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Travel diaries (Europe, Albania) of Addie V. Hibbard Gregory of Chicago, 1875-1931, together with travel photographs of Europe, Estes Park, Colorado, and Santa Barbara, California. Also numerous 19th and early 20th century family photographs (carte de visite, cabinet, Kodak, etc.) of the Hibbard, Gregory, Buckingham, Casselberry, and Durham families of Chicago and St. Paul, and a few stereograph images of Chicago, including Lyon & Healy.
Clippings, photographs, programs, assorted miscellaneous printed material and memorabilia relating to ballet dancers and dance companies.
Letters, calligraphic favors, legal documents and photographs from the papers of Alfred J. Cox, Chicago book binder and collector. Correspondents include: William Cox and William Cox, Jr. (grandfather and father of A.J. Cox); James Cox (uncle of William Jr.); Jonathan Evans (adoptive father of A.J. Cox); Jane E. French (later Mrs. Alfred J. Cox); Louisa Field (cousin); W.I. Wilson and H.V. Whalen (Chicago businessmen). Photos are of A.J. Cox and his library.
Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.
Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.
Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a German soldier-admirer, 1914-1915. Topics include attitudes toward the impending war in Europe, the treatment of chronic illness, and the school and vacation experiences of a well-off young woman.
Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.
Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Andrew Jackson Faulk collection of photographs of the Dakota Territory and Yankton, Santee, and Teton Sioux
Album of photographic prints, documenting a trip through New Mexico, Arizona, and the Grand Canyon, probably around 1897, by Andrew McNally, and a group which may have included his eleven year-old grandson, Andrew McNally II, and possibly photographers W.H. Jackson and C.A. Higgins, whose signed photographs of the McNallys are contained in the album.
Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Works, Research files, and secondary source materials created and compiled by Arthur and Lila Weinberg for their works on Clarence Darrow and other topics.
Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
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.
The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical information, memorabilia, and materials pertaining to the banjo; photographs of actors, actresses, family, friends and colleagues; artworks and audio recordings; and a small number of artifacts.
Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
A small collection of material relating to two men, both named William Barlow, possibly father and son. Consists of letters, a poem, a notebook of a sermon and a draft of an address to the American Institute in Washington, D.C. by Reverend William Barlow; correspondence from William Barlow the younger to Matilda Richards Barlow, and an undated, unidentified cabinet photo of two women.
Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Research material and works of Eugene V. Debs biographer Bernard J. Brommel, including correspondence, notes, photocopies, photographs, pamphlets, newsclippings, and memorabilia. Also letters and personal materials of Grace Laird, a teacher with whom Brommel retained a long time correspondence.
Business papers of Chicago concert manager Bertha Ott, including box office statements, photographs, correspondence, and programs. Ott was secretary to the impresario F. Wight Neumann for 20 years. After his death in 1924, she continued his work by forming her own company and managing concerts at the Auditorium Theatre, Studebaker Theatre, Civic Opera House, and a variety of other venues.
Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920s and 1930s.