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Chicago and Illinois

57th Street Art Fair. Records

This collection contains the planning and promotional materials for the 57th Street Art Fair, including meeting minutes, reports, posters, textiles, banners and buttons.

ACT UP Chicago. Records

ACT UP Chicago was a grassroots, direct action, activist group formed to bring attention to the AIDS crisis. The group also agitated for increased AIDS funding and research, as well as protection of the rights of people with HIV/AIDS. Correspondence, notes, clippings, and newsletters in the collection track the work of ACT UP Chicago between the late 1980s and the mid-1990s. The records describe major protests undertaken by ACT UP Chicago, as well as issues of HIV/AIDS specific to Chicago and Illinois. The large number of clippings and periodicals, from both popular and alternative media, provide information on media coverage of HIV/AIDS, gay and lesbian issues, and leftist politics. The collection also includes examples of the ACT UP’s distinctive graphic style displayed on posters, flyers, stickers, and buttons.

Abbott, Edith and Grace. Papers

Edith Abbott received her Ph.D. from the University of Chicago in 1905 and was a resident of Hull House until 1920. She served as Associate Director of the Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy at the University of Chicago and also served as dean. She died in 1957. Grace Abbott received her Ph.M. from the University of Chicago in 1909 and studied law at the University of Chicago Law School. In 1915 she became the first director of the newly organized Immigrant's Protective League, and in 1917 was appointed to the Child Labor Division of the United States Children's Bureau. She and Edith both served as professors of Public Welfare at the University of Chicago. Grace died in 1939. Papers of Edith Abbott contain professional and personal correspondence, lecture notes for courses taught at the University of Chicago School of Social Administration (SSA), speeches and articles, the draft of the unfinished biography of Grace Abbott, some administrative files and reports of SSA, biographical material, and photographs. Papers of Grace Abbott contain personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts of articles, speeches, and radio broadcasts; biographical material; invitations; scrapbooks relating to the United States Children's Bureau; and pamphlets and memoranda on the Child Labor Amendment of 1924-25. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Sophonisba Breckinridge, Julia Lathrop, Frances Perkins, S.K. Ratcliffe, and Gifford Pinchot. Subjects include Hull House, child labor laws, child welfare, immigration, philanthropy, and public welfare administration. Also contains Abbott family papers, including correspondence, memorabilia, and photographs.

Addams, Jane. Collection

Jane Addams (September 6, 1860 – May 21, 1935), a preeminent figure in the history of the American Progressive Era, was a prolific advocate of social reform. The collection contains incoming and outgoing correspondence from 1894 to 1919, primarily documenting Addams work at Hull House.

Albert, Allen D., Reports on World's Fairs

Typewritten comparative reports regarding financing, expenses, logistics, and publicity of the World's Columbian Exposition (Chicago, 1893), Louisiana Purchase Exhibition (St. Louis, 1904), Panama-California Exposition (San Diego, 1915), and Panama-Pacific Exposition (San Francisco, 1915). Prepared for the Chicago World's Fair Centennial Celebration, 1933.

Amberg, Alan. Gay History Collection

The materials in this collection were gathered by Alan Amberg as well as his partner, the late Jerry Cohen. Materials cover a wide range of gay and lesbian subject matter, including the beginnings of the Gay Pride Movement in Chicago in the early 1970s; Chicago gay and lesbian organizations and culture during the 1970s-1990s; a substantial amount of material on the National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights (October 11, 1987); gay and lesbian publications from the 1970s to the first decade of the 21st century; as well as a modest collection of "The Little Blue Book" series (1924-1930), with volumes that focus on marriage and sex. Although the collection contains some personal papers, especially correspondence relating to Cohen's death, the bulk of the material consists of newsletters, articles, clippings, reports, and audio-visual selections. Materials date from 1924 to 2008, with the bulk of the materials dating from the 1970 to 2000.

American Civil Liberties Union. Illinois Division. Records

Documents the activities of the Illinois Division of the American Civil Liberties Union from its founding through the early 1980s. Includes case files, finances and fundraising information, individual and institutional correspondence, minutes, newsletters and publications, film, audio cassettes, and photographs.

American Veterans Committee, Chicago Area Council. Records

The collection contains documents from the American Veterans Council, founded in 1944 and disbanded in 2003. The American Veterans Council was a liberal Veterans’ organization that sought to protect and extend Democracy. The collection spans from 1946-1973, with the bulk of the collection from 1946-1958. Researches interested in union and or Veterans history, especially with regards to Chicago, will find this collection useful.

Asher, Louis E.. Papers

Advertising executive and businessman. Contains correspondence, advertising materials, and photographs relating primarily to Asher's activities while working at Sears, Roebuck and Company. Correspondents include Julius Rosenwald and Richard W. Sears.

B. Heller & Co. Collection

Founded by Benjamin Heller, whose family practiced sausage-making for generations, Chicago-based B. Heller & Co. began in 1893 as a wholesale manufacturer of dry powders used in the preparation of meat products. Over the years, the company expanded into the manufacture of a variety of food ingredients, as well as insecticides, cleaning agents, and a broad range of kitchen and office supplies. The B. Heller & Co. Collection spans 1896-2003 and documents advances in food technology, marketing, and product design during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The collection includes samples of products and packaging, ephemera, publications, business records and photographs.

Baptist Ministers' Conference, Chicago. Records

The Baptist Ministers’ Conference was instrumental in the founding of the University of Chicago in response to John D. Rockefeller's pledge to support the founding of a new of higher education in Chicago. The Records consist of conference minutes from 1889-1909 as well as reports on committee work and social issues.

Belfield, Henry H. and Belfield Family. Papers

The Henry H. Belfield and Belfield Family Papers consists of letterbooks, personal correspondence, and other papers of Henry H. Belfield, 1849-1913, and correspondence and papers of Belfield's parents and other relatives, 1844-1967. The Henry H. Belfield and Belfield Family Papers Addenda consists of Henry H. Belfield's 1904 diary as well as newspaper clippings and inserts found in the diary.

Bell, Laird. Papers

Laird Bell, attorney and member of the University of Chicago Board of Trustees. Bell practiced law in Chicago and was involved in a number of civic and corporate organizations. The collection contains documents from his service on the University of Chicago Board of Trustees as well as on several postwar economic projects of the U.S. government

Bellow, Saul. Papers

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) was a writer, educator, and Nobel laureate. Born in Lachine, Quebec and raised in Chicago from the age of nine, Bellow studied at the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He taught in the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago from 1962 to 1993, and at Boston University from 1993 until his death. Bellow was the recipient of many awards including the Nobel Prize, the Pulitzer Prize, the National Medal of Arts, and the National Book Award for Fiction. His best known novels include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Humboldt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and Ravelstein. The collection contains personal ephemera; correspondence; materials related to the creation and publication of his writings; writings by others given to or collected by Bellow; writings about Bellow's life and work; administrative and teaching materials from the University of Chicago and Boston University; awards; photographs and audio recordings; artwork, broadsides, and posters. Materials date between 1926 and 2015, with the bulk of the material dating between 1940 and 2004. The papers primarily document Bellow's personal and professional relationships through extensive correspondence, as well as his creative work and literary fame.

