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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 495 Collections and/or Records:

Caleb Thomas Curtis Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-199
Abstract

Nine letters written by Caleb Thomas Curtis of Boston, Massachusetts during his travels by steamboat on the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

Dates: 1836-1838

Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago Records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cambrian
Abstract

Minutes, financial records, membership information, miscellaneous receipts and correspondence, event programs, and newsletters of the Cambrian Benevolent Society of Chicago (1853-ongoing). Also orders of worship, event programs, miscellaneous correspondence, and newsletters of the Hebron Welsh Westminster United Presbyterian Church (closed 1987).

Dates: 1853-1996

Carey Orr cartoons

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Orr
Abstract

Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.

Dates: 1915-1937

Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Roden
Abstract

Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.

Dates: 1852-1956

Caroline M. McIlvaine papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-139
Abstract

Papers of Chicago historian and librarian at the Chicago Historical Society and an early member of the Newberry Library staff. Included are letters, some of which are to or from editors of the Chicago Daily News and the Chicago Tribune regarding historical features of the papers. Also, many examples of McIlvaine’s drafts and writings on Chicago history, especially of buildings, streets and landmarks, a few pieces of memorabilia, and seven snapshots of 1920s Chicago.

Dates: 1927-1937

Carolyn Ashbaugh Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Ashbaugh
Abstract

Includes correspondence, memoranda, notes, cassette tapes of interviews, etc., for Carolyn Ashbaugh's biography of Lucy Parsons, published by the Charles H. Kerr Co. for the Illinois Labor History Society in 1976.

Dates: 1970-1976

Carpenter family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carpenter Family
Abstract

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.

Dates: 1813-1947

Carroll Binder papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Binder
Abstract

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

Dates: 1910-1984; Majority of material found within 1920-1955

Carson Pirie Scott scrapbook collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Carson Pirie Scott
Abstract

Set of 12 scrapbooks of clippings, advertisements, and some business records documenting the Chicago-born department store Carson Pirie Scott. Includes one scrapbook for the wholesale department of the company, and one volume detailing the biography of founder John Thomas Pirie and of the department store, compiled for the benefit of the John T. Pirie Elementary School in Chicago.

Dates: 1864-1980

Carter H. Harrison IV papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Harrison
Abstract

Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number of letters, autographs, and miscellaneous other documents from famous people that were not originally directed to Harrison or his family, but which Harrison kept as collectibles.

Dates: 1637-1953; Majority of material found within 1840-1950

Catherine Eddy Beveridge papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beveridge
Abstract

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.

Dates: 1703-2004; Majority of material found within 1870-1910

Caxton Club records

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Caxton
Abstract A Chicago bibliophile club founded in 1895 with the objective of "literary study and promotion of the arts pertaining to the production of books." The Caxton Club has published books and ephemeral pieces, sponsored exhibits and other programs, made grants to students, and held regular luncheons and dinner meetings with invited speakers on topics relating to literature, arts, history, and the history of the book. This collection consists of committee correspondence, membership files,...
Dates: 1895-ongoing

Century of Progress Exposition brochures and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Century of Progress
Abstract

Brochures, programs, maps, newsclippings, souvenirs, tickets, and stamps created during the Century of Progress Exposition in Chicago, 1933 to 1934.

Dates: 1933-1934

Charles Andrews Heath Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Heath
Abstract Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago related events. There are also typed transcripts of 1912 European trip letters from Heath's wife Jennie and children Alice and Albert, photographs of Heath and his family, including the European...
Dates: 1880-1999

Charles F. Seyferlich collection of photographs, documents, and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Seyferlich
Abstract

Archive of materials relating to the career of Charles F. Seyferlich (ca. 1852-1914), Chicago Fire Marshall from 1910-1914. Includes ephemera from the Chicago Fire Department and related professional organizations, newspaper articles that illustrate Seyferlich's long career with the CFD, photographs and postcards of Chicago firehouses and firemen, the Union Stockyards Fire (1910), and a memorial parade held in honor of Seyferlich (1914).

Dates: 1885-1933; Majority of material found within 1900-1914

Charles H. Dennis papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dennis
Abstract

Correspondence and miscellaneous items relating to Charles H. Dennis, managing editor of the Chicago Daily News.

Dates: 1868-1942; Majority of material found within 1885 - 1929

Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kerr
Abstract

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some information about The Socialist Party, The Proletarian Party, unions, and radical organizations, primarily in the United States.

Dates: 1885-1999

Charles Himrod Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Himrod
Abstract Letters, account books, papers, and ephemera pertaining to the family of Charles Himrod, an iron merchant from Waterford, Pennsylvania. The majority of letters are addressed to Himrod's wife, Alice Judson Himrod, from family and friends. Many were written by Charles to Alice during the 1870s when Alice spent the Spring and Summer months with her family in PA, while Charles worked at a furnace company in Ohio. Also included are letters to Charles from various business associates. In addition...
Dates: 1803-1957; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1890

Charles L. Hutchinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hutchinson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutchinson and a few others. Group of writings consists of speeches and diary notebooks. The several scrapbooks hold numerous receipts of art purchases, articles, clippings, a few letters and notes. The...
Dates: 1868-1934

Charles Sweningsen Collection of Chicago Sun-Times Newspapers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sweningsen
Abstract

Collection of Chicago Sun-Times newspapers from former Sun-Times staff member Charles Sweningsen, from 1963 to 1998. Newspapers cover such historical events as the assassinations of President John F. Kennedy and Martin Luther King, the Vietnam war, the moon landing, the Watergate scandal, affirmative action, and the 50th anniversary of the Sun-Times.

Dates: 1963-1998

Chase Hall Dickinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-DickinsonC
Abstract

Correspondence and diary of Civil War soldier Chase Hall Dickinson (1838-1893), of the Illinois Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery Battery. Dickinson wrote home to his mother, father, and sister Louise from 1862-1864, and also kept a diary from 1863-1864. Portions of both the correspondence and the diary have been transcribed. Papers also include some confederate money and a photograph of Dickinson.

Dates: 1862-1864

Chauncey McCormick papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-McCormick
Abstract Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chicago from 1944-1954. Correspondence concerns business, civic, philanthropic, religious, and political activities. Also contains speeches and writings, including those for the Art Institute, child...
Dates: 1887-1955

Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago-Allied Arts
Abstract

Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.

Dates: 1924-1928

Chicago American Indian Photography Project photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Photo Project
Abstract Photographs taken by Dan Battise, Ben Bearskin, Orlando Cabanban, Joe Kazumura, F. Peter Weil, and Leroy Wesaw for the Chicago American Indian Photography Project. Images document the social life and customs of the American Indian community in Chicago during the late 1950s to the mid-1980s. Includes many photographs from activities of the American Indian Center. Many of these photographs were displayed in the Hermon Dunlap Smith Gallery at the Newberry Library as part of an exhibition...
Dates: approximately 1950s-1987

Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Chicago and Western
Abstract

Letters from John B. Carson, president of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company and Belt Railway Company of Chicago (formerly Chicago and Western Indian Belt Railway Company) to Anthony J. Thomas who represented J.P. Morgan railroad interests in New York City. Thomas also was the treasurer of this company, which was mostly concerned with financing for construction projects like viaducts and two-way track in Chicago.

Dates: 1881-1890