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Alfonso Iannelli design drawings, 1928-1948

Graphite and color pencil, watercolor, and blueprint architectural and industrial design drawings and printed material created by Alfonso Iannelli and Iannelli Studios architects for Chicago-area commissioned projects, including the Pickwick Theatre and the Havoline Thermometer at the Century of ...

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Alice Gerstenberg autobiography

Autobiographical manuscript by Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972), a dramatist, author, and actress, who was active in the little theater movement in Chicago (Ill.). The manuscript includes reminiscences about Gerstenberg's theatrical activities and Chicago's cultural and social scenes. The preface wa...

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Alice Gerstenberg Papers, 1903-1971

Correspondence, works and miscellaneous material reflecting Gerstenberg's activities in Chicago's social and cultural life in the first half of the 20th century, in particular her involvement with local theater.

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Allied Arts Corp. (Chicago, Ill.). Records

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Known as Zelzer Management until 1948, Allied Arts Corporation was run by Harry and Sarah Zelzer and was responsible for bringing many important musicians, dancers and other per...

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Alma M. Yondorf Theater Scrapbooks Collection, 1894-1926.

The scrapbooks document theater productions in Chicago and elsewhere. Yondorf frequently annotated her programs with the names of her companions and her opinion of the productions.

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American Circus Collection, 1891-1939

Late 19th and early 20th century circus and theater related illustrations, publicity, programs, photographs and memorabilia.

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Andrew Rebori collection of visual materials, ca. 1920-1939.

Photographs of drawings and buildings designed Chicago architect Rebori of the firm Rebori, Wentworth, Dewey and McCormick, Inc. Includes designs for an airport, a commercial block, the Pontiac Hotel and the Midland Club. Also includes photographs of the interior and exterior of a residential bui...

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Anton Rodde collection of vacation lantern slides, 1932-1937.

Primarily images of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, photographed and hand colored by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Includes scenes of the vacation journey between Chicago and these destinations with automobiles, motor courts, mountainous lan...

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Architectural records for buildings by Rapp & Rapp, [ca. 1911-1971 (bulk 1911-1959)]

Job files (ca. 260) for buildings and alterations by Rapp & Rapp, based in Chicago (Ill.), primarily in the Chicago area but also in other locations. Files for a building often contain drawings, blueprints, elevations, other plans, etc. Collections includes many photographs of the buildings as we...

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Arthur Hercz papers

Correspondence and newsclippings relating to buildings or interiors designed by Arthur Hercz, a Chicago architect; scripts, musical scores, costume and scenery sketches, and programs for pageants and festivals designed or directed by Hercz; essays; articles; condolence letters to Hercz's family a...


Arthur I. Jacobson collection of Chicago scenes, ca. 1950.

Views of Chicago probably taken by Jacobson. Includes elevated views and street views of the Loop commercial district; public transportation such as buses, elevated trains and trolley cars; scenes at a military camp; ships on Lake Michigan; a pipe organ (in a movie theater?); and machinery at the...

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Ashton Stevens Papers, ca. 1850-1952

The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical inform...

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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


Auditorium Theater Programs, 1888-1938

Programs and other materials for events taking place in the early years at Chicago's Auditorium Theater. Envisioned as a world-class theater and opera house by Chicago impresario Ferdinand Peck, the Adler and Sullivan-designed Auditorium opened in 1889 on the corner of Congress and Michigan Avenue.

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Auditorium Theatre Council (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1893-1982 (inclusive), 1960-1982 (bulk)

The collection contains correspondence, clippings, by-laws, minutes, articles, programs and other records of the Auditorium Theatre Council primarily from the administrative papers (1960-1978) of Beatrice Spachner (Mrs. John V. Spachner), chairman of the Auditorium Theatre Council. Topic...

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Auditorium Theatre Council Records, 1955-1970

Clippings, notes, memos, and press releases regarding the Auditorium Theatre. Collection includes details of the theater's condition at the end of the 1950s and the renovation to restore it to its former condition. Most materials seem to be used to generate attention and funds for the renovation ...

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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...


Barron, Elwyn A. Papers, 1877-1921

Elwyn A. Barron (1855-1929) was a drama critic and playwright working in Chicago between 1877 and 1895. The Elwyn A. Barron Papers contain correspondence, memorabilia, dramatic criticism, and drafts of plays, novels, and poetry.

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Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

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Bessie Barnes Papers, 1896-1992

Photographs, newspaper reviews and miscellaneous personal items relating to Bessie Barnes, producer of nightclub theatrical reviews in Chicago and Milwaukee in the 1920’s and 1930’s

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Bob Sickinger Papers, 1934-1985

Press reviews and photographs of Hull House Theater productions directed by Bob Sickinger, 1963-1969, together with copies of Sickinger's 1963 essay on the state of theater in Chicago and his press release regarding his involuntary departure from Hull House in 1969. Also a few programs, press rel...

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Caroline Linsley Theater Scrapbooks Collection, 1909-1956.

Collection includes programs, clippings, and pictures pasted into photograph albums and blank scrapbooks compiled by Caroline Linsley. Movie programs have been included, as well as programs for productions Linsley attended while on vacation in New York and elsewhere.

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Chapin Hall for Children photograph collection, 1918-1982, bulk 1930-1973.

Views concerning a charitable social service organization founded in 1860 as the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum, and known informally as the Chapin Hall for Children, to provide day-care services for working mothers and eventually served as an orphanage. Primarily shows children participa...

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Charles Young visual materials, ca. 1910-1950s

Black-and-white glass and nitrate negatives, lantern slides, photographic prints, and color moving image film taken by motion picture projectionist, Charles Young. Images primarily depict portraits of men, women and children (some identified as Young's family); homes; and streets in and aro...

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