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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Erbes family photograph collection, [ca. 1946-1950]

Includes exterior views of 2 stores owned by Helen Erbes: Erbes Food Shop, known as "Helen's," at 2058 North Dayton in Chicago (Ill.), which she owned in 1945-1947, and the shop at 4257 North Harding (corner of Elston Avenue), which she owned in 1948-1950. Her husband Anton Erbes, his brother (?)...

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Harry Flanders papers, 1885-1931, bulk 1900-1930

Correspondence, financial records, legal papers, diaries, photographs, medical papers, and other personal and professional papers of Harry L. Flanders, a Chicago leather tanner and trunk maker. Included are correspondence and other papers pertaining to Victoria Flanders, Harry Flanders’ wife. ...

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Heinrick Bochmann's saloon and livery stable, [ca. 1894].

Views of interior and exterior of the saloon and livery stable owned by German immigrant Heinrich Bochmann or Bockmann (Henry Bockmann), located on the northeast corner of 12th Street and Halsted Street in Chicago (Ill.). The exterior view shows Bockmann with his wife Emma and children.

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Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences photograph collection, 1984, 1996-1998, 2000.

Photographs primarily from annual meetings of the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, 1996-1998, 2000. Includes images of members lecturing, eating, swimming, and socializing at events. Also included are photographs...

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Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sciences records, ca. 1952-2006

Correspondence, minutes, scrapbooks (2 v.), reports, membership applications, conference brochures, organization histories, professional development information, newsletters, publications, by-laws, handbooks, job descriptions, and other files of the Illinois Association of Family and Consumer Sci...

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Illinois Home Economics Association records

Records of the Illinois Home Economics Association including office files, correspondence, membership and meeting planning information.

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Illinois Nutrition Committee records

Correspondence, meeting minutes, and other records of the Illinois Nutrition Committee (formed as the Illinois State Nutrition Committee in 1940). Topics include promoting better nutrition throughout the state, especially in schools. Much of the materials relate to the history, constitutions, by-...

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John Becker photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1924]

Primarily glass plate negatives by amateur photographer Becker, a carpenter and handyman by trade, who documented life in his South Chicago neighborhood during the 1910s and 1920s. Many photographs depict people posed in work and leisure situations. Includes scenes of people picnicking in the par...

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Joseph T. Ryerson collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs, [ca. 1880-1885]

Mounted photographs of Chicago storefronts and residences with people, presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons, informally posed in front of buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery stores, hardware and paint sto...

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Julius Poslusny photograph collection, 1900s-1940s.

Poslusny, a Chicago photographer, owner of LaSalle Photo located in the LaSalle Hotel and his brother Edmund. Subjects include family portraits, Poslusny at work and with friends. There are also samples of his photographs.

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Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs, ca. 1880-1885.

Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery store...

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Rus Arnold papers, 1920, 1938-1987

Articles, correspondence, photographs, books, newspaper clippings, magazines, and other papers of Rus Arnold, a Chicago photojournalist. The collection consists largely of articles written, and photographs taken by Arnold for newspapers, magazines, lectures and industrial promotional lit...

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Teenage Photo Documentary Project photograph collection, 1985.

Photographs by Chicago area teenagers of their friends, environment, and activities. Environments include homes--especially bedrooms, shops, schools, parks, beaches and fast food restaurants. Scenes usually show the involvement or participation of the teenager. Activities include hairdressing, li...


United Charities of Chicago camp photograph collection, ca. 1900-1960, bulk 1930-1960.

Views of United Charities' Camp Algonquin and its predecessor Camp Goodwill, which served needy mothers and children from the Chicago area. Photos show children being transported to camp, and children and counselors engaged in routine and planned activities, such as dining, swimming, arts and cra...

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United Charities of Chicago collection of visual materials, [ca. 1909-1967]

Includes photoprints primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using UCC. Activities show children in educational, play, camp, and health care settings, and participating in and receiving food service. Some scenes show infants and small children at Mary Crane and ot...


Zielinski family photographs, [ca. 1933-1940]

Photographs relating to the Walter and Mary Zielinski family, Polish immigrants who operated Walter's Tavern and restaurant at 47th Street and Ashland Avenue, just south of "Whiskey Row" in the Back of the Yards community area of Chicago (Ill.). Includes tintype of Zielinski children next to a st...

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