Benton, William. Papers

William Benton (1900-1973) was an advertising executive, publisher, university administrator, U.S. senator and diplomat. Contains personal and professional correspondence, reports, legal documents, account books, diaries, manuscripts, speeches, research notes, transcripts of radio and television broadcasts, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, photographs, awards, and mementos. Papers highlight Benton's business and investment successes as well as his contributions to education and public affairs. Includes material relating to Encyclopaedia Britannica (1941-1973); Encyclopaedia Britannica Films (1939-1973); America First Committee; the Committee for Economic Development (1942-1973); Muzak (1941-1973); Benton & Bowles (1925-1973); the U.S. State Department (1941-1973); UNESCO (1946-1973); the McCarthy era; the establishment of Voice of America; the University of Chicago Board of Trustees; the Benton Foundation (1958-1973) commitments to Brandeis University, the University of Bridgeport, the University of Connecticut, the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions, the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies, and the American Shakespeare Festival; and Connecticut and national politics (1948-1973).

Block, Jean F. Papers

Jean Friedberg Block was a University of Chicago expert and a renowned scholar of the architecture and peopling of Hyde Park and the University. Block’s papers include general information about the University from the early-to-mid 20th century. Series I contains general correspondence and other information about the University’s development. Series II contains material pertinent to “The Uses of Gothic,” a 1985 exhibit in the Special Collections Resource Center, which was largely authored and coordinated by Ms. Block.

Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers

Ernest Burgess(1886-1966), Professor of Sociology, University of Chicago, 1916-1952. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; minutes; reports; memoranda; research material that includes proposals, case studies, questionnaires, tables, and interviews; teaching and course materials, class record books; letters of recommendation; bibliographies; student papers; offprints; and maps and charts. Includes material relating to professional organizations with which Burgess was associated. Topics reflect Burgess' interest in urban sociology, family and marriage, crime and delinquency, parole, census work, and gerontology as well as research methods such as statistical predictors, factor analysis, case studies, and the use of personal documents. Also contains research projects on the Protestant church and the effects of radio on the development of children. Papers by students and colleagues include writings by Saul Alinsky, Nels Anderson, Leonard Cottrell, Paul Cressey, John Landesco, Walter Reckless, Clifford Shaw, Paul Siu, Frederick Thrasher, and others. Supplemented by the separately described

Burgess, Ernest Watson. Papers. Addenda

Ernest W. Burgess (1886-1966), sociologist. The Burgess Papers Addenda documents Burgess' career as a Professor of Sociology at the University of Chicago as well as his involvement in a variety of community, social, governmental and research organizations. The collection includes surveys, questionnaires, maps, diagrams, note cards, punch cards, recordings, microfilm, manuscripts, notes, offprints, articles, photographs, student records and administrative material, correspondence, advertisements, catalogues, magazines, newspaper clippings, and reports. It supplements the material contained in the main body of

Buzzell, Edgar A. Collection

The Edgar A. Buzzell Collection consists of glass plate negatives, two photograph albums, newspaper articles, and a painting. The bulk of the collection consists of glass plate negatives of the University of Chicago, Hyde Park, the World’s Columbian Exposition (1893), and downtown Chicago, IL. A smaller portion of the collection is an assortment of collegiate and family photographs. Negatives and photographs from this collection have been digitized and are available as part of the

Cafferty, Pastora San Juan. Papers

Pastora San Juan Cafferty (1940-2013), professor in the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago and urban planning researcher at the University and the National Opinion Research Center, with a focus on race and ethnicity in the United States. She also served as Special Assistant to the General Assistant Secretary in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and to the Secretary of Transportation in the U.S. Department of Transportation. The collection contains biographical materials, correspondence, publications, teaching materials, materials on urban planning, and the history and culture of the School of Social Service Administration.

Camp Farr Collection

Camp Farr was a fresh-air children's summer camp near Chesterton, Indiana, established by the University of Chicago Settlement League. The League was founded in 1895 as a philanthropic organization, and Shirley Farr, a University of Chicago alumna, donated $3000 in 1923 for the purchase of land that would become Camp Farr. The photo album that makes up this collection belonged to Alfred Kamm, the Director of Physical Education at the camp. Photographs date from 1930 to 1931.

Carter, John Stewart. Papers

John Stewart Carter (1911-1965) was an Oak Park-born professor and author. The collection contains correspondence, notes, manuscripts, typescripts, grant applications, and acclaim surrounding Carter's award winning novel, Full Fathom Five, with the bulk of the material dating between 1960 and 1965. The papers primarily document Carter's career as an author, however there are documents relating to his educational, personal and professorial life.

Century of Progress International Exposition Press Releases

Typed carbon copies of press releases issued by Century of Progress, Publicity Division, Chicago.

Century of Progress International Exposition Publications

Published informational and promotional material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934. Includes guidebooks, pamphlets, and brochures distributed by exhibiting corporations and the national, state, and city concerns, as well as official publications from the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois.

Century of Progress International Exposition Scrapbook

Contains loose leaves of miscellaneous published material produced for the Century of Progress Exhibition, Chicago, Illinois, 1934. Includes typed copies of administrative reports, newspapers, and promotional brochures.

Chandrasekhar, Lalitha. Papers

Lalitha Chandrasekhar (1910-2013) was married to Nobel Prize winning astrophysicist and longtime University of Chicago professor Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. She was born in Madras, India and spent much of her childhood there. The Chandrasekhars moved to Williams Bay, Wisconsin in late 1936 when he accepted a position at the University of Chicago's Yerkes Observatory. They remained there until 1964, when they moved to Chicago. The Lalitha Chandrasekhar Papers document her life in Williams Bay and Chicago and her travels, mostly in India, the United States, and Europe. They contain personal material such as ephemera from arts organizations and extensive clippings files; correspondence; detailed diaries and chronological files; writing, including essays and notes for talks; material documenting her involvement with progressive political campaigns and contributions to organizations promoting various social justice causes; photographs, negatives, and a small amount of other audiovisual material; and miscellaneous artifacts and framed items.

Checklist of the Official Publications of the Century of Progress International Exposition and Its Exhibitors

Typed carbon copy with handwritten annotations, providing checklist of exhibitors at the Century of Progress Exposition.

Chicago Belt Railroad Company. Records.

Contains preliminary and second drafts of Articles of Association; an official copy, notarized, with state seal, signed by the founders of the Chicago Belt Railroad Company; and other documents. Also includes autograph list of stock subscribers

Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit. Collection

The Chicago Child Welfare Exhibit was held 11-25 May, 1911. It was the largest and most comprehensive exhibition devoted to child welfare of its time. It sought to combat rising infant and child mortality in Chicago by raising awareness about health, education, and recreation.

Chicago Citizens Commission to study the Disorders of Convention Week. Records

A citizens' commission, chaired by Edward J. Sparling, was formed to investigate the 1968 Chicago peace march that ended in police confrontation. The group reconvened to examine the violence associated with the 1968 Democratic National Convention. The second committee, named the Chicago Commission to Study the Disorders of Convention Week, was informally known as the Sparling Commission. The collection contains several drafts of Commission's unpublished report, "Dissent in a Free Society," newspaper clippings, reports, and minutes. Also includes correspondence and memoranda relating to Joseph Evans who was a member of the Commission.

Chicago Citizens Police Committee. Records

The Chicago Citizens' Police Committee, 1929-1931, was formed to investigate the Chicago Police Department. The results of the study were published in The Chicago Police Problems. The records include correspondence of Leonard D. White, second chairman and treasurer of the Committee; financial statements; and minutes of the committee.

Chicago Civil Service League. Records

Contains correspondence, minutes, reports, and clippings of a league formed in 1901 to secure observance of civil service laws in Chicago. The Records contain minutes, reports, correspondence and other documents regarding the foundation and activities of the League.

