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Abraham Lincoln album, [ca. 1860-1865]

Portraits of Lincoln, his wife, and children. Includes scenes of his death bed and funeral, a copy of his farewell speech to Springfield in 1861, and views of his homes.

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Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972

Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...

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Albert Mindlin photograph album, [ca. 1900-1925]

Photograph album assembled by Albert Mindlin, a Chicago dentist, showing scenes of family life, with special emphasis on children and recreational gatherings at parks and beaches. Sporting activities that appear in the images include swimming, rowing, tennis, and bicycling. Also includes some dom...

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Albert Pick, Jr. and family papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1940-1977

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, plaques, audio recordings, and other papers belonging to Chicago philanthropist and hotel executive Albert Pick, Jr. and to his family. Much of the collection consists of commemorative certi...

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Album of sketches of European scenes, 1859.

An album inscribed with Latin prose and English translations, with sketches of European scenes. Prepared by Charles Scammon for his father, Jonathan Young Scammon of Chicago.

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Albums of Welton M. Durham and Bertha Patterson Durham, [ca. 1850s-1879]

Personal albums containing portraits of the friends and relatives of W.M. Durham, a banker in Momence, Ill. (1880-1896) and his wife Bertha. Tintypes in Durham's album include individual and group portraits of people from Kankakee and Momence. Typed identification labels were glued in at a later ...

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Alfred S. Trude and family papers

Correspondence, family history, legal and financial documents, wills, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Alfred S. Trude, a Chicago lawyer. A majority of the collection is correspondence from family members and condolences sent after Trude's death in 1933.

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Alitto Studio photographs, [ca. 1930-1980]

Includes portrait photographs made by studio photographer Joseph Alitto of Chicago (Ill.). All the images are formally posed views of weddings, children and babies, family groups, people in military and non-military uniform, and women. Some portraits show Asian Americans. Many of the photographs ...

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Alson S. Sherman family photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.

Portrait album of Sherman, mayor of Chicago in 1844-1845, and his wife Aurora. Also includes the following families: Bassett, Clark, Cogger, Dudley, Kingsley, Slyfield and Thompson. All portraits are individual and identified.

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Amateur photographer's glass negative collection, ca. 1900.

Primarily group portraits and pictures of unidentified women and girls taken by an unknown amateur photographer. Includes a few scenes taken at Christmas and a few landscapes and townscapes.

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Amling family business papers

Business records of the Amling family of Maywood, Illinois, prominent florists and rose growers. Includes a daybook of Albert F. Amling Company (1 v., 1902-1907), newsclippings ca. 1910s-1940s, family records including a genealogy, and Amlings catalogs, 1970s-1980s.

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Angel Guardian Orphanage photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1970]

Photographs related to the Angel Guardian Orphanage. Includes snapshots and professional portraits. The snapshots show children, nuns, and teachers as well as various activities, such as playtime, graduation, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and other church related activities. The portraits are m...

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Ann Landers collection of photographic materials, [ca. 1948-2000]

Images relating to the life and journalism career of Esther Pauline Lederer, famous as the nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ann Landers." Includes 5 scrapbooks and many publicity portrait photographs of Lederer at public speaking engagements and parties, as well as photographs of Lederer w...

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Ann Landers papers, 1947-2002

Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, texts of speeches, correspondence, photographs, book manuscripts, and other papers of Ann Landers, primarily regarding her career as a syndicated advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and later for the Chicago Tribune. Scrapbooks (66 vol.) contain he...

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Anna Jaros collection of visual materials

Printed materials and black-and-white, color (1), and hand-painted (1) photographs and photograph postcards related to and collected by Anna Jaros. Portraits depict members of the Halsted Street Church (located at Halsted and 20th Streets, Chicago); the Cervenka, Herda, Hraback, Jaros, and Perout...

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Anna Jaros papers

Letters to Anna Jaros of Chicago, Ill. (1914-1919), several written by U.S. servicemen in France and Siberia during World War I; Frank Petrouka's 1919 honorable discharge from the U.S. Army; a wedding remembrance book from Anna Jaros's 1921 marriage to Frank Petrouka; and miscellaneous family mem...

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Anton Rodde collection of vacation lantern slides, 1932-1937.

Primarily images of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, photographed and hand colored by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Includes scenes of the vacation journey between Chicago and these destinations with automobiles, motor courts, mountainous lan...

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Anton Rodde photograph collection, ca. 1924-1937.

Loose photographs and album of snapshots by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Loose photographs include snapshots of Chicago buildings and parks, the Eucharistic Congress (1926 : Mundelein and Chicago, Ill.), the Rodde home and family, a few family port...

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Archibald J. Motley, Jr., papers and photographs collection, 1894-2004, bulk 1920-1990

Correspondence, publications, manuscripts, photocopies of sketches and sketchbooks, photographs, sound recordings, and a videocassette related to the life and work of Archibald J. Motley, Jr., a painter known for his portraiture and scenes of urban life. Included are his handwritten manu...


Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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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 ...


Atkinson family collection of visual materials, [ca. 1860-1929]

Photographs and prints related to Isaac and Emma Atkinson and their descendants, one of the first African-American families to settle in Chicago. Isaac was the son of Richard Atkinson, who emigrated from Scotland to the United States, and Cecilia, a full-blooded Cherokee. Isaac married Emma Jane,...

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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,...


Augur family papers

Correspondence of the Augur family, mainly between U.S. Army General Christopher C. Augur of Washington (D.C.) and his son Murray B. Augur while Murray was at school and college in New York and Pennsylvania (1880-1890s), as well as letters to Murray from his sister Ellen and his brother Wheaton. ...

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