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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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Arthur Siegel photograph collection

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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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,...


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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Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago records, 1903-1992.

Bulletins, newsletters, correspondence, membership lists, neighborhood business district profiles, litigation files, treasurer's reports, and committee reports of the Building Owners and Managers Association of Chicago (BOMA Chicago; formerly known as the Building Managers' Association of Chicago...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Rhondal McKinney, 1985-1987.

Documentary photographs of sites found in Chicagos southwestern suburbs along the historic Illinois and Michigan Canal. Towns depicted include Lemont and Joliet. Includes images of historic sights, buildings such as churches, restaurants, retail stores, industrial plants, gas stations, an...

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Charles H. Kerr Publishing Company Records, 1885-1999

Business records (financial, stock, and customer order files), manuscripts, author information, and publishing, production, and promotion information for the Charles H. Kerr Company, the oldest labor and socialist publishing house in the United States. The collections also includes some informati...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry collection of visual material, [1930-1976, bulk 1960-1976]

Views of Chicago by photographer Kee T. Chang to illustrate the Association's efforts to promote commercial growth and civic improvement. Includes views of Chicago (skyline, people on the street, aerial views, etc.), historic buildings, Lake Michigan and the waterfront, activities and festivals, ...

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Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry records

Files of printed information (reports, brochures, incorporation papers) submitted by Chicago community service organizations seeking the endorsement of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry (CACI), an organization of business and professional people dedicated to the commercial and fina...


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence, 1857-1918

Incoming and outgoing letters of Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) executives, members of the board, lawyers, and other employees. Content covers virtually all aspects of railroad management, including financial and legal matters, expansion and acquisition, relations with other...


Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Correspondence by Office, 1875-1909

Correspondence between Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) officers and directors, organized by Boston or Chicago office of origin. Content includes railroad extensions, construction, salaries, financial issues, strikes, and other aspects of company management. Forms part of the

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Predecessor Companies, 1849-1889

Correspondence, circulars, and other documents primarily related to the predecessor companies of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), spanning the years 1849-1864: the Aurora Branch Railroad, the Chicago and Aurora Railroad Company, the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad...

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Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records, 1820-1999

Correspondence, reports, maps, blueprints, financial documents, advertising materials, photographs, and other items documenting the history of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), which existed from 1855 to 1970.

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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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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials

Primarily photoprints of Afro-Americans collected during Barnett's career as founder and director of the Chicago-based Associated Negro Press (1919-1964), some images photographed by Gordon Parks. Includes Black events and significant personalities in diverse fields supplied to the ANP for distri...


Dahl-Stedman Co. Builders Records, 1900-1927

Two photo albums of buildings, mainly in Chicago, constructed by Dahl-Stedman firm. Photographs of excavation, construction, and completed buildings, both interior and exterior. Included are images of the Lumber Exchange Building, Marquette Cement Co., Harrington & King Building, Federal Electric...

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E. Ogden Ketting papers, 1894-1992

The papers of E. Ogden Ketting are both business and personal in nature and revolve primarily around his employment as managing director and deputy chairman of Insull, Son & Co., Ltd., in London, England, between 1928 and 1932. They include corespondence, telegrams, minutes, agenda, memoranda, fi...

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Edward Grais papers

Clippings, certificates, awards, meeting minutes, financial records, correspondence, and other papers of Edward Grais and the Grais family primarily relative to their business, Rubin Grais & Sons, Inc., Chicago manufacturers of leather outerwear. Included are magazine and newspaper advertisements...

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Eisendrath Family Papers, 1885-1950, 1885-1950

Items concerning the family of William N. Eisendrath, a native of Chicago and pioneer in the Leather business. Materials include a company account book, 1885-1898; child's drawings ca. 1890 by Carl Eisendrath, the son of William; and William N. Eisendrath, Jr.'s book of Leather finishing formulas...

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Enos Brown & Co. Records, 1867-1894

Collection formerly called Bowen Bros. Records, consists mainly of letters, orders and receipts generated by Enos Brown & Co., a Chicago firm selling machinery parts, warps, dyes and other manufacturing supplies to woolen mills in Utah in the 1870s. Bowen Bros., a dry goods firm associated with E...

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Fairbank-Graham Family Papers, 1775-1980

Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daugher of East Coast ...

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Field Enterprises Records, 1858-2007

Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.


Forrest McDonald papers, 1873-1963

The Forrest McDonald papers consist of2.285 linear feet spanning the years 1873 to 1963 (bulk 1955 to 1959) and research notes, correspondence, clippings, transcripts of interviews, and publications relating to his biography of Samuel Insull.

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