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8th Day Center for Justice records, 1968-2011.

The 8th Day Center for Justice Records consist of materials related to the organization's social justice activism in the Chicago area, spanning from 1968 until 2011. The records contain administrative and program materials, flyers and posters, news articles, research files, newsletters and public...


Adolph Giese photograph collection, [ca. 1920s]

Includes photographic postcard of Adolph Giese and a view of the interior of Giese's saloon at 2745 West Division Street (Chicago, Ill.), showing its 40 foot bar, which was reputed to be the longest at that time. Giese was a German vaudeville weight-lifter who immigrated to America, retired from ...

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Association House of Chicago photograph collection, 1900-1965.

Photoprints depict residents, members and activities of Association House, a settlement house located in Chicago's West Town community area. Most photos show children in groups, at structured play in classroom or gymnasium situations, and at unstructured play at playgrounds, beaches, or camps (in...

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The Attic organization (Chicago, Ill.) records, part 1

Meeting minutes and mailings to/from members, 1981-1986, membership list, 1990, and a financial ledger of investments, insurance accounts, taxes, expenses, and dues, 1923-1941, of The Attic organization of Chicago, a businessmen's luncheon club. Included are replies (in the affirmative) from memb...

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The Attic organization (Chicago, Ill.) records, part 2

Minutes of meetings of the directors, board of governors, and members, 1923-1986; officers and membership lists, 1943-1965; communications to members, invitations, 1941-1954; a few menus and other items; lease between The Attic and Continental Illinois National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, ...

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B. Heller & Co. Collection, 1896-2003

Founded by Benjamin Heller, whose family practiced sausage-making for generations, Chicago-based B. Heller & Co. began in 1893 as a wholesale manufacturer of dry powders used in the preparation of meat products. Over the years, the company expanded into the manufacture of a variety of food ingred...

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B. Heller & Co. collection of labels and photographs, 1926.

Collection includes spice package labels on sheets from B. Heller & Company. An album of black and white and hand colored photos depicts the company lab, factory, workers and products in 1926.

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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


Boston Store photograph albums, ca. 1915-1935, bulk 1930-1935.

Includes window and merchandise displays, promotions, events, and sales at Chicago's Boston Store, a department store for clothing, food, liquor and household goods. Many photos are by F.A. Kuehn and Kaufmann & Fabry of Chicago.

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Bowman Dairy Company records

Financial, administrative, legal and personnel records, and advertising of Bowman Dairy Company and of some of its subsidiaries in the Chicago (Ill.) area, Wisconsin, Michigan, Indiana, and Ohio, 1870-1966, and of Bowfund Corporation, an investment firm, 1966-1972. Topics include fluid milk proce...

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Caroline L. Shoemaker memorial collection of Chicago slides, 1965-1991.

Includes slides of Chicago (Ill.) and the metropolitan area taken by Robert Shoemaker, a photographer residing in Naperville (Ill.) who did photographic work for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. Topics primarily include arts, buildings, businesses, food and restaurants, hotels, museums,...

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Central Manufacturing District photograph collection, 1939-1962.

Consists of views of industries located on 37th, 39th, and 47th Streets in the Central Manufacturing District (Chicago, Ill.). A wide range of industries are shown, including the box, chemical, food, furniture, lumber, machine, and metallurgical industries. The images show exterior views of the b...

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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...


Changing Chicago project photographs by Bob Thall, 1987.

Documentary photographs of southeast Chicago to Gary (Ind.) show the decline of the steel industry and its effect on the landscape. Images concentrate on abandoned industrial plants, empty lots, gas stations, homes, railroads and waterways found in communities along Lake Michigan from 79th Street...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Patty Carroll, 1987.

Images of Chicago-area hot dog stands, shacks and trailers. Brightly colored, original, mom-and-pop shops, and those of a uniquely Chicago-style are highlighted with a focus on those in Chicago's ethnic neighborhoods.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Russell Phillips, 1983-1988.

Documentary photographs of storefronts and street scenes on Chicago's North Side from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic areas. Colorful images of bars, restaurants, retail shops, and other establishments show the signage, decoration, pedestrians, and transportation particular to each area...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Thomas Hocker, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs of the Hispanic population in East Chicago (Ind.). People are shown eating; working as laborers or repairing cars; participating in recreational activities, such as parades and weight training; in an operating room; and at a wedding.

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Chicago Commons Association photograph collection, [ca. 1896-1969]

Photoprints of activities of the Chicago Commons Association settlement houses in the Near West Side of Chicago (Ill.). Includes views of activities for adults, children, teenagers, and senior citizens, such as handicraft, educational, vocational, and social activities. Also includes scenes relat...


Chicago Federation of Labor collection of visual material, 1914-1984.

Visual materials from the office of the Federation News, owned and controlled by the CFL-IUC, the federation of unions in Chicago. Subjects include members and leaders, conventions and banquets, international events, interiors of their radio station WCFL, and their members participation in commun...

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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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Chicago Nutrition Association records, 1943-2001

The Chicago Nutrition Association (CNA) is an organization of professional nutritionists, including dieticians, home economists, and doctors, located within the Chicago metropolitan area. CNA was established in 1942 as the Chicago Nutrition Committee under the War Food Administration. Its origina...

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Clippings on Social Evils in Chicago: Chiefly the Saloon, 1901-1909

Three scrapbooks containing clippings, printed tracts, correspondence, and carbon copies of articles related to the social use and abuse of alcohol.

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Dan Ryan Expressway exhibition photograph collection, 1982-1985.

Includes images documenting the Dan Ryan Expressway from the user's and observer's perspective. Includes photographs of vehicles such as automobiles, trucks, a motorcycle and the Rapid Transit elevated railroad. Some images show traffic accidents. Also includes photographs of structures adjacent ...

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