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Illinois Prairie Path Records, 1928-2017

Begun in 1963 with May Watts' vision of a public footpath along an abandoned railway, the Illinois Prairie Path has developed into a 63 mile multi-use path crossing Kane, DuPage, and Cook County. The Archives of the Illinois Prairie Path encompass everything that has happened in that fifty year t...

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Jack Star papers, 1968-1994

Research material, clippings, publications, correspondence, article drafts, photographs, audio cassette tapes, and other papers of Jack Star, a Chicago magazine journalist for several publishers, including the Chicago Tribune Magazine, Chicago (magazine) and Look Magazine. A majority of ...

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Langston Hughes Papers, 1942

The papers consist of three successive typescript drafts of Hughes' autobiographical memoir, The Big Sea, as well as galley proofs for this book. Each of the drafts contains extensive revisions and marginalia by Hughes.

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