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Algimantas Kezys visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and printed material by Algimantas Kezys depicting the Chicago built environment and lakefront. Also includes Kezys 1988 and 1995 photograph calendars titled, "Chicago," and his book, "Variations on a Theme: Worlds Fairs of the Eighties," which ...

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Arts Club Records, 1892-2004

Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial f...

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Bertha Palmer and Palmer family research collection

Research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and magazine articles relating to Bertha H. Palmer and the Palmer family, arranged alphabetically by subject. Most materials are newspaper clippings and research notes compiled by James Guth in the 1970s. Topics include Potter Palmer...

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Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953

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...

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Charles L. Hutchinson Papers, 1868-1934

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. Hutch...

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Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955

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 Chi...

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Chicago lakefront aerial photographs, 1925-1929.

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives depicting aerial views of Chicago's lakefront, mostly from 10,000 feet in the air. Images include views of Grant Park, Soldier's Field, the Field Museum of Natural History, Lake Shore Drive around 700 North, the Chicago River, the Michigan Avenue ...

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Chicago viewbook, Undated.

Bound volume of black-and-white prints depicting views, landmarks, and places in and around Chicago. Prints include River Looking East From Rush St Bridge, Water Works, Lake-Vista From North, Lincoln Park, Central Park, Grant Monument, Lincoln Monument, Jackson Park From The Bridge, World...

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Cloyd Head Papers, 1895-1968

Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.

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Descriptive inventory for the Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


Donald Robertson papers

Incoming letters to Robertson, manuscript poetry and plays by Robertson, 6 scrapbooks pertaining to Robertson's career and miscellaneous items; plus a diary, autograph book, and letter relating to the family of his wife Anna Titus, an actress. Materials reflect Robertson's career as director of t...

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Forsberg, Elmer A., (1883-1950) Collection, c.1920-1950

A scrapbook documenting the career of artist, educator, and diplomat Elmer A. Forsberg.

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Frank H. Woods, Jr. Papers, 1890-2000

Material relating to the life and career of businessman and philanthropist Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Chicago, including family, business, personal and philanthropic-related correspondence and general files, clippings, memorabilia and photographs.

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Franz Lipp collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1951.

Photographs, by Chicago area landscape designer Lipp, of animal bone, skull, and horn remains in Yellowstone National Park. Includes views of a 1951 exhibition designed by John Walley at the Art Institute of Chicago for Lipp's Yellowstone photographs of animals, trees and natural phenomena, such ...

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Frederick O. Bemm negative collection, ca. 1900-1939, bulk 1930s.

Primarily includes images of Chicago buildings including the Art Institute of Chicago, Church of the Disciples, Dearborn Station, the Field Museum, Montgomery Ward Tower, Pure Oil & Jeweler's Building, Railway Exchange Building, St. Paul's Kirche, Studebaker Hall Theater, and the Tavern Club. Inc...

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George Yelich prints collection, 1976.

Drawings by Chicago artist Yelich of Chicago buildings, streets and scenes inspired by original visual resources in the Chicago Historical Society. Includes the Art Institute of Chicago, B'nai B'rith Temple and Wilmette Harbor, Chicago Board of Trade building, Marina Towers, Merchandise Mart, Tre...

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Goodman Theatre archives, production history files.

Documents productions at the Goodman Theatre from its opening in 1925 through 2001. Materials include: programs, promotional materials, reviews, clippings, posters, scripts, photographs and other associated items.

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Hiram Powers Dilworth Papers, 1908-1974

The personal documents, poetry manuscripts, and poetry composition journals of pianist and poet Hiram Powers Dilworth. Dilworth graduated from both Antioch College and the Cincinnati College of Music in Ohio. He moved to Chicago where he worked as a guard at the Art Institute and continued concer...

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Horace Sweeney Oakley Papers, 1881-1929

Correspondence and papers of lawyer and civic leader Horace S. Oakley. Also photographs, memorabilia, writings, and materials relating to his work with The Orchestral Association in Chicago, the American Red Cross Commission to Macedonia, and the American School of Classical Studies at Athens.

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Infant Welfare Society of Chicago collection of visual materials

Collection of views of activities of Chicago's IWS, a social service organization which resulted from a merger of the Milk Commission of Chicago and the Children's Hospital Society. Includes scenes at IWS stations with mothers and children being examined by health care staff. Photoprints and lant...


J. W. Taylor's photograph series collection on Chicago, 1880s.

Views of various buildings in Chicago photographed by commercial photographer Taylor. Primarily includes department stores, civic buildings, public buildings, office buildings, and houses. Most buildings are identified.

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A. James Speyer (1913-1986) Collection, 1931-1996

Drawings, photographs, and printed papers documenting the architectural and curatorial work of Chicago architect A. James Speyer. Also included are candid photographs and some material collected as a result of Speyer's associations with Ludwig Mies van der Rohe and the Illino...

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Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971

Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, mili...

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One-hundred views of Chicago in woodcuts, 1967.

Artist book containing black-and-white woodblock prints and a custom-printed cardboard enclosure titled, One Hundred Views of Chicago in Woodcuts by Bronislaw M. Bak, printed December 1967. Prints depict Chicago neighborhoods, people, events, and landmarks such as Marina City, high rises along La...

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