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Chicago Association of Business Communicators records

Minutes, correspondence, membership applications, plans, reports, handbooks, committee notes, and other records of the Chicago Association of Business Communicators, which provides services, activities, and networking opportunities to assist and advance professionals and their organizations throu...

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Chicago (Magazine) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1985]

Includes visual materials relating to Chicago magazine, a monthly feature and entertainment periodical for Chicago (Ill.) and the surrounding area. Visual materials consist of images that were considered or used for publication. Topics include buildings and residences; broadcasting; several forms...

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Chicago Reader Artwork Collection, 1973-2005

Original works by various artists commissoned for the

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Chicago Reader Photographs: News Collection, 1973-2007

Photographs used to accompany front page and other feature stories in the

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Chicago Reader Photographs: Performance Collection, ca. 1960s-2006

Publicity and live photographs of Midwest area dance, drama, comedy, and music performers and performances from the files of the

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Chicago Reader Records, 1971-2000

Original copy of articles, legal files, miscellaneous administrative files, and unsolicited manuscripts of the

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Claude A. Barnett collection of visual materials, 1890-1969, bulk 1920-1969.

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...


Claude A. Barnett papers

Correspondence, clippings, reports, minutes, speeches, and financial records of Claude Albert Barnett, the director of the Associated Negro Press (ANP); news releases of the ANP (1928-1964) and of the World News Service (1961-1963). Topics include African American newspapers and journalists; coll...


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.


Harry R. Booth papers, 1930-1974

Legal papers, correspondence, autobiographical writings, and newsclippings (ca. 1950s-1974) related to Harry R. Booth's role as a lawyer in class-action lawsuits against Illinois gas, electric, and telephone utility companies; the Chicago Transit Authority and other Chicago-area common carriers; ...

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Herman Kogan Papers, ca.1869-1985

Works, professional correspondence, and photographs of Chicago journalist and corporate historian Herman Kogan.

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James W. Scott papers

Letters and other documents, chiefly letters to Scott relating to the World's Columbian Exposition. Includes Bryan Lathrop letter, 1892 Feb. 4, accepting Scott's resignation from the board of the society for prevention of smoke; Lyman Gage letter 1892 Feb. 8, refusing the presidency of the exposi...

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Leo S. Singer papers

Scrapbooks and binders containing materials illustrating the media campaigns of Leo S. Singer, president of the Miracle White Company (Chicago, Ill.), in support of clean water awareness and against television violence. The company manufactured Miracle White Super Cleaner, a laundry detergent. Ma...

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Leo S. Singer photograph collection, ca. 1967-1974.

Photographs show Leo S. Singer, president of the Miracle White Company (Chicago, Ill.), and his involvement in radio and television broadcasting, trade shows, and clean water campaigns.

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Letterhead and Stationery Collection, approximately 1900-ongoing

This is a growing collection of letterheads, envelopes, and stationery sheets. Geographic coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The bulk of materials come from Illinois, particularly the Chicago region. Most items were issued between approximately 1900 and approxima...

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Marjorie Stewart Joyner Papers

A wide vareity of materials span nearly seventy years, from the early 1920s to the early 1990s. Included are materials related to Mme C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company and Beauty Schools, UBSOTA (United Beauty School Owners and Teachers Association), Alpha Chi Pi Omega, Chicago Defender Charities...


Miscellaneous topical file from the Chicago Sun-Times

Brochures, printed materials, press releases, correspondence, information sheets, newsletters, reports, and other materials relating to Chicago (Ill.) people, organizations, and events from the Chicago Sun-Times' Library. Topics include art, social clubs and events, business, crime, ethnicity, fo...

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Morrison Wood photograph album, 1940-1949.

A photograph album belonging to Morrison Wood, director of WGN Radio Station, includes group portrait of Wood with prominent Chicago and Illinois businessmen, as well as a series of gag portraits centered around Valentine cards.

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Newton N. Minow papers

Materials (stored in 1 flat box) related to the Minow family include a Chicago Public school report card (1938), a grammar school diploma (1940), and a letter all from Nettlehorst School located in the Lakeview community area of Chicago (Ill.). Also present is the magazine Show Business Illustrat...

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Ron Popeil photograph collection, [ca. 1990-2004]

Includes photographs of the Chicago inventor and businessman Ron Popeil with his products such as the Food Dehydrator.

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Scott Stantis papers, 2010-2015.

This collection contains original ink and paper drawings, digital versions of drawings, and notebooks created by Scott Stantis. The collection currently spans the years 2010 to 2015 and subjects include Chicago, Illinois, sports, politics, weather, Richard M. Daley, Rahm Emanuel, gun control, ele...

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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...


Victor Lawson Papers, ca.1860-1931

Correspondence, reports, legal documents, contracts, and other materials pertaining to Victor Lawson’s life and career as a pioneering newspaperman and owner of the Chicago Daily News in early 1900s Chicago.

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Wayne Andrews correspondence

Letters relative to information supplied by Joseph T. Ryerson (and others?) for Andrews' book, Battle for Chicago, which was published in 1946. The book focuses on Chicago's leading entrepreneurs and real estate speculators, newspaper circulation wars, and gangsters. Includes discussion of fortun...

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