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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, 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...


Guide to the American Hospital Supply Corporation Catalogs and Publications, 1928-1986

Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation, was an entrepreneur and philanthropist whose generosity to Northwestern University enhanced both the Evanston and Chicago campuses. His close relationship with the university resulted from the proximity of his corporate headqua...

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Guide to the American Hospital Supply Corporation Records, 1920-1986

Filling twenty-two boxes, this series dates between 1920 to 1986. Records are included for the following categories: advertising; marketing; corporate correspondence; divisional records for acquisitions and subsidiaries; mergers; scrapbooks; stocks and securities; legal records.

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Guide to the Foster G. McGaw (1897-1986) Papers, 1885-1986

The Foster McGaw papers document McGaw's life between 1908 and 1986 and fill 95 boxes. They are divided into three subseries: Personal Files, Philanthropic Records, and Financial Records. The papers illuminate both McGaw's personal concerns and, to a lesser extent, his business affairs, although ...

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Harold Washington Archives & Collections. Mayoral records. Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet records, 1979-1988

The collection documents the activities of the Finance and Administration Sub-Cabinet during Harold Washington's tenure as mayor of Chicago. The records in this collection are from the offices of Lucille R. Dobbins, Assistant to the Mayor for Finance and Administration and Kevin A. Price, Fiscal ...

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Harris-MacLean Family Papers, 1784-1980

Letters, diaries, photographs, daybooks, ledgers, writings, genealogical material, and memorabilia detailing the life and travels of several wealthy Chicago families, mainly during the first three decades of the 20th century. The Harris family side is Norman Wait Harris, founder of the Harris Ban...


Leander Hamilton McCormick Papers, 1874-1923

The Leander Hamilton McCormick papers consist of .25 linear feet spanning the years 1874 - 1923 (bulk 1874-1893) and include essays; correspondence; house, office, and private rules; business proposals; artwork catalog; and publications. Subjects include religion, yellow fever, business and labor...

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Liberty Drug Company photographs, [1884; 1922; ca. 1930-1961]

Photographs relating to the Liberty Drug store ca. 1884 to ca. 1960 and the Liberty Plaza Shopping Center 1960-1961 in Chicago, including interior and exterior views of the original store and the later shopping plaza. Most images date to the 1950s and 1960s and depict neighborhood customers and e...

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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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W. B. Farrell papers, ca. 1851-1908.

Correspondence, agreements, receipts, deeds, and other papers of W. B. Farrell and William F. Reber, Chicago businessmen. Farrell speculated in land in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin, ca. 1850s-1890s. Farrell also operated as a nurseryman and florist, importing and selling plants, with ...

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