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Guide to the Carrie M. Walkup Diaries, 1861-1922

Three volumes of journals kept by Carrie M. Walkup, a student at Northwestern Female College in the 1860s. The journals provide insight into student life and rules as well as information on being a student during the Civil War, the Copperhead convention, and the Presidential election of 1864.

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Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, ...


James A. Mulligan papers

Correspondence, telegrams, student notebook, letterpress copy book, account books, journal (1862-1863), order books, and other papers by, to, or about James A. Mulligan, a Civil War army officer, Chicago lawyer, and journalist. Topics include Irish Americans, Catholics, Democratic politics, Mulli...


John Bearss Newcomb Papers, 1737-1896

Correspondence and personal material of John Bearss Newcomb, Elgin, Illinois schoolmaster and businessman. Also extensive genealogical records of the Newcomb Family, daybooks and miscellaneous legal and business items. Historical items relating to the town of Elgin, Illinois in the 19th century a...

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Lutz-Chamberlin Family Papers, 1844-1992

Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written w...


Platt R. Spencer Papers, 1827-1951

Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The ...