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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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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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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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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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Edgar Jules Schoen writings

Bound typescripts of Edgar Jules Schoen's autobiography "On the Threshold" (1961), and commentaries on sociology, political science, and plays, including "The Spanish Influence in Corneille's Cid" (1915) and other articles, "Unfinished Social Studies" (1959-1960), and "The Folly of Wisdom" (1969).

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Effie Mihopoulos Papers, ca. 1975-Ongoing

Chicago-based poet, critic, and cultural commentator. Along with publishing her own literary journal, Salome, Mihopoulos has conducted oral histories with prominent dancers and performers. Her papers consist of her own writings in addition to musical, theatrical, and dance programs, publicity, an...

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Emmett Dedmon papers

Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, meeting minutes, and other personal and professional papers of Emmett Dedmon, author and newspaper editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Also included are eleven scrapbooks that consist mostly of newspaper clippings. Topics include Ded...


George Ade Papers, 1865-1971

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of th...

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Laflin family papers

Family papers, including correspondence (1869-1949) and diaries (1890-1907) of Josephine Knowland Laflin of Chicago and Lake Forest ( Ill.), relating to schooling genealogy, illness, death, servants, theatrical and literary figures, such as Julian Street and George Gibbs, travel in Europe and the...

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Lillian Barbour papers

Papers of Lillian Barbour and of her mother Lillian Powell Barbour, including autograph book signed by male and female friends, many from Douglas School (1877-1878); scrapbooks of invitations, dance programs, etc. (6 v., 1881-1894); volume about plays, entitled "What I Have Seen," with ca. 30 let...

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Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...


Mia McCullough Papers, 1979 - 2008

Drafts and copies of plays by Chicago playwright Mia McCullough, who has written plays produced by Steppenwolf , Chicago Dramatists, American Theater Company, and Stage Left Theatre in Chicago, as well as many other stages nationwide. Collection also includes promotional materials and some diaries.

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Mike Nussbaum Papers, 1945-2011

Papers of Chicago actor Mike Nussbaum, including playscripts (many written or adapted by David Mamet in which Nussbaum performed or considered performing). Also includes notation by Nussbaum, correspondence from Mamet and others, clippings, photographs, posters, and other materials relating to th...

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Mildred Hark McQueen radio scripts

Radio program play scripts and advertisements written by Chicagoans Mildred Hark McQueen and her husband Noel McQueen. Included are 85 play scripts, advertisements for Wrigley chewing gum (13 items) announced by Jack Fulton and the Andrews Sisters, and spot announcements of New England recipes (1...


Miscellaneous Programmes vol. II, 1880-1902.

Scrapbook contains invitations, cards, programs, and tickets for lectures, events, commencements, banquets, competitions, plays, and Jubilees. Subjects include St. Louis University, St. Xavier College, St. Ignatius College, Marquette College, Creighton College, Detroit College, World's Columbian ...

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Programmes of St. Ignatius College, 1903-1916.

Scrapbook contains jubilee cards, programs, schedules, tickets, advertisements, flyers, memorial booklets, circulars, menus, illustrations, postcards, song lyrics, Mass cards, sheet music, and catalogs. Subjects include James Edward Cardinal Quigley, St. Ignatius College, debate contests, basebal...

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Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003

Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.

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Shawn Pfautsch Papers, 2012-2014

Drafts of the play "Season on the Line" by Chicago-based actor, writer, and musician Shawn Pfautsch. The play was first performed at the House Theatre of Chicago in September and October, 2014. Also includes outline cards for the play and the sheet music to "Jolly Is the Gale."

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Shaw-Wells family papers, 1792-1977

Correspondence, diaries, articles, poems, short stories, plays, clippings, mementos, estate documents, and other family papers of Chicago (Ill.) author Frances Wells Shaw and her husband, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and of their parents, daughters, other relatives, and ancestors. Topics incl...


William Lederer Papers, 1959-2013

Chicago playwright and nephew of Studs Cunningham, upon whom James T. Farrell based the main character of his Studs Lonigan trilogy. Included are Lederer's original plays, screenplays, novel, novella, and poetry. Contains biographical statement, articles, clippings, and reviews. Also eight letter...

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