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Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-HayesA
Abstract Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 1934-2001, Hayes' journals contain extensive reflections on motherhood, marriage, writing, and a host of other topics, as well as her own creative work. They document an independent woman entering...
Dates: 1934-2006

Arts Club records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Arts Club
Abstract Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial files.
Dates: 1892-2004

Charles S. Stobie papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-834
Abstract Artist's journal, sketches and notes, essay, photograph, and letter of Charles S. Stobie, 1866?-1902. Journal kept at the Ignacio Ute Agency during Oct., 1900, and May-Aug., 1902, contains sketches of Ute and Navajo Indians and their dwellings, weapons, saddles, pottery, and clothes; sketches of scenery with notes on color and lighting; glossaries of Ute and Spanish words; a list of agency employees; and store accounts. There are also several single drawings (1899), a ms. essay regarding the...
Dates: 1866-1902

Chicago Reader Artwork Collection

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago Reader A
Abstract Original works by various artists commissioned for the Chicago Reader alternative weekly newspaper.
Dates: 1973-2005

Elmer Jacobs papers

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Jacobs
Abstract Original advertising and magazine art, correspondence, speech texts, tax records, photographs, printed ephemera, and a radio interview by Chicago freelance designer and illustrator Elmer Jacobs.
Dates: 1925-1982

Hablot Knight Browne letter and drawings

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Identifier: Modern-MS-41
Abstract One letter, dated 15 August 1879, written by Hablot Knight Browne, an English artist who went by the pseudodym Phiz. In the letter, which is addressed "Dear Madame," Browne asks the recipient to return his portfolio for he is afraid it may accidently be thrown away. At the end of the letter, Browne has included a sketch depicting "Phiz lamenting the loss of his Folio in dust and ashes." Also included are two separate drawings: one of a young girl with blond ringlets and another depicting a...
Dates: approximately 1850-1879

Irving Samuel Cutter Papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3221
Abstract Mainly research materials (correspondence, biographical information, articles) gathered for an article on Henry Rinalda Porter, a surgeon at the Battle of Little Big Horn, with photographs of Porter, the Custer battlefield, and Indians involved in the fight. Also includes a George Crook letter and sketches by Charles M. Russell.
Dates: 1884-1934

John Fischetti Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fischetti
Abstract Political cartoons and assorted miscellaneous items (clippings, photographs, correspondence, etc.) of Pulitzer Prize-winning artist John Fischetti. Fischetti worked for several newspapers and magazines during his long career, including Coronet, Esquire, the Chicago Sun, the New York Herald Tribune, the Chicago Daily News, and the...
Dates: 1942-1995

John T. McCutcheon papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCutcheon
Abstract Collection of correspondence, works, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about John T. McCutcheon, editorial cartoonist and newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Record and the Chicago Tribune.
Dates: 1834-1996; Majority of material found within 1889-1950

Laura Bannon Collection of Illustrations

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Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Bannon
Abstract Original artwork for eight children’s books by Chicago illustrator and author Laura Bannon.
Dates: 1939-1958

Paula Gerard Renison Dance Sketches

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Identifier: Dance-MS-RenisonP
Abstract Six pencil sketches of Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo dancers drawn by artist Paula Gerard Renison during rehearsals and performances at the Auditorium Theatre in Chicago, 1938-1939.
Dates: 1938-1939

The Far West : Explorations of the Country from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean by Gunnison, Fremont, and Beckwith (1853-1854)

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Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3261
Abstract Album of mounted and unsigned manuscript sketches, views and panoramas of the American West. They are mostly attributed to Richard H. Kern but also to F. W. Egloffstein and possibly to S.N. Carvalho. These artists were members of expeditions of 1853 and 1854 which were assembled to explore, survey and map the 38th and 39th parallels in order to ascertain the most practicable and economical route for a railroad from the Mississippi River to the Pacific Ocean.
Dates: 1853-1856

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