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Charles R. Clark photograph collection, ca. 1898-1916.

Black-and-white photographic albums (3) and acetate and nitrate negatives of images relating to the history of Chicago. Includes cityscapes, streets scenes, and monuments of Chicago. Also includes copy photographs of images of the Chicago fire of 1871 and ruins, the Republican National Convention...

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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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Civil War government and military figures portrait album, 1860-1865.

Primarily photographic portraits of military officers with the rank of Captain or above in the United States Army during the Civil War. Many are affiliated with New York (state) volunteer regiments. Also includes portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and children, selected cabinet members and go...

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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


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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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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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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John T. McCutcheon photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1900]

Primarily snapshots of the Spanish American War in the Philippine Islands and the following Filipino insurrection (1898-1900), during which McCutcheon acted as an overseas correspondent. Includes views before and after the Battle of Manila, participating naval vessels, and scenes of military mane...

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Julie E. Carpenter's card photograph album, ca. 1860-1869.

Portraits of national figures and soldiers of the Civil War period and acquaintances of Carpenter, a resident of Lockport, N.Y. Includes portraits and memorial cards for Abraham Lincoln, and portraits of statesmen Edward Everett, William Henry Seward, Edwin McMasters Stanton, and Daniel Webster. ...

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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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Oliver Barrett-Carl Sandburg Papers, ca. 1860-1966

Correspondence between Oliver R. Barrett, lawyer and collector of Abraham Lincoln material and poet Carl Sandburg, primarily pertaining to the interest of both men in Lincoln, plus a few other letters of Oliver Barrett and his son Roger; numerous brief undated notes from Sandburg to Barrett and w...

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Portrait collections, ca. 1776-[ongoing].

Primarily includes portraits of people who resided in, or are associated with, Chicago (Ill.). Some portraits show family groups, and members of wealthy Chicago families. Also includes Americans of historical significance, such as United States presidents and notable 19th century politicians. Man...

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Richard Schaller Papers, 1967-1973

Government reports, photographs, protest newspapers, speech transcripts, posters, and newspaper clippings assembled by Richard Schaller, Head of the Sabotage, Espionage, and Countersubversion Department of the Naval Investigative Service Office in Chicago, related to his surveillance of individua...


Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.


Robert J. Havighurst papers, 1943-1966

Correspondence, research files, newsletters, press releases, speech transcripts, newspaper clippings, and other papers of Robert Havighurst, a professor of education at the University of Chicago and a leading peace activist. The collection mostly relates to Havighurst's activities opposi...

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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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Ulysses S. Grant papers collection (at Chicago History Museum), 1832-1885.

Correspondence, notes, general orders, check stubs, and other papers, including much Civil War material. Topics include the surrenders of Fort Donelson and Vicksburg, disloyalty of some newspapers, Grant's recommendations for promotion of officers, and his refusal of a cabinet post in 1864; 90 it...

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William E. Dever photograph album, [ca. 1920-1929]

Includes photographs of William E. Dever, mayor of Chicago (Ill.) (1923-1927) showing Dever in his role as judge and possibly during his mayoral campaign. Dever is shown with the Ex-Servicemen's League, other politicians, military heroes from World War I, some of which are African American, and o...

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William Voorhees Judson Papers, 1888-1947

Correspondence, manuscript works, documents, drafts, reprints, maps, charts and photographs relating to William Voorhees Judson, military officer, army engineer, political writer and speaker, and military attaché in Russia in 1917. Collection contains much material concerning the Russian Revoluti...

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