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American Field Service records

Letters; a short history of the organization; various lists of donors of ambulances, lists of men serving, etc.; clippings; and pamphlets. Concerns the financial status of the organization, the morale of those in service, particularly of those who wished to leave it for more active military duty,...

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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 Turn-Gemeinde, Pioneer Section records

Minutes of the Pioneer section (i.e., senior section) of Turners in Chicago, Illinois, a German American social club founded in 1852 for the intellectual, cultural, and physical well-being of its members, who were primarily middle-class and professional men. Also a periodical from Wernigerode, We...

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Chicago Woman's Club records, 1876-1998.

Meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, contracts, leases, correspondence, certificates, guest books, calendars and other papers from the Chicago Women's Club. The collection contains minutes from club meetings, membership and financial records, ...

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Christopher C. Wimbish papers, 1870-1962.

Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Divisio...

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Emily Frankenstein papers

Diary, 1918 Apr. 27-1920 May 30, and miscellaneous documents, including a ticket to a World War I era celebration for the 33rd Division in Grant Park. Diary (ca. 258 p.) written by Frankenstein, the daughter of Jewish physician Victor S. Frankenstein of 4501 Ellis Avenue in the Kenwood neighborho...

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Everett Literary Society records, ca. 1872-1922.

Records in 5 volumes and a scrapbook of the club composed of boys and young men, including treasurers' records with list of members, Feb. 1872-April 1877; minutes of meetings, weekly except in summer, including reports on the club's constitution, election of officers, place of meeting; on the app...

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Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., scrapbooks, 1912-1933.

Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, tickets, invitations, membership cards, announcements, pins, and course bulletins covering the career of Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., at Loyola University. Subjects include Frederic Siedenburg, women students, feminists, Loyola University, charity, ...


Gads Hill Center records

Correspondence, minutes of meetings of the board of directors of the Gads Hill settlement house, various reports, financial and attendance records, newsclippings, articles, and other sundry papers. Topics include recreational, educational, and social programs and facilities of Gads Hill Center, a...


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...


Joseph Conklin photograph collection, 1917-1918.

Album of visual materials relating to Base Hospital 13 which served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Limoges, France during World War I. Serving at Base Hospital 13 were staff from Chicago's Presbyterian Hospital and students from University of Chicago and other Midwestern colleges. Incl...

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Margaret Dahlem papers

Correspondence, memory books, and other personal papers and memorabilia of Margaret M. Dahlem (Peggy Dahlem). Included are three volumes; a memory book (1910-1918) consisting of photographs, event programs, letters, and notes; a "School Memories" autograph and scrapbook (1912-1916) consisting of ...

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Military Training Camps Association of the United States records

Correspondence, constitution, by-laws, financial information, personnel files, lists of civilian aids, chairmanship materials, and lists of Illinois county chairmen of the Military Training Camps Association. The collection includes historical documents, letters of commendation, administrative an...

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Olive Hulbert Scrapbook Collection, 1918 to 1923

Artifacts dating from 1918 to 1923, organized by past Alliance president, Olive Hubert. The scrapbooks contain documents from various dinners, events, and projects, and are related to individuals connected with the Alliance. They also chronicle the Alliance’s wartime and post-war reconstruction e...


Otto L. Schmidt papers, 1877-1941, bulk 1900-1935

Correspondence, news clippings, and other papers of Dr. Schmidt, a Chicago physician, historian, and German American civic leader. Materials pertain to his leadership of the Illinois State Historical Society, the Chicago Historical Society, and the Illinois Centennial Commission; participation in...


Patrick B. and Annabel Carey Prescott papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, biographical material, and newsletters related to Patrick B. Prescott and Annabelle Carey Prescott. Patrick Prescott's papers relate to his career as lawyer, politician, and Judge of the Municipal Court of Chicago (Ill.), including his run for Republican Congr...

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Scrapbook vol. XVII, 1889-1890, 1917.

Contains articles from newspapers and magazines as well as pamphlets. Subjects include Catholic history, Chicago history, Catholic Press, Italy, socialism, women and education, Jesuits, Christian charity, World War I, Mary Baker Eddy, Christian Science, birth control, Missions and missionaries, a...

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Waldo M. Allen papers, 1891-1957

The papers of Waldo M. Allen consist largely of letters concerning his family, written by him, by his older brother Calvin Durand Allen, his parents Elisha Hubert and Janet E. (Durand) Allen, and other relatives. Some of the correspondence pertains to the interests and activities of Waldo Allen...

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YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago collection of visual materials, [ca. 1860-1962, bulk 1890-1959]

Visual materials that chronicle the initial years and subsequent growth of the YMCA, a social service organization in the Chicago metropolitan area. Subjects include staff members (individual and groups); annual meetings; program activities for adults, teens and children; camps in service includi...

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