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Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972

Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.

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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004

Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.

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Census data on the Back of the Yards

Census data compiled by Ethelbert Stewart for the U.S. Commissioner of Labor, Carroll Wright, during and after the Chicago Teamsters' strike of 1905 concerning 284 households in the Back of the Yards community area. Lists number of household members and roomers; expenditures for fuel, food, cloth...

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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...


Chicago Home for the Friendless records

Board meeting minutes (1858-1937), admissions registers (listing names, ages, religion, and reasons for coming to the home, 1858-1898), "Old Ladies Dept." volume (1933), a time book (detailing the hours worked by the employees), and by-laws for the Chicago Home for the Friendless, which served as...


Chicago Housing Authority development records, 1948-1992

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, research files, newsletters, press releases, newspaper clippings, meeting minutes, maps, transcripts of speeches, and other records of the Chicago Housing Authority (CHA). Most of the materials relate to CHA's city development plans for the plac...


Danny Lyon photograph collection, 1965.

Photographs of residents of the Uptown neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.), including many children and teenagers. Views include homes, apartments, and people along sidewalks and streets. Includes some low-income families and people from Appalachia who settled in Chicago.

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Dorothy Peacock Colton papers

Personal and financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Dorothy Peacock Colton related to the Peacock family and Colton family in Chicago (Ill.). The majority of materials in Box 1 are mortgage contracts, deeds, leases, insurance papers, security records, and other records relate...

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Doug Dobmeyer papers, 1978-2008

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Erie Neighborhood House collection of visual materials, [ca 1960-1990]

Photographs of programs and events at Erie Neighborhood House in the West Town community of Chicago, Illinois, or sponsored by it. Includes images of the Erie Neighborhood House summer camp showing children playing games, building fires, preparing meals, and swimming. Also included are images of ...

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Ernest A. Bell papers

Correspondence, minutes, newsclippings, and publications produced or received by Ernest A. Bell relating to his career as a Methodist clergyman, missionary to India in 1892-1894, and anti-prostitution crusader in Chicago from 1902 onward. Topics include various Protestant missionary societies in ...


Frances Wells Shaw Papers, 1866-1976

Papers of Frances Wells Shaw of Chicago and Lake Forest, Illinois, wife of architect Howard Van Doren Shaw. Bulk consists of material related to the frequent domestic and international travels of Frances Shaw during the first half of the 20th century. Includes her diaries, travel materials and me...

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Grace Mason Papers/ Franklyn Atkinson Henderson Photograph Collection

Grace Mason, a descendant of pioneering Chicago African American photographer Franklyn Atkinson Henderson, donated his collection of nearly 100 photo portraits of "prominent Negro Chicagoans." Photos were created from 1885 to 1915. Many of these photos were exhibited at the 1940 American Negro Ex...

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Grand Boulevard/Gage Family Collection, 1908-1926.

The Gage Family Collection consists of family photographs that document the daily life of a middle-class family living in the Grand Boulevard community in the early 1900s. Besides the immediate family, individuals pictured here include Stanley's brother, Edward Gage, and his son Henry Crum Gage. ...

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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


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...


Leander Hamilton McCormick photograph collection, 1865-1927, bulk 1880-1920.

Photographs of McCormick, his wife Constance Plummer McCormick, their children, and the family mausoleum in Florida. Also some photographs of Constance as a young girl and her family. Albums include formal portraits and snapshots of McCormick family members, views of England where they lived for ...

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Mandel family photograph collection

Black-and-white photographic prints, cabinet cards, and tintype depicting the Mandel family and friends. Includes images of Florence, Louise (Mrs. Joseph M. Wineman), Irma, Blanche, Leon and Isabella Mandel, among others. Some prints contain annotations, but many are unidentified.

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Marsh-Roberts-Mack Family Papers, 1706-1984

Papers of the Marsh, Roberts, and Mack families, many members of whom were wealthy Chicago residents. Materials include correspondence, travel and personal diaries, business, property, and estate documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other personal ephemera. Also contains materials ...

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Mary Logan Tucker scrapbooks

Four scrapbooks on events in the life of Mary Logan Tucker, daughter of General John A. Logan (1826-1886), and her mother, Mary Simmerson Cunningham Logan. Volume one relates to the daughter's marriage to William F. Tucker, Jr., at the Logans' Chicago home (1877 Dec. 2). The scrapbook contains ca...

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Mary McDowell Settlement photograph collection, 1894-1950s, bulk 1900-1930.

Views of activities sponsored by the Mary McDowell Settlement (previously known as the University of Chicago Settlement House) for families living near the Chicago stockyards (Back-of-the-Yards neighborhood). Subjects include children playing on the Settlement's playground, on outings to parks an...

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Maxwell Street film footage, 1992-2000.

Film footage showing vendors at their stands, shoppers and shopkeepers, visitors, and street musicians, and the landscape of the Maxwell Street neighborhood. Includes the 1994 last summer season at the original Maxwell Street Market. Steven Balkin of the Maxwell Street Historic Preservation Coali...

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National Federation of Settlements, Training Center at Hull-House records, 1960-1972

Correspondence, course applications, teaching and survey materials, newsletters, announcements, newspaper clippings, administrative and financial records, reports, publications, and other records of the Training Center at Hull-House (Chicago, Ill.), sponsored by the National Federation of Settlem...