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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. Mammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Scwartz 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.

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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.