1 to of 4 Archival Collections shown

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...

View tags

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...


Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


W. B. Farrell papers, ca. 1851-1908.

Correspondence, agreements, receipts, deeds, and other papers of W. B. Farrell and William F. Reber, Chicago businessmen. Farrell speculated in land in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1850s-1890s. Farrell also operated as a nurseryman and florist, importing and selling plants, with ...

View tags