933

Mainly letters from Emily Elliot Daland of Massachusetts to Helen Gerard in Florence, Italy, with a few to Gerard’s daughter Pauline, for whom Daland was acting as guardian of her small estate. Topics in letters include World War I shortages and hardships, the influenza epidemic, Hoover’s presidency, Prohibition, and the Great Depression. Also, three letters from Helen Gerard, a clipping, and a small collection of family snapshots.

Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956: Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.

Dean, Lucretia Mason: Dean Family Papers, 1779-1893

Correspondence, sermons, deeds, wills, and estate inventories of three generations of the Dean family of Connecticut and Illinois. Includes many letters from Lucretia Mason Dean and her daughter Lucretia Dean Gore, whose husband was a Congregational minister. Also letters between a young Lucretia Mason Dean her cousins and Hitty, Lucy, and Betsey Bond before her marriage to Reverend Darius Gore, regarding courtship and other issues. Additional topics include religion, illness, death, and family news.

Debo, Angie, 1890-1988: Angie Debo Correspondence, 1975-1985

Correspondence, 1975-1981, of Oklahoma Indian historian Angie Debo with Theodore W. and Louann Van Zelst regarding her book, Geronimo, water rights of the Pima Indians of Arizona, and other matters.

Dell, Floyd, 1887-1969: Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.

Dill, Josephine E., 1901-1994: Josephine Dill Papers, 1920-1934, 1920-1934

School scrapbook, photographs, and wedding booklet of Josephine Emma Reiter Dill,a teacher who attended Chicago's Wendell Phillips High School (class of '20) and later taught at John C. Haines Elementary School, in Chicago's Chinatown.

Dimond, C.S.: Dimond, C.S. Letter to friends regarding daily routine, April 7, 1859

Letter from C.S. Dimond written to dear friends from Keokuk, Iowa. Letter describes her daily routine and her husband's business.

Djalaal: Djalaal Papers, 1974-2000

Chicago performer and instructor in dance and exercise. Djalaal has studied Middle Eastern, Indian, North African, modern, flamenco and other exotic dance forms, and for thirty years has been teaching belly dancing at area colleges and cultural organizations. Small collection consists of advertising and publicity items, clippings, photographs, programs, and a few of her writings.

Donaldson, Virginia: Virginia Donaldson Papers, ca. 1930-1996

Virginia Donaldson was the press agent for the New York City Ballet from 1966 to 1982 and also worked in publicity for Chicago area arts organizations. Her papers include programs, souvenir books, publicity, and working files of various dance companies and festivals all over the United States.

Dow, Dorothy, 1903-1989: Dorothy Dow Papers, 1920-1988

Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow’s works, which includes her vast output of poems, both published and mostly unpublished, some plays, short stories, a novel and several literary studies. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her activities and writings, and fragments of memorabilia.

Drury, John, 1898-: John Drury-Marion Neville Papers, 1860-1970

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.

Dufau, Jenny: Jenny Dufau Papers, 1913-1917

Love letters written during World War I from an Italian in Florence, Italy, to French opera singer Jenny Dufau living in Chicago. Also, brief correspondence concerning Dufau’s passport, a note from a New York opera company, and three photographs of musicians.

Durkee, Cara Dana: Cara Dana Durkee Papers, 1855-1934, bulk 1913-1934

Newberry Library Public Services Division senior assistant, 1895-1931. Durkee's papers consist of lists, reports and translations created during her employment at the Newberry; sketches, notes, cards, poems and articles by fellow employees and friends (Mary L. Watson and Edith Franklin Wyatt, etc.); and a Durkee family letterpress copybook, 1855-1934.

Everett family: Everett Family Papers, 1794-1949

Primarily correspondence of the Everett family, concerning family news and health issues, and also covering abolition, temperance, women's rights, rights of African-Americans, and moral reform. Printing, education, pioneer life, and religion are all discussed within the papers. Papers include materials of Robert Everett, the pastor of Welsh Congregationalist churches in Oneida County, NY, and publisher of Y Cenhadwr Americanaidd (The American Missionary), a Welsh religious reform magazine that was pro-abolition. Also included are letters and materials of Mary Everett, a graduate of New York Medical College and Hospital for Women, who was also involved in the suffrage movement, John Roberts and Sarah Colgrove Everett, pioneers who moved to Kansas Territory in 1854 and were active in abolitionist activities, and Cynthia Everett, a member of the American Missionary Association who taught freedmen in Norfolk, VA and Charleston, SC following the Civil War.

Fairbank, Janet Ayer, 1878-1951: Janet Ayer Fairbank scrapbooks, 1913-1935

Six scrapbooks of Chicago novelist, suffragette, and socialite Janet Ayer Fairbank, containing mainly newspaper clippings regarding three charity balls, 1913-1915, for the Chicago Lying-In Hospital, and reviews, publicity notices, and bookjackets for Fairbanks' novels, 1922-1935. Also a few letters, photographs, and programs.

Fairbank, Nathaniel Kellogg, 1829-1903: Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980

Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daugher of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis family, joined to the Fairbanks and Grahams by the marriage of Cordelia Carpenter to Nathan S. Davis, III.

Farnsworth, Edith: Edith Farnsworth Papers, 1900-1977

Correspondence, memoirs, photographs, and Italian poetry translations of Edith Farnsworth, a Chicago physician and owner of a Plano, Illinois, home designed by Mies van der Rohe. Farnsworth retired to Italy in the late 1960's.

Farrar, Geraldine, 1882-1967: Geraldine Farrar Memorabilia, 1902-1963

Seven letters from Geraldine Farrar to Pauline Moritz of Evanston, Illinois, and one to Moritz’s daughter, 1916-1958. Also, memorabilia related to Farrar: two postcard photographs, two Christmas cards, and two clippings.

Fischer, Irwin, 1903-1977: Irwin Fischer Papers, 1928-1976

Manuscript music and writings, correspondence, recordings, clippings, programs, and correspondence of this Chicago composer, conductor, and organist. Fischer was organist for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and other institutions and composed songs, orchestral works, and a variety of other formats. The collection includes a great deal of correspondence with Edith Borroff, and also contains scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, and memorabilia.

Fleming, Libby Komaiko: Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater Collection,, 1974-2003

Material collected by Libby Komaiko, founder of the Ensemble Espanol Spanish Dance Theater, relating to her and the dance company. Consists mostly of photographs of Komaiko and other dancers, plus a few clippings, flyers, posters, programs, and miscellaneous pieces. Also, two copies of a videotape entitled “The First 20 Years, 1976-1996.”

