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Aero Club of Illinois records, 1909-1951, bulk 1911-1912

This collection includes correspondence, financial papers, membership data and application forms, bylaws, historic postmarks and newsletters relative to the club's membership and operations, to early aviation in Chicago and Illinois, and to aeronautical affairs in America and abroad. The b...

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Agnes Nestor papers, ca. 1880-1948, bulk 1896-1954

Correspondence, reports, pamphlets, clippings, passports, etc., arranged chronologically, and manuscript autobiography of Agnes Nestor, primarily relating to her career as a labor union leader in Chicago and official of the International Glove Workers Union of America, plus some items on h...


Alfred E. Hamill Papers, 1856-1967

Chicago investment banker, Centaur Press founder, Newberry Library trustee, and calligraphy and gypsy lore collector. Personal letters of Alfred E. Hamill to a Russian émigré, Alexandra Fredericks, and of Dora E. Yates, a librarian and the secretary of the Gypsy Lore Society, to Hamill. Also type...

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Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970

Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a G...

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American Field Service records

Letters; a short history of the organization; various lists of donors of ambulances, lists of men serving, etc.; clippings; and pamphlets. Concerns the financial status of the organization, the morale of those in service, particularly of those who wished to leave it for more active military duty,...

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Anna Jaros papers

Letters to Anna Jaros of Chicago, Ill. (1914-1919), several written by U.S. servicemen in France and Siberia during World War I; Frank Petrouka's 1919 honorable discharge from the U.S. Army; a wedding remembrance book from Anna Jaros's 1921 marriage to Frank Petrouka; and miscellaneous family mem...

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Armin Hand collection of visual materials, [ca. 1917-1952]

Photographs primarily of Armin F. Hand, bandleader; his Chicago Board of Trade band; and other bands and events. Also includes portraits of celebrities Bing Crosby, Jack Dempsey, Marlene Dietrich, Burgess Meredith, Paulette Goddard, and "Schoolboy" Rowe. Includes band performances at the New York...

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Armin Hand papers, 1888-1957.

Engagement books listing concerts, contracts, scrapbooks of clippings, programs, and a few photographs, lists of songs, correspondence, and other business and family papers of Armin F. Hand, who succeeded his father as leader of Johnny Hand's Band and Hand's Band (beginning ca. 1900), worked for ...

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Armour Institute of Technology Records, 1882-ca. 1947

Founded by Frank W. Gunsaulus in 1890, the Armour Institute of Technology was one of two Chicago colleges which merged in 1940 (the other being the Lewis Institute) to create Illinois Institute of Technology.

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Armour Institute of Technology Records, 1896-1931

Records of Armour Institute of Technology (Chicago, 1896-1940) including student admission applications, materials concerning WW I era Marine Engineering and aviation training programs.

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Arthur Hercz papers

Correspondence and newsclippings relating to buildings or interiors designed by Arthur Hercz, a Chicago architect; scripts, musical scores, costume and scenery sketches, and programs for pageants and festivals designed or directed by Hercz; essays; articles; condolence letters to Hercz's family a...


Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

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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...


Camera club lantern slides, [ca. 1900-1918]

Primarily views of Chicago subjects, including a local camera club shooting photographs in a park, a World War I Armistice Day parade, and canoers in an unidentified park.

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Charles L. Hutchinson papers

Letters to Charles L. Hutchinson, a Chicago banker, president of the Art Institute of Chicago, and a major philanthropist; plus resolutions in memoriam. Correspondence chiefly concerns his business and charitable activities. Topics include efforts to place a memorial to George Howland in McKinley...

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Charles Larkin Flanagan papers

Correspondence and newspaper clippings of Charles Larkin Flanagan, reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and an army officer in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Most of the letters were written by Flanagan to his mother in Chicago while he served with the A.E.F. in Europe, providing ...

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Chauncey McCormick Papers, 1887-1955

Letters, clippings, photographs, and mementos of Chicago businessman and philanthropist Chauncey McCormick. He was the nephew of Cyrus McCormick, founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company which became part of International Harvester Company, and was president of the Art Institute of Chi...

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Chicago Columbia Club records

Board minutes (10 v.); dues and attendance records (8 v.); membership directories; poetry (2 v.); a scrapbook of clippings and photographs; miscellaneous flyers and programs related to luncheons and other events; and other records of the Chicago Columbia Club, a German American women's cultural o...

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Chicago Peace Society records

Correspondence, questionnaires, ledger of life membership certificates (1916-1918), minutes of the executive committee, and constitution of the Chicago Peace Society, an organization whose purpose was to spread the doctrine of peace between nations and individuals. Includes the era of World War I.

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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 Woman's Club records, 1876-1998.

Meeting minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, reports, contracts, leases, correspondence, certificates, guest books, calendars and other papers from the Chicago Women's Club. The collection contains minutes from club meetings, membership and financial records, ...

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Christopher C. Wimbish papers, 1870-1962.

Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Divisio...

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