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Abby Louise Tallmadge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tallmadge
Abstract Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
Dates: approximately 1860-1952

Alexander Yule Travel Diary

Identifier: Midwest-MS-193
Abstract Diary of the Saint Louis pig iron businessman Alexander Yule, who traveled with his wife, Ruth, by train through Canada to St. John; by ship to Liverpool, and then around England; across the channel to Paris, and then to Scotland and Ireland before returning on the "Caronia" to New York. Entries, dated 28 April-29 June 1907, contain details about towns and tourist destinations, meetings with cousins and parents in England and Scotland, and some business appointments. One photograph of an...
Dates: 1907

Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes papers

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

Alice Pacholik - Heulwen Thomas Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pacholik
Abstract Letters of Welsh pen-pal and friend, Heulwen Morgan Thomas, to Alice Kipnowski Pacholik, of Chicago, which began in 1938 when Heulwen was 15 and continued until 2011, a year prior to Heulwen's death.
Dates: 1938-2011

Andrew Jackson Faulk Letters and Speeches

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3070
Abstract Incoming and outgoing correspondence, 1862-1870, of A.J. Faulk, written chiefly during his 1867-1869 governorship of the Dakota Territory concerning U.S. government's intention to stop a proposed expedition to explore and settle unceded Black Hills Indian lands, the Indian Peace Commission, the mustering of volunteer cavalry, appropriations for the relief of destitute upper Missouri tribes, etc. Also, Dec. 1867 annual address to the territorial legislature discussing, among many issues, the...
Dates: 1862-1870


Identifier: Modern-MS-40
Abstract Typescript memoir in which the author, probably a resident of Chicago, describes his or her time studying at the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research at Jerusalem in 1909. The typescript has been edited with pencil, with some additions in Arabic. The name of the author is unknown.
Dates: not before 1909

Audrey Niffenegger papers

Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Niffenegger
Abstract Typescript drafts of The Time Traveler’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Dates: 1990-1993

Bess Winakor papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winakor
Abstract Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materials from trips to Iran in 1976, and Washington D.C. in 1977 for the Carter inauguration, as well as scrapbooks containing her articles...
Dates: 1967-1977

Blatchford family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Blatchford
Abstract Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their parents and grandparents, and the families of their children, especially son Paul Blatchford, but also daughter Amy Blatchford Bliss. Families represented most heavily include Blatchford, Williams, Bliss,...
Dates: 1777-1987; Majority of material found within 1839-1965

Brown family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Brown Family
Abstract Correspondence, writings, newspaper clippings, numerous group and portrait photographs, a scrapbook, travel and souvenir items and snapshots, relating to sisters Grace and Genevieve Brown, musicians who were members of three American all-girl bands between 1923 and 1932. A large part of the collection consists of photographs of the bands and the performers: Harry Waiman and the Debutantes, the Parisian Red Heads and the Ingenues, as well as numerous small travel photographs Also a small...
Dates: 1918-1972; Majority of material found within 1923 - 1932

Burt family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Burt
Abstract Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.
Dates: 1890-1951

Caleb Thomas Curtis Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-199
Abstract Nine letters written by Caleb Thomas Curtis of Boston, Massachusetts during his travels by steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.
Dates: 1836-1838

Carter H. Harrison IV papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harrison
Abstract Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.
Dates: 1637-1953; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1950

Cartwright Family Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cartwright
Abstract Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (Chicago Tribune and Chicago Inter-Ocean editor), Stanley Levering Cartwright (Chicago Tribune reporter and editor of the National Underwriter), and Ruth Russell, Stanley's wife (feature...
Dates: 1877-1982

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

Charles A. Davis Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-1980
Abstract Charles A. Davis left Cincinnati, Ohio, on May 22, 1900, to take a job as a court reporter in Manila after the Americans had taken control of the Philippines. His wife, Bess, joined him in Manila in 1901. This collection consists of letters and photographs that describe Mr. and Mrs. Davis' lives in Manila. It also includes a travel journal in Spanish from 1854, titled "Memorias sobre las Yslas Filipinas," that Mr. and Mrs. Davis acquired.
Dates: 1854-1901

