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Album pages of Chicago scenes, [ca. 1910-1915]

Includes photographs mounted on 9 album pages (9 1/4 x 11 1/4 in.) of places in Chicago (including Jackson Park, Humboldt Park, Lincoln Park, Garfield Park, Douglas Park, and group portraits of the "Flashlight Group") plus a few views of Two Rivers (Wis.).

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Anton Rodde collection of vacation lantern slides, 1932-1937.

Primarily images of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, photographed and hand colored by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Includes scenes of the vacation journey between Chicago and these destinations with automobiles, motor courts, mountainous lan...

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Armour Mission Records, 1845-1934

Records of Armour Mission, Chicago, IL, 1886-1934. The collection includes records concerning church congregation membership and programs, official publications, financial records, real estate materials, and artifacts as detailed below.

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Bronzeville Collection, 1925-2000

Bronzeville is the name used to identify the historically African American community in which Illinois Institute of Technology is located on the south side of Chicago. The area roughly encompasses the three neighborhoods officially identified as Douglas,Grand Boulevard, and Kenwood.

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Bronzeville Collection, 1950s

Three tickets to the Grand Theatre, 3110 S. State Street, Chicago with face value of 25 cents each.

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Bronzeville Collection, 1950s

Slide images are as follows: *Note that The University of Chicago Archives holds the “Mildred Mead Photographs” in their photographic files. All of these images were used in “The Poorhouse: Subsidized Housing in Chicago, 1895 – 1976” by Devereux Bowly, Jr. (Carbondale: Southern Illinois Universit...

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Bronzeville Collection, 1961

One aerial color photograph (by unidentified photographer) of buildings, primarily residential, covering the 3400 south blocks of Michigan Ave., Indiana Ave., Prairie Ave., and Calumet Ave. in Chicago. Photo is apparently taken from the roof of De La Salle Institute (located at 3455 S. Wabash) an...

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Bronzeville Collection, 2000

Thirty-one page booklet, Bronzeville Digital Stories, being a print version of interviews conducted by Illinois Institute of Technology (Chicago) students with nine African Americans, current and former residents of Chicago’s historically black neighborhood. In electronic form, these pages were p...

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Chicago building clearance photographs, 1939-1958

Primarily exterior views of property west, north, and south of the Loop, to be acquired by the City of Chicago in order to be demolished for various expressway and building projects. Most of structures depicted no longer exist. Almost all are in areas now occupied by the Kennedy, Eisenho...

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Chicago Heritage Committee records

Correspondence, newsclippings, announcements, and topical files of the Chicago Heritage Committee, an organization that sought to encourage historic preservation efforts in the Chicago area. Correspondents include Thomas Stauffer, president; Richard Nickel, secretary. Much of the correspondence w...

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Chicago Journal photograph collection, [ca. 1976-1984]

Photographs from The Chicago Journal: The South Side's Free Newsweekly, a neighborhood newspaper. Includes images of Chicago's south side, such as residential streets, public housing, and businesses. Includes images of the Pullman and Douglas communities. Many photographs show people, often invol...


Chicago parks and nearby scenes on glass plate negatives, 1911-1912.

Images on glass plate negatives (all unbroken) by an unknown photographer. Each is accompanied by detailed descriptions, often including the date and subject. Images show scenes from Douglas Park, Humboldt Park, Garfield Park, and Washington Park in Chicago; Riverside Road and Brookfield Road, an...

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Descriptive inventory for the Ron Gordon visual materials, 1971-2016

Black-and-white photographic negatives (approximately 780, 8 in. x 10 in. and smaller), 20 in. x 24 in. photographic prints (2,308), 4 in. x 5 in. photographic prints (5,195), and contact sheets (approximately 274); 8 in. x 10 in. color prints (6); and color transparencies (112, 4 in. x 5 in. a...


Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, 1862-2007

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. ...

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Files about lawsuit against Rev. Michael A. Noble, 1989-2000.

Correspondence, affidavits, depositions, court orders, motions, summaries, agreements, and other papers related to the legal battle over Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble's leadership of Olivet Baptist Church in Chicago (Ill.). Also included are real estate records, meeting agendas and minutes, and other...

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Grace Presbyterian Church records

Meeting minutes (3 volumes) of the council or "Sessions," 1895-1946, of Grace Presbyterian Church, 3600 South Vincennes Avenue in Chicago, and a typescript history of the congregation read at its centennial celebration in July 1988 (16 p.).

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The history of Olivet Baptist Church of Chicago : a saga of a people [videorecording]

A documentary video recording produced, written, and hosted by the Rev. Dr. Michael A. Noble, Sr. The video surveys the 150-year history of the congregation, including segments on major figures such as the Rev. Dr. J.H. Jackson and Rev. Dr. L.K. Willaims.

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


John H. Young papers

Incoming letters, brochures, and newsletters, most addressed to John H. Young, an African American man, born in Georgia, who relocated to northern Illinois in 1910. The collection includes a typed letter (1914) from Ida B. Wells-Barnett asking for support of the Negro Fellowship League along with...

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Kathleen Collins photograph collection about State Street, 1980-1981.

Photographs of interiors of buildings along Chicago's State Street by professional photographer Collins. Includes specialty and department stores, hotels, housing projects, residential buildings, the Pacific Garden Mission, the Playboy Mansion, American Legion Post #87, the Chicago Theater, the p...

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Lyle Mayer photograph collection, 1947-1967.

Negatives from Mayer's student photographic work at Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.). Undergraduate work (1948-1949) includes Chicago scenes of transient hotel fronts on north Clark Street, Roosevelt University, a Chinese-American laundry, traffic and street scenes in the vicinity of Madison S...

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Miscellaneous moving image films, [ca. 1930-1939]

Includes amateur film footage of A Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago, Ill.) and the lakefront in 1931 before the opening of the fair. Also includes scenes of Douglas Park in Chicago and one unidentified reel. The original owner's name, Edward J. Zegar, is on four o...

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Nathan Kellogg McGill photograph collection, [ca. 1909-1934]

Studio portrait photographs and informal photographs of African American lawyer Nathan K. McGill; his older brother Simuel Decatur McGill (also a lawyer); Nathan McGill's first wife Idalee McGill and their sons Simuel and Nathan, Jr. (ca. 1922-1929). A 1913 image shows Simuel and Nathan McGill be...

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