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American Field Service records

Letters; a short history of the organization; various lists of donors of ambulances, lists of men serving, etc.; clippings; and pamphlets. Concerns the financial status of the organization, the morale of those in service, particularly of those who wished to leave it for more active military duty,...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Frank Orren Lowden photograph album, 1917-1921.

Photographs show mostly ceremonial events in Springfield, Ill. between 1917 and 1919 in which Governor Lowden and/or his family participated or hosted. Subjects include visiting royalty from Belgium (1919), Col. Theodore Roosevelt (Aug. 27, 1918), dedication of the Lincoln Monument and the Stephe...

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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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J. H. Lawson papers

Letters (ca. 20), most sent to Lt. J.H. Lawson from his mother in Kewanee (Ill.), while he served with the 6th Illinois Infantry in East St. Louis during the 1917 race riot and in the 123rd Field Artillery, U.S. Army, in France during World War I. Also present are a picture postcard (Laddie in Kh...

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James L. Smith photograph collection, [ca. 1943-1997]

Portrait photographs of James L. Smith of Chicago and group portrait photographs often including Mr. Smith, who served in the U.S. Army, 1942 to 1953, and was a member of the first group of African American soldiers chosen to serve in a racially integrated unit of the military. The unit served in...

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James Simpson scrapbook

Scrapbook (1 volume) compiled by James Simpson and mostly containing correspondence related to his Christmas mailing of 1924. Mr. Simpson reprinted Calvin Coolidge's speech: "The Spirit of the First Division" in his annual Christmas booklet. The scrapbook contains a letter signed by Coolidge gran...

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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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Joseph Conklin photograph collection, 1917-1918.

Album of visual materials relating to Base Hospital 13 which served with the American Expeditionary Forces in Limoges, France during World War I. Serving at Base Hospital 13 were staff from Chicago's Presbyterian Hospital and students from University of Chicago and other Midwestern colleges. Incl...

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Margaret Dahlem papers

Correspondence, memory books, and other personal papers and memorabilia of Margaret M. Dahlem (Peggy Dahlem). Included are three volumes; a memory book (1910-1918) consisting of photographs, event programs, letters, and notes; a "School Memories" autograph and scrapbook (1912-1916) consisting of ...

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Materials on the military service of Theodore F. Thourson

Correspondence by World War I infantryman Theodore Frederick Thourson primarily written to his mother Hilda, his two sisters, Anna and Mable, with references to a third sister, Eva. He was a member of the U.S. Army, 33rd Division, also known as the Prairie Division. Thourson wrote about military ...

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Military Training Camps Association of the United States records

Correspondence, constitution, by-laws, financial information, personnel files, lists of civilian aids, chairmanship materials, and lists of Illinois county chairmen of the Military Training Camps Association. The collection includes historical documents, letters of commendation, administrative an...

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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.


Otto J. Krampikowsky photograph collection, 1918-1919.

General views taken by Krampikowsky, Chief Stenographer, Quarter Master Depot #1, Advance Section, U.S. Army, of cities and war monuments where his unit stopped in Northern France and East central Germany during World War I. Includes activities in cities and villages, in Krampikowsky's Army camp,...

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Panoramic photographs of the 131st Infantry, 1916-1919.

Group portraits of the 131st Infantry at camp in Texas and at a homecoming banquet in Chicago.

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Sam H. Harris, Jr., papers

Correspondence, postcards, newsclippings, pamphlets, and a periodical titled The Hatchet (published aboard the U.S.S. George Washington) relating to Harris's service with the American Expeditionary Force in France and his life in Chicago after World War I.

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Sidney T. Holzman papers, 1898-1979

The Sidney Holzman collection consists of biographical material, clippings, correspondence, editorials, photographs, press releases, speeches, statements, reports and roster concerning Holzman's career on the Board of Election Commissioners and his membership in various military and veterans orga...

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