Subject Source: Art & Architecture Thesaurus
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Abijah Holabird will
Abstract Manuscript last will and testament of Vermont resident, Abijah Holabird, signed and dated, March 15, 1825, with attached printed form completed in manuscript showing the will was submitted and approved by the Fairhaven Probate District Court on January 2, 1826. The will describes who Holabird declares the executors of his will and possessions he has left to his wife, son-in-law, brother, and grandchildren.
Dates: 1825 March 15-1826 January 2
Alan Calavano Collection of World's Fair Postcards and Ephemera
Abstract Includes postcards, postcard albums, and other ephemera relating to World's Fairs and Expositions beginning with the 1878 Exposition Universelle Paris and continuing to 1984 Louisiana World Exposition in New Orleans. There are significant collections of postcards from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris, the 1910 Exposition de Bruxelles, the 1933 Century of Progress Exposition, and the 1939 New York World's Fair. Also included are trade cards from...
American Type Founders Company collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z250-A2 A44
Abstract Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.
Amos Paul Kennedy Jr. ephemera collection
Identifier: Wing oversize-ZP 983-K344
Abstract Posters, paper fans, broadsides, and other ephemera created by Amos Paul Kennedy, Jr.
Dates: approximately 1990-2012
Chicago advertising cards
Identifier: Case Wing-ZC 3-166
Abstract Advertising cards issued by product manufacturers and retail stores. Geographic areas covered include primarily Chicago, Illinois with a small number from Minnesota and Nebraska.
David C. Meyer collection of letterheads and stationery
Identifier: Case Wing-NC1002-L47 D38
Abstract Collection of letterheads and stationery from David C. Meyer, owner of Meyerbooks and its imprint David Meyer Magic Books. Collection consists of single sheet letterheads, envelopes, stationery packets, and advertising materials originally issued by hotels, businesses, organizations, and performers.
Dates: 1861? to approximately 2013; Majority of material found within 1915 - 2000
Geller collection of hotel postcards and luggage labels
Identifier: Case Wing folio-NC1875-U6-G45
Abstract Collection of hotel postcards and hotel luggage labels primarily issued in North America, South America, and Europe between 1900 and 1992.
Dates: 1900-1992; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1970
Gintautas Vezys Bookplate Collection
Abstract Collection of more than 4700 bookplates and related ephemera assembled by Lithuanian–American publisher and scholar, Gintautas Vezys. Bookplates were individually designed and hand-printed, and were executed by primarily Lithuanian artists.
Dates: approximately 1958-approximately 2006
H.M. Gousha collection
Abstract Over 25,000 United States road maps published 1927-1996, mostly issued for oil company clients. Primarily highway maps of U.S. states and street maps of major cities.
Indian Council Fire records
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Indian Council
Abstract Papers, correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and publications of the Indian Council Fire, a Chicago-based organization supporting educational, legislative, and social services for urban and reservation Indians.
Dates: 1923-1988; Majority of material found within 1944 - 1988
Italian Religious Broadsides
Identifier: Case Wing oversize-ZC 93-185
Abstract Collection of 154 religious broadsides printed in Italy between 1611 and 1697. These broadsides were issued for various Catholic feast days and other religious occasions; the majority of items feature sonnets related to these topics. Many broadsides were commissioned by confraternities or trade guilds and most were dedicated to clerical or noble patrons of these organizations.
Jerry Nedwick papers
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
John M. Wing Foundation printing ephemera collection
Abstract Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.
Dates: approximately 1750-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1900-1999
Letterhead and stationery collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-NC1002-.L47-L48
Abstract This is a growing collection of letterheads, envelopes, and stationery sheets. Geographic coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The bulk of materials come from Illinois, particularly the Chicago region. Most items were issued between approximately 1900 and approximately 1925.
Dates: approximately 1900-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1925
Martinengo dalle Palle collection of Italian death notices
Identifier: Case Wing folio-CS764-.M37
Abstract Collection of 119 Italian death notices, primarily for members of the Martinengo family and other families of the Venetian nobility, collected by different members of the Martinengo dalle Palle family of Brescia and Venice throughout the 19th century. While most were printed in Venice, several were printed in Brescia or Padua. More than thirty different printers and presses are represented in the collection.
Maude Maury Lawrence Papers
Abstract Ephemera collection related to the college and music career of soprano Maude Maury Lawrence, an Illinois signer and performer who formed a traveling troupe during the World War I era. Includes correspondence, travel itineraries and ephemera, programs, state fair passes, tickets, and business cards.
Dates: 1912-1946; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1928
Meisterschule für das graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig Collection of Ephemera
Identifier: Case Wing-oversize-ZA 3 .498
Abstract A collection of 179 miscellaneous specimens of work executed at the Meisterschule für das Graphische Gewerbe zu Leipzig, including booklets, broadsides, school announcements, commercial advertisements, and book jackets. Creation dates range from approximately 1920 to approximately 1938.
Dates: approximately 1920 to approximately 1938; Majority of material found within 1936 - 1938
Mendicant ephemera collection
Identifier: Case-folio-HV4493 .N49
Abstract Collection of printed poems, postcards, photographs, and other ephemera with appeals to the public by people who are blind, deaf, or with other physical disabilities, offered in exchange for a small donation. Geographic coverage is focused primarily on the United States but also includes Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Spain.
Dates: approximately 1850-approximately 2020
P22 Type Foundry ephemera collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z250-P88-1991
Abstract Various ephemera including promotional pieces, letterheads, catalogs, decals, booklets, font discs, product packaging, and other material and objects relating to or produced by P22 Type Foundry.
Paper specimen collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-TS1220-N49
Abstract A collection of paper specimen sheets, catalogs, binding materials, and other advertising materials issued primarily by paper companies. Geographic coverage includes primarily the United States and continental Europe.
Dates: approximately 1900-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2010
P.C. Darrow Printing Company collection
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-P113 P33-1890
Abstract Various materials including promotional pieces, letterheads, letterhead envelopes, calendars, and a circular relating to the P.C. Darrow Printing Company.
Robert E. Wagner papers
Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z244.6-U5-W34
Abstract Materials collected by Robert E. Wagner between approximately 1880 and approximately 1931. Personal items include photographs of Wagner by Walinger of Chicago and golf memorabilia. The bulk of the materials relate to Wagner's Chicago printing and engraving company, Wagner & Hanson Company and include items such as business cards, letterheads, and photographs.
Dates: approximately 1880 to approximately 1931; Majority of material found within 1894 - 1931
Type specimen sheets and booklets
Identifier: Case Wing-Z250-A5
Abstract A collection of over 2500 type specimen sheets and other advertising materials issued by type foundries, typesetters, and printers that display typefaces, type families, or groups of types. Geographic coverage includes United States, Great Britain, and continental Europe.
Vytautas Virkau Papers
Abstract Consists mainly of correspondence, exhibition materials, ex libris examples, and periodicals relating to bookplates.
Dates: approximately 1966-approximately 2003; Majority of material found within 1975 - 1993
Willens & Company business and advertising specimens
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Willens & Co.
Abstract Collection of business forms and cards, advertisements, and other commercial printing specimens created by Chicago printing firm Willens & Company. Also included in the collection are brochures, catalogs, and other text describing the products and services of the company and current rates. The specimens were originally compiled in a three-ring binder for a sales representative to demonstrate the company's line of "standardized advertising and printed necessities and to take orders for...