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19thc Maps of Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia 19th-Century Maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia
19th-century maps of the Middle East, North Africa, and Central Asia. Most of these maps were published in Western Europe, and nearly all the others were published in Russia or in the United States. The maps are products of--or were designed to support--the major European and Russian activities in the region: exploration, scientific research, resource exploitation, conquest, and administration.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Middle East
African Studies
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Henry Chandler Cowles with students American Environmental Photographs, 1891-1936
Images from more than 4,500 glass lantern slides, glass negatives, and photographic prints, created by faculty members and students of the University of Chicago Department of Botany between 1891 and 1936, influential in the development of modern ecological studies. These photographs provide an overview of important representative natural landscapes across the nation
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
History of Science
Environmental Studies
Environmental Science
Mahabodhi temple American Institute of Indian Studies
The AIIS collection from the Center for Art and Archaeology in Gurgaon, Haryana, India, has over 125,000 photographs in the collection. The images fall into the broad categories of architecture, sculpture, terracotta, painting and numismatics.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Art
Architecture
American Recipes, Crerar Ms 109 American Recipes, 1855-1905
Manuscript collection of cooking recipes. Includes recipes and home remedies. Also includes newspaper clippings, pasted in, with additional loose recipes in multiple hands, laid in.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
History
Egyptian baboons Ancient Near East and the Mediterranean World
Materials from the Library's Ancient Near East and Classics collections, focusing on volumes published between 1850 - 1950, many of which have a significant number of illustrations or plates.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Images
Photographs
Subjects
Classics
Ancient Near East
Letterhead of the  Anti-Saloon League Anderson, William H. and the Anti-Saloon League. Papers, 1903-1928
Contains correspondence, press releases, speeches, and reports. Material documents Anderson's work with the Anti-Saloon League and the League's relations with John D. Rockefeller and the Black Belt Farms Company. Correspondents include Charles S. Whitman, two-time governor of New York.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
History
Asian Cities Maps Asian Cities - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century sheet maps of Asian (or partly Asian) cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. Several of the cities portrayed in these maps are now among the world's largest, but they were all much smaller places during the years when the maps were compiled.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Chinese Studies
Japanese Studies
Korean Studies
Maps
"Proletariat Youth" Bakwin, Dr. Harry and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin. Soviet Posters. Collection
This collection contains nineteen Soviet political posters produced in the early 1930s, collected by the American physicians Dr. Harry Bakwin and Dr. Ruth Morris Bakwin during two trips to the Soviet Union. The majority of the posters promote the First Five Year Plan (1928-1932), a series of industrial targets designed by the Stalinist regime to build up heavy industry in the Soviet Union.
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Digital
Images
Subjects
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Illustration from Letter Baldwin, Loammi. Papers, 1821-1842
Loammi Baldwin was a pioneering civil engineer who lived in Massachusetts from 1780 to 1838. He planned and executed public works projects in several Eastern states including canals, public monuments, dams, and tunnels. His lifework was a series of dry docks he built on commission by the United States government in 1833. The collection contains 247 handwritten letters both from and to Baldwin and his business associates, colleagues, and family members. The letters reveal aspects of Baldwin's personal life as well as his professional projects and meditations.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Before and After the Fire, Davie's atlas Chicago Before and after the fire: Chicago in the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s
Sheet maps of Chicago from the 1860s, 1870s, and 1880s that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
History
Maps
Immanuel Bekker Bekker, Immanuel. Papers, 1806-1853
Immanuel Bekker (1785-1871) Philologist. The Papers consist entirely of correspondence addressed to Bekker. Some are semi-official communications (Niebuhr, W.V.Humboldt); many are of a scholarly nature, occasionally with extensive Greek quotations. Those written by Bekker's closer intimates are often typical of the need felt in the Romantic era to open one's heart to a friend, while a few are no more than short invitations (Reimer). The letters cover the period 1806 to 1853.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Classics
Bond Photograph Library Bond Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Frank Bond.
