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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 495 Collections and/or Records:

Cole family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cole
Abstract New England and Chicago Protestant missionary family. Includes letters and family documents from John A. Cole, a civil engineer, active in the U.S. Christian Commission during the Civil War. After the war he worked with and educated freedmen, women, and children in Washington D.C. through the Lincoln Industrial Mission and the recently established Howard University. He met his wife, Julia A. Cole (née Alvord) through his work with the Lincoln Industrial Mission and Howard University, who...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854-1928

C.R. Clark Photograph Book

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Clark
Abstract

Volume of individually mounted photographs compiled by C.R. Clark for Byron L. Smith, approximately 1911, showing scenes of Chicago before and after the 1871 fire. Includes a letter relating to Smith’s acquisition of the photograph book, and the original front and back covers.

Dates: approximately 1865-1872, 1911

Curt Teich Co. records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Teich Co.
Abstract The Curt Teich Postcard Archives Collection is the nation’s largest public collection of postcards and related materials. The core collection in the Teich Archives, acquired by the Lake County Discovery Museum in 1982 and subsequently transferred to the Newberry in 2016, is the industrial archives of the Curt Teich Company of Chicago, which operated from 1898 to 1978 as the world’s largest printer of view and advertising postcards. The Teich Company saved examples of nearly every image...
Dates: 1898-2002; Majority of material found within 1900-1978

Dance For Life records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance For Life
Abstract Project notebooks, publicity, promotional materials, and audiovisual footage from Dance For Life, a yearly dance event organized by Chicago Dancers United. According to their website, " Dance for Life Chicago is the annual benefit dance concert presenting and showcasing the city’s unique diversity of talent, dance traditions and styles by bringing together the incredibly talented, world-renowned professional dancers of Chicago for one night on the same stage. The dance community unites...
Dates: 1992-2016

Dance Horizons records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Dance Horizons
Abstract Films, photographs, programs, and newspaper clippings documenting the activities of a Highland Park modern dance venue consisting of three separate, but interrelated groups (The Trio, Dance Horizons, North Shore Dance Workshop) operated by Martha Koplin, Suzanne Ettlinger, and Dorothy Mozen, and active from 1958-1977. The three offered classes for children and adults, and held and filmed workshops with visiting artists including Merce Cunningham, Daniel Nagrin, Katherine Litz, Alwin...
Dates: 1958-1977

Daniel B. Henderson papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Henderson
Abstract

Letters, land agreements, contracts, and claims relating to Henderson's legal practice working with groups of American Indians such as bands of Klamath, Chippewa, and Tonkawa.

Dates: 1904-1924

Daniel S. Dickinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dickinson
Abstract Daniel S. Dickinson was a prominent Civil War politician from New York, a conservative Democrat who worked toward compromise before the war began. During the war, he sought to quash Union internal political disagreement and after the war he remained in politics. He was commended by the public and politicians on both sides of the conflict for his oratorical skills and genial manner. This collection is mainly composed of correspondence to that effect, as well as some letters on the subjects of...
Dates: 1799-1892; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1860

Dankmar Adler papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Adler
Abstract Correspondence, autobiography, writings, articles, genealogy, books, clippings, photographs, and pictures relating to Dankmar Adler, Chicago architect, acoustician, and partner of Louis Sullivan in the Adler and Sullivan architectural firm. Also other family and research materials accumulated by Joan W. Saltzstein, Adler's granddaughter, for her study of Adler and his numerous architectural projects, including the Auditorium Theater, Stock Exchange Building, Garrick Theater Building, and the...
Dates: 1857-1984

David Garrard Lowe papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lowe
Abstract

Lecture texts and notes, with illustrations of those lectures on slides or digital images on CD-Rs. Lowe lectured on Beaux Arts and Art Deco architecture and art, as well as artists, architects, authors, and musicians. Also includes research notes and photographs for his books Lost Chicago and Beaux Arts New York.

Dates: 1980s-2019

David L. Wagner papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-WagnerDL
Abstract

Research and teaching notes, personal and family papers, photographs, and born digital material from the estate of history professor David L. Wagner.

Dates: 1945-2015

Dean Badolato Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Badolato
Abstract

Materials related to Dean Badolato, a choreographer and director born and raised in the Chicagoland area. Includes clippings, letters, photographs, programs, VHS tapes, and artifacts.