Fornell, Gladys, 1904-1982: Gladys Fornell Papers, 1938-1982

Correspondence, writings, and photographs from writer and editor Gladys Fornell. Includes drafts of short stories, poetry, stage plays, and her unpublished novel “Montel.” Also includes genealogical material about the Fornell family and the immigration of ancestor Nils Fornell from Sweden to Wisconsin in 1868.

Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization).: Fortnightly of Chicago (Organization) Records, 1869-2006

Club founded in 1873 by Kate Newell Doggett and the oldest women's association in the city. Records include historical material, meeting minutes (restricted), scrapbooks, notices, memorials, members' and guests' papers, photographs, yearbooks, and by-laws.

Freeman, Emma B., 1880-1928: Emma B. Freeman photographs of Yurok and Hupa Indians, 1914-1918

Posed images of Yurok and Hupa Indians taken in the studio and in outdoor settings in Eureka and Humboldt County, 1914-1918.,Soft-focused and stylized, the portraits are not accurate representations of Indian dress or ways. Included are images of Robert Spott, Bertha Stevens, Vivian Chase, Hazel Ferris, Grace Wayman, and Ed. Pearch. There are also a few shots of older Indians taken at the Hoopa and Klamath reservations, and there is one portrait of Emma B. Freeman.

French, Alice: Alice French Papers, 1871-1934

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.

Friday Club (Chicago, Ill.).: Friday Club (Chicago, Ill.) Records, 1880-ongoing

Minutes, financial records, yearbooks, correspondence, membership information and papers written by members of this women's club devoted to literary and artistic culture. The club has met in Chicago's Gold Coast area for most of its existence.

Gehr, Mary: Mary Gehr Papers, 1828-1997

Original work, reproductions of work, correspondence and subject files of Chicago artist Mary Gehr.

Gerard, Paula, 1907-1991: Paula Gerard Renison Dance Sketches, 1938-1939

Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.

Gerstenberg, Alice: Alice Gerstenberg Papers, 1903-1971

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.

Gookin, Frederick William: Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922

Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trips to New York. Also other family letters, diaries of Mary H. Gookin and her mother Elizabeth A. Gookin, 1864-1896, including one regarding daily attendance at the World's Columbian Exposition, and drawings, sketches and finished art work created by Frederick Gookin.

Gorn, Elliott J., 1951-: Elliott Gorn - Mother Jones Research Papers, 1980s-1990s

Research files and manuscript drafts of Elliott Gorn's 2001 book, Mother Jones: The Most Dangerous Woman in America. The research files are comprised of photocopies of original material dating as early as the 1890s. These include articles, books, dissertations, and archival material. Major topics covered include Mother Jones, the union movement, radicalism, socialism, mining and other trades. There are also multiple copies of annotated manuscript drafts, research notes, and administrative files for the book.

Grimmer, Margot: Margot Grimmer Papers, 1956-1984

Material relating to the career of Chicago dancer Margot Grimmer, including clippings, advertising items, programs, a few miscellaneous incoming letters, and numerous photographs.

Gurko, Miriam: Miriam Gurko-Floyd Dell Papers, 1958-1968

Correspondence between Floyd Dell and Miriam Gurko, concerning Edna St. Vincent Millay. Also, several short works by Dell, a few notes by Gurko and a draft of a book by Gurko entitled The Letters of Floyd Dell About Edna St. Vincent Millay, with a subject index file.

Hadley, Henry Kimball, 1871-1937 : Henry Kimball Hadley-Inez Barbour Programs and Posters, 1919-1938

Programs and posters of performances by conductor Henry Kimball Hadley and his wife, soprano Inez Barbour, dating from Barbour’s 1919 Aeolian Hall recital to a memorial concert for Hadley in 1938.

Hager, Mina: Mina Hager Papers, 1892-1977

Material relating to the career of mezzo-soprano Mina Hager (Mrs. Fred Heidenson), including incoming correspondence from John Alden Carpenter and others, programs, clippings and other memorabilia. Also, practice and demo tapes, sound recordings (78 rpm and 45 rpm, LP) and a collection of manuscript and published sheet music, mostly by John Alden Carpenter.

Hamill, Alfred E., (Alfred Ernest), 1884-1953: Alfred E. Hamill Papers, 1856-1967

Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Personal letters of Alfred E. Hamill to a Russian émigré, Alexandra Fredericks, and of Dora E. Yates, a librarian and the secretary of the Gypsy Lore Society, to Hamill. Also typescript copy of a diary kept 1918-1919 while in France with the American Red Cross, a letter to Andrei Gromyko in 1945 regarding U.S.-Soviet relations, bookplates, photographs, poems, and other memorabilia.

Hanks, Jane Richardson, 1908-: Jane Richardson Hanks Kiowa Papers, 1935-1968

Correspondence, field notes, and writings of anthropologist Jane Richardson Hanks, mainly documenting her 1935 graduate student field work with the Kiowa Indians in Oklahoma.

Harris family: Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and MacLean. Collection highlights include courtship letters, daybooks of a New Hampshire physician, whaling ship logs, works and correspondence of sociologist Annie Marion MacLean, and 19th and 20th century photograph albums.

Harrison, Carter H., (Carter Henry), 1860-1953: Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.

Harrison, Gabriel, 1818-1902: Gabriel Harrison letters, 1873-1883

Letters regarding John Howard Payne to Gabriel Harrison from three current and former U.S. consuls to Tunis, William Penn Chandler of Philadelphia, George Whitfield Fish of Tunis and Flint, Mich., and Amos Perry of Providence, R.I. Also one letter, also about Payne, from Fish to Thomas J. McKee, a New York lawyer and friend of Harrison's.,The letters, which were probably responses to a correspondence initiated by Harrison during the revision of his 1875 work, concern the circumstances of Payne's death, the erection of and wording on his Tunis gravestone, the disposition of Payne's personal effects and the interest of his niece, Eloise E. Luquer in recovering them, Chandler's possession of Payne mss., and W.W. Corcoran's proposal to transfer Payne's remains to Washington, D.C. Fish, who had served as consul until 1882 when Congress failed to appropriate funds for the post, also comments on the shaky political situation at Tunis and the sad state of U.S. representation in the southern Mediterranean.