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Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Southern Asia
History
South Asia
Mary Bowen Brainerd's calling card Brainerd, Mary Bowen. Papers. 1895-1915
Mary Bowen Brainerd, writer. The Mary Bowen Brainerd Papers consist of correspondence, research notes, and drafts of a dissertation.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Literature
University of Chicago
Letter of John Adams to an unknown person - July 28, 1798 Butler-Gunsaulus Collection, 1527-1915
Chiefly letters and manuscripts by notable American men such as John Adams, William Cullen Bryant, DeWitt Clinton, Stephen A. Douglas, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Horace Greeley, Washington Irving, Andrew Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, William Henry Seward, George Washington and many more. Also contains a small number of manuscripts by Europeans, including Erasmus and the Marquis de Lafayette.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Fernán Caballero. Miscellaneous Notes Caballero, Fernán. Papers, 1855-1877
Fernán Caballero, pseudonym of Cecilia Francisca Josefa de Arrom, (1796-1877), Spanish author. The papers consists primarily of correspondence from Caballero to French scholar Antoine de Latour, but also includes other correspondence, manuscripts and articles.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Spanish Literature
Portuguese Literature
Postage stamp from correspondence. Carter, Henry Kendall. Papers, 1823-1880
The Henry Kendall Carter Papers (1823-1880, bulk 1840-1870) are made up of business documents, primarily concerning Carter's time in New Orleans (circa 1842-1874), personal and business correspondence, and personal memo books and diaries (1850-1878). Together, these items shed light on business life in Antebellum New Orleans, and on the realities of personal and business life in a divided country during the Civil War.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Central Europe Maps Central Europe - 18th-Century Maps
Maps of the area in the middle part of Europe that, in the 18th century, was largely administered by members of the German-speaking nobility. Its boundaries, with some notable exceptions, coincided roughly with those of the then somewhat moribund Holy Roman Empire. It incorporated present-day Germany, Austria, Hungary, and the Czech Republic, and large parts of Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, and the Kaliningradskaia oblast' as well as northeastern Italy and German-speaking Switzerland.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
European History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
Geography
Maps
Cover of 	  Sky-ride pamphlet Century of Progress - International Exposition Publications, 1933-1934
Published informational and promotional material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American History
Color Beauties of a Century of Progress Century of Progress: The 1933-34 World's Fair
Pamphlets selected from the Library's official collection of pamphlets, brochures, and booklets published specifically for the Century of Progress World's Fair between 1933 and 1935.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Cervantes Don Quixote Cervantes: Text and Image
Collection of scanned editions of Don Quixote and associated texts focusing on illustrations and critical texts. Created in conjunction with the Ekphrasis in the Age of Cervantes conference hosted by the University of Chicago in 2004.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Spanish Literature
Portuguese Literature
Aimed at the Pimp Flyer Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Records, 1909-1927
Also known as Manuscript Codex 1028, these twenty-six volumes were gathered for an investigation of Chicago crime, focusing on prostitution and the illegal sale of alcohol. Notes are from on-scene investigations, summaries of court records and newspaper clippings.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Chicago in the 1890s Chicago in the 1890s
Sheet maps of Chicago in the 1890s that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. The 1890s were an extraordinary decade for Chicago, perhaps the only period in the city's history when its status as a "world city" would be disputed by few.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Geography
Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s Chicago in the 1920s and 1930s: the view from the Chicago School (the Social Science Research Committee maps)
"During the 1920s and 1930s numerous scholars at the University of Chicago did research on Chicago itself. These scholars, whose work is sometimes associated with the label "Chicago School," or "Chicago School of Sociology," played a major role in establishing urban studies as an important academic enterprise. All of these maps were produced under the aegis of the Social Science Research Committee or its immediate predecessor, the Local Community Research Committee.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Sociology
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Chicago 1900-1914 Maps Chicago, 1900-1914
Sheet maps of Chicago from the years between 1900 and the onset of World War I. The maps portray a city where much that was true of Chicago in the 1890s remained the case. Chicago continued to grow, reaching a population (not counting suburbs) of nearly 2.2 million in 1910, and perhaps 2.4 million in 1914, when (by some measures) it was still the world’s sixth largest city.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American History
Maps
The Chicagoan Vol 7 no 9 The Chicagoan
A jazz-aged magazine, modeled on the New Yorker, that aimed to portray the city as a cultural hub and counter its image as a place of violence and vice. The magazine contains a wealth of material on the literary, cultural, artistic, athletic and social milieu of Chicago between 1926-1934.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American Literature
American History
4e ballade pour piano, op. 52 Chopin Early Editions
Digitized version of the Library's collection of early printed editions of Chopin's musical compositions. The collection can be searched by a variety of data points including uniform title, genre, plate number, dedicatee, publisher. place of publication, etc., allowing scholars to study the differences between scores as they were published concurrently in different countries with variant texts.
