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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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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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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 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 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: 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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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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Chicago Union Station Company records

Certificates, bond information, correspondence, court proceedings, land value data sheets, informational booklets, and other documents, mostly legal, compiled by the Chicago Union Station Company in the course of consolidating operations with railroad companies, such as the Pennsylvania Railroad;...

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Construction of the Prudential Building photographs, 1952-1956.

Views of the land and surrounding buildings encompassing the site of the Prudential Building (Chicago, Ill.) and land eastward to Lake Michigan. Included is the land above the Illinois Central Railroad underground (or subway) depot built as part of the Prudential Building. Subjects include genera...

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Ernest J. Stevens papers

Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, menus, newsclippings, and other papers, primarily of Stevens and of his father James W. Stevens, chiefly concerning business activities although some personal material is included as well as some correspondence and other papers of Stevens' wife Eli...

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Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Mayoral records. Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet records, 1979-1988

The collection documents the activities of the Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet during Harold Washington's tenure as mayor of Chicago. The records in this collection are from the offices of Lucille R. Dobbins, Assistant to the Mayor for Finance and Administration and Kevin A. Price, Fiscal ...

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Illinois Central Railroad Company land investments photograph collection, 1896-1962.

Views of the ICRR freight yards and tracks and other development of ICRR-owned land in Chicago (Ill.) between Randolph Street and Lake Michigan from 1896-1963. Subjects include ICRR depots and tracks (1893-1897); general views of the area around 12th Street to the Chicago River; Beaubien Court to...

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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...


J. W. Taylor photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1900]

Photographs of Chicago's buildings, parks, and streets by professional photographer, Taylor. Includes specific buildings and general views of Loop area streets, such as Adams, Clark, Dearborn, LaSalle and Michigan Avenue, plus a few residential streets. Also includes scenes of Jackson Park, Linco...

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Lake Michigan Mortgage Company records

Land and building appraisals, newspaper clippings, brochures, flyers, photographs, blueprints, and other materials relating to the appraisal work of the Lake Michigan Mortgage Company, a business involved in mortgage financing and construction loans. Materials predominantly illustrate properties ...

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North Loop News collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1970.

Primarily photographs of newsworthy events and people relating to Chicago's Loop commercial district and near North side. A large portion is comprised of individual and group portraits, approximately half of which are identified. Group portraits document political and organizational events; prese...


Otis family papers

Business and personal papers of the Otis family of Chicago (Ill.), which made its fortune in nineteenth-century business real estate. Present are building management files of Frederick R. Otis and his son Charles Tillinghast Otis, owners of prominent retail properties in the Loop (State Street) a...

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State Street Council, Chicago, Ill., records

Scrapbooks, audio tape recordings, and phonograph records related to the State Street Council in Chicago (Ill.). Sound recordings include promotional broadcasts by celebrities such as Roy Rogers and Chicago mayors. Three scrapbooks (ca. 1953-1957) contain research and promotional materials, inclu...

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