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Adalaide G. Shields Papers, 1936-2010
Contents of a scrapbook, entitled "My Memories," compiled by Adalaide G. Shields. The material includes New Year's letters, in the form of poetry, written to Adalaide (name changed from Adelaide) by her husband Thomas J. Shields and miscellaneous clippings, which she kept with the letters in the ...
Adeline Lobdell Atwater Papers, ca. 1932-1956
Literary works of Adeline L. Atwater Pynchon, author, art dealer and collector. Also, a 1941 brochure for the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and a photograph of Atwater’s parents.
Alberta Irene Wuerfele Papers, 1946-2006
Papers and materials relating to the life of Alberta Irene Wuerfele, a business executive who retired in 1984 as Senior Vice President and Comptroller of American National Bank, where she had started as a typist almost 39 years earlier. Wuerfele, who was brought up on a tenant farm in rural Kansa...
Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes Papers, 1934-2006
Daily journals, travel journals, sketchbooks, writings, and other papers of Chicago writer Alice Judson Ryerson Hayes, who founded and ran Ragdale, a retreat for writers, musicians, and artists, at her family's Lake Forest estate designed by her grandfather, Howard Van Doren Shaw. Dating from 193...
Alma Boge Papers, 1944-2015
Appointment calendars, daily journals, photo albums and supplemental material preserved by Alma Boge, from her high school age onward, documenting her life as a wife, mother of five children, and working woman actively involved in her communities of Spokane WA, Park Ridge, IL, Gig Harbor, WA, Sco...
Alma Bunch Papers, 1890-1985
Mostly photographs of Chicagoan Alma Bunch and her family and friends, plus a small amount of memorabilia retained by Bunch. Also genealogical correspondence regarding the name "Bunch," written in the 1950s.
Alma Schmidt Petersen Papers, 1909-1970
Letters of Alma Schmidt Petersen of Chicago to her parents (Emma Seipp Schmidt and Dr. Otto L. Schmidt) while on tours of European, Canadian and American spas and vacation sites, and at Mt. Vernon Seminary, 1913-1914. Also letters from various Seipp family members in Germany in 1914, and from a G...
Ames Family Papers, ca. 1850-1900
Letters, genealogical information, and legal and financial documents of the Ames Family of Lake County, Illinois. Includes Civil War draft notices for stone mason Roderick D. Ames, and Civil War letters from his brother Joel Ames, who died in the Battle of Shiloh, Apr. 6, 1862.
Amy Eleanor Wingreen Papers, 1898-1900
Material relating to Amy E. Wingreen's service as a nurse in Cuba during the Spanish-American War. Consists of correspondence, mostly outgoing, memorabilia, photographs, a scrapbook of clippings and official letters and two manuscript narratives recounting her experiences.
Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972
Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Augustine J. Bowe Papers, ca. 1890-1966
Correspondence, family and personal materials, works, photographs, and audiovisual materials of Chicago judge and poet Augustine J. Bowe.
Bennett Family Papers, 1880s-1993
Genealogical materials, clippings, and 3 photographs (including a cabinet card and a tintype) relating to the Bennett Family of Lake County, Illinois. Gilbert and Mary Bennett, natives of Oswego, New York, moved to Newport Township, Illinois in the 1850s. Materials include a family history, genea...
Betty J. Blum Blatchford Family Research Papers, 1862-1983
Research notes, copies of original letters, photographs, and other documents, and copies of secondary articles all gathered and created by Blum for an article on the Eliphalet W. Blatchford family and their LaSalle Street house, furnishings, and art collection.
Blatchford Family Papers - Additions, 1841-1947
Chicago lead manufacturer, co-executor of Walter L. Newberry's will, and first president of the Newberry Library Board of Trustees, 1892-1914. Papers include letters, notes, documents, photographs, scrapbooks and clippings relating to his family, his business ventures, his work at the Newberry, a...
Blatchford Family Papers, 1777-1987
Extensive collection of letters, photographs, scrapbooks, diaries, writings, and genealogical research materials centering around Chicago lead manufacturer, Newberry Library founding trustee, and Christian social activist Eliphalet Wickes Blatchford, his wife Mary Williams Blatchford, their paren...
Boyce-Gilbert Family Papers, 1831-2000
Diaries, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information about the Boyce-Gilbert family, beginning with the diary of Le Roy Boyce, a Cortland, New York native and successful Chicago drugstore owner. Collection also includes diaries from Simeon Leonard Boyce beginning in 1869 and Elizabe...
Briggs Family Papers, 1837-1910
Letters from Elijah Briggs of Indiana to parents Benjamin and Susanna Briggs of Ohio and brothers Alexander and Benjamin; letters from Elijah Briggs' wife Helen Briggs to her mother-in-law; two essays written by Elijah Briggs; a few miscellaneous letters; and one photo, possibly of Benjamin and S...
Carpenter Family Papers, 1813-1947
Genealogical information, correspondence, photographs, and other mementos of the Carpenter family, and other related families including Snow, Isham, and Manierre.
Carroll Binder Papers, 1910-1967
Correspondence, writing, personal and family materials, and photographs of newspaper editor and foreign correspondent Carroll Binder.
Carter H. Harrison IV Papers, 1637-1953
Correspondence, writings, clippings, photographs, and memorabilia relating to Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison IV (1860-1953), and his family, particularly his wife, Edith Ogden Harrison, and his father, Chicago Mayor Carter Henry Harrison III (1825-1893). The collection also includes a number...
Cartwright Family Papers, 1877-1982
Three generations of an Ohio family that moved to Evanston, Ill., in the early 20th century and whose members were primarily journalists, including Charles Merritt Cartwright (
Catherine Eddy Beveridge Papers, 1703-2004
Correspondence, papers, and diary of Catherine Eddy Beveridge, and also correspondence, papers, photographs and genealogical information collected by Catherine Eddy Beveridge related to her family.
Charles Andrews Heath Papers, 1880-1999
Chicago businessman, founder and president of Continental Seed Co. Includes Charles Andrews Heath's diaries, 1880-1949, with typed excerpts, which discuss the Haymarket Riot, the World's Columbian Exposition, the World's Parliament of Religions, the Galveston flood, several wars, and many Chicago...
Charles Ffrench Family Papers, 1887-1963
Papers concerning the family of Charles Ffrench (1861-1916), a prominent Chicago publisher and member of the Board of Education, who founded the periodical The Musical Leader with his wife, Florence, in 1900. Many of the items pertain to Charles, Florence, and their daughter Evelyn. Included in t...