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Digital
Music Scores
Subjects
Music
Subpoena for Gen. Horace Porter to testify in the Virginia Circuit Court, November 25, 1867 Davis, Jefferson, Trial Papers. MS 979, 1865-1868
These fourteen documents indicate the legal entanglements, ambiguous delays, political floundering, and shifting of responsibilities that occurred during the period from Jefferson Davis' first indictment for treason, on May 10, 1866, through March 6, 1868, when the trial, finally set for March 26, 1868, was postponed again.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Digital Dictionaries of South Asia icon Digital Dictionaries of South Asia
Dictionaries that encompass the languages of the current nation-states of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Reference Works
Subjects
Linguistics
South Asia
Southern Asia
James Rennell. Peninsula Indiae citra Gangem hoc est orae celeberrimae Malabar et Coromandel cum adjacente insula non minus celebratissima Ceylon, 1733 Digital South Asia - Maps
Catalogs of maps and maps themselves, ranging from historical to topographic as well as GIS data
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Maps
South Asia
Southern Asia
Digital South Asia Library icon Digital South Asia Library
Digital resources for the study of South Asia.
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Digital
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Seal on Love letter from Duckworth to Susan Buller, his second wife, January 21, 1808 Duckworth, Sir John Thomas. Papers, 1808-1812
Contains correspondence, naval orders and instructions, and reports. Also includes an 1811 broadside printed in Newfoundland. Topics highlight some of Duckworth's decisions as British governor and naval commander of Newfoundland on the eve of the War of 1812.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
History
EFTS Logo Electronic Full Text Sources (EFTS)
The Library makes available a wide variety of full-text, searchable scholarly texts. A large number are mounted under PhiloLogic, the University of Chicago's Full-Text System.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Literature
EOS Electronic Open Stacks (EOS)
Interface for page-turned image-based (facsimile) books. The collection primarily contains materials from the Ancient Near East and Classics collections.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Classics
Ancient Near East
European Transportation Map European Transportation Maps of the 19th Century
Maps showing European transportation facilities during the 19th century documenting an extraordinary change. At the beginning of the 19th century movement was largely along dirt roads and depended on horses or foot travel. By the end of the 19th century, transportation had become enormously faster, more reliable, and more comfortable. I that did not show railroad lies.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
European History
Maps
Eugene Field, Correspondence Field, Eugene. Correspondence, 1884-1895
Eugene Field, writer, poet. The Eugene Field Correspondence consists of 301 letters written to Eugene Field by various admirers, friends, family members, and business associates during the years 1884 - 1895. The collection also contains newspaper and magazine clippings pertaining for the most part to Field and his poetry.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Literature
FAW - History of the Indian tribes The First American West: The Ohio River Valley, 1750-1820
A collaboration between the University of Chicago Library and the Filson Historical Society of Louisville, Kentucky, to digitize 745 rare books, pamphlets, newspapers, maps, prints, and manuscripts presenting a wide-ranging historical overview of the Ohio River Valley and trans-Appalachian West from the earliest Euro-American settlement to the passing of the frontier beyond the Mississippi River.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Maps
Subjects
American History
Eunice Goodrich Goodrich, Adelaide Eunice. Collection, ca. 1837-1916
Adelaide Eunice Goodrich (1861-19??). Actress and author. Collection contains prompt books of plays, scrapbooks, photographs, and a small group of patents and other legal documents of her father H. C. Goodrich.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Theater
Detail from Ms. 931, New Testament Goodspeed Manuscript Collection
68 New Testament manuscripts including Greek, Syriac, Ethiopic, Armenian, Arabic, and Latin manuscripts ranging in date from the 5th to the 20th centuries.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Subjects
Religion
Medieval Studies
Government College of Arts and Crafts - Government College of Arts and Crafts (Chennai)
The Museum of Contemporary Art, housed within the Government College of Arts and Crafts, has a photograph collection dated from the mid 1800s. The subjects of these photographs range from the hill tribes of Niligiris to pagodas and monuments of the Madras Presidency to guns and antiques from Fort St. George.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
South Asia
Southern Asia
Architecture
Anthropology
Government Maps of Chicago Government maps of Chicago in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s
During the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, there was a slow growth in the planning role of municipal governments in many large American cities, including Chicago. Cartographic materials of various sorts were one of the byproducts of this growth.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
American History
Political Science
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Geography
Hart, Schaffner and Marx Labor Agreement Records Hart, Schaffner and Marx Labor Agreement. Records, 1919-1920
The Hart, Schaffner and Marx Labor Agreement grew out of the unsuccessful nineteen-week strike of workers in the Chicago men’s clothing industry in 1910. It was initially signed by representatives of the workers and Hart, Schaffner and Marx and represented a compromise between the United Garment Worker’s (UGW) demand for a closed shop and the management desire for an open one.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
David Heaton Papers Heaton, David F. Papers, 1837-1853
The David F. Heaton Papers contain personal and professional correspondence, documenting Heaton's work as a clerk in the General Land Office during the presidency of Andrew Jackson and in the private sector as an expert in land transfer and ownership.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Hensley Photo - Learned Man Hensley Photo Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Glenn S. Hensley.
