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Acker, Jon C.: Jon C. Acker Collection of Birth, Baptismal, Confirmation, and Marriage Certificates, 1650-1949

Birth, baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates, etc. from Europe and North America, in a multitude of languages, and combination of print and manuscript. The earliest certificates are from the 17th century, and the lastest from the mid-20th century, and display a variety of printing techniques and certificate form styles.

Advertising Trade Cards.: Advertising Trade Cards, 1860s-1890s

Advertising materials including cards and booklets issued by retail stores, product manufacturers, and providers of services. Geographic areas covered include the United States (primarily Minnesota, Illinois, and New York) and London.

American Advertising Cards.: American Advertising Cards, 1880s-1905

American advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include Cleveland, Ohio, Painesville, Ohio, Algoma, Wisconsin, and South Bend, Indiana.

American Type Founders Company.: American Type Founders Company Collection, 1899-1950

Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.

Anderson, Donald M.: Donald M. Anderson Papers, 1834-1995

Correspondence, materials relating to publications, graphic art work, calligraphic broadsides and booklets, teaching materials, and subject files of Madison, Wisconsin calligrapher and design educator Donald Myers Anderson

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.

Blew, John C.: John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA,, 1790s-2012

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.

Blinc Publishing.: Blinc Publishing Ephemera Collection, 1997-2015

23 items produced by Blinc Publishing between 1997 and 2015. Includes promotional posters, letterpress prints, compact discs, and other printed ephemera.

Blommaert, LeRoy: LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables, 1883-2009

The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.

Bossier, Bryan L.: Bryan L. Bossier Postcard Collection, approximately 1880s-1920s

This collection of approximately 1,500 postcards, a gift from Bryan L. Bossier, consists of printed and photographic postcards related to twentieth century social history. Subjects include: suffragettes and the women’s right to vote movement, American evangelism, the Ku Klux Klan, early road building, temperance and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union, boxing, and Christmas.

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.

Cherry, Burton: Burton Cherry Ephemera Collection, approximately 1929-approximately 1962

Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, articles containing information about his work, and ephemera he collected.

Chicago Advertising Cards.: Chicago Advertising Cards, 1880-1899

Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.

Chicago Design Museum.: Chicago Design Museum Ephemera Collection, 2014-2016

Printed ephemera from the Chicago Design Museum relating to the museum's activities from 2014-2016. Includes posters, postcards, prints, a business card, a playbill, a button, and other assorted materials.

Curt Teich & Co.: Curt Teich Co. Records, 1898-2002, bulk 1900-1978

The Curt Teich Company was founded by Curt Otto Teich (1877-1974), who immigrated to the United States from Lobenstein, Germany in 1896. The core collection consists of over 360,000 images, from 1898 to 1978, relating to more than 10,000 towns and cities primarily in the United States and Canada, and more than 115 other foreign countries. Original production materials exist for about 110,000 postcards, dating from 1926 to approximately 1960, including photographic prints and negatives; letters; pencil and watercolor sketches; other layout materials; and physical remnants such as wallpaper, flooring and textiles, which had been sent to the Teich Company to serve as color and pattern samples. The company records include order files, some financial information, and promotional materials. The artifacts include printing chases, lithographers' stones, and other realia relating to the production and promotion of postcards.

Davison, William, 1780-1858: William Davison Collection of Satirical Prints, Approximately 1811-1817

Fifteen satirical prints of everyday life in the early-nineteenth century by publisher William Davison of Alnwick, England; also includes a biographical summary of Davison.

Detroit Publishing Co.: Detroit Publishing Co. Postcard Collection, approximately 1890s-1930s

The Detroit Publishing Company was a prolific publisher of postcards and photographic prints from the late 1890s to the early 1920s. A gift from John I. Monroe, this collection of approximately 16,000 postcards is a rich resource for views of North American cities and towns, landscapes, and national parks. The collection also includes views of many foreign countries.

Dexter Press.: Dexter Press, Inc. Records, 1934-approximately 1992

Dexter Press Inc. founder Thomas A. Dexter began printing postcards in 1934 in New York and New Jersey. The collection, donated by Tommie Dexter Reardon, daughter of the founder of the company, includes job printing files; black and white, linen finish, and chrome postcards; and a box of black and white photographs used to make the black and white postcards. A later addition includes photographs and negatives, postcard samples, framed photographs, 3-D postcards, and other assorted postcards. Rounding out the collection are photographs of the interior and exterior of the Dexter Press offices, and a scrapbook with articles, photographs, and brochures from the 1920s to the 1990s.

