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Adalaide G. Shields Papers, 1936-2010

Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the ...

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Carl Egon Bjorklund papers

Correspondence, financial materials, real estate documents, and other personal and family papers of Carl Egon Bjorklund, a Chicago automobile mechanic. Correspondence includes letters from Bjorklund's wife and children and letters regarding the impeachment of Richard Nixon, the Watergate scandal,...

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Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

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Claude A. Barnett papers

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; coll...


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...


Dr. E. Lee Strohl photograph collection, [ca. 1943-1945]

Photographs of physician Dr. E. Lee Strohl, his home and children at play in Chicago and in Paris (Ill.), plus photographs mailed to him while he served as a Lt. Colonel in the U.S. Army in France during World War II.

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Francis W. Parker School records and Flora J. Cooke papers [manuscript], 1884-1960.

Archives of Francis W. Parker School and personal and professional papers of its early principal, Flora J. Cooke. The collection is primarily comprised of 4 groups. First, Flora J. Cooke's professional and personal papers, most of them relative to her association with the Francis W. Parker School...

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Geringer family papers, 1842-1986

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, travel documents, and other papers, some written in Czech, of August Geringer, Rudolph Jaromir Psenka, Vlasta Adele Vraz, and Victor Edgar Vraz. Included are Geringer's birth and baptismal certificates and numerous clippings from Czech publications, likely inc...

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Harold John Hartlieb Papers

Correspondence and military documents from Harold John Hartlieb’s service during World War II.

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Helena Znaniecka Lopata papers, 1870-2005.

The Helena Znaniecka Lopata papers span the period 1870 to 2005. The materials largely reflect her professional interests. It includes materials regarding her presentations and publications on primarily the social role of women in society, especially as housewives and widows. The collection also ...

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Henry Delorval Green photograph collection

Photoprints and negatives from Green's Chicago studio, of people and events primarily in the Lake View community on Chicago's North side. Photographs taken for community newspapers show buildings, activities and group portraits of organizations, clubs, and entertainment which often include women ...

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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...


Howard Ellis Hight papers

Miscellaneous papers of Howard Ellis Hight, longtime Chicago-area resident, and of his parents and other close relatives, including calling cards, licenses, selective service classification cards, church certificates, and other items.

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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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Institute for Juvenile Research (Ill.) life histories collection, ca. 1921-1949, bulk 1929-1933 (partially processed collection)

The IJR records include written life histories compiled by the IJR, primarily dated 1929-1933 (although they range from 1921-1940s), and consisting of interviews with teenagers and young adults, most of whom were confined in Illinois detention facilities. The authors of the 133 life hist...


Jacque B. Jacobsen Papers, ca. 1900s-1980s

Photographs, slides, correspondence, family papers, and printed ephemera from Jacque B. Jacobsen, his wife Ann Dresmal, and other family members. Jacobsen was a Chicago painter and photographer active from the late 1930s to the early 1950s.

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James E. Stamps papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, certificates, tribute programs, photographs, and other papers regarding James E. Stamps. The collection also contains photographs, army records, and newspaper clippings regarding James E. Stamps, Jr., as well as a photograph of Stamp's second son Georg...

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James L. Smith papers and audio recordings

Interviews and correspondence of James L. Smith by his daughter Pam Smith, regarding the Association of the 2,221 Negro Volunteers of WWII, Mr. Smith 's military career, and Affirmative Action. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, 1942 to 1953, and was a member of the first group of African America...

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John M. Ragland collection of visual materials, 1890s-1979, bulk 1960s-1970s.

Items relating to John Ragland, his family and his career, ca. 1917 to 1970's, working for the betterment of African Americans, economically and socially, in Ohio, in Chicago, in the U.S. Army during World War II; and as executive director of the South Central Association (Chicago). Also includes...

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John Solon Lord papers

Business and personal correspondence, genealogies, historical sketches, and other papers of John Solon Lord, a Chicago lawyer who served as counsel for Lloyd's of London in Illinois. Topics include Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin alumni affairs, Law Club of Chicago, Godair Home in ...

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Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

Papers of the Field family of Chicago relating to business (merchandising and publishing), family, and civic and social improvement activities. Marshall Field, I, materials include: account book 1887­1890, copies of his will; photocopies of outgoing correspondence, 1875-1906 and microfilm; a...


Monroe Family Papers, 1868-1949

Mainly letters of Henry Stanton Monroe (Chicago attorney), his daughters Harriet Monroe, Dora Monroe Root (and her architect husband John Wellborn Root), and Lucy Monroe Calhoun, and their children. Topics include the births of children, Poetry Magazine, Wagnerian opera in Chicago, the Playwright...

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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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Philip F. Lord papers

Chiefly scrapbooks consisting largely of newspaper clippings and theatrical programs, reflecting all stages of Lord's career, including his early stage career in California, later activities in Pennsylvania, and residency in Chicago beginning in the early 1930s, where he became active in radio an...