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Allison Vincent Armour invitations

Invitation from Allison Vincent Armour of Chicago to Mrs. Conger to be his guest on board his yacht, Gryphon. Also enclosed is a card giving the location of the yacht (July 17, 1893). Invitation to Mr. and Mrs. Palmer, Colonel and Mrs. Grant to go on yacht, dine at German village, view illuminati...

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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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Ann Chapin Compondu interview about the World's Columbian Exposition

Interview with Ann Chapin Compondu about her jobs at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, when she was 18 years old. She was assigned first the role of "beautiful Italian girl" and stood outside the Days of Pompeii exhibit with the barker; later she became one of the "Forty Foreign Beauties"...

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Anton Rodde photograph collection, ca. 1924-1937.

Loose photographs and album of snapshots by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Loose photographs include snapshots of Chicago buildings and parks, the Eucharistic Congress (1926 : Mundelein and Chicago, Ill.), the Rodde home and family, a few family port...

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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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Association House of Chicago records, 1899-1972

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, staff handbooks, workshop materials, program reports, staff evaluations, newsletters, scrapbooks of newsclippings, and other materials created by staff, board members, community groups, and support groups affiliated with Association House, a Pr...


Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


Bertha E. Schlotter papers, 1916-1970

The collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and speeches. The materials pertain to Hull-House, Neva Leona Boyd, recreation, and the developmentally disabled.

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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...


Changing Chicago project photographs by Kerry Coppin, 1987.

Images of the African American experience in Chicago including scenes from the Black Rose Awards Luncheon; a graduation from South Shore Community Academy; Kocoa's Kitchen, a restaurant at 7822 South Kenwood; outdoor events such as street fairs and the annual Taste of Chicago; private parties, ba...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Lloyd DeGrane, 1985-1988.

Images of individuals, couples, and family groups watching television in their homes in a variety of contrasting neighborhoods, residential settings, and age groups. Includes locations on the South Side of Chicago, its southern suburbs, and northwestern Indiana.

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Cheever glass negative collection, [ca. 1910-1920]

Primarily scenes of leisure activities in Chicago that may have been taken for a newspaper. Includes scenes of the Grant Park air meet (ca. 1911-1912), beaches and people in swimming costume, racetrack scenes and jockeys. Also includes a parade on Michigan Avenue that appears to be concerned with...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Historical and Printed Materials, 1849-1999

Official and unofficial histories of the company, annual reports, in-house newsletters, circulars, scrapbooks, timetables, pamphlets, and research files produced by the CB&Q and its historians. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Photographs, Artwork, and Audiovisual

Photographs, cartoons, drawings, and paintings, and two boxes of audio media of oral histories, interviews


Chicago Park District records : Photographs, 1863-2005

Representing more than 500 parks from the late nineteenth century to the present, this collection documents site development, park facilities, features (such as gardens, fountains, playgrounds and sculptures), park staff, programmatic activities, special events, the lakeshore and shore protection...

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Chicago Youth Centers records

Board meeting minutes of the Chicago Youth Centers.

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Citizens' Military Training Camp photograph album, 1923.

Official photographs of the C.T.M.C. Fifth Corps area at Camp Knox, later Fort Knox, Ky. Includes drills, troop reviews, rifle practice, surveying, bridge and fence construction. Also includes scenes of camp life--such as track athletics, leisure activities at the barracks and club, and dining in...

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Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Crane Company Records, 1920-1955

Foundry established in Chicago in 1855 by R.T. Crane which became a major industry in manufacturing electrical and plumbing supplies. Records were kept by stenographer/cashier Margaret Laue, mostly pertaining to Crane Co.'s social events for employees, including plays, programs, centennial events...

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Daniel J. Mallette family photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1976, bulk 1920-1960]

Snapshots, formal portraits, and a family photo album relating to Catholic priest Mallette and/or his parents Daniel J. Mallette, Sr., and Anne. Includes family activities in Chicago, vacation (mid-1920s) along the Western shores of Lake Michigan, and Anne and Daniel, Sr.'s European trip (1950). ...

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Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. ...


Descriptive inventory for the Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...


Dora Nelson collection, 1917-1941

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Part of the Midwest Women's Historical Collection. Dora Nelson was associated with Neva Leona Boyd and the recreation movement in Chicago. The collection contains sheet music, folk dance instructions, photographs, and one piece of pottery. It includes ...

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Edward Moss Martin papers, 1896-1985

Biographical materials, correspondence, publications, research materials, memoranda, fliers, programs, and other papers of Edward Moss Martin, a civic reformer and member of the Union League Club of Chicago. Much of the material in the collection relates to Martin's work as director of public aff...

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