Charles Andrews Heath Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heath
Abstract Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago related events. There are also typed transcripts of 1912 European trip letters from Heath's wife Jennie and children Alice and Albert, photographs of Heath and his family, including the European trip,...
Dates: 1880-1999

Charles Williamson Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-1006
Abstract Extensive correspondence, documents, a journal describing an information gathering trip to Turkey of Charles Williamson, politician, British government agent, and developer of central New York State lands in the late 1700s. Williamson is suspected to have been involved in the "Burr Conspiracy," an episode in history in which Burr was accused of treason. Collection also includes research materials compiled by Isaac Joslin Cox, a scholar who wrote several articles on the Aaron Burr incident.
Dates: 1775-approximately 1940s; Majority of material found within 1790 - 1810

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Advertising Department

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-2
Abstract Administrative files, advertising copy, press kits, budgets, and subject files relating to the promotion of the railroad. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1850s-1960s

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Historical and Printed Materials

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-32
Abstract Official and unofficial histories of the company, annual reports, in-house newsletters, circulars, scrapbooks, timetables, pamphlets, and research files produced by the CB&Q and its historians. Forms part of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records.
Dates: 1849-1999

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

 Record Group
Identifier: CB&Q-A-5
Abstract 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

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

Doris Humphrey Society Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Humphrey-Society
Abstract Records of the Doris Humphrey Society, a cultural non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of dance and dance theory. Includes administrative and promotional files for the Society from the 1980s to late 2000s. Collection also includes photographs, audiovisual, biographical, and promotional materials of Doris Humphrey and her dance career, with personal photographs of her childhood and family. Also includes a small number of materials from the MOMENTA dance company.
Dates: 1870-2011; Majority of material found within 1920 - 1997

Dorothy Storck papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Storck
Abstract Clippings, biographical material, other unpublished writings and drafts, research files, correspondence, awards, photographs, and some audio cassettes of the journalist Dorothy Storck. Storck had a long tenure as a journalist and worked for Chicago American which became Chicago Today from 1965-1974 and then at the Philadelphia Inquirer until 1989. The majority of clippings in the collection come from these newspapers, but includes some articles that she wrote for other news services starting in...
Dates: 1927-2015; Majority of material found within 1965 - 2008

E. A. Burbank papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-120
Abstract About 350 letters written mainly from the Oklahoma Territory, the Southwest, and the Dakotas by Elbridge Ayer Burbank to his uncle Edward E. Ayer, together with two scrapbooks containing incoming correspondence and miscellaneous clippings. Burbank, a painter and illustrator who studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, was commissioned by Edward E. Ayer in 1897 to produce a series of portraits of prominent Indian Chiefs.
Dates: 1897-1949

