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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976

The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Alfred S. Trude and family papers

Correspondence, family history, legal and financial documents, wills, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Alfred S. Trude, a Chicago lawyer. A majority of the collection is correspondence from family members and condolences sent after Trude's death in 1933.

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Carpenter Family Papers, 1813-1947

Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.

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Charles family papers

Miscellaneous papers, including correspondence, diplomas, certificates, and military commissions of various members of the Charles family of Chicago (Ill.), including papers from the law practice of Albert N. Charles, financial records compiled by Albert Charles and Oscar Charles, items relating ...

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Darrow Family Scrapbooks, ca. 1881-1925

Four scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, school papers and a few pieces of memorabilia. Scrapbooks contain many articles by and about the career of Clarence Darrow; also, some articles referring to Greeley, Colorado, sometime home of Clarence Darrow's son Paul, and a collection of Paul's early sch...

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David Davis papers, 1815-1964

Primarily copies of correspondence, legal documents, speeches, pamphlets, and newsclippings relating to Davis family matters or to Davis's career as a lawyer; a judge in the Eighth Judicial Circuit of Illinois, 1848-1862; Abraham Lincoln's campaign manager; Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme C...

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Edward Eagle Brown Family Papers, 1749-1955

Materials pertaining to the family of Chicago banker Edward Eagle Brown, primarily of Brown's father Edward Osgood Brown, great grandfather William Brown, and descendents in the Ipswich and Salem Massachusetts areas.

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Eugene E. Prussing Papers, 1928-1980

Manuscript autobiography and related notes by Eugene E. Prussing (interleaved with photographs and clippings). Also clippings and letters relating to Prussing’s two books on George Washington, genealogical information about the Peltzer family, and a biography of father Ernst Prussing.

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Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler and Sigmund Zeisler Papers, 1869-1981

Correspondence to and from pianist Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler, Sigmund Zeisler, their sons Ernest, Leonard and Paul, and relatives and friends; also, miscellaneous material relating to Fannie Bloomfield-Zeisler's life and musical career, including a biography of Fannie Zeisler written by her husba...

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Florence Kelley collection, 1894-1981

Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a social worker, reformer, lawyer, suffragist, and confirmed socialist. In 1891, she left her husband and moved to Chicago with her three children to become a resident of Hull-House. In 1892, Kelley was appointed by Governer Atgeld as the state's first chief factor...

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George W. Brandt diaries

Diaries (44 v., 1867-1910) of George W. Brandt, a prominent Chicago lawyer. Diaries pertain to Brandt's career and family life. Also present is a spiral-bound transcript (ca. 120 p.) of the diaries.

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Hardin family papers

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Hardin family papers, 1733-1943.

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Henry P. Chandler papers, 1922-1978

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Henry P. Chandler (1880-1975) was a Chicago lawyer and the first director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Chandler received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1906 and practiced law in Chicago until 1939, when he...

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Henry Wells Magee papers [manuscript], 1840-1965.

Diaries or journals (scattered years 1866-1928) of Henry Wells Magee, household expense ledgers or journals (1879-1909) and Christmas notes (1874) of Mrs. Magee, law office docket (1896-1910), correspondence, insurance policies, scrapbooks (1860-1922), bills and receipts, a few photographs, and a...

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Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records, 1940-1963

Established in 1919, The Illinois Child Labor Committee (later the Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth) was a non-profit organization that rallied for the protection and welfare of all children in relations to employment and education. The Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth Collectio...

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Isham family papers

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, invitations, calling cards, genealogical materials, and other items by or to members of the Isham family of Chicago, including Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Isham and Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Isham. Includes 6 diaries of Charles Isham; 7 letters to Mrs. Lincoln Isham from...

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James A. Mulligan papers

Correspondence, telegrams, student notebook, letterpress copy book, account books, journal (1862-1863), order books, and other papers by, to, or about James A. Mulligan, a Civil War army officer, Chicago lawyer, and journalist. Topics include Irish Americans, Catholics, Democratic politics, Mulli...


John Gutknecht photograph collection, ca. 1889-1972.

Visual materials relating to the personal life and career of Gutknecht, Cook County Municipal Court Judge, 1932-1950.

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John Howard Association records [manuscript], 1898-1976, bulk 1920-1976

Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, topical files, speeches, press releases, and other records of the John Howard Association (JHA), a Chicago-based penal reform organization focused on jail and prison conditions within Illinois along with some studies concerning other U.S. priso...


John Solon Lord papers

Business and personal correspondence, genealogies, historical sketches, and other papers of John Solon Lord, a Chicago lawyer who served as counsel for Lloyd's of London in Illinois. Topics include Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin alumni affairs, Law Club of Chicago, Godair Home in ...

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John V. LeMoyne Papers, 1851-1889

Mainly incoming letters to Chicago lawyer and Congressman, John V. LeMoyne, from his Washington, Pennsyvania family, including his abolitionist father. Many of the letters caution against real estate speculation and reveal strong religious beliefs.

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Judge David F. Matchett, Sr., family papers, 1868-1974, bulk 1895-1970

Correspondence, legal documents, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Judge David F. Matchett, Sr., his wife Jennie Elizabeth Moore Matchett, and his son David F. Matchett, Jr. Present are materials related to Judge David F. Matchett's involvement with ...

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