Hayden, Hannah, d. 1823: Hannah Hayden Letters, 1806-1866

Correspondence written in the early nineteenth century by Hannah Hayden from Hartwick and Springfield, Otsego County, New York, to her parents and sisters in Windsor, Connecticut, plus a few other family letters. Seventy-six items, the bulk of which are written by Hannah, detail her everyday life with her husband, and the births, lives and deaths of some of their twelve children.

Hayes, Alice Ryerson, 1922-: Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers, 1934-2006

Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering adulthood in the 1940s and making her way in the world.

Hecht, Ben, 1894-1964 : Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

Herguth, Margaret S.: Margaret S. Herguth Clippings, 1960-1962

Issues of Chicago Daily News's magazine "Chicago Life" from 1960-1962, the tenure of Margaret (Marge) Silsbee Herguth, staff writer, assistant editor, and editor of the magazine.

Hild, Dorothy: Dorothy Hild Papers, 1847-1984

Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers contain audiovisual materials, chiefly related to her productions.

Hitchcock, Marion Gridley, 1929-: Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers, 1860-2007

Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family matters and daily life, ca. 1860-1910. There is also a genealogy book of the Gridley family and a variety of personal material including newspaper clippings, catalogs, and a Civil War enlistment roster.

Hitz, Benjamin D.: Benjamin D. Hitz-Willa Cather Papers, 1913-1949

Chiefly correspondence of Benjamin D. Hitz with librarians, booksellers and experts, relating to his search for first editions of Willa Cather; together with notes for studies on her biography, bibliographies and criticism. Also, a small collection of incoming and outgoing Willa Cather correspondence, including twelve original Cather letters and a few copies, plus several relating to Cather.

Howe family: Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of Captain Daniel E. Barnard, Erastus A. Barnard, Willard J. Wilcox, and soldiers in Daniel E. Barnard's regiment regarding payment of pensions.

Howell, Elizabeth Bowen: Elizabeth Bowen Howell journals, 1806-1833

Five writing books and manuscript commonplace books written by Elizabeth Howell in Boston, between 1806 and 1833. Books are manuscript, in ink.

Hudson, Grace Carpenter, 1865-1937: Photographic copies of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians, ca. 1920-ca. 1937

Black and white gelatin photographic prints (ca. 1920-1937), captioned with numbers and mounted on sheets of cardboard, of Grace Carpenter Hudson's paintings of Pomo Indians.,Included are portraits and scenes, primarily of children, but also of adults. The children are often depicted with dogs or other animals.

Huebert, Diana, 1899-1983: Diana Huebert Papers, 1916-1983

Material collected by dancer Diana Huebert (Mrs. Abel Faidy), the bulk consisting of programs and photographs of herself and other dancers. Also, some articles she wrote or saved, including an autobiographical sketch, choreographic notes, and miscellaneous material relating to her husband, architect and designer Abel Faidy.

Hurd, Ann Augusta Jaquins, 1834-1921: Hurd-Arno Family Correspondence, 1858-1921

Letters of a Wisconsin family mainly written by Mary Olivia Hurd Arno to her mother, Ann Augusta Hurd, 1886-1897. Also, six letters Ann Augusta Hurd wrote to her father and brother, 1858-1866, and a few miscellaneous letters to or from family or friends.

Jan Erkert and Dancers.: Jan Erkert and Dancers records, 1976-2000

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. Records are mostly audiovisual (video) but also includes awards, clippings, newsletters, and photographs.

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

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

Kehl School of Dance.: Kehl School of Dance records, 1940-2011

This Madison, Wisconsin dance school was founded by dancer Frederick W. Kehl in 1880. Kehl's Dancing Academy introduced thousands to the art of dance throughout Wisconsin, and the school is currently in its 4th generation of dancers and dance teachers from the Kehl family. Records include costume looseleaf notebooks, dance routines, music and programs, photographs, and audio material.

Kendall, Nathan R.: Nathan Kendall and Abby J. Reed Kendall Papers, 1842-1912

Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern travel to California begun in 1849.

Kilbourn, Ruth: Ruth Kilbourn Papers, ca. 1947-1949

Small collection of memorabilia, photographs and performance programs and announcements of Ruth Kilbourn, who ran a dance studio in Chicago, Illinois, in the 1940s. Includes a pair of toe shoes

Kitchell, Iva, 1908-1983: Iva Kitchell Papers, 1926-1984

Six scrapbooks and large folder of loose material relating to the dance and performance career of Iva Kitchell. Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, reviews, advertising material, memorabilia and other miscellaneous items that cover Kitchell’s life, from her affiliation with the Chicago Civic Opera Ballet in 1926 to her retirement from an international stage career as a satiric dance mime in 1961. Also, a 1984 catalog of an exhibition of the paintings by her husband Stokely Webster, which contains a number of portraits of Kitchell.

Koesun, Ruth Ann: Ruth Ann Koesun papers, 1934-1977

Ruth Ann Koesun was born in Chicago and studied dance with Chicago teachers Edna Lucile Baum and Bentley Stone and Walter Camryn. She joined American Ballet Theatre in 1946, and retired from ABT as principal dancer in 1969. Papers include programs, publicity, and films highlighting Koesun's dance career.

Krassner School of Theatre Arts.: Krassner School of Theatre Arts Records, 1906-1997

Documents, photographs and artifacts reflecting the history of the dance and theater schools founded and run by the Chicago Krassner sisters, both in Illinois and California, from 1924 to 1978. Includes letters, announcements, clippings, cue cards, instruction sheets and scripts, programs, miscellaneous memorabilia and a large collection of photographs. Also, a history of the Krassner schools by the son of Blossom Krassner, Paul J. Hartman, and artifacts consisting of a videocassette, two maracas and a tambourine.

Laird, Grace, 1891-1991: Grace Laird Papers, 1883-1991

Correspondence, photographs, writings, biographical information and memento box of Grace Laird, an Iowa school teacher. Most of Laird’s correspondence is comprised of letters to Bernard Brommel, a former student. Photographs contain scenes of Iowa farm life and Laird family members. Collection includes Laird’s travel writing, family histories and her brother Paul’s poetry.

Lang, Joyce: Joyce Lang papers, 1940-2008

Joyce Petrik Lang, Chicago dancer and daughter of a dancer, studied under many famous Chicago dance teachers and was on the faculty of the Chicago National Association of Dance Masters, serving as regional director. She opened her first studio in 1956, teaching in Naperville for 22 years and in Brookfield for 17 years. Her collection includes clippings, information about Chicago-area dance companies, correspondence, photographs, and programs.

