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Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection, 1871-1909

The Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection consists of newspapers, a newsprint magazine, and a newsprint flyer, mainly related to the 1871 Chicago fire. Publications included in the collection are Western Rural Times, Chicago Times, Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago Illustrated, and Chicago Tribune. The ...

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Herma Clark papers, ca. 1930-1947.

Personal and business correspondence relating to Chicago journalist Herma Clark's writings, family matters, and realty business in Chicago and Florida. Includes letters and notes; fan mail; play scripts, texts of speeches, manuscripts of books and columns; songs, poetry, sayings, epitaphs, and re...

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Musham family papers

Correspondence, programs, reports, manuscripts for publication, radio scripts, research materials, and newsclippings of Harry A. Musham and of his father, William H. Musham, chiefly pertaining to H. A. Musham's research and writings on Chicago (Ill.) history, planning and historic preservation, a...

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Photograph of a newsboy by O. G. Rejlander, [ca. 1871]

A staged photograph of a newsboy holding newspaper publicizing the Great Chicago Fire of 1871.

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A. T. Andreas papers

Letters, diaries (2 v.), and other documents by, to, or collected by A.T. Andreas, a Civil War soldier and later Chicago businessman and historian. Items from the Civil War period while Andreas served in the 12th Illinois Infantry include letters (16) to his future wife, diaries (1864, when he wa...