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Braun family papers

Personal papers and business records of the Braun family of Chicago and New York, including papers of Jacob Gottfried Braun, founder of a company (1887) that manufactured and imported decorative iron and steel architectural elements, headquartered in Chicago with a factory at 322 South Paulina St...

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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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Charles Ffrench Family Papers, 1887-1963

Papers concerning the family of Charles Ffrench (1861-1916), a prominent Chicago publisher and member of the Board of Education, who founded the periodical The Musical Leader with his wife, Florence, in 1900. Many of the items pertain to Charles, Florence, and their daughter Evelyn. Included in t...

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Chicago Children's Choir photograph collection, [ca. 1966-1979]

Includes views of the Chicago Children's Choir.

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Chicago Children's Festival Orchestra records

Correspondence and newsletters of the Chicago Children's Festival Orchestra, founded (1930) and directed by Edwin Harris Bergh until 1935, and then by his son, Harris Vincent Bergh, who followed his father as director in 1937.

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Delores Abel collection of photographs, [ca. 1900-1940]

Photographs relating to the family and career of Delores Abel, who was a saxophonist with orchestras during the 1930s. Includes a group portrait of Temperance Union members, a group portrait of the Austin High School Band, a 1904 group portrait of the Finnish Society of America, various family ph...

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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Elvira Sheridan Badger Papers, 1859-ca. 1930

Six personal diaries and one diary fragment kept by Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger of Kentucky and Illinois, spanning the years 1859 through 1903. Also popular antebellum piano music compiled and bound for Badger before her marriage. Facsimile of notebook kept by Alpheus Shreve Badger about his m...

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Eunice Tietjens Papers - Additions, 1847-1972

Correspondence, works, and miscellaneous material relating to Eunice Tietjens, Chicago poet, novelist, lecturer and associate editor of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Also material relating to the Hammond and Strong families, Eunice Tietjens' daughter, Janet Tietjens Hart, and Eunice Tietjens' firs...

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Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers, 1869-1981

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husba...

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H. C. Rew family photograph collection, ca. 1880-1920.

Primarily includes photographs and negatives of the Rew family, friends, and residences in Evanston (Ill.). Activities include formal banquets, dinners, wedding parties, persons golfing, and persons playing musical instruments. Some images show vehicles including automobiles, boats, carriages and...

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Hammond Organ Company records, ca. 1928-1985.

Corporate records related to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawing...

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Jewish Community Centers of Chicago collection of visual materials, 1909-1965, bulk 1920s.

Primarily includes views of activities of JCC and its predecessors at various locations: Chicago Hebrew Institute at Taylor & Lytle (1914), Jewish People's Institute in Lawndale (1922), and Max Straus Center (1946). Subjects include adult, junior college, secondary, elementary and nursery educati...


Lionel Sayers Papers, 1856-1980

Correspondence, photographs, manuscript and printed music, programs and much other material of this Chicago Symphony Orchestra librarian and composer. Sayers was born in London and studied at the Royal College of Music before moving to Chicago in 1920, where he became a percussionist for the CSO ...

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Maxwell Street film footage, 1992-2000.

Film footage showing vendors at their stands, shoppers and shopkeepers, visitors, and street musicians, and the landscape of the Maxwell Street neighborhood. Includes the 1994 last summer season at the original Maxwell Street Market. Steven Balkin of the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coali...

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Photographs of Maxwell Street, [ca. 1930-1950]

Primarily includes images of Maxwell Street Market in Chicago, (Ill). Many images of children playing and posing for pictures, African Americans and Hispanic Americans playing musical instruments, and shopping. Many images of street musicians, peddlers selling their goods, poor persons sitting or...

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Photographs of Maxwell Street Market during its last season at original location, 1994.

Photographs by Dr. Steven Balkin, showing the last summer season at the original Maxwell Street Market. Images are primarily of vendors at their stands, shoppers, and street musicians playing instruments, photographer Jeffrey Fletcher, and images of Piano C. Red and his Flat Foot Boogie Band. Att...

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Trumbull Family Papers, 1876-1990

Correspondence, diaries and photographs of the Trumbull family of Chicago from 1876 until 1956. The collection gives candid insight into the lives of the young Trumbull sisters while studying music in Vienna through their letters home to Chicago. The most sizeable contribution of correspondence c...

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William J. Davis family photographs, [ca. 1890s].

Photographs of Chicago (Ill.) theater manager William J. Davis and his family members and friends, including (1.) Fancy Jersey Cattle at Willowdale Farm, Crown Point, Indiana; (2. & 3.) Portrait, W.J. Davis; (4.) Portrait, Will J. Davis, Chicago, Aug. [18]92; (5.) Portrait, [Will J. Davis]; (6.) ...

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William J. Davis, Will J. Davis, and family photograph collection, 1860-1920

Photographs relating to William J. Davis of Chicago (Ill.), who managed theaters and theatrical troupes in Chicago and on tours. The collection includes views of interiors and exteriors of the Iroquois Theater in Chicago (Ill.) prior to the 1903 fire and interior and exterior views of th...

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