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Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
Hyde Park Center Hyde Park Center. Collection, 1910-1917
Established in 1908, the Hyde Park Center was an independent welfare organization providing services to children and youth in the neighborhood, such as a free kindergarten and playground, clubs and activities, and job training for youth.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
ILC.jpg Islamic Lithographs Collection
The Islamic Lithographs Collection, acquired by the University of Chicago Library in 2004, consists of approximately 330 nineteenth- to twentieth-century Arabic lithograph printed books, mostly published in Iran and India, through Egypt, Turkey, and the Levant are also represented. The first 52 titles in this collection have been digitized and can be accessed from the Library's online catalog.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Arabic
Area & Cultural Studies
Islamic Studies
Middle East
Religion
"Sibilla Cumana con un Putto" by Guercino Italian Women Writers (IWW)
The Italian Women Writers project (IWW) is a long-term research endeavor to preserve and provide access to an extensive corpus of literature written by Italian women authors.
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Digital
Subjects
Italian Literature
Keagle Photos - Fishermen Keagle Photograph Library
Photographs taken during World War II by an American serviceman, Robert Keagle.
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Digital
Photographs
Subjects
History
Southern Asia
South Asia
Ebenezer Lane Papers Lane, Ebenezer, Family. Papers, 1811-1866
The Ebenezer Lane Family Papers contain materials relating to Lane and his son, also named Ebenezer. The papers of the father (1793-1866) document his career as an attorney and judge, with materials including financial records, legal documents, letterbooks, notes on law cases, and a travel diary.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Chicago and Illinois
European City Planning Map Late 19th- and Early 20th-Century European City-Planning Maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century European city-planning maps that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. Some are maps of actual plans for the future, not all of which (for example those of Cabourg and Moscow) were actually carried out.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Political Science
Maps
Latin American Cities Latin American Cities - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century sheet maps of Latin American cities that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Latin American Studies
Maps
Geography
Elon N. Lee and Edson S. Bastin Papers Lee, Elon N. and Edson S. Bastin. Papers, 1864-1919
Elon N. Lee and Edson S. Bastin, early students. The Elon N. Lee and Edson S. Bastin Papers consist of Edson S. Bastin's correspondence (1866-1919), Elon Lee's diary (1864-1865), drafts of essays, and miscellaneous ephemera concerning the Old University of Chicago (1867-1881).
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American History
Tax Receipt, 1819 Lewis, Fielding. Papers, 1783-1900
Fielding Lewis, plantation owner. Papers contain business records, legal documents, tax receipts and other records that document the management of an ante-bellum plantation on the James River. The collection also includes receipts for purchase of slaves as well as daily expenses.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Lace curtain fragment and letter of authentication Lincoln Collection. Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1587-1924
The Lincoln Miscellaneous Manuscript section of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincolniana contains material relating to Abraham Lincoln, his parentage, the Civil War, and his presidency. Included are briefs, pardons, and commissions in Lincoln's hand, original letters of Mary Todd Lincoln, one of the few extant letters written by Lincoln to his wife, a letter written by Willie Lincoln while accompanying his father on a trip to Chicago, and letters written by members of the Lincoln cabinet and other notable political and military figures of the time.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Karte des Russischen Reichs in Europa The Maps of Heinrich Kiepert
Geographer Heinrich Kiepert (1818-1899) is generally reckoned one of the more important scholarly cartographers of the second half of the 19th century. This Web page provides access to some Kiepert maps held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Classics
Middle East
Geography
Maps
Mosque of the Dervishes Tekiyeh, Damascus Middle East Photograph Archive
A digital archive of early photographs of the Middle East. Most of the photographs date to the second half of the nineteenth century. The archive is particularly strong in photographs of nineteenth century Cairo.