Driscoll, J. Francis, (James Francis), 1875-1959: James Francis Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, ca. 1770s-1959

The Driscoll Collection of American Sheet Music, amassed by engineer and organist J. Francis Driscoll (1875-1959), is one of the largest and most representative collections of its kind. The approximated 80,000 pieces of sheet music and related material were arranged into sections by Driscoll himself, and reflect his collecting interests and preferences. Some of the music is arranged according to imprint information (i.e. American imprints, publishers’ imprints, illustrated imprints, etc.); other sections in the collection are arranged by subjects, such as History and Politics, United States regions and states, Ethnic and Religious, Dance Styles, etc.

Dunwoody, James: James Dunwoody Collection of Travel Postcards, ca. 1900-1982

Collection of domestic and international postcards and a small amount of other ephemera including trade cards, greeting cards, and viewbooks.

Ellis, Richard D.: Robert D. Ellis Papers, 1947-2004

Correspondence, business records, photograph lists, sales figures, expense accounts, and personal journals kept by Robert D. Ellis, who was a travelling photographer for Curt Teich & Co. from September 1956 through the early 1970s. His company was called Ellis-Sawyer (partner was Dick Sawyer) and they took many photographs of the American West for the company.

Enquirer Printing Co.: Enquirer Printing Co. Records, 1922-1979

Chiefly correspondence between the Enquirer Printing Co. and the circuses for which it printed between 1948 and 1978. There are also photocopies of some ledger sheets from the 1920s concerning shipments to theater companies.

Field, William O.: William O. Field Postcard Collection, approximately 1895-1950s

A personal collection of Dr. William O. Field and his father, it consists of approximately 7,000 postcards documenting Europe and America from around 1895 to the 1950s. Strengths include steamships, railroads, travel related images, pre-World War I European politics, and views of European cities in the early twentieth century. One of the five original postcard albums in the collection was copied and the copies were made into a volume; it documents the European "Grand Tour" of Dr. Field's parents between 1899 and 1902.

Fitchburg Railroad.: Railroad Ephemera Collection, ca. 1825-1845

A collection of railroad ephemera that includes script, stock, and loan certificates, the Act of Incorporation for the Fitchburg Railroad Company, bonds from the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad, and early railroad currency.

Fort Sheridan (Ill.).: Fort Sheridan Postcard Collection, approximately 1914-1945

This collection contains over 500 postcards acquired from the former museum at the Fort Sheridan U.S. Army Post (1887-1993). These materials relate primarily to World Wars I and II. There are many Chicago Daily News Postals printed of European locations during World War I, as well as views of military life in several American installations, such as Camp Custer, Michigan. A small number of views related to topics such as medicine and the Red Cross are also part of this collection. Oversize box includes a box of photos and photo postcards, a photograph album, approximately 1918-1925, and a postcard album from around 1945 containing images of New Guinea, The Philippines, Australia, Baquio, and New Caledonia.

Friedberg, Stanton A. , ca 1908-1997: Stanton A. Friedberg Autograph Collection, ca. 1809-1876

Autographed letters from pathologists Frederick Hohl (1794-1862), Ludwig Traube (1814-1876), Christoph Wilhelm Hufeland (1762-1836), and anthropologist Johann Friedrich Blumenbach (1752-1840).

Geller, Laurence: Geller Collection of Hotel Postcards and Luggage Labels, 1900-1992

Collection of hotel postcards and hotel luggage labels primarily issued in North America, South America, and Europe between 1900 and 1992.

Hall, Louise D.: Louise Hall Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-1930

Over 600 postcards donated by Louise D. Hall. They cover a variety of subjects, including holidays, romantic couples, portraits, children, and countries.

Harzig, Christiane: Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards, ca. 1900-1910s

190 tinted photo postcards, mostly blank, of Chicago scenes and buildings, including the Newberry Library, parks, amusement parks, Chicago Loop buildings, Michigan Avenue residences, etc. Postcards were published by Chicago publishers Koelling & Klappenbach, V.O. Hammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Schwartz and Co., International Postal Card Co., and others. Most were printed in Germany. Postcards with messages were mailed from Chicago by Wanda Ludyuska, and mainly addressed to the Wenck family of Berlin, Germany.

Helaine Victoria Press.: Helaine Victoria Press Ephemera Collection, 1973-1995

102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.

Hesterberg, William: William Hesterberg Collection of Keepsakes and Private Press Ephemera, ca. 1987-2002

Letterpress keepsakes and ephemera collected by Chicago-area handpress printer William Hesterberg. The bulk of the collection consists of keepsakes produced by members of the Typocrafters, an informal group of people interested in typography and graphic design.