LaRayne School of Dancing (Chicago, Ill.).: LaRayne School of Dancing Memorabilia, 1930-1947

Published and mimeographed ballet, tap and novelty dance routines, probably belonging to the LaRayne School of Dancing and/or choreographers and teachers Marion Freeman, Jack Manning and the Del-Wrights. Includes catalogs for the yearly conventions of the Chicago Association of Dancing Masters, 1930-1936, and for summer sessions at the Chicago Teachers College, 1939-1947. Also, the script for a children’s musical play.

Lauder, Val: Val Lauder Papers, 2012-2013

Proof copy and final draft of The Back Page, by former Chicago Daily News columnist and feature writer Valarie (Val) Lauder.

Lee, Agnes, 1868-1939: Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers, 1919-1933

35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.

Levy, Ruth: Ruth Levy Dance photographs, 1970-1974

Levy, who performed as a dancer with the Pavley/Oukrainsky Ballet Company, received a masters degree in photography at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1972. This collection includes her negatives, proof sheets, and glossy prints of dancers in several companies, including the Alvin Ailey City Center Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre, the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Joffrey Ballet, the New York City Ballet, and the Ruth Page Chicago Ballet among others. Some of these photographs were exhibited at the Chicago Public Library in 1974.

Lundgren, Harriet, 1907-1996: Harriet Lundgren Papers, 1917-1991

Material relating to the career of Chicago ballet dancer Harriet Lundgren. Includes three scrapbooks of clippings, articles, pictures and reviews regarding Lundgren, other dancers, and opera singers of the 1920s and 1930s. Also, a few articles and magazine excerpts on the ballet, several programs, and a collection of miscellaneous photographs of performers and celebrities.

MacDonald, Hazel, 1891-1971: Hazel MacDonald Papers, 1928-1967

This collection consists of a small amount of correspondence, biographical materials, newspaper clippings, foreign dispatches, and other works by Chicago reporter and foreign correspondent Hazel MacDonald.

Madlener, Elaine: Elaine Madlener Papers, 1916-1966

Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.

Malkind, Sheila: Sheila Malkind Photographs, 1982-2001

Malkind, a Chicago photojournalist, was the director of the Ruth Page Foundation from 1981 to 1992. In this capacity, she came to know many members of the Chicago dance community, including individuals such as Ann Barzel, Katherine Dunham, Larry Long, and Maria Tallchief. Her photographs are primarily candid shots of dancers and dance companies in Chicago: notable subjects include the individuals mentioned above, as well as Mikhail Baryshnikov, Dame Margot Fonteyn, and Rudolph Nureyev. Additional photographs document Ruth Page Foundation activities and a variety of formal, informal, and street gatherings, as well as photographs of Lincoln Park in every season. The collection also includes published feature articles that Malkind wrote for the Lerner newspapers, the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Sun-Times, and the Chicago Tribune.

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923: Katherine Mansfield Papers, 1903-1942

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.

Mansfield, Katherine, 1888-1923: Katherine Mansfield Papers - Additions, 1910-1938

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous items relating to Katherine Mansfield, British short story writer and critic.

Mattei, Nancy: Nancy Mattei Papers, 1976-2001

Brochures, clippings, and reviews covering Mattei's career as a dancer at MoMing Dance and Arts Center in Chicago. Also includes some clippings about Mattei's sometime dance partner Charlie Vernon; about dancer-choreographer Jan Bartoszek; and about Chicago performance space Links Hall.

McIlvaine, Caroline Margaret: Caroline M. McIlvaine Papers, 1927-1933

Papers of Chicago historian and librarian at the Chicago Historical Society and an early member of the Newberry Library staff. Included are letters, some of which are to or from editors of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune regarding historical features of the papers. Also, many examples of McIlvaine’s drafts and writings on Chicago history, especially of buildings, streets and landmarks, a few pieces of memorabilia, and seven snapshots of 1920s Chicago.

McLean, Edgar, d. 1920: Edgar McLean Papers, 1859-1868

Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.

McRae, Edna L.: Edna L. McRae Papers, 1910-1990

Dancer, choreographer, and teacher Edna McRae started dancing in Chicago Public Schools and studied with Andreas Pavley, Serge Oukrainsky, and Adoph Bolm, among others. She operated a ballet school in Chicago from 1925 to 1964, becoming known as the grande dame of the Chicago Ballet community. Papers include correspondence, biographical information, brochures, clippings, programs, numerous photographs, personal and dance notation notebooks, card files, address books, and eight albums relating to education, travel and personal life kept by Edna and her sister Elma Marie.

Meine, Franklin Julius, 1896-1968: Franklin Julius Meine Papers, 1797-1965

Chicago writer, editor, and book collector whose collections were donated to the University of Illinois campuses in Urbana and Chicago. Meine's papers relate to his preparation for a 50th anniversary talk to the Society of Midland Authors, and include materials by and about Edith Wyatt, John Stahl, and Mary Dickerson Donahey. Also a few 18th and 19th century letters collected by Meine.

Mershon, Katharane Edson : Katharane Edson Mershon Papers, 1895-1986

Small collection consisting of one letter to California dancer and dance ethnographer Katharane Edson Mershon, a few writings on Eastern philosophy and “I Ching”, and photographs, both of Mershon and of miscellaneous, mostly unidentified people.

Metcalf, Isaac Stevens, 1822-1898: Isaac Stevens Metcalf Papers, 1827-1935

Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and DuQuoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and records of a private business partnership - the DuQuoin Coal Company. Families represented include DeWitt, Furber, Metcalf, Putnam, and Rich.

Mihopoulos, Effie: Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-Ongoing

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos has conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, and photographs. Includes two early photos of Effie Mihopoulos' family, including one of her and her mother, taken approximately in the late 1950s. Also included is a press packet containing her poetry, and a photo scrapbook from the mid-late 1980s, of vacation snapshots in Florida and Mexico.

MoMing Dance and Arts Center (Chicago).: MoMing Dance and Arts Center Records, 1968-1991

MoMing was a center in Chicago's Lakeview neighborhood for dance training and avant-garde performance as well as an art gallery. It was formed in 1974 by Jackie Radis, Jim Self, Susan Kimmelman, Eric Trules, Kasia Mintch, Tem Horowitz, and Sally Banes. Along with local artists, it hosted many guest dancers and artists of renown, including Trisha Brown, Bill T. Jones, Mark Morris, and Meredith Monk. It officially dissolved in 1991.

