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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
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History
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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
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History
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Detail from printed brief of Pius IV, 21 Aug. 1560 Archicofrad’a del Sant’simo Sacramento y Caridad. Records, 1555-1858
Mexico (City). Archicofrad’a del Sant’simo Sacramento y Caridad. Records of the Archconfraternity of the Blessed Sacrament of the metropolitan cathedral of Mexico City, from 1555 to 1858. Contains legal, financial, and other documents relating to the activities of the confraternity.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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Latin American Studies
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Frontispiece: Marie Rosická Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA)
The Archives of Czechs and Slovaks Abroad (ACASA) consists of several thousand books, brochures, periodicals, anniversary publications, almanacs, and personal papers of Czechs and Slovaks who have lived outside of Czechoslovakia for some portion of their lives.
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Archives & Manuscripts
Books & Journals
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Slavic/Eastern Europe/Eurasia
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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
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American History
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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
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Classics
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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
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Literature
University of Chicago
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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
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American History
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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
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Spanish Literature
Portuguese Literature
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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
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American History
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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
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American History
Chicago and Illinois
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Sun Ra Chicago Jazz Archive
The collections span more than eight decades of Chicago and general jazz history. The collections include recordings, publications, photographs, articles, posters, programs, ticket stubs, and other ephemera of musicians, clubs, record companies, and jazz organizations.
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Archives & Manuscripts
Audio
Music Scores
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Music
Chicago and Illinois
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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
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American History
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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
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History
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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
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Literature
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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
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American History
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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
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Theater
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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
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Religion
Medieval Studies
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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
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American History
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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
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American History
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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
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American History
Chicago and Illinois
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William Jackson Photographs Jackson, William Henry. Photographs, 1870-1878
William Henry Jackson, photographer (1843-1942). The William Henry Jackson Photograph collection consists of 85 unique photographs and 17 duplicate prints of the West taken for the U.S. Geological Survey of the Territories (1870-78). Areas include Colorado, Mexico, Montana, Utah, and Wyoming.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
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Geography
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Lafayette MSS Lafayette Manuscripts, 1792-1834
Contains 37 documents, primarily correspondence written by or to Marie Joseph Paul Yves Roch Gilbert du Montier, Marquis de Lafayette (1757-1834). Also included are letters related to Lafayette's son, George Washington du Motier de Lafayette (1779-1849) and grandson, Edmond du Motier de Lafayette (1818-1888).
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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Political Science
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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
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American History
Chicago and Illinois
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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
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Chicago and Illinois
American History
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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
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American History
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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
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American History
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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
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American History
Women's Studies
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Campaign poster O'Gorman Mahon. Papers, 1824-1892
James Patrick Mahon, also known as "The O'Gorman Mahon" was an Irish politician and adventurer. The collection contains correspondence, materials from court cases, documents pertaining to business ventures, a letter book, a diary, a passport, election posters, and two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings. Papers document Mahon's various political, military and business activities.
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Images
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Political Science
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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
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American History
African-American Studies
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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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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
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University of Chicago
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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
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Chicago and Illinois
American History
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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
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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
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Medieval Studies
French Literature
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Rough draft Schaffner, Joseph Halle, Collection in the History of Science, 1642-1961
Contains correspondence and other documents from or related to prominent scientists. Includes the Marie Curie Correspondence with Charlotte Kellogg (ca. 1921-1929) and Curie Memorabilia, the Charles Darwin and Darwin Family Correspondence, the Albert Einstein-Walther Mayer Correspondence (1930-1933) and Einstein Photographs, the Isaac Newton Collection (1642-1727), and Miscellaneous Scientific Manuscripts (1744, 1777, 1820).
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Digital
Archives & Manuscripts
Photographs
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History of Science
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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
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American History
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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
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African Studies
Anthropology
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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
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UNCAP Folders UNCAP: Uncovering New Chicago Archives Program
Electronic finding aids to contemporary poetry collections and the Chicago Jazz Archive at the University of Chicago Library and to important archival collections that chronicle Black Chicago from Chicago Defender, The DuSable Museum, The Vivan Harsh Collection of the Chicago Public Library, and the South Side Community Art Center.
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Archives & Manuscripts
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Chicago and Illinois
American History
African-American Studies
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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
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University of Chicago
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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
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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
Archives & Manuscripts
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University of Chicago
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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
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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
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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
Subjects
Women's Studies
University of Chicago
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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
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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
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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
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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
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American History
Political Science
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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
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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