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Chicago Crime Commission collection, 1947-1954

The Chicago Crime Commission was founded in 1919 by Chicago businessmen to monitor police corruption and inefficiency. If focused its efforts on combating organized crime, a task it continues to pursue today.The Chicago Crime Commission Collection consists primarily of correspondences between mem...

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Rosenfeld, Charles H. Papers, 1906-1968

This collection contains the papers and records of Charles H. Rosenfeld, salesman and manager for various companies that produced and sold posters and other workplace motivational material. It spans the years 1906-1968, with the bulk of it dating to the 1920s. The collection mainly consists of sa...

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Steiner, John. Collection, 1860-2001

John Steiner, jazz collector, record producer, chemist. The John Steiner Collection contains sheet music, articles, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, interviews, ephemera, and publications. The collection spans 140 years and documents Chicago jazz and blues, musicians, clubs, printed music...

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Bob Crawford audio archive, 1970-2000

The Bob Crawford audio archive consists of roughly a hundred tapes of interviews, radio programs and City Council proceedings collected by Crawford over the last thirty years. The tapes have been digitized, and are available on the web.

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Howard Vincent O'Brien Papers, 1894-1948

Correspondence, manuscripts, clippings, publicity materials, and personal papers of newspaper columnist and novelist Howard Vincent O'Brien.

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Robert I. Randolph scrapbooks

Microfilm of scrapbooks (5 v.) of newsclippings and letters concerning Col. Randolph's career as a civil engineer, a national authority on waterway and drainage engineering, and as an anti-crime crusader as a member of the Chicago Association of Commerce's committee on crime prevention and punish...

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Chicagoland-in-pictures slides donated in 1997, [bulk 1996-1997].

Images, mostly made Sept. 1996- March 1997, by these photographers: Lucille J. Adams, Jane Lee Anagnostopoulos, Blanche Arreguin, Phyllis Cerny, Sara Chektkow, Robert Essak, Eugenia Fawcett, Jane H. Kriete, Russell Kriete, Lynne Lee, Ruth Luthringer, Paul L. Meyers, Mary Milner, Ronald Perry, Bev...

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Walter Ansel Strong Papers, 1847-2008

Correspondence, personal documents, photographs, and family materials related to Walter Ansel Strong, publisher of the Chicago Daily News from 1925-1931.

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Rudy Horn Papers, 1920-1995

Correspondence, clippings, photographs and memorabilia of Chicago entertainer known as the "Comedy King of Vaudeville." His father was Henry Horn, who operated and booked nightclubs in the early 1900s and was the onetime owner of Chicago's Green Mill Tavern. Born in 1909, Horn performed as a danc...

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Jun Fujita negatives collection

Views of the 1919 Race Riots in Chicago (Ill.); the St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1929); bridge construction, farm scenery, Chicago skylines, Lincoln Park Zoo, various railroad lines; other topics; and portrait negatives of Al Capone, John Alden Carpenter, Albert Einstein, Colonel Fabynn, J. L. K...


Chicagoland-in-pictures slides 1983 donation, 1961-1983 (bulk 1982-1983).

Images, mostly made September 1982-March 1983 (but some date as early as 1961), by these photographers: Howard Anderson, Charles Johnson, Jim Lattimer, H. Michgelson, Casey Prunchunas, Robert Reiter, and Jack Schwab. Views include demolition of buildings at Cabrini Green; activities on Calumet ha...

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