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Abandoned automobiles in Chicago scrapbook, 1941-1943.

A paper binder, probably compiled by William R. McConochie, traffic engineer of Chicago Surface Lines, containing newspaper articles, correspondence, reports and photographs of abandoned automobiles on Chicago streets. One group of photographs documents the need for a city ordinance to allow poli...

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Adalaide G. Shields Papers, 1936-2010

Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the ...

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Air WAC Corner (Chicago) collection of visual materials, 1944.

Views of the WAC recruiting office opened in Mandel Brothers department store in Chicago, 1944. Display windows at intersection of State Street and Madison Street were removed to accommodate the nose of a Douglas C-54 transport plane which was used to help boost recruitment. Lt. Col. Leon Mandel ...

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Albert Bofman papers, 1940-1948, 1968-1977.

Correspondence, some publications, report on prison conditions, and other items of Albert Bofman, a Chicago-area pacifist who was imprisoned as a conscientious objector and war resister during World War II. Includes correspondence with family members, friends, and fellow pacifists and conscientio...

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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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American Legion, Charles E. Cuneo Post No. 517 (Chicago, Ill.) scrapbook

Large scrapbook of records relating to the Charles E. Cuneo American Legion Post No. 517 in Chicago (Ill.). Contains official charter; awards granted; photographs of opening events, members, and banquets; league member roll lists; and clippings pertaining to the activities of Post No. 517. Also i...

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American Women's Voluntary Services, Chicago Metropolitan unit records, 1942-1987, bulk 1942-1960

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, scrapbooks, and annual reports of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS), Chicago Metropolitan Unit. Collection includes correspondence with members of the Chicago Metropolitan Unit of AWVS and allied organizations, 1943-1983; board min...

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American Women's Voluntary Services collection of visual materials, [ca. 1950-1960]

Primarily photographs of nurseries in Chicago and in Hines (Ill.), staff and volunteers, military personnel, and various activities, such as fundraisers and book drives of the American Women's Voluntary Services (AWVS). Also present are AWVS Christmas cards.

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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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Bernard Howard radio scripts

Radio scripts written by Bernard Howard for CBS radio programs, such as Caesar Petrillo and his Orchestra, Jimmie Hilliard and his Orchestra, both in 1943, and for various sponsors and programs, such as Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association's "Freedom of Opportunity," 1944-1945; Fran All...

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Carl Egon Bjorklund papers

Correspondence, financial materials, real estate documents, and other personal and family papers of Carl Egon Bjorklund, a Chicago automobile mechanic. Correspondence includes letters from Bjorklund's wife and children and letters regarding the impeachment of Richard Nixon, the Watergate scandal,...

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Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967

Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.

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Charles Haffner, Jr. papers

Certificates, commissions, and commendations received by Lt. Gen. Charles C. Haffner, Jr., from the U.S. military, the State of Illinois, and various civic, patriotic, and military organizations.

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Charles S. and Suzette Dewey papers

Incoming letters, speeches, articles, financial papers, certificates, letterpress copy books of outgoing correspondence, and a large number of printed items, chiefly relative to Charles S. Dewey's career as Assistant Secretary of the Treasury in Charge of Fiscal Affairs, 1924-1927; as financial a...

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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 Public Schools, Radio Council collection

Scripts; instructional materials; lessons in history, literature, science, Latin America and other foreign countries and languages; teacher manuals and broadcast schedules; short stories; poems; interviews; and other materials produced or adapted by the Radio Council of the Chicago public school ...

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Clara Edmunds-Hemingway papers, 1899-1958

Handwritten, typed, and published versions of songs, other musical compositions, poems, essays, short stories, and plays; correspondence; scrapbooks; lists of works by Clara Edmunds-Hemingway; biographical sketches; diaries; and miscellaneous items relating to her career as a singer (contralto), ...

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Claude A. Barnett papers

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; coll...


Clementine Skinner papers

Correspondence, newsclippings, scrapbook, minutes, and financial records relating to Dr. Clementine Skinner, an African American school teacher and librarian in Chicago, and her many civic and professional activities. Includes records of Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in education (1968-1978) a...

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Collection of United States Marine Corps war photographs, 1945-1968

Black and white photographic prints of United States Marines related to World War II and the war in Vietnam. WWII images, photographed by Theo Hios, show wounded or deceased soldiers, as well as the destruction of Japanese military facilities, terrain,...

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Container Corporation of America advertisements

Four-color offset halftone (4) and black-and-white offset halftone (11) printed advertisments for the Container Corporation of America designed by such artists and designers as A.M. Cassandre, Leo Lionni, Jean Carlu, Herbert Matter, Herbert Bayer, William H. Campbell, and Peter Sekaer. The themes...


Crane family and Lillie family papers, 1833-1978

Correspondence, financial papers, newsclippings, diaries, notebooks, biographical material, and genealogical items by and about Frances Crane Lillie, a daughter of Richard Teller Crane (founder of the Crane Company), her husband Frank Rattray Lillie, and other family members, especially materials...


David Fishman photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1976]

Photographs by Chicago photographer Fishman relating to the Chicago Lyric Opera Company, the Goodman Theater and other Chicago subjects. Photonegatives depict Ft. Warren (Wyo.) during World War II. Two small notebooks relate to the negatives.

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