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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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Aero Club of Illinois records, 1909-1951, bulk 1911-1912

This collection includes correspondence, financial papers, membership data and application forms, bylaws, historic postmarks and newsletters relative to the club's membership and operations, to early aviation in Chicago and Illinois, and to aeronautical affairs in America and abroad. The b...

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Albumen photographs of Chicago sights, ca. 1890-1899.

Photographs by an unknown photographer including 8 photos depicting railroad shops and workers, 7 photos showing ships and shipyards, and individual photos of the Auditorium Building, Palmer House, parks, the Douglas Monument, the Water Tower, and the Potter Palmer residence on Lake Shore Drive.

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American Terra Cotta Company photograph collection, ca. 1890-1915.

Photographs of terra cotta ornamentation executed by Louis H. Sullivan and George G. Elmslie for American Terra Cotta Company. Photographs were sent to architects for approval before casting or modeling and were also kept in job files.

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Architectural metal-work records of J.G. Braun Co., [ca. 1887-1961]

Design drawings and specifications for decorative architectural metal-work made by the J.G. Braun Company of Chicago (Ill.) or imported by it. Jacob Gottfried Braun founded the company in 1887 that manufactured decorative iron and steel architectural elements, with a factory at 322 South Paulina ...

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Architectural records for buildings by Holabird & Root, [ca. 1880-1950s]

Job files (ca. 1000) for buildings and alterations by Holabird & Root, by Holabird & Roche, and by associated firms of architects based in Chicago (Ill.), for various clients, primarily in Chicago but also in other locations around the world. Files for a building often contain drawings, blueprint...

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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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B. Heller & Co. Collection, 1896-2003

Founded by Benjamin Heller, whose family practiced sausage-making for generations, Chicago-based B. Heller & Co. began in 1893 as a wholesale manufacturer of dry powders used in the preparation of meat products. Over the years, the company expanded into the manufacture of a variety of food ingred...

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B. Heller & Co. collection of labels and photographs, 1926.

Collection includes spice package labels on sheets from B. Heller & Company. An album of black and white and hand colored photos depicts the company lab, factory, workers and products in 1926.

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B. J. O. Nordfeldt etchings, [1911-1912].

Etchings of Chicago cityscapes, people and street scenes, workers and industrial sites created by the Swedish American artist Bror Julius Olsson Nordfeldt while he resided in Chicago, 1911-1912. Topics include the Field Columbian Museum building (which later housed the Museum of Science and Indus...

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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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Bloodshot Records collection of visual materials, [1994-2006]

Publicity photographs of Bloodshot Records recording artists; photographs of Bloodshot Records co-owners Nan Warshaw and Rob Miller in front of and inside the Bloodshot Records offices at 3039 West Irving Park Road, Chicago (Ill.); posters promoting Bloodshot performers and recordings.

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Boeing to Chicago project papers

Newspaper clippings, articles, correspondence, etc. relating to the Boeing Company's decision process that chose Chicago (Ill.) as its new headquarters city. Includes materials generated by the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club, the Economic Club, the Blue Ribbon Committee, Golin/Harris, and...

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Boeing to Chicago project photographic collection, 1999-2001.

Photographic prints show Boeing Company executives at Midway Airport to announce their choice of Chicago as their new headquarters city on May 10, 2001. Attending the event are Boeing's Phil Condit and John Warner, and Mayor Richard M. Daley. Images also show the press in attendance. The title of...

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Bowman Dairy Company collection of visual materials, [1885-1965, bulk 1900-1952]

Visual materials relating to the Bowman Dairy Company, processor and distributor of dairy products in the Chicago area, 1891-1966. Includes pictures of advertisements, advertising personalities and premiums, dairy operations, interior and exterior of Bowman owned buildings (distribution sites, mi...

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Braun family papers

Personal papers and business records of the Braun family of Chicago and New York, including papers of Jacob Gottfried Braun, founder of a company (1887) that manufactured and imported decorative iron and steel architectural elements, headquartered in Chicago with a factory at 322 South Paulina St...

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The building of Popular Mechanics Magazine, 1922-1923.

Progress photographs of the construction of the Popular Mechanics Magazine building, designed by architects Marshall & Fox, at 200 East Ontario on Chicago's Near North Side. Includes photographs of the editors H.H. Windsor and his son in their offices and images of the printing facilities.

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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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California Manufacturing Company records

Ledgers and other account books, cancelled checks (for payroll and supplies), letterpress volumes, work estimates, and other records generated by the California Manufacturing Company of 2257 South Troy Street in Chicago (Ill.), a millworking and wooden fixtures manufacturing firm. Accounts reflec...

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Carrie Ellen Mears negatives, 1900-1911

Black-and-white negatives photographed by Carrie Ellen Mears depicting her homes, her friends, and small towns in Michigan. Includes interior and exterior views of Mears family residences in Chicago and Pentwater (Michigan), and a few scenes of the lumbermill in nearby Mears (Michigan...

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Central Manufacturing District photograph collection, 1939-1962.

Consists of views of industries located on 37th, 39th, and 47th Streets in the Central Manufacturing District (Chicago, Ill.). A wide range of industries are shown, including the box, chemical, food, furniture, lumber, machine, and metallurgical industries. The images show exterior views of the b...

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A Century of Progress Memorabilia collection, 1933-1999

A Century of Progress International Exposition was held in Chicago during the summers of 1933 and 1934 to commemorate the 100th year anniversary of the incorporation of the city of Chicago in 1833. The A Century of Progress Memoribilia collection includes printed materials such as pamphlets, broc...

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Changing Chicago photodocumentary archive, 1983-1989

Exhibition photographic prints and work photographic prints created for the Changing Chicago photodocumentary project sponsored by the Focus/Infinity Fund of Chicago. Includes the work of thirty-two commissioned photographers addressing topics spanning people (workers in various jobs, sc...