Chicago Committee of Fifteen. Records

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.

Chicago Committee to Save Lives in Chile Records

The Chicago Committee to Save Lives in Chile (CCSLC) was a coalition of individuals and organizations that worked to restore human rights in Chile following the 1973 military coup. The CCSLC held rallies, conferences, and educational events to raise awareness of problems in Chile. In 1979, members of the Committee created the Pablo Neruda Cultural Center to promote Chilean and Latino cultural activities in Chicago and to develop and foster Latino and Latin American literature, visual and performing arts in the United States. For these purposes, the Center initiated and coordinated programs such as music concerts, conferences, and exhibits of artists and organizations in Chicago.

Chicago Commons. Collection

The Chicago Commons settlement was founded in 1894 by Graham Taylor, a Dutch reform minister and pioneer of social work in Chicago. Located on Chicago's Northwest side, the settlement was home to a large number of Chicago’s growing immigrant population. Taylor’s daughter Lea Demarest Taylor took over as Head Resident in 1921 upon her father’s retirement, and oversaw the administration of the Commons during the Great Depression. This collection contains seven annual reports of the Chicago Commons, documenting the changing ethnic profile of the neighborhood and efforts to improve the lives of residents. The collection also includes a transcription of an oral history by Lea Demarest Taylor, dictated to the Training Center of the National Federation of Settlements and Neighborhood Centers.

Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection

The Chicago Fire Newspaper Collection consists of newspapers, a newsprint magazine, and a newsprint flyer, mainly related to the 1871 Chicago fire. Publications included in the collection are Western Rural Times, Chicago Times, Chicago Daily Tribune, Chicago Illustrated, and Chicago Tribune. The collection includes articles printed on the eve of the fire, in the fire’s immediate aftermath, and a year after the fire. It also contains illustrations of buildings planned and constructed between October 1871 and October 1872. One anomalous item is dated 1909 and makes no reference to the fire.

Chicago Foreign Language Press Survey. Records

The collection consists of 120,000 typewritten pages translated from newspapers of 22 different foreign language communities in Chicago, ranging from Lithuanian, Slovene, and Filipino to Chinese, Albanian, German, Greek, and Ukrainian communities. The dates of the original articles span the period of 1861-1938. The collection is arranged alphabetically by language group, beginning with Albanian newspapers and ending with those of the Ukrainian language press.

Chicago Heart Association. Records

The Chicago Heart Association Records comprise three linear feet of files containing mainly off-prints, typescripts and pamphlets collected by the Association for distribution to the public. Some correspondence is also included. The material essentially deals with the topics of heart disease, convalescence, rheumatic fever, and vivisection. Also contains administrative correspondence of Gertrude Howe Britton, founding member and first Executive Director of the Asociation, to various individuals and organizations; and correspondence of Ruth Pierce McEldowney, Britton's successor. Correspondents include Alice Mary Dickerson, Katherine Hufangel, A.C. Ivy, Alexander Ropchan, and others.

Chicago Institute, Academic and Pedagogic. Records

Contains memoranda, architectural drawings and plans, course catalogs, and faculty meeting agenda. Includes notes from the director of the Institute, Francis W. Parker.

Chicago Laryngological and Ontological Society. Records

Records of the regular monthly and annual meetings of the Chicago Laryngological and Ontological Society.

Chicago Library Club, Records

Contains correspondence related to the organization of a Board of Public Libraries. Also includes recommendations, reports, and charters of the City Charter Committee of the Chicago Library Club, the Committee on State Legislatiion of the City Council, and Art Commission.

Chicago Manual Training School. Records

The Chicago Manual Training School was established between 1882 and 1884 by the Chicago Commercial Club. It sought to provide both academic and vocational education for boys at the high school level. In 1903 it became part of the University of Chicago Laboratory Schools. The Chicago Manual Training School Records contain administrative and financial records, samples of student work, examinations, course catalogues, and publications relating to manual education. Material spans 1882-1913.

Chicago Mechanics' Institute. Records

The Chicago Mechanics' Institute was chartered in 1843 to provide education to mechanics, apprentices, and other workingmen. The records contain correspondence concerning the Institute's educational activities, reports, minutes, membership lists, legal documents, financial records, and historical materials.

Chicago Neurological Society. Records

Manuscript and typescript minutes of meetings of the Chicago Neurological Society. Includes printed miscellanea.

Chicago Pediatric Society. Records

Typed copies of reports, minutes, and official correspondence of the Chicago Pediatric Society. Includes Constitution (1923). Membership list, undated. Minutes (1897-1928). Treasurer's accounts (1899-1910).

Chicago Psychological Association. Records

Founded in 1924. The Chicago Psychological Club changed its name to Chicago Psychological Association in 1979. Typed, mimeographed, printed, and handwritten material, including minutes, conferences, bylaws, and other records.

Chicago Repertory Group Collection of Scripts and Scrapbooks

The Chicago Repertory Group Collection, presented to the University Library in June, 1958, by Gertrude Gunter Soltker, an original member of the group, consists of typescripts, carbons, and mimeograph copies of 267 plays, songs, and sketches used by the group, as well as six scrapbooks containing newspaper clippings, programs, and publicity for the group.

Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy. Records

The Chicago School of Civics and Philanthropy was established in 1908. Growing out of the settlement house movement, it sought to combine social work education with actual social work. Faculty and students were involved with juvenile delinquency, truancy, vocational training, and housing. In 1920 it merged with the University of Chicago's Philanthropic Division to become the School of Social Service Administration. This collection contains correspondence, course descriptions, finances, reports, and student files. It spans 1903-1922, encompassing some program records from the School's predecessor institution, the Institute of Social Science and Arts (1903-1908; from 1906, known as the Chicago Institute of Social Science).

Chicago Society of Artists. Records

Founded in 1888, the Chicago Society of Artists supports the work of professional artists in the Chicago area, and is the oldest continuously-operated art association in the United States. This collection consists of annual calendars, featuring block prints produced by CSA members, which were produced as fund-raising and promotional tools for the organization.

Civic Disarmament Committee for Handgun Control. Records

The Civic Disarmament Committee for Handgun Control was founded in 1971 by Hyde Park activist and writer Laura Fermi. The group sought was to reduce handgun violence through promotion of government legislation, public education campaigns, and enforcement of existing handgun laws. This collection includes the group's correspondence; administrative records; position statements and publicity material; and research on crime, handgun legislation and public attitudes towards handguns.

Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood. Records

The Cleaner Air Committee of Hyde Park-Kenwood, organized in April 1959 by a group of women led by Laura Fermi, sought to educate the community to the dangers posed by air pollution as well as to monitor local smoke emission violations. Contains membership lists, minutes, correspondence, clippings, statements made at public hearings, and publications.

Clippings on Social Evils in Chicago: Chiefly the Saloon

Three scrapbooks containing clippings, printed tracts, correspondence, and carbon copies of articles related to the social use and abuse of alcohol.

Clippings on Vice in Chicago

Six scrapbooks of clippings, correspondence, and miscellanea, related to criminal and immoral activity in Chicago. Compiled by Alex W. Davison. Vol. 1: Clippings, 1907-1908 -- Vol. 2: Clippings, Dec. 1907-Dec. 1908 -- Vol. 3: Clippings, Dec. 1908-Jan. 1911 -- Vol. 4: Jan.-Sept. 26, 1909, Miss Gingles Case, Wayman-McCann, White Slaves articles, Parade Sept. 25-Aug. 30, , "Law & Order" Scandal -- Vol. 5: Sept. 25-Oct. 23, 1909, Wayman-McCann Case, White Slaves, Gen. Grant, Law & Order, Parade, Oct. 1, Methodist Conference, Rockford-Harzell Case -- Vol. 6: Clippings, Oct. 24-Nov. 1909.

