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Family histories of the Dahlgren and Redstrom families, correspondence, photographs, Greek menus and travelogues, and newspaper clippings of Ruth Nelson Redstrom's "One Woman's View" column. All materials relating to Ruth Nelson Redstrom, teacher and writer, from 1930 to transcriptions and reproductions from 2011.
Photocopies of articles, correspondence, and other material assembled by rare book collector and Cowley completist Ruth Nuzum.
Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and publicity materials for both the Foundation and the Ruth Page School of Dance.
Personal papers of dancer and choreographer Ruth Page. Materials include correspondence, choreographic and technical notes, address books, programs, press clippings and scrapbooks, journals writings, photographs, business records, audio recordings, and musical scores. Featured dance works include The Bells, Carmen, Nutcracker, Romeo and Juliet, Frankie and Johnny, and Billy Sunday.
Scrapbook of Ballet dancer Ruth Pryor, born in Chicago in 1906, who began her career in vaudeville as half of the team of "Gardel and Pryor." By 1929 she had become the premier danseuse of the Chicago Civic Opera, and appeared as the first American ballerina to be the Swan Queen in a special production of Swan Lake. The scrapbook includes many newspaper clippings, and a few articles and programs.
Manuscript diary of S. M. Bower, a lightning rod salesman, recording his travels in the Midwest (primarily Illinois) in 1869. The diary includes notes on Bower’s cash accounts and expenses and his daily journal records of work, in which he includes names and addresses, towns visited, weather, and other incidents. Bower also recorded cures for various human ailments, such as hangovers, and ailments in horses, for example, "For cold in Horses" and "cure for poll evil".
Salvador P. Escoto was a historian and specialist on late 18th century Philippines history, and former editorial associate in the Philippine Studies Program at the University of Chicago. Escoto also taught at St. Francis College and is now retired. Collection includes research materials, microfilm, photocopies of primary sources, notes, and Escoto's published and unpublished works. Most materials pertain to The Life and Times of Simon de Anda, a book that has not yet been published.
Clippings, photographs, some correspondence, and a few pieces of Chicago Daily News memorabilia from long-time reporter and reviewer Sam Lesner.
Letters written by Samuel Eddy Barrett to his wife Alice Barrett while travelling throughout the Far East; one letter addressed to Zechariah Eddy from Barrett's father Samuel Barrett regarding the death of Eddy's brother; letters to Barrett's daughter Adela Barrett pertaining to an inheritance and property.
Correspondence, dating mainly from 1849 to 1876, of California emigrant Samuel V. Tripp, addressed primarily to his mother and sister in Ohio, regarding his life in the Northern California gold region and later in Southern California.
Letter from Carl Sandburg to Eugene Telser regarding Sandburg's various research topics.
Biographical material, clippings, and two videotapes documenting the career of Sandra Zuckerman Pesmen, journalist and author. Pesmen started out as a reporter and features writer for Lerner Newspapers in the 1950s, then joined the Chicago Daily News and later became the first features editor for Crain's Chicago Business, spanning 1978-1990. She wrote the monthly "Executive Woman" column for North Shore magazine for many years.
Correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, clippings, publicity, and published books of the author of Chicago-based detective novels featuring V. I. Warshawski, a female private investigator.
Typescript autobiography written by Sarah D. Oatley, aunt of Clarence Darrow. Includes summary of chapters, broken down by life events.
Family papers including correspondence, photographs, and genealogical research materials of the Saylor and Smith families, early settlers in Oregon and Washington. Also includes historical records and genealogical materials related to the Butler, Heslep, and other related families, including early Civil War letters.
Small collection of material relating to minor Chicago poet. Iris proved to be a plagiarist and forger who engaged in a life-long campaign not only to have his verse published but also to be regarded as a colleague of more successful writers and poets. Consists of correspondence, poetry, and miscellaneous items such as clippings and photographs.
Accounting records, 1877-1885 and 1922-1927, of Schill & Werner, Dealer in Grain Mill Feed and Hay, located in Chicago at 2142 Archer Ave. Includes a ledger, journal, cash journal from the earlier period, and chicken and poultry accounts from the later. The business, run by brothers-in-law Herman Werner (1855-1908) and Henry Schill (1851-1932), was later sold to the Santa Fe Railroad and the Werner family moved to Waukegan, Ill.
Genealogy of the Scott family, as descended from Sergeant William Scott of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Includes Civil War certificates and discharge papers for Corporal James Scott of Piqua, Ohio; letters and wills regarding family members in Piqua ca. 1840-1860; and other materials.
Papers of attorney and activist Scott Kayla Morrison mostly pertaining to Mississippi Choctaw Indians, and including Constitutions, legal documents, and Morrison's MA thesis.
Approximately 300 pages of genealogical research notes from the early 1900s pertaining to the Scribner, Freeman, and Heckle families, extending back to the 17th century. Materials possibly collected by American penman William Marshall Scribner. Also includes twenty-seven photographs mostly of Scribner family members and their homesteads in Maine and New Hampshire from 1864-1900.
Photographs from the Seeing Indian in Chicago American Indian photography exhibit, July 22-September 21, 1985, Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery, The Newberry Library. Also exhibition labels.
Correspondence, writing, photographs, and mementos of a Chicago working woman and poet, Selma Walden. Also writings by family members, including extensive biographical writings by and about those family members.
Contains 3 letters written by Francis Webber Sever to his aunt, Catherine (Kate) Elliott Sever regarding his trip to the World's Columbian Exposition. Also includes one letter written Francis Sever from Jane Elliott Sever O'Reilly dated February 24, 1910 and photographs of Francis Sever and Catherine Sever.