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8th Day Center for Justice records, 1968-2011.

The 8th Day Center for Justice Records consist of materials related to the organization's social justice activism in the Chicago area, spanning from 1968 until 2011. The records contain administrative and program materials, flyers and posters, news articles, research files, newsletters and public...


A.C. McClurg & Co. Records, 1873-1967

Correspondence, contracts, royalty statements, record books, a scrapbook, and other materials from the A.C. McClurg publishing company, which was established in Chicago in 1872.

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A.G. Becker & Co., Inc. Records, 1859-1982

Records of A.G. Becker & Co., an early Chicago investment firm founded by Abraham Becker following the failure of Hermann Schaffner & Co. during the Panic of 1893. Includes early firm records and recollections collected from employees, Abraham Becker's repayment records (to Schaffner depositors),...

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Albert Pick, Jr. and family papers, 1920-1979, bulk 1940-1977

This collection contains correspondence, scrapbooks, newspapers, newspaper clippings, certificates, plaques, audio recordings, and other papers belonging to Chicago philanthropist and hotel executive Albert Pick, Jr. and to his family. Much of the collection consists of commemorative certi...

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Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006

Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansa...

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Aldis & Company records

Correspondence, reports, and other records of Aldis & Company of Chicago, who were specialists in the management, renting, and appraisal of central property and office buildings. The collection includes items relative to ordinances prohibiting parking in Chicago's central business district (1928-...

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Aldis Family papers, 1897-1953

Arthur Taylor Aldis was a Wyoming rancher from 1885 to 1889 and a Chicago realtor from 1890 to 1935. The collection consists of correspondence, reports, proceedings, minutes, by-laws, questionnaires, petitions, speeches, clippings, and published material of Aldis and Company, specialists in the m...

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Amling family business papers

Business records of the Amling family of Maywood, Illinois, prominent florists and rose growers. Includes a daybook of Albert F. Amling Company (1 v., 1902-1907), newsclippings ca. 1910s-1940s, family records including a genealogy, and Amlings catalogs, 1970s-1980s.

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Aon remembers, [2001 Sept. 24-25]

Memorial services held in New York on September 24, 2001, and in Chicago on September 25, 2001, to commemorate Aon employees killed in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City. Aon Corporation, headquartered in Chicago, is an insurance, consulting and ri...

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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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Arthur Bronson papers, 1829-1871

Correspondence, land conveyances, accounts, receipts, abstracts of title, deeds, mortgages, leases, foreclosure papers, indentures, and other legal documents, mostly relating to Bronson's real estate business and transactions in Chicago, elsewhere in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Michigan. Co...

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Arthur Siegel photograph collection, [ca. 1930-1969]

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel of people, places and events in the Chicago area. Primarily consists of photographs by Siegel and other photographers taken for the book, Chicago's Famous Buildings. Includes photographic work for Chicago area businesses--mostly individual or group ...

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Arthur Siegel photograph collection, supplement 2, [1950-1969]

Photographs by professional photographer Siegel who acted as a free-lance photographer for Time, Inc. Includes portrait photographs of celebrated people, and views of Chicago area corporations and institutions.

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Asher, Louis E.. Papers, 1894-1914

Advertising executive and businessman. Contains correspondence, advertising materials, and photographs relating primarily to Asher's activities while working at Sears, Roebuck and Company. Correspondents include Julius Rosenwald and Richard W. Sears.

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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


B. Leader & Sons photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1997]

Images of jewelry designed and crafted by B. Leader & Sons (Chicago, Ill.) as well as images of several generations of Leader family members who worked in the business, including Michael Leader, Hymen Leader, Rose Leader, Jesse Leader, Tillie Leader, and store founder, Benjamin Leader.

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Benjamin Benedict Green-Field photograph collection

Primarily photographs and clippings relating to the life and business of Chicago milliner Green-Field, who was known for his imaginative women's hat designs and his unique personal sense of style. Twenty-one photograph albums (containing several thousand snapshots) relate to Green-Field's persona...

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Benjamin Gingiss papers, 1905, 1925-1987, bulk 1965-1985

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, promotional literature, photographs, and other papers of Benjamin Gingiss, co-founder of Gingiss Brothers, a Chicago men's formalwear business, which later became a franchise operation with stores nationwide. Materials relate to Gingiss' professional and perso...

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Benjamin W. Raymond papers

Letter books and account books (14 v., 1844-1876), 2 yearly lists of property (1865-1871), and letters of Benjamin W. Raymond, a commission merchant operating on South Water Street in Chicago (Ill.). The letters are concerned with the shipments, orders, commissions, lack of coal in the city, scar...

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Bes-Ben, Inc., records, 1920-1988, bulk 1925-1978

Ledgers, customer card index files, state time inspection records; plus sundry correspondence, sales slips, passports, personal account books, and other materials relating to the Bes-Ben millinery shop in Chicago operated by Benjamin Green-Field and his sister Bessie Green-Field Warshawsky, and t...

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Best & Company carpet stores negative collection, ca.1926.

Interiors of carpet showrooms for Best & Company and Best & Sons of Chicago. One image shows a man working with the carpets.

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Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Chicago photograph collection, ca. 1965-1975.

Photographs of members and activities of the BBB of Metropolitan Chicago.

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Better Business Bureau of Metropolitan Chicago records, ca. 1929-2003.

Complaint files, correspondence, memos and other papers, statistical summaries, radio scripts, and sound recordings, relating to the daily activities of BBB/Chicago, such as sponsoring educational programs for its membership of businesses and organizations, monitoring and helping to regulate fair...

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Bohemian Women's Publishing Company records, 1894-1900

The collection contains some material from Zenske Listy, photographs of the women who worked at the Bohemian Women's Publishing Company along with some items produced by the company such as programs and tickets for cultural events, forms used by businesses and professionals, advertisements, stati...

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