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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...


Gordon Coster visual materials

Photographs, primarily by commercial photographer Gordon Coster of Chicago (Ill.). Includes advertising work for Marshall Field & Company, documentary photography for magazines such as Time, Life, Fortune, Holiday, Ladies Home Journal, Scientific American, and a number of corporate publications. ...


James Hayes Papers, 1921-1994

Correspondence, client files, and subject files of Chicago and Colorado calligrapher and lettering artist James Hayes. Also: collections of bookplates, calligraphic newsletters, and printed calligraphic work by other artists.

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Zebina Eastman papers, 1840-1885.

Incoming letters; account books and volumes listing newspaper subscribers, ca. 1840s-1850s; manuscripts of lectures, articles and a few letters by Zebina Eastman; and later newsclippings and scrapbooks. Materials primarily relate to his activities as editor of the Illinois Liberty Party newspaper...

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