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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 materials...
Dates: 1862-1964

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

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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Goodman Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Goodman Family
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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
Abstract 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

Lewis family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-LewisF
Abstract 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
Abstract 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 York,...
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
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

Ralph Korngold papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Korngold
Abstract 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

Richard Colles Johnson - Colles Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Johnson
Abstract 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

Rudolph Ganz Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ganz
Abstract Works, correspondence to and from prominent musical figures, family correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, artifacts, and a couple of recordings of this world-renowned concert pianist, composer, conductor, and educator.
Dates: 1864-2013

Sluby Collection of Portrait Photographs

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sluby
Abstract Paul E. Sluby, Sr., a genealogist and historian from Washington D.C., compiled this collection of early photographs of identified individuals. Many of the photographs were acquired at flea markets and antique stores in the northeastern United States. Also included are some letters, funeral notices, and a high school diploma.
Dates: approximately 1850-1953; Majority of material found within 1880 - 1930

Walter Ansel Strong Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Strong
Abstract Correspondence, personal documents, photographs, and family materials related to Walter Ansel Strong, publisher of the Chicago Daily News from 1925-1931.
Dates: 1847-2008; Majority of material found within 1912 - 1931

Will Ransom papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rans
Abstract Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's own...
Dates: 1883-1954

William H. Peterson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Peterson
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, including William's father Hartin F. Peterson, also a Pullman employee, such as his World War I photographs and his own draft work. Collection also contains genealogy and photographs of the Swedish-American...
Dates: 1891-2012

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