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Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987

Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...


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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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...


Frank W. McCulloch papers

Correspondence, notes, articles, reports, minutes, newsletters, and other papers of Frank W. McCulloch about his activities in Chicago on behalf of unemployment relief in the 1930s and labor education in the 1940s. Except for a few miscellaneous items, the collection does not extend beyond late 1...


George R. Lawrence photograph collection, [ca. 1900-1960, bulk 1900-1910]

Photographs and photomechanical prints by Lawrence, Chicago pioneer in aerial and panoramic photography. Includes panoramas of cities and events, such as San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire; Chicago and nearby Waukegan, Zion and Fort Sheridan. Also includes photographs taken with his...

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Irwin Rew papers, 1879-1921.

Academic papers, certificates, correspondence, check stubs, ledgers, minutes, newsletters, newspaper clippings, programs, publications, travel documents, and tuition receipts of Irwin Rew, a builder of utility plants and a civic leader in Evanston (Ill.). The majority of the collection relates to...

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James McHugh Construction Company photograph collection, [ca. 1939-1962]

Consists primarily of commercial photographs documenting construction projects located mainly in the Chicago area, with others in Illinois, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Washington D. C., and Wisconsin. Buildings are shown in all phases of construction. Interior and exterior views of apartment...

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McNally Family Papers, 1788-2002

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks, photographs, cemetery records, wills, and obituaries of several generations of the family of Andrew McNally I of Chicago, founder of the Rand McNally Co., a publishing firm specializing in cartography. There is much material concerning Andrew McNally I, his Chicago h...

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Pullman (Illinois) and Pullman community of Chicago photograph collection, [ca. 1889-1988]

Primarily includes general views, buildings, street scenes, and industrial scenes from the 19th century model workingman's community of Pullman (Ill.), now part of the city of Chicago. Includes the Administration and Arcade buildings, church, clock tower, Hotel Florence, railroad station and othe...

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R. C. Wieboldt Co. photograph album, [ca. 1913-1952]

Album includes architectural photographs of commissions worked on by R. C. Wieboldt Company, general construction contractors. Includes many prominent buildings in the Chicago metropolitan area, such as the Museum of Science and Industry, the Shedd Aquarium, and the Chicago Avenue and Evanston (I...

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R. C. Wieboldt Construction Company photograph collection, 1915-1967.

Primarily includes progress photographs of buildings in the Chicago metropolitan area that were constructed by the R. C. Wieboldt Co. construction firm. Buildings include various Wieboldt department stores; businesses; banks; institutional buildings such as the Y.M.C.A., the American Medical Asso...

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The Woodlawn Organization records, 1959-1973

Correspondence, minutes, financial records, reports, research materials, clippings, brochures, and other records of The Woodlawn Organization (TWO), a coalition of neighborhood and religious groups formed to improve the quality of life in the Woodlawn neighborhood of Chicago (Ill.). Topics i...


Zion City (Ill.) Records, 1888-1974

Mainly newspaper clipping scrapbooks, but also correspondence, and miscellaneous material relating to John Alexander Dowie and the founding of the Christian Catholic Church and Zion City, Illinois.

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