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Barnes-Crosby collection of glass negatives and master photographs, [ca. 1904-1913]

Photographs and negatives of popular Chicago streets and sites primarily in the Loop area, by the commercial photography studio Barnes-Crosby Company. Many focus on individual buildings such as hotels, office buildings, stores, museums, theaters, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, organi...


Bill Veeck papers and sound recordings, 1940-1977.

Incoming letters; newsclippings; reports; 3 scrapbooks; oversize cartoons and other items; and other baseball related materials of Bill Veeck (William Louis Veeck, Jr., 1914-1986), a promoter of Major League Baseball and one-time owner of the Chicago White Sox franchise. Also includes reel-to-ree...

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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 Tom Harney, 1987-1988.

Documentary photographs of old Comiskey Park, stadium of the Chicago's American League baseball team, before it was demolished in 1991. Includes images of Chicago White Sox fans, the playing field, the exterior of the ballpark, vendors, and employees. Includes the "Save our Sox" campaign to halt ...

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Chicago 2016 records

International Olympic Committee visit materials, newsletters, booklets, pamphlets and promotional materials from the Chicago 2016 Olympic bid committee. The Chicago bid for the 2016 Summer Olympics and Paralympics was an unsuccessful bid, first recognized by the International Olympic Committee (I...

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Chicago Area Women's Sports Association records, 1979-1996

Meeting minutes, reports, financial records, membership files, correspondence, brochures, newspaper clippings, newsletters, press releases, photographs, and other records of the Chicago Area Women's Sports Association (CAWSA). The majority of the collection relates to sporting events and a...

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Chicago Blackhawks team photograph, 1974.

Official photograph of the 1974 Chicago Blackhawks NHL hockey team with identifying caption. The group portrait includes players, team executives, trainers, coach Bill Reay, general manager Tommy Ivan, and star players Tony Esposito and Stan Mikita. Collection includes two prints of the same image.

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Chicago Cubs records, 1873-1966, bulk 1873-1973

Correspondence, unbound and in letterbooks; ledgers, cash books, attendance data, and other papers relating to the administration and management of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, a member of the National League of Professional Baseball Clubs. The correspondence is chiefly letterpress co...

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Chicago Cubs training camp photographs, 1926.

Includes 20 photoprints of members of the Chicago Cubs baseball team at training camp in Catalina (Calif.) in 1926. About half of the views show groups of players in street clothes, while the remainder show the players in uniform. All the views are identified; some of the people depicted include ...

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Chicago Fans of the St. Louis Browns photograph collection, ca. 1950-1979.

Photographs of members of the St. Louis Browns baseball team fan club in Chicago. Also includes photographs of Chicago newspaper columnist William Leonard. The St. Louis Browns became the Baltimore Orioles to begin the 1954 season.

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Chicago Herald and Examiner broadside collection, 1934.

Broadsides with late breaking news and promotional photographs, headlines, and short explanatory articles. Includes beauty contestants, sporting events and figures, government officials, and disasters.

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Chicago Police Department photographs of Chicago Stadium and United Center, [ca. 1992].

Color aerial photographic prints of the Chicago Stadium and construction of the United Center, as well as the surrounding west side neighborhood.

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Chicago Reporter (periodical) photograph collection, 1970-1988.

Photographs from the files of the Chicago Reporter news publication by the Community Renewal Society. Includes individuals active in the Chicago area as well as images of different types of people including political activists, illegal aliens, actors, government employees, immigrants, lawyers, po...


Chicago Turn-Gemeinde, Pioneer Section records

Minutes of the Pioneer section (i.e., senior section) of Turners in Chicago, Illinois, a German American social club founded in 1852 for the intellectual, cultural, and physical well-being of its members, who were primarily middle-class and professional men. Also a periodical from Wernigerode, We...

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Chicago Union Printers Baseball Association records

Correspondence, historical files, and organizational notes for a 1984 tournament held in Chicago, and "Typo Sports" newspaper covering the Union Printers International Baseball League (1955, 1956, 1969-1973, 1976-1980, 1982, 1985-1988, 1990), programs, and other miscellaneous material by and abou...

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Chicago White Sox and 1919 World Series baseball scandal collection, 1917-1929, bulk 1920-1924

Primarily legal documents and correspondence between lawyers, Chicago White Sox representatives, other baseball club owners, American League officials, various baseball players, and other people; reports by private detectives; press releases; player paychecks; and handwritten notes relat...

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Chicago Yacht Club photograph collection, 1904-1960s, bulk 1904-1911.

Includes single sailboats at full sail and groups of sailboats participating in races particularly the Mackinac Race. Also candid shots of the crews both on deck and posing on shore, along with member portraits ca. 1920. Examples of nautical clothing worn by the crews, ca. 1900-1910.

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Christopher J. Hoy papers

Scrapbook, diary transcript, railroad passes, and other papers of Christopher J. Hoy, an Irish American Chicagoan, who was educated in Catholic schools in the city and employed by various Chicago companies. Includes a scrapbook of clippings and athletic letters documenting Hoy's football career a...

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Clarence Rowland (Pants Rowland) papers

Correspondence, biographical materials, newspaper clippings, financial materials, printed materials, contracts, and other papers of Clarence "Pants" Rowland, manager of the Chicago White Sox baseball team (1915-1918), and owner, manager, umpire, and executive of other teams over the years. Corres...

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Clarence Rowland (Pants Rowland) photograph collection, [ca. 1880-1965, bulk 1915-1965]

Includes individual and group portraits of Pants Rowland, family members, friends, and baseball players and officials who were probably members of minor league teams although they are mostly unidentified. Collection includes a few cartes de visite, cabinet card, and panoramic photographs. Collect...

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Coach Jim Brown of DuSable High School collection of visual materials, [ca. 1940-2002]

Photographs relating to the career of Coach Jim Brown, who coached football, baseball, and basketball teams and taught at DuSable High School (Chicago, Ill.) in the 1950s and 1960s. Images include his George Williams College Graduating Class of 1949; Jim Brown playing baseball for the Great Lakes...

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Comiskey Park photograph collection, [ca. 1990-1991]

Includes photographs of both old and new Comiskey Park in Chicago (Ill.). Photographs of old Comiskey Park are views taken during its final season. Views include the structure, fans, and Chicago White Sox baseball team. Also includes views of the demolition of old Comiskey Park. Photographs of th...

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Cubs first night game at Wrigley Field photographs

Color photographic prints of the Chicago Cubs' first night game at Wrigley Field against the Philadelphia Phillies. Images depict baseball players and fans on the field, the lights over the leftfield stands, the outfield bleachers, Ernie Banks and Billy Williams throwing the first pitches, the Ch...

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Eliot Asinof papers, 1912-2006, bulk 1963-1977

The collection is composed of handwritten and typed manuscripts by Eliot Asinof and legal affidavits, letters, scripts, articles, notes, and newsclippings that belonged to Asinof, the author of Eight Men Out, a book about the 1919 World Series and baseball gambling scandal (published 196...

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