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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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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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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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