Monroe, Harriet, 1860-1936: Harriet Monroe Memorabilia, 1891

A few items relating to poet and editor Harriet Monroe, consisting of two short notes, three subscription forms, and one clipping, all dated 1891.

Morrison, Helen Balfour: Helen Balfour Morrison Papers, 1906-2001

Personal and professional papers of American photographer and artist Helen Balfour Morrison. Born in Evanston, Illinois in 1900, Morrison undertook several artistic photography projects that were exhibited throughout the United States during the 1930s and 1940s. Her longtime collaboration with dancer Sybil Shearer involved further artistic endeavors through stage lighting designs and filmmaking.

Morrison, Helen Balfour: Helen Balfour Morrison Photographs of Kentucky African American Communities, 1935-1946

Prints and negatives by Helen Balfour Morrison from her multiple trips to African American communities in Kentucky during the 1930s and 1940s.

Morrison, Scott Kayla: Scott Kayla Morrison Papers, 1945-1996

Papers of attorney and activist Scott Kayla Morrison mostly pertaining to Mississippi Choctaw Indians, and including Constitutions, legal documents, and Morrison's MA thesis.

Newberry, Walter Loomis, 1804-1868: Walter Loomis Newberry Estate records, 1852-1908

Estate records of Walter Loomis Newberry, Chicago real estate investor, banker and commission merchant, who provided for the creation of the Newberry Library in his will, include correspondence, litigation records, property distribution schedules, financial records and other documents concerning daily management of the estate for the Newberry family. Also documentation re: leasing, subdividing, improving and selling properties in Chicago.

Nicholson, Juanita: Juanita Nicholson Papers, 1952-1983

Juanita Nicholson is a dance teacher and former volunteer at the Newberry in Chicago. Papers, which are mainly concerned with the Cecchetti Council of America and the Cecchetti method of teaching ballet, include instruction booklets, syllabi for dance classes and teacher examinations, some miscellaneous class notes, two volumes of piano music, a cassette tape and a 78 rpm record.

Niffenegger, Audrey: Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-1993

Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.

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 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.

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.

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.

Pacholik, Alice Kipnowski, 1923-: Alice Pacholik - Heulwen Thomas Letters, 1938-2011

Letters of Welsh pen-pal and friend, Heulwen Morgan Thomas, to Alice Kipnowski Pacholik, of Chicago, which began in 1938 when Heulwen was 15 and continued until 2011, a year prior to Heulwen's death.

Page, Ruth, 1899-1991: Ruth Page Papers, 1892-1997

Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.

Pardo Baza´n, Emilia, condesa de, 1852-1921: Emilia Pardo Bazán Papers, 1886-1942

Material by and relating to Spanish novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán, collected by William Kingery in the course of his research. Includes 7 letters from the condesa to Manual Maria Peralta, autobiographical notes, a bibliography, study-related correspondence, and essays concerning Pardo Bazán. Much of the material is in Spanish.

Paretsky, Sara, 1947-: Sara Paretsky Papers, 1966-1993

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, publicity, and published books of the author of Chicago-based detective novels featuring V. I. Warshawski, a female private investigator.

Parish, Martha Ellen Luey: Parish Family Papers, 1884-1896

Consists mainly of correspondence from Martha Ellen Luey Parish of Chicago, IL to her father, Lester Lyman Luey, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also included are a few letters written by his son-in-law, Charles Pomeroy Parish. The letters concern domestic matters and touch upon such community topics as electrification, the bicycling mania of the late 19th century, fires and fire insurance, and the remains of the World's Columbian Exposition. There are also several letters discussing an alcoholic brother.

Parton, Mary Field, 1878-1969: Mary Field Parton-Clarence Darrow Papers,, 1909-1975

Material relating to the friendship between Clarence Darrow and journalist Mary Field Parton, which includes sixty-one of his letters to her, several other letters, short articles by Darrow, clippings, and photographs. Included are numerous transcripts of Darrow's letters, a biographical sketch of Parton, and excerpts from her journal that refer to Darrow, all done by Parton's daughter Margaret Parton (Hussey).

Pearce, Christopher Gardner, 1811-1882: Christopher Gardner Pearce Papers, 1839-1943

Correspondence between Christopher Gardner Pearce, who was a Mississippi steamboat captain, and his wife Jane Ann (Sackett), beginning during their courtship in 1839 and continuing until 1851, the year in which Jane Ann died. The letters discuss a variety of subjects, including Pearce's life on the river, Jane Ann’s domestic life in Cincinnati, business, religion, politics, and family news and gossip. Also included is Pearce’s obituary from 1882, and a 1943 newspaper clipping that reprints a large check that Pearce wrote to a grocer in 1865.

Pearson, Edward Hagelin: Edward Hagelin Pearson Papers, 1899-1973

Writings and research materials of this music historian. Focused on American opera in the early 1900s, the bulk of the collection concerns the soprano Edith Mason, with some material on composer Hamilton Forrest and soprano Mabel Garrison. Research materials include clippings, photographs and illustrations, correspondence, programs, and other documents.

Petchenik, Barbara Bartz: Barbara Bartz Petchenik Papers, 1965-2003

Works, correspondence, and articles by and about cartographer Barbara Bartz Petchenik, who designed and produced the Newberry Library's Atlas of Early American History. In addition to that atlas, Petchenik worked at World Book Encyclopedia, improving their maps, and as senior sales representative for cartographic services at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., Chicago.

Petersen, Alma Schmidt, 1894-1989: Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.

Petersen, Zika: Zika Petersen Papers, 1940-1990

Treasurer's records of the Chicago Chamber Music Society, and yearbooks, correspondence, yearbooks and other materials of the Fortnightly Club of Chicago, and other miscellaneous Chicago club material.

Polish Women's Alliance of America.: Polish Women's Alliance of America Records, 1898-ca. 1979

Records of a national fraternal organization headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois, for Polish-American women that provided insurance and other financial services for its members. Includes constitutions and bylaws, insurance applications, indexes and rosters, loan records and other materials providing individual genealogical information for Polish-American women.

