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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 Black Lives Matter Protest Collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ChicagoBLM
Abstract Announcements, flyers, artwork, buttons, newsletters, photographs, posters, t-shirts, and other materials collected by various individuals at Chicago protests, 2015-2016, responding to recurring police violence and civil rights violations against black citizens. This documentation was solicited as part of a 2016 Newberry Library exhibition, From Civil War to Civil Rights, and also includes responses to events posted by visitors to the exhibition.
Dates: 2014-ongoing

David Tilden Brown Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-1819
Abstract Letters, receipts, contracts, 2 manuscript maps, and drawings pertaining to Brown's activities in Nicaragua around 1848-1850. Brown traveled to Central America in 1849 planning to establish a cheaper and faster commercial route west from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean across the isthmus of Nicaragua. Brown and several associates formed the Compañía de Vapores de Nicaragua and, on March 14, 1849, negotiated the first treaty with General José Trinidad Muñoz for exclusive rights to steamship...
Dates: 1848-1866; Majority of material found in 1849 - 1849

Dorothy Hild papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Hild
Abstract Former Director of Entertainment at the Edgewater Beach Hotel in Chicago and founder of the dance troupe Africana Dancers. Papers include correspondence, clippings, financial information, photographs, publicity, sheet music for her productions and dance numbers at the Edgewater Beach Hotel as well as the auto and fair shows Dorothy Hild directed under the auspices of Barnes - Carruthers, and files from her instruction at various YMCA and YWCA locations in Chicago. Additionally, the papers...
Dates: 1847-1984; Majority of material found within 1929 - 1980

Emilia Pardo Bazán papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Pardo Bazán
Abstract Material by and relating to Spanish novelist Emilia Pardo Bazán, collected by William Kingery in the course of his research. Includes 7 letters from the condesa to Manual Maria Peralta, autobiographical notes, a bibliography, study-related correspondence, and essays concerning Pardo Bazán. Much of the material is in Spanish.
Dates: 1886-1942

Henry Lewis Bullen printing history collection

Identifier: VAULT folio-Wing-MS-50
Abstract Correspondence and ephemera from the files of Henry Lewis Bullen, including a description in Spanish of the career of Mexico City printer José de Jáuregui; 2 photographs of R.W. Wilson; two ms. poems on bookbinding.
Dates: 1933-1936

John M. Wing Foundation Printing Ephemera Collection

Identifier: Wing-Ephemera-File
Abstract Printed ephemera from a variety of companies, organizations, and individuals, mostly concerned with printing, publishing, graphic design, and related book arts. Geographic coverage includes North America, Great Britain, Europe and East Asia.
Dates: Approximately 1750-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1999

Joseph Giganti papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Giganti
Abstract Papers and photographs pertaining to Chicagoan Joe Giganti, a labor defense activist who served as the Chairman of the Board of the Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company. The collection includes 1930s periodicals, documents, and ephemera of Communist and Socialist groups in Chicago, New York, Italy, and elsewhere. Also included are Giganti's University papers, a file on Giorgio del Vecchio, an audio recording of Giganti, and a photograph album, which features Joe's wife, Rose.
Dates: 1917-1986; Majority of material found within 1930 - 1950

Mendicant ephemera collection

Identifier: Case-folio-HV4493 .N49
Abstract Collection of printed poems, postcards, photographs, and other ephemera with appeals to the public by people who are blind, deaf, or with other physical disabilities, offered in exchange for a small donation. Geographic coverage is focused primarily on the United States but also includes Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Netherlands, Scandinavia, and Spain.
Dates: approximately 1850-approximately 2020

Mexican Hometown Associations Oral History Project records

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mexican Hometown-Associations OH
Abstract Oral histories of 23 leaders of various Mexican Hometown Associations located in Chicago and its suburbs. Interviews were conducted in Spanish in 2016 and transcribed in Spanish under the direction of Professor Xóchitl Bada, then Associate Professor of Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Brief biographies of the leaders are included. A total of 22 separate Hometown Associations are represented in the collection. To listen to the audio files, use the links...
Dates: 2016

Never The Same ephemera collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-NTS
Abstract Ephemera collected by Never The Same, a project begun by Northwestern University Professor Rebecca Zorach and Daniel Tucker, founder of AREAChicago. Never The Same collects items documenting socially and politically engaged art in Chicago since the 1960s. Collection consists of brochures, fliers, postcards, pamphlets, posters, artwork, books, journals, CDs, DVDs, and 3-dimensional artifacts emanating from a wide variety of sources, both individual and organizational.
Dates: 1968-2014

Road maps and travel ephemera collection

Identifier: Maps-Travel-Ephemera
Abstract Growing collection of printed road maps and travel ephemera issued to promote local tourism. Scattered worldwide geographic coverage, but most extensive for the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Dates: 1876-2018; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1990

Type specimen sheets and booklets

Identifier: Case Wing-Z250-A5
Abstract A collection of over 2500 type specimen sheets and other advertising materials issued by type foundries, typesetters, and printers that display typefaces, type families, or groups of types. Geographic coverage includes United States, Great Britain, and continental Europe.
Dates: 1870-ongoing

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