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Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005

Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.

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Charlie Chaplin coloring books

Illustrated comic-coloring books depicting Charlie Chaplin as the Tramp titled, "Charlie Chaplin's Comic Papers (series 1 no. 315)" and "Charlie Chaplin in the Movies," and published as promotion for Essanay Studios. Included in the two-color printed interior of both volumes are annotations and c...


Chicago (Magazine) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1985]

Includes visual materials relating to Chicago magazine, a monthly feature and entertainment periodical for Chicago (Ill.) and the surrounding area. Visual materials consist of images that were considered or used for publication. Topics include buildings and residences; broadcasting; several forms...

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Cinema/Chicago collection of visual materials, 1967-1984.

Materials from film festivals sponsored by Cinema/Chicago, known as the Chicago International Film Festival from 1964-1978. The name change reflects the broader scope of the organization and the festivals it runs, including INTERCOM (Industrial Film Festival) and the Dance Film Festival. Contains...

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Claudia Cassidy Papers, 1880s-1996

Articles and reviews, correspondence, broadcast scripts, photographs, and clippings of the Chicago Tribune performing arts critic from 1942 to 1965. Cassidy wrote her influential "On the Aisle" column for the Tribune, then wrote freelance criticism and hosted a weekly program of arts criticism fo...

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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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Eddie Deerfield scrapbooks, 1945-1947

Newspaper clipping scrapbooks of Chicago Times entertainment reporter Eddie Deerfield, containing copies of his bylined column "Night Life Notebook" from April 28, 1946 to August 3, 1947. Also several 1945 and 1946 articles by Deerfield and night club advertisements quoting his reviews.

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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 advertisements collection, 1915-1920.

Collection of lantern slides of motion picture advertisements from Essanay Studios. Announcing coming (future) attractions with space for local theater to write in the name of the theater.

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Felix Borowski Papers, 1841-1995

Correspondence, writings, photographs, sound recordings, clippings scrapbooks, and some biographical material documenting the life of Felix Borowski, Chicago composer, musicologist, critic for the Chicago

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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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Guide to the Records of "Clara, Lu 'n' Em", 1923-2014

"Clara, Lu 'n' Em," one of the first radio soap operas (1930-1946), was created, written, and performed by three Northwestern University alumnae (Louise Starkey Mead, Isobel Carothers Berolzheimer, and Helen King Mitchell), who assumed the roles of small-town housewives exchanging gossip and opin...

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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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Marshall Brodein visual materials

Black-and-white and color photographs and printed material related to Marshall Brodein and his character Wizzo the Wizard popularized on WGN-TV's "Bozo's Circus" and "The Bozo Show." Images depict Wizzo and Bozo on set, Wizzo flyer and headshot portrait, and a later portrait of Brodien not in cos...

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Mercedes McCambridge papers, 1935-2004.

The Mercedes McCambridge Papers consists of 3 linear feet and spans the years 1935 to 2000. The papers are organized into five series and alphabetically within each series. The material within this collection consists of paper, objects, and photographs. The Oscar and Golden Globes are available f...

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Michael Loewenstein papers, 1961-1999, bulk 1968-1977

Production and design notes, sketches, drawings, photographs, magazine clippings, expense reports, correspondence, and memos related to the programs televised by WTTW Channel 11, public broadcasting in Chicago, and other productions in which Michael Loewenstein, WTTW set designer, was involved, e...

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Sherwood Ross Papers

Papers of Chicago journalist Sherwood Ross, including articles he wrote for the New York Enquirer (1956-1957) and the Chicago Daily News (1962), a syndicated column for Reuters (1992-2002), material from his public relations and social activism work for the National Urban League and records belon...

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Theodore Charles Stone papers, 1921-2001

Theodore Charles Stone (1912-1998) was a Chicago-based opera singer and journalist who served as president of both the National Association of Negro Musicians and Chicago Music Association. The Theodore Charles Stone papers span from 1929-2001 and provide insight into the African American operati...