Dates: 1959-1999; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1986

Dean C. Worcester collection of Philippine photographs

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Philippine-Photographs
Abstract

Early 20th Century ethnographic photographs created and collected by Dean Conant Worcester, a professor and zoologist with interests on Philippine History. The over 8,000 photographs represent thirty-six linguistic groups of the people of the Philippines. In this collection there are also photographs of negatives owned by Dr. A.B. Meyer, friend of Jose Rizal

Dates: 1890-approximately 1913

Dean Diggins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Diggins
Abstract

Material regarding Diggins’s career as a tap dancer and teacher, including class notes while studying with Paul Draper, plus clippings, photographs, programs, publicity items and scrapbooks relating to his ten years as a part of the Mattison Trio. Also, his choreographic notes for tap routines composed for classical music and audio and video tapes of some of those dances.

Dates: 1956-1995

Dean Sanders papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sanders
Abstract

Material from concert pianist and piano teacher Dean Sanders, who was a student of Rudolph Ganz at Chicago Musical College. Includes a photo of Rudolph Ganz, autographed to Sanders, correspondence from Esther Ganz and Dame Myra Hess, a compilation of Rudolph Ganz's compositions for piano, and annotated printed scores of pieces by J.S. Bach, Maurice Ravel, George Gershwin, and Burrill Phillips.

Dates: 1927-1968

Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Epstein
Abstract

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, a Chicago based music publishing firm that operated from 1858-1871, collected by Dena Epstein. Also includes information on other 19th century music publishers and composers.

Dates: 1843-1987; Majority of material found within 1858 - 1871

Diana Huebert papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Huebert
Abstract

Material collected by dancer Diana Huebert (Mrs. Abel Faidy), the bulk consisting of programs and photographs of herself and other dancers. Also, some articles she wrote or saved, including an autobiographical sketch, choreographic notes, and miscellaneous material relating to her husband, architect and designer Abel Faidy.

Dates: 1916-1983

Dinkel's Bakery records

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dinkel
Abstract

Records documenting the history and operations of Dinkel’s Bakery and its building at 3329 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago. Founded by Joseph and Antonie Dinkel in March 1922, the bakery operated through three generations of family before closing in April 2022.

Dates: 1900-2015

Djalaal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Djalaal
Abstract

Chicago performer and instructor in dance and exercise. Djalaal has studied Middle Eastern, Indian, North African, modern, flamenco and other exotic dance forms, and for thirty years has been teaching belly dancing at area colleges and cultural organizations. Small collection consists of advertising and publicity items, clippings, photographs, programs, and a few of her writings.

Dates: 1974-2000

Dolores Haugh Riverview Amusement Park collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Riverview
Abstract Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, minutes, correspondence, and other documents date mainly from the early years of the park. Advertising materials, clippings, and photographs are mainly from the last decades of park operation. There is...
Dates: 1904-2004; Majority of material found within 1904-1977

Dolores Lipinski Long papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Long
Abstract

Photographs, choreographic notes, posters, programs, clippings, and scrapbooks relating to the career of Dolores Lipinski Long and her husband, Larry Long.

Dates: approximately 1942-2005

Dom Orejudos papers

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Orejudos
Abstract

Domingo Orejudos (professional name: Etienne), was a dancer and erotic artist born in Chicago who danced with the Illinois Ballet, later becoming resident choreographer, principal dancer, and associate director of the company. Papers include correspondence, clippings, photographs, programs, sketches, and audiovisual material relating to Orejudos' dance career and to the Illinois Ballet.

Dates: 1962-1993

Don May papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-May
Abstract

Commercial design work and professional papers of May, a designer and art director for several Chicago-based publications. May later moved his practice to California where he became a regional painter as well as a designer.

Dates: 1927-2009; Majority of material found within 1935 - 1982

Donald Aucutt architecture research collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Aucutt
Abstract

Research files, photographs, and secondary materials related to work done by Prairie School and Chicago School architects in the Midwest compiled by architectural historian Donald Aucutt.

Dates: approximately 1999-2015

Doris Humphrey Society records

 Collection
Identifier: Dance-MS-Humphrey-Society
Abstract

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

Dorothy Dow Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dow
Abstract Correspondence to Illinois poet and writer Dorothy Dow from poet Edgar Lee Masters, muralist John Warner Norton and other writers and friends, and a large collection of Dow’s works, which includes her vast output of poems, both published and mostly unpublished, some plays, short stories, a novel and several literary studies. Also, an informal autobiography and parts of an early episodic diary, a few photographs, scrapbooks and notebooks containing clippings, drafts and notes relating to her...
Dates: 1920-1993