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Louis J. Cross diaries

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cross
Abstract Diaries, date books, and a few miscellaneous items of Louis J. Cross, Chicago bonds salesman and investment banker. Diaries cover the years between 1932 and 1969, and discuss Cross' daily routine as well as political and financial developments in America, and the internal workings of the Chicago business world.
Dates: 1932-1974

Lutz-Chamberlin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lutz-Chamberlin
Abstract Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written when he was a student at Dartmouth and subsequently as an officer in the Civil War, plus letters of other Chamberlin family members, mostly through the 1860's. The Lutz correspondence consists of...
Dates: 1844-1992

Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-MarshRM
Abstract Papers of the Marsh, Roberts, and Mack families, many members of whom were wealthy Chicago residents. Materials include correspondence, travel and personal diaries, business, property, and estate documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other personal ephemera. Also contains materials from related families including letters and estate litigation of early Chicago pioneer Daniel Elston, who was related to the Marsh family via the marriage of Sarah Clark to George B. Marsh, as well as...
Dates: 1706-1984; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Mary Sackett Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-038
Abstract A journal kept by Mary Sackett when she and her family emigrated from New York state to Laona, Winnebago County, Illinois, 1841-1842, three numbers of a manuscript pioneer newspaper with original work done by members of an Illinois reading circle in 1849, a recipe for taffy, some penmanship exercises and two colored drawings. Also, photocopies of genealogical material relating to the Sackett family collected in 1945.
Dates: 1841-1945; Majority of material found within 1841 - 1849

Max Schlund papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Schlund
Abstract Diary, 1862-1865, kept in German by Max Schlund during the period of his Civil War service, representing a very complete account of the 82nd Regiment's action from its inception until the end of the war. Schlund includes detailed descriptions of battles and marches including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Knoxville campaign, the Atlanta campaign (Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek), the occupation of Atlanta, the march through Georgia to Savannah, and the Carolinas...
Dates: 1862-1865

May Walden Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-WaldenM
Abstract Collection of May Walden, wife of Socialist publisher Charles H. Kerr from 1892 to 1904, consisting of letters, diaries, literary manuscripts, account books, clippings, photographs, memorabilia, as well as publications relating to the Socialist movement. Included in the papers are items relating to May Walden's daughter, Katharine Kerr Moore.
Dates: 1869-1972; Majority of material found within 1892 - 1959

McNally family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McNallyF
Abstract Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago, founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago home, and especially his Windermere Ranch in what became La Mirada, California, including the ranch's olive oil plant and McNally's efforts to promote settlement in the area. Also extensive materials...
Dates: 1788-2002; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1993

Melville E. Stone Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stone
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Melville E. Stone, founder and editor of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press.
Dates: 1815-1954; Majority of material found within 1890 - 1929

Mitchell Dawson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawson
Abstract Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.
Dates: 1810-1988

Morton S. Wardner journal of a trip to Honduras

Identifier: Modern-MS-42
Scope and Contents Travel journal of Morton S. Wardner, who was traveling throughout Central America in the hopes of establishing a vanilla bean company with others, including his father, Nathan Wardner; his cousin, Horace Wardner; and a Mr. McClure. The journal includes notes pertaining to Honduras and Belize; lists of fruits, plants, and trees native to and/or found in these areas; extensive notes on the vanilla bean; accounts; receipts; and Wardner's daily documentation of his travels (19 November 1888-15...
Dates: 1888-1907; Majority of material found within 1888 - 1889

Nathan Kendall and Abby J. Reed Kendall papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kendall-Reed
Abstract Correspondence, writings, documents of Nathan Kendall and wife Abby J. Reed Kendall of Massachusetts, Indiana and Illinois, including many letters to each other before and after marriage in 1857, as well as numerous letters to and from members of their families, friends and former students. Some correspondence and documents concern travel to California begun in 1849.
Dates: 1842-1912

Paul Randall Wright Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wright
Abstract Writings and correspondence of Chicago journalist and foreign correspondent Paul Randall Wright, particularly newspaper stories reported from Siberia in 1918-1919, and Manchuria, China, Japan, and the Philippines from 1926-1930. The collection also includes diaries and a number of photographs relating to the periods in which Wright was stationed abroad.
Dates: 1899-1965

