Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 436 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carson Pirie Scott
Abstract Set of 12 scrapbooks of clippings, advertisements, and some business records documenting the Chicago-born department store Carson Pirie Scott. Includes one scrapbook for the wholesale department of the company, and one volume detailing the biography of founder John Thomas Pirie and of the department store, compiled for the benefit of the John T. Pirie Elementary School in Chicago.
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1637-1953; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1950
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1910
Abstract A Chicago bibliophile club founded in 1895 with the objective of "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." The Caxton Club has published books and ephemeral pieces, sponsored exhibits and other programs, made grants to students, and held regular luncheons and dinner meetings with invited speakers on topics relating to literature, arts, history, and the history of the book. This collection consists of committee correspondence, membership files, financial...
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Century of Progress
Abstract Brochures, programs, maps, newsclippings, souvenirs, tickets, and stamps created during the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, 1933 to 1934.
Abstract Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago related events. There are also typed transcripts of 1912 European trip letters from Heath's wife Jennie and children Alice and Albert, photographs of Heath and his family, including the European trip,...
Abstract Archive of materials relating to the career of Charles F. Seyferlich (ca. 1852-1914), Chicago Fire Marshall from 1910-1914. Includes ephemera from the Chicago Fire Department and related professional organizations, newspaper articles that illustrate Seyferlich's long career with the CFD, photographs and postcards of Chicago firehouses and firemen, the Union Stockyards Fire (1910), and a memorial parade held in honor of Seyferlich (1914).
Dates: 1885-1933; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1914
Abstract Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.
Abstract Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnace company in Ohio. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition to...
Dates: 1803-1957; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890
Abstract Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The...
Abstract Collection of Chicago Sun-Times newspapers from former Sun-Times staff member Charles Sweningsen, from 1963 to 1998. Newspapers cover such historical events as the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam war, the moon landing, the Watergate scandal, affirmative action, and the 50th anniversary of the Sun-Times.
Abstract Correspondence and diary of Civil War soldier Chase Hall Dickinson (1838-1893), of the Illinois Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery Battery. Dickinson wrote home to his mother, father, and sister Louise from 1862-1864, and also kept a diary from 1863-1864. Portions of both the correspondence and the diary have been transcribed. Papers also include some confederate money and a photograph of Dickinson.
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Allied Arts
Abstract Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Photo Project
Abstract Photographs taken by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw for the Chicago American Indian Photography Project. Images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. Includes many photographs from activities of the American Indian Center. Many of these photographs were displayed in the Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery at the Newberry Library as part of an exhibition entitled...
Dates: approximately 1950s-1987
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago and Western
Abstract Letters from John B. Carson, president of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company and Belt Railway Company of Chicago (formerly Chicago and Western Indian Belt Railway Company) to Anthony J. Thomas who represented J.P. Morgan railroad interests in New York City. Thomas also was the treasurer of this company, which was mostly concerned with financing for construction projects like viaducts and two-way track in Chicago.
Abstract Announcements, flyers, artwork, buttons, newsletters, photographs, posters, t-shirts, and other materials collected by various individuals at Chicago protests, 2015-2016, responding to recurring police violence and civil rights violations against black citizens. This documentation was solicited as part of a 2016 Newberry Library exhibition, From Civil War to Civil Rights, and also includes responses to events posted by visitors to the exhibition.
Abstract Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.
Abstract Administrative files, advertising copy, press kits, budgets, and subject files relating to the promotion of the railroad. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Abstract Financial records (Ledgers, Journals, Construction Accounts, and Miscellaneous Accounts) of the CB&Q Railroad Company. Mostly detailed financial records kept in large ledger books. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Abstract Reports and minutes of the engineers and scientists working at the CB&Q’s testing laboratories in Aurora, Illinois. Includes results from their testing a variety of materials and substances for their suitability for use in manufacturing rails, train car parts, and various structures. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa
Abstract Correspondence, reports, circulars, securities, and other miscellaneous materials related to the Burlington and Missouri River Railroad-Iowa (B&MRR-Iowa), incorporated in 1852 and leased to the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) in 1872. Includes materials related to incorporation, operation, branches to Chariton and Creston, and consolidation with CB&Q. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska
Abstract Correspondence, contracts, financial records, and other materials related to the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Nebraska (B&MRR-Nebraska), incorporated in 1869 and taking over all Nebraska property of the Burlington & Missouri River Railroad in Iowa, as well as the Nebraska land grant given to the B&MRR-Iowa in 1864. The B&MRR-Nebraska consolidated with the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) in 1880. Includes materials related to...