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Aldis & Company records

Correspondence, reports, and other records of Aldis & Company of Chicago, who were specialists in the management, renting, and appraisal of central property and office buildings. The collection includes items relative to ordinances prohibiting parking in Chicago's central business district (1928-...

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Anti-war rally in Federal Plaza in Chicago, 2002 Oct. 2.

Anti-war rally in Federal Plaza, ca. 200 S. Dearborn Street, Chicago (Ill.), by about 1000 people protesting against the Bush Administration's preparations for war in Iraq.

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Architectural records for Leiter estate properties and related sites, [ca. 1890-1920s]

Blueprints and architectural drawings and plat surveys and plat maps for properties owned by the Levi Leiter estate in Chicago (Ill.) or in other areas of the U.S. The estate was managed by his son Joseph. Chicago properties in the Loop include several buildings designed by Jarvis Hunt or other a...

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Arthur B. Hall papers

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other papers of Arthur B. Hall, Chicago real estate and office building manager (Hall's own offices were at 407 S. Dearborn) and of his predecessor, Thomas A. Hall, chiefly concerning financial and tax aspects of properties managed by Hall's...

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The Attic organization (Chicago, Ill.) records, part 1

Meeting minutes and mailings to/from members, 1981-1986, membership list, 1990, and a financial ledger of investments, insurance accounts, taxes, expenses, and dues, 1923-1941, of The Attic organization of Chicago, a businessmen's luncheon club. Included are replies (in the affirmative) from memb...

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The Attic organization (Chicago, Ill.) records, part 2

Minutes of meetings of the directors, board of governors, and members, 1923-1986; officers and membership lists, 1943-1965; communications to members, invitations, 1941-1954; a few menus and other items; lease between The Attic and Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, ...

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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...


Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago records, 1903-1992.

Bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, neighborhood business district profiles, litigation files, treasurer's reports, and committee reports of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA Chicago; formerly known as the Building Managers' Association of Chicago...

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Caroline L. Shoemaker memorial collection of Chicago slides, 1965-1991.

Includes slides of Chicago (Ill.) and the metropolitan area taken by Robert Shoemaker, a photographer residing in Naperville (Ill.) who did photographic work for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. Topics primarily include arts, buildings, businesses, food and restaurants, hotels, museums,...

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Carson, Pirie, Scott, & Co. photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1988]

Primarily contains views of employees, events, interiors, and exteriors of the Chicago-based department store Carson Pirie Scott, whose central store was located at the corner of State Street and Madison Street in downtown Chicago. Arranged alphabetically by topic. Topics include the construction...

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Carson Pirie Scott records, ca. 1869-1988, bulk 1925-1977

Correspondence, biographical information on company officials, corporate histories, timelines, and newspaper clippings; financial records on real estate, stock, and salary and pension plans; and marketing materials and floor plans of the Chicago department store chain, Carson Pir...


Changing Chicago project photographs by John Kimmich, 1987-1989.

Documentary photographs of the Chicago Loop downtown commercial district, including images of pedestrians, people working, an "El" elevated CTA train, buildings, street scenes, and mourners for Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Thomas F. Arndt, 1986-1987.

Arndt's work prints show day and night scenes of urban life in Chicago's downtown Loop area. Includes photographs of individuals and families on the streets, at the beach and lakefront, in cafes and restaurants, interiors of public buildings, transportation, and portraits.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Tom Petrillo, 1987-1988.

Views of Sears Tower, at 233 South Wacker Drive, the tallest office building in Chicago, with special emphasis on business people, entrances, lobbies, foliage decoration, the skydeck observation floor, and a nearby elevated train stop. Features colorful action shots of people conducting their dai...

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Charles A. Stevens and Company photograph collection, 1905-1979.

Primarily photographs of merchandise displays from the files of Stevens women's apparel store located at 25 North State Street in Chicago's Loop commercial district.

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Charles A. Stevens and Company photograph collection: Series 1, Black & white photographs, 1905-ca. 1969.

Primarily professional photographs of window and other displays at Chas. A. Stevens & Bros State Street women's apparel store. Includes some interior views of counters, display fixtures and individual departments (lingerie, shoes, etc.) as well as formal showcases. Also includes views of the Stev...

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Charles A. Stevens and Company photograph collection: Series 2, Color photographs, ca. 1960-1979.

Primarily Polaroid camera snapshots of window and other displays at Chas. A. Stevens & Bros State Street women's apparel store. Includes a few general interior views and scenes of Christmas decorations. Also includes a series of views of historical objects from the Stevens Company, such as a coat...

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Charles A. Stevens and Company photograph collection: Series 3, Oversize photographs, ca. 1905-ca. 1929.

One photoprint shows the upper floors (not ground level) of the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros building at 25 N. State Street in Chicago. Two photoprints show merchandise displays in the ladies blouse department (ca. 1905).

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Charles A. Stevens and Company photograph collection: Series 4, Black and white negatives, ca. 1950-1979.

Primarily individual, dressed display mannequins from the Chas. A. Stevens & Bros State Street women's apparel store, ca. 1970. Includes the street and pedestrian traffic outside the store (1952) and two window display images (ca. 1908) in copy negative form.

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Charles Roland photograph collection, 1968.

Images of activities outside the 1968 Democratic National Convention, showing police, national guardsmen, anti-war activists, and demonstrations and protesters in Chicago (Ill.)

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Chas. A. Stevens & Bros. photograph collection, [ca. 1892-1968]

Views of interior and exterior of the Stevens clothing store on State Street in Chicago (Ill.), including views of storefront window displays of women's garments (undated); views of foot traffic in front of the store (ca. 1940s); views of various departments within the store (corsets, furs, shirt...

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Chas. A. Stevens store records, part 1

Records for Chas. A. Stevens Department Store (Chicago, Ill.) include company charter, minutes, notes for talks and lectures and misc. items, 1865-1979. Also included are the records of the American Silk Company that include their operating license and company minutes, 1902-1910. Collection inclu...

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The Chicago exhibition portfolio, 1979 June 2-1984 Apr. 8.

A portfolio of photographs by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs depict a female nude set against a backdrop of familiar and notable Chicago landmarks and scenes such as the Water Tower, the Picasso sculpture, Sears Tower, Buckingham Fo...

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