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African American shortwave radio disc jockey cards

Identifier: Modern-MS-PC Radio

52 QSL cards from African American ham radio operators, CB radio operators, and shortwave radio disc jockeys from the late 1970s and early 1980s. Includes cards from across the United States with the most from Texas and Louisiana. Also includes a variety of other states including Puerto Rico. Most feature humorous illustrations, nicknames, and slogans. Some cards are annotated with handwritten messages.

Dates: 1979-1981; undated

Bessie Barnes papers

Identifier: Dance-MS-Barnes

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.

Dates: 1896-1992

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

Carol Bauer collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-BauerC

Letters, 1893-1898, from the Friese family in Baltimore, to Christopher F. Friese in Chicago, discussing the kindergarten movement and women's work, a Chicago bicycle manufacturer, and family affairs; and holiday picture postcards from the early 1900s addressed to the Lang family of Chicago. Also advertisements, including one for a Chicago dentist (Boston Dental Parlors), and one postcard from the Cort Theatre (published by the Fine Arts Journal of Chicago).

Dates: 1893-1921

Christiane Harzig collection of Chicago postcards

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harzig
Abstract 190 tinted photo postcards, mostly blank, of Chicago scenes and buildings, including the Newberry Library, parks, amusement parks, Chicago Loop buildings, Michigan Avenue residences, etc. Postcards were published by Chicago publishers Koelling & Klappenbach, V.O. Hammon, P. Schmidt, Franklin Card Co., Warren News Co., Schwartz and Co., International Postal Card Co., and others. Most were printed in Germany. Postcards with messages were mailed from Chicago by Wanda Ludyuska, and mainly...
Dates: approximately 1900-1910s

Clara Falls postcard collection

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-PC Falls

Collection of real photo postcards, photographs, and 1 letter collected by Clara Falls, who attended the Sac and Fox Indian School near Stroud, Oklahoma. Many images depict members of the Sac and Fox Nation. Items have been grouped in general categories including images related to the Sac and Fox Indian School, snapshots of groups and individuals, studio photographs and postcards, and buildings and views.

Dates: approximately 1900-1933

Doris Humphrey Society Records

Identifier: Dance-MS-Humphrey-Society

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

Evangelina E. Lewis photographic postcard collection of the Philippine Islands

Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-LewisE

Collection of photographic postcards collected by Evangelina E. Lewis produced possibly by the photographer Samuel M. Shera. Postcards mostly depict figures, events, architecture, and landscapes in the Philippines.

Dates: approximately 1915-1916

Frances Wells Shaw papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-ShawF

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and memorabilia, and photographs. Also includes correspondence to and from Frances Shaw and her daughters, plus the diaries of her brother-in-law, Charles T. Atkinson.

Dates: 1866-1976; Majority of material found within 1925-1937

Helaine Victoria Press ephemera collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z232-H433 H45-1973

102 items created by Helaine Victoria Press between 1973 and 1995. Includes postcards, bookmarks, catalogs, newsletters, promotional materials, broadsides, and other printed ephemera.

Dates: 1973-1995; Majority of material found within 1973 - 1989

James and Josie Tomes travel collection

Identifier: Maps-Tomes

Collection of maps and travel ephemera related to the travels of James and Josie Tomes. Material covers Africa, Asia, Europe, and North America, with most material on Europe and North America. Also includes material related to James Tomes’ genealogy research, much of which required travel in the United States and Europe.

Dates: 1928-2008; Majority of material found within 1980-2000

James Dunwoody collection of travel postcards

Identifier: Modern-MS-Dunwoody

Collection of domestic and international postcards and a small amount of other ephemera including trade cards, greeting cards, and viewbooks.

Dates: approximately 1900-1982

John I. Monroe collection of exposition postcards

Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Exposition

This collection includes over 9,800 postcards and related ephemera documenting International Expositions and World's Fairs beginning in the late 19th and continuing throughout the 20th century. Both American and European expositions are well represented in addition to smaller trade shows and local fairs.

Dates: 1876-1986

John I. Monroe collection of sports postcards

Identifier: Modern-MS-Monroe Sports

Postcard collection assembled by John I. Monroe of sports-related cards. Includes postcards on auto racing, baseball, billiards, boxing, cycling, gymnastics, fishing, football, hiking, horse racing, roller skating, soccer, swimming, track and field, winter sports, and others.

Dates: approximately 1902-approximately 1931

John M. Wing Foundation printing ephemera collection

Identifier: Wing-Ephemera-File

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

John T. McCutcheon papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCutcheon

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

Louis S. Bauer Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Bauer L

Letters written to Louis S. Bauer while serving in the army during World War I at Camp Grant near Rockford, Illinois. Correspondence is primarily from his siblings, with some from other family and friends. Letters document life for the Bauer family in Chicago during World War I. Includes approximately 50 postcards, most produced in Germany, a few of which have messages sent to Louis while in Europe. Also contains physical and digital photographs.

Dates: 1911-1919; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1918

Lutz-Chamberlin family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lutz-Chamberlin
Abstract Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written when he was a student at Dartmouth and subsequently as an officer in the Civil War, plus letters of other Chamberlin family members, mostly through the 1860's. The Lutz correspondence consists of...
Dates: 1844-1992

Mendicant ephemera collection

Identifier: Case-folio-HV4493 .N49

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

Never The Same ephemera collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-NTS

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

Newberry Library postcard collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-NL

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.

Dates: 1898-1945; Majority of material found within 1898-1915

P22 Type Foundry ephemera collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-Z250-P88-1991

Various ephemera including promotional pieces, letterheads, catalogs, decals, booklets, font discs, product packaging, and other material and objects relating to or produced by P22 Type Foundry.

Dates: 1991-2014

Paper specimen collection

Identifier: Case Wing folio-TS1220-N49

A collection of paper specimen sheets, catalogs, binding materials, and other advertising materials issued primarily by paper companies. Geographic coverage includes primarily the United States and continental Europe.

Dates: approximately 1900-ongoing; Majority of material found within 1970 - 2010

Philip E. Vierling Illinois and Great Lakes postcard and ephemera collection

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Vierling
Abstract Postcards of Chicago scenes, including bridges, buildings, homes, lakefront and harbor, river, and major fairs; Illinois (mainly) canals, rivers, locks, bridges, and water- and wind-powered mills and factories; World War II Camp Grant; and Great Lakes region historic sites, especially forts. Also, Illinois and Michigan Canal notes and an 1832 House Report regarding the canal; miscellaneous 19th century receipts; a letter and advertising brochure for a Freeport businessman's rotary feed...
Dates: 1832-1950

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Bobbs-Merrill Company 1
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Commonwealth Rescue League (Upton, Mass.) 1
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Cowan's Auctions, Inc 1
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