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Allied Arts Records, 1913-1997

Clippings, artist correspondence, box office records, concert programs, and photographs of the Allied Arts Corporation. Allied Arts Corporation management was taken over by Harry and Sarah Zelzer in 1948 and became the premier agency for bringing performing artists to Chicago. Important artists a...

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Burt Family Papers, 1890-1951

Letters, photographs, diaries, writings, and scrapbooks centering around Edith Fleming Burt, building engineer Henry Jackson Burt, and their daughter, singer Helen Burt Potteiger.

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Changing Chicago project photographs by James Newberry, 1987.

Documentary photographs concerning ethnic traditions of Chicago's Palestinian, Indian, Iranian, and Asian communities. Images include group shots of family members at family-owned businesses, such as local ethnic stores, restaurants, and bakeries; residents and customers posed for photos in neigh...

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Changing Chicago project photographs by Jay Wolke, 1987.

Documentary photographs of Chicago's Maxwell Street Market district, an open-air flea market. Includes images of shoppers, pedestrians, vendors, peddlers, street musicians, and events. Photographs show primarily African American and Hispanic American people.

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Chicago Allied Arts, Inc. Records, 1924-1928

Records kept by Thomas Hart Fisher, secretary for the Chicago Allied Arts, Inc., a short-lived organization which produced a series of programs of new music and dance in Chicago from 1924-1927. Includes business correspondence and financial information, with some program planning information.

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Chicago Business Men’s Orchestra Records, 1941-1962

Correspondence, clippings and programs of this orchestra, established in 1921, which was composed of men working in Chicago business firms. Later renamed the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra.

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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 records

Office files, correspondence, programs, clippings, other publicity materials, scripts, legal papers, scrapbooks, and other papers of the Chicago Miniature Opera Company, also known as the Tivoli Grand Opera and later the Kungsholm Miniature Grand Opera, founded by Ernest Wolff of Chicago (Ill.). ...

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Dena Epstein Root & Cady Research Papers, 1843-1987

Research notes and other materials concerning the firm of Root & Cady, which published music in Chicago from 1858-1871. The materials were collected in support of a master’s thesis at the University of Illinois Library School and also include information on other, contemporaneous, music publisher...

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Elizabeth F. Cheney papers

Correspondence, legal documents, account books, diaries, scrapbooks, genealogies, family photographs, sympathy letters and other mourning items, and other miscellaneous papers of Miss Elizabeth F. Cheney of Oak Park (Ill.), who gathered much of this material from members of several families of wh...

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Ellen Goldsmith Papers, 1933-2007

Large collection of photographs relating to the ballet, opera and cinema, dating from the 1940s through the early 1970s, amassed by Ellen (Teddy) Goldsmith, backstage worker at the Civic Opera House, home of the Lyric Opera of Chicago. Many of the photographs are professional portraits of opera s...

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Gerri Oliver papers

Fliers, tickets, menus, business cards, photos, publications, and newspaper clippings collected by Gerri Oliver for her business The Palm Tavern, 446 E. 47th Street, Chicago (Ill.). The Palm Tavern opened in 1933, and Gerri Oliver became its owner in 1956. It sometimes featured jazz and blues mus...

Hammond Organ Company records

Corporate records related to Mr. Laurens Hammond (1895-1973) and the company he founded, which was known as the Hammond Clock Company (1928-1937), the Hammond Instrument Company (1937-1953), and finally the Hammond Organ Company (1953-1986). Correspondence, reports, minutes, manufacturing drawing...

H.T. FitzSimons Company, Inc. Records, 1920-1950

Manuscript and printed music and some miscellanea of this Chicago music publisher, along with the papers of Rossetter G. Cole, a prolific Chicago composer. Cole bequeathed his papers to Harry T. FitzSimons; his manuscript and printed music, writings, clippings, programs, miscellanea, and collecti...

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Illinois Manufacturers' Association collection of visual materials, 1940-1975, bulk 1954-1969.

Visual materials relating to activities of IMA, an organization founded in Chicago in 1893 to promote the interests of Illinois industry. Views of IMA meetings, subgroups, conferences, and activities, including a 1954 tour of Europe. Also includes photographs of annual dinner speakers (Richard M....

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Loren Binford Chicago Jingle Business Collection, 1964-2012

Collection of Chicago jingle business research and interview files compiled by Loren Binford, a jingle-singer and musician based in Chicago. Includes photographs, clippings, biographical information, and writings on the history of the jingle business.

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Lyric Opera of Chicago records

Files of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, including publicity releases (1953-1971, 2.5 linear ft.), general administrative files (1958-1973, 8.5 linear ft.), and artistic administrative files (1968-1970, 9 linear ft.). This collection does not include extensive correspondence of Carol Fox or Ardis Kra...

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The Palm Tavern visual materials

Black-and-white photographic prints (18) and printed posters (15) collected by proprietor Gerri Oliver for display at The Palm Tavern, a bar located at 446 E. 47th Street in the Bronzeville neighborhood of Chicago that often featured jazz and blues performances. Several photographs depict Oliver ...

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Richard L. Kilmer papers on opera

Lists of casts and repertories of various opera companies including the Chicago Opera (1894-1946), Chicago Grand Opera Company (1912-1930), Chicago Lyric Opera (1955-1962), Boston Opera Company (1909-1961), Cincinnati Opera Company (1940-1961), Metropolitan Opera (1883-1956), New York City Opera ...

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Tonk Manufacturing Company records

Scrapbook of articles and advertisements pasted onto old letterbook, ca. 1890s-1919; price list, patent certificates, incorporation certificates, and miscellaneous papers of the Tonk Manufacturing Company of Chicago (Ill.) about piano stools and other furniture made by the Tonk company and about ...