Portman, Diane Marsh: Diane Marsh Portman Papers, 1946-2009

Choreographic notes and notebooks, scripts, dance teaching materials, and some photographs of dancer/choreographer/actor/teacher Diane Portman, who also went by Diana Marsh, Diane Marsh, or Diane Meroff. Portman was an entertainer and dance teacher. Also includes professional headshots of Portman and her husband, Seymour Portman; framed photograph of the Portman home in Highland Park taken by daughter Chandra Portman; Inventory of recordings (tapes/records) by genre; an oversized publicity banner for Diane Portman Productions; a framed poster for Mary Poppins/The Spirit of Independance production, signed by the cast; and a framed collage of a Ruth Page Nutcracker production featuring Portman's students Margie Niederman and either Laura Mandel or Donna Parisi (according to Chandra Portman and Allison Clark).

Pratt, Ann Agatha Walker , 1829-1908 : Reminiscenes of Mrs. A. Agatha Pratt, ca. 1907

The original memoir of a Mormon pioneer who arrived in Utah in 1847, one of the wives of Mormon Apostle Parley Pratt. Looking back over nearly eighty years, Ann Agatha Pratt discusses the character of her husband and their life together, the journey across the Great Plains in 1847, and her own experience in helping to build the first road in Parley’s Canyon, Utah. This unique item complements the Newberry’s strengths in Western Americana and Mormon history, particularly the journey from Nauvoo, Illinois, to Salt Lake City.

Pryor, Ruth, 1906-2001: Ruth Pryor Memorabilia, 1923-1964

Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of “Gardel and Pryor”. By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.

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.

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.

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, 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Sackett, Mary, 1825-1869: Mary Sackett Papers, 1841-1945

A journal kept by Mary Sackett when she and her family emigrated from New York state to Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1841-1842, three numbers of a manuscript pioneer newspaper with original work done by members of an Illinois reading circle in 1849, a recipe for taffy, some penmanship exercises and two colored drawings. Also, photocopies of genealogical material relating to the Sackett family collected in 1945.

Sagan, Judith: Judith and Bruce Sagan Papers, 1965-1986

Material relating to the business career of Judith Sagan who founded the Harper Theater Dance Festival with her husband Bruce Sagan in 1965. This organization became the Harper Dance Foundation in 1970. A large portion of the collection concerns the Illinois Arts Council which supported the Sagans’ festival activities and on whose board both later served. Includes articles, clippings, correspondence, contracts, grant applications, programs, notes and other miscellaneous items concerning both the Harper Festivals and its participants, and the Illinois Arts Council.

Salabiye, Velma: Velma Salabiye Papers, 1980-1995

Navajo librarian involved in promoting American Indian librarianship and evaluating major American Indian collections. Papers include research material for American Indian Bibliography that Salabiye worked on with John Aubrey of the Newberry Library.

Sclair, Helen, d. 2009: Helen A. Sclair Papers, ca. 1980-2009

Genealogist and scholar known affectionately as "The Cemetery Lady," Sclair researched and collected information on cemeteries and funeral customs, particularly in Chicago. She also taught classes on Chicago cemeteries, and gave tours. Her papers include correspondence, works, and other files related to her collecting, teaching, public speaking, and other professional activities.

Sclair, Helen, d. 2009: Helen A. Sclair Ephemera Collection, n.d.

Memorial cards and ribbons, funeral programs, cemetery and mortuary advertisements and signs, and other printed ephemera relating to death, mourning, and the funeral industry, collected by scholar Helen A. Sclair.

Scot, Michael, fl. ca. 1915-1925: Michael Scot Papers, ca. 1915-1925

Four undated poems and a photograph of a painting presumably of woman Irish writer Michael Scot. Scot wrote both stories and poems, sometimes using the pseudonym S. Michael Crevequer.

Shaw, Frances Wells, 1872-1937: Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

Slingluff, Jesse: Julia Butler Newberry and Family Papers, 1800-1921

Miscellaneous material relating to Julia Butler Newberry and her family. Contains original letters of Julia B. Newberry and her immediate family, 1830-1880, and photocopies of correspondence of the Butler, Clapp and Devereux families. Also, financial correspondence, a diary of Mary B. Devereux (photocopy), a small unknown diary, genealogical research on the Butler, Devereux, Kernan families, a few receipts and a photocopy of an 1877 probate record for the estate of Walter L. Newberry.

Smith family: Smith-Dewey Family Papers, 1870-1990

Genealogies, publications, photographs, armories, letters, and documents pertaining to the family histories and forebears of Edward Byron Smith, former chairman of the Northern Trust Corporation of Chicago, and of his wife, Louise Dewey Smith. Papers also include documents pertaining to Northern Trust's founding by Smith's grandfather, Byron Laflin Smith, and the family's ongoing relationship to the corporation.

Smith, Fredrika Shumway: Fredrika Shumway Smith Papers, 1941-1967

Book drafts, illustrations, and publicity about the children's and young adults books, stories, and verse written by Fredrika Shumway Smith, wife of banker and Northern Trust president Solomon A. Smith.

Smith, Helen Ainslie: Helen Ainslie Smith Papers, 1744-1950

Helen Ainslie Smith was the author of books on the ancient world and colonial American history. The papers contain correspondence with family and friends, family photographs, work notes, and other materials.

Spencer, Platt R. (Platt Rogers), 1800-1864 : Platt R. Spencer Papers, 1827-1951

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the abolitionist movement. Papers describe family life, the abolitionist movement, and conditions during the Civil War. Also included are the letters of son Lyman P. Spencer, a quartermaster’s sergeant in the 2nd Ohio Artillery Regiment, stationed in Mumfordville, Kentucky, and Cleveland, Tennessee and the papers of P. R. Spencer’s son-in-law, Junius Sloan, a prominent Chicago artist. In addition to the material on Spencer and Sloan, there is also material on the work of other penmen and other business schools whose specialty was the teaching of fine penmanship.

Stevens, Kay Ashton: Kay Ashton-Stevens Papers, 1905-1978

Correspondence, personal and career related materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago actress, television and radio personality, and wife of critic Ashton Stevens, Kay Ashton-Stevens.

Stigler, Elisa: Elisa Stigler Papers, 1930-1983

Materials relating to the career of Chicago dance teacher Elisa Stigler, primarily a performer and instructor in the techniques of Spanish dancing, but also a teacher of the dances of other cultures and of ballet. Includes copious handwritten notations and mimeographed instruction for teaching a wide range of dances, both American and foreign, a few articles and letters, catalogs, programs and some miscellaneous memorabilia.

