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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


Irwin Rew papers, 1879-1921.

Academic papers, certificates, correspondence, check stubs, ledgers, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, programs, publications, travel documents, and tuition receipts of Irwin Rew, a builder of utility plants and a civic leader in Evanston (Ill.). The majority of the collection relates to...

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Marjorie Robbins scrapbook

Scrapbook of Marjorie Johnston Robbins. Scrapbook contains photographs, newspaper clippings, memorabilia, letters, calling cards, programs, and other items related to Robbins social life and interests. Includes also items pertaining to Yale University sports, theater, and glee club, as well as th...

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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...


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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William Edward Parsons Papers, 1873-1992

Professional and personal materials and photographs of Chicago architect and city planner William Edward Parsons.

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