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Century of Progress and Chicago Railroad Fair scrapbook

Leather-bound scrapbook containing postcards, black-and-white photographs, and clippings primarily documenting the 1933-1934 Century of Progress Worlds Fair but also the 1948-1949 Chicago Railroad Fair. Included are railroad stamps depicting individual railroad lines like the Rock Island,...


Ernest J. Stevens papers

Correspondence, legal papers, financial records, menus, newsclippings, and other papers, primarily of Stevens and of his father James W. Stevens, chiefly concerning business activities although some personal material is included as well as some correspondence and other papers of Stevens' wife Eli...

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Howard Skoien Collection of Century of Progress exhibitor brochures, 1933-1934

Booklets, brochures, postcards and artifacts collected from business exhibitors at the Century of Progress Exposition, together with a few Valentines, sheet music, and piano music.

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Lantern slide collection (at Chicago History Museum), ca. 1850-1939.

Primarily includes views of events and organizational activities in Chicago (Ill.). Events include the World's Columbian Exposition (1893) and A Century of Progress (1933-1934) world's fairs. Organizations include the Chicago Commons Association, Chicago Teachers Union, Infant Welfare Society, Je...

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Mandel family papers

Correspondence (primarily 1908-1950), financial records (primarily 1875-1919), news clippings and other papers relative to the operation of Mandel Brothers department store and to personal and family interests of Leon Mandel. Includes materials about the advertising for the department store in th...

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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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Stevens family visual materials, 1884-1972 (bulk 1920-1939)

Black-and-white photographic prints and negatives and color postcards documenting the family and businesses of Ernest J. and Raymond W. Stevens. Includes a portrait of John and Marion Terrill. Unprinted negatives document the construction of the Hotel LaSalle (1909). Nitrate negativ...

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