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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

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Asian Human Services of Chicago records, 1978-1996

Reports, press releases, correspondence, newsletters, meeting minutes, topical files, other printed materials, court documents, and other records of Asian Human Services of Chicago, an organization established in 1978 to analyze needs and provide social services for Asians in Chicago near ...


Association for Family Living records, 1926-1967

The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967.

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Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


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...


Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers. Addenda, 1910-1966

Ernest W. Burgess (1886-1966), sociologist. The Burgess Papers Addenda documents Burgess' career as a Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago as well as his involvement in a variety of community, social, governmental and research organizations. The collection includes surveys, questio...

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Carole R. Nolan papers

Technical reports, meeting minutes, financial information, field surveys, correspondence, and other items relative to Carole R. Nolan's work as a consultant on closed circuit instructional television in the public schools for the Chicago Board of Education, 1966-1968. The collection also contains...

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Catherine Krier photograph collection, 1940-1967.

Photographs relating to student life at Henderson Elementary School, 5650 South Wolcott in Chicago (Ill.).

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Catholic Instruction League records, 1904-1946

The Catholic Instruction League records consist of 1.0 linear foot spanning the years 1904 to 1946 (bulk 1917-1937) and include correspondence, reports, brochures, financial statements, newletters, and photographs.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Angela Kelly, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs of teenage girls ages fifteen to eighteen, often single parents, at the Chrysalis Learning Center in Chicago, a non-traditional educational facility that closed in 1987. Includes images of the school, girls in their homes, bedrooms and bathrooms, in the hospital, with thei...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by James Iska, 1986-1988.

Photographs taken at the Hans Christian Andersen Elementary School, at 1148 North Honore in Chicago's West Town community area. Includes scenes from second through sixth grade and special education classrooms, the first day of school, the last day of school, graduation ceremonies for the kinderga...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by James Newberry, 1987.

Documentary photographs concerning ethnic traditions of Chicago's Palestinian, Indian, Iranian, and Asian communities. Images include group shots of family members at family-owned businesses, such as local ethnic stores, restaurants, and bakeries; residents and customers posed for photos in neigh...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay King, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs focusing on people in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood, specifically near DePaul University. Includes primarily street scenes depicting residents and visitors of all ages and demographics engaging in normal daily life at various Lincoln Park locations.

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Charles Waldemar Schonne photograph collection, [ca. 1920]

Photographic portraits and snapshots of Charles Waldemar Schonne, one with his wife Lucille Schonne and one with adults who were possibly his partners at the architecture firm of Marx, Flint & Schonne in Chicago. Also present are photos of his house at 4329 North Claremont in Chicago; 5th, 6th, a...

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Chicago Central High School album, 1866-1884, bulk 1871.

Individual class portraits of the 1871 graduating class of Chicago's Central High School. Also includes portraits taken in 1878 (probably students) and four portraits of children. All photos except these children are identified.

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The Chicago Community Trust collection of visual materials, 1893-1959, bulk 1910-1939.

Visual materials primarily relating to the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund, a Chicago philanthropic organization which merged into The Chicago Community Trust in 1961. Subjects include adult and children's programs, including the Open-Air Schools, 1910-1918; parent nutrition training, social wo...


The Chicago Community Trust records

Executive committee minutes, account books and other financial materials, scrapbooks, and office files concerning administration and distribution of the Chicago Community Trust (CCT) funds to Chicago area charitable organizations. Includes records of the Elizabeth McCormick Memorial Fund (1908-63...


Chicago Hearing Society photograph collection, 1910-1982.

Over 300 images that chronicle the history of the Chicago Hearing Society (CHS), which include various activities (bazaars, costume parties, plays and other entertainment productions, camping trips, CHS anniversaries, etc.), lipreading classes from ca. 1938 to ca. 1973 taught by Torrey and other ...

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Chicago Home Economists in Business records, 1966-1983, bulk 1972-1980

Financial records, membership information, board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, press releases, and other records of the Chicago Home Economists in Business (CHEIB), an organization that focused on the relationship between home economists, business, and consumers. Members have been...

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Citizens Schools Committee records

Correspondence, minutes, financial and other reports, annual proceedings, speeches, scrapbooks, press releases, etc. relating to Citizens Schools Committee's (CSC) work promoting quality in Chicago public education and monitoring administration of the school system. Includes materials from parent...

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Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Clayton Mark papers

Correspondence, condolence letters, memorials, clippings, and a ledger of Clayton Mark. Mr. Mark was a Chicago manufacturer of wrought steel pipe and water well supplies, who served as president of the Chicago Board of Education 1902-1905 and of the Civic Federation 1907-1925. Correspondence (191...

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Dorothy Chaplik papers, 1984-2005.

The Dorothy Chaplik papers consist of materials related to Dorothy's various publications, particularly Up with Hope: A Biography of Jesse Jackson. The documents include published and unpublished materials.

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