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47 & 2 collection of visual materials, 1983-1984.

A portfolio of original artwork by students in the 1984 graduating class of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The title of the collection refers to the total number of years the artists spent at the SAIC.

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57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.

Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...


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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Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials, 1930-1980, bulk 1940-1980

Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and...

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Abraham Lincoln album, [ca. 1860-1865]

Portraits of Lincoln, his wife, and children. Includes scenes of his death bed and funeral, a copy of his farewell speech to Springfield in 1861, and views of his homes.

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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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Abraham Lincoln papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)

Correspondence, invitations, notes, and other documents written by or relating to Abraham Lincoln. Includes commentaries about Lincoln.

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Abraham Lincoln photomechanical print collection, [ca. 1860-1900]

Collection of prints including various portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his family members, scenes depicting Lincoln, and views of locations and objects attributed to Lincoln and his family, such as photo-reproductions of Lincoln's various residences, his law office, and tombstones of several family...

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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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Addison Ballard papers

Real estate documents, letters, newsclippings, etc., primarily about lumber trade and real estate interests of Addison Ballard and Mary Ballard Derby of Chicago (Ill.). Includes letter from a friend inquiring about Ballard's lumber yard after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; reminiscence in 1902 o...

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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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Adlai E. Stevenson collection of autograph documents

Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. Otto Madlener containing signed Stevenson photographs; newsclippings on his presidential campaigns (1952 and 1956); letters from Stevenson either addressed to Mrs. Madlener or purchased; signed copies of Stevenson's acceptance speech at the 1952 Democratic National Conv...

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Admiral George Dewey collection [manuscript], ca. 1890-1917.

Miscellaneous items related to George Dewey, an admiral in the U.S. Navy. Materials include invitations, bills, receipts, a French-English pocket dictionary, unused Western Union telegraph forms, and menus from events (1907-1913). Also present are a souvenir program of the "Reception Tendered the...

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Admiral George Dewey photograph collection, ca. 1900.

Photographs and other visual materials relating to Admiral George Dewey.

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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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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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Aero Club of Illinois records, 1909-1951, bulk 1911-1912

This collection includes correspondence, financial papers, membership data and application forms, bylaws, historic postmarks and newsletters relative to the club's membership and operations, to early aviation in Chicago and Illinois, and to aeronautical affairs in America and abroad. The b...

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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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African Festival of the Arts posters, 1994-2004.

Posters advertising Chicago's annual African Festival of the Arts, a four-day event held during Labor Day weekend that includes concessions, art, crafts, dance, food, storytelling, other activities, and live music from many portions of the African diaspora. The festival is held in Washington Park...

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Agnes Nestor papers, ca. 1880-1948, bulk 1896-1954

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, passports, etc., arranged chronologically, and manuscript autobiography of Agnes Nestor, primarily relating to her career as a labor union leader in Chicago and official of the International Glove Workers Union of America, plus some items on h...