High, John, 1921-2006: John High Collection, approximately 1890s-1910s

This collection is a gift from New York actor John High, and consists of pre-World War I postcards, including a premier collection of woven silks and Stevengraphs. Other categories in this collection include Alphonse Mucha, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, jigsaw puzzles, “hold-to-lights” and copper windows, the four seasons, twelve months of the year, and crosswords.

Industrial Workers of the World.: Franklin and Penelope Rosemont Collection of IWW Publications and Ephemera, 1905-2005

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.

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

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

Kennedy, Amos Paul, Jr.: Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. Ephemera Collection, approximately 1990-2012

Posters, paper fans, broadsides, and other ephemera created by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.

Lauder, Leonard A.: Leonard A. Lauder Collection of Raphael Tuck & Sons Postcards, approximately 1903-1959

This collection, a gift of Leonard A. Lauder, consists of more than 35,500 Raphael Tuck & Sons postcards, mainly the Oilette series. The Tuck Company began operating in England in 1866, and started printing picture postcards in 1894. Oilette postcards, introduced in 1903, were the work of many different artists employed by the company and encompassed a great variety of subject matter, including country and farm scenes, landscapes, and churches. Tuck described Oilettes as “veritable miniature oil paintings.” Postcards are undated; however, the Tuck Company went out of business in 1959, so the dates for the collection are approximate.

Markow, Jesse: Jesse Markow Collection of Political and World's Columbian Exposition Ephemera, 1888-1929

Tickets, programs, menus, and ephemera relating to political functions from 1888 to 1929, particularly the Democratic Party, New York mayoral politics, the Hungarian Republican Club of New York, the Coronation of King George IV, and the United States Congress. Additionally, collection contains ephemera and tickets from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.

McKinven, John A., (John Alexander), 1920-: Harris-Seybold Company Publications, 1945-1956

113 various Harris-Seybold Company publications and advertising materials created and collected by account executive John A. McKinven, between 1945 and 1956. The Harris-Seybold Company was a leading manufacturer of lithographic and letterpress printing equipment, and was located in Cleveland, Ohio.

McMurtrie, Douglas C., (Douglas Crawford), 1888-1944: Douglas C. McMurtrie Papers, 1850-1944

Chicago designer, publisher and printing historian. Includes extensive correspondence concerning his professional roles at Cuneo Press, Ludlow Typograph Co., the International Association of Printing House Craftsmen, and various WPA projects, as well as files of material for his many writings on printing history and design. A few files concern his early design work, work with disabled veterans, and his role as publisher of works on typography, printing and of the early lesbian novel, Mary Casal’s The Stone Wall.

Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig.: Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig Collection of Ephemera, approximately 1920 to approximately 1938

A collection of 179 miscellaneous specimens of work executed at the Meisterschule für das Graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig, including booklets, broadsides, school announcements, commercial advertisements, and book jackets. Creation dates range from approximately 1920 to approximately 1938.

Meyer, David, 1943-: David C. Meyer Collection of Letterheads and Stationery, 1861? to approximately 2013

Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.

Never The Same.: Never The Same Ephemera Collection, 1968-2013

Never The Same is a project begun by Northwestern University Professor Rebecca Zorach and Daniel Tucker, founder of AREAChicago. AREA is an acronym for Art/Research/Education/Activism. Never The Same collects ephemeral items (mostly print but also audiovisual) documenting "Art transforming politics in Chicago and beyond." Collection consists of handouts, brochures, fliers, postcards, pamphlets, posters, and some books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and 3-dimensional artifacts emanating from a wide variety of sources, both individual and organizational.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing: Portraits of Writing Masters and Mistresses, approximately 1595 to approximately 1878

Collection of 170 prints and manuscripts produced primarily in Europe between 1595 and 1878, the bulk of which were produced between 1650 and 1780. Most items were produced in London. The majority of items are portrait prints of writing masters and penmen, though there are also examples of writing samples, calligraphic art portraying religious scenes or theologians, as well as correspondence.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.: John M. Wing Foundation Printing Ephemera Collection, Approximately 1750-ongoing

Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.: Type Specimen Sheets and Booklets, 1870-ongoing

A collection of over 2500 type specimen sheets and other advertising materials issued by type foundries, typesetters, and printers that display typefaces, type families, or groups of types. Geographic coverage includes United States, Great Britain, and continental Europe.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.: Letterhead and Stationery Collection, approximately 1900-ongoing

This is a growing collection of letterheads, envelopes, and stationery sheets. Geographic coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The bulk of materials come from Illinois, particularly the Chicago region. Most items were issued between approximately 1900 and approximately 1925.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.: Paper Specimen Collection, , approximately 1900-ongoing

A collection of paper specimen sheets, catalogs, binding materials, and other advertising materials issued primarily by paper companies. Geographic coverage includes primarily the United States and continental Europe.

