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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 495 Collections and/or Records:

Wilhelm Rapp papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rapp
Abstract

Correspondence, poetry, and clippings relating to Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.

Dates: 1846-1929

Will Ransom papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Rans
Abstract Printer, commercial artist, bibliographer and author of works on American printing history and private presses who did freelance work in lettering, design and typography before becoming art editor at the University of Oklahoma Press. Largely the correspondence between Ransom and members of the Anglo-American fine press movement between 1920 and 1950, together with printed ephemera from these presses, and detailed notes about their history and publications. There are also files on Ransom's...
Dates: 1883-1954

William A. Kittredge papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Kit
Abstract Chicago designer and author on design, Director of Design and Typography for the R.R. Donnelley & Sons Co. of Chicago from 1922-1945. Largely a collection of printed ephemera selected to exemplify the best design of the twentieth century, this collection also includes a few original designs by Kittredge, some correspondence with other designers (most notably Rockwell Kent, Rudolph Ruzicka, Edward A. Wilson, D.B. Updike, and Edward Penfield), and extensive samples of Kittredge's printed...
Dates: 1907-1952; Majority of material found within 1922 - 1944

William Edward Newton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Newton
Abstract

Correspondence, original design work, and music by Chicago musician, artist and designer William Edward Newton.

Dates: 1914-1994; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1994

William Edward Parsons papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Parsons
Abstract

Professional and personal materials and photographs of Chicago architect and city planner William Edward Parsons.

Dates: 1873-1992; Majority of material found within 1873 - 1939

William Frederking dance photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Frederking
Abstract

Black and white photographs of Chicago area dance companies and dancers taken by professional photographer William Frederking. Also included are publicity materials related to the dance companies and dancers Frederking photographed as well as personal materials such as correspondence.

Dates: 1985-2016; Majority of material found within 1990 - 2000

William H. Munroe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Munroe
Abstract

Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.

Dates: 1794-1920; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1920

William H. Peterson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Peterson
Abstract Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, including William's father Hartin F. Peterson, also a Pullman employee, such as his World War I photographs and his own draft work. Collection also contains genealogy and photographs of the...
Dates: 1891-2012

William Henry Samelius collection of World's Columbian Exposition slides

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Samelius
Abstract

A collection of glass plate slides of various buildings and attractions from the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893. Most images are from the fair with multiple views of the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, Electric Tower, and the Colonnade. Features an image of a day pass to the fair on Chicago Day. There is one slide that is not from the fair of the Ulysses S. Grant Memorial in Lincoln Park.

Dates: 1893

William Horne-Ernest Hemingway papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Horne-Hemingway
Abstract

Correspondence, works, articles, clippings and memorabilia relating to Ernest Hemingway and William Horne.

Dates: 1913-1985

William Morton Payne Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Payne
Abstract

Correspondence, works, scrapbooks, and other personal materials pertaining to William Morton Payne's life as a literary critic, periodical editor, translator, and educator.

Dates: approximately 1850-1920

Winnetka Fortnightly records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winnetka
Abstract

Club founded in 1921. Records include historical material, meeting minutes (restricted), memorials, members' papers, two photographs, by-laws, one recording, yearly programs, rosters, and officer lists, members' biographies (restricted), and list of published authors who are members of the Club.

Dates: 1920-ongoing

Winterbotham-French family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winterbotham-French
Abstract Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler French's work at Mathieson Alkali Works, courtship letters between Seth B. French and Mary Tyler Duffy, and letters and photographs of Hilah French, an aunt of Chloe Tyler French, who served at a Red...
Dates: 1850-2005; Majority of material found within 1900-1950

Winterbotham-Shaw family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Winterbotham-Shaw
Abstract Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham family members. Also, three large folder-notebooks of miscellaneous genealogical material amassed by Theodora Winterbotham Brown regarding the history of the Winterbotham, Baldwin and Rosencrans...
Dates: 1909-1991

Witkowsky family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-098
Abstract

Assortment of material related to the Witkowsky family of Chicago: mid-19th century valentines addressed to Esther, James, and Pauline Witkowsky of Chicago; an 1858 letter from Pauline mentioning the Lincoln-Douglas debates; and a 1942 tribute to Esther from Vassar classmates, class of 1886. Also material relating to the World War I military service of Alan Witkowsky (name changed to Whitney).

Dates: 1840-1942

Women's Bar Association of Illinois records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WBAI
Abstract

The Women's Bar Association of Illinois (WBAI) records include artifacts and materials related to presidents Mary Reardon Hooten (also known as Mary Heftel Hooten), Irene V. McCormick, Mary Pappas, and Mary M. Bartelme. Also included are board minutes and reports, correspondence, financial materials, event planning materials, photographs, and publications.

Dates: 1908-2014; Majority of material found within 1980-2000

Woolson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woolson
Abstract

Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, and genealogical materials concerning the Woolson family of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Chicago.

Dates: 1856-1950; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1910

World's Columbian Exposition glass plate images

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WCEGlassImages
Abstract

The collection consists of nine glass plate images, eight positives and one negative, taken at the World's Columbian Exposition. The images show exhibits and displays from several buildings throughout the fair including the Manufactures and Liberal Arts Building, the Anthropological Building, and Machinery Hall among others.

Dates: 1893

World's Columbian Exposition lantern slides

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WCESlides
Abstract

56 glass lantern slides showing environs, buildings and exhibits at the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago.

Dates: 1893

Zwiefka family dance papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Zwiefka
Abstract

Materials related to Evelyn Zwiefka's, Grace Zwiefka Thuis's, and Diane Lewandowski's dance instruction in Chicago primarily through the Chicago Park District and the Chicago Public School District. The women specialized in ballet, folk, Hawaiian, Polish, and Spanish dance.

Dates: 1890-1987; Majority of material found within 1906 - 1960