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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,...


Carson Pirie Scott records, ca. 1869-1988, bulk 1925-1977

Correspondence, biographical information on company officials, corporate histories, timelines, and newspaper clippings; financial records on real estate, stock, and salary and pension plans; and marketing materials and floor plans of the Chicago department store chain, Carson Pir...


C.D. Peacock and Co. (Chicago, Ill.) records, ca. 1837-1993

General ledgers (1904-1912, 1981-1983), other account books and audit reports (1912-1955), correspondence, leases, insurance policies, publicity materials, catalogs, audio tapes, historical information, and other records of C.D. Peacock and Co.; one of the oldest and most prominent jewelers in Ch...

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James Wadsworth diaries and account books

Diaries (17 vols., 1849-1853, 1885-1900) and account books (1847-1855, 1877, 1880-1884) of Wadsworth. The diaries briefly note associates encountered, use of local transportation, particularly the Illinois Central Railroad, real estate transactions, church activities, and the founding of the firs...


Stone-Camryn School of Ballet Records, 1865-1988

Chicago's Stone-Camryn School of Ballet was founded in 1941 by established dancers Walter Camryn and Bentley Stone. It became one of the most successful American ballet schools in placing its graduates in professional companies, and in creating new generations of dance teachers. Archives include ...