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Manuscripts, English 3
Middle West -- Description and travel 3
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Parent and child -- Correspondence 3
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Tourism -- United States 3
Tourism -- West (U.S.) 3
Travel literature -- 1901-1950 3
Air travel 2
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Automobile travel -- United States 2
Brochures 2
Brothers and sisters -- Correspondence 2
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Correspondence 2
Calendars (documents) 2
California, Northern -- Description and travel 2
Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.) 2
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- Sources 2
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Diaries -- United States -- 1851-1900 2
Dude ranches 2
Families -- Correspondence 2
Families -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Family trusts -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Greeting cards 2
Greeting cards -- Specimens 2
Hawaii -- Description and travel 2
Illinois -- Emigration and immigration -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Industrialists -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
International travel 2
Jerusalem -- Description and travel 2
Journalists -- Illinois -- Chicago 2
Lake Forest (Ill.) -- History 2
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 2
Manuscripts, American -- California 2
Maps (documents) 2
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Menus 2
Mothers and daughters -- United States -- Correspondence 2
National parks and reserves 2
Negatives (photographs) 2
Northeastern States -- Description and travel 2
Oak Park (Ill.) 2
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Pamphlets 2
Panama, Isthmus of (Panama) -- Description and travel 2
Parent and adult child -- Correspondence 2
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German 6
French 2
Spanish; Castilian 2
Italian 1
Japanese 1
Edward E. Ayer Manuscript Collection (Newberry Library) 6
Newberry Library 4
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company 3
United States. Army 3
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Art Institute of Chicago 2
Atkinson, Charles Thomas 2
Beveridge, Albert J. (Albert Jeremiah), 1862-1927 2
Blatchford, E. W. (Eliphalet Wickes), 1826-1914 2
Blatchford, Mary Emily Williams 2
Bobbs-Merrill Company 2
Chicago sun-times 2
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward) 2
McCutcheon, Evelyn Shaw 2
Page, Ruth 2
Princeton University 2
Rand McNally and Company 2
Roberts family 2
Tomes, James S. 2
Woman's Board of Missions of the Interior 2
A.C. McClurg & Co. 1
Adams, Ansel, 1902-1984 1
Adams, Daniel W., 1821-1872 1
Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation 1
Ade, George, 1866-1944 1
Alexander family 1
Alexander, Robert Spruel Crawford Aitcheson, 1819-1867 1
Alexander, William (Surveyor) 1
Allison, Keith (dance teacher) 1
Almshouse of the City of New York 1
American University of Beirut 1
Amherst College 1
Andruss, William B. (William Benajah) 1
Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad Company 1
Atkinson, Martha Wells 1
Austen, Jane, 1775-1817 1
Ayer, Edward Everett, 1841-1927 1
Badger family 1
Badger, Alpheus C. 1
Badger, Alpheus Shreve 1
Badger, Elvira Cecelia Sheridan 1
Bahá'i Temple (Wilmette, Ill.) 1
Baker family 1
Balanchine, George 1
Ballentine, Henry A. 1
Barley, H. C. (Harrie C.), -1909 1
Barnard, Alice Lucretia 1
Barrett family 1
Barrett, Samuel Eddy 1
Barrows, John Henry, 1847-1902 1
Bartlett, Helen Birch, 1884-1925 1
Barzel, Ann 1
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 1
Beckwith, E. G. (Edward Griffin), 1818-1881 1
Bedells, Phyllis, 1893-1985 1
Bernard family 1
Berryman, Clifford Kennedy, 1869-1949 1
Bethany Union Church (Chicago, Ill.) 1
Beveridge family 1
Beveridge, Catherine Eddy, 1881-1970 1
Blaine, Anita McCormick 1
Blatchford, Frances L. (Frances Lord), 1866-1958 1
Blatchford, Paul 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1767-1828 1
Blatchford, Samuel, 1820-1893 1
Blew, John 1
Bollaert, William, 1807-1876 1
Bolm, Adolph, 1884-1951 1
Borglum, Gutzon, 1867-1941 1
Borglum, Mary Montgomery, 1874-1955 1
Botsford family 1
Brice, W. Kirkpatrick 1
Brown family 1
Brown family (Kentucky) 1
Brown, Edward E. (Edward Eagle) 1
Brown, Edward Osgood, 1847-1923 1
Brown, Genevieve 1
Brown, Grace 1
Brown, McAuliffe 1
Brown, William, -1833 1
Bryan, William Jennings 1
Bubley, Esther 1
Burbank, E. A. (Elbridge Ayer), 1858-1949 1
Burleigh, Walter A. (Walter Atwood), 1820-1896 1
Burr, Aaron 1
Burt family 1
Burt, Edith Fleming 1
Burt, Henry Jackson 1
Butcher, Fanny, 1888-1987 1
Campagna, Paul R. 1
Carpenter, John Alden, 1876-1951 1
Cartwright family 1
Cartwright, C. M. (Charles Merritt) 1
Cartwright, Ruth Russell 1
Cartwright, Seth Levering 1
Carvalho, Solomon Nunes 1
Casey, Robert J. (Robert Joseph), 1890-1962 1
Chapin family 1
Chapman, R. W. (Robert William), 1881-1960 1
Chatfield-Taylor, H. C. (Hobart Chatfield), 1865-1945 1
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