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Arthur B. Hall papers

Correspondence, financial records, legal documents, and other papers of Arthur B. Hall, Chicago real estate and office building manager (Hall's own offices were at 407 S. Dearborn) and of his predecessor, Thomas A. Hall, chiefly concerning financial and tax aspects of properties managed by Hall's...

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Barnes-Crosby collection of glass negatives and master photographs, [ca. 1904-1913]

Photographs and negatives of popular Chicago streets and sites primarily in the Loop area, by the commercial photography studio Barnes-Crosby Company. Many focus on individual buildings such as hotels, office buildings, stores, museums, theaters, hospitals, libraries, government buildings, organi...


Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago records, 1903-1992.

Bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, neighborhood business district profiles, litigation files, treasurer's reports, and committee reports of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA Chicago; formerly known as the Building Managers' Association of Chicago...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by John Kimmich, 1987-1989.

Documentary photographs of the Chicago Loop downtown commercial district, including images of pedestrians, people working, an "El" elevated CTA train, buildings, street scenes, and mourners for Harold Washington, Chicago's first African American mayor.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Tom Petrillo, 1987-1988.

Views of Sears Tower, at 233 South Wacker Drive, the tallest office building in Chicago, with special emphasis on business people, entrances, lobbies, foliage decoration, the skydeck observation floor, and a nearby elevated train stop. Features colorful action shots of people conducting their dai...

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The Chicago exhibition portfolio, 1979 June 2-1984 Apr. 8.

A portfolio of photographs by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs depict a female nude set against a backdrop of familiar and notable Chicago landmarks and scenes such as the Water Tower, the Picasso sculpture, Sears Tower, Buckingham Fo...

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"The Chicago Exhibition" project photographs, 1979-1984.

Color (6) and black-and-white photographs (13) by photographer Diane J. Schmidt in collaboration with performance artist Michele Fitzsimmons. The photographs comprise a portion of "The Chicago Exhibition" portfolio and depict a nude Michele Fitzsimmons set against a backdrop of Chicago landmarks ...

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Chicago photographically illustrated, 1878-1879.

Primarily scenes of Chicago's Loop mercantile district, which highlight individual buildings, such as hotels, commercial and civic buildings. Also includes a few views of parks; a railroad bridge, station and dining car; and the harbor on the Chicago River. Photographs are identified and of a pro...

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Chicago Plan Commission lantern slide collection, 1910s-1930s.

Collection of lantern slides used by the Chicago Plan Commission, which was formed in 1909 as an outcome of the Burnham Plan. Slides were used to illustrate lectures that were given to organizations and businesses to promote the Plan. Subjects include street, park, and lakefront improvements espe...

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Chicago Transit Authority nitrate negative collection, 1938.

Buildings and structures along Clark Street and Market Street (now Wacker Drive) in Chicago's Loop area. Includes scenes with automobiles, elevated railroad structures and street railroad tracks.

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Chicago Union Station Company records

Certificates, bond information, correspondence, court proceedings, land value data sheets, informational booklets, and other documents, mostly legal, compiled by the Chicago Union Station Company in the course of consolidating operations with railroad companies, such as the Pennsylvania Railroad;...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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Construction of the Prudential Building photographs, 1952-1956.

Views of the land and surrounding buildings encompassing the site of the Prudential Building (Chicago, Ill.) and land eastward to Lake Michigan. Included is the land above the Illinois Central Railroad underground (or subway) depot built as part of the Prudential Building. Subjects include genera...

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Illinois Central Railroad Company land investments photograph collection, 1896-1962.

Views of the ICRR freight yards and tracks and other development of ICRR-owned land in Chicago (Ill.) between Randolph Street and Lake Michigan from 1896-1963. Subjects include ICRR depots and tracks (1893-1897); general views of the area around 12th Street to the Chicago River; Beaubien Court to...

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J. W. Taylor photograph album, [ca. 1885-1900]

Primarily views of Chicago's main streets, large commercial buildings, and residences of prominent Chicagoans. Streets include Clark, Lake Shore Drive, Michigan Avenue, Randolph, South Water and State Streets. Commercial buildings include major hotels, Board of Trade, Real Estate Board, Chamber o...


John Kimmich photograph collection, 1979-1981.

Street scenes in Chicago's Loop area, near West and near North sides. Includes industrial settings, parking facilities, high-rise buildings and the spaces in between high-rises. Also includes street traffic, elevated railroad tracks, intersections, street cornerrs and bus stops. Signs, lighting, ...

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Walter Moses papers

Financial records, legal documents, correspondence, and other materials of Walter Moses, a Chicago lawyer. Materials mostly pertain to Moses' clients Mollie Netcher Newbury and Alec Templeton. Newbury's documents relate to the Boston Store of Chicago and the Netcher Building Corporation, and incl...

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