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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.

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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...

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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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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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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...

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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Ann Landers collection of photographic materials, [ca. 1948-2000]

Images relating to the life and journalism career of Esther Pauline Lederer, famous as the nationally syndicated advice columnist "Ann Landers." Includes 5 scrapbooks and many publicity portrait photographs of Lederer at public speaking engagements and parties, as well as photographs of Lederer w...

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Anton Rodde collection of vacation lantern slides, 1932-1937.

Primarily images of Glacier and Yellowstone national parks, photographed and hand colored by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Includes scenes of the vacation journey between Chicago and these destinations with automobiles, motor courts, mountainous lan...

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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 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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Atkinson family collection of visual materials, [ca. 1860-1929]

Photographs and prints related to Isaac and Emma Atkinson and their descendants, one of the first African-American families to settle in Chicago. Isaac was the son of Richard Atkinson, who emigrated from Scotland to the United States, and Cecilia, a full-blooded Cherokee. Isaac married Emma Jane,...

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A.W. Johnson glass negative collection, ca. 1900-1909.

An unidentified residential area in Chicago; parlor or sitting room interiors; women and children; an unidentified street (possibly Lake Shore Drive); an unidentified town on a hillside and the Cicero town hall. Flexible negative and matching print depict the Austin Blvd. railroad station.

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B. Leader & Sons photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1997]

Images of jewelry designed and crafted by B. Leader & Sons (Chicago, Ill.) as well as images of several generations of Leader family members who worked in the business, including Michael Leader, Hymen Leader, Rose Leader, Jesse Leader, Tillie Leader, and store founder, Benjamin Leader.

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Bailey family photographs, 1893-1929.

Includes portrait photographs of the Bailey family of Chicago, particularly Elizabeth Carter Bailey. Robert Rallo Bailey, also depicted, was the first cousin of the donor's father.

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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...


Belinky family photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1918]

Includes view of five people in 1918 standing by the wall of a building and holding the U.S. flag and a Herald Examiner newspaper with the headline, "WAR IS OVER"; Ruth Belinky ca. 1918 standing at a piano; and the Henry Belinky family, ca. 1910, including Henry and Libby Belinky with their child...

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Benjamin Benedict Green-Field photograph collection

Primarily photographs and clippings relating to the life and business of Chicago milliner Green-Field, who was known for his imaginative women's hat designs and his unique personal sense of style. Twenty-one photograph albums (containing several thousand snapshots) relate to Green-Field's persona...

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