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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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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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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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Burton Cherry Ephemera Collection, approximately 1929-approximately 1962

Materials designed and collected by Chicago designer and typographer Burton Cherry, between approximately 1929 and approximately 1962. The collection includes correspondence to and from Cherry, items he designed or which were produced under his supervision, items possibly designed by Cherry, arti...

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Casey Prunchunas photographs of Advance Lithographing Company in Chicago (Ill.), 1954.

Interior views taken by Prunchunas of Advance Lithographing Company at 133 N. Jefferson St. in Chicago. Includes images of workers, including women assembly workers.

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Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council records

Minutes, case files, council judgments, correspondence, and other files of the Chicago Allied Printing Trades Council. The collection, circa 1922-1979, also contains minutes of the label committee, detailed investigations of complaints that the union label (or "bug") was used illegitimately by so...

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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 Union Printers Baseball Association records

Correspondence, historical files, and organizational notes for a 1984 tournament held in Chicago, and "Typo Sports" newspaper covering the Union Printers International Baseball League (1955, 1956, 1969-1973, 1976-1980, 1982, 1985-1988, 1990), programs, and other miscellaneous material by and abou...

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David Plowden photograph collection, 1979-1984.

Includes photographs of steel mills and coke plants, automobile assembly factories, oil refineries, printing plants, food processing plants, and other industries in Chicago's Central Manufacturing District and other locations in the Chicago metropolitan area and northern Indiana. Includes transpo...

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Edwin Blumberg glass negative collection, ca. 1902-1910.

Formal and informal portraits of the Hans Schmidt family of Chicago. Some scenes depict boating in Lincoln Park, a ride in a surrey, feeding baby chickens, a printing press and a construction site. Also includes general views of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.

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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.


Gene Dekovic Papers, 1951-2006

Professional and some personal papers of Chicago and California designer and photographer, Gene Dekovic, who worked as a freelancer for most of his life. These files include professional papers relating to design and publishing ventures, and to a lesser extent his career as a photographer and aut...

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Gentry Printing Company photograph collection, ca. 1930-1939.

Factory operations at Chicago's Gentry Printing Company, formerly Gentry Graphics, Inc. Includes typesetting, proofreading, bindery and press operations.

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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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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...


P.C. Darrow Printing Company collection, 1890-1909

Various materials including promotional pieces, letterheads, letterhead envelopes, calendars, and a circular relating to the P.C. Darrow Printing Company.

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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.


R. Ford Bentley Papers, ca. 1830-1990

Personal, family, and professional papers including photographs and genealogical materials relating to Robert Ford Bentley, Chicago marketing and advertising executive with the Miehle Printing Press and Manufacturing Co. Also includes promotional materials and correspondence pertaining to many of...

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Robert E. Wagner Papers, approximately 1880 to approximately 1931

Materials collected by Robert E. Wagner between approximately 1880 and approximately 1931. Personal items include photographs of Wagner by Walinger of Chicago and golf memorabilia. The bulk of the materials relate to Wagner's Chicago printing and engraving company, Wagner & Hanson Company and inc...

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R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Archive, 1844-2005

Founded in Chicago in 1864 by Canadian immigrant Richard Robert Donnelley, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a leading global provider of printing and print-related services. The archive contains business records, product samples and promotional material, biographical files and personal papers, hi...


Society of Typographic Arts collection of visual materials, 1927-1981.

Visual materials from the organizational archives of the STA, a professional society of graphic and typrographical designers. Includes announcements and invitations to exhibits, meetings, dinners, conferences, auctions, and parties. Also includes exhibit catalogs to Annual Exhibitions of Fine Pri...

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Society of Typographic Arts visual materials for 1982-1983

Includes invitation and catalog for exhibition, slides used in slide show at exhibition, and (oversize) posters.

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