Commission on Race and Housing. Records

The Commission on Race and Housing Papers contain the reports of the Commission, which was an independent, citizens' group formed in 1955 for the purpose of inquiring into problems of residence and housing involving racial and ethnic minority groups in the United States.

Country Home for Convalescent Children. Board of Trustees. Records

The Country Home for Convalescent Children (CHCC) was founded in 1911 as the Country Home for Crippled Children. Supported largely by donations and endowments, the CHCC provided care, cures, and education to disabled children. The CHCC Collection contains minutes from the Board of Trustees, dating from 1921 to 1961, and two booklets of annual reports, dating from 1922-1928.

Elgin, St Charles & Southern Railway Company, Articles of Incorporation.

Contains printed articles of incorporation of the Elgin, St. Charles & Southern Railway Company, signed by charter members, dated February 2, 1886. Also includes manuscript notes

Fight for Freedom Committee. Records

The Fight for Freedom Committee Records include correspondence with local supporters and with national headquarters, as well as material dealing with the various activities of the committee, such as motorcades, rallies, speakers, the distribution of literature, press releases, radio scripts, lists of supporters and contributors, correspondence and literature of cooperating organizations, and numerous clippings.

Friends in Council. Records

The records of the Friends in Council include meeting minutes, constitutions and by-laws, annual programs for the club dating back to its inception, as well as various works produced by and about its members (papers prepared for meetings, histories of the club, and correspondence). The collection also contains some information relating to other Friends in Council groups, as well as national women’s organizations.

Goetz, Rachel Marshall. Papers

Rachel Marshall Goetz was a writer, researcher, and activist who spent much of her career focused on national and local Hyde Park politics. These papers include much of Goetz’s early writing advocating the use of new media in state and local governments. She worked as a speechwriter on Illinois governor Adlai Stevenson’s 1956 presidential campaign, and many of her drafts, memos, position papers, and letters are included here. Throughout the 1950s and 1960s, Goetz was an important figure in Hyde Park-Kenwood’s urban renewal, and her papers hold many drafts, clippings, and notes relating to that project. Late in her life, Goetz and her sister, Barbara Frye, dedicated themselves to making elaborately decorated ornamental eggs. Many photographs, articles, and letters about her egg artwork are included here. The collection also holds clippings, correspondence, and photographs relating to Goetz’s father, Leon Carroll Marshall.

Goodspeed, Charles Ten Broeke. Papers

The Charles Goodspeed papers consist of Goodspeed’s correspondence, printed material relevant to his civic activities, his travel diaries and some memorabilia. The collection also includes materials relating to Goodspeed’s civic interest, most especially the Y.M.C.A., and some family memorabilia, including his obituaries and letters of condolence to his brother, Edgar. The collection is completed by a series of notebooks and travel diaries written by Goodspeed during the Spanish-American War, World War I, and his journeys throughout the United States.

Gosnell, Harold F. Papers

Harold Foote Gosnell (1896-1997) was a political scientist at the University of Chicago during the 1920s and 1930s. He also worked for the federal government and spent the latter part of his academic career at American and Howard Universities. He was renowned for his work on voter behavior, particularly with reference to African-American politics and Chicago politics. The Harold F. Gosnell Papers contain correspondence, teaching materials, writings, and research files spanning 1886-1997.

Gridley Family. Papers

The Gridley Family Papers consist of approximately 1500 items, most of which are family letters. The next largest category is business letters, receipts and bills. There is also a small amount of miscellaneous printed matter: clippings, advertisements, circulars, etc. The papers date from around 1847 through the decade 1910-1920, reflecting the lives of three generations of Gridleys, their relatives, their friends and business associates.

Hauser, Philip M.. Papers

Philip M. Hauser, sociologist, demographer, writer. The Philip M. Hauser papers include correspondence, class notes, published and unpublished writings of Hauser, minutes of the Social Science Research Committee (1947-1951), and photographs. The materials document Hauser's career as a sociologist. The materials document Hauser's career as a sociologist, demographer, government statistician, administrator, professor, speaker, writer, and editor, from his college years through his retirement. Subjects covered in the papers include the development of sociological and demographic research and training, collection and interpretation of census and vital statistics, and population studies and problems on local, national and international levels.

Havighurst, Robert J.. Papers

Robert J. Havighurst (1900-1991), professor and activist. Havighurst was an incredibly active researcher whose work spanned the disciplines of education, psychology, and sociology. He helped to found the Department of Human Development at the University of Chicago. The Havighurst papers primarily contain materials pertaining to his research projects though does include a smaller amount of biographic materials and correspondence and materials pertaining to Havighurst's personal community involvement. Much of the research material pertains to the stages of the life cycle, particularly child development, adolescence and old age. Havighurst's research materials on the study of education are divided by project. His studies focused on small towns, urban schools, and Native American education. The collection also contains some administrative material about the departments of Human Development and Education at the University of Chicago.

Hitchcock Family. Papers

This collection is made up of the correspondence, business papers, and assorted miscellany of Dexter and Sheldon Hitchcock, and their families between 1834 and 1878. Of interest to the economic historian will be the shipping receipts and bills of lading in the business papers of Dexter Hitchcock, 1834-1835, and the various personal account books for the post Civil War period in Folder 6. There are also two interesting letters dealing with western lands in the correspondence of Sheldon Hitchcock, and a group of letters written by soldiers in the Union Army to family and friends in Aurora, Illinois.

Hulbert Family. Papers

The Hulbert Family Papers consists of typescript copies of the original letter of members of the Hulbert/Walker family. Eri B. Hulbert, Jr. was the first dean of the Divinity School at the University of Chicago. The Hulbert family lived in Chicago during much of the period covered by the papers, and the letters chronicle many significant local events, including the 1871 Great Fire and its aftermath. They also chronicle life in the Chicago Baptist community in the 1860s and 1870s and include observations on national events, including the Presidential elections of 1860 and 1864.

Hyde Park Garden Fair Commitee. Records

The collection contains various administrative, financial, membership, and publicity documents related to the Hyde Park Garden Fair Committee public services projects. Included are records such as member handbooks, minutes, financial reports, newspaper clippings, and event procedures.

Hyde Park Historical Society. Collection

The Hyde Park Historical Society was founded in 1977 to record and preserve the history of the Hyde Park-Kenwood neighborhood. Included are the Hyde Park Historical Society's administrative records, as well as its collection of historic materials. The collection contains architectural drawings, artifacts, audio material, clippings, correspondence, deeds, manuscripts, maps, memorabilia, oral histories, photographs, postcards, posters, publications, scrapbooks, and slides. These document the individuals, institutions, events, and projects that have shaped Hyde Park's urban and social landscape.

Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference. Records

The Hyde Park-Kenwood Community Conference was formed in 1949 to "to build and maintain a stable interracial community of high standards." The collection contains correspondence, memoranda, meeting agendas and minutes, budgets and fundraising material, by-laws, directories, reports; press releases, surveys, newsletters, brochures, clippings, photographs, an audio reel, maps, posters, flyers, pamphlets, booklets, and other documents representing the activities of the Conference. Materials date between 1895 and 2011, with the bulk of the material dating from 1949 to 2000. The records primarily document the administrative functions of the Conference and its program activities related to urban renewal.

