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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...


Caroline L. Shoemaker memorial collection of Chicago slides, 1965-1991.

Includes slides of Chicago (Ill.) and the metropolitan area taken by Robert Shoemaker, a photographer residing in Naperville (Ill.) who did photographic work for the Chicago Convention and Tourism Bureau. Topics primarily include arts, buildings, businesses, food and restaurants, hotels, museums,...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Russell Phillips, 1983-1988.

Documentary photographs of storefronts and street scenes on Chicago's North Side from a variety of ethnic, social, and economic areas. Colorful images of bars, restaurants, retail shops, and other establishments show the signage, decoration, pedestrians, and transportation particular to each area...

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Chicago neighborhoods glass negative collection, ca.1890's, bulk 1895.

Primarily images of small businesses in Chicago neighborhoods taken by an unknown photographer, ca. 1895. Many of the photographs show the people who owned or were employed in these businesses. Included are views of grocery stores, barrooms, commercial laundries, barbershops, restaurants, pharmac...

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Documentary photographs by students at University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983-1986.

Photographs submitted for Art & Design course 269 taught by Robert Stiegler at UIC, Spring 1986. Photographs primarily show street scenes in residential areas, focusing on Bridgeport, Lakeview and Pilsen communities. Some photographs depict small businesses or restaurants and their owners. Others...

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Erbes family photograph collection, [ca. 1946-1950]

Includes exterior views of 2 stores owned by Helen Erbes: Erbes Food Shop, known as "Helen's," at 2058 North Dayton in Chicago (Ill.), which she owned in 1945-1947, and the shop at 4257 North Harding (corner of Elston Avenue), which she owned in 1948-1950. Her husband Anton Erbes, his brother (?)...

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Gerri Oliver papers

Fliers, tickets, menus, business cards, photos, publications, and newspaper clippings collected by Gerri Oliver for her business The Palm Tavern, 446 E. 47th Street, Chicago (Ill.). The Palm Tavern opened in 1933, and Gerri Oliver became its owner in 1956. It sometimes featured jazz and blues mus...


Jeff Lederman collection of drawings, 1978-1981.

Graphic designs for Chicago stores, restaurants, bars and products by graphic artist Lederman.

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John Becker photograph collection, [ca. 1910-1924]

Primarily glass plate negatives by amateur photographer Becker, a carpenter and handyman by trade, who documented life in his South Chicago neighborhood during the 1910s and 1920s. Many photographs depict people posed in work and leisure situations. Includes scenes of people picnicking in the par...

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Lawrence E. Dicke collection of Chicago storefront and residence photographs, ca. 1880-1885.

Mounted photographs and nitrate negatives of Chicago storefonts and residences with people--presumably business owners, residents, staff and/or patrons--informally posed in front of the buildings. Businesses include bars and liquor stores, butcher shops, clothing stores and tailors, grocery store...

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Liquid Carbonic Industries Corporation photograph collection, [ca. 1890-1989]

Visual materials documenting the LCIC, a company specializing in the manufacture of carbon dioxide and associated products. LCIC was founded in 1888 with its corporate headquarters and its main factory located in Chicago (Ill.). Includes exterior and interior views of factories and office buildin...

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Morton Salt Company photographs, 1958.

Includes interior and exterior views of the Morton Salt Company headquarters in the Morton Salt Building, designed by architects Graham, Anderson, Probst & White, and located at 110 North Wacker Drive in Chicago (Ill.). Interiors, designed by A. Dudley Kelly, show lobbies and reception areas, cor...

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The Palm Tavern visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints (18) and printed posters (15) collected by proprietor Gerri Oliver for display at The Palm Tavern, a bar located at 446 E. 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago that often featured jazz and blues performances. Several photographs depict Oliver ...

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Professional Women in Foodservice records

Meeting minutes, scrapbooks, club constitution and by-laws, membership records, program fliers, invitations, photographs, and other records of the Professional Women in Foodservice organization, formerly known as the Restaurant Women's Club of Chicago. The materials include two scrapbooks contain...

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Teenage Photo Documentary Project photograph collection, 1985.

Photographs by Chicago area teenagers of their friends, environment, and activities. Environments include homes--especially bedrooms, shops, schools, parks, beaches and fast food restaurants. Scenes usually show the involvement or participation of the teenager. Activities include hairdressing, li...