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Admiral George Dewey collection [manuscript], ca. 1890-1917.

Miscellaneous items related to George Dewey, an admiral in the U.S. Navy. Materials include invitations, bills, receipts, a French-English pocket dictionary, unused Western Union telegraph forms, and menus from events (1907-1913). Also present are a souvenir program of the "Reception Tendered the...

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Admiral George Dewey photograph collection, ca. 1900.

Photographs and other visual materials relating to Admiral George Dewey.

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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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Album of the 66th Illinois Infantry Regiment, [ca. 1854-1865]

Album contains photographs of the 66th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Officers' photographs have been removed. This may be the regiment known as Birge's Western Sharpshooters, which served as the 14th Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War before becoming part of the 66th Illinois.

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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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American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collection, 1785-1957

Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collectio...

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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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American Legion, Illinois Branch records

Correspondence and pamphlets of the Illinois Branch of the American Legion and constitution and by-laws of the St. Louis caucus, primarily related to the founding of the organization of U.S. war veterans and the first annual convention held at Peoria (Ill.) in October 1919. Topics of resolutions ...

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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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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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Army memories, ca. 1880-1889.

Civil war scenes, many of which portray a romanticized version of life as a soldier. Includes scenes with battles and/or identified officers, such as Generals Grant, Sheridan and Sherman. Also includes character portraits of types such as topographical engineers and a Zouave.

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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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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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Camp Grant photograph album, ca.1917-1918.

Interior and exterior views of the Camp Grant base hospital, Rockford, Ill. Interior views show patient wards, officers quarters, dining rooms, kitchen, dispensary, medical wards, examining rooms, operating rooms, clinics, laboratory, equipment, etc. Exterior views show administrative buildings, ...

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Card photographs of Native Americans, [1890s, bulk 1891]

Includes views of Native Americans, United States Cavalry, and settlers. Some of the photographs are landscape views taken at Pine Ridge Agency, South Dakota. Also includes photographs of the dead at the battle of Wounded Knee, South Dakota.

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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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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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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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The Chicago Times-Herald war pictures, 1898 May 16-Aug. 29.

A series of weekly publications by the Chicago Times-Herald containing halftone photomechanical prints of the Spanish American War. Includes images of military equipment, battleships, encampments, and views of Cuba and the Philippines.

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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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Citizens' Military Training Camp photograph album, 1923.

Official photographs of the C.T.M.C. Fifth Corps area at Camp Knox, later Fort Knox, Ky. Includes drills, troop reviews, rifle practice, surveying, bridge and fence construction. Also includes scenes of camp life--such as track athletics, leisure activities at the barracks and club, and dining in...

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