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Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


Black Women in the Middle West Project collection, ca. 1924-1985

Correspondence, lists, publicity materials, and other records of the Black Women in the Middle West (BWMW) Project, a grant-funded project to document the lives of African American women and organizations in Illinois and Indiana and to encourage the donation of their historical records to researc...


Changing Chicago project photographs by Antonio Perez, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs primarily depict the Hispanic community on Chicago's South Side. Includes images of dances, Halloween, parades, religious activities, schools, storefronts, storekeepers, a train, weddings, Vietnam War veterans, scenes in Calumet Park on Chicago's lakefront, and Hispanic yo...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau, 1983-1988.

Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of F...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Peter Bacon Hales, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs of people attending a variety of society events such as balls, benefits and galas. Includes coverage of the Alzheimer's Benefit Ball and the Presentation Ball at the Chicago Hilton; Black Creativity Ball and Columbian Ball at the Museum of Science and Industry; Crystal Bal...

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Charles E. Cooper photograph collection, [ca. 1970-1993]

Primarily photographs taken by Chicagoan Cooper, who was employed as an art teacher at Lane Tech High School. Primarily includes images relating to education and activities at Lane Tech, events that took place in Chicago, and art exhibitions. Photographs and slides of Lane Tech show students, dan...

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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...


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 (Magazine) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1985]

Includes visual materials relating to Chicago magazine, a monthly feature and entertainment periodical for Chicago (Ill.) and the surrounding area. Visual materials consist of images that were considered or used for publication. Topics include buildings and residences; broadcasting; several forms...

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company collection of visual materials, ca. 1936-1949.

Collection of photographs, transparencies, and moving image film pertaining to the Chicago Miniature Opera Company. Founded by Ernest Wolff, the company was also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera in the 1940s. Images are of puppet opera productions and behind-the-scenes activities.

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Chicago Theatre publicity photographs, ca. 1930-1969.

Includes publicity photographs for entertainers who appeared at the Chicago Theatre.

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Cinema/Chicago collection of visual materials, 1967-1984.

Materials from film festivals sponsored by Cinema/Chicago, known as the Chicago International Film Festival from 1964-1978. The name change reflects the broader scope of the organization and the festivals it runs, including INTERCOM (Industrial Film Festival) and the Dance Film Festival. Contains...

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Dance marathon photograph collection, ca. 1930-1939.

Photographs of dance marathons at Chicago's Merry Garden ballroom, White City Ballroom, Pershing Ballroom and other locations. Most photographs are posed portraits of dancers but a few scenes show dancers on the dance floor.

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Dance performance posters, [ca. 1937-1974]

Handmade posters in color with attached black & white photographs (8 x 10 in and smaller) advertising performances by dancers Ruth Page and Harald Krentzberg of Seven New Dances at the Studebaker and Embassy theaters.

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David Dapogny photograph collection, 1975-1980.

Photoprints depict or relate to entertainment held in Chicago's streets and plazas. Includes acrobatic and gymnastic performances, dance contests, Puerto Rican and Polish ethnic parades, Venetian Night water show, and an air show in Grant Park. Also includes scenes of entertainment at various com...

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David Fishman photographs of theater performances, [1970-1979]

Photographs by David Fishman of theatrical performances and portraits of actors in costume at the Drury Lane Theater, the Yiddish Theater Association, the Lyric Opera, and the Goodman Theatre. Many photographs are unidentified, but the collection does include a series of photographs related to th...

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Descriptive inventory for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company records, 1896-1960, bulk 1911-1942

Film scripts and title pages, patent documents, correspondence, contracts, receipts and cancelled checks, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the early production of motion pictures by Essanay Film Manufacturing Company and Essanay Studios of Chicago (1907-1917) and la...

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Essanay Film Manufacturing Company photographs, ca. 1915.

Photographic prints from the motion picture production, Young America, and nitrate negatives of telegrams sent by Essanay Film Studios, ca. 1915.

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Essanay Film Studios advertisements collection, 1915-1920.

Collection of lantern slides of motion picture advertisements from Essanay Studios. Announcing coming (future) attractions with space for local theater to write in the name of the theater.

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Fred M. Fine papers

Correspondence, primarily 1944-1961; files on Chicago cultural affairs containing memos, reports, leaflets, newsclippings, etc., primarily 1970s and 1980s; sound recordings of reminiscences (21 cassettes) by Fred M. Fine; and photocopies of Fine's FBI files. Topics of the collection include Fine'...


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...


George Spoor and Essanay Film Manufacturing Company manuscript collection

Scripts, magazines, and a scrapbook related to Spoor's career as a pioneer motion picture producer. Topics include Spoor's work as a distributor of films in the Chicago area (1897-1907), as co-founder of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1917), and as an innovator of three-dimensional ...

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The Green dress : a Chicago story portfolio, 1980.

A portfolio by photographer Dirk Bakker in collaboration with performance artist Sandra Binion. The photographs depict a woman in a green sequin dress among familiar and notable Chicago area landmarks and scenes such as the Auditorium Theatre, Wrigley Field, O'Hare airport, and Sears Tower.

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