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Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers, 1934-2006

Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 193...

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Chapin Hall for Children records, 1867-1984.

Correspondence, minutes of meetings, 1867-1958, admission and dismissal ledgers, financial records, case files, and other records of the organization, which provided day-care services for working mothers and served as a temporary shelter for dependent children and as an orphanage. The Chicago Nur...

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David Adler (1882-1949) Collection, 1860-2014

Chicago architect David Adler practiced in Chicago with Robert Work from 1917 to 1928 and independently thereafter and was known for adapting classical and vernacular styles to his residential commissions. This collection contains a portrait photograph and photographs for three houses as well as ...

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Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and me...

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John T. McCutcheon Papers, 1834-1996

Collection of correspondence, works, drafts of works, subject files, and personal information by and about John T. McCutcheon, editorial cartoonist and newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Record and the Chicago Tribune.

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Joseph M. Cudahy scrapbooks, 1921, 1933.

Two scrapbooks of the Innisfail Pet Show (1921) at the Joseph M. Cudahy residence, and one scrapbook of the Cudahy residences in Lake Forest and Palm Beach.

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Laflin family papers

Family papers, including correspondence (1869-1949) and diaries (1890-1907) of Josephine Knowland Laflin of Chicago and Lake Forest ( Ill.), relating to schooling genealogy, illness, death, servants, theatrical and literary figures, such as Julian Street and George Gibbs, travel in Europe and the...

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Laflin family photograph collection, 1870-1939.

Family photograph collection of the Laflin family of Chicago and Lake Forest, including Matthew, George H., Louis E., Louis E., Jr., and Josephine Knowland.

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Lake Forest Horse Show of 1908 stereograph collection, 1908.

Black-and-white stereograph cards of the 1908 Lake Forest Horse Show published by H.C. White Co. Images include children and adult riders on horseback, crowd scenes, and the horse track. Hand-written notes appear on the back of most cards identifying the individuals photographed.

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Mary Aldis Collection, 1910-1949

The collection consists of three main series of materials that supplement other cataloged holdings relating to Mary Aldis, her family, her estate, her literary work, and her Lake Forest Players/Playhouse. The first series consists of a small group of five large format photographs, plus one smalle...

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Ragdale Scrapbook, 1860s-1990s

The scrapbook grew out of two events, Alice's late 1980s effort to develop a guidebook to Ragdale (published 1990) and her decision to move out of the house into the nearby cabin in the 1990s. She put the book together following the order in which material appeared in the guidebook, and conveyed ...

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Robert R. Jacobs real estate photograph collection, 1920-1934.

Consists of exterior views of real estate properties located in Chicago and its north, west, and northwest suburbs such as Evanston, La Grange, and Park Ridge. Most of the buildings shown are apartment buildings and houses, but some small neighborhood businesses such as grocery stores and restaur...

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Shaw-Wells family papers, 1792-1977

Correspondence, diaries, articles, poems, short stories, plays, clippings, mementos, estate documents, and other family papers of Chicago (Ill.) author Frances Wells Shaw and her husband, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and of their parents, daughters, other relatives, and ancestors. Topics incl...


Sterling Morton correspondence with his daughter Suzette

Correspondence between Suzette Morton Hammill and her father Sterling Morton, mostly written while she was a teenager and young woman studying at The Master's School (Dobb's Ferry, New York), at Vassar College, and in Paris (1927-1943). The collection also includes Sterling Morton's correspondenc...

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Sterling Morton papers

Correspondence, speeches, articles, travel journals, passports, scrapbooks, and other papers of Sterling Morton, a Chicago industrialist and resident of Lake Forest (Ill.), and Santa Barbara (Calif.), chiefly relating to Morton's businesses, philanthropies, family, and his conservative views on U...


Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins papers, 1897-1981.

Correspondence (1897-1981), travel notes, postcards (1920-1975), writings, lectures, research files, and other personal papers of Sylvia Shaw Judson Haskins, a Chicago area sculptor. Also included are various images (boxes 16 & 17) compiled by Haskins.

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Waldo M. Allen papers, 1891-1957

The papers of Waldo M. Allen consist largely of letters concerning his family, written by him, by his older brother Calvin Durand Allen, his parents Elisha Hubert and Janet E. (Durand) Allen, and other relatives. Some of the correspondence pertains to the interests and activities of Waldo Allen...

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Wells-Shaw family photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1929 (bulk 1880-1899)]

Cartes de visite albums include portraits of Chicago area residents, members of the Wells, Shaw, and Searls families. Photoprint albums show a house party for Martha Wells at Lake Geneva (Wis.). Includes group portraits of guests, a horseback riding excursion, scenes of the lake and local railroa...

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Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005

Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler Fren...

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