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Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 495 Collections and/or Records:

Elvira Sheridan Badger papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Badger
Abstract Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his move to Chicago and the subsequent freedom of his slaves in 1852. Diary entries concern the daily lives of a well-to-do family, including their 1861 move to Chicago, Illinois. Sentiment in Kentucky...
Dates: 1859-approximately 1930; Majority of material found within 1859-1878

Encore Theatre Posters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Encore
Abstract

Posters from Encore Theatre, an Old Town non-professional theater that produced musical theater productions year-round during the 1960s while training aspiring actors, crew members, and directors.

Dates: approximately 1960-1970

Enos Brown & Co. Records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-153
Abstract Collection formerly called Bowen Bros. Records, consists mainly of letters, orders and receipts generated by Enos Brown & Co., a Chicago firm selling machinery parts, warps, dyes and other manufacturing supplies to woolen mills in Utah in the 1870s. Bowen Bros., a dry goods firm associated with Enos Brown & Co., is briefly represented in the collection, and there is one letter to George S. Bowen, mayor of Elgin, Illinois and organizer of the Chicago & Pacific Railroad, demanding...
Dates: 1867-1894; Majority of material found within 1867 - 1876

Ernest A. Griffin family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Griffin Family
Abstract

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. Griffin who served in a colored regiment during the Civil War. Also includes documentation of the funerals of prominent African Americans.

Dates: 1862-2007; Majority of material found within 1910-1995

Ernst F. Detterer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Dett
Abstract

Chicago designer and calligrapher, founding head of the Department of Printing Arts of the School of the Art Institute, and Custodian of the John M. Wing Foundation on the History of Printing at the Newberry Library, 1931-1947. Collection focuses on Detterer's career before he came to the Newberry Library, and includes notes, memorabilia, correspondence, drawings, sketches, rubbings, and a few finished art works, including many by his Art Institute students.

Dates: 1897-1968; Majority of material found within 1917 - 1931

Eugene E. Prussing Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Prussing
Abstract

Manuscript autobiography and related notes by Eugene E. Prussing (interleaved with photographs and clippings). Also clippings and letters relating to Prussing’s two books on George Washington, genealogical information about the Peltzer family, and a biography of father Ernst Prussing.

Dates: 1928-1980

Eugene Olshansky photographs

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Identifier: Dance-MS-Olshansky
Abstract

Photographs of productions staged by the Original Ballets Russes (aka the Ballet Russes du Col. W. de Basil) and the Ballet Russe de Monte Carlo between 1935 and 1941, taken by Chicago businessman and balletomane Eugene Olshansky. Also, two operatic portraits, a few personal photographs, and several pieces of ephemera.

Dates: 1935-1986; Majority of material found within 1935-1941

Evelyn M. Atkiesson dance scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: Dance-MS-Atkeisson
Abstract

Scrapbook and loose material from the scrapbook documenting the dance career of Chicago dancer-actress-musician Evelyn "Evie" Martha Atkeisson (b. 1906). Atkeisson performed with the European Ballet School, Chicago, taught at the Lyon & Healy Music Building, and danced at the formal opening of the Drake Hotel.

Dates: 1916-1927

Fairbank-Graham family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fairbank-Graham
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S....
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870-1920

Fanny Butcher papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Butcher
Abstract

Correspondence, clippings, manuscripts, photographs, and memorabilia relating to the life and work of Chicago literary critic and author, Fanny Butcher.

Dates: 1830-1984; Majority of material found within 1910 - 1984

Faustinus Antelope letters and petition

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-24
Abstract Two letters, Aug. 23 and Sept. 7, 1918, from Faustinus W. Antelope, an Arapahoe Indian of Arapahoe, Wyo. (Wind River Reservation), to the Field Museum of Natural History and Edward E. Ayer, together with the text of a petition, all regarding the opposition of E.A. Hutchinson, the agent to the Arapahoes, to a performance of the Sun Dance for the benefit of the Red Cross. The dance was prohibited during Hutchinson's entire tenure (1917-1922) at the Shoshone Superintendency. Also includes a...
Dates: 1918

Felix Borowski Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Borowski
Abstract Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago Evening Post and Herald, and music bibliographer for the Newberry Library. The papers include letters from prominent American and European composers such as Mili Balakirev, Edvard Grieg, Paul Hindemith, John Alden Carpenter,...
Dates: 1841-1995; Majority of material found within 1896 - 1956

Field Enterprises records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Field Enterprises
Abstract

Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.

