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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,...


Chicago illustrated, 1866-1867.

Images of Chicago (Ill.) in the early nineteenth century that were lithographed from original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterworks, and gas works. St...

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company records

Office files, correspondence, programs, clippings, other publicity materials, scripts, legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Chicago Miniature Opera Company, also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera and later the Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera, founded by Ernest Wolff of Chicago (Ill.). ...

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City Lit Theater Company records.

The City Lit Theater Company Records include scripts, programs, reviews, photographs, slides, administrative records, marketing materials, box office reports, correspondence, touring and outreach papers, Board of Directors notes and set drawings.

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Collection of prints published by Jevne & Almini of Chicago (Ill.), 1866-1867.

Contains original lithographic prints of Chicago (Ill.) in the early ninteenth century that were based on original drawings by Louis Kurz. Scenes include prominent buildings, streets, and views of Chicago. Buildings include public buildings, hotels, railroad stations, churches, theaters, waterwor...

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Dance performance posters, [ca. 1937-1974]

Handmade posters in color with attached black & white photographs (8 x 10 in and smaller) advertising performances by dancers Ruth Page and Harald Krentzberg of Seven New Dances at the Studebaker and Embassy theaters.

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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera s...

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Harper Theatre Records, 1959-1971

Hyde Park Herald publisher, Bruce Sagan renovated and reopened the Harper Theater as a playhouse, dance and music venue in 1964. The Harper Theater Records include administrative records, correspondence, clippings and promotional materials highlighting theater and music performances during the 19...

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Haugh, Dolores. Riverview Amusement Park Collection, 1904-1975

Riverview Park archival records, including correspondence, accounts, publicity materials, concession contracts, minutes and reports, photographs, scrapbooks, clippings, and advertising materials, salvaged by Dolores Haugh from the abandoned park office one week before it burned down. Reports, min...

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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 Munn papers

Primarily journals kept by John Munn relating his thoughts and activities (40 vol., 1824-1873); plus a few other items, including a Connecticut 1st Infantry commission (1828 Apr. 23) and a receipt for purchase of a slave named Nelson (1836 Sept. 17). The journal entries mainly detail travel and p...


Lyric Opera of Chicago records

Files of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including publicity releases (1953-1971, 2.5 linear ft.), general administrative files (1958-1973, 8.5 linear ft.), and artistic administrative files (1968-1970, 9 linear ft.). This collection does not include extensive correspondence of Carol Fox or Ardis Kra...

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Northlight Theatre Records, 1975-2000

Includes reviews and clippings, programs, press releases, promotional materials, posters and prompt scripts. The collection also includes playwright and play title indexes.

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Remains Theatre Ensemble records

Correspondence; financial records, including audits, bank statements, bills and receipts, box office records, budgets, cash receipts, fund raising materials, grant funding contracts (many with the National Endowment for the Arts); newspaper clippings and press releases; audio cassette tapes; cont...

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Richard L. Kilmer papers on opera

Lists of casts and repertories of various opera companies including the Chicago Opera (1894-1946), Chicago Grand Opera Company (1912-1930), Chicago Lyric Opera (1955-1962), Boston Opera Company (1909-1961), Cincinnati Opera Company (1940-1961), Metropolitan Opera (1883-1956), New York City Opera ...

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Ruth Page Foundation Records, 1989-2013

Records of the Ruth Page Foundation, a cultural non-profit organization committed to the education, promotion, and presentation of dance in Chicago. Founded by Ruth Page in 1970, the Foundation continues to support a number of dance initiatives. Includes administrative, personnel, financial, and ...

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Sally Rand papers, 1903-1955

Correspondence, financial materials, newspaper clippings, publicity files, programs, musical scores, and other papers of Sally Rand, mostly relating to the traveling dance revue that she operated for many years. Some items refer to her earlier performances at the Century of Progress world's fair ...

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The Shakespeare Project of Chicago Records, 2008-2014

Chicago area theater company focused on works by Shakespeare and other classic dramatists. Production notes, scripts, promotional materials, and other documents related to performances.

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Stage Left Theatre Records, 1986-2001

Includes reviews, programs, press releases, correspondence, photgraphs, promotional material, play schedules, mailing lists, subscription series, group sales, news clippings, and posters.

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Stevenson Expressway construction photographs, [ca. 1960-1964]

Views of sites along the Southwest Expressway in Chicago (Ill.) before and during construction, including areas of residences and commercial buildings along Pulaski Road, Western Avenue, California Avenue, Central Park Avenue, Damen Avenue, and Kedzie Avenue. On Sept. 1, 1965, the highway was ren...

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