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Adalaide G. Shields Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shields
Abstract Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the scrapbook. The collection also includes an annotated publication by Thomas C. Shields, the son of Adalaide and Thomas J., which provides biographical information and notes explaining the context of...
Dates: 1936-2010

Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Atwater

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.

Dates: approximately 1932-1956

Bzduch Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bzduch
Abstract Postcards and photographs relating to Slovak woman Maria Kostial Bzduch (1892-1963), who immigrated to Chicago in 1907 and with her husband Samuel (Sanko) Bzduch ran a grocery store in the McKinley Park neighborhood. Postcards are primarily to Maria from Samuel, who was a Sargeant in World War I and was stationed in Rockford, Illinois and Texas. Photographs show women, couples, children, wedding parties, and couples who lived in the neighborhood. Photographic studios from the Pilsen and Back...
Dates: approximately 1900-1945

Carpenter family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carpenter Family

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.

Dates: 1813-1947

Clay Judson Papers - Additions

Identifier: Midwest-MS-JudsonC2
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences with the A.E.F. in World War I; and photographs of Judson and his family members, among which is an album of snapshots made while his father was stationed in Panama during the construction of the Gatun...
Dates: 1839-1960; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1926

Edith Shaw family and Provident Hospital photo album

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawE
Abstract Photograph album of Chicago nurse Edith A. Shaw (1910-1993), an African American woman who resided on the South Side of Chicago. Shaw graduated from Provident Hospital's nursing student program in 1932. Photographs in the album include her family, her friends and fellow students, nurses and doctors, and some photos taken in and outside of the hospital. Also includes a lot of candid photography at the beach and with friends, along with some formal portraits of her family and from her sister...
Dates: approximately 1923-1943

Elvira Sheridan Badger papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Badger
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859-1878

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.

Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910-1995

Frances Wells Shaw papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawF

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

Dates: 1866-1976; Majority of material found within 1925-1937

Frederick John Rank papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rank

The Frederick John Rank papers contain his diaries from 1875-1939, which record his daily life and touch upon his work as a packer for Montgomery Ward. A bound volume about Rank's diaries, compiled by Rank's great-granddaughter Janet Rank Spaletto, is also present. Additionally the papers contain family correspondence, some of which relates to Rank's son's attempt for an assistant postmaster general appointment.

Dates: 1872-2013; Majority of material found within 1875-1939

Goodman Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman Family

Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.

Dates: 1795-2003; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1995

Goodwin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodwin

Correspondence of the Goodwin family from New York and Chicago. Includes some business correspondence, business records, and military records. Primarily correspondence from Solomon Goodwin of New York, a builder for the Mohawk & Hudson Railroad, and his son, Edward P. Goodwin, student at Amherst College, Mass., minister of First Congregational Church in Chicago, and Middle East traveler (1870).

Dates: 1802-1913

Harris-MacLean Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harris-MacLean
Abstract Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Bank of Chicago, and his wife, Emma Gale Harris from New Hampshire, and their parents, grandparents, children and grandchildren. Other major related families represented include Gale, Bent, Lane, and...
Dates: 1784-1980; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1940

Harvey family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harvey

Collection of letters, photographs, diaries, writings, business records, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago native and longtime Rand McNally employee Bennet B. Harvey, his wife Dorothy Wegener Harvey, their son Bennet B. Harvey, Jr., and their ancestors, many of whom were early Chicago settlers and involved in the development of the city. Families represented include Botsford, Chapin, Fisk, Gehrke, Harvey, and Wegener.

Dates: 1800-2007; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1984

Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Jacobsen

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

Dates: approximately 1900s-1980s

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...
Dates: 1706-1984; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1950

Monroe family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Monroe-Family
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia from the Monroe family of Chicago. Correspondence is primarily from Henry Stanton Monroe (Chicago attorney), his daughters Harriet Monroe, Dora Monroe Root (and her architect husband John Wellborn Root), and Lucy Monroe Calhoun, and their children. Topics include the births of children, travel, Poetry Magazine, and life in Chicago including Oscar Wilde's 1882 Chicago visit. Also contains World War II and post-war correspondence between William...
Dates: 1868-1949

Prescott family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Prescott

Collection of family papers, genealogical material, books, and some correspondence about the Baumann Family side of the Prescott, Lyons, Carrington, and René families. Also includes photographs of various family branches, including Lyons, Carrington, Prescott, and Ferguson.

Dates: 1900s-2010s

Thomas Butler Carter Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-127

Letters dating 1831 to 1898 from Thomas Butler Carter to his cousin Aaron Carter in New Jersey, which give descriptions of Carter’s personal and business life in Chicago, plus a few other letters. Also includes a typescript of Carter’s autobiographical sketch of his life in Chicago (1889), six studio photographic portraits, and several miscellaneous documents.

Dates: 1831-1898

Wacker family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wacker

Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.

Dates: 1812-2002; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1970

Winterbotham-French family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winterbotham-French
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red...
Dates: 1850-2005; Majority of material found within 1900-1950

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Dewey, Ken 1
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Elijah Muhammad, 1897-1975 1
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Goodman Theatre (Chicago, Ill.) 1
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Goodman, Kenneth Sawyer, 1883-1918 1
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Goodwin, Edward Payson, 1832-1901 1
Goodwin, Paul 1
Goodwin, Solomon, 1797-1857 1
Graff, Marjorie Sawyer Goodman, 1914-2009 1
Griffin Funeral Home (Chicago, Ill.) 1
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