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Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers, 1870-1967

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her P...


Abortion Rights Association of Illinois records, 1963-1976

The records of Illinois Citizens for the Medical Control of Abortion, later the Abortion Rights Association of Illinois document their efforts to change Illinois abortion law in the late 1960s and early 1970s.

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Alfred S. Trude and family papers

Correspondence, family history, legal and financial documents, wills, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Alfred S. Trude, a Chicago lawyer. A majority of the collection is correspondence from family members and condolences sent after Trude's death in 1933.

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Charles family papers

Miscellaneous papers, including correspondence, diplomas, certificates, and military commissions of various members of the Charles family of Chicago (Ill.), including papers from the law practice of Albert N. Charles, financial records compiled by Albert Charles and Oscar Charles, items relating ...

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Florence Kelley collection, 1894-1981

Florence Kelley (1859-1932) was a social worker, reformer, lawyer, suffragist, and confirmed socialist. In 1891, she left her husband and moved to Chicago with her three children to become a resident of Hull-House. In 1892, Kelley was appointed by Governer Atgeld as the state's first chief factor...

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George W. Brandt diaries

Diaries (44 v., 1867-1910) of George W. Brandt, a prominent Chicago lawyer. Diaries pertain to Brandt's career and family life. Also present is a spiral-bound transcript (ca. 120 p.) of the diaries.

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Henry P. Chandler papers, 1922-1978

Part of the Jane Addams Memorial Collection. Henry P. Chandler (1880-1975) was a Chicago lawyer and the first director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts. Chandler received his law degree from the University of Chicago in 1906 and practiced law in Chicago until 1939, when he...

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Henry Wells Magee papers [manuscript], 1840-1965.

Diaries or journals (scattered years 1866-1928) of Henry Wells Magee, household expense ledgers or journals (1879-1909) and Christmas notes (1874) of Mrs. Magee, law office docket (1896-1910), correspondence, insurance policies, scrapbooks (1860-1922), bills and receipts, a few photographs, and a...

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Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth records, 1940-1963

Established in 1919, The Illinois Child Labor Committee (later the Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth) was a non-profit organization that rallied for the protection and welfare of all children in relations to employment and education. The Illinois Committee on Employment of Youth Collectio...

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Isham family papers

Miscellaneous correspondence, notes, invitations, calling cards, genealogical materials, and other items by or to members of the Isham family of Chicago, including Mrs. and Mrs. Charles Isham and Mr. and Mrs. Lincoln Isham. Includes 6 diaries of Charles Isham; 7 letters to Mrs. Lincoln Isham from...

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John Gutknecht photograph collection, ca. 1889-1972.

Visual materials relating to the personal life and career of Gutknecht, Cook County Municipal Court Judge, 1932-1950.

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John Howard Association records [manuscript], 1898-1976, bulk 1920-1976

Minutes, reports, correspondence, financial records, topical files, speeches, press releases, and other records of the John Howard Association (JHA), a Chicago-based penal reform organization focused on jail and prison conditions within Illinois along with some studies concerning other U.S. priso...


John Solon Lord papers

Business and personal correspondence, genealogies, historical sketches, and other papers of John Solon Lord, a Chicago lawyer who served as counsel for Lloyd's of London in Illinois. Topics include Harvard Law School and University of Wisconsin alumni affairs, Law Club of Chicago, Godair Home in ...

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John V. LeMoyne Papers, 1851-1889

Mainly incoming letters to Chicago lawyer and Congressman, John V. LeMoyne, from his Washington, Pennsyvania family, including his abolitionist father. Many of the letters caution against real estate speculation and reveal strong religious beliefs.

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Lambert Tree Papers, 1821-1933

Correspondence, speeches, drafts, documents, photographs, scrapbooks, and newspaper clippings relating to Lambert Tree, Cook County lawyer, judge, politician, philanthropist, and U.S. diplomat in Belgium and Russia. The collection contains some Tree family material, commentary on the state of the...

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Melville Weston Fuller papers

Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, and other papers concerning Melville W. Fuller's personal, professional, and political life, chiefly in the form of photostats collected by Willard L. King in the 1940s while writing a biography of Fuller. Included are briefs of all cases handled by Ful...

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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.


Mitchell Dawson Papers, 1810-1988

Works, correspondence, and papers of lawyer and poet Mitchell Dawson, and also papers, photographs and genealogical information of the Dawson, Manierre and Hahn families.


Nathan Kellogg McGill photograph collection, [ca. 1909-1934]

Studio portrait photographs and informal photographs of African American lawyer Nathan K. McGill; his older brother Simuel Decatur McGill (also a lawyer); Nathan McGill's first wife Idalee McGill and their sons Simuel and Nathan, Jr. (ca. 1922-1929). A 1913 image shows Simuel and Nathan McGill be...

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Newton N. Minow papers

Materials (stored in 1 flat box) related to the Minow family include a Chicago Public school report card (1938), a grammar school diploma (1940), and a letter all from Nettlehorst School located in the Lakeview community area of Chicago (Ill.). Also present is the magazine Show Business Illustrat...

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Overton family papers

Correspondence, diaries, and other papers of the Overton family. Includes personal correspondence received by Isabel Vincent Harper; her husband, attorney Paul V. Harper; and their daughter, Jane Harper Overton (Mrs. George Overton). Also present are diaries (mainly belonging to Isabel Vincent Ha...

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Scammon family letters

Photocopies of transcribed letters of the Scammon family, mainly of Chicago, but also of locations in Kentucky, Michigan, and other points in the Midwest. J. Young Scammon, whose letters are included in this lot, was a prominent Chicago lawyer and civic leader. His letters to his parents back Eas...

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Shortall family papers

Correspondence of John G. Shortall, John L. Shortall, Mary Carter Shortall, Harrington Shortall, and other members of the Shortall, Carter, Harrington, Dunbaugh, and allied families; biographical and genealogical information (published and unpublished); notes, cards, postcards, certificates, and ...

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Tieken family papers

Correspondence, poetry, certificates, newsclippings, and an album containing photographs and other items relating to Robert Tieken, who served as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois in the 1950s; to his father Theodore Tieken, a physician; and to their wives and children. Includes...

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