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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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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,...


Chapin Hall for Children photograph collection, 1918-1982, bulk 1930-1973.

Views concerning a charitable social service organization founded in 1860 as the Chicago Nursery and Half-Orphan Asylum, and known informally as the Chapin Hall for Children, to provide day-care services for working mothers and eventually served as an orphanage. Primarily shows children participa...

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Charles Young visual materials, ca. 1910-1950s

Black-and-white glass and nitrate negatives, lantern slides, photographic prints, and color moving image film taken by motion picture projectionist, Charles Young. Images primarily depict portraits of men, women and children (some identified as Young's family); homes; and streets in and aro...

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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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Francis W. Parker School photograph collection, 1903-1960.

The collection is largely comprised of photographs in albums detailing class activities, projects, sports, and dramatic productions from the 1910s to the 1930s, with some photographs of students in the 1960s. Several handmade albums contain unique objects such as menus, cards, artwork, etc., and ...

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George Ade Papers, 1865-1971

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of th...

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Goodman Family Papers, 1795-2003

Papers, letters, photograph albums, cards, genealogical materials, diaries, and travel memorabilia from the family of Marjorie Sawyer Goodman Graff, daughter of playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, and her mother, Marjorie Robbins Hopkins.

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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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Hooper, Frances. Papers, 1928-1976

Frances Hooper (1892-1986) was a journalist and advertising executive. She was founder and president of the Frances Hooper Advertising Agency. Hooper was also an author and avid collector of books and art. Correspondence, books, photographs, and notes in the collection reflect Hooper’s personal l...

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John Munn papers

Primarily journals kept by John Munn relating his thoughts and activities (40 vol., 1824-1873); plus a few other items, including a Connecticut 1st Infantry commission (1828 Apr. 23) and a receipt for purchase of a slave named Nelson (1836 Sept. 17). The journal entries mainly detail travel and p...


Kenneth Sawyer Goodman Papers, 1883-1971

Works and personal materials of Chicago playwright Kenneth Sawyer Goodman, including manuscript, typescript, and published plays, poems, and short stories, correspondence, drawings, diaries, and programs from theatrical productions, photographs, and mementoes, including wood printing blocks, mili...

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Laflin family papers

Family papers, including correspondence (1869-1949) and diaries (1890-1907) of Josephine Knowland Laflin of Chicago and Lake Forest ( Ill.), relating to schooling genealogy, illness, death, servants, theatrical and literary figures, such as Julian Street and George Gibbs, travel in Europe and the...

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Lantern slide views of life in Chicago collection, 1880-1934.

Collection of views of downtown Chicago street scenes (1871-1915); World's Columbian Exposition (1893); Century of Progress (1933-1934); filming a movie, stage productions, bathers, stenographers at work, Sullivan (boxer), a drawing of a Pullman car, and the logo of the Chicago Allied Printing Tr...


Marshall Brodein visual materials

Black-and-white and color photographs and printed material related to Marshall Brodein and his character Wizzo the Wizard popularized on WGN-TV's "Bozo's Circus" and "The Bozo Show." Images depict Wizzo and Bozo on set, Wizzo flyer and headshot portrait, and a later portrait of Brodien not in cos...

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Nathan F. Leopold papers, 1924-1970

Correspondence with family, friends, attorneys, and prominent individuals solicited to advocate the parole of Nathan Leopold, Jr., from Stateville penitentiary in Joliet, Illinois, where he was serving a life sentence for the murder of 14-year-old Bobby Franks, a crime committed with Richard Loeb...

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Neltnor and Anthony family papers

Correspondence and other personal papers of Shelley Butler Neltnor, Frank D. Anthony and Cornelia Neltnor Anthony, and other Neltnor family members. Includes letters from theatrical and political celebrities to Mrs. Anthony, 1870-1932; and materials concerning a joint appearance of Abraham Lincol...

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Neltnor family photograph collection, approximately 1860-1949.

Black-and-white photographs and printed materials related to members of the Neltnor family of Chicago and Chicago's north suburbs, including: John C. Neltnor, Cornelia Eames Neltnor, Shelley Butler Neltnor, Muriel Barnes, Carrol Neltnor, and Mary Kinney. Includes studio portraits, photographs rel...

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Sally Rand collection of photographs, [ca. 1920-1960, bulk 1950s]

Photographs from the personal files of dancer and actress, Sally Rand, primarily relating to the period 1949-1953 and Rand's traveling dance show, but including some earlier materials. Sally Rand became famous for her "fan dance" and her "bubble dance" (using balloons) that she performed at the C...

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Sally Rand papers, 1903-1955

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair ...

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Shaw-Wells family papers, 1792-1977

Correspondence, diaries, articles, poems, short stories, plays, clippings, mementos, estate documents, and other family papers of Chicago (Ill.) author Frances Wells Shaw and her husband, architect Howard Van Doren Shaw, and of their parents, daughters, other relatives, and ancestors. Topics incl...


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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