Newberry Library, John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing.: Italian Religious Broadsides, 1611-1697

Collection of 154 religious broadsides printed in Italy between 1611 and 1697. These broadsides were issued for various Catholic feast days and other religious occasions; the majority of items feature sonnets related to these topics. Many broadsides were commissioned by confraternities or trade guilds and most were dedicated to clerical or noble patrons of these organizations.

P.C. Darrow Printing Co.: P.C. Darrow Printing Company collection, 1890-1909

Various materials including promotional pieces, letterheads, letterhead envelopes, calendars, and a circular relating to the P.C. Darrow Printing Company.

P22 Type Foundry.: P22 Type Foundry ephemera collection, 1991-2014

Various ephemera including promotional pieces, letterheads, catalogs, decals, booklets, font discs, product packaging, and other material and objects relating to or produced by P22 Type Foundry.

Pneu Michelin.: Michelin Map Collection, 1905-ongoing

Road maps issued by the French tire manufacturer Pneu Michelin, better known as Michelin (4,990 maps, published 1905-ongoing). Geographic coverage most complete for Benelux, British Isles, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain, and Switzerland; less complete for Eastern Europe, Africa, the Americas, and Asia. Accompanied by a small collection of printed ephemera, secondary sources, souvenirs, and collectibles (approximately 350 items, 1911-2016).

Powell, James R.: James R. Powell Route 66 Postcard Collection, 1926-1960s

This collection consists of 4,000 printed and real photograph postcards of the eight states Route 66 runs through, mainly dating from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. The images document the highway, tourist attractions, and roadside architecture such as motels, service stations, restaurants, and diners.

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

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.

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

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

Schmalgemeier, Grant B., 1921-1992 : Grant B. Schmalgemeier Century of Progress Postcard Collection, 1933-1934

This collection was a gift from Chicago postcard collector, Grant B. Schmalgemeier. It consists of 3,000 postcards of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. The collection provides a comprehensive look at the fair, and includes postcards of the rides and attractions.

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.

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.

Stuart, Harold L.: Harold L. Stuart Travel Scrapbooks, 1912-1939

Scrapbooks compiled by Chicago investment banker Harold L. Stuart documenting his travels in Europe from 1912 to 1939. Contains travel ephemera and written narratives of each trip.

Unknown: Temperance Pledge Collection, 1839-1970

Collection of temperance pledge certificates representing many major temperance organizations (both American and trans-Atlantic), some families, and a variety of states and localities.

V.O. Hammon Publishing Co.: V.O. Hammon Company Postcard Collection, approximately 1900-1920s

This collection is a nearly complete archive of the V.O. Hammon Company, postcard publishers with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, which operated from about 1904 to 1923. Donated by Chicago’s Windy City Postcard Club and previously owned by Grant Schmalgemeier, the collection consists of more than 5,000 view and advertising postcards of Midwestern towns and cities.

Vezys, Gintautas, 1926-2006: Gintautas Vezys Bookplate Collection, approximately 1958-approximately 2006

Collection of more than 4700 bookplates and related ephemera assembled by Lithuanian–American publisher and scholar, Gintautas Vezys. Bookplates were individually designed and hand-printed, and were executed by primarily Lithuanian artists.

Virkau, Vytautas O., 1930-: Vytautas Virkau Papers, approximately 1966-approximately 2003

Consists mainly of correspondence, exhibition materials, ex libris examples, and periodicals relating to bookplates.

Wagner, Robert E., 1869-: Robert E. Wagner Papers, approximately 1880 to approximately 1931

Materials collected by Robert E. Wagner between approximately 1880 and approximately 1931. Personal items include photographs of Wagner by Walinger of Chicago and golf memorabilia. The bulk of the materials relate to Wagner's Chicago printing and engraving company, Wagner & Hanson Company and include items such as business cards, letterheads, and photographs.

Walsh, Ellen: Ellen Walsh Collection of Theater Programs, 1897-1899

Album containing Chicago, Boston, New York, and London theater programs, 1897-1899. Chicago theaters include McVicker's Hooley's, Auditorium, Steinway Hall, Grand opera House, Power's, and others.

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.