Illinois Central Railroad Company. Records

Scrapbook of typescript, manuscript, and printed material relating to the Illinois Central Railroad Company, Galena and Chicago Union Railroad, John Frink Express Company, and American Express Company. Includes letters, instructions to agents, orders, bills, receipts, contracts, rates of fare, and additional reports of local railroads and other companies, including Western Union.

Illinois General Assembly. Submerged and Shore Lands Legislative Investigating Committee. Report

Historical and geographical survey of Illinois waterways and shorelines to determine legal boundaries, commercial rights, and government policy. Extensively illustrated with photographs and blueprints. Surveyed by E. H. Heilbron, consulting engineer for the Committee.

Illinois Joint Committee for the Merit System in Civil Service Records

The Illinois Joint Committee for the Merit System in the Civil Service was formed in 1932 as a steering committee for the effort to strengthen and improve the civil service requirements in Illinois. The Records contain correspondence, annual reports, minutes, newspaper clippings, and scrapbooks of the Committee.

Illinois Society for Medical Research. Records

The Illinois Society for Medical Research was organized in 1951 by doctors, biologists, and researchers to educate the public on the benefits of medical research, particularly on the necessity of animal experimentation. The Society Records contain correspondence, research manuscripts, manuscripts concerning legislative campaigns, printed matter, and newspaper clippings on issue of interest to the Society including vivisection and animal experimentation. The collection documents the Society's educational programs and lobbying efforts, as well as the day-to-day management of the Society.

Illinois State Charities Commission, Annual Report

Reports on committee expenditures and field investigations of Illinois orphanages, prisons, reform schools, poorhouses, and asylums.

Investigation by the United Mine Workers of Illinois into the Cherry Mine Disaster

Tyepscript records of the United Mine Workers of Illinois, documenting the inquest into the Cherry mine fire, Cherry, Illinois. Each volume contains records of sworn testimony, with coroner's report.

John Crerar Library. Records

Records of the John Crerar Library from its establishment in 1894 through its move to the University of Chicago in 1984.

Johnson, Walter. Papers

Walter Johnson(1915-1985) historian and politician. Papers contain personal material, correspondence, speeches and lectures, research and writing, campaign literature, newspaper clippings, and press releases documenting Johnson’s academic and political career. Most of the materials in the collection relate to Johnson's work as editor of the eight volumes of The Papers of Adlai Stevenson.

Joliet Penitentiary Testimony. Records

The Joliet Penitentiary Testimony Records contain a one volume manuscript of testimony given before the Commissioners of the Illinois state Penitentiary at Joliet in 1878. The Commissioners were responsible for investigating reports of brutality in the discipline of prisoners confined at Joliet.

Klutznick, Philip M. Papers

Philip M. Klutznick, businessman, philanthropist, diplomat, government official and Jewish leader. The Philip M. Klutznick Papers comprise 175.5 linear feet and include correspondence, manuscripts, notes, published materials, photographs, scrapbooks, architectural plans, awards and mementos and audio and video recordings. The papers document Klutznick's career as a real estate developer, philanthropist, United Nations representative in the 1950s and 1960s, President of B'nai B'rith, 1953-59 and the World Jewish Congress, 1977-1979, U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1979-1981 and leader of the American and international Jewish community.

Kramer, Ferdinand. Papers

Ferdinand Kramer (1901-2002), real estate developer, devoted much of his life to projects for urban renewal and housing integration on Chicago's South Side. The papers include correspondence and speeches on issues of urban development, as well as materials relating to his work as a member of Urban American Inc., and as a developer for the Dearborn Park development in Chicago's South Loop. The collection also includes an autograph collection, and a small amount of correspondence of Ferdinand Kramer's father, Adolf Kramer.

Landesco, John. Papers

John Landesco (1890-1954) Sociologist. The Papers contain correspondence, as well as a manuscript copy of The 42 Gang: a Study of a Neighborhood Criminal Group, an unpublished study of Chicago gangs in the 1920s. The collection also includes newspaper clippings relating to Romanian-American relations and the Central States Probation and Parole Conference, which Landesco directed.

Lane, Ebenezer, Family. Papers

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. The papers of the younger Lane (1819-1892) contain a diary kept while attending Kenyon College; medical school notebooks; and miscellaneous reports, invitations, announcements, and clippings relating to the Calumet Club in Chicago. The collection also includes clippings and a catalog relating to Lane's interest as a collector of rare books, manuscripts, and autographs.

Le Count, Edwin Raymond. Papers

Edwin Raymond Le Count (1868-1935) pathologist, academic, and resident at Rush Medical College. The collection includes correspondence, notebooks, writings, newspaper clippings, drawings, legal documents and ephemera. Materials date between 1886 and 1935. The majority of the materials date between 1910 and 1930. The papers provide insight into Le Count’s activities both at the university as well as within the field of scholarship, particularly as detailed through his correspondence with others in the field.

League of Nations Association, Midwest Branch. Records

The League of Nations Association Records contain materials concerning the educational activities of the association, contests and model League of Nations Council and Assemblies for high school students. The collection also includes materials about coordinated programs with the Chicago Peace Council and the National Peace Conference, as well as the dissemination of literature concerning neutrality legislation. After the outbreak of war in 1941, the association worked chiefly through the World Citizens Association and the Commission to study the Organization of Peace.

Lee, Elon N. and Edson S. Bastin. Papers

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).

Levinson, Salmon. Papers

Salmon O. Levinson (1865-1941), attorney, philanthropist and key figure in the movement to outlaw war. The collection includes correspondence, political essays, materials related to the "Outlawry of War" efforts, awards and materials and papers on Poetry magazine.

Lewis, Fielding. Papers

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.

Lindblad, Andrew. Collection

This collection contains guidebooks and ephemera from the 1893 World's Columbia Exposition and the 1934 World's Fair in Chicago, Illinois. It also includes contemporary magazines and brochures. The collection dates from 1893 to 1937, with the bulk of the material dating from 1933 to 1937.

Malone, Virginia Eckels. Family. Papers

Virginia Eckels Malone (1898-1978) was a writer and amateur historian who lived in Chicago, Washington D.C., and Long Island, New York. Her extended family included distinguished politicians, attorneys, and philanthropists. The collection consists of family papers kept by Virginia Eckels Malone. There are papers of the Eckels family, the Malone family, and the Bright, Oberly, and Schuckers families. It also includes Virginia Eckels Malone's own personal papers. Materials include correspondence, publications, ephemera, manuscripts, financial and organizational records, photographs, artworks and artifacts.

Maloof, John. Collection of Vivian Maier

This collection contains photographic prints, ephemera, and artifacts from the John Maloof collection of Vivian Maier. It includes black and white and color prints taken by Maier, most of which are street photographs of Chicago and New York City from the 1950s-1970s. Also included are some travel photographs, including France and unidentified locations. The collection also contains a camera, film boxes and film processing envelopes, newspaper clippings, notes, empty film canisters, a coat, a pair of shoes, and two hats. The material ranges in date from 1951-1992.

Mead, Mildred. Photographs

The collection contains more than 1000 8x10 photographs and slides by the freelance photographer Mildred Mead. Between 1947 and 1962, Mead documented architecture and living conditions in Chicago, particularly on the south side.

