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Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials, [1930-1980, bulk 1940-1980]

Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and...

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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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Algimantas Kezys visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints and printed material by Algimantas Kezys depicting the Chicago built environment and lakefront. Also includes Kezys 1988 and 1995 photograph calendars titled, "Chicago," and his book, "Variations on a Theme: Worlds Fairs of the Eighties," which ...

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Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union Midwest visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints, contact sheets, and negatives depicting the activities of the Amalgamated Clothing and Textile Workers Union, including union actions, meetings, and union members. Also includes several views of union members at demonstrations and political rallies. There is a...

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Amalgamated Meat Cutters & Butcher Workmen of North America records

Resolutions, agreements, correspondence, and other materials relating to the merger of the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America and the United Packinghouse Workers of America.

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American Children's Television Festival photographs, 1985 Oct. 25.

Informal portraits from The American Children's Television Festival awards ceremony (which was telecast). Includes Jackie Cooper, Burr Tillstrom with Kukla and Ollie, James Fellows (president of Central Education Network), Valentine Kass (festival director), and William McCarter (WTTW president).

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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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American Type Founders Company Collection, 1899-1950

Various materials including photographs, internal publications, type specimens, and documents relating to the American Type Founders Company. The Company was founded in the late 19th century when 23 type foundries in North America merged.

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Andrew Placente papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 (Chicago, Ill.), 1911-1975, bulk 1940-1975

Constitutions, by-laws, meeting minutes, membership lists, correspondence, election material, grievances and other items concerning Andrew Placente's work with the Chicago Typographical Union, the International Typographical Union, and the Illinois Typographical Conference. Includes t...

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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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Art Alliance of America Scrapbook, 1918-1919

A scrapbook documents the activities of the Art Alliance of America between 1918 and 1919.

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Arthur A. Carrara (1914-1995) Papers, 1910-1991

Project files, office files, correspondence, and photographs documenting the working life of Arthur A. Carrara. This collection reflects all sides of Carrara's multi-faceted career as an architect, exhibitor, designer, and lecturer.

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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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Atkinson family papers

Letters and legal papers, primarily by Charles Atkinson, Charles H. Atkinson, and Charles H. Deere about family news, Chicago real estate investments, land reclamation in Henry County and Rock Island County (Ill.), and the firm of Atkinson and Lord, Chicago suppliers of marble and soapstone-ware,...


August Sallas papers on the Chicago Typographical Union No. 16, 1942-1994 (bulk 1960-1992)

This collection contains meeting minutes, annual reports, correspondence, news clippings, publications, memos, mailing lists, wage information, union contract and union label use negotiations, union election material, and grievances related to August Sallas and his positions within the C...

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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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Bishop family papers

Photocopies of a scrapbook of items relating to members of the Bishop family of Chicago and Ravenswood (Ill.). Includes obituaries and funeral notices for Rev. Hiram N. Bishop; reports on St. John's Protestant Episcopal Church, Chicago; business affairs of coal dealers who employed Frank C. Bisho...