Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
Found in 481 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
Business records and newsletters of The Chicago Hand Bookbinders, an association of professional, amateur, and student bookbinders founded in 1978.
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.”
The Chicago National Association of Dance Masters (CNADM) was founded in 1912 and serves as a resource of continuing education for dance teachers and their students. Records include workshop reports, dance notes, and audiovisual recordings of CNADM workshops.
Records compiled by the Chairman of the Chicagoan of the Year Award Committee, Roger B. Johnston, that include Press Club newsletters, publicity material, awardee biographical information, correspondence, and information about the nomination process. Also includes a plaque with award winner names from 1959 to 1985.
Original works by various artists commissioned for the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper, as well as the columns Calendar, Hot Type, Neighborhood News, Our Town, TheWorks, and Chicago Anti-Social.
Publicity and live photographs of Midwest area dance, drama, comedy, and music performers and performances from the files of the Chicago Reader weekly newspaper.
Original copy of articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts of the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
A troupe that showcased the works of Chicago choreographers, the Chicago Repertory Dance Ensemble was founded in 1981 by Tara Mitton and headquartered at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts building until its dissolution in 1992. Records include administrative files, photographs, publicity, and audiovisual materials.
Sixteen professional photographs of the area of Chicago known as the Stockyards Industrial Park which was developed after the closing of the Union Stock Yards in 1971. The Industrial Park is home to various small factories, none of which are involved in meatpacking. Few of the original structures remain, excepting the great limestone arch erected in 1879 to mark the stockyard entrance.
Daily weekday reporting staff assignment sheets, often providing summaries of specific events that were to be covered, dating from May 2, 1983 to July 5, 1984.
Material relating to Chicago dancer Christina Olson, who at the age of twelve performed as a Turkish dancer in the Turkish Theater at the World’s Columbian Exposition, 1893. Includes music school diploma, hand-written documents concerning her employment and performances, her marriage certificate and two photographs. Also, three items relating to the Exposition – a general ticket of admission, her passbook and a program for the Turkish Theater.
Reporters' copy and supporting subject materials of the City News Bureau of Chicago news agency, filed from four beat locations: Federal Court, Cook County Civil Court, Cook County Criminal Court, and Chicago City Hall.
Collection of real photo postcards, photographs, and 1 letter collected by Clara Falls, who attended the Sac and Fox Indian School near Stroud, Oklahoma. Many images depict members of the Sac and Fox Nation. Items have been grouped in general categories including images related to the Sac and Fox Indian School, snapshots of groups and individuals, studio photographs and postcards, and buildings and views.
Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.
Correspondence, writings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer Clay Judson.
Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.
Volume of individually mounted photographs compiled by C.R. Clark for Byron L. Smith, approximately 1911, showing scenes of Chicago before and after the 1871 fire. Includes a letter relating to Smith’s acquisition of the photograph book, and the original front and back covers.