Merriam, Charles E. Papers

Charles E. Merriam, professor of Political Science and politician. Candidate for mayor of Chicago, 1911 and 1919. Founder, Social Science Research Council, 1924. Contains personal and professional correspondence; manuscripts; class notes Merriam took as a student; memoranda; election campaign material; minutes; reports; scholarly and political speeches; articles; diaries; book reviews; degrees; and scrapbooks of newspaper clippings, photographs, and memorabilia. Materials record Merriam's influence as academic and politician and his vision of national policy-making and social reform, the first fifty years of the University of Chicago, and early twentieth-century Chicago politics.

Merriam, Robert E. Papers

Robert E. Merriam (1918-1988), historian and politician. Papers include personal and professional correspondence, notes, manuscripts, and offprints of published and unpublished historical and political writings, and speech transcripts. The papers span Merriam's career and document his World War II combat experience, his Chicago political career and federal government service, as well as his connections with the national political and Illinois business community. Because of his reform-minded approach to Chicago city government and his nine-year chairmanship of the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Merriam's papers constitute an important source of information on both Chicago politics leading up to the Daley regime and the changes in federalism during the 1970s.

Millard Avenue Woman's Club. Collection

The Millard Avenue Woman’s Club was founded in 1878 and was active into the 1960s. The club went through several previous name changes, including the Ladies’ Literary Society, the Woman’s Literary Club, and the Woman’s Club of Millard Avenue. It was based in Chicago’s South Lawndale neighborhood, near Shedd Park. Like many women’s societies founded at the turn of the century, the club organized courses and educational lectures in literature, art, music, and law, later adding nursing, food safety, home economics, and gardening. They organized for causes, from creating a library branch to founding a Red Cross Unit during World War I, and educated members about women’s rights and the vote. This collection is made up of many of the club’s yearbooks from 1878 to 1956, an annual publication containing programming, histories, member directories, and reports. Many volumes include marginal notes and ephemera.

Monroe, Harriet. Papers

Harriet Monroe (1860-1936), poet and editor and founder of Poetry: A Magazine of Verse. Contains correspondence; manuscripts; diaries; legal documents; memorabilia, photographs; and news clippings documenting Monroe’s life and career. Correspondents include Jane Addams, Daniel French, Herbert Adams, Carter Harrison, Maude Elliott, Minnie Maddern Fiske, Eugene Field, E.C. Stedman, Louis Sullivan, Rebecca West, William Allen White, Kate Douglas Wiggin, Charles Zueblin, and William Vaughn Moody.

Morris, Edward House. Collection

This collection consists of an album of photographs and a social invitation. The album contains 40 photographs of the Edward Morris House, located at 4800 S. Drexel Boulevard in Chicago. The photographs depict both interior and exterior views of the house, the garage, and the greenhouse. Some of the photographs focus specifically on the landscaping. The home was designed by Howard Van Doren Shaw and was completed in 1913. The landscape plan for the gardens has been attributed to Rose Standish Nichols. The invitation is dated 1919 and requests that Edward Morris, Jr., attend dinner at the Royal Canadian Yacht Club, Toronto, to meet the Prince of Wales.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference. Records

The Chicago American Indian Community Organization Conference was a series of conferences that sought to bring together the Native American community in and around the Chicago area. This collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services. The bulk of the collection spans the years 1981-1987, and consists of a variety of administrative and programming materials, including meeting minutes, agendas, reports, statements, publicity material, resolutions, financial materials, questionnaires, abstracts and schedules. The collection also contains photographs from a policy breakfast meeting in 1999.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago Campus. Records

Records from the Chicago campus of Native American Educational Service. The collection contains material pertaining to the operation and history of both NAES and the American Indian Center of Chicago. The collection also contains papers from a wide variety of other American Indian organizations.

Native American Educational Services. Chicago Community Agencies. Records

This collection consists of materials from organizations in the Chicago area that somehow relate to American Indian life. There are, in particular, a lot of materials about the O-Wai-Ya-Wa school, the St. Augustine's center, sports mascots, holidays and conferences. The collection forms part of the archives of Native American Educational Services.

Nef, Elinor Castle. Papers

Elinor Castle Nef (1894-1953) was the first wife of University of Chicago professor John U. Nef, Jr. and the daughter of a prominent Hawaiian family. She was a prolific diarist and letter writer, corresponding with many important artists and intellectuals of the twentieth century. When she was not sharing in her husband's work and travel, she devoted her time to the writing of personal letters, notes, and essays some of which were edited and published posthumously by her husband in a book entitled Letters and Notes, Volume 1 (Los Angeles: Ward Ritchie Press, 1953). Materials in the collection date between 1891 and 1966, with the bulk of the material dating between 1920 and 1953. The papers primarily document Elinor's extensive correspondence with artists and thinkers throughout the United States and Europe, and her written reflections on life in twentieth-century America.

Nuveen, John, Jr.. Papers

Investment banker, community leader, University of Chicago trustee, and diplomat. Material relates primarily to organizations and issues with which Nuveen was affiliated: the University of Chicago, the Baptist Theological Union, the City of Chicago, the Chicago Crime Commission, the Illinois Veterans and Civilians Committee, the Illinois Board of Public Welfare Commissioners, the United States War Production Board, the American Friends of the Middle East, the Marshall Plan, Dwight Eisenhower's presidential campaign, the Bricker Amendment, Adlai Stevenson's presidential campaign, opposition to Joseph McCarthy, local and federal politics, and international affairs.

Oral Opinion of Hon. Smith McPherson in the Case of the United States vs. Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company

Typescript opinion of Smith McPherson, a Missouri judge, on the liability of railroad companies for accidents injuring their employees.

Paepcke, Elizabeth H. Papers

The Elizabeth H. Paepcke Papers consist of 151 linear feet and include biographical, personal and financial material, correspondence, subject files, photographs, audio-visual materials, awards, honorary degrees, ephemera, typescript drafts, publications, and newspaper and magazine clippings. The collection documents Elizabeth Paepcke's many interests in cultural, social and philanthropic activities. This includes material related to the Aspen Institute for the Humanities and the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation. Her interests in the arts, environment, education and politics are also reflected by the records of her art collection, interest in works of numerous artists and involvment in the Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art. The collection also includes personal and family material in the form of calendars and guest books, correspondence, and photographs. Her extensive correspondence concerns both her cultural and social activities and personal and family relationships. The collection focuses primarily on the years between circa 1950 and 1993, although the earliest material dates to 1889.

Paepcke, Walter P. Papers

The Walter P. Paepcke Papers consist of 72 linear feet and include biographical material, correspondence, subject files, financial documents, publications, scrapbooks, ledgers, newspaper clippings, and photographs. The collection also includes information pertaining to the Container Corporation of America, a business founded by Walter Paepcke in 1926. In addition to materials that refer to Paepcke’s paperboard container business, the papers also document some of his philanthropic, cultural, and educational interests. Included among them is the Goethe Bicentennial Foundation, which organized a festival in 1949 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. Included among Paepcke’s other cultural and educational activities are materials relating to the Aspen Institute for Humanistic Studies. The AIHS, founded in 1950, became an intellectual and cultural center of continuing education that provided seminars, lectures, and forums conducted by leaders in commerce, industry, science, education, religion, and government.

Park House. Records

Park House was described as a "combination Bohemian rooming house, YMCA, and youth settlement house," located on Chicago’s Near North Side. Founded in 1934, the house was named after University of Chicago Sociologist Robert E. Park and run by Ruth and James B. Nobel. Park House was designed to provide community and entertainment for the many young people who had recently arrived in Chicago, leaving families and communities behind. Until its closure in 1944, activities at Park House included dancing, music, lectures, discussion groups, writing groups, research projects, performances, and shared meals. The Park House Records describe the activities of the house through correspondence, financial records, diaries, reports, surveys, newsletters, and writings by residents. The Records also included materials related to House sociology and sociological experiments, records about churches and religion on Chicago’s Near North Side, papers relating to Robert E. Park’s involvement with the House, and materials relating to the Park House Reunion in 1982.

