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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 436 Collections and/or Records:

J. McGregor Adams Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-AdamsJM
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence of Chicago businessman J. McGregor Adams, president of the Adams & Westlake Company, previously named Crerar, Adams & Co. Incoming correspondence (bulk 1901-1904) mostly concerns real estate matters; Outgoing correspondence are mainly in a letterpress copybook, for which only No. 6 (1890-1893) exists.
Dates: 1889-1904

Jack Conroy Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Conroy
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of American novelist, folklorist, and editor Jack Conroy. Conroy's novel The Disinherited, published in 1933, is considered a classic in proletarian literature and depicted in gritty detail the realities of the Great Depression. Conroy also edited radical journals The Rebel Poet, The Anvil, and The New Anvil.
Dates: 1864-1991

Jack Fuller papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-FullerJ
Abstract The literary and journalistic works, correspondence, and personal materials of Chicago journalist and novelist Jack Fuller.
Dates: 1850-2016; Majority of material found within 1951 - 2009

Jack Mabley Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mabley
Abstract Correspondence with colleagues, congratulatory letters, inter-office memos; works including newspaper clippings, subject files dealing with important stories including the 1968 Democratic Convention, the Richard Cain case, racketeering, police corruption, and vice in Chicago, miscellaneous articles and columns; biographical clippings, publicity, and interviews, and photographs of Mabley himself and with public figures such as Hugh Hefner and Richard Nixon. Mabley was a reporter and columnist...
Dates: 1937-2003

Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Jacobsen
Abstract Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.
Dates: approximately 1900s-1980s

James and Josie Tomes Travel Collection

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Identifier: Maps-Tomes
Abstract Abstract: Collection of maps and travel ephemera related to the travels of James and Josie Tomes. Material covers Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, with most material on Europe and North America. Also includes material related to James Tomes’ genealogy research, much of which required travel in the United States and Europe.
Dates: 1928-2008; Majority of material found within 1980 - 2000

James Kelly Choreography Project Memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Kelly
Abstract Native San Diegan dancer James Kelly worked in Chicago from 1990 to 1997 as founder and artistic director of the James Kelly Choreography Project, establishing a company whose style was a blend of jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Small collection of printed memorabilia includes newsletters, posters, programs, and a press kit. Also, four videocassettes of local performances.
Dates: 1993-1997

James M. Barker Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barker
Abstract Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close...
Dates: 1825-1975; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1970

James O'Donnell Bennett papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bennett
Abstract Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the Chicago Record-Herald and the Chicago Tribune, primarily in his capacity as literary critic. Also includes inscribed photographs and other materials.
Dates: 1814-1936 ; Majority of material found within 1900-1936

James Shores Griffith papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffith
Abstract Materials from four binders about Griffith and his family. Two binders containing records of the Brotherhood of Painters, Decorators and Paperhangers of America, Local No. 147, 1882-1971, including records of wages of Mr. Griffith's grandfather, Griffith's own 1909 apprentice contract, records of union dues payments, notices of periodic wage and by-law changes, union assessments, elections, and other union activities. Also contains fiftieth and seventy-fifth anniversary souvenir booklets, and a...
Dates: 1882-1971; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1969

James T. Farrell Centenary Committee Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Farrell-Centenary
Abstract Correspondence, planning, publicity, photographs, and event materials from the James T. Farrell Centenary Committee, a group who organized support for the recognition of author James T. Farrell and activities celebrating the 2004 centennial of Farrell’s birth in Chicago.
Dates: 2004-2005

Jan Erkert and Dancers Records

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Erkert
Abstract 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. The records include awards, clippings, newsletters, photographs, publicity materials, and videocassettes.
Dates: 1974-2000

Jenny Dufau Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dufau
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1913-1917

Jerry Nedwick papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Nedwick
Abstract Jerrold (Jerry) Nedwick (1895?-1966) was a Chicago native who owned and operated Nedwick’s Book Store for over forty years. He married Rhoda Katz in 1925 and wrote to her almost daily during her two extended stays at sanatoriums, one in Winfield, Illinois, the other in Denver, Colorado. Both Jerry and Rhoda were originally from Illinois and active in the Chicago Jewish and literary communities. This collection is mostly his letters to her about his life while she was away, and contains no...
Dates: 1918-1928; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1928

Joan Ehemann Stone Memorabilia

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Identifier: Dance-MS-StoneJ
Abstract Material relating to the life and career of ballet dancer Joan Eaman (later known as Joan Ehemann Stone) which includes a youthful diary, photographs, clippings and other memorabilia. All items, with the exception of three photographs, are photocopies.
Dates: 1943-1992

John Alden Carpenter Letters to Remsen Bird

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-164
Abstract Six letters to friend Remsen Bird and his wife mostly regarding Carpenter’s “Carmel Concerto”. Also, a review of the concerto from the Monterey Peninsula Herald, Nov. 21, 1949.
Dates: 1947-1950

John B. Goetz Papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Goetz
Abstract Correspondence and job files of Chicago book and magazine designer John B. Goetz. The largest part of the collection concerns his work on the award-winning translation of the Iliad by Richard Lattimore, illustrated by Leonard Baskin. There are also files on some of his freelance design projects.
Dates: 1961-1992

John Bearss Newcomb Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Newcomb
Abstract Correspondence and personal material of John Bearss Newcomb, Elgin, Illinois schoolmaster and businessman. Also extensive genealogical records of the Newcomb Family, daybooks and miscellaneous legal and business items. Historical items relating to the town of Elgin, Illinois in the 19th century and some Civil War records.
Dates: 1737-1896; Majority of material found within 1837 - 1896

John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1999

John Doctoroff Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Doctoroff
Abstract Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, exhibition programs, and prints relating to Chicago-based portrait artist John Doctoroff.
Dates: 1924-1967

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.
Dates: 1860-1970

John Fischetti Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischetti
Abstract Political cartoons and assorted miscellaneous items (clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc.) of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist John Fischetti. Fischetti worked for several newspapers and magazines during his long career, including Coronet, Esquire, the Chicago Sun, the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, and the...
Dates: 1942-1995

John I. Monroe Collection of Exposition Postcards

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Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Exposition
Abstract This collection includes over 9,800 postcards and related ephemera documenting International Expositions and World's Fairs beginning in the late 19th and continuing throughout the 20th century. Both American and European expositions are well represented in addition to smaller trade shows and local fairs.
Dates: 1876-1986

John Lardner Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-LardnerJ
Abstract Correspondence, works, personal materials, photographs, and artwork of sportswriter, humorist, reporter, and critic John Lardner.
Dates: approximately 1900-2001; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1960

John M. Wing Papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-JMWing
Abstract Correspondence, book invoices, books and lists, and some compiled scrapbooks by Chicago book collector John M. Wing.
Dates: 1867-1916