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Correspondence, programs, report cards, and clippings relating to Chicago dancer and dance instructor Virna Harman Walker Johnston.
This collection is a nearly complete archive of the V.O. Hammon Company, postcard publishers with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, which operated from about 1904 to 1923. Donated by Chicago’s Windy City Postcard Club and previously owned by Grant Schmalgemeier, the collection consists of more than 5,000 view and advertising postcards of Midwestern towns and cities.
Consists mainly of correspondence, exhibition materials, ex libris examples, and periodicals relating to bookplates.
Autograph correspondence and sketches in pencil and in pen-and-ink, most done at Dwiggins studio in Hingham Center, Massachusetts between 1906 and 1915 for Chicago clients.
Five small unmounted albumen prints taken in the aftermath of the Chicago Fire of 1871 by W.D. Fay of Joliet. Depicted are the First Presbyterian Church on the corner of Wabash and Congress, Trinity Church near Wabash, the Church of the Holy Name, Mr. McCagg's greenhouse, and the courthouse. At least the first two images were marketed by Fay as part of a stereograph set showing the devastation in Chicago.
Color lithographic prints, made using the "Photochrom" process, published by Detroit Photographic Company from negatives made by W.H. Jackson.
Chicago author and publisher. Way was founding partner of the firm of Way & Williams, and was responsible for much of its editorial policy. Correspondence with authors, collectors, and publishers, newspaper clippings, sample sheets, and notes, dated between 1885 and 1931.
Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.
Nine letters from novelist, historian, and political activist Waldo Frank to Lucille R. Stern, mostly concerning Frank’s social activities and criticisms of Stern’s attempts at writing.
Collection of letters of the family of HGO (Harrison Grey Otis) Wales (1812-1889), born in Newton, Massachusetts, who settled in Knox County, Illinois and enlisted in the Union Army along with three of his sons at the beginning of the Civil War.
Correspondence, almost all addressed to Chicago author, anthologist and lecturer Wallace Rice with a few outgoing letters; also many examples of his works, and a miscellany of associated material including a small collection of photographs.
Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G.T. Beauregard. Related family: Alexander
Correspondence, personal documents, photographs, and family materials related to Walter Ansel Strong, publisher of the Chicago Daily News from 1925-1931.
Correspondence, legal documents, and other documentation relating to the finances of Walter Cass Newberry and Henry Warner Newberry; correspondence, manuscripts, paperwork, and photographs related to the Civil War activities of the 24th New York Cavalry and Walter Cass Newberry’s military history.
Five political cartoons by artist Walter Krawiec that were most likely meant for publication in the Chicago Polish Daily News.
Eighteen letters from businessman Walter L. Newberry to Lucius Lyon, the Michigan Territory's Delegate to Congress (and later, Michigan's Senator), regarding local and national politics, property values in Chicago and Detroit, the prospects of Michigan statehood, and other issues. Collection also includes a $20 check on the Bank of Michigan, Detroit, dated Oct. 15, 1827, from Lyon to Newberry.
Correspondence, interviews, and writings regarding Sherwood Anderson, together with photographs of Anderson and his family, memorabilia about Anderson and his association with Clyde, Ohio, and issues of the Winesburg Eagle.
Civil War-related manuscript and printed materials including three 1876 (reprinted 1912) maps of the Gettysburg battlefield, a pension application (Abm. Ashley), an envelope with a patriotic vignette, a muster roll and payroll (Company B, 72nd Pennsylvania Regiment), certificates of discharge (Leander Wallace, John W. Freeze), an 1862 letter relieving Lt. L. C. Counseller of his command, and Gettysburg commemorative envelopes.
Mementos and photographs relating to the Warner and Haskins families and friends; many photographs unidentified; materials seem to have belonged primarily to Mrs. R. C. (Hattie) Haskins and Mrs. Rawleigh (Dorothy Haskins) Warner.
Postcards collected by Warren and Katherine Head of Palmyra, Missouri. Includes approximately 2000 real photo and printed postcards, many of which include text and were sent through the mail. Postcards depict locations throughout the United States and over 40 countries, including Argentina, Czechoslovakia, Mexico, and the United Kingdom. Some subjects include buildings, houses, people, politics, military, bridges, and depictions of Native American people.
Four layouts accompanied by a 4 p. ALS from Hamill to Chappell dated 10 April 1949 concerning these layouts and the book of fables for which they were intended, and by a set of notes on the letter and layouts written out by Chappell in April of 1967, signed and dated.
The Wayfarers met seven times a year for luncheons with guest speakers at the Chicago Club. Chicago artists Lorado Taft and John T. McCutcheon were amongst its members. Collection consists of photos, membership records, scrapbooks, minutes, and financial records.
Two typescript copies of "Memories of a Swedish Immigrant Boy in Chicago" by Herman Weig.
Correspondence, writings and documents relating to Harriet W. Welling, her husband John P. Welling, and his father, John C. Welling. Harriet Welling material includes memoirs of her life in Chicago, and histories of Chicago clubs; John P. Welling material includes military records from his service in World War I.