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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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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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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 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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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...


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 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 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, ...


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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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 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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Don Lawson papers

Correspondence, books by Lawson, book reviews, research files, biographical materials, playbills, photographs, and other papers of Don Lawson, a Chicago author who wrote non-fiction books on historical and political subjects for young adult readers. Also present are some papers of Lawson's wife, ...

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Donald Robertson papers

Incoming letters to Robertson, manuscript poetry and plays by Robertson, 6 scrapbooks pertaining to Robertson's career and miscellaneous items; plus a diary, autograph book, and letter relating to the family of his wife Anna Titus, an actress. Materials reflect Robertson's career as director of t...

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