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Albert Pick, Jr. and family papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1940-1977

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, plaques, audio recordings, and other papers belonging to Chicago philanthropist and hotel executive Albert Pick, Jr. and to his family. Much of the collection consists of commemorative certi...

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Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006

Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansa...

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Amling family business papers

Business records of the Amling family of Maywood, Illinois, prominent florists and rose growers. Includes a daybook of Albert F. Amling Company (1 v., 1902-1907), newsclippings ca. 1910s-1940s, family records including a genealogy, and Amlings catalogs, 1970s-1980s.

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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


B. Leader & Sons photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1997]

Images of jewelry designed and crafted by B. Leader & Sons (Chicago, Ill.) as well as images of several generations of Leader family members who worked in the business, including Michael Leader, Hymen Leader, Rose Leader, Jesse Leader, Tillie Leader, and store founder, Benjamin Leader.

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Benjamin Benedict Green-Field photograph collection

Primarily photographs and clippings relating to the life and business of Chicago milliner Green-Field, who was known for his imaginative women's hat designs and his unique personal sense of style. Twenty-one photograph albums (containing several thousand snapshots) relate to Green-Field's persona...

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Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987, bulk 1965-1985

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional literature, photographs, and other papers of Benjamin Gingiss, co-founder of Gingiss Brothers, a Chicago men's formalwear business, which later became a franchise operation with stores nationwide. Materials relate to Gingiss' professional and perso...

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Bes-Ben, Inc., records, 1920-1988, bulk 1925-1978

Ledgers, customer card index files, state time inspection records; plus sundry correspondence, sales slips, passports, personal account books, and other materials relating to the Bes-Ben millinery shop in Chicago operated by Benjamin Green-Field and his sister Bessie Green-Field Warshawsky, and t...

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Carl Curtis Bullock papers

Correspondence and financial documents including bills, statements, ledgers, and cashbooks of Carl Curtis Bullock, who resided in the Ravinia District of Highland Park (Ill.) and was a partner in Bullock Brothers at 149-153 State Street in Chicago, Illinois. The collection includes bills and stat...

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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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Carson Pirie Scott records, ca. 1869-1988, bulk 1925-1977

Correspondence, biographical information on company officials, corporate histories, timelines, and newspaper clippings; financial records on real estate, stock, and salary and pension plans; and marketing materials and floor plans of the Chicago department store chain, Carson Pir...


C.D. Peacock and Co. (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1837-1993

General ledgers (1904-1912, 1981-1983), other account books and audit reports (1912-1955), correspondence, leases, insurance policies, publicity materials, catalogs, audio tapes, historical information, and other records of C.D. Peacock and Co.; one of the oldest and most prominent jewelers in Ch...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by James Newberry, 1987.

Documentary photographs concerning ethnic traditions of Chicago's Palestinian, Indian, Iranian, and Asian communities. Images include group shots of family members at family-owned businesses, such as local ethnic stores, restaurants, and bakeries; residents and customers posed for photos in neigh...

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Chas. A. Stevens store records, part 1

Records for Chas. A. Stevens Department Store (Chicago, Ill.) include company charter, minutes, notes for talks and lectures and misc. items, 1865-1979. Also included are the records of the American Silk Company that include their operating license and company minutes, 1902-1910. Collection inclu...

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Chicago Home Economists in Business records, 1966-1983, bulk 1972-1980

Financial records, membership information, board meeting minutes, correspondence, newsletters, press releases, and other records of the Chicago Home Economists in Business (CHEIB), an organization that focused on the relationship between home economists, business, and consumers. Members have been...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Claude A. Barnett papers

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; coll...


Crane family and Lillie family papers, 1833-1978

Correspondence, financial papers, newsclippings, diaries, notebooks, biographical material, and genealogical items by and about Frances Crane Lillie, a daughter of Richard Teller Crane (founder of the Crane Company), her husband Frank Rattray Lillie, and other family members, especially materials...


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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Edward Grais papers

Clippings, certificates, awards, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and other papers of Edward Grais and the Grais family primarily relative to their business, Rubin Grais & Sons, Inc., Chicago manufacturers of leather outerwear. Included are magazine and newspaper advertisements...

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Ehrhardt family papers

Student notebooks and exercise books of the Ehrhardt family children in the 1890s-1900s, mostly containing songs and poetry or calligraphy, chiefly in German; miscellaneous bills and notes of family members, 1909-1923; cards relating to the Chicago Surface Lines and two working cards from Amalgam...

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Eisendrath Family Papers, 1885-1950, 1885-1950

Items concerning the family of William N. Eisendrath, a native of Chicago and pioneer in the Leather business. Materials include a company account book, 1885-1898; child's drawings ca. 1890 by Carl Eisendrath, the son of William; and William N. Eisendrath, Jr.'s book of Leather finishing formulas...

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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Erbes family photograph collection, [ca. 1946-1950]

Includes exterior views of 2 stores owned by Helen Erbes: Erbes Food Shop, known as "Helen's," at 2058 North Dayton in Chicago (Ill.), which she owned in 1945-1947, and the shop at 4257 North Harding (corner of Elston Avenue), which she owned in 1948-1950. Her husband Anton Erbes, his brother (?)...

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