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This topic covers the history of the Newberry Library itself, its founders, its promoters and philanthropists, and the operations of the library.

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred E. Hamill Letters to Kenneth Meyer Setton

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-162
Abstract Five letters to Kenneth Setton concerning his studies of Athens in the 12th century, and other matters of mutual interest.
Dates: 1944-1946

Barbara Bartz Petchenik papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Petchenik
Abstract Works, correspondence, and articles by and about cartographer Barbara Bartz Petchenik, who designed and produced the Newberry Library's Atlas of Early American History. In addition to that atlas, Petchenik worked at World Book Encyclopedia, improving their maps, and as senior sales representative for cartographic services at R.R. Donnelley and Sons Co., Chicago.
Dates: 1965-2003; Majority of material found within 1965 - 1992

Betty J. Blum Blatchford family research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blum
Abstract Research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.
Dates: 1862-1983

Blatchford family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford
Abstract Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss,...
Dates: 1777-1987; Majority of material found within 1839 - 1965

Blatchford family papers - Additions

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford 2
Abstract Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, and his involvement with Chicago social, charitable and educational organizations.
Dates: 1841-1947; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1914

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden
Abstract Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.
Dates: 1852-1956

Caroline M. McIlvaine papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-139
Abstract Papers of Chicago historian and librarian at the Chicago Historical Society and an early member of the Newberry Library staff. Included are letters, some of which are to or from editors of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune regarding historical features of the papers. Also, many examples of McIlvaine’s drafts and writings on Chicago history, especially of buildings, streets and landmarks, a few pieces of memorabilia, and seven snapshots of 1920s Chicago.
Dates: 1927-1933

Chicago American Indian Oral History Project Records

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Oral History
Abstract Reel to reel tapes, cassette tapes, and edited typewritten transcripts of oral interviews with twenty-three long-time American Indian residents of Chicago completed as part of a project conducted under the auspices of the D'Arcy McNickle Center for the History of the American Indian and funded by the Illinois Humanities Council, 1982-1984. Also a published index and finding aid to the transcripts, an unpublished manuscript entitled "Native Voices in the City" incorporating excerpts from the...
Dates: 1982-1985

Chicago Choral Artists records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-CCA
Abstract Chicago Choral Artists (CCA) began in 1975 as the James Chorale before changing their name in 1997 following the death of their founder, James Rogner, in 1995. They continue to perform in the Chicago area, focusing on creating "a vibrant thread of music which connects the director, the singers and the audience" (quoted from their website, 2021).
Dates: 1982-2018; Majority of material found within 1996 - 2015

Correspondence between Charles A. Cutter and William Stetson Merrill on expansive classification

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Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS folio Z 68 .21
Abstract Librarian at Harvard and the Boston Athenaeum, and author of the Expansive Classification system for library collections. Includes correspondence with William Stetson Merrill (Newberry Library Accessions Department) regarding the Cutter classification system for the Newberry's collections.
Dates: 1895-1902

D'Arcy McNickle Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-McNickle
Abstract Literary and scholarly manuscripts, diaries, correspondence, and other materials of D'Arcy McNickle, American Indian author, government employee, community organizer, anthropologist, and historian. Records cover McNickle's work with the Bureau of Indian Affairs, American Indian Development, Inc., the University of Saskatchewan, and the Center for the History of the American Indian at the Newberry Library.
Dates: 1913-1986; Majority of material found within 1924 - 1977

Francis Jennings papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Jennings
Abstract Colonial historian and former director of the Newberry Library D'Arcy McNickle Center, 1976-1981, who after a teaching and union activities in Philadelphia, and investigation by the House Committee on UnAmerican Activities, returned to graduate school, received in Ph.D. in history in 1965, and began a distinguished academic career. Jennings's first book, The Invasion of America, published in 1975, explored the violence and brutality of European settlement. Jennings's papers include...
Dates: 1923-2000

Frederick E. Hoxie Papers

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Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Hoxie
Abstract Additions to Hoxie's papers. Includes documents cited in Hoxie's Expert Witness Report (The U.S. States Department of Justice requested that Hoxie prepare a report on the circumstances surrounding the negotiation and ratification of the Saginaw Chippewa Treaties of 1855 and 1864); information and correspondence regarding Penguin Press' publication of Hoxie's book; miscellaneous information regarding the 2000 presidential election and the candidates' stances on Native American issues; documents...
Dates: 1989-2012

Head family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-HeadFH
Abstract Family papers from multiple generations of the Head family. Includes letters from the 1860s-1870s from the Utah Territory from Franklin Harvey Head, later a trustee of Newberry Library. Also includes Francis M. Knight letters from WWI. Thomas C. Fischer letters from WWII. and materials about the Perkins and Durkee families.
Dates: 1860-1957

Henry Probasco home ("Oakwood") and family photographs

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-194
Abstract Copies of photographs originally produced approximately 1890 of the Henry Probasco’s Cincinnati home, "Oakwood," and of his family. The photographs of the interior include one of the library. The shot of the exterior is of his family on the front steps of their home.
Dates: approximately 1890

Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Oakley
Abstract Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.
Dates: 1881-1929

James M. Barker papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Barker
Abstract Correspondence, business records, speeches, personal materials, photographs, and family newsletters of business executive James M. Barker. During his career, Barker was, among other things, banker, vice-president of Sears, Roebuck and Company and president of Allstate Insurance Company whose financial expertise made him a valued advisor in government financial matters and corporate environments. He participated in post World War II era economic missions to Iran and Turkey, and was a close...
Dates: 1825-1975; Majority of material found within 1920-1970

Jane and Tom Arthur family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arthur
Abstract Genealogy papers of the Arthur, Downing, Rankin, and Barnes family. Includes family stories, autobiographies, and genealogy.
Dates: 1996-2021

Joan Schroeter - Newberry family research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Schroeter
Abstract Joan Schroeter's papers regarding her research of the Newberry family. Many of the items pertain to Julia Newberry. Included are writings on Newberry women; correspondence to and from Ms. Schroeter; descriptions of proposed Newberry seminars; information and papers pertaining to numerous historical society seminars; a list of primary sources used in the Newberry Library Family History; photocopied 19th century correspondences belonging to various Newberry family members; handwritten genealogy...
Dates: approximately 1995-2005

John M. Wing Papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-JMWing
Abstract Correspondence, book invoices, books and lists, and some compiled scrapbooks by Chicago book collector John M. Wing.
Dates: 1867-1916

Lester J. Cappon Typescript

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-027
Abstract Typescript of Lester J. Cappon's work "Down the Canyon of the Colorado with Arta: Lee's Ferry to Lake Meade." Also includes explanatory note written by Cappon.
Dates: 1968

Letter from Walter L. Newberry, Chicago, Illinois, to Benjamin Hodge, Buffalo, New York

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-002
Abstract Walter L. Newberry autographed letter to Benjamin Hodge dated March 16, 1848. Newberry is remitting order to Hodge for fruit trees and other plants.
Dates: March 26, 1848

Newberry Library Archives

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Identifier: NL-Archives
Abstract The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.
Dates: 1885-ongoing

Newberry Library Photograph Album

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-178
Abstract Photographs document the construction of the Henry Ives Cobb-designed Newberry Library building from May 8, 1891 to April 12, 1893, and also show parts of Washington Square Park and buildings in the surrounding area.
Dates: 1891-1893

Newberry Library Postcard Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-NL
Abstract Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.
Dates: 1898-1945; Majority of material found within 1898 - 1915