Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 436 Collections and/or Records:
Abstract Research material for a biography of Herbert von Karajan and material on autograph collecting gathered by Elaine Madlener, Chicago philanthropist and socialite. Material related to Madlener’s Grant Hospital committee work for two benefit performances by Karajan in 1955 and 1965, and manuscripts by British author Charles Langbridge Morgan.
Dates: 1916-1966; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1965
Abstract Photographs, clippings, programs, and other memorabilia documenting the musical careers of Elayne Novotny Tootelian, music educator and member of all-girl bands and orchestras, and her husband Robert J. "Toots" Tootelian, multi-instrumentalist and member of Chicago's Shubert Theater pit orchestra for 35 years.
Abstract Sermons and other miscellaneous religious and career-related materials of the University of Chicago graduate, Baptist minister, and notable national temperance lecturer, Reverend Elbert Ozial Taylor.
Abstract Materials relating to the career of Chicago dance teacher Elisa Stigler, primarily a performer and instructor in the techniques of Spanish dancing, but also a teacher of the dances of other cultures and of ballet. Includes copious handwritten notations and mimeographed instruction for teaching a wide range of dances, both American and foreign, a few articles and letters, catalogs, programs and some miscellaneous memorabilia.
Abstract Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera stars and ballet dancers – many autographed – and hundreds of personal and backstage snapshots. Also, a group of photos of movie stills, popular celebrities and performers, plus a small amount of...
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859 - 1878
Abstract Posters from Encore Theatre, an Old Town non-professional theater that produced musical theater productions year-round during the 1960s while training aspiring actors, crew members, and directors.
Dates: approximately 1960-1970
Abstract Collection formerly called Bowen Bros. Records, consists mainly of letters, orders and receipts generated by Enos Brown & Co., a Chicago firm selling machinery parts, warps, dyes and other manufacturing supplies to woolen mills in Utah in the 1870s. Bowen Bros., a dry goods firm associated with Enos Brown & Co., is briefly represented in the collection, and there is one letter to George S. Bowen, mayor of Elgin, Illinois and organizer of the Chicago & Pacific Railroad, demanding...
Dates: 1867-1894; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1876
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family
Abstract Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.
Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1995
Abstract Chicago designer and calligrapher, founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute, and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1931-1947. Collection focuses on Detterer's career before he came to the Newberry Library, and includes notes, memorabilia, correspondence, drawings, sketches, rubbings, and a few finished art works, including many by his Art Institute students.
Dates: 1897-1968; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1931
Abstract Manuscript autobiography and related notes by Eugene E. Prussing (interleaved with photographs and clippings). Also clippings and letters relating to Prussing’s two books on George Washington, genealogical information about the Peltzer family, and a biography of father Ernst Prussing.
Abstract Photographs of productions staged by the Original Ballets Russes (aka the Ballet Russes du Col. W. de Basil) and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo between 1935 and 1941, taken by Chicago businessman and balletomane Eugene Olshansky. Also, two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.
Dates: 1935-1986; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1941
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920
Abstract Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.
Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-24
Abstract Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross.,The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a note...
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter, and...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Field Enterprises
Abstract Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.
Dates: 1858-2007; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1975
Abstract Chicago-based writer Finley Peter Dunne’s correspondence, essays, and memoirs. Collection also includes a photograph of Dunne, an etched stamp, and an adaptation of Dunne’s “Mr. Dooley” series for the stage, by his son, Hollywood screenwriter, film director and producer Philip Dunne.
Abstract Chicago Woman’s Society founded in 1873 by Kate Newell Doggett. Records document the founding, operations, and activities of The Fortnightly of Chicago and its members. Includes historical materials, meeting minutes (restricted), scrapbooks, notices, member biographical information, members' and guests' papers, photographs, yearbooks, and other administrative and activity records.
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman
Abstract Correspondence, manuscript and typewritten, by amateur historian Frank Grover to and from members of Antoine Ouilmette’s family inquiring into the ethnicity of Ouilmette. Also includes two copies, one with annotations, of Grover's Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore.
Abstract 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.
Dates: 1905-2005; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1935
Abstract Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Dave Roediger (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986). Also materials related to the activities commemorating the centennial of the 1886-1887 Haymarket Affair.
Abstract Correspondence, writings, publications, photographs, etc. of Fred W. Thompson, I.W.W. official and historian, and president of the Charles H. Kerr Company. A radical in his native Canada, Thompson came to the United States in 1922 and joined the I.W.W. He remained an active member for over 65 years. In the 1970s, he joined a Kerr Publishing Company rescue effort. There is considerable correspondence with Wobblies, some addressed to Franklin H. Rosemont, and also photographs of union members.
Dates: 1915-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985