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Abby Louise Tallmadge Papers, ca. 1860-1952
Correspondence to Abby L. Tallmadge from fellow scholars regarding her work on Jane Austen, a few manuscript copies of her scholarly work, a family scrapbook and printed material relating to the architectural work of her brother, Thomas Eddy Tallmadge.
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.
Agnes Lee-Edgar Lee Masters Papers, 1919-1933
35 letters from Edgar Lee Masters to Agnes Lee (Mrs. Otto Freer), one typed poem and one galley sheet.
Albert and Vera Buch Weisbord papers
Typescripts by Albert Weisbord of articles, notes, and outlines relating to works of Marx and Engels; typescripts of Vera Buch Weisbord's autobiography: A Radical Life (pub. 1977), unpublished novels and short stories, sketchbooks, and paintings; and personal and career correspondence of the Weis...
Aldis, Mary Reynolds. Papers, 1904-1929
Mary Reynolds Aldis (1872-1949), poet and playwright. The papers include research materials gathered for a 1919 talk on war poetry, correspondence from Edgar Lee Masters and correspondence and manuscripts from others.
Alice Gerstenberg autobiography
Autobiographical manuscript by Alice Gerstenberg (1885-1972), a dramatist, author, and actress, who was active in the little theater movement in Chicago (Ill.). The manuscript includes reminiscences about Gerstenberg's theatrical activities and Chicago's cultural and social scenes. The preface wa...
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...
Ames, Polly Scribner. Papers, 1938-1993
Polly Scribner Ames (1908-1993) was a painter, sculptor, and writer who lived in Chicago, New York, and Europe. The Polly Scribner Ames papers contain manuscripts, correspondence, journals, and records of exhibitions and sales of artwork.
Anania, Michael. Papers, circa 1950s-2006
Michael Anania, poet, writer, editor, professor. The Michael Anania Papers contain drafts, manuscripts, proofs of books and poems, book reviews, publications, biographical material, college coursework, correspondence, ephemera, newspaper clippings, photographs, audio cassettes, compact discs, and...
Ann Hennington Brown Papers
Ann Brown was a member of the National Association of Colored Women's Clubs and longtime member of the Missionary Society of Arnett Chapel A.M.E. Church. Collection contains photographs, memorabilia, funeral programs, church programs and genealogical records relating to the Brown family.
Archibald Byrne letter
Xerox copy of manuscript of Byrne's unplublished The American Adam: Chicago Style, which deals with Midwestern culture at the turn of the century, centering around Chicago and the literary school of Indiana. Much of the text concerns George Ade and John T. McCutcheon. Xerox copy inscribed to Paul...
Art Shay photograph collection, 1944-2002
The collection includes a wide variety of images depicting people in Chicago neighborhoods (such as Maxwell Street Market and a skid row along Madison Street), celebrities in Chicago and elsewhere, entertainers, politicians, gamblers, prisoners, authors, and other cultural symbols. Many ...
Arthur Davison Ficke Papers, 1904-1945
Mostly correspondence to poet Arthur D. Ficke from Newberry Library trustee and lifelong friend Chalkley J. Hambleton, plus several letters written by Hambleton. Also, a few works of Ficke's and pieces of memorabilia, an obituary clipping, a photograph of Ficke and photos of two portraits of Fick...
Arthur E. Hertzler papers, 1932-1946
Arthur E. Hertzler (1870-1946) was a doctor, professor, and surgeon famous for his popular 1938 autobiography, The Horse and Buggy Doctor, which recounted his experiences as a country doctor in Kansas. The collection contains manuscripts, drafts, and other papers of Arthur E. Hertzler, including ...
Arthur Meeker, Jr. Papers, ca. 1850-1972
Correspondence, personal materials, works, and photographs of Chicago author Arthur Meeker, Jr.
Arts Club Records, 1892-2004
Corporate records of the Arts Club of Chicago, an institution incorporated in 1916 and devoted to exhibiting and showcasing innovative artists and performers. Records include extensive exhibition files, files on the Club's music, lecture, film, and drama series, and administrative and financial f...
Audrey Niffenegger Papers, 1990-1993
Typescript drafts of The Time Traveller’s Wife and other works; related sketches, drawings, correspondence, and ephemera; press clips and other biographical information.
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.
Barbara D'Amato Papers, 2001-2004
Chicago suspense novel author and winner of the Mary Higgins Clark Prize and Carl Sandburg Award. Includes working drafts and printed copy of D'Amato's 2004 novel, Death of a Thousand Cuts.
Ben Hecht Papers, 1879-1983
Works, correspondence, and papers of novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Ben Hecht, and also papers of his wife Rose Caylor Hecht (novelist) and daughter Jenny Hecht (actress).
Bessie Louise Pierce family photograph collection, ca. 1880-1950.
Family photographs of Chicago author and historian Pierce.
Boswell Club of Chicago records, 1944-1972
The Boswell Club of Chicago was organized in 1942 as a literary club for men patterned after "The Club" of Samuel Johnson and James Boswell's eighteenth century England. The collection consists primarily of correspondence, announcements, agendas, membership lists, bulletins, clippings, photograph...