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Bertha Palmer and Palmer family research collection

Research notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, postcards, and magazine articles relating to Bertha H. Palmer and the Palmer family, arranged alphabetically by subject. Most materials are newspaper clippings and research notes compiled by James Guth in the 1970s. Topics include Potter Palmer...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Marc PoKempner, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs depict primarily African American residents, notably families and teenagers, living in Chicago's Cabrini Green, a Chicago Housing Authority housing project. Includes images of daily life, interior and exterior shots, and holiday celebrations such as Christmas

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Charles family papers

Miscellaneous papers, including correspondence, diplomas, certificates, and military commissions of various members of the Charles family of Chicago (Ill.), including papers from the law practice of Albert N. Charles, financial records compiled by Albert Charles and Oscar Charles, items relating ...

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Lea Taylor papers

Correspondence, minutes, financial and statistical records, articles, sociological studies, arrangements for speaking engagements, and other papers of Lea Taylor, relating to her career as a social worker and head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, founded by her father Graham Tayl...


Luebke family business records

Two business account books, one tax receipt book, and one paper business card relating to the plastering business of Charles and Jonathan (or John) Luebke. The account books range from 1884-1886 and give addresses at which work was performed, clients' names, nature of the work, and amounts paid. ...

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Mildred Mead photograph collection, 1951-1958.

Photographs, nearly all by Mildred Mead, a photographer for the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council, showing neighborhoods in Chicago (Ill.) targeted by the Metropolitan Housing and Planning Council for urban renewal. The photographs depict slum conditions, homes in revitalized areas (inclu...

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North Loop News collection of visual materials, ca. 1950-1970.

Primarily photographs of newsworthy events and people relating to Chicago's Loop commercial district and near North side. A large portion is comprised of individual and group portraits, approximately half of which are identified. Group portraits document political and organizational events; prese...


Olivet Community Center records, 1885-1966, bulk 1940-1960

Correspondence, meeting minutes, financial records, case files, reports, newsletters, scrapbooks, abstracts of title, and other records of the Olivet Community Center (formerly known as Olivet Institute), a Chicago settlement house and community center in the Near North Side. For many ye...

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Photographs of Carpenter family, Isham family, and home at 945 North Dearborn Street

Photographs of Benjamin Carpenter (1809-1881), Ralph N. Isham (1831-1904), their families and descendants, and views of the house that both families occupied at 945 North Dearborn Street in Chicago (Ill.), known as 293 North Dearborn before the change in street numbering. There are numerous photo...

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Porter, Prentice, and Isham families papers

Personal papers of the Porter, Prentice, and Isham families. Includes box 1, household ledgers, correspondence, children's letters, school report cards; box 2, children's letters and school reports, information on birth of children; box 3, graduation from Miss Porter's School, letters to and from...

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