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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 Veterans Committee, Chicago Area Council. Records, 1946-1973

The collection contains documents from the American Veterans Council, founded in 1944 and disbanded in 2003. The American Veterans Council was a liberal Veterans’ organization that sought to protect and extend Democracy. The collection spans from 1946-1973, with the bulk of the collection from 19...

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Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers, 1898-ca.1900

Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.

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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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Armour Research Foundation Collection, ca. 1940-1964

Armour Research Foundation (ARF) was one of the first private, not-for-profit contract research laboratories in the United States. Begun in Chicago in 1936 by Armour Institute of Technology (AIT), ARF was acquired by Illinois Institute of Technology in 1940 when IIT was created by the merger of A...

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Army memories, ca. 1880-1889.

Civil war scenes, many of which portray a romanticized version of life as a soldier. Includes scenes with battles and/or identified officers, such as Generals Grant, Sheridan and Sherman. Also includes character portraits of types such as topographical engineers and a Zouave.

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Bill Stamets papers

Pamphlets, flyers, ephemera, correspondence, audio and video recordings, and other papers of Bill Stamets, a Chicago filmmaker and free-lance photographer and writer. Topics include, but are not limited to, anti-war, nuclear power, Vietnam War memorial, gang activity, the proposed 1992 Chicago Wo...

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Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives, [ca. 1940-1969]

Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentif...

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Cary T. Ray photograph album, 1899 Feb.-Apr.

Photographs taken by Sergeant Cary T. Ray of the Illinois National Guard, who served in the U.S. Burial Corps during or after the Spanish American War. Includes images of battle sites, burial corps activites, and local views in Cuba.

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Chicago Seed (newspaper) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1972]

Includes photoprints from the alternative newspaper Chicago Seed. Some photoprints relate to the 1968 Democratic Convention demonstrations in Chicago, the civil rights movement, and other national social and political issues. Negatives show a construction project, an earth-moving project, and an ...


The Chicago Times-Herald war pictures, 1898 May 16-Aug. 29.

A series of weekly publications by the Chicago Times-Herald containing halftone photomechanical prints of the Spanish American War. Includes images of military equipment, battleships, encampments, and views of Cuba and the Philippines.

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Claude A. Barnett broadsides collection, [ca. 1930-1959]

Primarily includes items relating to African Americans and associated events in Chicago and the United States. Events include the American Negro Exposition (1940 : Chicago, Ill.), the death of Edgar Brown (1954), the NAACP Annual Freedom Fund dinner (1959 : Chicago, Ill.), and concerts by singer ...

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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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C.S.S. Shenandoah master's logbook

Logbook of Capt. Irvine S. Bulloch, Acting Master of Confederate States of America cruiser Shenandoah, Capt. James I. Waddell, commanding. Contains a list of officers on board and notes of the ships captured, the value of their cargoes, and the disposition of the prize (some were ransomed and oth...

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C.S.S. Sumter logbook and related items

Logbook or register (1 v.) of the Confederate steamer Sumter at New Orleans, Louisiana, 1861. Lists names of men and the clothing, stores, and money issued to each. Also contains brief notations about the history of the Sumter. Collection also includes bills and invoices (56 items, 1861 May 30-Se...

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Declan Haun collection of visual materials, [ca. 1958-1994]

The major images by photojournalist Declan Haun, including photographs made while working for the Charlotte Observer ,1958-1963; and as freelancer for the Black Star agency, 1963-1994, the bulk in 1963-1976 while he resided in Chicago, and a copy of a short motion-picture film: Real Self. The col...

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Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, which published music in Chicago from 1858-1871. The materials were collected in support of a master’s thesis at the University of Illinois Library School and also include information on other, contemporaneous, music publisher...

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E. Edelmann & Company photograph album, 1944 Feb. 19.

Album with views of employees of the E. Edelmam company at a ceremony at which they recieved an Army ordnance award for productivity during World War II.

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Edward Price Bell Papers, 1886-1951

Correspondence, works, and other items related to Edward Price Bell's career as a foreign correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and roving correspondent for the Literary Digest.

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Elmo Scott Watson Papers, 1816-1951

Personal papers of journalist, professor of journalism, and western / frontier historian Elmo Scott Watson, consisting mainly of topical files on western subjects and journalism. Also included are Watson's manuscripts and published writings, and his correspondence and teaching-related files.

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Engineering, Science, and Management War Training Collection, 1942-1943

Materials related to the Signal Corps Training Program and Pre-Radar course at Illinois Institute of Technology during WW II. Includes information on staff, classes offered, enrollment statistics; samples of certificates awarded (by the Engineering, Science, and Management War Training Course (ES...

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Four Minute Men photograph collection, 1917.

Collection of lantern slides for presentations prepared under the authority of the Committee on Public Information, Washington, D.C. and presented by members of the Four Minute Men society. Used to illustrate talks encouraging World War I enlistment and the sale of liberty bonds in 1917. Subjects...

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Frank W. Gunsaulus Papers, 1906 - 1921

Papers of Frank W. Gunsaulus, founding president of Armour Institute of Technology, Chicago. Bulks with correspondence to and from Gunsaulus, but does not appear to be the bulk of his administrative correspondence regarding the operation of Armour Institute of Technology. Lesser amounts of materi...

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