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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...


Bertha H. Palmer and family photo collection, [ca. 1960s-1980's]

Primarily modern copies of photographs made originally ca. 1868-1973 of Palmer family members, Palmer family estates, portrait photographs, and 1933 Chicago World's Fair. The photographs detail the social lives of the Palmer family and other family members, including the Cantacuzene family; the G...

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Bertha Palmer and Palmer family research collection

Research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and magazine articles relating to Bertha H. Palmer and the Palmer family, arranged alphabetically by subject. Most materials are newspaper clippings and research notes compiled by James Guth in the 1970s. Topics include Potter Palmer...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Marc PoKempner, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs depict primarily African American residents, notably families and teenagers, living in Chicago's Cabrini Green, a Chicago Housing Authority housing project. Includes images of daily life, interior and exterior shots, and holiday celebrations such as Christmas

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Charles family papers

Miscellaneous papers, including correspondence, diplomas, certificates, and military commissions of various members of the Charles family of Chicago (Ill.), including papers from the law practice of Albert N. Charles, financial records compiled by Albert Charles and Oscar Charles, items relating ...

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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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Charles T. Ganzer photograph collection, 1925-1929.

Aerial photographs of Chicago, mostly views taken from about 10,000 feet. Some shots, taken close to land, are of lesser quality although some buildings and areas are identifiable. A few photos show the planes and camera used in aerial photography. Original negatives include views of Chicago's la...

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Chicago Area Project records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, clippings, newsletters, financial records, and research data of the Chicago Area Project, a community oriented program established in the 1930s for delinquency prevention and research, administered by Clifford R. Shaw and Henry D. McKay; plus related files of the...

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Chicago Central Communities Study photograph collection, 1970.

Photographs taken by Robert M. Lightfoot to accompany the Chicago Central Communities Study prepared for the Chicago Department of Development and Planning. Includes street views of commercial buildings, dwellings, and industrial buildings located on Chicago Avenue, Michigan Avenue, Oak street, a...

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Chicago Commons Association records

Correspondence, minutes (1894-1960), annual and other reports, personnel records, records of clubs based at the settlement house, neighborhood census data and surveys compiled by the Chicago Commons, the second settlement house founded in Chicago, and by the Chicago Commons Association, which ope...

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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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"The Chicago Exhibition" project photographs, 1979-1984.

Color (6) and black-and-white photographs (13) by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with performance artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs comprise a portion of "The Chicago Exhibition" portfolio and depict a nude Michele Fitzsimmons set against a backdrop of Chicago landmarks ...

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Chicago (Ill.) Dept. of Planning records about the Near North Side

Architectural drawings and renderings for Lake Shore Drive near the Oak Street interchange, rapid transit subway plans, Near North Side sidewalk plans, a map of land use for the Near North Side as of January 1970, and a metropolitan transportation study map. All records pertaining to the Chicago ...

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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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District of Lake Michigan records

Deed from George W. Streeter to Hanora Hollet (1890 Aug. 6), constitution (1899), abstract of title (1900), title acquisition and special assessment records (2 v. plus 47 p. from a third volume, 1899-1902), and other items relating to the District of Lake Michigan, which was established by George...

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Don the Beachcomber postcards, [1970s?]

Postcards advertising Don the Beachcomber restaurant, located at 101 East Walton Place in Chicago (Ill.). Views of the entrance lobby, Tahitian Room, Zombie Room, and Cannibal Room are shown.

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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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Henry H. Bussian photograph collection, ca. 1933-1945.

Primarily scenes of buildings and exhibits at the Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago). Also includes scenes of the Indiana dunes, a World War II bond rally, Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a polo game, and automobile race, and Bussian's back yard at 3750 N. Kenmore in C...


Henry W. Alm papers

Real estate agreements, legal documents, correspondence, maps, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Henry W. Alm, a Chicago lawyer. The collection primarily relates to Alm's work as the administrator of the Herman Krueding Trust and Krueding's dispute over real estate referred to as the Chica...

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Howard Bernstein collection of visual materials, [ca. 1914-1965, bulk 1920s]

Album entitled Harbor & Subway Commission, contains progress photographs of the construction of Navy Pier (formerly Municipal Pier), 1914-1915. Prints & photographs show exterior and interior views. Interiors primarily include scenes of exhibits at an unidentified tool and machinery show (1926?)....

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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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Illinois Society of Architects collection of visual materials, [ca. 1914-1922]

ISA photographs: a group photograph at ISA's 55th annual convention banquet, June 9, 1922, in the former World's Fair Fine Arts Building, Chicago, and a photograph at a banquet on October 8, 1914 at the Hotel LaSalle, Chicago. Also present are a portrait photograph of Herman Lewis Palmer, one of ...

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Images of the Wayman A.M.E. Church, 2003.

Images show the Wayman A.M.E. Church, located at 509 West Elm Street, near the Cabrini Green public housing complex in Chicago (Ill.).

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