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57th Street Art Fair. Records, 1964-2007

This collection contains the planning and promotional materials for the 57th Street Art Fair, including meeting minutes, reports, posters, textiles, banners and buttons.

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900 North Michigan Avenue Building Collection

Architectural drawings, specifications, and rental information for the 900 North Michigan Avenue Building, Chicago, Illinois, designed by architect Jarvis Hunt.

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Aaron H. Payne papers, 1894-1994

Aaron H. Payne (1901 to 1994) was a Chicago-area attorney and civic activist. As an attorney, he represented Joe Louis, Nat King Cole, and Josephine Baker, among others. The Aaron H. Payne papers mainly reflect his work as an attorney and civic activist in the City of Chicago. The papers partiall...

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Abandoned automobiles in Chicago scrapbook, 1941-1943.

A paper binder, probably compiled by William R. McConochie, traffic engineer of Chicago Surface Lines, containing newspaper articles, correspondence, reports and photographs of abandoned automobiles on Chicago streets. One group of photographs documents the need for a city ordinance to allow poli...

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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976

The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Abraham Lincoln Marovitz papers

Binders containing judicial motions, filings, opinions, and other legal papers of Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz from his tenures on the Cook County Superior Court (1950-1963) and as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1963-1989).

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A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967

Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.

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Acres Motel postcard, 1964.

Postcard advertising the Acres Motel at 5600 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (Ill.), one of many budget motels along Lincoln that catered to travelers passing through the city via Route 41. The Acres Motel was razed in 2001.

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ACT UP Chicago. Records, 1969-1996

ACT UP Chicago was a grassroots, direct action, activist group formed to bring attention to the AIDS crisis. The group also agitated for increased AIDS funding and research, as well as protection of the rights of people with HIV/AIDS. Correspondence, notes, clippings, and newsletters in the colle...

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Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...

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Adalaide G. Shields Papers, 1936-2010

Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the ...

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Additional photographs by Henry Delorval Green, 1929-1934.

Photographs by Chicago photographer Henry Delorval Green, including views of the Century of Progress as well as studio portrait photographs of Green, and a photograph of Green at work in his darkroom. An album contains photographs that Green was commissioned to make of buildings in Omaha, Nebrask...

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Adele Heineman collection, 1908

Adele Heineman, a Swedish American, taught nursing classes at St. Luke's Hospital in Chicago in the early 1900s. This collection consists of two postcards.

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Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

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Adena Miller Rich papers, 1905-1961

After Jane Addams' death in 1935, Adena Miller Rich took over the position of head resident of Hull House. The Adena Miller Rich papers include Hull House records, official correspondence, letters, memos, memorial services, statistical reports, Board of Trustees papers, membership lists, events a...

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Adolf Weidig Music Manuscripts, 1900-1930

Music manuscripts of Adolf Weidig, German-American composer, conductor, violinist and educator. Weidig was born in Hamburg, Germany, and emigrated to Chicago, where he taught at and then directed the American Conservatory. He composed in a variety of forms, including orchestral works and string q...

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Adolph Giese photograph collection, [ca. 1920s]

Includes photographic postcard of Adolph Giese and a view of the interior of Giese's saloon at 2745 West Division Street (Chicago, Ill.), showing its 40 foot bar, which was reputed to be the longest at that time. Giese was a German vaudeville weight-lifter who immigrated to America, retired from ...

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Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records, 1928-1975

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related...

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Aerial photograph albums collection, 1936-1975.

Collection of albums primarily containing aerial photographs of Chicago and the surrounding area of northern Illinois that were taken for Chicago's rapid transit system, The Chicago Transit Authority, and for the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. One album documents railroad air rights p...

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Aerial photographs of Riverview, [ca. 1950-1959]

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Aerial views of Chicago (Ill.), 1983.

Views south of the Loop business district area.

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Aerial views of Chicago in the 1950s, [1950-1959].

Professional quality, aerial views of Chicago (Ill.), including the lakefront and Chicago Park District properties, and some detailed views of landmark buildings such as the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments buildings. Photographs of Park District properties are stamped on the back "Chicago Pa...

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Aero Club of Illinois photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1922]

Visual materials from the collection of the Aero Club including snapshots, postcards, and cyanotypes of early aircraft, portraits of aviators, views of Chicago area air fields at Cicero and at Ashburn. Includes some aerial photographs.

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