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A Century of Progress Memorabilia collection, 1933-1999

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The A Century of Progress Memoribilia collection includes printed materials such as pamphlets, broc...

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Ernest J. Stevens papers

Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, menus, newsclippings, and other papers, primarily of Stevens and of his father James W. Stevens, chiefly concerning business activities although some personal material is included as well as some correspondence and other papers of Stevens' wife Eli...

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Harold Kolling Papers / Harold Kolling Century of Progress Collection, 1930-2000

Materials related to Harold Kolling and his family. Kolling (1920-2011) was a historian who received his Ph.D. from The University of Chicago and taught at various universities; his longest tenure was at Baker University in Baldwin City, Kansas. The papers include extensive correspondence with fa...

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John Blew Collection on Wright Howes, Zoe Howes, and U.S.IANA, 1790s-2012

Correspondence, genealogical research, photographs, interviews, writings, and other materials related to the lives and careers of Wright and Zoe Howes, their families, and Wright Howes' bibliographical work

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Juvenile Protective Association records, 1897-1999

The Juvenile Court Committee was established in Chicago in 1904 by women reformers five years after they organized for the Cook County Juvenile Court. The Juvenile Court Committee offered aid to dependent and delinquent children during the period before the Juvenile Court itself was able to take ...

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Lampson family photograph album, [ca. 1933]

Photographs of the Century of Progress world's fair, Mayor Anton Cermak's funeral, Navy Pier, Adler Planetarium, Chicago River, Balbo's arrival, and Virginia Lampson's family and friends.

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Lantern slide collection (at Chicago History Museum), ca. 1850-1939.

Primarily includes views of events and organizational activities in Chicago (Ill.). Events include the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) and A Century of Progress (1933-1934) world's fairs. Organizations include the Chicago Commons Association, Chicago Teachers Union, Infant Welfare Society, Je...

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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...


Mandel family papers

Correspondence (primarily 1908-1950), financial records (primarily 1875-1919), news clippings and other papers relative to the operation of Mandel Brothers department store and to personal and family interests of Leon Mandel. Includes materials about the advertising for the department store in th...

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Marshall Field family papers, 1833-1985

Papers of the Field family of Chicago relating to business (merchandising and publishing), family, and civic and social improvement activities. Marshall Field, I, materials include: account book 1887­1890, copies of his will; photocopies of outgoing correspondence, 1875-1906 and microfilm; a...


Nathan Kellogg McGill photograph collection, [ca. 1909-1934]

Studio portrait photographs and informal photographs of African American lawyer Nathan K. McGill; his older brother Simuel Decatur McGill (also a lawyer); Nathan McGill's first wife Idalee McGill and their sons Simuel and Nathan, Jr. (ca. 1922-1929). A 1913 image shows Simuel and Nathan McGill be...

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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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Sally Rand papers

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair ...


Stevens family visual materials, 1884-1972 (bulk 1920-1939)

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives and color postcards documenting the family and businesses of Ernest J. and Raymond W. Stevens. Includes a portrait of John and Marion Terrill. Unprinted negatives document the construction of the Hotel LaSalle (1909). Nitrate negativ...

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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...