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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...

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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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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...


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...


Cheever glass negative collection, [ca. 1910-1920]

Primarily scenes of leisure activities in Chicago that may have been taken for a newspaper. Includes scenes of the Grant Park air meet (ca. 1911-1912), beaches and people in swimming costume, racetrack scenes and jockeys. Also includes a parade on Michigan Avenue that appears to be concerned with...

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Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Daniel J. Mallette family photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1976, bulk 1920-1960]

Snapshots, formal portraits, and a family photo album relating to Catholic priest Mallette and/or his parents Daniel J. Mallette, Sr., and Anne. Includes family activities in Chicago, vacation (mid-1920s) along the Western shores of Lake Michigan, and Anne and Daniel, Sr.'s European trip (1950). ...

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Emma Lee Walton Journal

Travel journal in two volumes kept by Emma Lee Walton of Chicago on a trip to Europe in 1922. Also, her 1922 passport.

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Eugene and Irene Powers collection of visual materials, 1890s-1980, bulk 1930s-1950s.

Views of the Powers family of Chicago. Eugene "Red" Powers was assistant chief photographer (1934-1960s) and Irene Powers was woman's club editor (1940-1960s) for the Chicago Tribune. Subjects include family gatherings, Tribune staff parties, vacations in Mexico, and leisure activities such as go...


George A. Patterson collection of visual materials, 1930s-1960s.

Relating to Patterson's career with the United Steelworkers of America in Chicago and Wisconsin; his family and civic activities. Subjects include the first Steel Workers Organizing Committee convention in Chicago and Pittsburg, PA (1927), the Employee Representatives at South Works in Chicago; a...

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Glover family photographs

Black-and-white photographic prints, some mounted to photograph album pages, related to the Glover family and the Thoburn Methodist Episcopal Church amateur baseball team. Images depict the Thoburn ME Juniors team playing baseball; portraits of Ray Glover, other players, and the team in uniform; ...


Marie Frid family photograph collection, ca. 1900-1953.

Primarily snapshots of people standing informally in groups, or at leisure. Identified are John and Marie Frid, Emma and Mrs. Mingl. Snapshots show various Midwestern locations such as Lake Geneva and surrounding towns, Green Bay, Madison and the Dells in Wisconsin; Charlevoix, Holland, Interloch...

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Maude Cowan photograph collection, 1893-1912.

Studio portraits, class pictures, and snapshots of Cowan, relatives and friends. Snapshots mounted on hand-decorated loose album pages of Cowan and others on vacation trips to Michigan, Denver, South Dakota, and Toronto; two street scenes and one interior view taken in 1912 of residences at Edgec...

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Olsson family collection of visual materials, 1880s-1970s, bulk 1910-1930.

Views of Olsson family, in particular J.C., his wife Emily and their sons Tom and John in Chicago, 1900s-1920s. Also included is the family of Tom's wife Myrtle Schultz Olsson (or Schwartz). Subjects include portraits; snapshots of family, friends and vacations and the Olsson homes at Silver Lake...

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Oral history archives of Chicago Polonia

Interviews with 140 Chicagoans of Polish descent who immigrated to America between 1880 and 1930 or were born in America during this period.


Orville B. Carlisle family visual materials, 1900s-1960s (bulk 1920s-1940s)

Black-and-white photographic prints, albums, negatives, and transparencies; color transparencies; cyanotypes; hand-colored lantern slide; and printed materials related to the Orville B. Carlisle family and engineering work. Images primarily depict views of Carlisle and family at holiday ...

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Pullman family photograph collection, [1867-1914, bulk 1880s].

Primarily portraits of George Pullman, his family and relatives. Most of the photographs are formally posed group portraits taken outdoors on the grounds surrounding Castle Rest, the Pullman summer estate on Pullman Island located in the Thousand Islands in the St. Lawrence Seaway near Alexandria...

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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...


South Chicago Neighborhood House photograph collection, [ca 1932-1965]

Primarily photographs of events, outings, and activities of the South Chicago Neighborhood House, located at 8458 Mackinaw Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Includes views of activities, such as camping trips, craft shows, mass meetings, knitting groups, and children's play. Also includes a scrapbook ...


Spooner-Case family collection of visual materials, 1885-1926.

Various members of the Spooner-Case family of Chicago, in partilcular Mae Phoebe Spooner Dickson, her sister and her sister's husband: Carrie Spooner Case and Frank M. Case in the 1880s-1890s. Of interest are a group of humorous portrait tintypes of Mae, Carrie and friends, c. 1885-1890. Includes...

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Welfare Council of Metropolitan Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, committee and division files, member agency files, annual and other reports, historical summaries, statistical information and printed materials of the Welfare Council relating to the evaluation and coordination of private charities and public health an...


WGES and WSBC Chicago radio stations collection of visual materials, [approximately 1930s]

Black-and-white photographic prints (approx.130) and nitrate negatives (361) related primarily to the WGES and WSBC radio stations in Chicago. Photographs depict mainly station personnel and equipment, as well as interior and exterior views of radio stations. Also included are photographs of ball...

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Witkowsky family photograph collection, [ca. 1860-1928]

Photographs of the Witkowsky family, including individual and group portraits of Conrad Witkowsky, his wife Pauline, and their children, Esther, James, and Amy. The photographs of the Witkowsky children range from infancy to middle age. Also included is an image of the Dearborn School and shots o...

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