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Anderson, William H. and the Anti-Saloon League. Papers, 1903-1928

Contains correspondence, press releases, speeches, and reports. Material documents Anderson's work with the Anti-Saloon League and the League's relations with John D. Rockefeller and the Black Belt Farms Company. Correspondents include Charles S. Whitman, two-time governor of New York.

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Arthur B. Farwell papers

Diaries, notes, correspondence, and newspaper clippings relating to Arthur B. Farwell, a prominent crusader against alcohol use, gambling (especially racetrack betting), political corruption and vote fraud, crime and vice in Chicago, especially in the Hyde Park neighborhood. Includes materials on...

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Carey Orr cartoon collection, part 3, 1930-1949.

Original drawings for cartoons published in the Chicago Tribune. Includes a series of six on prohibition called The history of Volsteadism (1930). Also includes Out to solve the great mystery (1947), The old way and the new, The proposed highway modernization, and Bluebeard's seventh wife? (1949).

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Carey Orr cartoon collection, part 5, 1930-1961.

Original drawings for cartoons which were published in Chicago newspapers. Themes include Volsteadism, prohibition and international relations.

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Carey Orr cartoon collection, part 7, 1929-1946.

Original drawings for cartoons which were published in the Chicago Tribune. Includes Through the upper house..., The smoldering heap, Forsaking the book for the cudgel, Dry reasoning, He's been running loose long enough, Smoking up the house, Herding them in, The spirit of Prohibition, Bouncer fo...

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Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Records, 1909-1927

Also known as Manuscript Codex 1028, these twenty-six volumes were gathered for an investigation of Chicago crime, focusing on prostitution and the illegal sale of alcohol. Notes are from on-scene investigations, summaries of court records and newspaper clippings.

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Fred W. Blaisdell papers

Correspondence, speeches, and other papers relative to Fred W. Blaisdell's work as executive director of the Better Government Association (ca. 1945-1957), as a member of the Union League Club of Chicago and of the Crusaders, an anti-prohibition group, and other aspects of Blaisdell's life. Topic...

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Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., scrapbooks, 1912-1933.

Scrapbooks contain articles, clippings, programs, tickets, invitations, membership cards, announcements, pins, and course bulletins covering the career of Frederic Siedenburg, S.J., at Loyola University. Subjects include Frederic Siedenburg, women students, feminists, Loyola University, charity, ...


Gus Schaffer letters [manuscript], 1969-1976.

Letters of Schaffer, a member of Roger Touhy's Chicago bootleg gang in the 1930s, primarily written to Ron Martinetti, a New York author. Schaffer, who served 25 years at Stateville (under the name Peter Stevens) along with Touhy for the alleged 1933 kidnapping of John Factor, gives his opinions ...

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Lea Taylor papers

Correspondence, minutes, financial and statistical records, articles, sociological studies, arrangements for speaking engagements, and other papers of Lea Taylor, relating to her career as a social worker and head resident of the Chicago Commons settlement house, founded by her father Graham Tayl...


Prima Company photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1930]

Primarily photographs related to Prima Company, located at 825 West Blackhawk Street in Chicago, Illinois. Images show the building on Blackhawk Street (the plant closed on Oct. 1, 1941); Prima Brewing barrels; company interiors; and Prima company president and staff.

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Waller & Beckwith Realty Co. Records, 1911-1976

Business records of Waller & Beckwith Realty Co., a family-owned Chicago real estate company, including general business files and legal documents. Papers include city assessments and municipal regulations, rent payments, leases, tenant complaints, applications for employment, contracts, collecti...

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William Dever papers

Correspondence, reports, speeches, certificates, account book of law practice (1904-1908), and notebooks about Criminal Court cases (6 v., 1914-1922) of William Dever, relating to family matters and to his career as a lawyer, judge, Mayor of Chicago (Democrat, 1923-1927), and vice president of th...

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