Found in 77 Collections and/or Records:
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.
Chicago calligrapher, illuminator, and designer. The papers consist largely of roughs and correspondence relating to freelance design and lettering projects. There are also a few student works and some juvenalia.
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.
This collection was a gift from Chicago postcard collector, Grant B. Schmalgemeier. It consists of 3,000 postcards of the 1933-34 Chicago World's Fair. The collection provides a comprehensive look at the fair, and includes postcards of the rides and attractions.
Scrapbooks compiled by Chicago investment banker Harold L. Stuart documenting his travels in Europe from 1912 to 1939. Contains travel ephemera and written narratives of each trip.
113 various Harris-Seybold Company publications and advertising materials created and collected by account executive John A. McKinven, between 1945 and 1956. The Harris-Seybold Company was a leading manufacturer of lithographic and letterpress printing equipment, and was located in Cleveland, Ohio.
102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.
Memorial cards and ribbons, funeral programs, cemetery and mortuary advertisements and signs, and other printed ephemera relating to death, mourning, and the funeral industry, collected by scholar Helen A. Sclair.
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.
Collection of domestic and international postcards and a small amount of other ephemera including trade cards, greeting cards, and viewbooks.
This collection consists of 4,000 printed and real photograph postcards of the eight states Route 66 runs through, mainly dating from the mid-1920s through the 1960s. The images document the highway, tourist attractions, and roadside architecture such as motels, service stations, restaurants, and diners.
Tickets, programs, menus, and ephemera relating to political functions from 1888 to 1929, particularly the Democratic Party, New York mayoral politics, the Hungarian Republican Club of New York, the Coronation of King George IV, and the United States Congress. Additionally, collection contains ephemera and tickets from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work U.S.IANA. Materials were compiled by John Blew, a Chicago lawyer and book collector who became interested in the life of Wright Howes through his use of Howes' U.S.IANA.
This collection is a gift from New York actor John High, and consists of pre-World War I postcards, including a premier collection of woven silks and Stevengraphs. Other categories in this collection include Alphonse Mucha, Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, jigsaw puzzles, “hold-to-lights” and copper windows, the four seasons, twelve months of the year, and crosswords.
Artistic postcards from late 19th century to the early 20th century. Common themes include women, whimsical and romantic scenes, and buildings.
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.
Birth, baptismal, confirmation, and marriage certificates, etc. from Europe and North America, in a multitude of languages, and combination of print and manuscript. The earliest certificates are from the 17th century, and the latest from the mid-20th century, and display a variety of printing techniques and certificate form styles.
The LeRoy Blommaert Collection of Chicago Suburban Timetables contains timetables for Chicago suburban railroad lines. The collection highlights the corresponding railroad lines: Burlington Route, Illinois Central, North Shore Line, Rock Island, and South Shore Line.
Railroad timetables, guides, advertising material, and other railroad ephemera collected by LeRoy Blommaert. Materials document over a century of railroad travel and tourism throughout the United States, with some items from Canada, Mexico, England, and Switzerland.
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.
Around 150 pieces of ephemera, primarily performing arts, collected by Lillian Lipson. Collection includes programs, playbills, flyers, advertisements, tickets, menus, postcards, and brochures from dance, theater, and music performances in Chicago along with materials from local businesses and attractions.
Over 600 postcards donated by Louise D. Hall. They cover a variety of subjects, including holidays, romantic couples, portraits, children, and countries.
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.