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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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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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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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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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Chicago Drama Performances. Index, 1839-1955

Compiled by University of Chicago Professor Napier Wilt. Primarily index cards with information on theatrical performances in Chicago theaters, 1839-1955. Cards include title of play, dates of performances, author, theater where play was performed, actors, and sometimes comments on the play. Also...

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Chicago illustrated, 1866-1867.

Images of Chicago (Ill.) in the early nineteenth century that were lithographed from original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterworks, and gas works. St...

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company records

Office files, correspondence, programs, clippings, other publicity materials, scripts, legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Chicago Miniature Opera Company, also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera and later the Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera, founded by Ernest Wolff of Chicago (Ill.). ...

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Chicago Park District records : Photographs, 1863-2005

Representing more than 500 parks from the late nineteenth century to the present, this collection documents site development, park facilities, features (such as gardens, fountains, playgrounds and sculptures), park staff, programmatic activities, special events, the lakeshore and shore protection...

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Chicago photographically illustrated, 1878-1879.

Primarily scenes of Chicago's Loop mercantile district, which highlight individual buildings, such as hotels, commercial and civic buildings. Also includes a few views of parks; a railroad bridge, station and dining car; and the harbor on the Chicago River. Photographs are identified and of a pro...

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Chicago Theater Restoration Associates collection of visual materials, 1926-1986.

Black-and-white and color photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives, as well as press releases documenting the restoration and reopening of the Chicago Theatre and the adjacent Page Brothers Building by the Chicago Theater Preservation Group, Ltd., a partner in the Chicago Theater Restor...

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Chicago Theater Restoration Associates records

Correspondence, research notes, copies of historical documents, legal and financial records, contracts, and public relations materials of the Chicago Theater Restoration Associates, a group of investors who saved the Chicago Theater and the adjoining Page Brothers Building from demolition in the ...

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City Club of Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, reports, newsclippings, forum notices, financial and membership materials, and other records of the City Club of Chicago, an organization founded in 1903 to investigate and improve municipal conditions in Chicago (Ill.). Topics include city and state government, revenue, ...

Cloyd Head Papers, 1895-1968

Writings and correspondence, souvenirs and miscellany of Cloyd Head, Chicago playwright, theatrical director, business manager of the Goodman Theatre and husband of the poet Eunice Tietjens.

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Collection of prints published by Jevne & Almini of Chicago (Ill.), 1866-1867.

Contains original lithographic prints of Chicago (Ill.) in the early ninteenth century that were based on original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterwor...

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Commission on Chicago Historical and Architectural Landmarks records

Files collected by individuals who served on the commission, including Joe Benson, Clement Silvestro, and Harold Skramstad.

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The Cordon (Chicago, Ill.) records

Scrapbooks (3 vol., 1922-1957), history, certificate of organization (1915), minutes, scattered dates, account books (primarily 1959-1973), and other records of The Cordon, a Chicago women's club that closed in 1977. The scrapbooks contain announcements of lectures, receptions, teas, dramatic and...

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