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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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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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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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Arthur I. Jacobson collection of Chicago scenes, ca. 1950.

Views of Chicago probably taken by Jacobson. Includes elevated views and street views of the Loop commercial district; public transportation such as buses, elevated trains and trolley cars; scenes at a military camp; ships on Lake Michigan; a pipe organ (in a movie theater?); and machinery at the...

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Carr-Heron-Morse family photograph collection, 1860s-1930s, bulk 1880s-1920s.

Includes portraits of members of the Carr-Heron-Morse family who settled in Chicago in the 1850s and other relatives. Includes photos of Dr. Jonathan Carr and his brother Camilo C.C. Carr, a brigadier general in the U.S. Army, who served in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War and was ...

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Charles Larkin Flanagan papers

Correspondence and newspaper clippings of Charles Larkin Flanagan, reporter for the Chicago Tribune, and an army officer in the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Most of the letters were written by Flanagan to his mother in Chicago while he served with the A.E.F. in Europe, providing ...

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Chicago Board of Trade Battery collection of visual materials, 1862-1913.

Mostly portraits of members of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, some during the Civil War and others at reunions after the war. Also families of the members attending the reunions.

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Christopher C. Wimbish papers, 1870-1962.

Sundry papers including Army bulletins and orders (1917-1918), newsclippings, legal documents and trial transcripts, correspondence, and speeches of Wimbish, an African American lawyer, and his family, most pertaining to his career as a First Lieutenant in the 366th Infantry Brigade, 92nd Divisio...

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Clara Elizabeth Hollis McLean photograph collection, 1860s-1970s, bulk 1910s-1950s.

Visual materials relating to Clara Elizabeth Hollis (Mrs. Kirk McLean) and family of Chicago and Winnetka. Subjects include family trips to ranches in Colorado, Wyoming, and Arizona (1900s-1920s); Clara and friends at Bryn Mawr College (ca. 1917-18); family portraits; and Clara and (second) husba...


Don Lawson papers

Correspondence, books by Lawson, book reviews, research files, biographical materials, playbills, photographs, and other papers of Don Lawson, a Chicago author who wrote non-fiction books on historical and political subjects for young adult readers. Also present are some papers of Lawson's wife, ...

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Duffy family papers

Personal papers of the Duffy family of Chicago, including newsclippings and memorial cards relating to the death of Patrick Duffy (d. 1902), a Chicago policeman killed on duty; correspondence from Edward Duffy while serving in France in 1919; some personal correspondence of Annie (Cox) Duffy; let...

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First Infantry, Illinois National Guard collection of visual materials, 1874-1931, bulk 1880-1918.

Visual materials of the Chicago-based 1st Infantry, ING which was formed in 1874 and was called to help control riots (Stock Yards, miners, railroad) until activated into the U.S. Army during the Spanish-American War (1st Infantry, Ill. Vol.) and WWI (131st Infantry). Subjects include portraits, ...

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Francis P. Kane papers

Military records, biographies, correspondence, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, photographs, and other papers of Francis P. Kane, a Chicago military officer and local government official. Most of the collection consists of correspondence and newspaper clippings relating to his service with the Il...

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Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers, 1849-1894

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding th...

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Frank Gazzolo photograph collection, Sept. 2-15, 1918.

Official photographs of the U.S. Government War Exposition held in Grant Park, Chicago (Ill.). Photographs were removed from the album, which was presented to Gazzolo by exposition officials. Also present in the collection are 6 items of presentation correspondence from exposition officials to Ga...

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George J. Iberle papers

Correspondence, legal documents, announcements, fliers, brochures, applications, worksheets, certificates, family records, financial records, and other materials of George J. Iberle, civilian defense commander of the west Lake View area of Chicago during World War II. Topics include neighborhood ...

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Guide to the U.S. Naval Training Programs, Records of, 1934-1960

During WWII, Northwestern offered its facilities for use by the War Department. All together eleven specific training programs were operated at Northwestern in addition to the Naval Reserve Officers Training Corps (Naval R.O.T.C.). This series consists of three and one half-size boxes of records ...

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Harold Myron Brill papers

Scrapbook, photographs, financial records, Officer's Qualification papers, membership materials, and other papers of Harold Myron Brill. The collection includes Chicago Medical Society membership cards 1938-1941, a copy of Brill's birth certificate, vehicle licenses 1931-1936, life insurance mate...

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Henry Carl Sengfelder photograph collection, [ca. 1940-1970]

Images, including an album of snapshots, relating to the personal life and career of Henry Carl Sengfelder. Snapshots from the mid 1940s show him serving in the military on Guam and preparing food for other service men. More recent photographs relate to his work as a dining and catering manager f...

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Henry Delorval Green photograph collection

Photoprints and negatives from Green's Chicago studio, of people and events primarily in the Lake View community on Chicago's North side. Photographs taken for community newspapers show buildings, activities and group portraits of organizations, clubs, and entertainment which often include women ...

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Henry Johnson papers

Correspondence, certificates, etc. of Henry Johnson and his family, including materials about his father August Johnson's ministry in Rockford, Ill., 1897-1939; honorable military discharge and related papers of Henry Johnson from World War I, 1917-18, 1936; two address books (n.d.); National Cit...


Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, ...


James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers, 1824-1862

Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's...

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James E. Stamps papers

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, awards, certificates, tribute programs, photographs, and other papers regarding James E. Stamps. The collection also contains photographs, army records, and newspaper clippings regarding James E. Stamps, Jr., as well as a photograph of Stamp's second son Georg...

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