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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956

Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.

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Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago records, 1928-1975

The Adult Education Council of Greater Chicago was established in 1924 and incorporated in 1925 as the Chicago Forum Council. The purpose was "to promote understanding and good will by bringing people of different groups into friendly association with each other for discussion of problems related...

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African American Police League (Chicago, Ill.) records

Annual reports, court files, fundraising items, historical information, minutes, reports, correspondence, clippings, topical files, newsletters, police brutality report files, and publications and flyers relative to the ongoing work of the Afro-American Police League (AAPL) and its education and ...

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Albert J. Vogele collection of nitrate negatives, ca. 1920-1949.

Black-and-white nitrate negatives taken by Albert J. Vogele depicting Edison Company picnic, family holidays including Christmas, beach scenes, Chicago's south communities including Beverly, Morgan Park (high school) and Pullman, Portage Park, Citizens Military Training Camps, historical sites re...

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Album of Dearborn Seminary alumnae and associate alumnae, 1854-1906.

Portraits of alumnae and associate alumnae of Dearborn Seminary in Chicago. Includes a portrait of Rose Grosvenor Ellis.

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Alma Petersen papers

Correspondence, research files, photographs, and other papers of Alma C. Schmidt Petersen and her husband William Petersen, a professor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Most of the collection are records from medical and social service organizations in which Alma Petersen partic...

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Ann Stull Papers

Ann Stull was director of Friendship House in Chicago from 1951 to 1955. Friendship House was a Roman Catholic mission that preached and practiced racial tolerance in the pre-civil rights era. Her collection of rare serials and newspaper clippings documents racism, Catholicism's involvement in in...

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Annetta M. Dieckmann papers, 1888-1974

Annetta Maria Dieckmann (1882-1974) was a pioneer in progressive causes that included the betterment of working peoples' lives, feminism and civil rights. This collection includes correspondence, clippings, notes, reports, minutes of meetings, biographical vitae, legal briefs, financial records, ...

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Architectural records and personal papers of Dwight Perkins, [around 1890-1975]

Correspondence, reports, newsclippings, articles, scrapbooks, photographs, and architectural drawings relating to the career and family life of noted architect Dwight Perkins, including 2 scrapbooks in box 4 (1890-1891 on religion and Jenkin Lloyd Jones; 1906-1910 on Chicago Board of Education tr...

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Architectural records and personal papers of Earl Howell Reed, Jr., [ca. 1920-1968]

Architectural drawings and blueprints, correspondence, certificates, and other papers concerning Reed's career as an architect, preservationist, and officer of HABS. Includes job files (ca. 30) of drawings and blueprints, mostly for renovations, ca. 1920-1960; plans for 98 structures made for the...

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Architectural records for buildings by Nicol, Chaney & Vanek and related firms, [ca. 1929-1977]

Job files (ca. 60) for buildings and alterations by the architectural firm, Nicol, Chaney & Vanek, based in Chicago (Ill.), and related firms: Charles Wheeler Nicol; Charles W. Nicol & Associates (1945-1955); Nicol & Nicol; and Nicol, Nicol, Chaney & Vanek (1965-). Designs were made for various c...

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Architectural records for Chicago school buildings, [ca. 1890-1929, 1953]

Job files for school buildings, additions, and alterations designed for the Chicago Board of Education. Similar plans were used for many buildings. Files for a building often contain blueprints, elevations, and other plans, etc. Architects who designed several buildings included in the collection...

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Armour Mission Records, 1845-1934

Records of Armour Mission, Chicago, IL, 1886-1934. The collection includes records concerning church congregation membership and programs, official publications, financial records, real estate materials, and artifacts as detailed below.

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Art Resources in Teaching records, 1906-1994

Art Resources in Teaching was founded as the Chicago Public School Art Society in 1894 at Hull-House. It was led by Ellen Gates Starr and included a group of women from the Chicago Woman's Club. Its goal was to serve young people in the inner city. It did this initially by refurbishing classrooms...

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Arthur L. Berman papers, 1977-2003

The Arthur L. Berman papers consist of 17 linear feet spanning the years 1977 to 2003 (bulk 1990 to 2002) and contain biographical information, correspondence, press releases, news clippings, photographs, awards, campaign materials and memorabilia.

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Arthur Siegel photograph collection

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel of people, places and events in the Chicago area. Primarily consists of photographs by Siegel and other photographers taken for the book, Chicago's Famous Buildings. Includes photographic work for Chicago area businesses--mostly individual or group ...

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Association for Family Living records, 1926-1967

The Association for Family Living was an educational agency in Chicago concerned with improving marriage and family life. This collection covers the history and activities of the Chicago based Association for Family Living from its inception in 1926 through 1967.

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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...


Association House of Chicago visual materials, ca. 1900-1964

Black-and-white and color photographic prints and negatives, photographic albums, postcards, photostats, clippings, and drawing related to residents, members, and activities of the Association House of Chicago in the West Town neighborhood of Chicago. Images depict children in groups, at...


Austin High School Records, 1879-1971

An initial accession divided into six series and one supplementary accession, arranged alphabetically or chronologically. Series I: General records, 1895-1950s; Series II: Historical essays and sketches, 1879-1931; Series III: Newspaper clippings, 1900-1970s; Series IV: Parent/Teacher Association...

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Baptist Ministers' Conference, Chicago. Records, 1889-1910

The Baptist Ministers’ Conference was instrumental in the founding of the University of Chicago in response to John D. Rockefeller's pledge to support the founding of a new of higher education in Chicago. The Records consist of conference minutes from 1889-1909 as well as reports on committee wor...

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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...