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Ashton Stevens Papers, ca. 1850-1952

The papers of San Francisco and Chicago journalist and drama critic Ashton Stevens contain correspondence with family, friends, and colleagues from the entertainment world; works including newspaper clippings, playscripts, articles, and interviews; personal materials including biographical inform...

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Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983

Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).

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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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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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Emmett Dedmon papers

Correspondence, manuscripts, speeches, meeting minutes, and other personal and professional papers of Emmett Dedmon, author and newspaper editor for the Chicago Sun-Times and the Chicago Daily News. Also included are eleven scrapbooks that consist mostly of newspaper clippings. Topics include Ded...


George Ade Papers, 1865-1971

Correspondence, works, newspaper and magazine clippings, photographs, miscellaneous pictorial items and memorabilia documenting the literary and personal life of George Ade, Midwestern journalist, humorist and playwright, best known for his Chicago Record column, "Stories of the Streets and of th...

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James O'Donnell Bennett Papers, 1896-1936

Letters written to James O'Donnell Bennett while he was a journalist for the

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Kay Ashton-Stevens Papers, 1905-1978

Correspondence, personal and career related materials, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago actress, television and radio personality, and wife of critic Ashton Stevens, Kay Ashton-Stevens.

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Louise Overall Weaver papers

Correspondence, notes, programs, certificates, contract (1945), awards, anniversary celebration scrapbooks of newsclippings and photographs, etc. relating to Louise Overall Weaver, a Chicago organist, pianist, and choir director who served several African American churches, especially the 44th St...

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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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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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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...


Moving Picture Palaces exhibition collection, photographs by Russell B. Phillips and Don DuBroff, 1983-1985.

Interiors of motion picture theaters in the Chicago area which were constructed between 1920 and 1959. Most theaters exhibit a thematic architectural or decorative style, such as Egyptian or Moorish. Theaters are empty of people and are lit to show their architectural details.

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Ring Lardner Papers, 1805-2003

Correspondence and writings of journalist and humorist author Ring Lardner. Also estate papers, including royalty records through 2003, biographical materials, publicity and reviews, adaptations of writings, and a few photographs.

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Sydney Justin Harris Papers, 1933-1987

Correspondence, clippings, readers' letters, and personal materials of Chicago columnist Sydney Justin Harris.

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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...


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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