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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...
Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976
The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.
Abraham Lincoln album, [ca. 1860-1865]
Portraits of Lincoln, his wife, and children. Includes scenes of his death bed and funeral, a copy of his farewell speech to Springfield in 1861, and views of his homes.
Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972
Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...
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 ...
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.
Agatha Rossetti Hessley papers, 1970-2005.
The papers of Agatha Rossetti Hessley consist of letters written to her daughter, Rita K. Hessley, and document Hessley family events. Many of these letters contain Agatha's views on subjects including politics, current scientific research, and the Catholic Church. News clippings are often includ...
Albert Mindlin photograph album, [ca. 1900-1925]
Photograph album assembled by Albert Mindlin, a Chicago dentist, showing scenes of family life, with special emphasis on children and recreational gatherings at parks and beaches. Sporting activities that appear in the images include swimming, rowing, tennis, and bicycling. Also includes some dom...
Albert Pick, Jr. and family papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1940-1977
This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, plaques, audio recordings, and other papers belonging to Chicago philanthropist and hotel executive Albert Pick, Jr. and to his family. Much of the collection consists of commemorative certi...
Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006
Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansa...
Album of sketches of European scenes, 1859.
An album inscribed with Latin prose and English translations, with sketches of European scenes. Prepared by Charles Scammon for his father, Jonathan Young Scammon of Chicago.
Albums of Welton M. Durham and Bertha Patterson Durham, [ca. 1850s-1879]
Personal albums containing portraits of the friends and relatives of W.M. Durham, a banker in Momence, Ill. (1880-1896) and his wife Bertha. Tintypes in Durham's album include individual and group portraits of people from Kankakee and Momence. Typed identification labels were glued in at a later ...
Alfred S. Trude and family papers
Correspondence, family history, legal and financial documents, wills, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Alfred S. Trude, a Chicago lawyer. A majority of the collection is correspondence from family members and condolences sent after Trude's death in 1933.
Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers, 1934-2006
Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 193...
Alitto Studio photographs, [ca. 1930-1980]
Includes portrait photographs made by studio photographer Joseph Alitto of Chicago (Ill.). All the images are formally posed views of weddings, children and babies, family groups, people in military and non-military uniform, and women. Some portraits show Asian Americans. Many of the photographs ...
Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985
Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.
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...
Alson S. Sherman family photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.
Portrait album of Sherman, mayor of Chicago in 1844-1845, and his wife Aurora. Also includes the following families: Bassett, Clark, Cogger, Dudley, Kingsley, Slyfield and Thompson. All portraits are individual and identified.
Amateur photographer's glass negative collection, ca. 1900.
Primarily group portraits and pictures of unidentified women and girls taken by an unknown amateur photographer. Includes a few scenes taken at Christmas and a few landscapes and townscapes.
Ames Family Papers, ca. 1850-1900
Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Amling family business papers
Business records of the Amling family of Maywood, Illinois, prominent florists and rose growers. Includes a daybook of Albert F. Amling Company (1 v., 1902-1907), newsclippings ca. 1910s-1940s, family records including a genealogy, and Amlings catalogs, 1970s-1980s.
Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca.1900
Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Angel Guardian Orphanage photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1970]
Photographs related to the Angel Guardian Orphanage. Includes snapshots and professional portraits. The snapshots show children, nuns, and teachers as well as various activities, such as playtime, graduation, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, and other church related activities. The portraits are m...
Ann Hennington Brown Papers
Ann Brown was a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and longtime member of the Missionary Society of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church. Collection contains photographs, memorabilia, funeral programs, church programs and genealogical records relating to the Brown family.