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Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a G...

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Anna Jaros papers

Letters to Anna Jaros of Chicago, Ill. (1914-1919), several written by U.S. servicemen in France and Siberia during World War I; Frank Petrouka's 1919 honorable discharge from the U.S. Army; a wedding remembrance book from Anna Jaros's 1921 marriage to Frank Petrouka; and miscellaneous family mem...

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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...


Clay Judson Papers – Additions, 1839-1960

Correspondence, photographs, and memorabilia of Chicago lawyer and civic leader, Clay Judson, including correspondence, mostly with family members; travel narratives of camping trips taken by Judson and his friends, chiefly in Wisconsin and Minnesota; materials relating to Judson’s experiences wi...

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Crane family and Lillie family papers, 1833-1978

Correspondence, financial papers, newsclippings, diaries, notebooks, biographical material, and genealogical items by and about Frances Crane Lillie, a daughter of Richard Teller Crane (founder of the Crane Company), her husband Frank Rattray Lillie, and other family members, especially materials...


Duffy family papers

Personal papers of the Duffy family of Chicago, including newsclippings and memorial cards relating to the death of Patrick Duffy (d. 1902), a Chicago policeman killed on duty; correspondence from Edward Duffy while serving in France in 1919; some personal correspondence of Annie (Cox) Duffy; let...

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Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., scrapbooks, 1912-1933.

Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, tickets, invitations, membership cards, announcements, pins, and course bulletins covering the career of Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., at Loyola University. Subjects include Frederic Siedenburg, women students, feminists, Loyola University, charity, ...


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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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


Henry Johnson papers

Correspondence, certificates, etc. of Henry Johnson and his family, including materials about his father August Johnson's ministry in Rockford, Ill., 1897-1939; honorable military discharge and related papers of Henry Johnson from World War I, 1917-18, 1936; two address books (n.d.); National Cit...


James Waldron and Hinkle-Hobbs family papers

Sundry letters and other documents of members of an African American family, including certificate of appointment of Civil War soldier James Waldron as corporal in the 13th Colored Heavy Artillery, Jan. 1865, and his discharge, in Kentucky, Nov. 1865. Also letters and newsletters from S.W. Daughe...

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John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA, 1790s-2012

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work

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Malone-Finnerty Family Papers, 1862-1941

Malone and Finnerty family correspondence and documents pertaining to deaths from 1862 to 1941. Early correspondence from the Civil War is from James W. Finnerty, a soldier, to his mother and sister. The Civil War letters describe Finnerty's experience traveling with troops through St. Louis, whe...

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Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.


Overton family papers

Correspondence, diaries, and other papers of the Overton family. Includes personal correspondence received by Isabel Vincent Harper; her husband, attorney Paul V. Harper; and their daughter, Jane Harper Overton (Mrs. George Overton). Also present are diaries (mainly belonging to Isabel Vincent Ha...

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Reed Landis papers

Correspondence of Reed Landis with family and friends. Includes correspondence with his father, Kenesaw Mountain Landis. Topics include Reed Landis' service in the first Illinois Cavalry regiment along the Mexican border in 1917; service as a pilot and "ace" with the British Royal Flying Corps' 4...

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Robert Reed Cook photograph collection, [ca. 1917-1935]

Includes informal portraits and views of Cook and his family in Hartford, Michigan, and military photographs of Cook in Illinois and Luxembourg, probably during the First World War. His family includes his wife Blanche Kirkpatrick Cook and his daughter Verla Rhoberta Cook.

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Storrs & Deville Chabrol Family Papers, 1850-2002

Letters, World War II-era memorabilia, journals, clippings, manuscripts and photographs pertaining to Marguerite Deville Chabrol Storrs (1881-1959), a successful fiction and non-fiction writer who used the pseudonym "Marc Debrol." Also included are letters and materials related to the Deville Cha...


Waldo M. Allen papers, 1891-1957

The papers of Waldo M. Allen consist largely of letters concerning his family, written by him, by his older brother Calvin Durand Allen, his parents Elisha Hubert and Janet E. (Durand) Allen, and other relatives. Some of the correspondence pertains to the interests and activities of Waldo Allen...

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Welling Family Papers, 1899-1988

Correspondence, writings and documents relating to Harriet W. Welling, her husband John P. Welling, and his father, John C. Welling. Harriet Welling material includes memoirs of her life in Chicago, and histories of Chicago clubs; John P. Welling material includes military records from his servic...

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William Austin Tomes, Jr. Papers, 1892-2009

Correspondence, publications, newspaper clippings, and photographs pertaining to William A. Tomes, Jr. who served with the U.S. Army’s 27th Division during World War I.

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William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, incl...


Winterbotham-French Family Papers, 1850-2005

Correspondence, personal materials, diaries, financial and estate documents, genealogical research, and photographs of the Winterbotham and French families who were united by the marriage of John R. Winterbotham III and Chloe T. French. Papers include correspondence pertaining to Chloe Tyler Fren...

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Witkowsky Family Papers, 1840-1942

Assortment of material related to the Witkowsky family of Chicago: mid-19th century valentines addressed to Esther, James, and Pauline Witkowsky of Chicago; an 1858 letter from Pauline mentioning the Lincoln-Douglas debates; and a 1942 tribute to Esther from Vassar classmates, class of 1886. Also...

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