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Allen Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Allen
Abstract Courtship letters of lawyer and Wisconsin statesman Gideon W. Allen and his future wife Annie Cox during the years of 1863-1865 in which they discuss current their political and religious beliefs, Allen's travels throughout Wisconsin while looking for work, and Cox's life as a woman in Madison, Wisconsin. Also an unfinished biography of renowned botanist Ruth F. Allen by Mabel Nebel, incoming correspondence of Ruth F. Allen, and other family correspondence, photographs, and personal...
Dates: 1862-1964

Bessie Barnes papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barnes

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920s and 1930s.

Dates: 1896-1992

Chauncey McCormick papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCormick
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Dates: 1887-1955

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews, Burlington Route chapter readings by its author, and radio programs. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.

Dates: approximately 1852-1975

Claudia Cassidy papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cassidy

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism for WFMT, helping to shape the course of music, theater, and dance in Chicago.

Dates: 1880s-1996; Majority of material found within 1930-1985

Dankmar Adler papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adler
Abstract Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the...
Dates: 1857-1984

Edwards family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards

Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.

Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847-1908

Fanny Butcher papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.

Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Felix Borowski Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borowski
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter,...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956

Field Enterprises records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Field Enterprises

Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.

Dates: 1858-2007; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1975

Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman

Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.

Dates: 1881-2001

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

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

John Blew collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blew

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.

Dates: 1790s-2012; Majority of material found within 1870-1999

John Drury-Marion Neville Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Drury-Neville

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, artwork, personal materials, and photographs of author and journalist John Drury, and his wife, journalist and painter Marion Neville.

Dates: 1860-1970

Katharane Edson Mershon papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Mershon

Small collection consisting of one letter to California dancer and dance ethnographer Katharane Edson Mershon, a few writings on Eastern philosophy and “I Ching”, and photographs, both of Mershon and of miscellaneous, mostly unidentified people.

Dates: 1895-1986

Lewis family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF

Correspondence, documents, personal materials, genealogical research, and photographs of the Lewis and related families collected by Louise Lewis, sister of Chicago journalist Lloyd Lewis.

Dates: 1775-1977; Majority of material found within 1850-1950

Lloyd Lewis papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lewis

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, personal materials, and photographs of Chicago journalist and historian Lloyd Lewis.

Dates: 1886-1985; Majority of material found within 1905-1949

Loren M. Knowles family papers

 Collection — Box: AV USB 1
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Knowles Family
Abstract Correspondence and transcriptions thereof, account and estate documents, government records (such as birth, marriage, and death certificates, documents, and letters), news clippings, genealogical research material, photographs, and compilation of information concerning the Knowles family and the related Adgate, Balzhäuser, Brewster, Christian, Cokenhour, Helvig, Hoyal, Hyde, Jackson, Kauffman, Klauder, Lamson, Michell, Oliger, Weigand, and other extended families, located primarily in New...
Dates: 1784-2015; Majority of material found within 1811-1961

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

Mitchell Dawson papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawson

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

Pullman Company records - Record Group 13: Audiovisual Materials

Identifier: Case-Pullman-13

Photographic prints, negatives, transparencies, films, filmstrips, and sound recordings, documenting Pullman’s Palace Car Company and Pullman Company cars and car furnishings, officials and employees, properties, advertising, and employee recruitment and training. Forms part of the Pullman Company records.

Dates: 1872-1976

Ralph Korngold papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Korngold

Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, and personal items relating to the life and work of Socialist journalist and historical biographer Ralph Korngold.

Dates: 1867-1994; Majority of material found within 1909 - 1964

Rand McNally and Company records

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rand

Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, marketing, and production activities, including correspondence; visual materials, including photographs, artwork, and scrapbooks; printing artifacts and samples, etc.

Dates: 1856-1996

Richard Colles Johnson - Colles Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Johnson

Material relating to the genealogy of Richard Colles Johnson’s family, especially his Colles ancestors and relations, including correspondence, clippings, copies of documents and publications, memorabilia, and photographs.

Dates: 1746-2002; Majority of material found within 1956 - 1998

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Strong, Walter Ansel, 1883-1931 2
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Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977 1
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 1
Adgate family 1
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Adler and Sullivan 1
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Adler, Liebmann, 1812-1892 1
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Allen, Ruth F., 1879-1963 1
American Field Service 1
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Art Institute of Chicago 1
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Balakirev, Miliĭ Alekseevich, 1837-1910 1
Balzhäuser family 1
Baril, Elmer J. 1
Barnes, Bessie 1
Bates family 1
Beberdick, Frank H. (Frank Harry), 1927- 1
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Bell, Laird, 1883-1965 1
Beloit College 1
Blew, John 1
Bodenheim, Maxwell, 1893-1954 1
Borden Company 1
Borowski, Elsa 1
Borowski, Felix, 1872-1956 1
Botsford family 1
Brewster family 1
Brothers of the Book 1
Bryan, William Lowe, 1860-1955 1
Bubley, Esther 1
Burck, Jacob 1
Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987 1
Callas, Maria, 1923-1977 1
Caniff, Milton Arthur, 1907-1988 1
Carnevali, Emanuel 1
Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 1
Carson Pirie Scott 1
Cassidy, Claudia 1
Cather, Willa, 1873-1947 1
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Chicago Daily Socialist 1
Chicago Journal of Commerce 1
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Chicago Sun-Times 1
Chicago Symphony Orchestra 1
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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 1
Christian family 1
Clark, Herma, 1871-1959 1
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Colles, Abraham, 1773-1843 1
Colles, Christopher, 1738-1816 1
Colles, John Armstrong Purefoy, 1834- 1
Colles, William Morris, 1819-1889 1
Conkey, William B. 1
Coolidge, Calvin, 1872-1933 1
Corliss Steam Engine Company 1
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Dartmouth College 1
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Dawson, Julia Meacham 1
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Dawson, Mitchell, 1890-1956 1
Debs, Eugene V. (Eugene Victor), 1855-1926 1
Dedmon, Emmett 1
Derleth, August, 1909-1971 1
Dewey, Ken 1
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