Dates: 1858-2007; Majority of material found within 1950 - 1975

Finley Peter Dunne Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dunne
Abstract

Chicago-based writer Finley Peter Dunne’s correspondence, essays, and memoirs. Collection also includes a photograph of Dunne, an etched stamp, and an adaptation of Dunne’s “Mr. Dooley” series for the stage, by his son, Hollywood screenwriter, film director and producer Philip Dunne.

Dates: 1925-1992

Foreman family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Foreman
Abstract

Scrapbooks, memorial books (1915), photographs, and family and business papers relating to Edwin G. Foreman and the Foreman family. The Foreman family founded the first Jewish bank in Chicago in 1862, under Gerhard Foreman.

Dates: approximately 1915-1949

Fortnightly of Chicago records

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fortnightly
Abstract

Chicago Woman’s Society founded in 1873 by Kate Newell Doggett. Records document the founding, operations, and activities of The Fortnightly of Chicago and its members. Includes historical materials, meeting minutes (restricted), scrapbooks, notices, member biographical information, members' and guests' papers, photographs, yearbooks, and other administrative and activity records.

Dates: 1869-2018

Frank H. Beberdick Pullman collection

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beberdick Pullman
Abstract

Miscellaneous materials relating to the historic Pullman company town and Pullman Manufacturing Company, 1881-2001.

Dates: 1881-2001

Frank R. Grover papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ayer-Modern-MS-Grover
Abstract

Correspondence, manuscript and typewritten, by amateur historian Frank Grover to and from members of Antoine Ouilmette’s family inquiring into the ethnicity of Ouilmette. Also includes two copies, one with annotations, of Grover's Some Indian Land Marks of the North Shore.

Dates: 1905-1908

Franklin and Penelope Rosemont collection of IWW publications and ephemera

 Collection
Identifier: Case-folio-HD-8055
Abstract

Publications, official documents, song books, and other materials created by and related to the Industrial Workers of the World, an historic union and labor organization.

Dates: 1905-2005; Majority of material found within 1905 - 1935

Franklin Rosemont-Haymarket research papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rosemont-Haymarket
Abstract

Research notes, photocopies, drafts, proofs, photographs, and correspondence comprising the papers used to research and produce the Haymarket Scrapbook, edited by Franklin Rosemont and Dave Roediger (Charles H. Kerr Pub. Co., 1986). Also materials related to the activities commemorating the centennial of the 1886-1887 Haymarket Affair.

Dates: 1975-2009; Majority of material found within 1980-1993

Fred Thompson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Thompson
Abstract Correspondence, writings, publications, photographs, etc. of Fred W. Thompson, I.W.W. official and historian, and president of the Charles H. Kerr Company. A radical in his native Canada, Thompson came to the United States in 1922 and joined the I.W.W. He remained an active member for over 65 years. In the 1970s, he joined a Kerr Publishing Company rescue effort. There is considerable correspondence with Wobblies, some addressed to Franklin H. Rosemont, and also photographs of union...
Dates: 1915-1997; Majority of material found within 1960 - 1985

Frederic Grant Gleason papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gleason
Abstract Composer, musician, music critic for the Chicago Tribune (1887-1891) and other newspapers, and director of Chicago Auditorium concerts. Papers include correspondence, diaries, sketch books, scrapbooks, programs, clippings, literary manuscripts, photographs, and other memorabilia, providing a valuable portrait of Chicago's late-19th-century musical world. Correspondents include Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Charles Gounod, Edvard Grieg, Gustav Mahler, Jules Massenet, Johann Strauss, Giuseppe...
Dates: 1852-1908

Frederic Warde Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Wing-Modern-MS-Warde
Abstract

Correspondence between Frederic Warde and William A. Kittredge with a few related items.

Dates: 1921-1939

Frederick John Rank papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rank
Abstract

The Frederick John Rank papers contain his diaries from 1875-1939, which record his daily life and touch upon his work as a packer for Montgomery Ward. A bound volume about Rank's diaries, compiled by Rank's great-granddaughter Janet Rank Spaletto, is also present. Additionally the papers contain family correspondence, some of which relates to Rank's son's attempt for an assistant postmaster general appointment.

Dates: 1872-2013; Majority of material found within 1875-1939

Frederick Setzler papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Setzler
Abstract

Seventeen mounted photographs of opera stars, many autographed to Frederick Setzler (1904-1983), who volunteered and then worked at the Chicago Civic Opera in the 1920s and 1930s. Also includes a Chicago City Opera Company season announcement from 1939-1940, an advertisement from the Chicago booking agent Frederick Barnes featuring names of musicians represented, and a 1967 clipping remembering the soprano Mary Garden.

Dates: 1924-1967