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American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collection, 1785-1957
Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collectio...
Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, Chicago Division, photographic archives, [ca. 1940-1969]
Primarily group portraits taken at conferences and meetings of the BSCP labor union. Scenes from the Chicago Division offices show an Afro-American staff at work. Includes small formal identified portraits of key Chicago members, a few unidentified portraits, and informal photographs of unidentif...
Carl H. Chatters papers
Correspondence, speeches, articles, memoranda, and other papers of Carl H. Chatters relative to his service as Comptroller of the City of Chicago (1955-1960). Also present are materials relative to his work as Executive Director of the American Municipal Association and his others activities in p...
Chicago Board of Trade photographs
Black-and-white photographic prints documenting the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) activities, environment, and members. Images depict trading in the pits, including corn and soybean; CBOT board of directors and other executive members, including Edward Wilson, Raleigh Wilson, Patrick Hennessy, Wi...
Chicago Board of Trade records: Series IV - Miscellaneous committee records, Bulk, 1950-1980
Chicago Board of Trade records: Series IV - Real Estate and Building Committees records, 1865-1992
Chicago Board of Trade records: Series V - Education Department records, Bulk, 1970-1990
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Auditor's Office, 1855-1914
Financial records (Ledgers, Journals, Construction Accounts, and Miscellaneous Accounts) of the CB&Q Railroad Company. Mostly detailed financial records kept in large ledger books. Forms part of the
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Decade Subject File, 1856-1935
Correspondence, statements, reports, and other papers related to different aspects of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q) operations, grouped by decade: 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, and 1900. Each decade comprises a separate series, and subseries within each decade follow the same...
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Records - Securities, 1856-1922
Financial materials of the Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company (CB&Q), primarily papers and oversize volumes concerning stocks and bonds, showing the history of sales and transfers. Forms part of the
Claude A. Barnett broadsides collection, [ca. 1930-1959]
Primarily includes items relating to African Americans and associated events in Chicago and the United States. Events include the American Negro Exposition (1940 : Chicago, Ill.), the death of Edgar Brown (1954), the NAACP Annual Freedom Fund dinner (1959 : Chicago, Ill.), and concerts by singer ...
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...
Edmond Daniel Hulbert papers
Scrapbooks (3 volumes) and letters concerning the monetary situation in the United States, establishment of the Federal Reserve Bank, farmers and their attitudes towards war loans and the purchase of Liberty Bonds. Includes letters from various prominent men.
Four Minute Men photograph collection, 1917.
Collection of lantern slides for presentations prepared under the authority of the Committee on Public Information, Washington, D.C. and presented by members of the Four Minute Men society. Used to illustrate talks encouraging World War I enlistment and the sale of liberty bonds in 1917. Subjects...
Guide to the Augustus Garrett (1801-1848) Letterbooks, 1843-1845
The Augustus Garrett Letterbooks consist of two bound volumes of copies of outgoing (and occasional incoming) letters of Augustus Garrett. The first volume (280 pp.) spans the period from October 29, 1843, through January 2, 1845; the second (214 pp.) from January 3 through August 19, 1845. The c...
Henry H. Bussian photograph collection, ca. 1933-1945.
Primarily scenes of buildings and exhibits at the Century of Progress International Exposition (1933-1934 : Chicago). Also includes scenes of the Indiana dunes, a World War II bond rally, Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a polo game, and automobile race, and Bussian's back yard at 3750 N. Kenmore in C...
Louis J. Cross Diaries, 1932-1974
Diaries, date books, and a few miscellaneous items of Louis J. Cross, Chicago bonds salesman and investment banker. Diaries cover the years between 1932 and 1969, and discuss Cross' daily routine as well as political and financial developments in America, and the internal workings of the Chicago ...
Marshall M. Holleb legal files on Saul Bellow, 1945-2003.
Legal files documenting work performed by Chicago attorney Marshall M. Holleb for author Saul Bellow. Documents relate to Bellow's will; income taxes; estate plans; divorce; film rights for Henderson and the Rain King; publishing agreements with Viking Press for The Last Analysis, Herzog, Seize t...
Martin J. Oberman papers
Correspondence, topical files, press releases and campaign financing documents pertaining to Martin J. Oberman's career as an Alderman for the 43rd Ward of Chicago (Ill.) and his scrutiny of city finances.
Milo Kendall Papers, 1798-1925
Vermont native who settled in Princeton, Bureau County, Illinois, in 1846 and practiced law there for over sixty years. Papers include extensive records of Kendall's legal practice, family correspondence, and real estate records.
Waldo M. Allen papers, 1891-1957
The papers of Waldo M. Allen consist largely of letters concerning his family, written by him, by his older brother Calvin Durand Allen, his parents Elisha Hubert and Janet E. (Durand) Allen, and other relatives. Some of the correspondence pertains to the interests and activities of Waldo Allen...
William H. Rentschler papers
Correspondence, memorandums, newspaper clippings, campaign literature, speeches, press releases, and other papers chiefly documenting Rentschler's political activities, including such aspects of his leadership of Richard Nixon's 1968 presidential campaigns in Illinois and of his own candidacies i...