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47 & 2 collection of visual materials, 1983-1984.
A portfolio of original artwork by students in the 1984 graduating class of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The title of the collection refers to the total number of years the artists spent at the SAIC.
57th Street Art Fair collection of visual materials, 1947-2001.
Photographs of artwork, judging activities, and general views of the annual 57th Street Art Fair in Chicago (Ill.). Also includes posters, generally by Hyde Park community artists, advertising the fair in various years; collection contains most post posters from the Fair's inception in 1948 throu...
Abandoned automobiles in Chicago scrapbook, 1941-1943.
A paper binder, probably compiled by William R. McConochie, traffic engineer of Chicago Surface Lines, containing newspaper articles, correspondence, reports and photographs of abandoned automobiles on Chicago streets. One group of photographs documents the need for a city ordinance to allow poli...
Abbott Livermore Adams letter
Chicago; Letter to George H. Fergus. Thanks for deposit of portrait of William B. Ogden. Envelope with date enclosed.
Abel Faidy architectural drawings, 1953-1965
Graphite and colored pencil sections, elevations, renderings, floor plans, plot plans, regulating diagrams, and dynamic modulation studies created by Abel Faidy mostly related to two unbuilt projects: the Villa Dionysos (36), an ambassador’s country residence, and Lake Shore Center (27),...
Abraham Feinglass collection of visual materials, [1930-1980, bulk 1940-1980]
Primarily depicts union meetings, conferences, conventions, in Chicago and other cities; and leaders of the International Fur and Leather Workers Union (I.F.L.W.U.) and the Amalgamated Meat Cutters and Butcher Workmen of North America while Feinglass served as I.F.L.W.U. president (1954-1955) and...
Abraham Lincoln album, [ca. 1860-1865]
Portraits of Lincoln, his wife, and children. Includes scenes of his death bed and funeral, a copy of his farewell speech to Springfield in 1861, and views of his homes.
Abraham Lincoln Marovitz papers
Binders containing judicial motions, filings, opinions, and other legal papers of Judge Abraham Lincoln Marovitz from his tenures on the Cook County Superior Court (1950-1963) and as a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois (1963-1989).
Abraham Lincoln papers collection (at Chicago History Museum)
Correspondence, invitations, notes, and other documents written by or relating to Abraham Lincoln. Includes commentaries about Lincoln.
Abraham Lincoln photomechanical print collection, [ca. 1860-1900]
Collection of prints including various portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his family members, scenes depicting Lincoln, and views of locations and objects attributed to Lincoln and his family, such as photo-reproductions of Lincoln's various residences, his law office, and tombstones of several family...
Account books information folder
An incomplete listing of account books (many of which have not been cataloged) in the Chicago Historical Society's Manuscript Collections.
Acres Motel postcard, 1964.
Postcard advertising the Acres Motel at 5600 North Lincoln Avenue, Chicago (Ill.), one of many budget motels along Lincoln that catered to travelers passing through the city via Route 41. The Acres Motel was razed in 2001.
Action Committee for Decent Childcare records, 1965-1973, bulk 1970-1972
Correspondence, proposals, contract lists, bulletins, speeches, directories, licensing reviews, one photograph, and photocopies of articles and clippings collected by the Action Committee for Decent Childcare (ACDC). Also included are materials on the Day Care Crisis Council of the Chicago Are...
Addison Ballard papers
Real estate documents, letters, newsclippings, etc., primarily about lumber trade and real estate interests of Addison Ballard and Mary Ballard Derby of Chicago (Ill.). Includes letter from a friend inquiring about Ballard's lumber yard after the Great Chicago Fire of 1871; reminiscence in 1902 o...
Additional photographs by Henry Delorval Green, 1929-1934.
Photographs by Chicago photographer Henry Delorval Green, including views of the Century of Progress as well as studio portrait photographs of Green, and a photograph of Green at work in his darkroom. An album contains photographs that Green was commissioned to make of buildings in Omaha, Nebrask...
Adlai E. Stevenson collection of autograph documents
Scrapbook compiled by Mrs. Otto Madlener containing signed Stevenson photographs; newsclippings on his presidential campaigns (1952 and 1956); letters from Stevenson either addressed to Mrs. Madlener or purchased; signed copies of Stevenson's acceptance speech at the 1952 Democratic National Conv...
Admiral George Dewey collection [manuscript], ca. 1890-1917.
Miscellaneous items related to George Dewey, an admiral in the U.S. Navy. Materials include invitations, bills, receipts, a French-English pocket dictionary, unused Western Union telegraph forms, and menus from events (1907-1913). Also present are a souvenir program of the "Reception Tendered the...
Admiral George Dewey photograph collection, ca. 1900.
Photographs and other visual materials relating to Admiral George Dewey.
Adolph Fischer letter
Negative photostat of the last letter written by Adolph Fischer prior to his execution for his role in the Haymarket Square Riot. Letter was written from Cook County Jail, Chicago (Ill.), in German.
Adolph Giese photograph collection, [ca. 1920s]
Includes photographic postcard of Adolph Giese and a view of the interior of Giese's saloon at 2745 West Division Street (Chicago, Ill.), showing its 40 foot bar, which was reputed to be the longest at that time. Giese was a German vaudeville weight-lifter who immigrated to America, retired from ...
Aerial photograph albums collection, 1936-1975.
Collection of albums primarily containing aerial photographs of Chicago and the surrounding area of northern Illinois that were taken for Chicago's rapid transit system, The Chicago Transit Authority, and for the Northeastern Illinois Planning Commission. One album documents railroad air rights p...