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Charles B. Sawyer papers

Account books, leases, and other miscellaneous business papers primarily relating to Charles B. Sawyer's wholesale boot and shoe trade in Chicago (Ill.). The collection contains two account books with invoices (2 volumes., 241 p., 1869-1871) and also includes an 1856 lease by Matthew Laflin to Sa...

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Eastland disaster photograph album by Jun Fujita, 1915 July.

Includes album of views (53 photographs) of the Eastland, a steamship that capsized in the Chicago River on July 24, 1915, and the clean-up following the disaster, showing rescue methods, underwater divers, recovered bodies, overviews of groups of corpses, and crowds of on-lookers.

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Eastland disaster photograph collection, 1915 July 24-Aug.

Contact prints of Eastland ship disaster, which occurred 24 July, 1915, when the whale-back steamer taking Western Electric plant workers and their families for a cruise on Lake Michigan overturned in the Chicago River near the LaSalle Street bridge. Images include views of removal of bodies, tem...

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Jun Fujita negatives collection

Views of the 1919 Race Riots in Chicago (Ill.); the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1929); bridge construction, farm scenery, Chicago skylines, Lincoln Park Zoo, various railroad lines; other topics; and portrait negatives of Al Capone, John Alden Carpenter, Albert Einstein, Colonel Fabynn, J. L. K...


Louise Cottrell collection, 1918-1958

Louise Cottrell was a social worker with the Evanston Hospital Association's Social Service Department. This collection contains minutes, articles, speeches, programs and pamphlets regarding social work, unmarried mothers, adoption and the Eastland Disaster relief effort.

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Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.


Paul R. Wright papers

Copies of diaries, copies of articles, and passports from Paul R. Wright, who was editor and foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News between 1904 and 1932. Includes typescript copies of diaries (1888-1917, 1926, 1929-1930, 1946, 1951, 1961); copies of articles written by Wright in Northe...

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Photographic prints made by staff of the Chicago Daily News, ca. 1932-1970.

Photographic prints made by the Chicago Daily News staff, primarily showing people and events in Chicago (Ill.). Events include air and rail accidents, demonstrations, exhibitions, and political events. People include artists, entertainers, government employees, police, and politicians. Also incl...

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Roswell B. Mason papers

Correspondence, proclamations, deeds, etc. of Roswell B. Mason and other family members. Includes ca. 60 items, October-November 1871, relating to the Great Chicago Fire, while Mason was mayor, including letters (2) and proclamation by General Sheridan, proclamations by Mason, and letters from th...


Stereograph views of an unidentified Chicagoan, 1890s-1920.

Turn of the century images include spectators at an unidentified event, women getting out of an automobile, men posed before a building, the Eastland disaster, people in a 4-horse carriage, goats, horse show, group in an automobile and views at the World's Columbian Exposition. Included is a wood...

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United Charities of Chicago records

Correspondence, minutes, bylaws, financial records, annual reports, news clippings, newsletters, radio scripts, statistical and intake reports, manuals, pamphlets, scrapbooks, case files, and other materials of United Charities (UC) relating to older people, economic conditions, ethnic groups, Af...

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Views before and after the Chicago Fire of 1871 collection, 1871-1872.

Positive images on glass in wood mounts probably meant for projection, made by photographers Copelin & Hine of Chicago. Subjects include views of Chicago buildings before the fire of October 8-10, 1871, ruins, construction after the fire and completed buildings. Copelin & Hine also made stereogra...

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WGN newsfilm collection, [ca. 1948-1977, bulk 1952-1977]

Primarily includes aircuts and outtakes from WGN television newscasts. Newscasts show coverage local to Chicago (Ill.) and some national news. Chicago news includes accidents, disasters, and fires; education; public, cultural, and sports events; the Chicago Transit Authority, mass transit, and O'...

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