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Bookplate collection, ca. 1700-1930, bulk 1800s.

Primarily personal paper bookplates with engraved designs of family crests, coats-of-arms, escutcheons, or decorations relating to reading and the pursuit of knowledge. Most bookplates are from England or the United States, but a few are from Canada and Europe. Includes some bookplates of notable...

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Carl B. Roden - William F. Poole Research Papers, 1852-1956

Correspondence, writings and research materials assembled by Chicago Public Library chief librarian, Carl B. Roden. Research materials include newspaper clippings, correspondence, and publications concerning or authored by William F. Poole.

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Chicago Federation of Labor collection of visual material, 1914-1984.

Visual materials from the office of the Federation News, owned and controlled by the CFL-IUC, the federation of unions in Chicago. Subjects include members and leaders, conventions and banquets, international events, interiors of their radio station WCFL, and their members participation in commun...

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Douglas Family. Collection, 1859-1963

The collection contains papers created and collected by descendants of Stephen A. Douglas, particularly his son, Robert M. Douglas, and grandson, Martin F. Douglas. It includes personal and professional correspondence, legal and financial documents, printed material written by or about family mem...

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Edith Franklin Wyatt Papers, 1894-1968

Correspondence of Chicago writer and social activist Edith Franklin Wyatt, plus drafts of works, contracts, scrapbooks, clippings and mementos.

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Finley Peter Dunne Papers, 1925-1992

Chicago-based writer Finley Peter Dunne’s correspondence, essays, and memoirs. Collection also includes a photograph of Dunne, an etched stamp, and an adaptation of Dunne’s “Mr. Dooley” series for the stage, by his son, Hollywood screenwriter, film director and producer Philip Dunne.

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Frank Orren Lowden photograph album, 1917-1921.

Photographs show mostly ceremonial events in Springfield, Ill. between 1917 and 1919 in which Governor Lowden and/or his family participated or hosted. Subjects include visiting royalty from Belgium (1919), Col. Theodore Roosevelt (Aug. 27, 1918), dedication of the Lincoln Monument and the Stephe...

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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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Louise Hadduck DeKoven Bowen collection

Scrapbooks (4 v.; 13 1/2 x 16 in.) compiled in honor of Mrs. Bowen, a Chicago social reformer and philanthropist, containing correspondence, newspaper clippings, pamphlets and other printed materials, photographs, and other items relating to her views on the social evils of her time and her conce...


Melville E. Stone Papers, 1815-1954

Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life and work of Melville E. Stone, founder and editor of the Chicago Daily News and general manager of the Associated Press.

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Otto J. Schneider collection of visual materials, 1916-1939.

Mainly portraits of prominent Chicagoans and national figures. Also includes street scenes of Chicago, among them State Street, Michigan Avenue, LaSalle Street, and views of the Board of Trade, the Art Institute, and the Chicago River.

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Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003

Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.

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