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Aerial views of Chicago in the 1950s, [1950-1959].

Professional quality, aerial views of Chicago (Ill.), including the lakefront and Chicago Park District properties, and some detailed views of landmark buildings such as the Edgewater Beach Hotel and Apartments buildings. Photographs of Park District properties are stamped on the back "Chicago Pa...

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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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Arthur Hercz papers

Correspondence and newsclippings relating to buildings or interiors designed by Arthur Hercz, a Chicago architect; scripts, musical scores, costume and scenery sketches, and programs for pageants and festivals designed or directed by Hercz; essays; articles; condolence letters to Hercz's family a...


Arthur Rubloff papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and notes about Arthur Rubloff's activities as a Chicago real estate developer and advocate for civic improvement. Includes minutes and other files of the Greater North Michigan Avenue Association (GNMA), 1947-1966 (4 boxes), some related to the Magnificent Mi...

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Barnes-Crosby collection of glass negatives and master photographs, [ca. 1904-1913]

Photographs and negatives of popular Chicago streets and sites primarily in the Loop area, by the commercial photography studio Barnes-Crosby Company. Many focus on individual buildings such as hotels, office buildings, stores, museums, theaters, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, organi...


Beatrijs Kuyck-Hechtermans photograph collection, [ca. 1951-1952]

Images made by Kuyck-Hechtermans while she was a graduate student at the Institute of Design in Chicago (Ill.), including architectural views. Topics include Maxwell Street, Mies van der Rohe's 860 N. Lake Shore Drive apartment buildings, the Chicago River, Lincoln Park, Lake Shore Drive, lakefro...

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Biography of Edward Bornemann

Biographical sketch of Edward Bornemann, a German American Chicagoan, written by his widow in the 1930s, with emphasis on his service in the Union Army during the Civil War, employment in the real estate office of Ernst Prussing, and his pride in Germany's cultural and industrial achievements. Al...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay King, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs focusing on people in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, specifically near DePaul University. Includes primarily street scenes depicting residents and visitors of all ages and demographics engaging in normal daily life at various Lincoln Park locations.

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Chicago Boys and Girls Club records

This description does not include unprocessed additions to the collection.

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Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Chicago Reader collection of visual materials, [ca. 1973-1995].

Black-and-white (400) and color (2) photographic prints, printed materials (33), and videotapes (2) that accompanied press releases sent to The Reader, an alternative weekly newspaper based in Chicago (Ill.). Events pictured include the Oz Park Festival, CELEBRATE on State Street, the Chicago Pub...

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Chicago viewbook, Undated.

Bound volume of black-and-white prints depicting views, landmarks, and places in and around Chicago. Prints include River Looking East From Rush St Bridge, Water Works, Lake-Vista From North, Lincoln Park, Central Park, Grant Monument, Lincoln Monument, Jackson Park From The Bridge, World...

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Christopher House photograph collection, [ca. 1906-ca. 1940]

Views of the three locations of the Christopher House, 1528 Fullerton, 1618 Fullerton, 2507 Greenview in Chicago, Ill. Christopher House was founded in 1906 by the Presbyterian Churches of Chicago to aid German and Polish immigrants with a day nursery, youth clubs, classes, and a library.

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Clarence John Laughlin collection of visual materials, 1962-1963.

Architectural photographs by the Louisiana photographer Laughlin, primarily known for his romantic and surreal views of Southern architecture. Photographs depict Chicago buildings erected between 1872 and 1910 and exhibiting characteristics of Victorian architecture. Includes exterior views and a...

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Contemporary Art Workshop (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1949-2009, bulk 1970-2008

Administrative records, correspondence, artist files and portfolios, financial documents, exhibition planning and publicity materials, press releases, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, and other records of the Contemporary Art Workshop (CAW), a non-profit, artist-run gallery, community center, and...

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Cornel Somogy photograph collection, 1937-1999.

Photoprints made in Hungary and other European nations, 1937-1956, as well as numerous photographs made in Chicago, Toronto and Sarasota, Florida, ca. 1960-1999; made by Hungarian-born photographer Cornel Somogy. Topics of the Chicago photographs include sunbathing and other recreational activiti...

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David A. Root collection of visual materials, approximately 1965-1974

Visual and printed materials related to works created by David A. Root and design projects generated by his company, including black-and-white and color transparencies, negatives, slides, contact sheets, and photographic prints. Collection includes ima...

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Edgar Miller papers, circa 1868-1989, bulk 1924-1989

Sketchbooks, reference material, press clippings, correspondence, exhibit programs, and other papers of Edgar Miller, a Chicago artist, architect, and interior designer. A majority of the sketchbooks contain pencil or black ink drawings, many of which are abstract forms or faces. Reference materi...

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Erbes family photograph collection, [ca. 1946-1950]

Includes exterior views of 2 stores owned by Helen Erbes: Erbes Food Shop, known as "Helen's," at 2058 North Dayton in Chicago (Ill.), which she owned in 1945-1947, and the shop at 4257 North Harding (corner of Elston Avenue), which she owned in 1948-1950. Her husband Anton Erbes, his brother (?)...

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Francis W. Parker School photograph collection, 1903-1960.

The collection is largely comprised of photographs in albums detailing class activities, projects, sports, and dramatic productions from the 1910s to the 1930s, with some photographs of students in the 1960s. Several handmade albums contain unique objects such as menus, cards, artwork, etc., and ...

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Francis W. Parker School records and Flora J. Cooke papers [manuscript], 1884-1960.

Archives of Francis W. Parker School and personal and professional papers of its early principal, Flora J. Cooke. The collection is primarily comprised of 4 groups. First, Flora J. Cooke's professional and personal papers, most of them relative to her association with the Francis W. Parker School...

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Guide to Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association Records

The Lincoln Central Neighborhood Association Records include governing documents and correspondence related to the organization and its activities. Newsletters, minutes of community, CAPS, and board meetings, and materials documenting community events are also part of this collection. Documents r...

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Guide to Lincoln Park Community Conservation Council Records

This collection consists of meeting minutes, reports, correspondence, memos and other organizational papers. Documents related to land use and planning are also included.

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