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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence, 1857-1918

Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other...


Chicago views photographed by Gates, ca. 1885-1910.

Photographs by an unknown photographer named Gates. Includes images of Oak Wood Cemetery, the Chicago River, cattle crossing a river bridge, dwellings (some identified), public and commercial buildings, parks, aerial views of the stockyards and interiors of the Electricity Building and the Mining...

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George M. Pullman papers

Correspondence (primarily 1859-1863), diary (1859-1861), collection of railroad passes (ca. 205, 1862-1900), and obituaries and resolutions in memorial of George M. Pullman. Correspondence is chiefly letters by Pullman to his mother and other family members on personal matters and on his work. Th...


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...


James E. Baggs photograph collection, 1894-1914.

Photoprints relating to the career of James Edward Baggs, superintendent for the Kelly-Atkinson Construction Company (Chicago, Ill.). Photographs focus on ironworking activities, primarily bridge building. Includes scenes about building bridges from the Des Moines, Monongahela and Snake Rivers as...

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John George M. Glessner photograph collection, 1880s-1890s, bulk 1892-1893.

Mainly views of the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition made by amateur photographer Glessner, including 35 platinum photographs in excellent condition. Also includes images of Lincoln Park, Garfield Park, Jackson Park, and South Park; the Potter Palmer residence; Calumet Clubhouse; fires and fire ...

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Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925

Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.


Postcards collection, ca. 1893-[ongoing].

Collection primarily contains commercially distributed color postcards with views of Chicago (Ill.) arranged by topics. Major groupings include office, commercial, and civic-ceremonial buildings; churches and other religious buildings; hotels and restaurants; museums and art galleries; hospitals;...

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