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Changing Chicago project photographs by Dick Blau, 1983-1988.

Photographs show people and performers at events featuring Chicago-style polka music. Most are action shots of bands and dancers at various Chicago area dance halls and other venues hosting polka festivals and clubs. The Cinderella Ball, Cicero American League, Fan Club, Glendora House, Hall of F...

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Chicago (Magazine) photograph collection, [ca. 1960-1985]

Includes visual materials relating to Chicago magazine, a monthly feature and entertainment periodical for Chicago (Ill.) and the surrounding area. Visual materials consist of images that were considered or used for publication. Topics include buildings and residences; broadcasting; several forms...

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Chicago Miniature Opera Company collection of visual materials, ca. 1936-1949.

Collection of photographs, transparencies, and moving image film pertaining to the Chicago Miniature Opera Company. Founded by Ernest Wolff, the company was also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera in the 1940s. Images are of puppet opera productions and behind-the-scenes activities.

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Chicago Theatre publicity photographs, ca. 1930-1969.

Includes publicity photographs for entertainers who appeared at the Chicago Theatre.

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Cinema/Chicago collection of visual materials, 1967-1984.

Materials from film festivals sponsored by Cinema/Chicago, known as the Chicago International Film Festival from 1964-1978. The name change reflects the broader scope of the organization and the festivals it runs, including INTERCOM (Industrial Film Festival) and the Dance Film Festival. Contains...

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Gads Hill Center visual materials, ca. 1900-1970s

Visual materials primarily relating to the activities, facilities, and people serving and using the Gads Hill Settlement House. The bulk of the collection consists of images of children of all ages. Many of the photographic prints are small snapshots (3 x 5 in. or smaller). Activities show...

Jewish Community Centers of Chicago collection of visual materials, 1909-1965, bulk 1920s.

Primarily includes views of activities of JCC and its predecessors at various locations: Chicago Hebrew Institute at Taylor & Lytle (1914), Jewish People's Institute in Lawndale (1922), and Max Straus Center (1946). Subjects include adult, junior college, secondary, elementary and nursery educati...

John Alderson photograph collection, 1975.

Includes photographs, often candid, of musicians and dancers taken in Chicago blues night clubs by professional photographer Alderson.

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Karen Stephany scrapbook

Scrapbook ca. 1930-1939 containing newspaper clippings and memorabilia related to the career of Karen Stephany. Clippings describe dance performances at night clubs around the U.S. and the Century of Progress World's Fair. Also included are telegrams, programs, and other memorabilia documenting h...

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Leigh B. Block anniversary album, 1947.

Photographs of a party at the Ambassador East Hotel (Chicago Ill.) celebrating Leigh B. Block and Mary Block's fifth wedding anniversary, October 21, 1947. Includes members of the Block family and other prominent Chicagoans as well as a photo of the entertainer Sara Vaughn. Participants are gener...

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Lithuanian language, song and dance cassette, 1983.


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Lois Weisberg papers, 1896-2015, bulk 1953-2011

Scrapbooks, meetings, minutes, newsletters, programs, scripts, publications, publicity materials, correspondence, and other materials documenting Lois Weisberg's personal and professional activities. Materials document Weisberg’s roles in and the activities of the South Shore Railroad ad...

Rebecca Gearhart Chicago theatrical performers photograph collection, [ca. 1920-1935]

Consists of individual and group portrait photographs of popular stage entertainers of various types in Chicago. Includes images of actors, actresses, dancers, minstrels, and musicians. Many of the performers are shown in their stage constumes and are posed in a manner which suggests the nature o...

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Rendering or model for the Lou Rawls Theater and Cultural Center, ca. 1990s.

View of a rendering or model for the Lou Rawls Theater and Cultural Center, proposed for the Near South Side of Chicago (Ill.).

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