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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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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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Chicago Tribune strike collection

Flyers, informational handouts, newspaper clippings, correspondence, meeting agendas, stickers, and other materials related to the Chicago Tribune strike, ca. 1985-1987. Most of the materials are from the perspective of the strikers; however, two manuals on techniques to respond to strikes are in...


Chicago Typographical Union No. 16 records

Constitution, bylaws, minute books, membership records, financial records, office files of correspondence and contract negotiations, and scrapbooks of printed matter and clippings, documenting the activities of the union, especially between the 1930s and 1950s, with some lists covering the years ...


Chicago Women in Broadcasting records, 1974-1978

Chicago Women in Broadcasting was an organization that sought to improve the status of women in broadcasting and to develop their full potential as professionals. This collection contains a CWB pamphlet, an event flyer, a list of goals, and CWB newsletters dating from July 1974 to December 1978.

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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...


Descriptive inventory for the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company records, 1896-1960, bulk 1911-1942

Film scripts and title pages, patent documents, correspondence, contracts, receipts and cancelled checks, newspaper clippings, and other materials relating to the early production of motion pictures by Essanay Film Manufacturing Company and Essanay Studios of Chicago (1907-1917) and la...

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Essanay Film Manufacturing Company photographs, ca. 1915.

Photographic prints from the motion picture production, Young America, and nitrate negatives of telegrams sent by Essanay Film Studios, ca. 1915.

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Essanay Film Studios collection of visual materials, [ca. 1910-1939]

Includes visual materials documenting the Essanay Film Studio in Chicago (Ill.) collected by camera man Marvin Spoor (Major Spoor). Includes images of the studio, the film crew, and stills from film productions. Also includes portraits of some of the actors and actresses in Essanay productions an...

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Eugene and Irene Powers collection of visual materials, 1890s-1980, bulk 1930s-1950s.

Views of the Powers family of Chicago. Eugene "Red" Powers was assistant chief photographer (1934-1960s) and Irene Powers was woman's club editor (1940-1960s) for the Chicago Tribune. Subjects include family gatherings, Tribune staff parties, vacations in Mexico, and leisure activities such as go...


Field Enterprises Records, 1858-2007

Administrative, promotional, and legal materials, correspondence, photographs, and artifacts of Field Enterprises, the umbrella conglomerate under which the Chicago Daily News, the Chicago Sun and Times company, the Chicago Sun-Times, and Field Communications Corporation eventually fell.


George Spoor and Essanay Film Manufacturing Company manuscript collection

Scripts, magazines, and a scrapbook related to Spoor's career as a pioneer motion picture producer. Topics include Spoor's work as a distributor of films in the Chicago area (1897-1907), as co-founder of the Essanay Film Manufacturing Company (1907-1917), and as an innovator of three-dimensional ...

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Helen C. Schubert papers, 1963-1999

Helen Celia Schubert was born on May 30, 1930 to Paul H. and Edna W. (Schmidt) Schubert in Washington City, Wisconsin. She received a B.S. degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1952. An award winning public relations executive in Chicago, she established her own firm, Helen C. Schubert & Ass...

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John Bentley collection of photographs about MGM Records, 1940-1949.

Photoprints of advertisements include window displays, a painted automobile and signboards in a theater lobby. MGM officers and staff are shown in office and warehouse settings, with various record playing and radio equipment, and in a group portrait under party decorations. Portrait photographs ...

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John R. Freuler film companies collection of visual materials, [ca. 1910-1930]

Visual materials pertaining to John Freuler, the American Film Manufacturing Company, the Mutual Film Corporation, and other Freuler companies based in Chicago, Illinois, with production studios in Chicago and later in Santa Barbara, California. Primarily still images relating to 339 motion pictu...

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Joseph Finnegan Papers, 1924-1947

Correspondence, memos and files of Joseph Finnegan, professor of Fire Protection Engineering and staff member of Underwriters’ Laboratories.

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Letterhead and Stationery Collection, approximately 1900-ongoing

This is a growing collection of letterheads, envelopes, and stationery sheets. Geographic coverage includes the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom. The bulk of materials come from Illinois, particularly the Chicago region. Most items were issued between approximately 1900 and approxima...

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Mildred Hark McQueen radio scripts

Radio program play scripts and advertisements written by Chicagoans Mildred Hark McQueen and her husband Noel McQueen. Included are 85 play scripts, advertisements for Wrigley chewing gum (13 items) announced by Jack Fulton and the Andrews Sisters, and spot announcements of New England recipes (1...


National War Labor Board, Daily Newspaper and Publishing Commission records

Reports, lists, and other records of the Daily Newspaper Printing and Publishing Commission, as a subdivision of the National War Labor Board, located in Chicago (Ill.). The Commission was established by Executive Order during World War II and located in Chicago because the newspaper industry's p...


Philip Taft research files on Chicago newspaper strike of 1912

Research files of labor historian Philip Taft on the Chicago newspaper strike of 1912. The files include handwritten notes, photocopies of National Archives materials, and notes from interviews conducted by Taft.


Robert Gruenberg Papers, 1947-1990

Correspondence, clippings, and personal materials of Chicago journalist Robert Gruenberg.


Roland Hansen collection of visual materials, ca. 1938-1949.

Primarily original cartoons and drawings, which were executed by Hansen while he was a student at Chicago's Lane Technical High School and later during his employ by the Chicago Daily News. Includes comic illustrations for the school newspaper or yearbook regarding school activities and organizat...


United Scenic Artists, Local 350 (Chicago, Ill.) records, 1927-1970.

Meeting minutes, financial records, attendance rosters, membership files, correspondence, and other records of the United Scenic Artists (USA) Local 350 in Chicago (Ill.). Most of the collection pertains to the finances of the union, especially membership dues.

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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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