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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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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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Charles W. Nugent and family papers

Personal correspondence, financial records, military documents, newspaper clippings (ca. 1940, 1955), naturalization certificates, and other personal papers of Charles W. Nugent and family. Included are Charles W. Nugent's Grand Army of the Republic records, Confederate money, and an invitation a...

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George M. Pullman papers

Correspondence (primarily 1859-1863), diary (1859-1861), collection of railroad passes (ca. 205, 1862-1900), and obituaries and resolutions in memorial of George M. Pullman. Correspondence is chiefly letters by Pullman to his mother and other family members on personal matters and on his work. Th...


H. C. Rew family photograph collection, ca. 1880-1920.

Primarily includes photographs and negatives of the Rew family, friends, and residences in Evanston (Ill.). Activities include formal banquets, dinners, wedding parties, persons golfing, and persons playing musical instruments. Some images show vehicles including automobiles, boats, carriages and...

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J.J. Gibson photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1949]

Photographs by commercial photographer Gibson and his wife May Clark Gibson, who came to Chicago in 1893 to photograph the World's Columbian Exposition and founded a photography business (run by May Clark after 1902), which eventually became part of the Montgomery Ward photography studio. Collect...


Lantern slide views of life in Chicago collection, 1880-1934.

Collection of views of downtown Chicago street scenes (1871-1915); World's Columbian Exposition (1893); Century of Progress (1933-1934); filming a movie, stage productions, bathers, stenographers at work, Sullivan (boxer), a drawing of a Pullman car, and the logo of the Chicago Allied Printing Tr...


Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.


Parish Family Papers

Consists mainly of correspondence from Martha Ellen Luey Parish of Chicago, IL to her father, Lester Lyman Luey, of Greenfield, Massachusetts. Also included are a few letters written by his son-in-law, Charles Pomeroy Parish. The letters concern domestic matters and touch upon such community topi...

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Wacker Family Papers, 1812-2002

Papers of Chicago Plan Commission head, Charles H. Wacker, his immediate family, and the family of his daughter, Rosalie Wacker Zimmerman. Includes correspondence, photographs, artifacts, keepsakes, films, and scrapbooks spanning five generations.

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William H. Peterson Papers, 1891-2012

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, photographs, and personal material of William H. Peterson, a World War II radar man and later engineer for the Pullman Company. Includes Peterson's schoolwork, wartime letters, and engineering designs. There is additional material for the Peterson family, incl...


World's Columbian Exposition of 1893 souvenir album, 1893-1904.

Souvenir album from the World's Columbian Exposition with leaves designed to hold cabinet card photographs. The album has a decorative metal cover with an ivory or plastic relief showing Columbus' landing in the new world. The back cover and spine are covered with green plush. Inside pages have i...

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World's Columbian Exposition souvenir album, 1893-1904.

Souvenir album from the World's Columbian Exposition with leaves designed to hold cabinet card photographs. The album has a decorative metal cover with an ivory or plastic bas-relief showing Columbus' landing in the new world. The back cover and spine are covered with red fabric. Inside pages hav...

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