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Digital
Photographs
Subjects
Middle East
Ancient Near East
Photography
Montage of schoolchildren's artwork Middle Eastern Posters. Collection
The Middle Eastern Posters collection comprises posters produced by government offices and private organizations, primarily in Iran and Afghanistan.
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Digital
Images
Subjects
Political Science
Middle East
Bristol Family Papers Murdock, Fanny Bristol and Sarah Bristol Family. Papers, 1836-1866
These papers contain the personal correspondence of Fanny Murdock, her mother Sarah Bristol, and other family members in the mid-19th century. They document the family life and war-related difficulties of a Mississippi family. Material in the collection dates from 1836 to 1866.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Women's Studies
O'Hara family portrait O'Hara, James E. Papers, 1866-1970
James E. O'Hara (1844-1905), Lawyer and Republican Congressman, 1883-1887. Contains letters from family and constituents, photographs, a biographical sketch (1970) written by O'Hara's granddaughter, Vera Jean O'Hara Rivers, and memorabilia.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
Subjects
American History
African-American Studies
Drawing from document on the naming of Douglas Hall. Old University of Chicago. Records, 1856-1890
The first University of Chicago, a Baptist school, was incorporated in 1857 on land donated by Senator Stephen A. Douglas. The University closed in 1886 due to financial difficulties. The records contain records of the Board of Trustees, and faculty, matriculation records, catalogs, student publications, and other historical materials, including two scrapbooks.
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Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
University of Chicago
Paperdoll Paper Dolls. Collection
This collection consists of paper dolls and accompanying paper clothing and accessories. The dolls were found in an 1839 volume of the New York Mirror, a weekly gazette of literature and the fine arts. Made by hand from scraps of magazines and wallpaper, the dolls are each unique, well-preserved examples of a typically fragile and ephemeral folk art.
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Digital
Images
Subjects
University of Chicago
Art
Plan of the Fortifications of the City of Paris ... 1848? Paris in the 19th Century
Maps and views of 19th-century Paris that are held at the University of Chicago Library's Map Collection. The maps document the transformation of Paris from a compact city of half a million in 1800 into an industrial metropolis of nearly 3.5 million a century later.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
History
Maps
European History
Geography
Philip Klutznick Philip M. Klutznick: Community Builder, Jewish and Civic Leader, Diplomat
Digital archive drawn from the Philip M. Klutznick Papers highlighting his multi-faceted life and career as a pioneering community developer, philanthropist, United Nations representative, U.S. Secretary of Commerce and leader of the American and international Jewish community.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
American History
PhiloLogic Logo Philologic Full-text Collection
Searchable full-texts available via the locally-developed Philologic full-text search, retrieval and analysis tool. The collection includes texts from Bibliopolis, Chadwyck-Healey, Alexander Street Press, the ARTFL project and others which cover a variety of humanities disciplines in a variety of languages.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Literature
History
Religion
Midwest Planning Map Planning Maps of Midwestern Cities in the 1920s and 1930s
Government planning maps of Midwestern cities from the 1920s and 1930s. Most of the maps are zoning or land-use maps.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Political Science
American History
Maps
Geography
Marjorie Whitney Prass Papers - dress Prass, Marjorie Whitney. Papers, 1927-2008
This collection contains papers, photographs, costumes and ephemera belonging to Marjorie Whitney Prass, an alumna of the University of Chicago and an avid dancer. The bulk of the collection is comprised of over 200 pieces of costume clothing, accessories and props. The majority were made for Prass by her mother, Mathilde Muller Whitney, for performances at the University of Chicago.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Theater
Detail from Le Roman de la Rose Rose and Chess
Two medieval French manuscripts written and decorated in France ca. 1365, Le Roman de la Rose and Le Jeu des échecs moralisé, were originally bound together but later separated and have once again been reunited both in the University of Chicago Library collections and as digital facsimiles.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Medieval Studies
French Literature
RSJ2.jpg Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907
The University of Chicago Library’s collection Russian Satirical Journals, 1905-1907 consists of 110 titles in 378 issues. It is primarily comprised of journals, but some newspapers, broadsides, and illustrated periodicals are also included. The full collection has been digitized. This collection documents some of the most important events of the period known as the first Russian Revolution of 1905-1907. It was during this unprecedented rise of national self-identity that the first Russian Constitution and Russian Parliament were initially created. The first Russian Revolution was a period of struggle for political, social and human rights, and the press, which had previously been subject to censorship, enjoyed a new freedom which had never before appeared in Russia.