Pierce, Bessie Louise. Papers

Bessie Louise Pierce, Professor of history, University of Chicago, 1929-53. Advisor to the W.P.A. Foreign Language Press Survey in Chicago, 1936-1940. Director of the History of Chicago Project 1929-1973. Contains correspondence, reports, manuscripts, reviews, speeches, chapter drafts from A History of Chicago, manuscripts of unpublished textbooks in history, diaries, memorabilia, photographs, and administrative records of the History of Chicago Project. Includes correspondence with publishers Alfred A. Knopf and Holt Rinehart and Winston. Other correspondents include Ray Billington, William Dodd, Charles Merriam, Arthur Schlesinger Jr., Blake McKelvey, and Zane Miller. Also contains Pierce family letters and documents, 1839-1911.

Pitcher, W. Alvin. Papers

W. Alvin Pitcher (1913-1996), professor, minister, community and social justice activist. The Pitcher Papers include manuscripts, correspondence, press clippings, and extensive records from numerous political and civic organizations. The papers document Pitcher’s scholarly career at Denison University and the University of Chicago, his ministerial work, and his participation in the civil rights movement and in various community organizations.

R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company. Archive

Founded in Chicago in 1864 by Canadian immigrant Richard Robert Donnelley, R.R. Donnelley & Sons Company is a leading global provider of printing and print-related services. The archive contains business records, product samples and promotional material, biographical files and personal papers, historical writings and oral histories, artifacts, and thousands of documentary photographs. While the material in this collection is concentrated in the twentieth century, the content of the archive spans over 140 years of RR Donnelley's development, and contextualizes the company within both the history of printing and the history of Chicago.

Rosenwald, Julius. Papers

Julius Rosenwald, businessman and philanthropist. The papers of Julius Rosenwald contain correspondence, reports, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, memorabilia, and a 1963 Rosenwald family tree. The collection documents Rosenwald's deep sense of social responsibility and commitment to philanthropic and civic endeavors, in particular his support of rural schools for African Americans, higher education, Jewish charities, and medical care. The collection also includes reports and minutes of the Julius Rosenwald Fund (1928-1933) and sixteen scrapbooks containing correspondence, photographs, newspaper clippings, and memorabilia that reflect Rosenwald's progressive reform activities, including support for the Tuskegee Institute, Howard University, World War I relief efforts in Illinois, and early development of the NAACP.

Royal Palm Artifacts and Ephemera. Collection

This collection contains a variety of artifacts and print ephemera. Included are political items from the 20th century, University of Chicago and Hyde Park memorabilia, a small collection of recipes and information on home remedies, and patriotic memorabilia. The cigar box in which this material was found is also included.

Ryerson Family. Papers

Contains the papers of Joseph Turner Ryerson, Edward L. Ryerson Sr., and Edward L. Ryerson Jr. Includes correspondence, family histories, articles, speeches, clippings, diaries, a scrapbook that includes photographs of the Chicago fire of 1871, photographs, awards and memorabilia. Papers document three generations of one of Chicago's most prominent families active in the city's business, cultural, and civic organizations. Subjects include the growth of the family's steel company, Joseph T. Ryerson & Son; life in Chicago; the University of Chicago; the Chicago Symphony; the Lyric Opera of Chicago; and WTTW-Channel 11. Correspondents include Norman Cousins, Richard J. Daley, Everett M. Dirksen, John Foster Dulles, Albert Einstein, Herbert Hoover, Richard Nixon, Adlai Stevenson, and Frederick Stock.

Ryerson, Martin A. Papers

Martin A. Ryerson, lawyer, trustee, philanthropist. The Martin A. Ryerson Papers consist of eight volumes of lecture notes taken by Ryerson at Harvard Law School, 1877-1878.

Ryerson, Martin. Papers

Martin Ryerson, businessperson. The Martin Ryerson Papers consist of one letter from Martin Ryerson to Joseph F. Tuttle (1858).

Scammon, Jonathon Young. Papers

Jonathan Young Scammon (1812-1890), pioneer Chicago lawyer and businessman and benefactor of Chicago cultural institutions including the old University of Chicago. The Papers contain correspondence sent and received by Scammon from 1838 to 1890, most related to his law practice. Also in the collection are the drafts for two speeches by Scammon and a miscellany of material among which is an address by General E. P. Scammon and pamphlets with brief reference to Scammon.

Schilling, George A., Papers

George A. Schilling, labor movement leader and Secretary of the Illinois State Board of Labor Commissioners. The papers include five bound letterbooks, which span the period 1887 to 1907, correspondence, notes for and drafts of speeches, articles and letters, pamphlets, and miscellaneous items including clippings. The twenty unbound letters cover the period from 1913 to 1936.

Senn, Nicholas Papers

Nicholas Senn (1844-1908) surgeon, professor of surgery, and author. The collection includes more than 150 manuscripts documenting Senn’s studies and career, primarily handwritten manuscripts for articles, books, and lectures. Also include case histories, studies of cancer, lectures on the history of military medicine, and notes taken by students after lectures and clinics led by Senn.

Simpson, Tracy W. Electrification Project : The Illinois Central Railroad Company Suburban Service at Chicago, Ill.

Typescript copy of thesis. Illustrated with carbon copy of printed map, folded in, and extensive blueprints, tipped in.

Smith, Adolphe. Chicago and the Slaughter House Question : Inspection an Insufficient Guarantee

Typescript essay with manuscript notations on the inspection and municipal regulation of slaughter-houses. Compares American with European, and particularly German, models.

Smith, Thomas Vernor. Papers

Thomas Vernor Smith (1890-1964) Professor of Philosophy at the University of Chicago, Illinois State Senator (1936-1938), Congressional Representative, (1938-1940). This collection includes letters from the years of Smith's political activity, 1934-1941. Among the other papers are reprints of some of his publications and speeches, and many mimeographed items relating to military government and problems of post-war education in the occupied countries.

Society of Medical History of Chicago, Bulletin and Correspondence

Letters from various medical historians to George H. Weaver, editor, tipped into published, bound issues of the Bulletin of the Society of Medical History of Chicago, vols. 1-4 (1911-35).

Society of Medical History of Chicago. Records

The Society of Medical History of Chicago was founded in 1909 "to secure and preserve matters pertaining to the history of medical institutions, organizations and individuals particularly of Chicago and the adjacent country; and to stimulate interest in medical history in general." Original members of the society's council included George H. Cleveland, Henry T. Byford, Nathan S. Davis, John Edwin Rhodes, George H. Weaver, and Ludvig Hektoen. The records of the Society of Medical History of Chicago include the organization's administrative documents, as well as its collections of historic material on the history of medicine

South Park Improvement Association. Records

The South Park Improvement Association was founded in 1901 for the purpose of providing for services not rendered by the city of Chicago. This collection contains records of the South Park Improvement Association, including correspondence, service planning information, membership lists, and financial information such as budgets and invoices.

South Side Academy. Records

The South Side Academy was founded in 1892 and merged with other area schools to form University High School at the turn of the century. The South Side Academy records include financial as well as student records.