Paul Romaine Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Romaine
Abstract Correspondence and papers of Milwaukee and Chicago bookseller and bon vivant Paul Romaine. Also photographs, memorabilia, diaries, clippings, writings (of Romaine and others), plus items relating to theater, music, political events and persons who interested Romaine.
Dates: 1880-1986; Majority of material found within 1937 - 1983

Reynolds-McBride family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Reynolds-McBride
Abstract Correspondence of the Reynolds family who emigrated from Ireland to Manchester, England in 1849, and their descendants who settled in the Chicago area. Collection contains significant material of one of these descendants, Anita McBride, who was an aspiring writer. Her materials include drafts of short stories, papers pertaining to an unpublished "as-told-to" memoir of retired police detective Ed Carmody called "Chicago Cop," and diaries spanning 1972 to 1999.
Dates: 1866-2000

Richard Irving Dodge Papers

Identifier: VAULT folio Graff-1110
Abstract Twenty pocket journals (all but six with transcriptions), 1875-1883, kept during Richard Irving Dodge’s active service as a United States Army colonel in the American West, plus correspondence, military documents, broadsides, miscellany and photographs relating to Dodge’s life and career.
Dates: 1863-1905

Robert J. Casey papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Casey
Abstract Works, correspondence, and personal materials of writer Robert J. Casey, who served in World War I and covered World War II for the Chicago Daily News. Casey was also a humor columnist, novelist, and nonfiction writer who traveled all over the world and wrote of his adventures in newspapers and in books.
Dates: 1894-1964

Robert Leslie Wiles journal

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wiles
Abstract Union soldier who served as corporal in Company D of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 1863-1865. It is likely that Wiles was a Creek Indian who prior to the war attended the Tullahassee Manual Labor School in the Creek Nation (Indian Territory). Journal containing diary entries, Oct. 7, 1863-Apr. 17, 1865, copies of letters received in 1862 from missionaries W.S. Robertson and his wife A.E.W. Robertson, lists of letters received and written, 1862-1864, and poems. Diary entries are both...
Dates: 1862-1865

Rowley Family Journals

Identifier: Midwest-MS-096
Abstract Two journals by Mrs. Jane Rowley of the Chicago area, including descriptions of family and farming life, and various trips to Chicago and elsewhere.
Dates: 1851-1887

Ruth Nelson Redstrom Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Redstrom
Abstract Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.
Dates: 1930-2011

Ruth Page papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Page
Abstract Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.
Dates: 1892-1997

S. M. Bower diary

Identifier: Midwest-MS-212
Abstract Manuscript diary of S. M. Bower, a lightning rod salesman, recording his travels in the Midwest (primarily Illinois) in 1869. The diary includes notes on Bower’s cash accounts and expenses and his daily journal records of work, in which he includes names and addresses, towns visited, weather, and other incidents. Bower also recorded cures for various human ailments, such as hangovers, and ailments in horses, for example, "For cold in Horses" and "cure for poll evil".
Dates: 1869

Seymour Walton journals

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-fE5.W1766
Abstract Accountant, professor and dean. Journals include Walton's comments as a teenager in New Orleans on daily life under Union occupation. Also newspaper clippings containing special and general orders pasted on endpapers and within text, and accounts and lists of books read. Diaries continue to the end of 1863 in Utica, New York, and contain comments on the draft riots in New York City.
Dates: 1862-1866

Stacy Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Stacy
Abstract Collection of materials from Amy and Fitch Stacy of Stacyville, Iowa, including two friendship autograph albums, one journal, one pocket diary, and other materials from the family. The bulk of the materials date from the 1860s and document life in Iowa, family, and motherhood. Amy Stacy would later become one of the founding leaders of the Washington State women’s movement.
Dates: 1858-approximately 1936; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1869

Stanton, Schilling, and Parsons family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-SSP
Abstract Family history of the three main branches of a large Chicago based family. Includes over eight generations of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries, following family members across the United States, Europe, and the Philippines. Material relates to the biographical information of many family members, including their careers, family life, and hobbies.
Dates: 1733-2015; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1980

Steele-Winters Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Steele-Winters
Abstract Correspondence, estate papers, family records, farm related accounts, diaries, cards, scrapbooks, yearbooks, oral histories, and photographs of the Steele and Winters families. Both families were early homesteaders and farmers in rural northwestern Illinois, settling in and around Bureau, Sangamon, and Winnebago Counties in Illinois in the early 1800s. Their extended families continue to live and farm in these areas to the present day.
Dates: 1860-2009; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1970

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