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Alitto Studio photographs, [ca. 1930-1980]

Includes portrait photographs made by studio photographer Joseph Alitto of Chicago (Ill.). All the images are formally posed views of weddings, children and babies, family groups, people in military and non-military uniform, and women. Some portraits show Asian Americans. Many of the photographs ...

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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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Anna Jaros papers

Letters to Anna Jaros of Chicago, Ill. (1914-1919), several written by U.S. servicemen in France and Siberia during World War I; Frank Petrouka's 1919 honorable discharge from the U.S. Army; a wedding remembrance book from Anna Jaros's 1921 marriage to Frank Petrouka; and miscellaneous family mem...

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Augur family papers

Correspondence of the Augur family, mainly between U.S. Army General Christopher C. Augur of Washington (D.C.) and his son Murray B. Augur while Murray was at school and college in New York and Pennsylvania (1880-1890s), as well as letters to Murray from his sister Ellen and his brother Wheaton. ...

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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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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...


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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Francis T. Sherman papers

Letters, nearly all by Francis T. "Frank" Sherman to his parents Mr. and Mrs. Francis C. Sherman of Chicago (Ill.), during his service with the Union army during the Civil War, beginning as Colonel of the 88th Illinois Infantry, known as the second Chicago Board of Trade regiment, and ending as a...

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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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Hardin family papers

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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Hardin family papers, 1733-1943.

Letters, diaries, account books, order books, muster rolls, and other papers related to the careers of several members of the Hardin family as lawyers, soldiers, real estate investors, and politicians, primarily in Kentucky (ca. 1786-1830) and Illinois (ca. 1831-1923), and to family relationships...

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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...


Henry Johnson photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1940]

Black and white photographs and negatives related to Henry Johnson, his family, and friends in and around Chicago. Johnson lived on Laramie Avenue in the Austin neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.) and served in World War I. The photographs are mostly snapshots of unidentified people involved in leisur...

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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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James L. Smith papers and audio recordings

Interviews and correspondence of James L. Smith by his daughter Pam Smith, regarding the Association of the 2,221 Negro Volunteers of WWII, Mr. Smith 's military career, and Affirmative Action. Mr. Smith served in the U.S. Army, 1942 to 1953, and was a member of the first group of African America...

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James Waldron and Hinkle-Hobbs family papers

Sundry letters and other documents of members of an African American family, including certificate of appointment of Civil War soldier James Waldron as corporal in the 13th Colored Heavy Artillery, Jan. 1865, and his discharge, in Kentucky, Nov. 1865. Also letters and newsletters from S.W. Daughe...

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John A. Nourse family photographs, [ca. 1850-1930]

Includes photographs of John A. Nourse and his family, including: his parents Francis and Sarah Nourse, who moved to Illinois from Massachusetts in 1855; Nourse, who served in the Chicago Board of Trade artillery battery during the Civil War and later established a lumber business in Chicago, Joh...

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John C. Fleming Papers, 1862-1906

Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.

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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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Lawrence Jacques photograph collection, ca. 1930-1949.

Primarily includes images relating to medical treatments, such as physicians and nurses engaged in surgery. Many images relating to the Republic Steel Strike. A few images show police officers, politicians, children, and persons engaged in photograph development. Other images show office interior...

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Long family papers

Reminiscences (2) relating to the Long family of Illinois. J. Henry Long's "Personal War Experiences" (53 p., leather bound volume), concerns his service in the Chicago Light Artillery, Battery A, during the Civil War, 1862-1865. The volume was dedicated to his beloved nephew and namesake Henry H...