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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Chicago Federation of Labor records

Meeting minutes, 1903-1922, of the Chicago Federation of Labor (CFL); broadsides containing lists of dues paid by local unions to the CFL and other reports, 1911-1918; office files of the CFL, ca. 1890s-1940s, containing letters, notes, reports, etc., mostly during the presidency of John Fitzpatr...


Frank W. McCulloch papers, 1931-1988

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1...

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George Flower family papers, 1812-1974

Correspondence, diaries, and manuscripts of the Flower family of Illinois, mostly of George Flower, who was the founder of Albion (Ill.). His diaries describe travels in France and the U.S., meeting many of his future correspondents. The diaries are vol. 1: 1814 July 7-Sept. 9, 212p.; vol. 2: 181...

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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


James R. Getz papers

Correspondence, minutes, financial information, tax information, report cards, and investment information among other materials relating to James Rankin Getz, son of wealthy Chicago coal baron George F. Getz. James Getz was educated at the University of Chicago Elementary School, the Choate Schoo...

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Mary McDowell Settlement photograph collection, 1894-1950s, bulk 1900-1930.

Views of activities sponsored by the Mary McDowell Settlement (previously known as the University of Chicago Settlement House) for families living near the Chicago stockyards (Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood). Subjects include children playing on the Settlement's playground, on outings to parks an...

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National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

Correspondence, course applications, teaching and survey materials, newsletters, announcements, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, reports, publications, and other records of the Training Center at Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), sponsored by the National Federation of Settlem...


Waller Family Papers, 1803-1938

Primarily letters of the Waller family, a wealthy, large, educated family from Kentucky, and later Chicago, pertaining mainly to matters of family activity, family devotion to one another, and especially health. Also included are a family genealogy, biography, and letters from Henry Clay and P.G....

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Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, committee and division files, member agency files, annual and other reports, historical summaries, statistical information and printed materials of the Welfare Council relating to the evaluation and coordination of private charities and public health an...