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Alfred Balk Papers, 1941-2010
Papers of Iowa-born and Northwestern-educated journalist Alfred Balk, documenting his career, first as a Chicago newswriter for WBBM, reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times and freelance contributor to major national magazines, and later as an editor at the Columbia Journalism Review, World Press Rev...
Alison True - Chicago Reader Records, 1979-2007, 1979-2007
Administrative files of Chicago Reader editor Alison True, including production notes, letters, photographs, style manuals, surveys, and a collection of monographs by Reader contributors (both on staff and freelance). Also includes a box of materials realting to the proposed redesign of the paper...
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).
Ann Barzel Papers, 1912-2005
Correspondence, works, photographs, and personal and biographical material by Chicago dance critic and historian Ann Barzel.
Ann Landers papers, 1947-2002
Scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, texts of speeches, correspondence, photographs, book manuscripts, and other papers of Ann Landers, primarily regarding her career as a syndicated advice columnist for the Chicago Sun-Times and later for the Chicago Tribune. Scrapbooks (66 vol.) contain he...
Arnie Matanky Papers, 1995-2001
Memorabilia of Arne Matanky, a journalist at the Chicago Sun and the community paper, the Near North News, consisting mainly of subject files pertaining to a wide range of topics such as the Chicago Park District, clones, Rev. Jesse Jackson, the death penalty, Josef Mengele, etc.
Art Shay photograph collection, 1948-2002.
The photographic prints in this collection were made from original negatives (1948-2002) and selected in conjunction with: The Essential Art Shay: Selected Photographs, a retrospective exhibition of works by Chicago photojournalist Art Shay at the Chicago History Museum in 2007.
Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972
Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Arthur Siegel (1913-1978) Papers, 1927-1985
A large and comprehensive collection of materials document the career of Chicago photographer and educator Arthur Siegel (1913-1978).
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...
Associated Negro Press collection, 1952-1953
The Associated Negro Press (1919-1967) was established in Chicago by Claude Barnett. It was the first black news wire service and the majority of its stories were about news affecting African Americans. The collection consists of press releases and two poems (Prelude to Our Age and Goodbye Christ...
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...
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).
Ben Meyers papers
Correspondence, affidavits, and other legal papers related to Ben Meyer's work as a lawyer for various labor unions, mainly the Chicago Newspaper Guild in its strike (1935-1940) against the Hearst newspapers in Chicago; for unions on strike against the Goldblatt Bros. (Goldblatt Brothers) departm...
Bernard Howard radio scripts
Radio scripts written by Bernard Howard for CBS radio programs, such as Caesar Petrillo and his Orchestra, Jimmie Hilliard and his Orchestra, both in 1943, and for various sponsors and programs, such as Mutual Benefit Health and Accident Association's "Freedom of Opportunity," 1944-1945; Fran All...
Bess Winakor Papers, 1967-1977
Newspaper articles and story files of Bess Winakor, Chicago correspondent for Women's Wear Daily, 1967-1974, and reporter for the Chicago Sun-Times, 1974-1978. Includes background materials, interview notes, and dispatches for stories about Hugh Hefner, Judge Julius Hoffman and Pat Nixon, materia...
Bill Mauldin Collection, 1941-2003
Mauldin was a GI cartoonist and later worked for the St. Louis Dispatch and for the Chicago Sun Times, and is remembered for for his haunting image of Lincoln weeping after Kennedy's assasination. Includes copies of Mauldin's works, including pamphlets printed in Europe during WW II, one original...
Bill Veeck papers and sound recordings
Incoming letters; newsclippings; reports; 3 scrapbooks; oversize cartoons and other items; and other baseball related materials of Bill Veeck (William Louis Veeck, Jr., 1914-1986), a promoter of Major League Baseball and one-time owner of the Chicago White Sox franchise. Also includes reel-to-ree...
Bob McCamant collection, Bulk, 1977-1983
Bob McCamant founded the Chicago Reader in 1971 and served as the art director for more than two decades. This collection reflects his involvement with the Society of Typographic Arts and other professional activities.
Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers, 1886-1966
Ernest Burgess(1886-1966), Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1916-1952. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; minutes; reports; memoranda; research material that includes proposals, case studies, questionnaires, tables, and interviews; teaching and course materials, class record book...
Burr Tillstrom papers, 1926-1986, bulk 1947-1985
Scrapbooks, musical scores, audio recordings, correspondence, and other papers related to Burr Tillstrom’s children’s television program, “Kukla, Fran and Ollie,” based on his puppet characters. Includes letter by Burr Tillstrom to “September Bride DoDo,” 1947 Sept. 9, describing how Kuk...
Carey Orr cartoons, 1915-1937
Sixteen political cartoons by Pulitzer Prize winning-artist Carey Orr.
Carl Regehr papers, 1959-1983
Carl Regehr was a prominent Chicago designer whose firm provided special advertising, marketing, and "corporate identity" services for a wide variety of clients in government, academia, and the private sector including the Mayor's Committee for Economic and Cultural Development of Chicago and Chi...
Carole R. Nolan papers
Technical reports, meeting minutes, financial information, field surveys, correspondence, and other items relative to Carole R. Nolan's work as a consultant on closed circuit instructional television in the public schools for the Chicago Board of Education, 1966-1968. The collection also contains...