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Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.
Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Letters, calligraphic favors, legal documents and photographs from the papers of Alfred J. Cox, Chicago book binder and collector. Correspondents include: William Cox and William Cox, Jr. (grandfather and father of A.J. Cox); James Cox (uncle of William Jr.); Jonathan Evans (adoptive father of A.J. Cox); Jane E. French (later Mrs. Alfred J. Cox); Louisa Field (cousin); W.I. Wilson and H.V. Whalen (Chicago businessmen). Photos are of A.J. Cox and his library.
Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.
Publications and working papers of Ruff, mostly in preparation for his book "We Called Each Other Comrade": Charles H. Kerr and Company, Radical Publishers (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 1997). The bulk of the material is photocopied documents used in research.
Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Reproductions of diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabeth Boyce Gilbert beginning in 1910. Collection contains an extensive family tree documenting the genealogy until 1898, and biographical sketches of Boyce family members.
Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, articles containing information about his work, and ephemera he collected.
Minutes, financial records, membership information, miscellaneous receipts and correspondence, event programs, and newsletters of the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago (1853-ongoing). Also orders of worship, event programs, miscellaneous correspondence, and newsletters of the Hebron Welsh Westminster United Presbyterian Church (closed 1987).
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.
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.
Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Carolyn Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.
Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.
Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Collection contains 20 photographs from the Century of Progress, the World’s Fair held in Chicago in 1933-1934. Photographs include buildings (particularly the Travel and Transit, the Chrysler, and the GM buildings). Additionally, photographs depict scenes from fair events such as Ripley’s Believe it or Not.