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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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Ernest A. Griffin Family Papers, 1862-2007

Papers of family historian Ernest A. Griffin, proprietor of the Griffin Funeral Home on Chicago's south side, including family documents, photographs, audio/visual material, genealogical notes, and materials relating to the history of Camp Douglas (on which the funeral home stood) and Charles H. ...

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John H. Young papers

Incoming letters, brochures, and newsletters, most addressed to John H. Young, an African American man, born in Georgia, who relocated to northern Illinois in 1910. The collection includes a typed letter (1914) from Ida B. Wells-Barnett asking for support of the Negro Fellowship League along with...

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Lyle Mayer photograph collection, 1947-1967.

Negatives from Mayer's student photographic work at Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.). Undergraduate work (1948-1949) includes Chicago scenes of transient hotel fronts on north Clark Street, Roosevelt University, a Chinese-American laundry, traffic and street scenes in the vicinity of Madison S...

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Nathan Kellogg McGill photograph collection, [ca. 1909-1934]

Studio portrait photographs and informal photographs of African American lawyer Nathan K. McGill; his older brother Simuel Decatur McGill (also a lawyer); Nathan McGill's first wife Idalee McGill and their sons Simuel and Nathan, Jr. (ca. 1922-1929). A 1913 image shows Simuel and Nathan McGill be...

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Otis family papers

Business and personal papers of the Otis family of Chicago (Ill.), which made its fortune in nineteenth-century business real estate. Present are building management files of Frederick R. Otis and his son Charles Tillinghast Otis, owners of prominent retail properties in the Loop (State Street) a...

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