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Research notes, original manuscripts and typescripts of published and unpublished works, professional correspondence, and photographs of watermarks used for research by paper historian Allan H. Stevenson.
Typescript drafts of The Time Traveler’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.
Collection of city, county, business, and telephone directories representing the United States and select international locations from the late 18th-century through the middle of the 20th-century.
Collection of research on watermarks, compiled by David Woodward, first Director of the Hermon Dunlap Smith Center for the History of Cartography at the Newberry Library.
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.
Collection of correspondence, working files, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about author, poet, literary critic, and literary historian Malcolm Cowley.
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.
Collection of movie scripts featuring Native American themes, characters, and actors, augmented by a variety of visual materials. Consists of over 300 items including scripts, press and promotional booklets, lobby cards, posters, and photographs.
The Newberry Library's institutional records, records of the Walter L. Newberry estate, personal papers of staff members and trustees, photographs, and publications that document the establishment and operation of the library, its growth and transformation over time, and its active participation in the cultural and intellectual life of Chicago and the nation. Also information on the Newberry family and property development in Chicago.
Photographs document the construction of the Henry Ives Cobb-designed Newberry Library building from May 8, 1891 to April 12, 1893, and also show parts of Washington Square Park and buildings in the surrounding area.
Collection of postcards with images of the Newberry Library, most mailed with messages to addressees, dating mainly from 1898-1915. Several copies of a later postcard with postmarks dating from 1939 to 1945, shows the Newberry Library, the John Crerar Library, the Harper Memorial Library, and the Chicago Public Library.
Road maps issued by official state and provincial government agencies in the United States and Canada (over 2,500 maps, published 1924-ongoing).
An assortment of over 50 pieces, including commercial ephemera (billheads, invoices, circulars, catalogs); theatrical and entertainment ephemera (handbills, programs) including operas, rodeo, and others; several snapshots; 1880 Prohibition ticket; 1880 Knights Templar ribbon; 1875 wee memorandum/calendar booklet; bound booklet of sample bank checks (1880s); White City News amusement company newsletter (1924); and many others.
Over 50 pieces of Pre-Fire Chicago ephemera from the 1850s to the early 1870s. Primarily commercial ephemera, including billheads, business letters, trade journals, invoices, commercial flyers, circulars and trade cards, receipts, and other documents. Industries represented include newspapers, railroad interests, stationers and printers, hosiery manufacturers, coffee pot manufacturers, school apparatus, masons, and many others.
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.
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.
Correspondence and subject files relating to Samuel R. Rosenthal’s collection of the work of Giovanni Mardersteig (1892-1977) and his Officina Bodoni press (1923-1977).
Correspondence, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, audiovisual material, royalty statements, personal financial records, artifacts, miscellaneous ephemera, autographed works, and literary manuscripts (many unpublished; also fragments, notes, and tentative sketches for short stories) of Chicago Literary Renaissance novelist and poet best known for his 1919 novel, Winesburg, Ohio.
Programs, playbills, and scrapbooks for theatrical productions, including music recitals, opera, some motion pictures, and other spectacles in addition to drama. Programs from Chicago, New York City, and England make up a large portion of the collection, but there are examples from theaters across the United States and Europe.
Correspondence, writings, and research notes of W. L. Williamson in support of his biography of William Frederick Poole. Also copies of William Frederick Poole correspondence 1856-1894, microfilm, a few newspaper clippings 1874-1895, a few Poole photographs, and one Poole original publication.