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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,...


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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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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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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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Hammond Organ Company records

Corporate records related to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawing...


J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


John Munn papers

Primarily journals kept by John Munn relating his thoughts and activities (40 vol., 1824-1873); plus a few other items, including a Connecticut 1st Infantry commission (1828 Apr. 23) and a receipt for purchase of a slave named Nelson (1836 Sept. 17). The journal entries mainly detail travel and p...


Lyric Opera of Chicago records

Files of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including publicity releases (1953-1971, 2.5 linear ft.), general administrative files (1958-1973, 8.5 linear ft.), and artistic administrative files (1968-1970, 9 linear ft.). This collection does not include extensive correspondence of Carol Fox or Ardis Kra...

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Remains Theatre Ensemble records

Correspondence; financial records, including audits, bank statements, bills and receipts, box office records, budgets, cash receipts, fund raising materials, grant funding contracts (many with the National Endowment for the Arts); newspaper clippings and press releases; audio cassette tapes; cont...

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Richard L. Kilmer papers on opera

Lists of casts and repertories of various opera companies including the Chicago Opera (1894-1946), Chicago Grand Opera Company (1912-1930), Chicago Lyric Opera (1955-1962), Boston Opera Company (1909-1961), Cincinnati Opera Company (1940-1961), Metropolitan Opera (1883-1956), New York City Opera ...

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Sally Rand papers

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair ...


Stevenson Expressway construction photographs, [ca. 1960-1964]

Views of sites along the Southwest Expressway in Chicago (Ill.) before and during construction, including areas of residences and commercial buildings along Pulaski Road, Western Avenue, California Avenue, Central Park Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Kedzie Avenue. On Sept. 1, 1965, the highway was ren...

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