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
History
Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
European History
Political Science
Salloch Collection of People with Books Salloch, William and Marianne, Collection of Prints and Drawings: People with Books. 1500-1814
The eight prints and drawings in the collection depict people reading or holding books in various settings. The works date from the 16th through 19th centuries. Two etchings by Rembrandt are included.
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Digital
Images
Subjects
Art
History of Print
Bill of sale Slavery and Indentured Servitude Collection, 1752-1864
Contains seven documents pertaining to indentured servants (1766-1785). The remaining documents relate to slavery and include bills of sale, a memorandum describing the slave trade in Havana (1783), estate inventories, public notices, letters, deeds, a will, and indemnity bonds. Many of the documents are facsimiles.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Brighton Park, prepared by Department of Sociology, The University of Chicago Social Scientists Map Chicago
Geographer Chauncy Harris often argued that Chicago in the first half of the 20th century was the most studied city in the world. This claim is unprovable, but there were certainly an enormous number of scholarly studies of Chicago between the 1920s and the middle of the 20th century. Many of these included maps.
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Digital
Maps
Subjects
Political Science
Sociology
American History
Chicago and Illinois
Maps
Engraving of the Colosseum The Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae
A digital version of the Library's extensive collection of Antonio Lafreri's Renaissance-era Speculum Romanae Magnificentiae prints and maps which depicted major monuments and antiquities in Rome. The site also contains a set of virtual itineraries through Rome, guided by scholars from around the country.
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Digital
Images
Maps
Subjects
Classics
European History
Art
Architecture
Certificate of membership in American Colonization Society Starr, Frederick. Liberian Research Collection, 1892-1914
Professor of Anthropology at the University of Chicago Frederick Starr maintained these research materials for his book, Liberia: Description, History, Problems.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
African Studies
Anthropology
Notebook 3, Mexico, 1897 Starr, Frederick. Papers, 1868-1935
Contains professional and personal correspondence; research material; field notebooks; diaries; class lecture notes; memorabilia; photographs; bibliographies; and scrapbooks. Correspondents include Frank Boas, W.E.B. Du Bois, Federico Gamboa, William Rainey Harper, John Haynes Holmes, Jenkin Lloyd Jones, Ida B. Wells-Barnett, Julius Rosenwald, and Albion Small.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Anthropology
African Studies
Latin American Studies
Japanese Studies
Photofiles-Mary Calvert at telescope The University of Chicago Photographic Archive
Ongoing project to digitize the Archival Photographic Files which contain more than 60,000 images and are the principal archive of historic photographs of individuals, buildings, and events associated with the University of Chicago.
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Digital
Images
Photographs
Subjects
University of Chicago
Architecture
Harper, William Rainey (Archival Photographic Files) University of Chicago. Founders' Correspondence, 1886-1892
Consists of typewritten transcripts of correspondence between John D. Rockefeller, founding donor of the University of Chicago, and others involved in the establishment of the University. Correspondents include William Rainey Harper, Thomas W. Goodspeed, Frederick T. Gates, and others.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
University of Chicago
Blaine Hall, 1911 University of Chicago. Laboratory Schools. Work Reports. Records. 1898-1934
The Laboratory School Work Reports Records are made up of monthly and quarterly reports about the Elementary and Secondary division of the University of Chicago's Laboratory School.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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University of Chicago
Letter from S.S. Cavalry, Berlin University of Chicago. Office of the President. Harper, Judson and Burton Administrations. Records, 1869-1925
This collection contains records of the University of Chicago Office of the President, covering the administrations of the first three presidents of the University: William Rainey Harper (1891-1906), Harry Pratt Judson (1906-1923), and Ernest DeWitt Burton (1923-1925). Included are administrative records such as correspondence, memoranda, and reports.
