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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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Raymond Kastle Chicago slides

Color 35mm slides of Chicago buildings, street scenes, and events taken by amateur photographer Raymond Kastle. Street scenes focus on North Loop, Near North, and Maxwell Street areas and include images of Marina City towers and along the Chicago River, notably boats unloading at the Chicago Sun-...


Robert Mier papers, 1968-1989, bulk 1982-1989

Correspondence, meeting minutes, reports, discussion papers, and other working files of Robert Mier, a Chicago city planner, professor, and social activist who served as commissioner of economic development for the City of Chicago in the Mayor Harold Washington administration and as assi...

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World's Columbian Exposition records

Archival records of the administration of the World's Columbian Exposition (WCE) and of its Board of Lady Managers, which operated the Woman's Building, its programs, and exhibitions at the fair. Collection includes WCE general administration records, including meeting minutes of the WCE's board ...