Spergel, Irving A. Papers

Irving A. Spergel, sociologist, social worker, and George Herbert Jones Professor Emeritus of the University of Chicago's School of Social Service Administration, is a groundbreaking researcher of youth gangs. The Irving A. Spergel Papers span the years 1937-1997, but are concentrated in the 1960s-1980s. Materials in the collection include reports, dissertations, conference proceedings, policy papers, lecture notes, case books, pamphlets and newsletters.

Steiner, John. Collection

John Steiner, jazz collector, record producer, chemist. The John Steiner Collection contains sheet music, articles, photographs, scrapbooks, correspondence, interviews, ephemera, and publications. The collection spans 140 years and documents Chicago jazz and blues, musicians, clubs, printed music, recording companies, and recording technology.

Stone, Ursula Batchelder. Collection

Ursula Batchelder Stone was a researcher, activist, and teacher who lived for more than 60 years in the Hyde Park community. This collection contains materials relating to her work as a board member of the South East Chicago Commission and to her teaching career at George Williams College. The collection also includes extensive research files compiled by Stone’s daughter, Mary Alzina Stone Dale, in preparation of a book on Stone.

Strong, Reuben Myron. History of the Stritch Medical School of Loyola University

Typescript essay on the origin, organization, administration, and faculty of the Stritch Medical School of Loyola University. Includes table of contents. Illustrated with five photographs.

Swift, Harold. Papers

The papers of Harold H. Swift, member of the Board of Trustees of the University of Chicago from 1914 to 1955, consist of correspondence, reports, and documents related to his activities as a member and later as chairman of the Board during this period of the University's history. There are a few letters which date as early as 1907, the year of Swift's graduation from the University, and material from the last seven years of his life (1955-62). The bulk of the collection dates between 1922 and 1948, when Swift was chairman of the Board. Few Universities have ever had such a devoted servant as the University of Chicago had in Harold Swift, and Swift served at a time in the University's history when it was still possible for one man to maintain contact with the many facets of the life of the institution.

University of Chicago. Center for Urban Studies. Records

The Center for Urban Studies was established by the University of Chicago in 1963. This collection contains reports from 1967-1968, when the Center was working with The Woodlawn Association (TWO) to develop the Woodlawn Model Cities Plan.

University of Chicago. Chicago Lying-In Hospital. Records

The Chicago Lying-In Hospital Records comprise correspondence regarding transfer of property from Chicago Lying-In Hospital to the University of Chicago and related matters, letter from S. T. DeLee promising funds (1914), agreements between the Hospital and the University, financial report (1943), copies of building and sanitation permits, and other records.

University of Chicago. Cityspace: The Past of Urban Renewal and the Future of Community Development. Records

"Cityspace: The Past of Urban Renewal and the Future of Community Development" was a conference hosted by the University of Chicago on April 9 and 10, 2004. The conference was designed to "combine perspective of both scholars and community activists and practitioners to uncover new and exciting ways of tackling the persistent challenges of racial and economic integration, access to knowledge, affordable housing and community revitalization." The collection includes publicity materials, broadsides, schedules, and digital documentation of conference proceedings.

University of Chicago. Community Service Workshop. Records

The Community Service Workshop Records contain the notes, transcripts, programs, correspondence, etc., of the Community Service Workshop, which was funded under Title I of the Higher Education Act of 1965, and held at the University of Chicago from October 1966 to June 1967.

University of Chicago. Woodlawn Social Services Center. Records

The Woodlawn Social Services Center (also called SSC, or the Social Services Center) was established in 1969 as a branch of the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Social Service Administration. SSC sought to centralize the provision of social services in Chicago's Woodlawn neighbourhood while remaining active in social work education and research. This collection contains committee minutes, correspondence and memoranda, conference proceedings, grant and project proposals, maps and blueprints, publications, reports, syllabi, and student work. Material addresses the founding of SSC and the implementation of its academic and community programs between 1961 and 1984.

Vogel, Virgil J. Collection

Virgil J. Vogel (1918-1994) was an historian, political organizer, activist, educator and University of Chicago alumnus. The Virgil J. Vogel Collection spans 1903-1980 and represents the political activities of Vogel and his associate, the Socialist Party organizer Benjamin Williger. Included are records of a wide variety of leftist political organizations, particularly the the Socialist Party and the Young People's Socialist League; materials on political activity at the University of Chicago; leftist periodicals; and subject files on political and social topics. The collection also contains personal papers of Virgil Vogel.

Wells, Ida B. Papers

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. Also contains Alfreda M. Duster’s (Wells’ daughter) working copies of the autobiography which Duster edited. Correspondents include Frederick Douglass and Albion Tourgee. Includes photocopies of correspondence of Wells’ husband Ferdinand Barnett and a scrapbook of newspapers articles written by him.

Wilson, Thomas E. Family. Collection

The Wilson family was a prominent Chicago business family in the early half of the 20th century. Wilson & Co. meatpacking business was founded by Thomas Edward Wilson and evolved over the years to include the manufacture of sporting goods, pharmaceuticals, and industry chemicals. The majority of the collection contains biographical information, personal ephemera, correspondence, and photographs belonging to two generations of the Wilson family. The collection also includes a small amount of company records for Wilson & Co. and its subsidiary, Wilson Sporting Goods. Materials date between circa 1850 and 2005, with the bulk of the material dating between 1900 and 1950.

Wirth, Louis. Papers

Sociologist. The collection contains correspondence, reports, minutes, manuscripts, lecture notes, reprints, manuscripts by others, reprints, reviews, and newspaper clippings. Includes a 1918 term paper on social pathology Wirth wrote as a student for Ernest Burgess. Correspondents include Horace Clayton, Karl Mannheim, Charles Merriam, Gunnar Myrdal, Melchior Palyi, Robert Park, Robert Redfield, Hans Speier, Leopold von Wiese, and others. Contains outline and manuscript chapters of incomplete work, The City. Also includes teaching materials, committee records, and administrative files from the Division of Social Sciences and Department of Sociology while Wirth was at the University of Chicago. Organizations highlighted include the American Sociological Society, the International Sociological Association, the Social Science Research Council, and the Chicago Crime Commission. Topics covered relate to city planning, urban problems, racial discrimination, housing, and education.

Wirth, Mary Bolton. Papers

Social worker. Contains correspondence, manuscripts, reports, memoranda, interviews, articles, notes, notebooks, travel accounts, biographical material, and photographs. Papers document Wirth's active career as a social worker, especially in the area of Chicago public housing. Includes material relating to the Chicago Housing Authority for which Wirth served as Supervisor of Community and Tenant Relations (1952-1958), the Department of Urban Renewal, and an investigation of the Office of Economic Opportunity in Michigan. Also includes material relating to University of Chicago alumni activities and Wirth's reaction over the non-reappointment of Marlene Dixon to the faculty at the University.

Withrow, Thomas Foster. History of the Chicago, Rock Island, and Pacific Railway Company from its Inception, February 27, 1847 to Date

Manuscript in ruled journal on the history of the railway company in Chicago

World's Columbian Exposition. Records

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.

Wyler, Silvain and Arma. Collection

Silvain and Arma Wyler founded the Wyler Company in Chicago in 1931, first importing bouillon cubes from Europe, then pioneering the development of dehydrated food products. Among their major philanthropic achievements was the Silvain and Arma Wyler Children's Hospital, dedicated at University of Chicago in 1966. This collection contains many photographs of the Wylers, as well as smaller amounts of material documenting their personal interests, social activities and philanthropic work.