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Digital
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University of Chicago
World War I Service Record of student University of Chicago. Office of the Registrar. World War I Service. Records, 1917-1919
The World War I Service Records consist of 3X5 cards recording war service of University of Chicago students, including dates of enlistment and discharge, ranks and assignments, and war service credit given by the University, 1917-1919.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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University of Chicago
History
Late Nineteenth Century Urban Rail Urban Rail Transit - Late 19th- and early 20th-century maps
Late 19th- and early 20th-century urban rail transit maps that roughly illustrate the history of urban rail transit between the 1860s and the 1920s. These years were the heyday of urban rail transit. Virtually every city in the Western world and in its colonial offshoots had street railroads during much or all of this period.
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Digital
Maps
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History
Maps
European History
American History
Diploma of Service: Heinrich Jonas Hergt, 1708 Wagoners' Guild of Apolda, Germany. Records. 1677-1862
This small collection contains documents relating to the Wagoners' Guild of Apolda, Germany, and its members. It consists of 33 pieces from 1677-1862, including a journeyman's passbook of 1820, numerous certificates of apprenticeship and journeyman's work, birth certificates, and miscellaneous guild documents.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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History
Madeline Wallin Papers Wallin, Madeline. Papers, 1887-1955
Madeline Wallin was one of the first female graduate students at the University of Chicago. A student of political science, she received her Ph.M. in 1893. Contains personal correspondence, graduate school papers, articles, and photographs. Includes accounts of student life at the new University of Chicago and material relating to the University of Chicago Settlement League.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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Women's Studies
University of Chicago
Ida B. Wells Campaign Card Wells, Ida B. Papers, 1884-1976
Ida B. Wells, (1862-1931) teacher, journalist and anti-lynching activist. Paper contain correspondence, manuscript of Crusade for Justice: the Autobiography of Ida B. Wells, diaries, copies of articles and speeches by Wells, articles and accounts about Wells, newspapers clippings, and photographs.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Women's Studies
Chicago and Illinois
African-American Studies
Cover of manuscript Whitman, Walt, "The Bible as Poetry." Manuscript, 1883
Original manuscript of Whitman's essay, first published in The Critic in 1883. Included with the manuscript are two portraits of Whitman, a copy of the published essay and Whitman's cover letter to the publishers Jeannette Leonard Gilder and Joseph B. Gilder. Codex MS 263.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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English Literature
Rush Medical College, Matriculation Ticket Winston, Thomas. Papers, 1854-1927
Thomas Winston was a physician with Illinois troops during the Civil War. These papers relate primarily to Winston's activities as a surgeon during the Civil War. Includes biographical material, case histories, lists of medical supplies, receipts for effects of soldiers, and various documents relating to individual soldiers. Also contains some material relating to real estate after the Civil War.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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American History
Medicine
Greek terms for "bathe" Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary, 1910
A keyword searchable edition of S. C. Woodhouse's English-Greek Dictionary: A Vocabulary of the Attic Language (London: George Routledge & Sons, 1910)
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Digital
Books & Journals
Subjects
Classics
Letterhead Republican State Committee Woodruff, Timothy Lester. Papers, 1897-1909
Timothy Lester Woodruff (1858-1913), Republican politician. Lieutenant Governor of New York, 1896-1902. Contains correspondence and a speech. Material deals primarily with campaigns, patronage, and other political issues, some with references to Theodore Roosevelt and Lemuel Quigg. Correspondents include Thomas Platt, Frank S. Black, John D. Rockefeller, James Sherman, and James Wadsworth.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
American History
Political Science
World's Columbian Exposition - Java Theater World's Columbian Exposition. Records, 1891-1895
This collection includes documents and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago. It includes photographs, newspaper clippings, reports, guides, and visitor memorabilia.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
Photographs
Subjects
Chicago and Illinois
Detail from manuscript Yoshitoyo, Ichiryusai. Mashin teate kiho no ben, Makiyama Sensei demp 1800s
Handwritten text in Japanese, "About the special way to treat the measles; Dr. Makiyama's remedy." Illustrated with colored woodcut. Includes typescript translation of text from Japanese into English.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
Japanese Studies
History of Medicine