Stodelle, Ernestine: Ernestine Stodelle Papers, 1925-2006

Collection of files kept by Ernestine Stodelle regarding her professional life as dancer, teacher, author and dance critic. Material relates to Stodelle’s own career and her association with dance figures Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Jose Limon and Louis Horst. Consists of correspondence, articles, clippings, lectures, programs, reviews, tributes, photographs, dance descriptions and reconstructions.

Storrs, Marguerite Deville Chabrol: Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-2002

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Chabrol family, including correspondence between family members present during the the Franco-Prussian War and the colonization of Algeria. Additionally, collection includes genealogical information about the Storrs-Chabrol family and real estate and legal records of D.W. Storrs. Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs was married to John Henry Bradley Storrs (1885-1956), a Chicago-based Cubist painter and sculptor, and the collection also includes letters, documents, and photographs related to the Storrs family, as well as John and Marguerite Storrs' daughter Monique Storrs Booz, who worked as an interpreter and translator for the U. S. Army during World War II.

Suba, Susanne: Susanne Suba papers, 1939-1965

Letters, illustration samples, telegram, and photograph, dated between July 21, 1939 and Jan. 28, 1965, concerning the illustration work done by Susanne Suba of New York, for William A. Kittredge, of R.R. Donnelley's Lakeside Press, and the Chicago book design and publishing scene in general during the 1940s.

Tallmadge, Abby Louise: Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers, ca. 1860-1952

Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.

Taylor, Graham, 1851-1938: Graham Taylor Papers, 1820-1975

Works, correspondence, and family papers of minister, social worker, professor, and founder of Chicago Commons settlement house, Graham Taylor.

Taylor, Harriet, -1931: Harriet Taylor Papers, 1867-1935

Newberry Library Genealogy Department supervisor, 1900-1931, and heraldry specialist. Taylor's papers consist of diaries, correspondence, biographical notes, financial records, photographs, estate papers and obituaries relating to her personal life and her work at the Newberry, and include her Finance Book" of investments and her "Bulletin Book" of administrative memoranda."

Thanet, Octave, 1850-1934: Alice French Papers, 1871-1934

Correspondence, diaries, literary manuscripts, clippings and other miscellaneous material relating to Alice French, author of short stories, novels and essays, who wrote under the pseudonym Octave Thanet.

Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944: Eunice Tietjens Papers, 1898-1944

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. The bulk of the correspondence is incoming.

Tietjens, Eunice, 1884-1944: Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' first husband, Paul Tietjens; and three boxes of photographs.

True, Alison: Alison True - Chicago Reader Records, 1979-2007, 1979-2007

Administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also includes a box of materials realting to the proposed redesign of the paper in 2003-2004, and one oversize folder of original artwork submitted to the paper.

Ullmann, Margaret: Margaret Ullman Writings, 1894-1956

Typewritten essays presented at meetings of the Winnetka Fortnightly, 1930's-1950's, an essay presented to the Mary Noble Club in Kenwood, ca. 1905, plus a scrapbook of childhood poetry and a literary newspaper dating from 1894, some collected early poetry (collected in 1914), volumes of verse written during the 1920's, copies of her poetry published in the Chicago Daily News and the Ladies' Home Journal.

Underwood, Muriel: Muriel Underwood papers, 1950-1977

Correspondence (some calligraphy), clippings, printed ephemera, notes on phone calls, etc. concerning the 50th anniversary publication of the Society of Typographic Arts and other projects, such as reprinting the STA's Book of Oz Cooper : an appreciation of Oswald Bruce Cooper; correspondents include Robert Borja, Thea Wheelwright of Bond Wheelwright Co., Susan Scott and Paula ThompSon of Wexford Press.

Unknown: Edna St. Vincent Millay Photograph, ca. 1925

One black and white photograph of Edna St. Vincent Millay, an American lyrical poet and playwright who won the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923.

Walden, May, 1865-1960: May Walden Papers, 1869-1972

Abstract: Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.

Walden, Selma, 1884-1951: Selma Walden Papers, 1890-1979

Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.

Waller family: Waller Family Papers, 1803-1938

Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander

Walton, Emma Lee: Emma Lee Walton Journal, 1922

Travel journal in two volumes kept by Emma Lee Walton of Chicago on a trip to Europe in 1922. Also, her 1922 passport.

Ward, Estelle Frances: Estelle Francis Ward Letters and book manuscript, 1923-1927

Unpublished manuscript by Ward entitled "The Fourth Estate and the Young Republic," about the letters of John Fenno, editor of the "Gazette of the United States," 1789-1798. Also includes some correspondence with potential publishers.

Warner, Dorothy Haskins: Warner-Haskins Family Papers, ca. 1860-1953

Mementos and photographs relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends; many photographs unidentified; materials seem to have belonged primarily to Mrs. R. C. Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.

Wax, Murray Lionel, 1922-: Murray L. Wax Papers, 1944-1989

Fieldwork and correspondence of anthropologist-sociologist Murray L. Wax, primarily between 1962 and 1969. Also copies of published articles and unpublished papers by other anthropologists, newspaper clips, and serials pertaining to Native Americans; field notes of Rosalie Hankey (later Rosalie Wax) from Japanese relocation camp at Tule Lake, 1944-45.

Weisz, Irene Miner: Willa Cather - Irene Miner Weisz Papers,, 1912-1958

Correspondence of Willa Cather, the bulk to Irene Miner Weisz; also two miscellaneous letters relating to Cather and a folder of clippings.

Weltfish, Gene, 1902-1980: Gene Weltfish Pawnee Field Notes, 1935

Field notes (1935) of Franz Boas trained anthropologist and linguist Gene Weltfish, documenting her study of Pawnee lifeways and religion. These volumes of notes focus on the yearly economic lifecycle of the Pawnee as it would have been lived in the late 19th century.

Wexler, Madelin: Madelin Wexler Papers, 1960-2000

Tear sheets and full copies of magazines and articles written and/or edited by journalist Madelin Wexler, who worked for Chicago-based trade magazines Institutions, and Hotels & Restaurants International, through various name and design style changes. Also includes correspondence and information about "The Bombay Bicycle Club," a dinner club that began as a fictional club but actually came into being in New York, California, and Arizona in the early 1960s.

Wheeler, Olin D. (Olin Dunbar), 1852-1925: Olin D. Wheeler Papers, 1892-1924

Mainly correspondence, notes, and writings of author, topographer, and Northern Pacific Railway executive Olin Dunbar Wheeler regarding Custer and the Battle of Little Big Horn; also articles about Wheeler and reviews of his work.

