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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 436 Collections and/or Records:

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-3
Abstract Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other railroads and subsidiaries, personnel and policies, construction, rates, and other business matters. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1857-1918

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-31
Abstract Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1875-1909

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Decade Subject File

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-33
Abstract Correspondence, statements, reports, and other papers related to different aspects of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) operations, grouped by decade: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900. Each decade comprises a separate series, and subseries within each decade follow the same sequence: Statements, Equipment, Personnel, Legal, Contracts, New Lines, Pools, and Miscellaneous, with a separate Strike subseries in 1880. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy...
Dates: 1856-1935; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1920

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - General Passenger Traffic Department Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-3
Abstract The General Passenger Traffic Department ensured the quality and reliability of the passenger travelers' experience, and promoting tourism as well as business travel along the routes of the CB&Q. Records include administrative files relating to specific passenger trains, or to railroad operations in general. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1924-1965

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Historical and Printed Materials

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-32
Abstract Official and unofficial histories of the company, annual reports, in-house newsletters, circulars, scrapbooks, timetables, pamphlets, and research files produced by the CB&Q and its historians. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1849-1999

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Land Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-7
Abstract Correspondence, reports, maps, plats, promotional material, ledgers, legal and financial volumes, contracts, applications, and some drawings pertaining to the examination and sale of lands granted to the CB&Q by Federal land grant acts. Most of the lands were sold for farming, in Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, and Missouri. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1852-1934

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Maps, Blueprints, and Drawings

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-6
Abstract Printed maps, manuscript maps, technical blueprints, and drawings produced by the CB&Q and its affiliated lines. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1870-1971

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Master Mechanic's Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-8
Abstract Meeting minutes and scattered subject files relating to the Master Mechanics Association of the CB&Q. The association was formed to make recommendations to the management about construction, maintenance, and repair of all rail cars, equipment, tools, and rail lines. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1886-1966; Majority of material found within 1886 - 1895

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Office of the President

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-1
Abstract Materials created and collected by Ralph Budd (1879-1962), who was the president of the CB&Q from 1932 to 1949. Includes correspondence with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, administrative files, and Federal Coordinator of Transportation Files. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1924-1955

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Other Corporations

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-8
Abstract Railroads and other interests built or acquired by CB&Q as the company advanced west of the Mississippi, expanding the empire throughout the Midwest and western states. Most series include a volume of corporate records detailing articles of incorporation, meeting minutes, resolutions, and notice of acquisition or dissolution. Other materials include annual reports, financial statements, correspondence, journals, ledgers, legal papers, contracts, construction statements, equipment reports,...
Dates: 1820-1964; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1900

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Payroll Records

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-9
Abstract Payroll books of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), organized by division, and including name, type of job, and compensation information. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1879-1938; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1900

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Personal Papers

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-4
Abstract Collections of correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs of three people related to the CB&Q but whose papers do not constitute part of the records of the company. Includes papers of C.E. Perkins's wife Edith Forbes Perkins, his daughter Edith Perkins Cunningham, and William A. Davis, postmaster for St. Joseph, Missouri, supposedly the first to suggest Railway Mail Service as a replacement for the Pony Express. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1862-1934

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5
Abstract Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: approximately 1852-1975

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Predecessor Companies

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-1&2
Abstract Correspondence, circulars, and other documents primarily related to the predecessor companies of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), spanning the years 1849-1864: the Aurora Branch Railroad, the Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company, and the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Rail Road Company. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1849-1889

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Securities

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-4
Abstract Financial materials of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), primarily papers and oversize volumes concerning stocks and bonds, showing the history of sales and transfers. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1856-1922

Chicago Business Men's Orchestra Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-154
Abstract Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.
Dates: 1941-1962

Chicago Calligraphy Collective Records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-CCC
Abstract Non-profit public education organization founded in 1976 to promote the study, practice, and appreciation of calligraphy in all of its historical and present-day applications. Collection includes newsletters, posters, exhibit announcements, invitations, workshop materials, and other printed items. Also included is correspondence among early members, as well as between members and calligraphers outside of Chicago. There is an extensive collection of the newsletters of other calligraphy clubs...
Dates: 1963-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1975 - 2015

Chicago Chamber Musicians Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Chamber 2
Abstract Chicago organization founded in 1986 by musicians Larry Combs, Joseph Genualdi, Deborah Sobol, and Gail Williams for the purpose of building an internationally recognized institution devoted to the study and performance of chamber music by string and wood instruments. Records include minutes, financial and fundraising papers, season records, photographs, press clippings, awards, and files relating to the Centennial celebration, general program files, special program files (children's and family...
Dates: 1986-2014

Chicago City Ballet records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB
Abstract Administrative, promotional, and audiovisual records of the Chicago City Ballet, founded by prima ballerina Maria Tallchief in 1980. The successor of the Lyric Opera Ballet, this resident ballet company toured and performed in Chicago and throughout the United States until dissolving in 1987. Also includes photographs and musical scores.
Dates: 1924-2001; Majority of material found within 1980 - 1987

Chicago City Ballet School Records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-CCB School
Abstract The School of the Chicago City Ballet was founded in 1980 by Maria Tallchief and affiliated with the Chicago City Ballet, outlasting the company by six years until its closing in 1993. Includes administrative records, publicity materials, and photographs.
Dates: 1980-1994

Chicago Club Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Club
Abstract The Chicago Club is a private social club headquartered at the corner of Van Buren Street and Michigan Avenue. Established in 1869, the Club has had many high-profile members over the years including Marshall Field and George Pullman. Historically, the most prominent members are the Chicago Club were executives of the city's most successful corporations. Collection contains menus for the traditional Chicago Club New Year’s Day Luncheon, from 1959 to 1984. Additionally, there are several notes...
Dates: 1959-1984

Chicago Community Trust Excellence in Dance Initiative Records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Initiative
Abstract Administrative files, consultant files and a collection of background information and publications relating to the field of dance and specifically to the activities of a short-term initiative developed by the Chicago Community Trust which had the aim of strengthening the field of dance in Chicago.
Dates: 1999-2007

Chicago Dance and Music Alliance Records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-CDAMA
Abstract Records of the Chicago Dance Coalition, the Chicago Music Alliance, and the merged Chicago Dance and Music Alliance. Includes administrative, financial, and photographic materials as well as audiovisual and digital data items.
Dates: 1980-2005; Majority of material found within 1983 - 2000

Chicago Hand Bookbinders Records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-CHB
Abstract Business records and newsletters of The Chicago Hand Bookbinders, an association of professional, amateur, and student bookbinders founded in 1978.
Dates: 1979-2007

Chicago Lakefront and River Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-129
Abstract 58 prints of Chicago lakefront and river scenes, found in a manila envelope marked: “Prints from glass negatives produced by the Corps of Engineers ca. 1890; originals now with the Chicago Maritime Society.”
Dates: approximately 1890