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Ann Chapin Compondu interview about the World's Columbian Exposition

Interview with Ann Chapin Compondu about her jobs at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, when she was 18 years old. She was assigned first the role of "beautiful Italian girl" and stood outside the Days of Pompeii exhibit with the barker; later she became one of the "Forty Foreign Beauties"...

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Anton Rodde photograph collection, ca. 1924-1937.

Loose photographs and album of snapshots by Chicago resident Rodde, a professional lithographer and amateur photographer. Loose photographs include snapshots of Chicago buildings and parks, the Eucharistic Congress (1926 : Mundelein and Chicago, Ill.), the Rodde home and family, a few family port...

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Ashcraft family glass photograph collection, [ca. 1870-1910s]

Photographs relating to the Ashcraft family of Chicago. The lantern slides and glass negatives were taken by Raymond M. Ashcraft, primarily in the 1890s when he was a teenager, and in the early 1900s as he started his family. The collection shows life in the Hyde Park area of Chicago, with photog...

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Association House of Chicago records, 1899-1972

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, staff handbooks, workshop materials, program reports, staff evaluations, newsletters, scrapbooks of newsclippings, and other materials created by staff, board members, community groups, and support groups affiliated with Association House, a Pr...


Barbour-Powell family collection of visual materials, [1860s-1950s, bulk 1900-1930]

Material from the Barbour-Powell family of Chicago, especially Lillian Powell Barbour and her daughters Lillian and Elizabeth. Includes formal and informal photographs of family members, among these cartes-de-visite of Lillian Powell as child and later, cabinet card portraits of her children; vie...


Bertha E. Schlotter papers, 1916-1970

The collection contains photographs, newspaper clippings, articles, pamphlets, correspondence, and speeches. The materials pertain to Hull-House, Neva Leona Boyd, recreation, and the developmentally disabled.

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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 Kerry Coppin, 1987.

Images of the African American experience in Chicago including scenes from the Black Rose Awards Luncheon; a graduation from South Shore Community Academy; Kocoa's Kitchen, a restaurant at 7822 South Kenwood; outdoor events such as street fairs and the annual Taste of Chicago; private parties, ba...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Lloyd DeGrane, 1985-1988.

Images of individuals, couples, and family groups watching television in their homes in a variety of contrasting neighborhoods, residential settings, and age groups. Includes locations on the South Side of Chicago, its southern suburbs, and northwestern Indiana.

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Cheever glass negative collection, [ca. 1910-1920]

Primarily scenes of leisure activities in Chicago that may have been taken for a newspaper. Includes scenes of the Grant Park air meet (ca. 1911-1912), beaches and people in swimming costume, racetrack scenes and jockeys. Also includes a parade on Michigan Avenue that appears to be concerned with...

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Chicago Park District records : Photographs, 1863-2005

Representing more than 500 parks from the late nineteenth century to the present, this collection documents site development, park facilities, features (such as gardens, fountains, playgrounds and sculptures), park staff, programmatic activities, special events, the lakeshore and shore protection...

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Chicago Youth Centers records

Board meeting minutes of the Chicago Youth Centers.

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Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Descriptive inventory for the Chicago Commons Association visual materials, ca. 1896-1969

Photographic material documenting 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. ...


Descriptive inventory for the Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...


Dora Nelson collection, 1917-1941

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Part of the Midwest Women's Historical Collection. Dora Nelson was associated with Neva Leona Boyd and the recreation movement in Chicago. The collection contains sheet music, folk dance instructions, photographs, and one piece of pottery. It includes ...

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Eugene and Irene Powers collection of visual materials, 1890s-1980, bulk 1930s-1950s.

Views of the Powers family of Chicago. Eugene "Red" Powers was assistant chief photographer (1934-1960s) and Irene Powers was woman's club editor (1940-1960s) for the Chicago Tribune. Subjects include family gatherings, Tribune staff parties, vacations in Mexico, and leisure activities such as go...


George A. Patterson collection of visual materials, 1930s-1960s.

Relating to Patterson's career with the United Steelworkers of America in Chicago and Wisconsin; his family and civic activities. Subjects include the first Steel Workers Organizing Committee convention in Chicago and Pittsburg, PA (1927), the Employee Representatives at South Works in Chicago; a...

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George Tressel film collection, [ca. 1950-1969]

Includes films from the collection owned by professional filmmaker Tressel. Includes a master print, a 16 mm. print, and a videocassette entitled: "Midway memories," regarding newsreels taken at University of Chicago (1950s) and films of the University of Chicago urban redevlopment project in the...

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Guide to Chicago Park District Records

These papers were collected by a neighborhood resident during her work on various advisory boards and citizen action groups in the Old Town Triangle neighborhood during the 1980s and 1990s. In the course of her work she received and retained Park Distr...

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Guide to Friends of the Parks Records

This collection includes documents from the Friends of the Parks organization. The materials in the collection came from a variety of sources: Lincoln Park Advisory Council, Lincoln Park Conservation Association and the affiliated neighborhood organiza...

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Guide to Grant Park Cultural and Educational Community Records

This collection contains correspondence, meeting minutes, photographs, publicity, reports, and publications created by or related to GPCEC or the many civic organizations it partnered with in Chicago. Some of these other organizations include the Mayor...

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Harold Mishkin photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1945]

Includes the archive of Mishkin Photo Service, a photography firm with offices at 64 West Randolph in Chicago (Ill.), operated by Howard Mishkin from 1935-1943. Primarily consists of images of members of trade unions in the Chicago area and activities of some community organizations such as the A...

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Hyde Park Neighborhood Club records, 1936-1985

The Hyde Park Neighborhood Club (HPNC) was founded in 1909 as part of the settlement house movement, to serve neglected or abandoned youth in Chicago's south side neighborhood of Hyde Park. It was deliberately named "the Club" as a reaction to the exclusivity of private clubs of the time. Over th...

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