Wheeler-Voegelin, Erminie, 1903-1988: Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin Papers, 1934-1985

Notes and draft materials for writings on Native Americans, and Indian Claims Commission case documents and research reports, created by anthropologist Erminie Wheeler-Voegelin. Also field notebooks, photographs and correspondence.

Winakor, Bess, 1942-2007: Bess Winakor Papers, 1967-1977

Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materials from trips to Iran in 1976, and Washington D.C. in 1977 for the Carter inauguration, as well as scrapbooks containing her articles for Women's Wear Daily, the Chicago Sun-Times, W, and Home Furnishings Daily.

Wingreen, Amy Eleanor, 1870-1919: Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca.1900

Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.

Winnetka Fortnightly.: Winnetka Fortnightly Records, 1920-ongoing

Primarily essays written and delivered by members, with schedules, membership lists, and procedures, of this women's literary club.

Winterbotham family: Winterbotham-Shaw Family Papers, 1909-1991

Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham family members. Also, three large folder-notebooks of miscellaneous genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans families. Also, clippings, documents, memorabilia and a few photographs.

Winterbotham, John R., 1919-1995: Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005

Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red Cross canteen in Epernay, France during World War I.

Winters, Helen Steele, 1912-1999: Steele-Winters Family Papers, 1860-2009

Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.

Wolf, Sam, Mrs.: Mrs. Sam Wolf - Iowa League of Women Voters Papers, 1922-1925

Collection of papers pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters and one of its members, Mrs. Sam Wolf. Included are the constitution and by-laws of the Iowa League of Women Voters; a letter addressed to Mrs. Wolf from Carrie Chapman Catt, a suffragist leader who founded the League of Women Voters; and a letter addressed to Mr. Sam Wolf from Normal S. Marshall expressing his condolences regarding the the death of Mrs. Wolf. The collection also includes an envelope labeled "Finance Chairman - Iowa League of Women Voters," which contains blank Iowa Suffrage Memorial Commission membership cards; a program for the National League of Women Voters; financial plans and fundraising guidelines; and miscellaneous correspondence pertaining to the Iowa League of Women Voters.

Woman's Christian Temperance Union.: Women's Christian Temperance Union (Powellton, Illinois) - Minutes, 1901-1906

Ledger of minutes from the Women's Christian Temperance Union in Powellton, Illinois, 1901-1906. The minutes record discussions concerning prohibition, suffrage, illegal gambling, and polygamy.

Women's Bar Association of Illinois.: Women's Bar Association of Illinois Records, 1908-2014

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) records include artifacts and materials related to presidents Mary Reardon Hooten (also known as Mary Heftel Hooten), Irene V. McCormick, Mary E. Pappas, and Mary M. Bartelme. Also included are board minutes and reports, correspondence, financial materials, event planning materials, photographs, and publications.

Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980: Woods Family Papers, ca. 1775-1975

Correspondence, writings, documents, genealogical research notes and photographs relating to the Woods family, descendants of Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada. Collected and preserved by Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Illinois, to be used for a complete (unfinished) family history, most of the material concerns Frank H. Woods's great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, his grandfather Frederick Moffatt Woods, and his father, Frank H. Woods. Included is a large group of Fanny Woods's poetry and a rough draft of a lengthy genealogical work by Frank H. Woods, Jr. entitled "Fanny." Also, Civil War letters to and from Frederick Moffatt Woods, and a letter from William Jennings Bryan, and 1850's letters from the California mines by Fanny's brother, Charles Ryland Woods. Other family names included are Barnett, Cochrane, Eddy, Haecker, and Ruiter.

Woods, Frank H. (Frank Henry), 1905-1980: Woods Family Papers - Additions, 1842-1980

Materials gathered and retained by Frank H. Woods Jr. relating to Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada and his Woods descendants. Includes Frank H. Woods’s correspondence and research notes for a biography of Henry Ruiter, notebooks with accounts, poetry and stories of his great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, and an account book of his great-grandfather, Elias Woods, Woods family deeds and receipts from Boone County, Illinois (1840s-1860s), and other miscellaneous early Woods family items. Also, a collection of daguerreotypes and tintypes, plus a large collection of mostly 20th century photographs of Woods and Cochrane family members and their homes in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Wormwood, Emma: Emma Wormwood Diaries, 1895-1898

Three diaries kept by Emma Wormwood, a young school teacher from Carlinville in Macoupin County, Illinois, who taught in Girard (also in Macoupin County) at the Hazel Green School.

Wuerfele, Alberta Irene, 1918-2006: Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006

Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansas during the Depression and had very little formal schooling, made a career unusual for women of her era and mentored women who worked for her. Includes work and death records, correspondence, newspaper articles and other materials regarding awards and achievements, a few photographs, and a history of the Wuerfele and Graham families that she wrote during her retirement.

Wyatt, Edith, 1873-1958: Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.

Wyers, Renier Otto, 1897-1950: Round Table Sketchbooks, 1931-1933

Two manuscript sketchbooks created by artists, commentators, poets, newspapermen, and other writers who were members of a small and informal Chicago club, the Round Table, documenting the social and political climates in Chicago and the United States during the Great Depression. In addition to Renier Wyers, club members included James A. Barnes, Finney Briggs, William L. Griffin, Henry Hammer, Edmond Hayes, Eugene Murdock, Edwin Prehm, Kurt Stein, Lowell H. Truettner, and E. C. Woodward.

Young, Alfred Fabian, 1925-: Alfred F. Young Papers, ca. 1950-2011

Research working files, correspondence, and writings of Alfred F. Young, prominent historian of the ordinary people of the American Revolution and mentor to a whole generation of younger scholars. Young taught for over 25 years at Northern Illinois University and after his retirement was a senior research fellow at the Newberry Library.

Zimmerman, Naoma, 1914-2004: Naoma Zimmerman Papers, 1944-1960

Chicago social worker and author of children's books. Collection includes original typescripts with sketches, color photocopies of books, news clippings, and photocopies of notebooks and writings.

Zwiefka family: Zwiefka Family Dance Papers, 1890-1987

Materials related to Evelyn Zwiefka's, Grace Zwiefka Thuis's, and Diane Lewandowski's dance instruction in Chicago primarily through the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public School District. The women specialized in ballet, folk, Hawiian, Polish, and Spanish dance.