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57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.

Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...


Album of photographs of the Woman's Building at the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, Ill.), 1893.

Shows material on exhibit in the Woman's Building including handiwork, crafts, paintings, silver, furniture, statues, flowers, and clothing. There are no exterior views of the building.

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Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987, bulk 1965-1985

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional literature, photographs, and other papers of Benjamin Gingiss, co-founder of Gingiss Brothers, a Chicago men's formalwear business, which later became a franchise operation with stores nationwide. Materials relate to Gingiss' professional and perso...

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Charlie Chaplin coloring books

Illustrated comic-coloring books depicting Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp titled, "Charlie Chaplin's Comic Papers (series 1 no. 315)" and "Charlie Chaplin in the Movies," and published as promotion for Essanay Studios. Included in the two-color printed interior of both volumes are annotations and c...


Chicago Commons Association collection of additional photographs, [ca. 1896-1979]

Includes photographs documenting people, facilities and activities of the CCA. Adults and children are shown participating in educational groups, theatrical productions and a few athletic activities. Women are shown in group portraits and doing handicraft. Identified ethnic groups are Italian, No...

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Container Corporation of America advertisements

Four-color offset halftone (4) and black-and-white offset halftone (11) printed advertisments for the Container Corporation of America designed by such artists and designers as A.M. Cassandre, Leo Lionni, Jean Carlu, Herbert Matter, Herbert Bayer, William H. Campbell, and Peter Sekaer. The themes...


Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. ...


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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Edward F. Worst papers

Correspondence, orders, programs, drawings, blueprints, books, and other papers relating to Edward F. Worst, an artist, educator, and craftsman who taught manual arts, especially textile weaving in Chicago (Ill.) and Penland (N. Car.). Printed materials include "The Story of the Penland Weavers,"...

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Edward F. Worst photograph collection, [ca. 1895-1936]

Items relating to career of Edward F. Worst, an educator and craftsman, who taught manual arts (especially textile weaving) in Chicago and in Penland, N.C. Subjects include portraits; students, including a series depicting their involvement in the stages of linen production; displays of his stude...

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Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show...


Greeting cards collection, 1840s-1990s

Photomechanically printed greeting cards and paper cutouts, some grouped in albums or scrapbooks, that document over a century of commercial graphic design. Holidays primarily represented are Christmas, St. Valentine's Day, New Year, Easter, Mother's Day, Father's Day, Halloween, St. Pat...

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Guide to the Cuneo Studio Materials, 1751-2014

The Cuneo Press, Inc. was started in 1907 by John Frank Cuneo (1884-1977) and quickly became Chicago's second largest printing firm. The Cuneo Studio archival collection is comprised of four boxes and spans the years 1751-2014. The collection was donated to Northwestern University Library in 1977...

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Helen F. Frazee visual materials collection of decorative designs, 1893-ca. 1922.

Primarily pencil and ink design drawings on tissue paper for hand painting china by Frazee who had studios in Chicago's Auditorium and Fine Arts buildings. Includes colored cut paper designs, known as "scherenschnitte," and clippings illustrating painted porcelain. Photographs show finished paint...

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Kalo Shop collection of visual materials, [ca. 1920-1970]

Drawings and photographs showing items from the Kalo Shop, designers and makers of handwrought silverware and jewelry and other art metalwork, in Chicago (Ill.).

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Mrs. A. A. Frazee collection of visual materials, [ca. 1880-1930]

Designs for hand-painted china by Chicago designer and porcelain painter, A.A. Frazee.

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Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago records

Patterns, minutes, by-laws, exhibit materials, correspondence, and news clippings from the Needlework and Textile Guild of Chicago. The Guild was formed in 1926 by a group of Chicago women and was affiliated with the Decorative Arts Department of the Art Institute of Chicago. The majority of the ...

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Sadie Ellis Garland Dreikurs collection, 1981-1987

Pioneering art therapist Sadie Ellis Garland Dreikurs (1900-1996) used self-expression through painting and drawing as a means of modifying behavior, life-styles, and personality patterns. This collection consists of three articles about Dreikurs and a photograph.

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South Chicago Neighborhood House photograph collection, [ca 1932-1965]

Primarily photographs of events, outings, and activities of the South Chicago Neighborhood House, located at 8458 Mackinaw Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Includes views of activities, such as camping trips, craft shows, mass meetings, knitting groups, and children's play. Also includes a scrapbook ...


United Furniture Workers of America records of Midwest districts and Chicago Local 18-B, 1936-1981, bulk 1950-1970

Meeting minute books, correspondence, memoranda, press bulletins, financial materials, reports, contracts, briefs, grievances, pamphlets, brochures, newspaper clippings, and other records from the United Furniture Workers of America, Chicago offices that managed affairs of Midwest dis...

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William Frederick collection of visual materials, approximately 1959-1995

Visual material related to works created by Chicago-based silversmith William N. Frederick, including black and white and color photographs of his metalwork--most undated, as well as some images related to personal or family subjects and exhibits and l...

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