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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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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...


Abraham, Alton. Collection of Sun Ra, 1822-2008

Alton Abraham (1927-1999), entrepreneur and hospital technician, was a longtime friend and business associate of Sun Ra (1914-1993), the influential jazz composer and musician. Alton Abraham collected manuscripts, business records, printed ephemera, artifacts, photographs, audio and video recordi...

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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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Adler, Max. Collection, 1922-1952

Max Adler (1866–1952) was an Illinois-born executive, concert violinist, and philanthropist. This collection is primarily composed of Adler’s correspondence. Also included are a few pieces of ephemera, including a photograph of German violinist Emanuel Wirth and lists of works relating to English...

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Adler, Mortimer J.. Papers, 1914-1995

Mortimer Jerome Adler, philosopher, educator, writer. The Mortimer J. Adler Papers include information on his work with the Great Books, Encyclopaedia Britannica, and the Institute for Philosophical Research as well as material relating to his many publications. The collection consists of article...

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Albert, Allen D., Reports on World's Fairs, 1929

Typewritten comparative reports regarding financing, expenses, logistics, and publicity of the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893), Louisiana Purchase Exhibition (St. Louis, 1904), Panama-California Exposition (San Diego, 1915), and Panama-Pacific Exposition (San Francisco, 1915). Prepar...

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Aldis, Mary Reynolds. Papers, 1904-1929

Mary Reynolds Aldis (1872-1949), poet and playwright. The papers include research materials gathered for a 1919 talk on war poetry, correspondence from Edgar Lee Masters and correspondence and manuscripts from others.

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Allison, Samuel King. Papers, 1920-1965

Samuel King Allison (1900-1965), physicist. The papers document his career at the University of Chicago, both as student and faculty member, and his research on X-rays and lithium. The papers also include material on his service as director of the Enrico Fermi Institute for Nuclear Studies (1945-...

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Alvarez, Geraldine. Papers, 1926-1999

Geraldine Alvarez was a University of Chicago alumnus who remained active in the university community throughout her life. This small collection consists of university memorabilia and class reunion materials.

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American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records, 1920-1982

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, ...

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American Veterans Committee, Chicago Area Council. Records, 1946-1973

The collection contains documents from the American Veterans Council, founded in 1944 and disbanded in 2003. The American Veterans Council was a liberal Veterans’ organization that sought to protect and extend Democracy. The collection spans from 1946-1973, with the bulk of the collection from 19...

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Ames, Edward Scribner. Papers, 1893-1958

Edward Scribner Ames (1870-1958) Professor of Philosophy. The collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings. Includes correspondence with Vachel Lindsay (1904-1927).

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Ames, Polly Scribner. Papers, 1938-1993

Polly Scribner Ames (1908-1993) was a painter, sculptor, and writer who lived in Chicago, New York, and Europe. The Polly Scribner Ames papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, journals, and records of exhibitions and sales of artwork.

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Anania, Michael. Papers, circa 1950s-2006

Michael Anania, poet, writer, editor, professor. The Michael Anania Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, proofs of books and poems, book reviews, publications, biographical material, college coursework, correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio cassettes, compact discs, and...

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Anderson, Charles B. Fake Books. Collection, 1870-1998

The Charles B. Anderson Fake Books Collection contains sets of master fake books and verse-chorus fake books, which are used as informal cues by performing musicians and as tools for learning.

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Anderson, Herbert L. Papers, 1911-1988

Herbert L. Anderson (1914-1988) physicist. The papers document Anderson's participation in the Manhattan Project, including his close collaboration with Enrico Fermi, as well as his subsequent career as a researcher, teacher and administrator.

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Anderson, William H. and the Anti-Saloon League. Papers, 1903-1928

Contains correspondence, press releases, speeches, and reports. Material documents Anderson's work with the Anti-Saloon League and the League's relations with John D. Rockefeller and the Black Belt Farms Company. Correspondents include Charles S. Whitman, two-time governor of New York.

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Asher, Louis E.. Papers, 1894-1914

Advertising executive and businessman. Contains correspondence, advertising materials, and photographs relating primarily to Asher's activities while working at Sears, Roebuck and Company. Correspondents include Julius Rosenwald and Richard W. Sears.

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Atomic Scientists. Miscellaneous Records, 1945-1964

Correspondence, mimeographs, newsletters, minutes, and publications of national and local Atomic Scientists' organizations. Included are: Atomic Scientists of Chicago, Federation of American Scientists, Society for Social Responsibility in Science, Council for a Livable World, and the Committee f...

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Atomic Scientists of Chicago. Records, 1943-1955

The Atomic Scientists of Chicago (ASC) was founded in September 1945 at the Metallurgical Laboratory of the University of Chicago to address the moral and social responsibilities of scientists regarding the use of nuclear energy and to promote public awareness of its possible consequences. Member...

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Atomic Scientists' Printed and Near-Print Material. Records, 1945-1959

The Atomic Scientists Printed and Near-Print Material consists of material relating to the postwar scientists' movement, including U.S. Senate and House bills and amendments as well as other print and near-print material.

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Austrian, Celia and Delia. Papers, 1921-1932

Celia Austrian(1874 - c.1907). Delia Austrian (1874-1928), journalist. The papers in the Austrian Collection are primarily diaries of the trips to Europe prior to 1915, both by Delia and her mother, working and finished manuscript for novels, stories, plays, and articles, assignments, and college...

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B. Heller & Co. Collection, 1896-2003

Founded by Benjamin Heller, whose family practiced sausage-making for generations, Chicago-based B. Heller & Co. began in 1893 as a wholesale manufacturer of dry powders used in the preparation of meat products. Over the years, the company expanded into the manufacture of a variety of food ingred...

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