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Assessment roll for real estate in Jefferson Township

1859 tax assessment roll for real estate in Jefferson Township, Cook County, (an area later annexed to Chicago, Ill.).

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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,...


Bailey, Broad and Company records

Bills, receipts, accounts, contacts, and correspondence of contractors to the Great Western Railway Company, Fort Wayne and Chicago Railroad Company, and the Hannibal & St. Joseph Railroad Company. Includes account book that lists transactions with Joseph B. Doggett, Chicago, Illinois, grocer, 18...

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Beaubien family collection

Invitation to Mrs. Beaubien to attend a dance on Feb. 7, 1843. Also genealogical charts and family history (66 p.) of descendants of Rene Cuillerier and Jean Baptiste Beaubien, compiled by C.M. Burton of Detroit. Also, a condensed outline, entitled Generations of Beaubien (2 p.); a letter from 18...

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Bethel New Life Records, 1870-1986

The collection contains photographs, manuscript material and oral histories (videotape and audiotape). The core of the collection is the photographs, which record a wide range of African American history on the West Side of Chicago.

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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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Chicago assessment roll for real estate in West Division

1848 tax assessment roll for real estate located in the West Division of the City of Chicago, Illinois.

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Chicago public works photographs collection, ca. 1850-1972.

Photographs used in the publication Chicago public works : a history. Includes some copy photographs from the Chicago Historical Society collection.

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Chicago Teachers Union records, ca.1870-2017, bulk 1930-2015

The records of the Chicago Teachers Union are primarily textual and include meeting minutes and agendas, correspondence, reports, financial information, contracts, publications, clippings, flyers, scrapbooks, materials for mass distribution, and general office files created by the CTU, the...


Chicago's archaic history

Notes, clippings, maps, and drawings (some mounted in a scrapbook) relating to Native Americans of the Chicago (Ill.) area, their history, artifacts, and territory; homes of early Chicago settlers; and historic sites.


City of Chicago Maps, [ca. 1673-ongoing, bulk 1800-2000]

In the Research Center, please request a map by its author/title, category, date, and its number (if there is one). This is a collection of maps relating to the city of Chicago, or the area that was to become Chicago. Some maps include insets of more than one time period and this is indicated in ...


Early settlers of Chicago portrait album, ca. 1871-1890.

Individual portraits of Chicago's early settlers including prominent men such as Mahlon D. Ogden, and lesser known men. Some images seem to be photographed from paintings or other media. In these cases, the creation of the original work being photographed predates the creation of the album. Most ...

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Early settlers of Chicago portrait album, ca. 1890.

Individual portraits of Chicago's early male settlers. Includes prominent as well as lesser known men. Some images seem to be photographed from paintings or other media rather than from life. The compilation of the album is somewhat later than the creation of the portraits because many of those d...

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Edwin R. Ball papers

Two letters by Ball's mother discuss family affairs; give impressions of Illinois, particularly Galena and the lead mines; tell of travel difficulties: trunk stolen, stagecoach broken down. A letter by Ball discusses travel from Buffalo to Chicago on board the Empire and thence to Elgin, where he...

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Elizabeth Cheney collection of visual materials, ca. 1850-1970 (bulk 1890-1920)

Photographs from the estate of Elizabeth Cheney, Oak Park (Ill.) resident, antique collector, daughter of Florence and William Wallace Cheney, and last in the line of descendants of Chicago pioneer Philo Carpenter. Includes portraits of Elizabeth Cheney, primarily as a child and young adult. Also...

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Elizabeth Emerson Atwater collection

Contribution book listing donations to the Northwestern Sanitary Fair solicited by Mrs. Atwater (1863) and two scrapbooks containing signatures and letters of prominent politicians (including Abraham Lincoln) and suffragettes, newsclippings, tickets, etc. (1864-1880).

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Horace Gair Chase Papers, 1843-1902

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Illinois Society of Architects records

Correspondence, minutes, membership records, reports, legislative bills, legal briefs, contracts, and newsclippings of the Illinois Society of Architects (ISA) concerning its work for professionalization, licensing, and regulation of architects and for the establishment of standards for workmansh...


Isham family and Lincoln family visual materials, ca. 1850-1930, bulk 1870-1890

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives related to the Mamie Lincoln and Charles Bradford Isham and Robert Todd Lincoln families. Primarily snapshots of family groups and leisure activities in Vermont, and interiors and furniture from the Robert Todd Lincoln residence. Includes a...

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James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


Jean Baptiste Beaubien papers

Letters, business and political documents regarding Beaubien's career in Illinois. Includes the following: Letter written in Chicago to O.N. Bostwick, Agent for American Fur Co., St. Louis - directs Bostwick to oblige "Mr. Hubbard" with cash if he should want it, and charge same to Chicago. (ALS,...

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John G. Shortall portrait photograph, [ca. 1856-1857]

Framed black-and-white photographic print copy of an original tintype portrait of John G. Shortall when he arrived in Chicago around 1856-1857. Shortall was born in 1837 (or 1838, reports vary) in Dublin, Ireland. He settled in Chicago and became an advocate for the humane treatment of animals. I...

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John S. Wright Papers, 1848-1866

This small collection concerns the purchase of Chicago land by John S. Wright in 1848 from the New York speculator Bronson family, and the subsequent history of that land over the next two decades. The original deeds (Oversize 1, 2, and 3) are to lots 3, 4, 5, and 6 in Block 3 of the original tow...

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