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Goodspeed, Charles Ten Broeke. Papers, 1896-1949

The Charles Goodspeed papers consist of Goodspeed’s correspondence, printed material relevant to his civic activities, his travel diaries and some memorabilia. The collection also includes materials relating to Goodspeed’s civic interest, most especially the Y.M.C.A., and some family memorabilia,...

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Gordon Coster photograph collection, [approximately 1920-1985]

Photographs, primarily by commercial photographer Gordon Coster of Chicago (Ill.). Includes advertising work for Marshall Field & Company, documentary photography for magazines such as Time, Life, Fortune, Holiday, Ladies Home Journal, Scientific American, and a number of corporate publications. ...

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Lantern slide collection (at Chicago History Museum), ca. 1850-1939.

Primarily includes views of events and organizational activities in Chicago (Ill.). Events include the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) and A Century of Progress (1933-1934) world's fairs. Organizations include the Chicago Commons Association, Chicago Teachers Union, Infant Welfare Society, Je...

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Lawson YMCA (Chicago, Ill.) photograph album, 1931-1933.

Includes primarily interior and some exterior views of the Lawson YMCA at the corner of Dearborn Street and Chicago Avenue in Chicago (Ill.). A few exterior views show the building, designed by architects Perkins, Chatten & Hammond, under construction. Others show the main entrance and front elev...

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Mole and Thomas photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1980, bulk 1910-1920]

Primarily elevated photographs by Zion, Illinois, photographers Arthur Mole and John D. Thomas showing groups of people, often military personnel, arranged in formations to represent organizational or military insignia, patriotic, religious, or school motifs. Includes portraits of Rev. Alexander ...

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Victor Lawson Papers, ca.1860-1931

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.

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Young Men's Christian Association - Duncan Maxwell records, 1926-1997

The Duncan Maxwell Branch of the Young Men's Christian Association served as a prominent community organization during the turbulent 1960s and 1970s in Chicago as its surrounding community faced challenges and problems of inner city decline, crime, poverty, and urban renewal. The YMCA - Duncan Ma...

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Young Men's Christian Association - Wabash Avenue records, 1926-1958

Completed in 1913, the YMCA at Wabash Avenue served as an important center for African-American culture, health education, vocational training and community development. The Y is particularly notable for its association with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, a pioneering scholar in African-American history ...

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Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago records, 1916-1945

The Young Men's Christian Association of Chicago has provided a wide variety of sports facilities, social activities, opportunities for intellectual development, as well as Christian fellowship during its long history in the City of Chicago. Records held at the University of Illinois at Chicago i...

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