Collections & Exhibits

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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
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
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
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
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
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
Subjects
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
Archives & Manuscripts
Subjects
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
Subjects
University of Chicago
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
Subjects
Women's Studies
University of Chicago