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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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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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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Charles L. Hutchinson Papers, 1868-1934

Correspondence, writings, scrapbooks and miscellany related to Charles L. Hutchinson, Chicago financier, trustee, and philanthropist, particularly regarding Hutchinson’s relationship with the Art Institute of Chicago. Correspondence is solely incoming, mostly to Hutchinson, but also to Mrs. Hutch...

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Lawrence Jacques photograph collection, ca. 1930-1949.

Primarily includes images relating to medical treatments, such as physicians and nurses engaged in surgery. Many images relating to the Republic Steel Strike. A few images show police officers, politicians, children, and persons engaged in photograph development. Other images show office interior...

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Lyle Mayer photograph collection, 1947-1967.

Negatives from Mayer's student photographic work at Institute of Design (Chicago, Ill.). Undergraduate work (1948-1949) includes Chicago scenes of transient hotel fronts on north Clark Street, Roosevelt University, a Chinese-American laundry, traffic and street scenes in the vicinity of Madison S...

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Pista : the many faces of Stephen Deutch, [ca. 1979]

A film about the life and work of Chicago photographer Stephen Deutch, made by his daughter Katherine Deutch Tatlock. The film recounts Deutch's childhood in Budapest (Hungary), his immigration to Chicago to escape the Nazis, and his activities after his arrival in Chicago. The film also includes...

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Round Table Sketchbooks, 1931-1933

Two manuscript sketchbooks created by artists, commentators, poets, newspapermen, and other writers who were members of a small and informal Chicago club, the Round Table, documenting the social and political climates in Chicago and the United States during the Great Depression. In addition to Re...

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Rus Arnold photograph collection, [ca. 1950-1973]

Primarily includes commercial photography for various clients by professional photographer and photographic writer Rus Arnold, who resided in Chicago's Hyde Park community for much of his career. Includes images of homes, organizations, industries and business enterprises in Chicago, Illinois, an...


Sally Rand collection of photographs, [ca. 1920-1960, bulk 1950s]

Photographs from the personal files of dancer and actress, Sally Rand, primarily relating to the period 1949-1953 and Rand's traveling dance show, but including some earlier materials. Sally Rand became famous for her "fan dance" and her "bubble dance" (using balloons) that she performed at the C...

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United Charities of Chicago camp photograph collection, ca. 1900-1960, bulk 1930-1960.

Views of United Charities' Camp Algonquin and its predecessor Camp Goodwill, which served needy mothers and children from the Chicago area. Photos show children being transported to camp, and children and counselors engaged in routine and planned activities, such as dining, swimming, arts and cra...

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Winterbotham-Shaw Family Papers, 1909-1991

Correspondence, documents and miscellaneous items relating to the families of Rue Winterbotham Shaw and Alfred Phillips Shaw. Includes letters of Rue W. Shaw and Alfred P. Shaw to their son Joseph W. Shaw, correspondence to and from Theodora Winterbotham Brown and letters of other Winterbotham fa...

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