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Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987, bulk 1965-1985

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional literature, photographs, and other papers of Benjamin Gingiss, co-founder of Gingiss Brothers, a Chicago men's formalwear business, which later became a franchise operation with stores nationwide. Materials relate to Gingiss' professional and perso...

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Bes-Ben, Inc., records, 1920-1988, bulk 1925-1978

Ledgers, customer card index files, state time inspection records; plus sundry correspondence, sales slips, passports, personal account books, and other materials relating to the Bes-Ben millinery shop in Chicago operated by Benjamin Green-Field and his sister Bessie Green-Field Warshawsky, and t...

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Gookin Family Papers, 1861-1922

Family correspondence, including letters from Chicago banker, artist, calligrapher, and designer Frederick Gookin to his wife, Marie S. Gookin, 1897-1922, documenting Chicago friends, city life, and sports when Marie Gookin was away, as well as Frederick Gookin's activities while on business trip...

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Morgan-Gardner Family Papers, 1789-ca. 1900

Travel journal written by George C. Morgan, a schoolteacher and minister (1754-1798) while travelling in France during the Revolution, 1789; autobiographical memoir written by the son of George C. Morgan, Richard Price Morgan (1790-1882), who immigrated to the United States from England around 18...

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Rand McNally and Company Records, 1856-1996

Business records of the Rand McNally Company, established in 1856 in Chicago. The firm became well known for its cartographic publishing, but also produced a variety of trade books, textbooks, periodicals, and printing jobs such as railroad tickets and coupons. Includes records of financial, mark...


Tom Greensfelder Design Records, 1989-2015

Chicago calligrapher and designer. Files concerning Oakdale Press children’s bookplate designs and other projects.

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Tonk Manufacturing Company photograph collection, 1873-1962.

Includes photographs of the Tonk Manufacturing Company building, a company gathering, and employees at work; also portraits of workers, managers, and their families; and "drummer's photographs" of products manufactured by the company, such as piano stools and benches until 1950 and other furnitur...

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Tonk Manufacturing Company records

Scrapbook of articles and advertisements pasted onto old letterbook, ca. 1890s-1919; price list, patent certificates, incorporation certificates, and miscellaneous papers of the Tonk Manufacturing Company of Chicago (Ill.) about piano stools and other furniture made by the Tonk company and about ...